Now that we are officially in the holiday season, it’s time to think about gifts. Because I am also turning 50 two days after Christmas, I’m thinking luxury gifts—high-end, high-cost, prestige goodies. A girl can dream, right? Here are some of my to die for products.
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (retails for $129)
I used to think that spending this much for eyeshadow was downright criminal. But then a couple weeks ago I was able to see this beauty in person and swatch the colors. I’ve never felt anything like it. The creamy, easy to blend, rich, beautiful colors are completely out of this world! I applied a little at the store with a Q tip and it looked unbelievable. The colors in the Sunset palette range from coppers, nudes, browns, oranges, reds, golds. The Lila palette is a close second, but I prefer these shades to Lila’s purples and plums. You truly need to see and feel this beauty to appreciate it and understand the high price tag.
LA MER Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation (retails for $110)
I’ve had an obsession with LA MER for years. Formulated with their world famous “Miracle Broth”, this foundation claims to soften lines and wrinkles, plump skin with hydration, energize and soothe while also making pores and imperfections disappear. The formula has SPF 20 and two of the most beautiful, light shades that I’m positive would match my ultra-fair, winter complexion. I’ve been blessed with a sample of LA MER’s Moisturizing Soft Cream and I’m only using it a couple times a week so I can make it last as long as humanly possible. Despite the limited use, I’ve noticed a nice change in my skin – smoother, not as red and my makeup looks lovely on the days I’m using it. I can only imagine that adding the foundation to my daily routine would only make this 50 year old look a little younger!
Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude (retails for $54)
Visions of this lip color have been dancing in my head since I saw Jaclyn Hill use it on her YouTube channel. Then I saw my friend pull it out of her handbag. It is the perfect combination of nude, peach and pink, that would coordinate with any eye look you create, dramatic or casual. IMO, it is the epitome of all nude lipsticks. It took everything in my being not to ask my friend if I could use it. But I did get to hold it, and gracefully handed it back.
Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne (retails for $135)
Imagine sitting in the woods with a beautiful shore of crashing waves in front of you. That’s the feeling I got the first and only time I’ve smelled this incredible fragrance. I sprayed it quickly on me, and it lasted all day. The collection also includes a candle, hand wash and body cream. Since this is my luxury wish list, I’m adding those to this list too, just in case anyone is feeling extra generous ;)
I could go on for days, but these are the ultimate luxuries that I dream about. They can all be found at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. I’ve been a very good Dark Lord this year so I’m putting them on my list to Santa. Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you find your dream items under your tree!