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Last Minute Gifts for the Beauty Girl!

There are just a few days left to get your Christmas shopping done. Stop scratching your head for ideas, I have done the work for you. If you need any last minute gift ideas for the beauty girl, I have them for you. I have seen all the sets, kits, palettes and have a very discerning eye.

Last Minute Gifts for the Beauty Girl

These are great gifts and you will not go wrong with any of these beauties.

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette - $59.00
This luxe palette is loaded with 20 all new totally gorgeous eyeshadow shades in insanely cool brights and sexy smokes, that any makeup girl will love. It's a limited edition sell out every year. *Look for this in store at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy's.

bareMinerals Crystalized Full Face Collection

bareMinerals Crystalized Full Face Collection - $38.00
This kit contains 7 products plus a double ended brush to create shimmering smoky eyes, radiant cheeks, and glitzy lips guaranteed to create a lasting impression. *Look for this in store at Sephora.

butter LONDON Double Take Nail Lacquer Duo

butter LONDON Double Take Nail Lacquer Duo - $24.00
This lacquer duos quickly adds a spark to any fashion wardrobe with a new, innovative overcoat designed to transform lacquer for a festive look. *Look for this in store at Nordstrom.

Algenist The Anti Wrinkle Collection

Algenist The Anti Wrinkle Collection - $52.00
This three-piece set provides everything a gal needs to combat advanced signs of aging. The set includes a full size Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, a deluxe size Complete Eye Renewal Balm and a half size Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer. *Look for this in store at Sephora.

Pro-X by Olay Cleansing System

Limited-Edition Pro-X by Olay Red Advanced Cleansing System - $29.99
Everyone wants beautiful skin and this set will get the job done. The set includes Pro-X by Olay Facial Cleansing Brush in Red, Pro-X by Olay Exfoliating Renewal Cleanse and one replacement head. *Look for this at drugstores and mass retailers.

philosophy Fruitcake Mix Bath & Body Set

philosophy Fruitcake Mix Bath & Body Set - $26.00
The holidays wouldn't be complete with a traditional fruitcake. Layer this trio of body treats to experience a yummy fruitcake scent from head to toe. *Look for this in store at Sephora, Nordstrom and Macy's.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 - $59.00

A rainbow of eyeliner shades in the best formula possible is sure to make any girl swoon. This liner set has eight beautiful shades and is one of the most sought after sets of the season. *Look for this in store at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy's.

Finally, gift cards always make a great gift and they are so easy, especially as last minute gifts. Some people think they are impersonal, but teens and twenty-somethings love to receive gift cards as gifts. You never know if they have the new Urban Decay Naked3 Palette on their wish list or use something special on their skin; a gift card will allow them to pick up what they want. I love that fact that you can find most major gift cards right in the grocery store or drugstores like CVS or Walgreens making it super convenient.

Just in case you you haven't seen my gift guide, here that is again for even more great last minute gift ideas:


Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil.

If you are looking for the perfect eye pencils to pair with your favorite Naked palettes, Urban Decay just launched four 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils to go with each of the Naked palettes. How great is that? And these are not just the ordinary 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, these are double-ended.

Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil

Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil

Designed to pair perfectly with their Naked palettes, these pencils are the ideal go-to to complete any Naked eye look. Each pencil includes two versatile liner shades inspired by its namesake palette; Naked Basics, Naked, Naked2, and Naked3.

Three of the eight shades are already bestsellers, but the others are all new, and are exclusive to just these liners.

Naked Basics: Crave + Venus - deepest, darkest brown-black matte + soft, off-white shimmer

Naked: Zero + Whiskey - zealous black cream + rich brown matte

Naked2: Perversion + Pistol - blackest-black matte + light gray-brown shimmer

Naked3: Blackheart + Darkside - smoky black matte with rosy red micro-glitter + purple-taupe satin

These Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencils are made with the same amazing formula as the original 24/7 Eye Pencils. They are super creamy, glide on with ease, but dry down to a waterproof finish that doesn't budge once set.

Each Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil sells for $16.00 and is available from, Sephora, ULTA, Macy's and


Great Gifts: Laura Mercier Colour-To-Go Portable Palette.

Laura Mercier puts out the most stunning limited edition holiday items and this Colour-To-Go Portable Palette just so happens to be one of them.

This palette is like its name says, it is portable, but what it holds is incredible. This portable palette holds a trio of eyeshadows, a cake eyeliner, a blush, a bronzer and even a mini lip gloss, all tucked inside a palette that fits inside the palm of your hand. This palette is called Smoky Violet with coordinated shades in soft pinks and plums to create a beautiful smoky purple eye.

The shadows are finely milled and very pigmented. They apply with ease, blend well and last all day. I love the cake eye liner. It can be applied wet for a more dramatic look, or dry for a daytime look. The blush and bronzer pair and beautiful and natural. The wear all day nicely and would complement a variety of skin tones. The lip gloss is a natural nude peach gloss that would flatter everyone too.

The Laura Mercier Colour-To-Go Portable Palette sells for $50.00 at and Nordstrom.


Luxury Makeup for the Holidays from By Terry.

Luxurious French makeup brand By Terry has a beautifully elegant holiday makeup collection that I just had to share. I've used a few of her makeup products before and I have liked everything about them. They are very nice products, always elegantly packaged and packed with great anti-aging ingredients too. The holiday collection does not disappoint with a collection of limited edition products in deep shades for the eyes and soft brights for the lips.

Luxury Makeup for the Holidays from By Terry

The collection includes:

Ombre Blackstar - $43.00
These easy-to-apply eye shadows illuminate the eyes and last through any holiday party.

  • Blue Obsession
  • Ombre Mercure

Nail Laque Terrybly Gel Top Coat  - $30.00
Glamorous gel containing micro-glitter can be applied over any nail shade to create a festive holiday look.

  • Glittery

Nail Laque Terrybly - $30.00
This long-wearing, ultra-shiny polish keeps nails looking flawless from gift wrapping through the late night parties this holiday season.

  • Terrybly Terry

Gloss Terrybly Shine - $44.00
Available in 5 radiant, sparkling and passionate colors with anti-aging and firming technology to brighten the dreary winter months.

  • Flamenco Desire
  • Be Nude
  • Floral Paradise
  • Cupcake Glaze
  • Bitten Splash

Crayon Khol Terrybly - $33.50
Two new holiday shades of creamy eyeshadow in a stick form to create a bold, wide-eyed look in a cinch.

  • Festive Gold
  • Holy Black

Hyaluronic Blush - $42.00
Keep cheeks festively flushed this holiday season with this cult-favorite in a new hot pink shade just for the holidays

  • Bubble Glow

By Terry products are available at b-glowing, Barney's and Bloomingdales.