Christmas is around the corner and stores have been filling up with lots of amazing holiday gift sets and other goodies. There are so many things to pick from nowadays that you can be easily overwhelmed with all the choices, either for choosing gifts for yourself or picking out gifts for others. I’m going to help you by giving my brand and product recommendations for anyone that is interested in beauty products by showing you what I bought online for Christmas at Douglas, one of my favorite Dutch beauty stores.
Let’s start with the products from Douglas. Douglas has a variety of products of their own brand. One of my favorite collections is the Douglas Home Spa that offers luxury bath & body products but also aromatherapy home products like candles. There are several scents to pick from several lines. A few of them are named Breath Of Amazonia, Beauty of Hawaii and Polynesian Dream. I picked products from the Polynesian Dream line, which has a soft, sweet and refreshing aquatic type of scent. The products are the Polynesian Dream Refreshing Salt Scrub (€ 12,95/200 g), Smoothing Hand Cream (€ 4,95/75 ml) and the Balancing Shower Foam (€ 7,95/200 ml). Definitely check out the Salt Scrub, it’s one of the best ones I’ve ever tried in my life.
A brand that I would highly recommend to check out during the holidays (and any other time of the year) is Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown has one of the best luxury make-up products and also has a Holiday Collection, which features beautiful Limited edition products with special packaging like the Party to Go palette (€ 43,00). This palette contains four beautiful eyeshadows and a deluxe size lip color to easily create a party look on the go.
I would also recommend check out the Bobbi Brown foundations. The brand has several options, depending on your skin type. Since I have a dry to combination skin type, I purchased the Moisture Rich Foundation (€ 44,50/30 ml). This foundation is perfect for my skin type, has a light coverage which can be build up to full. What I love about the foundation is that it has a beautiful dewy finish and actually looks like my own skin. I would suggest to go to one of the Bobbi Brown booths in selected Douglas stores and ask for advice for the best foundation type and shade for you. Never buy foundations immediately. Ask for the Bobbi Brown adviser to apply the foundation along with the rest of all the other face make-up that you usually like to use. Wear it for the rest of the day to see how it looks like over time, also in different lighting. Then always come back or buy the foundation online (or put it on your Christmas wishlist!!). I’m using the foundation and eyeshadows in the picture on top of this article.
The final brand that I would recommend, especially during the holidays is Benefit Cosmetics. Benefit has the cutest Limited Edition Holiday sets and are always a pleasure to give and receive. These sets usually contain deluxe size products but some of them also have fullsize products! The set that I’ve purchased is the Benefit Cosmetics Kissy Missy set (€39,00). This set features lip products from the brand and is very unique, because you get an exclusive preview of a completely new product that isn’t available yet separately, which is the They’re Real! Double the Lip Lipsticks. You get two shades in this set, revved-up red and pink thrills. The other products that are in the set ar the Benetint and Lollitint Lip and Cheek stains, which are completely kiss proof. I’m using Lollitint on my cheeks as a blush in the picture on top of this article.
I hope that my Douglas Christmas Gift Guide recommendations will help you in finding the perfect gift through the jungle of stuff for someone who is obsessed with Beauty like I do. There are so many other products and brands that I would love to recommend however, that would probably overwhelm you again! The brands Bobbi Brown and Benefit are only available at selected Douglas Stores but all brands mentioned in this article are all available at Douglas.nl. Either way, you can gift wrap every single product for free. The Douglas employees are specially trained to gift wrap everything so beautifully to the point that you don’t want to unwrap it and just want to stare at the gift. I really hope that you will have a great time during this time of the year, celebrating with anyone you hold dear to your heart.
What beauty products are on your Christmas wishlist?
*This article was created by myself in collaboration with Douglas. All products mentioned in the article were picked by me. For more information, please go to my Disclosure Page.