By Gerrie Summers
The holidays are upon us. It’s the perfect time to give your friends and family fabulous beauty gift sets and to stock up on beauty items at great prices. Glam up for the festivities (and gift yourself with products to survive the aftermath!) Here are some great picks.
Sleeping Beauty Gift Set
This gift set includes Zaman Skincare’s hero product Sleeping Beauty Night Serum, which contains mineral and vitamin-rich black cumin seed oil and organic vitamin C to rejuvenate the skin while you sleep. It’s good for all skin types. The gift set also includes a jade roller that works like a massage to help increase circulation, brightening skin tone by increasing lymphatic drainage, smooth wrinkles and reduce puffiness and inflammation. Info: $100; zamanskincare.com.
Power Couple Gift Set
For the girl with the fly, but not fly-away hair—a perfect gift to create salon-quality hair styles at home. The Power Couple Gift Set includes a tourmaline ceramic straightener and curling wand, heat-resistant styling comb and glove, and safe surface mat, in a travel/carry case. Available in black, turquoise and hot pink. Info: $139; numeusa.com.
Miracle Elixir Collection Keep the party-perfect, holiday hair healthy with Miracle Elixir hair products, featuring the “miracle” oils she used while growing up in Puerto Rico. This collection from the former Miss Puerto Rico and star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, features hair nurturing oils from around the world like buruti, moringa, argan and maracuya oils. The gift set includes Miracle Elixir Moisture & Shine Shampoo, Miracle Elixir Nourishing Conditioner, Leave-in Miracle Spray, and 2-Minute Miracle Hair Mask all presented in a Joyce Giraud Designer Beauty Bag. Info: $59; joycegiraud.com and amazon.com.
In time for the holidays, Ashley Black offers a limited edition version of the original FasciaBlaster self-treatment fascia tool. The festive PartyBlaster has a clear body, rose gold handles and the claw-like attachments are filled with glitter. It functions just like the original, opening fascia (the sheath of connective tissues that surround and support muscles, bones and internal organs) which is said to improve joint flexibility, circulation and muscle definition—and for some people, also seems to reduce cellulite. Info: $89; ashleyblackguru.com.
Glass For Good Hand Wash
Method offers their first ever glass bottle, designed in partnership with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Described as a contemporary interpretation of the iconic teardrop hand wash bottle, all proceeds from the limited edition bottle benefit SFMOMA’s arts education programs. The refillable 9 ounce Glass For Good Hand Wash bottle includes a cylindrical package, making it perfect for gifting and home decor. It’s filled with a violet noir fragrance, a subtle blend of violet leaf, lavender and cedar wood. Info: $15; museumstore.sfmoma.org.
Gift your favorite guy this holiday with JVxNJ, a collaboration between designer John Varvatos and singer Nick Jonas. It’s a clean, warm, energetic scent featuring top notes of mandarin and kaffir lime leaves, heart notes of sage, rosemary and lavender and base notes of sandalwood. The bottle design is the signature John Varvatos flask in custom pearlized midnight-blue with a gunmetal dog-tag and hex-nut cap engraved with JV x NJ. Info: $94; johnvarvatos.com and nordstrom.com.
Kiss and Tell Lip Stain/Gloss Kit
Are you ready for the smooch at midnight? Get kissable lips to ring in the New Year: Kiss and Tell Lip Stain/Gloss Kit contains two long-lasting lip stains in Craving (light salmon) and Fascination (rosy pink) and one gloss in Crystal (clear shimmer). Info: $49; janeiredale.com.
THE BETTER SKIN CO x STERLING FOREVER
Jewels of the Holiday
This gift set includes The Better Skin Co’s Amaze Balm and Epik Serum, plus a Sterling Forever $30 gift card (redeemable at sterlingforever.com) all enclosed in a Champagne Glitter Cosmetic case. Info: $75; thebetterskinco.com, amazon.com and ulta.com.
Daily Wonders Kit
Holiday feasts and libations may be festive and fun, but for your skin? Not so much. Daily Wonders Kit is an assortment of five Daily Wonders Premium Cotton Masks to address a range of issues like What Happened Last Night to revitalize tired skin after a long New Year’s Eve and Detox and Chill, a charcoal purifying mask to hydrate and detox skin from one too many holiday treats and cocktails. Info: $30; leaderscosmeticsusa.com.