It’s always fun chatting away on social media with my fellow green beauty bloggers. Sometimes what seems like ordinary Twitter chatter can spark great ideas. Thanks to Kat of Wild Honey Apothecary for the little push, Ru (Short, Small Sweet), Yeiza (Boho Chic Meets Organic), and I decided to team up to bring you a collaborative Holiday Gift Guide. You can head over to Ru’s blog for gift ideas for Green Beauty Newbies or Yeiza’s blog for gift ideas for Stocking Stuffers.
Below is my part of the guide, gift ideas for the Seasoned Green Beauty. (Don’t forget to check out my Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals list too, you can save on a lot of the products below with some promos that are still going on!)
Do you have a list of green beauty blogs and websites you read daily? Do you find yourself constantly browsing Instagram and the internet for new and undiscovered green beauty products? Are you a pro when it comes to understanding product ingredient lists? Do you get heart palpitations when you hear news of the latest green beauty releases? Sister, you’re the real deal. Here’s my holiday gift guide for the “Seasoned Green Beauty”:
Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick, $26: This lipstick collection is the newest release from mineral makeup cult-favorite, Alima Pure. As the first lip products to be released from the brand, the Velvet Lipsticks are a must-have product this holiday season for those in-the-know. The highly-pigmented, smooth formulas come in 6 beautiful colors and the slick refillable, recyclable aluminum tubes are enough to make any green beauty swoon. Plus, extra lipstick refill cartridges will be available for purchase from Alima Pure soon, so you’ll never run out of lipstick again nor will you fill up a landfill with lippy waste!
Antonym Cosmetics Travel Brush Set, $85: Feel like a makeup pro with this luxe, professional-quality, certified vegan makeup brush set from Antonym Cosmetics. This set features 7 essential makeup brushes with Taklon bristles and sustainable bamboo handles, neatly packaged in a faux leather pouch. One side of the pouch organizes makeup brushes while a separate, zippered compartment leaves space for your makeup. This set has everything you need for beauty on-the-go, or anywhere you are. A seasoned green beauty junkie can never have too many brushes and this brush set is as beautiful to use as it is handy.
For fast U.S. shipping and a great price, purchase this kit at Birchbox, or buy separate brushes at The Detox Market, or at BeauTeaBar.
By Rosie Jane Tropical Holiday Candle & Glass Set, $44: This set features 2 beautiful candles housed in reusable glass and regally adorned with gold pineapples. The candles are made from sustainable, slow-burning soy wax with claims to burn up to 40-hours. Nothing says elegance to the seasoned green beauty than something like gorgeous, sustainable candles in packaging that can be repurposed afterwards as pretty drinking glasses. These candles will fill the room with an intoxicating scent of Tilly, mixed with tropical notes of grapefruit, coconut, and gardenia. Pineapples are a symbol representing hospitality, luck, and friendship.
Find this set exclusively at Eco Diva Beauty and for U.S. orders over $75 receive free priority shipping.
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Tropical Getaway Gift Set, $129: A seasoned green beauty can only have the cream of the crop, so treat yourself (or a friend) to this gorgeous skincare kit from Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics. You’ll get 2 bestselling skincare necessities: the Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover and the Vitamin C Body Oil, plus a newly released product: Vitamin C Body Polish. All formulas feature fruit enzymes and other organic, naturally-derived ingredients that soothe, treat, and hydrate skin. The Body Polish doesn’t even launch until March, so as a seasoned green beauty, you know you’ve gotta get first dibs on this! The set is beautifully wrapped and all products are full-size. P.S. One Love Organics just received ECOCERT licensing, wahoo!
Also available at One Love Organics, Eco Diva Beauty, or Integrity Botanicals.
Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation, $48: For flawless, high-quality makeup, every green beauty needs this revolutionary foundation. With 8 shades to choose from, this product has botanical extracts that makes this more than just a foundation, it’s also a treatment for your skin. The formula glides on and sinks into skin like a serum, while also providing medium to heavy coverage and an airbrushed skin effect. You only need a few drops of product for full-facial coverage and this 15mL bottle is more than enough.
iSkelter Beauty Station, $89.99: If you’re a green beauty guru you’ve got to have a place to keep your things, right? Why not a sustainable makeup organizer for your counter?The iSkelter Beauty Station is handcrafted from bamboo, includes a small hand mirror, has intricately chiseled spots for brushes, pencils, and other makeup products, as well as a universal docking station for a smartphone or tablet. You can neatly display and find everything you need with this makeup organizer made from eco-friendly materials. The Beauty Station’s surface is coated in a protective, stain-resistant sealant for lasting use.
SkinOwl Beauty Drops + Marrin Costello Druzy Necklaces, $150: Pairing natural skincare and jewelry might just be the perfect holiday gift for a green beauty junkie. SkinOwl’s Beauty Drops facial oils are made from raw, organic, unrefined ingredients that carefully treat and moisturize skin. Beauty Drops come in three different formulas according to skin type and aromatherapy: Lavender, Geranium, or Clary Sage. For the holidays, SkinOwl paired up with jewelry designer Marrin Costello adding a beautiful Druzy Necklace to each corresponding facial serum. Who wouldn’t want to match their skincare with their jewelry? This is definitely on my holiday wishlist!
La Bella Figura Beauty Just Jenna Radiant Creme Blush, $36: This high-performance cream blush glides onto skin, is very pigmented, and treats the skin with nourishing, organic and natural plant-based ingredients. This radiant orchid pink blush shade looks beautiful on any skintone and is sure to brighten up anyone’s makeup routine. La Bella Figura Beauty expertly created the More Than Makeup line with products that are not only high-quality makeup, but products to treat the skin with healthy, skin-healing ingredients like cell-regenerating Acai and Rooibos extracts, emollient Marfura Butter, and collagen-boosting, skin-smoothing Brazil Flower.
Also available at La Bella Figura Beauty, Eco Diva Beauty, or BeauTeaBar.
Laurel Whole Plant Organics California Body Oil, $80: Treat skin to a warm indulgence reminiscent of a warm California day. Laurel WPO’s California Body Oil is formulated with 100% whole plant organic ingredients like avocado, rosehip seed, tamanu red raspberry seed oil, and organic and therapeutic grade essential oils of rose, sandalwood, vetiver, scotch pine, and cedarwood. Rich in texture, healing nature, vitamin and mineral content, this moisturizing, smooth oil is a luxury that will warm up any winter day.
Also available at Organic Beauty Talk’s Holiday Shop or Integrity Botanicals.
Treat Collection Nail Polishes, $18 each: Every girl loves to paint her nails and with Treat Collection’s 5-free formulas, you can choose from a radiant spectrum of colors without the nasty ingredients. Not only are these polishes high-quality and long lasting, the pigmentation is outstanding. I also love the luxe packaging: square-glass bottles and golden tops, making these nail polishes stunning to display on your vanity. Choose from Treat Collection’s 54 colors from bright corals, classic nudes, metallics, shimmers, or pretty pastels, plus a multi-tasking top & base coat polish. A set of these stand-out polishes would make any green beauty smile.
Also available at The Detox Market or Integrity Botanicals.