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We all have at least one of those ladies in our life who seem to show up looking chic at event the most inconceivable times (cycling class? seriously?!) and have tried all the latest beauty treatments before you've even heard of them. We couldn't think of any better place to get these gals the kind of A-list gift that suits their luxe lifestyles than Violet Grey.
The gorgeous boutique stocks all the ultimate pampering products, so anything you grab would surely impress, but to help narrow it down, we've selected some of our favorite finds for skincare, cosmetics, and fragrance, all of which are just as stunningly designed (too pretty to keep in a cabinet) as they are beautifying for their user.
Scent of a (Chic) Woman
Diana Vreeland "Daringly Different" eau de perfum, $250
If your beauty-loving gift recipient also happens to be a fashion fiend, she's surely bowed down at the alter of icon Diana Vreeland. The forward thinking former editor now has a posthumous line of fragrances, including this smoky floral blend. We also think the elegant packaging (that tassel!) would please any girl who adores a bit of glamour, plus it would make Diana proud.
Party Perfect Lips
Lipstick Queen, "Velvet Rope Lipstick" in Brat Pack, $50
If you're trying to limit your spending a bit, but don't want to skimp on the quality of your gifts (especially because your glamour guru lives for the luxe things in life), may we suggest this holiday party-ready, perfectly matte red lipstick? First off, the stylish gold packaging would make any gal feel like a queen, but the super-light formula (that also happens to be packed with pigment) also keeps lips feeling velvety smooth with nourishing oils, and ever-so slightly scented with peppermint.
The French Fountain of Youth
Sisley-Paris, "Black Rose Precious Face Oil," $235
We could always take a page out of French women's books when it comes to aging gracefully (see Catherine Deneuve, Coco Chanel, and Juliette Binoche for examples), which is why we trust the luxurious products from Sisley-Paris' line. One of the crowning jewels of their high end skincare collection is this lightweight facial oil, which will pamper your giftee's skin by keeping it plumped and protected with omega fatty acids and hydrating plum and camelina oils. Even if she's not yet in the "mature skin" category, she'll love using this magic potion to keep her face looking and feeling flawless.
The Fancy At-Home Facial
ZIIP Beauty "Nano Current" device, $495
If your beauty buff deserves to be splurged on a bit, we beg you to consider this little skin perfecting tool. The electrical nano-currents stimulate collagen and elastin (bye bye fine lines!), kill bacteria (bye bye acne!), and promote circulation and lymphatic drainage (hello glow!). It's pretty much like giving her a really awesome facial that she can regularly repeat from the privacy of her own home. Plus it's designed like an objet d'art.
Holiday glitter mani courtesy of Kure Spa.