On we go with our Christmas gift giving guide series. Last week I suggested personal gifts such as photo books to give to your closest friends, your spouse, or your loved ones.
But every one of us surely have girls in our lives – sisters, cousins, close colleagues, and bffs – who, one way or another, adore beauty products. What gifts should we give to them? I have two sisters. One is crazy with branded scents while the youngest is fixated with make up. My BFFs are like me, drawn to hair products and nail polish.
BURBERRY Brit Eau de Parfum, $74.00 – I know I swear by Gucci Flora but the first time I smelled the unexpected scent by Burberry Brit, I was smitten. It´s that rare blend of sugar and spice that really get people to compliment.
NARS Cinematic Eyeshadow, $24.00 – worn alone or to blend with other colors, a flowless eyeshadow is a must in a creating gorgeous and well-defined eyes. Probably one of the most practical gifts you can give a girl.
NARS Cream Blush, $29.00 – whether it´s for an everyday look or a night in downtown, a moisture-rich cream blush always delivers that smooth, silky, and naturally luminous skin.
NARS Ita Kabuki Brush No. 21, $39.00 – ace that perfect contouring with this brush from NARS.
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $24.00 – I used to think that applying proof eyeshadow base isn´t really necessary if you´re using good brand eyeshadow. But when I received a gift card to spend on beauty products as a birthday gift, I went ahead and included in my purchases this smudge proof just to max out the money in the gift card. I´m glad I did. It does make a difference on how long my eyeshadow lasts.
NARS Cinematic Lipstick, Short Circuit, $26.00 – celebrity Gwen Stefani loves wearing red lipstick not because she has the confidence but because the lip color gives her that confidence. Do you know a friend who´s been loving the red-lip-trend but is beaten with mental block? Give it to her as a gift, she´ll love you for that!
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick, $26.00 – girls love wearing gorgeous lips, and a lipstick that easily slides on the lips is a gem.
deborah lippmann Glitter Nail Lacquer, $18.00 – this glitter polish is probably the best nail polish to demand attention and reap compliments thanks to its glitters that scream “Merry Christmas!”.
DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew, $40.00 – I have a naturally oily skin but while it´s mostly been reliable, it needs lots of help in winter. Applying an ulta-lite moisturizer that absorbs quickly to hydrate skin without clogging pores, certainly makes a huge difference on how my skin looks on cold days.
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer, Neutral & Brown Shades, $15.00 – I VERY rarely have my nails done in the salon (the last time I had a mani and a pedi in the salon was in Bangkok during our summer vacay) because I love indulging at home and taking care of my nails by myself. I have a big collection of nail polish and I try every brands that I could put my hands on, and butter LONDON is one of my fave nail lacquers.
L’Occitane Aromachologie Soothing Conditioner, $20.00 – dandruff is a very irritating and embarrassing skin disease one can have. If you have a close pal who is burdened with dry, itchy scalp, she will kiss you when you give her this herbal soothing conditioner that´s really effective. Make sure though, that you´re giving it as gift to a very close friend or family member, otherwise you run the risk of offending the person. 😉
diego dalla palma Effettispeciali The Elisir Hair Styling Serum, $42.00 – girls who are keen in taking care of their hair are always on the look out for natural products that nourish and regenerate their crown of glory. This hair style serum is an efficient alternative to Moroccan Oil, it makes your hair super shiny without weighing it down.
Over to you girls. What other beauty products do have in mind that are perfect to gift to the beautiful ladies in your life?