Luxe Holiday Gift Ideas — To Give Or To Treat Yourself!

Treat yourself or someone special to a luxury beauty product.  From potent skincare, to beautiful make up to a new type of hair styler, these products are just the thing to surprise someone.  Or, give yourself the gift of luxurious beauty — you deserve it!

Clarisonic Black Opal Sonic Infusion System with Arcona Eye Dew ($185 USD) — Opal Sonic Infusion is a breakthrough in eye care that uses proven sonic technology to apply eye serum better than manual application. In one minute, Opal gently delivers serum beneath the surface with 7500 gentle micro-massages. Developed by the lead inventor of Sonicare® and Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing. Use Arcona’s Eye Dew in the morning and Clarisonic’s Anti-Aging Sea Serum at night.  Visit www.drugstore.com to purchase.

Opal Sonic Infusion System Contents:

  • Opal Sonic Infuser
  • Anti-Aging Sea Serum, 1.7oz
  • Universal Voltage Charger
  • 2 Replacement Applicator Tips
  • Wristlet
  • ARCONA Eye Dew, Repair/Protect AM 0.3 oz (9 ml)

Caudalie Once Upon a Vine  ($38 USD) — A collection of four products for an at-home spa experience that leaves skin renewed, revived, and glowing.  With the Once Upon a Vine set, Caudalie writes a fairy tale for perfect skin. Fight your way through the wicked dead skin cells with the Crushed Cabernet Scrub. Awaken your body’s hydration with a kiss of Vine Body butter and Hand and Nail cream. Break the curse of chapped lips with the Lip Conditioner. Your skin will be glowing happily ever after. This set contains: – 2.1 oz Crushed Cabernet Scrub – 0.14 oz Lip Conditioner – 2.5 oz Hand and Nail Cream – 6.7 oz Vine Body Butter.  Visit www.caudalie-usa.com to learn more.

Ellis Faas Winter Set 2011 ($85 USD). For the 2011 holiday season, Ellis has selected a gift set of three, best-selling products that can be combined to create several looks. The set contains ELLIS RED Milky Lips L201 for gorgeously blood-red lips; black Creamy Eyes E103 for an easy smoky eye and/or to be used as a black liner; and the light Milky Eyes E209 for fresh accents.  Purchase at www.ellisfaas.com.

Laura Geller Festive Treats: This trio of travel-friendlyLaura’s Light Beam Lip Glosses offers brilliant, yet non-sticky shine ($24.75 sale, $39 value at QVC and QVC.com).   These ultra-versatile and decadently sheer glosses are infused with natural fruit and plant oils including Cranberry, Pomegranate, Apricot and Grape Seed, along with Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter that deeply condition and soften lips.  The kit features the follow festive (and universally flattering) shades:
  • NEW Cinnamon Spice – a honeyed burgundy
  • NEW Clementine– ashimmering sunset orange
  • Fairy Dust – aneffervescent pale pink

Wild & Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER Kit ($55 USD $103 Value) — A limited-edition kit featuring six bestselling MAKE UP FOR EVER products for creating the perfect everyday look.  Wild and Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER includes all of the essentials needed to create a flawless face. Prepare the skin for makeup application using HD Microperfecting Primer and follow with HD Microfinish Powder to even out the complexion with a soft focus effect. Highlight the eyes and cheeks using Aqua Cream’s long-lasting, waterproof cream formula and add dimension with award-winning Aqua Eyes. For added drama, create ultra-black lashes with Smoky Lash mascara and finish off your look with Lab Shine for the perfect pout.
This set contains: – 0.17 oz HD Microfinish Powder – 0.21 oz Aqua Cream in 13 Warm Beige (champagne shimmer)
– 0.04 oz Travel Aqua Eyes in Mat Black 0L (black) – 0.09 oz Lab Shine in Star Collection – S4 (pearly pink beige) – 0.5 oz HD Microperfecting Primer – 0.23 oz Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara.  Purchase at www.makeupforever.com or Sephora.

The TopStyler by InStyler ($119 USD) reinvents the way you create curl, wave, texture and body in your hair. Create fun and innovative movement to your hair, explosive texture and even red carpet looks.The secret is the patent pending design of the 100% solid ceramic lined shells called C-Shells. When the C-Shells heat on the rapid heat Thermal Base, they create the perfect temperature to reshape and set the hair, safely. It works on all hair types and most lengths, and is based on forming your hair section into a simple finger curl. Unlike most round or flat heat styling tools that press the hair with a really high temperature, TopStyler works with a gentle heat that cradles the hair evenly from root to end. It can also enhance many of the styling and conditioning products that you use, because it provides a gentle, activating heat. 100% solid ceramic plates conduct heat efficiently to ensure that the C-Shells are able to retain heat longer to fully permeate the hair shaft and set the style.  Visit www.topstyler.com to learn more and purchase.  Enjoy!

Don’t Forget To Enter My InStyler Giveaway!

The InStyler

Time to win, ladies and gents!!! I have TWO InStyler Rotating Irons worth $99.95 each to give away.

I love my InStyler because it straightens and curls my hair quickly and easily. Check out my review at  https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/make-your-hair-fabulous-with-the-instyler/ to learn more about this fab hair styling tool.

To win, leave a comment letting my know why you would like to try the Instyler.  I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, September 9, 2011. Please, entries only from the United States and Canada.

Good luck, everyone!

InStyler Giveaway!!!

The InStyler

Time to win, ladies and gents!!! I have TWO InStyler Rotating Irons worthe $99.95 each to give away.

I love my Instyler because it straightens and curls my hair quickly and easily. Check out my review at  https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/make-your-hair-fabulous-with-the-instyler/ to learn more about this fab hair styling tool.

To win, leave a comment letting my know why you would like to try the Instyler.  I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, September 9, 2011. Please, entries only from the United States and Canada.

Good luck, everyone!

Win The Instyler!!!

The Instyler

Announcing my Instyler giveway! On September 18, 2010 I will choose a reader to win an Instyler. Just leave a comment on my blog telling my why you would like the Instyler and I will choose a name randomly.     

I love my Instyler because it straightens and curls my hair quickly and easily. Check out my review at  https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/make-your-hair-fabulous-with-the-instyler/ to learn more about this fab hair styling tool.   

So don’t forget to enter and GOOD LUCK!!!

Make Your Hair Fabulous With The Instyler

The Instyler

Yay! I was finally able to try the Instyler Rotating Hot Iron Hair Straightener ($99.99). This tool is quite different then other hair straighteners and curling irons that I’ve tried.  The InStyler Iron Hair Straightener can straightens, flips, and curl the hair and it is exciting to own such a multi-tasking product!

Here is the claim from the website: “When you run the InStyler® rotating hot iron through your hair, the first set of bristles gently sort and separate your hair strands. Then the rotating heated polishing cylinder gently glides over your hair, smoothly polishing, straightening, and styling each strand. Finally, the second set of bristles puts the finishing touch on your hair, leaving you with shiny, silky, hair! It’s truly amazing!   

And the best part is, because of the InStyler® rotating hot iron’s patented design, your hair won’t get smashed and baked by the super-intense heat of a flat iron or other “hot” tools. In fact, the InStyler® rotating hot iron uses less heat than traditional hot tools, and delivers better results. How? Because the InStyler® rotating hot iron’s gentle heat in conjunction with the rotating motion of the polishing cylinder literally polishes your hair strands individually so it doesn’t need extreme heat to get amazing results.   

Plus, the InStyler® rotating hot iron does so much more than any styling tool out there. Get lift and fullness – right from the root! Get a sexy flip in seconds. Straighten even the toughest, most coarse hair – and still get fullness and style without the stick-straight “flatness” of a flat iron. Do a full style in 8 minutes… and change it again in two minutes! Wrap your hair around the rotating polishing cylinder – and get an amazing curl that lasts all day!”

Awesome, right? Well — yes. The Instyler is super easy to use. I just take a section of my hair and hold the Instyler brush side on top and the brush smooths the hair while the cylinder rotates and applies heat.  To make waves or curls, just rap hair around the cylinder, allow a few rotations, and release. Super cute!

My hair is wavy, but fairly thin. Of the three settings, I use the lowest one. I started using the highest setting, thinking my wavy hair needed it — but it fried my hair. The medium setting worked, but didn’t leave my hair shiny. So like baby bear, I used the smallest — I mean lowest — setting.  And voila! My hair was straight and shiny! And curls stay longer, too.  I would suggest experimenting with the settings, but only use the highest setting if you have very course or curly hair.  

Visit www.getinstyler.com to learn more and to purchase. It is also available at many retailers. Have fun!