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Best new beauty products of December 2014

December may be the busiest month of activity in almost every respect but when it comes to new beauty launches there is very little going on. The opening of Sephora Australia was definitely the biggest beauty launch on my calendar but in other news there have been very few new beauty products hitting shelves this month.

Nevertheless, there were still lots of goodies to make my monthly task difficult. I’ve culled through over 20 new launches to show you my top picks. Continue Reading

Beauty Sample Box gift idea tutorial

A thoughtful gift is always the best kind of gift to give and receive. It shows a person that you really have thought about them, what they like and what would bring them joy. One of my go-to gift ideas for special occasions and the holidays is to assemble gift bags or gift boxes containing little bits and pieces the person will like. In 2011 I showed you my DIY Mother’s Day gift bag but after seeing Kendra of Citizen of Beauty share her cute Christmas gift idea I thought I should give you an update on what I’ve been doing currently.

I have a lot of girlfriends who don’t really keep up with the latest and greatest in beauty (if only they had a friend who wrote a blog about it!) so I take the opportunity to introduce them to awesome new products with my DIY beauty box gifts. Assembling something personal for them becomes less about dollar value and more about the time and thought you spent on them. While I was wrapping one up for a friend, I thought I would share with you exactly how to create one.  Continue Reading

Unicef Give Good gift guide

The post is sponsored by Unicef

The holiday season means different things to different people. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or another holiday, gifting is a large part of the celebrations. For me, end of year holidays signify a time to be charitable and to pass on the good fortune I had received throughout the year. It not only makes me feel good but it also ensures good karma for the following year.

You’ve seen some of my other gift guides but this one is a little different. This one is to inspire you to think outside of the box and give some much needed gifts that will truly change lives.  Continue Reading

Beauty Gift Guide for Beginners

When I was a teenager I was very curious about makeup and beauty products, and I was extremely lucky that I had a mother who never stopped me from exploring that interest. My mother wasn’t a major consumer of beauty products but she owned makeup and I had seen her use it, and she went to the beautician every now and then but to me it was like a foreign world that I longed to explore. My mother would let me buy little makeup kits or palettes every now and then, or she would buy me them as a treat, and thinking of this memory it hit me that they were some of the best gifts I had ever received.

I’ve posted a number of Beauty gift guides over the past few weeks but this one I’m dedicating to the girls and women who are just toeing with their interest in beauty. Whether it be you or someone you know, someone aged 8 or 48 … there comes a time for most women when that interest is sparked, and when nurtured and allowed to run free it can grow to become something wonderful. As I’ve always believed, beauty products aren’t a selfish commodity, they are a tool of creativity, of art and of self-expression. Continue Reading