Do you all follow my wonderfully talented friend Kirsty? If you don’t, well, you should – you can find her here on her blog. In addition to posting inspiring outfit ideas, she offers creative and crafty ideas for decorating your life (she also designs a vintage-inspired jewelry line found at www.luciakjewelry.com). Below Kirsty shares several witty small gift ideas to pamper those girly girlfriends in your life. They deserve it!
Butter London offers fabulous colors. Three favorites include “All Hail the Queen” (a fashionable gray with subtle sparkle), “Yummy Mummy” (a great nude with a bit of sheen), and “Come to Bed Red” (the quintessential red polish). Their base coat is so genius because it has a matte, neutral color that you can even wear on its own, or it makes the perfect primer for your polish. And they do not add formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP. (Read, the less chemicals the better). Buy a gift pack and split it up – a great way to give a small yet thoughtful token of your appreciation.
Essie offers great colors and their polish lasts without chipping. “Wicked” is a favorite (Kirsty is wearing it on her nails in this post) – the perfect winter color. And the matte finish is just the thing for the fashion-forward girlfriend on your list.
“For Your Sugar Plums”
A basic lip gloss can make the perfect gift (and at $5, it won’t break the bank!) Sephora makes an excellent clear high gloss that isn’t flavored or scented, and doesn’t make your lips sticky or chapped. Every woman can appreciate a great clear gloss!
A great highlighter can make you look like you got a great night’s sleep, even if you were up burning the midnight oil (or toiling through early morning diaper changes). It’s not only great for your brows but the entire eye area as well, and the two colors choices work for most everyone. Apply under the eye, at the inside corner, and just under the outside bottom edge of your lash line. Then add a touch of shimmer to the lid and blend with finger. Done.
Wrapping Paper supplies:
Cellophane Bags Packaging Specialties has a great selection of quality cellophane bags, they are sold in cases of 100, but really they will become your every gift wrapping need. Or split them with a friend.
Chevron Ribbon is from May Arts.
How to make pom-poms – this is so easy and fun, just add some tinsel to make them sparkly.