2013 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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The holiday season is the perfect time to spoil the women you love in your life. Whether it’s a luxurious limited-edition kit or a new, gotta-have-it product from your favorite brand, we’ve rounded up the top beauty gifts to satisfy every woman on your list, from your jetsetter sister to your hopelessly romantic best friend.


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Clarisonic Pedi Foot Transformation System ($199)

Precision-made to transform the look and feel of overworked feet, this foot-care maintenance system sloughs away rough, dry areas of skin to leave them baby soft and hydrated. clarisonic.com

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La Prairie Skin Caviar Sleep Mask ($300)

An at-home, spa-like treatment for the ultimate “beauty sleep,” this brush-on, leave-on formula rescues skin with the combined benefits of a mask and a luxurious night cream for a more hydrated, firmer and smoother complexion, plus a healthy glow. shoplaprairie.com

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Dr. Dennis Gross Steamer Solutions ($125)

Achieve similar results to those of a clinical facial with this professional device that delivers a constant flow of moisture using steam fusion technology to refresh and restore dull, dry skin. Reveal a more radiant complexion in as little as one five- to twenty-minute treatment. dgskincare.com

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Tweezerman Isaac Mizrahi 2013 Limited Edition Designer Series Collection

This year’s designer series collection for Tweezerman puts fashion designer and style maven Isaac Mizrahi in the spotlight. His whimsical neon-bright splatter paint and candy buttons prints bring his humorous flair to the award-winning Slant Tweezer, Mini Slant Tweezer and Filemate Nail File.

Slant Tweezers $25; Mini Slant Tweezer $15; Filemate Nail File $5, sephora.com

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Fendi L’Acquarossa Eau de Parfum ($98)

Designed with accents to mimic the iconic Fendi Peekaboo bag, this floral woody fragrance with a heart of lantana flower pays tribute to the many generations of heroic women who have dared to break down barriers, codes and boundaries with elegant strength. shop.nordstrom.com

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper Collection

Complete with all the mini beauty indulgences a woman needs to get the total runway look, this patent leather makeup bag contains Marc Jacob’s new Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner, Mini Rollerball in Honey and limited-edition shades of Style Eye-con No.3 Plush Shadow Palette and Lust For Lacquer. sephora.com

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Sedu Revolution Diamond Edition Styling Iron  ($180)

Designed with universal voltage so you can have flawless locks wherever you go, this styling tool weighs less than a pound and uses diamond-infused technology to maximize the longevity of the iron, as well as curved, beveled edges to create any look from super straight to mega curly. ulta.com

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Moroccanoil Repair Essentials Kit ($69)

To quench dry winter hair, this limited-edition kit in a chic white travel bag includes the brand’s signature treatment oil, as well as full-size versions of Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner to transform your hair from dull to dashing. moroccanoil.com

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Drybar The Blowout in a Box ($220)

Although there’s nothing like sipping on a glass of champagne while a Drybar stylist pampers you, we think we’ve found the next best thing. Featuring your very own Buttercup Blow Dryer, Full Pint Brush, Happy Hour Shampoo and Conditioner, Hot Toddy Frizz Fighter and The Chaser Shine Pomade, this gift is sure to impress blowout fanatics everywhere. sephora.com

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Aerin Beauty Evening Rose Eau de Parfum ($110)

A personal expression of Aerin Lauder’s lifetime memories, this vibrant, unexpected blend of rose and cognac is for a strong and assertive, yet feminine woman. aerin.com

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The Blend by Fred Segal Kit No. 1 ($150)

A one-of-a-kind collection of exclusive perfume oils founded at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, this luxurious kit features 10 individual rollerballs in an exotic range of aromas from floral to spicy that can be worn alone or blended together to create a signature scent. (The individual fragrances are also available for $38 each.) theblendfragrance.com

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Clinique Happy Hearts Eau de Toilette ($37)

A bright floral with hints of orange, rose and sandalwood, this Happy Heart fragrance showcases a limited edition bottle and carton with playful artwork of pink and orange hearts. Designed to support the Happy Hearts Fund— an international charity founded and led by Petra Nemcova to help build and rebuild schools in areas affected by natural disasters—$10 from the sale of each fragrance will go directly to the Fund’s programs, which have benefited more than 45,000 children and 450,000 community members. clinique.com

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AHAVA Bright Skies Travel Set ($24)

This chic set, featuring a variety of body lotions and shower gels, is the perfect choice for the jetsetter who needs to keep her skin hydrated and glowing while traveling. ahavaus.com

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H. Gillerman Organics Remedy Pack ($160)

Designed to address the many physical signs of stress such as low energy levels and headaches that can get the best of you while traveling, this gold leather gift set contains four, 100 percent organic essential oils including Sinus Remedy, Stress Remedy, Sleep Remedy and Tension Remedy for total therapeutic relief. hgillermanorganics.com

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Philip B The Mood Elevator ($30)

This sampling of Philip B’s classic favorites includes Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo, African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo, Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse and Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioner to pamper your hair with nourishing botanicals when you’re on the road. philipb.com

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BareMinerals Kiss and Tell  ($29)

Five mini, pigment-packed shades of Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in romantic pinks and berries deliver vitamins and minerals to give you smooth, ultrahydrated lips that match your every mood. bareminerals.com

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Benefit It’s a Love Fest (

This super cute set of beauty must-haves includes a glowy highlighter, Sun Beam, They’re Real! Beyond Mascara, Ultra Plus Lip Gloss and a complexion perfecter, The Porefessional, to give you everything you need to prep for the perfect date night. sephora.com

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Ralph Lauren Fragrances Limited Edition 15th Anniversary Romance Bottle ($95)

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Romance, the iconic eau de parfum that debuted in 1998, Ralph Lauren created this special-edition bottle, complete with a crystal-inspired cap (crystal marks the celebration of a 15-year anniversary) and a feminine keepsake box, for the woman who believes in true love and togetherness. ralphlauren.com

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Belli Your Best Baby Bump Duo ($50)

For the mommy-to-be, help her maintain smooth, healthy skin during pregnancy with this duo, which includes Elasticity Belly Oil that helps prep the skin for stretching and All Day Moisture Body Lotion that soothes dry skin while providing the uplifting, aromatherapeutic qualities of natural lemon oil. belliskincare.com

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Mustela Bébé Bathtime Bubbles ($42)

Any new mom will adore this Mustela Bébé Bathtime Bubble Set, a collection of everything she will need to cleanse and hydrate her baby’s delicate skin including 2 in 1 Hair & Body Wash, Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath, Facial Cleansing Cloths and PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid. target.com

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VMV Hypoallergenics Sniffle-uffugus ($30)

This combination of VMV’s best-selling Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion, The Big, Brace Boo-Boo Balm and Oil’s Well Nurturing Do-It Oil provides nourishing and soothing skin care for babies of all ages—not to mention it’s incredibly adorable and doesn’t even require giftwrap. vmvhypoallergenics.com

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Laura Geller Baked Stackable Macaroons ($59.50)

A complete nine-piece collection of Italian terracotta-baked beauty goodies for the face and eyes, these long-wearing, luxurious color combinations of blush, highlighter and eye shadow are designed to illuminate the skin for a healthy-looking, radiant glow. qvc.com

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Philosophy Baked With Love ($26)

This decadent trio of Frosted Cookie, Brown Butter Cookie and Frosted Lemon Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths will cleanse and condition your hair and skin with a rich, foaming lather while indulging your senses with the scent of ooey-gooey cookies. ulta.com

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TokyoMilk Let Them Eat Cake No. 11 Brilliant Pair ($50)

Japanese green tea, sugar cane and coconut milk are showcased in this alluringly sweet eau de parfum and moisture-rich Bon Bon Shea Butter Lotion duo; both dressed in chic, dessert-inspired vintage packaging. tokyo-milk.com

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Clé de Peau Beauté Wintry Pencil Bouquet ($95)

Capturing the beauty of an English country garden in full bloom, this new eye and lip collection includes three pencils for eyes and two for lips in lustrous, long-wear shades that glide on and stay put. neimanmarcus.com

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Tarte The Best for Lash ($25)

A deluxe lash wardrobe including MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer; Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara; Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara; and Lights, Camera, Lashes Waterproof 12-Hr Inner Rim Liner, this holiday gift will give you everything you need to prime, line and define for healthier, longer-looking lashes. tarte.com

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Give back this holiday season with this eco-friendly compact featuring Petal Essence Face Accent in Snow Lotus and four single eye colors in Snowcap, Gilded Sun, Nepali Night and Plum Twilight. Packaged in lokta bark paper from the Himalayan Bio-Trade papermaking cooperative in Nepal, this gift set helps contribute to the papermakers (91 percent of whom are female) with disadvantaged families and communities. aveda.com

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LUSH Mrs. Frosty ($24)

A gift for the girl who loves to relax and indulge, this adorably packaged vegan bath set includes the Comforter Bubble Bar, Butterball Bath Bomb and new Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb with lavender and ylang ylang—ideal for a pre-bedtime soak. lush.com

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Lather Foaming Bath Gels ($30)

This trio of sulfate-free bath gels in Spiced Brandy, Ginger Sparkler and Vanilla Chai blends pure essential oils with a moisturizing foaming bath base to offer soothing relief for your parched winter skin. lather.com

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Molton Brown Bathing Treasures Collection ($50)

A festive collection of exotic scents and bold colors, these 12 travel-size shower gels are the perfect gift for the girl on the go, whether she’s heading to the gym or a weekend getaway—most of them are man-friendly too so she can share with the guy in her life. Scents included: Pink Pepperpod, Gingerlily, Orange & Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Coco & Sandalwood, Japanese Orange, Samphire, Suma Ginseng, Black Peppercorn, Ylang-Ylang, Templetree and Silver Birch. moltonbrown.com

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Dr. Hauschka Lips and Lashes Kit ($20)

This perfectly packaged tin houses two brand favorites—a full-size, moisturizing Lip Care Stick and a mini Black Volume Mascara, both 100 percent natural—and slips right into your purse for easy, on-the-go touch-ups. lovelyskin.com

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Fresh Sugar Cherry Charms Set ($32)

The perfect gift for your busiest friend, this compact gift set features a nourishing Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, a Fresh Life Eau de Parfum Rollerball for an on-the-road pick-me-up and hydrating Seaberry Restorative Body Cream to soothe dry winter skin. fresh.com

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Vincent Longo Petite Beauty Clutch Brush Collection ($68)

This petite, easy-to-use collection features six makeup brushes that address every piece of makeup from foundation to eyeliner to conveniently create any beauty look. vincentlongo.com

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