Holiday Guide 2010: Gal Pals

by Gio

The holidays are almost here and it’s time we start thinking what to get for our loved ones if we don’t wanna leave Christmas shopping to the last minute when the shops are full of people and everything we want is already sold out! To help you with your shopping, I’ve put together this little gift guide with some suggestions that I think would make your gal pals really happy. Let’s get started:

Too Faced Glamour To Go Fairy Edition ($19.50) is a beautiful palette that contains everything you need to create beautiful holiday looks: eight shadows, one lip gloss, a bronzer and a soft, sheer blush. It is packaged in a mirrored compact with a tiny slide-out drawer that fits even in small clutches. Available at

Tarte Ring It In Cheek Stain Set ($25.00) contains three of the most popular Tarte cheek stains in Vivid (vibrant rosy pink), Luster (peach champagne), and Flawless (soft peachy pink), all of which have good color payoff and give skin a fresh and dewy finish. Also included is a gold knot ring that will fit (almost) all sizes. Available at Sephora.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Change Purse ($14.99) includes all you need for the lips: Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate, Super Glossy Lip Shine in Sweet Pink, and Watermelon Lip Shimmer. Also in the kit is a pretty mirrored kiss lock change purse. Available at Ulta.

Philosophy Candy Cane Set ($22.00) is a cute holiday set that contains an invigorating Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gel and Body Lotion, with a Flavored Lip Shine to complete your holiday look. And it comes in such a pretty and festive box! Available at

If you’re friend still hasn’t discovered Eco Tools, this 5-Piece Mineral Brush Set ($12.99) will make her fall in love with them. The set includes Mineral Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki, and Cosmetic Bag. These brushes have soft bristles, work well and the kit is handy to travel with too. Available at Ulta.

Does your friend love mineral makeup? Then she’ll surely appreciate Bare Escentuals All Wrapped Up Eye Collection ($34.00), which includes six shimmery and vibrant eyeshadow shades in The Gift Eyecolor (bronze copper glimmer), Garland Eyecolor (champagne nude sheen), Bauble Eyecolor (bright amethyst glimmer), Mistletoe Eyecolor (light lemongrass glimmer), Tinsel Eyecolor (sapphire twilight glimmer), and Present Eyecolor (melon sorbet matte). Available at Sephora.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Discovery Collection ($32.00) is a great set that will not only introduce your friends to this brand, but will also protect her skin and keep her soft and moisturized in the harsh and cold weather. It contains Milk Shower Cream, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Milk Soap and Ultra Rich Lip Balm. Available at Sephora.

Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-Reversing Day Cream Collection ($19.50) is a great and cheap introduction to one of the brand’s most famous lines. It contains Milk Proteins 3-in-1 Cleanser (suitable for all skin types), Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Day Cream Normal to Dry & Quercetin, Oak Age-reversing Night Cream, Guava Body Butter and Showergel and Guava Body Butter. Available at Ulta.

Benefit Crescent Row Coffret ($36.00) is the perfect gift for those that love perfume. It contains 4 mini size fragrances that will please every taste: Garden of good & Eva (citrus floral scent), Lookin’ to rock Rita (fruity green scent), So hooked on Carmella (floral vanilla scent) and Laugh with me LeeLee (woody floral scent). And the packaging is simply gorgeous! Available at

Pupa Butterfly Bouquet (€35,00) is simply stunning! Packaged in a compact decorated with pretty butterflies, it contains 8 eyeshadows, a pencil eyeliner, a blush and 7 lipsticks. Applicators and mirrors are also included. In addition, it comes in 3 beautiful color combinations. Available at Pupa counters.

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Mary December 8, 2010 - 2:30 am

I LOVE ecotools!!

beautifulwithbrains December 9, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Mary, me too!


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