Posts Tagged ‘gift ideas’

  1. November 30, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411


    Create Your Own Clinique Holiday Gift Set

    If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list, look no further than the Clinique counter. This year, you can create your own gift set and omit those two or three items you never really want in a prearranged gift set. Read on for details on how to make your own gifts.

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  2. May 5, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Mamma Mia Gift Package fro LUSH

    First off, this Mamma Mia gift ($39.95) is the name awesome but the package itself is super cute. And not because I don’t love my mother or anything, but pre-wrapped gifts are my besties!

    The Mamma Mia gift package is also super affordable even though it’s chock full of amazing products no woman should go without. Aside from the amazing, super nourishing soaps and bath gel LUSH is known for, the package also includes Creamed Almond & Coconut Smoothie cream and Sugar Scrub.

    I’m a self-professed sugar scrub addict. The sugar is a natural exfoliate and not only does it smell lovely but it’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth and supple. Doesn’t Mom deserve to wrap herself in luxury every once in a while? You can pick up this neatly prepared gift pack at LUSH now! (And I won’t judge you if you buy an extra one for yourself.)  

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  3. December 23, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Last-Minute Gift: Fabulous in Fiji by Stila

    You’re really cutting it close if you haven’t finished your shopping just yet because Christmas Eve is tomorrow!! Luckily, Stila can easily solve your problems. Avoid the uber-packed malls and head over to Pharmaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart or one of their Beauty Boutiques for the Fabulous in Fiji Travel Palette from Stila ($13).

    With three shades of blue eye shadow, one silver must-have shade and a plum cream that can easily be used as lip gloss or blush, your giftee will be over-the-moon when she unwraps this. If these colours don’t work for your friend, don’t fret. There are five different Limited Edition Travel Palettes for you to choose from.

    The best part? Stila’s top-quality products (that are sure to make your on-the-go pal praise you) is easy on the budget. Finding an amazing gift only two days before Christmas without breaking the bank? You just can’t ask for more than that. At this price, you may even want to pick one up for yourself.

    Happy Holidays beauty lovers! Thanks for making this year a success for Beauty Booty 4-1-1. Best wishes for 2011!


    Stila Limited Edition Holiday Lip Glaze Set
    Benefit: Her Name Was Glowla Makeup Palette
    Lippmann Collection Holiday Nail Polish at Murale

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  4. December 22, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    The Ultimate Age-Defying Gift from Neostrata

    Tick-tock: only TWO days left to shop! Still looking for a gift but don’t have time to head or the motivation to brave the packed mall? No problem. Head to Pharmaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart instead and pick up an incredible value Holiday Set from Neostrata.

    Made for women of all ages, Neostrata’s Instant Renewal Gift Set retails for $72.50, but is actually valued at $143.50! That means your ever-so-lucky giftee will be getting way more than she ever expected. The gift set includes Skin Renewal Peel Solution, Skin Resurfacing Duo and Anti-Wrinkle Lip Enhancer.

    Basically, this kit contains everything a gal needs to keep her skin looking impeccable this winter. Skin care is my biggest obsession. I think I may even apply more creams to my face than makeup. But with all the harmful environmental factors out there (like UV rays, pollution, dry air, humidity, etc.) our skin takes a beating out there. And no one wants to spot wrinkles a second too soon.

    No, you can’t prevent aging altogether, but you can always take the proper steps to make sure your skin looks best for your age whether you’re 25 or 65. Taking care of skin properly now means greater looking skin when as you age. Plus, with Skin Renewal Peel Solution, you’ll see results after the first use so you know it’s working.

    Give your beauty-conscious gal pal the gift of gorgeous skin this holiday season with the Instant Renewal Gift Set from one of the world’s leading skin care brands, Neostrata.


    Luxe Stocking Stuffer from YSL
    Clinique Click and Be Happy Gift Set
    Gift Idea: Make Your Own Holiday Beauty Baskets

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  5. December 13, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Holiday Gift Idea: Make Your Own Beauty Basket

    The holidays can sometimes have you stumped for gift ideas. Often times, we’re at a complete loss for the perfect gift. But what if the perfect gift was really several gifts? I love the idea of making your own Christmas baskets. All you have to do is get yourself a wicker basket at the Dollar store, fill it with tissue and load it up with products your gift receiver needs and uses.

    A gift doesn’t always have to be some huge surprise. Giving the beauty-addicted gal a basket full of goodies shows thought. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to open people up to new products that they may otherwise never try on their own.

    Makeup baskets are always good, but I’m a big fan of skin care baskets. It’s the most important part of our beauty routines yet it’s the part most people pay the least attention to.

    I love this cute Olay Gift Set ($12.99 — pictured above). It comes with a cleanser, toner (very important!) and a face washcloth. It’s affordable, useful and actually essential. I have this set myself and it makes my skin look and feel clean and fresh in no time.

    A basket only works if it has several products, so use your imagination and add a few more goodies you think your gal pal might need. I’m a sucker for the Olay Thermal Pedicure Treatment ($15.99 — pictured above). It’s an amazing product that hydrates the feet during the harsh winter weather. Hard, dry feet? Not hot!

    This holiday season, don’t wrack your brain thinking of what ONE gift will please your friends and family. Put a touch more effort and make your own basket…and keep your budget happy at the same time.

    What would you want your gift basket to include if you received one? Give me the deets on what you would like your basket to include in the comments below and I may just send it to you. Happy holidays!


    Principessa Holiday Gift Sets
    Juicy Couture Fragrance Gift Set
    Only at Sephora: Tarte Holiday Palette

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  6. June 18, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    A Few More Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Just in case some of you are as last-minute as I am, I thought you might be looking for a couple more gift ideas for Dad. (FYI, Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, in case you didn’t already know.)

    I really like these LUSH Solid Shampoos ($9.95). I think it’s such a great idea. The shampoo bars are solid products that are easy for the man on-the-go to carry around with him. If your Dad (or even your boyfriend) is a traveller and loves convenience (as everyone does) then this is the ideal budget buy. Plus, it’s a great gym bag essential. They come in a variety of fragrances and last for up to 70 washes!

    Next up is a gift set from Kiehl’s. I don’t think I need to tell you why Kiehl’s is fabulous. If you’ve ever tried one of their products, you know they’re nourishing and long-lasting. This ensemble is a great gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day. It comes with Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash 75ml ($11.00), Facial Fuel 75ml ($30.00), Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – White Eagle 75ml ($12.50) and “Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap ($17.00). A man who like to care for his skin but doesn’t necessarily have the time or is always on-the-go will truly appreciate this gift.

    Now hurry up! You only have a few days left to shop.

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  7. June 11, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Don’t let them fool you. Men value their appearance just as much as women do. No, men may not care for looking pretty, but they certainly want to look clean and smell good. Here are a few beauty-inspired gift ideas for your Dad this coming Father’s Day. (Plus, these gift ideas work well for your boyfriends, too so tuck these ideas away and save them for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays!)

    Halston Man

    This elegant and masculine fragrance is ideal for the man who is energetic, bold and sophisticated. This fresh and woody fragrance is the perfect scent for Dad. It’s also a really versatile scent. It’s got a sophisticated aroma to it but it’s also young and fresh. You can purchase Halston Man for the Dad in your life only at The Bay. The 75mL bottle retails for $65 and the 125mL bottle retails for $90.

    Dr. Hauschka’s Father’s Day Skin Care Kit

    This is the ultimate man kit and the best part is that it’s budget-friendly. The Dr. Hauschka kit contains cleansing milk and cleansing cream, facial toner or clarifying toner and Quince day cream. These products are great for soothing razor burn (ouch!) and removing ingrown hairs caused by shaving. It’s just as important for men to hydrate their skin as it is for women. Dry, irritated skin is itchy and uncomfortable and it can lead to premature aging, as well. The kit for normal skin retails for $26.75 and the kit for oily skin retails for $28.75. Packed with essential oils and sold at such a friendly price, it’s hard to resist.

    Nivea For Men Cool Kick

    One of my favourite skin care lines, Nivea, is a great product line for men, too. Nivea’s Cool Kick skin care products (moisturizer, shaving cream, aftershave balm and 2-in-1 hair and body wash) would make a great gift. Get creative and place all four of these products together in a gift basket. They range in price from $4.99 to $8.99 and can be found at your local pharmacy. Plus, Nivea is one of the most popular men’s skin care lines on the market so Dad or any other man in your life is sure to love this gift.

    Happy Father’s day to all the Dads and Dads-to-be out there. Enjoy your day next Sunday, June 20.

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