Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Shopping for the Girl Who Loves All Things Beauty Part 3: Impact Gifts - For when you want to splurge!

So you have your stocking stuffers done and some smaller gifts.  But you want to give her something that will make her freak out.  Now remember, this is for the beautyaholic.  So here are some "impact" gifts that are meant to be splurges.  Basically this is what I would want for Christmas!  He he, I know she will love any of these things!

Dinar Airbrush System.  For personal Airbrush systems this is a really good one.  You can get it in a variety of colors from hot pink to cheetah print.  It comes with an instructional DVD and several foundation colors so you will be sure to get her right shade. $160-$260

Makeup Library.  Stock her up on all the how to books you can get your hands on.  It is so fun to learn new techniques and try new things.  Here are some of my favorites which are great for the beginner and beyond, all found at  $10-$35 each.
Face Forward by Kevin Aucion
Making Faces by Kevin Aucion
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manuel by Bobbi Brown
Makeup your Mind, Express Yourself by Francios Nars
Makeup Makeovers: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations by Robert Jones
The 5 Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman by Carmindy

Hair Styling Tools. One of my favorite brands is Hot Tools and they can be found with a big selection at or in stores.  Try getting a variety of tools to create different looks.  Get curling irons in a 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2".  Get a 1" flat iron and some other tools for making waves and spirals.  She will have so much fun trying all kinds of looks! $30-$100 each  

Eyeshadow Central!   At they have some really fun affordable eyeshadow palettes that range from 88 colors to 120 colors.  Why not buy her the whole series and really let her explore a world of color!  $16-$34 each. 

Brush Kit.  Great brushes are essential to do great makeup.  Sigma Beauty has quality brushes at an affordable price.  Their Premium Professional kit gives you everything you need and more along with a roll to keep everything together.  Get it for only $149

Train Case. These cases are a stylish way to organize your makeup and it's easy to pick up and go for travel.  The durable aluminum and reinforced steel edges keep it lasting for a long time through lots of wear and tear.  You can even fill this up with lots of fun product.  Offered in a bunch of finishes and styles you can find this one at for $79.95

The Cube. The Cube is an acrylic makeup organizer that was featured on an episode of the Kardashians.  Just a quick glimpse of it in the back during a scene and it went viral.  It looks so pretty on your counter and it is made of very durable and quality parts.  But it is expensive.  $300-$350 at

MAC Cosmetics Haul.  Noting is more fun then a great big haul of MAC Cosmetics!  Go in and visit a Pro store of one of the stand alone stores in the malls.  Ask a rep to help you assemble a palette.  Get one with eyeshadows and one for blushes.  Then have her pick out some lipsticks to go with what you just got out.  So much fun.

Make Up Forever Wild & Chic Collector Case.  This case is filled with MUFE's hottest products for every look you can come up with.  All packaged up in a sleek train case for easy storage.  You get everything from primers, eyeshadows, eye lashes, lips and more!  Truly the makeup lovers favorite thing to get!  $330 at

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