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Yves Saint Laurent Premiere Neige Top Coat for Holiday 2012 Review

When I first saw this top coat I was mesmerized. The snowglobe effect of the polish in the bottle is so beautiful. At the same time I was thinking that, while pretty in the bottle, how much of an impact is this subtle beauty going to impart on my nails. Well the effect on the nail, while being subtle and classy, is phenomenal. The stunning, fine shimmer enhances the beauty of any polish you top it with. Depending on the angle of the light the effect shifts from blue, to aqua, to purple, and even to pink. I am SO in love with this!

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Biotherm Has You Covered with These Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Biotherm has released limited edition 20ml bottles of four Les Eaux scents for the holidays. With their petite size, beautiful packaging, and affordable price of $15 they make exceptional stocking stuffers. The four available scents are Eau Océan, Eau Pure, Eau Vitaminée, and Eau D’Énergie. I have Eau Océan and Eau Pure and they are both gorgeous, light scents that you can spray on anytime to feel fresh and pretty. I love spraying a bit in my hair as well. With the purchase of any one of Les Eaux, $1 will be donated to Mission

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Pamper Someone With Gifts from Bliss

{EAV:22c75f363a490c1b} If you are looking for some gifts ideas, or just a great way to pamper yourself to relieve the stress of the holiday season, then look no further than Bliss. Bliss has many great skin and body care products packaged up in money saving gift sets. There are three sets that consist of a Body Butter (6.7 oz), Soapy Suds (16 oz), and a shower poof. They are a retail value of $47 and sell for $32. The three scents available are Raspberry Champagne, Lemon+Sage, and Blood Orange+White Pepper. There are also sets

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Le Metier de Beaute and Ken Downing Pampille de Seduction. A Luxury Gift at It’s Finest.

You may recall my truly extravagant gift ideas post from a couple of weeks ago. Well I have the most truly luxe holiday gift to introduce to you today. The Pampille de Seduction limited edition fragranced couture necklace curated by Neiman Marcus Fashion director, Ken Downing and designed by Le Métier de Beauté. This 24-karat gold plated chain and 18 hand-cut and rare Carnelian stones, a stone once available exclusively to nobles, creates a unique statement piece perfect for the hard to buy for woman that has it all. What makes

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I Am In Love With This Stocking Stuffer!

I am absolutely in love with this product as a stocking stuffer idea for any woman in your life! Jessica of Beautezine had a similar product in her handbag at an event last month and we were all ooohing and ahhhing over it. These just popped up at Neiman Marcus online and I think I will nab up a bunch for my babysitter, teachers, and family, and friends. They are very compact at a size of 2"H x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.  The Pinch Provisions Minimergency® Kit packs every emergency essential into a cute, compact case containing items such

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New Le Métier de Beauté Holiday Nail Lacquers; Moon Glow and Tinsel Town

Le Métier de Beauté has some beautifully sophisticated and festive offerings for your nails this holiday season. Customized nail colour at your fingertips, this Holiday Le Métier de Beauté is unveiling two NEW nail polish transformers: Moon’s Glow and Tinsel Town. Adding a twist to every nail shade, paint these lacquered overlays* over any colour to add a stunning twist on tips. Worn alone, the iridescent shades mix glimmering tones of gold, green and silver for an attention-grabbing, holographic effect. Infuse a shimmering,

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Affordable Gift Options from Burt’s Bees

I think almost everyone has heard of Burt's Bees by now. They have become more widely available and the brand has become know for their quality, natural products that are cruelty free. They have an assortment of affordable (under $20) gift sets that are perfect to have on hand of those unexpected gifts your forgot to buy like for the school bus driver, postal worker, etc. They also work great as stocking stuffers. I have a couple to share with you. This Pomegranate set includes the Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub and the

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Love Ellis Faas? Here’s What to Put on Your Holiday Wishlist

I just discovered this today and though it was a pretty amazing gift idea for Ellis Faas fans. Gift Vouchers can be purchase on the Ellis Faas website and you can purchase a $290 US gift voucher which will come with a handwritten card from Ellis and in a complimentary Ellis Holder. The $290 voucher is enough for the recipient to fill the Ellis Holder with a foundation, powder, and six other product pens of their choice. Would you like this under your tree?

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My Holiday Wishlist ~ The Makeup Wars

Christmas time is all about the kids now for my family. My own, as well as all my nieces. We really don't spend much money on the "grown-ups" anymore, so realistically my wishlist is pretty short. Since it is a wishlist though it is always fun to conjure up some ideas. I've already shared with you some great gift giving stocking stuffer minis ideas as well as some truly extravagant gifts so make sure you check out those posts. There are three items that are truly on my list this year. The first is Balenciaga L'Essence perfume. I

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Make Up For Ever All Eyes On You Holiday Kit Review

MAKE UP FOR EVER always comes out with some AMAZING gift sets. I mean just look at the three sets I showcased in my Truly Indulgent Gift post. The All Eyes On You Holiday Kit is a gift set that is an affordable option for anyone on your list and a great introduction to the brand. It includes some truly staple MAKE UP FOR EVER products great for the beauty novice to the beauty obsessed. MAKE UP FOR EVER “All Eyes On You” is a limited edition holiday kit that features five of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s best-selling products to create

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Face of the Day with The Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette

After I raved about the smoky eye perfection that is the YSL Pure Chromatics #12 palette from the Holiday 2012 collection I thought it only fair to show you it's beauty in action. For this look I applied all but the top left shade ,which I used in my crease, wet. Products Used: Complexion: Ellis Faas S101 foundation Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat #2 Fresh Face Lustre Fair Isle Cheeks: Yves Saint Laurent Blush Radiance Radiant Blush #6 (review to come) Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Edward Bess Nude Yves Saint

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Truly Extravagant Gift Giving Ideas (or Wishlist Requests) for Beauty Lovers

There have been some really amazing, and equally expensive, gift options catching my eye lately. If you are looking for a gift that will truly wow that special, beauty loving someone in your life than here are some great options. Or, if you would like to "assist" your loved ones in their gift giving purchases for you, and find any of these gifts sparking your fancy, hopefully this post will help you out! Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe Double Decker Palette $125 - This exclusive palette of Laura’s hand-selected shades gives you

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Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette for Holiday 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

[caption id="attachment_5757" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette[/caption] The Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12 Palette released for Holiday 2012 is THE MOST AMAZING smoky eye palette! It is the traditional grey toned smoky eye with a touch of taupe sparkle. Yes TAUPE sparkle. Sorry if I sound a little excited but this palette really blew me away. [caption id="attachment_5760" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics #12

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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