Aromatherapy Associates The Star For Christmas 2014

If you are looking for a nice-but-not-expensive  unisex present for Christmas –  I have a great suggestion! Try Aromatherapy Associates’ The Star Bath And Shower Oil.  

They bring a new one every year, and I even bought myself one two years ago because it looked absolutely adorable (see the red star on the photo), plus it contained my all time favourite Deep Relax.

Aromatherapy Associates The Star For Christmas 2014

This year ‘The Star’ comes in a turquoise packaging and contains Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil. I wrote about the candle from the line recently, and just wanted to remind you that 10% of proceeds  will be donated to the charity Defense Against Cancer.

As all the AA products, this one  smells divine, with the

Laura Mercier Makeup Collection for Holiday 2014

Yet another beautiful holiday collection is already available from Sephora. Laura Mercier brought out various kits for lips, eyes and cheeks. There is also a travel brush kit. Oh, and a lot of value sets with the brand’s best-selling body care products.

Lips

Laura Mercier Makeup Collection for Holiday 2014 lip products

Mini Lip Glacé Set, $50

  • Pink Pop, Wildflower, Tulip, Bare Pink and Angelic

Pink Spark Lip Transformer Trio, $32

  • Mini Lip Pencil in Potpourri
  • Mini Crème Smooth Lip Color in Creme Coral
  • Full-Size Lip Glacé in Pink Spark

Ruby Spark Lip Transformer Trio, $32

  • Mini Lip Pencil in Ruby
  • Mini Crème Smooth Lip Color in Red Amour
  • Full-Size Lip Glacé in Ruby Spark

Eyes and Cheeks

Mini Caviar Stick Eye Color Set , $55

  • Rose gold, Amethyst, Moonlight, Copper, Khaki and Cocoa

Luxe Travel  Brush Collection, $125.00

Want It: Tom Ford Lip Color Matte

Tom Ford lipsticks are as luxurious, as it gets! They are just the best in everything – formula, packaging, performance.   I love my Bruised Plum  as much, as  you possible can like a lipstick. Read – I am slightly obsessed.

This is why the newest release from  Mr. Ford made my beauty loving heart beat faster, which doesn’t happen that often these days, as I see  new products literally every day.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Ruby Rush Velvet Cherry Plum Lush holiday 2014

So, the new TF lipsticks are called Lip Color Matte. There are 8 shades so far,  with two being a Limited Edition.

Above you can see my favourites:  Ruby Rush, Plum

Want It: Diptyque Mini Candle Set For Christmas 2014

Dear Father Christmas,

Here is what I want  as a stocking filler for the holidays. I have been a almost good girl! Love, Marina.

Diptyque Mini Candle Set For Christmas 2014It is a set of ten Diptyque Mini Candles:

Feu de Bois: the warm, familiar, sophisticated accord of rare woods throughout the long winter days.
 Opopanax: extracted from the bush of Persia, the resin is captivating and enigmatic by the balsamic notes.
Ambre: a warm and elegant procession of the woods vetiver and patchouli, enhanced with the radiant aniseed, insolent spices, mysterious incense, citrus and Tonka bean.
Pomander: reminiscent of a Christmas orange sprinkled with cloves and cinnamon.
Genevrier: a woody

Holiday Gift Guide: REN 2014 Value Sets

I love REN skincare (especially this product), and when I was browsing this year’s skincare gift sets – theirs really caught my attention. I think they have outdone themselves, everything comes in beautiful boxes with the majestic crane.

I have actually already bought something for myself, Sensitive Gift Set, and may pick up some products for friends, too. or more for myself

REN 2014 Value Sets Holiday Gift Guide

Mini Gift Set (200ml, £16): 50ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, 50ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion, 50ml Revivo Lift Body Wash, 50ml Revivo Lift Body Cream

Rose Trio Set (210ml, £19): 100ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, 100ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion , 10ml Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

Skincare Essentials Kit (130ml, £25): 50ml Rosa Centifolia Hot