Gift Giving With Mary Kay

By Thursday, November 14, 2019 , , , ,

*This post features PR samples.

Mary Kay has launched a Holiday Gift Collection, which has a whole bunch of fabulous items that are great to give as a gift or treat yourself to.

Mad About Masking Mask Pod Gift Set .25 OZ. NET WT. / 7 g  $30.00
With four different face masks, this kit is perfect for anyone who loves to pamper themselves.
Miss Pore-fect: A clay mask to keep skin matte and shine-free.
Energy Queen: A mud mask that also has Japanese green tea extract in it.
Lady Serenity: A cream mask with Aloe Vera extract and Provitamin B5 this skin helps soothe skin.
Dewy Gal:  A gel mask with Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Vitamin E.

Silicone Mask Brush $15.00
If you have ever applied a mask by hand you know its messy, if you've ever used a brush you know it sucks up the product. Silicone brushes are like little spatulas for your skincare.
You avoid mess all while reducing the amount of product wasted. I love using them so to see one in Mary Kay's gift guide products this year made me pretty happy.

Travel Spray .35 fl. oz. $25.00
I love a good fragrance and Mary Kay has a few great ones in their collection. Three of them are available in a travel spray format for the holidays. Which is pretty sweet because I really love mini sprays and prefer them every time over a rollerball perfume (just say no to roller balls people).

Live Fearlessly Eau de Parfum Travel Spray 
  • Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Ginger Lush Petals
  • Middle Notes: Bold Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orchid
  • Bottom Notes: Roasted Tonka Bean, Cedarwood, Australian Sandalwood, Vanilla Musk
Cityscape Eau de Parfum Travel Spray
  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Red Currant, Apricot, Violet Leaves
  • Middle Notes: Phantomia Orchid ScentTrek, Orange Flower Absolute, Peony, Florentine Orris
  • Bottom Notes: Sandalwood, Dasmon Plum, Sustainable Vanilla Beans from Madagascar ORPUR, Angelica, Amber
Forever Diamonds Eau de Parfum Travel Spray 
  • Top Notes: Sparkling Golden Peach, Jasmine Petals, Diamond Orchid
  • Middle Notes: Tuberose Absolute, Heliotrope, Apricot
  • Bottom Notes: Creamy Vanilla Bean, White Amber
I have been really loving Bergamot lately so Live Fearlessly has been in my purse the last few weeks. I must say I really do like it.

Be Delighted Body Mousse 119 mL  $18.00
Be Delighted is Mary Kay's fragrance that has appeared before on this blog (back in 2016 for the Holidays). It is sweet and fruity without being too sweet. Think of it as a toned-down version of Bath and Body Works' Sugar Plum Fairy (so super festive).

This body mousse is great to keep your skin hydrated and soft during the season. It is super hydrating but also fast-absorbing and non-greasy. It also has a very cheery and merry packaging that is perfect for the holidays.

Cityscape Silkening Dry Oil 5 fl. oz. $24.00
In the same scent as in the perfume spray, this is a body oil that is lightweight and quick-absorbing. I love a good body oil after a bath or shower, so it has been really nice as the weather has gotten colder and drier. It also layers really well with the perfume spray.
I really enjoy that the bottle has a pretty wide opening so I can easily squirt some oil out without any struggle, something I have trouble with from time to time with other brands.

Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs with Bonus Holiday Socks 88 mL $16.00
Feet need some extra love this time of year, Mint Bliss is the perfect foot and leg lotion for the job. I love the minty smell and mild tingling feeling that you get when using it. My feet and legs stay nice and hydrated and that makes me happy.
As a bonus, you can order a set that comes with a bonus pair of holiday socks. These babies are cute and incredibly soft. I love to load my feet up with the lotion and put them right into them. I get really cold feet in my old house so it is always nice to have a great pair of fuzzy socks.
I think this is the perfect gift for anyone you know who spends their days on their feet.

Ultrastay Lip Lacquer $47.00 
Rose / Cherry / Plum
Whether you know someone who is into matte lips or glossy, these kits have you covered. You get a liquid lipstick that is long-wearing, transfer-proof in one of three vivid shades (Plum, Rose or Cherry) as well as a glossy topcoat/sealer. There also is a remover so you don't have to struggle to remove it at the end of the night (or if you make a mistake applying it).
The lipsticks themselves are really pretty, they go on opaque and have great lasting power. The topcoat feels silky and not sticky and adds a really nice feel to the lips. The remove is actually pretty impressive, I am shocked at how well it erases when I go a little out of lines with my application.
As for the shades, I like them quite a bit, I there is a shade for most people out there, I do wish there a few more options, but it is a holiday collection so it makes sense to keep it smaller.
The stand out products for gift giving for me ar the Lip Lacquer Kits, Mint Bliss lotion and sock kit, and the Travel Perfumes. The perfumes are Eau de perfume so they are going to last longer than a toilette or fragrance mist, they also are really elegant and smell amazing. The lip Laqure kits are a great way to spread some holiday colours. Nothing says the holidays like a great red and Cherry delivers that. The Mint Bliss and socks are a great self-care item that I am sure everyone would love and at a pretty great price point of just $16.

*Products were sent for review purposes. All views and opinions are my own.