This time of year all of the focus is on holiday gifts (as it should be) and one of my favorite things to gift is something that combines luxury with a beauty product. Most women I know love getting something from the Nordstrom beauty department, and clearly have their favorite items, but we so rarely splurge on something luxurious for ourselves. An easy and more budget friendly way to gift someone something from a designer line is to pick out something from their beauty range. This year, Giorgio Armani has released an absolutely GORGEOUS fragrance, from the design of the bottle to the scent inside.
Behold this glorious bottle of Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum! The packaging is just stunning-the blue stone encircled with gold topped on a glowing pink fragrance will look good on anyone’s dresser or bathroom counter. The bottle is gorgeous, but it’s also eco-friendly, because they made it refillable, too! But what’s inside is also lovely. The Eau de Parfum is described a a floral-woody perfume with notes of bergamot, orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, vanilla, white musk and cedar wood. To me, it’s a bit of a departure from my usual pick of warm, spicy and sweet. This scent is universally appealing, making it a great gift for the situations when you’re not sure what to buy, It’s feminine and floral without being overpowering, and has a youthfulness to it due to the slightly warm tones. The My Way Eau de Parfum is perfect for day time events, work, lunches out (remember those?!) but can easily transition into the evening as well.
I recently purchased a few more goodies from the Giorgio Armani cosmetic line that I think would also make great gifts for a makeup lover. While their standout product has to be their Luminous Silk Foundation, I think it would be hard to pick the right shade for someone else. I recommend grabbing a tube of their cult favorite Eyes to Kill mascara.
It will instantly give you long, thick, yet separated lashes that doesn’t flake or smudge. These days the eyes are definitely the focus of most makeup looks, since most of our faces are covered up, and I LOVE the ease of the Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow. I have it in the shade 42/Magnetic and it’s an easy one shade look-just swipe it across the lid and top off with mascara for a complete look. There are so many shades and finishes to choose from-metallic, shimmer and matte, all in soft, wearable shades.
And finally, for those days you want to wear color on your lips and don’t want it to budge, I’ve been wearing the Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color in the shade 523 Rose Sand. Again, there are dozens of shade options, and for the holidays, there’s even a trio of mini Lip Maestros in a classic red, soft pink and nude color at a great price!
Whatever you choose to gift from the Giorgio Armani Beauty line at Nordstrom, you cannot go wrong! The quality is amazing, the packaging is luxurious, and you’re sure to make any makeup or fragrance lover very happy! And who won’t be excited to see those gorgeous silver Nordstrom boxes when they open their gifts!