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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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What budget liquid liner is Marina crazy for this Christmas? Visit makeup loves me and find out!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie reports on American Apparel’s new nail polish collection.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty is outraged with the news of a teacher cutting off a child’s braids in school.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search shares 5 pretty palettes you need this holiday season.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl checks out MAC’s latest nude makeup offering Warm & Cozy.

Julia from All About The Pretty celebrates 12 Days of Pretty with limited edition offerings from NARS.

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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Lianne from The Makeup Girl went to the Ted Gibson Salon in DC and experienced a Keratin Treatment for the first time!! She may never be the same….

day four holiday looks The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadThe girls at Makeup Bag have been getting their holiday looks on. Check out some fun holiday looks from Erika, Bree & Bailey!

Marina from makeup loves me found an eye cream that instantly brightens your eye area, not after 4-6 weeks of use, because who has that kind of time?!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie has more details about on-the-set skin care for cinema sensation The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Be sure to stop by Beautiful Makeup Search each day for Teri’s annual 12 Days of Giveaways, going on now!

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Clean & Clear for a giveaway. Win some fabulous anti-acne skin care products, plus a digital camera to document the improvement in your skin!

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Origins Peace of Mind: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

origins+peace+of+mind Origins Peace of Mind: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideHere’s one of my holiday pet peeves: you’re involved in a gift swap and the max amount you can spend is $10. Don’t cha just hate that? What inevitably ends up happening is you wind up buying some throwaway gift and you think to yourself, “I should have just put an Alexander Hamilton in an envelope and been done with it.”

Well, this year when you find yourself in that situation, I have the perfect gift pick: Origins Peace of Mind.

Peace of Mind is Origins’ original stress-buster. When the world closes in on you and your head feels a size too small, apply just two dabs and you’ll feel a tingling sensation as pressure, tension and tightness begin to melt away.

Any time I’ve got a lot on my mind and have trouble relaxing before bedtime, I dot this stuff on my temples, between my brows and on the nape of my neck. It’s like a creamy, liquid lullaby. So next time you have to buy a present and penny-pinch, give the gift every one wants and needs: a good night sleep.

Origins Peace of Mind is available at Macy’s and origins.com.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

MAC Warm & Cozy

mac+warm+and+cozy+2 MAC Warm & CozyA fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing.

Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Curl up with the cashmere kiss of Warm Me Up Lipstick or Light That Fire! Lipglass; the woodsy, rustic chic of Mulled Cider Eye Shadow and Dim the Lights Nail Lacquer. Like being in a majestic lodge surrounded by all of life’s real comforts. Natural beauty, the way MAC makes it modern.

Warm & Cozy Face, with Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add MAC signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

mac+warm+and+cozy+lipstick MAC Warm & Cozy
Lipstick, $14
Spiced Tea: Warm bronzed brown (Glaze)
Warm Me Up: Creamy mid-tone neutral pink (Amplified)
Siss: Muted golden beige (Satin)

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Lipglass, $14
2N: Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream)
Feeling Dreamy: Pale neutral pink with pink pearl (Frost)
Light That Fire!: Mid-tone burnt coral with pearl (Frost)
3N: Neutral brown with gold and pink pearl (Frost)

mac+warm+and+cozy+shadesticks MAC Warm & Cozy
Shadestick, $16.50
Cuddle: Frosted light golden yellow
Nurture: Frosted pale neutral peach beige
Warm & Cozy: Frosted burnt amber with red and gold pearl
Relaxed: Frosted dark chocolate brown

mac+warm+and+cozy+eye+shadows MAC Warm & Cozy
Eye Shadow, $14.50
Chamomile: Creamy pale yellow (Satin)
Modelette: Mid-tone warm camel (Satin)
Mulled Cider: Dark warm brown (Satin)
Embark: Intense reddish brown (Matte)

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Mineralize Skinfinish, $27
By Candlelight: Golden pink
Comfort: Golden bronze

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Lip Conditioner (tube), $13.50
Lip Conditioner (stick), $13.50

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Nail Lacquer, $12
Blissed Out: Creamy light nude
Dim the Lights: Creamy warm dark chocolate

mac+warm+and+cozy+tinted+lip+conditioner MAC Warm & Cozy
Tinted Lip Conditioner, $14.50
Close for Comfort: Pinkish brown
Feelin’ Good: Light neutral beige

mac+warm+and+cozy+mineralize+all+over+lotion MAC Warm & Cozy
Mineralize All-Over Lotion, $29.50
Gentle, non-sensitizing, and rich, this face & body moisturizing lotion is free of fragrance and color so it can be paired with pigments and oils to achieve a myriad of effects. It utilizes MAC Charged Water to boost the delivery of moisturizing ingredients using the “vibration” of the gemstone, Diamond.

mac+warm+and+cozy+care+blends+essential+oils MAC Warm & Cozy
Care Blends Essential Oils, $19.50
Infused with natural properties derived from plants, Care Blends Ess ential Oils are gentle
and healing on the skin. They leave the skin feeling energized and moisturized with a healthy
glow. These unique oils can be used alone, under makeup, mixed into skin treatment or mixed into makeup to increase emolliency and comfort, sheer down or increase playtime of a product
as desired.
Sweet Orange + Lavender
Grapefruit + Chamomile

Available in North America on December 26, 2009 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in January 2010.

MAC Love Lace

mac+love+lace MAC Love LaceEvery couturier has forever had a fascination with the mysterious and alluring qualities of Lace.

From Evita to Marlene Dietrich to some of the best-dressed of our red-carpet modern screen stars, it’s a long love affair.

This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue.

Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favorite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger.

If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

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Lipstick, $14
Pretty Please: Pale pink pearl (Lustre)
Intricate: Frosted cool icy taupe (Frost)

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Lipglass, $14
Icescape: Sheer pale pink with pink pearl (Frost)
Utterly Discrete: Sheer frosted cool icy mauve (Frost)

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Eye Shadow, $14.50
Pincurl Dusty: White (Frost)
Hypnotizing: Frosted greyed mauve (Frost)
Love Lace: Frosted mid-tone grey-ish blue (Veluxe Pearl)
Suave Intentions: Light frosted silver blue (Veluxe Pearl)

mac+love+lace+eye+kohl+liner MAC Love Lace
Kohl Power, $14.50
Sense of Style: Blackened deep marine blue
Raven: Intense red with black pearl
Feline: Rich black (I’ve heard that this is THE black eyeliner and a must-have)

Eye Kohl, $14.50
Fascinating: Intense matte white

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Zoom Lash Mascara, $13
Zoomblack: Rich black

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Eyebrow Pencil, $15
Stud: Deep Rich blackened brown

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Lash, $13
44 Lash: Unique combination of separate bundles at inner corners and dramatic winged out corner

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Nail Lacquer, $12
Night Affair: Creamy pale grey taupe

Available in North America on December 26, 2009 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in January 2010.

Follow Spoiled Pretty on Twitter!

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Happy almost Thanksgiving, y’all. I have the day off – so I’ve been furiously posting to bring you the best Black Friday beauty deals. And I’m also working on some new additions to my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide (stay tuned).

But I just wanted to make sure you’re all following me on Twitter. If not, you should…because I’m working on some fantabulous beauty giveaways – some of which you’ll only be able to enter via Twitter. So get your tweet on and follow Spoiled Pretty!

Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season of giving…so if you haven’t done so already, I highly suggest you check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide.

beauty+stocking+stuffers Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideTo supplement my gift picks, I recently asked my fellow Daily Makeover Beauty Bloggerati to weigh in on their favorite stocking stuffers under $15, and this is what they had to say:

I love the L’Oreal Clean Artiste Makeup Remover Pen ($11). It cleans up all liquid liner mishaps in a flash and doesn’t irritate my eye area. Best of all, the fact that it’s called Clean Artiste, as opposed to simply Clean Artist, is so Hollywood Montrose from Mannequin. -Beauty Blogging Junkie

I love anything from E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face) for stocking stuffers, because they have entire kits of makeup (for example, a standard/waterproof mascara, eye liner, and eye brightening pencil) for $3. Their individual products are only $1 each, so you could literally fill a stocking with products, without having to go over $10. Is there anything better than that? -Makeover Momma

I love the mini Sephora palettes. They offer such incredible value – this one has 8 eyeshadows, four glosses and a blush for $15! -The Jet Set Girls

I love to give essential beauty items to my step-daughter to stock her up. Yes to Carrots Lip Butter ($3.69), Gillette Venus razor and refill cartridges ($10.99-15), Neutrogena Body Oil ($13) and Pantene Pro-V 5 Minute Strengthening Mask ($4.50) are a few of my favorite stocking stuffers. -A Mom in Red High Heels

Everyone in my family loves the single note essential oils from Aveda ($13) especially the eucalyptus. There are so many ways to use them; but we keep them by the bedside and dab a few drops between our hands and inhale before bedtime. It’s part of our relaxation ritual. -The Jet Set Girls

Nude Lips is an adorable stocking stuffer for all lips – this organic cupuacu and Tahitian vanilla monoi lip balm melts at body temperature ($14) for the prettiest gloss and most kissable lips. -Talking Makeup

What are some of your go-to beauty stocking stuffers?

Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte

starbucks+caramel+brulee+latte Starbucks Caramel Brulee LatteDear fellow Starbucks addicts,

Just thought you’d like to know that our favorite coffee joint just added a new caffeine concoction to their holiday drink lineup: the Caramel Brulee Latte.

They combined Starbucks espresso and steamed milk with a rich caramel sauce and topped it with whipped cream and shimmery pieces of caramel topping.

xoxo,

Daneen icon smile Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte

Update: I just tried it and it is delish!

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search wants to know why you want soft and smooth skin. Tell her and enter to win one of five Venus Embrace Gift Bags.

Find out how Erika from Makeup Bag calms her irritated skin with Amarté Natural Wonder Cream.

twilight+new+moon The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadAmber from Beauty Blogging Junkie scored an exclusive interview with lead makeup designer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Norma Hill-Patton!

Marina from makeup loves me finds the perfect gradual self tanner to maintain her summer glow all year long.

For some Twilight fans, the books and Team Edward t-shirts just aren’t enough. So their parents have taken to buying them removable, customized “vampire veneers” that cost $250! Spoiled Pretty has the story.

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