The Holiday Season Shop Till You Drop Report By Me!

by on Friday, December 15th, 2017 with

Make Some Room On Your Credit Cards Beauty Junkies! We Have Some Serious Holiday Shopping To Do!

Los Angeles, CA… KTLA Morning News…

As I roam around LA this week and chat with my yoga students, skincare clients and friends I heard a ton of them echo a similar sentiment: “It sure doesn’t feel like the holidays to me yet?” I’ve been countering back: “OMG if you’re lacking the holiday vibes, turn the radio dial to KOST 103.5 FM! It’s wall to wall, 24 hour Christmas tunes all day. If you don’t feel it right now… give Bing Crosby and Kost 4 minutes of your time and bodda “Bing,” bodda boom! And if you’re more a visual learner… I get it!  So to help you get in the 2017 holiday spirit… I’m teaming up with the KTLA Morning News to come up with a list, check it twice and pamper all of you hard working Angelinos who’ve been nothing but nice. Take a peak for lots of fun ideas and inspiration below…

The You Can Never Go Wrong With This Gift…

What Is It? It’s Candles & NEST FRAGRANCES – Sugar Cookie & Holiday Collections Evoke The Spirit Of The Season.
Tell Me More? NEST Fragrances candles are made with a premium, cosmetic-grade wax that was developed over many years to optimize burn and fragrance diffusion. The candles are made with the finest fragrance oils available and have built their reputation around infusing a room with glorious fragrance.

  • The Sugar Cookie Collection is brand new for the holiday season and the scent mixes the warm flavors of Tahitian vanilla bean and bourbon-infused caramel with sugarcane crystals and golden amber. The result is the aroma of a freshly baked sugar cookie that satisfies even the most sophisticated sweet tooth. PS For “Nest” Time: You guys should include a little container of milk to go with these “cookies!”
  • The Holiday collection is their best-selling scent; the aroma of a sparkling holiday season is created by blending pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber.
  • Both collections feature a variety of candles in different sizes, reed diffusers and rooms sprays – and the Holiday collection features the brand-new Liquidless Diffuser™

Available: from $16-$250 at, and these luxury specialty department store retailers: Bloomingdale’s|, Bluemercury|, Neiman Marcus|, Nordstrom/, Saks Fifth Avenue|, Sephora|

I Must “Hand” It All To You…

Tell Me More: OPI is hands down (Okay I’lll stop now) #1 salon nail brand worldwide, known for their fashionable shades and witty, pithy names, offering high-quality products for a consumer-friendly price. This holiday season they’ve introduced the Love OPI, XOXO Collection, which includes:

  • Love OPI, XOXO Mini 25 Pack
    OPI’s Holiday XOXO Mini 25 Pack features an assortment of iconic shades in mini (3.75mL) bottles, including Alpine Snow, Gift of Hold Never Gets Old and My Wish List is You.
    Available: for $49.95
  • Love OPI, XOXO Lacquer Duo PackOPI’s Holiday XOXO Lacquer Duo Pack includes Adam said “It’s New Year’s, Eve”, Wanna Wrap? Complete with a FREE festive cosmetic pouch, perfect for holiday travel plans.Available: for $17.95

The Gift That Keeps On Giving… It’ll Patch A Hole In Your Boat’s Sail Nicely…

Tell Me More: For everyone in Los Angeles who’s a proud sail boat owner… okay so we’re  probably looking at roughly 3 people? This gift idea will leave you floating! (Get it? LOL) The Dollar Shave Club is more than just a razor subscription service. In addition to its affordable razors and lines of products for shaving, skin, and hair they have a dopp kit – The Traveler.

  • The Traveler is a perfect gift for anyone in your life who is on the go (business traveler, college student, adventure seeker) and needs to keep all of their bathroom supplies organized.
  • Here’s My Gift Hack:  It’s made from durable, water-resistant waxed canvas (see where I’m going with this? You have this gift, your sail gets a hole in it suddenly? DSC’s Dopp Kit to the literal rescue. Except I realize the flaw in my logic since very few reading own a sail boat!).  I digressed!  Back to the point! The DSC Traveler… has many compartments to keep everything from becoming a jumbled mess, like this perfectly sized razor sheath for your favorite DSC Executive, 4X or Humble Twin Razor.

Available: $25 (all the products inside it, seen on KTLA, are sold separately)

The Brand That Lets You Keep Cool Company With Ladies Like: Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie and Ruby Rose

Tell Me More: I don’t think I’ve reported on a beauty segment this year on KTLA that hasn’t featured something from Urban Decay.  This feminine, dangerous and fun brand known for their bestselling and often-copied NAKED Palettes to their award winning eye liners, budge-proof mascara and legendary Makeup Setting Sprays. They’ve been shaking up the industry for over 20 years. Shop…

  • Urban Decay Little Vices/ Liquid Little Vices limited-edition, mini Vice and Liquid Vice come in super giftable, match-box style set of five – perfect for stocking stuffers or taking on the go
  • Little Vices comes with one brand NEW shade, two exclusives and two original shades –
  • Little Liquid Vices come with four classic UD Liquid Vice Shades
  • Formulas created with UD’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ give each shade a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion
  • Little Vices: $25, Available at Sephora/, Ulta/, select Macy’s/, and
  • Liquid Little Vices: $28, Available at Ulta/, select Macy’s/, and

BUT WAIT! There’s More…  

What More? Urban Decay Heavy Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette
Tell Me More: Includes 12 must-have shades of UD’s creamy, addictive Vice Lipstick, including 6 NEW shades. Oh boy, happy days!

  • Shades can be worn individually or layered to create completely customized shades – mix and match different shades and finishes
  • Comes with retractable lip brush and full-sized mirror to bring on the go

NOW ON SALE: $19, Ulta/, select Macy’s/, and

Eye Shadow Fans You’re Not Going To Be Left Out Nor Disappointed!

For You We Scouted: Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette                           Tell Me More: It’s modern art with an old-school metal edge – introducing a limited edition eyeshadow palette featuring 20 all NEW, all – METALLIC shades of Urban Decay’s iconic eyeshadow. UDs first-ever all-metallic eyeshadow palette houses 20 super- shimmery never before seen shades.

  • The eyeshadow holds micro fine bits of iridescent sparkle that collide with intense, dreamy hues and lush 3-D, multi-dimensional metallics for an effect that’s out of this world.
  • The eyeshadow feels like a cream but goes on like a powder to create a smooth, brilliantly reflective look.
  • Housed in a killer lavender case that looks like it was smashed on one end creates a crushed metal effect. The palette slides open and comes equipped with a full sized mirror for application on the go.

Price: $55, Sephora/, Ulta/, select Macy’s/ &

Still Unsure What To Gift Your Pal? Ask A Beauty Blogger With 8 Years Worth Of Experience:

What Would She Gift? HUDA BEAUTY
Tell Me More: Launched in 2013 by an award-winning beauty blogger, Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty has become one of the world’s fastest-growing beauty brands. Beginning as a blog in 2010, Huda Beauty has become the #1 beauty Instagram account in the world with over 23M followers. Since the launch, Huda has expanded her brand from false eyelashes, to include a vast array of face, lip, eye and cheek products.

  • Huda Beauty Lip Tins… Huda Beauty’s cult-favorite Lip Contour Sets are repackaged in a glamorous, highly unique, you will want one for yourself because of the glam packaging… lip-shaped tin.  It comes in five lust-worthy shade options. Each tin contains a full-size Lip Contour pencil, a Liquid Matte Mini and a Lip Strobe Mini in complementary shades, to add volume and definition for an enviable, plumped look.
    Price: $25, Available at and Sephora

  • Huda Beauty Contour Kits The kit gives you a failsafe technique for building volume and definition with a flawless shade combination and an easy step by step guide for an immediately plumper pout. Each of the 5 sets includes a full size lip contour and two matching liquid minis Price: $25, Available at and Sephora
  • Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Mini  These four crave-worthy minis gathered in gorgeous monochromatic collections and specifically curated to fit your latest obsession! Featherweight, easy to layer and comfortable to wear, these are the perfect sets to build your look from day to night, create beautiful ombres or combine shades to build your own.  Price: $33 each, Available at and Sephora

Tell Me More About: The Body Shop Peace Play Project: The Body Shop, available at malls nationwide and online, has teamed up with International Alert to help refugee children to be children again. Every gift you purchase from The Body Shop’s seasonal gift collections will support the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, which provides a safe space for refugee children from Syria to play and heal.

  • The Body Shop Body Butter Spinner: Bring holiday fun to life – just spin the arrow and discover a new indulgent scent. There’s no wrong spin with these five super rich and creamy body butters, which absorb quickly and deliver moisture to skin for 48 hours of hydration.
    Price: $27 ($35 value), Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide and

  • The Body Shop At-Home Facial Mask Experience: Treat someone special and give a mask for every skin concern and occasion with this beautifully presented set of five full-size and best-selling Spa of the World Expert Facial Masks, including the NEW Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask (especially great for LA viewers ) Price: $86 ($140 value), Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide and

  • The Body Shop x House of Holland Kiss Me Cube: An exciting collaboration with fashion favorite House of Holland, who designed exclusive packaging with added wow factor for holiday. Filled with four fruity lip butters, including Strawberry, Shea, Mango and Coconut, all contained in this little magic cube. Price: $18 ($28 value), Available at The Body Shop stores nationwide and

IF Hollywood’s Famed Facialist Can’t Come To You. You Can Channel Him! No, Not Through a Psychic… Through His Products! 

Who Are We Talking Here? ERNO LASZLO
Tell Me More: Having perfected the world’s most coveted complexions from Europe to Hollywood, Dr. Erno Laszlo brought his bespoke skincare philosophy to New York City in 1927. There, he introduced his storied clients – from Greta Garbo and Jackie O. to Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe – to his signature double cleanse and cultivated the brand’s customized approach to skincare.

  • Erno Laszlo Cocktail Cleansing Set – Become your own skincare mixologist by blending the fan-favorite and travel-sized Cleansing Oils (for detoxing, hydrating, and one for sensitive skin) with the iconic Sea Mud Cleansing Bar. Each of the Cleansing Oils soothe and soften skin by gently breaking up dirt, makeup and other impurities without stripping your complexion of precious moisture. The Sea Mud Cleansing Bar draws out toxins without stripping moisture, plus soap inherently combats oil on contact. The result: skin detoxed, hydrated and soothed during the holiday season.
    Price: $38, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom,,, and

Erno Laszlo Peel-Off Masking SetInstantly hydrate, brighten and firm for holiday parties with this selection of NEW mix-to-activate peel-off masks to quench, soothe, cool and instantly plump skin. Harnessing age-old secrets of Korean spas, these masks deliver instant gratification with the potent powers of key ingredients and botanicals. To use, mix the two phases vigorously until the liquid and powder create a mousse-like texture. Smooth the mask over your face avoiding eyes, brows, hairline and mouth. Let the mask dry for 10-15 minutes while it transforms into a light-weight, rubber mask, and then peel downward from the forehead for instant results. Masks included: (BLUE) Firmarine Lift Face Mask (Firm & Lift), (WHITE) White Marble Bright Face Mask (Brighten & Lighten) and (PINK) Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment (Hydrate & Nourish) Price:$80, Available at Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom,,,, and

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