why brake the bank? these more affordable picks will delight just as much as anything overly pricey!
erb glow again body oil, $40 – i was introduced to these products recently, and fell in love. they are straight from thailand, full of natural and partly organic ingredients and free from harmful chemicals. a body oil is the one thing that gets my skin through the winter! i’m giving you a little somethin’ somethin’ – see below!
in style magazine subscription, $20 – this is a great option for a stocking or secret santa gift and it’s like giving the recipient a gift every time they see it in their mailbox
girl’s night out conversation starter, $25 – such a cute idea for a grown up girls night (especially when paired with wine…)
j. crew pocket datebook, $30 – i can’t be the only one who’s noticed my handwriting has become rather, um, sloppy. practice the good ol’ way of keeping track of life with this datebook
backup iphone battery, $47.50 – i have a feeling this item will the same as a DVR – you’ll wonder how the heck you survived without it!
bobbi brown eyeshadow palette, $47.50 – want! the perfect little palette full of colours you’ll actually use
hrh collection glossed sheik necklace, $56 – ok, ok – so this one is a touch above my $50 limit, but seeeeriously, i had to include it. i own one and get compliments all the time!
coach card case, $38 – perfect for your cards when you’re downsizing into a little clutch for evening – bonus: it can be monogrammed!
made by girl double skull bracelet, $48 – this is seriously on my wishlist – it’s edgy yet classic and is a perfect addition to your arm party
so, here’s the cool part! i’m giving away a gift (valued at $71!) to one of my beauty savvy readers!
this sweet little set could be all yours:
spice & shine gift set includes:
spice & shine light body lotion & shower gel
natural lemongrass soap
formulated using ginger and marigold flower (ginger helps blood circulation while marigold flower helps smooth and nourish the skin)
TO WIN: follow me (@erincg) and @aruhndara on twitter and tweet me why you should win this beautiful little set. that’s it! the winner will be announced on december 12 right here on the blog! must be a canadian resident to win.
CONGRATS to rahika khan (@radicalradhika)! she’s the lucky winner of this fab set!
located in yaletown at 1060 hamilton street, aruhndara is new to the vancouver beauty scene. the concept is completely unique: eastern skin and lifestyle products that are free from harmful chemicals, and full of natural and partly organic ingredients. combined with the eastern philosophy of beauty and wellness, it’s totally up my alley!
in their own words:
“We believe that true beauty is the radiance that shines from the sense of inner wellbeing.
The Aruhndara name tells a story of sunrise and our product philosophy focuses on the three core beliefs of the Eastern spa heritage: the Asian secret of youth and beauty, the age-old ancestral holistic knowledge and the natural purifying power of nature.
We invite you to discover these wondrous holistic experiences with Aruhndara and begin your sensorial journey to the East.”
check out other holiday 2012 gift guides: for the local lover, for the new mom, for the beauty buff