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Ten Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

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Graphic Courtesy of Bianca Storino

Looking for last minute gift ideas for the holiday season? We got you. Here are some awesome products that anyone would love to receive this holiday season. 

 

Secure The Blur Primer

If you are breaking out from your makeup, you have to add primer to your makeup routine –  specifically the Secure The Blur Makeup Magnet Primer from One/Size. This primer keeps your makeup from clogging your pores, and this specific primer gives you an airbrushed look and makes your pores look like they aren’t even there. It makes your makeup stay all day, and controls oil that can accumulate on your face throughout the day, making your face look like it has a filter on it all day long.

 

 

 

New Balance 550s 

The New Balance 550s go with everything, but are still extremely stylish. They have a fun 80s vibe to them, yet at the same time, they are also very timeless. They are a relatively affordable shoe that looks good with leggings, jeans, and nearly anything you can think of wearing. The shoes’ silhouette is chic, and looks good on any gender. They are also super comfortable and perfect for everyday wear.

 

 

 

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

I would argue that the Shiseido Eyelash Curler is easily the best eyelash curler I have ever tried. I am never using another eyelash curler again. It makes your eyelashes look like fake eyelashes, and curls them more than any eyelash curler I have ever used. A good eyelash curler is the key to making your eyes look more open, and personally, I think that good eyelashes can make or break my makeup for the day. Just use this curler before applying mascara to completely elevate your makeup routine. This eyelash curler completely eliminates the need for a lash lift or eyelash extensions. 

 

 

Evry Jewls Bracelet

Evry Jewels’ necklaces have recently been all the rage, but personally their bracelets have been what have caught my attention. They are cheap, but they don’t tarnish and are very good quality. Evry Jewels’ bracelets are perfect for stacking and give a minimalist “clean girl” vibe. The “Rich girl” bracelet is my personal favorite; it elevates every outfit I wear it with and goes with everything. All of Evry Jewels’ bracelets are so chic and really give a timeless look. 

 

 

Niacinamide Night Face Mask 

During the winter season, my skin gets extremely dehydrated. I already have dry skin, so my skin looks extremely dull during the winter without the Niacinamide Night Face Mask from Farmacy. It just brings my face back to life and gives it the moisture it needs during the depressing, cold Lake Forest winters and gives me the “glass skin,” glowy look. Any of Farmacy’s products are amazing, so even if you have skin that is more oily you should still check them out. 

 

 

 

 Amika Normcore Signature Shampoo and Conditioner

 This shampoo and conditioner from Amika has become a staple for my hair care routine. From the refreshing and clean smell to the way it makes your hair feel, it’s a great option for everyone’s hair. After using it for the first time, I immediately noticed how silky and soft my hair felt while having much more volume than it initially would with my prior shampoo and conditioner. These both include so many vitamins and antioxidants ensuring that your hair is getting proper moisture and nourishment. Although a bit pricey for shampoo and conditioner it’s definitely worth the money as you’re getting countless benefits. 

 

 

 

 

Olaplex Bonding Oil

The Olaplex Bonding Oil is another staple in my hair care routine. In order to achieve that effortless blow out look, I use a small amount on the top and ends of my hair. This is especially beneficial during the winter when your hair can get dry – it repairs that lost moisture in your hair making you feel like you just freshly washed your hair. This oil is a great option for slicking your hair back as well as it benefits your hair while also achieving the hairstyle necessary. 

 

 

 

 

Classic Ultra Mini Ugg Boot: 

I can confidently say that the Classic Ultra Mini Ugg boots have been the most popular winter shoes around the whole high school. For me, I love wearing these not only because of how comfy and warm they are but because of how versatile they are. I can practically wear these with any outfit, dressy or casual. The neutral color can practically go with everything – jeans or even leggings – and they complete that perfect comfy aesthetic everyone loves to go for. The convenience of being able to easily pull on these boots is undeniably one of the best features as it saves tons of time and are perfect for on-the-go errands. I certainly don’t think these boots will ever go out of style as they are a timeless piece perfect for the winter time. 

 

 

 

Aritzia Super Puff Coat

The Aritzia Super Puff coat is a super good option for a winter coat especially because of how durable it is for the cold temperatures. With this coat there are numerous options to choose from: style, color, fabric, and length. This coat is most definitely a fan favorite as it has super soft cushioning to keep you super warm for the winter. It’s also a fashionable piece meaning you can choose from a variety of bright colors to elevate any outfit. This is definitely something I am asking for as a gift for the holidays. 

 

 

 

 

Digital Camera

These small hand held Digital Cameras have become quite the rage due to the quality of photos that are produced from them as well as how “vintage” the pictures can look. Recently, girls have turned to these small cameras as a way to get their Instagram pictures as it’s reliable and super easy. Instead of taking photos on your regular Iphone, you can use these cameras and then upload them right away to your phone. Using these cameras also creates a nostalgic feeling with a much better flash and more crisp final image. There are just so many different options and styles to choose from that have a huge price range that accommodate any needs. I definitely want to upgrade my photos by purchasing one of these cameras. 

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Bianca Storino, Editor-in-Chief
Bianca Storino is a senior at Lake Forest High School and is excited to return to the Forest Scout as an editor-in-chief! She is an active member of the Lake Forest Varsity Dance Team and is involved in various other clubs at her school. On the rare occasion that she isn’t in the dance studio, you can find her trying out new restaurants, burying herself in a good book, or occasionally listening to true crime podcasts. 
Rachel Silvers, Staff Writer
Rachel Silvers is a senior at Lake Forest High School and a first-year writer for The Forest Scout. She is super excited to contribute by writing pieces on fashion, sports, opinion columns, and more. Additionally, Rachel is co-captain of the LFHS Varsity Dance Team. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going on long walks, taking yoga classes, baking, and listening to country music (specifically Luke Bryan and Morgan Wallen).
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