Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I will let you know where I bought the items and the purchase price. (And if there are any deals!) There will be items for every budget level and I will include a product review. Be sure to check back each Friday!

On this Friday–the actual Black Friday in the U.S.–I decided to go a bit outside of the box. This is not a holiday gift set produced by a company, but one I assembled on my own to appeal to a person I know who loves Asian skin care products.

The holidays are a good time to spend extra time on skin care. Pur˜lisse is a brand sold on its own website and in Ulta. I have used this line on-and-off for the past several years.

The creator of the company, Jennifer Yen, is a former actress. (She played Vypra on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television show.) She developed the line after the stage makeup caused negative reactions to her skin.

This is a higher-end line, but you can find sales and deals at places like Ipsy and Birchbox. Sometimes it is nice to get a pre-packaged holiday gift set, and sometimes you have to assemble your own. What I have pictured here are products from two purchases–an Ipsy offer and a purchase with coupon from the pur˜lisse website. I suggest signing up for the pur˜lisse email list for some great coupons and limited time offers.

The Blue Lotus and Prevent lines can be purchased in sets on the Pur˜lisse website. The ingredients include Blue Lotus extract, White Tea, Soy Proteins, Algae Extracts, Whole Oat, and Vitamin E.

My Favorite Product from the Line

IMG_0167Blue Lotus and Seaweed Sheet Masks

I first learned about these masks through Ipsy with a trial in one of their bags. The Blue Lotus and Seaweed masks are still some of my favorites (6 for $36). It makes your face soft and smooth and the hydration lasts for days.

Pur˜lisse doesn’t have a traditional holiday set, but has a wonderful mix of products that anyone who likes to try out skincare would be happy to receive. I am so excited to give my friend this gift and learn what she thinks about the products.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I purchased all of the products.

Have you purchased a “holiday” gift set this year? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

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