Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram Gifts

I love giving gifts with a personal touch, like these goodies from C. Wonder.

 

C Wonder Initial Charm Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram GiftsC. Wonder Initial Letter Charm ($15): How charming! Put a personal touch on everything from bags and zippers to bracelets and dog collars with our gleaming 14k gold-plated initial charms. These one-of-a-kind accents are letter-perfect pieces to call your own or give as a gift to everyone on your list.

 

C Wonder Monogram Votive Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram GiftsC. Wonder Monogram Votive ($8): These spray colored glass monogram votives make for a charming housewarming or hostesses gift, especially when paired with our monogram decorative plates. Each letter comes in a different color – there are a total of six – so when grouped together and illuminated, the votives make for an eclectically chromatic scene.

 

 

C Wonder Monogram Jewelry box Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram GiftsC. Wonder Monogram Jewelry Box ($78): This sleek, lacquered jewelry box is finished with a velvet lining that makes it perfect for storing keepsakes and stashing personal items with panache. Each one features a prominent initial clasp crafted from 18k gold-plated hardware. It’s also offered in an array of cheerful colors. (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: MOR ‘Essential Moments – Honey Nectar’ Set

MOR Essential Moments Honey Nectar Set Holiday Gift Guide 2012: MOR Essential Moments   Honey Nectar Set Since discovering MOR Cosmetics last year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I have been obsessed with their products. So my holiday bath and body gift picks are the products that introduced me to the brand. The MOR ‘Essential Moments – Honey Nectar’ Set ($25) includes a Soap Bar, Body Butter and Hand Cream. The Honey Nectar scent is one of the best fragrances I’ve ever smelled. I’m not a big honey fan, but the scent isn’t so literal; it also features notes of brown sugar, candied almonds and warm vanilla milk.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio

LOccitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio Holiday Gift Guide 2012: LOccitane Shea Butter Hand Cream TrioShea Butter Hand Cream is the #1 international best-seller from L’Occitane, and one of my personal favorites. Enriched with 20% shea butter, this super-creamy hand balm quickly penetrates to protect, nourish and regenerate dry skin. The scent is light, yet intoxicating. Smooth even the most hard-working hands with a blend of nourishing ingredients including almond oil, honey, coconut oil and antioxidant vitamin E.

The Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio ($28) is a perennial favorite on my holiday gift list. Keep one tube on your vanity at home, stash one tube at work and throw the third tube in your purse so you’re never without this little luxury.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: BaubleBar + essie Collection

BaubleBar + essie 21 Holiday Gift Guide 2012: BaubleBar + essie CollectionBaubleBar.com has joined forces with essie to create the perfect winter treat. Through this unique partnership, BaubleBar has designed a limited edition set of bracelets inspired by the essie Winter 2012 Collection, leading lady. Shoppers can build their own matching gift sets, which include three BaubleBar bracelets and one bottle of essie nail polish,
retailing for $50 per set.

BaubleBar + essie 1 1024x671 Holiday Gift Guide 2012: BaubleBar + essie CollectionEach signature BaubleBar bracelet is designed to match the essie shades of the season and comes with a full size bottle of the corresponding color. You can then select two additional bracelets from a suite of products to complete your personalized set. And each four-piece set arrives complete with a luxe pouch, making it the perfect package for gifting, whether you’re
stuffing someone’s stocking or looking for a personal pick-me-up.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Georgetown Cupcake

Georgetown cupcake holiday Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Georgetown CupcakeIn 2010 when I was pregnant with Westley, I craved cupcakes. So right before I gave birth, my sister – who lives in DC – told me that she would be bringing me a dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, to celebrate. I was excited to finally meet my little man, but I was also absolutely giddy about getting my taste buds all over those cupcakes.

Long story short: I had a C-section which left me with little to no appetite for a few days post-surgery. I didn’t want the cupcakes to go to waste, so I offered them to my friends and family who visited me in the hospital and kept one for myself – and after my appetite returned, I devoured what was quite possibly the BEST.CUPCAKE.EVER.

So when I was putting together Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012, I immediately thought of Georgetown Cupcake. The cupcakes are $2.75 each, $15 for a half dozen and $29 for a dozen. If you don’t live near one of their five bakery locations (D.C.; Bethesda, MD; N.Y.C.; Boston; and L.A.), you can have them shipped to your doorstep (as long as you’re within the Continental U.S.). (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Carol’s Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio

Carols Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Carols Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence TrioCarol’s Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio is the gift for that vanilla lover in your life. I, myself, am a vanilla fiend. It’s my absolute favorite fragrance. But I have a discerning nose. Not all confection-scented beauty products are created equal and many are downright amateur and juvenile. Carol’s Daughter, on the other hand, does vanilla justice and offers some of the most elegant and inspired takes on the classic scent.

“Vanilla is one of my favorite notes to work with; it blends so beautifully with almost anything. Vanilla is warm and loving and conjures up happy thoughts, and at the same time it can add a subtle sensuality to a scent. Included in this set are two of our most popular vanilla fragrances from the past few years and an exciting new vanilla.” —Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter

Carol’s Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio in Joy Box includes:

  • 4 oz. Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Body Cream (notes of water lily, vanilla and cotton candy)
  • 4 oz. Vanilla Petals Body Cream (notes of French marshmallow, soft florals and vanilla)
  • 4 oz. Vanilla Truffle Body Cream (notes of creamy vanilla, white chocolate and turbinado sugar) (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: beautyblender Air.Port Pure Kit

beautyblender sponge Holiday Gift Guide 2012: beautyblender Air.Port Pure KitIf you’re applying your foundation with anything but the beautyblender sponge, you’re doing it wrong.

The point of foundation is to fool the eye of the beholder into thinking you were blessed with a flawless complexion. But if you’re applying it incorrectly, or with inferior tools, you just look like you’re wearing a makeup mask. The difference between foundation that looks like foundation and foundation that looks like skin is beautyblender.

Since I was introduced to beautyblender in 2007, we have been in a monogamous relationship. It is the only tool I use to apply my foundation. beautyblender’s elliptical shape allows you to access hard-to-reach areas with ease. Its suede-like texture repels product, so your foundation actually ends up on your face – rather than absorbed by the sponge. And its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your makeup dazzling and undetectable.

I even use it to apply my concealer and cream blushes. beautyblender can also be used with moisturizers, eye treatment serums and lotions, makeup primers and makeup removers to be a truly hygienic, gentle way to ensure optimal use of the most advanced skin care products.

And if you have problem skin, I can’t recommend anything better for magically disguising blemishes and hyperpigmentation. beautyblender is reusable (perfect for those green gals), latex-free, non-allergenic, and odor free…and makes the PERFECT holiday gift. (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection

Tarte Treat Yourself To Gorgeous Collection Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Tarte Treat Yourself to Gorgeous Collection

Tarte’s Treat Yourself to Gorgeous is a 28 piece holiday collection from tarte featuring 20 Amazonian clay eye shadows, four cashmere waterproof gliding liners and four maracuja divine shine lip glosses.

Treat Yourself to Gorgeous is the perfect holiday gift because you can gift the whole thing or break this set into three substantial stocking stuffers! Each of the different components – 20 eye shadows, four eyeliners, and set of four glosses – comes in a beautiful individual box…so really, there’s no wrapping necessary. (more…)

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