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Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Cristalliste by Kerastase Nuit de lumiere gift set!

Soft silky hair….everyone wants it!  Kerastase Paris makes this achievable with Cristalliste!

This set contains:

Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Shampoo helps smooth the hair, leaving it lustrous and supple without weighing it down.

Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Conditioner leaves the hair looking smoother for a feather light finish.

Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Essence for dry ends-apply 1 or 2 drops only!

Kerastase products are sold only in salons!

Find Kerastase:

on the web

Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life-Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

These palettes have been raved about and raved about!  Rightfully so….who couldn’t use a palette full of high quality neutral eye shadows?

 

The Naked 2 palette contains 12 “never boring” neutrals in matte, shimmer AND glitter textures.  This palette can produce many looks from everyday to going out!  There is also a full size double ended crease/shadow brush and a miniature lip gloss in the shade Naked.

I don’t know of anyone who wouldn’t love this palette as a gift!

Find the Naked 2 palette on sephora.com (retail $60.00 CAD) or on the Shopping Channel ($60.00 CAD)

 

Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life-dirt sweet + spicy sugar scrub vanilla sandalwood

Winter wreaks havoc on the skin-leaving it dry and flaky.   Nothing makes a beauty happier than a long hot shower/bath and a thorough exfoliation!

What it is

A relaxation ritual. A delectable body treatment.
Richly crafted, this abundant blend of sugar crystals, nutrient-rich antioxidants and essential oils render a divine exfoliation treatment. It features honey and chamomile extracts and nourishing essential oils and apricot kernels. Creamy vanilla and smoldering sandalwood are entwined to create a sweet aroma with a hint of spice.
Size: 12 oz / 350ml

coarse texture
maximum moisture
relaxing aromatherapy
No paraben, mineral oil, petroleum or artificial color.

dirt sweet+spicy vanilla sandalwood retails for $45.00 CAD

Find dirt products on Glymm.com or www.dirtbeaute.com

 

Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life- Dermalogica!

The perfect holiday face begins with beautiful skin…..beautiful skin takes a great skin care routine!

Perfect holiday beauty looks start with the canvas.

Prep your skin with regular use of Dermalogica’s reformulated Multivitamin Power Serum which combines the best of both worlds:

combat aging skin and fine lines with the powerful punch of a NEW skin-friendly form of Vitamin A to improve its fighting power and effectiveness.

The Result?

The anti-oxidant-rich formula features Vitamins A, C, E and F to enhance cell-turnover, reduce hyper-pigmentation, therefore ensuring a smoother skin surface.

 

The night before, along with plenty of water and beauty sleep, try enriching and revitalizing your skin with Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque.

This powerful masque of concentrated antioxidant vitamins helps skin recover from damage and daily stress while enhancing barrier properties and promoting healthy tissue regeneration.

 

Now you’re ready to put on your face.

Step 1: Dermalogica’s hero product, AGEsmart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30.

The special ingredient? Rich in Amino acids, calcium, sugars and proteins, Pearl Powder stimulates cell regeneration and increases hydration while adding a beautiful shimmer to skin.

Smooth this on the skin for a flawless finish just before your foundation and concealer extending the coverage and wearability of your make-up for your night on the town.

Find Dermalogica:

on the web

on facebook

on twitter

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Heritage Bears from the Bay

I often have a hard time trying to figure out what I should send my family for Christmas.  I don’t want to send them the same old thing-and gift cards are kind of a cop out.

I’m in love with the Bay’s heritage collection but more specifically, while browsing spotted these 2 bears.  So I picked them up.   They’re a bit of “Canadiana” for my American relatives.

Henry Kelsey is Hudson’s Bay Company 2011 Limited Edition Heritage Bear (sweater bear).  Henry Kelsey was a Hudson’s Bay Company explorer who was best known for his journey into the heart of the western plains of Canada.

Yale is Hudson’s Bay Company 2012 Limited Edition Heritage Bear (scarf wearing bear).  Yale is named after James Murray Yale, the chief trader at Fort Langley for many years.  Yale joined HBC in 1815.  He was less than 5 feet tall but had the courage of a lion and  personality to match.

These 2 bears are happy to share their courage or join you in a cozy cuddle! They are also a perfect present topper or stocking stuffer!

Net proceeds from the sale of Limited Edition Heritage Bears support the HBC foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of Canada’s children, women and families.

Henry Kelsey and Yale retail for $19.99 CAD each and are available at the Bay or online.

 

 

Gift idea for the sweet tooth in YOUR life-Forget Me Not Bake Shoppe!

Holiday times are the BEST times for treats….and I find treats taste even better when they’re made by someone fantastic.

Introducing Forget Me Not Bake Shoppe!Providing tasty treats to the GTA-yes that’s right, shipping people!  You just place the order!  Let Forget Me Not do the baking FOR YOU!!! Can I get a brilliant in the house please?

Mission Statement:

To provide delicious homemade treats, inspired by vintage recipes,

To inspire thoughtful and creative ‘gift that keeps on giving’ ideas and experiences baked with the same quality of ingredients, care and attention you’d find in any fine bakery establishment, or your grandmother’s kitchen.

If your grandmother had tattoos and a bit of a potty mouth, that is..

And if that hasn’t piqued your interest, let me woo you with some photos…..*warning* you may need a napkin to wipe the drool away!

 
Okay so if that’s the website and they look *that* good, imagine how they taste IRL!!!!
 
Something else that I am signing up for (and several other cookie monsters in MY life) is the cookie subscription service.  Check this out:
 

Forget Me Not offers monthly cookie and treat subscriptions for your convenience. Give the gift of a sweet subscription – it really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Cookie of the Month

3 months $60
6 months $100
One year $200

Just imagine: Every month a dozen delicious, freshly-baked cookies arrive on the doorstep of your home or office. Whether you’re on the receiving end or the one doing the giving, you’re bound to become the most popular person in ‘hood. Or the most envied.

Ummmm is that genius or what?

Forget Me Not Bake Shoppe can be found on Facebook, where the full ‘menu’ and list of offerings is listed.  Give them a call-you won’t regret it and you’ll make someone smile for sure!

Gift idea for the fashionable-MAHAYATRA designs

Looking for something for the gentleman in your life?  Tired of the same old tie rack at the department store? You know….the one right next to the ‘sport socks’ that’s been picked over by everyone and their Grandma.  Well check this out:

Neelesh Mistry a local Torontian that seems to wear many hats. Technical
geek, owner of a spa and local stylist and now has recently launched his
own line of Men’s Accessories under the brand MAHAYATRA (meaning the great
journey). He comes from a family of tailors and funnily enough also
marries a person who’s families own manufactures womens clothing for
brands like Top Shop, Harrods and others. One can say that the passion for
fashion is a family thing.

MAHAYATRA has been a project in the works for several years and the
inspiration for the collection comes from his travels.  Years of traveling the globe, from its most authentic and rural
nooks to cosmopolitan and bustling cities, he has found a real need for a
wardrobe that weaves these global visions for the man who is on a similar
journey.

But don’t just take my word for it…..feast your eyes:

Mahayatra can be found:

on the web

*all images used with permission*

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Aveda hand relief gift set!

Tis the season…..for extremely dry hands!

Why not treat that special someone in your life to the gift of soft hands with this set from Aveda?

It contains 3 1.4fl oz (travel size) hand moisturizers in different fragrances:

1 tube of rosemary mint

1 tube of vanilla, ginger and cassia

1 tube of vitamin formula for stressed skin

Keep in mind, these would be great for travel-they are within standard size for carry on and perfect for any purse or pocket!

This set retails for under $30.00 CAD! 

Find Aveda:

on the web

SITAMAA day spa in Yorkville-that’s where I get the majority of my Aveda products!

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Dior Grand Bal Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes & Lips

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time and watched any of my YouTube channel, you will know that I love Dior.  I have been drooling over this palette ever since I saw it online.  I picked it up during the Bay’s Beauty Gala. It’s everything I knew it would be…..and if you have a Dior lover in your life, go get it!

Dior fashioned this palette as a gold ‘clutch’ held together by a black eyeliner

It contains 2 gorgeous shimmery eyeshadows, 2 lip colors, and a black eyeliner.  It’s absolutely beautiful and anyone who loves makeup/cosmetics will love it!

I picked up my palette at the Bay’s flagship store on Queen Street, (but you can grab it at any Dior beauty counter)….so if you swing by, be sure to say Hello! to Anne and Yaffa the manager! They’re fantastic people and will get you set up with some beautiful gifts sure to delight your beauty!

Gift idea for the beauty in your life! NYX “All I’ve Ever Wanted” Box

Spotted this steal at Rexall pharamacy ….

Check it out!

72 Eye Shadows

1 Face Powder

1 Bronzer

1 Highlight

1 Contour

4 Blushes

6 Lip Colors

eyeshadows in the ‘All I’ve Ever Wanted’ collection from NYX

Face, cheek and lip products from NYX “All I’ve Ever Wanted”

The front of the box lists price as $19.99 CAD with a value of $80.00 CAD.  Check your flyer for sales as I picked this up on Black Friday for just $9.99 CAD!

YAHOOOOOO-someone is going to get a great gift this Holiday!