Good As Gold
Today’s post is a twist on the colour stories I’ve been presenting over the last little bit – we’re focusing in on a certain shade, to be sure, but instead of random items I’ve focused in on shiny gold and how its made its way into all things beauty-related. Obvs these gifts are tailored to the ladies out there, but gents that doesn’t mean you can’t pay attention – pick up one of these treats for your favourite girl and you’ll be golden.
ORIBE 24K Gold Pomade – $55 @ BeautyMark.ca
Channel your inner Miami goddess with one swipe of this Midas mane tamer designed to give you instant glittering highlights, plus plenty of moisturizing, strengthening hair goodness. The pomade is touted as ‘make-up for hair’ so if your female friend is aiming for a femme fatale look from H2T this summer, pick this up as a luxe birthday gift option.
Lustre Dusting Powder – $14.99 @ Lush
Sprinkle a little of this powder before a big night out and expect it to work like fairy dust to give your body a sparkling, shimmery look – even before full tanning season has begun (if ever). Bonus! Lustre is infused with Lush’s signature jasmine fragrance, so not only will you look dazzling, you’ll smell intoxicating as well. Awesome price point for a birthday gift, or a keep-in-mind stocking stuffer as a pre-New Year’s essential.
Credentials Gold Nuggets – $35 for 30 @ eBeauty.ca
Get a gorgeous glow with these single-use nuggets of serious moisturizing power. Simply twist off the top and rub over your face and neck after applying moisturizer for an all-night soothing skin bath. The cute pouch makes them instantly ready for gift-giving, and hey…you’ve still got time before Mother’s Day to pick these up and treat your number one woman to a month-long spa indulgence.
Smashbox O-GLOSS Gold Intuitive Lip Gloss – $25 @ Sephora
Smashbox is legendary when it comes to innovative beauty products, including their O-GLOSS, which naturally interacts with your skin chemistry to find the perfect shade of pink, plum, or in this case, peachy-gold. No more garish shades that clash with your skin, and no more dry lips that require constant reapplication – O-GLOSS is packed with Goji Berry-C complex along with other moisturizing ingredients. If your girlfriend or wife’s birthday is coming up, help her pucker up with this luxe beauty item.
Deborah Lippman Nail Polishes – $20 each @ Murale
Deborah Lippmann is still one of the reigning queens of perfectly polished nails – not only for the quality ingredients and gentle formulas, but for the notice-me colours that ran the gamut from pearly metallics to in-your-face glitters. The three shades above represent the brand’s golden offerings, including glitter-flecked Boom Boom Pow, the Mary J. Blige-inspired golden caramel No More Drama, and the classic, jewelry-matching Nefertiti. The polishes are pricy splurges, making them perfect gifts – things you love but would rarely splash out on for yourself. Gift your gal pal, sister, or mom with one for her birthday, or after a harsh break-up.