By April Denise
Having a difficult time selecting gifts for the fabulous women in your life, or do you simply need inspiration? Well fret no more, I have provided you a list of a few of my favorite items that make fantastic gifts as well. Happy Holiday Shopping!
MAC Cosmetics Guilty Passions: 4 Nicely Nude Lip Gloss – The Perfect Nude Lip Palette
The traditional deep, dark and rich lip colors that are the norm during the wintry months have been upstaged this season by variations of the ever so timeless nude lip. Glam up those lips and perfect that pout with the MAC Cosmetics 4 Nicely Nude Lip Gloss kit. Per usual, MAC nailed it with these four unique, yet complimentary shades. The 3 finishes, Dazzleglass, Dazzleglass Crème and Cremesheen Gloss provide the perfect amount of coverage and can be worn alone or along with a complimentary lipstick. Women of all colors and ages shine in virtually any of the four colors, making this gift selection perfect for any gal on your list. Satin Slip is my personal favorite because it glides smoothly on my lips and glistens like honey. These fabulous kits retail for $32.50 each and can be purchased at Nordstrom and MAC locations worldwide or on online at www.maccosmetics.com.
Magazine Subscriptions – For the Magazine Gal in Your Life!
One of my co-workers recently surprised me with a Redbook magazine subscription. She is a bit of a Frugal Franny and became sickened at the sight of me spending obscene amounts of money on purchasing magazines (daily) from the local Target. This is the perfect gift for your girlfriends who are avid readers and have a constant thirst for knowledge. Tailor your magazine selection(s) based on their personality and interests. My co-worker opted for Redbook because she felt that since I am (or was by the time this article is published) a mom to be I needed to become more domesticated, and boy was she right! I look forward to receiving my Redbook monthly and attentively read it from cover to cover when it arrives. For the fashionista opt for Glamour or Vogue. If she’s into technology and gadgets, Popular Science may be the perfect fit. Visit www.magazines.com and browse their vast selection of affordable publications. The possibilities are endless!
Gucci Eau de Parfum II by Gucci – The Scent Of Classic Femininity
As I’ve previously shared, I am the Girl who adores clean feminine fragrances, which is why I still wear Clinique’s Happy at least 4 days a week since 1998. However, Gucci Eau de Parfum II has become my signature scent of the moment. Never overbearing or offensive, this soft, fruity floral fragrance mixes perfectly with your body’s chemistry to exude a scent that is timeless, playful and feminine. Described as a “A sparkling, fresh transparent fragrance containing notes of mandarin, black currant, violet and blackberry warmed with base notes of jasmine, heliotrope and cedarwood”, this perfume is perfect for the feminine chic ladies in your life. Gucci Eau de Parfum II can be purchased at virtually any department store (online or standing) from Nordstrom to Macy’s. I normally purchase mine at Perfumania or one of the kiosks in the mall that offer competitive pricing.
Name Plate Necklace – The Gift That Never Goes Out Of Style
I have always been a fan of adornment from a very young age and requested my first pair of 14kt Gold bamboo earrings with my name on them at the tender age of 10. I am also a huge fan of the Sex And The City series character Carrie Bradshaw and have a strong appreciation for her courageous fashion sense and love of adornment. One of my favorite pieces of hers is her “Carrie” nameplate necklace. It is classic permanent jewelry (pieces that are appropriate for everyday wear) that is stylish and fabulous. I too have a “April” 14kt Gold nameplate necklace, as well as a nameplate necklace that reads “Love” in dainty script. This necklace is a perfect gift selection for the young ladies in your life, as it will never go out of style. If you live in a city such as Los Angeles or New York visit the jewelry stands at reputable local outdoor flea markets for these necklaces. You’ll be amazed at what treasures you can find. Also, Zales is currently having an online sale featuring these necklaces at affordable prices. Visit www.zales.com to browse their extensive collection.
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