Finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult, but chances are they will appreciate a gift of beauty. These items on the list are sure to please even the pickiest person. Happy Shopping!

glitz and glam party essentials

Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Party Essentials Sampler $45

The perfect gift! Includes nine makeup essentials that will leave you flawless at day and glam at night.

Set includes:

  • - 0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red)
    – 1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo
    – 0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color
    – 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color in Rose Gold
    – 0.049 oz stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose
    – 1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish
    – 0.08 oz Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne
    – 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder
    – 0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir
    – Festive metallic clutch

the gift of murad

The Gift of Murad Set $19

Originally $40, this is a total bonus buy! This four piece set energizes skin by locking in moisture for firmer, brighter looking skin.

Set Includes:

michael kors gift

Michael Kors Signature Gift Set $122

This gorgeous gift set is sure to please!

Set includes:

  • - 4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • - 34 oz Rollerball
  • - 4 oz A Fabulous Body Lotion Tube
  • - stylish cosmetic case

philosophy holiday handbook

Philosophy Holiday Handbook  $20

Treat your loved ones to this holiday limited edition trio.

Set includes:

  • - peppermint stick hand cream (1 oz.)
  • - fresh cream hand cream (1 oz.)
  • - cranberry medley hand cream (1 oz.)

spaweek gift card

Spaweek Spa $ Wellness Gift Card $25 – $100

When all else fails, get a gift card! Your friends will appreciate a soothing massage or a great facial.

*Photos courtesy of Murad, Sephora, Philosophy, Spaweek, and Macy’s

Clinique Bonus Time

For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $27. The free gift is valued at $70. Gift includes two makeup bags, a large one and smaller one to take on the go. Choose from the following items to customize your gift:

  • All About Eyes, 7 ml
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, 30 ml
  • Clinique Colour Compact: Eye shadow duo plus a super-wearable blush in an exclusive compact. Choose Nudes or Violets.
    • NUDES COMPACT: All About Shadow Duo in Neutral Territory & Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Fig.
    • VIOLETS COMPACT: All About Shadow Duo in Jammin’ & Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in New Clover.
  • Different Lipstick, 0.14 oz: Angel Red comes with the Nudes Compact and A Different Grape comes with the Violets Compact.
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, 0.14 oz
  • Clinique Happy Perfume Spray, 4 ml

Hurry while supplies last!

Spa Week Fall 2014

Spa Week is coming back once again, so get ready to pamper yourself with these sweet deals! Spas and salons nationwide are offering full-service treatments for a fraction of the normal price. Book your appointment between October 20th – October 26th and only pay $50! Choose from a wide selection of massages, facials, and even wellness treatments.

*Photo courtesy of spaweek.com

Murad AHA BHA Cleanser

Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser has significantly improved my skin. I have always loved and used Dr Murad’s products, but this was my first time trying this particular cleanser. I’ve been using it for a month now, about 2 to 3 times a week; and my skin is glowing!

I had engagement photos taken last week and I really wanted to prep my skin beforehand. For the most part, we had a mild summer, but my skin was stuck in the “my summer color is fading” phase. I always wear SPF and I don’t purposely tan in the sun, but you still get some color during the summer (which looks great, I won’t lie!). With my summer skin tone dulling out, I really needed a pick me up.

What I liked most about this cleanser was its impressive ingredients list. It’s formulated with three exfoliating acids –  Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic acids. All have been proven to help shed the top layer of skin to reveal youthful looking skin. It also has jojoba oil in it to help smooth and polish the skin. It’s effective, yet gentle enough not to cause irritation.

I’ve been following up with Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum and Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30.

Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $36

(Photo courtesy of Murad)

Essie Fall 2014 Collection Dress to Kilt

This fall Essie wants you to live dangerously and dress flawlessly. This collection is inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase. Check out my swatches of the best shades of the collection below!

Essie Dress to Kilt Swatch

Essie dressed to kilt is a juicy red polish with a high gloss shine. It’s very similar to Essie a-list, but just a shade darker. It’s a great red polish for fall and to add to your collection.

Essie Style Cartel swatch

Essie style cartel is a shiny inky cobalt blue. It’s my favorite shade in the collection. It’s very similar to OPI’s keeping Suzy at bay and Avon’s Nailwear Pro in Inky blue. It goes on smoothly and has a super high shine gloss finish.

Essie Partner in Crime Swatch

Essie partner in crime is a creamy rich dark chocolate shade. It’s simply perfect for fall. I’d like to pair this shade with an animal print (think leopard) nail art. It would match perfectly with your cup of hot cocoa on a cold fall night.

Essie take it outside swatch

Essie take it outside is a traditional taupe shade. I like this one because it’s not too light and it’s not too dark. Sometimes taupe polish either looks too white or too tan, Essie got this shade just right. This polish is grayer than Essie yogaga and cooler than Essie Miss fancy pants.

Essie Fall 2014 Swatches

Essie Fall 2014 Collection Swatches

Essie Fall 2014 Collection $8

(Photo courtesy of Essie)

Alterna Caviar Repairx

My hair has been in amazing condition since using these three products. Alterna Caviar Repairx Collection deeply restores your hair to its natural healthy state. Alterna’s products help rebuild protein in each strand of hair, leaving it fuller and healthier.  

Alterna Caviar Repairx Instant Recovery Shampoo It’s a creamy pearlescent shampoo that gets the job done. It smells really good and has a thicker consistency for shampoo. It foams up pretty well and rinses off easily.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Instant Recovery Conditioner So rich and so creamy! I loved how my hair felt after using this conditioner. It left my hair silky soft and it was easier to comb out afterwards.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Fill & Fix Treatment Masque This has to be my favorite product from the line. I love a good hair masque, and this one delivers! It repair damage and helps prevent future breakage. I like to leave it in for 20 minutes. I saturate my hair with the mask and leave it under a plastic cap. After my time is up, I rinse it out.

Alterna Caviar Repairx Collection $32-$42

*Photo courtesy of Alterna

Mac Marge Simpson

MAC is launching a Marge Simpson makeup collection. The 10 piece collection will feature colorful eye shadow palettes, bright blushes and glosses. It will also include fun nail stickers and false eyelashes. The collection will debut on July 26th during San Diego’s Comic-Con. It will be available on maccosmetics.com on August 28th and in brick and mortar stores starting September 5th.

Marge joins an elite group of leading ladies with signature MAC collections. Rihanna, Maleficent, and Hello Kitty all have had the honor of collaborating with MAC for their custom line. Do you think Marge Simpson is worthy? Sound Off!

*Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Her Campus Intercollegiette Conference The Beauty Edge

The Her Campus National Intercollegiette Conference is back for 2014! This year it’s being held at the Faculty House at Columbia University on Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13.

The Saturday July 12 conference is open to Her Campus team members only, and the Sunday July 13 conference is open to both Her Campus team members and Her Campus readers!

This year’s conference will feature speakers from SeventeenCosmopolitanLuckyTeen VogueWomen’s HealthFood Network Magazine, The Huffington Post, Southern Living, OK!Us WeeklyNew York Daily News, Kickstarter, Tumblr, Glam Media, Ogilvy, DoSomething.org, Unilever, Random House, NBC, and more.

Click here to register and buy your tickets. Tickets cost $25.

After you register, don’t forget to download the official National Intercollegiette Conference 2014 app at bit.ly/herconference2014!

*Photo courtesy of Her Campus

Vince Camuto Amore Perfume

Vince Camuto has launched his latest feminine fragrance, Amore, it’s a floriental inspired by love and summer romance.

Developed by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec; the notes include clementine ice, cassis bud, bergamot, passion fruit, muguet, blush orchids, freesia, lotus, sandalwood, cashmere accord, crystallized amber and musk. It’s a sweet fragrance with a fruity top note mixed with scent of flowers.

Vince Camuto 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $78

*Photo courtesy of Vince Camuto

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