December is upon us! If you’re looking in earnest now for amazing, covet-able and luxurious gifts for those you love, or maybe, just for yourself, you’ve found them!
The 9 gift suggestions in this review are the ones we can’t stop dreaming about!
A Robe to Relish!
The Hanro Estelle Robe ($278) is one of those beautiful, luxurious garments that any woman who love to own.
The silky soft micro modal and silk blend lends itself to travel, but this belted robe is not just for special occasions!
Check out the stunning, delicate lace panel on the back that matches the large band of lace on the cuffs.
This robe comes in sophisticated black, or sensual aubergine. If you really want to go all out, add the coordinating Hanro Estelle Chemise ($164) Style: 76270 with adjustable spaghetti straps that crisscross in the back and a lace inset under the bust and around the back.
This kind of high-quality lingerie makes a special gift that’s appropriate for romance, but also for mom or any other woman in your life that deserves some luxury.
For more information visit http://www.hanro.com
A Seriously Sensational Serum
Now this skincare fan favorite moves forward with an 8th Generation Double Serum ( $89 1 fl. oz / $22. 1.6 fl. oz) with [20+1] potent plant extracts—including Turmeric (with anti-aging properties).
Even if your skin is sensitive you can use this serum that addresses 5 important skin functions: protection, hydration, regeneration, nutrition, and oxygenation.
Clarins says that it will that target lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and boost radiance in just a week and that over time it can help to prevent cell aging and reduce wrinkles entirely.
The Clarins Double Serum is named for the amber pump bottle with two separate serums that combine into one and you can adjust the dosage by swiveling a disk on the pump.
We tried the Clarins Double Serum and were impressed with the luxurious, pleasant formula. While we don’t always have the chance to test skincare for long periods of time, we did see results that we believe would continue to improve our skin.
But Clarins tested this serum on 362 women and after 7 days: 88% saw visibly smoother skin, 83% more radiant skin, and 74% visibly firmer skin — fast results!
Since The Clarins Double Serum is such a unique product, we’re listing all of the ingredients: teasel, orthosiphon, ginger lily, edelweiss, cocoa tree, red Jania, goji berry, Huang qu, marsh samphire, beautyberry, avocado, myrothammus, life tree, oat, banana, kiwi, horse chestnut, quinoa, mango, life tree, and Mary’s thistle plus Turmeric.
A special serum requires its own application ritual Watch a “how-to video).
Find Clarins Double Serum at your favorite Clarins cosmetics counter, and at http://www.clarins.com
A Great Gel Mani Kit!
The Limited Edition Gel Polish PRO Kit by Red Carpet Manicure ($85/$118 value) brings everything you’ll need, in a re-useable, zippered “train case” decked out in gold leopard spots. It’s Red Carpet Manicure’s most popular at-home Gel Kit in holiday-perfect metallic gold!
You’ll get the Pro 45 Light (with plug), bottles of Prep – Max Adhesion prep and Erase (4 oz.) – Gel Polish Remover, Brillance – Seal & Shine Top Coat Gel, · Revitalize – Nourishing Cuticle Oil, Purify (4 oz.) – Pre & Post Application Cleanser, Remove Foils, Nail Wipes & Accessories Kit.
Add your favorite Red Carpet Manicure Polish or your favorite Gel polish. The re-useable train case is great for beauty products when you travel, too!
Get yours at ULTA.com and Red Carpet Manicure
A Clarisonic MIA with IT Cosmetics!
In case you didn’t get the memo: facial brushes are an easy way to keep your skin clean and healthy and the undisputed “creme de la creme” of facial brushes are Clarisonic brushes.
For holiday 2017 expect to hear “Oh My! It’s a MIA..and more!” when you give them this nicely boxed gift set featuring a Clarisonic Mia2 *(see advicesisters review of Clarisonic Mia 2) kit with three amazing skincare products from IT Cosmetics ($169.$207 value).
This covetable set includes a pretty pink Mia2 with a Radiance Brush Head and three travel-sizes of IT Cosmetics’ from their we-can’t-live-without-them amazing “Confidence In.…colelction. This includes Confidence in a Cleanser; Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer (see advicesisters review); and Confidence in an Eye Cream, plus an IT Cosmetics CC Cream packette.
Clarisonic cleanses 6X better than hands alone in just 60 seconds which is pretty amazing. There are two cleansing speeds: “Delicate” and “Universal” so you get a thorough but gentle to your face experience. Then, follow with effective, skin-pampering IT Cosmetics skincare.
FYI: if you’ve never tried a Clarisonic, the difference is sonic oscillation technology (not “rotating scrubbing brush heads) that gently and thoroughly cleanse every bit of gunk and every pore.
We can’t say enough about our love for IT Cosmetics, either. Type “IT Cosmetics into our search box and read our reviews with love for this brand.
This you’d-be-crazy-not-to-covet-it gift set is exclusive to ULTA. Get yours at Ulta and ulta.com
The Most Luxurious Flat Iron!
For most women with curly or frizzy hair, a flat iron is a must-have. One that’s exceptional, luxurious and a fabulous gift idea is the T3 Single Pass 1″ Flat Iron ($180) .
This stunning white SinglePass Luxe 1″ Straightening and Styling Iron does just what it says: de-frizzes and straightens in just one pass over your hair. We tried it on really frizzy hair and it worked amazingly well.
One pass means you not only get out the door more quickly, you use less heat and therefore do less damage to your hair.
The unit has an internal microchip that controls the temperature and maintains even heat with 5 Adjustable Heat Settings (260-410F/127-210C) while the T3 Tourmaline + Ceramic” helps seal the cuticle, keeping hair sleek, silky and shiny.
With some flat irons all you can do is make hair–stick straight. But the rounded “StyleEdge “design on this T3 features flexible beveled plates and a contoured body that glide smoothly, creating stick straight if you want it, but also soft waves and curls.
What we really love is that this can be used with Auto World Voltage (100-240V) with your own adapter.
There is a generous, 9ft. 360-degree swivel cord, an auto-off feature, and a small heat-mat to help protect your furniture and wipe down the plates.
This gorgeous white iron with rose gold accents has something else to make it”merry and bright” — a glittering row of eight tiny pink crystals that make this even more beautiful.
Get it at Ulta and ulta.com
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Two Skincare Sets to Savour!
Advice Sisters Beauty and Style knows not everyone has a big budget for gifts, but we reviewing two skincare kits from La Prairie in another gift guide with price tags of $1,270 and $1,875!
These two sets from the La Prairie Skin Caviar Line are a bit less daunting. The La Prairie Skin Caviar Line celebrates 30 years of great skincare.
Skin Caviar Luxury Holiday ($920) offers three products from La Prairie’s iconic lifting and firming Skin Caviar collection: Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion (150ml) helps prepare your skin for the treatments to follow. Skin Caviar Liquid Lift (50ml) provides instant and long-term lift while firming over time. Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask (50ml), replenishes, moisturizes and restores firmness as you sleep.
More affordable still is the La Prairie Skin Caviar Precious Holiday ($450): restore firmness and hydration to the delicate skin around the eye with Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream (3ml). Refine and hydrate your skin while increasing lift, firmness and elasticity with Skin Caviar Luxe Cream (50ml). The Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask (5ml) replenishes, moisturizes and restores firmness as you sleep.
You can find La Prairie products in fine department stores and at https://www.laprairie.com/
Elegantly Enhance Your (Hair) CHI:
But the primarily masculine fragrance, created by perfumer Mathilde Laurent, can smell pretty amazing on a woman (we tried it and we loved it).
Get it for him, and ask him to share it with you!
The fragrance has “legs” and lasts on your skin, but it’s not so in your face that either man or woman couldn’t wear it any time of day or evening.
The bottle itself is very clean, simple, and elegant in substantial clear round glass. It’s the bright silver guilloché cap (intricate mechanically engraved repetitive architectural pattern of spirals), that catches the eye.
This cap is a reference to “victorious path traced by aviator Santos-Dumont (Louis Cartier was a fan). In fact, Cartier in face created and named a perfume and his first men’s wristwatch after Santos-Dumont to allow the aviator to check his flight performance while keeping both hands on the controls.
Find or L’Evol de Cartier Eau de Toilette at fine department stores and for more information visit http://www.cartier.com/en-us/collections/fragrances.html
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