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Holiday Gift Guide | No. 3

17 Dec

Now that we’re in the thick of the holidays, I present you with my third Holiday Gift Guide – and very last one for 2017. What follows is a list of gift ideas that work best for those you know well. I’ve sprinkled a few fragrance suggestions that can also serve as hostess gifts… but for the most part, these aren’t for your favorite FedEx carrier.

BEAUTY TOOLS

Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 4.28.10 PMPersonal Microderm Pro

This one’s for those who are meticulous about the condition of their skin, but don’t always have time for regular facials. It’s a personal microdermabrasion device by PMD Beauty that removes dead skins cells, age spots (Yay for getting older!), and more – in the comfort of home. Her skin will look healthier immediately, plus it helps serums and creams penetrate up to 20x deeper. PMDbeauty.com

 

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This little number is beyond convenient – and totally cost effective! The Finishing Touch Flawless puts the power of hair-removal in her hands. It’s battery operated and about the size of a small tube of toothpaste, so she can keep it with her for on-the-go touchups… like those random chin hairs that can appear out of nowhere. (Again, yay!) Super simple. Super cute rose gold design. FinishingTouchFlawless.com or Ulta stores

 

Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 6.37.03 PMGHD Deluxe Dry & Style Nocturne Gift Set

GHD has a variety of holiday sets this year – all sure shots for the girl who loves styling her hair. I’ve always known the brand for their straighteners, but it was their ionic tech-infused hairdryer that caught my eye this year. Get a super-fast dry, while reducing those fussy crown flyaways. The ghd Air Hairdryer is sold on its own, but there’s a Deluxe Dry & Style Nocturne Gift Set that includes it and their 1” styler with heat-resistant pad. Bonus: It’s now $50 off! GHDhair.com

 

 

PERSONAL & HOME FRAGRANCES

Fragrance.com

Most people appreciate getting perfumes and cologne for the holidays, but they aren’t always easy to give. Fragrance is such a personal thing that you almost need to know exactly which one s/he wants.

If you do (or are willing to guess), fragrance.com has some of the best prices I’ve seen on new and coveted scents. Look for coupon pricing on lush florals like Diptyque Geranium Odorata and Prada Candy Florale, or a popular unisex scent like Creed Royal Oud. I guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised! fragrance.com

 

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Sephora

Specialty travel-sized and rollerball perfumes make great gifts and stocking stuffers. I love that Sephora has a special section in their stores dedicated to these on-the-go fragrance options. Pick up her favorite Stella McCartney scent in a rollerball, or opt for an entire curated Perfume Wardrobe from Atelier Cologne. Sephora.com

 

Champagne Everyday! The scent of champagne is almost as satisfying as the taste of it. Here are three of my favorites to add even more warmth to her/your home this season…

LAFCO ChampagneChampagne 3-wick candle

Also known as Penthouse, this intoxicating blend of ginger, sparkling grapefruit and Tuscan lemon by LAFCO, gently introduces hints of rose, neroli, and raspberry to its surroundings.  lafco.com

 

Screen Shot 2017-12-17 at 8.51.33 AMChampagne Black Label Three-Wick Brass Candle

Antica Farmacista has designed this stunning champagne candle in a gift-perfect black, crocodile-embossed hinged box that matches its brass jar. I love a candle with a container that’s usable long after its final burn! This is the brand’s best-selling Champagne Black Label scent, also available in a chic black diffuser.  Nordstrom.com

 

Screen Shot 2017-12-17 at 8.43.00 AMMaison Blanc Crisp Champagne Home Ambiance Diffuser

The Maison Blanc Crisp Champagne diffuser makes a gorgeous hostess gift! The jar fits perfectly into any home aesthetic and its notes of sparkling brut champagne with hints of vanilla and barrel oak make every day feel celebratory. This Voluspa scent also comes in a candle if that’s your preference. Pick it up at Nordstrom.

NOTE: If you don’t have the time or finances to grab anything for anyone this season, just remember that a handwritten card, big smile & warm hug always go a long way.

Happy Holidays to all!

xo

 

 

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Mom’s Day Gifts | No. 1

20 Apr

Let’s be honest. When it comes to certain holidays, it’s impossible to go overboard. Such is Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday, May 10th. You can never overbuy for mom. So hit the web, mall and boutiques, and grab all the things she probably wouldn’t buy for herself.

Need some ideas? I’ll be posting random suggestions (mostly Beauty & Spa) over the next two weeks that Mom might enjoy—especially if she’s on the west coast. Don’t expect any restaurants though…I’ll leave those to the pros at Los Angeles Magazine and Our Man on the Ground.

Home fragrances can get a bad wrap because they don’t seem overly thoughtful. So wrong! Bring ’em on! There are so many gorgeous options out there so pick her up a candle or diffuser to complement the spring season.

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Diptyque | Beverly Hills, CA

Larchmont Beauty Center | Los Angeles, CA

Palmetto | Santa Monica, CA

CleanPerfume.com

xo

11th Hour Holiday Gifts

20 Dec

Ok party people, it’s super-crunch time! The apps are being passed and the cider’s being spiked. Now it’s time to get your gifts on! Here’s a quick rundown to cover some of the coolest chicks you know…

For the” girly girl” beauty lover:
Tarte’s Puttin’ on the Glitz (limited-edition) color collection & clutch includes an old Hollywood-inspired metallic faux-python leather silver clutch, three interchangeable palettes chockfull of shadows, bronzer, blush, and a one shade-fits-all gloss. tartecosmetics.com

The Smashbox Be Discovered holiday palette has got everything—quite possibly the only thing you’d ever need to skip town carrying! Among the wonder-set’s highlights are 45 shadows, 9 Cream Eye Liners, 4 mini brushes, and 6 glosses. Check it out at smashbox.com

For the “keepin’ it real” skincare lover:
Clarisonic is a must-have for any skincare fanatic, and Sephora’s Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System is a can’t-miss gift! The kit includes the awesome travel-friendly Clarisonic Mia and four award-winning skin care formulation samples. Head over to the Westfield Sherman Oaks Macy’s or Sephora to pick one up.

The TRIA Hair Removal Laser is a godsend for the smooth ‘n’ bare-obsessed. It’s truly the ultimate gift this season for these skincare enthusiasts! This laser technology provides the same lasting results as the doctor’s office, but done from the comfort of home. Check it out at triabeauty.com.

DISCLAIMER: it’s probably best to make sure you know someone is interested in hair-removal before gifting this type of item. Just a suggestion.

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Help for Procrasti-Claus

21 Dec

It’s come down to the wire…

Whether you’re going home for the holidays or just need a few hostess gifts to keep on-hand, here are a few unique ways to say, “I had you in mind when I bought this!”

One of my all-time favorite gifts…  A rockstar chic way to show appreciation for all things Naughty and Nice.  Naughty & Nice Candle Set by DL & Co. Maxfield, Los Angeles.

 

Everyone brings a bottle of red. You arrive bearing Rosso Nobile by Dr. Vranjes on New Year’s Eve. A gorgeous room diffuser filled with fabulous fragrant essences of fine wines.  Scent Bar, Los Angeles.

Order Sweet E’s minis for the Globes’ viewing party. For every fête prior, hand-deliver some crystal frosted treats on milk white glass. Cupcake Icon Candle by Primal Elements. Lemon Tree Bungalow, West Hollywood.

 

 

Need a few more beauty baubles for stocking stuffing?

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