Alex Michael May’s Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season of sparkle! Being the glitter queen that I am, I couldn’t be more excited to have an excuse to spend more time looking at shiny and shimmery objects! For me, my favorite moments occur when I get to select my holiday mani, dress up, and select gifts for those I love.
To get in the holiday mood, obviously I have to start with a seasonal mani, and the one that I adore currently is from the New Nutcracker collection! I Pull the Strings is a gorgeous rose gold glitter nail polish that looks like twinkling lights, especially when layered atop an on-trend neutral like Worth a Pretty Penne.
In fact, I love this polish so much, it’s my first pick for this shiny gift guide I curated with OPI! See all my picks below:
No. 1— OPI Nail Lacquer in I Pull The Strings
I gushed about it before, but I’ll do it again! The rose gold flecks in this polish look like nail art with a simple single swipe of this gorgeous glitter nail polish. Wear it alone or layered over a neutral nail polish for endless combinations of glam.
No. 2— Pixi by Petra Glowy Duos Highlighter
I love that this subtle, natural-looking highlighter duo looks like your skin is glowing from the holiday lights or sitting fireside. Adding a little to the inner corner of your eyes and cupid’s bow elevates your everyday beauty routine. It’s the perfect effect for all those holiday parties! Grab this highlighter for your beauty-obsessed friends, because this is great for stocking stuffers (or a gift for yourself. You glow, girl!)
No. 3— Burdlife Star Drop Earrings
These shiny star earrings are perfect for the holiday season and beyond, and make a statement with anything from a t-shirt and jeans or party dress. I love that they’re handmade in Houston by a female small-business owner!
No. 4— Madewell Slim Convertible Bag in Leopard
I can’t get enough of leopard print right now (I swear it’s a neutral!). This little glam bag can be worn crossbody or doubled up as a top handle, making it a great fit for the girl on the go!
No. 5— Hourglass Cosmetics No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil
Give a little bit of luxury to a friend who deserves it. I’m obsessed with this product—it’s an advanced anti-aging treatment that also doubles as a lip gloss. It combines essential oils and vitamins with an opulent 24-karat gold-plated tip. Fancy or what?
No. 6— Five Minute Journal
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s vital to take a minute (or five, to be exact!) to focus on self-care and reflection. For your mindful, meditation-loving, or overly frenzied friend, this simply structured journal format takes just 5 minutes and helps you cultivate gratitude every day.
No. 7— ESYM Portable Aromatherapy Pod
Compactly designed to fit in your hand or pocket, this portable aromatherapy pod travels wherever you do, inspiring balance and calm, something we can all use more of around the holidays. Also a great stocking stuffer for the friend who loves to travel!
No. 8— Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo + Hair French Pin
This glam gift set includes a staple to every busy person’s beauty kit—dry shampoo! This bottle is oh-so-pretty and the scent is lovely, plus it’s one of my favorite formulas! Bonus that it comes with a gorgeous french hairpin to create endless holiday styles.
I hope you enjoyed discovering my top holiday picks! No matter what you get as a gift this holiday season, make sure you’re unwrapping your presents while wearing your favorite OPI shades. Don’t forget to snap a nail selfie showing off your seasonal mani and tag it on social media with #OPIObsessed. Keep checking the OPI blog for the latest on holiday styles, seasonal sales, and much more.