See the beauty of Araza Natural Beauty eyeshadows

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Araza Natural Beauty was founded by Lindsey who has a story to tell us: “As I began doing more research on the chemicals, fillers, and artificial junk that our processed foods contain, it also occurred to me that what we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ of the human body and it absorbs 70% of everything that we put on it! That being said, why would we take the time to eat healthy but then not put healthy products on our skin? Being a bit of a makeup junky myself I realized the products I loved and used were incredibly harmful and toxin filled. Heck, cosmetics are not even regulated by the FDA like food is. It is our responsibility to read labels and understand what we are using.”

Well the ladies at Beauty Info Zone wanted to know more about Araza Natural Beauty and we are lucky enough to have received 4 eyeshadows to wear and share. Since Lindsey wanted a healthy, high quality makeup line, made from the best natural and certified organic ingredients, we were excited to join her on her mission. She’s one smart lady who has created some beautiful eyeshadows (and more we’re sure).

The eyeshadows are called Long-Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color. You have 15 beautiful choices ($18 each) with excellent descriptions and photos of the colors so you won’t be surprised when they arrive – well you will but it will be because you are so delighted.

“Blendable and buildable eye color, Araza’s Long Wear Raspberry and Citrus Infused Eye Color glides on lids smooth and effortless, creating stunning color that enhances natural beauty and lasts until the day is done. Orange Peel is nutrient packed with vitamins and minerals, Raspberry fights free radicals, tones skin and soothes irritation. Certified Organic Jojoba locks in moisture and aids in reducing puffiness around the delicate eye area, keeping lids healthy and diminishing the look of aging.”

MARCIA’S EYESHADOWS:

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

ARAZA Mirage and Rose Gold Eyeshadows

My two shadows are MIRAGE and ROSE GOLD.  These are the best choices! They go on so beautifully that they are a pleasure to apply.

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

Araza Mirage eyeshadow

MIRAGE is described as “rosy brown matte demi-matte”. I would never have guessed this was considered a matte shadow when I opened it or when I wore it. It has a satiny finish and isn’t flat in the least.

On the website it appears lighter than in my photos but I don’t find it to be that light. It’s a mid-tone brown with no shimmer even though you can see a bit in my pic. The finish is soft yet there’s no powdery kick back to this at all.

Azara Mirage

Azara Mirage

ROSE GOLD EYESHADOW is simply stunning even on old eyes like mine. It’s described as “shimmery rose with hints of gold brown”. Is it shimmery? Not really, it’s more on the surface but now that I’ve used it for so long I only find that it’s a metallic rose gold. If you love rose golds you are going to want to snatch this up. This pairs up beautifully with a darker brown shadow in the crease or a smudged thicker brown eyeliner.

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Mirage and Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

Araza Rose Gold

I’m so impressed by the amount of pigmentation and the soft feel of these shadows. They wear beautifully (I always use an e/s primer first). They are definite winners in my book.

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

Araza Rose Gold applied lightly

LISA’S EYESHADOWS:

Sorry Marcia…I think ABALONE and JAVA are the best choices!!

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

 Abalone is a shimmery, subtle pearlized pink. I simply can’t explain how pretty this is. It has a hint of peach to it and it brightens up the eyes like crazy. I think this is an especially great choice for those with deep-set or hooded eyes. Just be careful not to pack too much on or it becomes a little frosty.

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Araza Abalone Eyeshadow

Java is a subtle sparkle warm chocolate-brown demi-matte. The sparkle is very light, but it makes this deep brown a standout shade.

Araza Java Eyeshadow

Araza Java Eyeshadow

I blend this in lightly as a crease shade and it also makes a fabulous contour shade as well as a liner. Together, Abalone and Java make a beautiful pair that I find myself reaching for all the time.

Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

Wearing Araza Abalone and Java Eyeshadow

With an eye primer these colors stay true all day and don’t crease on me.  They are definitely winners!!

So which shade do you think is the best?  In addition to these four, there are eleven more beautiful shades available.  Head on over to Araza and take a look!

Strict Ingredient Standards – Only the Highest Quality 100% Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients -No Parabens – No Chemicals – No Unnecessary Fillers – No Sulfates – No Phthalates- No GMOs – No Gluten – No Triclosan- No Mineral Oils – No Synthetic Derivatives – No Artificial Fragrances. Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free

Go to Araza’s eyeshadow web page to see all the amazing ingredients that are used. http://arazabeauty.com/collections/all

*received for editorial consideration

Viseart eyeshadow palettes are simply amazing

Viseart eyeshadow palette

Viseart eyeshadow palette

I’m not exactly sure which Viseart Palette this is but whatever the name or number, I love it. This was a gift to me from my blog partner Lisa. She had bought it and didn’t think the shades were great for her but she knows I love my browns. I think that if you bought Sultry Muse you’d find it matched this very closely.

Viseart

Viseart

When I first saw the palette it honestly didn’t look that thrilling but the more I started hearing about the brand the more I realized I needed to start using it. And once I started, I didn’t want to stop. The quality of this is superb. I love eyeshadow and have a lot (ahem, more than a lot). With so many to compare as to quality, smoothness, pigmentation, and lasting power, this Viseart palette is one of the best I’ve tried.

Top row Viseart

Top row Viseart

Top row

Top row

The top row consists of a cream that is soft and smooth, it’s a great brightener and browbone accent shade. The 2nd shade is brighter and a little glowy but the glow comes from within. There is no shimmer or sparkle, it’s just the amazing consistency of the shadows. 3rd is a light peach that works so well with browns and purples. The 4th one in this row is a  yellow gold that can be subtle or bright, it’s up to you. Every one of these 4 shadows has a luminous quality about them.

middle row of the Viseart palette

middle row of the Viseart palette

Middle row

Middle row

The middle row is where we start seeing some color. I love all but the first shade. That shade has too much orange for me. In the palette it looks like an orange based brown but it just doesn’t work with my cool toned skin. The silver is stunning once on. It too is luminous and very striking. Because it has no shimmer/glitter it makes it more sophisticated. The third shade is one I get a ton of use from. It’s a great lid shade for the browns in the palette. Last in this row is a beautiful taupe. OMG do I love this one.

bottom row of Viseart palette

bottom row of Viseart palette

bottom row

bottom row

The bottom row are all very wearable gorgeous shades. These don’t have that luminous quality but they are all satins and apply like a dream. First is a neutral brown that is much prettier on than in a swatch. 2nd is a brown that’s slightly darker and warmer. 3rd is a gawgeous purple toned brown. This one isn’t as smooth to the touch but you won’t notice a difference once it’s on. Last reminds me of Marsala, there’s a lot of plum to it; it’s a dark mauve.

Viseart Eyeshadow palette

Viseart Eyeshadow palette

The palettes are expensive at $80 per but per shadow cost is $6.50. There are 2 shades that I’m not crazy about so that makes it $8 per which is fine by me. The packaging is nothing special. It’s a plastic palette with a clear top. The money was put into product, nothing else.

The saddest thing is how difficult it is to find Viseart palettes. Sephora is always sold out (put yourself on an email notification list). Muse Beauty has 4 palettes but their shipping charge rules out me buying ($13.70 for one palette). CRC (Camera Ready Cosmetics) though has 4 palettes in stock and shipping is free! Paris Nude will be mine sometime this week!! I can not wait.

Have you had any experience with Viseart? Please share if you have. — Marcia

Have a Girl’s Night Out with Beth Bender Beauty

Beth Bender Girl's Night Out Smokey Eye Stencil Set

Beth Bender Girl’s Night Out Smokey Eye Stencil Set

Today is my birthday! Happy birthday to me. I’m going out for dinner with some good friends and my dear husband. I’ve been practicing the look I’ll be wearing and I’m going to go with using this set that Beth Bender Beauty sent a while ago. This is their Girl’s Night Out Smokey Eye Stencil Set and it’s on sale for $28.99 (from $38) right now.

Here’s what this particular makeup set includes:

-1 Pro Eyeshadow Brush

-1 Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

-1 Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Top Eyeliner Stencil

-1 Smokey Eye Stencil & Bottom Eyeliner Stencil

-1 Step by step Instruction card

-1 Black neoprene zippered pouch to pop in your bag and take with you

Smokey Eye Stencil & Bottom Eyeliner Stencil and Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Top Eyeliner Stencil

Smokey Eye Stencil & Bottom Eyeliner Stencil and Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Top Eyeliner Stencil

The two stencils help with both eyeshadow and eyeliner. The top stencil is for eye placement to get a great shape for a smokey eye. It also helps with lining the bottom lashline. The second stencil is to help with a Cat Eyeliner. I personally have a lot of trouble doing a cat liner look because my eyes are slightly almond shape and droop. I’m also too old to have too much of an exaggerated line – or at least I’m a day older than yesterday.

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum

The Duo Eyeshadow in Onyx & Platinum is a great shadow combination for this look. The Onyx isn’t really black, it’s more of a charcoal that you can intensify if you want. The color Platinum isn’t silver but it’s a light gray that’s more flattering.

My Beth Bender eye

My Beth Bender eye

Here’s my latest practice eye for the look. I’m glad I did it and took pictures because I can see what I want to change in it. First I smudged my mascara so I have to be ultra-cautious about that. Second my brows need to be filled in better. But I’m happy that the stencil helped me with the shadow and especially with the liner. I never get an extended eye look as easily as I do when I’m working with these stencils. I’m also going to use a liner like the tarte inner rim brightener to hid any redness.beth bender eye2Beth Bender Beauty contains specific directions to help you get the look.

Smokey Eye Set directions 1

Smokey Eye Set directions 1

Smokey Eye Set directions  2

Smokey Eye Set directions 2

Since I like a dark eyeliner I used a liquid eyeliner (Eddie Funkhouser) and I’ve tried it with gel eyeliner too. On the bottom lashline I can use the Onyx side of the shadow duo though to get a softer smudged look.

This is a very versatile kit that I’m enjoying using. They have other kits and products that are ones to look into too. You can buy just the stencils for only $14.99 if you want. Lisa reviewed the Pro Girl’s Night Out Set so you can see how that works with golden shades HERE.

If you are ready for a night out and a change for the better in your makeup, consider Beth Bender Beauty. She’s celebrating my birthday with me today and I appreciate that. — Marcia

*sent for review consideration

 

Perfectly petite stocking stuffers from Pixi Beauty

Stocking stuffers from Pixi!

Stocking stuffers from Pixi!

No trip to Target is complete without a major cosmetics aisle haul of Pixi Beauty.  I love that Target has testers, and the super cute size of the new items and kits that Pixi sent us make them absolutely perfect stocking stuffers!

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio

I am a huge, huge fan of the Pixi Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balms.  I keep the Comfort Clear next to my bed, and I have one of the tinted balms in my purse at all times.  I let my mom use my Ripe Raspberry when her lips felt dry, and she wouldn’t even give it back to me!  The Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio ($16) includes three shades:  Comfort Clear, Honey Nectar, and Ripe Raspberry.  Be sure to pick up one of these shea butter and vitamin E infused lip balm trios for yourself, too.

Pixi Concealing Concentrate in Adaptable Beige

Pixi Concealing Concentrate in Adaptable Beige

Pixi Concealing Concentrate ($12) may look tiny, but it packs a big concealing punch!  This waterproof concealer is highly pigmented so it covers all sorts of skin sins.  The jar opening is small, but it keeps me from the temptation of using my finger.  A concealer brush easily grabs all you need – and you don’t need much – to conceal the after-effects of all that holiday partying.

Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid

Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid

Isn’t this loose powder absolutely adorable??  The Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid ($20) works for all but the darkest skin tones to finish makeup and buff away shine.  The application sponge and the mirror on the top of the lid make this a fantastic way to powder your nose on the go.

Pixi Nail Polish, left to right:  Almond Glow, Crystal Champagne, Nude Dazzle

Pixi Nail Polish, left to right: Almond Glow, Crystal Champagne, Nude Dazzle

Marcia raves about Pixi nail polishes and for good reason.  These $8 polishes are the perfect size, not so big they go bad before you have a chance to use all the polish.  They come in fabulous shades and are chip resistant so manicures and pedicures last. The 3-free polishes even have built-in UV protection to prevent discoloration. Three great shades to put in any stocking are Almond Glow, a nude with subtle pink shimmer; Crystal Champagne, a festive multi-faceted rose gold shimmer; and Nude Dazzle, a light metallic nude.

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites ($12) is a single stack of five loose powder highlighter/eyeshadows.  Each screw top lid is also the container for the color above, so it’s not something you can separate into five different gifts.  No worries, the colors are complimentary and all work great together.  They are beautiful eyeshadows that can be deepened with a mixing medium.  Fairy Dust also makes an awesome cheek highlighter.  The lighter shades give skin a beautiful glow when mixed with body lotion, and they make lips look lush when patted over lipstick.  The stack contains Fairy Dust in Snow Sparkle, a glimmering white; Gold Dust, a candlelit gold-nude shimmer; Brightening Bare, a medium nude sheen; Mocha Magic, a warm tan shimmer; and Copper Sheen, a rich metallic copper.

Any one of these petite pretties will perk up a stocking…get them all for a truly sublime stocking experience!  You can find them at Target or online at Pixi Beauty. – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Eddie Funkhouser 12 Days of Giveaways – we’re day 4!!

Eddie Funkhouser  Hyperreal Eyeshadows

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Eyeshadows

See those 6 eyeshadows? Those were sent by Eddie Funkhouser as the day 4 prize in his 12 days of giveaways. I am so excited that Beauty Info Zone was chosen to be one of 11 bloggers that get to participate in this great event. Eddie and I go way back, well as far back as the day he opened his online shop. We are sort of going steady but I know I’m just one of his fan girls. And there’s a lot to be a fan of. It was a surprise to me what they’d send for our giveaway and when I opened the package of 6 eyeshadows I was in heaven!! If you win you’ll also be able to get all 6 of these sent from EF.

Let me play show and tell. HYPPERREAL EYESHADOWS are wonderfully silky shadows. There are 12 altogether ($8.49) and they are sold on the Eddie Funkhouser website as well as at Dermstore/Blush, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Girl and Gloss48. (I tend to buy from Dermstore since it’s free shipping.) Eddie Funkhouser eyeshadows are cruelty free.  The finishes go from matte to satin, if colors are called shimmering they have teeny shimmer to them, nothing obvious.

SPANISH HARLEM is a shimmering maroon. Now you have probably heard that Pantone’s color of the year is Marsala but Eddie was ahead of the game when he created this dark marsala shade.

Eddie Funkhouser Spanish Harlem

Eddie Funkhouser Spanish Harlem

Eddie Funkhouser Spanish Harlem

Eddie Funkhouser Spanish Harlem

DREAMCATCHER is a beautiful pastel pink. I love a pink and brown or pink and plum combination.

Eddie Funkhouser Dreamcatcher

Eddie Funkhouser Dreamcatcher

Eddie Funkhouser Dreamcatcher

Eddie Funkhouser Dreamcatcher

ALL NIGHTER is a smoky midnight blue. My individual picture makes it look much brighter than it is but my swatch is right on target. It’s different than the blues you have in your collection. It’s not a navy but it’s very dark and smoldering.

Eddie Funkhouser All Nighter

Eddie Funkhouser All Nighter

Eddie Funkhouser All Nighter

Eddie Funkhouser All Nighter

Eddie Funkhouser Spanish Harlem, Dream Catcher and All Nighter

Eddie Funkhouser Spanish Harlem, Dream Catcher and All Nighter

STAGE BEAUTY is a beautiful metallic copper. My photo shows it more brown but it’s definitely a copper with a little bit of golden sparkle.

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty

LAVENDER SKY is a whisper soft iridescent pastel lavender. Here’s Lisa’s review that includes great photos of it. This is a beautiful lid or highlighter color. It’s great with several of the other shadows in this collection.

Eddie Funkhouser Lavender Sky

Eddie Funkhouser Lavender Sky

Eddie Funkhouser Lavender Sky

Eddie Funkhouser Lavender Sky

FEMME FATALE is the only matte in this group. It’s called an Onyx shade, it looks like Charcoal on me. Great for a very smoky eye or eyeliner. Great with Lavender Sky or Dreamcatcher.

Eddie Funkhouser Femme Fatale

Eddie Funkhouser Femme Fatale

Eddie Funkhouser Femme Fatale

Eddie Funkhouser Femme Fatale

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty, Lavender Sky and Femme Fatale

Eddie Funkhouser Stage Beauty, Lavender Sky and Femme Fatale

We are happy to present you with this giveaway. You can see ALL 12 DAYS OF EDDIE FUNKHOUSER GIVEAWAYS here. Each giveaway starts on a new day (we’re day 4) and lasts for a week. Visit and enter them all!! Our Rafflecopter giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday December 15, 2014 and is open internationally. Prizes are sent from the company, they will try to have them out before Christmas but there’s no guarantee. No matter when you get them, you’re going to love them. You’ll surely become an Eddie Funkhouser Fangirl but he’s still mine!! — Marcia

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*products and prize are from PR

INGREDIENT LIST: Talc, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octylcodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Holiday gift guide for the Glam Girl!

Beauty Info Zones Glam Holiday Gift GuideShe loves pretty packaging, big lashes, the latest trends, and large price tags.  So what to buy her for the holidays??  Go big or go home with these glamorous gift options, all BIZ tested and approved!

Onsen Tenseless Cream

1.  Onsen Tenseless Cream ($400):  When only the best will do, go for this amazing moisturizing cream.  It’s perfect for nighttime, giving 8 full hours of relaxation to facial muscles – which means that beauty sleep really results in beauty!  I am happy with my skin every morning when I use this awesome night moisturizing cream.  Available at www.onsensecret.com

Chella Lash FullFillment Kit

2.  Chella Full-Fillment Lashes Kit ($95)  The perfect kit for building beautiful eyes.  It has everything needed for luscious lashes:  a 6 mL tube of Chella Lash Full-Fillment Eyelash Treatment, Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit, and a sample of Chella Eye Cream packaged neatly in a  custom tri-fold Chella Eyebrow Organizer. The Organizer has 8 individual pockets, plenty of room for the Chella items plus more.

Esqido Little Black Lash and Voila Lash

3.  Esqido Mink Lashes ($34-$42):  These gorgeous mink lashes not only look amazing, they also last through up to 25 uses!  For subtle glam, go with Little Black Lashes.  For lots of oomph, go with Voila Lash.  I have zero talent when it comes to applying falsies, but these are so easy to use I reach for them whenever I want instant lash gratification.  Available on www.esqido.com

Nudestix 2

4.  Nudestix:  Innovative packaging and on-trend colors make this line a winner for any glam-loving girl.  The effortless nude shades perfectly compliment those dramatic lashes with the Concealer Pencil ($24), Mascara ($24), and Magnetic Eye Color in Twilight ($24).  Available at www.urbanoutfitters.com and in Urban Outfitters stores

Guess Seductive 2

5.  Guess Seductive ($22):  Besides the wonderful packaging with the heart charm, this sweetly seductive scent features bergamot, pear, jasmine, african orange flower and vanilla.  It’s a creamy, fruity/floral scent that works for everyone from teens to cougars.  Your giftee can raise some temperatures (and who knows what else?) with this sexy scent.

Rituals Happy Mist and Good Luck Scrub

6.   Good Luck Scrub ($29) and Rituals Happy Mist ($25):  The perfect duo for any glam girl’s great night’s sleep!  Rituals Good Luck Scrub is certainly lucky, with a winning combination of organic sugar, safflower, avocado, sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and sunflower seed oils.  The scent is gorgeous – sweet orange and cedar.  It leaves skin super soft and smooth, ready to climb into soft linens gently scented with Rituals Happy Mist.  Oh, this bed and body mist will make even the most discriminating gal extremely happy.  Orange and yuzu beautifully refresh linens, and because it’s cosmetic grade it can be used as a body mist as well.  It’s a great way to get happy between the sheets!

Black Friday is approaching, and the holidays will be here before you know it.  Get your shopping done early with these pretty, sexy, and trendy options for the glam-loving girl on your list.  Shopping for someone who loves practical beauty options?  Check out my Ten holiday gift ideas for the practical fashionista right HERE!  – Lisa

*items reviewed sent for editorial consideration

Ten holiday gift ideas for the practical fashionista!

Beauty Info Zones Practical Holiday Gift Guide
Pretty things are great, but sometimes function is more important.  Here are some awesome stocking stuffers, Hanukkah gifts, and holiday gifts that are BIZ tested and recommended!  Any one of these options will look fabulous all wrapped up and are sure to become staples items for your down to earth, practical-minded giftee.

Natracare Makeup Remover Cloths

1.  Natracare Organic Cleansing Makeup Removal Wipes ($7.49):  These are some of the softest, gentlest makeup remover wipes I’ve tried.  They are more on the ‘wet’ side, and while they remove makeup and dirt they don’t irritate the skin.  Available at drugstore.com, Walgreens.com, and Amazon.com.

Coast to Coast Soothing Aqua Serum 2

2.  Coast to Coast Soothing Aqua Serum ($40):  This is a beautiful serum that leaves skin moist, plump, and healthy.  It is a particularly excellent gift for those who do a lot of traveling – awesome for a little lift on the plane while flying from coast to coast!  You can find this at Ulta.com.

The Magic Pads

3.  The Magic Pads ($19.95):  How about some magic under the tree?  These skin treatment pads have wonderful ingredients including glycolic acid, organic willow bark, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E in an organic aloe vera juice base. The Magic Pads clear up blemishes, shrink the appearance of pores, and exfoliate skin all in one swipe.  You can find these at www.themagicpads.com

Mad Hippie Eye Cream 2

4.  Mad Hippie Eye Cream ($24.99):  Perfect for the non-traditionalist on your list, this eye cream features a slew of peptides and antioxidants in a truly elegant formulation.  The packaging is beyond cute, and this is an eye cream that really delivers.  Available at www.madhippie.com

Strivectin Tightening Neck Cream

5.  Strivectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream ($95):  I slather this on every morning and every night and I am loving the results!  The neck and decolletage show age more quickly than any other body part, and this beautiful thick cream is just what is needed to keep that delicate area moisturized and free of crepey skin – plus it rebuilds elastin fibers.  Available at StriVectin.com

Le Beurre Shea Butter Body Cream 2

6.  Le Beurre Shea Butter Body Cream (8 oz. $22):  This shea butter cream feels like luxury, but it’s a major workhorse for dry winter skin.  It melts right in, making skin super happy with grapeseed, jojoba, and vitamin E.  Choose from five beautiful scents, including Lavender, Vanilla, Lemongrass, Sage and Unscented. Available at www.lebeurreshop.com (pick up a Shea Butter Lip Balm while you are there!)

Scala Rain Hat

7.  Scala Collezione Rain Hat ($25):  Talk about fashionable and functional!  This jaunty rain hat is a truly perfect holiday gift that will be hugely appreciated. LW281 is one of Scala’s best-selling rain hats, and is available in black, charcoal, wine and khaki.  Made of nylon, it protects your hairdo while looking pretty darn awesome. Get yourself one while you are at it!

Mally Citychick Smokey Eye Kit 2

8.  Mally City Chick Smokey Eye Kit ($40):  Now here is a perfect eyeshadow palette for any chick, city or rural.  There are ten different color combinations from which to choose.  Every combo of creamy eyeshadows has wonderful neutral shades that are both beautiful and practical.  Available at www.mallybeauty.com

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9.  Priti Nail Polish neutrals ($15 each):  What is a great practical stocking stuffer?  Some fabulous neutral nail polish.  My pick is Priti Nail Polish, particularly the shades Ginger Snap Orchid, opaque light creamy nude, Nodding Lilac, opaque soft lilac, and Moss Campion, opaque creamy light taupe.  Available at www.pritinyc.com

Dove White Beauty Bar

10.  Dove White Beauty Bar ($5.00):  You can’t go wrong with this classic!  What a great stocking stuffer.  People swear by this bar soap that removes makeup without stripping the skin.

Stay tuned for more great holiday gift guides, including a list of fabulous finds for the glam girl on your list!  – Lisa

*items sent for editorial consideration