If I were afforded the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and magically get whatever I wanted for Xmas I’d ask for my neck, knees and elbows back from the 80’s but seeing that scenario isn’t happening in the foreseeable future, I’ve taken the time to find some really cool stuff that I’m happy to settle for in the interim.
Top 10 Holiday Gifts that any beauty maven will love:
1. Bond No. 9 New York Chinatown Eau De Parfum
The Bond No.9 New York Chinatown Eau De Parfum ( $108.05) is my all time favorite thing this year. The main scent is pear but the spiciness of bergamot penetrates through making me feel like I rolled around in a pile of Cinnabon when I have it on (and who doesn’t love Cinnabon?).
2. Chanel Camelia De Plumes Highlighting Powder (Limited Edition)
The masterminds at Chanel developed this limited edition Chanel Camelia De Plumes Highlighting Powder ($72) special for this holiday season. It’s perfect to illuminate your cheekbones, eyelids and decollete when it starts to get dull and dry from the cold winter air. Love it, gotta have it!
3. Crave’s Vesper Vibrating Necklace
The Vesper Vibrator Necklace ($69 +) combines a fashionable piece of jewelry with a vibrator. You heard me right! Designed and market by Crave, the Vesper Vibrator necklace comes on a 26″ stainless steel chain and the vibrator looks like a cool a@* pendant. It comes in silver, rose gold and 24k gold plated.
The Vesper is USB rechargeable and has four speeds. It’s pretty reasonably priced starting at $69 and you can even have it engraved! I’m not sure if you can still get it in time for Christmas but it seems like a nice gift any time of the year!
4. Muse Meditation Headband
The Muse Meditation HeadbanMuse: Meditation Headband ($249) is a brain training tool that measures your brain waves like an EKG does your heart. You use it three minutes a day and real-time audio and visual feedback helps you to use focused attention to reduce stress and improve your emotional state. It’s great for those of us who find it difficult to quiet the mind through meditation.
5. Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasound Toothbrush Starter Kit
The Emmi-dent Ultrasound Toothbrush ($189) is a sonic-wave toothbrush that uses an Ultrasonic Piezo Chip to create up to 84 million air oscillations to get your teeth as clean as is possible without all the friction. You just hold the toothbrush against your teeth and it uses 100% ultrasound to remove bacteria and germs where floss can’t even reach. I brush my teeth like 6 times a day and I know this would make my gums a heck of a lot happier!
Note: Since I originally published this article I got one of these and it is as amazing as I thought it would be! Even right after coffee this toothbrush makes my mouth feel like I just left he dentist’s chair! Is it odd that I look forward to brushing my teeth?
6. Fleur Liquide Body Cream by Memoire Liquide
The Fleur Liquide BoFleur Liquide Body Cream Memoire Liquide Reservedy Cream ($24) is utterly divine. It’s super creamy texture and orange blossom, fresh mimosa and night blooming jasmine notes make you feel clean, fresh and pretty all day. It also comes in a fragrance (Fleur Liquide Spray $44.95) which I use to freshen up my sheets. Do a girlfriend a favor and turn her on to this cream. She will thank you for it!
7. Votivo Red Currant Glass Candle
I had to put the Votivo No.96A Red Currant Glass Candle ($23) on my top 10 list as I actually discovered it when a colleague gave me one for Christmas several years back. I love it’s sharp spicy scent and always get complimented on the scent when guests come over (and I have THREE dogs and a cat!)
8. Foreo Luna Mini Sonic Skincare Device
The Foreo Luna Mini ($149) is the latest technology (T-Sonic) in facial skin cleansing. It’s gentle, utilizing nonabrasive silicone coated touch-points penetrate your skin at a transdermal level using sonic pulsations across the skins surface. Each Luna unit is fully rechargeable for up to 300 facials per USB charge. It comes in petal pink, turquoise blue, purple, cool gray and magenta. Great for sensitive skin too!
9. Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret
The Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret ($84.99) is the coolest hair tool around! You don’t have to learn how to twist your wrist in order to get a well balanced curl. You simply clamp it on and press a button and your hair is twisted on a magic mechanism inside creating the perfect curl without all the fuss. It comes in purple, blue and magenta.
10. June UV Monitoring Bracelet by Netatmo
The June UV Monitoring Bracelet by Netatmo ($79.99) is a real-time device that uses a smartphone app to measure your sun exposure throughout the day. Most of us apply our sunscreen in the morning and think we’re protected, with the June UV Monitoring Bracelet you will know you are (and maybe develop some positive habits in the meantime!). It comes in Gunmetal, Platinum and Gold.
Any of these gifts would be available for even the choosiest beauty consort!