Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Minute Gift Ideas !!!! All Under $50 !!!

Christmas is a few days away , and if you have not gotten your favorites goodies yet , there's still a couple of days to do so.  Another factor with gift-buying is budget: sometimes lack of funds around this time of year can also make one leave out some names on our gift lists.  So I've decided to put together some of my favorite last minute gift ideas that are just as much fabulous as they are economically friendly.

Brilliant Blow-Dry ($24)

For the girl who can not live without going on her regularly scheduled salon blow-out appointments. This is giving her the gift of creating Salon-worthy hair in the comfort of her own home.

Travel Essentials Gift Set ($22)

For the jet-setter in your life, who is always traveling from one fabulous adventure to the next. She can always have great hair no matter which timezone she's in.  The cosmetic bag the items come in is so chic, she can definitely re-use it to keep her favorite beauty products in. 

Color Extend Gift Set ($23)

 For that friend/family member who changes her hair color as often as she does her choice of nail color.  This set  is a sweet gesture showing that you too care about her hair color choices, and want to help her keep not only those fabulous hues but also her hair healthy! 

All Soft Gift Set ($23)

The All Soft line by Redken is perfect for every hair type. We all  deserve to have smooth, soft, luxuriously radiant hair. So this set can be given to anyone on your list.  Its even a perfect gift to yourself !!! 

Redken For Men Classics Gift Set ($20)

Self Explanatory - This set is the go-to for all the men in your life, Father, Brother, Beau, etc... Every man deserves a good set of grooming essentials!! 

Tarte Cosmetics Gift Sets

puttin' on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch ($48)

Perfect for the girl who loves her make up just as much as she loves being organized. She can organize her colors as well as have a fabulous clutch to keep her cards and cellphone in. It's two gifts in one with:
3 interchangeable palettes for a total of 18 eyeshadows, 1 Amazonian clay 12-hour blush, 1 Amazonian clay shimmering powder and 1 park ave princess Amazonian clay bronzer all packaged in a reusable purse that features 4 credit card slots and a removable mirror. Fabulous make up along with a fabulous clutch for a fun night out on the town. 

Precious Gems Waterproof Cream Shadow Collection ($44 - QVC Exclusive)

For the beauty addict in your life - this limited edition of smooth as butter cream shadows in four fun shades - Pink Champagne, Shimmering Moss, Shimmering Golden Beige and Plum Smoke along with a cream eye shadow brush for application with precision.  These shadows look great alone , or under her favorite Tarte powder shadows. They're small enough for her to keep in her purse in case she would like to change her look from day ( Pink Champagne) to night ( Plum Smoke) to meet you and the rest of the "girls" for drinks. 

Fabulous Nail Gift Sets 

Nails Inc. Crystal Colour ($19.50 each)

For the girl who has everything. When you cant afford to send your fav on a lavish trip to the UK , you can gift her one of the UK's hottest nail lacquers to hit the states. To make the gift all the more special, each Crystal Colour comes encrusted with crystals. She will feel so posh every time she applies her nail color. My favorite color is Porchester Square (pictured, middle) .  It also comes in a very pretty gift box so it is ready to be presented to the lucky recipient.

Deck the Halls Holiday Polish Collection ($36)

The perfect nail color selection for the party girl! She loves glitz and glamour , and when it comes to her nails its not different. This trio includes Vanessa: Glitter in a clear base,  Helena: Ultra-saturated fuchsia - such a FUN color!!!, and  Julep Nail Therapy - which can be used alone ( for when she may want to go for a clean bare look, or as a base coat. Another added bonus is that the nail therapy hydrates and protects dry, brittle, peeling nails by nourishing  nails with Vitamin E. Users have said to have seen dramatic results in just three days.
Glowing Hands Gift Set ($48)

This set is perfect for the girl (or maybe your Mom) , who rather not go get regular manicures.  She will have all the essentials needed to have spectacular hands from smooth palms to beautiful nails. Two colors, cuticle oil , and a "Facial for Hands" - a hand scrub that resurfaces the skin on your hands like no other and last but not least a glass nail file - I love to just have one of those in my handbag at all times. This is a very thoughtful gift. 

The Girlfriend’s Essential Nail Vernis Gift Set ($28) 

This is a great set for your BFF, or sister, etc..  It comes with two of Juleps most popular colors - Catherine and Jennifer along with their very decadent Cuticle Oil ( cuticle oil does wonders for the nails).  You're giving her the best of both worlds.. A demure pretty pink nail color, and a sexy alluring red. Can't go wrong for a set named "Girlfriend's Essential" !!! 

The Perfect Shade of Lipstick

Mally The Perfect Red Lip For Everyone 3-piece Lip System ($35- QVC Exclusive)

For the Femme Fetale - we all know one. The one who isnt afraid to put on a red lip and wear it with bullet proof confidence.  Another great feature to this set it comes in three shades of red - Neutral ( fool proof for everyone) , Cool ( If you feel that Silver Jewelry looks better on you - or that's your preference) , and Warm ( If you look better with Gold Jewelry) . Mally has said it herself, all three shades can be used on any skin tone , so you can gift any shade and it will be a perfect fit.  My best suggestion is to go with Neutral. I've seen Mally wear this color , and it looks AMAZING on, so this gift will be a real treat  ! 

NARS Cosmetics Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap ($24)

This lipstick speaks for itself. This shade of pink is vintage, its modern, its pretty, its sexy, its whatever you want it to be.  This is a cute stocking stuffer idea . 

Perfume is Always a Great Gift 

Shine by Heidi Klum ($35)

This scent is the qunitissential "Eau de Parfum" its a sexy, mature scent that remind me of perfumes my mother had when I was younger. Its the perfect gift for my mother.  If she loves scents like Chanel No.5 , she will love Shine by Heidi Klum. It just has a very European perfume feeling. 

Homme by David Beckham ($14.99)

The man in your life ( may it be family, friend or beau) , would love the new Homme by David Beckham gift set which includes the cologne along with a hair and body wash (not pictured).  For 14.99 , you can't go wrong!!! 

Playboy Fragrances For Women 3-Piece Set ($21.99) 

The perfect gift for your single ladies. Each alluring scent in this kit represents the three steps in the art of seducing a man from flirtation to temptation to total captivation.  Set includes : Play It Lovely, Play It Sexy ( pictured above) , and Play it Spicy ( this scent is my favorite of the three). Its a fun girls girl gift ! 

There you have it, all of my favorite cost-effective last minute gifts.  With an added bonus I will be gifting readers 5 lucky readers to be exact with a chance to win one  of my  favorite fragrance picks  from above : Homme by David Beckham gift set , Playboy Fragrances For Women 3-Piece set, and Shine by Heidi Klum.


  1. Email Me with the subject " Holiday Giveaway" your full details along with your pick of the three scents. 
  2. Make a comment under this post about your favorite scent choice. 
  3. Deadline to enter is Wed , December 21 at 11:59 pm est. 
  4. Winners will be contacted via email that they've won.
Goodluck !!!! 


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