December 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm , by Erica Metzger
Yikes, it’s two weeks until Christmas! The window for finding the perfect gift is getting smaller and smaller. I’m way behind on my list, but I have a plan of action: sleep in on Saturday, make a big cup of coffee and then shop in my pj’s. As usual, I will be giving the gift of beauty to my loved ones. (In my experience, you can never go wrong with a gorgeous palette or a pretty candle). I covered a few of my favorite beauty websites in a previous post, but I realize I left out some good ones, so here goes!
Best for a Budget: I love Bath and Body Works‘ great fragrances, especially the Twilight Woods scent. The quality and packaging is on par with expensive department fragrances. When it comes to makeup, I’m toying with Victoria’s Secret for a fun lip gloss set or a dazzling eye palette.
Best for Impressing: These boutique brands are a bit pricier, but they never fail to wow.
L’Occitane.com’s fragrance offerings and shea butter formulas are amazing. These hand creams are the perfect hostess, teacher, neighbor, etc gift. Or keep one for yourself and give the other two as stocking stuffers.
Spoiler alert! The dudes nearest and dearest to my heart will most definitely get something in their stockings from Kiehls.com.
Best for Nervous Nellies: If you tend to experience first-time jitters when ordering something from a new site, then stick to sites where you already shop and trust. As a founding member and president of Nervous Nellies Anoynomous (oops, the cat’s out of the bag), I was thrilled to find out that my favorite websites Amazon.com and Zappos.com also carry a great selection of boutique beauty brands.
Check out our holiday gift guide for more easy shopping ideas and happy holidays, ladies!
Photo by Risager