The Official Martinis and Mascara Holiday Gift Guide 2013

If you are anything like me, you’ve saved your Christmas shopping until the last minute… which is, last time I checked, right now. But fear not, there is still time to get everything on your list! Trust me, we can do this. 😉

Here is my roundup of the best gifts of the holiday season for the beauty lover in your life!

Image Skincare 2013 Gift of Glamour Holiday Gift Set

Holiday Gift Box Closed 2013

My absolute favorite skincare line has curated the best of their best for the holiday season. Image Skincare’s 2013 Holiday Gift Set is complete with a full skincare regimen to make your skin look radiant and beautiful. I own and use every product in this kit on a regular basis. The box includes 1 oz sizes of the ORMEDIC Balancing Facial Cleaner, VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum, PREVENTION + Matte Moisturizer SPF 32 and the MAX Crème; along with a retail size ORMEDIC Balancing Lip Enhancement for perfectly plump lips.  Amazing.

Stila Artist’s Signature Set

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I adore Stila and this super-organized set includes so many of the line’s best products. The kit features 15 deluxe Lip Glazes, two eye shadow palettes each containing 6 pans, a 4 pan cheek palette, 7 Smudge Sticks, 3 Smudge Crayons and 3 brushes that can be used to create a countless range of looks.

Sonia Kashuk Purple Seductia Bath and Body Collection

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This bold and sexy fragrance fuses pomegranate with rose and earthy patchouli. It smells delish! The collection, available at Target, features perfume, body butter, body oil, shower gel, lotion, and hand creme – all priced under $20.



We all know how much I love the ARROJO brand (and the haircut I got from Nick Arrojo himself, but more on that later!). This is one of my absolute favs from the line and is totally gift worthy. How I lived before Arrojo’s dry shampoo I’ll never know. Infused with aloe vera and ginger, ReFINISH cleans hair without water by absorbing excess oils. Using this and shampooing less will allow you to preserve your color longer. Stuff a stocking with a bottle of this and you will make someone very happy!

YSL Love and Lacquer Reds Set YSL Love and Lacquer

Glossy Stain No. 9 in Rouge Laque combines the texture and shine of a gloss with long-lasting wear for a bold red statement. Pair your sexy, red lip with Laque No. 1 nail lacquer in Pop Art, a no-chip formula that strengthens the nail. Finish the look with my go-to mascara – YSL Baby Doll Mascara in Fetish Black for defined, clump-free lashes.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe 7 Piece Brush Collection with Stand

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These brushes by IT Cosmetics are literally the softest I’ve ever felt. They buff makeup onto the skin flawlessly. The crystal handles and stand are stunning too. So elegant, but practical too. This is such a perfect gift for anyone who wears makeup. Seriously!

Tom Ford Holiday Eyeshadow Quad

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Does this one even need a description? Tom Ford’s holiday collection is flawless. And this palette is perfect for the sparkly smokey eye that you’re going to want to whip up next week on New Year’s Eve. Cue Jay Z lyrics!

Fabfitfun VIP Subscription

box_bg This isn’t the first time I’ve confessed my love for the FabFitFun VIP box. I actually just received my Winter box and it is to die for. Stay tuned for my full wrap up on what’s in this one, but in the mean time, you can sign up to get next season’s box of goodies curated by the amazing Guiliana Rancic and her fab team!

MAC Stroke of Midnight Palette


I loooove the Stroke of Midnight palettes. The limited edition face palettes come in warm and cool (cool shown above). The colors are beautiful and the compact is sleek and stylish. Everything you’d expect from MAC at holiday time. 🙂

Ole Heinriksen Ole La La Glow from Head to Toe Set

ole heinriksen This set includes my favorite product from the line – the Ultimate Eye Lift Gel. It is amazeballs. The other products are fab too and will be a great gift for the skincare aficionado in your life!

Chandon Sparkle Bomb Holiday Kit

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In true Martinis and Mascara fashion, this gift includes a beautifier and an alcoholic beverage. Even better – they both sparkle! Chandon has partnered with Formula X for Sephora to offer their new golden Sparklebomb Effects nail polish packaged with its holiday bottling. Love love love.

So, there you have it. On your mark, get set, shop!

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