SHARING BEAUTY WITH LOVED ONES

Sometimes the stress of finding the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones can trump the joy and beauty of this time of year. Your mom, your sister, your boyfriend… maybe even a friend who is a bride-to-be – there are so many people that it becomes exhausting! So why not gift them with something that you can both enjoy? (You deserve it!) Check out our suggestions for holiday Beauty Adventures you can go on together, below.

With your mom…

Many beauty products are targeted towards specific ages, but women of all generations can agree on one thing: polish colors. Chances are both you and your mom love Essie’s classic shades, like Wicked and Marshmallow. If so, book a mani-pedi for the two of you at Essie’s new flagship salon, located in the Samuel Shriqui salon, on the Upper East Side. 35 E 65th Street – 212.472.6805

With your girlfriends…

Looking pretty and sipping cocktails with your girls? Sounds like a perfect night out to us! Drybar will host the party, providing drinks and perfect blow outs for all guests; all you have to bring is girl talk and gossip! For locations in the US and to book a party visit Drybar online.

With your boyfriend…

Mention to your boyfriend that you want to take him on a Beauty Adventure, and he understandably might run for cover. “Can’t you get me Knicks tickets instead?!” So why not tempt him with something that can be mutually enjoyable: a couples massage. Make a little road trip out of the day, and go to Williamsburg’s Pure Qi Regimen Spa for the treatment. Afterward, head over to little-known Brooklyn gem La Nonna Trattoria for an authentic Italian dinner. 268 Driggs Avenue – 718.383.3822

With your sister…

For a fun, unique adventure with your sister, head to Barrett’s Braid Bar, located in the John Barrett Salon on the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman. Work your way down from the penthouse: have a shopping spree afterward with your cute braided hair! 754 Fifth Avenue – 212.872.2700

With the bride-to-be…

Why spend your bridal shower eating cupcakes and gaining weight right before your special day, when you can enjoy a lush day of pampering with your best friends? Yes, technically, the bridal packages offered at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa are specifically designed for the bride, but who says friends can’t enjoy the luxurious offerings, too? Our pick is the ‘Diamonds are Forever’ package, which includes an Ultimate Arden facial, desert hot stone massage, signature mani-pedi and a spa lunch. 663 Fifth Avenue – 212.546.0200

Photo: Daily Pamp Editor Carole Hallac and bff Elisa Stangalini, author of Comic Pamp, sharing a pedi at Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa in NY