Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas

Ladies and gentlemen, Suka & Spice now has its very own domain name! A little home in the big world of the internet. It's like we've moved from renting an apartment to buying property. As if that weren't enough, we've finally got the new header up that I've been promising! I'm so obsessed with the drawing, which was created by my dear (handsome..single..intelligent..*ahem, ladies*) cousin. My vision was an island girl relaxing in the ocean--he took that and ran with it. I'm not at all shocked. What do you think?

With just a handful of days left until Christmas, I'm sure there are a few of you out there who are contemplating a late night trip to the mall to pick up last minute gifts. I finally had it two nights ago, and completed the bulk of my shopping online. People are crazy at this time of year, and I swear the shops bring out the best in them. Sometimes I have to stop just to tweet something ridiculous that I hear when waiting in line at the register.

Oh right. Last minute gifts.

So, if you happen to be one of those last minute shoppers, and you're just not sure what to grab your best girl, friend, or beauty-obsessed pal--these are a few of my favorite recent palettes. You'll be bumped to the top of their nice list in no time.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows II

Sixteen vibrant shadows, two liners (which can undoubtedly be used daily), and a mini eyeshadow primer. This is sold out in Sephora (still available at Ulta), and all the more reason to gift it. Who doesn't like something limited? Best for: The girl who is a bit creative, and likes to experiment with color.

Too Faced Glamour Revolution

Glosses, blush, bronzer, shadows and primer. The fact that there is a chocolate scented bronzer included in this one, is enough reason to justify this as a gift. Add to that, the fact that one of the nine eyeshadows is called George & Weezie. Best for: The one who does her makeup in the car, or the bathroom at work--so she'll be needing everything in one place.

Benefit Powderazzi

Although the smallest of the three gift ideas, this may be my favorite. Benefit has delivered on a trio boxed blusher/bronzer, consisting of Dallas, Hoola, and Coralista. I picked this up because of Coralista (top left), and have been using that blusher nearly every day since. It's a shade that would suit nearly any skin tone, and leaves you with a glowy and natural effect. Available exclusively at Ulta and Best for: The chic who goes au natural most of the time. This way, she can contour with variety.

Are you finished with your shopping list? H
ave any beauty-related items fallen onto it?

You know I couldn't leave this girl, with her snowflake bow, out of the festivities...


Tali said...

I love the new layout!!!!!
Very beachy and exotic with the womans figure coming out of the name!

Eee the hello kitty is so cute!

I also used the palettes as gift this year. I got a lot of those benefit trios.. everyone loves bronzer and blush so you know you cant go too wrong!!


Resham said...

The header is lovely...
I never got a chance to buy the book of shadows....for!!

I picked a few lipstick sets as gfts though...

Anonymous said...

ohhh lavverly!
congrats on the domain and love the layout, the header is so you, exotic-island-hottie-emerging-from-the-sea, you!

benefit blushes, win win win!
hello kitty adorable as always, melt-melt.

fantastic said...

@tali: thank you! i'm happy to have finally changed it long with the boring black background :) but yet, i think it's still simple enough for me.

the benefit trios--where did you find them out there? they only stocked them in two places here, and i wanted to get more for friends! xx

@resham: thanks girly :) did you get the book of shadows for someone else? they're still available in-store and online at ulta (i checked yesterday!).

@su-pah: i swear, you're straight out of a movie! did you get the benefit trio? if i'm correct, i believe you have all of them individually, right?!

Tali said...

In every single benefit in london they had a mass pyramid style thing with those trios lol. We were deffinately not short of them here!! The uk ppl go nuts for palettes.. especially near xmas time! xx

CherriesinSyrup said...

Your new layout is really pretty !!
And I so love hello kitty, always cute!
That benefit powderazzi is just perfect, really beautiful colors, really nice gift :)

Kate Gene said...

I want that Hello Kitty ornament! SO cute!


Kate Gene

fantastic said...

@tali: wow, really? There would be some luckier people on my shopping list, had we had the pyramids of blushers!

@cherries in syrup: I couldn't figure out how many hello kitty ornaments were too many, so I think I'll be reaching out & including other characters now!

@kate gene: i'd check macy's, or even the sanrio stores :)

bathmate said...

nice posting. very good work. thank you. :)


Kajal Couture said...

Congrats on the new domain name! I love the header too! I like the gift ideas...makes me want to be on your xmas list. =)

fantastic said...

@bathmate: thank you :)

@kajal couture: next year, we should all do a blog secret santa swap! or maybe just for the next holiday!

Anonymous said...

hey you lazy blogger!
have an awesome, awesome christmas and new year! and let me have a nosy in at your pressies too. xox

Tina A. said...

Stunning layout girl, the header pic is... well... fantastic! Hehe! :)
Very pretty and very you! :)

Great ideas for presents, I got Coralista recently and been wearing it very often since, but kinda wish I had gotten the powderazzi palette thingy instead!

Your ornaments are hands down the best, love this Hello Kitty one, too cuuute! ;)


fantastic said...

@su-pah: lazy, i know! i'm trying to get back on track. maybe i'll make it a new years goal ;)

@tina: i just realized..i should have posted the rest of the ornaments by today. oops! hope you had a merry christmas!!

Send gifts to pakstan said...

Very unique and useable collection for send gifts to my mother or sister. Nice job.

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