You know them. They can’t walk by a Sephora or department store beauty counter without itching to have a look at the latest palette or luminizing powder. You’ll find them scouring the aisles, their hands and forearms full of colourful swatches like an artist’s palette. Always full of recommendations and excitedly chattering about new products to test. At least three lippy’s always fall out of their bag every time they need to get something from inside. The Beauty Maven, the skin care connoisseur, the fragrance savant, the eyeshadow expert – whichever they may be, here are some gift ideas for your favourite beauty product pro.
Clockwise from top left: L’Occitane Holiday 2014 Hand Creams Of Provence; Estée Lauder AERIN Beauty Fragrance Coffret (Limited Edition); AERIN Brush Essentials; Boscia Multi-Masking Medley; Fresh Sugar Cravings Kissing Trio; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette; Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette; Delia’s You Makeup Bag
It’s the first day of December and the official start of the Christmas countdown! Lights and trees are going up, the mulled wine is being, well – mulled, and the Christmas markets are buzzing! To mark this festive of days, here is the first of my Christmas Gift Edits. Now, if I had it my way, gifts would consist of mostly baked goods and hugs. The first because, well, baked goods! The second, because they are free and the best kind of gift you can get. But, I digress, here is the first of the series – gifts for that street-style blog reading, fashion week watching, sale-hopping fashion lover in your life. What I like to call – The Fashion Fan.
Clockwise from top left: Topshop Squeeze Pom-Pom Velvet Slippers; J.CREW Crystal Cluster Earrings; Madewell University Stripe Scarf; COS Graphic Print Top; ‘I Love Your Style’ by Amanda Brooks; Refinery29: Style Stalking by Piera Gelardi and Christene Barberich; Rebecca Minkoff Mini Avery Tote
1. Tarte Cosmetics – Petite Treats 12 Days of Tarte Deluxe Collection; 2. The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar; 3. Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar; 4. Ciaté Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar; 5. Lush 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
It’s the final countdown do do do do…..Well, the countdown to holiday beauty calendars that is. This year’s crop of advent calendars from the cosmetics world include everything from skin care to makeup (and a manor full of mini nail varnishes.) Here’s a roundup of my top picks of the beauty calendar collections for 2014. Happy Countdown everyone!