Red High Heel Club Makeup Tips

Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 2
by Laurie Gail

If you’re like us, you still have a few glam gals to get to on your gift-giving list. Read on for last minute bundles of beauty bounty!


amala puts natural skin care on hand at all times with their handbag essentials. The trio features hydrating hand cream and rejuvenating hand cream with organic jasmine and cocoa bean to soften hands, along with lip balm with organic desert fig to smooth chapped lips. The purse-friendly trio is tucked in a mini valise, lined with organic hemp. (Available at

The MAC 2013 holiday collection features some gorgeous kits! The Stroke of Midnight: Eye Kits has makes it easy to create an array of looks. Each palette has five eye shadows. The Stroke of Midnight: Exclusive Grooming Kit contains tweezers, lash comb/brow brush, manicure and slim mirror. The Divine Night: Holiday Colour Collection keeps the party going with rich finishes and gorgeous colors. It includes Divine Night Mineralize Eye Shadow, Divine Night Fluidline, False Lashes, Divine Night Lipstick, Divine Night Nail Laquer, Divine Night Mineralize Blush and more. (Available at

Eau de Lacoste

The new Kiss My Face Holiday Collection features decorated limited edition series of their Moisture Hand Soaps, Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap and Holiday Cheer Lip Balm. Known for their natural and cruelty-free products, Kiss My Face also makes your holiday shopping budget-friendly. The Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap, which moisturizes with olive oil and is loaded with antioxidants, is cased in a decorative holiday tin. The Moisture Hand Soaps use plant-based cleansers and natural botanical emollients. It’s available in Pomegranate Acai, Sonora Almond, Anjou Pear and Fragrance Free. The USDA Certified Organic Lip Balms are infused with antioxidant fruit seed oils and aloe vera and are free of gluten, paraben and SLS. (Available at


A couple of new fragrance launches for the holidays include:

• BOSS JOUR Pour Femme, new from Hugo Boss fragrances. It’s a light scent featuring a blend of white florals and vibrant citrus. (Available at

• Eau de LACOSTE is built on a classical fragrance structure, channeling a mood of soft sensuality with creamy balsam tones. (Available at

Whole Foods has great stocking stuffers. All meet their strict quality standards. Weleda is known for their commitment to the environment and developing fair trade partnerships. Their award-winning Skin Food lotion has an ultra-rich formula to target stubborn dry skin on hands, elbows and feet. The Whole Foods Market Organic Lip Balm Trio battles chapped lips in Organic Lemon Ginger, Organic Wintermint and Organic Vanilla. For the guys, the Every Man Jack line has Shave Gel, Face Lotion, Deodorant, 2-in-1 Face Wash and Daily Shampoo, all in Sandalwood. (Available at

Merle NormanMerle Norman Cosmetics just launched their 2013 holiday gift sets. All Eye Want includes everything to create intense lashes: Wicked Lash Mascara, Dual Action Eye Makeup Remover, False Eyelashes and Lash Adhesive, all tucked inside a hounds tooth bag. All is Bright features the entire Brilliant-C skincare line. Sweet Kisses is a great stocking stuffer. It features two top-selling Lip Polish shades, along with two new limited edition shades. (Available at

OuidadOuidad, the curly hair expert, has five kits for holiday 2013 for the curly-haired girl or guy in your life. Joy to the Curl Kit is a duo for nourished and defined curls, Eat, Drink & Be Curly quenches thirsty curls with this trio, Winter Wonderland Curls helps create frizz-free curls, Curls are Coming to Town has curl taming and reviving formulas, and Fa la la abulous Curls promotes healthy hair and scalp. (Available at

Urban Decay has some new ideas for holiday 2013, all featuring their trademark rich pigments and staying power. The brand new Naked3 is their latest shadow palette in the Naked line. Naked3 debuts twelve rose-hued neutrals from pale pink to deep black matte with red microglitter in matte, pearl and glimmering metallic finishes. Vice 2 features twenty all-new eyeshadow shades from cool brights to sexy hits of smoke to not-your-average neutrals. Shattered Face Case is color for your whole face in a double-layer case including five eyeshadows, two blushes, highlighter, lip color and travel-size eye pencil. Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner provides a heavy dose of glam-rock in new shades such as Junkshow (bright fushia), Distortion (opalescent) and Midnight Cowboy (gold). (Available at

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