Holiday Skincare Gifts To Give or to Enjoy

Skincare is a fabulous gift for the holidays.  And there are so many great products for all skin types.  Below are ones that I use regularly and love.  They are:

Kate Somerville 'Tis the Season to be Ageless

Kate Somerville ($75 USD) — Reveal a restored and refreshed look with the four anti-aging favorites in the Ageless Solutions Kit, which virtually turn back time!

  • Gentle Daily Wash (2 Fl. Oz.) helps clarify your complexion with delicate cleansers.
  • ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (0.5 Fl. Oz.) polishes skin to reveal a fresh-from-the-Clinic complexion.
  • CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment (0.5 Fl. Oz.) promotes cell repair as advanced actives work overtime to help minimize the visible signs of aging.
  • CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream (0.25 Fl. Oz.) helps to improve the look of the delicate eye area by reducing the appearance of puffiness, discoloration, and visible fine lines.

I especially love ExfoliKate.  It gets rid of the dead skin and makes my face so soft!  Purchase at

Clarisonic Aria - Candy Apple Red

Clarisonic Aria – Candy Apple Red ($199 USD) — It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level.

Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Fortunately, the lead inventor of Sonicare® discovered a breakthrough in how we cleanse. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind—cleansing 6X better than your hands alone.  In just 60 seconds, the sonic action removes impurities from pores so creams, serums and moisturizers absorb better. And with regular daily use you’ll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas and blemishes. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.

Clarisonic Aria infuses sonic cleansing with a harmonic blend of function and form. Sleek, modern, intuitive, Aria sings with 3 speeds, a real time battery life indicator, USB enabled pLink charger and a drying stand that converts to a charging station when coupled with the pLink charger.

Talk about soft and clean skin!  I love my Clarisonic.  It cleans my clogged pores and smooths out the dry patches.  Great for all skin types and it would be a very generous gift!  Purchase at

By Terry Baume de Rose

By Terry Baume de Rose ($59 USD) — This melt-away balm, which has become the must-have of Hollywood stars, BY TERRY’s über-cult product, is a real ultra-glamorous SOS treatment to repair, nourish, regenerate and lastingly protect the lips.

This ultra-rich product is also a precious salve to care for and strengthen the cuticles.
Its creamy and delicately rose-scented texture, which is shiny without being sticky, coats the lips in an incredibly natural glossy finish.
In an instant, the lips are lastingly smoothed, plumped up, supple and protected!

Direction to use:
– Apply BAUME DE ROSE directly to lips with fingertip.
– For greater coverage, use PRÉCISION 3 BRUSH to apply over ROUGE DÉLECTATION.

This is another luxe gift and it is perfect for dry lips.  Purchase at


My Fave Glam Stocking Stuffers!

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,, 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,,,, and

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

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

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