Derick Cich Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Snowflakes falling from the sky, sugary-sweet candy canes readily available wherever you go, twinkling lights shining from neighbors’ windows: December is here which means the holidays have officially arrived.  It also means you have less than a month to find the perfect gift.  Before you start scrambling, rest assured knowing I have you covered.   For all the nice beauty loving guys and girls on your list I present to you the 2013 holiday guide to guarantee not only that you’ll look good but they end up with something marvelous.

Crowd Pleasers:

Essential Kit from Sigma
Everyone loves and needs a sturdy set of makeup brushes.  This collection includes all the tools required to create anything from a clean “no makeup” look to something glamorous and dramatic that will turn heads.

Naked from Urban Decay
Urban Decay’s Naked line really takes the guesswork out of gift choosing as every single product is a sure win, particularly the eyeshadow palettes as they have become recent cult classics and will suit any skin tone.

Nail Connoisseurs:

Ciaté Chalkboard Manicure
This nail trend has been cycling for the last few months and will definitely make for a unique gift that nail art enthusiasts will go crazy over.  US shoppers can find this product at Sephora and major department stores.

Formula x 22 Nail Polishes-
22 mini lacquers in an array of finishes, textures, and shades.  Whether just getting into nail polish or a veteran of the trade, this collection will definitely have something for everyone.

Skin and Body Care Lovers:

Clear Start Breakout Clearing Kit from Dermalogica-
This complete set of travel size skincare products is ideal for teenagers fighting the painful battle against blemishes and acne.  They can easily be stored in lockers, light enough to be backpack friendly, and single full sizes are available if they end up wanting to repurchase for home.

Fortune Cookie Soap-
This small independent company offers unique, fun, and, not to mention delicious smelling, bath and body products.  Their best sellers include Cinnamon Roll  (In the shape of a giant sugary glazed fortune cookie), and “In The Loop” (a giant fruit-loop scented and decorated fortune cookie).  Included inside each sweet smelling body-treat is a bonafide fortune as well, naturally.

The Makeup Savvy:

Eye & Cheek Colour Set from Paul and Joe –
For the makeup lover who seems to have all their basics covered, surprise them with this gift they never knew they needed.  This kitten themed holiday set includes a cat shaped lipstick bullet, cream blush, and eyeshadow duo all snuggled in a cat makeup pouch.  This is no doubt a one of a kind collection that will have any receiver smiling big this season.

L’Absolu Rouge Collector’s Edition from Lancôme-
A limited edition “Swarovski Crystal encrusted lipstick” in the perfect shade of red for the holidays.  Need I say more?

Masculine Groomers:

Tom Ford for Men Skincare and Grooming:
Luxurious products that any stylish guy or girl looking for a subtle polish will appreciate including hydrating lip balm, bronzing gel, and concealer.  This line is especially great for those who have an aversion to anything that seems too feminine or resembles a “beauty” product in any way.

If you have further questions or would like even more ideas on finding the perfect beauty related gift, shoot me an email or tweet me @DerickCich_MUA. Remember, in the end it’s the thought that counts.  Besides, these are all awesome enough to keep for yourself if someone is crazy enough not to appreciate them! Happy Holidays, everyone.

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