Holiday Gift Guides 2015: Last Minute Beauty Gifts

Are you still wondering what to get that awesome lady in your life?  Well, I don’t mean to be a brat, but you’re running out of time!

Below are some wonderful beauty gift ideas.  Some you can find in stores, but if you want to order online, I think deadlines are coming up!

Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Foaming Bath Gel ($20 USD) — This invigorating Sandalwood bath gel will foam into an opulent lather. It is mild enough for everyday use. Splendid in the bath, equally marvelous as a body cleanser in the shower.

Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Body Lotion ($22 USD) — This luxuriously nourishing Sandalwood body lotion will leave your skin velvety-smooth. Its exceptional scent makes moisturizing a gratifying experience.

When I saw these I though Sandalwood?  Too spicy!  But these smell amazing!  And they would be nice to have in a his and hers bathroom as the shower gel would work for men or ladies!

Purchase at

Japonesque Pixelated Color Kit $28) preps skin with the Radiance Primer, illuminates skin with Liquid Light, and perfects with the Pixelated Color Finishing Powder for a glowing complexion all night long.

 The Japonesque Pixelated Color Eye Defining Pencil Set ($23) in 4 new bold shades, the color pencils combine an exquisite gliding texture with saturated prismatic color to create a stunning multitude of looks.

Both of these kits are perfect for the beauty junkie that you’re not sure what to give. The first is an amazing highlighting set, perfect for holiday photos.  The second are gorgeous eyeliners in a black, gray, blue and plum.  No brown?  That’s fine with me, I have a TON of brown eyeliners!

Available at Ulta stores and

XSense Deluxe Sample Pack
XSense Deluxe Sample Pack

XSense Deluxe Sample Pack ($14 USD) — A perfect way to try each scent in your own day. The deluxe sample pack has 2 doses of each scent to help you at work, play and rest. It’s a perfect introduction to the power of natural, scientifically backed ingredients. You get a sample of each of these containing ingredients which could help significantly:

WorkSense—helping learning, retention, memory, and accuracy;
PlaySense—helping speed and endurance;
RestSense—helping reduce stress and improve relaxation.

  • Made with a proprietary mix of natural and pure ingredients
  • Results may vary
  • Carefully formulated, with special versions for men and women
  • Not a drug, not habit forming
  • 100% Money back guarantee
  • FREE Ground shipping on all domestic orders

This all kinds of smell the same to me, very strong and herbal.  I am not sure how they work, but they do wake me up and are a neat idea for the lady who likes aromatherapy.

Purchase at

Key West Aloe Tropical Escapes Key Lime Essentials
Key West Aloe Tropical Escapes Key Lime Essentials

Key West Aloe Tropical Escapes Key Lime Essentials ($55 USD) Feel refreshed from head to toe with Key Lime hair and skin products – complete with travel bag.

Set includes:

Key Lime Shampoo, 8 oz.

Key Lime Conditioner, 8 oz.

Key Lime Bath & Shower Gel, 8 oz.

Key Lime Lotion, 6 oz.

I haven’t tried this scent, but it sounds amazing!  I have been using a lot of winter scents lately and this sounds refreshing.  I have tried Key West Aloe and really enjoy it.

Available at

Too Faced Le Petite Maison
Too Faced Le Petite Maison

Too Faced Le Petite Maison ($39 USD) —  exclusive to Ulta Beauty this holiday season and gives you everything you need to embrace elegant beauty. The kit features 12 soft, blendable eye shadows, and Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara for party-perfect eyes housed in a cozy French apartment.

I haven’t tried this yet, but I love Too Faced.  Their eye shadows are amazing!  I think this would be an amazing give for your makeup obsessed friend!

Purchase at Ulta stores and

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For Her

I have three daughters ages 11 (almost 12), 16 and 20.  I’ve noticed that stuffing stockings is becoming more challenging as they get older.  Luckily there are fun beauty products that I can pass on to them!  It’s always fun to try something new.

Below are gift suggestions for girls (and women) of all ages.  From skincare, to bath products to affordable makeup palettes, you may find something perfect for the hard to buy for gal!


Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print
Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print

Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print — More than just a fun leopard print masque this sheet masque was thoughtfully engineered to deliver results. From the website:

  • “Barely there”, stay put paper cellulose material is designed to fit real face shapes minimizing exposure to the hairline and providing an overall better fit.
  • Our team of experts researched and analyzed serum to masque ratios to achieve an optimal level of serum to maximize results and eliminate serum dripping down the neck.
  • We formulate using a precise serum level so your skin drinks in the serum it needs while any remaining serum quickly absorbs into skin. No mess, sticky after-feel or wondering what to do with all that extra serum.
  • Our exclusive HydraSurge5 ™ Moisture System combines 5 hydrating ingredients along with our unique masque material to accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients. 

Available for $8 for a single Masque and $30 for a 4 Pack at Neiman Marcus and from October 2015-February 2015

Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks
Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks

Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks ($5.50 USD) –Just in time for the holidays!!! We are celebrating the launch of our ALL NATURAL Kissing Sticks Flavored Lip balms $5.50. These moisturizing lip balms are formulated with All Natural and Organic Ingredients. They have a slight tint of color but once applied they look clear. 16 delicious flavors to choose from.

I’ve tried these in Bubble Gum and Cake.  They are yummy and so moisturizing!  I love that they are natural and organic.

Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose
Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose

Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose ($12.99 USD) — Royally Majestic, this honeybee inspired gift set includes a luxurious and skin moisturizing honey body lotion (travel size), a cleansing and skin revitalizing honey body wash (travel size), and a superrich lip moisturizing lip balm all in a beautiful “Majesty Travel Bag.”  All natural with amazing ingredients from the honeybee hive make this a gift set to BEE treasured. Savannah Bee offers all-natural, paraben and petroleum free products that are never tested on animals.

This set smells amazing!  I’m not much for rose scents, but the honey and blackberry marry well with the rose and it’s sweet and refreshing!

Purchase at Target stores and  There is a sale at Target through Saturday, Dec. 12th, but 1 get 1 half off of beauty products.

essence palettes

Essence palettes ($9.99 each) — These are all gorgeous and affordable for a stocking stuffer, or a thoughtful gift for the beauty lover!  They are:

How To Make Your Face Glow Palette — Glowing radiance in one perfect box! The How To Make Your Face Glow Palette by Essence contains a silky bronzer, shimmering highlighter and soft blush to contour, highlight or glow. This makeup box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards, a mirror, and an applicator. Not tested on animals.

How To Make Nude Eyes Palette — The new Essence nude shadow collection includes shades of beige, gold, apricot, and browns. The make-up box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards to create every day to girls¿ night out looks, a mirror, and an applicator.

How To Make Brows Wow — Everything you need to create the perfect brows in one kit! Essence’s How to Make Brows Wow kit includes a mirror, 3 eyebrow powders, 1 highlighter powder, a dual-ended applicator, tweezers and how-to instructions for brow perfection.

How To Make Smoky Eyes Palette — Irresistibly smokey! The How To Make Smoky Eyes Palette by Essence contains six satin and shimmery shades to create a classic or ultra-glamorous smokey look. The smokey collection includes shades of grey, silver, black, lilac, and mulberry. This makeup box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions cards, a mirror and an applicator. Not tested on animals.

I was drawn to the Smoky Eyes Palette.  I usually don’t do a smoky eye, but I like the different colors.  And it is gorgeous on!  I was afraid that it would be too glittery for me, but it goes on shimmery and so pretty.  I have got compliments the times I’ve work it.  I’ve tried both of the looks included and they are amazing!  I will be trying the other palettes soon hoping for the same results.  Affordable and pigmented — what a combo!

Purchase at Ulta stores and

Have you found any fun stocking stuffers?  Let me know!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Fun Gifts to Give

Looking for something different to give a friend or fill a stocking?  It can be hard to find something that they don’t have already.

I have some cool gift ideas that will be fun to give and receive:


Art Therapy Magazine
Art Therapy Magazine

Art Therapy Collection — Adult coloring books are all the rage right now! In this subscription, each magazine is packed with gorgeous coloring designs plus creative coloring techniques and relaxation tips.  You’ll also build an amazing coloring set as you go, with the high-quality colouring supplies provided with every issue.

How does it work? If you subscribe, you will receive your 1st shipment with 2 issues, collector’s guide and FREE pencil case for just $4.95 with FREE shipping. Approximately 4 weeks after your 1st shipment, you will receive and be billed for your 2nd shipping of 2 issues, with your FREE magazine, tidybox and FREE XXL colouring poster for just $9.90 (plus $2 shipping and handling). Thereafter, you will automatically receive and be billed for 4 new magazines issues and colouring supplies every month for only $19.80 (plus $4 shipping and handling).

Subscribe at


AquaBall — Fun for a stocking stuffer or to have on hand for the holidays is this all-natural drink with no sugar or calories. And children everywhere will want AquaBall’s latest beverage containers with fun and familiar characters from Disney and Marvel.

It’s a naturally flavored water, enhanced with Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 and C and has 0 grams of sugar, 0 calories, no artificial flavors or colors and no high fructose corn syrup. It comes in four flavors: Grape, Fruit Punch, Orange and Berry Blast. Both parents and kid’s everywhere will love these fun and healthy beverages with their favorite characters from Disney and Marvel.

My eleven year old daughter loved these!  They are fun and tasty, too.

Learn more and find a store to purchase at

Lucia + Danni Lucky Elephant Bangle
Lucia + Danni Lucky Elephant Bangle

Luca + Danni Lucky Elephant Bangle ($28 USD) — Hand made natural brass oxidized or silver plated wire wrapped bangle bracelet with hook and catch closure. Features a vintage pewter lucky elephant charm.

This is so cute!  It has good weight to it.  I love the one with the gold, the mix of metals is really pretty!

Available at

Polar Optics Edison Sunglasses
Polar Optics Edison Sunglasses

Polar Optics Edison Sunglasses ($29.95 USD) — PolarOptics® Edison sunglasses are designed to fit over prescription frames which provide excellent sun-protection for eyeglass wearers. Classic traditional shape provides optimal coverage with side lenses and copper lens tint to help improve depth perception and contrast. 100% UVA/UVB Protection. Polarized to help reduce glare and scratch-resistant lenses. BendToFit® temples for comfort and a custom fit. Microfiber drawstring case/cleaning cloth included.

These are perfect for people like me who wear glasses but hate driving in the sun! The are really cute, too.

Available at



Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Makeup Gift Ideas

Still looking for the perfect gift for the makeup lover on your list? It is such a fun gift to receive!  When I give makeup, the recipient is always excited to have new colors to play with!

Don’t be afraid to give adventurous colors as gifts, too.  It gives the lady license to try something new and bold!

Below are some great gift ideas:

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set ($29 USD) — At Smashbox we’re all about sharing hot new talent. For our Holiday collection, we partnered with breakthrough artist Yago Hortal to bring you these mega-vibrant, limited-edition kits featuring all of our bestsellers in a range of shades—from bold pops of color to always flattering neutrals.

•   Full Exposure Mascara (black)
•   Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose (mauve pink)
•   Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose (rich rose)
•   Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Spectral [Platinum (matte warm nude)
•   Bare (shimmery goldish brown)
•   Aubergine (dark matte plum)
•   Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Callback: Fortune (soft copper), Nude (matte soft caramel), Cocoa (metallic deep brown)

Available at

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Makeup Kit
Maybelline Gilded in Gold Makeup Kit

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Makeup Kit ($14.99 USD) Get a luminous look. This kit has everything you need to light up the night with a luxurious glow. The kit features shimmery and matte nude shadows, eyeliner, blush, highlighter and a red lip gloss. For flawless application, the kit includes step-by-step instructions and face charts to follow.

Available at select mass market retailers

It Cosmetics The Heavenly Luxe 6 pc Essentials Brush Collection ($50 USD) is a set of 6 essential must-have brushes and travel case that truly sets a new standard in the brush category by creating an ultra-luxurious, ultra-plush collection of brushes that work with all of your favorite products, but take them to a whole new level of airbrush application! We designed the sophisticated travel case to protect your brushes and allow for ease of storage and travel. The case also flips around and velcros, becoming a vanity stand for your brushes!

It Cosmetics Limited Edition Your IT Girl Lips! ($24 USD) — Experience the gift of youthful vitality with your perfect red lips that last! This limited-edition, 2-piece set includes your cutting-edge Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in IT Girl™ and a bonus Travel-Size YLBB™ Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Cherry Flush. While Blurred Lines™ lipstick drenches your lips in rich color, lip-smoothing collagen and hydrolyzed filling spheres, the creamy YLBB™ lip liner enhances your lipstick and locks it in place with budge-proof definition. For skin as beautiful as your lips, this set also includes free samples of No. 50 Serum™ Primer, Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ and Bye Bye Under Eye™ Concealer—try IT, love IT, believe IT!

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Limited Edition ($28 USD) — Treat yourself or someone special to our award-winning, cult-favorite Vitality Lip Flush™ 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain and Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi®—your perfect flush of pink! Tucked inside a luxe-looking makeup bag that doubles as a clutch, this limited-edition duo also comes with bonus samples of No. 50 Serum® Primer, CC+® Cream with SPF 50+ and Bye Bye Under Eye® Concealer—try IT, love IT, believe IT!

Available at

MUA Makeup Academy Holiday
MUA Makeup Academy Holiday

MUA Makeup Academy Holiday sets — Tis the season to share the glam with NEW Makeup Academy holiday offerings, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy! The sparkly and festive makeup kits are perfect stocking stuffers for beauty enthusiasts and help achieve flawless eye, lip and face looks!

Whether it’s the Sultry Eyes kit, featuring the Smokey Eyeshadow Palette for nighttime looks, the All About Brows set for killer arches, or Shades of Plum lip set for a defined pout, there’s an option for everyone – beginners and pros alike! Additionally, the kits are affordably priced at $15-$20.

Available at CVS stores.

Côte Shop Limited Edition 9-Polish Gift Set
Côte Shop Limited Edition 9-Polish Gift Set

Côte Shop Limited Edition 9-Polish Gift Set ($144 USD) — This specially curated set of nine luxurious, hand-poured, “five-free” polishes which are made in the United States, cruelty–free, vegan, FDA approved and free of the five major toxins associated with nail polishes: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor and formaldehyde resin. Including a luscious trio of nudes, a bold trio of red hues, and a fresh trio of neutral pinks.

Purchase at

Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous
Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous

Lipstick Queen Galactic Gorgeous ($24 USD) — Take your lips into a fuller dimension with this travel-sized selection of Big Bang glosses formulated with light-reflecting shimmer particles for an otherworldly shine.
This set contains:

  • Infinite 3ml
  • Energy 3ml
  • Creation 3ml
  • Black Hole 3ml

Purchase at

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Give The Gift Of Light With Fun Lamps!

Looking for a fun, but different gift for a picky someone?  Try a cool lamp! I love giving lamps as gifts because a funky lamp is so much fun to receive.

Below are three lamps I am loving right now.  The first two I was sent for my honest review.  The last one is one my daughter has and is the perfect night light for kids of all ages:

Lava Lamp 50th Anniversary
Lava Lamp 50th Anniversary

Lava Lamp 50th Anniversary Lamp — In 2015, the ubiquitous 1960’s pop culture icon celebrates its 50th Anniversary! This year marks a half-century of Lava Lamps in the United States, which has been featured in countless TV shows, movies, magazines and more. In honor of its golden anniversary, the ever-popular “original shape of cool” has created a limited edition 50th collection for its fans!

The limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection includes four lamp sizes: 14.5” ($19.99), 17” ($29.99), 16.3” ($39.99), and 27” Grande ($119.99). The lamps have premium features included: gold painted base & cap, embossed 50th anniversary logo on the base, certificate of authenticity, and either an easy-access switch on the base or a dimmer switch, depending on the size of the lamp.

I think this is such a cool lamp!  The colors are really fun and will brighten up any décor.  This is great for people of all ages, but teens and young adults will love it!


SolarPuff Lamp
SolarPuff Lamp

We would like to introduce you to the humble SolarPuff ($30 USD) light – a simple, origami-style solar powered lantern.  A perfect sustainable edition to your Holiday Gift Guide — suitable as a family/household gift, children’s gift or environmentally friendly gift lists.

It was developed to assist in disaster relief around the world and donated to areas in Haiti and Nepal still without power to bring light to survivors. On Friday, September 25, the opening ceremony of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit (Sept. 25-27) featured 200 children carrying a U.N. branded SolarPuff, a symbol of saving the planet for future generations.

The U.N. chose SolarPuff over other solar light products because it is completely solar powered, sustainable and eco-friendly, made with recyclable materials. It was designed specifically for Disaster Relief as a light weight, flat-pack, sustainable and hygienic lighting solution. It’s very light for easy and affordable shipping.

This came flat.  You open it and charge it in the sun for 8 hours and the light lasts for 8-12 hours.  It is so light and is portable, so you can carry it anywhere.  I love the clean lines of it and think it’s fun for kids, too!

Available at or at MOMA


IKEA SMILA BLOMMA Wall Lamp ($14.99 USD) — Casts a soft light. Suitable for use with an energy-saving bulb, which produces very little heat.  My daughter has had this lamp in her room for almost a year and uses it every night.  It is so cute!  And the wall lamps come in different shapes and colors like a blue star, yellow moon and red heart.

Available at IKEA stores.  Learn more at

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Cool Beauty Gifts

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
Luminess Air Epic Airbrush System

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!

 Kit includes:

EPIC Airbrush Compressor and Stylus

AC Adaptor

Instructional DVD

1 Year Warranty

4 – 0.55oz bottles Ultra foundation

1 – 0.25oz Blush

1 – 0.25oz Skin Brightening Glow

1 – 0.25oz Moisturizer/Primer

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

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

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

Last Minute Sephora Gift Ideas


As a true beauty junkie, sephora is one of my favorite stores. It’s so fun to go in and look around and try all sorts of  fun makeup, lotions and perfumes. But if you are more into going  right in and picking out the perfect gift — well they have tons to choose from. A (very) few of my favorites for this holiday season are:

Tokidoki Robbery Palette ($39.00, $140 Value) — A keepsake tin that includes 3 eye shadow and blush palettes that can be taken from the tin. Made with eye-popping pigments that won’t fade, these Cromatico eyeshadows and cheek highlighters complete a total tokidoki look.

This set contains:
– Royal Pride Palette: 4 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Lion Pappa, Savana, Ercolini, Bulletto and a 0.16 oz Bronzer in Royal Pride
– Arlecchino Palette: 4 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Soya, Candy Cane, Ninja Dog, Meteo and a 0.16 oz Blush in Momobella
– Rapina Palette: 4 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Liberty, Bullets, LA Gun, Adios and a 0.16 oz Blush in Polpettina
– Collectible Robbery Print tin that can be reused to house tokidoki treasures
– Large (3.5 x 5.5″) removable tokidoki logo magnet

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick Set ($28.00, $60 Value) — This set six miniature lipsticks is the perfect kit for pulling off a rockin’ lip color for any occasion. These rich, long-lasting miniature lipsticks include two new colors to form a wide range of shades—from the perfect bold red to a stunning understated neutral pink.

This set contains:
– 6 x 0.042 oz Lipsticks in Rosary, Underage Red, Cathedral, Hellbent, Lolita, Celebutard

Sephora Collection Endless Color Blockbuster ($48.00, $435 Value) — This limited-edition palette lets you create virtually any look. Its high-quality formulas are divided into two categories for easy application: warm tones on the right and cool tones on the left. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Sephora’s Blockbuster launch, 13 new products have been added making this the biggest collection yet.

This set contains:
– 98 x original, iridescent effect eyeshadows
– 70 x shiny lip glosses
– 6 x cream eyeliners
– 2 x lip liners
– 3 x eyeliners
– Mascara
– 4 x applicators

Encased in a signature design that pays tribute to the iconic Sephora bag, this palette features sliding trays that allow for easy storage and a silver ticket that automatically enters you in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Silver Ticket Sweepstakes*. Visit on January 1, 2011 to see if you have the winning silver ticket. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Sephora shopping spree, a one-year supply of SEPHORA COLLECTION products, and more.

*No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Purchase will not increase chances of winning. To receive a ticket without purchase, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Silver Ticket Request, Sephora USA, Inc., 525 Market St., 32nd Fl., SF, CA 94105 to be received by 12/15/10 (VT and Canadian residents may omit return postage). Odds of winning depend on number of tickets distributed/requested. See here for more details, including eligibility requirements, prize descriptions and official rules.

You can stop by Sephora to purchase these and much more. If you order online by December 18, 2010, you can get your gifts by the 24th. Enjoy!

Sweet-Smelling Bath and Body Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25.00

Still searching for the perfect bath and body gift but want to spend under $25.00? The three sets and products featured smell fantastic and won’t make your wallet cry when you open it. Enjoy!

Tocca Hand Cream Set ($18.00 USD) — TOCCA’s ultra-luxurious travel-sized hand cream is now available in a trio set featuring Cleopatra (grapefruit cucumber), Stella (blood orange) and Florence (Orris Rose). 3 x 2 fl. oz. The paraben-free rich hand cream is blended with natural nutrients like Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil. Aloe, Chamomile and Shea Butter add the perfect moisturizing touch that absorbs quickly into the skin. I love all three scents, they are so fresh and pretty that it is hard to choose a favorite. This is a perfect gift for the very feminine lady on your list. Visit to purchase.

CND Scentsations Sparkling Champagne Gift Duo ($23.00 USD) Who says you can only break out the bubbly when celebrating an occasion? Bring that same cheer to your daily beauty routine with this wash and lotion duo of CND’s seasonal Sparkling Champagne fragrance. Prettily boxed, the set includes two 8.3 fl oz bottles plus a FREE purse hook. The scent is so yummy and is perfect for any lady who likes a little fun in her bath products. CND has other fab gifts that include a hand cream set with Cranberry, Sparkling Champagne, and Black Cherry and Nutmeg.  Visit for locations of a salon near you.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Vanilla Verbena Collection ($13-$16 at has the perfect products to gift to your loved ones this holiday season. The collection includes a Body Lotion, Body Wash & Foam Bath, Body Mist, Body Scrub, and Massage Oil. The whole collection soothes the body, mind and spirit with a pampering blend of aromatherapy essential oils. The tension-relieving collection makes the ideal gift for overworked friends and family—or a holiday indulgence for you.

Grooming Gift Ideas for the Men In Your Lives

Kerastase has just released their Capital Force collection for men that includes a Densifying line to help thinning hair and the Anti-oiliness collection delivers purifying ingredients that create a squeaky clean feeling that lasts. The products in each line include a shampoo, an activator, a hair gel and a styling paste. Very good ideas for gift giving to make your man’s hair look his best ($30 — $34 USD).

Tweezerman Pour Homme Three Piece Kit ($99 USD) — Simple, yet classy, the Three Piece Kit is the perfect luxury grooming set.

Kit contains:
Stainless Nail File
Stainless Folding Nail Clipper
Stainless Facial Hair Scissors
Housed in an elegant, high quality brown leather case.

Availability: Nordstrom,

Ona Men Signature Product Line from Ona Spa- Ona knows men like to take care of their skin too, and the products in this line are formulated specifically for the needs of mens’ skin. The line contains a Grapefruit Aloe Shave & Wash, Glycolic 10% After Wash, Soothing Day ~ Night Face Gel, and Cooling Eye Relief Gel. Retail price is $164 at Ona Spa in Los Angeles and online at

So by your man some high-quality grooming products, you will love the results!