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It’s official: You have found yourself with only a few gifts and still have names that have yet to be crossed off the list. You have to now choose gifts that are easy to find because ordering online at this point could be risky. Check out these amazing little goodies that can be found in your local drugstore or department store. Put the single items together, or take inspiration from our suggested gift pairings and create a one-of-a kind- gift she’s sure to love!



mac soft sparkle eye liner set.jpgMAC Softsparkle Eye Pencils are five mini-sized pencils for use on the eyes. Includes three Softsparkle Pencils in Peacocked, Mint and Olive, and Chocolight, and two Eye Pencils in Black Funk and Fab Orchid in a glossy red-orange patent cylinder-shaped gift box with a lift-off lid. We love this little gift set and know that whoever recieves it would use it for a long time! $ 22,




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L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick is one we love because it looks and applies just like a lipstick. The no-fail formula stays on lips all day and the moisturizing topcoat keeps lips looking and feeling smooth. Pick up a few of these, tie them up in a bow, put them into a gift bag with her favorite beverage and your gift is sure to be a hit. $11.99,  



pantene moisture replenishing mask.jpgPantene Pro-V Nourishing Moisture Replenishing Mask will give her incentive to nourish those locks she’s been torturing with all of the heat styling she does. Wrap this up with a cute hair accessory and a gift certificate to pay for her next cut or blowout— trust us…she’ll love it! $3.59, 




philosophy jump start kit.jpgphilosophy Jump Starter Kit includes everything she’ll need to get her skin back on track. We love Purity Made Simple for it’s once-step cleansing abilities (it even removes mascara!), and its amazing smell. Hope in a Jar  and Hope In a Tube keeps our skin looking dewy and youthful without ever feeling too greasy. The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash will slough of the dry dead cells that make skin look dull. You’ll find this at your local philosphy beauty counter and online, $55, at


garnier glistening drops.jpgGarnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glistening Drops really helps to give our hair the shine and managability that we crave from hair products. It tames frizz and flyaways and works on wet or damp hair. She will love, Love, LOVE the way her hair looks after she uses it, as well as the uplifting citrus scent that is amazing, and you’ll love the very small price tag! Pair this up with some sparkly bangles or chandelier earrings so she will shine her way into 2009. $4.29,



burt's bees tips and toes kit.jpgBurt’s Bees Tips n’ Toes Hand & Feet Kit is perfect if she loves to pamper herself, but has trouble finding long periods of time to do it in. We enjoy many of Burt’s products, and find this kit to have so many great treats in it that we make time to use these. When we can’t, they are small enough to fit into a purse, so a mid-day cuticle treatment is never too far away. $12.99,



benefit body so fine.jpgBenefit Bathina Body So Fine Balm is a favorite little luxury to have right out of the shower. We love this moisture-rich balm that leaves our skin luminescent and soft. Applying it with the body puff makes it an extra special product to have. The silky finish is flirty and totally irresistible, leaving skin smelling and looking absolutely incredible! Find it at your local Benefit counter or boutique. $30,

jurlique biodynamic refining treatment.jpgWe fell in love with Jurlique’s Biodynamic Beauty Refining Treatment a few months back, and can honestly say our skin has thanked us for it (well not literally, but you know what we mean). It has reduced the appearance of pores, smoothed out rough skin texture, and lessened the amount of discoloration we have,  revealing only healthy, luminous skin.

This expert complexion solution uses extracts of Willow Bark to help renew skin, while Apricot Kernel and a hand-harvested biodynamic blend, straight from Jurlique’s farms, gently slough away dull skin.


Over at StyleBakery, we featured Tarte The Vanity because we couldn’t miss the chance to share such an amazing deal with you. Today we think it would make a great gift! 

So, if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, we suggest you look into purchasing Tarte’s The Vanity Limited Edition Palette, being sold exclusively at Sephora. This amazing little kit is packed with everything (except foundation) to create an amazing face for day, night and anything in between. Take it on a trip, or keep it on the countertop. Whether you give it to your mom, your daughter, your niece or your best friend, she is sure to love this palette!


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As a follow-up to last years’ best-selling ‘we wish you wealth’ palette this limited-edition beauty treasure chest is back and better then ever! In addition to eyeshadows, lip glosses, and brushes galore, this year’s kit also includes deluxe sizes of Tarte’s best-selling Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara and Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. All products are loaded with skinvigorating™ ingredients: vitamin E, beeswax, rice bran wax, carnauba wax, and mineral pigments.

This set features:
- 16 brand-new eyeshadows
- 16 brand-new lipglosses
- Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara
- Deluxe Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
- Deluxe luminizer
- Four powder blushes
- Deluxe eyeshadow
- Eyelining brushes

A $494 retail value, $52, 


The holiday season can be stressful, and the most important thing we can give ourselves is sleep— hey, they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Why not give yourself or a loved one products that offer a restful slumber, or at least help you look like you had a full 8 hours. Let’s check out some beautiful products that help aid in a better night’s sleep and repair, relax, renew and soothe.



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Crabtree & Evelyn Soothing Body Lotion moisturizes skin with shea butter and relaxes with a calming essential oil blend of lavender and rosewood, tonka, chamomile, vanilla and violet leaf. Skin is most receptive to moisturizing products at night, so one that does so, and helps us relax is a must-have! $25,  


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Molton Brown Relaxing Yuan Zhi Sleep Mist is a favorite among many of us beauty editors, and for good reason! It encourages great sleep with essential oils of lavender, bergamot and ylang-ylang. It’s relaxing just thinking about it… $44,



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Lavender Naturopatch combines the soothing scents of lavender, chamomile and jasmine in a patch to help you unwind and ease you into sleep. We like the idea of a convenient, take-anywhere patch that travels easily, leaving us with no worries about spilled oils or creams! $15,



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Space NK Relaxing Candle not only soothes our senses, but the combination of patchouli, rosewood, lavender, and vetiverre help to focus our attention on beginning to wind down from the day. $58,




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Bath & Body Works Dream Bath in Black Chamomile creates a luxurious bubble bath that really gives our achey, tired bodies no choice but to relax. $16.50,






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RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment treats skin to yummy nourishing ingredients like vitamins A and C as well as a host of botanical extracts. This skincare treatment delivers clearer, brighter, smoother-looking skin during sleep, so even if 4 hours of sleep was had, they’ll look like they had 8! $60,



clinique all about eyes.jpgClinque All About Eyes is a best seller because it gives the delicate eye area the appearance of having a good night sleep everynight. You’ll never have to wake up looking puffy-eyed, and makeup will go on smoother because the skin is smooth and moisturized. from $28.50, 



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Philosophy Save Me will treat your skin while you sleep! Rest easy as your skin is nourished with vitamin C to brighten skin tone, retinol to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and clogged pores, and antioxidants to protect skin. $60,  




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L’Oreal Skin Genesis Intensive Night Complex will help strengthen and give skin a more even tone by helping collagen production and giving skin much-needed hydration. It’s light-weight and smells amazing! We can’t believe a drugstore brand can do a just as good of a job as some more expensive brands that give the same claims, but trust us, it does! $19.99,

Scarlett Johansson1.jpgScarlett Johansson and the stars of the new movie The Spirit have been quite busy promoting the movie all over Europe for the past week or so. At the London premiere, Scarlett looked primed and ready for spring in a gorgeous floral print dress and soft, pretty makeup to complement it.

For a look like hers, we decided to put together a list of products to help you create a similar using the line that Scarlett is a spokesmodel for: L’Oreal. Not only does the brand produce fabulous products, but they are all priced to be wallet-friendly!



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Color Juice Stick in a mauve-pink tone like Mango Tango will give your lips beautiful sheer lipcolor that feels like a lipstick but has the shine of a gloss. $9.50,




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Bare Naturale Blush in a color like Bare Honey will add a perfect warm “flushed” tone to your cheeks that isn’t too overdone for the soft look you might want to achieve. $15.25,





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Wear Infinite Eyshadow Duo in Mocha Buff contains a light pearly shade that will help make eyes pop! We love the smooth application and the long-lasting wear that this eyeshadow gives. $5.25,





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Telescopic Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black is the perfect way to create that timeless cat-eye look. $9.99,




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Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara in Black finishes the look by creating dramatic, look-at-me lashes. This new mascara has become one of our favorites. $10.95

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