Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Girlfriends

by Gio

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Christmas is fast approaching and it’s already time to start thinking about presents for our loved ones. During the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some gift guides for all those special people in our lives hoping it will help you and give you some ideas.

So, let’s start with your gal pals. When it comes to buying presents for my friends I always choose cute and affordable kits that offer good value for money, like the ones listed below:

Mineral makeup lovers will love Bare Escentuals Sweet Obsession kit ($48.00). It includes 9 mineral eyeshadows in Strawberry Mousse, Berry Custard, Berry Flambé, Lemon Meringue, Spiced Biscotti, Cherry Coco Truffle, Mint, Dark Chocolate and Crème de Menthe to create lots of deliciously beautiful looks.

Philosophy A Kiss & A Wish ($15.00) is a nice kit that contains 4 sheer and natural glosses in Red Licorice, Raspberry Sorbet, Candy Cane, Pink Bubbly for an irresistible pout.

Inspired by the warmth and beauty of the Mediterranean evening, Cargo Mediterranean Nights Palette ($34.00) features everything you need to create a lovely warm glow all year long. The gold-imprinted gift box contains 4 eyeshadow in Shimmering Brown, Golden Green, Rich Gold and Gold Shimmer Pink, a blush in The Big Easy (sheer pink with gold and red grapefruit undertones) and a Medium Bronzer and Blush in Rome (soft tangerine) Duo.

Best of Bliss Set ($45.00) is a nice way to try the brand’s most popular product. The kit includes Lemon and Sage Body Butter lite, Lemon and Sage Soapy Sap, Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, Fabulous Foaming Face Wash and Best Of Skintentions Packette.

Benefit Celebulante ($34.00) is a nice and handy set to achieve that glamorous Hollywood look. It contains High Beam, Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain (rose), Dallas Face Powder (rosy bronze), lipgloss in I’m With The Band (golden pink shimmer), Full-Finish Lipsticks in Lady’s Choice (pinky nude) and No Competition (deep plum), Velvet Eyeshadows in Leggy (pink nude satin) and Dandy Brandy (copper spice), a Fluff Shadow Brush and Step-By-Step Lessons.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II ($48.00) is the perfect gift for both makeup addicts and newbies. It contains 16 eyeshadows in both natural and colorful shades, travel-size 24/7 Eye Pencils in Zero and Bourbon, and a mini bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Containing their most popular products, the Best Of Korres Set ($29.50) is the perfect introduction to the brand. It contains travel sizes of Wild Rose Cream, Sugar Crystal, Evening Primrose Eye Cream, Guava Body Butter, Yogurt Cooling Gel and 2 Guava Showergel sample sachets.

Too Faced Glamour to Go III ($19.50) is a stunning kit that contains everything you need for the face, eyes and lips and would make a great gift for girls who are always on the go. The palette includes 8 eyeshadows in gold shimmer, pink champagne shimmer, pink shimmer, plum taupe shimmer, gray black shimmer, bronze shimmer, silver shimmer, and violet shimmer, a blush (peachy pink) and 4 lipglosses in sheer coral pink, sheer shimmering champagne, rose shimmer, and neutral pink.

Bath & Body Works Pamper Yourself Japanese Cherry Blossom kit ($20.00) is a willow gift basket full of delicious treat. It includes a Shower Gel, a Body Lotion, a Fragrance Mist, 1 oz. Anti-Bacterial PocketBac and a gauze sponge.

Pupa Kokeshi Palette (€21.00/$31.41) is an elegant palette with decorations that are reminiscent of the kokeshi world. It contains 4 eyeshadows, 4 cream lipsticks, a blush, a mascara and an applicator. Available in 3 color versions: white, red and dark blue.


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