8 Great Holiday Gift Ideas

1). SAOR Perfume A great gift, stocking stuffer or just to say Happy Holiday’s to someone you  like. It’s SAOR’s original fragrance a hAon, (Gaelic) It will transport you through the fresh, enchanting, Irish mist blanketing the Irish hillsides. Each 10ml bottle of a hAon pure perfume oil infuses fragrant bergamot, refreshing white tea and alluring, airy musk to create a delicate perfume that calms and captivates.

SAOR perfume is free of alcohol and water. 10 ml bottle packaged in beautiful bamboo box. This year the are offering a holiday bundle. A special FREE surprise with each order.   www.saorperfume.com   Price: $65.00


2). Selleria Veneta  has a Collection of leather bracelets that are to die for!  A great gift for a daughter, mother or close friend.  The unique collection is handmade in Tuscany by Roberto Mantellasssi.  The tradition of craftsmanship combined with selected exotic leather and metals are the essential elements for a product that will endure through time with elegance and beauty.  www.selleriaveneta.com   Price: $85.00+


3). TATINE Candles.  A Special gift for a special someone.  Tatine Candles are not just candles but  “The Poetry of Objects” Tatine’s collections go a little deeper and give a little more.  The candles are slowly made by hand every day, with soul and subtle detail.  Global artisans bring to life the timeless custom pieces with their bespoken fragrances, hand forged brass and mouth-blown glassware. The candle vessels are made in compliant factories by skillful artisans with the mission to create a second life through drink safe glassware or keepsake containers.  Visit
www.tatinecandles.com   Price: $30.00+


4). Lisa Slodki Design.  Jewelry inspired by geometry, from the structure of the “Milky Way “to a snail’s spiral shell is what you’ll find in the beautiful craftsmanship of Lisa Slodki’s jewelry designs.  Lisa is offering FREE Shipping and 10% OFF for the holidays’. Beautiful pieces that make a very special gift for anyone that you are thinking of this holiday season.   www.lisalodidesign.com   Price: $80.00+


5).  YASOU Holiday Box.   This holiday season make it special and give the gift of YASOU “a toast to your health” skin care. This luxe wellness holiday gift box includes a natural soap bar with Bergamot and Ylang-Ylang essential oils, hand-crafted just for you, our signature 3.4 hydrating body cream with essential oils, and a 2oz. vegan hand cream aroma free gift wrapped with a beautiful stain green ribbon. This cruelty-free, Greek-inspired body care trio pampers the skin with natural, plant-based ingredients. This item can be found on www.yasouskincare.com   Price: $35.50


6).  Aged and Infused.  “The Infusion Kits” are great gifts for anyone that enjoys whiskey.  There are three different kit’s: “Spike the Punch”, “Snowed In”, and “Island Time” Alcohol Infusion kits you can choose from or get all three!.  These items can be found on www.agedandinfused.com  Price: $25.00 each


7).  Pure Principles  A  skin care line that is steeped in the 500 year old principles of Ayurveda. All their formulations are hand crafted in micro-batches to ensure the freshest, most potent products.  They are offering an array of gift sets that would make your skin care enthusiast jump for joy!   www.purprinciples.com Price: $35.00+


8).  SKG Leather.  Is all about craftsmanship- the leather goods range from Hand-Patterned Bookmarks, Hand-Laced Flasks, Hand-Patterned Napkin Rings to  Purses and much more.  The leatherwork and hand-stitching makes the pieces even more beautiful.  Gift ideas for her, him, daughter, son, friend or colleague-can’t go wrong!   www.skgleather.com  Price: $36.00


YASOU skin care is wishing you and your loved ones the warmest wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!  See you in 2021. (image: Element5Digital | Pexels)

Skin Care, Style, and Wellness Quotes to Inspire You


Today, beauty is about the individual and where their dreams and desires take them. We’ve collected some of our favorite quotes from people past and present to inspire your skin care routine, sense of style and well-being.


Natural beauty

“I wear a lot of makeup on set, so I like my skin care to be natural.”
Canadian actress Sarah Jeffery

“The most versatile lipstick you can own is a shade that’s just a bit brighter than your natural lip color.” “The secret to beauty is simple. Be who you are.”
Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, author, entrepreneur

“I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.” – Actress Demi Moore


Style beauty

From Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman:

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the one you have at 50.”

“The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.”

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”

“The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.”


From French fashion designer Yves St Laurent:

“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.”

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who
is wearing it.”

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”


Calm beauty

“Whenever I’m putting on skin care products… Sometimes it really feels like therapy. I’m taking care of my skin. I’m breathing in essential oils.” – Aimee Song of Song of Style
– author, online influencer. From an interview with Stylecaster.

“It’s not just what substances you put on your skin. Inappropriate inflammation is rooted in diet, how you handle stress, how you rest and your exposure to environmental toxins.”  – Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative and alternative medicine, author

“Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect a calmer inner state.” – Jess C. Scott, author 


Royal beauty

“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”
Marie Antoinette, 18th century queen of France

“A woman’s age shows on her hand much quicker than anywhere else.”
-Princess Grace of Monaco, who was reportedly always in possession of hand cream.

“The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m traveling is a small container of tea tree oil.” -Duchess Meghan Markle in an interview with Allure


World beauty

In reference to K-beauty skin care routines: “I loved how the beauty standard was about skin, which everyone has, versus features like round eyes or a really high nose. It was just ‘skin is skin’ — it doesn’t matter what color or what age.”
Charlotte Cho, esthetician, author,  from an interview with Bustle.

“I stay out of the sun; it’s terrible for the skin of any woman over 35. If you must have a suntan, at least keep moving while you’re in the sun.” – Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, founder of House of Schiaparelli in 1927.

“Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty instead of always trying to be something else. Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.” – Iman, Somali fashion model, actress, entrepreneur.

“Beauty and fashion is all about illusion… There was a perception that a transgender woman couldn’t be passable and work in fashion magazines and land contracts. I proved that wrong.” – Tracey Norman, first African-American transgender woman model to be featured prominently in the fashion industry, from an article in The Cut.


Healing beauty

“Basically, exfoliation causes the cells to send signals to produce new skin cells. It also stimulates the production of new collagen fibers, replacing the damaged, irregular, and aged collagen fibers.”  – Dr. Anthony Youn, plastic surgeon, author

“Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs.
Dr. Georgiana Donadio, whole health pioneer, educator, author


Humorous beauty

“At a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass.” – Catherine Deneuve, French actress

“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.” – Jack Black, actor, comedian


Poetic beauty

“Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness.”  D.H. Lawrence, writer, poet


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