2012 Stocking Stuffers for Beauty Lovers
By Anna K. Fryxell |
Perhaps one of our favorite parts of opening presents on Christmas Day is to see what we get in our stockings. Goodies often range from candy to even jewelry, but we’ve seen an iPod mini make an appearance in the past, along with some of our favorite beauty products—our favorite. That's why we put together this handy guide to help you create the perfect stocking for the beauty lover in your life and make her one happy woman.
This absolutely gorgeous engraved locket contains Chloé’s signature solid perfume. With top notes of rose and peony, mid notes of lily of the valley and magnolia, and base notes of amber and cedar wood, this necklace smells as delicate as it looks.
The perfect gift for the yoga or barre enthusiast! These socks have skid-free pads embedded on the heels and balls of the foot for traction and come in all different sizes, colors and patterns.
For the perfect grip and covered toes try these workout socks, also ideal for lounging. They come in a variety of fun colors and have different motivational phrases on the bottom like “Be Happy” and “Be Calm.”
These wax tablets look and smell so divine you’re never going to want to be without one. They’re 100 percent organic and hand-made on site at the Santa Maria Novella factory in Florence, Italy, established in 1221. Place them in your drawers, hang them in your closet or leave them out to be admired.
With all the travelling that happens this time of year, these 2.27 ounce bottles of shampoo and conditioner will come in handy. Not only are they “pocketbook” sized, but they also contain ingredients like grape seed oil, carrot seed and apricot kernel that can make your hair color last longer and help mend split ends.
Give the gift of gorgeous holiday nails with these glittery, jewel-toned nail polishes from Butter London. Colors range from “Fiddlesticks,” a raspberry red, “Scuppered,” an opaque copper, “Jack the Lad,” a moss green, “Fairy Cake,” a silver, and “Scallywag,” a bright turquoise. Buy one or buy them all, these polishes are sure to please.
Available in four beautiful shades, this eyeshadow is like none other. The unique formula doesn't stick to creases and wrinkles. Instead, it glides on with ease to brighten the entire face. Its pretty packaging makes it the perfect stocking stuffer.
Orlane Crème Royale Gift Set ($108)
Great skin care is the foundation of flawless makeup, and this gift set from Orlane is luxury at its highest. The Royal collection uses the power of Royal Jelly, what a queen bee eats to help her live 50 times longer than the average bee, and 24 karat gold to achieve amazing anti-aging results. You also get a gorgeous case to display it in.
*Available at Fred Segal, Santa Monica
For the beauty lover who’s obsessed with gorgeous lashes, this lash wand is your best bet. The heated lash curler opens your eyes and helps give you a dramatic look and it fits perfectly inside a stocking!