Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Lips

beauty gifts

I’ve covered quite a bit of holiday beauty gifts already (here, here and here) but I couldn’t resist these, especially selected for the LIPS.  Maybe it’s because I had a lip treatment at Bliss Spa today (ok, that’s probably what it is), but I’ve gotta tell you…my lips are feeling fresh and sexy as ever right now and I’m inspired.  Here are my top lip gifts to give:

1.Bliss Fabulips ‘pout’-o-matic// It looks like an electric toothbrush at first glance but it’s waaaay gentle on your lips, yet still does the exfoliating job.  This is definitely going to be my new favorite thing for 2014.

2. Fresh Sugar Baby// Fresh’s Sugar Rose lipstick is a classic so it’s not really a surprise that they put together this great three-piece gift set.

3. LUSH Christmas Kisses// The name pretty much says it all: it’s a Christmas-themed set of lip goodness including a scrub, lip tint and awesome breath mints.

4. eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere Holiday Ornament// These little eos lip balms are pretty popular…one, because they’re cute and fun to use and two, because they actually really do hydrate.  I love the idea of this fun sphere holiday ornament.

KAPLAN MD Lip 20 Mask


I’m blaming my dry lips on the Santa Ana winds but, in reality, I think it’s a combination of not drinking enough water and the fact that I wear my Invisalign retainer at night.  Ok, maybe I’m making up that last part…but I’m convinced!  Regardless, I’m really into this KAPLAN MD Lip 20 Mask.  It’s not very often that you even come across a mask for your lips…so when I heard about it, I was really pumped to try it out.  My favorite part about this mask, aside from the fact that it did, indeed, exfoliate and moisturize my lips, is the fact that it is QUICK.  And, since I’m incredibly impatient and lazy, committing to a mask for 3-5 minutes is totally doable.  My lips got tingly, then I wiped off the mask with a warm wash cloth…then BOOM- moisture.  Thank you.

Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil

hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil. Oh, what is it?  Well, let me tell you, because I am obsessed.  The Lip Treatment Oil is a super rich concentrated oil blend of cutting-edge actives, botanicals, and skin-rejuvenating vitamins for the lip area.  Truth be told, my lips have been really dry lately, which is annoying, so when I heard about this new treatment, I HAD to try it…especially since I love Hourglass N° 28 Primer Serum so much.

The combination of powerful active ingredients, essential oils, plant oils, and vitamins works on contact to condition lips, relieve dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental elements. In addition, three advanced active ingredients strengthen the moisture barrier; boost skin smoothness; and elevate the appearance of lip texture, shape, and, the Treatment Oil is dispensed via an opulent 24KT, anti-bacterial, gold-plated tip to create a soothing effect on the lips. Guys, it feels like really, really nice…and luxe.  I’m into it.