9 Pretty Pick-Me-Ups – Home Gift Guide

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Spring is that perennial time of renewal. Whether you desire to breathe new life into your personal care regime, beautify your home or add some trendy new styles to your wardrobe, here are some spring pick-me-ups that'll have you sitting pretty all season long.

 

SVELTA Tan's Skin-Perfecting Self-Tanner (www.SveltaTan.com) - $38

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and it's time to put your best flesh forward…with a healthy tan, that is! SVELTA Tan is packed with potent natural ingredients designed to deliver a bronze sunless tan and make skin look flawless. Its natural formula uses botanically-derived, eco-certified DHA for a healthy and natural-looking tan, while mineral bronzers provide an instant boost of color for easy, streak-free application. In addition to a sultry glow, SVELTA Tan's formula also delivers a wealth of key skin-perfecting botanicals including guarana, poppy, sacred lotus, aloe vera, and olive leaf. It also contains Camu-camu, which is rich in vitamin C and not only prevents free radical damage, but also is essential for collagen synthesis that keeps skin looking young and firm. SVELTA Tan is ECOCERT certified, vegan and cruelty-free.

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DermaSilk's 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen (www.DermaSilk.com) - $15

No time for a hardcore beauty regime? No problem! DermaSilk's 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen is a revolutionary treatment formulated to effectively minimize five key imperfections--forehead lines, "eleven" lines, crow's feet, smile lines and marionette lines--for visibly more youthful looking skin. The 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen optically plumps, diffuses and smoothes lines and wrinkles with its Micro-Diffusing Complex, which helps to reduce "crease" memory and lines. Use the pen-like applicator, which fits into any travel bag, for precise application every time. With one brushstroke applied to the desired area, fine lines and wrinkles appear to vanish. 

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Swell Skin's Face Treatment Bar and Serum (www.SwellSkin.net) - $16 - $17

This two-product set—a face treatment bar and a concentrated Oil of Sea Buckthorn serum--is a simple, all-natural, multitasking skin care line purported to manage 90% of skin's requirements. The products feature what the company cites as "the most powerful anti-oxidant in nature" that's extracted from the Sea Buckthorn plant--a powerful workhorse with a 1,000-year history for healing and regenerating skin. The beauty bar will clarify skin for a clear, even-toned luminous glow. Once the face is clean, place the serum on any area where you would like to see an improvement. Many reportedly use the oil to minimize lines, acne, rosacea, eczema, rashes, age spots, burns, fight free radicals, moisturize and reduce inflammation.

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Rowenta Beauty Versa Style Iron (www.Ulta.com) - $129.99

If you seek salon-quality hair styling from home, here's a handy tool for you: the Rowenta Versa Style Iron. This salon-quality master tool does the work of five salon tools – a flat iron, roller set, and three curling irons! Ready to use in less than 30 seconds, the iron not only straightens but also uses exclusive ProCurling technology with lateral edges and surrounding silicone rubbers to curl, wave or create incredible root lift in one easy step. Featuring hard anodized nano-titanium plates and tourmaline-boosted ceramic coating, the Versa Style Iron produces non-damaging infrared ionic heat with even heat distribution and high resistance to scratching for smoother, shinier, frizz-free results. It comes with a heat resistant pouch for convenient storage and travel.

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Hot Iron Holster (www.HolsterBrands.com) - $19.99 - $39.99

When revamping our beauty regimes, let's not forget about organization and safety. The Hot Iron Holster is a unique silicone pouch specially designed to safely hold and store hot styling tools and keep them at-the-ready. This innovative product is heat-resistant to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Your styling tools can be placed in the Hot Iron Holster while they are heating up, during use and while cooling down. It easily clings to any smooth, non-porous surface allowing the user to safely stow a variety of hot hair styling tools while also freeing up precious counter space. No more finger and counter top burns from using hot styling tools. The holster is available in a variety of colors and sizes to best suit your needs and décor.

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SLIM Sonic Toothbrush (www.Violife.com) - $14.95

Not only are the battery-operated SLIM Sonic Toothbrushes from Violife stylish, they're also incredibly compact, making them great to use anywhere like the gym, office, or while jet-setting around the world. Its vented mascara-style cap keeps the toothbrush dry, safe and clean, no matter where you stash it.  Hot date? No problem! Just pack it in your clutch to keep those pearly whites on point. It delivers 22,000 brush strokes per minute! The portable Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrushes come in an array of fashionable colors and patterns, and each includes an extra replaceable brush head and AAA battery.

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Carlos by Carlos Santana Handbags (www.Macys.com) - $39 - $69

Pretty spring fashion is now literally in the palm of your hand with these two designer Carlos by Carlos Santana clutches. I'm obsessed with fringe this season, and the pristine white Daryll clutch features fabulously long faux leather fringe that's sure to turn heads. When you need to go hands-free, a hidden strap converts the clutch into a cross body style. Another great spring style is Carlos by Carlos Santana oversized Kailee wristlet clutch, available in white or orange, which features a gorgeous, intricate laser-cut, faux leather shell. With the entire Carlos line, you can look good and feel good about your purchase, too. Santana supports the Milagro Foundation—a charitable organization that makes grants to community based organizations around the world working with children in the areas of the arts, education and health. Now that's a good look!

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timi & leslie Baby Bags (www.ShopTimiAndLeslie.com) - $159.99 and $169.99

timi & leslie's designs are inspired by the philosophy that being a parent does not mean sacrificing style to gain function. Indeed, with timi & leslie bags parents can look chic and fashion-forward while staying organized and having everything they need for baby at-the-ready. These great-looking, functional bags are made from faux leather (PVC free) and feature timi & leslie's custom hardware in an antique brass finish. With its intention to revolutionize the diaper bag, timi & leslie is ushering in an era where moms can also be style icons. With reported celebrity fans that include Angelina Jolie, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox Arquette, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba and Jack Black, timi & leslie bags are a stellar choice for parents who seek luxurious style, practical function and great quality.

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Saffron Marigold's Luxury Bedding and Linens (www.SaffronMarigold.com) - $29.99

Does your bedroom décor need a dose of fabulous? Here's a way to add a touch of sensual Indian elegance to the space. Saffron Marigold is an online boutique offering a collection of exotic designer handcrafted, India-inspired luxury bedding and linens that are all Fair Trade. Each unique pattern is block printed and hand printed ensuring all are a "one-of-a-kind" product. Hand block printing is one of India's oldest textile arts, and the company applies it to a range of home décor items for the bedroom and elsewhere, including Indian bedspreads, duvet covers, fabric shower curtains, sheer tab-top curtains, decorative pillow covers, and table linens. All products are printed on superior grade, super soft 100% cotton with either vegetable dyes or non-toxic eco-friendly fabric dyes.

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"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions can be seen at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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