It’s that time of year when you are inundated with shiny boxes, pretty ribbons and alluring prices.

When it comes to cosmetics, the Holiday Gift Sets are a FANTASTIC value.

Unlike the free gift you get at department stores when you spend a certain amount, holiday gift sets are a great price and give you a surplus of product with the most popular colors.  I believe strongly in the one for me one for you theory at this time of year. They are perfect as a complete gift or my favorite thing to do is to break up the set and use them as hostess gifts, secret Santa picks or to share at a yankee swap.

Here are some I love this season:



My new favorite line, First Aid Beauty.  The lip therapy is divine and truly heals chapped lips.  The hand repair cream works wonders.  This is the best hostess gift a girl could give!



Fresh lip sugars have not lost their appeal.  They have been a cult favorite for years.  This set includes the lip serum, scrub and gloss.  A to die for gift!


I’ve mentioned multiple times how I feel about Laura Mercier caviar sticks.  The staying power is off the charts.  It will last you all night through your holiday parties, through tears over coal in your stocking and through your sweaty new exercise resolutions in the new year!








Becca cosmetics has the market cornered on their highlighting products.  These three highlighters come in travel sizes and are perfect for a clutch, make up bag or gym bag.  Use to highlight cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.  Wakes up the face after a long day to head out to a holiday gathering. (found on display at Sephora check out line)

Make sure to check out Nordstrom, Sephora and ULTA Beauty for their gift set display!