November and December are my favorite months of the year. I start feeling the holiday cheer in the air. It’s when Christmas music starts being played on the radio, holiday outfits takeover store mannequins and the holiday parties begin.
This weekend I attended my first holiday brunch of the season – the annual beauty blogger brunch inside Mariposa Café at Neiman Marcus on the Vegas Strip. The yearly soiree gives us a sneak peek into the most popular beauty buys for the holidays. I’m always excited to see fabulous products from some of my favorite beauty brands and this year, it was sort of a blogger reunion, a chance to see some of my favorite local ladies many whom I haven’t seen in a while.
Here’s a quick rundown of my favorites!
Tom Ford Boy and Girl Lip Collection is a limited collection of gorgeous shades named after women and men Tom Ford truly admires. These colors come in matte, creme and metallic finishes that can be worn alone or together.
YSL lip stains and lip oils are full of pigment and non-drying. My favorite color for the season is #1 Tatouage Couture, as pictured below.
Laura Mercier Flawless Rose Oil is fast-absorbing and lightweight with intense hydration power. What a great stocking stuffer gift!
Kiehls and Fresh sleep masks are the next big thing in masks. Much easier to apply because you only apply at night for ultimate moisturization, brightening and firming.
Jo Malone holiday fragrance gift sets are all about color and they are so delectable! My favorite scent is the peony and blush suede.
John Hardy Dragons, stones and crystals, oh my! John Hardy’s inspiration for this line was the love story of the dragons and stones. I personally believe in the power and energies of crystals. It has been said to wear the dragon bracelets facing outward to protect yourself from negative energy and wear them inward when you want to attract positive energy.
Atelier Cologne Only available in Nolita in NYC and Champs-Élysées in Paris, this brand has a love story of its own. Curated by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel who fell in love while creating the collection.
Oribe dry shampoo not only smells divine but it doesn’t leave the white residue as many other dry shampoos do. As a new mom, I rely on dry shampoo now more than ever…adding this one to my Xmas wish list!
Lastly, I’m overdue for a new winter scent and I think I finally found the one, Chanel Gabrielle. It reminds me of my favorite summer scent, Armani Si. What’s your favorite scent right now?
Head over to Neiman Marcus to check out the numerous holiday beauty gift options for the wifey, girlfriend and mom. She won’t be disappointed. Happy Holidays!