Leslie Emmerson
Leslie Emmerson

The Stocking Stuffers I’m Asking Santa for This Christmas

Dear Santa,

I’m sure that Mrs. Claus has been keeping you up to date on the hottest beauty trends, so none of this should be a surprise. I’m going out on a limb here and assuming I made the nice list, so I guess we can start with my stocking.

With the weather getting colder and the sun making fewer appearances, I really need the Hoola Matte bronzer by Benefit. It provides the ultimate sun-kissed look, and the brush is perfect for contouring.

The winter season has my skin feeling dull, but Vichy has it covered. The Purifying Clay Mask is the dream detox solution, while the Double Glow Peel Mask leaves skin looking radiant and the Quenching Mineral Mask works wonders on dehydrated skin. I’m not picky, Santa. Surprise me!

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The Stila Bright & Bold Liquid Lipstick Set is next on my wish list. You’re probably wondering why I need three lipsticks, but these vibrant shades will have me covered for every occasion. It’s important to have options!

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Nothing compares to the hours you’ve put in, but lately I’ve been working long days and it’s left me with dark circles under my eyes. The Vichy Teint Ideal Illuminator gives the perfect pop of light when it’s applied to the brow line, inner eyes and cheekbones.

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I realize it’s not possible for you to give me permanent lash extensions, so let’s go with the next best thing: They’re Real by Benefit. A few coats of this mascara will create dream lashes that are lengthened and curled with no clumps or smudges.

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After I’ve applied these products, it is only fitting for you to bring me a magical face wash. The Yes To Tomatoes charcoal facial cleanser smells fresh, exfoliates, removes impurities and prevents future breakouts. And if you want to sneak in the Yes to Tomatoes charcoal facial wipes, I wouldn’t be upset—they’re great for on the go!

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With Christmas parties in full swing, Maybelline’s Master Fix setting spray is essential. This product ensures my makeup stays fresh throughout the evening. Party on!

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I’ve got a few getaways planned in the new year, and the Clarins Radiance and Moisturizing Program is the ideal travel kit! The energizer cream, cleanser and booster will fit perfectly in my carry-on and will recharge and refresh my skin after a long flight.

To complete the list, I think a pretty nail polish for New Year’s Eve would do the trick. The Fashionista shade by Revlon is a favourite, but I know I’ll love any colour you bring.

I’ll wrap this up by letting you know that I’m still obsessed with Golden Retriever puppies, and I’ve never said no to a nice bottle of wine.

Yours truly,

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