Friday, December 19, 2008

holiday gift ideas for under $50, part five

here we are beauties, the last installment of gift-giving ideas! i don't know about you, but i'm done with my shopping! i really do hope that these past few weeks have inspired you in some let's get to the final batch shall we?

first some books...

Influence by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen is an amazing book that consists only of interviews conducted by the Olsens (with editor Derek Blasberg in tow) with the world's most famous designers, photographers, artists, and tastemakers alongside pictures of them, their work, and the Olsens. it's a must-have coffee table book that they'll actually love to read!

Makeup Your Mind by Francois Nars is a comprehensive compilation of "before and after" photographs, each containing instructional acetate overlays, covering almost every face type, complexion, eye color, and facial feature found on the runway today. it's a makeup book designed and constructed as a durable paperback companion suitable for the vanity or for the car, sliding in and out of its attractive hardcover binder as needed, containing precise instructional guides on clear plastic overlays indicating exactly what goes where, allowing you to see the finished effect for perfect results! what woman wouldn't love this?

and for the beauty sets...

Jaqua Pink Champagne Set is an indulgent treat that she'll never have to feel guilty about! includes a shower creme, body butter and hand creme

Clinique Instant Pretty Set will be appreciated by the Clinique lover. if you're looking for last-minute gift, this is one that will be a hit! the kit includes everything she'll need to dress up her eyes and lips on the go. the fabulous cosmetics bag it comes in make everything travel-friendly, and can be used for years to come. includes six shades of Colour Surge Eye Shadow, High Impact Mascara, Long Last Lipstick, plus All About Eyes and Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips.

Cargo Holiday Nights Collection supplies all the tools to create a festive party look no matter what time of year. it's packaged in a luxurious cloth box with a mirror, and is the perfect gift for on-the-go beauty. features a removable insert so the pretty box can be used as a festive clutch or jewelry case.

Givenchy Very Irresistible Gift Set is something i am recommending because i love the scent so much! this set includes both the fragrance and a body lotion, and if you've never smelled it, the notes are geared at someone who is more into a floral fragrance, but looking for something new. bursting with roses and infused with star anise and verbena leaf, Very Irresistible Givenchy is a fresh departure from the traditional floral fragrance.

and some ideas for him...

Anthony Logistics The Perfect Shave Kit provides the closest, smoothest, most refreshing shave ever. thinking of my hubby, who asked for something practical, this kit would be a great purchase. i know he would appreciate all of the good-for-his-skin ingredients (nourishing vitamins, exfoliating glycolic acid, soothing aloe vera, and calming benzocaine) that are infused in the products that will make his shaving experience more enjoyable. it includes everything, even a premium, plush shaving towel, all tucked in a bag so he can keep everything together.

Peter Thomas Roth The Basics Kit is the perfect introduction to the brand and the perfect holiday gift, especially if he wants healthy looking skin! he'll be able to cleanse, exfoliate, treat and moisturize skin with best selling products for face and body. bonus: it's all conveniently packaged in travel-safe sizes, with a deluxe travel case.

have a great weekend!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great ideas for gift giving. I especially like the Cargo Holiday Nights Collection. I love the neutral eyeshadow colors--they are great for any time of year. Here's a great vid I found that has tips for natural makeup: