Shopping for gifts during the holiday season is tough for several reasons. Mainly, we almost always end up wanting to grab something for ourselves, too, too, especially when we're staring at Ulta's holiday gift sets. You too? Then we must warn you that the brand's 2022 holiday sets have landed, and they're seriously good.
These 7 Ulta Holiday Gift Sets Will Take Your—Er, *Their*—Beauty Routine to the Next Level
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For starters, buyers say the Dyson hairdryer set is worth the money if you're in the mood to splurge. And drying hair at lightning speed without totally damaging it (shout out to its Intelligent heat control) is only one thing they'll have to look forward to. "I actually enjoy hair-washing day now...Before this, I had the Revlon styler, so compared to that, my hair dries quicker, feels much healthier and there is a lot less frizz," one reviewer shares. Oh, and did we mention it comes with five attachments to target specific hair needs, like taming flyaways and diffusing curls, plus a case to store everything in?
They'll be happy with this pick if they're into nail polish. It's an advent calendar, which means every day for 25 days, they'll open a small door to find a new OPI mini polish to create salon-quality looks during the holiday season and beyond. What are some shades they can expect? Go Big or Go Chrome, Feelin' Berry Glam and Tealing Festive, to name a few. Most importantly, the polishes are supposed to be quick-drying and long-lasting (for up to seven days). Sounds like it's worth grabbing one for yourself, too.
If there's any gift set you want to buy for yourself and just about every friend on your list, it's this one. As fans of Olaplex, we tested the No.3 Hair Perfector and can confirm that it made our hair softer and shinier, so we have no doubts that the No.6 Bond Smoother isn't everything it says it is: hydrating and smoothing. But don't take it from us. One buyer is obsessed: "I use these products weekly and daily—the No.3 is my self-care go-to to keep my curls strong and bouncy; the No.6 I use daily—just spritz hair damp, then scrunch away for the shiniest curls ever!"
You'll also want to double up on this beautyblender set, because not only are there so many ways to use the sponge—including highlighting like a pro and exfoliating skin—but the gift also comes with the blendercleanser (an unscented and vegan hand, sponge and brush cleaner) and a silicone scrub mat to deep clean the sponge.
We've been obsessed with Briogeo since we tested its honey mask, which made our hair unbelievably soft. This set comes with four of the brand's best-sellers: the Don't Despair, Repair! Mask, Scalp Revival Mask, Superfoods Mask and Don't Despair, Repair! Treatment. Each one targets scalp and hair needs, from helping to prevent future dryness to nourishing and conditioning strands. "I recently used the Don't Despair, Repair! Deep conditioning mask, and my hair was so soft after leaving it in for ten minutes. It was also much easier to detangle," assistant editor Destinee Scott adds. In other words, it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy two (one for your giftee and one for yourself).
We must admit that even we couldn't resist grabbing a couple of these boxes, so we don't blame you if you do the same. That's because it comes with our favorite C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Oil that we tested, which has transformed our skin. The Luna Sleeping Night Oil is supposed to be even better, improving the appearance of wrinkles and boosting plumpness, thanks to its genius seed oil blend.
Ever since Senior Editor Sarah Stiefvater reviewed Slip's silk eye mask, she hasn't looked back. Simply, nothing compares to the brand's luxurious mulberry silk products, and it's no different for its pillow, which you'll want to grab two of because you'll love it just as much as your giftee will Even better, the set comes with a large and skinny silk scrunchie to tie hair up.
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