SummerxSkin Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, November 25, 2016

It's here! If you follow me on social media, you probably saw that I kept hinting at something *pretty* major. I'm so excited to share the SummerxSkin Holiday Gift Guide with you!

I created one last year and had so much fun putting it together. Thanks to your positive feedback and support, this time we've gone bigger and better. Continue reading to see gift ideas from some of my favourite brands, AND stay till the end for the HUGE giveaway announcement!

QUO by ORLY Best of the Best 6-Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set, $20 CAD: Even though they are photographed really close, these mini polishes are adorable and a great set to have throughout the year! You can take them with you when you're travelling, or keep a polish or two in your handbag for emergencies. I love collection gift sets like this to throw in as stocking stuffers or to add to a bigger, statement gift. The range is beautiful from dark navy and purple to red, pinks and pale nude.

Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Just Primer - Blemish Control, $50 CAD: This brand can do no wrong when it comes to primers. I've always loved the regular primer and primer water, but this one is a game changer because it treats breakouts and is completely free of oils!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in "Jam On It", $25 CAD: Looking for the perfect berry shade that is not too purple or pink? This is it, I promise. I've been loving Smashbox's lipstick formulas lately. They last long, don't flake or get too dry and come in the most beautiful and somewhat unusual shades. This one is no exception!

L'Occitane Arlésienne Eau de Toilette, $75 CAD: I actually talked about this earlier in the fall, and I'm honestly still not over this perfume. It's become a staple of mine since I discovered it and I think you should definitely give it a try! A few of my girlfriends weren't sure what to think at first, but as it gets more familiar with your skin, you can smell the real floral sweet notes. It's a light and clean scent.

Bioderma Hydrabio H2O Hydrating Micelle Solution, $24.90 CAD: Ever since I started using Bioderma to remove makeup and cleanse twice daily, no other product has compared. It works well on all skin types, as it deeply cleanses but is gentle and non-irritable. They come in various sizes, but I always use the 500 ML because I basically use it like water.

Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturizing Serum, $34.90 CAD: Once you do a deep cleanse, you always need to bring moisture back to your skin. This serum is hydrating, non-sticky (like A LOT of serums) and I like that it doesn't have a smell. It's recommended you use it twice a day, everyday.

Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturizing Creme, $29.50 CAD: Another great item from the collection. This creame is great if you have dry or VERY dry skin, as it provides extra moisture and brightens your skin. I like to use this as my makeup base!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple, $15 CAD: A one-step cleanser that is travel-friendly and helps with pores, dryness and evening out your skin-tone. I love the holiday collection because you can hang it like an ornament on a tree! Or simply give this as a cute stocking stuffer.

Thirsty Buddha Coconut Water + Hungry Buddha Coconut Chips: Why not have these delicious treats around while you have friends and family over for the holidays? Everyone has been raving about these coconut chips; they come in SO many delicious flavours that there is something for everyone.

Benefit Cosmetics Girl O'Clock Rock Mini Best Sellers Advent Calendar, $59 CAD: I'm fortunate enough to get this sent to me every year by the brand but if I didn't, I promise you I would be first in line to purchase! I love that each year they curate 12 minis of their bestsellers; it's always interesting to see what they put in and there is always one or two things that I haven't had a chance to try! I save these for travel (especially if I have the full size already) and love opening up each day to see what's inside.

Such a great price for so many little goodies!


IDC Duo Men G2 Gift Set, $49.95 CAD: Remember my review of this Canadian company? Well, they've taken one product that I really like, Pearl Cleansing Gel, and created anti-aging skincare for men, Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Men G2, and put it together in a gift box! For best use, it's recommended that you apply after shaving to mattify and hydrate the skin.


Never thought you'd make it down here, did you? I'm so glad you did because we've got something so fun planned for you. I've partnered with all eight brands mentioned above to offer one VERY lucky reader the entire basket of goodies ($400+ VALUE). Here is what it looks like in case you missed it the first time!

To enter this incredible giveaway, you MUST follow the list below on Instagram + comment on this post telling me what you're most excited to try and indicate you did this in the Rafflecopter widget:
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No purchase necessary. This giveaway contest is open to legal residents of Canada and US, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the date of entry. Entries for the giveaway contest must be received between Friday, November 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST to Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

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