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s gift guide is for gifting all of the different types of melanated skin care junkies. Now you know that when it comes time to shop for your girls you can’t purchase the same thing for everyone, their personalities are all far too different. Shopping for your best Girlfriends gives you the opportunity to highlight the importance of your friendship and sisterhood. Even if there isn’t a card, the gift should read “This is specifically for you”.

Here is how I’m shopping for my Girlfriends this Holiday season according to their personalities, Self-Care edition.

For the hardest working friend, you have.

VERSED The Big Chill Limited Edition Set – $16.99

Versed is a non toxic, vegan, and cruelty free brand  and The Big Chill set has everything you need to destress around the holidays, perfect for the friend that works day and night to accomplish their goals, while still managing to live a clean lifestyle. The girlfriend that deserves a true unwind.

This set includes the JUST BREATHE Clarifying Serum, a pore-decongesting and skin-calming serum packed with a dynamic trio of willow bark extract, niacinamide and a zinc.

For those sleepless nights and hours dedicated to thecomputer screen, THE FIX Emergency Eye Mask. This eye mask is infused with cucumber juice and caffeine to help bringthe under eye area back to life.

Lastly, this kit includes my favorite little tool, the Frozen Cooling Globe. I popped this in the freezer for the day, then used it to apply the JUST BREATHE serum to my face in circular motions, and I applied the THE FIX Emergency eye mask and rubbed the wand against my under eyes for a cool relief and depuffing.

For your forever, timeless bestie.

Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum – $36.00

Some of us are fortunate enough to have our childhood best friend still be our best friend. For the friend that has been with you through teen hood, who has been there for your glow up, celebrate her with a product that enhances your glow. Hyper is a product you can’t go a day without, an essential for your routine day and night. Hyper Clear is an effective, light weight face serum packed with 15 percent vitamin c and vitamin e. This combo works to brighten skin, smooth rough texture, and dramatically improve the appearance of dark marks.

With a combination of fruit enzymes, turmeric, kojicacid and more, these ingredients are the holy grail for hyperpigmentation.

Your forever reliable bestie will love this forever reliable product.

Toyour right hand, your go to.

MY TOPICALS: The Duo – $56.00

The MY TOPICALS Duo is the perfect gift for the friendthat always knows what you’re thinking and vice versa, your girlfriend who isalways tuned in to the same shows as you and shares your love for your favoritecuisine, the other half to your duo.

Two power women of color created this spunky brand,and this duo set includes two essential products.

FADED, a non-bleaching skin cream forhyperpigmentation, balancing skin tone, brightening skin and increasing overalltexture. Some key ingredients are Kojic Acid, Niacinamide, Melatonin, and anumber of nourishing plant extracts.

LIKE BUTTER, this product can be applied as amoisturizer or as a nourishing mask. Made up of ingredients I love such asTurmeric, Green Tea Extra, Ginseng Root and more, this unique combination helpssoothe stressed skin and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier.

Your bestie will love this fun packaging and always think of you when she gets to use her medicated botanicals!

Forthe girlfriend that is always on Gogo, a real Jetsetter.


We all have that one girlfriend who whenever you call her, she’s on a flight or some place new. Her job and life are fast paced, she has to pack quickly and lightly, she knows how to get dressed and get glammed up and this Start’r Set is perfect for her.

The FENTY SKIN products are truly two in one, starting with the TOTAL CLEANS’R. This cleanser cuts down the time of double cleansing because it completely removes a full-face of makeup and impurities without stripping your skin of it’s natural oils or leaving any residue behind.

The next step is FAT WATER, which simplifies your routine since it is a toner and pore refining serum in one. Instead of packing your dark spot serum, your toner, your hydrating serums, you have it all in this product and it’s perfect for day and night.

Lastly, finding the perfect moisturizer, sunscreen, and make up primer can be such a struggle, luckily this product is perfect for all three. The HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUNSCREEN is that last step you need before starting your day, beating your face, or just on your day off.

Your bestie will truly appreciate this routine, and it’ll give her that RihRih glow while she’s on go.

For the “I’m rooting for everybody that’s BLACK” bestfriend.

Buttah Skin Customizable kit – $59.99

Buttah is a Black owned skin care brand with productsspecifically for Black skin. This is perfect for your friend who will only buyBlack, who walks around proudly with her fist in the air.

The Customizable Skincare Kit for Melanin-RichComplexions is a three-step kit designed to cleanse, exfoliate, protect andmoisturize your skin, helping you achieve your dream skin with everyapplication.

Buttah’s complete customizable kit includes thefollowing. The debris-dissolving gentle skin Cleanser. This cleanser lathersbeautifully and doesn’t leave your skin feeling chalky after use. Completelyprepped to ten apply the skin-transforming, moisture infused Vitamin C Serum.It’s light and not oily, which is rare for a vitamin C Serum, it makes adifference within a week of use and doesn’t clog pores.

You then have the option to choose between the Coco Shea Revitalizing Cream the moisture-locking, Facial Shea Butter, both are great options for combination skin, it’s up to you to decide which your melanated sister-friend will love.

This is for the friend who looks Hollywood naturally.

Glossier Skin Care Edit – $50.00

We all have that friend that looks fresh off out amagazine cover, all the time. She applies a light glam and gives off theeffortless vibe.

Glossier is the perfect brand for those that love skincare and have very subtle make up routines. Glossier is a huge advocate forinclusivity, which is visible in their Grant Initiative for Black-Owned BeautyBusinesses.

The Skin Care Edit includes the daily skincare routine,which is safe for all skin types for fresh, moisturized, dewy skin.

This adorable box is packed with the classic MilkyJelly Cleanser, essential and hydrating Super Bounce serum, the PrimingMoisturizer Rich, a little something for the lips with two of the Balm Dotcoms,in original and rose. To top it all offit includes the light-reflecting Futuredew oil-serum hybrid and an adorable,very handy pink, nylon-spandex headbandto protect your edges and hold your hair back while you indulge in thisGlossier kit.

Your glam best friend can fit many of these productsin her clutch of choice!

Which one of these holiday gifts will you be gettingfor your best girlfriends?

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