As we hurdle over the last days towards Christmas, it’s time to put the final touches on those gift lists! So we’re bringing in our favorite beauty expert, Catherine O’Neill, the Beauty News Editor at Allure Magazine to share her favorite gifts of Christmases past, plus what she hopes to find under the tree this year. You’ll want to take notes–she’s a gift giving expert thanks to working on Allure’s holiday gift guides every year !
WHAT’S ONE THING YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GIVE THIS HOLIDAY?
I have a 19-year-old sister who is obsessed with makeup—and I got my hands on an Urban Decay Naked Vault. She is going to FREAK. OUT.
WHAT’S ONE THING ON YOUR OWN WISH LIST?
WHAT’S THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?
I made my BFF a custom necklace from Brevity, a really cool company that creates jewelry out of your own handwriting. I wrote a phrase for her and now she wears it on a dainty gold chain around her neck. It’s the grown-up version of a friendship necklace!
AND THE ONE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My first boss at Allure, Amy Keller Laird, gave me black Hunter rainboots and DKNY texting gloves for my first winter in New York City (I’m from LA). It’s been three years and I still am infinitely grateful to her every time it rains, sleets, or snows.
Plus, to see what Cat’s fellow Allure team members are looking for this holiday season, check out their Staff Wish Lists!