It's the time of year to spread the dough, er . . . holiday cheer around. As your shopping list gets longer and longer, stress levels can skyrocket. Not to fear. Here are 50 gifts for $50 and under that are sure to please everyone from the makeup-lover to the spa aficionado on your list. And the only thing left to worry about is how many pieces of peppermint bark to devour.
Bows aren't just for the gifts you're giving this season — impress everyone at your next holiday party, and try the hair bow! It looks complicated, but it only takes two minutes to master, and anyone can pull it off (seriously). Just be sure to have a few bobby pins on hand!
On Kirbie: Shoshanna dress
From braided looks to bright red lips and a royal ponytail, this week was all about easy and flattering looks to inspire your holiday dressing. You don't have to be Selena Gomez or Reese Witherspoon to pull off these easy-to-re-create hair and makeup looks. Just keep clicking to see who had our favorite looks of the week!
It was looking a little bit like Christmas at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon today, but don't go looking for a fir tree. Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Molly Sims all showed their beautiful faces, wearing looks that were suspiciously festive. Jennifer lined her eyes in a subtly sparkling green color, while Reese dabbed a crimson hue across her lips. Molly opted for a gilded smoky eye to bring this festive theme full circle. We could see ourselves wearing all three of these looks, but which was your favorite?
Kate Middleton tops our social feeds again this week with some hair dramatics. First, she fired her hairdresser (gasp!). Then, she was spotted with a new brunette dye job, and she finished out the week with a huge hair first — a red carpet ponytail. Plus, it's the holidays! So our networks were bubbling over with all things festive. Secret Santa gifts, snowflake nail art, and seasonal styles were winners across the board. See all your favorite beauty news from the week that was, and make sure to follow POPSUGAR Beauty on social media, including Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.
Even though beauty products take the top tier in what we obsess over, we also love our clothes. So when designers and beauty brands match up to release some seriously sumptuous products, our hearts skip a beat. And lucky for us, 2013 was chock-full of designer collaborations with beauty brands. Alber Elbaz of Lanvin lent his quirky doodles to Lancôme, and we were all delighted. Anna Sui gave us a high-fashion Minnie Mouse collection. And we all squealed with glee when we spotted Isaac Mizrahi's polka-dot design for Tweezerman. It's a tough call, but someone has to be the best. Which collaboration had you most excited in 2013?
One of a Kind gives one lucky fashion fan the opportunity of a lifetime — the chance to meet their favorite designer and get a custom piece designed just for them! Our winner Ayesha has already met Trina Turk, collaborated on a custom piece, and taken a tour of Trina Turk's gorgeous LA studio, all in preparation for the big moment: the reveal of her one-of-a-kind clothing. Ayesha takes home a lot more than she anticipated . . . watch on to see all of her gorgeous Trina Turk treasures.
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On Allison: Trina Turk
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with some festive nail art? Whether you're penguin-obsessed, all about glitter, or have an affinity for snowflakes (as seen in our simple snowflake nail art, above), we have a nail art tutorial to match. Just scroll down, find your favorite look, and click through to find the instructions on how to do it yourself . . . Simple as that!
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Women with long hair can attest to the fact that more hair doesn't necessarily mean better hair. When you have lots of length to work with, styling can be more hassle than it's worth — think hours of blow-drying, curling, and pinning. Well, it's time to get out of your hair rut for the holidays! You can do more than the simple down 'do and the bad-hair-day ponytail. We've gathered our favorite red carpet moments to give long-haired ladies a jolt. Braids, buns, half-up looks, and sideswept styles can all be found within. Your ponytail holder is definitely going to get jealous this holiday season.
- Pregnancy isn't the only thing giving Drew her healthy glow — InStyle
- How to properly pronounce beauty's toughest brands — Allure
- Master this fancy bun for your next holiday party — Real Simple
- The weirdest (and scariest) beauty treatments out there — HuffPost Style
- Where to go if you're clueless about applying makeup (or just lazy) — The Cut
- Relaxing gifts you'll want to find under your tree — The Fashion Spot
- Exfoliating correctly is easier than you think — YouBeauty
- 3 not-so-basic ponytails to try this party-heavy December — Daily Makeover
- The product that makes nail art as easy as doodling — xoVain
- Sparkle your way through the holidays with these runway looks — Glo