To Give or Not to Give: Beauty Products For the Holidays

November 19, 2006 • Magazine

To Give or Not to Give: Beauty Products For the Holidays

To Give or Not to Give: Beauty Products For the Holidays

Sun, 2006-11-19 13:00

Natayle Henry

It’s that time of year again. And just like every other year, the same proverbial question is asked, “what should I get my friends and family for the holidays?â€? Beauty Professionals would normally advise not to purchase beauty product for their loved ones. Though this is still true for some products, there are a plethora of tantalizing and chic gifts that any woman would benefit from and love. From products that make skin glow to lip treatments that give you fresh breath, these gifts are sure to be talked about until the next holiday season. Here are the key products to add to any beauty vixen’s arsenal.

Origin’s Modern Friction is what some might consider to be one of the greatest inventions known to woman. The at home version to the ever so popular dermabrasion, this treatment combines aloe, rice starch, lemon oil and the intoxicating aromas of bergamot and peppermint. Unlike dermabrasion, which usually causes short term irritation, this skin-enhancing “buffing pasteâ€? is great for even sensitive skin. Like dermabrasion, dead skin cells are removed exposing a more even skin tone, illuminating skin and aids in fighting signs of aging. A difference can be seen after just one use. If you think that’s amazing, the sister product Modern Friction for the body, is the newest addition to the already fabulous product.

What woman doesn’t want to have the skin of a newborn all over? Modern Friction for the body gives even the most roughest of skin a dazzling glow. It works rapidly to combat the signs of aging, minimize the appearance of sun exposure, eliminates ashiness, and uneven patches. It doesn’t end there, this product also resurfaces the skin in order to restore radiance while also diffusing environmental elements before they create any discolorations to the skin. The best thing about this product is that results are immediate! After the first use, skin looks radiant and supple.

For the lady who likes to look like she just came back from Fiji, get Nars Monoi Body Glow II. As unbelievable as the original Nars Body Glow, this oil moisturizes as well as gives the skin a healthy looking glow while lightly adding fragrance.

For the kissing bandit, this product by C.O. Bigelow is a must! So cutely entitled Tinted Love Mentha Lip Tint, this gloss adds sheer color with mint-infused conditioners to repair even the most cracked lips. And no more fumbling for mints before that big smooch, this gloss also freshens breath! For the holidays they have packaged three shades into a tin that screams old Hollywood. The colors are great for EVERY skin tone.

MAC has done it again! Each year they create the best lip, eye and brush collections. They are limited edition sets and they tend not to bring the same items back the following year. This year MAC added two new brush sets. The brush sets consist of either the face, eye or basic brush set. The face brush set contains four of the essential brushes to apply foundation, powder and concealer with ease. The eye kit contains five of the key brushes for the eyes and the basic set takes a few pieces from the eye and face collection with a lip brush to boot. The sets are packaged in a sexy black clutch for those evenings on the town. Every woman needs a great set of brushes, no matter how much make up she wears.

What woman doesn’t want to be pampered? Diamonds, pearls, caviar, juicy? Juicy Couture has developed an intoxicating scent for the season. One of the most comfortable and chic fashion lines, Juicy Couture has jumped into the world of fragrance. The holiday gift set includes a caviar bath soak, royal body crème and perfume making this set a princess’ dream. Adorned with crowns and trinkets, this set will make any woman feel like royalty.

With these great gifts, you’ll have a lot to live up to for the next holiday. Happy shopping!

1. Origin’s Modern Friction $36

2. Origin’s Modern Friction for the Body $38

3. Nars Monoi Body Glow II $59

4. C.O. Bigelow Tinted Love Mentha Lip Tint Trio $15

5. M.A.C. Brushes $48

6. Juicy Couture Holiday Gift Set $85

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