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Jan 27


Beauty’s best stocking stuffers Good things really do come in small packages Pint-sized beauty treats are smile inducing, especially when crammed into an oversized sock hung from a fireplace. Not just for kids, stocking stuffers of the beauty and grooming variety can make the holidays a more glamourous affair, especially a well-themed stocking. For the trendsetter, start with a gel-like nail lacquer in a haute holiday hue like flashy metallic or a moody wine shade. Add in a long-lasting, black liquid eyeliner for recreating the graphic lines that swept the runways this fall, a brick red lipstick with a satin finish and a fragrance by her favorite design house. If relaxation is the goal, prep the scene for an evening of self-indulgence with a sonic facial cleansing brush (don’t forget to add in a replacement head or two!) and a hydrating sheet mask. Exfoliating gloves, a heavenly scented shower gel and a luxe body oil ensure sweet dreams are only a steamy shower away. And for the guys, grooming buys don’t have to be basic. Instead of his usual deodorant, show him the finer things in life with a stick scented to match his favourite cologne. If he still uses soap to wash his face, treat his pores to a cleansing gel or exfoliating scrub—he’ll never look at a bar of soap again. Or switch his regular shaving cream for a hydrating shaving oil. Introduce him to the magical powers of a serum for his eyes or face. Just be prepared to share yours once his runs out (trust us, he’ll be that obsessed). Tips and Tricks *Stuff like a pro by placing the soft items in the toe of the stocking—it helps to maximize real estate. *Wrap each item before you place them in the stocking to ensure no one sneaks a peek. Did you know? *People have been stuffing stockings as far back as 1823 when traditional items like gold coins, fruits, nuts—even coal—were gifted.