It’s the holiday season and whether you’re shopping for beauty gifts, creating the perfect holiday look or putting some last minute requests on Santa’s list, here are some favorite beauty products to try!
Lips and Eyes
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a red lipstick. The Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in matte red is long lasting and adds a vibrant pop of color. Use Chanel’s Lèvres Scintillantes lipgloss on top of your lipstick to create the perfect festive holiday look.
Whether you’re going for a smoky eye or a golden glow, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Diamond Dog adds a touch of sparkle to your eyes that is great for holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations.
Butter’s West End Wonderland is a glitzy gold sparkly nail lacquer that works well when applied on top of another colour. For the holidays, I would suggest using a base coat of red Essie nail lacquer with the gold on top. Don’t forget to seal with a topcoat (Butter has one with a long thin brush that is easy to apply and dries quickly).
Bath and Body
Lush Ocean Salt is an amazing face and body scrub. Although it may be a little harsh to use on your face, as a body scrub it leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
L’Occitane has a wide range of moisturizing creams from their Shea Butter Hand Cream to their thick Pure Shea Butter. My favourite lotion this season is from their collection with Pierre Hermé, the French pastry chef. The Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Body Lotion is a unique combination of scents that leaves a lingering perfume throughout the day.
Looking for a decadent and luxurious body cream? Jo Malone’s Body Crèmes are just that: thick and hydrating. Any choice from Jo Malone makes a great holiday gift, whether it’s a candle, body wash or Vitamin E hand treatment. The most difficult task is choosing from their wide variety of scents. Some of my favorites are: White Jasmine & Mint, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Blackberry & Bay and Wood Sage & Sea Salt.