The Ultimate Gift Guide For Her: Sparkle & Sophistication

Following on from yesterday’s Ultimate Gift Guide For Her – Simple & Chic, today’s instalment for this series is for the woman who loves a little sparkle, yet likes to keep it sophisticated.

I love all of these goodies! They are elegant, they are classy and they are all sparkly, yet subtly so! Some of them I already own, and some are on my wishlist…

Give her princess slippers

Buying a pair of shoes for someone else can be tricky! Especially for the woman who has her own style and knows what she likes and what she doesn’t! Having said that though, I can’t think of a single sparkly, sophisticated woman who wouldn’t love to sink her feet into a pair of these glam, Leather Babourche Slippers!

They are so princess like and remind me of something Jasmine would be wearing while going on a magic carpet ride with her Aladin.

Give her indulgence

Chocolate is always a good idea, and a great gift if you’re on a budget! I think these cute as a button gold chocolate buttons would make the cutest gift. They’re even all wrapped up, with a pretty pink bow and they look so elegant and classy!

  • Price: R49
  • Get them from: @home

Give her something charming

Charms make for wonderful gifts! And when it comes with a special meaning, then you’ve nailed the perfect gift!

You gals probably know about my recent obsession with Engelsrufer jewellery – I really do want it all! But if I were to give a gift to a special lady, this gorgeous Engelsrufer Angel Wing Charm would be the one! I love that whether or not she already owns a Engelsrufer necklace or bracelet, she’d be able to love and wear this piece regardless. Since it’s a charm that clips on, she could clip it to one of her own necklaces or bracelets and wear it straight away.

  • Price: Normally R1099, but StyleScoop readers can get it for R879.20 by applying my discount coupon (003ER2016) on checkout. This code is only valid for the month of December and applies to all orders placed on the Engelsrufer website.
    Get if from: Engelsrufer

Give her glow

With this limited edition “glow palette” from Urban Decay. Inside the Urban Decay Naked Illimnated Trio Palette, you get three gorgeous and glowing shimmering powders, that can be used on the face and body! Let her light up her life with silky, microfine powders that will give her an instant glow! Whether she wants a bronzed glow (Pyrite), a beautiful highlight (Oasis) or a pop of colour (Twilight) this palette has it all and the packaging is absolutely swoon worthy!

I like the fact that these are all buildable, so you can choose your level of glow! I tend to prefer a subtle glow that catches the light, so I apply these with a very light hand and it’s perfection. You do have to layer (and blend) to get your desired level of glow, but it’s great that you can’t really “overdo it” on the first application, unless you have some super strength in them hands. Another huge plus for this palette is that it also comes with a wonderful, double sided brush that makes these glows go on like magic!

  • Price: R650
  • Get them from: Urban Decay stores at Sandton City and Eastgate Shopping Centre

Give her a scent that sparkles

Wow-wa-wee-wa! The new BOSS The Scent for her fragrance is positively captivating! It has a beautiful sparkle to it that is irresistible, luxurious and sensual. Feminine, elegant and precious make it the perfect gift for the perfect woman.

It combines notes of honeyed peach, delicate freesia (top notes), bewitching osmanthus blossom (heart notes) and roasted cocoa beans (base notes) to create a seductive aroma with elegance and delicate appeal.

It’s a powerful scent, that just like the BOSS signature, makes a statement without demanding attention.

Besides the exquisite bottle, which was inspired by the iconic BOSS cufflink (how amazing is that lid), it comes packaged in the most beautiful rose gold box. The magnetized lid flips open to reveal this gorgeous scent against an all gold background. The BOSS cufflink is also present on the box itself, and the idea behind that is that with just a little twist of the lock, the worlds of male and female could merge easily into one.

If you love Flowerbomb, Black Opium and Olympia then you will likely fall in love with this one!

  • Price: R915 for the 30ml EDP, R1235 for the 50ml EDP and R1770 for the 100ml EDP

Give her sparkle

With this gorgeous, glittery gold nail-polish from the YSL Sparkle Clash collection! It’s a beaut and very much on my wish list!

It’s called Gold Clash and it looks insanely sparkly and beautiful! The long wear formula of this LA LAQUE COUTURE polish is packed with Chil Rose Oil which strengthens and moisturizes while it protects nails from chipping.

I want it!

Give her Chanel

Ok seriously, who wouldn’t love a little Chanel in her life? Give her something that will make her feel like a million dollars, but won’t cost a million dollars at that!

A Chanel nail polish is always a great gift and one that will be received with even greater appreciation!

The brand new, Chanel Le Vernis Longwear polish in Liquid Mirror is beautiful! Unlike your traditional metallic shades, this one has more of a muted chrome effect and it’s so very pigmented! Just one coat is all you need – but two adds that extra bit of intensity!

I’m not one for metallic, shiny polish. I always feel like my nails look too teenager – but this one from Chanel makes me feel like a lady with really awesome nails. Chic and Elegant – just like Chanel

It’s part of Chanel’s Holiday 2016 collection – Collection Libre so it’s a limited edtion and definitely one to add to  your collection!

  • Price: R450
  • Get it from: Chanel Counters Nationwide

Next Week I’ll share my budget friendly gifts for Him & Her! Then, I’ve also got a men’s gift guide and a few more gift ideas for us girls coming up next week. Eeek Christmas is getting close now! In the meantime, be sure to check out yesterday’s post The Ultimate Gift Guide For Her: Simple & Chic


Dimi Ingle

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