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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 thebay.com 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.ca

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 sephora.ca

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 amazon.ca

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 sephora.ca and Nordstrom.com

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 thebay.com

235 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristin
    December 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I feel like I can smell Burberry Hero just by looking at Adam Driver. Is that just me?

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    AEKZ2
    December 30, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I would love to try the Sulwhasoo Cult Classics Set.

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    Sohair
    December 30, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    great choices thanks for sharing

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    Georgie Wright
    December 30, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Skincare and fragrances are my favourite products

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    Paula S.
    December 30, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    That Sephora Holiday Vibes Makeup Palette looks awesome! I wonder if it’s still available now that the holidays are over?

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    sarah robinson
    December 30, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    amazing

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    Pat Healy
    December 30, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Fabulous make up pallet

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    michelle fiorelli
    December 30, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    amazing products!!!!

  • Reply
    Corry L.
    December 30, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Always love your Cityline segments. So much fun and great beauty picks!

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    Lorna May
    December 30, 2021 at 9:47 am

    So many great products . The Opi calendar would be so much fun

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    Diane Warstler
    December 30, 2021 at 7:59 am

    The Sephora Holiday Vibes Makeup Palette would be a perfect gift for my granddaughter, who turns 18 in January.

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    Shannon Flannery
    December 30, 2021 at 5:06 am

    Love this so much! I wish I had seen it earlier but I was in the hospital. I gave my Mom Estée Lauder’s Night Repair Serum for Christmas. I love tonka bean Sotheby’s Caroline Herrera fragrance sounds great. I’ve been wanting to try Sulwhasoo! Thanks Dave!

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    Joanne Lowery
    December 30, 2021 at 4:57 am

    Woe Dave, so much awesomeness. Blessings all the time. Thank you!

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      Joanne Lowery
      December 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

      Applied incorrect website here is correct

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    Paula S.
    December 29, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    So many beautiful items on that list! I wish I could get the Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl! It is so unique and I’m told it smells heavenly!

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    Dana Rodriguez
    December 29, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    So many great products! I would love to try the D&G The One, Gold.

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    Emily Giddings
    December 29, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Wow – awesome!

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    Jenn
    December 29, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    These are awesome products. The OPI calendar would be so much fun to open each day.

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    Chrissy Disibio
    December 29, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Love the makeup pallete!

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    Louise Comb
    December 29, 2021 at 10:52 am

    If the scent of this set is a gorgeous as it looks, it will smell amazing. What I’d love most about getting a set like this, is that I would keep the bottles forever, because they’d count as art work.

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    Rhonda Prince
    December 29, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I always love Dave’s best picks!

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    Diane Warstler
    December 29, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I’d love to have the opportunity to try the Origins Merry Masks mini set, particularly the charcoal one.

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    Amanda K Price
    December 28, 2021 at 10:27 am

    I love Carolina Herrera fragrances! The bottles are gorgeous. I now need to get Very Good Girl to add to my collection.

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      Nadia Habib
      December 29, 2021 at 8:06 pm

      Would love to try these. Great prize

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    Jacquelyn G
    December 28, 2021 at 7:35 am

    The LED screen is SO cool!!! 😱🤩😍

    Twitter: @fancybeast69

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    Diane Warstler
    December 28, 2021 at 7:04 am

    I love the idea of Burberry Hero as a scent for men!

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    Johanna Newman
    December 28, 2021 at 12:49 am

    So many great suggestions. I love the Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl.

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