Holiday Gift Guide: Gavée Gold Holiday Travel Kit

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Looking for the perfect gift for a beauty lover?  (Or maybe just to treat yourself?) You definitely need to check out the Gavée Gold Holiday Travel Kit.  Gavée Gold is a new anti-aging skincare line made with purified liquid 24K gold.

Gorgeously packaged and cinched up in a gold mesh bag, the 7-piece Gavée Gold Holiday Travel Kit contains travel sizes of all seven products in the new, hyper-effective, toxin-free Gavée Gold Collection made with purified 24K liquid gold aged like a fine wine. Regularly priced at $95, the Gavée Gold 7-piece Travel Kit is just $49.99 through December 31, 2014 when you enter coupon code “HOLIDAYGOLD” at www.gaveegold.com.   This special Holiday Travel Kit contains a coupon for 30% off any other purchases from the entire inventory through the end of the year.

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The use of gold as a beauty treatment dates back to Cleopatra who was known to sleep in a 24K gold face mask.  Now, Las Vegas-based medical aesthetician Tiffany Andersen is introducing the Gavée Gold Collection, a toxin-free skincare line that combines ancient technology with the rarest and most effective of anti-aging ingredients: “spagyrically” purified 24K liquid gold aged for 20-30 years, homeopathic Mineral Cell Salts and a new form of organic Oil of Egg that have patents pending worldwide.  Andersen, a survivor of Stage IV cancer, developed Gavée Gold (pronounced “JAH-vay gold”) with the help of her biochemist and toxicology pharmacist after learning that her body could no longer filter toxins.  The collection has been featured on Hallmark Home and Family, and is slated to soon appear on The Doctors TV show.

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Try the Gavée Gold Holiday Travel Kit for yourself, or gift it to a beauty lover!

 

Winter Snowman Nail Tutorial

Now that winter is here we have transitioned our wardrobes to the season, but how about our nails? If you’re looking for some whimsical holiday fun on your fingertips, we have a super fun winter snowman nail tutorial.

It’s easy to create using Hot Designs nail art pens. They have nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing. You can get a set of 6 colors at retailers like Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond for only $14.99 or less or via www.gethotlooks.com.

Winter Snowman Nail Tutorial

Look Fabulous on NYE with Rent the Runway

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Even though we’re still a couple weeks out from Christmas, it’s like you have already spent loads of cash on holiday presents and parties and it looks like there may not be much left over for New Year’s Eve. What’s a girl to do? You can always look amazing on New Year’s Eve, no matter your budget, with the help of Rent The Runway. They have hundreds of designer dresses to rent. No one will ever know it’s a rental, they’ll just be commenting on how amazing you look! You don’t even have to worry about accessories because Rent The Runway has those, too.

It gets even better…. shop between 12/10-12/21, choose a rental start date between 12/26-12/31, and use code HAPPY2015 to save 20% on your order of $50 or more! Don’t fret about ordering the wrong size either. With Rent The Runway you can even select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost. Here are some of our favorite New Year’s Eve looks:

Badgley Mischka
Midnight Glamour
Elizabeth and James
Such a Tease Dress
Allison Parris
Stardust Dress
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An Interview with Handbag Designer Patricia Nash

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Last week, handbag designer Patricia Nash visited Macy’s locations in Minnesota to premiere her new fall collection. I had the opportunity to speak with her for a few minutes and get some background about her and her bags.

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How did you get started with your own line of handbags?

I always said when I came up with something really meaningful or unique that I would. I always collected vintage bags. I have always liked bags, but it was just like the light went off when I was in my mom’s closet and found an old bag she had for 50 years – an Italian tooled bag, that was falling apart, but the way it had aged was so beautiful. I have always gone to Italy and Europe, my husband is from London and I said “That’s it.” If I could reproduce this old world craft feeling I think it would make a girl who is 25 reminisce – “oh I remember my grandmother” or a woman my age can remember it from her mother – it looks cool and retro and vintage.

When you see it with a young woman to her it’s really boho and almost kind of casual chic and then you’ll see it on an older woman who remembers that handbag from where she has been.

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How long ago did you start?

This vision was about 4 ½ years ago. This is my fourth fall season. It took me until I was 50 years old to finally get it. I think that also inspires a lot of women who say “oh, that’s so cool you started your real career when you were 50!”

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What do you think about Trends vs. Timeless or is there a balance between the two?

I like to say this is old world crafted for today’s woman. For one thing, it has to have all the bells and whistles we need. It has to have the strap that is long enough, the pockets and all that kind of thing and the functionality. Whether it is fashion right or fashion forward, that just seems to be interpreted by everyone a little bit differently. If you look at all the big classic brands like Coach or a Dooney, we all can’t say that they are fashionable. They might be trendy. People really appreciate them for the brand – maybe like Coach has amazing leather and it’s a brand that has been around 75 years so you love that brand. You wouldn’t go and say that’s such a trendy looking bag.

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Where do your designs come from?

Every single bag is designed by me. It usually comes from inspiration. It could be a flour bag. It could be an old hat box or something I find in Italy or France. Or it could be a really old vintage bag that I almost basically duplicate, but then make it my own with my own hardware or own revised shape. They all have a history to them. They come from some vintage piece. All the prints are from vintage garments that I bought in shops in Paris or London or Milan. I take them to a tannery in Italy and they will reproduce them. They are all unique in that the

Go from Day to Night with Monroe and Main + Reader Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

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What’s better than a great sweater dress? A great sweater dress that can go from day to evening with just a few little changes. I have to say that I absolutely loooove this Cable Car Chic Sweater from Monroe and Main. I have probably worn this more than any other piece of clothing since I received it. It is made of a surprisingly soft knit and has a curve flattering shape. I love the button details on the sleeves, side and cowl.

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I also love that this sweater is so versatile. My go-to everyday look is to wear it with the Monroe and Main Control Legging in black. These leggings offer lots of support and hug your legs all the way from the wide control-mesh waistband down to the ankle. I seriously love these leggings and need to get another pair so I can wear  them more often.

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But, the Cable Car Chic Sweater also works perfectly for business situations.  In the photo above, I’m wearing them with the Monroe and Main Control Bootcut Legging. They have the same wide, contoured control-mesh waistband as the other leggings, but the bootcut style totally makes them work in a dressier situation.

Monroe and Main Side Gore Boot

Then, for a fun girls-night-out look, I teamed up the sweater with fun patterned tights and the totally awesome Monroe and Main Side Gore Boot. My pet peeve about so many boots is that they aren’t fitted through the calf so that they end up looking all baggy and not-at-all flattering. I totally love that these boots have adjustable bands at the calf and ankle to customize the fit. They are also surprisingly comfortable for walking! I wore them to a business event in Chicago and easily walked for blocks.

Monroe and Main Side Gore Boot Adjustable Straps

So, you can see that with just a few simple changes, this Cable Car Chic Sweater can be the perfect fit for so many winter weather style situations! Visit the Monroe and Main blog for more ideas for looks that work for the office and after-hours.

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Monroe and Main Prize Bundle

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win a Monroe and Main Holiday Accessories Prize Bundle that includes a Lace Scarf, Metal Mesh Bag, and Teardrop Necklace/Earring Set – a $104 value! To enter, just complete the entry form by 11:59pm ET on 12/17/04.

After you enter here, be sure to visit all the other blogs linked up below. Each one will be giving away a prize pack – 20 prize packs in total!

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4-Piece Jingle Bells Welcome Gift Free for New Maven Subscribers

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is ready for the holidays. Are your nails? With the new Jingle Bells Welcome Gift from Julep Maven (a $58 value) you can be! It has a bit of shine, a bit of sparkle and a top-rated beauty product as a bonus to guarantee that you will be ready! Then as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month in addition to plenty more perks!

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more – imagine what you can save on your holiday shopping!
  • A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.

Become a Maven today, use the code TREAT to get your own Limited Edition Jingle Bells Welcome Box Valued at $58 FREE for New Maven Subscribers (Pay $3.99 Shipping).

Enter to Win Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials

 

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Last month we shared with you about a product to help you keep your youthful glow – Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials. Well today we’re bringing you news about their brand new giveaway that starts TODAY! But first, more about the product:

The Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials offers great benefits, including:

  • Softens skin
  • Creates stimulation for new collagen (fresher younger skin replaces)
  • Blocks cracks and wrinkles from forming
  • Elimantes and softens current wrinkles
  • Hydrates the skin allows for healthier skin
  • Locks hydration in place for long lasting rejuvenated skin
  • Animal cruelty-free product
  • Paraben free
  • Gluten Free

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Renew Essentials prides themselves on using modern technology and research to develop top of the line skin care products. This cream is perfect for those seeking an anti-aging solution, and also for people who just simply want a high-quality, non-greasy cream to wear. It is gluten free, fragrance free, and petroleum free, making it wearable by even the most sensitive skins.

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Once you get your hands on the Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer, using it is a piece of cake. Simply put a dime size amount of cream onto your clean (and dry) skin. Allow the cream to absorb into your skin for a few minutes before applying makeup or other skin care products. Love the product or give your money back thanks to their 30 day, no questions asked guarantee.

Giveaway:  Head on over and enter HERE for a chance to win your own Hyaluronic Acid Cream Moisturizer by Renew Essentials. To enter, just complete the entry form! Good luck!

ModCloth Holiday Fashion Ideas

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I know that many, many of us are big fans of ModCloth. It has that creative flair inspired by vintage designs and awesome retro looks. While ModCloth makes our wardrobes look awesome any time of the year, since it’s the holiday season, we have curated some of our favorite holiday looks. Whether you’re dressing for a formal affair, a semi-formal event or a get-together that calls for dressy casual look, you’ll find some awesome ModCloth inspiration in this collection.

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Formal #1

  1. Bake Sale Planner Dress — $54.99
  2. Royal Fanfare Bracelet — $12.99
  3. Shine Is of the Essence Earrings — $12.99
  4. Zeal of Approval Heels — $42.99
  5. Right in Frond of You Bracelet — $12.99
Semi-Formal #2
  1. Luck Be a Lady Dress — $79.99
  2. Winterberry Coat — $149.99
  3. Berry Good Harvest Necklace — $24.99
  4. Help Yourself Heel — $39.99
  5. Sparkle of Inspiration Earrings — $19.99

Modcloth Holiday Fashion Casual

Dressy Casual #1
  1. Print Making Pretty Pants — $63.99
  2. Business Trip Bliss Top — $37.99
  3. To Quiche Their Own Cardigan — $54.99
  4. Marvelous Heel — $39.99
  5. Opulent Outline Necklace — $19.99
  6. Om My Darling Earrings — $12.99
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Spa Sonic and Dermalight 2014 Exclusive Holiday Deals

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If you have been wanting a Spa Sonic to amp up your beauty routine, this is the season to snag one at a discount. Even when NOT on sale, the Spa Sonic is a great value compared to similar products. Unlike some rotating brushes that require the purchase of a new device or attachment for each and every skincare need, the Spa Sonic Face and Body Polisher comes with four bonus attachments – a small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, a pumice pad for rough areas, and a facial sponge for microdermabrasion and the application of skincare products.

This is where you can score the best prices on Spa Sonic and Dermalight this holiday season:

Walgreens:
Spa Sonic Face Effects (Gold, Silver, Cheetah, Zebra)
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $31.99 (Reg $59.99)
Spa Sonic Color Collection
Cyber Week (Dec 1st – 6th): $29.99 (Reg $64.99)
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $31.99 (Reg $64.99)
Spa Sonic Pro
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $39.99 (Reg $74.99)
Dermalight
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $129.99 (Reg $159.99)
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Drugstore.com:
Spa Sonic Face Effects (Gold, Silver, Cheetah, Zebra)
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $33.99 (Reg $59.99)
Spa Sonic Color Collection
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $33.99 (Reg $69.99)
Spa Sonic Pro
Nov 1st – Nov 26th: $49.99 (Reg $74.99)
Black Friday/Cyber Week (Nov 26th – Dec 6th): $41.99 (Reg $74.99)
Dec 7th – Dec 31st: $49.99 (Reg $74.99)
Dermalight
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $129.99 (Reg $159.99)

Target:

Spa Sonic Face Effects (Polka Dot, Cheetah, Zebra)
50% off clearance (Oct 20th – Dec 30th): $29.99 (Reg $59.99)
Spa Sonic Color Collection
Black Friday (Nov 28th): $33.99 (Reg $59.99)
Cyber Week (Dec 1st – 6th): $33.99 (Reg $59.99)

Walmart:

Spa Sonic Color Collection
Holiday (Nov 25th – Jan 27th): $39.99 (Reg $64.99)

Recreate AMA Hairstyles of Julianne Hough and Rita Ora

Recreate AMA Hairstyles of Julianne Hough and Rita Ora

As usual, the fashions and hairstyles at the American Music Awards go hand in hand with the music for top-billing for the evening. There were some gorgeous dresses on hand and equally beautiful hairstyles. I personally loved Julianne Hough’s slick and simple do. To help you Recreate AMA Hairstyles at home, Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist, shares two of her favorite looks from tonight’s 42nd Annual AMAs – Rita Ora & Julianne Hough and how to achieve the look for yourself.

To recreate Julianne’s slicked back bob:

  • Start by blow-drying all your hair back and off your face.
  • Create a deep side part of whatever side that suits you best.
  • Starting at the back use a gel that has hold and creates shine for best results.
  • Take small sections at a time and apply the gel and comb through each section.  Continue until you reach the front hairline a sweep back off your face also.
  • It’s important to start at the back to make sure every strand is coated with gel to create the ultimate sleek style.

 

To recreate Rita Ora’s ultimate sleek topknot:

  • Start by blow drying your hairline up and back to really help getting it smooth and sleek
  • Use a sleek balm through the roots to tame and smooth the flyway’s.  Cutler flyaway stick is the perfect product for this as the more you use the more it will hold and create sheen.
  • Sweep into a really high ponytail that sits right on top of the crown.
  • Use a straightening iron on the ponytail to create a super sleek finish.
  • Mist each section first with a strong hold hairspray that won’t flake and delivers shine also. Redken Control Addict 28 is perfect for this
  • Wrap around the base of the ponytail, section by section until the last section of hair leave about 2″ of hair out to create Rita’s topknot.
  • Finish by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy mist to achieve exceptional shine.