2012 Holiday Gift Guide Part #3

Today, I've got the last part of my gift guide: gifts that are a bit more of a splurge, but still reasonable at $50 or less.

1. Priti NYC Make Your Own Nailpolish Kit ($39.99)
Your choice of four Priti NYC nail polishes.  Polishes are $13.50 individually, so even if it's not a gift, you save a good bunch by ordering them in the kit!

2. Pai Rosehip 3-Step Facial Set ($40)
This is a limited edition set that comes with Pai's best selling Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil, their new Rosehip Bioregenerate Face Mask, and a muslin face cloth.  As of right now, the face mask is only available in the kit.  As an added bonus, if you're shopping over this Thanksgiving weekend, Pai is offering this set free with purchases over $100.

3. Tsi-La Organics Deluxe Sample Kit ($50)
This reminds me a lot of some of the perfume kits Sephora comes out with this time of year.  Basically, you receive eight sample perfumes and a voucher for one mini bottle.  You have 90 days to try the samples out and pick a favorite.  Then, all you have to do is email Tsi-La with your voucher code and which perfume you would like, and they'll ship you out the mini bottle of your choice.

4. Amala Beauty Handbag Essentials Kit ($44)
Amala Beauty is a higher end European skincare and bodycare line with fantastic ingredients.  I don't have any personal experience with their products, but they all sound pretty dreamy.  This kit includes their Soothing Lip Salve and travel sizes of both their Rejuvenating and Hydrating Hand Creams.  All of which would come in very handy during the colder months, I'm sure!

5. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Color ($36)
RMS Beauty has become a bit of a cult favorite in the natural beauty community and the Lip2Cheek Colors sound fantastic.  Pictured here is Smile, a coral/pink that would be gorgeous as both a lip colour and a blush.

6. Afterglow Cosmetics Holiday's Little Helpers Kit ($47)
I don't buy a lot of 'higher end' makeup, but of what's out there, Afterglow Cosmetics is probably the brand I would most like to try next.  This holiday kit includes their Aloe Concealer, Glow Bronzer, Lip Soother, and Hydra Gloss.  The concealer and bronzer are tailored to your skin tone, while the lip soother and gloss stay the same across all the kits.  Individually, these would cost $96, which, for me anyways, definitely makes the $47 price tag easier to swallow.

I had a lot of fun putting these together, and I hope they were helpful if you're looking for gift ideas!  Since there's no way to include everything, I'd love to know: what's caught your eye this holiday season?  Are you coveting anything specific?



  1. Great list ! :-)

    have a nice day!

    Mlle nature

  2. Pai is a lovely brand & their gift set are always lovely, just wish they were a little cheaper. Everything else on your list looks lovely I would be happy if Santa drop them off under my tree :)

  3. I'd be happy to see a lot of these things under my christmas tree this year, hope Santa got the memo. I'm especially dying to try the tsi-la Organics perfumes because I need some new fragrances in my life.


  4. wow~ i've been viewing your blog on my phone for so long I never noticed how cute your new blog theme is! loving this new theme!

    I'd also be happy to see everything from gift guide part 1 to part 3 under my Christmas tree this year. If only the size of Christmas socks matter....

  5. Thanks! I changed it a couple months ago...wanted something new :)

  6. Haha, I am a highly mobile-dependent person. ^_^ I surf (for fun) from my phone 80% of the time. Then this weekend, I stayed over at a friend's house and tried her big mac screen and all the blogs I've been reading look at least 10x prettier!