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Chill Gifts: For The Self-Proclaimed Beauty Influencer

by Susie Benitez

The holidays are finally here and you know what that means: Food, family, friends, fun, and of course, gifts. (There’s no shame if that’s your favorite part of it all!) We know that every person in your life deserves something special, so we’re here to make sure they get the best gift possible. We’re combing through the best sales and stores (basically doing a lot of the hard work for you) so all you have to do is wrap it up and send it on its way. Oh, and if something on these lists seems a little more perfect for you than as a gift for someone else, well, we don’t see any harm in that, right? A gift to yourself definitely counts, especially during this time of year. It’s all good holiday fun! Check out our Get Well gift guide here!

Next up on our Chill Gifts series we have our list for the budding beauty influencer. If they can’t stop recommending new products to their followers, updating her latest “Get Ready With Me” videos on IGTV or Youtube, and of course, taking the most perfect selfies — this guide is definitely for them.

  • St. Al Candle by Boy Smells

    As seen on the 'gram, Boy Smells is taking over. The delightfully minimal packaging looks great on any feed, but the luxurious scents are what keeps us coming back for more. The perfect addition to a cozy reading nook or a picture-perfect vanity setup. I mean, what is a true "getting ready" routine without a little something to set the mood, anyway? We picked St. Al for its balanced scent, an earthy mix between sandalwood and exotic florals, but there's plenty to choose from, each one with a very distinct and original scent, so take your pick (or, more realistically, picks).

  • Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish by Herbivore Botanicals

    Nothing says luxury quite like a body polish that made from crushed gemstones. Yup, you totally read that right. This scrub features actual crushed amethyst in it, which are known for their restorative and revitalizing energy, to exfoliate the skin and bring a youthful glow. This gorgous scrub also features Jasmine Sambac oil, virgin coconut oil, and Epsom salts to both hydrate and calm the skin as well. Looks like the gold face mask has finally met its match.

  • The Muse Shower Cap by Shhhowercap

    Who said showercaps couldn't be glamorous? Shhhowercap is upgrading the tried-and-true beauty staple once and for all — and that means you can, too. Completely hydrophobic and dries in just a few seconds, the new-and-improved shower cap also boasts antibacterial properties (bye, mold!) and completely breathable fabric that defies humidity meaning no more frizziness post-shower. Ah, three-day-old hair never looked so good.

  • Nourish and Hydrate Body Oil by The Buff

    Buzzy Australian brand The Buff is making waves all over the US after setting up shop right here in New York City — and it's with good reason. Their products are nothing less than fabulous and great for a little everyday self-care. So if your schedule is just too damn busy these days (we get it), save some time without skimping on the rest of you and swap out your traditional moisturizer for body oil instead. It's a fast-absorbing blend of antioxidant rich oil that serves as a perfect alternative to traditional cream moisturizers. When your followers undoubtedly start asking, "how do her legs always look so smooth?" you'll know exactly what to say.

  • Mighty Patch – Invisible + by Hero Cosmetics

    Zits are totally not Instagrammable. However, zapping your zits? Now that's fair game, and that's exacly what these little patches do. Using hydrocolloid technology to soak up all the gunk out of your little red friends practically overnight, these stickers will have you or your friend camera ready ASAP. And if it's more of a daytime sitch, the Invisible+ take on the original Mighty Patches is easily covered up with foundation or concealer. Mighty, indeed.

  • Limited Edition Fancy Marble Kimono – Shorty by Sunday Forever

    One of the best gifts for anyone (including yourself!) is a beautiful robe. Who doesn't love some serious lounging? One of our fave brands Sunday Forever has some of the most beautiful robes in the game — all made right here in the USA. You're not gonna want to leave once your slip into this ultra-soft kimono that's made from brushed poly, a fabric that they describe as "brushed silk with a velvet sheen." Swoon. Bonus: it has not one but two pockets! Beauty and practicality. (If you love it, you gotta be quick! It's only while supplies last!)

  • Multi-Benne Stain Pot in Oscillate

    Multi-Benne Stain Pot in Oscillate by NOTO Botanics
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  • Glow On The Go Selfie Light by Elf Cosmetics

    These days, a budding career in beauty influencing is not complete without a ring light. How else are your seflies going to be consistently on point? However, lugging around what can only be described as a giant circle everywhere you go is a drag. Enter: Glow On The Go. This selfie light is 100 percent portable and 100 percent cordless. Featuring three different levels of brightness, it's safe to say your selfie game will never be the same.

  • Chillhouse Holiday Manicure

    If you or your friend happen to be passing through NYC, a Chillhouse mani is not only the finishing touch on the perfect Insta, but a great gift, too! And with the launch of our holiday collection just around the corner (tomorrow!), you're just in time for the perfect holiday treat. We have a super wide array of designs to compliment just about any holiday mood, from "chestnuts roasting on the open fire" to "baby it's cold outside." Come get cozy and escape the cold with us!


Happy snapping! Oops, I mean shopping!

Feature image via Ella Xu

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