Holiday Wish List!

The holiday season is in full swing and every year the Pros are asked to help solve the problems of many weary shoppers who are attempting to purchase stocking stuffers and gifts for the beauty junkie in their lives!

Every product manufacturer comes out with great holiday make up, skin care and hair care specials that normally come in some cute and very limited “bag” that handles the wrapping dilemma and the IMPO team is privileged to be able to view and test many of those “must have for the holiday” collections!

Here is a list of products that we would put on our Dear Santa list…

Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System – three speeds for the face and body for cleansing and exfoliation.  $225 kit that includes the cleansing machine, charging cradle, brush head for face, brush head for body, 1 oz. trail size products including: Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser and Nourishing Care Cleanser.  Plus, a 2 oz. trial size Refining Skin Polish.  Also, Clarisonic is offering one FREE gift with purchase ($65 value) of either FREE personal engraving or FREE ground shipping within the continental United States.

Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System with Anti-Aging Serum – known as a “breakthrough” for your eye area because this device targets fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.  It’s proven sonic technology is more effective than manual application because it gently massages products into the skin, which immediately shows the results of hydration, smoothness and brightening of the overall appearance of the eye area. $245 for the kit, which includes the Opal Sonic Infuser, 3 Anti-Aging Sea Serum dispensers, extra applicator tip, universal charger and travel bag.

Sigma Travel Kit Naughty – when the Pro’s travel, we take this great brush set with us!  Contains 7 essential brushes that will help you achieve a flawless face!  Fits easily in your purse or carry-on luggage for quick touch-ups.  Comes with a stylish black clutch for storage.  $49.00.

Diva Tweezers – the Holiday Edition – these are quite possibly the cutesiest stocking stuffers of all time!  Collect all 6!  Each Diva comes with her own personality so whether you are shopping for someone on your nice or naughty list, your search for the ultimate gift of glam is over! $9.99.

Bella Il FioreGlam Box – Jennifer Maloy, creator of Bella Il Fiore created this cute and very affordable makeup palette that contains 24 eye shadows, 27 lip glosses, plus blushes, bronzer and a built in mirror for instant glam on the go!  What makes this palette different from all the rest?  Every single color in this kit is totally wearable and compliments every skin tone! Create beautiful eyes, cheeks and lips suitable for the office or for a night on the town! $26.00.

Lipstick QueenBon Vivant Lip Gloss Set – this set of 5 gorgeous lip colors is decadent and deliciously addictive!  Beautiful colors come in a fun-loving peach, ballet pink, glossy wine, deep rose and raspberry shimmer that will satisfy whatever mood you are in!  $28.00.

Ted GibsonClip-In Extension Systems – does the glamour girl on your list dream of long, gorgeous hair?  Ted Gibson, stylist to the stars and hairstylist guru on the hit television show What Not To Wear, has created the most luxurious hair extensions at a very reasonable price.  The hair is synthetic, but you can style and manage the extensions just like normal hair. Benefits…these extensions come in colors that easily match your current hair color and there is no risk of damaging the hair follicle making them safe to use. $149.95.

Benefit – Crescent Row Limited Edition set – this set of 4 eau de toilettes are so original and one of a kind!  These scents smell heavenly and will put a smile on any beauty girls face! $36.00.

Billy JealousyWanderlust Travel Kit – for all the men in your life, this 5-piece travel kit is airline approved and is ideal for a guy on the go!  Comes in a nifty, clear pouch to stash your grooming supplies making it easy for airline security.  Contains: Body Wash,Shampoo,Cleanser,Shave Cream and Hair Gel.  $36.00.

MAC Viva GlamCyndi or GaGa Bag – this commemorative touch to the limited edition Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick or Cyndi Lipstick is this cute makeup bag!  Great stocking stuffer and all proceeds from this purchase go to the MAC Aids Fund. $28.00.

Beautiful Eyes – by Rae Morris – this book is jammed packed full of step-by-step information on how to create the most popular and wearable eye makeup looks.  Rae Morris is an award winning, celebrity makeup artist that shares her how-to secrets.  The IMPO team thinks this book will turn any budding makeup artist into a full-fledge Pro! $10.00.

Julie Hewett6 Shade Noir Collection – this collection features the best selling red lipsticks in the Julie Hewett line.  These colors are long lasting and are a double-pigmented formula, which means the color won’t fade.  These lipsticks contain camellia oil and essence of rosebud to moisturize your lips and prevent chapping.  Super smooth texture that won’t dry out. $80.00.

ChanelLes Trompe-L’Oeil de Chanel – temporary skin art – these are a collection of temporary tattoos featuring the iconic Chanel symbols.   Featured on the runway Spring-Summer 2010 Fashion Show in Paris, these tats are the perfect gift for the glam rocker chick in your life! $75.00.

Votre VuSmooth Operators Shave Set Pour Homme – the Pros love the smell of this kit for men!  Give your man the gift of great skin!  3 products include: Beau Baume (shave balm), Habitude (face cream) and A Votre Sante (elixir).  $79.00.

Trish McEvoyReady-To-Wear Makeup Planner – the ultimate makeup collection! Contains 12 essentials for eyes, lips and face organized in a gorgeous snake skinned planner.  It’s perfect for transitioning your makeup colors and is a great introduction to the Trish McEvoy line! $145.00.

TEMPTU – Perfect Complexion Set – this gift set delivers picture-perfect results!  Create gorgeous skin in minutes with this Airbrush Makeup System from Temptu!  The Pros use a similar machine like this on set and the genius’ at Temptu have created an amazing consumer friendly machine that is easy to use, no mess to clean and provides amazing coverage.  $280 kit contains Airbrush, voucher for an air pod foundation and voucher for air pod highlighter. (Voucher is redeemable at Sephora stores only).

Make Up For EverRock For Ever Dany’s Essentials kit – is perfect for anyone on your shopping list that wants to be a makeup artist!  This is a great starter kit containing $597 worth of essential products that Pro MUA and creator of Make Up For Ever, Dany Sanz swears by!  Includes 28 full-size products for complexion, eyes, cheeks and lips! Traincase makes it easy to carry all your makeup products.  $299.00.

The IMPO team wishes each of our readers and their families a very Happy Holiday Season and we hope that the New Year continues to bring blessings your way.  

The Pros would love to hear from you so don’t be a stranger in 2011!  If you have a beauty related question, need glamour advice or feel that there is a product out in the makeup world we MUST try, please contact us via email at  We would love to hear from you!

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  1. Hi Pros!

    Traci from Votre Vu here. I wanted to thank you for your great review on the Clarisonic. I've been wanted to get one for some time but until you shared your opinions, I held off. Now my daughters and I will all unwrap one for Christmas.

    Thanks also for the shout out on our Men's Line. Did you know the organic shave balm is based on a formula that is 125 years old? Lots of performance history in that product.


  2. Hi Traci!

    You will LOVE using the Clarisonic - make sure to check out our review (which was the post before this one) so that you can read how all of us use the brush differently based on our skincare needs.

    I did not know about the Shave Balm's history - all I know smells very sexy and leaves my man's skin so soft!

    Thanks for taking the time to send us a comment & Happy Holidays!