When I thought to start a Christmas Gift Guide, I decided to not go the way of the limited edition goodies that companies come up with towards the end of the year. Some coffret sets may be of excellent value but I’ve learnt that coffret sets aren’t always full of gems. In fact, I’ve had many coffret sets that contained 1 gem and 5 duds. I prefer to stick to gems not plaster 🙂 [Edit: No offense to anyone might find coffret sets they like and some ARE stuffed with gems – and look pretty to boot! I’m just fussy 😛 ]
So I prefer to create my own gift sets and I wanted to feature something that I might like to receive for Christmas and it may not come in a coffret set or be part of the limited edition Christmas collection.
So, we will have our own gift guide for Christmas – based on gift category and based on my star picks of 2009! I guess you could call this my “Best of 2009 makeup and skincare series” 🙂
You can easily pick up some of the items mentioned in coffret sets and maybe get a good price for them but I will hope to remind you of some other star products I have encountered over the year. You are welcome to add your choices in the comments as we go along.
Christmas is always a good time to get something nice for yourself or a friend 🙂 The list which is limited only to makeup and skincare will be updated below.
Note: I have only included products I have sampled in 2009 which may include new and “old” or existing products. Its a best of the products I tried in 2009 not the best of new releases in 2009.
Christmas Gift Ideas and Best of 2009 based on reviews on My Women Stuff :-
- Smooches under the Mistletoe! Best lip products of 2009
- Smooth as new snow! Best skincare of 2009
- The eyes have it! Best eye products of 2009
- Spare no blushes! Best blushes of 2009
- Build on a good foundation! Best face products of 2009
Watch out for the posts appearing in the next 5 days. 🙂
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looking fwd for ur posts 😀
mm..definitely will wait for the posts!
looking forward to it for sure! 😀 (me likey looking at the year end coffret sets though….always nicely packaged, and guess who’s a sucker for pretty packaging? *sheepish* )
I love how coffret sets look too! But I always find duds in mine 😛 Sorry la ya? 😉
I like the Christmas tree…. it’s so shiny O.o
Can’t wait for your posts 🙂
Ohhh, i can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! haha! 😀
ohhh… this mini series should be interesting! 😀 can’t wait
You just made it sound like a soap opera made for tv! Mini Series LOL… 😉
Can’t wait to read them all! 🙂
ParisB! Can u also do a best budget buys of 2009 post? 🙂
My “Best of 2009” series will have both high and low end products to cater for all wallets 😉 So there won’t be a dedicated post but you will still have what I think are good budget buys in the same categories.
I’ve been waiting to see the list! 😀
i was thinking of doing this best product post for either christmas or new year