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Creative Birthday Gift Ideas for Makeup Lovers

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Even though it may seem like it's something people invented recently, makeup has been a very important part of human culture for thousands of years. From primitive tribes, wars, and theaters, to today's beauty pageants and video tutorials. When you consider this, it's easy to see why people, especially women, love makeup so much. If you know a makeup lover and you want to pleasantly surprise them for their birthday, the present you plan on giving them should have something to do with makeup.

Finding this kind of present is not a simple task, especially if you're not well versed when it comes to makeup. Luckily for you, we can help you with this. Here are the best birthday gift ideas for makeup lovers.

Mineral Eyeshadow

Eyes are a window to the soul. Even though the soul should be the most beautiful part of a person, this doesn't mean a person should neglect the beauty of the "windows". Therefore, if you want to surprise your friend for their birthday, make sure to give them these mineral eyeshadow products on a special day. This will make their eyes look sexy and mysterious. It's a beautiful present every makeup lover would definitely appreciate, be sure of it.

A Graphic T-Shirt Inspired By Makeup

One of the best things about buying gifts for makeup lovers is that the present doesn't have to be makeup. It can be an item that celebrates their love for makeup. This allows you to be creative in your selection. Therefore, feel free to buy them a graphic t-shirt with a cute motive. For example, sexy lips wearing a lipstick. This will show them you care about their interests and you won't make a mistake of buying something they already have.

A Travel Makeup Bag

When a woman travels, she always carries her makeup. It doesn't matter where she's going, she has to look stunning for every occasion. This is an attitude every lady should have. However, carrying makeup on every trip can be a hassle. This is exactly why you should buy your friend a travel makeup bag to use. With this bag, they will be able to pack all of their makeup and keep it tidy and neat. They will find their favorite lipstick easily and they will look classy carrying the bag.

A Lipstick Patch

Guess what - patches are back! These little accessories are very popular today and they would make a great birthday present for your friend. Make sure to find one in the shape of a lipstick. Trust us, your friend will be amazed by it. She will be able to put it on her leather jacket or her jeans and show everyone how much she loves makeup. This is a cute little present every makeup enthusiast would enjoy.

A Brush Holder

If you want to be a little bit more practical and help your friend keep their makeup in order, you should opt for a brush holder. The truth is, not a lot of girls have brush holders. They use improvised brush holders and it doesn't look too tidy. Buying your friend a brush holder will help them be more organized when it comes to storing makeup. This will make their getting ready experience more enjoyable.

The Lipstick Phone Case

Think about this - what do people use the most today? Their smartphones, right? Now, what better way for a makeup enthusiast to show their passion than by having a lipstick-shaped smartphone case? Trust us, your friend will show this present to everyone and she will be in love with her phone.

A Scarf With A Lipstick Print

If your friend is a makeup enthusiast, she is probably very stylish. Elegant ladies love wearing scarves and this is your chance to buy a perfect present. Get your beloved friend a scarf with a lipstick print on it. Be careful when choosing the colors. She should be able to combine it with other clothing items.

Wearing a scarf like this is the perfect way for her to show her style and her love for makeup. It is a wonderful birthday present, no question about it.

A Cute Mug With A Makeup Print

Let's face it, no one looks good while drinking their morning coffee. They are not dressed, they have no makeup on, and they are simply craving to go back to bed. However, if a person doesn't look fabulous, it doesn't mean they can't feel fabulous. The best way to make your friend feel like this even on those cold winter mornings is to buy them a cute coffee mug with a makeup print on it.

Mirror With Storage

Chances are your friend has a mirror in her home. However, everyone needs a small portable one for their makeup purposes. Therefore, make sure to get one small mirror with storage for your friend. This will make her life easier.

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Culture

Please Don't Forget to Say Thank You

"More grapes, please," my daughter asked, as she continued to color her Peppa Pig drawing at the kitchen table.

"What do you say?" I asked her, as I was about to hand her the bowl.

"More grapes?"

I shook my head.

"Please?"

I stood there.

"I want green grapes instead of red grapes?"

I shook my head again. I handed her the bowl of green grapes. "Thank you. Please don't forget to say thank you."

"Thank you, Momma!"

Here's the question at hand: Do we have to retrain our leaders to say thank you like I am training my children?

Many of us are busy training our young children on manners on the other side of the Zoom camera during this pandemic. Reminding them to say please, excuse me, I tried it and it's not my favorite, I am sorry, and thank you. And yet somehow simple manners continue to be undervalued and underappreciated in our workplaces. Because who has time to say thank you?

"Call me. This needs to be completed in the next hour."

"They didn't like the deck. Needs to be redone."

"When are you planning on sending the proposal?"

"Did you see the questions he asked? Where are the responses?"

"Needs to be done by Monday."

Let me take a look. I didn't see a please. No please. Let me re-read it again. Nope, no thank you either. Sure, I'll get to that right away. Oh yes, you're welcome.

Organizations are under enormous pressure in this pandemic. Therefore, leaders are under enormous pressure. Business models collapsing, budget cuts, layoffs, or scrapping plans… Companies are trying to pivot as quickly as possible—afraid of extinction. With employees and leaders everywhere teaching and parenting at home, taking care of elderly parents, or maybe even living alone with little social interaction, more and more of us are dealing with all forms of grief, including losing loved ones to COVID-19.

So we could argue we just don't have time to say thank you; we don't have time to express gratitude. There's too much happening in the world to be grateful for anything. We are all living day to day, the pendulum for us swinging between surviving and thriving. But if we don't have the time to be grateful now, to show gratitude and thanks as we live through one of the most cataclysmic events in recent human history, when will we ever be thankful?

If you don't think you have to say thank you; if you don't think they deserve a thank you (it's their job, it's what they get paid to do); or if you think, "Why should I say thank you, no one ever thanks me for anything?" It's time to remember that while we might be living through one of the worst recessions of our lifetimes, the market will turn again. Jobs will open up, and those who don't feel recognized or valued will be the first to go. Those who don't feel appreciated and respected will make the easy decision to work for leaders who show gratitude.

But if we don't have the time to be grateful now, to show gratitude and thanks as we live through one of the most cataclysmic events in recent human history, when will we ever be thankful?

Here's the question at hand: Do we have to retrain our leaders to say thank you like I am training my children? Remind them with flashcards? Bribe them with a cookie? Tell them how I proud I am of them when they say those two magical words?

Showing gratitude isn't that difficult. You can send a thoughtful email or a text, send a handwritten card, send something small as a gesture of thank you, or just tell them. Call them and tell them how thankful you are for them and for their contributions. Just say thank you.

A coworker recently mailed me a thank you card, saying how much she appreciated me. It was one of the nicest things anyone from work has sent me during this pandemic. It was another reminder for me of how much we underestimate the power of a thank you card.

Apparently, quarantine gratitude journals are all the rage right now. So it's great if you have a beautiful, leather-bound gratitude journal. You can write down all of the people and the things that you are thankful for in your life. Apparently, it helps you sleep better, helps you stay grounded, and makes you in general happier. Just don't forget to take a moment to stop writing in that journal, and to show thanks and gratitude to those you are working with every single day.