Giftability

posted by on 2013.12.13, under Chriselle Inc., Collaboration, Collaborations

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As for many of you, the holidays are a special time for me. Throughout the year, I always give thanks for my blessings and for my loved ones, but the holidays is another special opportunity for me to express my love for those close to me. One of my favorite ways to do so is to give them gifts that really mean something.

When finding the right gift, I ask myself two questions. On top of making sure I spend wisely, I ask, “Is it practical?” and “Is it memorable?” If it’s one or the other, it’s oftentimes a winner, if it’s both… even better! Holiday shopping can be stressful at times, but I partnered up with Nordstrom to hand select a few of my favorite items that I will be gifting this year.

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All of the jewelry lovers out there (like myself and most of my girlfriends) would agree that this LusterLoc White Jewelry Case can be a girl’s best friend. This practical jewelry case makes an awesome gift that you can  not only store all of your jewelry in, but also travel with it too. I absolutely adore the seperate compartments for your rings, earrings, necklaces, & bracelets. Although I will be giving this one to one of my girlfriends, looks like i’ll be going back to Nordstrom to get myself one too!

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Chriselle_lim_nordstrom_giftability_thechrisellefactor_Holiday_gift_guide_christmas_shopping_29 For the past  few years, I’ve been wearing the same Nordstrom studs (my girlfriends have been also!). They are not only affordable, but they look luxurious – exactly what every girl needs.  In my opinion jewelry makes a great gift because first it’s one size fits all, and second every girl deserves a little sparkle! If you are thinking about getting jewelry for your girlfriend(s), I recommend on sticking with more delicate basic pieces that she could wear everyday, such as these classically chic studs.

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I equally love receiving as much as I love giving  jewelry that is both beautiful and meaningful.  This Dogeared pendant necklace is a sentimental piece of jewelry that comes with a thoughtful saying, ” Loved you yesterday. Love you still. Always Have. Always Will.” I also love the fact that it’s a very simple and basic piece that can be worn everyday.

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Beauty items are another great gift to give. I personally love travel sets or compacts that come with multiple items. This Color to Go eye, lip and cheek palette by Laura Mercier , which I was tempted to keep for myself, is absolutely perfect for the girl on-the-go. It provides a complete look in one convenient compact! The double-decker compact features a full-size mirror along with eyeshadows including a highlighter, midtone and definer shades. Also included is a Tightline Cake eyeliner, Bronzing pressed powder, Second Skin cheek color,  and Mini Lip Glacé!

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Looking for a great stocking stuffer? Look no further! This Pearl Nail Set is what many girls would love for holiday-friendly nails this season. It comes with three polishes – a white nail polish, a glossy coat and white pearls to embellish this clean holiday look. Not only does this nail set make a great stocking stuffer, but it pairs well with this compact manicure set packaged up in a glamorous glitter clutch. What a practical and glamourous way to hold your manicure tools!

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Lastly I wanted to share with you a beauty product that i’ve personally have been obsessed with over the years. I’ve been a fan of the “Pink Quartz” Shimmer Brick compact for years now, but when Bobbi Brown came out with the “Nude Glow” Limited Edition I had to, of course, get one for myself and all of my girlfriends. The pearlescent colors make up the Nude Glow shimmer brick, and it looks great on all color types.  It’s really designed to highlight your skin for a lit-from-within luminescence. And the best part? Though they’re designed to highlight your face, all of the colors can be used as an eyeshadow, too!

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Although holiday shopping can be enjoyable, more often than not it becomes overwhelming and stressful.  But thanks to Nordstrom they really have  fulfilled all my holiday shopping needs all in one location, making the process painstakingly easy & effortless this year. I hope , thru my picks, I was able to give you some ideas on what to get that special someone!  Remember to find things that are either practical or memorable for your loved ones this season and you won’t go wrong. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Photography by Calvin Lim

COMMENTS

Gorgeou shoot. Where is the skirt from?

Cheers!
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k ( December 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM )

I love your outfit!! Winter white is so nice for the holidays. Where did you get it?

Mareike ( December 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM )

Such a cute and festive photoshoot!

♥ Oksana
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Oksana ( December 17, 2013 at 3:23 AM )

Beautiful post Chriselle! The photos are amazing and I love Nordstrom. :)

xo, Alina
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STYLE BY ALINA ( December 16, 2013 at 1:36 AM )

Thanks Chriselle!
So glad that you are working with Nordstrom – that is one of my favorite dept. stores. I actually have the mini manicure set and I love it – i use it almost every day. Nothing worse than breaking a nail with no remedy to fix it! I keep it in my locker at work so I don’t have to worry about looking like a manicured mess.

xoxo Katie Lee

Katie Lee ( December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM )

Great post!

Yudresscode ( December 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM )

Great Ideas! Especially the earrings for girlfriends

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Jenn ( December 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM )

Love all the items:) They look great!

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Laurina wong ( December 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM )

Nice gifts, nice fotos, nice you, nice mood

Inna ( December 14, 2013 at 6:39 AM )

All the packaging looks beautiful! I always feel like makeup and jewelry are probably the best gifts to give girlfriends just because we can never get enough of any of those. And, you’re totally right on the “one size fits all” thing.

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Maggie ( December 13, 2013 at 7:37 PM )

Oh~ I so wish to be your friend :D Your picks are always wonderful!

Tracy ( December 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM )

The photos are my favorites so far! You look so motherly (and I mean that in the best way possible like soft, trustworthy and warm. Should I start writing simpler comments like “You look beautiful” from now on or should I continue with this format? lol~!)

Dilek ( December 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM )

I love these photos! Great! :) Merry Christmas Chriselle! :)

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andreavytlacilova ( December 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM )

You take so much time and effort in making others happy! So lovely! xO

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Marija ( December 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM )

All the gifts look lovely..I must admit I do like the Laura Mercier make-up sets at Christmas. x

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Jessica Rose ( December 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM )

wonderful gifts..i would like to have one

xoxo

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gabriela jimenez ( December 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM )

Beautiful!! I wish I was that nice and neat wrapping presents. I need to do better this year.
xo
Carelia

See how a pair of Prada orange pumps can bring a pop of color to a blue look…blog post on:
MySmallWardrobe.com

Carelia ( December 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM )

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