My iPhone cover recently broke and I searched for awhile to find a suitable replacement. One day I wandered into the newly open Henri Bendel store in the Mall of America and entered into a world of girly goodness. Not only did I find a new cover (and my all-time favorite candles) but I was enchanted by the wonderfully fashionable accessories that grace their shelves.
A little history. Henri Bendel was a fearless innovator, a leading arbiter of women’s fashion, and a passionate explorer of the “New and the Next”. Many well known brands got their start in Bendel stores, including MAC cosmetics (it’s where I purchased the very first Viva Glam lipstick). It is the ideal store to find adorable accessories and I have chosen some of my favorites that would make the ultimate stocking stuffers.
For Always Tote $498
Okay, so maybe the price tag is more like a big gift than a stocking stuffer, but this is my dream tote. The red leather is scrumptious, the satin lining divine, and the cell phone and PDA pockets necessary. This tote comes in three colors and will hold all a girls needs.
Cityscape iPhone Cover $38
This was my purchase (I think it fits me very well). They have many different designs to choose from and are super fun for the fashionista in your life.
Bendel Wellie Keyfob $48
How fun is this! Keyfobs are a great stuffer and makes every girl feel a little more glamorous.
2012 Deck the Halls Snow-globe $68
Snow-globes are a holiday decor must and this one is so chic. Start your collection now and add to it every year. A wonderful tradition!
2012 Strut Your Stuff Desk Diary $98
The perfect organizer for the gal who prefers paper to electronic (like me). She’ll definitely be more efficient with this beauty in her bag.
Choose Me Mug $25
This would go so well with my new Keurig! Ideal for the coffee lover in your life.
Holiday Signature Candle $30
I’ve written before about my love for the Bendel candles and this one captures the scent of the holiday perfectly! Be sure to check out all their aromas-they are divine!!
If you live near a Henri Bendel store, I highly recommend you stop by this holiday season. You’ll be sure to find many wonderful gift ideas for all the ladies in your life.
I’m all about glowing skin, but for me it’s a fine line between glow and a greasy shine. I’ve tried so many products that promise radiance and luminosity, but have often been left disappointed. Then I tried Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment. At first I was not a fan. They solution is a little sticky and I didn’t notice any change. But I stuck with it and am so glad I did. These pads are a targeted treatment that brightens and renews your skin, delivering superb luminosity. They bring back your natural radiance and improve skin tone and texture. How, you ask? Powered by Activesoil Complex and infused with potent vitamins and minerals, cell turnover is increased letting the real you shine through. The sixty pads are double-sided. Use the smooth side daily and the textured side when you need a more intense experience. I use them at night in lieu of toner and just apply in a circular motion. Like I said, they are a bit sticky, but once dry (seconds really) you don’t notice it. There is no retinol, so for those of you that find retinoids too intense, this is a great alternative.
Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment $35 for 60
available at all Bare Escentuals locations, as well as Sephora, Ulta, and all major department stores.
PS. For those of you interested in Sephora’s Lip Reveal, it is available in stores now!