OK ladies, it’s crunch time! Here we stand, a few days away from Christmas with some gifting still to do!
What should you get for last minute stocking stuffers? We’re so glad you asked….
Beauty In A Cup:
I’m sure you’ve heard of this lil’ ole company called The Republic of Tea and their line of “Get” herbal blends. From “Get A Grip” to “Get Some Zzz’s” this line has everything you need to combat certain concerns and to be well overall. The Get Gorgeous blend is an organic, rooibos-based, naturally caffeine-free tea that’s brimming with antioxidants which help to clear skin. Available online or through retailers such as Whole Foods, they offer The Traveler Tin size which retails for $4.75.
I sift through emails all day long. I am a PROFESSIONAL emailer. But none get me as excited as when I receive and email from SugarWish.com . An card from them symbolizes instant joy as you have just received a notification that your sugar fix will soon be satisfied! Just pick your 4 favorite candies and they will be sent to you or gifted to someone special! The giver provides the sweet magic and the receiver personalizes it to their taste. Yum!
I absolutely love KIND HEALTHY SNACKS. They sponsor my “Boston Get Your Rear in Gear Road Race” and for that I will be ever grateful. Recently they have teamed up with makeup mogul, Bobbi Brown to create the perfectly curated “Eat Pretty Powerful Cube” full of delicious snacks! And don’t you worry — Kind is even offering a last-minute free ship deal.
Trusted name in the beauty industry, Freeman Beauty helps you to pamper the ones you love with the Girls Night In gift set! With enough masks to host your own spa night, this kit includes three full size masks to help with any facial concerns your favorite beauty diva may have:
- Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask purifies pores and draws out excess oils and dirt
- Mint & Lemon Facial Clay Mask controls oil production and reduces the appearance of large pores
- Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask neutralizes skin irritants and peels away impurities leaving skin silky smooth.
Available online and at Rite-Aid stores nationwide for $9.00,
I was recently introduced to the company Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics and their line of JulieG Holiday Collection nail polishes. And if you don’t know (and you should!) this line was created by top YouTube beauty vlogger Julie Gutierrez (JulieG 713). The collection comes in fun and festive colors with holiday-appropriate names such as “Ornamental,” “Big Red Bow,” and “Under Mistletoe.” The JulieG Holiday Collection retails for $3.99 each and is available at Rite Aid stores and online at www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com.
Soak & Relax:
“Yule Love The Bubbles” — how cute is that name! This is the perfect gift from VMV Hypoallergenics for those who like me — love to tub! Nothing is more rejuvenating and relaxing that taking a time-out to sooth away any stress in your own personal spa. For just $15 you can give the gift of healthy and gentle skincare. Never fear, this gift set is never irritating to sensitive skin:
- 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free
- 100% Paraben + Preservative-Free
- 100% Phthalate-Free
The Pop Star:
We just can’t help but to love Katy Perry! She is a goddess – not only a platinum-selling recording artist and global pop superstar, but a beauty icon. Her long lashes can turn heads from a mile away and you can do just the same with the Katy Perry by Eylure false lash collection. With adorable names such as Sweetie Pie, Oh, Honey, Cool Kitty and Oh, My! you can match your lashes to any look! They come in all sizes and thickness varieties. The lashes are $6.99 and available at PlanetBeauty.com.
I could be biased (impossible!) but I love gold! Even just a hint of gold in jewelry or makeup can add a world of warmth to ones face. I make a point to put a little liquid liner on my inner eyelids to give me that bright eyed and bushy tailed look — even when I am exhausted! Thanks to Yves Rocher, this luscious and creamy liquid liner goes on easy and lasts. For just $5.00 you can bless a friend with the golden touch to transform their look from drab to glowing!
The Wellness Focused:
Marine skin care. Let it sink in… Yes I said it it’s made from the best of the sea! Phytomer is a French-based, marine skin care brand carried in spas and resorts around the globe. Their Seaweed Soap is just what you need to nourish and clean your skin during the harsh winter months. It sloughs off dead skin to reveal brilliant glowing skin! Who doesn’t want / more importantly NEED that?!
The Every Girl:
Girl’s everywhere love their lip toppings! I have an entire pocket in my purse dedicated to my lips. Sometimes I wear basic chapstick, other times I don a sticky gloss — but I am always looking for something in between. Thankfully I found Murad’s Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15 for $17.00. Not just any lip balm, Murad protects and
restores lips while providing a boost of antioxidants. Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector revitalizes dry lips by conditioning them with Shea Butter while providing UVA/UVB protection and powerful antioxidants shield against free radical damage.
I have found the most adorable company ever! Meet Beau Bain and their ever cute Bubble Bath Cupcake that makes the perfect stocking stuffer for any sweetie on your list. Just pop in the bath and let the fizzy-ness soothe away your stress. This no-calorie sweet treat comes in many aromatic scents including peppermint, birthday cake, and dark chocolate. Cupcakes and more available for $8.95 on Rosie Made a website that empowers women through e-commerce.
Calling All Fashionistas:
Recently I’ve come across a super-cute mini online boutique called Kandy Spree. This highly curated shoppe has items ranging from pets, beauty, women’s clothing, and shoes. You can find all sorts of goodies from Eden Allure Argan Oil for $18.00 to Knee High Socks coming in at just $9.00. I instantly fell in love with the quants ballet flats in georgous teal for just $12.00 you can look like a big spender for less!
Coming Up Roses:
A company that does it right is Apricot Lane. They have great little items that can fit everyone from your mom to your grandma to your sister. My latest must-have is their pocket-size roller ball perfume collection. They come in bright flowery scents that do the trick in perking up your mood with a little aromatherapy. Great to just toss in the purse and leave for little touch ups when you need it most!
And ladies, don’t think I left the men out of this guide. Their stockings need a little something too! See below for my top picks!
Your Inner Sinner:
Say hello to DOOP, a collection of hair pomades, pastes, muds etc. These products are uni-sex which sweetens the deal even more. A gift for your guy is a gift for you. But we can just keep that our little secret! Each product also has fun names like “The Rocker,” “The Outsider,” “The Sinner,” so you can customize them to his unique hair needs. Available online for $20 from BeautyCollection.com.
We all know how great it is to snuggle up to a guy with a freshly shaved face. Smooth and kissable — need we say more! Thanks to shaving king Schick and their Hydro Blast Gift Set your man will have no excuse not to look his best. Again… do you see a pattern here? A gift for him is a gift for you! See — I’m always thinking! Available at Wal-Mart for $10.00. You’ll thank me later!
Look at you go! You’ve polished off your list perfectly. Even your stocking stuffers will be envied.