‘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
To 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?
Dear 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.
Update: I just tried it and it is delish!
Find out how Erika from Makeup Bag calms her irritated skin with Amarté Natural Wonder Cream.
Amber 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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Yesterday, 30 Victoria’s Secret supermodels, including Victoria’s Secret Angels Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and PINK’s Behati Prinsoloo, took over Times Square to celebrate the return of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – airing on CBS Tuesday, December 1st.
Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Marisa Miller shared their tips for selecting the perfect gift for the one you love and their favorite gifts, including top beauty picks for the holidays.
Marisa Miller’s favorites:
* Love Rocks Fragrance $12-$39: the newest fragrance from Victoria’s Secret Beauty was inspired by the edgy allure of rock ‘n’ roll.
Alessandra Ambrosio favorites:
* The Lacie Collection $16-$48: a collection that features bright, super soft stretch lace in a one-size-fits all thong, hiphugger, bralette, slip and more.
Doutzen Kroes favorites:
* Gift Cards: the perfect gift that allows the one you love to buy their favorite items that have been on their wish list forever!
Want to know how to get department store beauty brands at drugstore prices?
Go to BeautyTicket.com
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Bonus Offer! From now through December 15, BeautyTicket.com will give you 15% off of your entire order! Use code DAILYMAKEOVER at checkout.
Besides their razor sharp fangs, vampires’ greatest weapon is their stunning appearance. Glistening skin, blood-red lips, sultry eyes and a barely there flush perfectly play innocence against danger – and what girl wouldn’t want to harness that Twilight-inspired spirit?
To celebrate the premiere of New Moon, Nordstrom is launching the Luna Twilight cosmetics collection.
Luna Twilight Mortal Glow Blushing Cream, $20
This breakthrough blend of mousse and cream blush glides on effortlessly for a satin finish that perfectly emulates a vampire’s ethereal glow.
Luna Twilight First Light Body Glow, $34
Highlight collarbones, arms and legs with a light-weight, hydrating body illuminator that leaves skin dazzling.
Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom, $16
Apply this Venom-laced lip conditioner for a crimson stained pout with an intensely potent bite.
Luna Twilight Moonshadows Eyeshadow, $20
Smudge on this duel shimmer and cream shadow for a mysterious smokey eye effect.
To check out the entire Luna Twilight beauty collection, hit up your local Nordstrom store or nordstrom.com. Whether you’re “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob,” these products will seduce to every Twilight fan.
Speaking of teams, you can also show your allegiance with cute tees and jewelry – also available at Nordstrom!