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Grace Magazine’s Guide to Beautiful Stocking Stuffers

Looking for that little extra something to add to your gifts or stuff into a stocking? Here are some small and inexpensive finds from Sephora.

Harajuku Lovers Solid Perfume
Harajuku Lovers Love Solid Perfume

This romantic fragrance comes in the most adorable packaging. And now, it is in solid form so you can toss it in your purse without fear of spillage.

Korres Jasmine Butter Duo
Korres Jasmine Butter Duo to Go

I love all things Korres. This set includes jasmine shea body butter and lip balm in a sheer neutral pink. All natural and made out of good stuff.


Too Faced Glamour To Go
Too Faced Glamour to Go III

‘Tis the season to shimmer. This Too Faced pocket-sized makeup palette contains 8 eyeshadows in lovely shimmering colors, a peachy pink blush, and 4 lip glosses. The packaging is divine.

L'Occitane Hand Celebration
L’Occitane Hands Celebration Set

L’Occitane are my choice for the finest hand creams in the world. This set includes three 1-oz tubes of lavender, shea butter and shea vanilla hand creams. Get a set for yourself. too.

Clinique Full Potential Lips
Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine Set

This set includes five dual-ended mini lip glosses by Clinique. That’s 10 colors of high-quality gloss ranging from peach tones to pinks and plums. What a bargain.

Sephora Color Play Palette II
Sephora Color Play Palette II

I could play with this for hours at a time. Sephora’s palette contains 36 eye colors, 12 lippies, 3 powder blushes, and a bronzer.
It’s only 6″ x 7″ so it won’t take up too much precious dressing table space.

Grace Magazine’s Beautiful Gift Guide

Holiday time is quickly approaching. Start your Christmas shopping off beautifully with this handy gift guide.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 2
Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II

This cool set includes 16 shadows, 8 of which are limited to this set, two travel-size eye pencils, and a mini bottle of primer potion. Behind the secret door you’ll find a look book.

Urban Decay Apolcalyptic Nail Kit
Urban Decay Apolcalyptic Nail Kit

In this collection, you’ll find seven mini nail colors in a little zippered pouch. Colors are edgy and fun.

Smashbox WISH EYe Wish Palette
Smashbox WISH Eye Wish Palette

This glamorous palette contains 12 powder eye shadows, 4 cream liners and a mini Photo Finish primer. You also get a step-by-step instruction booklet. $1 goes to charity.

Sephora Luxe Noir Brush Set
Sephora Luxe Noir Brush Set

Sephora’s black clutch contains the tools you need to apply makeup like a pro. You get a powder brush, concealer brush, foundation brush and 3 double-ended eye brushes. So, you’re really getting 9 brushes in this six-piece collection.

Chanel No5 Forever Worldly Gift Set
Chanel No5 Forever Worldly Gift Set

If you want to buy me something (tee hee), this three-piece Chanel No5 collection is just the thing. The set features eau de parfum, body cream and bath gel in the classic fragrance.

All gifts available at Sephora.

Sephora Ultimate Blockbuster


I’m a sucker for makeup palettes.

This Sephora collector’s palette will make a perfect holiday gift for a beauty lover. It contains 84 powder eye shadows in warm and cool shades, 3 blushes, 60 lip glosses, 2 lip liners, 3 eye liners, 6 cream eye liners, 6 matte eye shadows, 6 sparkling eye shadows, and a few applicators.

I have last year’s palatte and I use something from it every day. Just having all of those eye and lip colors is so comforting. No one will use the applicators. But the rest of the kit has good pigment and texture.

Shop for the beauty addict in your life, or for more fun, shop for yourself.

Available at Sephora for $48

Gift Ideas for Jane Austen Fans

Pride and Prejudice A&E

Pride and Prejudice – Special Edition (A&E, 1996) – $21.49

The ultimate movie version of Pride and Prejudice. Six hours of Elizabeth and Darcy bliss.

Jane Austen Action Figure

Jane Austen Action Figure – $11.95

A super hero for girls. Comes with a mighty pen.

Illustrated Jane Austen

The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volume Set) – $110.25

A beautiful collection of Austen’s novels with added features about the
history and fashion of the times.

Jane Austen Tee Shirt

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice T-Shirt – $14.00-$16.00

“Obstinate, headstrong girl!” Any fan of Lizzie Bennett will take pride in wearing this tee. Price varies depending on size.

Jane Austen Cookbook

The Jane Austen Cookbook – $17.95

Not just period recipes, this book is full of facts about Austen’s books, friends and letters.

Stocking Stuffers


bareMinerals Glimmer

Tiny pots of shimmering color to make your eyes sparkle. What’s not to like about an eye color called Take Me or Reveal?

$13.00 at QVC


Lancome Juicy Tubes Holiday 2008

This ultra shiny lip gloss comes in five limited-edition shades for the holiday season. I like Icon of Stage.

$18.00 at Lancome-USA


L’Occitane Mini Pure Shea Butter

100% pure shea butter in a convenient little tin. I use it on my nails and cuticles. But you could also use it on your lips, face, split ends, or any dry patches.

$8.00 at L’Occitane

Beautiful Christmas Gift Idea

Here’s a great gift idea for your loveliest friends.

Too Faced World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection

Kit contains:

8 eyeshadows
6 lip glosses
1 blush
bronzer duo
face illuminator
brow powder
eyeline cake

AND it’s a music box. It plays Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy while a little twirling figurine dances, just like your ballerina jewel box when you were a kid.

Only this time, the goodies are for big girls.

$42 at Sephora

Scentsational Gifts From Caswell-Massey

Caswell-Massey has been purveying luxury scented products since 1752.
Here are some gift ideas for your holiday shopping list.

Angel Soaps

Angel Soaps – $16

These charming soaps contains warm woodsy notes mingling with Italian bergamot, jasmine and lavender. Set of 3 in a gorgeous gift box.

Coterie de Rose soaps

Coterie de Rose – 4 Soaps with Porcelain Bowl – $19.99

For a touch of romance, dress your vanity or bathroom counter with a vintage bowl of these sculpted rose soaps by Gianna Rose Atelier, milled from the finest quality natural vegetable soap. Packaged in a boxed set that’s ready for gift giving. 1.75 oz.

Noel Hand Care Caddy

“Noel” Hand Care Caddy – $24

A complete hand care solution for kitchen or bath, fragranced with festive winter berries and holly. This stand-out wire caddy holds antibacterial hand wash and soothing lotion, 9.5 oz. Each.

Presidential Soaps

Presidential Soap Collection – $24

Ever since George Washington selected Number Six as his favorite fragrance, Caswell-Massey has been preferred by men of stature including two other President of the United States – Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. Our Presidential Collection includes three bath soaps (5.8 oz.), triple-milled for lasting performance and fragrance: Number Six, Washington’s favorite; Almond Cold Cream, selected by Eisenhower; and Jockey Club, the choice of JFK. A five-star gift.

Men’s Sampler

Men’s Sampler – $19.95

A generous assortment of fine essentials for the man of discerning taste. Try out this superior collection of soaps, lotions and gels – Perfect for the frequent traveler. Packaged in a Caswell-Massey gift box.

Women’s Sampler

Women’s Sampler – $19.95

For her, An alluring bouquet of petite lotions, soaps, creams and more. Enjoy this sampling of our favorite products to cleanse and calm, soothe and soften. Presented in a Caswell-Massey gift box.