Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

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Now were finally in December it's the time to start thinking of interesting gift ideas if you haven't prepared already (like me), to make a really special gift for a special person, instead of the last minute Christmas eve shop buying pointless gift sets.. anyone else experienced this? Here are some gifts I think make an ultra special, thoughtful idea...


You can't go wrong with perfume for a girl friend or family member. Every girl should own her 'signature' fragrance that can be associated with her and this Christmas i'm loving the new Marc Jacobs Dot perfume, not only does it smell fantastic but the bottle is just irresistibly cute and festive. This feminine scent is a lush juicy and floral vivacious fragrance, bound to bring happiness to any girl this season. Why not go all out on this gift set for the ultimate perfume lover, £50. 

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml

A charming and sparkling fragrance by Taylor Swift, embracing all that is special about Taylor. At around £30 for 100ml, this is perfect for that younger person. 

Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Spray 60ml

This is my favourite fragrance right now and one I will be definitely be asking for this year.  "Fragrance has always been part of my vision for Jimmy Choo. To fully extend the Jimmy Choo lifestyle, enveloping a woman with the sensuality and essence of the brand. I have always loved wearing perfume; it is part of my identity. Now to create a signature fragrance for Jimmy Choo expressing an aura of strength and beauty is my ultimate dream." - Tamara Mellon, OBE, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Jimmy Choo. This modern fragrance exudes glamour, filled with a sense of fashion and fun. Seductive and alluring, with a hidden and mysterious sense of confident sexuality. Around £40 for 60ml.

Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml

This innovative new perfume from Gaga is the first of its kind. Its black in the bottle, yet invisible once airborne making this fragrance a truly unique one, but from Gaga I wouldn't expect anything otherwise. The egg shaped bottle was inspired by Gaga's performance at the Grammy Awards 2011, and once removed, the claw shaped lid functions as a stand for the perfume. This fragrance is built around 3 main accords: dark, sensual and light. £30 for 50ml. 

Ghost Deep Night Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml

I love this fragrance by Ghost, Deep Night, I have worn this for many years now and I've never tired of it. It is a freshly oriental composition for the ideal transition from day to night. A sensual and romantic scent, at just £30 for 50ml. 


Caviar & Oyster Palette
A little pricier, but at Christmas time Bobbi Brown really does bring out some wonderful palettes which are perfect for the Christmas season. I particularly love this 'caviar and oyster' palette which combines two options of strong and smokey, or soft and pretty, creating the best of both looks. This beautifully edited palette features eight different shadows and a luminescent skin enhancer, so this mirrored palette makes it easy to create a multitude of perfect party looks. Taking a cue from the look of something pretty against something edgy, the set includes rich caviar and pearlescent black shades. Introducing the standout star of the season, Ballet Sparkle, a shimmer so sheer it can be worn on both eyes and cheeks (without ever looking overdone). Priced at £59.

Tube Tint Trio
 This trio of easy-to-use tubes features a shade from each formula: Glitter Lip Gloss in GrapeShimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Mist and Pink Violet Lip Gloss (for just a hint of pretty colour). Absolutely perfect to bring some glamour to the party season! £28

This easy to use kit makes a great gift this year as it is perfect for experimentation, it allows you to create a bold look with the iridescent gold eye shadow (which has excellent staying power), or you can play it down with a sophisticated liner as this kit comes with a new double-ended applicator featuring a liner brush. Team this glamorous look with one of three fabulous nail shades, to match your eye look or contrast, you pick. What's more, all these front cover kits come with instructions from expert make up artists and nail technicians to make your look super straightforward. At £16 this also makes a great value gift.

she's so jetset
she's so jetset
she's so jetset
This adorable limited edition set from Benefit includes:

  • 4 shade eyeshadow palette
  • the POREfessional
  • they’re real!
  • first-class face powder with brush
  • lip gloss in life on the A list
  • double-ended applicator

'She's so Jetset' is a stunningly packaged value for money set, which includes the best selling 'they're real!' mascara. All of these products work well together to effortlessly transform your look into one which exudes glamour. £29

Finally, for a great stocking filler this year, 'hope in a jar' the original formula moisturiser for all skin types in trial-size 15 ml, for a inspiring yet festive way to share the gift of great skin this holiday. the award-winning moisturizer from skincare experts philosophy is loaded with antioxidants which hydrates and gently exfoliates for smooth, radiant skin. a hopeful gift that inspires a healthy-looking glow.

Christmas Tree subway art - print & put in red frame.

Want to start your year off in the best way possible? Here's this idea I heard recently which I think is really cute and bound to make anybody joyous for the New Year! 
Definitely want to start this for 2013! Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff that made the year wonderful.

Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff that made the year wonderful.

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