the Beauté Board | Online Skin Care and Makeup Magazine | December 2012

THE BEAUTE BOARD

DECEMBER 2012

THREE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS BRIGHT

DONATE: This year we chose to give to Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse) which shares a shoe box of small gifts and God’s love with children around the globe. We are not a religious family (but a spiritual one) – but I think this is a wonderful way to share joy during the holidays. You may also choose to share your time by volunteering at a shelter, donating gently used clothing and toys or just by paying it forward with a random act of kindness.

FREE HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS to print and color from my design company, Starr Candy. TIP: Print on heavy weight paper for more durable tags. →

**Note: Donating your gently used clothing, toys and other goods also helps clear your home of unnecessary material objects – which enables you to start 2013 with less complication and clutter.

APPRECIATE: On Christmas morning, each gift that is received should be appreciated. While its easy (especially at our crazy house) to let things loose, we feel it is important that our children stop to show gratitude for what they receive. A simple handwritten note speaks volumes – you can even help them design a template to make it easier. Don’t forget to bring a hostess gift (just something small, like a candle or neatly wrapped sweet) and send a thank you note within a week of the party. Tiny Prints offers the cutest thank you notes and stationary for everyone in the family (Tiny Prints Woodland Dream Folded Thank you Cards, set of 20, $37.80, tinyprints.com).

GO GREEN: I’m not sure if I’m doing this out of laziness (okay, I am) but I’ll be “wrapping” my gifts in re-usable (or re-used) bags this year. Also look for recycled paper and reusable wrap [LIKE THESE FROM M’DORIDORI].

M'DORIDORI - REUSABLE GIFT WRAP

However you decide to celebrate the holidays, I wish you all a joyous season filled with happiness, contentment, gratitude and loveliness.

Happy Faces!

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 HERMES REFILLABLE LOCK SPRAY $90 DIOR HOLIDAY DIORIFIC VERNIS NAIL LACQUER IN DIORLING $26BOBBI BROWN 24 KARAT SHIMMER BRICK $42YSL TOUCHE ECLAT $40OMOROVICZA BLISSFUL TREATMENT OILS $85

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GOLDEN GIFTS (L-R): HERMÈS REFILLABLE LOCK SPRAY IN GOLD TONE ($90, neimanmarcus.com). Fill with one of four glorious Hermès parfums. DIOR HOLIDAY DIORIFIC VERNIS NAIL LACQUER IN DIORLING ($26, neimanmarcus.com). This golden flecked polish gives manis and pedis just enough glow without looking metallic or yellow. BOBBI BROWN 24 KARAT SHIMMER BRICK ($42, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). Create a gilded glow fit for holidays with this compact of 5 blendable golds. YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT IN 1 LUMINOUS RADIANCE ($40, sephora.com). The original shade of this multi-tasking brightener highlights eyes and tones down dark circles (Santa might need one of these after the holidays!). OMOROVICZA BLISSFUL TREATMENT OILS ($85, ormorovicza.com). Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh -yes, the three gifts from the Three Wise Men (or Three Kings) are magnificently translated into a trio of incredibly fragrant and nourishing treatments for the body and mind.
SEPHORA PANTONE OPULENT LACQUER TRIO IN GOLD $18CAUDALIE DIVINE OIL 1oz. $18SONIA KASHUK GILDED CAGE SIX PIECE BRUSH SET $24.99LUSH SECRET SANTA GIFT $11.9521 DROPS HANGOVER ROLLERBALL $29

AFFORDABLE & FABULOUS GIFTS (L-R): SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE® OPULENT LACQUER TRIO IN GOLD ($18, sephora.com). CAUDALIE DIVINE OIL (1oz. $18, sephora.com). A mini version of my favorite body oil is a perfect stocking stuffer for the girl who has it all. SONIA KASHUK GILDED CAGE 6 PIECE BRUSH SET ($24.99, target.com) Drugstore priced brushes perform as well as professional tools 3x its price. LUSH SECRET SANTA GIFT ($11.95, lush.com). My favorite Honey I Washed the Kids soap (in a cute star) is paired with Cinders Bath Bomb. This gift is sure to be loved by teachers, secretaries and dentists (in other words, everyone). 21 DROPS 04 HANGOVER ESSENTIAL OIL ROLLERBALL ($29, sephora.com). These portable and giftable essential oil rollerballs make incredible hostess gifts (they’re also available in Inspire, Focus, Calm and other “remedies”).

COSMETIC MONSTER - WICKED COSMETIC CONFESSIONS WITH A WHIMSICAL TWIST

HOLIDAY 2012 COSMETIC COLLECTIONS ON PINTERESTCheck out all the NEW HOLIDAY 2012 cosmetic products at the Cosmetic Monster Pinterest Holiday 2012 Cosmetic Collections board. Most images are “click and shop” so you won’t waste time searching! Also be sure to check out my other boards – Including my insane My Hauls board where I’ll be pinning every cosmetic purchase I make.

COSMETIC MONSTER - WICKED COSMETIC CONFESSIONS WITH A WHIMSICAL TWIST

COSMETIC LEMMINGS

THIERRY MUGLER ANGEL BODY CREAM $90Thierry Mugler Angel Body Cream ($90, nordstrom.com) and Shower Gel ($45, nordstrom.com) are on my wish list this year. I’ve been pretty good, so I’d say its an appropriate choice.

While not everyone appreciates the genius non-floral, gourmand loveliness – this deliciously fragranced, lush body cream leaves behind just a touch of the iconic scent. Plus the ultra-cool design truly makes this a star to behold.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco Eye Liner Set

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