Wishlist Wednesday: Best Skincare Products

Happy Wishlist Wednesday! Browse the stunning skincare products that made our list of must-haves, and share on social for your chance to bring them home!

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If you follow Spa Week on Instagram, you already know that today marked our annual White Elephant gift exchange. And while there were tons of pretty presents up for grabs, it really got us into the spirit of giving. Luckily, the Spa Week tradition just so happened to fall on a Wednesday, and thanks to our weekly wishlist, we get to treat you to some seriously gorgeous goods.

This time around we tested the very best skincare products on the market, and let’s just say some true stand-outs made our list. Plus, because we’re in the mood to spread some holiday cheer, we’re giving you a chance win a set of these irresistible goodies, valued at almost $600!

Check out the amazing skincare products up for grabs, and be sure to share our wishlist on social media for your chance to take them home:

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Clarisonic Mia 2 ‘Pure Glow’ Holiday Gift Set – Celebrated the world over for its skin-smoothening effects, Clarasonic’s brushes are the be-all-end-all  for every beauty junkie. The Mia 2 brush set includes Ole Henriksen’s  Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Kate Somerville’s Somerville360° Face Self Tanning Pads and Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Ex-‘Glow’-Sion! Vitabead-Infused Moisture Cream. 
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Tula Skincare Set – Boasting a patented Probiotic Technology and nutritious ingredients to revitalize and nourish the skin, TULA’s skincare products are designed to defend your skin against harmful external bacteria. This skincare set contains the complete TULA regimen: Purifying Face Cleanser, Illuminating Face Serum, Hydrating Day and Night Cream and Revitalizing Eye Cream.

 

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Pure MD Skincare Set – Whether you’re battling acne or aging skin, Pure MD’s skincare solutions can help. Coupling organic extracts like plant stem cells with beneficial chemical compounds, Pure MD’s products strike the perfect balance between nature and science. Try their trio of Balancing Cleanser, Hydrating Toner and Anti-Aging Stem Cell Moisturizer for optimal effect.

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MDSolarSciences MD Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – Available in two shades (Light/Medium and Medium/Dark), this SPF 50 beauty balm doesn’t just protect against the sun’s harmful rays, it also doubles as a tinted makeup primer. Whipped and impossibly lightweight, MDSolarSciences’ beauty balm prevents photo-aging and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. eve lom

Eve Lom ‘Perfect Partners’ Set (Limited Edition) – Give your skin a fresh glow this holiday season with this luxurious at-home spa kit from EVE LOM. Equipped with a muslin cloth and EVE LOM’s multi-award-winning cleansers, The Perfect Partners skincare set will put you on the fast track to flawless skin. hawaiian moisturizer

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Ultra Light Moisturizer – If oily skin is the bane of your existence, the Hawaiian Pore-fecting Kiwi Ultra Light Moisturizer will become your new best friend. This oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer is made with 100% vegetarian ingredients. Free of artificial colors, synthetic fragrances and dangerous parabens, Alba Botanica’s feather-light facial moisturizer is a true find.

Don’t forget to share this wishlist on social media for your chance to win a prize pack as our gift to you! 

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily.

5 Best Pinterest Boards for Holiday Hair

To help you plan for a plethora of holiday parties, we bring you five awesome Pinterest boards to up your hair game.

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With Hanukkah kicking off at sundown and Christmas only eight days away, we bet your calendar is jam-packed with holiday parties. And with so many festivities crammed into a few short weeks, it’s hard to know how to change up the hair and makeup routine. If you’re anything like us, you’ve come to rely on the same semi-bouncy blowout style to carry you from one company party to the next.

This year, however, we’ve had enough of blowout boredom. It’s time to switch it up. So we turned to Pinterest. After a few hours of devouring every holiday hair album the platform has to offer, we finally settled on five favorites. Check them out.

1. Holiday Hair by Rahua Beauty

2. Hair Inspiration by Makeup Tips Blog

3. Party Hair & Updos! by Oliver Finley Academy

4. Holiday Hair by Eric Fisher Salon

5. Party Hairstyles by Rachel Vickers Makeup Artist

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

 

Wishlist Wednesday: Perfect Holiday Party Makeup Products

Happy Wishlist Wednesday, friends! Here’s your chance to stuff your stocking with the season’s best makeup products!

 

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Our favorite day of the week has arrived! This Wishlist Wednesday, we’re in the party zone. And with our minds preoccupied with pre-Christmas festivities, we can’t help but get hung up on holiday makeup. So, if you’re looking to lock down your holiday beauty routine, you’ve come to the right place. From Bobbi Brown’s shimmery eyeshadow palette to Too Faced’s buttery lipstick shades, we’ve pulled together the ultimate list of must-have makeup buys this season.

Want to win these glam goodies? Show us that you love our wishlist by sharing it on social media for a chance to make the perfect holiday makeup package your own!

Let the gift-giving bonanza begin!

 

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Too Faced Under The Mistletoe La Crème Color Drenched Lip CreamsWhile red Christmas hues may be on everyone’s lips, we prefer to offset our holiday attire with a slightly more unexpected pale pink palette. Too Faced’s best-selling La Crème Color Drenched Lip Creams have received some soft shimmer this season, making them an ideal option for those who wish to stand out quietly.


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Paula’s Choice 4 Mattes & A Glam Eyeshadow PaletteCreated in collaboration with makeup expert Wayne Goss, this velvety palette from Paula’s choice is the perfect pal to accompany you to any holiday party. Its slim casing will fit your clutch and the inside mirror makes on-the-go touch-ups super easy.


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Ramy Face Glosses in Sunlit Glow – We love beauty products that are multi-functional, and Ramy’s Face Glosses are just that. Portable and petit, these natural-hued creams are like finger paint for your face. Try them on your eyes, cheeks and lips and you’ll be amazed to discover that they have a different effect on each feature.

 

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Bobbi Brown Deluxe & Mini Lip & Eye Palette – From our favorite American beauty queen comes the makeup palette to fit all your holiday party needs. Whether you prefer the double-decker or the grab-and-go version, these classic lip and eye combos were hand-picked by Bobbi to flatter all skin types.

 

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RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner (Limited Edition) – If you’re not familiar with RevitaLash, we’re about to rock your world. Designed to protect lashes from brittleness and breakage, RevitaLash is a conditioning treatment that makes your lashes look younger and more luxurious through increased flexibility, moisture and shine. Pop this skinny little pencil in your purse and apply once a day.

 

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Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes (Limited Holiday Edition) – You didn’t think we were going to give you tons of makeup without a way to wipe it all off, did you? Having learned the hard way that going to bed wearing a day’s worth of beauty products is a bad idea, we don’t want you making the same mistake. Formulated with blueberries and natural fruit acids, Yes’ Limited Edition Holiday Wipes are suited for all skin types and an easy alternative to that full-on face wash before bed.

Don’t forget to share this wishlist on social media for your chance to win a prize pack as our gift to you! 

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

Mani Monday: Marsala Nail Polish

Pantone Color of the Year 2015, Marsala, looks twice as nails when you rock it on your nails. Plus, it’s the perfect shade for the holidays!

MarsalaThe mention of Marsala may trigger thoughts of Italian cuisine, but that all changed when Pantone named the rich burgundy shade as its 2015 Color of the Year. Described as a “subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing worth,” by Pantone Color Insitute’s Leatrice Eiseman, its obvious why this striking hue is proving its staying power.

As with any introduction to a gorgeous shade, our minds immediately went to our nails, and we couldn’t wait to track down all the polishes in various versions of Marsala. Whether you prefer metallic hues, a bit or sparkle or a matte finish, browse our favorite Marsala nail polishes below, and have fun rocking the new Pantone Color all winter long!

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Deborah Lippman Lady Is A Tramp available for $18 at deborahlippmann.com

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Tom Ford Bordeaux Lust Nail Lacquer available for $32 at nordstrom.com

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Essie Bordeaux Polish available for $8.50 at essie.com

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Tenoverten Rich Bordeaux Nail Polish available for $18 at sephora.com

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Londontown Pass The Port Lakur available for $16 at londtownusa.com

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily. 

Wishlist Wednesday: Best Beauty Gifts for Your Body

Introducing Wishlist Wednesday! Each week, we’ll share the best beauty, health and wellness gifts this season and give you a chance to win them!

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Just in time for the holiday season, we couldn’t be more excited to announce Spa Week Daily’s new weekly column, Wishlist Wednesday! Every Wednesday, throughout the month of December, we’ll feature the most coveted beauty, health and wellness products that promise to make everyone on your gift list feel truly treasured, while also putting them on the path to wellness.

From the best body scrubs, to the most irresistible eyeshadow palettes and every must-have goodie in between, make sure you check out Spa Week Daily’s wishlist each Wednesday because we have another surprise in store. Show us that you love our wishlist by sharing it on social media, and you could win a special prize pack filled with an assortment of these amazing products. We’ll be picking the winners weekly, so stay tuned!

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Juice Beauty Ylang Ylang Spa Collection – We never pass up an opportunity to experience the relaxing, restorative effects of the spa, so when Juice Beauty created a line of products that channel the spa from the comfort of home, we had to learn more. The Ylang Ylang Spa Wash, Spa Lotion and Spa Cleansing Bar are all organic, and incorporate aromatherapy to transport you to your happy place. This is definitely the gift to give to someone who deserves a proper pampering session.

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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Coconut Rescue Body LotionWe were instantly impressed by this skin-quenching lotion that’s almost immediately absorbed without a trace of unwanted residue. Formulated with unrefined coconut oil, coconut milk and shea butter, you’ll feel good about lathering up with the Very Emollient Body Lotion that’s never tested on animals.

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Sonia Kashuk Purple Seductia Travel Set – Ideal for the jetsetter on your gift list, Sonia Kashuk’s Purple Seductia Bath and Body Travel Set is conveniently packaged to pamper the girl on the go. Pomegranate, rose and patchouli make these products smell like sheer decadence, and the Body Butter, Eau de Toilette and Shower Gel combo make any getaway feel instantly glamourous.

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Indie Lee Lemongrass Lotion – The fresh, invigorating smell of lemongrass is captured in this luxe lotion that penetrates deep to deliver a hefty dose of moisture. While we’re familiar with the refreshing scent of lemongrass, we were intrigued to discover that the dried leaves also have natural healing elements that firm, cleanse and refine dull skin.

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Lalicious Sugar Scrub Tower – This isn’t the first time these luxurious scrubs have made our list of must-haves, and for good reason! The whipped sugar scrubs are purely divine, and have the power to slough off the scaliest skin. Lalicious’ Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub Tower allows you to test out every delicious scent and delivers deep moisture to soften the skin.

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Oils – While lesser known than its coconut and argon counterparts, grapeseed oil has become an increasingly popular skincare ingredient thanks to its ability to soothe problem and sensitive skin.  Grapeseed oil is light and odorless, also making it ideal for light massages. One of the biggest benefits of this natural skincare ingredient is that it doesn’t leave a greasy finish, which is ideal for daily use.

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B-lēve Body Lotions – Incorporating the brand’s signature Oleofirm technology, these lotions are quite advanced as far as skincare goes. The principle behind Oleofirm is that tiny microspheres release moisture throughout the day, as well as during application, to deliver around the clock relief to dry, damaged skin. The lotion comes in a variety of scents, and the delicately sweet and floral b-passionate variety is a fan favorite.

Don’t forget to share this wishlist on social media for your chance to win a prize pack as our gift to you!

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily.