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The LG purse is cute - though I think I prefer the lipstick/bags/shop ones. But that's just me. LG is good because she's not obvious and not exorbitant. Her make up cases certainly used to be good value (I have one, and bought one for a sister many moons ago) - they used to have small detachable mirrors in a little pocket and were a v. good, handbaggable size. In short, I like LG things and think it's a good gift choice.
Smellies are a good present. People rarely buy the more extravagant things themselves which makes them a lovely, everyday-in-a-special-way thing. Ren rose otto bath oil is great.
But personally I would be very happy with your purse!
Mary Kay has a wonderful Microdermabrasion Set that is gentle but effective and feels so lovely! There are two parts to it: Step 1- Refine and Step 2- Replenish. Step 1 is like a creamy sand that exfoliates and Step 2 is a vitamin-rich formula that replenishes the skin and leaves it feeling so soft! It's only £50 and lasts for several applications, a few months worth if you use it every 3 days or so. (whereas one session at the spa might cost £55 and may irritate the skin) It instantly makes the skin look brighter and reduces the appearance of scars and wrinkles, all the benefits of the microdermabrasion that you would get in a spa but not as harsh or expensive! I seriously LOVE this product.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and I will give you more details, I just became an Independent Beauty Consultant so I can get my hands on this set any time I like (yes I like it that much) and make it available to other people, too! I've got one coming to me in the mail in the next few days, as a matter of fact! I can ship it anywhere!
Just thought I would add that that message was not spam, I was responding to your comment that she wouldn't be able to get out of the house to use a spa voucher! I've got the same issue here so I pamper myself at home when the baby is napping
Hope it gave you a bright idea. BTW Mary Kay has lots of other wonderful products too, all with a 100% satisfaction guarantee if you don't like them.