LUXE GIFTS FOR HER

Once a year I think it’s nice to spoil with something a little different and something very special. The below items range in price but they’re all luxe in their own way. Happy gift giving!

xo, Nathalie 

Frank & Eileen Mary shirt dress. Christian Louboutin Anjalina heels.

Frank & Eileen Mary shirt dress. Christian Louboutin Anjalina heels.

LUXE WEAR
Frank & Eileen makes some of the most beautiful button up shirts. They’re classics with a modern twist and cut perfectly for a woman’s body. Fabrics are woven in Italy and then shipped to sunny California where they’re made. She’ll love the versatility of a shirt that can be dressed up, dressed down and can be paired beautifully with a pair of Loubs, because what girl doesn’t have these on her wish list? The iconic shoe will get her noticed everywhere and she’ll think of you overtime she wears them.

Jo Malone travel sized cologne in English Pear & Freesia.

LUXE FRAGRANCE
Dyptique and Jo Malone make such beautiful gifts. Diana and I will be gifting each other the same set of Jo Malone candles for Christmas because we’re so obsessed. A travel sized cologne is also a good gift for the woman on the go. Diana, Michael and I all keep one in our bags. 

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer, Serum, Eye Cream and Stemcell Glam Lip Balm

LUXE SKINCARE
If you really want to impress her with skincare goodies, pick up these pieces from Rodial’s Bee Venom line up. The moisturizer, serum and eye cream, will melt beautifully into her skin and leave it feeling well balanced. The lip plumping lip balm might be a good add on to help her achieve Kylie Jenner lips without the fillers. I haven’t seen it lip my lips yet, but it is a damn good balm.

Daniel Wellington timepiece, Classy Sheffield and Classic Bristol.

Daniel Wellington timepiece, Classy Sheffield and Classic Bristol.

LUXE TIMEPIECE
Ok so this one isn’t exactly luxe to the max but that’s ok. I’ve seen a wide variety of women sporting these timepieces. What I like is how everyone makes it their own based on their personal style. I just recently acquired the Classy Sheffield which features Swarovski crystals as numerals. It has a nice bit of sparkle without being too overt. 

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LUXE OUT
Chanel. Just get in there go pick something up for her. Just a little something. Anything.  
Chanel goodies, $$$ - $$$$$.

Gifts Under $20: Natural Skincare

In my 20's, I was obsessed with giving elaborate gifts to show I care. The recipients always looked a little overwhelmed and I was always left wondering if they actually liked their present. In my 30's, I learned that thoughtfulness and quality counts so much more than the value associated with a gift. Nathalie and I love natural skincare for different reasons. She, because she loves animals and the environment. And me, because I have sensitive skin. Don't worry, I care about animals and the environment too, I'm not a monster. 

With that said, these are some of our favourite natural skincare products that are under $20. They make fabulous stocking stuffers, or paired together for an amazing, larger gift. We use all of these products regularly (even daily), and some of our favourite people are getting these for Xmas this year (shh!). 

Happy gifting,
Diana

Consonant Natural Foaming Face Wash, $18.00

Consonant Natural Foaming Face Wash, $18.00

Natural Soap Bars (available in oatmeal, lavender, mint and grapefruit+rosemary) Set of 3 comes in holiday packaging, $5.00-$12.00

Natural Soap Bars (available in oatmeal, lavender, mint and grapefruit+rosemary)
Set of 3 comes in holiday packaging, $5.00-$12.00

Bath Bombs (available in decongest, hydrate, muscle relief, relax), $9.00

Bath Bombs (available in decongest, hydrate, muscle relief, relax), $9.00

kaia naturals juicy bamboo natural facial cleansing cloths - available in holiday packaging, $15.50

kaia naturals juicy bamboo natural facial cleansing cloths - available in holiday packaging, $15.50

Click for full reviews on Consonant (here and here) and kaia naturals (here). 

THE GIFT FOR SOFT SKIN: FRESH COCOA & LIP TREATMENTS

I think the people at Fresh really know how to bring the concept of a spa and deliver it straight home. I know, I know. That sounds major cheese ball but it's true and that's what makes them such excellent gifts. Their body products and Lip Treatments are good for women who love to take care of their skin. Actually, I think the Cocoa products would even be a good gift for my blogger bestie, Michael from Global Garçon!

COCOA BODY EXFOLIATING
I love how Fresh launches these products just in time for the holidays! These are so beautiful, and gentle, and smell beyond decadent. The Cocoa Body Exfoliant and Cocoa Exfoliating Body Soap smell eerily close to the real deal and left me craving brownies post shower.

Crushed cocoa, crushed coconut shells, cocoa butter and coconut oil to gently buff skin. It felt much nicer than the abrasive sugar and salt scrubs that I've tried in the past and they don't feel oily. I hope they add a body cream to this line because it's that good. I can almost see it now, a 3 piece set for next Xmas, cocoa soap, cocoa body scrub, cocoa cream. Can I market that? (Ok Fresh. You can hire me now!)

Anyway, gift this to your bath time loving, chocoholic friend as the ultimate indulgent gift. (Like what I did there?) 

LIP TREATMENT GIFT SET
I like these products just fine but I don't LOVE them. But Diana, WoahStyle beauty contributor, sure does. According to her last review, she attributes her 10 year relationship with her BF to this product. Based on a lot of your comments on my Instagram account, you guys do too, and that says a lot! This set makes an excellent gift on its own, or you can break it up and use the individual tubes as a stocking stuffer, or include it with an Xmas card for your cafe lady (is that weird?). That's why I decided I'm going to be gifting this exact Lip Treatment set to one of you guys. Stay tuuuuuuned!!!! 

Chocolate can be harmful to cats and dogs but Theo doesn't know any better. I'm not sure if the same can be said for the Cocoa bath products, but I don't want to take a chance. I banned him from the set soon after this. 

Chocolate can be harmful to cats and dogs but Theo doesn't know any better. I'm not sure if the same can be said for the Cocoa bath products, but I don't want to take a chance. I banned him from the set soon after this. 

These items were gifted but all opinions here are my own. 

REVIEW: Holiday Kits from Benefit Cosmetics

I've been holding out on you guys because I wanted to wait until November to talk about these amazing holiday kits from Benefit. I received 3 of the 7 kits to review and share with you here. Let's get to it!

First of all, I love the packaging on these kits so much because they're not holiday specific, which means they're perfect for gifting outside of Xmas. I'm sure any of you December babies will agree when I say that I hate being gypped on my bday. (Dec 21st!!)  "I got you a bday present but it's also combined with Xmas. Hope you don't mind!" Sure. Let me pull that on you in July and see how you feel. Bday bitterness aside, I think these makeup kits are perfect for anyone at anytime! If last year was any indication, Benefit's holiday kits always do really well and they do sell out, so grab yours fast.

All of the kits come packed in pretty, keepsake metal tins, containing some of Benefit's best sellers. These kits are great for gifting to: your kid sister, cousin, holiday hostess, mum, BFF, the woman in your life who likes makeup but doesn't realize she loves it, yourself (duh!) and maybe the guy you know who has his own YouTube makeup channel. Pretty much, anyone who likes makeup! I really can't image anyone not liking these kits, especially when they contain such classic and flattering colours.

LIFE OF THE PARTY, FULL FACE KIT
Limited Edition, Exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart, $43

This is my favourite of the three kits they sent me because it's as close to a full-face-in-a-box as you're going to get. I can see myself traveling with this kit or brining it along to events if I need a touch up. All that's missing is the foundation and concealer but I don't mind because like so many others, I'm really picky with those. In this kit you will get:

  • The POREfessional (mini, 7.5mL)
  • They’re Real! Mascara (mini)
  • Dandelion/Rockateur (split pan)
  • Longwear Powder Shadow in Taupe It Off, Nude Swings & Call My Buff
  • Benetint (mini, 4 mL)
  • A mini face powder brush
  • A double-ended sponge applicator

REAL CHEEKY PARTY, BLUSH KIT
Limited Edition, Exclusively at Sephora, $54

My BFF, Diana, is a minimal makeup wearer. She loves that natural, glowy, no-makeup look, that I only wish I could pull off. When she saw this kit, she called dibs. I don't blame her and if she wasn't my BFF and a contributor for my Beauty page, I'd tell her to back off! This kit is perfect for all year round because it contains your highlighter, contour, pinks and corals all in one kit. LOOOOVE! You will get:

  • They’re Real! Mascara (mini)
  • They’re Real! Push-Up Liner (mini)
  • Dandelion Brightening Face Powder (pale-pink, pressed highlighting powder)
  • Sugarbomb Face Powder (four unique shades of rose, shimmering pink, soft plum, and peach blend that blend together perfectly for a "sugar rush flush")
  • Hoola Bronzer (the ultimate contour shade)
  • CORALista Face Powder (coral pink sheen)
  • Rockateur Cheek Powder (rose gold)
  • Watt’s Up! (champagne highlighter)  

PRET-A-PARTY, MAKEUP KIT
Limited Edition, Exclusively at Sephora, $64

This kit only has four items and costs a little more than the others, but that's because you're getting a full sized bottle of the iconic Benetint and a full sized They're Real! Mascara. BTW- if you haven't tried The POREfessional, I'm telling you now, you will love it. I wear it anytime I'm shooting for the blog or have an event. It fills in large pores and primes really well. The Pret-A-Party kit contains:

  • They’re Real! Mascara (full size)
  • Benetint (full size)
  • The POREfessional (mini, 7.5mL)
  • Fakeup Undereye Hydrating Concealer in Medium (mini size)

Disclaimer: These kits were provided by Benefit Cosmetics but all opinions are my own. For more detailed reviews, you can check out my other Benefit posts here and here