Presents from Philosophy.

Philosophy has, in my opinion, some of the best gifts to give (& get) for the Holidays. I always pick up their Holiday Sets and Scents for teachers, friends, neighbors - and always keep a few of their goodies stashed away for that unexpected someone who just may stop over.

This is what I purchased for presents from Philosophy this year.


Après-Ski Indulgences  $35

A 3 piece set in the cutest box filled with hot cocoa scented Shower Gel, Marshmallow Body Soufflé, and a Peppermint Lip Balm.


philo_miracles.jpgBelieve in Miracles Skincare Essentials Set  $30

Another great 3 piece set with my favorite cleanser, Purity Made Simple, Hope in a Jar skin cream, a Kiss Me red lip balm, and a sample size of the Microdelivery Peel and Amazing Grace Shower Gel. It comes packed in a cute white vinyl tote bag - perfect for travel.

philo_cc.jpgThe Candy Cane Suitcase  $38

I purchased two of these, and broke one of the sets up as I had to try the lip balm, which is so tingly and moisturizing, and the shower gel, which is so invigorating. The set, packed into the Candy Cane suitcase contains a Candy Cane 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath, Candy Cane Moisturizing Body Souffle, and a Candy Cane High-Gloss Lip Shine. 

A Few Good Men  $25

philo_men.jpgI thought this was a tad expensive at first, but then I saw the sizes of these great lip glossess. I am giving them away separately. A Few Good Men is a lip gloss trio with The Ice Cream Man - which tastes like pink bubble gum, The Gingerbread Man - which tastes like ginger ale, and The Milkman - which tastes like chocolate milk.

 Happy Holidays Set  $25

A 2 piece set in a great pink Happy Holidays tote box. Inside you will find a Cinnamon Buns scented Shower Gel and Body Soufflé. And I need to say, that these smell divine!


philo_holidayhouse.jpgThe Holiday House  $35

This is another great house shaped box filled with 3 pieces of goodies that will suit anyone from head to toe. This set includes a tube of Powdered Sugar Cookie Lip Shine (which tastes fabulous, by the way), an Egg Nog scented Shower Gel, and a Cinnamon Buns Body Soufflé.


I rounded out my Philosophy Holiday shopping with the following 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel, and Bubble Bath ($16 each) - which make perfect hostess presents too! Candy Cane, Egg Nog, The Gingerbread Man, and Double Rich Hot Cocoa.

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Bliss Spa - Friends & Family Event!


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Dorothy's Ruby Red Shoes.

I got my nails done today, and the color should be called Dorothy's Ruby Red Shoes. But it is not. It is called Bedazzler from Jessica Cosmetics.

jessica.jpgIt is simply the most gorgeous ruby red nail color full of red glitter. It is so perfect for this time of year.
I selected this shade from Jessica's newest collection of reds called, The American Beauty.

The polish goes on thick, but dries very quick to a nice shine. A top coat was used to make it "extra" shiny, but I do not know yet if I will have to continually reapply it or not.

My experience with Jessica Cosmetics nail color in the past is that it holds up well in between appointments, with very little wear or chipping. You see, Jessica Vartoughian , the founder of Jessica Cosmetics believes in natural nail care, and she even developed a great system to keep nails their strongest without having to use tips, acrylics, or gels. And because her polishes are all formulated for natural nails, they work very well with mine.

To read more about Jessica, visit her website at Jessica Cosmetics.