Beautylish Gift Guide: Sweet Treats
Published Dec 22, 2012
As the holidays hit and visions of sugarplums begin to dance in our heads, the sugary cravings start to set in. Though gifting cookies and cakes may seem like a worthy temptation, why not try these calorie-free cosmetic goodies to liven up the holiday season? This year, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite sweet treats that you don’t even eat. Read on for the sugariest butters, balms, and fragrances to sweeten up your holidays without giving you a toothache.
For chocolate lovers everywhere, Lush has created an all-natural chocolate lip balm that tastes as heavenly as it feels. The oil-rich formula is packed with real chocolate and orange oil, making this balm sweet enough to taste! Great for kids and cocoa-craving adults on your list. It’s precious enough to gift alone but also works as an affordable stocking stuffer as well.
These fanciful fragrances are packaged to look like delicious cupcakes and they smell just as sweet. The coveted line launched recently, and with five impossible-to-choose-from scents, this sampler pack is just what we’ve been hoping for. Each set contains a trial size of Fancy Choco, Snowy Toffee, Cheery Cherry, Wicked Berry, and Bloody Orange—sweet scents to match every personality at the holiday party. Break the sampler apart as stocking stuffers, or gift the whole set and follow it up next year with a full size bottle of the recipient’s favorite scent.
A shower gel/bubble bath that doubles as a shampoo makes Philosophy’s three-in-one liquid soap an instant bath time favorite. The gel comes in a wide variety of sugary scents that will please anyone with a sweet tooth. Pick Gingerbread for dad, Eggnog for mom, and Christmas Cookie for your lil’ sis! The affordable jumbo bottle will last all month, making this a calorie-free gift that keeps on giving. We are loving the bonus fragrance-matched dessert recipes printed on the bottles—something to try out when the cravings kick in.
Here’s that perfectly sweet gift for those who claim they dislike sugar. With eight silver and gold sugar-toned shadows to highlight any skin tone, this universally flattering mini palette is great for creating holiday smokey eyes. The hand-held palette features a hidden sliding drawer down below which contains two bronzers and a metallic lip gloss to give you a sugar fix without the cavities. This set is pretty, practical, all at an affordable price. And it’s available in a take-anywhere size, so your guests won’t have trouble fitting it in their carry-ons come the end of Christmas vacation.
Sweeten up your sweetheart this holiday season with this rich frosting-scented set from sugary brand Jaqua. The decadent girlie box contains a hand cream, a shower-ready cleansing cream, and their signature buttercream frosting lotion—all with a lively raspberry vanilla cake scent. The trio will keep your loved one moisturized all winter long, and the fanciful fragrance is a sure-fire way to cure the winter blues.