Hello, lovelies! Pretty in my Pocket (aka PRIMP) has released the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty! If you're looking for any stocking stuffers or last minute goodies for those lucky people on your list, definitely check it out. My swatches of the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Nail Collection and review of the Sultra The Bombshell 1.5-Inch Rod Curling Iron are also featured!
take a peek at PRIMP's ten best holiday gifts for bath, body, fragrance, haircare, hair tools, cosmetics, skincare, & nails
BEST BODY GIFT
Kiehl's Creme De Corps Collection, $65
Kiehl's cherished Creme de Corps products, rich in all-day hydration, are ideal for luxuriously pampering dry skin. Includes Creme de Corps 8.4oz, Creme de Corps Body Polish 6.8oz, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 2.5oz, and Lip Balm #1. Deluxe Samples: Ultra Facial Cream, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.
Power Primper Shannon O'Brien of CheapFrillsandThrills.com swears by this cream saying that "This is the best body lotion I have ever come across. It's not sticky and will calm even the driest skin. Its yellow color comes from the abundance of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is known for its ability to increase skin cell turn-over and regeneration."
BEST FRAGRANCE GIFT
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Gift Set, $94
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme will envelop the senses and linger long after she is gone. Seductive and soothing neroli intertwines with nuances of raspberry over the playful hint of tart green mandarin. This gives way to a heart of voluptuous luxury, a softly undulating bouquet of velvety jasmine and citrusy sweet orange blossom. The addictive and sugary guimauve introduces the full-bodied sensuality of the vanilla base notes, and the captivating fragrance is further lit by the roundness of heliotrope and smooth, creamy sandalwood. The set includes 3.3 oz Pour Femme Eau De Parfum Spray, 0.15 oz Pour Femme Eau De Parfum, and The Lipstick in Ruby 180.
BEST BATH GIFT
Bliss Happy "Aloe" Days Set, $33
Joy to your skin! Our fresh-scented grapefruit+aloe duo will leave you squeaky clean, softened and ready to (jingle bell) rock. Set includes grapefruit+aloe soapy suds 6.7 oz, grapefruit+aloe body butter 16oz, and pink shower pouf.
BEST FACE COSMETIC GIFT
LORAC PRO to Go Eye/Cheek Palette, $38
Go PRO with LORAC! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 3 Shimmer & 3 Matte Eye Shadows, 2 Blushes, a Bronzer and 2 Brushes, everything you need to look glamorous on the go. LORAC’S velvety-smooth, shadows and blushes are ultra-pigmented and packed with long-lasting PRO power so you can easily shade, shadow, line and define your eyes and color and contour your cheeks, just like a PRO! Get more LORAC product info here!
Makeup Maven Taylor is a huge fan of this palette! "Amazing palette, easily one of my favorites! The Pro shadow formula is perfection. I love the shades. The bronzer is a beauty, perfect for sculpting and natural looking. The blushes are universally flattering. A must even if you already own the original Pro!"
BEST NAIL GIFT
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Nail Collection, $9.00 each
A surprisingly gorgeous and festive collection from Mariah Carey and OPI! And let's be real - Mariah Carey's Christmas songs are the best. Shades are available individually for $9 or in a mini set with Visions of Love, Warm me Up, Wonderous Star, and All Sparkly and Gold.
BEST LIP COSMETIC GIFT
LORAC Lip Lustre Lip Gloss, $15
Amp up your look with LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss! Inspired by our top-selling 3D Liquid Lustre Eye Shimmer, these glimmering, glam glosses are paraben-free, super hydrating and infused with antioxidants of Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamins A, C & E. Wear Lip Lustre alone or with your favorite LORAC lipstick for added sparkle and shine.
BEST EYE COSMETIC GIFT
LORAC PRO Mascara, $23
Go PRO with LORAC’S PRO Mascara! This lengthening and thickening professional formula is smudge-resistant, flake-proof and packed with PRO power. Get extra-long, ultra-thick and extremely dramatic lashes with each lash-extending buildable coat. The super-size, jumbo PRO brush easily grabs each lash from root to tip and corner to corner for a luxurious faux-lash look.
PRIMP User Mariana L. gives it 5 stars saying that it's a "Great mascara!! Product adds ton of volume for a lot of drama. Doesn't irritate my eyes and stays on until I use a remover to take it off!"
Not convinced? Check out Allura Beauty's review complete with photos here.
BEST HAIR TOOL GIFT
Sultra Beauty Bombshell 1.5inch Iron, $130
Get big, sultry and voluminous 1.5" curls and waves with The Bombshell 1.5-Inch Rod Curling Iron! Plus - Rapid Heat-Up, Auto Shut-Off, Universal Voltage and a 2-year warranty. A favorite of beauty blogger & Power Primper Brooke of BlushingNoir.com. Brooke says "I have had such a great experience with this curling iron! It has been essential for giving my hair that bombshell lift that I've been envying on others for so long!"
Watch Power Primper Ashley Elizabeth demonstrate how to use the iron & show off all her pretty curly & wavy looks!
BEST HAIRCARE GIFT
Alterna Katie's Favorites Travel Set, $29.95
I mean, who doesn't want hair like Katie Holmes?! A special edition transformation kit hand picked by Katie Holmes. Includes Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist, and Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo.
BEST SKINCARE GIFT
Clarisonic MiaFirst, $99 LIMITED TIME ONLY!
The perfect introduction to sonic cleansing, MiaFirst is simple – one button + 60 seconds for clean, beautiful skin. Clarisonic MiaFirst features Speed 2 (Universal), suitable for all skin types. Cleansing six times better than hands alone, the Universal speed is developed for normal daily use.
Power Primper Ava of SpaTravelGal is a Clarisonic lover saying that she "regrets each day that I do not use my Clarisonic! It has truly changed my skin for the better! I now have smaller pores and a much clearer chin. I am in love with mine!"
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