Friday, December 19, 2014

A Pinky 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!







It's that time of year my makeup stalkers and the holiday season is in full swing. I had wanted to get this out to you sooner, but there is still time to find something for all the special people in your life. Whether you are trying to get a stocking stuffer or a gift set, there are so many great gift ideas out right now. With that in mind, I bring you the Pinky 2014 Holiday gift guide..... Take a Look:

Pretty Please Nail Polish
Pretty Please is a polish brand that lets customers customize and name their own lacquer! With a price point of $12 per bottle (price goes down with quantity), more than 25 color shades to select from and an endless amount of creative names to choose, customers are able to make their nail polish personal just by going online and ordering.

Here are some fun Holiday name ideas for the polishes: Pretty Please Classic Red named Rudolph Nose Best, Pretty Please Metallic Silver named Polish Like its 2015, Pretty Please Pastel Blue named Mazel Tov!





Andrea Robinson’s Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+
Andrea Q. Robinson has revolutionized the way women look and the way they feel about beauty. From her early days as Beauty Editor of Vogue to more recently running the Ralph Lauren Frangrance business and building the Tom Ford Beauty brand from scratch, Robinson’s professional mission has been to help women look like themselves, only better.

In Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+ (Seal Press / $18.04), Robinson shares her decades of experience in an honest, straightforward informational book for women fifty and over. Part memoir, part how-to, and part industry insider guide, Toss the Gloss reveals the tricks of the trade about skincare and makeup, and shares a template for maximizing a woman’s authentic, signature beauty by embracing her features – not hiding them.




Whish Body Vanilla Spice, Sugar Plum  and Vanilla Mint Holiday Sets
This holiday season, give the gift of smooth, smell-good skin!  Each of the Whish Body Holiday Kits carry a Body Wash, Body Butter and Body Scrub to take dry winter skin from scaly to supple.  Not only are these kits packed with scents that excite, they are also travel friendly and TSA approved.  
Each kit is available for $24 at Nordstrom.com







BECCA Holiday Collection One Perfecting Brush in Limited Edition Gold
BECCA's best- selling beauty multi-tasker is now available in a limited edition gold handle and decorative box for the Holiday season! This unique, patent-pending design allows replaces the need for 10 other brushes and tools while looking beautiful on your vanity or in your makeup bag. The One Perfecting Brush works from start to finish, with powders, creams, liquids and everything in between.
Available for $49 at Sephora Stores, ULTA Beauty Stores, ULTA.com and Sephora.com




Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Collection is full of natural, ‘no wrap needed’ personal care gift sets and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list this year. From the busy mom to the selfie obsessed teen, outdoorsy guy to your favorite teacher – we’ve got you covered. The best part, they’re all $5 to $15 and available at your local drugstore. Besides, who doesn’t love a little natural beauty?




Molton Brown Festive Body Wash Bauble ($15): Get it before its gone, this limited edition festive bauble makes gift giving easy, with all your favorite Molton Brown scents, now available in a small decorative stocking stuffer.






Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Collection 3-Piece Starter Kit ($24): To pamper your curls and train them to spiral into long-lasting perfection, Carol’s Daughter has used the super-softening, rich Marula oil in this new Marula Curl Therapy Collection. Experiment with the nourishing benefits of Marula Oil with this three piece starter kit, featuring the Marula Gentle Cream Cleanser, Diffusing & Styling Lotion and Softening Hair Mask.




One 'n Only Argan Heat Ceramic Straightening Iron, ($47.99, stylesource.com)This One 'n Only Argan Heat Ceramic Straightening Iron is an evolutionary flat iron that shines, smooths, and nourishes hair naturally with the help of its ceramic plates that are infused with rare Moroccan Argan oil. It is guaranteed to revitalize each strand of hair, protect color, and condition. It's ceramic plates are made with Sol-gel technology which is smoother and stronger than other flat irons. The result is frizz free hair with brilliant shine, while preserving the color and integrity.




Dana’s Bakery Holiday Macaron Boxes, ($30): With lots of holiday gifts, parties, and family gatherings; Dana’s Bakery has brought you two December boxes – Holiday Box and Hannukah Gelt. These tasty bite-size holidaytreats are a fun and unique gift for co-workers, family member or even long-distant friends. Holiday Box Flavors include: Sugar Cookie, Egg Nog & Nutcracker (Chocolate Hazelnut) and Hannukah Box Flavors include: Jelly Doughnut & Chanukah Gelt



OPI Nail Polish Holiday Kits
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI’s holiday sets are a great gift option for the person that values high-quality nail polish. Check out their Trend on Ten holiday set which features 8 of their classic and most popular nail polish colors. If you’re looking for something a little extra to give go Wrapped Wild for the Holidays features three duo gift sets, each containing two nail lacquers paired with a cheetah-print infinity scarf. 

Trend on Ten, $34.50
10 – Nail Lacquers 3.75 mL – 0.125 Fl. Oz.
                Haven’t the Foggiest
                Alpine Snow
                Bubble Bath
                Tickle My France-y
                Princesses Rule!
                Toucan Do It If You Try
                Cajun Shrimp
                Big Apple Red
                Malaga Wine
                Lincoln Park After Dark



Wrapped Wild, $23
2 – Nail Lacquers 15 mL – 1Ž2 Fl. Oz.
                
Big Apple Red
                Muir Muir on the Wall



C.O. Bigelow Home Fragrance Candle

Who doesn’t love to come home to a fresh scent? Check out C.O. Bigelow’s specially crafted candles in the scent Lavender-Peppermint. Based on the brand’s iconic scent that has become a staple in the world’s finest hotels, this candle blends Blue Lavender and Lemon Sparkle with soothing Chamomile and Fresh Peppermint. Touches of Sheer Woods and Musk add a dry, light finish.


C.O. Bigelow Lavender-Peppermint Candled
Price: $42



Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks

You can never go wrong with a new vitamin-enriched lipstick that leaves your lips feeling drenched in moisture with intense color.  Not only does it provide highly-pigmented color but also comes in 24 luscious shades.

Price: $7.49





KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray

Before creating your holiday hairstyle try this KMS product for extra hold and shine. It’s heat-activated spray for use on dry hair. Shapes and bundles curls, when used with a curling iron, and adds extra hold and shine as a finishing spray. Styles last until the next wash. Anti-breakage, humidity-resistant formula.

Price: $19.99



Molton Brown Nourishing Hand Creams
Indulge in an instantly absorbed daily treat for delectably soft and luxuriously moisturized hands. The perfect gift for her, choose a mini hand cream to pop in her bag, keep at her desk or even in her pocket.
Price: 15.00
Where to buy: Molton Brown Stores and MoltonBrown.com



Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish Remover Pads 
A nail polish remover is a nail polish remover – unless it’s ultra-gentle, spring blossom-scented, and a joy to use. Our set of 15 non-acetone pads are infused with aloe to leave skin silky and moisturized. They also come stacked in an adorable screw-top puck, making them perfect for quick polish changes or on-the-go touchups.  
Price: 15.00
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain + Shine
Like a refreshing sip of coconut water for your lips, this hydrating, double-ended lip stain and gloss can be worn alone or together. It is a perfect
Price: 22.00
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.com




John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Sleek Finish Comb 
This thin sleek finish comb fits perfectly in your purse or clutch for an on the go de-tangle.
Price: 6.00
Where to buy: Drugstores and mass retailers


Scribd 
Why give one book when you can give them a library filled with 500,000 ebooks and 30,000 audiobooks with a gift card to Scribd – the Netflix for books? The book lover in your life will be able to read or listen to as many books as they want - including New York Times bestsellers and popular celebrity memoirs - across all of their devices!
Price: $8.99/month (Gift cards: $25/3 months, $50/6 months, $99/12 months)
Available: Scribd.com



RéVive Artbox 12 
At the top of every art collector’s wish list is the RéVive Artbox 12. This keepsake box features WHATAPIECEOFWORKISMAN by Brooklyn-based contemporary artist, Markus Linnenbrink and a collection of RéVive’s best-selling luxury skincare products. 

Price: $595 (value of $921)
Available: Limited edition; www.reviveskincare.com
Products included: Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme, Eye Renewal Serum, Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream, Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream SPF 15 and Sensitif Renewal Cream SPF 30.



Laura Mercier Body & Bath Luxe Quartet
Indulge, escape and sooth holiday stress with Laura’s decadent bath and body set. The luxurious quartet includes Honey Bath, Body Scrub, Soufflé Body Crème and Shimmer Body Mist and is available in three delectable gourmande scents: Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanillé and Tarte au Citron. 
Price: $68 (value of $97)
Available: Limited edition; www.lauramercier.com



Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q
The new Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q dryer provides a quick, quiet and quality blow out – the must-have for beautiful hair! Ultra-fast airflow helps reduce drying time by up to 70%, which minimizes the time hair is exposed to the damaging effects of heat. It’s also 40% more quiet and because of brushless motor technology, extends the life of the dryer by up to 10x!
Price: $119.99
Available: 3QHairDryer.com




Timex Varsity Row Collection
With a stylish and interchangeable nylon strap, the Weekender is already Timex’s most comfortable, versatile and effortlessly cool watch, and now it’s easier than ever to switch up the strap to show your school spirit. Just in time for holiday gifting and perfect for the proud alums and college undergrads in your life, the nine new styles pictured below are now available at Timex.com.
Price: $36.00
Available: Timex.com







Marvis 7 Flavour Gift Set
Discover the 7 unique experiences of the Marvis product line: Amarelli Licorice, Aquatic Mint, Cinnamon Mint, Classic Strong Mint, Ginger Mint, Jasmine Mint and Whitening Mint.
Price: $36
Available on BigelowChemists.com




OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Glam’s in the Bag
2 – Nail Lacquers 15 mL – 12 Fl. Oz.
                Bogotá Blackberry
                Funny Bunny 
2 FREE zippered cosmetic cases

Price: $23
Available at Ulta.com



OPI Gwen Stefani Plaid About You
3 – Nail Lacquers 15 mL – 12 Fl. Oz.
                Peach & Love & OPI, OPI…Eurso Euro, Snow Globetrotter
1 – Start-to-Finish 3 in 1
        Top | Base | Strengthener
FREE  Cosmetic Case

Price: $31.90
Available at Ulta.com


Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 01
Don’t leave the house this holiday season without a fierce red lip! The 1st Lipstick collection created by Kate Moss High intensity color for up to 8 hours. Formula infused with Black Diamonds, reflects light like never before. Captures all the flair, edge and timelessness of Kate’s unique look.

Price: $5.49
Available at drugstores nationwide


GoodMouth subscription 
This holiday season give the gift that keeps on giving.. a subscription service. Many types of subscription services exist nowadays. From health subscription services to food subscription services, there is one for everyone to enjoy. Replacing your toothbrush every month, as doctors suggest, can be such a daunting task – so much that people often forget. Not to mention when going to convenience stores you tend to spend more by purchasing items you don’t even need. GoodMouth helps you stay healthy and keeps your budgeting on track all for less than $5 a month!

Learn more about GoodMouth at www.goodmouth.com. The cost of the GoodMouth service is $4.95/per month.




With each product under $30, there is no need to ever spend money on expensive cleansing brushes or over-priced acne treatments again. The AcneFree® Advanced Deep Cleansing Duo($19.99) is the perfect stocking stuffer, containing an AcneFree® Advanced Cleansing Brush and AcneFree Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser that work together to help wash away dead skin cells and oil for noticeably cleaner skin. According to a clinical study, the duo makes skin 15 times cleaner than using the leading facial cleanser alone, and the ultra-soft bristles of the brush target hard-to-reach places to remove impurities and minimize the appearance of pores. Hello to healthy, holiday skin!

For those on your list with more serious acne troubles, the AcneFree® 24-Hour Systems is specifically formulated for different skin types, giving you a choice of the AcneFree® Original 24-Hour Acne Clearing System ($19.99)AcneFree® Sensitive Skin 24-Hour Acne Clearing System ($19.99), or AcneFree® 24-Hour Severe Acne Clearing System ($30.00) to wrap up under the tree this year. AcneFree is the only brand that makes acne-clearing systems formulated with Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide, which is designed to work faster and penetrate deeper into pores – without the harshness and over-drying that can occur with traditional benzoyl peroxide. All kits are available with an acne fighting cleanser, toner and repair lotion – making the step to clearer skin easy as one, two, three..literally!








Kat Burki Raw Holiday Skincare Set ($98)
Give the gift of beautifully balanced, luxurious skin with the Kat Burki Raw Beauty Holiday Skincare Set. This Raw Beauty, results-driven skincare will give any woman the brilliant and radiant glow she has always wanted!
Set Includes: 
·         OCEAN MINERAL FACE WASH (4.4 fl. oz.): A skin balancing, water soluble face wash, infused with restorative Ocean Mineral Complex offers an unparalleled cleansing performance. It removes makeup, purifies & softens skin, and never compromises the skin’s protective barrier. Plant saponins entrap impurities and leave skin bright, fresh and calm.
·         VITAMIN C INTENSIVE FACE CREAM (1.7 oz.): A collagen building hydrating cream, infused with a stable, water soluble form of Vitamin C and a restorative Ocean Mineral Complex (OMC92), brightens complexion and balances skin. Formulated with KB 5 Herb Blend, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Wild Reishi Mushroom and skin stabilizing Antioxidants, this intensive cream delivers daily a healthy glow and repairs cellular damage.




Kat Burki Private Collection Gift Set ($98)
Luxury trio of products within a fragrance creation: Light, Ephemeral Eau de Toilette, Fragranced Body Créme and French Triple-Milled Body Soap. The fragranced Body Products are lush, sensual, seductive and delightfully scented to inspire a pleasurable experiences. Kat Burki Private Collection is designed to work with the customers own creative streak, by guiding them on how to mix and match scents, for an entirely unique and personalized experience.
Available in:
·         TUBEROSE: Lush, Velvety, Feminine
·         FREESIA & PINK GRAPEFRUIT: Sheer, Spirited, Crisp
·         LILAC & ROSEMARY: Fresh, Romantic, Alive
·         WHITE ORCHID & POPPY: Intriguing, Radiant, Seductive



Kat Burki Holiday Scented Soy Candle ($35 5 oz.)
Envelop the senses with captivating fragrance notes. Made with 100% All Natural Renewable Soy Wax infused with fragrance oil blends; all natural lead-free, cotton wick.
Available in: 
TUBEROSE: Lush and Feminine Breeze with: Tuberose, Bergamot and Orange Flower.
·         Top: Peach Nectar, Bergamot, Grape, Fruity, Orange Peel, Green
·         Middle: Jasmine, Orange Flower, Tuberose, Rose, Clove, Creamy Coconut
·         Base: Rosewood, Piney, Green Foliage, Spicy Nuances, Powdery Musks
SANDALWOOD: Exotic and Musky Scent with: Creamy Coconut, Sandalwood and Fresh Green Leaves.
·         Top: Orange, Melon, Ozonic, Bergamot, Citrus, Peach, Fruity
·         Middle: Petitgrain, Creamy Coconut, Peppermint, Herbal
·         Base: Patchouli, Mossy, Sandalwood, Green Leaves, Musks
EUCALYPTUS & VERBENA: Breath of Fresh Air with: Eucalyptus, Neroli, Geranium and Clove.
·         Top: Orange, Fresh Citrus, Lemon Verbena, Bergamot, Ozonic, Peach Nectar
·         Middle: Eucalyptus, Herbal, Jasmine, Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Lavender,
·         Clove, Minty
·         Base: Woody, Camphor, Clean Musks, Spicy Nuances, Green Leaves
WHITE ORCHID & POPPY: Intriguing and Seductive Aroma with: Peach Nectar, Jasmine and Orchid Petals.
·         Top: Orange Zest, Peach Nectar, Green Leaves
·         Middle: Orchid Petals, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Herbal, Lily, Violet, Rose, Heliotrope
·         Base: Powdery Musks, Woody, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka, Amber






Kat Burki Private Collection Eau de Toilette : $48.00 (1 fl. oz.)
Enchanting and uplifting fragrance combinations inspired from exotic locations to capture and transport your senses to the far reaches of the world.
·         Tuberose
·         Freesia & Pink Grapefruit
·         Lilac & Rosemary
·         White Orchid & Poppy






Kat Burki Power Trio Radiance Oil (October 2014) -- $125 (1 fl. Oz.) NEW
An essential step in the Kat Burki “Naturally Balanced Skincare” system, this high-powered formula (combining the benefits of Cold Pressed Oils, Natural Salicylic Acid from Cold-Pressed Raspberry Oil) – treats multiple skin concerns for visibly improved and youthful looking
skin.
  • Energizes and visibly improves skin’s appearance
  •  Prevents inflammation and balances skin complexion
  • Bio Compatible, dry oil – easily dissolvable into skin, without oily residue
  • Softens and Repairs dry skin


Kat Burki Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum (October 2014) -- $165 (1 fl. Oz.) NEW
An essential step in the Kat Burki “Naturally Balanced Skincare” regiment, this dynamic antioxidant formula (combining the benefits of RAW ingredients, Vitamins and Herbs– treats multiple skin concerns for visibly healthy and lustrous looking skin. 
  • Strengthens and supports skin elasticity
  • Brightens, promotes radiance and balances skin tone
  • Shields the skin from environmental damage
  • Aids in skin regeneration by inhibiting Free Radicals that cause inflammation





 Aubrey Body Spritzers $6.95 for 4 oz. (Also available in travel size - $2.79 for 1 oz.);
Made with pure essential oils and nothing artificial, Aubrey Body Spritzers are soft, elegant scents, available in Siesta Sizzle, Tang Tang Tea, Almond Bliss, Berry Berry, and Tangelo Twist. *Natural, vegan, cruelty-free







Equitance Skin Care Trial Kit ($37)
Give the gift of bright, beautiful skin! Discover the vital beauty benefits with this deluxe travel-size sampler showcasing all products within the Equitance Brightening regimen. The Equitance Brightening Collection restores radiant beauty to skin using both nature and science. At the heart of the collection is the key in supporting skin’s vitality and radiance. Formulas are made from precisely balanced herbal ingredients and technology that diminish the appearance of dark spots and skin discoloration.
  • Trial Kit Contents: 
    • Brightening Foaming Cleanser - 16g net wt. 0.56 oz.
    • Brightening Toning Lotion - 20ml net 0.67 fl. oz.
    • Brightening Serum and Spot Corrector - 7g net wt. 0.24 oz.
    • Hydrating Brightening Cream - 5g net wt. 0.17 oz.
    • Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF36 - 0.6ml net 0.02 fl. oz.
    • Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement - 3 sachets of 6 tablets each



Smashbox Holiday Rocks Collection! 





Iphone 6 & 6 Plus




iPad AIr 2




Too Face Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette





Beats by Dre Headphones and Speakers



Frends Headphones





Personalized items from Cafepress.com!















And when in doubt, Gift Cards are the way to go..... 












So with that in mind, I think there are many different ideas as well as price points to choose from. No matter what, the most important thing you can give that special someone is: LOVE! Happy Holidays and have a wonderful time with those you love! Xoxo