Gifts of Beauty

Every woman appreciates quality pampering and enjoys trying the newest products to hit the market. For a quick stocking stuffer, token of luxe or compiling a basket of beauty, there are a few choices that are sure to make for happy holidays…

The Amarté Heart is an entire skincare system packaged in a pretty pink gift box. It includes a foam cleanser, firming and eye creams, a daily hydrator and two BB creams in natural and light tints. Created in Korea, this line combines bio-organic ingredients with purified sulfur, retinol and proprietary blends. These products include natural fragrance extracts to enhance the experience of the daily skincare routine. The light scent is very soothing. $150

7 Days of Wonder skincare routine is seven tubes of lotion, each with a different focus, tucked neatly into a silver, portable faux alligator clutch. This regimen is based on the concept that no single, multi-benefit cream can contain enough ingredients to provide the desired results. Each of the seven .75oz tubes addresses a different skin issue: From refining on Monday to renewing on Sunday. The Rotation Skin Therapy uses a single product to avoid needing an increased amount over time. By using a single, high-potency product for firming once a week, in rotation with six other targeted lotions, maximum results can be obtained. One set lasts about three months. $295

Rowenta’s Infini Pro hair dryer is a treat to work with. The unique auto sensor in the handle automatically turns it on when you hold it and off when you set it down. Negative ion technology results in faster drying and frizz-free hair. This elegant, black matte-finish dryer has two speeds and three heat settings plus a cold-shot and it comes with a 1/3” concentrator and a 5” diffuser. $219

toni munna

Toni Munna is a native Long Islander who is always on the lookout for products that fulfill their promise to firm, hydrate, slim, soothe, de-wrinkle, plump, relax, de-stress, and just generally make you look and feel better. She a firm believer that wellness enhances beauty and has been testing beauty products and reviewing spas for you since the fall of 2006. You can reach her with questions at