5 Essential Holiday Must-Haves

The holiday season is officially here! Between work, family, shopping, and events, it’s easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays. Here are 5 of our favorite holiday must-have essentials. From self-care to beauty to style, we’ve got a little bit of everything. Oh, and did we mention they make great gifts, too?

1. Sorella Apothecary Serum

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Cold weather, alcohol, and certain foods can take a toll on your skin this time of year. Boost your skincare regimen with a serum.

We love Sorella Apothecary’s collection of elixirs. Not sure which one to use? Just ask! Available at both La Belle Studio locations.

2. Blanket Scarf


We love shopping local, and Nicole J Boutique is one of our go-to-shopping spots! Owner Nicole Palmer and her staff make it feel like you’re shopping not only with a personal stylist, but your best friend!

NJB’s selection of blanket scarves are cozy and chic. They’re a great way to easily switch up your look (running from the office to your niece’s Christmas pageant). And they add a bit of flair to any ensemble. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns online and in-store.

3. Holiday Candles


Moderncity + Main’s Holiday Collection captures the essence of classic holiday scents. Get in a festive mood, or relax from a long stressful day by lighting one (or more) of these scrumptious candles.

The Holiday Collection includes Frosted Gingerbread, Caroling, Christmas Eve, Favorite Things, Oh Fudge, Mistletoe Magic, Winter Forest, Tree Farm, Deck the Halls, Sparkling Cranberry, and Santa’s Sleigh.

Can’t decide which one(s)? Grab a mix and match gift set.

4. Coffee Tumbler


For us, coffee is top of the list for self-care, especially during the hectic holidays. Sip your favorite caffeinated beverage in style with one of Starbucks adorable holiday tumblers. Available in several different colors and styles.

These tumblers are great for non-coffee drinkers, too. Simply swap coffee for water or your go-to drink. These make great gifts for teachers, best friends, Secret Santa, pretty much anyone on your list.

5. Eyeshadow Palette


Got your volume lashes? Now show off those lush lashes with a pop of color from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette.

The collection features 14 different shades include metallics, neutrals, and cool-toned mattes. Mix and match eyeshadows for a variety of holiday party looks. And your eyes will be so pretty, no one will know you were up until midnight wrapping gifts.

Has It Been a While Since Your Last Dermaplaning?

To maintain a flawless canvas for your favorite beauty products and improve skincare absorption, schedule a dermaplaning session. Give us a call at 302-656-0555302-378-8880 to book your service. 

End of Summer Beauty Bucket List

It feels like just yesterday was Memorial Day. Now signs of fall are popping up, reminding us that we have just a few more weeks of summer left. 

It's not too late to indulge in a beauty trend, product, or service that you've been wanting to try this summer. Here are 5 from our "End of Summer Beauty Bucket List." 

1. Rocking a Fresh Face

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Before we switch into fall eye and lip hues, there's still time to take advantage of Alex's current beauty trend that she's loving: the natural look.

To achieve the look, apply a CC cream like IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50+, some neutral hues from MORPHE Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, and go for a nude lip with Fenty Beauty by Rhianna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.

And to make the look really pop, make sure you're also...

2. Getting a Full Set of Lashes

 Lashes by Senior Artist Kelly. Book her at Middletown. 

Lashes by Senior Artist Kelly. Book her at Middletown. 

Whether you're heading back-to-school or back-to-work from vacation, there's no better time than now to get a full set of lashes. Not only will they save you precious time in the morning (adios, mascara!), but they'll compliment the natural makeup look you're currently rocking. 

To make sure your lashes stay in beautiful shape, don't forget to book your relash, too!  

3. Trying a Holy Grail Product


In our Employee Spotlights, we love to give a shout out to our favorite holy grail products. If you've been meaning to try just one holy grail product before the end of summer, try A Natural Difference's Cobra Eye Serum.

It's a lightweight formula that can be applied to the eyelids. (FYI: most eye creams can't be applied to the eyelids.) And it's also safe for lashes! This magical product is available at both La Belle Studio locations --  Wilmington and Middletown.

We have a feeling this product will be one that sticks with you long after your spray tan fades...

3. Getting a Fresh Spray Tan


Summer may be winding down, but we're not ready to give up our sun-kissed look. Keep your skin glowy and tan with a fresh spray tan from Walkin' On Sunshine

For pre-spray prep tips plus products to maintain your glow, check out Dee's guest blog post: Body Skincare: Tips for Summer Fun in the Sun.

5. Lounging on a Whimsical Pool Float

This one isn't a beauty treatment or product. But hey, everyone needs at least one fun Instagram summer pic. And you can't go wrong with a pic of you lounging on a whimsical pool float. 


From dramatic swans to majestic unicorns, there are a variety of pool floats to choose from. We personally are loving anything unicorn themed. And you'll look beautiful in your Instagram pics with your fresh spray tan and lush lashes. 


Fall is right around the corner. Get your brows in shape with microblading. Give us a call at 302-656-0555302-378-8880 to book your consultation.