Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Makeup & Beauty Sets

I know what you’re thinking and you’d be right, this is another gift guide but it’s a good one, I promise! With Christmas just 10 days away there aren’t many shopping days left but don’t panic. Gift sets are a great option and personally I’m a big fan. Instead of giving one great present you can surprise your loved ones with a few goodies all conveniently package in one pretty parcel. Today I’m sharing a few fabulous finds from fragrance, beauty tools, skincare and makeup.

This season the wonderful people at Pixi made life a lot easier for last minute shoppers by creating a bunch of great sets that showcase their bestsellers. The Peel & Reveal Holiday Set ($20.00) features mini sizes of the Peel & Polish Resurfacing Concentrate to loosen dead cells, the Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner for a smoother complexion and the Rose Flash Balm to revitalize and reduce signs of fatigue. The large set is the Glow Tonic & Glow Mud Cleanser Duo ($49.00). It comes with a Toner infused with glycolic acid to polish and brighten plus the detoxifying mud mask to deep clean and draw out blemish causing impurities.

The Lip Lift Max Trio ($22.00) includes 3 sparkly lip brightening shades that plump and hydrate. Pixi Beauty is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

The Soap & Glory Soaper Heroes Holiday Set ($24.00) is perfect for preventing and treating dry winter skin and the products smell delicious! The special edition pink tin includes: Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel with mandarin extract, Scrub Off Your Life Body Buffer, The Righteous Body Butter, Hand Cream, Sugar Crush Fresh & Foamy Body Wash Pod and the Rich & Famous Body Wash Pod that is great for travel. After lathering, scrubbing, and buttering you will feel soft and silky from head-to-toe before slipping into those cozy pajamas. Soap & Glory is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

The I love Raspberry and Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Crème Set ($9.99) is perfect for friends, co-workers and secret Santa. It comes with a large shower gel that smells like scrumptious candy plus you get a small bath puff. (Available at Shoppers Drug Mart)

The Body Fantasies Holiday Set ($7.99) comes with 3 body sprays – Japanese Cherry Blossom (my fave), Pink Vanilla Kiss and Twilight Mist which are all very uplifting, youthful and fun. They make great stocking stuffers and you can even keep one in your purse for travel. I also like using my favorite scent as a car or room freshener. (Available at Walmart)

The Real Techniques Color Correcting Made Easy Limited Edition Holiday Set ($17.99) includes 4 Concealer Brushes that are perfect for covering dark circles and imperfections plus 4 Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges that are color coordinated for specific correcting pigments. The brushes get into hard to reach areas while buffing and blending seamlessly. (Available at Guardian, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and Rexall)

Estee Lauder’s Holiday Nights The Red Lip 3 Piece Set ($38.00) will leave the makeup lovers on your list speechless (this one may be hard to give away). I love the festive lipstick with matching liner and the Flirtatious Magenta Gloss is perfect for parties.

For the bath lovers on your list the Calgon Lavender and Honey Fizzies ($6.97) will fill the tub with wonderful fragrances that set the mood for a relaxing evening. There are 8 per pack which means you can pop one in everyone stocking or add it to a gift basket. (Available at Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart)

Luxury hair care always makes a fantastic gift and Kerastase has the perfect winter rescue kits to keep your locks long, luscious and healthy. The Resistance Collection is valued at $140.00 but retails for $97.00 and comes with shampoo, conditioner and serum for damaged hair. Although my hair is healthy I still like using products that resurrect and fortify and this formula diminishes the signs of heat styling and patches up rough spots for added shine and bounce. It also smells amazing! For a list of salon retailers please visit

Avon never disappoints when it comes to affordable gifts for the whole family and this year the Skin So Soft Winter Collection is indulgent, soothing and pampering. The nourishing formulas include rich body butters, creamy shower gels, light oils and hydrating lotions. The sets retail for $16.00 each at and through independent consultants.

High quality makeup brushes are always a hit and the EcoTools Highlight & Define Duo ($16.99) has one of the best fan brushes I’ve ever used! The bristles are fluffy, lush and soft - great for sweeping on luminizers. The other brush blends powder and blush like a dream with ultra- supple fibers that feel great against the skin. (Available at London Drugs, Rexall, Pharma Plus, Walmart, Lawtons, Sobeys and IDA)

Beautiful by Estee Lauder is a classic fragrance that many women think of as their signature scent. It is described as rich, romantic and luxurious with a refreshing citrus-floral blend and a warm base of sandalwood, vetvier and amber. This is a nice perfume for your mom, grandmother or aunt since it is a little more classic and mature. The elegant gift box also includes the roller-ball fragrance, shower gel and body wash for $98.00. Estee Lauder is available at department stores nationwide including The Bay and Sephora you can also visit the website at

For more great ideas check out my other gift guides:

Happy Holidays!

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