RANKED: TOP 5 CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR BEAUTY GEEKS
Here are the best Christmas ideas from our favorite beauty brands...
By Kimberly Webber
(COSMO) - There is no better time than the holidays: friends, family, good food, and of course, DEALS.
Christmas is around the corner and, if you're like us, you're looking for some deals (maybe some for friends and family... and maybe some for yourself).
Well, whoever you're shopping for, if they love amazing beauty products, you're in luck. We love finding top-reviewed beauty brands that are new, effective and (most of all) affordable!
We started our research and found some of the best Christmas gifts available for the beauty geeks out there.
We found 5 brands and gifts you absolutely must try.
Let's get started!
Liaison has always been one of our favorite brands for lash, brow, and hair products, specifally for growth and conditioning. Their Lash Bond Serum helps lashes grow longer and look healthier in a matter of weeks. They also offer a Mascara Bond which allows for further growth during the day. We also love their Haid Bond, a simple spray to help conditon hair and reduce the appearance of thinning, patchy spots. They're currently offering a sitewide Black Friday sale, 50% off all products with code SECRET50. An amazing deal!
By far, Liaison Lash Bond, is the best stocking stuffer you'll find this year.
The Glow Fairy products offer solutions for wrinkles, rough skin, stretch marks, dark spots and more. This is a great brand to gift an aging friend who's concerned about their skin. Or, hey, maybe for yourself if you're worried about crow's feet, smile lines, or cellulite. The Retinol Glow Wand covers everything facial while the Body Glow Wand is perfect for stomach, butt, hands, and neck. They're offering 50% off of all their products starting now with the code SECRET50. Check them out!Save 50% with Code SECRET50
Pacifica offers a large selection of vegan and animal/planet-friendly products for your skin, acne, and overall health. From bundles to subscriptions, they offer a lot for gifts or for yourself. We'd recommend the Dreamlit Glow Undereye Brightener!
Prose is a fun brand for anyone who likes custom products. Based on their quiz for hair or skin, they offer special made products to focus on issues that you feel most concerned about. They have an essentials gift set that's a perfect start to any beauty geeks collection.
Medik8 offers some great products for the skin and hair. If you're looking for strong creams, retinol, and balms, they have some really well curated products. Their Advanced Night Ceramide is a great night cream for rejuvanation.
To give you better insight as to why we chose Liaison as our top Christmas gift, we wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne on how Liaison Lash Bond, Liaison's top product worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of eyelash serums. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying serums just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by Liaison’s Lash Bond. She said it worked within 6 weeks. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me her before and afters and I was stunned. Week by week, I could see her eyelashes getting healthier and longer. I begged her to let me borrow her Lash Bond. Instead, she told me Liaison was having a 50% OFF Holiday Sale (code: SECRET5). I ordered two bottles immediately.
I received the package within two days and started using it that night. The application is very simple, a small amount across your eyelashes before you sleep. It feels like placing water on your eyelid. Of course, I woke up the next day expecting a miracle… but alas, it takes longer than that to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Liaison. I wanted to know how it worked, and what it was aiming to do with my lashes…
Step 1: When you apply Liaison, a fresh supply of oxygen and citric acid work away at lash waste, releasing it through your pores to be washed away and clearing the way for nutrients.
Step 2: Our specialized mixture, including purified water and hyaluronic acid, activates internal peptides and gains access to follicles to prepare for bold growth.
Step 3: Polypeptides travel deep into your roots, supplying follicles with essential proteins throughout your day and while you sleep.
Step 4: Refreshed lash follicles continue to receive the optimal oxygen, blood flow, and dose of nutrients needed to keep lashes healthy and strong.
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the color of my lashes getting darker. 4 weeks and I noticed I didn’t have to apply as much mascara. By week 6, it was as if I was a totally different woman.
Since then, I’ve continued to apply and my lashes have only grown thicker and healthier. The amount of money I save on mascara from having to use less product is now used for Lash Bond.
I’ve been converted into a lash serum believer, and hope you will, too.