Wow, it has been quite some time since I did one of these – eh? Chalk it up to real life, work obligations, and a distinct lack of a little something I like to call free time.
Anywho, I do love me a good holiday gift round-up, and figured I was long overdue for showcasing all of the latest and greatest beauty and fitness gift offerings that I have recently stumbled upon. Nothing to it but to do it, so here we go!
For the Beauty Lover
it Cosmetics Holiday Gifting Sets
Cosmeceuticals – that’s makeup that is actually good for your skin – isn’t a new concept, but it sure is a great one. itCosmetics was doing it first, and in my opinion – they do it best. With a plethora of different options – from skincare, to beauty tools, to color cosmetics – you’re sure to find something you’d love to gift (or receive). My favorites are the Lip-Flushing Favorites (with a trio of their best selling Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatments), and Boosting Besties (with a trio of skincare products – including my favorite Confidence in a Cream moisturizer)!
Urban Decay On the Run Mini Palettes
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a great eyeshadow palette. When it comes to makeup application, I’m all about the eyes, and if it’s eclectic and colorful – I’m there in a hot minute. Enter the new Urban Decay On the Run palettes, which come in a total of 5 different color themes. What you’ll get in each mini palette is 8 different eye shadow shades, in a variety of finishes. With the quality and color payoff that we know and love from Urban Decay, and at $25, they are definitely a steal!
Pevonia Skincare Renewed Beauty Power Repair® Collagen Gift Set
The older I get, the more grateful I am (and excited I am for) a great skincare set. As I approach my mid-30’s, I want to arm my skin with all of the ingredients it needs to stay plump, radiant, and glowing. Enter Pevonia Skincare’s holiday skincare gift set, which come handsomely packaged in a rose gold train case. It comes with cleanser, toner, serum and cream- so literally everything you need for your skin to be healthy and glowing, going into and well beyond this holiday season.
For Your Favorite Fit Chick – Gym Bag Staples
Polar Ignite Fitness Smartwatch
Notice that nifty little watch I’m wearing in the pic up top – that’s the Polar Vantage M, which is a phenomenal workhorse fitness watch for the dedicated fitness (and fitness tracking/metrics) enthusiast! New to the Polar lineup this year is the Ignite, which has a similar look and feel to the Vantage M, but with upgraded features designed specifically for the avid gym-based fitness enthusiast. The new Ignite not only features guided training through Polar Partner FitSpark, but enhanced training specific metrics including training load pro, power zones and zone lock, and multisport training (my fav!) to name a few. For a complete list of features, including a comparison of the Ignite to other Polar units, be sure to check out the Polar Global website, and upgrade your fitness watch today.
[P.S. I’ll be reviewing this SOON, so please stay tuned]
If there’s one key ingredient that is getting a lot of attention in the beauty and wellness world, it is CBD – whose health benefits are both vast and numerous. Muscle MX is one CBD-infused topical brand that has recently come on to my radar, and I am so glad it did. The CBD Balm bundle in particular has been a lifesaver, as I navigate through my fitness routine (and life in general) daily with various training-induced aches and pains. It comes with Activate – a balm to get muscles primed and ready for activity, and Recovery – which soothes post-training aches and pains. Pairing these two balms with the Rykr Roller – which eases knots and enhances blood flow – I’ve been able to not only enhance my performance, but my recovery as well.
Lululemon On the Go Sweat Kit
Did you know that Lululemon makes bath and body products now? Well they do, and they are phenomenal. Designed to get you from the locker room to the boardroom (and everywhere in between), these four products would make a phenomenal edition to any gym bag. It includes travel sizes (which are carry-on friendly!) of their Aloe Lotus Anti-Stink Deodorant, No-Show Dry Shampoo, Speed Up Cool Down Body Lotion, and Basic Balm. Find the kit (and the rest of the Lululemon self-care lineup) both online, and in stores.
See anything you love? Let me know in the comments!