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The Ultimate Beauty Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

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Christmas is around the corner and the gift-giving anxiety is real. Everyone seems to have everything these days, so finding a good gift (let alone perfect) is a lost art. But don’t worry, we’ve compiled the best gifts for all the beauty girls on your list—even the know-it-all friend that has everything (yea, we hate those types too). Click the next page to get started.

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Kate Sommerville, $38, katesomerville.com

Combat the signs of aging with these intensive exfoliating treatments created to clarify and polish your skin.

Ciate-Tree-Trinkets-Holiday-2013-nail-polish-collectionCiaté Tree Trinkets, $30, sephora.com

Gift Ciaté this year under the tree or on it, with this limited edition gift set. Nestled inside 6 Christmas ornaments are small colorful Paint Pots sure to make a big impression. Gift individually or to gift as a whole set.

red-door-gift-cardRed Door Spa Gift Card, reddoorspas.com

With every $200 gift card purchase, guests receive a complimentary $30 spa card.

 

urban-decay-naked-palette-3Naked 3, $52, urbandecay.com

Try these rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter just in time for your New Years celebrations.

moroccan-oil-candleMoroccan Oil Candle, $52, moroccanoil.com

Handcrafted in France, this signature Moroccanoil scented candle instantly relaxes your mind.

le-couvent-des-minimes-soap-quatroLe Couvent des Minimes Soap Quatro, $22.50 usa.lecouventdesminimes.com

These vegetable based soaps gently cleanse without over drying.

vaselineBejeweled Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips, $45, shopkitson.com

Adorned with fine European crystals, these portable bejeweled Vaseline jars add a little sparkle and pink hue to your lips. The perfect stocking stuffer.

Anthony logistics kitAnthony Logistics Essential Traveler Kit, $48, anthony.com

Is the guy in your life always on the go? Get him a kit filled with Papaya Enzyme Peel; Pro-Collagen Marine Cream; Skin Nourishing Shower Cream; Soothing Apricot Toner; Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, Hand and Nail Cream and Illuminating Flash Balm.

butterfly-shaversButterfly Pro, $105, skullshaver.com

Shave your legs in a quicker, more efficient manner with no water or lather required.

Clarisonic PediClarisonic Pedi, $199, clarisonic.com

Transform overworked heels and toes into beautiful, sandal-ready feet.

 

Sally Hansen Gel Starter KitSally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter kit, $50, sallyhansen.com

Why spend time at nail salons when you can get the same results at home?

Iluminage pillowIluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase, $60 bergdorfgoodman.com

This fiber-infused copper oxide woven pillowcase has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.

OPI_Mariah_Carey_holiday_setOPI Mariah Carey Mini 3-Pack/Liquid Sand, $9.95, opi.com

New mini’s that are perfect for holiday travel.

michael-jordan-legend-setMichael Jordan Legend Set, $50, macys.com

Give the guy in your life a scent that’s woodsy and filled with notes of bergamot, lavender and anise.

urban-decayUrban Decay Face Cases, $44, urbandecay.com

In addition to having everything you need for a perfectly beat face, this silver and gunmetal packaging looks gorgeous in a small bag prepped for a night on the town.

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The Sitota Collection’s luxurious home fragrance candles, $55 (Petit Excursion Candle Quartet), thesitotacollection.com

Inspired by her love of travel, these fragrances are reminiscent of a personal journey by founder and music industry vet Yvette Davis Gayle. “My world is a global landscape,” said Gayle. “And like a painter who paints his past, I create luxury products to recall my most precious memories. My luxurious candle fragrances highlight my very personal experiences, including a remarkable journey that led me to my daughter, Sitota.”

cocotiqueCocotique, $20 monthly/$58 for 3 months/$112 for 6 months/$220 for 1 year cocotique.com

Each month, you will receive a Cocotique Box with 5-6 expertly curated beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your door filled with a variety of samples from skin care, hair care, fragrance, nail and lifestyle companies.

touch-up-and-glowPer-fékt Beauty Touch Up & Glow, $55 perfektbeauty.com

Enjoy skin perfection CC creme broad spectrum SPF 30 and cheek perfection gel that will leave your skin with a smooth, airbrushed appearance.

MAC cosmeticsMAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Gold, $39.50, maccosmetics.com

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During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

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Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

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“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

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Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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