Elizabeth Arden set the model years ago for makeup sets by giving their loyal customers a ridiculous amount of makeup in kit form one time per year. That set had more makeup than one person could actually use in a lifetime, but still customers return year after year for that fun filled kit overstuffed with makeup goodies. Now Sephora has a blockbuster kit they revamp each year as does Nordstrom. I love kits and palettes, and they are ideal for gift giving.
Every woman in your life deserves a kit that does it all. Here are my favorites:
1. Teen Princess – Think Keke Palmer
She is young and fabulous. When not on her cell phone or checking out My Space, she’s comparing notes with her friends about who’s hot and who’s not. The Teen Princess cannot live without lip gloss, hair gel and her iPod. When she is not studying for her SAT’s she is at the mall scoping out the latest trends. She lives girlie gifts and goodies that her friends will envy.
Includes 9 shadows, 3 glosses, blush, bronzer and eyelid primer.
This beauty arsenal includes everything a glamour queen needs to overthrow an old beauty routine. The limited-edition makeup book contains a collection exclusively crafted for royal holiday gifting.
7 Shades: White Widow (white sparkle), Gunmetal (gunmetal sparkle), Apocalypse (black-purple), Grunge (metallic peacock), Meltdown (royal purple), Big Bang (sparkling hot pink), Fbomb (true red)
The teen princess grows up and morphs into none other than…
2. Delicious Diva – Think Kerry Washington
She does not follow trends, she sets them. She is the first out of the block with new styles. She is always at the hottest new restaurant and the hippest places to be seen. Her Blackberry contacts read like a PR of who’s who. The Trendsetter knows the best esthetician, hairdresser, and massage therapist in town. If there is a beauty product worth using, she already has it, so only the up-to-the-minute goodies will make the best gifts for her.
Lorac VIP JET SETTER MAKEUP COLLECTION Only $25.00 A $170.00 value. Only available at loraccosmetics.com. While supplies last.
Includes — Special Effects Conditioning Primer and Lengthening Mascara,Showstopper Eye/Cheek Palette, Mini TANtalizer, Baked Bronzer, aquaPRIME Face Primer, Cream Lipstick in Premiere, Matte Lipstick in Imagine, Front Of The Line Liquid Eyeliner in black. Includes Travel Roll Up Bag.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Travel Kit $30
NEW pores no more® to go contains travel size products that are formulated to tighten and refine pores, control excess oil and mattify shine. Provides oily/combination skin with the essentials for a smooth and even appearance.
Contains: pores no more® cleanser 0.7 oz, pores no more® pore refiner 7.5 ml, and pores no more® pore effect 0.5 oz.
The Delicious Diva may or may not morph into instant domesticity as the years roll by, but she will definitely have a stylish home.
3. Domestic Queen – Think B. Smith
Her home is her castle. She has more domestic flair than Martha Stewart has in her little finger. The Domestic Goddess’s home is always immaculate with the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting from the kitchen. She can bake a turkey, do laundry, and prepare for a dinner party of 10 in one fell swoop. While other women may compare notes about their housekeeper, she gives tips about homemaking. She appreciates not only gifts for her, but for her home.
Philosophy the bake shoppe $22 baked goods inspired bath and body set
leave room for dessert this holiday. the bake shoppe includes pink frosted layer cake and raspberry mousse shampoo, shower gel & bubble baths 4 oz.; buttercream body lotion 2 oz.; and raspberry mousse flavored lip shine .5 oz. not only is the bake shoppe a great way to satisfy a sweet craving, it’s ideal for whenever you want a high-foaming lather in the tub or shower, an ultra-rich body lotion for silky soft skin and a very emollient flavored lip shine for smooth, glossy lips.
Toccca Bagno da Viaggio – Cleopatra Gift Set
Cleopatra is infused with the crisp, fresh scent of juicy grapefruit and soothing cucumber. This almond oil-enriched bath and body collection is perfect for cooling the skin and soothing mind and body.
Set includes a 4 oz Bagno Profumato (an ultra luxurious foaming bath gel), 4 oz Crema Da Corpo (a nourishing all-over body cream), and a 2.85 oz Candelina (a travel-sized candle with a 20 hour burn time), all in a Tocca signature gift box.
Do you have a favorite gift set for sharing? Please share here!