Pencils and palettes for the holidays.
That’s what we decided.
Last weekend my daughter and I had a gorgeous time together in Paris. The times we manage to spend together are all the more precious as they aren’t quite so frequent as we would both like. We did the best of the girly and we talked.
One of our conversations was about the forthcoming holidays and how we could make the gift giving easy but also fun. Our festivities are big this year, mostly because we have many guests staying in France and I will be chief entertainer, cook and all that.
I am very happy.
Entertaining with a house full of friends and family is my idea of heaven; figuring out Santa sacks and gifts for everyone is a little more complicated. Emily, smart girl that she is said we should look at Burberry as they have created a fabulous make-up line. Christopher Bailey is the current fashion hero in the UK and deservedly so, but I am still behind the times and think of Burberry purely for their classic trench coats and stunning outerwear.
Emily convinced me to try the “Fresh Glow” highlighting pen.
How do these girls know about everything that is so great all the time? My girls seem to be one step ahead. (I won’t be admitting that to them.)
Ok, She was right. This pen is a must. Easy to use and highlights exactly where you want when you want. A subtle difference but I am never one to dismiss the importance of small shifts.
Then we tried the Cashmere Concealer; by this stage we were well and truly committed to an afternoon of make-up. The cashmere concealer; nothing else to say, I am already a convert.
We bought a selection of Burberry beauty products to make individual gift bags for our guests. The packaging is gorgeous with the distinctive check but so were the colours of the eye palettes and pencils and the nail varnishes. One or two of the pencils, the shadows or the polishes will be the main element to our girly gifts and then I will add the small French touches from our local village to finish.
A little Brit and a little French; that works.
I know it is more romantic to be shopping away from home, spending girl time on make-up in beautiful department stores. Writing down my recollections for you makes me think it was all but a dream; I want to pinch myself. I know I am so fortunate, especially having time with my beautiful girl in that astonishing city.
As gift ideas go, she was right.
Burberry Is In the Bag
thank you Nordstrom for inviting me to share my Burberry gift ideas