Super Deluxe Christmas Gifts To Covet Over $100

When only the best will do, gift the gift of good taste, opulence and luxury this Christmas with these highly desirable goodies in this top-end festive gift guide. And if any of my loved ones are reading this: I’d like one in every colour, please. All items are available at David Jones stores and via Shop to it!

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Wander lust: Travelling has never looked so glam thanks to the American Tourister Prismo 75cm Spinner, $319. Made from polycarbonate, which is both strong and lightweight, the Prismo Spinner features ample internal compartments, 360 degree spinner wheels, a 3.4kg capacity and a fully lined interior. And while it comes in an array of colours, why wouldn’t you choose pink? This baby is exclusive to David Jones.

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Wired for sound: Engineered to make music sound better, these Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones, $229, deliver deep, clear sound. They’re said to be lightweight and comfortable, yet heavy-duty. Want! Featuring a softly padded headband and carrying case, they make a great Christmas gift for the music lover in the family.

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Domestic goddess: You don’t have to be a MasterChef contestant to covet this gorgeous KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer in candy apple red, $849. It features a metallic finish, glass bowl and power beater for quick, complete mixing. And this mixer also allows for the attachment of numerous accessories which can turn it into a pasta machine, meat grinder, ice-cream machine and more. Winning! I desperately want this for my kitchen.

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Silver bullet: Your man about town will likely love these snazzy silver Propellor Shape Cufflinks, $109.95 by Simon Carter London. They’re from the designer’s Silver Jubilee range, to mark his 25th anniversary, and have a nice vintage feel. Inspired by one of Carter’s original pewter designs, now reissued in rhodium plate and onyx, they’re perfect for anyone who’s crazy about old planes.

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Make-up must-have: I’m definitely adding this one to my wish list: the divine, new Yves Saint Laurent Palette Multi Colour, $150. This all-in-one holiday palette will fit perfectly in your evening clutch. What’s more, it’s wrapped in a chic leopard print case and contains all the glamorous, luxurious party eyeshadows, blush and lip colours a gal-on-the-go could ever want. Love!

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Master builder: Lego enthusiasts will get a kick out of this Lego Creator Pet Shop, $269.99, which will see them build a pad for pampered pets in this three-story shop. Part of the Lego Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect gift for Lego lovers, both young and old. Exclusive to David Jones, it includes mini-figures with accessories.

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New Beauty Products – November

New beauty products – November
Brilliant blonde

Blondes might have more fun, but it’s hard work keeping those sun-kissed locks looking their best. If you’re a fair-headed princess, you must invest in a specialist hair care product for blondes to keep your colour looking fresh. Our picks:

Andrew Collinge Perfect Blonde Sachet

A highlight enhancing treatment with UV filter that brightens and repairs blonde hair, bottle or otherwise, transforming it into shimmering silky tresses. RRP $3.45 per sachet from Woolworths, Priceline and selected pharmacies.

Terax Original Shamp Camilla

The natural chamomile extracts work to maintain a great natural colour for blondes. Completely natural, pH balanced and free from chemical colorants. RRP $16.00/250ml from David Jones stores, selected professional hair salons and mail order, phone 1800 137 480 for details.

PPS Hair Wear Classic Blonde

This matching shampoo and conditioner gently tone and neutralise unwanted brassy tones in blonde hair. Suitable for everyday use, to keep those sun-kissed locks looking fabulous. $16.95 each. Stockist info call 07 3399 0740

Body work

Preparation is the key to getting fab all-over pre-summer glow, so get scrubbing. Then give your freshly buffed bod a good slathering of deliciously scented bronzer. Summersational!

Nars Body Glow

Indulge yourself with the heady aromas of Tahitian gardenias while your body is treated to a radiant glow from this all-over bronzer. Summer personified $180 from Mecca Cosmetica

MOR Honey White Sugar Body Polish

With cane sugar, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil and green tea, this super summer body buffer smells good enough to eat! Also available in lush flavours like zingy Ginger, and revitalising Green Tea. The essential pre-tan scrub down. $24.95 from MOR PS! Check out the full range of fab spa treats from MOR including body butters, exfoliating washes, soaps and er, mor.

New beauty products – April

New beauty products – April

Puff ‘n’ stuff

Model Co, the creative cosmetic innovators who brought us the LashWand (thank you, thank you!) have done it again, launching what is quite possibly the most gorgeous new beauty product around. Puff + Blush ($30) is a heavenly-scented, shimmer powder that lives inside its own light as a feather fluffy boa puff. With names inspired by some of the world’s most famous cocktails, this all-in-one glamour essential is perfect for party girls! Try Brandy Alexander Puff + Blush for a bronze shimmer with a subtle cinnamon scent for that sun-kissed Brazilian babe look, or go for a Cosmopolitan Puff + Blush and bask in a cheeky, flirty pink glow with a divine pink grapefruit scent. Available from David Jones and Myer/Grace Bros nationally.

A healthy glow

New from Nivea is a revitalising moisturiser that delivers a healthy glow all day long. Nivea Visage Pure Energy ($13.95) is a vitamin-rich treat for your skin that will keep it looking good and feeling great the whole day through. Light reflecting particles give skin an instantly refreshed appearance and the built in UV filters help protect your skin from light-induced premature ageing. You’ll love the fresh, light apricot fragrance too! Available from supermarkets, mass merchants and leading pharmacies.

Pump up the volume

Whip your lashes into a frenzy with a new breed lash enhancing mascara. Estee Lauder’s Magnascopic Maximum Volume Mascara ($46.00) gives you extravagant long lashes and superb definition. No nasty clumping thanks to the Speed-Meter brush and the special Triple Reservoir system that promises to combs, separate and coat individual lashes to perfection.

Available in black, brown, purple and blue for $46 from Estee Lauder counters nationally.

Cover up, girl!

If a few too many late-night caprioskas with the girls have left you with telltale dark circles under the eyes, fear not. Banish those pesky shadows with the lightweight, natural looking Fresh Complexion Under Eye Concealer ($10.95) from Cover Girl. Oil-free, hypo-allergenic and dermalogically tested, the Fresh Complexion range is great for sensitive skin. Available from Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline and selected supermarkets and pharmacies.

Madame Lash

Ramp up the vamp and step out to party with Napoleon’s Lash Impact Kit ($32). Give yourself a bit of catwalk glamour in three easy steps with this fun and flirty lash kit. The kit includes Napoleon Quick Intensity Mascara with a unique bendy wand for professional application, a tube of Virtual eyelash adhesive and a pair of uber-luxurious ‘Minelli-lashes’ made from natural hair. Keep your eyes peeled for Napoleon Creme Sorbet Shadows too. Smooth, deliciously creamy and easy to apply with your finger, these soft yet long lasting eye shadows make a welcome addition to your autumn makeup kit. Beeswax in the formulation conditions the eye and makes the colour budge proof! Available in four sensational – and patriotically named – shades including Perth Chocolate, Sydney Peach, Melbourne Violet and Brisbane Green.

Available from Napoleon Concept Stores and Myer/Grace Bros or call 1800 814 572.


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