One of my favorite online shopping destinations, SkinStore brought back its most tempting holiday special: the 12 Miracles of Beauty. This abbreviated version of an advent calendar is overflowing with treats from so many of my favorite brands! Even more importantly, it is priced at $99 and valued at $340. Read: this trunk is not to be missed. If you’re not a fan of surprise boxes or mystery kits, below is a reveal of everything that’s included. Another spoiler: it’s way better than last year’s!
Erno Laszlo Hydrate & Nourish
Phelityl Night Cream. New to me, iconic to brand loyalists. Can’t wait to try it as Erno Laszlo’s moisturizers are usually too rich for me to use during the day. This hefty half ouncer is going to be a perfect travel companion.
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel
This is what I slather on after a particularly challenging Peloton class. It feels cooling, definitely de-stressing. If you enjoy herbal blends, this one combines lavender, juniper, rosemary, and other mind (and muscle) soothing plant extracts. Full size alert! (150ml)
this works sleep power nap spray
Intrigued Party of One! As a huge fan of sleeping aids from this works, I cannot wait to pack this one on our next overnighter. I really do have issues falling asleep in beds other than my own. (10ml)
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser
The most universal face wash ever made. Gentle, effective, creamy, dreamy, foaming goodness. No scent, no fuss. You can’t not like this one. (2 oz tube)
ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel
This is why I love enzyme peels: they de-activate themselves and never burn my skin. Papaya and pineapple extracts digest all the dead cells off the skin’s surface and leave your complexion soft and glowing for days. Full size tube coming through! (50ml)
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
This lightweight moisturizer is usually my go-to during the summer months. It’s airy yet provides lasting hydration. If you’re traveling a bit this holiday season, the slim TSA-friendly tube is a great addition to your in-flight kit. (40ml)
Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum
Confession time: never heard of Dr. Botanicals but I’m a sucker for anything infused with superfoods. Partial to eye treatments to can manually add hours of sleep to my tired looking peepers, I am excited to give this one a try. (15ml)
Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Intense
If you wish for denser, longer, thicker, and fuller looking hair, this solution promises to deliver on all fronts. Luckily, this Leo has no issues in the hair department but being a good son, I’m sending it to my mom’s. (60ml)
SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair & TNS Eye Repair
SkinMedica is a recent additions to my ever growing skincare repertoire but I’m really enjoying it so far, especially the HA5 serum. These tubes are rather small (.25oz and .07oz) but if we head out of town for Thanksgiving, I’m packing them both. Can ever try enough sunscreens and eye treatments? No.
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick
This is a shiny looking crayon that I imagine goes on your eyelids. I’ll be giving it to my Russian friend. She goes crazy for sparkling anything. Looks full size to me. (0.14oz)
Skin Chemists Rose Quartz Youth Defense Lip Plump
I have literally no lips so I may be giving this one a whirl. Unless it’s very glossy or leaves sticky lip marks on a martini glass. It’s got peppermint oil to ‘stimulate’ blood flow? Fingers crossed it’s not irritating… because peppermint oil. Keep you posted! (8ml)
Omorovicza Balancing Moisturizer
Saved the best for last. Love everything about this lotion moisturizer – it’s truly perfect consistency, absorbs beautifully, and plays well with my combination skin. It also combines well with tints (like D-Bronzi). The generous 30ml bottle should be what triggers this purchase.