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Relaxing bath products make good scents as gifts

December 05, 2004|By Maria Blackburn | Maria Blackburn,Special to the Sun

HE'S MAKING THE LIST. He's checking it twice. But can the man in red really come through with the beauty goods that you most want this season?

Don't leave it all to chance. Send Santa an e-mail detailing what it is you're looking for. Here's what you -- and Santa -- need to know:

The goods: Molton Brown splendour gift set

Why you need this: Tired? Cranky? Stressed? You've got all of your moods covered with this set containing a global mix of active natural extracts in scents to suit every mood. We're talking bath and shower gels ranging from rejuvenating arctic birch, warming eucalyptus and sensual hanaleni to energizing sea moss and relaxing yuan zhi.

Where to get it: $36 at Sephora at the Mall in Columbia and www.moltonbrown.com.

The goods: Xela Aromasticks Enchanting Candy Cane fragrance

Why you need this: Love the smell of candy canes but don't want to wear them as your fragrance of choice this season? Perfume your home with a unique blend of essential oils that will remind you of childhood holidays. Place the thin bamboo reeds in the jar of essential oils and you'll have a gentle fragrance that's safer than candles, not as overpowering as incense.

Where to get it: Xela Aromasticks Candy Cane scent costs $35 for mini size, $60 for full size at www.xelaaromasticks.com.

The goods: Frederic Fekkai Faves for Hair and Body Gift Set

Why you need this: Now you won't have to leave your fave hair and body products at home when you travel. Fekkai Faves contains moisturizing shampoo and conditioner with shea butter, hair mask with shea butter and body wash and body cream with shea butter. The 1.6- to 2-ounce bottles are just the right size for travel.

Where to get it: $40 at www.sephora.com.

The goods: Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection

Why you need this: This holiday, makeup is all about smoldering eyes and luminous skin. Get the look with the help of Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Eye Kohl Palette, followed by two coats of Black Everything Mascara. Finish it up with a sweep of Peony Blush on the apples of your cheeks and a coat of Rum Raisin Lip Color and some Crystal Lip Gloss.

Where to get it: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Eye Kohl Palette, $37, Everything Mascara, $19, Peony Blush, $19, Rum Raisin Lip Color, $19, and Crystal Lip Gloss, $15, are available at Nordstrom and www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

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