Posts Tagged ‘holiday gifts’

The ultimate Valentine’s Day bath and body experience

       
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The ultimate Valentine's Day bath and body experienceThere’s no day like Valentine’s Day to pamper yourself beyond your wildest dreams, whether you’re preparing for the hot date you’ve got set for the evening or just treating yourself to a little TLC.

The most classic staple of a Valentine’s-themed spa day is a long, luxurious bubble bath, preferably filled with plenty of rose petals and taken by candlelight. L’Occitane carries a pretty stellar Aromachologie Revitalizing Bath and Massage Oil with a blend of mint, pine and rosemary essential oils to help revitalize the skin and body.

Once you’ve soaked just long enough to avoid pruny fingers, exfoliate in the shower for baby-smooth skin. Try the SPA Sugar Body Scrub by Get Fresh – the paraben-free formula contains sugar, shea butter, olive oil and glycerin to kick dry skin to the curb.

To keep your silky smooth skin glowing fresh and radiant throughout the day, you’ll want to combat harsh February winds with some quality skin lotion or body butter. Caswell-Massey‘s Almond & Aloe Body Balm comes in a neat little jar and is the perfect way to let your skin bask in creamy luxury.

Last minute gift guide for everyone on your list

       
Friday, December 24th, 2010

Last minute gift guide for everyone on your list Christmas is only a few days away, and some people are still scrambling for last minute gift ideas for family and friends. If you have yet to cross off every name on your shopping list, don’t fret. There are a plethora of beauty products that will be the perfect items to place under the tree.

If you are looking for stocking stuffers or smaller gifts for a lovely lady in your life, cosmetics are a great option. However, consider her personality before selecting the products. According to Allure magazine, gals who have a classic style will enjoy smoky eye makeup kits. The Too Faced Smokey Eye Kit includes nine different shadows and three instruction cards to help any woman create a great look.

Trendier ladies, however, may enjoy a more colorful collection of cosmetics, the news source reports. A few Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo pans, which each include two different pigments, will enable women to play with a wide range of the hottest colors, from Fantasy Island (teal blue and lime green) to Beauty Mark (black foil and gilded rose).

If you aren’t sure which beauty camp the recipient falls into, play it safe and pick up lip gloss gift sets. These products are easily adaptable to a multitude of styles and looks, easily appeasing even the most fickle fashionista. GloMinerals gloMini Liquid Lips Collection contains four different tubes of colors, while the brand’s gloLip Gloss Kit is a palette with four pans of color and a brush, allowing women to mix their own shades.

Those searching for bigger presents may want to consider L’Occitane gift sets. These impressive collections feature a wide range of products formulated to condition skin and leave it smelling great. The L’Occitane Fleur Cherie Collection Gift Set include shower gel, lotion, hand cream, lip balm and soap that boast a light, orange blossom scent, perfect for spreading warmth in the winter.

However, you don’t have to select items based on fragrance alone – you can also choose L’Occitane collections depending on the recipient’s skin type. The Almond Enchantment Gift Set is wonderful for firming and smoothing skin, and the Olive Deluxe Kit contains formulas that deliver excellent hydration.

Of course, ladies are not the only ones who may want to receive beauty products for the holidays. In fact, these gifts can be especially perfect for a guy in your life, as he may not buy such items himself but will certainly enjoy them. It’s best to select a collection that contains a variety of products that don’t boast a strong scent, so he can play around with the formulas

Even the most low-maintenance man will benefit from a travel kit such as the Jack Black First Class Five set. This collection contains all-over wash for hair, face and body, conditioning shave cream, facial moisturizer, eye gel and lip balm. The Jack Black Performance Ready Set is ideal for more active guys who spend most their time in the outdoors, as it features pain-relieving cream, energizing hair and body wash, sunscreen and a lip balm with SPF 25.

Finally, if you are traveling for the holidays or going to a relative’s for dinner, remember not to show up empty-handed. Bring a gift for the home that will benefit all who live there, such as scented candles. To stay on the safe side, select a few candles that boast different scents, as some homeowners may prefer a fruity fragrance, like the L’Occitane Peach Blossom Scented Candle, while others may prefer a fresher aroma, such as a Paddywax Eco Cucumber & Mint candle.

Expert advice to finding the perfect Christmas gift

       
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Expert advice to finding the perfect Christmas giftFinding a great Christmas gift can be tricky, and shoppers are running out of time to locate the perfect present. Luckily, etiquette expert Anna Post recently shared some gift-giving tips with StyleList.com.

According to Post, bath and body gift sets are functional (everyone must bathe!), pretty and sure to be appreciated by all – who doesn't love being pampered? But remember to choose items that have a personalized touch.

"If friends recently traveled to Italy, make them a gift basket full of Italian gourmet treats and pampering products such as olive body butter. Include a personal note such as, 'I hope this gift takes you back to Italy!'" Post suggested to the news source.

Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Worldly Pleasures Collection is a wonderful treat for gals who adore the far east, while those with a sweet tooth may prefer Caswell-Massey Classic Vanilla Orchid Gift Set.

If you choose to put together your own collection of goodies, Post recommends selecting three products, such as hand lotion, lip balm and a candle. You can opt for items that boast the same scent, such as L'Occitaine Cherry Blossom products, or different treats that appeal to the recipient depending upon her mood – a peppermint body wash for invigoration, lavender bath salts for relaxation and and vanilla body lotion to indulge her.

Shave kits and fragrance sets – a great gift for him

       
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Shave kits and fragrance sets - a great gift for himShopping for a new beau can be tricky – you haven't been together long enough to give an overly intimate gift, but you want the present to express how much you care about him. Instead of picking up a sweater (too impersonal) or a fancy gold watch (too expensive for the beginning of a relationship!), opt for a gift set filled with products he'll appreciate and enjoy.

If your man hates his 5 o'clock shadow, a shave kit is a great idea. He'll get a closer shave and his face will always be kissably smooth. The eShave Ultimate Shaving Set includes fantastic products – pre-shave oil, shaving cream and aftershave – as well as the right tools, such as a 3-blade razor and a shaving brush.

For a present that's a bit more intimate, why not give your guy a fragrance set? A collection of deliciously scented items is sure to be a hit. Most sets include a few different products like cologne, body wash and aftershave, that boast a single scent, such as the Calvin Klein Eternity For Men Gift Set. But there are also collections ideal for men with varied tastes.

The Giorgio Armani Your Scent Your Style Gift Set contains three of the brand's most popular fragrances, giving guys different scents to wear depending on their preference.

What a Teenage Girl Wants?

       
Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Teenagers can be hard to shop for—especially teenage girls. There’s no telling what’s “hot” nowadays so, until you’re given a specific list, it can be near impossible to grab something “cool”.

Don’t even ponder the thought of picking out clothes, trends change in a sec these days and it’s more likely that your gift will be found under the bed than on the girl.

Want some safe gift selections? Here are some great ideas: You can never go wrong with gift certificates. Take note of “hot” stores and buy a gift card. If you’re unsure about which stores she likes, buy a mall gift certificate that she can use in any shop. Movie and restaurant gift certificates always make great gifts.

Bath and body products are always wanted. Try some good-smelling body washes or scrubs, or even some light and delicate facial products.

How about a makeover? Ask a professional makeup artist at any cosmetic counter to show her how to get just the right look! She’ll also learn how to apply makeup and how imperative skin care is.

Men Need Pampering Too!!!

       
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Who ever said that men don’t like to be pampered? Here’s a thought, when you’re searching for the perfect gift for the perfect man in your life you don’t have to walk into the sporting goods aisle. Men can enjoy things instead of a round of golf or NFL Sunday. Just as us ladies, a man will need to take care and upkeep his personal hygiene. A man is less likely to spend the time or the money buying indulgent beauty products that a woman would. And for this reason, male beauty products make phenomenal gifts.

Here are some great gift ideas for a special man: “A nice shaving kit with a sensitive lotion and aftershave, Indulgent body scrubs and cleansers, A magnificent facial cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, A total travel kit, A massage,A gift certificate to a great salon“.

Just because he may not be caught dead buying it for himself doesn’t mean that he won’t love that pampering! If you live with him and he doesn’t desire pampering gifts, try putting what you want him to smell like in the shower and guarantee he’ll use it, instead of using yours!

Astonishing Gift Spa Sampler

       
Monday, August 21st, 2006

Are you unsure about what to get that wonderful woman who already has everything? How about giving her some choices? A great present would be a Spa Sampler. A Spa Sampler (one you can find already made in a gift basket) contains a taste of elegance in the form of therapeutic and relaxing applications, sweet-smelling products to pamper the skin, and wonderful hair care products that smell good enough to eat.