Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's that time of year again! Christmas is a couple of days away leaving you of course with still enough time to add a few gift items under the tree for family, friends and of course yourself! :)

From a beauty standpoint there are some pretty terrific things out there. Below are a few of my personal favorites.
 Tarte -The Tarte of Giving Collectors Set & Travel Bag
This beautiful travel bag in a rich purple with its perfectly stitched bows is sold exclusively by Sephora. With the price tag of US$59.00, it contains a multitude of Tarte goodies!
 - 20 x .07 oz Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows
- 8 x .059 oz Deluxe Maracuja Lipglosses
- 0.23 oz Deluxe Pure Maracuja Oil
- 0.08 oz Deluxe Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment
- 0.05 oz Deluxe Limited-Edition Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blush in Memorable
- 0.17 oz Deluxe Cheek Stain in Flush
- 0.16 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara
- Travel Makeup Bag 


Laura Mercier Body & Bath Luxe Quartet 

In scents such as Ambre Vanillé and Creme Brûlée, the body and bath sets by Laura Mercier make an exquisite gift to place underneath the tree. Priced at $80.00, this beautiful chocolate brown box contains:

- 6 oz. Body Scrub
- 6 oz. Soufflé Body Crème
- 6 oz. Honey Bath
- Mini Wooden Honey Dipper
- 4 oz. Candle (in a frosted glass tumbler)

                     Honey by Marc Jacobs

This is my favorite fragrance for the year 2013! It is an energetic, floral scent which does not overpower the user. With the top note consisting of pear and juicy mandarin; the mid note contains orange blossom, peach 
nectar, apricot, and honeysuckle and the base note of honey (the highlight), golden vanilla, and smooth woods, this newest addition to the Marc Jacobs line of fragrances is definitely worth a whiff of your time. 

The price for Honey by Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum in the 1.7oz bottle is $70. However, you may also purchase it in rollerball format from Sephora for $22. 

Finally, let's not forget those other small, yet still wonderful stocking stuffers  that are greatly appreciated as well. I am talking about gift certificates and gift cards. Gift certificates may be purchased for a full or half day of services at the spa, hair salon or manicure and/or pedicure. You can also think about purchasing gift cards from Sephora, Ulta, M.A.C., Nordstroms, Macy's, Dillards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's or Target. It would not be a bad idea to pair a gift certificate with a gift card.


 Here's wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a healthy, joyous and prosperous New Year!



Stay beautiful!