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Gift Guide for the Beauty Babe

December 3, 2009

With the holidays are right around the corner, you’re looking for something special for the beauty addicts in your life … look no further! Here at FIM, we have the definitive list of what to get the girl who would move into the Sephora store if she could.

Something Fun

Bare Escentuals’ bareMinerals Happiness Collection has nine products containing mood-boosting Happybelle, a complex containing a natural plant extract believed to mimic the effect of endorphins and induce a sense of happiness.  The collection is comprised of an all-over face color, two pretty eye colours, a  liner shadow, black mascara, lip gloss, two kinds of brushes and a lovely little clutch.  Even if the Happybelle doesn’t work quite as promised, this all-natural, chem-free collection is sure to increase her very own feel-good chemicals.

bareMinerals Happiness Collection, $54 ($137 Value)

Something Romantic

Scented with notes of vanilla, jasmine, lily of the valley, musk and blackberry, Philosophy’s Falling in Love set contains a 2 oz spray and a 8 oz shampoo, bath and shower gel.  Relaxing in the bath with this fresh floral fragrance will take the edge off holiday season stress for your special lady.

Philosophy Falling in Love set, $50

Something Glam

For the woman who lives life like she’s always attending a movie premiere, put together these delicious tidbits together in a beautifully-wrapped package and you will be privy to her 1000-watt red carpet smile.

Sephora Limited Edition 18K Gold Eyelash Curler, $16

For a tiny tool that will make her makeup bag sparkle, try Sephora’s well-crafted gold-plated eyelash curler.

Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy - 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum, $85

This Viva La Juicy fragrance by Juicy Couture is rich and sexy, built around wild berries and mandarins, honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine with touches of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and praline.  Glamorously packaged in a gold decanter with Juicy charms.

DuWop Private Red, $22

An unusual lipstick that changes colour to adapt to each woman’s chemistry so that she will have her very own perfect and private shade of red.

Something Tech

If your lucky gift recipient is a gadget girl, one of these nifty items may be just the thing to make her new year a very happy one.

T3 PRO Dryer, $119

From one of the best names in the hair-drying business, this pretty-in-pink concoction is tourmaline-infused (which basically means it’s healthier for hair) and promises to dry hair in half the time. Half the time means she will be able to hit that New Year’s Eve party all that much sooner.

Jonathan Beauty Water Shower Purification System, $99

Also in the hair category – because it is just that important – this nifty device basically turns a regular shower into an all-natural spring water ritual.  Which, as it turns out, is pretty good for skin too.

TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System, $225

Ah, for the woman who has it all – her very own airbrushing system – like the makeup artist that she has always wanted to have follow her around, but in a package that’s a bit more portable than a person.

Something Green

For the health-conscious and environmentally-conscious woman in your life, try a gift package containing the right set of Pureology products for her hair type. The Pureology line features three innovations: an antifade complex that is an exclusive blend of potent antioxidants and full spectrum sunscreens; shampoos free of colour-stripping sulfates and salts; and a smoothing micro-emulsion technology which penetrates the hair shaft to smooth from within. Full of natural ingredients and organic botanicals that are good for her hair, these products also come in recyclable containers which is good for the planet. And, oh yeah, they smell absolutely divine.

Pureology Hydrate System

The Hydrate System is designed for colour-treated hair and provides deep hydration, nourishment, and colour protection.

Pureology Pure Volume System

The Pure Volume System is designed for colour-treated hair and provides soft volume, moisture, and colour protection.

Pureology Super Smooth System

The Super Smooth System is designed for hard-to-manage colour-treated hair and provides intense smoothing and discipline.

Pureology Essential Repair System

The Essential Repair System is designed for colour-treated hair and provides intense repair, strength, and colour protection.

Pureology NanoWorks System

The NanoWorks System is designed for colour-treated hair in need of dramatically improved condition and provides renewed shine, youthfulness, and colour protection.

Pureology SuperStraight Smoothing System

The SuperStraight Smoothing System by Pureology is designed for colour-treated hair in need of smoothing, straightening, and colour protection.

Have a beautiful holiday season, and please leave a comment if there are any other beauty gifts you think FIM readers should know about!!!

Image of models at start of post courtesy of Elle magazine’s website.  All product images courtesy of featured retailers and Sephora’s website.  All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise stated.

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