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too_faced_glamour_revolution.jpgThe holiday season has officially started, and we are thrilled. It not only means the anticipation of getting glammed up for parties, but the arrival of fabulous gift sets, palettes and limited-edition products that scream “you must take me home— I’ll make a great gift”.

The Too Faced Glamour Revolution makeup book caught our attention at first glance and we immediately added it to our wish list and thought of a few friends who would appreciate it at gift giving time.

This set contains:

  • Milk Chocolate Single Eyeshadow
  • George & Weezie Single Eyeshadow
  • Boy Toy Single Eyeshadow
  • Label Whore Single Eyeshadow
  • London Calling Single Eyeshadow
  • Glamazon Single Eyeshadow
  • Dirt Bag Single Eyeshadow
  • Party Girl Single Eyeshadow
  • Neptune Single Eyeshadow
  • 3 Lip Glosses
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Brightening Blush in La Vie En Rose
  • Shadow Insurance (colorless application)

 

Too Faced Glamour Revolution (a $100 value)- Limited Edition. Sephora exclusive. $39.50, sephora.com
polishingnails.jpg Bubbles are fun, but not when they pop up on nails. This typically occurs with polish when base coat is skipped or polish is applied without allowing a adequate dry time between coats. Ji Baek, owner of Rescue Beauty Salons in NYC and the Rescue Beauty line of nail polishes shares her recommendation for correcting this all too common foible:

 “Dip the pad of your finger into nail polish remover and smooth over the bubbled area. That evens out the polish and redistributes the color.”

Apply a new topcoat and enjoy your bubble-free nails.

source: Good Housekeeping

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No matter your fragrance preference, there are a plethora of scents to suit your mood or the mood you want to create. From glamorous to oustdoorsy, we have been testing out 5 scents that are worthy to be worn now and for seasons to come.

 

 

 

 

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Kat Von D Saint

Mirabelle plum and sparkling mandarin blend together to create this light, sweet and highly alluring scent. Saint is a heavenly floral that manages to be a bit mysterious with help from creamy vanilla and warm sandalwood. From $16, sephora.com

 

 

 

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Stella McCartney STELLANUDE

This fragrance was created to compliment the delicacy of your favorite lingerie on your skin, leaving it scented with the perfect hint of fruits and flowers. We were surprised at how striking, yet feminine this was. Never over-powering, it’s light appeal leaves us feeling beautiful. Sephora exclusive. From $43 sephora.com

 

 

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Michael Kors Very Hollywood

If anyone knows about Hollywood glamour, it’s Michael Kors. He’s very in tune with the glamour of it all and captures his take on what it smells like: a light floral with hints of citrus. Encased in a dazzling gem-cut bottle, Very Hollywood brings out our inner movie star. From $45, macys.com

 

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Benefit Something About Sofia

As part of Benefit’s Cresent Row line of fragrances, Something About Sofia is an oriental-floral that combines oriental blossoms with mango and fresh vanilla, creating an amazingly delicious fragrance that is feminine and captivating— we love to wear this! $36, benefitcosmetics.com

 

 

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D&G 6 L’AMOUREX

This unisex fragrance goes outside the scented box. Crisp, clean and yet romantic, it appeals to our love for more spicy, woodsy scents. On us or the man in our life, this is one we can’t get enough of. $65, nordstrom.com
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At the Keep a Child Alive Blackball Gala, many of Hollywood’s humanitarians turned out to show their support. Elegance was an obvious theme, and Paula Patton’s own elegant look really caught our attention.

Ursula Stephen, Celebrity Stylist for Motions hair products, created Paula’s gorgeous pompadour-esque hairstyle, proving once again that red-carpet looks never have to break the bank. Here’s the inside scoop on how this show-stopping style was created:

 

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Ursula applied a Motions Light Styling Foam ($5.99, amazon.com) all over Paula’s hair, then blew it dry in an upward direction for volume.

Using a 1 1/4” curling iron, waves were created throughout her hair.

With a fine-toothed comb, emphasizing on the crown, Ursula teased the hair.

 

motionslightspritz.jpgUsing her fingers, Ursula gently pulled hair into a twist while keeping the sides smooth, without losing volume at the crown, and secured with small hair pins.

 

The look was finished with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz ($4.99, drugstore.com).

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As beauty-loving women, we like to have our tips and toes polished. We love experimenting with the latest color trends as well as sticking to the classics. But as busy women, we don’t always have the time to sit and wait for our nails to dry. Thankfully, Sally Hansen created a great solution that we love: Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color.  Available in 24 colors, it says it dries in 60 seconds. We, however find that after a little less than 2 minutes it’s completely the-polish-isn’t-going-anywhere dry. Once it is, we enjoy a lasting, good-looking finish that is strong and wears 3-5 days without chipping. Available in 24 shades. $4.99, cvs.com

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