I'll admit that I'm an extremely difficult person to shop for. My cosmetic bags (all 20 or so of them) are filled to the brim with the latest products, my closet is overflowing with frocks and coats and dresses, my accessories cabinet looks like a fashion explosion and we shouldn't even talk about my overwhelming supply of hair products. Naturally, shopping for me is intimidating.
But you know what? The fashion and beauty world is constantly putting new products out. Every season, in fact! That's one reason why my collection is so overwhelmingly expansive. So if you're shopping for a beauty maven or fashionista, don't let her current supply intimidate you. Instead, look to the newest collections and products to hit shelves and you'll be fine.
Below are three items on my holiday wish list. Maybe they'll inspire your own shopping list.
Every time I wash, condition and style my hair with Alfaparf Milano's Diamante Illuminating collection I feel like I've just been to the salon. The shampoo and condition are super light, but extremely hydrating. The deep conditioner is so good that I can't help but brag about my fabulous hair day every time i use it. My favorite product from the line, though? The Crystalli Liquidi -- a super luxurious serum that instantly makes hair shinier and softer. I want a non-stop supply, so I'd be perfectly happy getting this as a Christmas gift!
TOCCA is only like my favorite brand, so it makes perfect sense that one of their products is on my holiday wish list. I love both giving and receiving TOCCA, and I can pretty much guarantee you would, too. I'm particularly partial to their fragrances. I already own -- and am obsessed with -- TOCCA's Eau De Parfum Viaggio Limited Edition that included Colette, Giulietta and Bianca. This year, I'd love to receive their classic EDP Parfum Viaggio, which includes Cleopatra, Florence and Stella. I contend that a lady can never, ever own too many perfumes.
I've been swooning over this blush, released earlier in 2012, every since I saw makeup artist Lisa Eldridge use it in one of her amazing beauty tutorials on Youtube. (Sidenote: if you haven't watched her videos you absolutely must). Anyway, Clarin's Instant Light Blush is like a cream-meets-liquid consistency and is applied with the provided blush. It's really sheer, but so stunning. I'll have to try it myself first, but I think it'll rank right up there with NARS famous Orgasm blush.
So those are my top three wants this holiday season. What are yours? And do any of the above appeal to your beauty senses?
Wendy Rose Gould is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru and writes about beauty and fashion topics on a daily basis. She believes a woman should never leave the house without fabulous hair and a spritz of her staple perfume.