Holiday Gift Guide Part I: Skincare, Accessories, Innovations, Candles, Fragrance + Brushes

Seasons Greetings from Jethro and me.
As promised, I am excited to present Part I of my Holiday Gift Guide…rife with skincare, accessories, candles and fragrance, this post compiles my favorites discoveries in the non-makeup realm.  
Kindly scroll on for more details and images as well as the Bottom Line… 

Daytime Skincare ideas. 
// Daytime Skincare // Formulas for all skin types but especially suited to those with sensitive skin, seeking anti-aging benefits and serious glow. 
Nighttime Skincare ideas. 
// Nighttime Skincare // Embrace these powerhouses at night, when the skin can best reap the benefits. 
Old gold…find yours at The Real Real.
Some of my old gold. 
  • Old Gold from The Real Real: I have a penchant for pursuing vintage gold pieces; from rings and bracelets to chokers and longer necklaces, there is just something alluring–both to my sensibilities and my pocket book–about vintage jewelry.  Browse The Real Real for authenticated pieces at great price points and let me know what you find! 
  • *MUJJO Touchscreen Gloves (also on Amazon): Warm and fashion forward, these genius gloves have finger tips that can be used on your touchscreen devices so you can retain heat and still remain productive.
  • *Wrinkles Schminkles Chest + Decollete Smoothing Kit: Developed to combat the insidious lines on one’s chest (thank you, sun damage), these silicon patches are designed to be discretely worn overnight; in the morning, you’ll be stunned at how smooth and youthful the décolleté area is!
  • *Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Gloves: Infused with copper ions, these gloves utilize the same technology as the famed Illuminage Pillow Case (which I use daily), reducing visible signs of aging on the skin. With all the swatching and typing I do, my hands take a beating, so these fingerless gloves are my latest indulgence. 
  • Conair Infinity iPro: A great way to straighten hair, this ceramic brush uses gentle heat to smooth the cuticle without incurring damage. 
  • *FOREO Luna Play (reviewed HERE)
  • *Senteurs d’Orient Soap: This luxurious soap comes on a rope for a streamlined showering experience.  Crafted by master perfumers, it’s a befitting gift for the hostess who has everything.
  • *iRestore Hair Growth Shampoo: Two of my assistants who deal with hair loss have been testing this shampoo for the past month and both recently delivered glowing reports about how the formula has noticeably encouraged growth, making hair stronger, shinier and fuller in the process!
*Senteurs d’Orient Soap.
*iRestore Hair Growth Shampoo.
I always appreciate new ways to nourish the hair! 
Nail polish. 
// Nails // Bright and shimmering shades make for perfect stocking stuffers. 
  • *Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle (reviewed HERE): A Space.NK signature, this effervescent candle excites with notes of vanilla, citrus and cedar.
  • *Colleen Rothschild Hygge Candle: Without a doubt the scent of the season, this radiant yet cozy scent evokes the pleasures of life with spicy floral, warm woods and cashmere musk notes.  My husband and I have been lighting it nightly.  
  • *Byredo Bibilotheque Candle: For the book lover in your life, consider this transcendent candle, which is reminiscent of well-read books in a column-filled library.
  • *Byredo Burning Rose Candle: Swarthy and romantic, this musky rose scent is divine for an intimate evening at home. 


Beauty Details // Wearing *Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer #5 (reviewed HERE), By Terry Sun Designer #2 (reviewed HERE) on cheeks, Tom Ford Cream Eye Color Duo in Golden Peach (reviewed HERE) and *Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Cristiano (reviewed HERE).  Similar seafoam green cashmere sweater HERE.
–Shop the Look–

*Jenny Patinkin Petite Vegan Brush Sets.

Last look.
–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I hope you found inspiration in this gift guide and would love to know what caught your eye!

Good things ahead, including a fresh FOTD, a Nordstrom-centric style and beauty feature and Part II of my Holiday Gift Guide, this time focused on foundation, lip color and eye products….it’s beauty galore!


–The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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  • Unknown Reply

    Hi Rachel! This post couldn't have come at a better time. I have been racking my brain what to get my Mom who has everything. I am heading to Sephora after my hairdresser appointment and get her a bag of beauty goodies. Thanks for the inspiration!

    December 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm
  • Lisa Reply

    Great timing Rachel! I think I just found something for my neice in this post! Quick question: I have been eyeing the new Ziip device. Have you triedit yet? Thoughts? Impressions? I'm thinking it needs to be on my Christmas list!

    December 12, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    I just bought a cashmere Burberry coat from the real real and it's all your fault =( haha! In other news, I'm going to b very warm this winter!

    December 13, 2016 at 1:31 am

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