Best Bets: 2015 Holiday Gifting for YOURSELF!




It’s that time of year again, when the hustle of traffic, late night trips to the mall and the flurry of excitement begins. Last week at the nail salon I heard the familiar tunes of classic Christmas songs(and it’s only 2 weeks after Halloween!) I remember the good ol’ days when the retail stores were more sane, doing the holiday promotions in the proper order. Remember way back when Labor Day leads to Halloween, then Thanksgiving into Christmas? Since when are we bypassing the order of holidays and going straight to the Christmas tunes before Thanksgiving?

If things seem so topsyturvey already, it’s time to reevaluate the whole holiday shopping frenzy. Perhaps this is a reminder to make sure you gift yourself first, before giving the obligatory fruitcake/tech-toys/stocking stuffers to the rest of the family/friends. Everyone is so conditioned to shop till you drop and make sure everyone else on their list is taken care of first. Maybe this year, the holiday season of 2015, you will make an exception and give yourself a few little treats?

Here are a few ideas to spruce up your holiday self-gifting, go-get’em now:



Glam Palm - For the ladies who lunch crowd, this is nothing new, but for most of us working in the rat race, especially the professional woman, there are the little things that mean a lot. Like not having to rush across town to your hairstylist every week for the perfect coif. This holiday season, check out the GlamPalm for getting the best out of your glam style for a sleek professional look every day. When you cannot afford to have a bad hair day, this is the absolute best styling tool to have in your beauty regimen.  As  a curly girl with frizz, I’ve tried every kind of styling tool, from flat iron to blow dryer, curling iron to electric rollers, InStyler rolling ionic ceramic wand and all the other gizmos and gadgets on the market, including the infomercials. After researching the whole lot, Glam Palm is absolute BEST BET for getting that smooth, sleek look, including some controlled waves and curls. You’ll love the Healing Stone Infused Ceramic Coating for smooth sliding and protection from pulled hairs. Even the packaging speaks to the more sophisticated shopper, and would also make an impressive stocking stuffer (Need a big stocking for this one). They call it the advanced styling tool with damage control.






Le Mieux BIO CELL+ MASK and Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask -  These are beyond words the absolute most effective/ instant results masks out there. If you’re planning your wardrobe and style for the holiday party season, don’t forget your skincare regimen. In just one treatment, you will see a marked improvement in your skin texture, plumped up wrinkle smoother and all around “I’ve just had a vacation” glow. If you dress to impress, this is the first step to showing off your inner and outer beauty with a face that will launch a thousand ships. or maybe just your new book! The Moisture Infusion Mask is highly saturated with vitamin C, peptides and marine collagen. In addition to hydrating and soothing dry, sensitive and stressed skin, it also brightens dull complexions and minimizes the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. In addition, the blend of anti-aging peptides, 8 botanical extracts stimulates collagen synthesis and promotes smooth, radiant skin.

The Bio Cell Mask 
“Serum-saturated, marine collagen mask incorporates peptide technology in an advanced microencapsulation delivery system for unparalleled results. Features 2 potent peptides, freeze-dried marine collagen, powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C (MAP), and 8 botanical extracts to hydrate, brighten, and improve the appearance of sagging facial contours.” 
The combination of high quality ingredients has a dramatic effect as it soothes,firms and plumps the skin like no other. Many savvy skincare pros use this product post-microdermabrasion or a peel. This is one of those nutraceutical-type brands that was founded by a group of elite scientists, biologists, doctors and chemists. With a collaborative effort, Le Mieux brings forth for the finest anti-aging skincare solutions on the market today. “Known as “The Serum Authority” for its diverse selection of scientifically advanced serums with triple-tiered delivery systems, timed-release technology, and concentrated ingredients from premium sources, all custom-engineered to effectively treat a myriad of skincare concerns. This leading edge company has introduced the new wave of products that integrate Epidermal Growth Factor to mimic human growth factors and enhance regeneration of the skin.

Treat yourself like a pro would and make sure this is part of your beauty regimen year-round. You must try it to believe the results.



AloeGloe-When you’re out and about doing the party circuit, you may not want to inbibe in the proverbial holiday mulled cider, Glogg or Eggnog spiked with the seasonal spirits. (Besides drinking and driving is the riskiest with all of the LAPD/CHP out for giving tickets to meet their quotas for the year!) If you’re following your own spiritual guidance and have decided NOT to go for it, or if you do indulge too much, either way, give yourself this healthy alternative. This tasty drink is made with the Aloe Vera, one of the most beneficial natural plants that contain more than 200 biologically active amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals that have been clinically proven to improve skin and cardiovascular health. “Our certified organic Aloe Vera is delicately processed to retain the bioactive component of Aloe Vera responsible for promoting healthy skin, a healthy digestive system and a strengthened immune system.” Glow from within, and make this drink a holiday season MUST, in fact this is a year round staple for any health conscious beauty babe. As if that’s not enough of a reason to start using this product, it’s also produced locally in California and only 35 Calories per bottle. While everyone else is packing on the pounds, you will be honoring yourself with a healing holiday drink to start the year off on the right path to wellness. There are so many great things about this company, you’ll just have to check it out for yourself and order a few cases!)


Elcie Cosmetics -T'is the season to shine with Elcie Micro Silque liquid foundations. Formulated by beauty artist Lilit Caradanian, more widely known as MakeupByLilit, who developed this brand so you can get a blended look of sheer beauty. If you want to know how to get the perfect celebrity Golden Globe's inspired look, you can learn while using the new Elcie Micro Silque Foundation. Elcie's main focus is to 'Be Unique, Be You', and that starts with your own individual face.If you are seeking a look that stands out from the crowd because it is fresh and flawless, this is the first stop in your personal makeup regimen. There are twelve tones to choose from of the Micro Silque Foundation: Porcelain to Sand, Butterscotch to Chestnut and subtle tones in between. You will definitely find the right one for your skin color and be assured you have chosen the finest quality makeup. When a well respected professional makeup artist in the industry comes up with their own special blend, it has to be the best to stand up to the test of high def TV!

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