This time every year, we start keeping our eyes out for all the beauty collections that are released—often in limited edition—around the holidays. As beauty junkies, we want to get our hands on all of them—the packaging is always beautiful and the products never disappoint. But since we can't have everything in life, we've picked out the best of the best of this year's holiday collections! Come Christmas morning, we have high hopes that these will all be under our trees... though we certainly won't complain if they arrive before then (hint, hint). Check them out below!
1. Urban Decay "Naked On The Run" Limited Edition palette, $54, Nordstrom
There is a reason everyone is so obsessed with Urban Decay's Naked collections. The colors are beyond perfect for gorgeous, natural no-makeup makeup looks, and this palette has the ideal combination to create a fresh daytime or sexy nighttime look. It even includes contouring shades and mascara (what more do you need before you walk out the door?!). And 'Resist,' the eyeshadow color in the middle, is a beautiful smoky shade that you can dust all over your eyes to create an easy and instant sexy makeup look.
2. Michael Kors Collection Mini Coffret, $40, Macy's
These Michael Kors fragrances are not only in packaged beautifully, but the three scents ('Sporty Citrus,''Sexy Amber' and 'Glam Jasmine') fit any mood you might be in when you're getting ready to walk out the door. Also, the small sizes (0.24 oz each) are perfect for traveling, making your life at airport security that much easier. You can even mix and match—'Sexy Amber' and 'Glam Jasmine' smell great together and would be a good fit for those upcoming holiday parties!
3. Bliss Limited Edition Triple Oxygen Glow-Getting Value Set, $64, Neiman Marcus
Did you know the Victoria's Secret models depend on Bliss Oxygen facials to get that radiant glow on their skin before they hit the runway? Take a page out of their book and try Bliss Spa's Triple Oxygen kit. This beauty set is perfect for that friend who is obsessed with skincare... but we won't tell if you pick one up for yourself, too.
4. Tarte Kiss & Belle Lipsurgence Lip Set, $34, Sephora
It's no secret that rocking a lip color is the easiest way to glam up your makeup look with minimal effort. These Tarte LipSurgence lip tints are must-haves, and these mini sizes are great for slipping into your clutch for the night. Not only do they give your lips gorgeous color, but they also have an antioxidant rich formula to hydrate your lips—New Year's kiss, anyone?
5. Laura Mercier Body & Bath Ambre Vanillè Luxe Quartet, $68, Bloomingdales
If you liked our picks for luxurious bathtime products, then you'll love this Laura Mercier set. The delicious scent of vanilla and amber will spoil you this winter, and the honey bath is the perfect pair for your next bubble bath. Buff your way to gorgous skin with the gentle body scrub and moisturize with the smooth soufflé body crème. Reach for the body shimmer mist before you hit the town—adding a bit of shine to your legs will instantly elongate and slim their appearance!
Collegiettes—which sets will you be gifting (or keeping for yourself... shh!) this holiday season?