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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December 2, 2014

New Beauty Products – November (Contd)

New beauty products – November (contd)
Luscious lips

Get your lips into gear with these hot new shades.

Bloom new shades

Six delectable lipstick colours from Bloom, each enriched with Vitamin E and the trademark flavour of vanilla and mandarin oils. Check out Cherish, a deep berry colour perfect for creating a sinfully seductive pout, or perhaps Spoil Me is more your speed – peachy sheer nude colour that’s great for summer! $25 each from from Myer/Grace Bros and David Jones stores.

Lovely legs

The time to brave bare legs is fast approaching, so make sure you get your pins into top shape first!

Braun Silk-Epil

Used by women who need to know their legs will stand up to intense scrutiny (think professional athletes like Jane Saville, and star performers from the Sydney Opera) the Braun Silk-epil SoftPerfection features a new development – ‘SoftLift Tips’, designed to remove the tiniest of hairs, right down to 0.5mm! Say bye bye to stubble forever! Braun Silk-epil SoftPerfection Solo RRP $119.95 from mass merchants, department stores and electrical retailers nationwide.

Schick Intuition

Snazzy all-in-one shaver and shaving conditioner made with aloe, cocoa butter and vitamin E to smooth and soothe the skin. Lather and shave in one step for smooth legs on the go this summer. Light weight and with a handy travel case, perfect for weekends away. RRP $11.49 from supermarkets, mass retailers and pharmacies.

St Ives Smooth Legs Shave Minimising Moisturiser

Formulated with plant extracts that help slow hair grow and reduces shaving frequency. Aloe Vera and glycerin will keep your legs feeling silky smooth for longer. Suitable for all skin types. $5.19 from supermarkets and pharmacies nationally.

October 28, 2003

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.

October 22, 2003

New Beauty Products June

New Beauty Products June
The Great Kiss Off

It?s been a busy few weeks for lips in the SheSaid office, road testing the latest colours and formulas from all the brands we know and love. So without further ado, here?s the low down on luscious lippys that last?.and last.

Revlon ColorStay Overtime LipColor

Revlon ColorStay Overtime LipColor

We loved: Endless Spice

SheSaid: ?With stay-on colour at one end and shiny top coat at the other, this dual-purpose package now has pride of place in my make up bag.?

Price: $24.95

Available from: Department stores, mass variety retailers and pharmacies nationwide.

Covergirl Outlast Pearls

Covergirl Outlast Pearls

We loved: Berry Pearl

SheSaid: ?A sassy little berry number that shimmered like a glittering raspberry. Stayed on all through dinner and the four Lychee Caprioskas that followed.?

Price: $19.95

Available from: Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline, selected supermarkets and pharmacies.

Aphrodite – Nutrimetics Mythical Lipstick

Nutrimetics Mythical Lipstick

We loved: Aphrodite

SheSaid: ?Moisturising and with a lot of staying power, this shade made me feel like a real vixen and my lips were totally kissable?

Price: $10.00

Available from: 1800 732 233

Max Factor Lip Finity

Max Factor Lip Finity

We loved: Glowing

SheSaid: ?The perfect dusty pink shade for a delicate English rose look this winter. The top coat created fantastic shine and the colour stayed on all day.?

Price: $29.95

Available from: Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline, and selected pharmacies.

Napoleon Lip Satins

Shine on

If you?re after a hint of colour rather than a serious, all-day lippy, there?s two lip treats on the street this month that?s your lips will love.Cosmetics maestro Napoleon has added four new delectable shades to his Lip Satins collection. Choose from Katrina in a delicate light caramel, Rachel in a divine pink, Kristy in a sumptuous latte shade and our personal favourite, Lucinda in a wicked candy pink. And speaking of candy, these four new shades are candy scented, so you?ll smell as good as you look. Get lush looking lips with a hint of tint and tonnes of moisture and shine. Lip Satins are $22.00 for stockist info call toll free 1800 814 572 or go to


June 17, 2003

New Beauty News June (Contd)

New Beauty News June (Contd) Lip Glaze from Face of AustraliaShine On Lip Glaze from Face of Australia is the new kid on the lip gloss block and it?s wowing wearers from Bondi to South Yarra. Featuring a long-lasting high-shine formula with a handy angle-tipped applicator, Lip Glaze comes in 11 sexy shades named after famous Aussie cities. We?re loving Gold Coast with it?s shimmery rosewood sheen, and St.Kilda?s plum sparkle is a winner for night time glamour. South Yarra with it?s warm apricot tones is bound to be a winner when the weather warms up and faces are sun-kissed. Ahhh, bring on summer!

Gardenia Glam decadent bath shower gel Garden of Delights Envelope yourself in the heady scent of romance with Napoleon?s gorgeous new body treats! Gardenia Glam decadent bath + shower gel (250ml, $25) is a sensuous bath time treat that smells heavenly. Use in the shower or liberally in the bath for a truly decadent bathing experience. Follow up with the indulgent Gardenia Glam shimmering body lotion (250ml, $29). A non-greasy, hydrating body lotion that delivers a soft, all-over shimmer through optical diffusers. The perfect pampering pair for winter wearied skin. For stockist info call toll free 1800 814 572 or go to Voodoo Reversibles Hose me down! If your legs look anything like mine this winter, Voodoo Reversibles are going to be your new best friend ? a best friend just happens to be stylish, adaptable and great fun! The Voodoo designers have been busy devising a way to infuse colour into their traditional all-black opaques. The result is a pair of reversible hose, all black one side with a second colour, in either warming winter tones of Bric or Vino, shimmering through. Turn them inside out and you get the colours reversed! Two fab winter looks, one pair of hose. It?s a win, win situation, sister. Available at all good department for $12.95 Covergirl 4-Kit Hey, four eyes! Covergirl 4-Kit Eye Enhancers feature silky eye shadows that work alone or in combination. Use the matt shades for smoky, smoldering eyes. You can create this sexy, dramatic look in seconds: 1) apply the shadow of your choice with a dry applicator over your eye lid 2) with the pointed end of a wet applicator, use the same color to draw a line close to upper lash line. Voila! The shimmery, sparkle colours in the palettes are great for a bit of nighttime dazzle, or when you want a more naturally radiant look. SheSaid loves Covergirl 4-Kit Eye Enhancers Urban Basics kit with shades including dusk, metro sparkle and streetlight ($11.95). Available from Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline and selected pharmacies and supermarkets. Rock my world Get some rock chick chic with the latest in smoky, smoldering eyes this season. The Rock Chic kit from David Jones contains all you need to pout and pur your way through life. Whether you?re a rock chick or a sex kitten, you?ll get the look (and the looks) with versatile, all-in-one palette. Comprising two powder eye shades in shimmery silver and inky blue, a lush charcoal cream eye colour plus two soft lip colours, a heavenly gloss in Siren, a lip pencil and cute mini applicators! Packaged in a compact transparent case that?s ready to rock and roll! Are you ready? Rock Chic ($19.95) from David Jones nationally.

June 17, 2003

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.


April 15, 2003