Holiday Beauty and Fashion Gift Guide

Holiday Beauty and Fashion Gift Guide

Deep discounts for the beauty and fashion obsessed.

The holidays are here, so that means gifting to friends, family and the most important person of all — yourself! Don’t pay more money when you don’t have to. Be smart and digest Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, because you’ll lose out of hard earned cash if you don’t.

As everyone process the day before and the day of Thanksgiving’s cocktails, carbs and turkey protein, be sure to capitalize on the best of the best of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and Cyber Week) savings. This year, shoppers are expected to spend approximately $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, up more than 16% from last year (per Adobe Analytics). Whether you prefer to go to the stores to personally see and touch the gifts, or you’re too tired from cooking all day and prefer to shop online, there are plenty of deals and steals to take advantage of.  This year, many sellers will continue to offer discounts all week during the week of Cyber Monday! So strategize and spend wisely, and you’ll be able to enjoy some money left over the the New Year’s sales.

Below are some great beauty and fashion must-haves for all budget needs.


Amore Pacific  is renowned for its concentrated, botanical-infused treatments, as it combines traditional Asian beauty secrets with modern innovation to help fight visible signs of aging. Packed with nutrient-rich, indigenous Asian ingredients like green tea, bamboo, and Korean red ginseng, Amore Pacific’s eight-hour time-released formulas penetrate to the skin’s deepest layers to hydrate, nourish, and revitalize. To ensure the highest nutrient potency possible, Amore Pacific also cultivates its own ingredients and harvests each plant at peak times, in order to delivers the best skin-perfecting results possible. For Cyber Monday, enjoy a free Deluxe Mini-Masque Duo Set with any purchase of $250 or more. This set includes Time Response Vintage Wash Off Masque and Time Response Skin Renewal Sleeping Masque, for younger, healthier and more radiant skin.

Braun Silk-epil 9 is ideal for those who love waxing but don’t want to deal with the hassle of salon appointments. This epilator that removes 4x shorter hair than waxing can, delivering long lasting smooth skin for up to four weeks. You’ll never want to wax again once you experience how fast and precise the Silk-épil 9 is, thanks to its micro-grip tweezer technology and skin adapting pivoting head. It’s safe to use practically everywhere — bikini area, legs, lip, under arms, etc. Save 49% pm the Silk-epil 9 at Amazon now!

CVS Pharmacy made the trend-setting world of Korean beauty more accessible than ever before with the launch its NEW K-Beauty HQ earlier this year. Today, they’ve added over 60+ NEW K-Beauty SKUs within the hand, body and lip categories to their K-Beauty roster! For example, curated by Peach Slices, the sister brand of Peach & Lily, founded by Korean beauty expert Alicia Yoon — CVS Pharmacy has been able to make this global phenomenon accessible for all. Introducing new brands, like It’s Skin, Fascy and Duft & Doft into the mix, along with line extensions from other favorite K-Beauty brands like Ariul and The Saem, there is an ample amount of products to select from, including luxurious hand cream, fun and fruity lip balms and more. Enjoy CVS Pharmacy cyber savings sitewide now with free shipping and no minimum by visiting here.

DHC (“Daigaku Honyaku Center”), started by Mr. Yoshiaki Yoshida in 1980 with just three products, is Japan’s No. 1 health and beauty direct skincare company. It boasts of hundreds of products and is Japan’s leading provider of nutritional supplements. DHC beauty products go through extensive research and development. Plant extracts, especially Asian botanicals, are used extensively for their nourishing properties. Enjoy 20% off sitewide for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a free Olive Essentials Travel Set as a gift with purchase of every Holiday Deep Cleansing Oil during for the month of December! If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, be sure to get DHC’s Limited Edition Hello Kitty Eyelash Tonic. This conditioning gel nourishes lashes prone to breakage and encourages a more robust-looking lash line with botanicals extracts. It includes aloe, watercress and comfrey to seal in moisture for greater elasticity. It can be used day and night, and can also be used to care for brows. DHC Limited Edition Hello Kitty Lip Cream is an emollient lip balm that seals in moisture with antioxidant-rich olive oil and squalene for lush looking lips. It nourishes with beneficial botanicals and vitamin E. It is free of added fragrance and colorants and is a must have to pamper chapped winter lips.

dr. brandt is offering 45% off Needles No More® No More Baggage on Black Friday. This brand is a must try for those who suffer from sleep deprivation. With the holiday here, you can still party late and wake up with minimal dark circles and under eye bags, thanks to this soothing eye gel. For Cyber Monday, dr. brandt is having a special buy 1, get 1 free on the following: Do Not Age Triple Peptide Eye Cream ($82), Microdermabrasion ($79), Pores No More® Pore Refiner Primer ($45), Magnetight Age-Defier ($75), Do Not Age Time Defying Cream ($132), 2% Retinol Complex Serum ($69). Renowned in the world of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Fredric Brandt broke the boundaries of convention with his cutting edge techniques and procedures, landmark FDA studies and state-of-the-art cosmetic devices and skincare products. For those who are looking for powerful anti-aging results, dr. brandt skincare is a must.

Erno Laszlo is highly regarded for its luxurious beauty treatments and cosmetics, that have been loved by the rich and famous worldwide for decades. Among his clients were the Duchess of Windsor, Doris Duke, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Cecil Beaton, Katharine Hepburn, Paulette Goddard, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. For cyber week, Erno Laszlo is offering discounts on all of its products, at up to $180 off! The top favorite beauty set for holiday travels (or your gym bag) is the Colorful Cleansing Must Have Mini Set which comes with a cleansing oil and bar for all skin types to detoxify, hydrate, soothe, brighten and firm.

Evo is one of the latest and greatest professional hair and beauty brand that not only makes natural, simple products, but it speaks the truth. It’s renowned for exclusive salon grade haircare and is very honest about its products and what they put in it. Instead of fancy packaging, its luxurious products deliver professional results while respecting the environment and are sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free. This holiday season, take advantage of evo’s amazing stocking stuffers, such as the Power of 3 (free 3rd product) pack. The it bag is filled with hair savior products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair treatment or volumizing lotion. The Water Killer Brunette Dry Shampoo for brunettes is unlike any other dry shampoo, as it leaves brunette hair looking clean, natural, while hiding grey and thinning hair! Evo’s Mane Tamer Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, Icon Welder Hot Tool Shaper, Love Touch Shine Spray and Love Perpetua Shine Drops are great for treating  dry, dull, frizzy and fly-away hair.

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Exuviance skin care products have been part of the beauty industry for more than a decade. It specializes in the natural healing and improvement of aging skin. I find the Overnight Recovery Masque very effective on my aging skin, because I’m usually so busy with work during the day, and spend my evenings cooking and cleaning up after the kids, that I rarely have time to care for my skin. This overnight mask pampers my skin while I sleep, as it melts into skin to help make it look smoother and younger after just a month of use. Other lines carried by the company include NeoStrata, CoverBlend, NeoCeuticals, NeoStrata Therapeutics. For Cyber Week, Exuviance is offering a free gift with $75 purchase. Enjoy a free $72 value of Age Reverse Day Repair SPF 30, which contains retinol to help reverse all visible signs of aging.

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IT Cosmetics is not only taking the stress out of your skin, but also from the holiday . shopping! Be sure to avoid the lines and endless searching for the right gifts, and let IT Cosmetics help you quickly cross off all of the beautiful ladies on your gifting list with amazing online Black Friday, Cyber Monday and more beauty steals all week long! For Black Friday weekend, spend $50 and receive a free full-size Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette with promo code: FRIDAY17. Spend $25 and receive a Discover IT Kit, which is a travel size set of your favorite IT Cosmetics must-haves such as Bye Under Eye, Brow Power, Superhero Mascara plus two bonus sample packettes with promo code: FREEGIFT.  For all day on Cyber Monday, take advantage of 20% off any $30 purchase with promo code: MONDAY20. For Cyber Week from Tuesday, November 28 to Sunday December 3, enjoy free shipping and an exclusive IT Girl Tote complete with free samples of your favorite IT Cosmetics products with every order!

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Korres, a Greek brand, offers beauty products with natural active ingredients that are skin and environmentally friendly. It’s known for beauty products with as high of a natural content as possible while still being effective and safe. The ingredients come from medicinal herbs, Greek flora, food, natural actives and through research carried out by the Korres Research & Development Lab. For Black Friday weekend, Korres has exclusive discounted bundles up to 60% off plus free shipping. i) Lip bundle/Natural Lip Essentials include two mango butter lip sticks (cinnamon, natural pink); two raspberry twists lip sticks (grace, allure); two guava lip sticks (wine red, natural pink).  ii) Greek yoghurt bundle/Greek Yoghurt Makeup Prep includes Smoothie priming moisturiser; Under Eye Priming moisturiser; Makeup wipes.  iii) Body bundle/Head to Toe Hydration offers Two shower gels (vanilla guava, white grape); Two body butters (Japanese rose, jasmine); Two Mandarin Lip Butters (Rose, Peach). For Cyber Monday, enjoy 30% off plus free shipping on any purchase with code: CYBER.

Leonor Greyl, internationally renowned and loved by top models, beauty experts and Hollywood A-listers, is the brand specialist in hair treatments that uses only high grade, environmentally safe natural ingredients. Its products were created with delicate aromas and plant extracts to give hair more brilliance, more glamour and more beauty. Leonor Greyl was the first to incorporate vitamins in her shampoos. Her signature Wheat Germ Oil was the first oil developed that washes and purifies scalp deficiencies while foaming with water contact. Leonor Greyl was also the first to formulate a gentle everyday use coal tar-free dandruff shampoo. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, enjoy a free Hair for the Holidays Styling Kit valued at $200.00, with any purchase of $149 or more. It includes Eclat Naturel, Natural bristle brush, Golden hair barrette, Detangling comb, Classic nubuck clutch, Samples of shampooing Reviviscence & Masque Quintessence! In addition, on Cyber Monday, Leonor Greyl will be offering Crème de Soin a l’Amarante at 50% off.

PRO Beauty Tools are ideal for those who want voluminous curls and sultry waves all year long, but don’t want to pay salon prices. especially when it comes to summer. According to PRO Beauty Tools Celebrity Hairstylist Johnny Lavoy (Miranda Lambert’s mane man!), “I love this curling iron because of its 24 hour curl lock guarantee!” Many other hair tools out in the market today require 450 degrees to effectively set the hair, but PRO Beauty Tools protect your hair when styling and goes up to only 430 degrees. With PRO Beauty Tools’ Gold Curling Irons, 450 degrees fahrenheit is not necessary for long lasting, professional results and 24 hour curl lock. Its prices are very affordable (up to $29.99), so you can get the whole collection to achieve your desired hairstyles for every occasion and season. With holiday sales and cyber week at online and retails stores such as Amazon, Target and Walmart — you will have enough to gift the collection to your family and friends!

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polish blends saturated color with nourishing argan oil in six new, elegant jewel tones. It’s stone cold stunning — perfect for the holidays! Inspired by multi-faceted luxurious gemstones, the Sally Hansen Color Therapy range introduces six new opulent shades designed to elevate every autumn look. The collection contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil enhancing formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails. The Color Therapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail. Nine out of ten women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails after wearing the Color Therapy nail polish. The polish glides on for a radiant, shiny finish with up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. It provides the ultimate rich color that cares while you wear, with everything needed to help restore nails without sacrificing luminous, pigmented hues. If you want a jewel theme salon quality mani that’s good for your nails and save money at the same time, then be sure to look out for this limited collection at your retailer, such as Target, Ulta and Walgreens.

Shu Uemura, founded by a Japanese makeup artist, collaborates with the legendary video game: Super Mario Bros! The Japanese duo take beauty enthusiasts on a pixelated adventure to help Princess Peach and bring peace back to Mushroom Kingdom with the Super Mario cast of characters — along with a variety of colorful makeup and hair care. The series includes limited-edition, Mario-themed versions of their most beloved products, including the eyelash curler and cleansing oils (face and hair) as well as brand-new color cosmetics. For Black Friday, enjoy 20% off on any order over $50 and 25% off any order over $100 with code SHUBF. For Cyber Monday, take advantage of lightning offers with different flash sales that changes every 24 hours! Shu Uemura Art of Hair will also be offering Black Friday 25% off of $125, plus a Limited-Edition Super Mario Brothers Paddle Brush, gift bag and free shipping.

SK-II (“Secret Key”) is P&G Prestige’s luxury skincare line that’s loved by beauty connoisseurs all over the world for its ancient and precious skincare secret ingredient, Pitera. This precious ingredient was (originally discovered at a Japanese brewing company, where the employees had wrinkled faces but very young looking hands, due to being in constant contact with the sake fermentation process. SK-II is offering an incredible Cyber Monday sale where you can select your own gift with purchase. For every $100 spent, you’ll receive one of these SK-II favorites: Facial Treatment Essence (30mL), R.N.A. Power Cream (15g), Cellumination Cream EX (15g), or Facial Treatment Masks (2 ct). If you spend $200, choose 2 gifts; spend $300, choose 3 gifts; spend $400, choose 4 gifts.

Ulta Beauty is now in Manhattan on 86th Street and Third Avenue! With the holidays here, there will be plenty of festive engagements to beautify for. Ulta is the beauty destination especially for all those who live and work in NYC, because it offers both luxury and affordable products all under one roof. When you need to pretty up last minute, you know longer have to spend $30 on an eyeliner or mascara. All Manhattanites out there will be happy to know that Ulta Beauty has an expanded Salon for Haircut & Style, Hair Color and Blowouts, Benefit Brow Bar, M.A.C. Makeup Applications and Lessons, Skin by Dermalogica Skin Bar, and a Skin Laundry — all under one convenient location! Ulta is also extending Cyber Monday to Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:00AM EST. Take advantage of amazing beauty discounts such as $10 off any online purchase of $50 or more and free shipping on all orders over $35 with online code CYBERMON17. Enjoy a free 22 piece beauty bag valued over $95, with any $75 online purchase.

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Ulta’s 1st store in Manhattan, 144 E 86th St.                     Image by Lifestyle411

Votre Vu is a high end luxe e-beauty brand that specializes in healthy skincare and makeup with rich plant and marine based extracts native to France. It vows to deliver beautiful results to your skin, as its ingredients are natural, and many ingredients are native to certain regions. Conditions like climate and soil composition are critically important to producing Votre Vu’s premium quality products. Starting Thursday November 23rd to Wednesday November 29th, enjoy get 30% off all products and when you spend over $100 you will receive 40% off, please free shipping on all sale items.

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Bearpaw offers comfortable and stylish footwear (and apparel too), and is a must have this fall and winter season, especially its NeverWet and Waterproof collections. There are so many stylish and comfortable selections: slippers, boots, high heels, moccasins, sandals and modern styled boots such as motorcycle and rider boots. Only the highest standards of craftsmanship and finest materials are used to make them. For cyber weekend, offers free gift (water and stain repellent spray) with purchase if you spend more than $89+ for Cyber weekend, please free expedited two to three day delivery via USPS.

Brahim bags are for women who love beautiful and special handbags that are “Bags of Class.” The ultimate “It Bag” is the object of desire for women from all walks of life: college students, working professionals, moms, grandmothers, actresses, supermodels, celebutantes or celebutards — Whether it’s a specific type of fabric, or texture of leather, a brand name or design — women desire the handbags. Take advantage of free shipping during Cyber Week from November 26 to 29, 2017 by spending $25 or more at Macy’s.

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Buddy Belt is a humane, comfortable dog harness designed to eliminate pressure, stress, and resistance on the neck, spine and throat. It gives back a dog’s mobility, allowing it to sniff and walk comfortably. This freedom naturally reduces the pulling, and has a unique patented design that makes it easy to use. It has only one buckle and slips on in seconds. Highly recommended and praised by both customers and animal practitioners to save a pet’s neck. Buddy Belt harnesses and leads are hand-crafted from 100% leather. Gift your best friend the best harness and enjoy up to 32% off at

Maud Heline is renowned for her high quality and contemporary womenswear line created in Brooklyn and made in NYC by French designer Maud Heline. The brand was inspired by an origami artist, Jun Mitani, and was all over Barneys and Colette stores when it was created in 2015. It started with eight styles of classic poplin shirts with a modern shape, all using the finest Italian poplin and graphic trim. Hollywood A-listers such as Scarlett Johansson wore the Aroze Shirt when she hosted Saturday Night Life. You can take advantage of Maud Heline’s deep discounts of up to 60% off at Lyst, which is a global fashion online company (similar to that of Net-A-Porter here in the USA) that connects millions of shoppers globally with items from over 12,000 designers and stores such as, but not limited to Burberry, Valentino, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods and Neiman Marcus.

Orchard Mile is the first online fashion to-go place that allows users to shop their favorite brand’s full collections in a single place. Enjoy current deep designer discounts of up to 70% off here For example, this Andrew Marc Brooke leather jacket is on sale for $99 (retail $350), and this gorgeous Matthew Williamson Raspberry Jungle Bloom Embroidered Flare Dress is on sale for $350 (retail $1,135)!Vera Wang, renowned high fashion designer celebrated celebrate ten years of Simply Vera Vera Wang for Kohl’s recently. Vera Wang grew up Paris, worked at Vogue for almost 20 years, so she has without a doubt, proved her worthiness and earned the admiration of fans worldwide. A decade ago, Vera Wang partnered with one of the biggest retailers in the world, Kohl’s and successfully launched her Simply Vera Vera Wang line. Her Kohl’s collection exemplifies everyday sophistication and accessible luxury. The woman who wears Simply Vera Vera Wang appreciates impeccable design and knows that it is the small signature details that make all the difference. What makes Vera Wang and her designs special is that she really does wear her beautiful designs that she introduced to everyday women — not just those on the red carpet or runway. In addition to already reduced prices at Kohl’s, enjoy even deeper discounts by taking advantage of Kohl’s Cyber week offers: $10 off when you spend $50 or more, and take an extra 20% off. Orders of $25 or more are shipped free of charge.

Vera Wang in one of her beautiful designs at Simply Vera Vera Wang for Kohl’s 10th Anniversary Party in NYC 11/2017. Image by Lifestyle411

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