If you're out at the malls this weekend, you might be finding that the whole experience is more naughty than nice. You have to fight the crowds and play demolition derby just to get a parking spot.
But the good news is once you get inside the beauty aisle, all that tension will evaporate. Smell some of the delicious new scents and treat yourself to a quick pick-me-up.
As for buying gifts, you might be wondering what you can purchase this year for the other ladies in your life. In the glut of beauty products out there, I found a few standouts that are Black Friday (and beyond) sure things.
Here are a few celeb inspired beauty gifts that will also cause a smile. These might go fast because they fall under the category of Best Beauty Products to load up on this Black Friday.
Best Beauty Products to Snag on Black Friday:
Go with Oprah's Pick. Miss O insists that she's a big fan of Lafco Soap Set. As Oprah said, "This luxuriously oversize, deliciously scented soap is my new go-to-goft. I even bought a set to Mr. and Mrs. Colbert when I interviewed Stephen for Next Chapter." It cost $238 for a set of 14 soaps or they're $17 each. You can check them out here.
Oprah Also Loves Nail Polish. Oprah picked the Julep Nail Polish Set as a great gift. It's a limited edition beauty pick that comes in a white lacquer box filled with 12 stunning, toxin-free polishes for your every color whim. Find out more at their website .
Kai Perfume. It's a staple at all the chi chi Beverly Hills hotel gift shops and stars can't resist this sweet smelling, sexy, jasmine scented perfume (think vacation in Hawaii) that's not overwhelming, but gives you just the right mystery scent that will have others asking, "What are you wearing?" You're in good company if you're a Kai fan because Julia Roberts , Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and Naomi Watts are rumored fans of this perfume that combines gardenia, jasmine, tubersose and lily. The purse sized perfume oil is a great stocking stuffer. Find it at kai.
The Beauty Connection Book. It's a great beauty tome by Amy Wechsler who brings science to her beauty advice. One of the best tips: Humming releases nitric acid, which speeds healing. She also believes it increases your endorphins and can help with pain. To wit: When patients hum instead of grip stress balls before procedures, they totally relax. Her best beauty advice: More sleep and stay away from second hand smoke. Even if you're not smoking just being around those exhaled chemicals stresses your skin. Check it out here.
Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum. Stars are loving this serum, which helps with aging thanks to ingredients from the sea plus light reflecting particles. The product promises you will see quick visible signs of de-aging. That's enough to cause Christmas cheer in my book!