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Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas

Here we are again.  It is the middle of December and the Holidays have snuck up on me.  My resolution to be prepared and organized and get my shopping done in advance have gone out the window.  What is a girl to do with only a few shopping days left and a bunch of people still on her list? I headed to Facing Thayer for all of my last minute gift needs one of my favorite places in town.  They have a wonderful and attentive staff and a large assortment of gifts, perfect for everyone on your list.  Abby, the shop owner, had great ideas for everyone on my list.

One of her favorites is the Sara Happ Lip Slip, a luxe lip balm.  It is truly amazing and makes the  perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list.  I paired it with one of her yummy, exfoliating sugar lip scrubs for a perfect gift set  and also received a free Sara Happ makeup bag to house my treats in. (While supplies last!). The Lip Scrubs are divine and available in Red Velvet, Lavender, Lemonaid, Pink Grapefruit (my favorite!) and Peppermint! I love giving this as a unique hostess gift, or for that woman that has everything already.



I grabbed a couple of the Bliss Spa gift sets.  Who doesn’t want a little Bliss in their life? Especially this time of the year. I have always been a fan of this spa line, in part due to their fresh scents.  I am pretty picky when it comes to how something smells and these are just so yummy and delicious.  They are the perfect gift for every teen, mom, sister, aunt…..you get the point! They are also a great value at $39.99 (retail value is $87.00). You can break them up into separate products for stocking stuffers or give the whole set to someone special. 




Being a makeup artist by trade, I always love giving makeup and brushes to my friends and they love it because they know what I choose will work for them.  I have always looked to Stila around the holidays for their great makeup and brush sets.  They offer a wonderful variety of palettes with beautiful colors and their brush set is comprehensive and a good value for the money. The Tools of the Trade Brush Set includes an all over shadow brush, a concealer brush, powder/blush brush, blender brush and eyeliner brush. You can do your whole face with this set and it is only $28.00.



 I also needed a couple of “big” gifts and picked up the amazing Clarisonic Pedi. This fabulous tool gets heals and feet 10X softer and smoother than hand filing alone!  The set includes buffer handle, file, scrubber, foot scrub, smoothing serum, and foot balm.  I have been dying to try this brush, as I LOVE my Clarisonic face brush and can only imagine what this will do to my feet. ( one of them is going under the tree for me - thanks, honey ;-).

For the man in my life, I got a  massage gift certificates and also some mani/pedi certificate for a couple of other people. Thanks to Abby and Facing Thayer I got all of my holiday shopping done in one fell swoop and I think I deserve one of their amazing facials as a reward.

Everything mentioned in this article is available at Facing Thayer's Beauty Boutique now!  Also, from now through the holidays they are offering buy one, get one half off on Red Flower, Apothia, La'licious and Deborah Lippman products. Abby mentioned that sets always sell through quickly, so if you see something you love or can't make it over to the store, just call them at 401-331-4777 and they will pack it up and ship it out at no charge to you!  You don’t even have to leave your couch :-) Facing Thayer Gift Certificate are available in store, or online at www.facingthayer.com, for any amount!

Happy Holidays to everyone!