Holiday 2017 Hottest Beauty Gifts!

Never too early to start your beauty holiday shopping for your loved ones - or grab some new beauty musts for yourself  *adds to cart*. Here, a few of my holiday favourites!

Best Beauty Gifts holiday 2017
Oral B Genius 8000. $269.99. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Amazon.ca.

Oral B Genius 8000. $269.99. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Amazon.ca.

Give the gift of a super bright smile. This Oral B Genius 8000 -- now in Rose Gold!-- comes with three brushheads and has a stylish travel case.  It has a new whitening setting and whitening brush head as well as a pro-clean mode. The app encourages you to brush for a full two minutes -- just like dentists recommend -- people who brush manually often only brush for less than a minute. Makes a great gift for someone looking for a beautiful white smile. It has whitening mode to get that bright white smile for the Holiday season. Pair it with Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste to get your whitest, brightest smile. It has 7 benefits in one and contains fluoride to help protect against enamel erosion - super important when we're indulging a lot during the holidays. 

Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste $4.96. Available in mass retailers in Canada

Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste $4.96. Available in mass retailers in Canada

Silk’n Titan $299.99. All major retailers including Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs.

Silk’n Titan $299.99. All major retailers including Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs.

Three different types of energy: LED, Radio Frequency and Infrared

Three different types of energy: LED, Radio Frequency and Infrared

 This anti-aging device using the same technology developed for leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, but redesigned for you at a fraction of the price! Used twice per week for 10 weeks (15 minute treatment time), the Titan is a breakthrough technology skin tightening device that activates your body’s own natural restoration process. For the first time ever, 3 forms of energy (Infrared, LED, and Radio Frequency) have been harmonized to penetrate deep beneath the skin, tightening elastin and strengthening collagen, to reveal tighter, younger looking skin on the face and neck. Simply apply a water-based gel on the skin so the device can conduct its energy to the skin and select the setting that works for you. It doesn't hurt and can be used on any skin type.
 

Smashbox Travel Primer Set. $28.00. Available at Shoppers drug mart and Sephora.

Smashbox Travel Primer Set. $28.00. Available at Shoppers drug mart and Sephora.

Smashbox is the primer authority and this kit contains three of our most-loved and best-selling primers – Classic Photo Finish, Pore Minimizing and Primer Water - all in travel size. Great gift for anyone on your list since you don't need to worry about shade preferences, colour matching etc. Love the package too - Smashbox collaborated with editorial illustrator, Ana Strumpf  - who turns photos into new works of art with her playful sketches.

KNOW Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips, $20.00. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Beauty Boutique.

KNOW Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips, $20.00. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Beauty Boutique.

This invisible lip liner is your lip colour's BFF for the holiday season (hello, mistletoe moments!) It can help stop bleeding can be worn with any shade of lipstick (including liquid) and perfect for holiday lip looks. 

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Collection. $10.97 - $12.99. Available at Mass retailers.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Collection. $10.97 - $12.99. Available at Mass retailers.

The John Frieda Luxurious Volume collection is perfect for those that fear flat hair.  The formula is made to strengthen hair from inside out and my fave is the Clear Conditioner - first of its kind - it detangles and weightlessly absorbs into hair without coating it.  The Advanced Protein Volumizer - apply this to wet hair and blow dry to get the full effect, this treatment strengthens hair from within to create soft, touchable volume. 

Dove Shower Foam. $7.97. Available in mass market retailers.

Dove Shower Foam. $7.97. Available in mass market retailers.

Advanced new formula and self-foaming pump. Light and airy foam with NutriumMoisture technology (a blend of moisturizing ingredients including stearic acid, a fatty acid found naturally in your skin) leaving it feeling light, hydrated and healthy. A first-of-its kind body wash from Dove

The Best Beauty Buys for Fall 2017

The Best Beauty Buys for Fall 2017 

Best Beauty Buys for Fall 2017

With fall upon us, I've rounded up some of my new faves to ease into fall! (#winteriscoming). 

EOS CRYSTAL, $7.99. Available at drugstores and select mass-market retailers. 

EOS CRYSTAL, $7.99. Available at drugstores and select mass-market retailers. 

The EOS Crystal is the best conversation-starter lip balm to ever land in your makeup bag. The balm itself is completely clear and wax-free with five nourishing oils (like coconut and aloe oils) so it's weightless hydration to soothe chapped lips. I love it as a base for my lipstick. Plus it's vegan too.

Glam Glow Galactic Cleanse, $46.00. Available at Sephora and  sephora.ca

Glam Glow Galactic Cleanse, $46.00. Available at Sephora and sephora.ca

This is the most fun to wash your face! With this jelly to balm cleanser that you apply on dry skin, makeup melts away and when you add water, skin feels totally fresh but not stripped.  Charcoal draws out impurities while tea offers anti-oxidant protection.

 

 

KNOW Cosmetics No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer, $20.00. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Beauty Boutique

KNOW Cosmetics No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer, $20.00. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Beauty Boutique

I love when a product tells you exactly what it's going to do! The No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer using light-reflecting pigments in a brush on applicator to erase undereye bags and blemishes. eliminates darkness around the eyes  

Prada La Femme Intense Eau de Parfum, $180.00 for 100mL and  Prada L’Homme Eau De Parfum, $130 for 100mL.  Both available at Hudson’s Bay.

Prada La Femme Intense Eau de Parfum, $180.00 for 100mL and  Prada L’Homme Eau De Parfum, $130 for 100mL.  Both available at Hudson’s Bay.

Prada has a way to draw you in with its scents and these two are no different - L'Homme Intense -- with its tonka bean and patchouli -- and La Femme Intense with ylang land and tuberose. If you could touch these two scents, they'd feel like soft suede.  

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, $36.99. Available at drug and mass retailers

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, $36.99. Available at drug and mass retailers

When summer's fun-in-the-sun ends, usually we're left with some unwelcome souvenirs (dark spots, crow's feet ugh!) This regenerating moisturizer works super quick thanks to retinol and hyluaronic acid -- it reduces the look of wrinkles up to 5X more than a leading prestige anti-aging serum. 

KISS Lash Couture Faux Mink Collection, $9.99. Available at London Drugs and  londondrugs.ca

KISS Lash Couture Faux Mink Collection, $9.99. Available at London Drugs and londondrugs.ca

Lashes are the one non-negotiable makeup item when I do TV. I love this ones from KISS because they're faux minx - so you get that fullness that celebrities love with a knot-free, invisible band that's a cinch to fit your natural lash line. They have naturally tapered ends designed to mimic the natural lash to deliver the most natural look.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Treatment, $12.99. Available mass market.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Treatment, $12.99. Available mass market.

This fall, unicorn hair is officially passé and no one is happier than me to go back to basics with rich, vibrant,  hair colour (the best version of your natural hue). To refresh between salon appointments, I love to use this John Frieda Deepening Treatment - it brings back colour vibrancy and subtly blends grey hairs.