Posts Tagged ‘Willa Skincare’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Little Somethin’ Somethin’ for Your Secret Santa

I’m not suggesting an inter-office affair, by the way… Nor am I suggesting you purchase any of the products listed below for a straight man (trust me he won’t appreciate it; I’ve tried).  These are the perfect little gifts (hence the little somethin’ somethin’) that meet the usual price requirements of a Secret Santa gift and incidentally also meets the “well, perhaps I could buy myself just a little somethin”  price requirements:

Willa Smile Butter Lip Balm Trio Gift Set ($19.00)  Okay these lip balms are adorbs.  The 12-year old founder, Willa Doss, is also adorbs. She started this natural skincare line for tweens (ages 7-14) after a couple years of her mother nagging her to wear SPF and moisturize (love that) and they couldn’t find any natural products to address her tweeny skin concerns. Now I’m no tween.  Obviously.  It didn’t stop me from digging my q-tip (You use your finger? Gross! Don’t stick your dirty fingers in any skincare!) in all three pots of these butter balms that are formulated with Shea Butter and Vitamin E. The tropical flavors —  Miami Mango, St Tropez Strawberry, and Vera Cruz Vanilla — made me feel like I was on a beach vacation. Of course my idea of being on a beach vacation includes sipping a tropical alcoholic drink, differing a bit (hopefully) from Willa’s target audience.

Tinte Cosmetics Blushed Beauty All-in-One Makeup Kit MATCHBOOK ($28.00):  Not only do I love this fun cosmetics line, but how great is it that their MATCH BOOK collection gives an illustrated step-by-step on how to achieve the look??  This gift is perfect if your Secret Santa perhaps could use a little makeup and/or just a little direction on how to use it. It’s also great for makeup lovers who may not need the instruction but will love that the two eyeshadows, cream eyeliner, two flavored lip glosses, and two brushes that come in an ultra-slim palette, which is perfect for slipping into a handbag for a quick transition from work to holiday party without schlepping a makeup bag.


Fresh Sugar Berry Merriment Set ($28.00): I’m sorry but it’s tough to go wrong with Fresh.  Unless your Secret Santa recipient is a total tomboy (and by total I mean you’ve never seen her in a speck of makeup including lipstick) she’s going to love everything in this set.  This set includes some of Fresh’s bestsellers ($47 worth of product) — Soy Face Cleanser (uber-gentle cleanser that I personally use twice daily), Sugar Lip Polish (perfect for scrubbing away the winter yucks!), Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 (Um, I own these in every color and stash them in every handbag I own), and Supernova Mascara (defines and thickens lashes without clumping).




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