Last minute gifts
FOR ALL you men out there who haven't bought your wife/partner/ girlfriend/lover a Christmas present yet, it's not too late.
Here's a list of possible gifts, from the stand-alones to the stocking fillers.
A bit of advice for those who think they can manage this on their own: women are fussy about colours for foundation, or eyeshadow and even though that body smoothing cream may have a nice bottle, or that cellulite reducing salon treatment may come with a massage, they probably won't appreciate either of the latter.
A voucher for a facial, or a Kahuna massage will be always warmly received though - see box.
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream
Save her skin with this gorgeous tanning product, enriched with cocoa bean extract to soothe and prevent aging, and aloe vera to moisturise and nourish the skin. $40. Available at leading department stores, select salons and pharmacies nationally and adorebeauty.com.au.
ghd Gold Classic Styler
Every woman who straightens her hair wants the Rolls Royce of straighteners, one from ghd. The quality ceramic plates make the task effortless and the style lasts. For the first time, the styler comes in an all-over metallic finish available in three shades - sahara gold, shimmering silver and rich ruby. $269. Stockists: 1300 443 424.
Thalgo Prestige Discovery Set
With a mini Freshness Exfoliator, Collagen Cream, Descomask Scrub and Intense Nutritional Cream this skincare kit is an ideal way for her to experience the luxury of this prestige salon brand. Valued at $63 but for Christmas it is $29. Thalgo stockists: 02 9477 6900.
Trilogy Everything Balm
The ideal stocking filler from a popular brand and perfect for aunties, friends, busy mums, work colleagues. $18.85. Available Priceline, Myer, pharmacy and health stores or (03) 9533 1336.
Clarins Eau des Jardins Invigorating Spray
Lemon, orange and grapefruit are blended with green notes in this super fresh scent. It combines 10 essential oils in its formula that promotes freshness while firming, toning and revitalising the skin's surface. $62.
Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blast
These fashionable shade duos make creating a sexy, smoky eye in two steps easy. For blondes, try Tempest Blue or Silver Sky, for brunettes, Bronze Fire or Citrus Flair, for redheads, Onyx Smoke. $17.95 From selected pharmacies. Stockists: 1800 181 040.
Estee Lauder Golden Alligator Compact
This compact says movie star glamour. Filled with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder, it's great for quick touch-ups on the go. $85. Stockists: 1800 061 326.
Innoxa Buff Away the Day Pack
This shower creme, hand cream, body butter and bath and body brush is ideal for busy women. $24.95.
Dr LeWinn's Gift Sets
The perfect Christmas gift for women who are after skin care items that will help nourish and enhance natural beauty. The collections include Renewed Beauty, $49.95 (valued at $134.85); Smooth Beauty, $49.95 (valued $109.93); Ultra Beauty, $49.95 (valued at $129.90). Available in selected pharmacies and Myer stores nationwide.
Celebrate Pure Essential Oil Trio
This In Essence pack contains 9ml of lavender (calming), orange and peppermint (refreshing) essential oils packaged in a keepsake box. Ideal for the bath or for a burner. $29.95.
OTHER BEAUTY IDEAS
A nail care set
A beautiful makeup bag
A salon shampoo and conditioner set for her hair type
A voucher from her favourite hair salon
A handheld massager
A new, whizz bang blowdrier
A travel bag for toiletries
Bath salts or foam
Her favourite essential oil