RI Beauty Expert: Last Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffers
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Donna Macdonald, GoLocalProv Beauty Expert
Beauty mavens know that some of the most delightful presents are those found in a Christmas stocking. But in order to make a great stocking stuffer, a gift has to be cute, small and above all, useful. Here are some that meet the criteria with a splash of joy and wonder thrown in:
The cult brand Lalicious is all about temptingly beautiful skin achieved by using their inimitable sugar scrubs. The enchanting Facing Thayer boutique carries Lalicious’ Limited Edition Holiday Sugar Scrub Tower with three yummy scents: Creamy Eggnog, Hot Buttered Rum, and Peppermint Patti. The branded tower “tube” has a festive red Christmas ribbon too. Go on. Make her holiday. Facing Thayer, Providence
Local Skin Care
No stocking should be without a lavish bar of soap. Shore Soap Company’s sea salt soaps moisturize the skin as they clean it bare. They’re made right here in Rhode Island and are natural and luxuriously creamy. Tuck one into the toe of her stocking but leave room for a bottle of emollient body lotion from their new Jack Frost line. Reminiscent of a walk in the woods on a snowy December day, the lotions contain natural oils for soothing windchapped skin. Newport
For the Bath
Everyone loves a cute snowman and Kohl’s charming little fizzy bath balls look just like Frosty and come three to a package. She’ll want to drop one in her preholiday dinner bath for soothing comfort. Buy two or three extra to trim the tree with as they make sweet little ornaments, too. Kohl’s, North Kingstown, Warwick, Smithfield
Fragrances in petite packages make perfect stocking stuffers. Salt Boutique carries the captivating Illume Go Be Lovely perfumes in entrancing floral packaging. We love it because it’s portable beauty that will create an air about her. It’s stockingworthy because it’s winsome, unique, and smells terrific. Salt, Tiverton Four Corners
When filling her stocking, look for beauty care items that are a little out of the ordinary. Remember this is the season for comfort and joy. None of the items listed are costly but bundled together in an oldfashioned stocking, they can create a little bit of magic.
Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com, where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.
Retail Therapy Beauty Bar
1276 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI
This salon offers manicure and pedicure deals paired with chardonnay, champagne and cocktails!
Beauty Lounge at Magnolia
1375 Park Ave., Cranston, RI
Get a luxurious facial before you go out on the town at Magnolia's Beauty Lounge. They offer a variety of treatments including an anti-aging lactic acid peel followed by a multivitamin recovery masque that will help you put your best face forward.
Photo: Beauty Lounge at Magnolia
48 Hillside Rd., Cranston, RI
Located in Garden City, Studio B houses it's very own beauty boutique! After you get your makeup applied you can actually purchase the products.
Photo: Studio B
KY Michaels Salon
442 Wickenden St., Providence, RI
KY Michaels is known for providing the "Best Haircuts" around for men and women.
Photo: KY Michaels Salon
La La Luxe
139 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI
La La Luxe Salon offers special conditioning treatments to tame any difficult hair type: brittle/dry/fragile hair, rebellious to curly hair, and lifeless or dull hair can all be remedied in time for the weekend.
Tiffany's Salon and Spa
21 West St., Barrington, RI
Feeling tense after a long work week? Relax with a hot stone massage or Reiki at Tiffany's. They also offer massage packages so you can feel refreshed every weekend!
The W Salon
713 Westminster St., Providence, RI
The W Salon has a Brazilian Blowout treatment that will smooth and tame your rogue hair. Their staff is also Deva certified to properly cut your curly locks.
114 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02903
Moss Salon is one of the only salons around that offers neo-extensions: a hair technique that uses no glue or clips to seamlessly give you longer locks and change your look.
Photo: Moss Salon
Flipp Salon Apothecary
38 Transit St., Providence, RI
Flipp provides services using natural, plant-based products, and offer custom-brewed teas you can sip as you relax and enjoy their beauty treatments.
Photo: Flipp Salon Apothecary
800 Hope St., Providence, RI
Coiffurium has specialty facials for any skin ailment: acne, anti-aging, and even rosacea. They also have Swedish and deep tissue massages to help you begin the weekend feeling invigorated.