The Top 2018 Beauty Gifts To Give Your Favorite Girl This Year, Whether She's Been Naughty Or Nice

The Top 2018 Beauty Gifts To Give Your Favorite Girl This Year, Whether She's Been Naughty Or Nice

The perfect Christmas gift is only a few clicks away.

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The holiday season is creeping upon us folks and with so many directions to choose, how do you surprise your loved one with a gift they love without them telling it straight to your face.

The 2018 beauty holiday season is focused around metallics and bold colors. It's important to consider which ones will be wearable for the girl in your life. Is she not afraid to pull off a blue lipstick or would she prefer a face mask instead?

All of these gifts are available for purchase online so get your credit cards ready and happy shopping!

Lust: Mini MatteTrance Trio by Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath

https://www.patmcgrath.com/collections/holiday-2018

These lipsticks may be small enough to fit in your back pocket, but they will make a big statement. These luxurious lipsticks are perfect for the girl who is never afraid to make a statement no matter where life takes her.

Available in two different sets of colors.

$25 at Sephora.com

Eye Brush Kit by Mac

Eye Brush Kit / Shiny Pretty Things

www.maccosmetics.com

Look at that bag! Clearly the showstopper item of Mac's iconic Holiday collection. These five mini brushes are not only gorgeous to look at but are also great pieces to add to any collection!

$49.50 at Mac

Glitter & Chill Cooling Mask by Sephora

Glitter & chill cooling mask

https://www.sephora.com/product/glitter-chill-cooling-mask-P435846?icid2=products%20grid:p435846:product

This flashy cooling eye mask is perfect to reduce headaches, soothe eyes, and reduce puffiness. This is the perfect gift for the busy girl who always has something to do. Give her a chance to chill out in style.

$8 at Sephora.com

Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection by Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier

https://www.sephora.com/product/shadows-brights-metallic-caviar-stick-eye-colour-collection-P436027?icid2=products%20grid:p436027:product

Metallics are the trend of the season and Laura Mercier is a fan favorite brand with incredible products. These creamy eyeshadow sticks can be used to create stunning evening looks or add a little something special to an everyday eye. Plus this kit comes in four different colors that flatter all eye colors and skin tones.

$39 at Sephora.com

Solution + Super Bounce Duo by Glossier

Solution and super bounce

https://www.glossier.com/products/solution-super-bounce-duo

Glossier is one of the trendiest brands out right now and their skincare has made a lot of noise around the social media stream. Their best selling solution paired with their super bounce serum is the perfect gift for the girl who loves to take care of her skin.

$42 at Glossier.com

Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

https://www.sephora.com/product/mini-star-eyeshadow-palette-P436273?icid2=products%20grid:p436273:product

Natasha Denona's eye shadows are some of the best around and this cute mini palette can allow every girl to have her creamy shadows at an affordable price. These gorgeous colors can be used to create stunning evening looks or head-turning everyday looks.

$25 at Sephora.com

Christmas Dreams 5 Piece Set by Too Faced

Christmas Dreams 5 Piece Set

https://www.toofaced.com/shop/collections/accessories/brushes/christmas-dreams-essential-cruelty-free-brush-set/90702.html?cgid=brushes#gifts-over-50=&start=1

Too Faced has it's holiday classics, but this brush set has a little holiday sparkle that can easily be used year round. This brush set is great for a makeup newbie or for a makeup addict.

$49 at TooFaced.com

Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush by Kaja

Kaja

https://www.sephora.com/product/cheeky-stamp-blendable-blush-P436152?icid2=products%20grid:p436152:product

Kaja is one of those brands that everyone is buzzing about. Their super cute new blush is not only adorable in packaging but beautiful on skin. Available in four skin tone friendly shades!

$24 at Sephora.com

Mask Heroes Face Savers by Dr Jart

Dr. Jart

https://www.sephora.com/product/mask-heroes-face-savers-P436125?icid2=top-rated%20by%20community:p436125:product

Dr. Jart's rubber masks are trendy, effective, and a great gift. This cute value set features fan favorites as well as a well-rounded selection of skin care products for all different skin types and concerns.

$36 at Sephora.com

Hair-O-Scopes Brightest Stars Bestsellers by Briogeo

Briogeo

https://www.sephora.com/product/hair-o-scopes-brightest-stars-bestsellers-P435405?icid2=products%20grid:p435405:product

Briogeo is the perfect hair repair for those winter seasons. This four-piece kit is perfect for all types of hair and will help make any damaged hair look healthy again!

$39 at Sephora.com

Self Love Bath + Body Ritual Kit by Herbivore

Herbivore

https://www.sephora.com/product/self-love-bath-body-ritual-kit-P438369?icid2=products%20grid:p438369:product

Who doesn't love a good bath kit? Herbivore is a clean and trendy skin care brand and their holiday Self Love kit will make anyone swoon. Featuring a bath soak, body polish, and body oil, your skin will be smooth and smelling good.

$36 at Sephora.com

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini Macaron Set by Becca

Becca

https://www.sephora.com/product/shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed-highlighter-mini-macaron-set-P435423?icid2=products%20grid:p435423:product

Becca's highlighters are always a crowd pleaser, but this holiday set has FOUR of them! She'll be glowing all season long.

$40 at Sephora.com

Hope Is In Your Hands by Philosophy

Hope is in your hands

https://www.sephora.com/product/hair-o-scopes-brightest-stars-bestsellers-P435405?icid2=products%20grid:p435405:product

Philosophy always has the best holiday gift themes and this season, their hands of hope lotion collection is a show stopper. This gift comes in four different scents, each perfect for any time of the year! You could give one lotion to four friends or give someone the whole kit!

$28 at Sephora.com

Hand Mask by Sephora

Hand mask

https://www.sephora.com/product/hand-mask-avocado-P436248?icid2=products%20grid:p436248:product

The winter air can really put a damper on our skin. Luckily, Sephora's avocado hand mask can provide instant moisture to even the driest of hands.

$5 at Sephora.com

Snow Daze & Snow Nights Frosted Metal Lipsticks by Fenty Beauty

Snow Daze & Snow Nights

https://www.sephora.com/product/frosted-metal-lipstick-P09784333?skuId=2144608&icid2=shop%20the%20collection:p09784333:product

Fenty Beauty is back and their holiday collection is shinier than ever. These metallic lipstick trios come in two different sets (Snow Nights featured in the picture above) to help create the perfect holiday look.

$36 at Sephora.com

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23 People Describe "Love" In One Word

The limit does not exist.
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With Valentine's Day around the corner, we all know that "love" is in the air and cupid is getting ready to point his arrows.

Each year when this time comes around, a little bit after the holidays we begin to see the red, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate fill the aisles of grocery stores, along with giant cards and fluffy teddy bears. It reminds us of roses and love and for those Pisces people like myself, birthdays. But even though we all associate one singular word with a holiday, we all have our own unique meaning and interpretation of it.

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and variations. For such a strong word, it has endless meanings. For one universal understanding of a feeling, We all interpret it differently. We feel it in our own way and express it differently.

Despite the differences when it comes to the world "love" we all share one thing--the limitlessness. Love is limitless. We have the power to love unconditionally. And endlessly. The ability to love anyone or anything we want? We have it.

That is why when someone asked me to "Describe love in one word" and I replied, "limitless," I was curious as to how others would respond because there is simply no limit to the answer.

Hearing the responses of these wonderful people I have asked to describe "love" with one word proved to me that not only do we all experience it differently, but there are endless ways to describe it.

"Home (because you feel like you belong there)" - Helen, 21

"Warm" - Sarah, 19

"Happiness" - Krista, 21"

"Unconditional" - Brianna, 21

"Passion" - John, 20

"Everlasting" - Mikayla, 20

"Family" - Alfie, 20

"Laughing" - Sofia, 20

"Beautiful" - Dee, 20

"Passion" - Gina, 20

"Worth waiting for" - Sonja, 26

"Loyalty" - Miranda 19

"Special" - Jake A, 19

"Timeless" - Rob, 21

"Happiness" - Emily, 21

"Mysterious" - Jake C, 21

"Appreciation" - Jess R, 21

"Evolving" - Ryan, 20

"Magical" - Corey, 20

"Commitment" - Brianna P, 21

"Wild" - Allegra, 28

"Powerful" - Jess, 20

"Pain" - Kevin, 22

"Putting someone's needs and happiness before your own" - Courtney, 20

"Simple" - Amanda, 21

"Overcoming" - Jess B, 20

"Passionate" - Steph, 20

"Selfless" - Kyra, 20

This Valentine's Day, no matter if you are single, taken, or somewhere in the middle, remember that love has no limit. No matter the person you give it to or how much love you give, there is no limit. Even on the difficult days, love with all your heart because we all know the world could use a little more love.

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Christmas Of Remembrance Series: My Last Letter

Christmas time is not about the gifts... It is about something far, far more special.

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Dear Reader,

Thank you for your time.

This is a series that I have dedicated to those I have loved and lost. It was merely a thought, then an idea, and now a realized creation. Christmas time… all winter really is a hard time for me. It holds this duality in my life of being both my favorite and also my least favorite and difficult time of year. It has been that way for years now.

In a way, this series aids my closure and healing further, and it allows me to tell my story in a way that, to me, is less scary (one of the many great facets of this platform). It was never my intention to write this in order to reach people, or encourage people, or serve as an inspiration to anyone. This was for me and only me. No one else. But, if these pieces of writing do impact someone, somewhere, or make them feel encouraged or inspired in some way or another, or just simply make them feel, then I hope you have enjoyed them. If I can make someone feel, then I guess I have done my job.

The life of an artist is often an uncertain one. The life of a human is a trying one. But life is a journey, and all journeys have their trials. Their tests. Their triumphs and rewards. And they all have their losses. What matters most is what you make of all of it. What lessons you learn. What changes you make. What life you create for yourself. What art you create because of it all. It can be very, very hard. But it can all be glorious at the same time.

At the heart of this series, my words, there is this deep and valuable belief of mine: Christmas (or the Winter Holiday that you may celebrate) is so much more about presents and cooking and shopping and all that other bullshit… it is about family.

The family that is related by blood. The family that surrounds your heart. Your Mom. Your brother. Your dearest friends. The bonds that make life valuable. Worth living. These bonds are soulful bonds, ones that are far more special than any mere trivial object. So… be with them. Forgive. Forget. Heal. Mend what is broken. Reassemble what has been shattered. And stop worrying so much. Laugh together. Cry together. Heal on another. Heal together. And may your new days be better, brighter, and full of love.

Happy Holidays.

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