What to get for her this holiday shopping season? We’ve gathered our favorite unique items found on TheFind, there is something for even the most discriminating women on your list.
Clare Vivier Flat Clutch in Star Print Dark Gray at Revolve Clothing, $210
We love the hip simplicity of Clare Vivier’s line of chic utilitarian bags, designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles since 2006. Angelenos and style savvy women around the globe look to Clare Vivier as their go-to source for modern accessories. In addition to creating her namesake line of Clare Vivier, all of which locally made, Vivier also collaborates with Commune Design, the Viceroy Hotel, and several other high-end design brands.
Stackable Rings from Lux Divine at Etsy, $85 each
Handmade in the Lux Divine studio. These awesome Amethyst point Cluster rings are all unique and one of a kind. First made by making a handmade Copper shank, attaching the stones to the ring and then the ring goes through our electroforming process. This process includes a thick copper build up, nickel layer and finally a thick layer of 24kt Gold.
Ceramic Dog Plate from C.Wonder
An homage to your favorite pooches, we designed our decorative ceramic plates with puppy love in mind. An adorable pup looks fetching front and center, and it’s made to pair perfectly with our coordinating stationary set.
Tatcha Blotting Papers
These made in Japan blotting papers remove excess oil without disturbing makeup or stealing moisture from the skin. A powder and primer alternative that improves the wear of makeup. 30 sheets.
You know the saying, “Keep it simple, stupid.” I’m going to be nicer when I say it but this holiday season with all the frenzy and fun it is best to remember to keep things light, classic and simple. No one is doing it better this winter than Jouer and their Party Perfect set. Best of all, the whole pretty combination comes in an oh-so chic leopard print bag. Indeed!
Featuring a soft nude lipstick that shows off your best smile, your lips stay hydrated no matter how many parties you hop. In a creamy honey pink shade called Meg that looks great on everyone. Get a super sleek cat eye look going with the Jouer Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner in Leopard, which is a beautiful bronzed chocolate shade. Guaranteed to bring out every eye color and bring the attention straight to your pretty peepers. The Everyday Effortless Mascara in a rich black Noir brings forth some seriously voluminous lashes that show off your glam side. Then get ready to head out and carry it all in your cute leopard and gold-flecked print clutch bag, which is just perfect for any holiday fête.
I’ll be honest – fragrance is one realm of beauty that rarely gets me excited. I mean, sure, I’ll spritz some on as I walk out the door in the morning, just for the sake of smelling like a lady… but it’s not something I ever feel motivated to splurge on. Maybe it’s because I haven’t found my signature scent – one that suits my personality, makes me smell and feel more attractive, and is undeniably ME! Tocca’s new ‘Meet the Girls’ fragrance collection has definitely piqued by curiosity with the vast variety of perfumes out there. With 10 mini spray fragrances that span the feminine scent spectrum, you can spritz away and experiment – and even combine scents and create your own perfect musk – from the spicy Cleopatra to the subtly floral Liliana. Plus, this set makes a pretty adorable stocking stuffer, if you’re looking to cross out a few beauty-loving pals off your Christmas shopping list!
- Alexandra Gambardella
In this day and age, professional-grade beauty tools are easier than ever to get one’s hands on. So with so many options out there, how does a girl decide? I’ll be honest – once I’ve narrowed down my options based on specs, customer reviews, and price (this applies to makeup brushes, hair tools, tweezers, you name it!) – it all comes down to which tools are the prettiest! And Tweezerman’s new capsule collection with designer Isaac Mizrahi makes a strong case. The Project Runway All Stars judge has lent his creativity and personality to a new three-piece collection, Isaac Mizrahi Loves Tweezerman, sold exclusively at Sephora. Neon splatter print and candy button patterns decorate the brand’s award-winning Slant Tweezers, Mini Slant Tweezers, and even a cute Filemate Nail File. After all, why shouldn’t your splurge-worthy beauty tools look as beautiful as they help make you look? Aside from looking cute, they’re also bright enough to stand out among the rest of your makeup stash in your trunk case or beauty drawer… so you could say that these statement-making brow tools are as practical as they are pretty!
- Alexandra Gambardella
When it comes to my hair color (and overall hairstyle, come to think of it), I’m kind of a wimp. The one time I actually decided to go out of the box from my usual brunette locks, I went for full-on, Christina Aguilera-inspired cherry red highlights… and let me tell you – big mistake. The funny thing is, although I’ve basically had the same hairdo for the past 8 years or so, I’m actually a major commitment-phobe when it comes to making drastic changes to my look. Of course, I know it’s just hair, and no permanent change is ever truly permanent, but somehow I always find myself going back to my usual ‘do. Thanks to Bumble and bumble’s newest product, Spraychalk, girls like me who are way too attached to their hair can still have a little fun with our style, with the added comfort of knowing it can easily be washed out come morning. This quick-dry tinted hairspray applies bold, on-trend streaks of color to hair – in shades like mint, cobalt, lavender, and blush – and washes out with your next shampoo. So, the next time you’re feeling inspired by 90s pop videos, test out the look with Spraychalk before you resort to the permanent stuff. Take it from me!
- Alexandra Gambardella
Stocking Stuffer for Your BFF: Stila’s Portrait of a Perfect Eye Palette Showcases Nude Hues at Their Best!
Okay, I’ll be honest. This palette isn’t my #1 choice for nude eye shadow palettes this holiday season, but if you’re like me and missed out on the frenzy of the initial release of Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette, this cute Stila kit is a pretty sweet alternative. The brand’s Holiday 2013 Collection pays tribute to the artist in all of us with a series of makeup goodies all dressed up in packaging inspired by art supplies – think eyeliners in colored pencil tins, lip creams arranged like watercolors, and eyeshadows arranged like artist’s paint palettes. The Portrait of the Perfect Eye Palette is my personal favorite, with its six rose-gold tinted neutral hues that have just a slight shimmery finish. Wear them alone, or pair with more dramatic shadow hues that are already in your existing shadow collection for an on-trend cut-crease look or dramatic, contrasting smoky eye. Plus, its thin, compact shape makes for a perfect stocking stuffer! Browse the full Holiday 2013 collection on TheFind!
- Alexandra Gambardella
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed when I heard that Sephora was discontinuing their Sephora by OPI line of nail polishes – I had collected quite a stash of shades over the past several years – but when I saw the makeup megastore’s new line of lacquers, I was whistling a totally different tune. Formula X is definitely a step above their previous nail polish collaboration, with a series of fingertip toppers that focuses on bold, glossy finishes, opalescent metallics, and every kind of textured glitter you could possibly imagine. And just in time for the holidays, Sephora is making it even more fun to try out their new glitzy lacquers, thanks to a holiday ornament that’s perfect for gifting, stocking-stuffing, and even gilding your own tree at home. The polish inside is a glittery gold foil that’s perfect for sprucing up your existing manicure and instantly making it cocktail party appropriate! Maybe it’s jus the beauty addict/shopaholic in me talking, but somehow a Christmas tree is even more beautiful when it’s decked out in makeup goods, am I right?
- Alexandra Gambardella
This time of year is full of fun activities and parties. At home, friends, family or at the office you want to look good and have it easy. Why not get the look that offers both with a bit of effortless style thrown in? The high gloss pony is having a moment right now. You should totally get in on it too. Achieve the look with these three easy steps.
1. Take dry, clean hair and blow dry it straight. Using a flat back brush pull it up into not one, but two ponytails at the crown of your head. The ponytails should be right on top of each other. This offers length and volume to the style.
2. Take a piece of hair and wrap it around the outside of BOTH ponytails. This conceals the elastics and creates the illusion of a high, full pony tail.
3. Fluff up the pony tail together to create more volume. Smooth back flyaways with hairspray like Elnett.
You are good to go. Whether you are celebrating at a friends party or an office shindig you will set the example for high style and simplicity at its best.
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Halloween is over and the slippery slope of holiday goodies is now in full swing. Go guilt-free with the newest ‘it’ hair style that is a fun variation on the sock bun. The “Cinnabun” is a zero calorie fall look that looks like more of a hair wrap than a looped bun. So put down the sock or bun “donut” and pick up a Cinnabun!
Creating the Cinnabun is easy with just a few steps.
1. Make sure hair is clean and dry. Adding a dose of frizz-free serum helps.
2. Pull all your hair to the back of your head, making sure it is sleek. A fine tooth comb works well for this step. Gather the hair into a ponytail directly at the back-center of your head. Secure with an elastic.
3. Take a small section of hair at the base of the ponytail (about 1-1.5 inches) and make a small loop. The loop should loop under and face down towards your neck. Pin it under the elastic.
4. Take the rest of your hair and separate it into two parts- right and left from the center of the ponytail. Start on the left side first and loosely wrap it around the loop. Make sure the hair is smooth. Pin it in place under and into the bun as you come to the end of this hair piece. Do the same thing with the right side but wrap it in the opposite direction. Keep it smooth with the fine tooth comb. Pin the ends under and into the bun as well.
5. Smooth out the wrapped pieces with the fine tooth comb and then lightly spray the hair into place.
You now have a cute, very stylish Cinnabun!
This style was create by Guido for Redken and was featured on the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 Runway. Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo!