Beauty Gifts For Galentine's Day If Your Swapping With Your Squad
As much as I love spoiling my hubby with all the stereotypical romantic gestures of Valentine’s Day (believe me, the cheesiness is so real over here), I also thoroughly enjoy spoiling my best girls with a little something on Feb. 13, aka Galentine’s Day.
Love is love is love, right? And while love in all forms should be celebrated every day, not just on a random Wednesday in February, it’s nice to get together with some of your faves to shower them with gifts that show you care. Of course, you could always go the candy route (who doesn't love chocolate?), but if you really want to show your squad they’re special, I highly recommend browsing through the following beauty gifts. These brands are sure to please.
1. Feel Face Love Kit
If you want your gal pals to really feel the love, this trio set a la Feel Beauty. One look at the pristine packaging and they'll know this isn't your average masking set. Focusing on hydration, toning, and deep exfoliation, each decadent formula boasts unique ingredients like Irish moss extract, rose petal, and Nigiri sea salt that treats skin to something sweet.
2. Farsali Jelly Beam Illuminator
We all have a natural glow, but some women appreciate a little extra iridescence. Powder’s can be flakey and dull with time, but Farsali’s jelly highlight stays lit around the clock.
What’s more, the formula gives your skin something nutritious to sip on, as the frosted illuminator is made with brown seaweed extract. This secret ingredient provides goodies like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, as well as antioxidants, hydration, and soothing properties to nourish, as well as brighten your complexion.
$99 for 3 Prete.co
For the squad member who spends all her dollars at the salon, or for the overachieving friend who rarely – if ever – makes time for herself, Prête has her covered.
Have your favorite galantine download the app and gift her anywhere from 1 to 5 blowouts on you. She’ll have access to luxury spots in major cities across the U.S., and rather than go through the headache of searching and booking appointments, Prête does the groundwork so all she has to do is plug in some basic info, show up on time, and enjoy the works.
4. Persona Identity Eyeshadow Palette
Sure, there are plenty of basic, neutral palettes out there to choose from, but you want to gift your galantine the best of the best if she’s cosmetic obsessed. Beauty guru and makeup artists Sona Gasparian teamed up with Persona to create a gorgeous collection of versatile matte and shimmer finishes that are ideal for every skin tone, eye color, and are, of course, cruelty free.
5. Lalicious Glow On The Go Travel Collection
If her new year’s resolution was to travel often and in style, remind her that luxury isn’t just fancy hotel rooms and a first-class ticket – it’s skin that feels healthy no matter where she’s taken off to.
This mini collection of lalicious products are decadent, but won’t weigh her (or her luggage) down. Featuring a whipped sugar scrub, bubble bath, body butter and oil, she’ll have no excuse not to squeeze in a little TLC while she travels.
6. Saje Stress Relief Nasal Inhaler
Oftentimes when we talk about beauty, we’re referring to tangible items like moisturizers and mascara, lipstick and bronzer. But beauty starts with mental clarity; the better we feel, the better we look, and sometimes we need a gentle reminder that brings us back to a state of calm.
Saje’s new nasal inhalers allow your loved ones to take a much-needed breather whenever they need. Each vial has a focus - stress release, energy, fortification, brain power, deep breathing - and are priced at less than $10 a piece. You certainly cant put a monetary value on mental health, but I'd still say that's quite the steal.
7. Briogeo Revive + Repair Power Duo
Aside from the occasional blow out and using special conditioner, how many of us genuinely pay attention to our strands? Facial sheets are wonderful, but our hair requires a little masking, too, and if you're going to give the gift of haircare, stick to brands like Briogeo who know the true definition of clean.
This duo-set is everything your girl needs for optimal cleansing. The charcoal shampoo with coconut oil is a detoxifying exfoliation treatment that rids scalps and tresses of build-up. She'll follow up with the Don't Despair, Repair conditioning mask that brings dull, weathered-down strands back to health.
8. Starskin Lifting Lace Sculpting V-Shape Compression Lace Mask
To me, the epitome of self-care is a sheet mask paired with a tall glass of rose on a Sunday night and if your favorite galantine shares the same philosophy, she’ll adore these artisan masks from Starskin that add a little sex appeal to skincare.
Don’t get me wrong, animal face cutouts are cute, and translucent sheets get the job done, but taking care of our complexion should make us feel sexy and confident, which is exactly what this mask intends to achieve. With cotton fibers drenched in serum made with golden chamomile extract and Korean red pine, this formula quickly absorbs into skin to act as an at-home face lift.