Gifts For Your Beauties & Besties

We all know someone would appreciate a great moisturizing lipstick in a holiday stocking, the perfect sparkling eye shadow, an ultra-hydrating serum, and/or yoga pants with just the right amount of stretch. It’s for these bountiful beauties that we recommend the following this season:

Pili Ani’s Global Popularity
Pili Ani fans will rejoice this season because of their Holiday gift Sets. In addition to their usual broad range of products, holiday sets include The Night Essentials Set, Lip Butters Set, Inner Glow Set and more to please your skincare lovers. Pili Ani kits include a range of products such as night oils, face mists, hydrating creams, lip butters, and masks. This Filipino-owned beauty brand uses mega-ingredient Pili Oil in each of their products, which is a rare and potent oil that protects and heals skin through all of its layers. Pili Oil penetrates deep into the skin to lock in moisture during this blustery winter season, protects skin from free radicals and pollutants that cause aging, and can even repair and reverse existing skin damage. That is quite a gift.

Peruse all of the Pili Ani holiday gifts sets HERE.


M2U NYC – A Gen-Z Fave
M2U is giving the up-and-coming generations everything they want in a beauty brand: luxe high-performing beauty products that are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, clean-ingredient, and (drum roll) remarkably affordable at price points that mostly range between $5-$12. Here are some of the M2U NYC products we recommend:

Cream Blush (Multi Stick) – this is a big, fat, chunky stick that’s fun to play with and comes in 3 hues for different skin colors and blush results. You can go heavy-handed for a more dramatic look or lightly for a hint of color.

Hydrating Liquid Blush – this skincare-infused Liquid Blush gives you a sun-kissed glow your skin will love! You get to look fresh-faced and beautiful while your skin gets the royal treatment in this double-duty beauty jackpot.

Eye Crayon – these are so fun! They’re subtle, and they leave not only a hint of color, but some sparkle and shimmer, too. Again, go heavy or go light according to your event and tastes. You’ll love playing around with these crayons that range from electric blue to barely-there and everything in-between. Infused with vitamin E and jojoba oil, these deliver skin-balancing hydration that help to smooth the shadow look. They’re buildable, too.

Moisturizing Lipstick – pucker up for some paraben-free, creamy, moisturizing lipsticks in 10 shades that smooth and nourish lips with vibrant pigment that packs a punch. These won’t flake, smudge, or dry you out. And all 10 shades are perfect for daily wear, ranging from gorgeous nudes to romantic reds for holiday.

Everyday Volumizing + Lengthening Mascara – amp up the height and volume with without flakes, smudges or runny raccoon eyes. This unique formula contains polymers that wrap around each individual lash in “tubes.” This technique delivers long lasting volume that won’t smudge or flake, and is perfect for sensitive eyes. Since these tubes grab each lash and lift, the mascara ensures a lengthening, wide-awake effect and is amazing at holding a curl, just like waterproof formulas. Infused with shea butter and vitamin E to help boost and nourish lashes.

Follow @m2unyc and shop all of M2U NYC HERE.

MyChelle’s Firming Goji + Pomegranate Serum
For those friends and loved ones who would appreciate an instant skincare refresh, MyChelle’s G2 Instant Firming Serum, is a clean serum crafted without chemicals or parabens that smoothes skin and works immediately to visibly improve firmness. It’s blended with Argireline™ peptide, Instalift™ from goji berries, and fermented pomegranate extract to refine texture and diminish the signs of aging, putting many of Mother Nature’s gifts to use as a gift.

This is most definitely a pampering treat that will be appreciated by your lucky recipients.

Find this and shop the entire clean science / clean ingredient / sustainable / quality MyChelle product line HERE.

Merry and Bright
Put a smile on someone you love’s face, and ensure that it’s gleaming white with the Luster Pearl 2-Minute Pearl-Infused Whitening Kit, which whitens 2X faster than strips. Say Ciao to trays and sliding strips, as well as tooth sensitivity and enamel-erosion. This patented technology is a whitening serum that delivers 6 shades whiter in 3 days. You can see excellent results with just one use. The whitening pearl-infused rinse works in conjunction with the whitening serum.

This is a gift that will keep giving well into 2023, with every dazzling white smile.

Follow @lusterpremiumwhite and shop at or your favorite pharmacy.


Know someone sporty? Lilla Rose has something truly unique for those who work out or who love hair accessories: their FLEXI SPORT hair clips are soft, rubbery, shaped like an infinity symbol, come in various lovely colors (purple, red, blue, black, yellow – 27 colors!), and hold all types of hair firmly. After putting them to the gym test for thin/fine hair, I can attest that they keep hair in place gently-yet-firmly. A sliding pin enables you to shift for hair style thickness, and the clip colors can compliment various outfits. Wear them with your hair half-up, or in a high pony tail, or in an up-do reminiscent of a high chignon. These will hold all day long and they’re sweatproof.

A huge bonus is that you can clean the Lilla Rose Flexi Sport clips and swim with them in your hair too, so they’re ideal for surfers, swimmers, and poolside loungers. Ballet classes, ice skating, and any other athletic undertakings can be stylish, thanks to these new clips. Available in packs of 3, you can slip a few into a stocking or attach them to a gift.

Visit HERE and check out their other hair accessories, too.

Happy Holidays!