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Perpetual Canvas


I’m sure you can agree when I say that guys (and some women) don’t entirely get the fun of makeup. It’s not necessarily about the ‘beauty’ side of things (at least not totally). Sometimes it’s just magical to see how a product can transform your look, play up your ensemble, bring out a spark of inner confidence, or just be fun to apply. Such is the case with today’s roundup of gift ideas – all creative ways to have FUN with your beauty products.

Stila Artist Essential SetStila Artist Essential Set – $60 @ Sephora
If you see your face as a canvas to be transformed, then Stila has the gift set for you. This comprehensive set comes in a elegant faux-wood box and features four palettes in green, gold, purple, and blush that can be mixed and matched to create endless looks (including the four suggested on the included look card). Finish off your new face with the included blush, eyeliner and lipstick for a forehead-to-chin complete look with staying power.

Inglot Color Play MascaraInglot Colour Play Mascara – $14 each
Euro brand Inglot is beloved around the globe for their intensely pigmented and on-trend attention to colour. Case in point? This lineup of bright and beautifying mascaras. Available in Emerald, Purple, Navy, Electric Blue and Brown, a few swipes of these coloured lash lavishers will instantly open up your eyes. Before you spaz at the idea of daring to be so bold, rest assured, while these shades are noticeable when gazing into the mirror, they’re actually not that insane when viewed from afar. A fun pick when paired with other high intensity products from Inglot.

Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift SetTocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set – $74 @ Sephora
Although I’m all for the idea of a signature fragrance, in reality my vanity is stacked with scents that range from the exotic to the sugary sweet to fresh florals. I like matching what I wear with quite literally, what I wear, and this Tocca set would be an ideal pick to further extend that idea (particularly when traveling). This Moroccan-printed tin houses 10 small spritzer perfumes named after lovely ladies, from Florence to Brigitte. The best part of this particular gift idea is, if you’re not already a fragrance aficionado, the chance to sample a range of light, fresh fragrances and pick out what notes are more pleasing to your nose – all the better to look out for when shopping for additional scents in the future.

Pixi Eye Glow CubePixi Eye Glow Cube – $27.50 @ BeautyBay
I’m a sucker for cute packaging, and UK brand Pixi seriously delivers on that front. This adorable gift set features 16 shimmery shades to flatter virtually any skin tone. The colours aren’t particularly wild and crazy, but they can be mixed and matched for a range of sophisticated day and evening looks – from soft pinks and golds to rich greys and crimsons. At this price, it makes a wonderful gift for your best friend or sister that’s celebrating a birthday in the near future (plus the place I scouted it from offers free global shipping!)

Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pens

Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art Pens – $6.95 each @ Drugstores Nationwide
If you’re a Pinterest addict like myself, chances are you’ve seen some of the impressive nail art and creative ideas that exist out there – I myself have seen everything from newsprint to tie dye nails. Want to create a custom, salon-quality look of your own? Sally Hansen’s newly redesigned I ❤ Nail Art Pens come in 16 fresh colours and make it a snap to give your fingertips a fresh new style. From cross-hatched geometric shapes to sweet flowers and hearts to precious polka dots and more, the level of control and customization you can get with these easy-to-use pens is pretty incredible. Be sure to take a gander at the brand’s entire lineup of nail art goodies – they’ve also just launched a collection of nail art kits to embellish your nails with studs, glitter, beads and fringe ($5.95 each)!

Want to have fun with your beauty routine this New Year? I’m giving away 5 Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art pens to a lucky reader. Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me in the comments below by January 30th – which of these creative beauty buys would you most love to own (or gift)? Also, which Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art Pen colour would you most like to try? You can view’ em all here.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 31st, 2014 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: First, make sure you’re following both me (@cdngiftguide) and Sally Hansen Canada (@SallyHansenCA) at Twitter. Second, Tweet a photo of a fun manicure you’ve either recently done or would like to try using the Nail Art Pens if you were to win, tagging both of us in your Tweet. You’ll earn three bonus entries into the draw!

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88 Responses to “Perpetual Canvas”
  1. Taps says:

    i love the stila set.. Nad would like to try the black Sally nail art pen..wish they had glitter pen though..

  2. Julie G. says:

    I could use the Tocca Beauty Meet the Girls set.
    Pearly White would be my colour choice for the Sally Hansen pen.

  3. kittypride says:

    The Stila beauty kit would be a great gift to give or receive. I like the Sally Hansen Round Black

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Pixi Eye Glow Cube!! Lovely colours! And i would like the Sally Hansen pen in Turquoise.

  5. Susan says:

    I would choose the 480 White Round Tip from the I Heart Nail Art Pens collection.
    I would choose the Inglot Colour Play Mascara for myself!

  6. Victoria Ess says:

  7. May says:

    I would love to get the Stila Artist Essential Set!
    I would love to try the Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art Pen in purple!

  8. I would love to get the Inglot Colour Play Mascara for a gift! I also love the Red NAIL ART PEN

  9. cookie3 says:

    I would most love to own the nail art pens. I’m a sucker for anything nails & purple is a favorite color so I’d love that one.

  10. Chantelle says:

    Inglot Colour Play Mascara and the red nail art pen would probably work best for the current nail colours I have in my collection

  11. linnett says:

    The Tocca Beauty Meet the Girls set would be nice, and since purple is my fav colour I would pick a purple nail art pen, thanks

  12. May says:

    I would love to try the Tocca Beauty Meet the Girls gift set, since I love trying out new fragrances! I would pick the Sally Hansen nail art pen in Pearly White.ay

  13. Emilia says:

    I would like the Stila Artist essential set, I like the shades, stila and easy to travel with. I would like to try the Magenta Sally Hansen nail art pen

  14. erin mcsweeney says:

    I would love to try the Pixi Eye Glow Cube – $27.50 @ BeautyBay
    and 380 Red for the sally hansen nail art pen.

  15. Katie says:

    The Tocca Meet the Girls set would be great – it is always fun to try new scents and the pretty box doesn’t hurt either! I would most like to try the pearly white Sally Hansen nail art pen because you could use it with all sorts of other colours.

  16. Grace says:

    I would like to try the Stila set since I love Stila products. I like the purple nail art pen 🙂

  17. Sunshine G says:

    I’d like the Pixi Eye Glow Cube – always excited to try new eye makeup!

  18. Cairine says:

    I liked the Stila Artist Essential Set, the only thing missing is mascara.

  19. beewbedard says:

    I like Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set – and the purple pen

  20. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like Pixi Eye Glow Cube

  21. Gabby K says:

    Love the Stila set!

  22. Sara says:

    The pixi eye glow cube looks fun! I would pick the nail pen in magenta – pink goes with everything!

  23. iwould lov the StilaArtst Essential Set,

  24. the Tocca beauty meet the girls gift set, and the 5 x sally 1<3 Nail Art Pens

  25. Tina L. says:

    I like the Stila Artist Essential Set and the purple nail art pen.

  26. Gisele Soomer says:

    Would like the pixi eye set and the nail pens look so easy to use

  27. Gisele Soomer says:

    In the nail art pens magenta is my go to colour.

  28. sean pynaert says:

    I’d love to get the Stila Artist Essential Set for my wife and my fave colour is pearly white.

  29. Pat B says:

    I’d love to gift the nail art pens to my daughter.

  30. Pat B says:

    I’d most like to try the purple nail art pen.

  31. Joan G says:

    I’d like to get the Stila Artist Essentials Set as a gift. I would choose the purple nail art pen.

  32. Athena says:

    I’d like the Stila set, and I’d choose the purple nail art pen.

  33. Athena says:

  34. Emilia says:

  35. Burcu says:

    Inglot Colour Play Mascara looks great
    I would like to try pearly white

  36. Deloris Christian says:

    The Stila Art Essential Kit would be a great asset to my beauty routine.

  37. Alison K says:

    Of these creative beauty buys I would most love to gift the “Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set”, such great packaging & the opportunity to try new scents. Also, the Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art Pen colour I would most like to try is "450 Turquoise"

    Bonus entry: followed both @cdngiftguide & @SallyHansenCA at Twitter. Tweeted a photo of a fun manicure I would like to try using the Nail Art Pens https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/424855917796929538

  38. spamgirl says:

    Stila Artist Essential Set, Chartreuse

  39. Emily says:

    Personally, I think the Inglot Colour Play Mascara are so fun! Great way to spruce up an outfit/makeup look. I would love the Sally Hansen pen in black! (: Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Vicki says:

    I’d like the Stila Artist Essentials set because I’ve heard great things about that brand. The Sally Hansen pen in Round white would be fun for making polka dots and go with any colour

  41. Jessica P says:

    I love the Stila Artist Eseentials set. Love all their products. Always buy with this brand.

  42. mcmc says:

    Tocca Beauty Meet the Girls set would be my choice

  43. Kim Tanti says:

    I would love to try the mascara. That is my thing I never leave home with out.

  44. I love the Stila set and i would love the pen in purple!

  45. photomum says:

    I like the Stila Artist set
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  46. omgitschelsea says:

    I’d LOVE the Stila set, so many options! I’d also like to try the white pen for french manis, but I’d love a gold one too if they came out with it 🙂

  47. Rekha says:

    I think the Stila set… can’t go wrong with a full set of anything! The nail art colour I’d most like to try is turquoise, but I think black would show up on most of my polishes better as they’re lighter.

  48. Cathy C says:

    I would like the Stila set. The nail colour that I would like to try is the purple.

  49. SONJA says:

    Sally Hansen I ❤ Nail Art Pens – $6.95 each @ Drugstores Nationwide

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  50. Sara Rai says:

    Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set would be a perfect gift to give and receive:)
    thanks for the review

  51. Florence C says:

    Stila Artist Essential Set and the purple pen

  52. Leanne Morton says:

    I Like the colour mascara, and the black I ❤ sally hensen for polka dots

  53. Jason Fry says:

    colour mascara for the gf and purple pens love purple on her

  54. Dayna Wilson says:

    I would love the Stila set… I adore Stila products! As for the pens, I’d say white.. that would be tons of fun to draw designs on my typical darker polish colours.

  55. Pam says:

    Could create some cool designs with the art pens

  56. Vanessa says:

    I would love to own the Pizie Eye Glow Cube and for the pens I would go with turquoise!

  57. thomas rusinak says:

    Im a man and I am tempted to do my nails!!

  58. KellyPC says:

    I’d love one of the Stila Artist Essential Sets! My fav pen would be silver!

  59. I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t rely on cheapo drugstore own-brand eyeshadow anymore (bad experience with Quo eyeshadow – gunky-eyed allergic reaction to something in the powder). So I’d love to try the Stila Essentials set. I’d pick the Turquoise Sally Hansen pen. Half of what I own is turquoise, purple, or pink. So my nails would have to follow along.

  60. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    I’m interested in the nail pens the most. And also in almost any colour … being an art I tend to practice on my nails with different mediums and designs so I’d be happy with any colour (but especially white, black or silver).

  61. Janice Lewis says:

    The nail pens really look awesome!

  62. Sylvie McWilliams says:

    They’re all fantastic !

  63. Marlene says:

    Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set – $74 @ Sephora
    chartruse nail pen

  64. aimee says:

    id love the colour mascara . I would like to try the black pen

  65. Ashley Stevens says:

    I would love the Inglot Colour Play Mascara for a gift! I also love the Red NAIL ART PEN

  66. nenasinclair says:

    I love the Stila Artist Essential Set!

  67. nenasinclair says:

    Following both you and Sally Hansen on Twitter (@NenaSinclair)

  68. Victoria K says:

    I would like to try the colour mascara and I would love purple Sally Hansen.

  69. Joyce says:

    I love the Tocca Beauty meets the Girls set .I would like to try the Sally Hansen Nail art pen in purple!

  70. diane p says:

    I’d love to own the Stila Artist Essential Set and purple is the pen colour I would like to try.

  71. diane p says:

  72. Wanda Bergman says:

    I’d most like to own the Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set. I’d most like the Red I Heart Nail Art Pen.

  73. Frank C says:

    I would most love to own the nail art pens.

  74. I would like the Stila Artist Essential Set . The neon pink pen I would love!

  75. ROSEMARY says:

    I love the selections and would love to try all the colors of the nail art pens,i use Sally Hansen body lotions already and love them so I know her products are worth their colors and aroma’s and would love the opportunity to try these nail art pens. Sally Hansen has the best products on the market.

  76. Jacquie Hess says:

    I would love the Stila artist’s set. The turquoise nail pen is my favourite.

  77. Megan says:

    would love to check out the stila kit

  78. Jeannie says:

    I would love to try the Stila Artist Essential set. The colors look amazing and I would to experiment and try out new looks with all the different shades.

  79. Jessica Lord says:

    Stila Artist Essentials set & pen in Round white

  80. tfraser23 says:

    The Stila set is amazing and the Magenta looks fun!

  81. Donnas says:

    I love the Nail Art pens, especially in Magenta colour. I could do so many nail designs.

  82. Sara rai says:

    Love the Stila Artist Essential Set and purple pen colour Would be my top pick.

  83. Heather A says:

    I would love the Pixie Eye Glow Cube and the nail art pen colour I would most like to try is light grey.

  84. Maegan Morin says:

    I would LOVE to have the Stila Artist Essential Set!

  85. Beth Gallinger says:

    I would love the Tocca Beauty Meet The Girls Gift Set and blue nail art pen.

  86. Christine Tuomi says:

    My young cousins would love to do their nails with the Stila artist set

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