Best holiday beauty picks on Cityline

Tracy Moore and I have so much fun on set and I succeeded in really making her laugh this month. It’s the first time I’m back in the Citytv studios in 18 months. I’ve searched for the best holiday beauty, skincare and fragrance gift items guaranteed to bring joy and smiles.

Cityline exclusive: Moncler Pour Homme LED bottle, $254

This is a Cityline exclusive. Luxury fashion label Moncler has just launched a men’s and women’s fragrance with a remarkable LED screen bottle. An interactive and programmable LED screen is incorporated into the flacon that connects with your smartphone. Download the app and you can instantly program any message that scrolls across the LED screen. Simply press and hold the button on the bottle featuring the iconic Moncler logo to turn on or off. The bottle comes with a charging cable and a user manual in 42 languages. Better yet, the bottle is refillable.

Moncler Pour Femme is a sophisticated woody floral eau de parfum for her that pairs a lively Italian green mandarin note with a green alpine accord. It’s a fresh and uplifting first impression. The feminine heart of rare jasmine absolute with fruity undertones soon emerges balanced by the sandalwood and musk. It’s beautifully blended.

Available at and at select Hudson’s Bay stores.

Estee Lauder Blockbuster Beauty Essentials: $99 with any $150 Estee Lauder purchase at Hudson’s Bay (value of $600)

This is the best beauty value of the season. It’s called a purchase-with-purchase. Make any $150 Lauder purchase instore or online and you can buy the blockbuster for an additional $99. It is worth $600!! It contains 29 beauty essentials for the price of one Advanced Night Repair. Inside this handsome red and pink train case (made from recycled material) you get: two full-sized Advanced Night Repair serums 30 ml each, one travel-sized Advanced Night Repair 7 ml, Two full-sized Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Gel Cremes 15 ml each, One deluxe travel-sized ANR Eye Supercharged Complex Gel Crème 5ml, one Pure Colour Envy Palette in Candy Glow (9 shades), One Candy Glam palette (9 shades), One full-sized Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, two full-sized Pure Colour Envy Lipsticks in 539 Excite and 11 Tiger Eye, one full-sized eye makeup remover 100 ml, plus you get to choose a full-sized moisturizer: Revitatlizing Supreme Crème or Resilience Multi-Effect Crème. (while supplies last)

Origins Merry Masks mini set: $25 with value of $44

This is a set of five of Origins’ best-loved masks to help tackle skincare concerns of pores, dullness and uneven texture. They work for all skin types. The purifying charcoal mask is particularly good. Available at

Sephora Holiday Vibes Makeup Palette, $48 (value of $396)

This eye-popping makeup palette contains 60 eyeshadows, three eyeliners, three brow powders, six face powders, 16 lip glosses and two makeup brushes. The shadows come in a range of textures: matte, shimmer and glitter. The palette even contains a pop-up mirror.

Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl, $168

Good Girl is a Cityline viewer favourite. We get huge reaction on social media whenever we show it. And there is an extra special limited edition just in time for the holidays called “Very Good Girl”. It’s a sexy fruity-floral scent for her that plays up the notes of rose and vetiver. The rose is warm and silky creating a seductive effect. And the bottle is red lacquer.

Available at

OPI Holiday ’21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 PC Advent Calendar, $69.95 (tbc)

This adorable nail lacquer set contains 22 mini nail lacquers 3.75 ml including shades such as “Snow Day in LA”, “Ready Fete Go”, “I’m Really An Actress” and “Ring The Blue Year”. Available on

Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette, 100 ml, $124

Adam Driver, who played Ben Solo in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, stars in the ad campaign for Burberry Hero. He founded “Arts in the Armed Forces”, a non-profit that performs theatre for all branches of the military in the U.S.

This is Ricardo Tisci’s first fragrance for Burberry and it is a fresh, luminous spicy-woody scent for him with notes of bergamot, juniper, black pepper and cedarwood.

Available at select Hudson’s Bay, Sephora and Shoppersdrugmart stores.

Sulwhasoo Cult Classics Set, $241 (value of $434)

Calling all skincare enthusiasts: Here is a brand you might want to try! South Korean luxury beauty brand Sulwhasoo combines Asian wisdom from traditional Korean herbal medicine with modern science to create a holistic approach to beauty. It presents a sensorial experience through beauty rituals. The star ingredient is Korean ginseng which the brand has studied for 50 years. This set contains two of the best-selling iconic products: First Care Activating Serum and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream.

Available at and

John Varvatos XX Indigo, 75 ml, $94

American menswear designer John Varvatos has created a masculine amber-fougere fragrance for him that combines notes of mint, pink pepper, lemon, Himalayan Poppy, patchouli, vetiver and musk. How many sprays will you get from this bottle? 750! The general rule is that you get 10 sprays per 1 ml of fragrance in a bottle.

Available at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart stores and online.

D&G The One, Gold, $96 to $155

The One Gold is an eau de parfum intense fruity-floral scent for her with notes of juicy gold plum, rose superessence, patchouli and white musk.

The One For Men Gold is an eau de parfum intense with notes of juicy citrus, spicy ginger and rich patchouli.

Available at Hudson’s Bay stores and


  • Reply
    January 26, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Christmas is the best time to buy beauty products and learn about them.

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    Sandy Weinstein
    January 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    great selection of products, thank up for all of the updates.

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    Cheryl k
    January 12, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    I love all of these suggestions and now have a bunch of beauty products to try wink 😉

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    M. S. Thompson
    January 10, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Great information on new products. Thanks!

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    Janice Cournoyer
    January 10, 2022 at 10:53 am

    A great list, and used to buy some special gifts for some special people:)

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    Rose Eros
    January 8, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    thank you for all the suggestions

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    Morgan M
    January 6, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Love all these products!

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    MJ Symmonds
    January 5, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    What a fantastic list of some amazing products!!

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    Eleni Georgoulopoulou
    January 5, 2022 at 3:32 am

    Everything looks amazing ,thank you for all the suggestions

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    Deborah Dorrington
    January 4, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I purchased this John Varvatos XX Indigo cologne for my husband after seeing it on Cityline. My husband loves it and I’m glad that he has a new fragrance.

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    Bessie Boyd
    January 4, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Great gifts! I love the Opi advent calendar the Estee Lauder, & Burberry!❤💚❤ @BoydBess

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    Nandy Palmer
    January 4, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Dave, because of work, I can never see you live. But I always watch your segment after and follow along with Lackie’s Ladies on Twitter 😊

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    Diane Warstler
    January 4, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Any product from Burberry, e.g., Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette, is something to get excited about!

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    Regina Cocco
    January 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    I always loves the Estee Lauder Blockbuster ❤️
    So beautiful every year ❣️

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    Paula S.
    January 4, 2022 at 11:05 am

    One of these days I am hoping to get Carolina Herrera’s Very Good Girl! I have been wanting it for a while. Unfortunately, it is not in my budget or anyone I know, unfortunately. I doubt I would ever receive it as a gift. But I am still hoping to be able to get it someday. Such a gorgeous bottle and I’ve been told it smells amazing, too!

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    Colleen Rose
    January 3, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Origins mini merry masks would be awesome as being home indoors so much and the extreme cold is really making my skin dry and wind burned from the cold and extreme wind

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    Diane Warstler
    January 2, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I’m excited about the OPI Holiday ’21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 PC Advent Calendar for next year. My granddaughter would absolutely love it.

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    Linda Mc
    January 2, 2022 at 7:24 am

    I love watching Dave on his Cityline appearances and seeing all the new beauty products! I’m fascinated by the OPI Holiday ’21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 PC Advent Calendar – love OPI Nail polishes – “Not So Boring Boring Pink” has been my favorite for years (and I get a lot of comments on it!).

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    January 2, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Twitter miriama59 What? Can you imagine the Moncler Pour Homme LED bottle? That is amazing.

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    Diane Warstler
    January 1, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Next year I’m going to be looking for the OPI Holiday ’21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 PC Advent Calendar for my granddaughter.

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    Shawna Sanderson
    December 31, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Anything Burberry is my fave!

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    joyce wilson
    December 31, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Great gift suggestions!

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    Diane Warstler
    December 31, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I’m excited to purchase Burberry’s Hero Eau de Toilette. Sounds like a great new scent from this wonderful company.

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    December 30, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I enjoy learning about new products, especially these gift suggestions. The Sephora Holiday Vibes Makeup Palette and the OPI Holiday ’21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 PC Advent Calendar were perfect gifts for the nieces.

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