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Do you have a favorite Christmas Carol or Song? I have a few, but I love Natalie Coles rendition of My Grown Up Christmas List.  It pops into my head on repeat at this time every year; I love the melody, the lyrics, and the sentiment.  The song has nothing to do with material gift giving; it speaks of peace and giving the gifts of love, friendship and generosity of spirit. All are of course, important every day but seem to shine a little brighter at Christmas time.

Christmas for me is also the time to give unique things to friends and family, as hostess gifts and to show my appreciation for a job well done.  When I find something unique to gift, I get a little thrill.  I love introducing friends and family to items they may never have heard of before, nothing is better for getting me in the Christmas spirit. So, in addition to sharing warmth and love this season, I have some suggestions for unique gifts for the special people in your lives.  All companies are cruelty-free always on this site.  Here is my grown-up Christmas list.

For The Man In Your Life.

Camomile Beauty:  Badger Balms and Always Bearded Lifestyle Products.

Badger Balms: a small, family-owned, family-run, and family-friendly company that blend the finest organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to make the safest, most effective products possible to soothe, heal, protect and otherwise treat your body. They only use ingredients that fit their rigorous natural standards for healthy agriculture, minimal processing, sustainable supply chain, and health-giving properties.

Beautiful and soothing skin products especially for the sensitive skinned guy!

Always Bearded Lifestyle: Sven Hansen sought out to grow his beard out after many years in the corporate world of sales. His journey would not be easy. When growing his beard out, the skin underneath became dry and flaky. The hair curly yet course, would curl in and poke his face. These growing pains are what Sven today coins “Beard Pain™”. At the time, there was a resurgence of barber shops – and while beards began to become more and more popular, they did not offer much in a selection of beard grooming products nor were they educated in why Sven’s beard was so uncomfortable. It was this that drove Sven Hansen to develop the Always Bearded Lifestyle™ House Blend line of natural beard grooming products.

Always Bearded Lifestyle makes mustache wax, beard shampoo, and conditioner but what I like are the accessories!

This brush has ethically sourced bristles and allows for a deep, invigorating scalp massage. These medium strength bristles help exfoliate the skin underneath the beard to allow for better blood flow to the roots of the facial hair.

The Maplewood comb wooden will never transfer static to your beard (unlike plastic combs).  Constructed from 100% maple wood, every comb’s wood grain is unique and brings character to your grooming routine

>>>shop men at camomilebeauty.com<<<<<

Home Fragrance

Skylar candles are beautiful, and, the bundles are on holiday special right now!  Purchase individually or in 2, 3 or 4 packs.  There is an option to pair a candle with a body scent as well.  These candles are Natural and clean-burning, Eco-friendly, cruelty-free & vegan.  Paraffin-free • Phthalate-free • Non-lead wick.  Sustainable soy coconut wax
Consciously crafted by hand in LA.  6 Scents to choose from.

The 6 scents included are:
Arrow – Spicy, warm, and seductive
Capri – Sparkling, zesty, and sweet
Coral – Fruity, floral, and flirty
Isle – Clean, dewy, and fresh
Meadow – Floral, elegant, and beautiful
Willow – Woodsy, lush, and cool

>>>Shop Skylar.com<<<<<

Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

100% PURE Sheet Masks

The gals at 100% Pure love their sheet masks and you can tell by the time they’ve put into developing their own.  Sheet masks were initially in the exclusive realm of Korean cosmetics and skincare, but that’s no more.  Choose from Ginseng/Collagen, Caffeine, Green Tea, Wrinkle Smooth, Deep Hydration, Collagen, Anti-Acne and Bright Eyes.  At $6 or $7 each, you can pop a few in a stocking!

 

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Define Me Fragrance:  Sadly their Sample Kits are so popular at the time of writing they were all sold out.  Too bad as they are excellent little gifts for friends.  Keep checking the link below to see if they have gone back in stock yet.  You can get a hold of a Mist on the Go for $27 in any of the 6 Fragrances DefineMe is famous for.  I keep one in my car for emergencies!

>>>Shop all Define Me Fragrance.com<<<<

Skylar Fragrance Sample Palette: Try all six scents for $20; 6 mini-sized eau de toilette sprays are perfect for travel or tucking into your purse for a refresher anytime, anywhere.  When you buy a Sample Palette, you earn a $20 credit that can be used on a full-sized perfume purchase. You will receive the activation code for your $20 credit in your package and over email. Your $20 credit will expire 3 weeks after you receive your Sample Palette. Only one $20 credit can be applied per order, and it is only valid toward a 1.7 oz perfume purchase.

>>>Shop Skylar.com<<<<<

Cover Fx: Glam on the Go Set $15.  For the Princess Sparkle in your life.

An exclusive duo featuring a mini Shimmer Veil in Soleil and Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight.  What it Does: Levels up your look with the multidimensional + crease-proof sparkle of Shimmer Veil and the cult-favourite + customizable glow of Custom Enhancer Drops.  Includes two illuminating shades:

  • Soleil: Shimmering peachy pink    
  • Moonlight: Shimmering beige

Cover FX is vegan, cruelty-free, clean beauty. This product is free of parabens, fragrance, mineral oil, talc, gluten, sulfates, and phthalates.

>>>>Shop all CoverFx.com<<<<<

Winky Lux: Flower Balm $14.  Are you old enough to remember the ad slogan “I told two friends, and they told two friends…”?  That’s how I think Of Flower Balm.  I’ve given it to friends, they love it and give it to more friends.  Everyone adores this (unless you hate coconut). This balm applies clear, then combines with lips’ natural pH levels to create the perfect uniquely “you” shade of pink every time. It’s the only balm stain to feature a real chrysanthemum inside.

Winky Lux has TONS of gifts under $20 that any makeup lover would gush over.  Make sure you click below to check them out!  Here’s a sneak peak…

>>>Shop all WinkyLux.com<<<<<

Gift Sets Women Will Love!

100% Pure Makeup Essentials Set.

 On Sale for $116 CAD

Come in a Peace and Joy Christmas themed box and contains: Silicone-free primer infused with skin-plumping seaweed collagen makes cosmetic application flawless and last longer. It fills in lines for smoothness while keeping excess shine away.  Smudger Brush: Soft, condensed bristle head effectively blends and smudges cream and powder eye formulas for a dramatic, smokey look.  Flat Shader Brush: This vegan shader brush is perfect for applying your favorite fruit pigmented eyeshadows. Flat, dense bristles cleanly pick up and distribute formulas without fallout, for maximum color application. Can also be used to apply concealer to delicate areas with gentle precision.  Soft Stippling Brush: Dual layers of soft feather bristles enable versatility and finishing effects for cream, liquid and powder formulas. When more pressure is applied, the inner layer of bristles can help to blend formula. The sparse, outer layer of bristles can reach into curves and creases to blend any loose, excess formula for a soft, finished look.  Latex-free Makeup Blender: perfect for applying both cream and liquid formulas! Its unique teardrop design allows for dual styles of application: a tapered end for hard-to-reach places, and a wide, rounded edge for fast and even coverage over areas like the chin, cheeks, and forehead.

Get Huge Savings On Holiday Gift Sets! Shop Now Before They’re Gone!

Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe:  Choose from Lipstick duos, Cheek Tint, Hydration and Highlight or The Holiday Coastal with Eye, Lip and Cheek with both Daytime subtle and nighttime glam.

>>>Shop Gabriel.com<<<<<

Afterglow Brush Sets:  Choose from The Essential $47 (Regular Price $106).  Set includes 1 Vegan Oval Eye Shadow Brush, 1 Vegan Concealer Brush, 1 Vegan Blush Brush,
1 Vegan Angled Liner Brush.  Afterglow offers a lifetime warranty on all their brushes, no questions asked!

>>>shop afterglow.com<<<<<

butterLONDON: Any of my regular readers know that I’m a massive fan of butterLONDON nail polish, lacquers and treatments.  If you have a nail polish lover on your Christmas list, you absolutely have to check their Christmas Special out.  From gifts under $20 USD to the Guilty Pleasures Ultimate Lacquer Stash of 24 Nail lacquers for $160.  Fun fact, Guilty Pleasures made Oprah’s Christmas List this year!!!!!

>>>Shop butterLondon.com<<<<<

Cover FX:  If you know that Princess Sparkle already loves Cover Fx Glam and Glow Products then a gift set might be the perfect gift for her!  Full Size sets range from $33 USD($42 Value) to  $275 ($370 Value).

Introducing the Glam & Glow Collection by Cover FX, the perfect touch of shimmer and shine for the holiday season. >>>>>Click Here for Cover Fx.com<<<<<<

Winky Lux:  Forever Flower Makeup Brush Set USD 39.  My readers know what I fan I am of Winky Lix products.  They have a number of kits available for December Shopping, but I think my favourite kit is this!  Inspired by the ever popular Flower Balm and feature ultra-soft vegan brushes and real flowers encased in acrylic.

Make sure you check out the makeup sets on sale while you’re there!

Shop New Holiday Kits at WinkyLux.com!

Rodan and Fields: Yup I am a Rodan And Fields Gal.  I love the products and they have never let me down.  Give the gift of the #1 Skin Care Company in North America*.

Beautifully wrapped gift sets; Super Serum Set CAD 202 ($238 Value) and The Ultimate Renewal Set $114 ($135 Value)

Super Serum Set: This shimmering super serum skincare gift set is here to get skin and spirits sparkling. Includes our potent Active Hydration Serum to add instant hydration and Intensive Renewing Serum to combat visible wrinkles. The hydrating serum primes skin to better absorb the powerful renewal serum for visibly smoother, firmer skin.

The Ultimate Renewal Set: Real Results
Give the gift of sparkle with this ultra-renewing skincare gift set featuring a pair of our best-sellers: REDEFINE™ Lip Renewing Serum and REDEFINE™ Multi-Function Eye Cream. The lip serum conditions, hydrates and smooths for younger-looking lips and the multi-functional repairing eye cream helps to visibly firm and revitalize the eye area.

For US Pricing and learn about 10% discount with free shipping Click Here or pop me a comment or an email!

>>>Click here to Shop Rodan And Fields<<<<<

Beauty Boxes

Love Goodly Subscription Box:  I really can’t say enough about this company because I am a huge fan!  Not only is every piece in the box full size and cruelty-free, the but they’re also vegan, non-toxic and certified Palm Oil Free!  Purchase The Essential for $34.95 USD ($87.80 value) or The VIP for $48.95 ($162.90 value)  With every purchase a portion of the proceeds is donated to charity, I just LOVE this company!

>>>Shop Love Goodly.com<<<<<

Safe and Chic Beauty Box: Clean, cruelty-free and effective beauty products have been carefully selected for your Safe & Chic Beauty Box. Every Box is unique and custom each month giving you the chance to sample and enjoy full-size products we love at huge savings!  This box is more expensive at $80 USD ($160 value), but they let you know what’s in the monthly box before you order it.  The December Box contains Patyka Neroli Face Cream, LiliFox Cucumber + Black Seed Youthful Vixen Eye Butter, W3ll People Expressionist Mascara Black, Pixie Mood Vegan Printed Village Cosmetic Case – Pink Ladies.

>>> Shop Safe and Chic.com<<<<<

Now For Something Completely Different!

DNA testing by Uforia Science.  This testing is different though!  Testing for gaps in your DNA nutritional health, the result is used to make custom made nutritional supplements just and exclusively for you!  The result is exactly what you need in exactly the correct amounts!  What a great gift for family members!!!  Love it!

Watch the video below…

Video: Being You Never Felt Better!

If you’d like more information check out http://maxhealth.uforiascience.com or find more at https://maxhealthdna.com or drop me a comment.

Amazon Echo: I expect this will be a big request for under the tree this year and why not?  It’s brilliant!

  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
  • Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music (coming soon), Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and others through the improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
  • Call and message almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
  • Can hear you from across the room. And with compatible Echo devices in different rooms, you can fill your whole home with music.
  • Pair with a second Echo Dot (3rd gen) for stereo sound, or connect to your own speakers over Bluetooth or with a 3.5 mm audio cable.
  • Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows, and more with compatible connected devices.

>>>>Shop Amazon Echo at Target.com<<<<<

A Very Merry Christmas To All

There you have it, dear readers …This Is My Grown Up Christmas List.  I hope you found it useful and maybe saw something of interest you’d never thought of before.

Before I go, let me know what your favourite Christmas Carol or song is, I’ll add it to my playlist

I wish you all the Merriest of Christmas!  Enjoy your time with friends and loved ones.

Best,

Sydney

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