My 2016 Holiday Glam Gift Guide Is HERE! HO, HO, GO!
by on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 with
MY 2016 HOLIDAY GLAM GIFT GUIDE
Pretty much everyone who’s anyone is publishing a holiday gift guide blog. Hey why not? It’s 2016! Whether you’re my mail carrier, my beloved dry cleaning couple or the spunky lady who air brushes me a lovely shade of tan over at Sunset Tan… we’re all blogging our points of view on the best stocking stuffers, Hanukkah gelt and white elephant gifts. Melania: I’m guessing your gift guide is going live any day now? Yes/No? On the one hand, our incoming FLOTUS is probably a touch busy pre-inauguration. But gosh it wouldn’t surprise me one bit, if she succumbed to this annual holiday cyber trend and posted her top picks just like the rest of us.
My goal with this my 2016 edition is to make our whole appearance glow and our holiday shopping instantaneously morph into as stress-free an experience as possible. This year I unearthed the most insane deal on a full size jar of my favorite moisturizer. You purchase one and get the second one for FREE through December 11th! PLUS, I got a lead on high quality makeup for $1? What the heck, right? You must be a little curious at this point? Read on!
ASTROLOGY READINGS VIA MANICURES & JEWELRY? YOUR 2017 FORECAST LOOKS POLISHED (PUN INTENDED)!
STERLING FOREVER & ENAMEL DICTION JOIN FORCES 12/1
PRICE: It varies from as low as $34 into the low $100 range, something to meet everyone’s budget!
WHY THIS WILL WOW YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
The official collaboration and debut of this new collection is TODAY… DECEMBER 1, 2016. Such a bright way to close out the year and gift your best friend, colleague, sister, mom or aunt something whimsical, stylish and informative too! My favorite on-line jewelry retailer Sterling Forever joined forces and is collaborating with the nail color astrology pros at Enamel Diction to curate personal jewelry collections based on your zodiac sign. Each month, you’ll receive an astrology reading along with the hand picked pieces inspired by your cosmic destiny. And if you’re ever heading out to Los Angeles… one of the most memorable experiences is to book a 15 minute color analysis or 30 minute color scope session with Rose Theodora, Enamel Diction’s resident astrologer. It’s so fun to look up your astrology sign and see how your persona and jewelry RX unfold relative to your birthday. It’s also fun to shop the other signs of the Zodiac too. It’s everything from rings, to necklaces to earrings to bracelets to on trend chokers!
UNDER $10, GREAT GIFTS & STOCKING STUFFERS FROM 2 TOP BRANDS!
NEUTROGENA BODY OIL
PRICE: $9.99 / 8.5 oz.
SHOP: Neutrogena.com and drugstores nationwide
WHY IT’S A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT: Neutrogena® Body Oil has a light sesame oil formula that leaves skin soft and locks in moisture, especially in the rough winter, colder months. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly, with no greasy after-feel. Perfect for moisturizing after showering or shaving. Bonus Tip: You can even add a few drops in the tub for a moisturizing bath.
NEUTROGENA NORWEGIAN FORMULA HAND CREAM
PRICE: $4.99/2.0 fl oz.
SHOP: Neutrogena.com and nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers
WHY IT’S A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT OR STOCKING STUFFER: Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream is clinically tested to help heal dry skin – even the worst dry, chapped hands – and provide lasting relief. Fun Fact: Norwegian Formula® was originally developed in Norway for Arctic fishermen who needed to protect their own hands from some of the coldest, harshest weather, so you know it works. And I just have this thing about gifting friends, colleagues and family hand cream… It’s a subtly, classy, thoughtful gift. It’s one of those things people are always reaching for on a trip or a very cold, dry day and realize they don’t have. So you look like a hero with this one!
HARD CANDY COSMETICS
PRICE: Amazing price range from… $1 to $19.88!
PACKAGING: Dear Hard Candy: YOU win the holiday packaging award! Who needs wrapping paper? Save a tree everyone… It’s so savvy how your holiday beauty collections come prepackaged in fun boxes, in makeup bags, with lots of bows AND some of the packaging doubles as ornaments so we can hang makeup on a tree or fireplace mantle for an added dose of glamour. Great job! Love… Stacy
SHOP: Walmart & Walmart.com
WHY IT’S A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT & STOCKING STUFFER FOR WOMEN & TEENS: Hard Candy is an iconic brand! It’s been helping us doll up since 1995. It’s synonymous with high quality, pigmented colors with totally cool packaging! How much did you and do you love the nail polish bottles that come with snazzy cocktail rings?!? For holiday 2016 they thought of everything fun and whimsical, but very budget friendly! You have to get The Total Radiance Kit! It’s under $20 ($19.88) and short of a kitchen sink it has in it…
- 1 contour kit
- 1 blush kit
- 1 conceal kit
- 1 smokey eye kit
PLUS these tins are reusable! And this is $19.88 so you can give the whole thing as one gift, or break it up and give the different palettes to different recipients. With other makeup brands you can’t even get one palette for $20! This is four!
The Glimmer & Glow Kit is $9.88 and the makeup bag alone which says “Keep Calm and Glow On!” is super fly and worth the price of admission. Inside the makeup bag is a primer, concealer, 2 blushes & 1 brush for basically $10 bucks!
The Nude Look Kits are $4.88 and have 1 baked blush, 1 eyeshadow palette and 2 liquid eye liners
And lots of the lip glosses are retailing for $1 which you can’t beat. If this brand were a man… I’d marry him!
THE BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BEAUTY DEAL OF 2016!
BETTER SKIN CO. MIRAKLE CREAM
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: From 12/1 to 12/11/16, Buy 1 At $34, Get 1 FREE! (Yes you read this correctly everyone) Use Checkout Code: King5
(Note: Under quantity type “2,” then use the King5 code at checkout and the system will only charge you for 1!)
GAME CHANGER? I discovered Bellevue local and Master Esthetician, Natalya Rachkova, in 2015! Natalya created this natural formula 25 years ago. She recently updated Mirakle Cream with modern science (peptides/hyaluronic acids, 2 of my favorite anti-aging ingredients) to bring to market. It’s been blowing up since it’s rebirth on TV and in one certain major, super hip retail chain who can’t keep it on their shelves.
WHAT IT DOES: 25 Cures and counting for the face and body, apply as frequently as needed: Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, extremely moisturizing, calms rosacea and eczema, firms tones and tightens skin, reduces hyper pigmentation (dark spots), increases luminosity, excellent make-up primer (recently used at the Grammys) and many other healing benefits. It’s a “hero” catch all, multi-tasker that makes a genius stocking stuffer in either of the 2 sizes for the beauty junkie who thinks she’s tried it all!
INGREDIENTS: Aloe, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Algae, Sea Buckthorn, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter are the “stars!”
NATALYA IS LOCAL: And available to work with you directly for a facial or you can purchase a gift certificate for whomever in your life is a facial enthusiast. You have a skincare legend right here in Seattle, trust me, have her evaluate your complexion! Look on the home page of this web site for a link to her beauty services.
THE GIFT OF A CLEAR COMPLEXION
PRICE VARIES DEPENDING ON STRENGTH: Purchase today, 12/1, and get up to $35 off! Use Coupon Code: Seattle
WHY THIS IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING CONFIDENCE & IT’S CHEAPER THAN THERAPY!
AcnEase is an all botanical acne treatment (tablets) that are sold in 1 month regimen’s depending on a person’s acne severity. These tablets are revealing a 96% user success rate of normalizing the body imbalance that causes breakouts. So AcnEase is literally breaking the cycle of acne so that you don’t continue getting breakouts time and time again. Results can be seen within 7-10 days (with more severe acne it can take a bit longer, but when compared to other prescriptions (ie. accutane), a couple of months is nothing!). It’s customized to work on your type of acne (oily skin, whiteheads/blackheads, pimples, cysts) – from mild to the most severe – even during a pregnancy – you get the right amount of ingredients delivered specifically for you. This blows me away because there’s very little you can ingest during pregnancy to positively support, condition and care for your skin while at the same time protecting the baby. The proprietary combination of acne-fighting herbal extracts are the most potent, most bioavailable and highest quality. The translation of this is: You’re left with NO side effects! And the silver lining… BONUS… AcnEase offers a 60 day money back guarantee! For men, women and teens suffering from acne and wanting a clear complexion heading into 2017, this is the best gift you can possibly give them.
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