Holiday Gift Shopping with Sephora

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Take the guess work out of holiday gift shopping by shopping at Sephora.


The holiday season is here, and it is beginning of crunch time to get gifts for all of your loved ones. I can be difficult to shop for sometimes because I have expensive taste or want an item that has many varieties to choose from it can be confusing. However, Sephora helps to take the guesswork out of holiday shopping for my friends and family. I have created my wish list for my family and friends for the holidays and my birthday from Sephora. I have been a loyal Sephora customer for over the past six years. When we moved back to the US from Germany, one of the first stores I had to visit ASAP was Sephora. I always enjoy shopping at Sephora because there are always new products, wonderful bundles, and packages available.  I LOVE Sephora for many reasons. Here are just a few of them:

  • The friendly and knowledgeable employees are always ready to assist with anything you may need.
  • They always have wonderful recommendations and allow you to try something so you can see if the product will work for you.
  • If you sign up for their free reward program, you can receive a birthday gift throughout the month of your birthday.
  • Anytime you shop online you have the option to choose from a variety of samples to receive for free-just for shopping online!

The holiday season is in full swing, and Sephora has a huge selection of wonderful products, gift sets and packages ideal for holiday gift giving for your friends, family and maybe a little something extra for yourself. Here are a few fantastic gift options;

  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Breakups To Makeup Holiday Bag $26
  • Fresh Skincare Heroes $58
  • Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x Essentials Kit $449
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydration Heroes $58
  • Atelier Cologne Necessaire Nomade Gift Set $45
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Ombré Obsession Face Palette $34
  • Bite Beauty Bite Mix and Mingle Scarlet $14
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Kiss Me Balm Magic Dessert $8
  • First Aid Beauty Peace, Joy & FAB Kit $54
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Glitter Happy Brush Set $85
  • Formula X Alchemy II $14
  • Formula X Bottle Service Set $36.50
  • Bésame Cosmetics Lipstick & Matchbook Set $23
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel $14
  • Bare Minerals GLIMMER & GLOW™ 5-Piece Radiant Complexion Collection plus Bag $42

As you can see they have gifts of all varieties, price ranges including budget friendly options.  Some of these items are the perfect items for stocking stuffers for your loved ones. I believe the best items for the stocking stuffers are small and less expensive than some other items while remaining high-quality, thoughtful gifts that are sure to please.  I believe that the lip gel, lipstick and matchbook set, a single nail polish, lip balm, makeup bag, and lipstick duo are the perfect items for this category.

Sephora Stocking Stuffers

The Breakup To Makeup holiday bag is an all-purpose clutch that is crafted of durable vegan leather. It is made to store anything from your favorite mascara to your phone. It can be packed away in your suitcase or tote. It can even be carried all by itself for a cute and clever way to keep your essentials on hand.

The Beauty Bite lipstick duos offer a huge variety of combinations depending on if you want a nude or bold holiday look. Each lip color is infused with super antioxidant resveratrol to help fight free radicals and support long-term age-repair benefits. These lipstick duos are the perfect stocking stuffer or even the perfect gift on its own. Plus the packaging is a cute little holiday design. The lipstick is formulated without the use of parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. It is also crafted with natural food grade ingredients to ensure that you can have beauty products that are better for you. They are also considered gluten-free.

The Kiss Me Balm is a creamy and comfortable formula that provides lip care they need while adding little to no color at all. You can choose from several luscious colors and even a translucent shade. Each lip balm has its own delicious fragrance to match the color and name. The applicator is a dome/egg shaped to make it easy to reapply and keep your lips moisturized all day long. Additionally this product is dermatologist tested. It was tested in a group of 10 volunteers, and the results showed it provided 4 hours of hydration.

Fusion X has created a limited-edition, platinum-infused nail polish with a champagne rosé shimmer—bottled with an exclusive golden cap. The color is creatively named Alchemy II. It is infused with finely milled platinum while also featuring a gorgeous micro-glitter base with a champagne rosé sheen. The ultra-fine particles help to create a smooth finish on your nails for every occasion. It is created without any parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. It is also not tested on animals and the special brush that Fusion X has created helps to achieve the precision lacquer look to your nails.

Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipsticks has crafted an incredible collection of high pigment lipsticks that are placed very chicly in a portable matchbook while also including a full-size lipstick that delivers a satin-matte finish in precise full coverage with just one coat. Red Velvet is inspired by the beautiful Hollywood Starlets of the 1940s. It creates an iconic lip look while also providing your lips with macadamia oil, vitamin C, chamomile, and aloe to leave your lips hydrated and velvety soft even after you remove the lipstick. The matchbook includes five shades of lipstick to provide you with easy on-the-go touch-ups. The lipsticks also have a rounded tip to continue to give your lips the perfect look after one coat.

The set contains the following;

– 0.12 oz Red Velvet Lipstick

– 5 x 0.03 oz Red Velvet Matchbook

Sephora has created a wonderful lip product perfect for everyone to use. It is called the Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel. It was created with inspiration from nail gel formulas that give you an exquisite color while also allowing you a beautiful shine. The formula offers several different color options with iridescent finishes and ultra-sensual texture. This lip shine was created specifically for the holiday season to give it an increased shine that reflects light.

As you can tell, they are all wonderful products that would be a lovely surprise for those on your gift list. Sephora has an enormous selection of products that would make perfect stocking stuffers, these are just a few I recommend.

However, if you are looking for bigger items to give to someone Sephora has a wonderful variety of those too.  You can find a multitude of gift options and ideas for everyone in mind. Some of my favorites are skin care gift boxes, perfume sets, nail polish collections, makeup brush sets, face palettes, and complexion kits.

Sephora Fresh

Fresh has created a skin care essential box that includes everything you need to cleanse, treat, and moisturize the skin and lips. The gift set is in a silver-embossed box that has a festive bow to make gift giving easier. The set includes;

– 1.7 Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

– 1 oz Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex

– 1 oz Fresh Rose Face Mask

– 0.15 oz Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

The Soy Face Cleanser is gentle and great for all skin types. It helps to remove the impurities and makeup that you may have on your face. It does all of this without stripping away any moisture. The Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream is a moisturizer that should be used daily that provides a hydrating and radiance-boosting benefit with seven super charged ingredients. The Rose Face Mask helps to hydrate and tone the face while leaving your complexion radiant and soft. The mask is even infused with real rose petals. The Sugar Lip Treatment is an incredible product that helps to moisturize, protect, and soften the lips. All of the products are crafted without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Sephora Dr. Dennis Gross

Dr. Dennis Gross has crafted a winter collection for his skin care line named Hydration Heroes. It helps to enhance the skin radiance, firm the skin and smoothes the fine lines and wrinkles; while also improving hydration. The collection is a Sephora exclusive that features some of his best products for the most beautiful holiday skin. In only three easy steps, you can pamper yourself with a regimen that transforms dull and dehydrated skin into radiant and healthy skin. The three products included in the collection are;

– 4 x Alpha Beta® Medi-Spa Peel

– 1.7 oz Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion

– 0.13 oz Hydration Booster

The Alpha Beta® Medi-Spa Peel is a luxurious weekly treatment that will give your skin a firmer, hydrated, more radiant look. You can also layer in the Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion and Hydration Booster to lock-in the moisture and provide your skin with a smooth, supple, and hydrated appearance. All of these products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The products are also vegan and cruelty-free.

Sephora Atelier

Atelier is a top fragrance creator that is located in Paris. They have an enticing collection of eight fragrances that will unleash mystery, playfulness, and seduction within yourself. The eight fragrances from the Collection Azur and Collection Originale. The set includes the following;

– 8 x 0.14 oz Cologne absolute pure perfume travel sprays in;

Vanille Insensée: An electrical current runs through the subtle sweetness of vanilla, jasmine, and fresh lime to bond with rich oak moss, woods, and spicy coriander.

Cedrat Enivrant: Designed primarily around citrus notes, the traditional ingredients of a cologne, and inspired by the French 75 cocktail, this is for lovers of lemon and gin notes.

Orange Sanguine: A zesty and energizing burst of crushed ripe fruit, plays sweet blood orange juice against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium.

Pomelo Paradis: A new and unexpected fragrance experience. Fresh and sparkling pomelo from Florida floats over rich notes of blackcurrant bud and the complexity of Haitian vetiver.

Mandarine Glaciale: A citrus, fresh fragrance with notes of mandarin from Calabria, ginger from China, and heart of vetiver from Haiti.

Sud Magnolia: A floral and fresh fragrance with notes of magnolia from Louisiana, bitter orange from Seville, and Atlas cedar wood from Morocco.

Figuir Ardent: A woody and floral fragrance with notes of fig leaf from Provence, Bergamot from Calabria, and cedar wood from Virginia.

Cedre Atlas: A woody and citrus fragrance with notes of Atlas cedar wood from Moroccan rif, lemon from Sicily, and white amber.

Sephora Ombre Obsession

Sephora’s Ombre Obsession is a formulated blush palette that includes four ombré shades, four single shades, and one universal luminizer for all skin tones and skin types. This is a very fun and unexpected way to try out new blushes and different shades that you might not try on its own. You can use the ombre pans on their own or with a combination to create a beautiful custom color. It also recommends that you experiment with different finishes, mixing mattes, shimmers, and finishing with the luminizer in the center pan. The entire palette is crafted without the use of parabens.

Sephora First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty, also known as FAB, is one of the top selling skin care solutions on the market. It helps to renew, revive, and hydrate your skin for an all over healthy and happy complexion. This collection contains five must-have products for reinvigorating your skin to youthful and healthy skin. It includes;

– 6 oz Ultra Repair Cream

– 2 oz Face Cleanser

– 28 x Facial Radiance Pads

– 1.7 oz Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream

– 2.0 oz Vitamin Hydrating Mist

The Ultra Repair Cream is the ultimate moisturizer to remedy dry skin conditions provide you with head-to-toe luxurious moisture, without leaving a greasy feel. It is created using colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide 3 to help protect its barrier functions along with an antioxidant that is botanical-rich to help combat free radicals. It has even been scientifically proven to increase hydration levels immediately upon application. The facial cleanser is a sulfate-free creamy cleanser that helps to effectively and gently remove surface oils, dirt, grime, and makeup for a clean and calming experience. It is also pH-balanced to help to keep the natural acidity of the skin and to make sure the balance remains. It is crafted using allantoin and aloe barb adenosis that will leave you skin feeling calm, smooth, clean, and never tight or irritated. The Facial Radiance® Pads gently exfoliate, tone, and brighten your skin in a single swipe, while containing just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids. This keeps your skin safe even when using the wipes every day. Some of the incredible ingredients are Cucumber and Indian gooseberry help to tone the skin while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin bright and glowing. The next item in the kit is the Ultra Repair® Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream. Which is a luxurious night cream that combines the intense moisturizing power of Ultra Repair Cream, while also restoring your complexion and fights the key signs of aging while you sleep. The cream uses a unique formula that combines the powerful blend of peptides to help smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles,  while glutamine-in-tense helps to improve the appearance of firmness and elasticity, and colloidal oatmeal along with butters and waxes give your skin the nutrients it needs to nourish deeply, repair, and condition skin.

The final item is the Vitamin Hydrating Mist. The mist is an on-the-go booster that wakes your skin up. It will bring your skin from tired and dull to refreshed and radiant with just one spritz. The mist is enriched with vitamins B5, E, and C to hydrate and help brighten. It also uses the botanical-rich FAB antioxidant booster to combat environmental aggressors. The mist is also alcohol-free mist and was formulated with a blend of aromatic extracts with overtones of grapefruit and basil to energize and invigorate on contact. All products in this kit contain no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. All First Aid Beauty products are allergy-tested and don’t contain artificial fragrances. The products are also dermatologist-recommended and safe for even the most sensitive of skin. If that isn’t compelling enough, check out these research results;

In an independent clinical study on Ultra Repair Cream:

– 169% immediate improvement in skin hydration

– 100% of trial participants found that the product helped to soothe, moisturize, and condition their skin

– 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness

In a clinical and consumer study on Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream:

– 41% improvement in skin elasticity

– 90% reported softer, smoother, and more supple skin

– Significantly improved skin firmness

Glitter Happy Brush Set

Sephora has outdone themselves once more with this gorgeous brush set that has the must-have makeup brushes in an incredibly chic stand. The Glitter Happy Brush Set includes six-piece brush set that contains;

– Brush stand

– Blush brush

– Pointed foundation brush

– Blending brush

– Pointed concealer brush

– Allover shadow brush

– Lip brush

The set contains all the brushes you will need to create any full-face look. The brushes feature metal handles that easily fit in your hand while also featuring an elegant rose gold color. The brushes’ bristles are silky and smooth that have unique coloring and sheen, due to the 24K gold infusion process. All the brushes have been treated with an anti-bacterial solution to help provide healthy and clean makeup looks. The stand is a beautiful statement piece that is decked with rose gold glitter while also organizing the brushes and adding a glamorous accent to any vanity. All brushes are made with cruelty-free fibers, and none of these products are tested on animals.

Sephora Formula X

If you are a fan of Fusion X nail polish or you haven’t tried it before here is a wonderful opportunity for you!  They created a limited-edition ten piece mini nail polish collection with some of their bestselling bold and neutral shades. The polish collection includes;

– 10 x 0.13 oz Nail Color in;

X <3 Rouge (classic candy apple red)

Glitz (champagne gold glitter)

Dark Matter (patent leather black)

Luxe (silvery-white shimmer)

Spiked (mink bisque)

Uncorked (metallic bronze)

Ignite (smoking red)

Thrilling (cloud gray)

Intensity (powder pink)

On The Rocks (dark metallic chocolate)

The packaging is a lovely premium champagne bottle exterior. The mini nail polishes are from the Formula X Color Cuvée MMXV. It also includes five new, limited-edition cream and shimmer shades, while also combining with five bestselling classics in a soirée of radiant reds, seductive nudes, and zesty bolds. The delightful yet sophisticated champagne bottle-inspired packaging makes this gift set perfect for a holiday gift or even a host gift for a holiday party. All of these polishes manage to make a statement for even the shyest of people. The polishes all feature Formula X’s patented No Compromise formula. Plus each top-shelf shade features ShineXcel™, an exclusive luminescent ingredient that enhances the color and overall brilliance for the ultimate lasting color. All polishes are created without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The products are also cruelty-free.

Sephora Bare Minerals

Bare Minerals is a favorite company of mine, and I always look forward to using their products. They released a five piece radiant complexion set that includes within a makeup bag. The kit contains;

– 0.02 oz Well-Rested® Face & Eye Brightener

– 0.5 oz Prime Time™ Foundation Primer

– 0.05 oz Warmth All-Over Face Color

– 0.03 oz Turn On Gold Multi-Tasking Highlighter

– Angled Face Brush

– Makeup bag

The collection includes some of the illuminating cult favorites for your complexion, eyes, and cheeks to bring a glowing look to every festive occasion. It features a face and eye brightener, foundation primer, luminizer, highlighter, an angled face brush, and a makeup bag to keep it all together. This set includes everything you will need to either brighten one feature for a striking accent or create an allover glamorous makeup look. The bag is a chic clutch that features an elegant gold shimmer.

Sephora Tria’s Hair Removal Laser

Sephora is a great option for all holiday gift needs of any size including large gifts. One of the hot items for Sephora currently is the Tria’s Hair Removal Laser. It is currently the only FDA-cleared laser that is available for home use. It provides you with the comfort and convenience of hair removal in your home. The Tria laser uses the same safe and effective treatment that helps to provide permanent results that is preferred by dermatologists. It also features a sleek hand-held design and slim handle to make the treatments simple, while the angled tip provides you with enhanced precision and visibility when performing the treatments. This can help to provide you with freedom from endless shaving and waxing.

Sephora has a wonderful kit currently that includes Tria’s Hair Removal Laser and other products to make sure you have everything you will need. It is a limited-edition Sephora exclusive, and it includes;

– Light Pink Hair Removal Laser 4X

– 20 x Laser-Prep Cleansing Cloths

– 0.3 oz Hair Removal Laser SmoothStart Calming Gel

Sephora Tria’s Hair Removal Laser

The Hair Removal Laser SmoothStart Calming Gel preps provide you with comfort, and it cools the skin before using the Tria Hair Removal Laser. This helps to speed up results while smoothing skin during treatments. It creates a more pleasant laser hair removal experience at home that will leave you with permanent results and your skin will be left soft and moisturized. All of these products are created without the use of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. I have been skeptical about products like these before, however, the research results that are available leave me at ease and ready to try this product.

Research results:

Backed by clinical data:

Tria’s laser for hair removal with professional-level diode technology is the only at-home laser hair removal system to deliver truly permanent results.

In clinical studies, after first month of use:

– Up to 70% reduction after just 2 treatments

Wheeland Report 2012:

In a controlled, peer-reviewed study, the FDA-cleared Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X demonstrated statistically significant permanent results 1 year after 8 treatments:

– 73% reduction in hair count at 1 month after the eighth and last treatment on high setting

– Any hair that did regrow was found to be less noticeable, finer, and lighter

– Of the 13 test subjects, 100% reported satisfaction with the results

*Results maintained 1 year post-treatment

As you can see, Sephora has a vast selection of items that would be fantastic gifts for every budget.  So if you are looking for the perfect gift for loved ones make sure to check out Sephora and find some incredible and stylish products. You can check out their website to view any current sales and see the samples available when purchasing online.

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