What do you get for the wooman who has everything? Well I have 5 suggestions for some of the most over the top, expensive beauty gifts for three over the top gift giving senarios!
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Say the Queen of England has invited you to Buckingham Palace for a Christmas party. You obviously want to make a good impression so you find your most ornate Christmas sweater, your reindeer antler headband and a gift for good ole Liz. What do you get the woman that has everything? Well here are a few suggestions:
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Since you'll be across the pond, why not pop into Harrods and pick up the Kiehl's Swarovski Edition Creme De Corps for £5,000. ($7,824 USD) Why have a plain old bottle of the coveted Kiehl's Creme de Corps when you can have the bottle covered with sparkling yellow Swarovski crystals? Right? Sure. it doesn't make the lotion any better, but it's pretty awesome to begin with, so adding the crystal swathed bottle only adds to the luxe experience...or so I'm told.
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I haven't noticed the queen wearing as much makeup as her Daughter in Law, so maybe you could pick her up Tom Ford's stunning gift offering from Selfridges. The Tom Ford Trousseau Gift Set has everything from lipstick to eyeshadow, foundation to brushes, and every Tom Ford make-up product The Queen could ever want. Plus SHE will get to pick the colors during her personal consultation for this gift. The products are all presented in a beautiful trousseau. This little number will set you back £925 ($1,447 USD) Sadly, Mr. Ford is not included in this set.
Back in the US, you might be invited to Jacqueline Mars' holiday extravaganza. Jackie is the co owner of Mars Inc., the world's largest candy company. With the decline in cocoa production due to higher consumption across the globe, a rare fungal infection in cocoa pods and that pesky Ebola virus killing of her cocoa pickers in West Africa, you know Jackie is under a lot of stress.. She could probably benefit from a little gift as a pick-me-up! Here are a couple of suggestions:
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Give Ms. Mars a little sparkle in her eye. Check out the Kre-at Beauty Diamond Lashes at Barney's I'm not sure if the Queen of Chocolate wears false lashes, but maybe you could be the BFF that gets her to take the plunge! These corner wing (read: half lashes), diamond studded, false lashes will set you back $1,350 USD. The 0.2 karats worth of diamonds are set in 18K white gold. Her eyes will certainly sparkle with these gems. Most appropriate for when she visits the Twix factory to roll around in the liquid chocolate. She does this every second Wednesday of the month. (Not really)
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OK. Maybe Jackie might like a few Tom Ford products to keep up with Queen Lizzy. Perhaps she needs the Tom Ford Limited Edition Lip and Nail Box. This sleek back box contains 8 lipsticks and 8 coordinating nail polishes from the brand. Well thank goodness for Neiman Marcus. They have it all in a nice little box ready to go. Retailing for $656 USD which works out to $41 USD per item. This could be a stocking stuffer for the chocolaty heiress!.
Well what about Christy Walton? (Heir to the Wal-Mart fortune.) Christy is the richest woman in the US. Certainly, if you are invited for a Christmas party you want to wear your finest Jacqueline Smith for Wal-Mart brand clothing, but you also want to bring a gift befitting the heiress. How about:
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The Givenchy Beauty Limited Edition Crocodile Case Le Rouge Lipstick. For the special price of $300.00 USD you can saunter to your local Barneys and purchase this tiny bauble as a gift for little Christy. The Givenchy lipstick case is handcrafted in authentic leather with 3,000 numbered cases produced worldwide, and only 300 for the US specifically. The lipstick color is in the most iconic shade of Le Rouge Givenchy, Carmin Escarpin No. 306. It's a bright red that will be sure to enhance Christy's complexion as she cuts the health care option for her part time employees and makes them work during Thanksgiving day.
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You want to make sure the Curtains match the Drapes....No! Not THOSE curtains and drapes. I mean lips and nails. That's why you might also pick up the Christain Louboutin Starlight special edition nail lacquer to go with the Givenchy Lipstick. You thought $50 USD was a lot of money for a red nail polish. How about $675 USD?!?! No. The Louboutin nail lacquer formula has not changed. However the presentation box and stem for the bottle have! The Rouge Louboutin Nail Color comes encased in an elegant black box with red flower detailing. The bottle is decorated with 1,800 hand applied, two-tone Strass crystals. No one will be able to tell if Christy is wearing a $675 red nail polish or a $6 nail polish from Wal-Mart's featured brand of Hard Candy Cosmetics, except you! The no chip formula of the nail lacquer will come in handy as Christy counts her millions made after her workers are
exploited working during the Black Friday sales!
I'm so glad I could help you in your shopping for the most expensive beauty gifts of the season. I hope Liz, Jackie and Christy will like your thoughtful offerings.