It's time for beauty gifts! These gifts are fantastic for any women because I for one know how happy I would be to receive them The Essentials Eye Make-up Palette Collector Edition ($45 at clarinsusa.com) is a generously sized palette from Clarins features 10 eye shadows in every gal flattering shades of beige, taupe and brown that will keep her pretty all year long. The set comes with a dual-sided pony hair applicator brush that makes applying eyeshadow sheer perfection. Proceeds from this limited edition palette also benefit the planting of 10,000 trees for medical or cosmetic use for the Kuntanawa culture in Brazil. For a great stocking stuffer idea, the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick ($34) is currently my all-time favorite lipstick this fall. It gives dazzling color and shine while keeping my lips super moisturized. The packaging is gorgeous and is a major treat to pull this beautiful lipstick out of your handbag. Comes in 19 shades.
NuFACE 'Trinity' Facial Toning Device ($325 at Nordstrom)
The NuFACE Trinity is said to be like a 5 minute face lift. This anti-aging device tones the face while also improving fine lines and wrinkles. It is currently the only handheld micro current device that is approved by the FDA and uses the same technology used by aesthetic professionals. Some of the benefits of use are: firmer muscles, tighter skin, lifted brows, contoured cheekbones and a more defined jaw line.
Bobbi Brown Limited Edition 'Old Hollywood' Mini Brush Set ($93 Value) ($70 at Norstrom)
The holidays are always the perfect time to get brushes because there are always great kits with a variety of brushes. My favorite right now is this one from Bobbi Brown because they feature all the essential brushes you need from face to eyes and they are compact enough for travel.
Estée Lauder Color Portfolio ($37.50 with any Estee Lauder purchase, esteelauder.com)
Estée Lauder wins big with their limited Edition Color Portfolio. With *any* Estée Lauder purchase you can get this palette for only $37.50. I picked this up as a little stocking stuffer gift for my mother-in-law in France but then had to go back and get one for myself before it leaves the stores. It's been so great to test out different eye shadow colors and mix lip colors as well. I am now obsessed with the peach blush that when I am done I'll have to go get another blush to replace it. I love that the palette has everything you need so you can easily take it on the go. I also find it makes it easy to apply makeup for a night out because you no longer need to fumble through various compacts but have everything you need in front of you.
Estée Lauder 'Delectable' Nail Coffret (Limited Edition) ($27.50 at Nordstrom)
Estée Lauder also makes the best nail colors and this set of 4 polishes come in trendy colors from black plum to a pinkish-nude. All of them packaged oh so beautifully in an ivory pin-dot box.
Chanel Le Brillant Glossimer Duo ($64 at chanel.com)
Nothing is more luxurious than Chanel lip gloss and this limited edition set includes Lévres Scintillantes Glossimer in a bold burgundy shade Crushed Cherry and the muted mauve Wild Rose. Comes with a mini Le Crayon Lévres Precision Lip Definer in Nude and a sharpener all inside a beautiful Chanel pouch.
True makeup lovers will drool over this NARS Guy Bourdin eyeliner set. Get 5 limited edition eyeliners in bold shades: jet black, copper brown, white, cyan blue and deep violet. Everything fits in an adorable satin and patent heart-embellished pouch that can fit perfectly in a handbag.
Benefit Groovy Kind-a Love Kit ($36 at benefitcosmetics.com)
Get a makeup set that is perfect for everyday beauty! Featuring a 4 shade deluxe eyeshadow in nudes, double-ended sponge applicator, dandelion & gimme ever cheek powder duo, deluxe benetint medium, deluxe they're for real mascara and deluxe the POREprofessional. All of the makeup is stored inside a cheeky reusable retro-style tin.
Jo Malone London The English Pear and Freesia Collection ($100 at Jo Malone London) and Pine and Eucalyptus Candle ($65 at Jo Malone London)
Jo Malone fragrances are must-haves for any gal and this set is perfect for her to try this wonderful collection featuring The English Pear and Freesia scent. Included in the gift box is one body and hand wash (100 ml), cologne (30 ml) and body creme (50 ml). For a stocking stuffer, you can't go wrong with a Jo Malone London candle. I love the cozy Christmas scent of the Pine and Eucalyptus Candle.
Extra-Firming Luxury Collection ($142 at clarinsusa.com)
Skin care lovers will enjoy this collection filled with a full size Double Serum and Extra Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream. The set also includes travel sizes of Extra-Firming Night Rejuvenating Cream and Advanced Extra-Firming Neck Cream all inside a luxurious red train case.