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reese witherspoon at cmas.jpgWe have heard so many great things about the new David Babaii for WildAid haircare line, that we can’t wait to try it out ourselves! Fortunately, we can already see at least one product gives great results.

Reese Witherspoon wore a fabulous mane of waves at the CMA Awards thanks to hairstylist David Babaii himself. Using David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, he sprayed and scrunched the product into her hair giving it the right texture and movement.

Only using a blowdryer and his hands, David “rough dried” Reese’s hair, and as he described it, “moved the hair in various directions until it was dry.”

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To get Reese’s hair to look perfectly tousled, Babaii also made partial waves with a curling iron. “I wrapped small sections around the curling iron barrel, leaving the ends free. When the whole head was done, I ran my fingers through her strands to get a dramatic wild finish,” he says.

David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, $12, drugstore.com

We all have a friend or family member (or maybe even you) who is crazy about makeup and beauty, but is also concerned about the environment. Chances are, she wants products that are naturally-derived or plant based, and will help her live the healthiest, greenest life. So, to show her you care about her and her concerns, take a look at some of these fabulous natural and organic gift ideas.

 

 

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Zoya Nail Polish will keep her moving toward being more natural, without giving up her glamorous side! Any color that you feel would suit her, Zoya has and then some. Regardless of the color choice, these polishes contain none of the harsh chemicals found in traditional nail polish. They go on beautifully, and dry fast— who can resist that? Nail color pictured: Blair, a rich elderberry metallic. $6, zoya.com

 

 

Farmaesthetics Rainwater Soaps.jpgFarmaesthetics Rainwater Soaps are beautiful, gentle and lightly fragranced soaps made from melted snow (frozen rain) collected from Winter to early Spring then carefully filtered and mixed with 100% pure, natural ingredients. Each variety is prepared  by hand, in seasonal batches, with a combination of olive oil, palm oil and coconut oils. Seasonal herbs such as comfrey root, rose petals and dried calendula flowers are added to create unique textures, colors and benefits. Our favorite is Aloe and Lemongrass. from $8.20, amazon.com

 

 

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Caudalie Spa in A Box includes goodies like a body scrub, hand and nail cream, and shower gel that are all created to nurture dull, tired skin. We all love having spa days, but staying home can be just as good, and imagine how thankful she will be knowing she doesn’t have to pollute the air driving to some out-of-the-way spa to be pampered. $68, sephora.com 

  

 

 

ojon try me kit.jpgOjon “Try Me” Kit contains everything she will need to restore her dry damaged hair, naturally. Ojon oil, that comes from the rainforests of Central America and helps support the Tawira tribe where the oil comes from, is so deeply restorative and good for the hair. We were blown away at how beautiful and soft our hair was after just one use, and love that we help support a group of people just by purchasing the products. $45, beauty.com 

 

 

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LAVANILA The Healthy Lip Shine Trio is the perfect way to treat those dry lips in a natural way. Free of chemical ingredients that can dry out lips, these high-shine glosses deliver 30 antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids to protect, nurture and hydrate—- now that’s healthy! $30, sephora.com 

 

 

 

 

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Rain Africa Avocado Bath Salts Basket is a beautiful idea when you know your recipient loves to indulge in a soothing bath to revitalize and focus her mind. This bathroom basket, lovingly handcrafted by 200 women in a village in South Africa, is filled with wild-harvested herbal bath salts that will help moisturize her skin as she soaks. $34, beautorium.com  


 

 

juice beauty organics to go kit.jpgJuice Beauty Organics To Go Kit has everything for cleansing, brightening, helping to smooth and firm, and provide essential vitamins and antioxidants for healthy, radiant skin. We think she will enjoy the travel-friendly sizes so she can take it where ever she goes! Includes a bonus organic bamboo face cloth. $29, beautorium.com 

charlize_theron.jpgThe holidays are upon us, and you may have a party or two to attend. Look to the red carpet for ideas on how to create your holiday look.

We were inspired by Charlize Theron’s elegant, yet strong, look (created by Dior makeup artist Shane Paish) at last month’s Rock the Kasbah event, we had to find out how it was done!

 

 

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Shane used Dior Airflash Spray Foundation to create the base of the look.  This spray foundation will change the way you makeup your face. The fine texture creates a soft radiance that will leave you looking flawless and glowing. $60, dillards.com

 

 

 

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Using Dior 5-Colour Eye Shadow  (Paish used Elegante), he added drama and color to her eyes. We love eyeshadow palettes like this one because there are so many options! Use the lighter shades for day and add the darker shades to turn the drama up a notch for night! $54, dillards.com 

 

 

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Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Black along lash line added just the right amount of definition to her eyes. We love pencil eyeliners because, unlike a liquid liner, they allow for so much control and are great if you have little experience with using eyeliner. This one also includes a smudger for softening the line and creating a more smoky result. $25, sephora.com

 

 

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Paish used DiorShow Unlimited Mascara in Black to complete the eye look. When it comes to eye makeup, we all agree that mascara is the must-have product! DiorShow Unlimited will give your lashes a look-at-me, long-lash effect with its dual-sided brush. $24, sephora.com

 

 

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Dior Backstage Pro Cheeks in Hip Peach gave Ms.Theron her perfectly glowing cheeks. This cream formula blush creates natural-looking, long-lasting color and blends to a sheer, beautiful finish. $30, nordstrom.com 

 

 

 

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Dior High Shine Lipstick was the final complement for this elegant look. This designed-for-the-runway lipstick is ultra-glossy and long-wearing, making it a great choice if you want to try a lipstick but usually opt for a gloss. $25, dillards.com   

It’s that time of year again, and there is nothing worse than not havng a plan of action in regards to what you want to get for those you love. If you’re like most of us, you want to get that perfect gift, but don’t want to spend too much. Let us help give you some ideas before you head out to brave the stores— be inspired by these wallet-friendly gift ideas!

 

 

 

 

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Urban Decay Book of Shadows Palette is the largest (and most unique) palette Urban Decay has ever offered. This limited-edition palette features a pull-out drawer containing sixteen eyeshadows, two premium brushes, and a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion! Can you imagine the amount of different looks that could be created with this one palette? Wow. $45, sephora.com

 

 

 

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Benefit 24k Sexy Gold Set features a sheer gold 24k lipstick and a complementing, golden loose powder that can be used as an eyeshadow or as highlighter for her cheekbones. This set will certainly make her feel like a million bucks! We love the fact that this chic gift comes in its own clutch, perfect for future use. $34, benefit.com

 

 

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DuWop KissCase promises to give soft, shiny, full lips with this special collection of lip products. Housed in a zip-up pouch, this set would be perfect for the gal that loves lip products that give her lips the best look. Available in pink or nude. $35, beauty.com

 

 

 

 

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Bliss The Sock-ettes are the best treat for over-worked feet! Give yourself or a loved one an excuse to take a time-out to give those tootsies a break. In just twenty minutes, your feet will be moisturized, softened and pampered with olive oil, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E (all found in the self-activated lining). We think our feet would love these… $48, blissworld.com

  

 

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M·A·C Fascinating Ruby, Smoky Eyes palette will give your makeup-loving friend or family member a glamorous gift that she can use all year! This simple, easy to use palette, from the Passions of Red Holiday Collection, features the 6 perfect shdes to create a smoky eye effect that works for many occasions. Includes eye brush 213SE. $38, nordstrom.com  

 

 

 

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Smashbox Travel Brush Collection is the perfect gift to give to both the brush newbie and brush pro. This limited-edition collection features five travel-size brushes in a take-along quilted pouch. They not only will travel well, but will work brilliantly for everyday use. $49, nordstrom.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clinique Black Honey Glow Set will not only give a low-maintenance gal the best-selling Almost Lipstick— that is sheer and beautiful on everyone— but also a Shimmering Tones Bronzer and High Impact Mascara, perfect for creating a beautiful, no-fuss look. $42.50, sephora.com  

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As the weather cools down, we find ourselves facing a dilemma: dry skin. For many of us, it is a never ending battle to keep our skin hydrated and nourished, especially in the Fall and Winter seasons. Finding an adequate moisturizer can be difficult, and unless you’ve already found your must-have product, it may seem like an overwhelming task to go out in search of relief— there are so many products to choose from! Thankfully, you are in the right place, read on for our list of body lotions and creams that are sure to give you the soft comfortable skin you desire.

 

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula.jpgNeutrogena Norwegian Formula Daily Therapeutic Lotion is fragrance free and gives skin therapeutic moisture that last all day. This moisture-rich formula helps turn even the driest, roughest skin into soft, smooth skin. We love it because it absorbs quickly and never feel greasy. $8.49, drugstore.com

 

 

 

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L’OCCITANE Shea Butter comes from 100% plant-based origin, and has developed an amazing following because it works! This deep moisturizer nourishes skin, helping to heal any dry patches on elbows, knees, hands or feet. It works great even if you have sensitive skin or eczema, and another added plus: you can use it as a conditioning treatment for your hair! from $8, sephora.com

 

 

 

 

bliss body butter.jpgBliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter is one of our favorites! It is not only antioxidant-enriched, but this body butter lifts our mood with it’s citrus scent and is able to make us forget we ever had dehydrated skin. from $12, blissworld.com

 

 

 

 

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Bioelements Vitalization gives the skin on our body the same treatment we give to our faces with skin-loving nutrients and botanical oils. While wrapping skin in a natural, soothing fragrance, this thick moisturizing cream replenishes lost moisture and gives skin increased elasticity and suppleness. We love that it helps give our just-shaved legs a boost of moisture without irritation. $49.50, spalook.com

 

 

 

 

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Fresh SugarBath Lemon Body Lotion is one our go-to body moisturizers because of it’s lightweight feel and oh-so-yummy scent. The real brown sugar contained in this lotion makes us feel like we’re really indulging in a sweet treat, but without the calories! $28, beauty.com

 

 

 

 

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Nature’s Gate Organics Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion is rich in nutrients of certified organic fruit extracts and botanicals, and offers a unique complex of essentials for a “well-balanced diet” for your skin. this ultra-hydrating also contains a complex of vitamins E, C and A, is non-greasy, quick absorbing and helps retain moisture throughout the day. $9.99 drugstore.com

 

 

 

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Sephora BODY Super Supreme Body Butter will leave you feeling smooth all over. We love the luxurious feeling it gives us—- like we spent a fortune, but really didn’t! The scent is so light, it won’t interfere with any other scent you might want to wear for the day, and you just might find the man in your life using it on his dry skin when you’re not looking. from $15, sephora.com




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