Five Gifts of Christmas for Family & Friends: Part 4

On the 4th day of my Christmas gifting guide, I have the perfect idea for the hard-to-buy-for woman in your life.  You know whom I am talking about:  the woman who has everything and needs nothing or the dear relative whom you just don’t get to see enough to know what she might really like.  No matter which, La Mer’s Lip Balm will truly delight her.

     After Real Simple recommended this lip balm last January, I was intrigued and had to try it.  While it was a bit of a splurge, ten months later, I still have a tiny bit left, and I use it at least twice a day.  It is a bit addicting, and I cannot go to sleep without a smear on my lips.

    As LaMer describes its popular product available at upscale retailers like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue,

Thinner-skinned than any other area of the face, the lips are virtually defenseless against subtle changes in wind, temperature, dryness, even diet—requiring special attention. The Lip Balm infuses a potent concentration of the original Miracle Broth™ with marine extracts, botanicals and vitamins to regenerate the delicate lip skin. This luxurious emulsion works on contact to soften roughness, relieve dryness and flaking, and help heal seriously dry lips.

A patented Lipid Complex is the first line of defense. It delivers moisture, strengthening the lips’ minimal moisture barrier and helping to prevent further damage. An essential protein found in the Arctic helps insulate vulnerable lip skin from extreme conditions of heat and cold. Mint comforts the lips and enhances the balm with a cool, refreshing flavor. Like Crème de la Mer, the results are immediate—lips look and feel smoother, softer, plumper—yet long-lasting.

     Since I began using this wonder balm, I have gifted it to a couple of friends, and they love it as much as I do.  Now that I am an Avad Fan, it was an easy Christmas choice for a few ladies in the extended family, as well as a very special family friend.  As we said in her note, “the best for the best!”

Hope these holidays are shaping up to be your best ever!

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