No matter what you are celebrating or where you are celebrating it’s gift time now. Time is running short with just two weeks left to shop. So Marcia and Lisa have chosen some of their favorites that we think you will enjoy for yourself or your giftees.samples affiliate links
Both of us recommend PIXI BEAUTY Eye & Lip Kits from the Maryam Maquillage collection. These slip into a stocking easily or can be wrapped for a cute surprise. They each contain a Liquid Fairy Lights eyeshadow perfect for holiday fun and a MatteLast Liquid Lip that will take you beautifully through a party.
LIT KIT DAY contains Mirage Liquid Fairy Light and Coral Bang Liquid Lip:
LIT KIT NIGHT contains Starry Night Fairy Light and Posh Nude Liquid Lip:
Marcia thinks that masks are wonderful items to slip into stocking and gift baskets and lately one of her favorites is from GABRIEL. It’s their Anti-Aging Mask, a fiber facial mask that’s made with compostable and biodegradable plant-based fibers. It’s a 20 minute pick me up for your face so that you have fresh and hydrated skin to start the night (or use the next morning to combat the effects of a party). Buy 1 for $7.50 and it becomes 2 in one package. Buying a box of 5 for $25 (10 included) would bring the cost down and spread the wealth.
“Instantly reduces fine lines and rejuvenates tired, stressed out skin. Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract helps fight cell deterioration and Panax Ginseng Root is full of Phytonutrients that guard against free radical damage. After just one use skin will look more radiant and beautiful and feel soft and supple.”
Marcia also recommends a little tree hanger from Cheeky Physique.
Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye RescueTM is all ready for gift giving – no wrapping needed. Put it on the tree, under the tree or next to a menorrah for a decadent treat. The Matcha Eye RescueTM is 0.5 fl oz so it’s basically the same size as other eye creams you’d find. The results are terrific.
Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye Rescue uses matcha green tea, peptides and probiotics to smooth and de-puff. I find it to be very hydrating. I’ve been using it over an eye gel for a double whammy and my eyes are feeling and looking refreshed. This is a gem.
Last in Marcia’s recommendations are the products from A Girls Gotta Spa. A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion is a great pick for a stocking stuffer. It can be found at her store along with a lot of other fab products like the roll-on fragrances. And for a bonus you can use the code STOCKINGSTUFFER15 for a 15% discount at checkout.
Lisa thinks that the holidays are a great time to give loved ones really neat items that they never knew they needed. She loves ManiGlovz ($24) which are must-haves for anyone who loves nail polish or has sun sensitive hands. ManiGlovz are fingerless gloves to wear while getting a manicure. They protect hands from acetone polish remover and from the LED rays when getting a shellac manicure. These soft and comfy gloves come in dozens of designs so you can find the perfect pair for your pal…this particular set is going to Lisa’s niece Lexi, an adorable teen who paints her nails sometimes three times a day.
ManiGlovz are rated UPF50+ UV which means that unlike SPF, which only expresses a sunscreen’s protective value in terms of limited wavelengths of light, UPF applies to a range of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB radiation. The highest UPF rating a garment can be assigned is 50+. That means these manicure gloves not only protect your hands from UV/LED lamps at the salon but also against the sun when you’re out and about. They’re great for the beach, pool or just walking around!
The very best part about ManiGlovz is that a portion of all sales goes to The Skin Cancer Foundation & Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Lisa also recommends the Whole Body Essential Oil Benefit Pack from GuruNanda ($24.99), which has six synergy blends of essential oils designed to help you maintain optimal well-being from head to feet. The beautiful magnetic box contains six blends: Head, ENT (Eyes, Nose, Throat), Immunity, Stomach, Joints, and Feet. This creates what GuruNanda calls an in-home ‘Farm-acy’, with blends created with ingredients gathered from their Global Farm Alliance. There are so many ways to use these beautiful blends. You can put drops in a diffuser (immunity, head, and stomach work beautifully) to infuse your whole room. Or, add a few drops into massage oil for direct application…feet, joints, or stomach are terrific choices. Another great idea is to add your blend choice to distilled water in spray bottle for a fabulous body spray – perfect for joints or immunity. Use it in a car diffuser – stomach will address travel sickness, and head will help for headaches. Of course they are all fabulous to add to your bath or shower, and the ENT blend is spot on for adding to your moisturizer.
There are only two weeks left for shopping, and we hope we gave you some great inspiration for finding the perfect gifts!