The Prettiest Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List — All Under $15


Orly Flash Glam FX Hyper-Reflective Glitter Nail Lacquer in Watch it Glitter, $10 For the glamazon, gold glitter polish with extra- large flakes make any old manicure ultra-luxe.


Revlon Box O’ Files, $4 For the practical girl, these emery boards to-go are a chic way to always be prepared.


Jouer Sparkle and Pop, $12 For the party gal, a horn, champagne bubbles, confetti, and a beauty fortune is just the beginning. The surprise lip gloss, body butter or essential lip enhancer is an unexpected beauty treat.


Pinch Provisions Minimergency Glitter Kit, $15 For the girl on the go, this teeny, tiny pouch is filled with essentials like hairspray, clear nail polish and toothpaste.


Warren London Pawdicure Polish Pens, $9 Each For the pooch lover, these dog nail polishes will pamper any breed and make them the star of the dog park.


Avon Holiday Sweets Lip Balm, $1 Each For the lip balm addict, these adorable balms are as moisturizing as they are sweet.


Jane Tran Polka Dot Bobby Pin Set, $12 For the fashionista, small bobby pins with adorable patterns are just the right thing.

claus-port-musgo-real-body-soapClaus Porto Musgo Real Men’s Body Soap, Classic Scent, $6 For the man in your life, a solid, rich smelling soap is super-decadent.

21-drops-pick-up-fix21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set, $14 For the fragrance lover, aromatherapy to-go is the perfect way to blend your own scents while getting benefits like calm and will power.


How Many Eye Makeup Products Does it Take to Create a Red Carpet-Worthy Look?

While perusing photos from the fabulous 2012 MET Gala, I came across this shot of Glee star Lea Michele. I totally dig her eye makeup look here, and wondered: What does it really take to create a similar look? One that would photograph equally as well. I recently had some photos taken and I am always amazed at how natural I end up looking in shots, even after applying more makeup than usual. So, I was curious to know what Michele’s makeup artist did with her eye makeup for this occasion to create this stunning, notice-me look. Here’s what celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis did:

First, she lined Michele’s eyes with a plum eyeliner. She used Avon Eye Brightening Pencil in Plumberry, $7. Next she swiped Michele’s lids with two shades of creamy copper eyeshadow — one neutral, one brighter. She used Avon Eye Brightening Pencil in Honey Blue, $7 from lashlines to creases and Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Enrapture, $26 on the inner corners of the eyes. Then, using a crease brush, she blended the edges of the plum liner with the copper shadow to create a smoky effect.

To add more drama to the eyes, she swiped a dark chocolate colored shadow over the plum liner (she used Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Mahogany, $28.50), and finished the eyes with two coats of black mascara (she used Avon ExtraLasting Mascara in Extreme Black, $9.50). Though she didn’t mention adding false lashes or the fact that Michele has lash extensions, I’m assuming that one of the two things helped complete the lash-heavy look. Continue reading