Arbonne | MerriMent Hand Care Duo (C$55) – a great hostess gift set that contains a hand wash and hand lotion in a festive spearmint scent. The hand wash contains vitamin E, rosemary leaf extract, and spearmint leaf oil to nourish, cleanse, and freshen the skin. The hand lotion is formulated with aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, shea butter and vitamin E to soothe and nourish the skin.
Charlotte Tilbury | The Gift of Red Carpet Skin Travel Kit (C$100) – featuring deluxe travel sizes of Charlotte’s popular skincare products, this kit is perfect for that girl on the go. I’m a huge fan of Charlotte’s skincare products and I can see myself giving this to my friends to spread the Charlotte Tilbury love!
- Magic Cream 15mL
- Multi Miracle Glow 15mL
- Wonderglow 15mL
- Goddess Skin Clay Mask 15mL
- Supermodel Body 15mL
- Take It All Off 15mL
Fresh | Mask Must-Haves (C$68) – the perfect gift for all the skincare fanatics out there that contains four complementary masks from FRESH, including:
- Umbrian Clay Mattifying Mask – a multi-functional clay mask for normal to oily skin types; can be used as a purifying mask, a daily deep cleanser, or a spot treatment
- Rose Face Mask – a hydrating and toning mask for all skin types, infused with real rose petals
- Sugar Face Polish – a gentle exfoliating mask with brown sugar
- Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask – and overnight, leave-on treatment to achieve a more hydrated, firmer look by the morning
Kiehl’s since 1851 | Daytime (C$80) or Nighttime (C$90) gift sets – Kiehl’s is one of my all time favourite skincare brands, and these limited edition holiday sets are great for gifting to yourself or for your loved ones.
- Daytime set (C$80) contains a full size bottle of the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum and a full size Ultra Facial Cream, as well as deluxe travel sizes of the Ultimate Hand Salve, Ultra Facial Cleanser and the Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, housed in a limited edition makeup bag.
- Nighttime set (C$90) contains a full size bottle of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and a full size Midnight Recovery Eye, a well as deluxe travel sizes of the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream, Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, and the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream, housed in a limited edition makeup bag.
Stila | Trust in Love Set (C$52) – this is my absolute top pick from Stila for the holiday season. It is a palette containing 12 eyeshadows that are incredibly smooth and velvety on the skin. I played with this at the media preview back in August and I have to say that it’s been hard waiting for the holiday season to roll around so I can get my hands on this.
- 12 gorgeous, infinitely wearable, richly-pigmented matte, pearl and shimmer eye shadows
- Deluxe-size Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
- Deluxe-size Lip Glaze
Urban Decay | UD x Gwen Stefani Palette (C$70) – one of my favourite palettes this year, the Urban Decay collaboration with Gwen Stefani is the perfect balance between wearable and punk. It contains 15 eyeshadows, 10 of which are neutrals with 5 brighter pop shades for creating a smokey, sultry, or sparkly eye. If you’re looking for a more colourful alternative, the Urban Decay Vice4 palette (also C$70) contains 20 jewel toned eyeshadows that are (mostly) smooth and very pigmented.