Hi Makeup & Beauty Friends!
Can you believe that Christmas Eve will be here in just 12 Days? I don’t know about you but our house is all decorated complete with presents under the Tree. I’m feeling very organized this year (after last year’s gift-wrapping all-nighter!). But with invitations for more get-togethers arriving daily, and friends and family visiting, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least 1 or 2 who have slipped my mind. (Yikes!)
December is a busy month not only for the obvious reasons, (Hint: Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly, Falalalala-la-la-la-la! Yes? Ring any (Jingle) Bells..?) but also because many of my friends (including my daughter and I) are “December babes”. (Meaning we were born on the month of Dec. but you may also assume that we are indeed attractive and/or innocent, open, individuals)
There are plenty of Holiday Gift Sets available online as well as on display in stores. But I suggest making a list first! Those “Deals” often add up (and usually make us end up spending more than we planned!) So, I put together some (small) Beauty Gift Ideas at various price points for Stocking Stuffers:
Maybelline Lip Balm Comes in Quenched, Peppermint, Cherry, Grape Vine, Pink Punch, and Peach Kiss. You’ll Love it, too because of their exclusive lip renew formula with SPF 20. Your lips will feel protected and moisturized for a full 8 hours. [Maybelline's website says: After 1 week*, lips are visibly renewed, virtually reborn]. Who wouldn’t love baby soft lips? $5.00 (Come on!)
Lancome Hypnose Star -
(New) mascara from Lancome named Hypnose Star Mascara was promoted by a mini film starring the model Daria Werbowy and the charming cartoon character Betty Boop!
Get Glamorous Volume and Length! “Lashes are dressed with intense volume at the lash line and sensuous curve from root to tip. Never overdone. Get the star lash look with a new, exclusive double-sided brush. The flat side of the brush coats lashes with show stopping volume. Comb through lashes with the round side of the brush for seductive, separating length. Dress up your lashes with a “Black Diamond” effect for an ultra-glamorous look” -Lancome. $33.00
Diorific, the “legendary accessory for lips” with an Haute Couture finish, leads the Grand Bal dance, holding the signature of Dior glamor and elegance in its new extravagant & jewel-like gold case. Long- wearing, rich and hydrating matte lipstick with a unique texture for perfectly outlined and coated lips. This shade is :020 Victoire
$36.00 (added to my wish list).
I love this award-winning duo that keeps lips nicely nourished: Fresh Sugar Perfection
This award-winning duo of The Sugar Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions, leaving lips incredible soft, nourished and smooth while the Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment continues conditioning and smooths with a bright but sheer rouge tint.
Found this at Sephora (among so so So many other gift ideas!) $26.00 (Value $39)
MAC Primped out look bag in Luxurious Pink. There are other combinations and gift sets to choose from, of course. (Had to force myself to walk away). Go to the MAC site to see the pretty makeup and brush sets! $39.95
The Body Shop
This shimmering, moisturizing lip balm is perfect for mistletoe moments.
It has a fruity cranberry flavor and comes in a limited edition dome.
Moisturizes with a shimmery finish and a subtle red tint. Fruity cranberry flavor. Limited edition 6g.
$6.00 See The Body Shop website to leave an email when product arrives in stock.
One of many of Laura Mercier’s wearable Holiday Collections 2012.
Mini Baked Eye Trio – Smoky Metallics – Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio – Wet/Dry. Shimmering shades you can wear together or on their own , with other products. This petite and pocket-friendly palette is the perfect way to take your look from day to night. Laura’s Tip: For an even wash of colour, apply dry, or for more vibrant shimmer, simply dampen brush with water and apply wet. Palette: Smoky
Exclusive Polish Set: Andy Warhol Photobooth Nail Set
Andy Warhol believed a trademark look was essential to achieve superstar status. Certain to make its mark as a cult classic, NARS’ exclusive polish set smolders in camera-ready shades—from tomato soup red to scintillating silver. Set Includes:
Nail polish in Back Room — Black, Soup Can — Vivid red, Chelsea Girls — Modern beige and Silver Factory — Aluminum $40.00
Benefit – She’s So Jetset!
Another set I’d love to own from Benefit’s awesome Holiday Sets. Upgrade your look in an instant with this makeup kit for eyes, lips and cheeks! Look effortlessly glamorous. Follow the “in-flight” makeup manual, filled with tips & tricks, and lift off to lovely. Tip: remove the makeup tray and use the keepsake box for your little treasures! The Limited-edition kit includes: 4 shade eyeshadow palette, Deluxe the POREfessional, 7.5 mL, 0.24 US fl. oz, Deluxe they’re real! mascara, 4.0 g Net wt. 0.14 oz, first-class face powder with brush, lip gloss in life on the A list, 5.2 mL, 0.18 US fl. oz, double-ended applicator. $36.00
Vasanti Cosmetics -
Monoi Magic – Tahiti Treatment Oil
‘Monoi Magic bottles the French Polynesian secret of healthy looking, glowing skin. A blend of pure coconut oil, with the delicately scented essences of Tiare and Sandalwood can be used on face, body and hair to hydrate, moisturize and restore.’
Monoi Magic – Monoi de Tahiti Treatment Oil for Face, Body & Hair – 40 mL
98% pure Monoi oil that protects, nourishes and helps repair and hydrate your skin and hair. $18.00 (it’s an absolute steal compared to NARS Body Glow!)
Stila – Cosmetics Snow Angel Palette Eye Shadow $32.50 -From my online shopping site, Makeup and Beauty these items ship for FREE with Super Saver Shipping and as add-ons. (Sold by Beauty In Style and Fulfilled by Amazon). Gift-wrap available! 12 cheek colors, 18 eye shadows.
‘Create as many holiday looks as there are snowflakes in the sky with Stila’s festive limited-edition holiday color palette. This pretty snowflake shaped palette contains 12 gorgeous cheek colors and 18 versatile eye shadow shades that can be applied wet or dry’.
Last but not least (coz you know I could go on and on forever, but it’s bath time for my cheeky-I mean, Adorable child!)..
EcoTools - Artistry book
EcoTools 6 Piece Essential Eye Brush Set
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars! $6.39
Order it now (Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available). Look flawless in any situation! Portable and practical, this set is a must-have! Made from soft, cruelty-free bristles, recycled aluminum ferrules and sleek bamboo handles. Includes: large eye brush, angled crease brush, petite eye shading brush, highlighting brush, & smudge brush. Comes with on-the-go travel bag with snap button closure.
1% of Sales donated to environmental organizations
I hope you like these Stocking Stuffer ideas! Let me know what your thoughts are or share any of your own ideas and wish listed items. I tried to select from the less obvious while sticking to the popular winners with some of these choices.
Tomorrow… I’ll be sharing my favorite Two Looks -Holiday 2012. So come back and check it out, please. Happy Shopping!