Kids have their toy lists, men have their electronics lists, but my holiday wish list isn't for any of those things. They can keep the bells and whistles; I want pure, unadulterated beauty products for Christmas! What a welcome relief from gifts you hate wearing (Snuggies and slippers, oh my) or gifts he hopes you'll wear (incredibly small Pajama Grams). This year, I'd like Santa to bring me these three beauty indulgences that I'd probably never buy for myself. (Okay, I probably would, but it's better if Santa buys them.)
LES SORBET Advanced Ice Care Pour Le Visage by Votre Vu: French skin care lovers (like Moi) can't get enough of this icy skin corrector. Rub the solid wand on your clean facial skin to "ice" away aging. I love the fact that you have to store it in the freezer. So what's in it? According to Votre Vu, "...wonderful anti-aging superstars: marine elastin and collagen, organic muscle-relaxing vegetable peptides, hydrolyzed collagen to moisturize and protect, and a complex vegetable broth that soothes, revitalizes, regenerates, smoothes and stimulates." Les Sorbet is a frozen serum that increases the circulation in the skin, nudging it towards cell growth and cellular healing. (This product won the prestigious Shecky Award in 2009 for "Beauty at its best.") For a quick pick me up when you are tired, dab Les Sorbet on your wrists. The cost for this chilly French-made product? It's $165 per tube and you have to purchase it from a Votre Vu Brand Ambassador.
TimeWise Firming Eye Cream by Mary Kay: Few products deliver instant results like this one does. Dab the eye cream around your eye in a half circle and watch your brow lift up. (For fun once, I did just one eye and I looked a bit crazy.) This cream works great on clean skin but it's also effective on top of makeup too, in case you forget to apply it. It only lasts about 10 hours so do remember that, Cinderella, before you head off to the Christmas Ball. MK's Firming Eye Cream comes in a little pump and costs $30. Visit the Mary Kay website to order it.
Tom Ford's Exclusive 16 Color Nail Set: Santa, can you hear me? This is what this beauty addict wants for Christmas. Sixteen of the newest, shiniest nail polish colors in a stylish Tom Ford box. Now cover your ears, Mr. Claus. This beauty wish list item only costs $480 at Neiman Marcus. (That's on the way, isn't it?)
What should Santa tuck into your Christmas stocking?
Monica is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru who spends too much money on manicure kits and spa treatments.