Zara Lewis is a designer and a regular contributor to highstylife.com, devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends. She seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. Romantic soul and tech geek in one body. She enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking. Her last blog was about playing up your best features. This week she’s talking about finding that perfect Christmas gift for a Beauty Junkie!
She smells like Lancôme La Vie Est Belle by day and Dior Addict at night. She never leaves the house looking random – everything with her is sharp and on point. When she wears (visible) makeup, she respects the sanctity of contour and trusts her makeup palette. She is very aware of what’s appropriate for daytime and what to wear at night, when the city lights are lustrous and dreams are big. She’s fully addicted to beauty products, and the best way to make her happy is to buy her one of the latest IT things (or something totally original but beauty-inspired). And guess what? Christmas may be the best time to do just that!
It doesn’t really matter if it’s your mom, bestie, gf or cousin – these coveted offerings we’re about to lay out below are a sure pathway to her (beauty) delight.
A stash of retro Vogue
Remember when Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in SATC so honestly and adorably said: “When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more”? If your lady is just as obsessed with all things beauty and fashion, she’s probably worshiping the ground beneath Anna Wintour’s feet! With that in mind, she’ll probably flip with happiness if you manage to get her a few of retro Vogue editions (dating back in ‘60s and ‘70s). Oh!
A pampering session
If your beauty addict has pretty much all she wants and you don’t want to risk buying her something she is not as enthusiastic about as you’d think, the best way to make her weak in the knees and beam with joy is to buy her a pampering session at her favourite salon in town (or THAT salon she’s been trying to get booked into for months).
A mani-pedi, massage, hair appointment and makeup consultation will do the magic. You can go even lighter on the options – voucher in a sum and let her choose whatever she likes. This sure will get her into a fantastic mood!
A corrective surgery treatment
Hey, it’s the 21st century and nobody has the time to pass judgement on people undergoing corrective surgery anymore. It’s there; it’s helping us look (and feel) better; it’s not even that expensive, so – why not take advantage of the professionals in the field!
If you know your favourite addict’s been talking about undergoing a certain procedure like a blepharoplasty or facelift but she couldn’t find the money or time to do it – be the one to make this happen for her! Buy her a voucher for the kind of plastic surgery she’s been eyeing and make her the happiest person alive!
A spa weekend
No girl ever (and especially one who is a beauty junkie) has passed on the opportunity to enjoy a day or two at the spa! This is an amazing gift for women of all ages as it’s giving them the opportunity to not only relax but enjoy the array of healthy and gorgeous options. From mud-bathing, aromatherapy, relax massages, hydro massages (that would help with her cellulite), etc. to delicious fresh and healthy organic food (altogether with exotic drinks with umbrellas in them) – your girl will feel like a Queen for the weekend. Spoil her, and she’ll adore you forever!
The latest makeup buzz
If you’ve heard her talk about the latest makeup this and that (and, of course, of her favourite brand), beat her to buying it! You’ll save her the money, you’ll wow her and – she’ll have a product she’s been longing for. If, however, you weren’t around much when she was mentioning it, talk to some of her closest people about her heart’s desire. That way, you’ll be sure not to double her stash.
A trip to a beauty capital
If your budget allows it and you really, really, really want to spoil your favourite beauty junkie, book her a trip to Paris or Milan! It would be best if you could arrange it for Fashion Week or sometime during Beauty Trade Fairs, but even if you can’t – just the fact she is in the city that means so much to the whole beauty and fashion industry will blow her mind!
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