Give the Gifts You’d Love to Get With Our Best Picks of the Season
Unite LUXURY Line
Give your locks the gift of luxury this holiday season with the Luxury line from Unite. Made of crushed pearl, Hawaiian white honey and pure Argan oil, this line will lavish your hair with nutrients, moisture and shine. Luxury shampoo, $43; Luxury conditioner, $47; Moisture and Shine, Exclusively in Las Vegas at ADD Hair & Makeup, addhairandmakeup.com.
The dry winter months take a toll on your skin. Soothing Cleanser to calm, hydrate and refresh, $25.50; Exfoliating Scrub to rejuvenate and refresh, $13.95; Hydrating Day Crème with Hyaluronic Acid to plump, soften, smooth and tone, $15.50. Available at dermae.com.
Toni & Guy Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Irons
Tourmaline ceramic barrel prevents damage and increases shine. Variable temperature control heats up in 30 seconds and features a one-hour shut off for safety. Available in 1” and 1 ¼”, $29.99 at Target.
Combo pack comes with one gold and one silver bath bomb made from soap-grade glitter, almond oil, coconut oil, citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. Available at heathermarianna.tv.
The Everything Pencil
Still considered by many in the beauty biz to be the best multi-use concealer pencil around. This convenient carry along face and body concealer pencil hides small imperfections such as under eye circles, broken capillaries, age spots, birthmarks, bruises and more. Available in six shades at judithaugust.com, $16.
Discover the best concealer makeup to cover tattoos, scars, vitiligo, birthmarks, bruises and more. It succeeds where tradition concealers fail. Have you noticed that every part of your body is a different color? Custom blend problems away with Killer Cover 5 Color Wheel. Available at judithaugust.com, $36.
Rowenta’s Straight Express and Inspiration Pro Dryer
Our favorite dryer and flat iron combo to date! Get super sleek and straight locks this season with an ionic dryer that gives smooth, shiny and frizz-free hair. Combine that with the iron featuring 16 integrated teeth that pre-straighten hair, eliminating the need to iron over your strands multiple times. Inspiration Pro Dryer retails for $159.99 and is available at ulta.com; Straight Express Iron retails for $179.99 and is available at ulta.com
Sometimes the day just doesn’t warrant washing our hair. Keep it high and dry with this bouffant-size shower cap. Features 15 sassy styles for every fashionable female out there. Available at laindulgence.com, $24.95.
The Joy to the Girls Holiday Collection is full of fabulous gift ideas. Infused with classic colors to party-stopping looks, including eye shadows, mascaras, primers and more, all contained in a cute cosmetics case. This collection is sure to be on the top of any glam gals list. Sold separately at Sephora.
Noodle & Boo Love Light Candle
Sweet and subtle notes of English pear and peaches wrapped in French roses will add warmth to any party you host this time of year. Available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, $10.
The Sleep Mask by Tempur-Pedic
Show no signs of staying out too late at holiday gatherings. The TEMPUR material fashions to the shape of your face, creating a comfortable and restful night’s sleep. Tempurpedic.com, $29.
Our best beauty picks …
Limited Edition Kitty Eye & Cheek Color Set
Naughty or nice? You decide this holiday season. Each set comes in a precious cat-print pouch, complete with a warm wintery eye color duo, eye gloss to give you a touch of holiday sparkle, and a blusher stick for that rosy by-the-fire glow. Sets include eye color duo, eye gloss and kitty blusher stick. $65, dermstore.com
Olivina Body Butter
Mega-rich and concentrated body butter to soothe and nourish exceptionally dry skin. Enriched with olive and grape seed oils and botanicals.
Olivina Hand & Body Wash
Treat yourself to our aromatic blend of botanicals in a gentle hand and body wash that nourishes the skin as it cleans. Our washes refresh the body and restore the spirit. Anise scented fennel & a heart of sweet orange come together in this classic combination to create a sophisticated yet contemporary scent. $18, olivine.com
Olivina Lip Butter
A rich buttery balm that hydrates and offers a light, shiny finish. Formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition. Petroleum free, no preservatives and loaded with vitamin E to nourish and seal in moisture. $9, olivine.com
Pour le Monde has created three 100 percent natural eau de parfums, which are free of harmful chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, chemical sunscreens and petrochemicals and are infused with grain alcohol. The naturally derived fragrances are vegan, gluten free and free of animal testing. Available in a 1.7 ounce eau de parfum spray for $95 online at plmparfums.com with 10 percent of each of every sale given back to the charities.
Feel confident this season with Tweezerman’s award-winning tools. With a shared commitment to designing items of incomparable quality, Tweezerman and Isaac Mizrahi have created a covetable collection of beauty tools that share their sense of luxurious yet effortless style.
Slant Tweezers: $25; Mini Slant Tweezer: $15; Filemate Nail File: $5; Exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com
This limited edition set includes everything you need to create a variety of looks, featuring 20 eye shadows, 2 blushes, 2 bronzers, Better Than Sex Mascara, Lip Injection Color Bomb, and a how-to glamour guide.
The tarte of Giving Collector’s Set and Gift Bag
Hidden inside this chic travel bag are 20 full size Amazonian Clay eye shadows, eight mini Maracuja glosses, and five bonus must-have minis, all wrapped and ready to go.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Set
This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli.
Ciaté Mini Mani Month Set
This gorgeously packaged countdown calendar offers a treat each day: mini Paint Pots, glitter, sequins, caviar pearls, treatments, and even some hidden surprises.
Stila Artist Essential set
Be your own personal makeup artist with this artistry set including four color-coordinating eye shadow palettes (neutrals, greens, purples and browns), one eye shadow brush, eyeliner, blush, lip gloss and look card.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius Kit creates natural-looking and beautiful brows Custom create any brow look that stays put with Brow Wiz loose powder that can be mixed to create the perfect brow that stays put. $24, sephora.com
Butter London nail laquers are heavily pigmented, rich in color with a vibrant finish. Available in a range of fashionable colors, $15 each at sephora.com.