8 Holiday Gifts for the DIY Beauty LoverNovember 17, 2020
Since social distancing became the norm earlier this year, some have been spending their time binge watching TV shows or learning a new skill, while others have been using it as an opportunity to pamper themselves and do all the DIY beauty treatments. If you know someone who spends their Saturday nights facialing, has become a nail art pro or has perfected the art of the blowout, we know just what you should gift them for the holidays.
If the person on your list is the type who thinks of skin care like a science experiment, get them a powder mask like this one. It’s made of pure superfoods like chlorella, spirulina and mango juice to detoxify and brighten skin. Before applying, you have to first mix the powder with water and work it into a gel consistency. See? Science!
OK, so maybe they’ve nailed the at-home mani, but they won’t master the salon-quality pedicure until this set is in their possession. It features six polishes, a foot file, nail clippers, a file, nail polish remover pot made for toes, cuticle remover, a cuticle pusher, a buffer, foot serum, toe separators, a clean-up brush, and the best part, an adjustable foot stand.
Upgrade their at-home mani station with this three-piece set from Essie. It contains two festive polishes and a top coat from the brand’s Gel Couture line, which delivers gel mani-like results without the UV lamps.
Hair salons may be open again after being closed due to COVID-19, but if you know someone who is still taking the DIY approach, they’ll appreciate this pro-designed set. It contains a barrier cream, a conditioning color activator, a protective cap, gloves, shampoo and conditioner samples, and of course, hair dye.
Some mask when they’re stressed, others give themselves a full-blown facial. If you know someone in the latter camp, gift them this four-piece set that contains everything they need to turn their nighttime routine into a spa-like experience.
Lash extensions are an amazing invention, but falsies are cheaper, less damaging and can look just as great if you know how to apply them like a pro. This kit includes a wand for application, a set of high-quality lashes, dual-sided bond for application and a sealer — everything one needs to achieve a lash extension-like look in their own bathroom.
The winter is actually the perfect time to learn how to give yourself a streak-free self-tan. Think about it: You’re spending more time inside and in long sleeves and pants. Whether the person on your list has already nailed the skill or wants to improve, this easy-to-apply mousse will become a valuable member of their beauty stash.