Candy and socks are nice — but sometimes we glam girls want something pretty in our stocking (besides jewelry)! The little sets and palettes below are wonderful pick-me-ups in shimmering shades that will help get her (or you) through the winter.
bliss santa’s little helpers ($11 USD, $24 value) — mega-moisturizing duo for mouth and ‘mittens’. You better watch ‘pout’, you better ditch dry—and you can do both with this spa-inspired lip- and hand-hydrating pair. Includes high intensity hand cream (1.0 oz) and fabulips softening lip balm. Available at bliss spas, www.blissworld.com, Sephora.
Burt’s Bees Simply Shimmer ($10 USD) Lips will smile this season when you give one of these spectacular sets. Each Lip Shimmer cares for your lips with Coconut and Sunflower Oils while Vitamin E nourishes them with a sheen. Made from luminescent Earth Pigments these lip lovelies are pretty alone or layered with your favorite lip colors– Nourishes and soothes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax • Enriched with Sunflower and Coconut Oils • Invigorating Peppermint flavor
Red Mix contains:
- Peony Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz.)
- Fig Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz.)
- Champagne Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz.)
This is a fun gift for one lady, or split it up and share the wealth! Available at mass market retailers near you.
Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit ($39 USD) — Look sultry at a moment’s notice without risking serious embarrassment with the Midnight Emergency Kit. Four luminous shadows, a cruelty-free shadow brush and Lip Junkie Lipgloss make the Midnight Emergency Kit a must for every purse! Swathed in a champagne pleather (Urban Decay is cruelty-free) case featuring a golden zipper that zips all the way around as well as a built in mirror, you’ll love to pull this baby out at any emergency! Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com
JK Jemma Kidd Smoke It Up Kit ($22 USD) — Smoke it up. Create day-to-night, instant glamour with the ultimate smoky eyes shadow kit. Must-have matte and pearl shades teamed with essential defining wet/dry shadow/liner; housed in a chic, lightweight and travel friendly compact with handy flip mirror. Purchase at Target and www.target.com.
Vincent Longo Amaretti Diamond Collection ($44 USD) gift set offers “eye candy” for the holidays. Four unique shadows, literally baked into irresistible “color cookies,” recall the world-famous scrumptious Italian sweet. These holiday “eye candies” feature sweet complements of crystalline icing baked onto a velvety rich base of visible flavor. When applied, the gourmet treats and toppings meld and blend with sophisticated taste, for a look of visual sensation this holiday season and beyond. What’s more, the Amaretti Diamond Collection comes perfectly packaged for holiday gift-giving in a sleek, chic, red-bowed black box.
The shades are:
Midnight blue fudge topped with silver and sapphire pearl frosting
Velvet vanilla crème treat laced with silver sprinkles
Rich chocolate brownie iced with glistening gold
Warm copperleaf cake topped with silvery sugar crystals
These aer luxurious shades and textures! Purchase at www.vincentlongo.com.
Lash Control Mascara ($20 USD) — An innovative, squeezable mascara package which allows you to continuously regulate the desired amount of mascara product on the brush. The built-in wiper sleeve at the mouth of the mascara tube is easily manipulated…. Now your brush can be both an applicator and a lash separator. No more scraping excess mascara off or wiping with a tissue. Just squeeze!
This is easy to use and very non-goopy. The only thing is that it does smudge a bit. When they introduce a waterproof formula — I’m in! Purchase at www.lashcontrol.com.