15 October 2012

Xmas Gift Ideas - Part 1

Today there are 71 days until Xmas….can you believe it!?! And well, I technically have a day less to shop, as being Scandinavian means that we celebrate Xmas on Christmas Eve!

The stores are slowly – no, actually, it’s happening rather quickly now - starting to fill up with sweets, decorations and gift sets suitable for the whole family.

So I thought I’d put together a list of things that I would love to receive - and hopefully I can give you some good ideas too.

Natio Colour Therapy Pack

This great gift set contains: Colourful Smokey Eyes eyeshadow in Midnight Sky, Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunswept, Kabuki brush, Pure Mineral Face Primer 30ml, Mineral Blusher in Pink Apples, Mineral Crystal Loose Foundation in Beige, all presented in a display box. Total retail value $100.70

Price: $49.95 – available from select retailers, including Myer  


Elizabeth Arden 2012 Holiday Set

Gift set contains: 4 x 4ml each High Shine Lipglosses in: Golden Red, Sheer Starlight, Peony, Rosebud

Price: $39 – available from select retailers, including Myer

Estee Lauder Block Buster 2012

The collection includes:
Smokey Plums Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette with 9 coordinating shades

Soft Neutrals Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette with 9 coordinating shades

3 Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipsticks (full-size, in Hot Kiss, Tiger Eye and Blushing)

Pure Colour Gloss (in Plum Divine)

2 Pure Colour Intense Kajal Eyeliner (in Blackened Black and Blackened Sapphire)

Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara (full-size)

Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (full-size 100ml)

4 Deluxe Makeup Brushes (Powder, Blush, Lip and Eye)

Beauty Wallet & Slim Case

Price: $120 (with any fragrance purchase of 50mL or more)

Available from among others, Myer, David Jones, and Estee Lauder online


Bobbi Brown Book: Pretty Powerful

From best-selling author and global makeup mogul Bobbi Brown, this newly launched beautiful guide presents Bobbi's Pretty Powerful philosophy and inspires women to use makeup to be their best selves. With step-by-step application instructions, face charts breaking down the different looks, and personal stories from real women and celebrities, this book outlines the best tricks and techniques Bobbi has culled from her remarkable career in the beauty industry

Price: $31.95 - available from Booktopia


Nars Beach Lover Set

The Set features a blush duo in Hungry Heart and Orgasm, travel size Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios, travel size Lip Gloss in Laguna, and 17ml Liquid Illuminator in Laguna.
Price: $79 - available from Mecca Cosmetics 

Burts Bees Star Collection

This gift set contains Radiance Body Wash, Coconut Foot Crème, Honey Lip Balm, Acai Berry Lip Balm, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub.

Price: $49.95 - available from Burts Bees

BENEFIT She’s So Jetset Set

This gift set includes a 4-shade eyeshadow palette, the POREfessional Deluxe Sample, They're Real Mini, face powder with brush, lip gloss and a dual-ended sponge applicator.

$89 – available now from Myer

Stila Sydney Palette

This Palette includes 5 Eye Shadow shades in Koala, Opera House, Bondi Beach, Aussie, Harbour Bridge, a Convertible Colour Dual Lip and Cheek Cream in Sugarblush.

This palette is also available in London, Seoul, Rio and Vancouver.
Price: $25 - Available from Mecca Cosmetica

I probably won't be so lucky to get all of these for Xmas, so my top picks would be the Estee Lauder Block Buster as they are always such great value, and then the Bobbi Brown book, Pretty Powerful as the step-by-step application guides, tips and tricks sounds fantastic.

Have you fallen in love with any of these items? Or do you already have other things on your Xmas wish list?



  1. I like the look of the Benefit pack, Estee Lauder and NARS the best. ;)

    1. Really we are spoilt for choices, aren't we - and as more and more Xmas packs are released, my wish list just grows and grows!

  2. I thought I'd already posted up a comment but it hasn't showed! I like the Benefit and the Stila :)

    1. I like the Stila Palette too, and the fact that it is so affordable.

  3. Oh my goodness, my heart skipped a beat at that Estee Lauder Block Buster set! How gorgeous is that! Might have to start dropping some hints to hubby!

    1. Yeah, it is very gorgeous, isn't it....I have already dropped quite a few hints to my hubby! Good luck with yours ;-)

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    1. Im so sorry, I mistakably removed your sweet comment, Im so sorry....!!!! Feel free to re-post your comment, and please do not let this stop you from commenting on my blog in the future!
      I have not yet seen the MAC Xmas collection, but I will definitely keep my eyes out for it!


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