Pick up some great skin care, make up and beauty ideas for your gal pals below:
Nail Polish from Live, Love, Polish
From Gorgeous Creme colors like Brownstone, Cinder and my present favorite Paradox, Live Love Polish has collections like an amazing one celebrating Japanese Art or one earlier this year tied to the movie Crazy Rich Asians. Want a magnetic cat-eye or amazing temperature color change polish. Anyone old enough to remember mood rings or hypercolor shirts? Think of it for your nails! I have three colors and love every one of them. Live Love Polish has Chromes, Glitters and Shimmers in limited runs and often run promotions with gift sets or offers where you can pick a free polish with a minimum order (presently $40), a surprise gift box curated by their beauty connoisseurs. The polishes are formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate free. You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook or YouTube.
When no sheet masks appeared in my Christmas stocking last year I took matters into my own hands and ordered myself this incredibly affordable multi-pack. They make laying in bed on a Tuesday night listening to a podcast extra delightful. Any lady over the age of twelve will get a kick out of these and you’ll have enough to stuff stockings, hand them out at your December book club meeting, and hoard a few for yourself. Maybe wear the wine one for Boozy Book Club in January?
Jade And Rose Quartz Facial Rollers
I so badly want to be the kind of person that uses a jade or rose quartz facial roller. You’ve MADE it as the ultimate, millennial, grown-up hipster when you rub an overpriced crystal on your face. You can buy me one here.
No but seriously, besides being super on brand for 30somethings right now, supposedly these rollers have great benefits. You’re supposed to use them with your serums or face oils and it:
Helps maintains healthy blood circulation and skin tone and boosts natural collagen. Reduces puffiness and wrinkles and improves the elasticity of the skin.
Who knows if it works, but it’s totally giftable. Shop local with the link above, or find alternatives on amazon.
Sio Beauty Patches
Say someone you love or someone you are has one of those problem wrinkle spots and they don’t want to wait for creams or pay for injectables. Sio Beauty has these super futuristic looking patches that you can wear overnight as a topical “facelift” that essentially smoothes the skin and creates a little mini-moisturizing-pocket for 6-8 hours. My favorite one is for the décolletage because it actually keeps those cleavage wrinkles from forming overnight. They sell patches for your eyes, mouth, neck, forehead …even your knees! They are reusable and very cheap in comparison to serums, creams … and fillers!
Foreo Luna Facial Cleansing Brush
After my Clairsonic facial brush finally went to that bathroom trashcan in the sky (it died), I was in desperate need of a replacement. After a recent business trip to a place where is SNOWED (what?!) I needed to exfoliate my skin bad. So I did what anyone does in the back of an Uber on the way home from the airport after said business trip, I asked my friends for recommendations and bought the Foreo on my phone. Now, I have pretty sensitive skin, I use scent and dye free detergent, I use the same moisturizer I’ve been using since middle school (hey Clinique!), so of course I was skeptical of this rubbery looking tool. No need to worry, it’s actually incredibly soft silicone, like I was shocked how soft it was. After one use, I was a believer, my skin immediately felt softer, looked rejuvenated, and it was super small and easy to use. If you’re looking for a new exfoliator, the Foreo Luna line is your new best friend!
Buy the Foreo Luna Play Plus on sale for $27 (usually $49), or they also have four other sizes and styles.