There are just a few more days until Christmas...don’t panic! If you haven’t checked everyone off your shopping list, today’s post is dedicated to great gift ideas from brands that are easily accessible and very popular.
Our lips can take quite a beating in the winter so to keep your pout kissably soft eos has released a limited edition festive collection. These balms are my favorite because the formula is smooth, creamy, healing and long lasting plus I love the shape and design.
The trio ($12) includes yummy flavors like Passion Fruit, Wildberry and Honey Apple while the duo ($7.99) consists of warm Vanilla Bean and sweet Winter Berry. The all-natural organic formula is packed with rich butters, oils, extracts, vitamins and anti-oxidants to nourish, protect and deeply moisturize. You can find eos at major drugstores and supermarkets.
The holiday season is a special time at Lush and their natural products are always a hit with friends and family. One of my favorite sets is the Sugar Plum Fairy. The black currant Lip Scrub ($8.95) is infused with jojoba, wild orange and delicious sugar granules that buff away rough skin for smooth, supple results. After exfoliating you simply lick off the excess and apply the berry Lip Tint which provides moisture, radiant shimmer and a pop of vibrant color. It retails for $9.95 and is flattering on all skin tones.
The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar ($7.45) is totally adorable, although I did mistake him for a melting snowman at first. Crumble him under the tap for a foamy, fragrant swirl of mandarin oil, bergamot and citrus. The Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb ($6.95) creates colors of the night sky in your bathtub and the sweet, scrumptious scent and shimmering midnight blue swirls calms the senses as you soak the stress away. These items also make great stocking stuffers!
To help you relax before bed and heal rough winter skin, the Sleepy Hand & Body Lotion ($23.95) is rich, fragrant and soothing. Infused with lavender, almond oil and cocoa butter it makes skin feel soft and silky. You can find these great products at Lush stores and at lush.ca
This year Philosophy has some pretty gift sets inspired by the Nutcracker – a holiday classic.
The Fresh Cream Collection includes the all-in-one shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath which smells like sweet vanilla cupcakes and cleanses well to eradicate excess oil, sweat, build-up and impurities. You also get the Glazed Body Soufflé which is light, non-greasy and hydrating. This scrumptious skincare makes a fabulous treat for the season. It retails for $35.00 at Sephora, beautyboutique.ca and Hudson’s Bay.
Philosophy’s bestselling fragrance Amazing grace got a Christmas makeover and comes in a cute ballet inspired box with pink tulle around the bottle's nozzle – similar to a ballerina’s tutu. The composition includes bergamot, blossoms and musk for a fresh, clean scent that is light and refined. The perfume retails for $60.00.
Dermalogica is ideal for men, women and all skin types because the products are gentle, highly effective and formulated without fragrance, colors or parabens for a neutral aroma. The Power Rescue Masque Trio is a great starter kit for anyone who is new to the brand. It contains my personal favorite – the Charcoal Rescue Masque that draws out impurities, promotes cell turnover and brightens dull skin, the Multivitamin Power Recover Masque: fights free-radicals for damage recovery and the Hydrating Masque: infused with hyaluronic acid to relieve parched skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The gift set retails for $80.00 and is available at Dermalogica spas, salons and skincare centers or online at dermalogica.ca.
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