Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 95

BEAUTY For your teenager Urban Decay’s The Naked Palette (original and Naked 2) is an eye shadow lover’s dream. Chances are, the teenager on your list who loves makeup is a YouTube aficionado, and this is a favorite among the beauty vloggers. I secretly use my teenager’s Naked colors when she isn’t home. So versatile. For your mother-in-law When I worked in cosmetics, the “I can’t see anymore” problem was one I heard frequently, especially when it came to eye makeup. The Big Eyes Mirror is a great solution and really works without your glasse s on. The small gooseneck style mirror is perfect for travel. For your neighbor I love Santa Maria Novella’s potpourri. One of my favorite magazine editors, Deborah Needleman (formerly of Domino), recommended it. It is herbal and fresh without being cloying or overpowering. A great little gift that you wouldn’t buy yourself. It’s the perfect gift for the delightful person who loans you an egg, an onion, or printer paper at 10 o’clock at night. For your babysitter / dogsitter / housesitter Sara Happ’s Lipslip is a divine lip balm. It is so luxurious and creamy. And not to mention that it has the most adorable packaging for holiday gift-giving. This is a splurge, but you’ll enjoy that little moment of indulgence each time you use it. For the host I love, love, love getting a candle as a hostess gift. Bottles of wine are great, but they usually get tossed in with the rest and are forgotten. For me, a candle is such a treat. At the holidays, I love a citrus candle, such as Nest’s Grapefruit. It reminds me of the years when we received a basket of Florida citrus as a gift. It has a clean, distinctive scent and is not as ubiquitous as a holiday candle. Priced well, these candles can be pulled out for a “whoops, I totally forgot to get a gift” moments. OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2013 95