I know it’s only October but right after Halloween stores begin prepping for my favorite holiday of the year, Christmas! I like to get my shopping done early to beat the rush and in true seasonal spirit I begin concocting my list in August! I love giving and receiving great quality beauty products... even though my house is beginning to look like a mini Spehora! The great thing about putting together your own gift baskets is that you can personalize them, create a theme and add products your loved ones will go crazy for. They are also suitable for women and men of all ages and a wide range of occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings/bridal party gifts, graduation, mother’s day or care packages and when done right they can look quite impressive.
Today I am featuring a fabulous spa basket with amazing products from Avon and a theme all women appreciate- relaxation and pampering! I’ve included a selection of products for bath, body and skincare that can be used day and night.
My spa days always start with a rejuvenating shower and the Avon Naturals Collection has a variety of calming, sweet scents to help melt your stress away. The Comforting Fig Hydrating Shower Gel and Body Lotion are fall classics! Enriched with sweet purple figs and juicy plums the fruity formula lightly fragrances the skin and moisturizes with shea and vitamins C & E. The shower gel retails for just $6.00 and the body lotion is $10.00
The Avon Planet Spa collection consists of purifying and nourishing products with a range of body butter, foot scrub, cream and more. My weekly facial always includes a fabulous treatment and the Perfectly Purifying Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask minimizes pores, detoxifies, cleanses and revives for just $10.00. The Blissfully Nourishing Hand, Elbow and Foot Cream with African Shea Butter deeply conditions rough dry skin with natural butters and oils for smooth, silky results. The cream retails for $10.00.
The Anew line is one of my favourites from the brand and sunscreen is necessary even in the fall. The Anew Vitale Day Lotion with SPF 25 is a great lightweight moisturizer for everyday wear and it deeply replenishes to combat aging while brightening and protecting from environmental assaults. The formula is oil-free and helps reinvigorate the appearance of tired skin while evening tone, texture and shrinking pores. You can pick it up for $32.00.
The Anew Ultimate Gold Standard Anti-Aging range makes a fabulous gift package on its own! Together the products have 10 remarkable results including: smoother skin texture, clarity, even tone, reduction of deep wrinkles and fine lines, enhanced moisture, resiliency, firmness, volume and lift. The Day Cream with broad spectrum SPF 25 provides a supple layer of protection while the rich, rejuvenating Night Cream is designed to make skin look like it has a new life and a healthy, glowing finish. The Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Eye Cream makes eyes appear lifted, smooth and refreshed while diminishing the look of crows feet and brightening dark circles. Each of these products retails for $39.00.
My favorite addition to my gift basket is the Anew Power Serum which was inspired by Nobel Prize Winning Research! This luxurious formula is packed with potent skin loving ingredients to deliver concentrated, individualized treatment for your specific skin concerns, anti-aging and damage. This lightweight serum can be applied on its own or layered under your moisturizer to boost their benefits and improve firmness, hydration, texture, radiance and appearance of wrinkles. The Serum targets troubled areas and goes to work exactly where you need it most to improve your overall complexion. You can pick it up for $40.00.
For the acne suffers out there you can toss in the new Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment with the maximum concentration of Salicylic Acid and a non-oily formula to help reduce redness and zit size as you snooze. This treatment also helps prevent future breakouts and works well as a spot treatment to eradicate pesky pimples. It retails for just $8.00.
When preparing your skincare basket you don’t have to add as many products as I have but you can mix & match to include other useful gadgets like pumice stones, nail files, sheet masks, exfoliating shower gloves, a plush towel and whatever else goes with your spa theme!
You can pick up these fabulous products at avon.ca and through independent consultants.
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