Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Finds Worth Giving

Fountain of 30

December 14, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, Holiday

1. Clinique Whole Lotta Colour Set, $34.50

Five juicy shades of Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in a smile-worthy set.

2. LCN Colour Me Up Box Set, $29.90

We love the Rubik’s Cube color inspiration.

3. Guerlain Jicky Parfum, $327

Jicky was the first fragrance to combine natural essences and synthetic essences, and to this day is one of the oldest scents still available. I recently had the chance to smell it and I am now obsessed. It’s amazing how the fragrance has withstood the test of time.

4. Tom Ford Fragrance Black Orchid Holiday Gift Set, $105

Black orchids, spice & Tom Ford. Yes please.

5. Edward Bess Back to Basics Palette, $75

My mother and I met Edward Bess whenhe first launched his line of amazing lipsticks. Now he offers the edited neutral shades of cheek and lip stain, allover highlighter, eye shadow quad, and lip gloss duo complete with a dual-ended brush.

6. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creme de Corps by Kenny Scharf, $29.50 to $75

Kiehl’s Since 1851 has collaborated with New York Pop artist Kenny Scharf, for the 4th Annual Limited Edition Creme de Corps Holiday Collection, from which 100% of Kiehl’s worldwide net profits, up to $200,000, will support children’s charities worldwide! Give this so others can receive!
7. M·A·C ‘Perfectly Plush – Essential’ Brush Kit, $49.50

MAC brushes are the bomb and now you can get them in this ultra adorable leopard print carrying case which fits easily into any bag! Brushes include; 190 Foundation Brush, 129 Powder/Blush Brush, 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush, 266 Small Angle Brush and 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush.

8. By Terry Rose Balm, $60

Find out why everybody raves about this balm! You can use it for everything (lips, cuticles, dry patches) to sooth the driest of areas. This do-it-all balm is creamy, non-sticky, humectant and silky and it’s light rose fragrance smells divine.

9. NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eyes, $85

This kit includes all the eye essentials and a ‘how-to’ manual to ensure perfection when it comes to making up the eyes! Released in conjunction with François Nars’ must-have beauty manual, “Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself,” this set features all the essentials for a subtle, smoked, or shimmering eye effect.

10. Urban Decay VICE Palette, $59

For those who already know how to ‘do eyes’ this eyeshadow kit comes with 20 never-before-seen shades you won’t find anywhere else and includes a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers, neutrals and brights.

11. Kate Somerville Ageless Solutions Kit, $75

Kate Somerville knows anti-aging and this Ageless Solutions Kit contains 4 favorites to turn back the hands of time. Kit includes: Gentle Daily Wash, 2oz; ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, 0.5oz; CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment, 0.5oz; CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream, 0.25oz

12. Molton Brown London Pink Pepper Body Wash, Body Lotion & Bath Milk, $94

Nothing wakes you up better than a cup of coffee or this pink pepper with ginger and patchouli scent.

13. Kat Von D Star Kissed Lipstick Set, $28

I honestly never thought I would recommend a reality TV tattoo star’s line, but I love the colors in this 6-piece mini lipstick set! The colors are bold and moisturizing and they are small enough to tuck into your clutch!

14. Deborah Lippmann Limited Edition Rock This Town Set, $42

Command attention at any holiday party with this dazzling trio! We adore Deborah Lippmann nailpolishes so this set is a must! Includes; Moon Dance, Chain Reaction and Phoenix Rising.


This kit is for the discerning couple in your life. It contains 18 fragrances some of which are for women and some for men. Some for both! Trust me, these scents are wonderful.

16. Sephora Fragrance Sampler for Her, $50

This 12-piece collection of Sephora’s most in-demand scents includes; Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire; Hanae Mori Butterfly; Marc Jacobs DOT; Narciso Rodriguez for her, and many more.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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