As a mum, makeup artist, and PIXI creator, my life is bursting at the seams with inspirations & impressions. I live my life by the motto “live love & laugh” and whether I am working or focusing on my family, I try to infuse passion and creativity into everything I do. Here I hope to share with you some of my ideas of all things beautiful.
With love, Petra

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shopping for the Season

As the holidays are approaching fast, I have started the daunting task of shopping for gifts. I consider myself very lucky to have family & friends that love the same things I do - needless to say, I think they have very good taste :)

I wanted to share some of the goodies I found at Target & Target.com. It's my favorite place to shop since it's so convenient and I can get everything I need in one place - talk about a timesaver for busy moms!

Here are some of the things that I'll be looking to gift for the holidays...


My Mother (60’s)

Pixi Fake Awake Kit $28.00
My mother is a bit of a makeup minimalist so this kit is perfect for her. Concealer duo, cream brightener, cream highlighter, flesh coloured powder & peachy powder, cheek & lip stain and a luminous gloss – it has all she needs in a travel friendly kit.
She'll love the awakening look it gives – she has not had much sleep since she had me when she was 17 years old (and then had 4 more monsters after that)!


My Mother-in-Law (90 this year, sharp, strong & loves pampering treats!)

Comfort Products Foot Massager $19.90
What a luxury – when she sits down to read at night she can get a foot massage at the press of a button!


My Sisters (30’s)

Simply Shabby Chic Etched Bath Coordinates $9.99-$29.99
I fell in love with these vintage-looking bathroom deluxe organizers – I'm sure my sisters will too!


My Girlfriends (40’s)

Pixi Get Gorgeous Kit $30
Some of my all-time favorite Pixi products are in this set which contains:
  • Succulent Lip Twin in Opal Orchid
  • Endless Silky Eye Pen in BlackNoir
  • Fairy Light Solo in Boho Bronze
  • Beauty Blush in Perkiest Pink
This Target.com exclusive set won't be seen ever again and is an amazing value, so grab one while it's in stock!


My Pregnant Friends (20-40’s)

Weleda Body Oil Essential Kit $14.99
Body oils are so luxurious for soon-to-be-moms to use. I think I definitely need one of these myself as well, even though I'm definitely not pregnant!


My Son’s Girlfriend (early 20’s)

Soho Picadilly Beauty case $32.99
We all know it's hard to keep your makeup organized, but this traincase helps a lot. Trendy & practical with room for lots of makeup – what’s not to love?!


My Teenage Niece (15-ish)

Pretika SonicDermbrasion Facial Brush $45.99
This is great to teach teenage girls the importance of taking care of your skin from an early age. 
Deep cleansing and massaging of skin is the key to clear & healthy skin, and it's an important step in making any makeup you apply after look as good as it can.


My Preteen Niece (8-ish)


Lip Smacker Party Pack in Skittles $8.79
My view is no real makeup before 13 (and at 13 it’s a must to buy them a makeup lesson to learn age appropriate makeup from a professional). Lip balm or nail colour is ok.
These flavoured lip balms are nice because girls can play around with them but they are not too “makeup-y”. We want to keep them being little girls as long as possible! They grow up too fast nowadays!

My Baby Nieces (the last of my many nieces :) 2 cutie pies just arrived in my family!)

California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash
Love this natural baby brand – and love the calming lavender for baths before bedtime.
It even comes with a bubble blower so they are easily distracted when you want to wash their hair! :) What a genius idea!

You have to love being able to get the majority of your gifts in one place!

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