Holiday Gift Guide – Blendable
Copper Diamond Beauty Bobbi Brown ($95, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) Bobbi’s iconic accessory, updated for the holidays in golden copper faux-leather. This structured, multi-tiered case is sized to hold makeup and skincare essentials. Features two compartments: top features interior pockets for brushes and bottom holds a removable mirror for an instant vanity with ample space for your favorites. Ideal for travel or at home organizing.
Sue Devitt Microquatic Hydrating Marine Mineral Eye Palette in illuminator ($37.50, barneys.com) Let your eyes do all the talking this holiday season with this beautiful palette hat features a variation for flattering purples in blendable, wearable and long-lasting eye color. The formula of the color contains biotechnological marine and botanical substances that help to absorb water from the air and restore skin’s natural elasticity.
Sephora Holiday Eye Palette by Dior ($49.50, sephora.com) What beauty junkie wouldn’t love getting this gorgeous holiday palette? It is packaged in a classic design and has six wonderful eyeshadows. The shades include deep brown, sparkling beige with green and shimmery gray. Every shade you will need to help crate glamorous looks. So get this and let it transform you..
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk ($12, carolsdaughter.com) This Christmas doesn’t leave the cows milk for Santa and save this milk as a gift. Hair Milk is a light weight solution for adding shine and frizz free control for natural curls. It contains a delicious mix of set almond oil, apricot kernel oil and essential oil of lemon grass that work to coat hair in natural goodness. Plus Hair Milk is paraben free and contains no petroleum, mineral oil or arrival colors.
Zero Frizz Corrective Hair Serum ($7.99, Food, Drug and Mass Stores Nationwide) If you know someone that is always complaining about their frizzy hair then this might be the perfect stocking stuffer for them. It is a humidity resistant smoothing serum that contains a customized blend of ceramic, UV Protestants, proteins and Vitamins A, E and C to instantly smooth and seals strands. This product is ideal for thick, coarse or extremely dry and frizz prone hair. The serum works hair to straighten hair while nourishing it and providing high tech protection.
Got2b’s Cosmic Shimmering Serum ($5.99, Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide) There is no better way to ring in the holidays than an early gift for yourself. Treat your dull dry hair with a shot of this lightweight, no-greasy gel-like serum. Immediately your frizzes will be tamed and your hair will have a healthy shine. The unique formulation seals the hair shaft to tame flyways and frizzes. While the magic of mica promises a multidimensional shine that lasts all day.
Alba Hawaiian Bath & Body Gift Collection ($17.99, Whole Foods Market or on the web at AlbaBotanica.com) If you can’t afford to buy an island trip for your favorite sister here is the next best thing. This set contains nourishing natural ingredients that will leave you feeling great about your purchase. It is comprised of Passion Fruit Body wash and Papaya Mango Body Cream, this exclusive holiday duo is enriched with organic botanicals and tropical fruit and flower extracts for skin.
Nature’s Gate Pineapple Body Wash an Body Lotion Gift Set (Whole Foods) Give somebody you love a gift that gives back with this luscious gift set. This set provides two fabulous products, a creamy body lotion and a luxurious body wash, that help to hydrate and smooth skin. Using organic pineapple, mangosteen and cocoa butter the set helps to leave skin soft and supple. But it also helps to provide clean water to poor communities in Asia and Africa through the organization watered America. A portion of your purchase will go directly to support this cause. And it is truly a worthy cause.
Lush Christmas Cake Slice Soap ($ Sold by Weight $7.95/ 1/4 LB, lushusa.com/shop) No we aren’t talking about fruit cake. This Christmas Cake will be something you actually like. Christmas Cake Slice contains incredibly softening almond oil that’s easily absorbed and non-greasy. Almond oil is rich in vitamin A and E, so it works to protect and nourish the skin. Organic aloe vera extract soothes and helps to replenish moisture in dry skin. This is a great soap for keeping skin soft and supple through the cold, harsh winter months. Now who can turn down a slice of cake that sweet?
Korres Sugar and Spice Set ($12, sephora.com) A sweet and spicy holiday shower gel trio that is sure to please any one on your list. This limited edition, Sephora-exclusive collection blends classic Christmas smells into festive bubbles. The set includes three creamy-foam shower gels that use proteins and vitamins to give you gorgeously healthy, moisturized, and glowing skin. The scents include in the set are Hot Spiced Chocolate, Honey Spice and Sugar Glazed Clementine. And the formulas are dermatologically tested and mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol free.
La Mer’s Luxury Essentials ($630, Neiman Marcus) If you are really trying to go over the top this holiday season then this is the gift to give. The Luxury Essentials brings together three La Mer signatures- Crème e la Mer, The Lifting Face Serum and the Eye Concentrate. If that wasn’t enough they arrive in a sumptuous mother of pearl box. The recipients of this gift will enjoy improved clarity, tone, softness and radiance. An ideal indulgence for loyal La Mer devotees, first time users and people you love a lot.
Capture Totale Nutrition Capture Totale Haute Nutrition Rich Crème ($125, Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide) This wonderful crème helps protect skin against atmospheric aggressions and targets signs of aging. The luxurious formula helps firm and shape the skin while replenishing moisture and stimulating skin with micorcultation. In a month of use 66% of women reported firmer plumper skin.
My Blend Prescribed Comfort MiniLab Day Crème by Dr. Olivier Courtin ($70, saksfifthavenue.com) With the stress of shopping, holiday gift giving and get togethers, you may need a lot of comfort before it’s all said and done. But don’t forget about your skin which can show stress and aging more in the holiday season when the weather is harsh and drying. The prescription? This anti-aging moisturizer that treats vulnerable, sensitive skin. It works to calm and soothe on contact, delivering optimal moisture and protection. Perfect for yourself or someone on your list with dry, sensitive skin. Use with an Emergency Booster from the line like Radiant Burst ($45), which reinforce a luminous glow before a special even such as a holiday party or a big family get together.
Eco Conscious Gifts:
Whole Foods Market Sustainable Goods PJ’s ($29, Whole Foods Market) Every year in my family we get a new pair of PJ’s. Most of the time this means we get a pair of flannel PJ’s with cats, dogs and hot dogs on them. This year I am going to put a stop to the same flannel pair and give my sister these eco-friendly pair. These PJ’s are made from organic colo-grown cotton produced by farmers in Peru. Organic cotton doesn’t just feel better on your skin it’s also better for your health and health of he earth. You can help support suitable farming by choosing products made with organic cotton like these PJ’s.
Maggie’s Organics Cotton Peace Scarf ($15.99, Whole Foods Market) If I could have one guaranteed gift for Christmas it would be world peace. Since Santa might not be bringing that down the chimney this year I can always buy a Peace Scarf to help make someone else’s life better. Maggie’s Organic Cotton Peace Scarf is made by a Costa Rican family company, who always works with their producers to ensure livable working conditions, respect and independence for workers. Which helps you feel great about your purchase. The scarf emblazoned with the word “peace” in ten different languages enables wearers to display a message of good will during the holiday season. And the scarf is super cute, chic and the perfect length to wear any way you want.
Jason’s Natural Apple Spice Two-Pack Gift Set ($12.99, jason-natural.com) Make someone you care about happy with this deliciously scented organic gift set. Apple essences tickle your senses as you lather your skin in either the Apple Spice Satin Shower Body Wash or Hand and Body Lotion. They are each infused with Cinnamon Oil and Apple Fruit Extract to define nourish and moisturize skin. Your are left with naturally soft and beautiful skin. And that is something to celebrate.
Happy Holidays Luscious Lather Variety Soap Gift Bag ($19.99, saveyourworld.com) The Luscious Lather Variety Soap Gift Bag makes an excellent stocking stuffer. Packed with exfoliating soaps that have delicious aromas, high quality lather, rounded structure and a beautiful leaf stamp. The intoxicating scents range from the clean citrus-grapefruit aroma of Oasis Fruit to the floral bouquet of Regal Blossom or spicy wood-berry wiff or Rainforest. The set also comes with samples and Save Your Rainforest Wristbands. Best of all each gift bag has saves at least one acre, if not several acres of rainforest for a year.
Perfect for your friend who already has everything:
Nest Fragrance Candle ($32, neimanmarcus.com)- A perfect gift for your friend that has everything. This exquisite candle combines color, texture and fragrance perfectly. Each candle comes in a glass vase designed to compliment the space you use it in with its classical shape and modern stripe etching. The candles come in 12 scents such as Wasabi Pear, Beeswezx, & Whipped Cream and Freesia.
Peeptoad Hollow Natural Soy Candles ($9, peeptoadhollow.com) These natural soy based candles smell so good that Santa might be requesting these instead of cookies left out. The candles are from environmentally friendly biodegradable, vegetable based wax. Regular candles are based on petroleum these candles are made from soy which is a renewable resource grown right here in the USA. The candles are so fragrant that you can just open them up with out having to light them for your room to smell wonderful.
Perfect for the Beauty Junkie on Your List:
Dior Mini Backstage Brush Set ($60, neimanmarcus.com) The ultimate mini brush set is the ultimate gift for the beauty junkie on your list. The chic, portable wallet features four different brush essentials for lips, eyes, blush and foundation. The set also comes with a mirror and Dior “D”logo. The reusable chic pouch will keep brushes clean and organized for a quick on the go touch up.
Cosmos Sexiest Beauty Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Gorgeous ($12.89, amazon.com) This stunning 192-page book serves up hundreds of insider tips and tricks on everything from scoring a flawless luminous complexion to creating sex-kitten hairstyles to working the latest make-up trends. Perfect for the lady on your list that loves all things beauty. It is packed with beautiful images, how-to instructions, decadent at-home spa ideas that advise women how to pamper themselves like a pro (no appointment necessary) and crucial tips for overcoming common beauty blunders. Cosmo’s Sexiest Beauty Secrets is an indispensable resource for any women who wants to look her best.