By Lori Bosworth
We all know how stressful the holidays can be and the toll it can take on your looks. With a little bit of help, you can still look your best for holiday get-togethers. I’ve highlighted five of my must have beauty products for the holidays that will take you straight through to the new year.
Odacite Green Tea Lemongrass Radiance Effect
You’re going to want to get your hands on Odacite Green Tea Lemongrass Radiance Effect Serum, $39, at the beginning of the holidays because this serum will keep your face energized and looking hydrated. It contains Camellia seed oil, which is an active plant source of collagen, as well as lemongrass, which both calms and tones skin. You need only a a few drops to apply all over your face. The minute I open the bottle, I am invigorated by a burst of citrusy scent and once I apply it to my face, I notice that my complexion looks brighter. That’s why I’ve included this on my must-have beauty products for the holidays. Purchase Odacite products at The Detox Market in Toronto.
Lise Watier Rouge Intense Supreme Lipstick in Brooklyn
We all need a signature lipstick for holiday parties, right? A shade that makes us feel confidence and in a party mood as soon as we put it on. Lise Watier’s Rouge Intense Supreme Lipstick, $27, in Brooklyn will make you lip ready for any holiday outing. Throw mattes to the curb because this lipstick is highly pigmented and has a glossy finish. Brooklyn is a deep plum shade that is bold and confident. It has a very moisturizing texture and wears well for several hours. I love that it is packaged in a magnetic case.
Crystal Hills Organics Body Serums
Crystal Hills Organics Body Serums, $70, will leave your skin feeling soft and sensual. The serums are made from quartz crystals, botanical extracts and oils and have amazing scents and thus are one of my must have beauty products for the holidays. My favourite is the Crystal Love Body Serum, which is made of rose quartz crystal, organic rosehip oil, organic apricot oil, Mallow extract and Elderberry extract. This serum has a gorgeous rose scent that permeates into your skin. If I want to feel energized, the Crystal Harmony Body Serum is a great choice. This serum is made from a green quartz crystal, which activates the heart chakra, as well as Moringa oil, coconut oil, Green Tea extract and Calendula extract. It has a fresh and invigorating scent. These organic body serums absorb well into the skin so that your skin does not feel greasy. Purchase Crystal Hills Organics Body Serums online.
Consonant Skincare’s Natural Foaming Face Wash
After your holiday parties, you need a gentle, yet effective cleanser to restore your face to its natural beauty. Consonant Skincare‘s Natural Foaming Face Wash, $22, is the cleanser for you. Made from organic and natural ingredients, this cleanser produces a light foam to gently remove even stubborn makeup. What I like about this cleanser is it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry after use and that’s due to the product’s tea tree oil and grape seed oil. The formula is unscented so it may be used for all skin types.
OPI Nail Polish in Pamplona
OPI Nail Polish in Pamplona is a gorgeous plum-purple shade that you can wear from Christmas to New Year’s. Pamplona is definitely a winter shade that straddles the fence between edgy and classy and can be worn with many colours including navy, black, off-white, grey, purple and pink. It’s the perfect shade for your holiday party!