When we plan to write about products in a focused theme such as holiday gift ideas for pets, or Valentines’ Day, products arrive too late to include in that particular story. But that doesn’t mean they’re not amazing. I want you to know about them! So I’m slipping three more fab gift ideas right before Valentines’ Day for the special women in your life (and for you). Whatever the reason, whatever the season these gift ideas from Eternal Fleur, Gary Morgen, and REALHER are affordable splurges!
I have a special fondness for roses. When I was growing up we had half a dozen tea rose bushes in our backyard. They always bloomed the week of my birthday. Roses are also the flower most associated with love, passion, and romance. They are obviously a popular gesture to give someone you love. Although this is a fragrance story, I’m including Eternal Fleur. It’s a unique way to enjoy the look and scent of the beautiful rose.
The Color and the Smell of Roses:
Eternal fleur’s real roses also smell like roses thanks to natural rose oils. But they’re preserved to last for…well…maybe an eternity if you treat them well. Nestled into their original boxes (don’t remove them) they can be part of a centerpiece (as I’ve done in my photo above) or simply given as a beautiful keepsake. There are so many reasons to send one to someone special. Our editorial samples for advicesisters.com include the Fleur n Go ($25) for hanging in a car or closet and the Pink Velvet Grand Square Jumbo Rose ($60).
Preserved or Fresh?
The obvious question might be, why purchase a preserved rose when you can fresh flowers? Eternal Fleur flowers are real roses, just preserved.
My husband always buys roses for me on Valentines’ Day and mostly, they last a couple of days or invariably arrive damaged. Eternal fleur roses will remind her that she is special, day after day up to 365 days. Eternal Fleur’s roses smell like roses (most long-stemmed varieties have no scent at all). The single rose is a large 3.75″ They can last for a full year without watering or disappointment –each petal perfect!
I don’t particularly like the square cardboard “vase” for this particular rose (don’t remove the flower or it might get damaged) but other Eternal Fleur Styles are housed in glass vases or multiples that are in acrylic boxes. Also, you can get these in realistic colors, or colors not in nature such as rainbow, gold, silver…etc. Prices range depending upon the number of roses from $25 to $420. For an inexpensive but lovely-smelling rose, the Fleur-N-Go ™ is a single rose small pinned to a satin ribbon to hang in your car. No car? No worries. Hang it in your closet to enjoy the rose scent every time you choose your daily outfit. It can last up to two months or more, depending upon the environment.
These roses are real roses, just don’t be tempted to add water! Visit the Eternal Fleur website
Empowerment On Your Lips:
The cruelty-free, paraben, gluten and talc-free products have affirmations or positive adjectives to remind you that you are worthy, that you are enough! When I received the REALHER Lip Cube (holiday collection) with 12 Moisturizing Lipsticks and 4 Mini Matte Liquid Lipsticks (on Amazon – $60) all I could think of that they are great gift ideas. In fact, even one of these empowering, beautifying lipsticks (and other cosmetics) would make a personal, thoughtful gift.
Moisturizing Lippies With Positive Messages:
The Moisturizing lipstick arrives in a shiny rose gold case that’s so elegant and beautiful on the outside, but inside, there will be one of a dozen lipsticks in colors from pale to bold. ncapsulated water is released from the lipstick, providing hydration to your lips. Not only is each shade infused with jojoba seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, but each lipstick also provides all-day hydration with a creamy, smooth application.
Five New Shades:
The latest shades are natural from natural to deep brown and terracotta: Never Give Up (soft Chestnut), Be Inspired (Light Natural), Persevere (warm maple), Positive Vibes (rosed coral), Independent (deep brown), Goal Digger (Terracotta). While I’m a pink and red fan, masks can really smush a moisturizing lipstick. If I wear a deep red I end up with it all over my face. So I am embracing these more natural colors right now.
There are some new shades of matte lipstick ($18/each) from Real Her, and 17 shades in all. These are highly pigmented and when they dry they will stay put without making a mess on your mask. The ultra-matte finish will last for hours. To make things even more mask-proof wear a Real her lipliner. Perfectly angled for precise application. Use the wand to apply Matte Liquid Lipstick in long, left to right motions starting at the bottom center of the lip. Next, apply to your upper lip by starting at the cupid’s bow moving towards the outer corner of the lip. Complete one side first, then the other. Allow about 30 seconds to dry. Visit the REALHER Website. As of this posting, the REALHER Lip Cube is still available on Amazon.