You’ve made your list and checked it twice, with all those gifts for the “Naughty & Nice.
Now, what about you?!!
Here are some splurge-worthy items that will please and pamper you at a variety of price points.
After all, you deserve a little something….check these out!
Quickly Improve Your Skin
Advicesisters.com reviewed Biopelle Tensage in 2016 when we attended a launch event and learned about the unique ingredients in Tensage products, which includes a natural ingredient extracted from the eggs of the cryptomphalus aspersa snail.
If you want to see impressively fast improvement, get the Tensage Intensive Serum 50 ($195).
True, it’s pricey, but it also can give your skin a start for the New Year that’s an investment in yourself, especially if you have moderate-to-severe skin damage.
Other key ingredients include antioxidants, glycoproteins, humectants, peptides and brightening agents to help protect your skin and to reduce the visible signs of aging. For best results, apply once per day in the evening.
There are currently 10 different Biopelle Tensage Growth Factor products featured on Biopelle.com, but the claim of Tensage Intensive Serum is that it has the highest level of SCA Biorepair Technology that Biopelle offers.
We tried the 10 tubes pm face, neck and décollete. Used once a day for 7 days, then once a week for 3 weeks or as directed by your skin care provider you should see a positive change in how your skin looks and really is.
There are 10 x 1.5 ml tubes in the box. Biopelle Tensage is sold through physicians offices but you can also purchase it online.
Everyone’s skin is different and requires different things, so you might want to check this out with your dermatologist to get just the right products, but we were impressed with this product.
For more information visit https://biopelle.com
Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Pro is billed as the healthy alternative to Gel Polish — a high gloss look of gel polish without the nail damage.
Treat yourself to The Lady in Red Gel Lab Pro 6-Piece set ($36) by Deborah Lippman we saw featured on HSN — a red-centric mini-sized set and just one of a number of great nail polish sets from Deborah Lippman.
The full sized bottles are $20/each but they’re 5 oz instead of .27 fl. oz. in the set.
The polish won”t last as long as a gel manicure, but it does last a long time, and the highly pigmented colors have a lot of shine and dry very quickly.
We like the wide brush that applies the polish literally in an effortless swipe. All the colors are jewel-toned and beautiful!
Consider this as a beauty treatment (maybe after a gel manicure that can weaken your nails) as it’s infused with 10 nail benefitting ingredients, including biotin, green tea extracts and 2 patented complexes.
It’s also “7-free” – formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, xylene or diethylhexyl adipate.
For more information visit HSN http://www.hsn.com
If you long to be in Provence, the L’Occitane Lavender Collection ($74 ) is possibly the next best thing.
Sourced directly from farmers’ cooperatives in Haute-Provence, L’Occitane offers a certified P.D.O lavender scent that really does smell like the lavender we have loved in Provence markets!
Treat yourself to the tranquility of lavender and relax for months using this impressively boxed gift to give, but also to get for yourself.
We love L’Occitane Lavender! And the impressive gold “hat box” can be re-used for other treasures.
This set includes:-
Lavender Foaming Bath 16.9 fl.oz.
Lavender Perfumed Sachet Net Wt. 1.2 fl.oz (make your clothes smell amazing)
Lavender Hand Cream Net Wt. 0.3 oz. (one of our favorites for hydration and tranquility all day long)
Bonne Mere Soap – Lavender Net Wt. 3.5 oz. (authentic! we purchased similar soaps in France)
Lavender Cleansing Hand Wash 10.1 fl.oz and – Lavender Body Lotion 2.5 oz. (turn every day into a spa day)!
Buy this set (or individual items) at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com.
Unusual Home Goods
Created by world-renowned event designer Jung Lee, her one-of-a-kind store offers a wide range of decorating essentials and gift ideas from around the world, to please a variety of people and budget.
While a lot of the items are high end, there are also affordable items as well.
Here are two that we love. The glass votives can be used so many ways and even the large one in our photo is just $70.
We loved the Acrylic Turquoise Large Milly Tumbler 10.0 oz. by Mario Lucsa Giusti ($34 smaller tumblers are $28).
These look just like much higher priced cut crystal ones we also saw at the store, but these are so perfect for everyday use since you don’t have to worry about breaking them.
There is so much more to explore, in the store, or online on the Jung Lee Y website
special thanks for helping with this feature: Roberta Brown our Lifestyles Editor, and Norma McCallister our Trends editor