Ringing in the season with holiday collections

By: Kerry Ingram, Columnist 

As much as it saddens me once Thanksgiving break comes to an end, this time of year also makes me extremely cheerful because:

  1. The end of another semester is basically
  2. I can now listen to Christmas music 24/7 and not get judged.
  3. Holiday collections.

This year, three of my favorite brands have launched some of the best holiday gift sets any college student can get their hands on. Whether you’re making your list or checking it twice, here are the collections to shop this Christmas.

Forever 21 Holiday 2016

Forever 21 outdid itself this time. This fashion collection for the holidays includes all of the current trends – velour, chokers, and sequins galore. My favorite pieces from the line include a chevron-patterned faux fur coat that checks in at less than $100 and a semi-sheer tulle skirt that’s giving me naughty-list vibes. The clothing and accessories in this line all range from $5 to $95, making style attainable for students. The brand also includes a holiday gift guide on its site that allows users to more easily find the perfect gifts, all without breaking the bank. The 2016 holiday collection is just another example of why I will forever be in love with Forever 21.

Colourpop Holiday

Lipstick lovers beware! This year, Colourpop has launched holiday kits, all of which include full-size products at an amazing price! The most popular kits are obviously lip kits – the brand has three different lipstick kits that each include five full-size liquid lipsticks for only $25! In addition to these, the brand has sets that include eyeshadows and other face pigments, and has launched a range of products specifically for this year’s holiday season. These makeup products are sure to make this Christmas that much more colorful.

e.l.f. Holiday Beauty

Throwback to early YouTube days when this brand was all the rage – e.l.f. is back with something for everyone this holiday season! This collection includes the launch of 21 new kits, each one different from the next. Whether you’re looking to get the perfect makeup brushes for yourself or a set of great eyeliners for your bestie, e.l.f.’s holiday beauty collection will provide you with gifts worth giving (that don’t require you to give up an arm and leg in order to obtain them).

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