I’m the person that’s hard to shop for during the holidays. Part of that is because I’m extremely picky. The other part is because I get sent a lot of really awesome beauty products to test out as it is. That being said, people know I love makeup. I’m constantly being asked what the best holiday beauty gifts are during this time of the year. I point out some of the really great deals of the season a lot of the time, but not this year. The best holiday beauty gift of the season isn’t makeup — it’s technology.
When it comes to technology, I’m normally the last person that people come to. I can’t tell you what version of the iPhone are best or even name more than three types of batteries. However, I can tell you what makes my life easier, and Bellabeat does just that.
The brand started out creating wearable technology. They created a small little leaf that’s similar to a Fitbit. It tracks your steps and activity level, but goes above and beyond by tracking your period and your sleep. The device is designed it to be worn on the wrist as a wrap bracelet, on a wire on a necklace, or clipped on clothing.
If you were to ask me a week ago what the best holiday beauty gift was, I would tell you a skincare item. Bellabeat has changed my answer.
This bracelet is even better than the Fitbit, in my opinion. I’m not huge into working out, so I love that this design works with my everyday wardrobe. My favorite way to wear it is around my wrist on the faux leather wrap bracelet. I also like to swap out for the active band while I sleep, since it’s more comfortable. Or, you know, when I’m dressing like Sporty Spice for the day.
Why is this technology my top holiday beauty gift? Because good health is the key to beauty.
Being able to see how much you’re moving every day is major. I never knew how important it was until I could see it throughout the day. I work from home, so I’m not nearly as active as I should be. The bracelet allows me to set a goal and work towards it. Whether that means walking around the block or taking a sporadic trip to browse the aisles of Target is up to me.
As great as the bracelet is, it’s the water bottle that lands on the top of my best holiday beauty gift list. Spring is the newest addition to the Bellabeat family. It’s a smart water bottle that actually keeps track of and records how much water you drink every day. Yes, you read that right.
“Spring is the next product within our ecosystem of health devices for women, designed to help them with meaningful data about their health and give guidance to form healthy habits that improve their well-being,” the press release says.
I thought this product was going to be too good to be true when it was sent to me. It’s been one week of using Spring, and I’m declaring it the best holiday beauty gift of the year.
We’re all told that water is the key to good skin. What I didn’t realize before using this product was that water is the key to not just good skin, but to good sleep and energy and makeup application too. I can look at how much water I’ve had throughout the day and predict how my body can react the next day. I never knew that until I could visibly see it.
All you do to sync your water intake is to shake the bottle. It’s really that easy. You can also input the data manually, if you choose to use another water bottle throughout the day. Or drink a lot of La Croix, like I do.
Spring is $89, which, after using it, I think is completely fair. The Leaf is $119 to $189, depending on how many accessories you’d like with it. You can always buy the attachment separately as well. This is a one time buy, which I think is more than fair. The only thing you need to worry about is replacing the battery every six months.
While I’m not the sportiest person out there, I’m working on my health my own way. I love Bellabeat because they get me. The brand allows me to create my own fitness journey and work their products into my life. Not the other way around. If you’re looking for the gift for the beauty lover that already has it all, this is the one.