girlfriend gift guide-makeup+more

Last week I featured 10 fab accessories under $100.  This week it’s makeup, beauty products and more!

fashion books

Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style $68 / Little Black Dress $50

True fashionistas will go gaga over either one of this phenomenal fashion books.  Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style tells the story of Chanel’s iconic style through hundreds of images, many taken by the leading lights of fashion photography including Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz and Man Ray.  In The Little Black Dress, Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley traces the evolution of this wardrobe staple, featuring famous designs from Yves Saint Laurent to Ralph Lauren, while offering his style advice and expertise.

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PINCH Provisions® Minimergency® Kit $15

Every girl must have one of these.  It includes everything you could possibly need for any emergency—fashion, beauty or otherwise.  Fix flyaways with a teeny-tiny hairspray. Stop runs in your hose with clear nail polish. Mend a fallen hem with double-sided tape. This kit does it all—and it comes in an adorable, portable pouch to boot that fits perfectly in your purse.

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Bobbi Brown Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette $48.50

I love love love shimmer—and this palette has just about every shade!  Perfect for the holiday season and all year round.

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Sephora Collection Vanity Brush Set $48

This set features six essentials brushes that come in this neat little travel case.

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Bite Beauty Best Bite Set $ 25

In a rich color palette that will take your right through winter, these lip pencils come in a cute compact tin case that will fit perfectly in your purse.

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Philosophy The Cookie Exchange Bath & Body Set $24

Perhaps wrapping myself in the scent of holiday cookies will stop me from eating so many! This sweet set includes christmas cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath, sweet creamy frosting body lotion and sugar sprinkles high-gloss high-flavor lip shine.

 

Bond No. 9 New York Mini Bon-Bon Box

Bond No. 9 New York Mini Bon-Bon Box $140

If you regularly read my blog, you know I am in love with Bond No. 9 scents!  This box includes 9 pocket spray flacons, each containing a different New York neighborhood.  This a perfect way to sample a number of scents before splurging on a larger bottle.  And small enough to fit in your clutch or your mini emergency kit!

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Borracha Pearly Wipes Compact $7.95

This is great little stocking stuffer for coffee and tea drinkers.  These wipes whiten teeth, minimizing the appearance of coffee, tea, and other stains, and neutralize bad breath, leaving mouths minty-fresh.  For wine lovers, try Wine Wipes.

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Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System $125

A makeup artist used one of these to clean my face once and I was hooked!  It really goes deep to remove all traces of makeup and grime for tighter pores and smoother skin.

deborah lippman gel lab

Deborah Lippman Gel Lab $45

I love a gel manicure but I hate what it does to my nails when it’s time to take it off.  The Gel Lab system can achieve the same results without the lamps, tools and difficult polish removal—and most importantly no damage to the nails.

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The Beauty Bar Sample Society $45-$165

Still not sure about what to give? Buy The Beauty Bar Sample Society membership and you can give a gift that keeps on giving—literally.  Each month, beauty experts handpick five deluxe-sized hair, skin, makeup and fragrance samples from the world’s best luxury brands , then deliver them right to your doorstep.  It’s like Christmas every month!

Got any other great beauty gift ideas that I missed to share?  Happy Holidays!

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