Thursday, December 10, 2009

Inexpensive Gifts For the Holidays


This is the Radiant Skin Regimen Deluxe Sampler ($38) from SEPHORA. It's a great gift for someone that is looking to start using a skin care regimen and would like to sample brands. Here is what it includes:
- 1 oz Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
- 1.35 oz Cosmedicine Medi-Morphosis Self Adjusting Exfoliator
- 0.5 oz Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator
- 0.23 oz DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum
- 0.24 oz Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment
- 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF15
- 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar
- 1 oz Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
- 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion
*Keep in mind that some of these product lines can be a bit pricey individually.

This is LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler ($39) from SEPHORA. A FABULOUS gift for someone like me that LOVES mascara!
This set contains:
- 0.16 oz Hourglass Superficial Lash
- 0.09 oz Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
- 0.13 oz Korres Abyssinia Oil Volumizing and Strengthening Mascara
- 0.14 oz Benefit A Little Bit BADGal Lash Mascara
- 0.2 oz Smashbox Lash DNA
- 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Thickening and Building Mascara
- 0.07 oz Fresh Supernova
- 0.1 oz Sephora Lash Stretcher
- 0.14 oz Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain
- 0.12 oz Cargo LashActivator.
* This is on MY wish list!

This is the Complete Starter Brush Set ($45) from SEPHORA. A great gift for a friend that is an aspiring make-up artist, or for someone that still uses the crap applicators that come with their products.
This set contains:
- Powder/Blush Brush
- Stippling Brush
- Fan Brush
- Concealer Brush
- Eyeshadow Brush
- Angled Contour Eyeshadow Brush
- Smudge Brush
- Pointed Liner Brush
- Lip/Flat Eyeliner Brush
- Brow Comb Brush
* Note it comes with step-by-step instructions on brush usage and a travel-handy brush roll for storage.

This is the Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her ($50) from SEPHORA (yes I love this store!) Just an all around great gift. I love this for the person that can't make up their mind about fragrances so they wear the same old scent they've been wearing for 10 years. Ack!!!
This set contains:
- Aquolina Pink Sugar
- Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
- Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
- Prada Infusion D'Iris
- Dior Addict 2
- Emilio Pucci Vivara Variazioni Acqua 330
- Kenzo FlowerByKenzo
- Stella McCartney Stella Nude
- Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
- Harajuku Lovers G
- Michael Kors Very Hollywood
- Versace Bright Crystal
- Atomizer
- Fragrance guide
* Note this comes with a cute atomizer AND a fragrance guide! We all know someone that needs THAT!

And for those DARING fashionistas like myself...this Deena & Ozzy Faux Fur Hood ($48) from URBAN OUTFITTERS. Admit it, its MAJOR!


I love these...Deena & Ozzy Wool Lady Gloves ($24) from URBAN OUTFITTERS. These are not only super stylish but very warm! I'm sure they're much warmer than the leather ones I have. Great price too!!!

Embellished headbands are really in right now. This Metal Leaf Headband ($18) by URBAN OUTFITTERS is super fucking cute! It's very "Elvish/Lord of the Rings", I love it!!!Unfortunately I have a huge head and can't wear headbands. I envy those of you that can.

For that fancy flash girlfriend you have! This is the Cocktail Hair Clip ($28) by URBAN OUTFITTERS. I think this is fantastic and would totally wear it myself. These little clips and hats and fascinators are popping up everywhere! You should try one!

Super cute Mirrored Chains Necklace ($14.80) from FOREVER 21. This is a new spin on a regular chain necklace. I like it because it's femme and can sweeten up a plain tank super easy!

This Flower Pearl Drape Necklace ($12.80) from FOREVER 21 is very Chanel, very vintage. It can be layered with other chains or worn on it's own. The gold and the pearls are a big trend right now. The price is right too!

Lastly...a Rose Rhinestone Hinge Bracelet ($13.80) by FOREVER 21. I think this is so classy and can totally be worn alone without any other accessories.
*It also comes in silver.


Cute little stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts.

A Heart Quilted Coin Purse ($4.80) from FOREVER 21. I like the yellow a lot, it would be easy to see in all of my black purses. I think I'll put it on my Christmas list!

Floral Comb ($9.80) by FOREVER 21

Jeweled Floral Comb ($9.80) by FOREVER 21

These look soooo adorable on the top of a messy bun. They can be worn dressy or to just give a little flash to a messy do.

Rhinestone Shield Ring & Tiered Jeweled Flower Ring (both $4.80) both by FOREVER 21. I love wearing big rings. They're especially great when you aren't big into wearing tons of accessories at once. I like them because worn alone, they stand out that much more.
*The Tiered Flower Ring also comes in gold.

Rosette Hair Clip ($5.80) & Rose Hair Clip ($3.80) both by FOREVER 21

A great little gift for someone that loves just a little fancy. I have a bunch of clips that I wear to hold my bangs back or at the base of my ponytail. One can NEVER have too many of these, in my opinion!

Great bracelets (that don't look cheap) all by FOREVER 21
1. Satin Chain Bangle Set ($6.80) - Choose this for a girlie girl with an edge!
2. Pretty Rocker Bracelet Set ($5.80) - Perfect for a girlie girl.
3. Pyramid Bangle Set ($9.80) - A scene girl would love these.
4. Studded Cuff ($6.80) - Kind of a Bohemian option.
5. Molded Linked Cuff ($5.80) - Everyone will love this one!
6. Raised Flower Bangle ($5.80) - the BEST choice for your retro friend.



1 comment:

  1. Forever 21 is my favorite and when I found out that they have come out with a gift card, as their promo/ gift idea. I got all excited. That was a great offer that they can ever offer because they get to let their customers choose the gifts for themselves.