Here are a few of my top picks for Christmas/Holiday gifts. I have personally tried all of these items and love them.
SILK PILLOW CASE
For centuries, Chinese women have known that sleeping on a silk charmeuse pillowcase can help prevent facial lines, wrinkles, and the dreaded "bed head." Now you can enjoy the same benefits with our exquisite silk pillowcase. It also helps to wick away moisture and keeps you cool all night ! Get at Soft Surroundings.
PRANA EXERCISE TOP
This is my favorite new exercise top style. Love the fit and it goes well with leggings for winter. You can get this style on the Prana website, Amazon, and also Zappos. The official name is The Kaley Tunic top.
CORVUS DESIGN WRAP BRACELETS
I have this bracelet made by my wonderful Pilates student Shannon Beehler. Need a cool gift for someone? This is it. I get tons of compliments, it is comfortable and goes with everything -dressy or casual. Visit her Etsy store at
JOSIE MARAN- ARGAN OIL
I have been using this for 6 months and love it ! You can get it at Sephora, QVC, or the Josie Maran website. Try the cleanser too. Amazing.
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THE INSTYLER CURLING IRON
I have really enjoyed using this hairstyling tool. There is a rotating barrel and you can either straighten or curl your hair. It is better for your hair than traditional curling iron since you can use less heat. There are different size barrels as well. It is available at ULTA, QVC or on the INSTYLER website.
SIGMA DRY N SHAPE
If you use make up brushes you need to wash them. So they don't end up looking like a fuzzy lion afterwards you need this item. Wash the brushes and then secure in the Dry N Shape to dry. They keep their shape and are good to go as if like new. LOVE IT
Purchase at www.sigmabeauty.com
Okay if you need a dress, like the Mad Men style and are curvy or not- these two websites are fun to visit for a fun change. You won't look like everyone else at your holiday parties. I have ordered from both websites and both have great quality and very cute looks. Check them out ! If you are in VEGAS check out the store for Bettie Page. FUN.
CHUNKY CHAIN STYLE
Want to have the current style in jewelry? The chunky chain necklace is a must. BUT I do not like to spend a ton or have it weigh a ton on my neck. This designer on ETSY has some very cute styles and the chains are light !! Plus the prices are great. Compare with your top retail stores and you will see. They have bracelets too. She has a website too. See jewelry
THE FUMI SCARLETT
This is a great stocking stuffer. Use this cool purse scarf to keep your sunglasses, or smart phone screen cleaned off. Comes in a zillion patterns. So fun!
Many of you ask me where I got my PureToes socks. Here is the site. They have many fun new patterns too ! Great for Pilates, Reformer, Chair and Yoga too !
If you like flameless candles here is a new alternative. Developed by Imagineers at Disney ( you saw them in the Haunted Castle) this candle has a realistic flame and at night you literally cannot tell they are not real. They have timers on them and will come on and go off as you want. You can get them at QVC.com, Brookstone, and the LUMINARA website. They take 2 D batteries which will make your candle come on and off for about 6-8 weeks. GO watch on the website. It's cool.
If you are looking for a good mat that will last and last and last. This is a good investment. I know they are pricey but I have had mine for 10 years and it's still going strong. Look around the internet for a good price if you decide to invest. Make sure you get one at least 72 in long
So excited about this. I love the Amazonian clay blushes and they have a gift set out for Christmas, available at Sephora ( not sure if Ulta has the gift set. They do carry Tarte though). This blush lasts forever. Don't fret- the colors look bright but when you put them on they are very natural. These are 1/2 size of the regular single purchase blushes. But all of them for $35 woo hoo !
NEW FAVORITE SETTING POWDER
As you all know I am a make up junkie. I am always ready to try a new product. This new line -IT Cosmetics- is on QVC. This powder got a bunch of beauty awards and so I tried it. Ok- it looks white- I KNOW, but trust me use a little bit, blend or buff it in and you get the nicest finish. Keeps shine down. Literally I do not touch up all day now. It's officially called- Bye Bye Pores HD Illuminator.
Available at QVC and you get the brush. $38
PERSONALIZED NAME NECKLACES
Just got this necklace. I have been looking at these for a long time and usually they are very pricey. This site from ETSY will make you the necklace with any name or statement you want-- Maybe -"Pilates", "Relax", "Om" Better order soon though. They said they get busy for the holidays. Took 2 weeks for mine to come. AND it did come from China. Only $22-$27. It is brass dipped in either rose gold, gold, or white gold. Also available in Sterling silver. Also you can pick your chain length. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpeciallyForU
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