Stockings are my favourite part of my family’s Christmas tradition. When I was younger, I could hardly contain myself for morning to arrive to dive into my stocking and check out all of the neat stocking stuffer products that Santa had brought. Normally a sound sleeper, I would wake up when the moon was still high and the world was still asleep, to sneak downstairs to check out our stockings. In the glow of the Christmas tree light, I would take each item out, examine it with silent glee and line it up on floor. When I was done, I would replace each item in the reverse order in the stocking and head back to bed where I’d sleep until morning. When morning arrived, I enjoyed my stocking for the “first” time with rest of my family.
When I became a Mom, I learned that stocking stuffers aren’t an easy task. It takes thought, money and serious preparation. Buying for adults or significant other can be tricky if you want to get them amazing products that make them “ohh” and “ahh” on Christmas morning.
This year, I’ve found two amazing products that are the perfect solution for HER stocking!
Sibu Beauty (For Her)
Description: Sibu beauty is an all natural, organic skincare line that is made primarily of Sea Buckthorn Berries, a very resilient plant from the Himalayas.
Product suggestionss: Purifying Mask, Exfoliating Scrub, Miracle Stick, Age Defying Eye Cream, Nourishing Facial Cleanser
Price: The line ranges from $7-$40 depending on the product
Availability: Loblaws, Whole Foods and Well.ca
Too often women put their family’s needs before their own. I know in my house, I skimp on the cheaper face creams and soaps to minimize their impact on the family’s income. I do, however, love indulging in a good face cleanser, but it isn’t something I would buy myself, however if Santa placed it in my stocking, I’d be thrilled. This skincare line is amazing! My first impression was how relaxing the subtle aroma of the face cleanser was. The woodsy scent in combination with the citrus hues gave way to a spa like treatment. Having eczema, I always worry how a product will react with my sensitive but extremely dry skin. After using this product for a week, I have noticed that my skin feels clean, more hydrated and the dry patches have disappeared. This holiday season, treat the woman in your life to this line of delightful skin products for a spa like experience at home!
SST Cosmetics (For Her)
SST is a chemical free make up brand out of Saskatchewan, that offers everything from eye shadows and bronzer to BB creams.
Product Suggestions: BB Cream (Tinted Primer and Moisturizer), Power Stay Lipstick, Hydrating Lipstick, Silky Eye Shadow, Radiant Finish Bronzer
Price: The line ranges from $20-$50 depending on the product
Availability: Online and select salons across the country
I am a natural girl. Most days I go without applying any make up, but when I have a special event, want to look professional or are on a date with DH, I like to throw on a little bit of make up. When I look for make up, it has to be chemical free. My skin is so sensitive that instead of enjoying a kid free night out with DH, my face would be itchy, red and uncomfortable. What attracted me to the SST cosmetic line is that it CHEMICAL FREE!! For example, their lipstick no only provides a dash of sexy colour to ones lips, but it is infused with coco butter and Vitamin E so it moisturizes your lips as well. The eye shadow is a beautiful cranberry- mauve colour that is perfect for the holiday season. I love the fact that you can wear it dry or wet and it gives you two different applications in one!
Women loved being pampered with new skin products and make up, why not beautify her Christmas with these little gems in her stocking!!