Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

You may treat your very best friend(s) incredibly well this season, but if you have more casual gal pals that you want to give the gift of beauty to, don’t fret, we’ve found some great ideas! We’ve kept in mind that these ladies are your friends, but not your closest ones, so we’ve made our guide to reflect gift suggestions to reflect the gift giver with a modest budget who still wants to give something to everyone!

So readers, fret not for we have some ultimate finds for your darling gabby girlfriends…

Ten Gifts to Give That Don’t Break the Bank — For Every Girl

  • MAC’s Viva Glamorous Lip Sets ($25.00) include two shades of Viva Glam lipsticks plus one Viva Glam gloss.
  • Olay Complete SPF 15($10.00) combines protection from the sun in a quick-drying, grease-less facial moisturizer. Who doesn’t love something that is budget-friendly and works?
  • MAC’s Royal Assets ($36.00) comes in four different palette schemes, each palette with six shadows.
  • True Blue Spa’s A Very Merry Manicure ($20.00) includes 1 fl oz. Look Ma, New Hands! Softening Hand Lotion Treatment, .2 fl oz. Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Message in a Bottle, 2 fl oz. Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub and 1-2-3 Nail Buffer.
  • MAC’s Beauty Powder (loose) ($21.00) is an easy way to get gorgeous, shimmery cheeks. They come in several shades, with one sure to be a hit for your girlfriend.
  • Philosophy Kiss Me Lip Balm ($10.00) is a high-density lip salve for people who are in search of the ultimate lip balm with a slight hint of color. Known for its super-smoothing, softening benefits with kiwi, vitamin E and sweet almond, you are guaranteed world-class kissing lips.
  • Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser ($12.50) thoroughly cleanses and removes makeup residue build-up. Keeps brush hairs in optimal condition. Who doesn’t need brush cleanser?
  • MAC’s #7 Lashes ($11.00) are sure to be a hit for the girl who loves longer lashes and fun times.
  • DHC’s Revitalizing Moisture Stripsfor your Neck ($9.00) allow you to spot-treat the temperamental neck area with anti-aging nutrients and increase vibrancy.
  • C.O. Bigelow Forever Lemon Soap and Lotion Caddy ($22.50) gives the gift of fragrant cleansing in a cute little caddy.

For Smaller Budgets, Try These Gift Sets!

  • Bliss’ Snow Suit Set ($26.00) includes a tube of their Body Butter and Bath & Shower Gel in Snow Wonder, a lovely scent for this holiday season.
  • Philosophy’s Kiss Kiss Kiss Holiday Lip Trio ($25.00) set offers three mouthwatering flavors including powdered sugar cookie, raspberry sorbet, and melting chocolate.
  • Bliss’ Zest Holiday Wishes Set ($19.90) includes deluxe travel sizes of Lemon + Sage Body Butter (2.5 oz.), Lemon + Sage Sappy Soap (2 oz.), Lemon + Sage Soap (1.83 oz.), High-Intensity Hand Cream (1 oz.) and Foot Patrol (0.17 oz.).
  • Bliss’ Snow Suit Set ($26.00) includes a tube of their Body Butter and Bath & Shower Gel in Snow Wonder, a lovely scent for this holiday season.
  • Too Faced Brow Envy Kit ($35.00) includes mini slant-tip professional tweezers to grab even the finest brow hair, three customized stencil shapes to provide you with the flawless brows you dream about, conditioning wax that tames and holds without looking messy, two shades of brow color to customize your ideal color, an angled brow brush, and a double-ended spiral brush with brow pencil.

For Bigger Budgets, Try These Gift Sets!

  • Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Experience Set($49.00) contains Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream (6.8 oz.) — this nurturing body wash is enriched with the finest ingredients to thoroughly cleanse and moisturize skin for a smooth, soft feel; Creme de Corps (8.4 oz.) — this super-enriched body moisturizer has been a favorite preparation among cherished patrons for decades and leaves skin tone and texture extraordinarily supple and smooth; Lip Balm #1 (0.5 oz.) — classic formula helps soothe and protect delicate lip area skin; Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (1 oz.) — for relief of severely dry, active hands, this ultimate moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection; and Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish (0.75 oz.) — made with luffa fruit for a beautifully polished sheen and leaves skin smooth and comforted.
  • Lancome Holiday Eye Brush Set ($52.00) includes Highlighting Brush #3, Large Shadow Brush #11, Blending Tip Brush #16, Blending Shadow Brush #17, Dual End Liner and Shadow Brush #18.
  • Global Goddess ‘Shangra Lights’ Shimmer Lips Gloss Kit ($43.00) includes three glosses that are feather-light and let you go from casual to glam in an instant.
  • Elemis The Spa Retreat Traveler Set for Women($125.00) is a collection filled with must-haves for face and body. It includes Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Rehydrating Ginseng Toner, Lip Rescue, Bright Eyes Recovery Gel, Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal Cream, Rehydrating Rose-petal Cleanser, Skin Nourishing Milk Bath, Exotic Island Flower Body Balm, a travel candle, cotton wool Q-tips, and emery boards. Who doesn’t love to feel like they’re at a spa when they’re at home?
  • Sephora’s Scent Sampler Gift Certificate For Her($50.00) lets you give your friend the chance to sample ten of Sephora’s top selling women’s fragrances, and then she can decide which one she loves the most to purchase on her own with the $50.00 gift certificate. This is the perfect gift to give to the woman who has everything, and you have no idea what to get her!

Find all these gift ideas and many more at Nordstrom.com and Sephora.com.

Stay tuned for more of Temptalia’s Gift Giving Guides for this holiday season…

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