THE FASHION+LIFESTYLE 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR WOMEN: PART ONE – GIFTS OF BEAUTY

Written & Compiled by Phillip D. Johnson/Editorial Director

There are so much great gifts for women this year, I will be dividing the guide into two. Part one of the FASHION+LIFESTYLE 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: GIFTS OF BEAUTY FOR WOMEN is all about what makes her beautiful. Gift sets from fragrance and beauty companies usually sells well during the end of year holiday season and there’s a very good reason for that: This allows women (and men) to sample new fragrances and beauty products without having to financially commit to a full-size bottle or said fragrance and/or lipstick and eyeshadow. The following gifts sets are at the top of my list. I also threw some potential beauty stocking stuffers as well. Enjoy.

Elizabeth Arden CERAMIDE PLUMP PERFECT ULTRA LIFT  FIRM MOISTURE HOLIDAY SET

Elizabeth Arden CERAMIDE PLUMP PERFECT ULTRA LIFT FIRM MOISTURE HOLIDAY SET

Luxurious shadows, enchanting scents and chic packaging makes the new, ELIZABETH ARDEN HOLIDAY GIFT SETS, a must-haves this season. Every woman looking for simple solutions to reverse signs of aging would be thrilled to receive the new CERAMIDE PLUMP PERFECT ULTRA LIFT / FIRM MOISTURE HOLIDAY SET ($80.00).  Complete with MOISTURE CREAM SPF 30, ULTRA RESTORATIVE CAPSULES, ALL NIGHT REPAIR & MOISTURE CREAM and EYE CREAM SPF 15, this gift set will allow her to be the absolute best she can be. For the woman who flourishes in floral, ELIZABETH ARDEN’s PRETTY HOLIDAY SET ($55.00) is the perfect stocking stuffer.  Included in this fashionable package is the floral Eau de Parfum Spray and Body Lotion.  Travel size items are also included in this stylish gift set.

Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Gift Set - Green Tea Holiday Set

Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Gift Set – Green Tea Holiday Set

The GREEN TEA HOLIDAY VALUE SET ($40.00 and my favorite gift set from this group) is ideal for anyone looking for a subtle scent of energy and freshness in light Spray and ultra-moisturizing Shower Gel and Body Lotion. What I liked best about this gift set is that men can also enjoy the products in this gift set. The light Spray has a floral/spicy mix that I truly loved, and the shower gel and lotion is equally unisex enough for men to try and love them. This gift set delivers revitalizing ingredients without stripping skin of natural oils.

Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Gift Set - 5th Ave Holiday Set

Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Gift Set – 5th Ave Holiday Set

Any dedicated Elizabeth Arden fan will appreciate –and indulge in—the new 5TH AVENUE HOLIDAY SET ($50.00).  This gift set allows you to sample the company’s signature fragrance and revel in its beauty. The MOISTURIZING BODY LOTION, HYDRATING CREAM, CLEANSER AND EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY are sophisticated and modern, just like New York’s very own star studded street. Also launching just in time for holiday is the new, LIMITED EDITION EIGHT HOUR CREAM NEW YORK COLLECTION, great for holiday stocking stuffers and all the benefits of the cult favorite EIGHT HOUR CREAM women love.  Available in a lip protectant, hand cream and much more. All these gifts and others from Elizabeth Arden are available online at www.elizabetharden.com, kohl’s, www.kohls.com, www.dillards.com, Dillards, www.ulta.com, Ulta Beauty Boutiques, www.amazon.com.

Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Gift Set

Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Gift Set

Classic, glamorous and elegant – just like its creator ELIZABETH TAYLORWHITE DIAMONDS, with its rich, multifaceted floral scent, is an iconic fragrance to treasure.  The fragrance—inspired by her great passions – the lush beauty of her gardens and the brilliant glamour of the diamonds she loved—reflects the deep feminine warmth and enduring beauty of its namesake icon. . In an extravagantly beautiful golden and jeweled box, the WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR GIFT SET is radiant and dazzlingly gorgeous and holds a gift of a fragrance that she can treasure. Offered only during the holiday season, the WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR HOLIDAY GIFT SET (a $120 value, retails for $60) includes a 3.3 fl. oz. Eau de Toilette Spray Naturel, .5 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum Spray Naturel, 3.3 oz. Perfumed Body Cream and a 3.3 fl. oz. Gentle Moisturizing Body Wash.

WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR GIFT SET

WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR GIFT SET

If diamonds are on her list (and the budget won’t stretch), what better way to brighten her holiday than the HOLIDAY WATCH from WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR? This special timepiece is as legendary as the fragrance itself and was inspired by Taylor’s unique jewelry collection. This year’s Holiday Watch features a rich, burnished gold face strewn with sparkling faux diamonds and complemented by a gold band. This fabulous accessory will add a touch of glitz and glamour to any wrist for holiday seasons to come.  The Holiday Watch is available as a gift with purchase of any Elizabeth Taylor fragrance of $52 or more. The WHITE DIAMONDS ELIZABETH TAYLOR HOLIDAY GIFT SET and HOLIDAY WATCH is available at Macy’s and fine department stores nationwide. Offer is limited to one gift per customer, while supplies last.

Melvita Rose Holiday Gift Set (Large)

Melvita Rose Holiday Gift Set (Large)

‘Tis the season for supremely soft and supple skin. This holiday, pamper her with lush, moisturizing formulas from MELVITA, France’s number one, organic-certified beauty brand. You can choose from two gorgeous gift sets, housed in decorative packaging featuring RYAN MCGINLEY prints, which feature some of the most popular offerings from MELVITA’s ROSE SKINCARE LINE. The MELVITA ROSE GIFT SET ($45.00, Large) includes ROSE NECTAR (40 ml), an ultra-lightweight, sheer cream—enriched with essential fatty acids—formulated to infuse your cheeks with a rosy flush that lasts all day. Developed with rose floral water, rose hip oil and wild rose petal extract, this luxurious formula conditions and nourishes fragile, dehydrated skin; ROSE SHOWER GEL (200 ml): Lather up with this sweet-smelling blend of rose seed milk, rosehip seed oil and rose floral water that softens and soothes skin. The gentle formula is enhanced with natural fragrances, and preserves the moisture balance of even the most delicate skin, and ROSE HAND CREAM (30 ml): Formulated with castor oil to strengthen skin, this ultra-hydrating cream combines rose floral water, rose seed milk and wild rose petal extract to moisturize your hands and condition your cuticles for primped and pretty results.

Melvita Rose Holiday Gift Set (Small)

Melvita Rose Holiday Gift Set (Small)

The MELVITA ROSE GIFT SET ($20.00, Mini) includes ROSE FLORAL WATER (28 ml): Ideal for sensitive skin, this multi-tasking must-have offers toning benefits to revitalize skin and acts as a spot treatment to relieve irritated patches. Derived from naturally distilled ROSA DAMASCENE PETALS, it can be used as a hydrating aromatic mist for the skin and hair, or even as a refreshing home fragrance; the ROSE FRESH BODY MILK (30 ml) to Pamper yourself from head-to-toe in this silky-soft moisturizer. Developed with rose floral water, wild rose petal extract and rose seed milk, this delicately scented formula leaves skin supple, smooth and soft; and the ROSE HAND CREAM (30 ml) formulated with castor oil to strengthen and nourish skin. This ultra-hydrating cream combines rose floral water, rose seed milk and wild rose petal extract to moisturize your hands and condition your cuticles for primped and pretty results.

Lancome Holiday 2012 Makeup Beauty Collection (Smoky Plum)

Lancome Holiday 2012 Makeup Beauty Collection (Smoky Plum)

Your LANCOME 2012 HOLIDAY MAKEUP BEAUTY COLLECTION (SMOKEY PLUM) is now available online at www.lancome-usa.com. With over $300.00 worth of products, this most special holiday gift set is available for $59.50 with any Lancome purchase. The Holiday Makeup Beauty Set features 12 Full-Size beauty essentials and a sample of GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING CONCENTRATE. The collection also includes two JUICY TUBES LIP GLOSSES (in Fruity Pop and Magic Spell), two COLOR DESIGN LIPCOLORS (in Delicate Orchid and Fashion Icon), EYE SHADOW BRUSH DUO (lid and liner), LE CRAYON KHÔL EYELINER IN BLACK EBONY, BI-FACIL EYE MAKEUP REMOVER, DÉFINICILS MASCARA IN BLACK, three LIMITED EDITION COLOR DESIGN EYE SHADOWS (in Nude Silk, Sultry Violet, and Silver Twilight) and the abovementioned GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING CONCENTRATE SAMPLE in a LANCÔME SIGNATURE TRAIN CASE. Additionally, you will receive a look card to help you design your own holiday makeup style. Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

TRÉSOR MIDNIGHT ROSE GIFT SET

TRÉSOR MIDNIGHT ROSE GIFT SET

The TRÉSOR MIDNIGHT ROSE GIFT SET ($59.00) captures the spirit of the season with a new love story full of mystery, charm and style. A sexy-sweet blend of raspberry, rose, vanilla and sensual musk complete this collection and is the height of soft femininity. The Gift Set contains TRÉSOR MIDNIGHT ROSE 1.7 Fl. Oz. Fragrance Spray and HYPNÔSE MASCARA IN BLACK (Full Size). Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

Lancome LA VIE EST BELLE MOMENTS GIFT SET

Lancome LA VIE EST BELLE MOMENTS GIFT SET

For the Holiday, discover Lancôme’s newest fragrance collection, the LA VIE EST BELLE MOMENTS GIFT SET. LA VIE EST BELLE meshes the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend for an incredible scent with depth and complexity. The gift Set includes the LA VIE EST BELLE 1.0 FL. OZ. FRAGRANCE SPRAY, LA VIE EST BELLE 1.7FL. OZ. BODY LOTION and a LA VIE EST BELLE 0.34 FL. OZ. LUXURY PURSE SPRAY.  Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

JUICY TUBES SET

JUICY TUBES SET

Lancôme’s JUICY TUBES SET ($29.50) has an ultra-shiny gloss that sweeps on a sheer, sexy wash of color in a variety of shades and flavors. You’ll love the ultra-glossy formula that glides on easily with its tube-tip applicator. Perfectly portable, this essential gloss discreetly slips in a pocket or purse for a quick fix of fabulous anytime. The set includes Berry Bold, Miracle, Pink Horizon, Magic Spell and Raspberry Ice. Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

Lancome GLAMOROUS IN RED LIP SET

Lancome GLAMOROUS IN RED LIP SET

Create your most perfect lip look with this lip essentials collection. The GLAMOUROUS IN RED LIP SET ($39.50) features COLOR DESIGN RETRO ROUGE Lipstick for high potency color, COLOR FEVER GLOSS UP IN SMOKE for high lacquered shine and LE LIPSTIQUE SPICED APPLE—all packaged together in a signature cosmetics bag to carry your makeup in style. Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

LANCOME RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION HOLIDAY COLLECTION

LANCOME RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION HOLIDAY COLLECTION

The RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION HOLIDAY COLLECTION ($134.00) is the first lifting skincare enriched with Multi-Tension technology and includes RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION SPF 15 CREAM 1.7 OZ., RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION EYE 0.5 OZ. and VISIONNAIRE [LR 2412 4%] 0.23 FL. OZ. Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

Boots No7 Poppy King Rain Drops Lip Crayons

Boots No7 Poppy King Rain Drops Lip Crayons

BOOTS NO7 has partnered with lipstick maven POPPY KING to launch BOOTS NO7 POPPY KING RAIN DROPS ($10.00), an exclusive collection of five sheer, moisture-rich lipstick crayons. This charming collection is perfect for adding a splash of color to your daytime look, and can be layered for a bolder hue to make lips pop for evening holiday outings. All these products and other BOOTS NO7 products retail for under $25 and are available on www.ShopBootsUSA.com and at Target stores nationwide.

Lancome BIFACIL DUO SET

Lancome BIFACIL DUO SET

The BI-FACIL DUO SET ($47.00) form Lancome (www.lancome-usa.com) includes two containers of BI-FACIL, an award-winning luxury makeup remover that gently whisks away all types of eye makeup, even waterproof mascara. Simply shake to activate the bi-phase formula. The lipid phase lifts off eye makeup, while the water phase contains special emollients to refresh and condition skin without a greasy residue. Available at www.lancome-usa.com.

Avon For Her Fragrance Hoilday Sampler

Avon For Her Fragrance Hoilday Sampler

AVON (www.avon.com) has tons of holiday gift sets and stocking stuffers that every woman will adore—and they are reasonably priced, to boot! The LIMITED-EDITION AVON FOR HER FRAGRANCE SAMPLER SET ($23.00) includes eight of Avon’s best-selling fragrances, including: UNPLUGGED FOR HER, STEP INTO SEXY, OUTSPOKEN and OUTSPOKEN INTENSE BY FERGIE. Even better, the sampler includes a voucher for a full-sized bottle of your fragrance of choice, making it the perfect present for indecisive buyers or receivers. Boxed and ready to give, the AVON ULTIMATE MEGA PALETTE ($29.99) includes over 75 mega colors for lips, cheeks & eyes: 36 eyeshadows, 36 lip glosses, 6 blushes, mirror, blush brush, double-ended eye applicator and a double-ended lip applicator. The AVON BE JEWELED MINI LIPGLOSS SET ($5.99) comprises of five dazzling mini GLAZEWEAR LIP GLOSSES (in Plum Dazzle, Gleaming Ruby, Fuchsia Fantasy, Sparkling Crystal and Shimmered), bejeweled and ready to give!

Avon Ultimate Mega Palette

Avon Ultimate Mega Palette

AVON MERRY MINI GLIMMERSTICKS EYELINER SET

AVON MERRY MINI GLIMMERSTICKS EYELINER SET

AVON BE JEWELED MINI LIPGLOSS SET

AVON BE JEWELED MINI LIPGLOSS SET

AVON PARTY POLISH MINI SET

AVON PARTY POLISH MINI SET

The AVON PARTY POLISH MINI SET ($8.99) is a mini-mani holiday party in a box! It includes a set of 4 mini NAILWEAR PRO+ NAIL ENAMEL in Mystic, Golden Vision, Starry Sky and Limited-Edition Holiday shade, Blushing Star. The AVON FERGIE COLLECTION GIFT SET ($16.50) comes with 3 Eau de Parfum Rollettes (each, .16 fl. oz.), including Fergie’s third fragrance with Avon: FERGIE VIVA, which will launch in February 2013, so you can experience it now before anyone else! The AVON MERRY MINI GLIMMERSTICKS EYELINER SET ($7.99) Includes set of 4 mini Glimmersticks in Black, Blue, Purple and Brown. All these Avon 2012 Holiday Gift Sets and other Avon products mentioned are available on www.avon.com and through your Avon representative.

Giorgio Armani Fall-Winter 2012 Maestro Foundation Concealer

GIORGIO ARMANI Beauty Maestro Collection FOUNDATION

GIORGIO ARMANI Beauty Maestro Collection FOUNDATION

GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY MAESTRO COLLECTION for fall/winter 2012 is available now at www.armanibeauty.com. The ultra-lightweight formulation of the line’s MAESTRO FUSION FOUNDATION SPF 15 ($62.00) applies easily, leaving skin moisturized and conditioned for a flawless complexion with just one drop. Pure color pigments fuse to the skin for coverage with a no-makeup feel and coverage with a natural finish. GIORGIO ARMANI‘s MAESTRO FOUNDATION ($62) was formulated using patented Fusion Technology and features an ultra-fine oil pigment suspension that distributes easily on the skin to provide instant coverage, giving the skin a natural, radiant look that dazzles. A small amount of product is enough to cover any skin imperfection and with such a vast shade range, choosing your best match will be a breeze. www.armanibeauty.com

Giorgio Armani Beauty - Maestro Collection - Eraser Concealor

Giorgio Armani Beauty – Maestro Collection – Eraser Concealor

Giorgio Armani’s MAESTRO COLLECTION ERASER CONCEALER ($40) is miraculous: It makes dark circles vanish while moisturizing the skin around the eyes to create a more fresh-faced look. How wonderful is that? If you plan to be going out a lot in the upcoming weeks, you may want to scope out the brand at www.armanibeauty.com.

The Joey Healy EyeBrow Collection

The Joey Healy EyeBrow Collection

THE JOEY HEALY EYEBROW COLLECTION is the ultimate gift for any brow-fanatic friends you may have. Dedicated to perfecting brows, JOEY HEALY has created five luxe products to streamline brow maintenance: The LUXE BROW POWDERS – ideal for softly filling in eyebrows with natural definition; BROW ARCHITECT STYLOS – fully retractable, waterproof pencil that creates definition, shape and structure to brows; DUO BROW BRUSH – ideal for applying the Luxe Brow Powder; BROW STRUCTURE CLEAR SET – transparent gel that provides definition while setting brow hair in place, all day; and the BROW RENOVATION SERUM – a unique, paraben-free formula that stimulates growth and thickens hair follicles and promotes growth. www.joeyhealy.com

LANCÔME-CLARISONIC 2012 EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET

LANCÔME-CLARISONIC 2012 EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET

This holiday season, LANCÔME and CLARISONIC have teamed up to offer an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET available at SEPHORA stores nationwide. Each set will includes a CLARISONIC ARIA and 3 sample sized Lancôme products: CRÈME RADIANCE, VISIONNAIRE and GÉNIFIQUE. The set will retail for $199 ($254 value) and is available now.

Giorgio Armani Beauty White Night Collection for Holiday 2012 - Nude Shimmer Palette

Giorgio Armani Beauty White Night Collection for Holiday 2012 – Nude Shimmer Palette

For Holiday 2012, GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY takes inspiration from the various nuances of light hues of cold wintery days, creating a play of light and shadow reminiscent of the moment when night draws in, when the moonlight brings out pure translucent reflections. The WHITE NIGHT COLLECTION FOR HOLIDAY 2012 presents a revamped version of the classic Giorgio Armani color palette through the use of a sophisticated and patented fusion technology that creates contrasts of texture, light and color.

Giorgio Armani Beauty White Night Collection for Holiday 2012 - Snow Shimmer Palette

Giorgio Armani Beauty White Night Collection for Holiday 2012 – Snow Shimmer Palette

The LIMITED EDITION ALL-IN-ONE WHITE NIGHT PALETTE ($88.00) combine the season’s most flattering, shimmering shades for eyes, face and lips. In a black lacquer double-tiered case is a must-have season accessory. On the first tier is FROSTY HIGHLIGHTER, a compact face powder produced by means of the illuminating MICRO-FIL™ TECHNOLOGY, for long lasting shimmer. Soft and creamy, this weightless powder melts perfectly with skin, creating a natural, glamorous sheen. Dab lightly onto the facial contours to increase the radiance of your complexion. On the second tier, you’ll find two luminous COLOR-FIL SATIN EYE SHADOWS to blend and layer, plus a lip wax for sheer matte lip color. In the SNOW SHIMMER PALETTE, FACE SHIMMER compact powder in Snow is paired with Light Grey Satin and Grey Satin eye shadows and Rouge Lip Wax for a sophisticated winter style. In the NUDE SHIMMER PALETTE, BEIGE SHIMMER powder joins Light Taupe Satin and Taupe Satin eye shadows, along with BEIGE LIP WAX for sheer, naturally elegant look. The GIORGIO ARMANI WHITE NIGHT COLLECTION FOR HOLIDAY 2012 is available at www.armanibeauty.com.

LUSH's Had A Very Shiny Nose Gift Set

LUSH’s Had A Very Shiny Nose Gift Set

LUSH’s HAD A VERY SHINY NOSE GIFT SET (SANDY SANTA SUGAR SCRUB, OLIVE BRANCH SHOWER GEL, MR. PUNCH SOAP, $23.95) is perfect for the person who had too much to drink. SANDY SANTA will polish your skin while the olive oil and mandarin juice in OLIVE BRANCH softens and uplifts. The splash of gin in Mr. Punch will give a kick! Available online at www.lushusa.com/, www.lush.com and at LUSH retail stores.

Tweezerman Holiday Manicure Kit - Red Glitter Petite Tweeze Set

Tweezerman Holiday Manicure Kit – Red Glitter Petite Tweeze Set

TWEEZERMAN’s new RED GLITTER PETITE TWEEZE SET ($30.00) is pint size, making it perfect for travel. Both the award-winning Slant and Point tweezers are covered in dazzling red glitter and come as a set festooned in a fashionable leather snakeskin case, also in a festive holiday red. Each boasts Tweezerman’s signature, perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips to ensure spot-on precision. The Slant Tweezer is widely recognized as the choice of make-up artists, models, celebrities and discerning consumers throughout the world. Available at www.tweezerman.com.

TWEEZERMAN HOLIDAY MANICURE KIT

TWEEZERMAN HOLIDAY MANICURE KIT

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The TWEEZERMAN HOLIDAY MANICURE KIT ($50.00) is just too cute for words. This kit comes with three professional-grade tools to ensure the best at-home manicure. The colorful HOLIDAY NAIL CLIPPER, encased in a cheerful case boasting festive holly leaves, has stainless steel blades that’ll set both naughty and nice nails straight. The HOLIDAY NAIL FILE, dressed to the nines in boughs of holly, uses 100/180 grit for light sanding on natural nails (or heavy filing on acrylic nails). And the sturdy yet flexible BIRCHWOOD MANICURE STICKS are perfect for pushing back cuticles and cleaning under said naughty/nice nails. Available at www.tweezerman.com.

SENSATIONAIL GLITTER GEL POLISH

SesnsatioNail GLITTER GEL POLISH

SensatioNail™’s LIMITED-EDITION 2012 HOLIDAY COLLECTION, SENSATIONAIL GLITTER GEL POLISH DUOS debuts in three festive shades–CONFETTI GLITZ (steel gray/silver glitter), CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL (black/gold glitter), and MIDNIGHT KISS (deep red/red glitter)–each set offers a traditional gel manicure with the added bonus of light reflecting, sparkling effects.

The new GLITTER GEL POLISH DUOS are comprised of one solid color gel polish, one glitter gel polish, and a manicure stick. Users can create sparkling effects by simply topping the color gel polish trend shade with its glittering counterpart. For a design twist, the glitter gel polish can be used alone, or as an accent on a single nail. The gel polishes are flash-cured in seconds using the SENSATIONAIL PRO 3060 LED LAMP (included in the SENSATIONAIL STARTER KIT) for a for a high-shine, chip-proof finish that requires zero dry time. Each GLITTER & COLOR GEL POLISH provides 10 gel manicure applications that last for up to 2 weeks each and can be easily and safely removed at home with the SENSATIONAIL GEL POLISH REMOVAL KIT and SENSATIONAIL GEL POLISH REMOVAL TOOL. SENSATIONAIL GLITTER GEL POLISH DUOS will retail for $11.99 each, and is available at mass and drug retailers and online at www.SensatioNail.com.

Clarins Holiday 2012 Odyssey Collection - ODYSSEY FACE PALETTE

Clarins Holiday 2012 Odyssey Collection – ODYSSEY FACE PALETTE

CLARINS’ ODYSSEY FACE PALETTE ($55.00) (LIMITED EDITION) is a work of art, with its luxurious packaging and stunning design on the power itself. A silky-smooth lightweight powder that adapts to all skin tones and enhances the skin’s natural beauty. (Unfortunately, according to several beauty bloggers, the gold shimmer on the design does come off after a few uses.) But nonetheless, it’s what’s in the palette that’s important. You can use the powder to warn up my cheeks, using it instead of a blush and/or contour powder. The Clarins Holiday “Odyssey” Collection is available at select department stores, select online stores and at www.clarinsusa.com

Clarins Holiday 2012 Odyssey Collection - EYE QUARTET MINERAL PALETTE

Clarins Holiday 2012 Odyssey Collection – EYE QUARTET MINERAL PALETTE

CLARINS’ EYE QUARTET MINERAL PALETTE ($40.00) (LIMITED EDITION) has highly concentrated mineral pigments that light up your eyes. Bronze, beige and taupe eye colors can be blended or layered to create warm, glowing eyes for that special holiday party or romantic dinner. The creamy, golden bronze highlighter can be applied wet to enliven the eyes with sparkly shine. You can achieve anything from a neutral eye, a pin-up eye, a smokey eye, a bronzey eye – anything, with this palette. Their wet and dry texture is extremely soft on application. Easy to blend and shade, their colors are both subtle and even, with harmonies of satin and iridescent shades offering a variety of effects. The Clarins Holiday “Odyssey” Collection is available at select department stores, select online stores and at www.clarinsusa.com

Reverge 1

We don’t have to like it but we all get older with each day. Therefore, in our own way, we fight it every day. REVERGE (www.revergelike.com/), a cutting-edge facial cream a.k.a. “THE SIMPLE FACELIFT SOLUTION,” is a revolutionary alternative to Botox for removing wrinkles and reversing the saggy, drooping signs of aging. It contains EGT™, also known as the “intelligent antioxidant,” and the only antioxidant with a known, dedicated, intracellular transport system that is built into the human DNA code. This transportation system allows EGT™ to enter the cell and mitochondria where it neutralizes harmful free radicals, making it arguably one of the most potent antioxidants ever discovered. REVERGE contains four of the most effective ingredients—GLYCERIN, MATRIXYL™ 3000 [the key ingredient in REVERGE and designed to increase production of collagen in the skin], EGT and CAPRYLYL GLYCOL—in skin care. It is clinically proven to protect against free radical damage, penetrate deep to moisturize, boost collagen production, Improve skin complexion, repair damaged skin cells, reduce and prevent fine lines, hydrate and smooth skin, reduce inflammation and DNA damage and reduce age spots & improve skin tone. While I wouldn’t recommend blindly gifting a friend or relative with REVERGE—after all, one cannot mistake the message of the gift. I would still recommend buying it just the same for your self— and a friend after you have cleared it with (him or) her. www.revergelike.com

Playboy VIP for Her

Playboy VIP for Her

Viva by Fergie, the a bold new Avon fragrance for women. (www.avon.com)

Viva by Fergie, the a bold new Avon fragrance for women. (www.avon.com)

PLAYBOY VIP FOR HER exudes sensuality with a playful touch and is a blissful fragrance full of floral contrasts and sparkling ingredients that surprise and thrill. It opens with a zesty explosion of crisp nectarine softened by the harmonious blend of tender orange flower sorbet with delicate, luminous facets of peony.  This melts into the enchanting heart/midnotes of addictive love apple and succulent red fruits enhanced by bewitching heliotrope.  Finally, a decadent trail of subtle musk, characterful sandalwood and sensual cashmeran creates a bountiful bottom notes meld of lingering temptation. Beautifully complementing the feminine fragrance, the PLAYBOY VIP FOR HER packaging is gorgeously glam. The voluptuously curved, boudoir-chic glass bottle is topped with lustrous black rabbit ears and a gold bow tie, reminding us of the sexy outfits worn by the legendary Playboy Bunnies.  For an extra-decadent look, the bottle comes in a deluxe box of quilted metallic gold, perfect to match your quilted gold clutch! On the front of this glossy carton, the black rabbit head is given a touch of bling with a diamond eye and sparkling bow tie. For more information, please visit http://www.playboyfragrances.com/en-US/products/for-her. Playboy VIP for her is also available at CVS Pharmacy and online at www.cvs.com.

Unbreabable Joy by Khloe and Lamarr

Unbreabable Joy by Khloe and Lamarr

Avon Unplugged for Her

Avon Unplugged for Her

Let me put it this way: I am not one to keep up with the Kardashians. I already have a life of my own that is dramatic enough to last a lifetime. However, based on my VERY scant observation of that telegenic but annoying clan, I do like KHLOE KADASHIAN, above all the others. (Like Janet Jackson, she comes across as the “sane” one in the bunch.) And, after sampling UNBREAKABLE JOY, a limited edition fragrance from KHLOE KADASHIAN ODOM and her husband, LAMAR ODOM, I am inclined to like her even more. A festive take on their signature scent UNBREAKABLE, UNBREAKABLE JOY brings to mind the sparkling, delightful and love-filled atmosphere of the holiday season. And I like it. I thought it would be terrible (again, that immediate negative “Kadashian” association) and it’s not. It’s rather lovely. The fragrance contains notes of fresh spices, champagne, geranium, jasmine, chocolate truffle, vanilla, cedar and musk and is housed in a red glass bottle, featuring silver foil bubbles that suggest the effervescence of champagne bubbles. UNBREAKABLE JOY comes in a 3.4 fl. Oz. Eau de Toilette Spray, retails for $45.00 and is available at SEARS and PERFUMANIA STORES nationwide, and online at www.perfumania.com

Angelo David Classic Handcrafted Paddle Brushes

Angelo David Classic Handcrafted Paddle Brushes

Give her the gift of pampering. A perfect stocking stuffer for beauty buffs are ANGELO DAVID CLASSIC HANDCRAFTED PADDLE BRUSHES, which promote healthier hair by stimulating the scalp through their ideal balance of naturally conditioning boar bristles and gently separating nylon bristles. During styling or brushing, they penetrate to the roots, evenly distributing natural oils and gently smoothing the cuticle, leaving hair with a healthy sheen. Precise bristle placement ensures tangle-free brushing and inhibits split ends. All brushes have double-cushioned, flexible padding that adjusts to the contours of the scalp and a balanced handle for excellent grip and control. www.angelodavidsalon.com

HOLIDAY 2012 BEAUTY STOCKING STUFFERS

WHILE ANY ONE OF PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS GIFT GUIDE COULD SERVE AS STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE BEAUTY MAVEN IN YOUR FAMILY, THE FOLLOWING WILL GIVE YOU SOME GOOD IDEAS, JUST IN CASE YOU ARE STILL MISSING A FEW GIFTS.

BOOTS NO7 BEAUTIFUL SKIN HYDRATION MASK (DRY/VERY DRY) ($16.99) is the next best thing to a rock-star facial with an aesthetician. Perfect for preparing for that holiday party (or after one), this mask provides an intense moisture boost to leave skin feeling beautifully soft, smooth and photo ready. All these products and other BOOTS NO7 products retail for under $25 and are available on www.ShopBootsUSA.com and at Target stores nationwide.

No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask (Dry and Very Dry)

No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask (Dry and Very Dry)

LUSH Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub

LUSH Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub

LUSH has a number of products loaded with cheer that will help keep that holiday feeling alive long into the New Year! Again, they could work as a gift or as a beauty stocking stuffer. LUSH’s SANDY SANTA SUGAR SCRUB (vegan, $5.95) is a fun sugar scrub to help you eliminate all the overindulgences and toxins of the celebratory season. Use in the shower, work in circular motions all over the body and allow the sand and sugar to reveal brighter and smoother skin. Want to get your lips holiday ready? LUSH’s POPCORN LIP SCRUB (vegan, $8.95) is a tasty way to prep your pout. Take a small amount of this lip scrub and apply to lips in a circular motion – the castor sugar will gently scrub away any dry flaky skin while the organic jojoba oil will soothe any redness and soreness.  Follow with your favorite LUSH lip product to keep your kisses mistletoe ready. Available online at www.lushusa.com/, www.lush.com and at LUSH retail stores.

LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub

LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub

LUSH Mr. Punch Soap

LUSH Mr. Punch Soap

I am all about the Shower gel but my recent experiences with LUSH has totally turned me on to their bath soaps. The MR. PUNCH SOAP (vegan, $6.95 for 100g) is a wonder. It’s more than just a bar of soap. When you turn it upside-down, this soap looks like a delicious bowl of punch with fruit floating in it. LUSH was inspired to make a fruity, tropical, boozy punch scent for this soap, complimented with juniper berry oil, blackcurrant absolute, lime oil and a splash of gin. Celebrate the season with the GOLDEN WONDER BATH BOMB (vegan, $6.95), a fizzy champagne-inspired scented present-shaped bath bomb that will turn you into a child again. Drop this festive package into the tub and watch it put on a colorful show as the vibrant gifts inside are revealed. The GOLDEN WONDER BATH BOMB (vegan, $9.95 – $27.95) is inspired by the Mexican fruit punch made from seasonal fruits such as plums, oranges as well as cinnamon and vanilla and a dash of Tequila, which can help warm and stimulate the senses. Wash your hair and body with this fruity, softening shower gel and lift your spirits on dark, gloomy days of winter. Available online at www.lushusa.com/, www.lush.com and at LUSH retail stores.

Melvita Honey Lips

Melvita Honey Lips

Give her lips a lot of love with MELVITA HONEY LIPS ($15.00), a highly moisturizing gloss, enriched with luscious stevia, softening beeswax and protective jojoba oil. MELVITA’s exclusive 3-honey complex offers nourishing, restorative benefits, while carnauba oil beautifies your pout. Melvita products are available in the U.S. at its two retail stores in San Francisco and Newport Beach, CA. Products are also available at www.usa.melvita.com and through leading online beauty retailers.

No7 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler Primer

No7 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler Primer

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

With all the holiday parties in your near future, you’ll need an amazing primer to keep your fabulous makeup in place.  BOOTS NO7 PHOTO FIX WRINKLE FILLER & PRIMER ($19.99) reduces the appearance of all the signs of ageing instantly.  In addition, optical blurrers fill in wrinkles and bounce light away to create a younger, soft focus effect. Give the gift of a lavish at-home spa this holiday with NO7 BEAUTIFU SKIN CLOTH CLEANSER ($10.49), a rich, indulgent cleanser. The cleanser effortlessly removes dead skin cells and daily grime and stimulates circulation, leaving skin clean, soft and radiant. All these products and other BOOTS NO7 products retail for under $25 and are available on www.ShopBootsUSA.com and at Target stores nationwide.

BLISTEX MOISTURE MELT

BLISTEX MOISTURE MELT

BLISTEX continues its tradition of delivering breakthrough lip care solutions with the launch of MOISTURE MELT and BLISTEX SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE LIP BALMS.  Offering a new level of hydration, BLISTEX MOISTURE MELT‘s suspended soft beads of aloe and shea butter leave lips in top condition, while BLISTEX SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE contains only essential ingredients, six in total, to deliver miniaturization without irritation from added dyes or fragrances. Both products are now available at drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide.

BLISTEX SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE

BLISTEX SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE

BLISTEX MOISTURE MELT‘s shea butter and aloe-enriched soft beads are suspended in the formula and melt into lips for an added moisturizing boost and long-lasting resistance to dryness. The beneficial conditioning effects of natural shea butter and aloe are well established.  The unique combination of Moisture Melt’s advanced formula with visible hydrating spheres delivers a rich solution to lip dryness, while leaving lips feeling soft and smooth. BLISTEX SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE offers a daily lip care solution for those conscious about the number of ingredients in their personal care products, as well as consumers with sensitive skin. The balm has a rigorously tested hypo-allergenic and non-irritating formula that is clinically-proven to be mild on lips. The six ingredients found in Blistex Simple and Sensitive include COCOA BUTTER, serious moisturizing properties, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, JOJOBA, VITAMIN E (a highly beneficial anti-oxidant), MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (which helps give the formula an appealing form and feel) and PHENOXYETHANOL – (a necessary preservative to maintain freshness). BLISTEX MOISTURE MELT is offered in a tube form and is available now at drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide, with an expected retail price of $1.59-$2.49, with an expected retail price of $0.99-$1.69, BLISTEX SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE is now available at drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide.

No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask

No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask

Sometimes the best way to brighten up your mood during the winter months is to treat yourself to a refreshing facial. BOOTS NO7 BEAUTIFUL SKIN ENERGISING MASK ($16.99) is a peel off mask awakens the skin with a burst of freshness and radiance.  Vitamin C and E combine to provide anti-oxidant protection which instantly hydrates and revitalizes, leaving your complexion visibly brighter. All these products and other BOOTS NO7 products retail for under $25 and are available on www.ShopBootsUSA.com and at Target stores nationwide.

Softlips Jack Frosting lip balm

Softlips Jack Frosting lip balm

Softlips lip balm Peppermint Stick flavor

Softlips lip balm Peppermint Stick flavor

This holiday season, SOFTLIPS® has introduced two new lip balms that were selected by fans on Facebook. SOFTLIPS® JACK FROSTING, featuring the festive flavor of buttercream frosting, was the winner of the FLAVOR FACEOFF, a contest conducted on Facebook in June 2012. SOFTLIPS® PEPPERMINT STICK, another Flavor Faceoff favorite, offers a classic candy cane taste and comes in a unique, red and white striped stick. SOFTLIPS® JACK FROSTING will be available to consumers in a festive two-pack, while SOFTLIPS® PEPPERMINT STICK will be paired with the best-selling SOFTLIPS® PEARL TINT. You can also wrap up your grab bag gift giving with pieces from the new SOFTLIPS HOLIDAY GIFT TAG PACKS that is available in different varieties at retailers nationwide. The SOFTLIPS® HOLIDAY GIFT TAG PACKS were created to make the holidays even merrier and these limited-edition packs combine a Softlips® classic flavor with a bonus SOFTLIPS® seasonal stick and feature “To & From” spaces on the packaging to make gift giving a snap.

Softlips lip balm Sugar Cookie Holiday package

Softlips lip balm Sugar Cookie Holiday package

Softlips lip balm Sugar Plum Berry Holiday package

Softlips lip balm Sugar Plum Berry Holiday package

The SOFTLIPS® HOLIDAY GIFT TAG PACKS consist of SOFTLIPS® VANILLA with bonus SOFTLIPS® WINTER MINT, SOFTLIPS® VANILLA with bonus SOFTLIPS® SUGAR & SPICE, SOFTLIPS® RASPBERRY with bonus SOFTLIPS® SUGAR COOKIE, and SOFTLIPS® RASPBERRY with bonus SOFTLIPS® SUGAR PLUM BERRY. Softlips® products can be found in the lip care section at food, retail and drug stores nationwide. www.softlips.com.

BOOTS NO7 BEAUTIFUL SKIN DRY SKIN RESCUE ($14.99) is an intensively hydrating multi-purpose balm that provides a long-lasting moisture shot to get rid of dry patches. Packed with nourishing, rich moisturizers such as Shea and Cocoa Butters, and Pro-Vitamin B5, it will soothe and visibly improve any areas of dry skin, guaranteeing you’re the life of the party. All these products and other BOOTS NO7 products retail for under $25 and are available on www.ShopBootsUSA.com and at Target stores nationwide.

Lee Stafford Collection - Poker Straight Shampoo

Lee Stafford Collection - Poker Straight Conditioner

Lee Stafford Collection – Poker Straight Conditioner

UK-based celebrity hairstylist, LEE STAFFORD has just launched his award-winning hair care collection to the U.S. The LEE STAFFORD COLLECTION (already sold in 38 countries) was developed to satisfy Lee’s need for a cohesive line that could produce desired effects and be incorporated into women’s every day, at home routine. Priced from $7.99 – $14.99, The Lee Stafford Collection truly offers something for every hair type; from bleach blonde to brunette, beachy waves to poker straight. With Lee’s innovative products, women can obtain perfect, salon-quality hair from the comfort of their home – and at a fraction of the price.

From shampoos and styling products to hair growth treatments, the main PINK RANGE has a high-quality line of performance driven, luxury hair care products inspired by professional stylists. LEE STAFFORD’s POKER STRAIGHT PRODUCTS is all about POKER STRAIGHT HAIR. POKER STRAIGHT SHAMPOO (250ml, 7.4 Fl. Oz.) soften and enhance the shine in your hair. The product’s extra special ingredient, MEGA QUAT, is attracted to the negative charge on the surface of your hair. Once there, it neutralizes the charge and reduces static. For the next generation of heat tool junkies Lee’s added the P2FIFTY COMPLEX™ to keep your hair safe and healthy from the scorching heat of professional straightening irons up to 250°C. Other products in the line includes the POKER STRAIGHT CONDITIONER (250ml, 7.4 Fl. Oz.), POKER STRAIGHT DEHUMIDIFIER (200ml, 6.7 Fl. Oz., a light and gentle solution that fights the frizzies yet still has unbeatable hair calming effects), Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Shine Mist (200ml, 6.7 Fl. Oz.) and POKER STRAIGHT SHINE SERUM (50ml, 1.7 fl. Oz., with vitamins E and A and weightless, non‐greasy serum which will leave your hair in the most beautiful condition it has ever been). All Lee Stafford products are available at Ulta beauty boutiques and online at www.ulta.com.

Lee Stafford Collection - Poker Straight Shine Serum

Lee Stafford Collection – Poker Straight Shine Serum

LEE STAFFORD ORIGINAL DRY SHAMPOO

LEE STAFFORD ORIGINAL DRY SHAMPOO

Give the gift of time this Christmas with LEE STAFFORD’s ORIGINAL DRY SHAMPOO. There’s nothing worse than going out in freezing temperatures with wet hair. With Lee’s ORIGINAL DRY SHAMPOO, girls-on-the-go can catch a break on busy mornings, after the gym or before a big night out, but still maintain moisturized, sleek locks. This amazing dry shampoo enables those who are strapped for time to go a day or two between washings and blow outs! ). All Lee Stafford products are available at Ulta beauty boutiques and online at www.ulta.com.

Lee Stafford Collection - ARGANOIL™ FROM MOROCCO DEEP NOURISHING TREATMENT

Lee Stafford Collection – ARGANOIL™ FROM MOROCCO DEEP NOURISHING TREATMENT

Lee’s mega moisturizing ARGANOIL™ FROM MOROCCO DEEP NOURISHING TREATMENT is the perfect gift because it’s the ultimate luxury for hair but for the perfect price. This miracle ingredient has been used by the Berber women of Morocco as part of their beauty regimes for centuries, because of its huge number of benefits, including keeping their hair full of moisture during winter’s harsh dry weather. ). All Lee Stafford products are available at Ulta beauty boutiques and online at www.ulta.com.

Everyone gets the midwinter blues, but this holiday season give a little summer sunshine with LEE STAFFORD’s BEACH BABE SEA SALT SPRAY. If you love the look and feel of having just stepped out of the ocean, this Sea Salt Spray is just for you (and them). This defining spray will bring out the tousled, textured look they love and can only get after a day spent on the beach regardless of how cold it is!

LEE STAFFORD COLLECTION - PRODUCTS FOR BLONDES - Hot Shots 4 Blondes Shot

LEE STAFFORD COLLECTION – PRODUCTS FOR BLONDES – Hot Shots 4 Blondes Shot

Specially formulated for natural or color treated hair, HOT SHOTS 4 BLONDES from the LEE STAFFORD PRODUCTS FOR BLONDES range be tiny, but they pack a serious punch! Crammed full of proteins and vitamins, the self-heating conditioning treatment improves circulation in your scalp, while opening up the cuticles in your hair to allow the powerful ingredients to deeply treat hair. Furthermore, Hot Shots 4 Blondes is the perfect weapon for knocking out brassy, canary yellow tones and making your winter damaged hair bright and blonde. ). All Lee Stafford products are available at Ulta beauty boutiques and online at www.ulta.com.

Sarah Villafranco, MD, Founder of Osmia Oragnics

Sarah Villafranco, MD, Founder of Osmia Oragnics

DR. SARAH VILLAFRANCO (right) started OSMIA ORGANICS in early 2010, a few months after taking a soap making class and being at loose ends with her medical career. It was love at first sight. “Osmia,” as she interprets it, means “sense of smell”; and as such, every OSMIA ORGANICS product is made with utmost attention to the scent and its aromatherapeutic benefits.

This is also a 1,000% eco-conscious, earth-friendly company. All efforts are made to only use environmentally-sound, recyclable material, from inception/formulation of the various products to the packaging they are mailed in. (And if that’s not possible, Dr. Villafranco is making do for now while she works on a solution to solve the problem.) Paper tube packaging that are 100% recycled paper is used for bath products. Plastic bags, used in the bath milk and bath salt products, are recyclable, biodegradable plastic bags. OSMIA ORGANICS is the first company in the US to import French-made ECOSOLUTIONS AIRLESS PUMPS CONTAINERS that made with 30 percent less plastic (types 1 and 2, both mainstream recyclable) than most pumps, and have no metal parts to interfere with recycling. Glass pumps are used for facial serums and body oils because this type of acid frosted glass is fully recyclable. Unbleached cotton muslin bags are used for the bath tea because they may be rinsed and reused as tea bags, or composted. Glass jars are fully recyclable jars, with non-recyclable caps. The shipping boxes are recycled cardboard and the company recycle peanuts and other packing materials from their suppliers, including any bubble wrap that they use.  Even the shipping tape is biodegradable cellulose tape.

Osmia Organics Coffee Mint Soap

Osmia Organics Coffee Mint Soap

Osmia Organics Body Oil

Osmia Organics Body Oil

OSMIA ORGANICS PERFUMES are made in a base of organic oils or organic grape alcohol, with each scent comprising of a unique combination of absolutes, CO2 extracts, concretes, and essential oils. The perfume oils are in a base of organic jojoba and fractionated coconut oils, both of which have long shelf lives. Some are designed with aromatherapeutic intent, while others are purely created for their scent. These smaller bottles are very convenient for carrying along in your bag.  Apply behind your ears, to your earlobes, your neck, your sternum, and to the backs of your hands where you can easily enjoy your scent

Osmia Organics Active Gel Nutrient Serum

Osmia Organics Active Gel Nutrient Serum

Osmia Organics Juniper Fire Perfume

Osmia Organics Juniper Fire Perfume

OSMIA ORGANICS SOAPS ($22.00 each) are made with organic oils, organic and wildcrafted herbs, organic milks, and organic or wildcrafted essential oils. Certain ingredients, while natural and plant-derived, are made in a laboratory, such as cetearyl alcohol and glyceryl stearate. Osmia soaps are hand made in small batches of 33-40 bars at a time. They use organic oils, and only botanical colorants and scents (essential oils). The soaps are then allowed to cure for 8 weeks (2-4 weeks longer than many soapmakers allow) to ensure that enough water has evaporated from the bars, that they will last longer this way. Using a soap saver will also prolong the life of the bar significantly.

Osmia Organics Lip Balm

Osmia Organics Lip Balm

OSMIA ORGANICS HONEY-MYRRH LIP REPAIR LIP TREATMENT

OSMIA ORGANICS HONEY-MYRRH LIP REPAIR LIP TREATMENT

I highly recommend the HONEY-MYRRH LIP REPAIR LIP TREATMENT ($22.00) with healing lanolin staying power, which can quickly heal cracked lips. It’s also does double duty for use around (and even in) the nose if needed for damaged skin. The Osmia soaps I sampled were both therapeutic and fun. Not only did they left my skin refreshed, but I felt clean and revived all day afterwards. Of course, if you start with the soap, you have to complete the cycle by sealing in all that freshness with the range’s body oil. For me, I used Forest immediately after my shower as it will make the oils more effective by mixing with the water on your skin before getting dressed. Your skin will stay incredibly soft all day. And yes, my skin stayed fabulously soft all day.

Osmia Organics Salt Bath

Osmia Organics Salt Bath

Osmia Organics Lavender Shea Soap

Osmia Organics Lavender Shea Soap

The product range also includes a GENTLE FOAMING CLEANSER ($42.00, 1.7 oz., a very gentle, sulfate-free liquid cleanser. Essential oils of helichrysum, carrot seed, and rose geranium), an ACTIVE GEL NUTRIENT SERUM ($55.00, with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to maintain intracellular water in the skin cells, white tea and aloe to comfort the skin, and rice protein acts to smooth and support the collagen structure of the skin), FACIAL RESTORATION SERUM ($60.00,a restorative blend of restorative oils, excellent for mature skin or damaged skin), BODY OILS, PURELY RICH FACE CREAM FOR DRY AND MATURE SKIN ($70.00USD, with Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamins A and E, and Sea Buckthorn Extract), ORGANIC BATH MILKS ($50.00), hand-harvested, French grey sea SALT BATHS ($50.00USD), and ORGANIC TEA BATHS ($45.00USD). I am also pretty sure that Dr. Villafranco and company wouldn’t mind putting together a special, individual gift basket for you for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or any other special occasion in your life. All these products are available online at www.osmiaorganics.com.

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