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The Best Galentine's Day Beauty Gifts to Get Your Bestie
For those of you wondering what the heck Galentine’s Day is, don’t worry – we were unfamiliar with the term too. However, it turns out it’s actually a pretty good day to celebrate (dare we say even better than Valentine’s Day).
Basically, this new calendar date commemorates “ladies celebrating ladies” and takes place on the 13th of Feb. Now, we don’t know about you but the women in our lives are pretty phenomenal. Whether you’re thankful for your mum, sister, cousin or girl gang, this day is the perfect time to show them just how blimin’ great they are. And what better way to do so than by giving them a gift that far outlives the shelf life of flowers?
Us girls at Cosmetify have compiled the ultimate beauty wish list that women everywhere will agree with. It’s the ultimate Galentine’s Day gift guide written by women, for women.
It’s won all the awards, is used by celebs, and now, it needs to be owned by your bestie. This tinted moisturiser pretty much does the absolute most with very minimal effort. The oil-free formula lets you recreate a model-like, ‘barely there’ look that blots out shine, covers minor impurities and adds a post-holiday glow. Good luck not buying one for yourself too…
Originally created exclusively for Hollywood actors and actresses, this face mask set gives the leading lady in your life A-lister skin within the comfort of her very own bedroom (and for a fraction of the price). Featuring everything from the best-selling Thirstymud mask to Gravitymud, Youthmud and Supermud, the set clears, firms and hydrates skin for results that both look and feel good.
Any Gloss Bomb shade will undoubtedly go down a treat, but we suggest opting for one of Fenty’s latest releases: $weet Mouth. This shimmering soft pink shade is universally flattering which means you and your bestie can go #twinning with yourlip gloss.
If you really, really, REALLY love your main girl, we suggest splashing the cash on something that will not be forgotten for a long time. Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk range is a guaranteed winner when it comes to treating even the pickiest of beauty fanatics, meaning you’ll be in the good books for the foreseeable future with this complete set.
Yep, we’ve added in yet another Charlotte Tilbury goodie because we’re that confident on its success rate. Almost everyone at Cosmetify HQ added this to their wish lists, mainly because of its beautiful shimmer tones and luxe gold packaging. Get it now while it’s hot and enjoy just how good giving can feel.
Can’t afford a girlie spa trip? Never fear, bring the experience to your bestie’s house with this deeply relaxing rollerball. Cocooning the senses with an air of tranquillity, this Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball is ideal as a wind-down treat before bed to rid any toxic or anxious thoughts.
If it's good enough for the Kardashian's, it's good enough for your best friend. Give your loved ones the gift of good hair with this cult-followed favourite. Now, we’re not saying that you can achieve Kimmy K’s lusciously long, shiny locks with this but you can get pretty damn close.
This set of false nail stickers is the ideal treat if you don’t really have the budget to go to the nail salon together, helping you to share the love without breaking the bank. Enjoy your Galentine’s Day with a girly night in elevating your nail game together.
Anything Gucci is bound to go down pretty well but extra brownie points are in it for you if you get the sell-out Gucci Bloom scent. This floral fragrance is a beautifully feminine perfume that celebrates the power of women in all their glory.
Give the gift of beautified, touchably soft skin with this 2-in-1 shower scrub. Having tried and tested this out ourselves, we can confirm that it is an absolute essential for fake tan addicts that want to scrub away blotchy, streaky tans.
Go all out with Urban Decay's glitziest (and arguably most impressive) makeup collection. This beauty set contains everything from the brand's famed eyelid primer to their 'A Little Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette' that imparts a wash of jewel-like pigment and incredible shine upon your bestie's complexion.
Is your best friend a boss when it comes to nailing life and putting a smile on your face? Show your partner in crime that you appreciate her by giving her a fragrance that encapsulates confidence, sass and uniqueness. We love this fragrance gift set as the accompanying lotion prolongs the wear of the included eau de parfum.
Go designer with the Yves Saint Laurent Mascara for instant false eyelash effect. Anything from the YSL beauty vault is sure to do gown a treat, which is why we will be bagging one for ourselves as well as our gal pals! Galentine's Day is also about self-love after all...
If you're also wanting to celebrate the men in your life, check out our guide to The Best Valentine's Day Men's Grooming Gifts for Him for an easy, no-fuss round-up.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.