The most exciting beauty news each December is, quite possibly, the amount of covetable value sets that flood the web and department store aisles. Here's a look at some of the most notable, along with some fantastic buys from under-the-radar brands.
Soap & Glory
Shower Trip Set, $36 ($50 value)
Don't think twice about whether you've got all of your bathing essentials if you plan on traveling this holiday season. This set includes mini creamy clarifying shower gel, two body moisturizing butters, hand cream, a body buffer, and a plumping lip gloss.
Mrs Frosty Gift, $21.95
Three bath bombs make up this ready-to-gift adorably packaged snowwoman.
Compostable Candle, $32
Made from mushrooms, renewable bio materials, non-GMO soy wax, and 100% pure essential oils, these candles are wholly biodegradable. Once they've completely burned, break apart their vessels and toss them into the compost pile or spread them in a garden.
Parfum d'Extase, $85
Worth it for the bottle alone which was designed to mimic the look of exotic raw crystal and features individually set crystals.
Infusion d'Iris Gift Set, $80 ($102 value)
Prada's Infusions have a cult following for good reason and now is one of the few times you can get them discounted via gift sets. This box comes with Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Spray, Hydrating Body Lotion, and an Eau de Parfum Miniature.
Rose Set To Go, $20
An affordable indulgence, this set comes with organic rose hand cream, body milk, and floral water (amazing for hair and skin!).
Nordstrom Cosmetic Palette, $35 ($250 Value)
Even if you were only to use 10% of the colors in this palette, it would still be a fantastic value.
Houndstooth Standing Brush Set, $25 ($85 value)
A powder, shadow, small shadow, brow brush/comb, and blush brush all housed in a portable houndstooth pouch.
I first heard about this fragrance back in May when Tom Ford casually mentioned that it was his new favorite. If Tom Ford loves it, you know it's going to be fantastic — and he's pretty much the only person I can imagine myself saying that about. Now, months later, the new men's fragrance has launched and it lives up to the lofty expecations because I like wearing it just as much as my dad does.