The Glamour Guide to Gift Giving

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The crisp, cold air, the smell of your gingerbread latte, and the jingle bell rock tunes in the air… yes, it is Christmas time! As we approach the holiday season, we are faced with the daunting tasks of which holiday parties to attend, what party dress to wear, what shade of lipstick will turn heads and, let’s not forget, what to get for the fashionista on your nice list this year! Forget about decking the halls and check out these fabulous holiday beauty finds that are sure to delight that hard-to-buy-for gal pal, sister, mother, or, hey, maybe even some glam for yourself! By Jamie O’Neill
To start off our beauty gift list, we know it is important to take good care of our canvas! That being said, give the gift of clearer skin with these great beauty products!
1) Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System, White Holiday Gift Set $225 at
The Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System features three speeds for the face and a body mode for cleansing areas of the body needing extra care and attention.
2) Organics To Go Kit by Juice Beauty $29 at
This is a kit with all of the best daily essentials products to help you achieve an organically radiant glow. It’s a complete system for all skin types that is great for travel, your gym bag, or anywhere on the go.

Stila Color Me Glossy

Now that we have skincare covered, let’s focus on glamming up for those holiday parties! Your gal pals on the nice list will look great alongside you at that swanky NYE party when she is wearing some of these fab cosmetic finds!
3) Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set $28 at
To give or to keep… that is the question. This must-have gift is sure to please. Give it in its entirety or break it apart and cross three names off your holiday list with individually packaged Lip Glaze trios that make the perfect stocking stuffer.
4) Revlon Beyond Natural Synthetic Lashes, 4 Sets of Lashes / Flirty $9.99 at
Get gorgeous, fashion forward lashes. With various styles available, you can enhance your eyes and achieve a natural or dramatic look.
5) Skull Sugar Cosmetics Skin Perfecting BB Cream $48 at
Precious Blend Lifting BB cream is a 5-in-1 multi-function cream that gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick and perfect start. It’s the ultimate multi-tasker that creates a radiant, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and protect the skin. The self-adjusting universal shade formula warms to complement your skin tone.
6) Too Faced Joy to The Girls Holiday 2013 Eyeshadow Collection $46 at
Filled with 15 rich, festive, and highly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows, and a full-size LashGASM Mascara, this collection makes going holiday glam easy. The universally flattering shades can be worn alone or layered beautifully for the possibility of endless eye looks.

OPI Take Ten Nail polish

Let’s not forget about our fingers and toes: with all those holiday parties you don’t want to leave your best friend in need of a mani and pedi, do you? Here are a few great gift sets for the tootsies!
7) OPI Take Ten 10 Piece Mini Holiday 2013 Collection $25 at
Give yourself a shopping break with two 5-packs of your favorite OPI Minis Take Ten Set. This has no DBP, and is toluene & formaldehyde free.
8) LUSH Charity Box, $59.95 at
This includes a Charity Pot, Fair Trade Foot Lotion, Nutts Massage Bar, Karma Soap, and The Olive Branch Shower Gel. 100 percent of proceeds from the Charity Pot inside go directly into a charitable fund to support animal rights, environmental protection, and humanitarian concerns.
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