Gift Guides 1 | For the Makeup/Beauty Fanatic

I think I say this about too many things I post, but I really am super excited about this new gift guide series! Finding the perfect gift is one of my favorite things to do. I start by considering the recipient: what are they interested in? What are the products or hobbies they are most excited about? As such, I'm organizing my gift guides that way.

I have twelve gift guides planned - one per day, starting today! Wherever possible, I'll try to include products in varying price ranges, ones that benefit charities, and indie goods. Enjoy! :) You'll be able to find all gift guides here.


1: Payapa Art! | Accessory Pouches: Small, $19; Large, $29
I have several of these super sturdy pouches and never go on a trip without them. Perfect for all kinds of makeup and toiletries!

2: Hitree | Pencil Pouch Log, $34
This would make the perfect, adorable mini cosmetics pouch. Just the right size to fit in a purse.

3: iSkelter | The Original Beauty Station, $89.99 (free US shipping)
I have one of these gorgeous beauty stations and it is perfect. My boyfriend laughed because on a trip to visit my family (a three-hour drive away), I literally picked up this beauty station, stuck it in my tote bag, and told him I was done packing my makeup. Bwahaha.

4: Sugarpill | Vegan Brush Set of 4, $68
This set is on my coveted products list!

5: Sonia Kashuk via Target | Proudly Pink 5 Piece Brush Set, $15.99
15% of sales goes to breast cancer research.

6: Peacekeeper | Love Box #2, $24
All of Peacekeeper's distributable profits go to women's health advocacy and urgent human rights issues, so check out their other products as well!

7: Tarina Tarantino | "Glitter" Beauty Set, $45
This fun set contains four glittery products.

8: Too Faced | La Belle Carousel, $49
This set includes FIVE pretty palettes! You would always split them up and give them as smaller gifts. :)

9: Too Faced | Beauty Blogger Darlings, $20
Four beauty bloggers' favorite products in gorgeous (as usual) TF packaging.

10: Body Shop | Dragon Fruit Lip Butter, $6
100% of profits get split between: WeStop Hate (50%), Big Cat Rescue (30%), and Sprout Up (20%).

11: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics | Lip Tars, $18
These lip tars are great for anyone who hates constantly reapplying lipstick. I have a few lip tars and loose eyeshadows from OCC and they're all awesome!

12: Vapour | Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss, $22
100% of profits from these lip glosses go to breast cancer research.

13: MAC | Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass ($15) or Lipstick ($16)
100% of price goes to helping people living with HIV/AIDS.

14: Sugarpill | Sparkle Baby Palette, $34
If you haven't heard of Sugarpill, they make awesome, bold makeup. Their colors are super saturated and gorgeous - I have two of their palettes and more loose eyeshadow pots than I care to say. :) Anyone excited about makeup will have an awesome time experimenting with Sugarpill!

15: Urban Decay | Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette, $54
The third UD Naked palette has a rosy tint to it - so gorgeous. I have the Naked 1 & 2 palettes and dream of owning the third one.

16: NYX | Jumbo Eye Pencil Collection in Center Stage, $20
This gorgeous set of six colors would be fun for any makeup fanatic to play around with.

17: Too Faced | Cat Eye Kit, $12
Everything your recipient needs to perfect the cat eye.

18: Lush | Charity Pot Body Lotion, $6.95 - $25.95
100% of the price goes to grassroots charities.

19: Kiehls | Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Limited Edition 7.8fl oz size, $34
100% of profits from this product go to fighting HIV/AIDS (up to $25K).

20: Philosophy | "shower for a cause" shower gels, $20
100% of net proceeds go to various charities (depends on the scent).

21: Philosophy | Holiday Shower Gels, $17
Philosophy shower gels are my fave - they're pretty and always smell delicious! Limited edition holiday flavors would make fun gifts.

Coming up tomorrow: Gift Guide For Your Favorite Nerd!


  1. Ugh, now I want everything on this list! Especially the Sugarpill eyeshadow palette (I've been meaning to try their eyeshadows forever) and the sparkly Tarina Tarantino set. I love the Papaya Art pouches, too. I have a bunch of their cards and art prints on my walls, and all of their designs are so fabulous.

    I'm looking forward to the rest of your gift guides! :)

    1. Thanks, Laura! Haha me too... the dangers of browsing around to compile a shopping guide! Sugarpill is AWESOME - you should totally try them out!

      I'm pretty decked out with Papaya Art goodies too. Cards, pouches, luxe tote, wallet... :)

  2. That pencil pouch log is too adorable. I've never seen something like that before! I really want to try out Lip Tars, Sugarpill palette or Naked 2 or 3. So many goodies-- wish I had the funds for it!! haha

    1. Ahhh I know - I've been eyeing the pencil pouch log since I saw Hitree post it on Facebook!

      I have the Naked2 palette and use it pretty much every time I wear makeup. :)

  3. Ahhh this guide is awesome! I love the tree log bag... So cute and unique!


    1. Thanks, Jessica! I first found Hitree when they vended at a craft fair! They have so many cute things!


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