Holiday Gift Guide 2010: City Girl

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Holiday Gift Guide 2010: City Girl
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She knows every new restaurant, keeps her apartment impeccably designed...she's the ultimate urbanite on your list. And when it comes to beauty, she loves products that are made with quality ingredients and have just as much of a purpose as they produce pleasure. Here, 25 gift ideas that fit that tall order--all under $50.

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Diamonds are a city chick's best friend, right? This seven-piece brush set contains professional-quality, long-handled brushes with matching bristles, nestled in a glimmering silver clutch that will make her squeal in delight.

Love it? Buy it! Sonia Kashuk Dripping In Diamonds Travel Brush Set, $24.99,

The signature hairstyle of a city chick? A perfect blowout. That's why she'll love this tool set with all the necessities: 4 clips to section hair, a round brush to smooth frizzies and a vent brush to boost volume.

Love it? Buy it! T3 Perfect Blowout Styling Set For Designers, $30,

Buzzing around the city (and all that pollution!) can take a toll on her skin. This trio of cranberry-infused skin revivers will detox her skin. The Cranberry Gommage tones enlarged pores, the Triad Pads revitalize and the Magic White Ice hydrates.

Love it? Buy it! Arcona Holiday Cranberry Kit , $50,

If your favorite city chick is a staple in the downtown nightlife, then she'll love this hangover healer. The half-toner, half-serum mist has essential fruit oils and organic peppermint water to instantly wake-up tired looking skin.

Love it? Buy it! Votre Vu Votre Sant Elixir Essential, $29,

Bliss, the ultimate urban day spa, is a mecca for city chicks. Let her have that spa-loving feeling with this sampler of sought-after spa stuff: Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Lemon + Sage Body Butter, Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds and Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Face Mask.

Love it? Buy it! Bliss Take-Away Spa Day, $45,

Each of these mini eau de toilettes has a distinct personality, yet all are totally glam and sophisticated. Eva (a citrus floral), Rita (a fruity green), Carmella (a floral vanilla), and Leelee (a woody floral) will be welcome additions to your city chick's toiletry tote.

Love it? Buy it! Benefit Crescent Row Mini Set, $36,

A sophisticate may shy away from chunky glitter, but she'll love to shine in refined gold. This chic powder box holds little nuggets dusted with golden pearl. With a sweep of the puff, they release a fine powder to beautifully enhance the skin.

Love it? Buy it! Clarins Barocco Shimmering Gold Powder, $35,

A solid scent leaves just the right amount of scent on the skin--ideal for an urban sophisticate. This mix of white vanilla and black frankincense laced with cardamom, pink peppercorn and saffron has the perfect balance of femininity and fierceness.

Love it? Buy it! Diptyque Parfum Solide Eau Duelle, $48,

Fekkai's legendary shine collection infuses new encapsulated shine-release complex in its winning olive oil formula to renew shine all day. This set includes: Brilliant Glossing Shampoo, Brilliant Glossing Conditioner and Brilliant Glossing Cream.

Love it? Buy it! Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shine, Shine, Shine Gift Set, $27,

Any designer-loving woman will swoon over this liquid eyeshadow. The water-light fluid formula glides on for a long-lasting veil of shimmering smoky pewter color.

Love it? Buy it! Chanel Ombres D'Eau in Splash, $32,

If she appreciates fine wine, she'll love this grapeseed-based spa kit. Every item is worth savoring: Crushed Cabernet Scrub, Fleur de Vigne Shower Gel, Nourishing Body Lotion, Hand and Nail Cream, Vinopure Purifying Mask and a Fleur de Vigne Votive Candle.

Love it? Buy it! Caudalie My Vinotherapie Spa Escape, $34,

The urban woman is a minimalist at heart. Less is more, and this jewel-adorned compact is sleek and will take up minimal space in her clutch, but doesn't skimp on product: six eyeshadows and one goes-with-everything plum blush.

Love it? Buy it! Lancme Holiday Color Design Palette in Smoky Seduction, $39.50,

From the festive wrapping paper to the shea-butter formula laced with delicious scents, this trifecta of sensational soaps is pure holiday perfection. There are three flavors of Cranberry--pinot noir, cranberry, and bourbon. She'll drink it up!

Love it? Buy it! Fresh Cranberry Oval Soap Trio, $42,

Slip this chic eyeshadow palette in her stocking, and she'll think of you as she whips up a myriad of eyeshadow looks. The four versatile shades--gunmetal, smoky brown, shimmering taupe and light pink--will never leave her at a loss of what to do with her makeup.

Love it? Buy it! Dior Red Cannage Travel Eye Palette, $44,

If she's an art lover, she'll appreciate this special bottle of Kiehl's best-selling body lotion that has a limited edition label designed by contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Best of all, a portion of proceeds will benefit The Koons Family Institute, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.

Love it? Buy it! Kiehl's Crme de Corps Holiday Collection, $27 for 8.4 oz bottle,

She may work hard 9 to 5 (or really 8 to 8!), but downtime is a must to keep any city chick sane. These 10 individually packed bath packets contain a sleep-inducing chameleon powder that turns into milk when dissolved in warm water for an enriching bath that cleanses, softens and moisturizes the skin.

Love it? Buy it! Kenzo Milk Powder in Relaxing White Lotus, $45,

Mascaras are like jeans--an urbanite can never have enough. From formulas that plump to wands that reach, this eye-catching collection contains 10 of Sephora's most sought-after mascaras and an eyelash curler.

Love it? Buy it! Sephora Lashstash Mascara Deluxe Sampler, $27,

Like the midnight sky, this triad of silver, deep cobalt blue and black onyx eyeshadows is mesmerizing to look at and will create equally mesmerizing eye effects--which is exactly what the sophisticate seeks to do on a special night out.

Love it? Buy it! Nars Okinawa Trio Eyeshadow, $45,

Here's the perfect gift for the sophisticate: A collection of six simple votive candles that have a sparkling holiday aroma. The blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla instantly warms up the room.

Love it? Buy it! Nest Holiday Votive Candle Set, $32,

She wouldn't be caught dead in public with unmanicured hands, but the time commitment is always a hassle. Simplify her life with these ingenious anti-chip peel-off polishes so she can touch up or even redo her manicure when she's on the go.

Love it? Buy it! Sula Paint & Peel Duos, $9,

For the city chick who craves all the latest gadgets, there's this electronic face cleansing brush. It's lightweight, has two speeds and a rotating head that deep cleans and gently exfoliates the skin. It comes with an amazing cleanser that has microbeads to help polish skin to perfection.

Love it? Buy it! Olay Professional Pro X, $23.99,

Statement accessories are a staple in her wardrobe. Gift her with one of these bow-adorned headbands and she'll thank you every time she wants to take an updo from boring to beautiful.

Love it? Buy it! Goody Silver Screen Headbands, $6.99, (Available in-store)

No matter how hectic her life can get, she'll always love the simple things in life and this scentsational set evokes feelings of joy, hope and happiness. It includes eau de toilette, firming body emulsion and shampoo, bath and shower gel.

Love it? Buy it! Philosophy Eternal Grace Fragrance Layering Collection, $49.50,

Wind, snow, rain, sun, making out with the city's most eligible bachelor...these all can take a toll on her lips. She'll adore this set of nourishing lip balms formulated with sunflower and safflower seed oils and tinged with just the right amount of color for a sheer, natural look.

Love it? Buy it! Korres Lip Butter Glaze Quad, $29.95,

One lip look just isn't enough for a girl who's always on the go. This glamorous lip palette will satisfy her every need thanks to a well thought out collection of sophisticated shades in different finishes and textures.

Love it? Buy it! Este Lauder Pure Color Lip Palette, $42,

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