Skincare is an amazing gift to give! I think a lot of people aren’t certain how to take care of their skin as they grow older. A kit with various products that tell you how to use them will help your family and friends take care of their skin.
Below are great sets to give:
H2O+ Sea Results Skin Renewal Minis ($24 USD) — Smooth away fine lines and replenish skin with a plumping surge of H2O+ anti-aging marine moisture. This mini-sized collection is infused with Anti-Aging Marine Blend, sea minerals and seaweed extracts to revitalize skin, improve elasticity, and keep skin looking as young as it feels. Set Contents 1.Sea Results Sea Mineral Cleanser1.0 Fl oz/ 30 mL travel size 2.Sea Results Line Mender0.5 Fl oz/ 15 mL travel size 3.Sea Results Eye Mender Plus0.24 Fl oz/ 7 mL travel size 4.Sea Results Anti-Aging Hand Cream1.0 Fl oz/ 30 mL travel size
Philosophy spirit of miracles ($70 USD) — choose to live in the spirit of miracles and discover younger-looking skin. this comprehensive selection from the miracle worker family of skin care includes targeted treatments for morning and evening to address signs of aging including wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin tone and rough texture. miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer 2 oz., miracle worker overnight age-resetting, anti-wrinkle moisturizer 0.5 oz. and miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair 0.25 oz. are advanced skin care formulas offering radiant results. let miracles happen and start revealing a younger-looking you.
Yves Rocher Anti-Âge Global Collection ($54 USD) — This new generation of skin care uses the power of plant source cells to offer visible results: smoother, firmer, denser, perfectly moisturized and radiant skin!
– Complete Anti-aging Day Care, 1.6 fl. oz./50 ml jar
– Complete Anti-aging Eye Care, 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml tube
– FREE Signature Beauty Case*, dimensions : 7.1’’/ 18 cm L x 4.3”/11 cm H x 5.1”/13 cm Dbr />
*The Signature Beauty Case may vary
Fragrance is a thoughtful and personal gift. There are so many different choices out there, but don’t be afraid of surprising her with a new scent. Check out the notes in the following fragrances. You might be able to find one that will be perfect for the lady you are shopping for!
Philosophy loveswept holiday collection ($57 USD) — Sweep her off her feet this season with a soft floral fragrance that sparkles with energy and romance. loveswept opens with fresh bergamot and citrus, the heart blooms with pink jasmine, then rests on creamy amber that stays close to the skin. this collection includes the scent in 3 formulas for body and bath that layer beautifully for an indulgent head-to-toe experience. includes eau de toilette 2 oz.; shampoo, bath & shower gel 8 oz. and whipped body crème 4 oz.
212 VIP Rose by Carolina Herrera ($72.99 for 2.7 fl. oz) features a blend of sweet and sensual notes like pink champagne and amber, making it the perfect finishing touch before a big night out. Champagne, fruity notes, peach blossom, woody notes, white musk.
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Serenity Travel Trio ($49 USD) — The holiday fragrance trio offers a unique set of our signature scents. Beautifully gifted, each fragrance is designed to envelop you in a scent experience that invites feelings of joy and happiness this holiday season. Wear each one alone or layer them to create your own signature fragrance. Each trio is beautifully packaged in our white gift box, signature wrapping paper and ribbon.
The Serenity Trio includes our fresh and crisp green French Clary Sage, warm and cozy Tuscan Fig, and zesty Japanese Agarwood 15ml eau de parfums.
Katy Perry’s Mad Potion ($49 USD 1.7 fl. oz.) — This magical Katy Perry fragrance unleashes a spell with its notes of bourbon vanilla and sweet white peonies. Notes are Tahitian vanilla orchid, sweet white peony, fresh and crisp apple, musk, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, luminous jasmine petals, soft and whipped fluffy musk, Mexican vanilla bean absolute and glowing amber.
There are so many fantastic bath and body sets to give this time of year, it’s hard to choose just one! They are perfect for gifts for all of the ladies in your life — family members, friends, teachers, etc.
Below are a few picks from 3 of my favorite brands that create products with amazing fragrances:
Philosophy Iced Orchid Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath
Philosophy sending holiday wishes
Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath
Philosophy Iced Orchid Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($18 USD) — let the elegant fragrance of iced orchid transform your bath or shower into a ritual you’ll relish. the moisturizing, multi-tasking formula provides a rich, foaming lather to gently cleanse and condition, leaving skin and hair feeling soft, and lightly perfumed with the delicately exotic scent of iced orchid. Purchase at http://www.philosphy.com, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and QVC.
Philosophy sending holiday wishes ($20 USD) — philosophy sends its very best holiday wishes to you and yours. This set includes the brand’s indulgent holiday favorites designed to surprise and delight. Begin your day on a sweet note with spiced gingerbread cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath then pamper skin with sweet creamy frosting body lotion and treat your lips to some sugar sprinkles. Exclusive to Nordstrom.
Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($18 USD) — give a holiday cheer—candy cane is here! this fan favorite is back to sweeten things up as only it can. the exhilarating scent of peppermint is sure to make spirits bright as the award-winning formula cleanses and conditions from head to toe, leaving skin soft and lightly scented. Purchase at http://www.philosphy.com, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and QVC.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs & Kisses
L’Occitane Luxury Travel Set
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs & Kisses ($20 USD) — Retrieved directly from the fruit of the African Shea tree, Shea Butter has natural benefits that protect and nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Acting as a barrier for skin, it helps to prevent moisture loss, which maintains optimum skin-hydration levels.
This set contains:
– Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm 0.4 oz.
– Shea Butter Hand Cream 1 oz.
– L’Occitane Holiday Box
L’Occitane Luxury Travel Set ($40 USD) — Composed with some of the most cherished scents and textures made famous by L’OCCITANE, this gift combines our best-selling body care products.
This set contains:
– Shea Extra Gentle LavenderSoap 3.5 oz.
– Almond Shower Oil 2.5 fl.oz
– Shea Butter Hand Cream 0.34 oz.
– Shea Butter Foot Cream 0.34 oz.
– Verbena Shower Gel 1 oz.
– Verbena Body Lotion 1 oz.
– Shea Extra Gentle Verbena Soap 1.7 oz.
– Aromachologie Shampoo 1.18 fl.oz
– Aromachologie Conditioner 1.18 fl.oz
– L’Occitane Holiday Pouch
Available at usa.loccitane.com
Tocca Crema Voloce Hand Cream Trio
Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio Travel Fragrance Set
Tocca Crema Voloce Hand Cream Trio ($16 USD) — This trio of take-anywhere hand creams moisturizes your skin while draping you in beautiful fragrance. It makes the perfect little gift for yourself or someone you love. 1 oz. each.
– Cleopatra: a mix of grapefruit and cucumber.
– Bianca: a mix of green tea and lemon.
– Simone: a mix of watermelon and frangipani.
Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio Travel Fragrance Set ($45 USD) — The perfect introduction to signature scents. Indulge in three of your favorite TOCCA fragrances in convenient, miniature form. The coffret features Stella, Florence and Cleopatra Eau de Parfums in three Old World-inspired, beautifully collectible bottles.
Looking for a cool beauty tool or a fun palette to give this holiday season? I have some great ideas below. From a hi-tech way to apply makeup to affordable palettes to luxe collections, there is something for everyone.
Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System ($399 USD) – Reveal skins natural beauty with our dermatologist tested and recommended Luminess EPIC Airbrush Makeup System. Airbrushing helps eliminate cross contamination (no need for makeup brushes) resulting in healthier looking skin.
This system is truly an EPIC breakthrough with its game changing digital design. The Epic features a built in display, easy to use interface, and several tutorials that brings our professional makeup artist Heather Boswell directly into your home revealing the simple art of Airbrushing. Luminess Air’s specially formulated foundation allows you to spray away a verity of unwanted imperfection such as acne, discoloration, dark circles, bruising, scars, wrinkles, rosacea; even tattoos. Our makeup allows skin to breathe without sacrificing coverage – Airbrushing with Luminess Air gives sheer to ultra-coverage minus the appearance of thick or cakey makeup. This kit contains everything you need to create a flawless, camera ready look!
Too Faced Le Petite Maison ($39 USD) — Exclusive to Ulta Beauty, the kit features 12 shadows, Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Primer, and Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara for party-perfect eyes.
Ulta Beauty Ulta Be Discovered Blockbuster Kit ($24.99 USD) — For those who just don’t want to share, keep curious hands out with the lock and key closure. Includes: 33 eye shadows, 4 blush shades, 1 bronzer, 4 brow powders, 1 eye shadow brush, 2 color coat cream eye shadows, 6 glitter eye top coats, 2 dual ended eye liners, 2 butter balm glosses, 1 powder brush, 1 eye liner brush, 6 gel eye liners, 1 highlighter, 2 eye shadow primers, 1 brow brush.
Makeup Revolution’s Mermaids Forever 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette ($15 USD) in a beautiful collection of colors! Mermaids are forever, and this palette is the stuff that fantasies are made of. A breathtaking collection of jewel tones inspired by aquatic fairy tales and folklore, from sea greens to cobalt blues.
All available at Ulta.com
Tory Burch Marrakech Eye Shadow Palette
Tory Burch Lip Color Set
Tory Burch Holiday Cracker ($28 USD)is a perfect stocking stuffer! Cheerfully wrapped in a signature print which encompasses a little note from Tory and a Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Rollerball – a scent of floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver.
Available at Sephora and Sephora.com
Tory Burch Lip Color Set ($72 value of $96), represents the ideal balance of sheer yet vivid color and rich texture with a weightless finish. Each color is designed to flatter a variety of skin tones and is subtly scented with notes from the Tory Burch fragrance – cassis, grapefruit and mandarin.
Available in the fine fragrance area at most department stores
I was at the grocery store today and someone said that we have 5 weeks until Christmas — 5 WEEKS! Crazy. So I thought I better get started on my gift guides!
Do you know a lady that would love some new makeup for Christmas? This week I have some fun makeup gift ideas.
Petite Treats 12 Days of Tarte Deluxe Collection ($37 USD, A $122 value!) — Ulta Exclusive! Countdown 12 days of Tarte with this exclusive deluxe advent calendar featuring a Tarte surprise hidden behind every door. From Tarte’s brightest in skincare to lash, lip and cheek wardrobe staples, this 12-piece deluxe set has everything you need for any glamorous holiday adventure, plus an exclusive Tarte offer that’s too good to miss. Simply open one door each day to reveal each delightfully deluxe treasure that awaits. Plus, enjoy a surprise offer on your next Tarte purchase inside!
The exclusive deluxe collection includes:
Limited-edition LipSurgence Lip Tint in Wishful (pinky nude) (0.056 oz.)
Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelette 1 Ct.
Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer (0.25 fl. oz.)
Burt’s Bees Tint ‘n Shine ($9.99 USD) — Whether layered or worn separately, our Lip Shine and Tinted Lip Balm will give anyone on your shopping list that little extra bit of holiday polish. And it’s sure to score you some extra holiday thanks. Available in Red or Pink sets.
Burt’s Bees has lots of fabulous holiday sets including skincare, kits for baby care and pedi sets.
Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Eye Shadow Palette Holiday Gift Set ($4.88) — Create that smokey look you desire for an evening out on coordinating shades for a natural look with the Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Eye Shadow Palette Holiday Gift Set. Fall in love with these purse friendly eye shadow palettes.
This set includes:
2 eye shadow palettes
3 make-up brushes
You can purchase this and other cute and affordable Hard Candy sets at Walmart stores and http://www.walmart.com
glō minerals Keepsake Collection Train Case ($85 USD) — Showcase your ethereal self this season with a modern palette of neutral tones paired with dramatic accents to emphasize your best features. Create endless combinations from soft to sultry and everything in between.
Liquid Ink Eyeliner- black – A semi-gloss liquid liner featuring a felt-tip applicator
Eye Shadow Quad- spellbound – Rich, complementary tones, designed to enhance every eye color
3-in-1 Color Stick- fairy dust – A shimmering rose-gold for eyes, cheeks and lips
Lipstick- glaze – The perfect mauve kissed with pink shimmer
Lash Boosting Mascara- black (mini) – Volumizing, thickening, lengthening, strengthening and conditioning
Texture Eye Brush (mini) – Ideal for creating soft layers of color
All packaged in a timeless, quilted train case perfect for travel!
Starting TODAY Monday, December 9th, butter LONDON is launching “8 Days of Cheer,” in which a new deal will be offered each day. Each deal will run exclusively on butterlondon.com for 24 hours and will be accessible through a checkout code. Below you will find the list of deals and codes for each of the eight days.
· Day 1 (December 9th): The entire Illusionist collection for $60 (originally $90), CODE: MAGIC
· Day 2 (December 10th): London Calling Stair Step Unit for $475 (this unit contains the ultimate collection featuring 40 of butter LONDON’s top-selling shades and a tiered unit to hold them all)
· Day 3 (December 11th): 20% off select glitter lacquers, CODE: GLITZ
· Day 4 (December 12th): Horsepower Nail Fertilizer for $15 (originally $18), CODE: POWER
· Day 5 (December 13th): Nail Lacquer in Buckie launching as a web exclusive
· Day 6 (December 14th): Box of Scrubbers GWP with every order over $50, CODE: PREZZIE
· Day 7 (December 15th): Buy 2 lacquers and get one free for 24 hours, CODE: JOLLY
· Day 8 (December 16th): Free shipping on all orders and last day for guaranteed delivery by Christmas, CODE: WISH
Also, butter LONDON has launched a collection of holiday exclusive sets that come in an adorable and giftable bag. These sets are only available on butterlondon.com and are the perfect stocking stuffer. The available sets include:
HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT EYE DUO : this duo of warm, ultra-sultry colour will leave you glowing all season! This duo includes butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar and WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Sun Kiss.
Holiday Price: $29 (a $34 value)
HOLIDAY FROST EYE DUO: frost yourself in this cool duo and prepare to glisten all night. This set includes butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil in Inky Six and WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Alabaster Gaze.
Holiday Price: $29 (a $34 value)
CHERRY KISS: add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe with this trio which includes LIPPY Tinted Balm in Black Cherry, LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Come to Bed Red and LIPPY Sheer Gloss in Secret Door.
Holiday Price: $39 (a $58 value)
WINTER PEACH LIPPY TRIO: make heads turn this holiday season with butter LONDON LIPPY Tinted Balm in Apricot Sunray, LIPPY Shimmer in Wag and LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Jaffa.
When thinking of stocking stuffers this year, lip balms are a great idea for all of the chapped lips on your list! Below are lip balm sets priced $9.99 — $14.99 — perfect to give to one person or to split up and drop one in each stocking you need to fill.
Eos, the innovative personal care brand, expands in the lip balm category and announces the launch of the 2010 Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Holiday Gift Bag ($9.99 USD) – a set of 3 organic, all natural lip balm spheres in a stylish, reusable cosmetic pouch. A delightful gift or stocking-stuffer, the Holiday Gift Bag contains full-size eos smooth sphere lip balms in Honeysuckle Honeydew, Sweet Mint and new limited edition Pomegranate Raspberry. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos™ lip balms keep lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. Availability: Walgreens, www.evolutionofsmooth.com.
Burt’s Bees Lip balm Ornament ($9.99 USD) Burt’s Bees fans can stock up on their favorite lip balms and get a keepsake reusable and recyclable tin. Choose from the ‘Classic’ pack filled with four Beeswax Lip Balms or the ‘Mixed’ pack with a variety of favorite balms. Sets include:
Classic = 4 Original Peppermint Lip Balms .15 oz each
Mixed = 2 Original Peppermint Lip Balms .15 oz each, 1 – Pomegranate Lip Balm .15 oz, 1 – Honey Lip Balm .15 oz
MISSION Balmer Bundle Pack ($14.99 UAD) — These athlete-engineered Lip Balmers™ provide your lips with great-tasting, broad-spectrum sun protection and are vitamin and antioxidant enriched. They lock in moisture for up to 8 hours, making them perfect for the harshest conditions or everyday use. Can’t decide which is your favorite flavor? The MISSION Balmer Bundle Pack is perfect. Availability: missionskincare.com
Bath and body sets make fabulous Christmas gifts! The following are some of my favorites, but keep in mind that each company — The Body Shop, H2O Plus and Bodycology — have other fragrances and sets in various price ranges.
The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Shower Scrub & Soften Gift Set ($29.00 USD) — Description: Conjure up memories of Christmas past and treat someone special with this indulgent gift set with moisturizing Community Trade ingredients and fragrant vanilla extract.
8.4 fl oz Spiced Vanilla Shower Gel
1.7 oz Spiced Vanilla Body Butter
1.7 oz Spiced Vanilla Body Scrub
3.5 oz Spiced Vanilla Soap
Octagonal card box with PET window and red ribbon
The Body Shop also has a lovely cranberry and a zesty orange fragrances for the holiday, but my favorite is the Spiced Vanilla set. This would be an affordable and very welcome gift for anyone on your list
Sea Salt Spa Collection ($45.00 USD) — This mineral-rich gift set features our best-selling Sea Salt spa luxuries to gently polish, purify and restore skin’s natural glow. The set features:
European sea salts draw out impurities and replenish essential nutrients, leaving skin healthy and luminous
Rich shea butter, jojoba and coconut oils rapidly absorb into the skin, leaving it luxuriously soft
Moisture-rich marine botanicals, including provide deep hydration for visibly smooth, radiant skin
Imparts an invigorating oceanside fragrance, infused with notes of green tea
Presented in custom designed gift box
Gift Includes: Sea Salt Body Wash (12.5 fl oz / 370mL), Sea Salt Skin Smoother (12 fl oz / 340g), Spa Hydrating Body Gloss (1.9 fl oz / 56mL), Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter (6 fl oz / 180mL), and hand-held wood bath brush with strap.
This scent is so fantastically addicting! It is soft and neutral so it would be good for men or women. H2O has a ton of other gift sets to choose from, too. Visit www.h2oplus.com to purchase.
Bodycology 6-Piece Gift Set(15.00 USD) : Available in classic scents, Sweet Petals and Brown Sugar Vanilla, this deluxe gift set boats a mixture of full-size and trail size products including Bath Gel, Body Lotion, Body Cream, Body Butter, Body Mist and Hand Soap. You can purchase these at Walmart.
LUSH has some wonderful holiday bath and beauty offerings this year. There is a wide range of bath bombs, soaps shower gels and even lip balms. Some of my favorites are:
Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm ($6.95) — This vegan holiday lip balm smells like cake, but the flavor of the one I have is a little bitter. But I do love the consistency of the balm. It is rich and thick; it feels great on my chapped winter lips.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel ($19.95 16.9 oz, $14.95 8.4 oz, $8.95 3.3 oz) is a popular holiday scent at LUSH. Their website describes the scent as, “sweet as pink cotton candy, mixed with soothing vanilla.” I think it smells like strawberry licorice. It is glittery and fun for girls of all ages!
Secret Santa Holiday Gift ($9.95) — The name says it all really; it’s the perfect present for a Secret Santa gift exchange at work, school or within the family. It comes in two different colours with cute tags in the shape of a Snowman, Penguin and Santa. It contains Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb, with a refreshing citrus fruit blend with mandarin oil, bergamot oil and orange blossom absolute and Snowcake Soap — which is a mild almondy-minty-creamy soap. Very nice!
Stop in to your nearest LUSH store or visit www.lushusa.com. Happy Holidays!
Beauté Cosmetics luxury lip glosses are offering beautiful lip gloss collections for the holidays! Some of the kits are:
The Temperamental Gloss Set ($90.00 USD) — A collection of Beauté Cosmetics’ best selling glosses. The shades included are: Heroine – sheer “your lips but better” plum, If – creamy peach, Girlie Show – sheer bubble gum pink and Elitist – sheer tawny.
The Electra Gift Set ($68.00 USD) — This fiery set includes Masochist (red-orange) Lip Crème, Urge Luminous Volume Gloss (sheer red) and Fever (sheer dark red) Liqui-gel Stain.
The Girly Girl Set ($45.00 USD) — For the ultimate pink lover. Girlina Weightless Lips Creme delivers creamy Barbie Pink lips, and Girlie Show Luminous Volume Gloss lends its bubble gum perfect shine.
These lip products are all wonderful. The Liqui-gel is so pretty on — a really nice stain, and the lip cremes are very moisturizing!