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It’s the second week of December, how are you doing with your holiday shopping? If you are like us, there are still some people you haven’t shopped for. Finding the best gifts for them is priority #1, so we are here, as always, to recommend some great beauty-inspired gifts!

Take a look:

 

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Pixi Lumi Lux Eye Palette has 20 gorgeous, blendable eyeshadows that is sure to wow your recipient! Palettes not only keep everything in one place, but it also is great for travel. Another plus: this one gives a plethora of options without taking up any extra space. $38, target.com

 

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Essie Winter Collection features colors that were inspired by the fashions that were shown on the runways of NY Fashion week for the Fall/Winter 2008 season. With names like Damsel in a Dress and Sexy Divide, any fashionista will appreciate this very wearable and versatile set of six polishes. $26.99, amazon.com

 

 

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Smashbox Ultimate Beauty Palette is the one that will leave  whoever gets this, speechless. This amazing palette has so many eyeshadows, lip and face colors that we were shocked at the price! So we all added this on to our list of most-wanted beauty goodies this year, and all we can do is hope that we will get it! $59.00, ulta.com

 

 

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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Body will polish and soften skin with aluminum oxide crystals, leaving even the driest areas of the body (elbows, knees, and feet) well moisturized. We think this makes a great gift simply because taking care of skin on our entire body is just a s important as taking care of the skin on our face! $45, sephora.com

 

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Sonia Kashuk Glamified Brush Set is a must-have for any gal that needs quality makeup brushes. This inexpensive set features every basic brush needed to help create a flawless face and a great brush case for keeping the brushes in at home or while traveling. $19.99, target.com

 

 

 

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Crabtree & Evelyn Skin Polishing Ritual is and all natural Asian beauty secret that blends exfoliating spices with rich tropical oils to smooth and polish skin to satin-y smoothness. Contains revitalizing lemon and coriander essential oils and conditioning mango seed butter, avocado and coconut. We feel relaxed just thinking about this wonderful, customizable skin soother. $49.50, crabtree-evelyn.com

 

 

 

hourglass eye and lip palette vol 6.jpg Hourglass Vol.6 Eye & Lip Palette in Zodiac is a luxurious compact that not only looks chic, but is beautifully functional. Features four silky shadows that can be worn wet or dry, alone or layered, and two pretty glosses that will make lips look and feel fabulous! Includes a double-ended eye and lip applicator and is housed in a 360 swivel compact with rotating mirror to adjust to application needs. $58, sephora.com
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With office parties, holiday parties and New Year’s Eve added to your already-busy schedule of lunches with BFF’s, sports practices, family dinners and playdates, it’s no wonder the holiday season gets hectic!

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Thankfully, you can still get glam hair for each event or occasion in no time. Start with dry hair, a flat iron and a styling product and you can create virtually any style, from sleek and straight to romantic waves and bouncy curls. We like the new Sedu Revolution Professional Nano Touramline Ionic Styler ($139.95, folica.com) with its unique curved edge plates that give you more flexibility and control for creating a multitude of looks.

 

 

 

 

 

For that office party, you want to look fabulous, and all you need is a quick refresher to look your best. Style your hair in the morning and touch it up later for a chic, polished look to keep you looking great throughout the evening.

*Set the styling iron to desired heat.

*Section hair into four sections and focus on one at a time.

*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and place in between the plates starting at the roots.

bumble and bumble spray de mode.jpg*Run the hair through the iron in a straight downward motion to the tip.

*Spritz with a light-hold hair spray like Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode (from $15, bumbleandbumble.com) to lock-in the look all night!

 

 

 

Who doesn’t want to look great while ringing in the New Year? Do it in style with sultry, natural looking curls. Here’s how to create soft and bouncy curls perfect for your big night out:

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*Work a tiny bit of mousse (try Warren-Tricomi Salon Mousse, $17, beauty.com) into hair to provide additional volume and hold.

*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and wrap it once around the bottom iron.

*Roll the styler as you run it through the length of your hair.

 

 

Be the center of attention at all of your holiday parties! Create silky, bombshell hair that’s big on body:

*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and place in between the plates starting at the roots. 

herbal essences body envy hair spray.jpg*Run the styler through each sections vertically and twist out at the tips.

*For even more body flip head over and spritz volumizing hair spray (try Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hair Spray, $3.59, drugstore.com).

 

 

 

Wow your in-laws at that family dinner with beautiful, natural-looking waves. Sedu’s lightweight design makes it easy to create waves and its adjustable heat feature makes it the perfect tool for any hair type.

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*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and wrap it once around the  bottom iron .

*Run the styler through hair rolling outward once.

*Spray hair with texturizing spray like Oscar Blandi Tocco Finale Sculpting Pomade, $22, folica.com, for a piecier look.

 

 

 


bare escentuals ruby collection.jpgBare Escentuals Ruby Collection is a limited-edition, nine-piece bareMinerals collection perfect for giving this holiday season. Any of us would love to find this wrapped up with a pretty bow!

Infused with real ruby powder to enhance your beauty with the same authentic, fascinating qualities of the ruby, these 100% pure bareMinerals eye and face colors will capture the vitality of ruby gemstones. The warm color palette of this collection, including brushes and a lip polish, provides you with a daily dose of luxury and a naturally radiant way to express the real you!

This Sephora-exclusive collection includes:
- bareMinerals Ruby Radiance All-Over Face Color (pink rose) infused with ruby
- bareMinerals Golden Ruby Eye Color (peach gold) infused with ruby
- bareMinerals Vintage Ruby Eye Color (rose fawn) infused with ruby
- bareMinerals Wild Ruby Liner Shadow (plum chocolate) infused with ruby
- Double-Ended Classic Black Mascara & Ruby Beautifully Luminous Lashes
- Ruby Buxom Big & Healthy Full Color Lip Polish (jeweled mauve)
- Soft Sweep Cheek Brush with custom handle
- Double-Ended Tapered Shadow & Eyeliner Brush with custom handle
- Stylish faux-crocodile Ruby Clutch

A $145 value you can get it now for only $54! sephora.com

 

loreal hip jelly balm.jpgThe L’Oreal HiP line of products are all very highly pigmented, rich colors (HIP does stand for high intensity pigments, after all), but the Jelly Balms are the opposite. They give a pretty sheer wash of color while adding fabulous moisture to a very delicate, easily dried out area of the face: the lips!

We all love a good lip conditioner, so one that also gives our lips a hint of color is a major plus. There’s no need for a mirror with these either, and with our on-the-go lifestyles, we couldn’t ask for anything more. Well… maybe that L’Oreal would add an SPF to it— then it would be perfect!  $9, drugstore.com

There are plenty of products that we will always be loyal to and purchase over and over again, and those we will come to know for a brief time and decide to move on from. We come to know, and love, new and newly discovered products every day and will continue to do so in the future. It’s a never-ending cycle of falling in, and sometimes out, of love with products, but we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t enjoy the thrill of it all! These are the products we are loving right now, and we think you will too!

 

 

beckham signature for her.jpgBeckham Signature For Her is an amazing fragrance from Victoria Beckham, the woman who oozes fashion and style. We were surprised that we loved this one as much as we did, simply because we have been disappointed by previous celebrity fragrances, but this one delivered, and we can’t get enough! $52, macys.com 

  

 

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Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 30 is a fabulous way for us to add broad-spectrum protection to any of our moisturizers or foundation. We know the importance of sunscreen, and keeping our skin looking its best, so this is one of our new must-haves! It also contains green tea and Vitamin E, essential antioxidants. $43, spalook.com

 

 

elizabeth arden eight hour cream.jpgElizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a classic product that is proving to us why is is sticking around. This unique cream smooths away rough spots anywhere on the body, and is also fabulous for treating those dry cuticles. $27.57, cosmeticmall.com  

 

 

 

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Bliss The Youth As We Know It Eye Cream is our must-have eye cream of the moment! To us, a good eye cream is worth every penny if it can keep us waking up to puff-free, bright eyes each morning. This one does that and with a beautifully light scent to boot! $75, blissworld.com 

 

 

 

soap and glory scrub your nose in it.jpgSoap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It gives our skin a fresh healthy glow after we use it. We love this minty not-too-harsh scrub! It works fabulously on keeping our skin clean and even fights off the oil production for a time. The cute pink packaging attracted us, but it’s the actual product keeps us coming back for more. $12.99, target.com

 

 

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Max Factor Vivid Impact Eyeshadow Duos give us highly pigmented, long-lasting eyeshadows in a two-for-one tube. The wand allows for precise application, but can easily be blended with a brush or smudged with a sponge. $7.22, drugstore.com






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