Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gift Ideas and Fabulous Stocking Stuffers

So the stockings are hung, the tree is lit and you are preparing your holiday menu but if you need some last minute gift ideas here are a few goodies to help complete your shopping mission.

The I gift sets are the perfect skin pampering sweet treats! These body products come in an assortment of delectable scents including the delicious Strawberry & Cream Take Away Kit below. The Bubble Bath & Shower Cream foams away dirt and oil with a rich sumptuous lather and fluffy foam. The Body Butter is smooth, fragrant and nourishing to keep skin soft and hydrated all winter long. The kit also comes with a small bath puff and the set is great for teens, teachers, friends, co-workers, secret Santa and even your neighbors. It retails for $18.99.

Everyone loves fluffy socks and face masks so why not create a little gift package with a variety of skin loving treatments. The Montagne Jeunesse face masks (now called 7th Heaven) have been a part of my skincare routine for years. They come in a range of formulas infused with natural ingredients like Honey, Creamy Coconut, Dead Sea, Green Tea and many more for just $1.99 each!

I’ve also included the Sparkling Wine Masque Visage from THE FACE SHOP with real wine extract, jojoba, licorice, ginko biloba and more. These masks make great stocking stuffers along with 
THE FACE SHOP'S cute Gel Perfume Tubes that retail for $18.00.

Also from THEFACESHOP the Around the World hand cream set is great for dry skin and totally adorable! Each little fruit has a cute animal wrapped around it and comes in three formulas: mango, avocado and cacao made with real fruit butter! Who wouldn't want one of these in their stocking this year! 

Bio Beauté by Nuxe has some great skincare and recently I’ve been using the Flash Perfection Serum which is loaded with antioxidants, pear seed extract, hyalouronic acid and apricot kernel extract to plump, smooth, deeply hydrate and illuminate. For those who love taking selfies this fluid day cream melts into skin as the pearl pigments adapt to all tones correcting pigment and minimizing minor blemishes and flaws. It retails for $37.00.

The Silky Perfecting BB Cream with peach extract and mineral pigments is one of my favorite BB creams on the market! It moisturizes, protects, corrects skin tone, enhances radiance, conceals, blurs flaws, diminishes blemished/dark spots, smooths wrinkles and mattifies. It also provides light to medium coverage with buildable color and an infusion of fruit extracts and minerals to help you achieve a flawless finish. You can wear it alone or under foundation and it comes in fair, medium and dark. The BB cream retails for $24.00.

In terms of perfume there are many trendy new scents on the market and I have reviewed quite a few here on my blog. I decided to include the Alien Eau de Parfum because it smells amazing! This irresistible aroma is powerful, seductive, alluring and designed to evoke the radiance, splendor and Goddess in every woman with a sophisticated blend of jasmine, vanilla and warm amber. The bottle is designed like a beautiful purple amethyst for a stunning jewel effect. One spritz is usually enough to make me smell wonderful all day and have people asking what perfume I'm wearing. The 30 ml/ 1oz retails for $96.00.

So ...? Fragrance has also released some cute sets that are perfect for stocking stuffers! Inspired by glamorous cities around the word the body sprays are light, sweet, playful and fun. These trendy scents retail for just $6.99 per box and So..Fragrance is available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Jean Coutu.

The Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss Set comes with 4 iridescent shades: Sweet Pink, Coral Kiss, Passion Fruit and Mauve all packaged in a cute mini purse. Infused with mango and shea butter to hydrate and plump the formula provides subtle color, bold shine and a beautiful lush finish. The set retails for $30.00 and you can find it at Elizabeth Arden counters and London Drugs.

For the mature ladies on your list Crabtree & Evelyn always has a great range of classic scents to choose from. The Rosewater products smells like a fresh English garden on a warm sunny day. Infused with real flower extract, oils and nourishing butters this collection is the perfect skin pampering set for your aunt, mom or granny and my mother-in-law just loves this brand! The set is valued at $76.00 but retails for $55 and the packaging is beautiful!

Dermalogica is one of my favorite brands and because the products are fragrance-free and gentle on sensitive skin they are suitable for almost everyone on your list including the guys. The Skin Prep Scrub ($20.00) is a polishing exfoliant with natural grains that remove dulling surface debris to improve absorption of moisturizing products. It contains a comforting blend of extracts, cucumber and aloe to prevent overstimulation and leave skin smooth and silky. The Hydra Blur Primer is perfect for use under makeup as it blurs pores and fine lines. It also hydrates without being greasy for a bright luminous finish. It retails for $62.00.

We can’t forget about the hair so last but not least are two products formulated to replenish and soften your mane. The éprouvage Replenishing Leave-in Conditioner uses plant cell technology and antioxidants to neutralize environmental elements, fortify weak damaged strands and protect the scalp. It also moisturizes, helps detangle, prevents breakage, calms fly-aways and reduces frizz for healthy looking hair. You can apply it to damp hair before styling or simply air dry for beautiful waves and curls. It retails for $18.00 at Ulta and

The Inecto Naturals Hair Oil with organic argan is great for battling the drying effects of winter to moisturize and protect fragile hair. I usually use a tiny bit on my ends after styling to smooth and add shine but don't over apply as the texture is a bit slick! The oil retails for just $6.99 and makes a great stocking stuffer.

For more great gift ideas check out my previous posts
 Happy Holidays!

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