Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

photo credit: Jenny McQueen

Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide continues today with gift ideas for the Beauty Junkie in your life. All of these luxurious beauty products come from one of my favorite shops in Richmond – Elements of Carytown! If you’re not an RVA native- or prefer to do your holiday shopping online- you’re in luck. Elements has all of their products online, too!

If you’re new to Elements, check out my introductory post here. I know you’re just going to LOVE these products! And as a special treat for Sweet Caroline readers, beginning on December 3, 2015, you will get 20% off your purchases! This special only lasts until December 10th, so be sure to get your beauty shopping in fast! Just use the code “SWEETCAROLINE” at checkout at or mention my blog in-store.


BONUS! Want to win a $50 gift card from Elements? Show us your #ElementsBeautyHaul! All you have to do is post a photo of your purchases on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #ElementsBeautyHaul for a chance to win a $50 gift card. They pick one winner each month! Score.

Now, without further ado, here are my favorite products for the Beauty Lover in your life!

Peter Thomas Roth Must-Have Holiday Kit

I am a certified PTR addict – I love all of the masks, serums, peels and cleansers! (Don’t believe me? Check out this post devoted exclusively to my main man Peter!) This holiday kit not only comes with a beautiful, festive gold bag, but it also includes some of my favorite products: Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, To Die For Mascara, and Irish Moor Mud Mask. This is a perfect combination of some of Peter Thomas Roth’s best products. Click here to purchase ($38)

Erno Laszlo Exclusive Starter Kit

There is a reason Erno Laszlo has a major celebrity following. Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn swore by this skincare line- and so do I! This starter kit is a great introduction to the Erno Laszlo skincare line, and features Pre-Cleansing Oil, Light Controlling Lotion, and the iconic “black bar” – Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar. This is a wonderful combination of products and I highly recommend it for all ages. Click here to purchase. ($45)

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel

So I recently tried this product, and wasn’t sure how I was going to like it… but it was totally worth it! Winter is the perfect time to test-drive these babies…er, booties! Simply put your feet in the plastic, gel-infused booties for one hour. After a few days, you will notice layers of skin peeling off your feet to reveal baby-soft skin. Even the most intense and expensive pedicures I’ve had have never delivered results like this. Amazing product! Click here to purchase. ($25)

Deborah Lippmann Dressed to the Nines Nail Lacquer Set

The Elements Beauty Bloggers recently had the opportunity to test out some of Deborah Lippmann’s beautiful nail polishes. The colors go on beautiful and smooth, dry quickly, and are strengthening. Lippman also knows a thing or two about killer manicures- she is a celebrity manicurist and has done nails of starlets like Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Scarlett Johansson. Lippmann is also a singer, so all of her colors are named after famous songs — like “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and “Tiny Dancer.” This nine piece set has a color for every occasion and is a great gift for gals that love experimenting with polish colors! Click here to purchase. ($45)

Tocca Eau de Parfum Bianca

This is a lovely, light scent from Tocca, and a sweet gift for fragrance fanatics. I got hooked on the Bianca scent with the roll-on version of the perfume earlier this year. Top notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Mandarin and Lemon Orpur. + Middle notes: Rose Petals, Jasmine and Green Tea. + Bottom notes: Musk and Sugar. Absolutely enchanting! Click here to purchase. ($68)

BeautyBlender Pretty Posse Applicator Kit

If you haven’t used the Beautyblender before, you are seriously missing out. These little tear-shaped sponges help to make your makeup looking flawless, smooth, and airbrushed. Seriously. This gift set includes a large and small Beautyblender, and the tools you need to keep it clean. This is a great gift for anyone who loves playing with makeup. Click here to purchase. ($45, a $59 value!)

Gianna Rose Le Pug Soap

How adorable is this soap!? This is an adorable gift for the animal lover in your life. This lil’ pup will be the perfect addition to any guest bath, and smells great with its clean, woodsy scent. So cute! Click here to purchase. ($24)

Malin + Goetz Mojito Candle

Malin + Goetz is one of my favorite brands – everything smells amazing and comes in fun fragrances. This stylish, clean-burning candle smells just like the classic Cuban cocktail — and, it burns for 60 hours. This is the perfect gift for the mixologist in your group! Click here to purchase. ($52)


Finally, if you’re in the Richmond area, I hope you’ll join all of the Elements Beauty Bloggers and some of our favorite Carytown shops for a Very Cary Christmas! The event is Thursday, December 3 from 4-8pm. Discounts, refreshments, and prizes at each of the participating stores! ‘Tis the season, indeed! Hope to see you there!


*This post is a sponsored collaboration with Elements Beauty Shop. All opinions are my own.

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