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Brisbane Beauties Gift Guide

Brisbane Beauties Gift Guide

| On 19, Dec 2014

With only one week ‘till Christmas present frenzy is beginning to set in. Hopefully by now you’ve got mum and dad sorted but the difficulty of choosing the perfect gift for your glamorous gal pals always proves difficult.

Avoiding the Mayhem that is every suburban Westfield at this time of year we spent the weekend meandering our way down James St in search of the best beauty gifts to give this year.

These thoughtful delights are perfect for that girl-who-has-everything friend and will ensure gift-giving success. The best part? No need to even visit the over crowded shopping centre. So head for breakfast, grab a coffee and finish off that Xmas to do list. Stress free and stylish leaving more time to pop the Bollinger and surround yourself with family and friends.


  1. Diptique Candle, $78 Mecca Cosmetica, 19 James St

These parisienne candles fill any home with a delicate scent; available in a range of scents from fruity to floral this is the perfect gift for a friend who appreciates niceties. These are also a great buy to have under the tree for the unexpected friend who happens to stop by, a back up gift is always a good idea its ensures no awkward Xmas situation will arise and if its not needed unwrap and enjoy yourself.

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  1. CoolCabanas, $129 | buy online

Always up and always cool, CoolCabanas are the go to gift for your seaside living friend. These cabanas stay up when every umbrella on the beach has blown over providing shade and shelter from the harsh summer sun. This is the perfect summer accessory and is a total beauty investment; under one of these you’ll be preventing your gal friends from future lines and wrinkles and what could be a better gift than that? Cabana living all summers day is the best gift a girl could get. Buy online for ultimate shopping ease.



  1. Bobbi Brown Warm Glow Eye Palette, $125 | Mecca Cosmetica, 19 James St

Housed in a stylish faux-croc case, this coveted collection features nine stunning eye shadow shades in shimmer, metallic and matte finishes. Create subtle washes of colour or build for intensity to create a warm, bronzed glow. Shades include: Flesh, Beige, Golden Pink Metallic, Bonfire Shimmer Wash, Rosé Metallic, Gold Sparkle, Velvet Bronze Metallic, Golden Bronze Metallic and Rich Caviar.




  1. ‘The Grace’ Metallic Tote, $550 | Sass & Bide, 46 James St

A soft silver tote made of italian metallic cow leather with contrast nude vege detachable zipped pouch is the perfect summer bag. Large and relaxed this bag is perfect for summer getaways. Thrown in a bikini and a kaftan and youre set for any beach weekend.


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  1. Zimmermann Floral Cap, $55 | Zimmermann Boutique, Shop 3, 19 James St

This floral printed silk cap from the Zimmermann Summer Swim 14 Collection makes the perfect present. With a curved peak with six rows of stitching, embodied eyelets a structured 6 panel design and 100% silk this is the perfect beach accessory.


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  1. Karen Walker Jewellery, Blonde Venus Shop 3, 181 Robertson Street

Karen Walker Jewelry brings luxury into every day. The range of fine jewelry combines whimsy with tradition and craft and all pieces are available in 9 carat gold and sterling silver. The signature love of colour shines throughout, with the use of precious stones.





  1. A Classic White Shirt | Calexico Shop 7, 46 James Street

You can never go wrong with a white shirt. Always classic and always chic this is the gift for your friend Miss Fashionista. Calexico currently stock a range of these classics to suit every girl. The perfect addition to a summer wardrobe a classic white can be dressed up for sunset cocktails or dressed down as an over-the-bikini throw on for the beach. Once can never have enough white cotton hanging in their closet so if you’re stuck for ideas head into Calexico and stick to tonal, easy.


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  1. Kitchen Aid, $779 | Taste, 6 James St

For the babe who loves to bake. Kitchen Aids are the ultimate gift and the ultimate investment. These babies will stop your sponges from sinking and ensure mouthwatering meringue always. With limitless uses for both sweet and savory any girl who bakes needs one of these. Available in a range of colours to suit any kitchen décor giving one of these will ensure the recipient will be baking for you always a gift that just keeps on giving.




  1. Lulu Lemon Athletica | Shop 4, 15 James St

Head to Lulu Lemon to grab a gift for the girl who loves the gym, loves to run or is a true yogi. Whether you choose a tank, sports bra or a new pair of crops a little bit of Lulu Lemon will inspire anyone to continue their workouts over the busy holiday season. The ladies at lulu are ever so helpful and make Christmas shopping a joyous delight.





  1. Body Exfoliation, $115 | Thann Day Spa, 22 James St

This day spa come sanctuary offers clients are range of relaxing and beneficial treatments using a collection of rice extract and shiso based products; and teas that will restore, replenish and hydrate the skin, hair, body and senses in a very contemporary and urban environment. This gift is the ultimate indulgence and is perfect for anyone who needs his or her glow restored after a busy year. A day spa voucher from Thann will be gleefully received by anyone and with a range of service there’s sure to be one to please. Our pick, 60minute Body Exfoliation, an invigorating treatment that leaves the skin perfectly smooth and glowing with vitality.



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