Holiday Gift Guide: Hair, Skin and Tools - Beauty Addict

Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide: Hair, Skin and Tools

Sedu Ultrasilent Dryer ($125) When we were little we asked Santa for Barbies, and now that we're grown-up beauty addicts we want...expensive hairdryers! I LOVE the Sedu Ultrasilent; it's lightweight, quiet, and dries hair amazingly fast. Major upgrade from regular old drugstore brand dryers; worth the investment.

MAC Adoring Carmine 5 Basic Brushes ($35) It's hard to go wrong with this set of 5 glossy red-handled basic brushes from MAC, zipped up in a little red bag.

Clarisonic Skincare Brush ($195) Hey, I'm asking Santa for one of these this year, too! All I've heard are raves about how the Clarisonic has changed people's skincare routines -- and their lives. Mom and Dad, this is what I hope to see under the tree on Christmas Day!

shu uemura 24K Gold Eyelash Curler ($24) Situation: Your best friend is a total beauty diva who has the best of everything. You? You're broke, cheap, or both. Satisfy both your friend and your wallet with this luxurious gold-plated version of the classic shu uemura eyelash curler.

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment ($55) I've turned lots of friends on to this amazing hair treatment from Ojon. The price is perfect for gifting, so why not pass it along to someone on your list this year? Oh, just warn them that it smells like someone stubbed out a cigarette in a mocha latte...but it works amazingly well.

All About Prevage Set ($175) I know my mom would be all over this set, which includes Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment (1 oz.), Eye Anti-Aging Moisturizing Treatment (0.5 oz.), and Anti-Aging Night Cream (0.25 oz.). Just don't buy it for that one neurotic friend who's obsessing about her first, imagined wrinkle...that won't win you any favors.

ghd Glamour Styling Set ($270) The flat iron is only the beginning! Set includes a ghd IV styler, a mini Creation Spray, a mini Thermal Protector for normal to fine hair, a metallic gold clutch bag that doubles as a heat-proof tote, a matching gold cosmetics pouch and a gold, ghd rhinestone logo compact mirror, and a mini "How-to" DVD.

MD Skincare Renew and Maintain Kit ($95) MD Skincare's Alpha Beta Peel Pads are INCREDIBLE, so why not share the secret with a friend or relative this holiday season? Set includes Alpha Beta Peel Pads (Step 1), Neutralizing System Pads (Step 2), and Hydra-Pure Radiance Renewal Serum.

Mason Pearson Boar Bristle & Nylon Hairbrush - Medium ($126) The ultimate in hairbrushes, handmade, durable, and just plain special. Haven't you always wanted one? I have!