To help you get in the holiday spirit and find the perfect gifts, I’m sharing my favorite items from Mary Kay’s festive collection. This year’s line-up includes makeup, skincare and fragrances that everyone will enjoy.
First up is something I am super excited about – the 12 Days of Glam Advent Calendar ($124.99) filled with lipstick, eye color, makeup remover, translucent powder, hand cream, gloss, mascara and more! This is a great present for someone who has never experienced the brand and for all the beauty-lovers in your life.
Mary Kay’s Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet and Legs ($16.00) comes with a free pair of fuzzy socks that are perfect for cold nights. The non-greasy cream soothes tired muscles while moisturizing cracked heels and dry, sensitive skin. My grandma is going to love it!
The Mad About Masking Pod Gift Set ($30.00) is great for skincare fanatics, busy moms and travelers. It comes with 4 complexion renewing formulas that minimize pores, controls oil, energizes, balances and boosts radiance. Slip the cute box in a stocking or add it to a spa gift basket.
I’ve been using the TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask ($26.00) for years and now it’s time to share the magic with friends and family. The cool, refreshing formula plumps, hydrates, softens, smooths, calms and deeply nourishes parched, flaky skin that looks stressed and haggard. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines, roughness, wrinkles, acne and pores so you glow with confidence. I usually apply generous layers, leave it on for 20 minutes and wipe off the excess (no need to rinse). It can also be used as a revitalizing overnight treatment without rubbing off on your pillow. The new Mask Applicator ($15.00) compliments this treatment wonderfully because the silicone brush wastes less and spreads product evenly with no mess. Use it with clays, mud, gels and creams.
There is nothing better than pampering yourself at the end of a long, cold day and these limited-edition products are perfect post-shower treats. The Be-Delighted Body Mousse ($18.00) is rich, indulgent and moisturizing with a wonderful fragrance. Apply it on slightly damp skin for a velvety finish.
The Cityscape Silkening Dry Oil ($24.00) replenishes, hydrates and softens with no greasy residue. Use it on your arms, legs and décolleté for a luxurious silky sheen and elegant scent.
If you’re looking for gorgeous gifts for your girlfriends, secret Santa or co-workers, the Limited-edition Ultra Stay Lip Lacquer Kits ($47.00) are sure to be a hit. Each box comes with a highly pigmented liquid lipstick, a sealer to lock in the color and an eraser to remove it.
The shade selection includes three universal hues: plum, cherry and rose in semi-matte, lightweight finishes with a hint of moisture. Even without the sealer, these vivid pigments last for hours without smudging, fading or transferring.
For the self-proclaimed perfume connoisseurs on your list, Mary Kay has created 3 Limited-Edition Fragrance Travel Sprays ($25.00 each) that are slim enough to slip in a clutch, carry-on or stocking.
The range includes:
~ Live Fearlessly – bold and invigorating with notes of energizing ginger, rose and warm tonka bean.
~ Forever Diamonds – a soft, powdery aroma infused with sparkling peach, jasmine, apricot, creamy vanilla and white amber.
~ Cityscape – bright and refreshing, inspired by the world’s most glamorous cities.
For those traveling to various family gatherings this holiday, Mary Kay’s Discover What You Love Roll-Up Makeup Bag is a must! This stylish organizer holds a lot of toiletries and comes in handy on vacation.
Unlike other roll-ups this one has four clear zippered compartments that extend into triangles and form a cute beauty caddy with a sturdy handle. The velcro pouches are removable for quick access and easy cleaning.
If you have limited space in your bedroom, bathroom, dorm room or hotel suite, hang the bag on the back of a door or in closet to store your everyday items without cluttering your vanity or dresser. I have one at the back of my bedroom door filled with the skincare I am currently using.
These products can be found online at marykay.ca and through independent consultants.