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12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive

Gym memberships, massages, and the best brows money can buy—W editors share the beauty splurges on their holiday lists.

  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Inspiration
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Le Labo Santal 26 Candle
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - T3 Whirl Trio
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Tracy Anderson Method Membership
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Feathered Brows
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Tria Age Defying Laser Bundle
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Elemental Well-Being Massage
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - La Mer Crème de la Mer
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Amangiri
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Breville Juice Fountain Duo Juicer
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Spa Weekend
  • 12 Beauty Splurges to Give or Receive - Diptyque Oliban Candle
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  1. 1/16

    The Inspiration:Face Time” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Alex White; W Magazine July 2010.

  2. 2/16

    “I always feel guilty about buying myself nice candles, but I’ve been lusting after this one from Le Labo.” - Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

    Le Labo Santal 26 Candle, $420, barneys.com.

  3. 3/16

    “An hour or two at this posh spa takes me away from the stresses of the city—and the practitioners are all great.” - Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

    20 Massage Gift Certificates at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, 80 Columbus Circle; 212.805.8880.

  4. 4/16

    “I keep trying to find new easier ways to curl my very-straight hair and this would be a god-send." - Tina Huynh, Associate Jewelry Editor

    T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand, $270, violetgrey.com.

  5. 5/16

    “Customized workouts that are as enjoyable as they are effective, unlimited classes, and body consultations every 10 days make this less of a splurge and more of an essential. A Tracy Anderson Method membership is the gift that keeps on giving.” - Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

    Tracy Anderson Method Membership, $900 per month or $45 per class, 45 Hubert Street; 212.965.1408.

  6. 6/16

    "I’m putting down my tweezers now in anticipation of the Feathered Brow treatment by Kristie Streicher, who won’t see new clients without at least eight weeks (and up to a year!) of growth. The results are certainly Shields-worthy.” - Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor


    Feathered Brow eyebrow shaping and tinting by Kristie Streicher, $100-$200, for appointments visit TheFeatheredBrow.com

  7. 7/16
  8. 8/16

    “Is there a better gift than a tool that erases all signs of holiday stress from your face?!” - Kristin Auble, Research Editor

    Tria Age Defying Laser Bundle, $495, sephora.com.

  9. 9/16

    “Last year, my mom gave me a gift card to the Shibui spa for a massage and body scrub. It was amazing, hint hint…" - Sarah Leon, Digital Director

    Elemental Well-Being Massage, starting at $235, Shibui Spa at The Greenwich Hotel, 377 Greenwich Street; 212.941.8900.

  10. 10/16

    "I am always suffering from dry skin during the winter months, I couldn’t think of a better remedy than this Crème De La Mer moisturizing cream that promises a dewey complexion.” - Sam Walker, Associate Accessories Editor

    La Mer Crème de la Mer, $310, cremedelamer.com.

  11. 11/16

    “For me, there is no bigger beauty splurge than a vacation that combines physical activity, natural beauty and relaxing spa treatments. I can’t imagine a more divine solution than a stay at this epic hotel." - Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

    A vacation at the Amangiri Resort in Utah, for more information visit aman.com.

  12. 12/16

    “I own a blender, and two Nutri-Bullets, but no juicer. This juicer would make my life complete – I need it! I would be ecstatic to open this during the holidays! - Sarah Zendejas, Assistant Fashion & Market Editor

    Breville Juice Fountain Duo Juicer, $400, williams-sonoma.com.

  13. 13/16

    “A spa weekend in Thailand, please?” - Lina Wahlgren, Art Director

    Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road; +66 76 372 400.

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    “I love this holiday candle from Diptyque– its’ fresh balmy scent reminds me of Christmas and makes me want to go home for the holidays!” - Gillian Sagansky, Assistant Writer / Associate to the Editor in Chief

    Diptyque Oliban Candle, $70, diptyqueparis.com.

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