Gift Guide :: K-Beauty Skincare Favorites

So the holidays are around the corner, and if you are anything like me you have already started your holiday shopping! K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) has been taking the west by storm, and I have been in love with a lot of products for a very long time. If you or someone you know would love to receive some awesome beauty items this holiday season may I make a few recommendations? ūüôā

 

Can’t Go Wrong With Sheet Masks!

Awhile ago I did my favorite sheet mask post, where I discussed my fave masks!  Now as much as these are terrific for everyday use, for the holidays it might be fun to do something a little nicer, or even more festive and fun!

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SNP Animal Masks are fun, affordable and make great gifts! They come in a variety of animals that help with a variety of concerns!

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Sulwhasoo is a luxury skincare line from Korean that is highly regarded for their excellent ingredients and amazing products. Although these masks run on the more expensive side, if you want to gift someone some amazing luxury Korean Beauty products, you can’t go wrong with any of these!

 

Starter and Trial Sets

If your giftee is just dipping their toes into the world of Korean Beauty trial and starter sets are amazing, They are a great way to test out a full range of products, and they make amazing gifts as well!

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Sulwhasoo again! You will see them a few more times as their products are among my favorites, and they make excellent gifts! This set in particular is an amazing introductory into the brand and make s a terrific gift! Sulwhasoo Essential Duo Set with Essential Balancing Water, Essential Balancing Emulsion and a 5 piece travel set of other popular products.

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Mizon’s snail repair ampoule is legendary and this set has 3 popular and highly prized products for a fantastic price. Mizon¬†Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule Set + Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser makes a terrific gift/stocking stuffer! and its incredibly affordable as well!

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Laniege is a brand that is very recognizable (we have them at Targets now in the states) Their products are amazing, and very competitively priced. A great introductory brand to Kbeauty in general. The Laneige Lucky Holiday New Basic Duo Set is a great gift for the holidays that feature some amazing products from the brand!

 

Cult Products

These are the products that have really ignited the fiery craze of K-Beauty! These products are popular cult hits that also make amazing gifts!

 

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

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Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

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Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur SPF 15/PA Plus

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Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream

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Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Exfoliator

 

These are just my recommendations, and I hope this was helpful! I have used everyone of these products and can say I absolutely love them! Listed below are just some of my personal favorites as well! I’d also love to know your recommendations as well!

My Faves

Have a happy holidays!

 

 

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Bespoke Beauty :: My Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Atelier Renard SLG

Bespoke Beauty, Perfumed Leather Perfection

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Now normally I don’t talk to much about my luxury items on here except for beauty, skincare and of course fragrance. But I do also collect and have an appreciation for bags and small leather goods (SLGs). Recently my SA at Neiman Marcus let me know about a special trunk show they were having, and about some very incredible little SLGs from Atelier Renard and Francis Kurkdjian.

When my SA told me about these pieces I was instantly excited. I love the history behind fragrances. How is spans and intertwines with different times, cultures and religions. And I was always fascinated with the perfumed gloves of the 17th century. So when I found out one of my favorite houses (and noses) was partnering with a master leather workshop to create special perfumed leather items I knew this was something I had to check out.

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Francis Kurkdjian and Brigitte Montaut looking through leather samples and notes. Credit FrancisKurkdjian.com

 

I think what really fascinates me about this collaboration between these two masters of their craft is that at started with a bag: That Bag then created a spark of admiration, respect which then blossomed and breathed life into a beautifully perfect collaboration.

The pieces range from single card cases to twin sets: in either American Alligator or Calfskin. In an assortment of colors you can really find just about anything you would want looks wise. SMELL wise the fragrance is unreal!

It’s safe to say I LOVE leather fragrances, so the beautiful resinous and rich fragrance paired with the supple leather is something truly special. I wish Francis Kurkdjian would make a fragrance like that with the leather. It reminds me very much of Grand Soir and Cologne Pour le Soir. The fragrance is supposed to last at least 2 years so I am excited to be able to enjoy this for that long!

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Me comparing my choices to my current SLGs in Use (Bottega Veneta Cardcase, LV Key Holder and Prada Saffiano Leather Wallet). That Green Alligator was almost the winner, but I got the calfskin twinset instead. Photo Credit, Me

Overall I am completely enraptured with the quality of my piece and the fragrance. It’s a beautiful union of 2 perfect worlds colliding to create something amazing. I am looking forward to what they have in store for us in the future!

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Alligator and Calfskin Twinsets in a beautiful assortment of colors. Credit Atelierrenard.com

Purchase

I was lucky to be able to experience these firsthand. They are not available online, only in select Bergdorf Goodman Stores and Certain Maison Francis Kurkdjian boutiques. I would contact them directly to see what is available.

Articles and Additional Information

Review of my piece is up on my Youtube Channel.

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