Gift Your Girlfriends DIY Beauty Gift Sets This Holiday Season

This post is sponsored by Target.

DIY Beauty Gift Sets

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you haven’t checked everyone off of your list yet, then it’s time to get moving and get those last-minute gifts. Target has lots of beauty gift sets that you can hack to create your own personalized DIY beauty gift sets, and you’ll even have some goodies left over for yourself. I’m going to show you how I deconstructed this e.l.f. Nail Cube, e.l.f. Eye Shadow Set and Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Set to create personalized DIY beauty gift sets for three of my girlfriends.

e.l.f. nail cube in everyday

The e.l.f. Nail Cube has 12 mini nail polishes, one of which is clear and can be used as a base or top coat. I wanted to gift each friend only the vibrant colors, so I divided the set by four and kept the muted shades and clear coat for myself.

e.l.f. eyeshadow set

The e.l.f Eye Shadow Set has seven eye shadow duos. To keep things even, I’m gifting each friend two duos and keeping one for myself.

Target Burt's Bees Holiday Gift Set

The Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Set has four assorted moisturizing lip balms, one of which is the original Beeswax Lip Balm. I decided to give each friend a flavored balm and keep the original balm for myself.

Target Filigree Teardrop Hoop Earrings Trio

To complete the gift sets, I picked up this Filigree Teardrop Hoop Earrings Trio from Target’s accessories section as a little something extra. Each friend will get one pair. Here’s the final grouping of goodies…


Each girlfriend will receive three nail polishes, two eye shadow duos, a lip balm and a pair of earrings.

hack-the-target-gift set-2

And these goodies are all for me- or they can be used as a last-minute gift for someone else. See what I did there?!


These Sugar Paper Gift Bags and Sugar Paper Gift Tags and Twine Set will finish off the gifts.


Now they’re ready to go under the tree. Wasn’t that easy? Hack the Target Gift Sets to create your own personalized DIY beauty gift sets. The possibilities are endless!

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When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. deedee
    12.12.2015 / 7:05 am

    Such a great idea!

  2. Gina
    12.19.2015 / 3:45 am

    So glad I happen to find you by searching for them jordana liners love love love your style and reviews thanks have a great Christmas god bless you and yours.

    • Erica
      12.21.2015 / 9:47 am

      Thank you so much and likewise! 🙂

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