shoppping-sale_web.jpgShopping for all the women in your life doesn’t have to be a source of stress. The perfect gift could be right under your nose in one of the colorful catalogs she collects each week or may in a Macy’s store in nearby mall. What woman doesn’t want to look and feel beautiful?

Enter a beauty brand, such as Mary Kay, that not only understands women, but makes it easy for you too – it’s like having your very own personal shopper.


Every woman can and should wear red – lips that is. “Red lips just scream festive!” says makeup artist, Raychel Wade. “I love playing up lip color during the holidays.”

The Mary Kay Viva Red! Set, contains all of the essentials for stunning red lips, including age-fighting lip primer, a bright red lipstick, red lip gloss for shine and lip liner for staying power. “Having pops of color in makeup is so on-trend right now,” says beauty vlogger, Caitlin Ellsworth of Glamourista16.

Look for a set appropriate for any skin tone, such as one with rich plum shades. The Mary Kay Limited-Edition Purple Passion Set makes it easy to create a day look and transition it to night, with the perfect combination of plum-colored mascara, a trio of eye shadow and an eye crayon.


Accessories are always a hit, so choose a clutch, wristlet, satchel or tote in gold, silver or bronze from MICHAEL Michael Kors at Macy’s. Fragrance gift sets from Marc by Marc Jacobs will combine all her favorite beauty and skincare secrets. She’ll love a sleek, faux-leather moto jacket from Calvin Klein, or a designer timepiece from Coach that is sure to impress.

“Macy’s is the premier gift shopping destination during the holiday season and we continue to elevate our customers’ shopping experience in-store and online by offering the latest gift ideas from favorite brands for everyone on your list,” said Louis Mastragiacomo, Macy’s senior vice president, fashion and product office, leased business and multicultural development. “During this busy time, we offer the convenience of one-stop shopping with an assortment that reflects a variety of brands, price points and lifestyles to fit everyone’s needs.”


For customers who want to give back while shopping, Macy’s exclusive Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti programs offer handmade gifts that give twice: once to the recipient of your gift and a second time to the artisan who receives half of the wholesale price of that item. Items available include woven baskets, up-cycled metal bowls and papier-mâché vases.


Open Hearts Family by Jane Seymour not only celebrates the traditional family unit, but also the extended families that we create from the people we open our hearts to as we journey through life. It also shares the belief that family is more than what we are born into, that it’s truly about the moments we have in life when we are touched by another—when we open our hearts and souls and trust one another with our deepest feelings. These people become our Open Hearts Family.

“We think the collection, especially given the meaning behind it, is perfect for the holidays,” said Frank Cirillo, public relations manager for Sterling Jewelers Inc., parent of Kay Jewelers. The collection is now available at and in Kay stores.