If you've been reading our beauty content for a while now on Who What Wear, you're likely already familiar with one of our favorite Los Angeles–based lifestyle, beauty, and fashion bloggers, Melissa Meyers (also known as The Glow Girl). Not only is Meyers practically a savant when it comes to navigating clean, nontoxic beauty, but she also loves to routinely share her best tips and tricks when it comes to aging. Refreshingly, Meyers is all about embracing the aging process and empowering women to be the best version of themselves—whether that's taking the leap and experimenting with clean-beauty products, embracing self-tanners (instead of the sun), or just knowing the best and most effective makeup hacks.
We definitely recommend following her on Instagram at @melissameyers and keeping up with her frequent posts on The Glow Girl. (Click here for all of her dedicated Who What Wear beauty and fashion features!)
'Tis the season of gifting, and even though we've been busy creating tons of editor-approved beauty guides to help you get the most bang for your buck this year, we love to get recommendations from other beauty-loving friends as well. Being the knowledgeable beauty blogger that she is, we couldn't wait to get Meyers on the line to share her top gift ideas of 2020 and what's on her wish list. Below, she's diving into all of her top picks for the holiday season and beyond. Keep scrolling!
My top beauty gift recommendations:
"I absolutely love this beautiful luxury face oil formulated in Sicily. It deeply hydrates the skin and is the perfect gift for any beauty aficionado with its lightweight texture and heavenly scent."
"I love giving gift sets because they give someone a chance to try a few hero products for a great price. This travel-ready kit is a fab intro to some of Tula's cult favorites."
"I’ve been a fan of this brand for years, and I love giving this gift set to nourish lips, hands, and mood."
"Miranda Kerr always gets it right with her 100% certified organic clean-beauty line—this mask duo features two of my faves!"
"This limited-edition set takes it to the next level with its award-winning CBD beauty serum and lip gloss. I’m currently obsessed with the brand."
"A perfect bundle to pamper all those mamas out there who have risen to the demands of the 2020 challenge."
"This is the perfect gift set to get your giftee glowing from head to toe and to try some of Goop's best-selling products."
"I love how all the brand's products are inspired by the farm-to-table movement; it puts plants first in all its CBD-infused formulas. I’m obsessed with the bath bomb and soak, especially."
"A great clean-beauty duo that deep-cleans so well, and it's perfect for sensitive skin types."
"Turn someone on to this amazing clean-skincare line with this starter kit!"
"I love every product I've tried so far from this clean-beauty line! And all of the kits are so good! They also make a killer disinfectant hand spray."
"This is the perfect gift to help someone special turn back time (if they're into that sort of thing!). It's the brainchild of celebrity aesthetic guru Simon Ourian, M.D."
"Simply the best vitamin C serum for tightening, hydrating, and boosting collagen. And the scent is to die for."
"Do you know someone looking to transition to clean beauty in the New Year? Make it easy with this natural, nontoxic personal care and beauty kit. I am addicted to its natural deodorant!"
"I love giving this kit with all of Dr. Barbara Sturm's top sellers in travel-friendly sizes. It's always a big hit!"
"Because legendary makeup artist Gucci Westman knows best when it comes to luxury clean beauty, I literally use her products every single day. This Gwyneth Paltrow–inspired set is one of my favorites and is inspired by the star's effortless beauty. These are the perfect sun-kissed shades."
"This clean-beauty makeup set looks great on all skin tones and is the ideal winter palette."
"Another gift set I love! This best-of-the-best box from The Detox Market features so many great brands and products in one fabulous go. It's a great sampler for any clean-beauty fan."
"For the DIY person in your life, a micro-needling treatment to do at home! This is a simple-to-use tool that enhances the graceful aging process."
"This silky set makes it easy to slip into a blissful sleep. I think it’s the perfect gift for just about anyone these days."
"This bundle makes a great gift for anyone who’s all about their hair. This limited-edition set contains L'ange’s best styling tools, and the blush color is everything!"
"These candles set the mood for self-care days. Beautiful vessels and wonderful scents—my go-tos are Malibu, Lavender, Vanilla, and Jerusalem."
"These amazing chocolate bars promote beauty and wellness, a gift that any health-minded chocoholic would love! They are free of sugars and dairy, with added collagen, adaptogens, and superfoods. Plus, they give back 2% of sales to support Girls Inc."
"This is a great gift for heading into a new year, to relax and recenter, from one of my all-time favorite CBD brands. Check out its other gift packages because you just can’t go wrong here!"
"A gift of wellness from one of my most-loved supplement brands! If your giftee hasn't tried Hush & Hush before, they will fall in love when they receive this full-size, limited-edition set of the brand's top-selling products."
The top items on my beauty wish list:
"I've loved the products I've tried from Furtuna so far, so I pretty much have all of its products on my wish list this year—I want to try every single one of them!"
"I'm a huge fan of the makeup and facial products from Saint Jane, so this heavenly Body Serum is next on my to-try list."
I want every product from Nécessaire's line—the sandalwood scent is next on my list to try."
Augustinus Bader is another cult favorite I keep hearing about. It's at the top of my wish list this year!"
"I’m a huge fan of so many Juice Beauty products, but this one made my own wish list since I have yet to try it!"
"As I mentioned earlier, I'm so into everything I've tried from Westman Atelier. Next up, the brand's mascara and Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks!"
"I've had my eye on more color palettes from Vapour because soooo many look good!"
"I love to work out every day, and during quarantine, I’ve managed to create an at-home routine for myself, but this gift would definitely make it easier. It's a great splurge for anyone wanting to bring awesome virtual fitness classes into their home!"
Up next, The Best Beauty Gifts You Can Buy for Someone, According to a Beauty Editor
Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.
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