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Girly's Gift Guide

Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is still lingering on some websites (Amazon.com’s Cyber Week is my besty right now—the deals just won’t end!).

If you’ve been putting it off, it’s time to crack down and get serious about gift buying. I know it can be a bit of a daunting task to come up with gift ideas for so many different people, but I’m hoping this gift guide will inspire you to get the job done!

Hubby/BF: Blu-rays are the way to go. Pre-order Inception on Amazon.com—I have yet to speak with a man who didn’t love it. If he needs a Blu-ray player, there are some awesome deals out there right now! And if money isn’t tight, or you’ve budgeted for it, check out an iPad. You really cannot go wrong with that one. Hubby swears by it (but not at it; it’s so easy to use!). If your hubby or significant other is an outdoorsman, I have the perfect gift idea: the Jack-a-Pillow from Merrell. This lightweight jacket not only insulates for warmth and keeps you dry, but it also transforms into a plush head pillow when you tuck it into its interior pocket!! Check it out today at merrell.com.

Sister/Best Friend: Every woman has a soft spot for jewelry, and whether your sister/besty is a necklace, bracelet or earring girl The Silver Loft has gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade pieces every girl will love! Makeup is another way to go—some of my favorite shadows and glosses have come to me as gifts. Tarte is topping our lists here at She She Me. We’ve recently had the opportunity to review The Jewelry Box, and baby—it’s hot! Gorgeous colors! And how familiar are you with Too Faced? I use the Leopard Love kit every morning.

Mother/Mother-in-Law: If she lives in another state/country, consider a webcam. She’ll love the idea of being able to have a face-to-face chat, especially if you have little ones who don’t get to see their grandma much! Handbags are another great option for Mom, and how about a velvet scarf to keep her warm and sassy? Love.

Father/Father-in-Law: If he doesn’t already have one, get that father a digital frame! And make it even better by preloading it with family photos. Another cool electronic gift is a weather forecaster. He can keep it on his desk or dresser and always know whether it’s a good day for golf! For the fashion conscious father/father-in-law, a fabulous retro-dress shirt from Jack Robie (your dad will get the reference to Cary Grant, thus boosting your street cred several levels). Word of advice: you'd better snap one up for your hubby or boyfriend as well!

Coworker: Treats are a favorite gift at the workplace. It’s like Hubby always says, “Everything tastes better at work!” (Which is really convenient in helping me get rid of leftovers.) Yummy gift baskets/boxes go a long way at the office, as do gift cards.

Gifts for the Kidlets: For younger kids, Babylegs make a fabulous gift! So cute and practical. Wii games are a great idea for kids 4-6 and up; the Rayman Raving Rabbids games are silly and fun for the whole family. Teens love gift cards, and frankly—so do I. Win-win.

Gifts for My—I mean Yourself: Oh, let’s see; what do we want, ladies? A fab new handbag? Great pair of riding boots (I like the dark brown leather option best)? Some super comfy slippers? Probably all of the above. Plus a gorgeous cashmere scarf. I could keep going and going.

Cyber Monday Part 2. SkinCareRx, one of my favorite online beauty sources, is running another Cyber Monday sale on the 6th and the 7th of December. It will be 25% off sitewide with code CYBERM25. This is a great time to stock up on beauty essentials for yourself, and great gifts as well!

What specific items are you wishing for this year? I hope you’ve been good girls so you’ll get just what you want! But remember, ‘tis better to give than to receive. Share the love!

xoxo,
Girly

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More Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

Cinzia Designs

Summer may be over, but the sun is still shining just as bright, if not quite as hot. Protect your eyes from bright sunshine and glare in the latest styles from Cinzia Designs. The fabulous folks at Cinzia sent me a pair of the new Papillon aviator sunnies and I am in love with them! Very lightweight and comfortable as well as über-stylish. My favorite thing is that the earpieces are wrapped in a soft camel leather for added sophistication and style.

Check out the latest styles in sunglasses, readers and more at Cinzia Designs. And don't forget to check out their newest additions in accessories. Luscious scarves and wraps, exquisite jewelry, stylish leather belts and great cases and handbags for an evening out on the town! Fabulous gift ideas if you want to get a head start on holiday shopping!


Gianna Rose Atelier

Caswell-Massey, America’s oldest retailer and original purveyor of apothecary style personal care products and accessories has joined forces with couture soap brand Gianna Rose Atelier!   

Gianna Rose is known for their novelty soap bars which are molded into intricate shapes and can be used to accessorize a room. Although many of these soaps are considered “novelty”, they are as extraordinary to use as they are to behold.  All Gianna Rose products are packaged in beautiful custom, hand tied boxes that further enhance these products are either a special gift or self-indulgence. These gorgeous soaps make the perfect hostess gift for the holidays!


Say Goodbye to Winter Weary Skin

Come winter, we can’t always say that it’s easy to look or feel bright. One day you suddenly look in the mirror and your summer tan is long gone and your face looks the same color as that slushy puddle you just stepped in.  Banish the winter blues, and brighten up your daily routine with skin reviving products from Avalon Organics and Alba Botanica.

It may be hard to crawl out of bed when it’s 30 degrees outside, but the smell of Alba Botanica Honey Mango Bath & Shower Gel ($8.95) is sure to brighten your mood (and dull pasty skin!).  Elderberry and aloe nourish rough patches while the enticing aroma of tropical mango, island honey and pure vanilla will have you sambaing all the way to the subway.

Get a glowing complexion with Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Facial Cream ($20.95).  Formulated with active Magnesium Ascorbal Phosphate, a form of Vitamin C that is readily used by the skin to fight damaging free radicals, this cream is the perfect age-defying moisturizer. 

For a little ray of sunshine, try Avalon Organics Vitamin C Soothing Lip Balm ($4.95). Made with super antioxidants Vitamins C and E, plus organic coconut, jojoba, and apricot kernel oils, the balm protects lips against drying and chapping.

Don’t let winter get the best of your tan! Before bed, apply Alba Botanica Sunless TanningLotion ($9.95). The non-streaking formula absorbs quickly and gives skin a healthy glow in three hours or less. Plus, chamomile and ginko biloba sooth and repair skin while you sleep.

Before crawling under the covers, bring back your summer glow with Avalon Organics Vitamin C Vitality Facial Serum ($23.95).  The concentrated serum targets cellular repair using a highly-stable form of Vitamin C and lemon bioflavonoids, which improve circulation, clarity, tone, and texture.  The aroma of organic sweet orange oil will leave you dreaming of mimosas (not hot cocoa!).

 


GeboMana

GeboMana, which is a newly launched Australian-based company that produces short run, limited edition T-shirts. Every shirt that is given begins the process of spreading education to underprivileged children around the globe. The gift of just five tee shirts is enough to educate a child for a year.  

At GeboMana, all of our shirts are made from 100% certified organic cotton grown in India. The prints on each shirt are a fusion of modern fashion and traditional tribal designs. Our craftspeople print, paint, embroider, and stitch every single GeboMana tee in Bali. 

With GeboMana you have the chance to find something unique and fashionable—for a friend or for yourself. And at the same time make a real difference that can be felt for generations to come. Every GeboMana T-shirt is unique and is numbered by hand making it part of a limited edition. And every time we ship a T-shirt we can start educating another child from a developing nation in sustainable practices. 

I received this limited edition tee, the Manhattan Tribal Beat, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Rich vibrant colors on a crisp white background, with the limited edition tag on the inside. Very comfortable, very durable and a great conversation piece! I receive compliments every time I wear it and I love being able to tell people about the great work GeboMana does. So many gorgeous designs - perfect for holiday gift giving!


Dr. H. Bellin Scar &
Stretch Mark Body Cream

Did you know that dry skin is more prone to stretch marks? Because collagen and elastin fibers require moisture to stay strong, winter skin is more susceptible to breaking and forming stretch marks.

Created by internationally renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Howard Bellin (featured on the most recent season of the Real Housewives of New York), the new Dr. H. Bellin Scar & Stretch Mark Body Cream both prevents and reduces the appearance of stretch marks. It also moisturizes the skin throughout the day, deeply nourishing and saturating it with continuous hydration.

The cream contains natural emollients and a unique blend peptides to provide soothing andconditioning effects, ceramides and a natural blend of butters to promote smoother skin texture, hyaluronic acid to help surge hydration to the skin and restoreappearance, blends of vitamins for a more evenly toned and smooth appearance and pure Swiss Edelweiss extract to help with rapid absorption. It is available at www.swisskinrepair.com.

I recently received a sample tube and decided to try it out on my extremely dry and scaly calves. My skin is so fair and sensitive that it looks positively reptilian during the dry winter months, which means that I must always wear tights or leggings to cover the freaky scales. Well, I rubbed this rich cream into my dry skin and felt an immediate soothing sensation. My legs no longer felt itchy and dry and they looked wonderful.Four hours later they were still silky and smooth! I am absolutely thrilled because for the first time ever I will be able to go bare-legged in my slinky little dress on New Year's Eve!


Hissyfit Handy Work

Give your hard working hands a break this winter with Hissyfit Handy Work! A freshly fragranced luxuriously moisturizing hand cream that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. With SPF 30+ UVA/UVB protection Handy Work will keep your hands as youthful looking as they feel.

The vibrant scent of orange and mint is fresh and clean and the non-tacky non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into the skin while providing ample moisture.

I like to slather this all over my hands at bedtime, then slip into a pair of cotton gloves to lock in the moisture. By morning every trace of winter's wicked abuse has disappeared and my hands are soft and smooth as silk. And the scent is absolutely scrumptuous! Hissyfit Handy Work makes a great holiday gift. This year I am going to tuck a tube of Handy Work into a festive mug along with a pair of comfy cotton gloves and a packet of exotic hot cocoa mix as a little "Pampering" gift to my coworkers.


Style that lasts from 2010 to 2011
JASON Thin-to-Thick

The ball may be dropping this New Year’s Eve, but don’t let your hair fall flat! Full, luscious hair is the best way to ring in 2011. JASON Natural Thin-to-Thick hair care system guarantees fuller hair and a more voluminous style! Follow this step-by-step guide to getting gorgeous for 2011.

Two weeks before: Each night before bed, apply JASON Thin-to-Thick Revitalizing Scalp Elixir ($11.45). Biotin, Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid, and Wheat and Vegetable Extracts free hair follicles of debris and promote hair growth!

 

One week before: Make the switch to JASON Thin-to-Thick Hair Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($11.45) and add at least 10% more fullness to your hair after the first application. Hair is strengthened and cleansed with mild botanical agents, Organic Peppermint Oil, AHA, and Amino Acids, all of which are infused at the hair cortex.

 

Day of: Lightly mist on JASON Thin-to-Thick Hair Spray ($11.45) before blow-drying with a large round brush. Apply it again at the roots and throughout hair once dry to add hold, texture, and volume. The unique natural formula repairs fragile, thin hair and protects against pollutants, UV rays, and humidity.

 

 


Angela Moore Jewelry

Angela Moore's philosophy is to "celebrate your own individual style with colors and themes that make you happy." With one look at the unique designs and festive styles in jewelry, resort wear and home decor and you know that at Angela Moore they practice what they preach!

They also make it easy to find the perfect gift for the many different girls on your holiday shopping list!

  • For the Gisele Bundchen's in your life and all girls that love sports  — Golf Girl, Set Sail, Tennis Time, Yoga Girl 7
  • For the Angelina Jolie's in your life and all girls that love philanthropyOvarian Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Autism Awareness, Feed the Kids.
  • For the Rachael Ray's in your life and all girls that love food Sushi Samba, Bon Apetit
  • For the SJP's in your life and all girls that love fashion & the latest trends and who doesn't?

Don't forget about the men in your life! Angela Moora has great silk ties to fit his every mood and interest!


Threadless Select

Threadless launches Select, a new premium line of clothing. The Select Line is designed by the community, but curated by Threadless. It includes original Threadless designs blown up, scaled back, with the original concepts intact. The products are printed with water-based inks on finer cotton, to be softer and eco-friendlier.

The women's collection includes racerback tanks, tunics, and tees. Men get more t-shirts, but with slimmer cuts and different materials than original Threadless tees. I received this gorgeous "London" Select girly tee and I am in love with the softness of the fabric, the flattering fit and the funky graphic.

About Threadless: We're a Chicago-based company that creates online communities. Our popular website Threadless made us true "crowdsourcing" pioneers - it combines an online art community with a highly successful e-commerce business model. Threadless invites anyone in the world with an idea for a t-shirt design to submit artwork, which is voted on through our community of over 1 million registered users. Each week the company prints and sells the highest-scoring t-shirt designs and rewards community members thousands of dollars for their designs, slogans and reprinted favorites. Founded in 2000 and driven by a super creative and fun-loving entrepreneurial team, skinnyCorp has grown rapidly and was recently named "the most innovative small company in America" by Inc. Magazine.


Product over Procedure: The Best
Method for Younger-Looking Skin

Botox and nose jobs and fillers—oh my! These are just a select few procedures that the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently came clean about. “Housewife” Taylor Armstrong even had fillers injected during the first episode!  But undergoing a cosmetic procedure doesn’t have to be the only option for achieving younger- looking skin. For a safer, more affordable alternative to plastic surgery (leaving extra spending money for Rodeo Drive), the women can turn to fellow Beverly Hills resident Dr. Garth Fisher, who developed CellCeuticals Biomedical Skin Treatments. ® With this effective skin system, Dr. Fisher offers a simpler way to get healthy, younger skin—no need to go under the knife!

CellCeuticals Biomedical Skin Treatments® provide a new generation of bio-treatments that help counteract the visible signs of aging. All products are incorporated into a daily regimen. Begin each day by washing away impurities with the Extremely Gentle Skin Cleanser. For an added boost of hydration, apply CerActive Active Moisture + Barrier Repair Skin Treatment alone or under makeup. At night, brighten your face by using Extreme Defense Anti-Cell Damage Skin Treatment and restore surface cells with CellGenesis Regenerative Skin Treatment. Finally, once or twice a week, gently resurface skin without irritation with NeoCell Micro-Resurfacing Skin Treatment.

You don’t have to reside in the 90210 zip code for gorgeous skin with CellCeuticals® Biomedical Skin Treatments™.