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It's A GOLD RUSH! Gold isn't just for jewelry anymore. This holiday season be

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Gold isn't just for jewelry anymore. This holiday season be bold and wear Gold! Shoes, clothes, accessories, make-up and nail color - your choices are as exciting as they are endless! Look dramatic in this season's latest Gold rush - strappy sandals (yes sandals in the winter!) and carry a spectacular clutch purse. Or just plain dazzle them by wearing an eye-catching gold sequined skirt or top.

First set the stage by drawing an alluring shimmer to your skin with Bloom Aromatherapy Shimmer Gold Body Gel
and then light up your eyes with Z New York Shadow Shifters I & II Start with the eye shadow color that works best for you and add the Shadow Shifters, Be sure that you don't use the same tone for eyes and lips, keep one a bit darker than the other so you don't wash out your face with too much of a good thing!

If you are concerned about your eyes revealing your age, stay away from glitter and shimmering eye shadow and try Murad Murasome Eye Complex - to improve skin texture around eye area with lipid moisturizers, humectants and antioxidants.

But don't fear, you can still go gold with Z New York Lip Lacquer in GOLD - its unlike any other lip gloss! Won't run or cause your lipstick to smear and disappear. Stays in place and conditions while giving your lips a high gloss, patent leather shine. Or get funky with gold nail polish by Z New York Nail Enamel.


Want to get spotted from across a crowded room, then bring attention to your eyes. Party girls know that mascara color is back. Try Z New York Mascara - (Navy or Plum) or if you want to get funkier, then try Z New York Mascara - Clear and use the Profaces Deluxe Spooly Mascara Brush to add your favorite eye shadow color as you apply your mascara to really turn heads.

Everyone knows that you should kick it up a notch when going from day to night, especially on your lips so when it's time for your touch up, try mixing colors. Don't just darken daytime shades, blend a little. Work from a palette of lip colors like the professional make up artists do to achieve sensuous lips with Beauty/Tech Lip Palette the kit features 9 colors in natural, pink, and red tones; lip moisture; lip matte and an empty space and spatula for your current favorite lipstick. It contains a handy lip brush and mirror so you can apply lipstick on the go.

You can be the next Nars by whipping up your very own custom color lipstick with Colorlab Custom Cosmetics Make Your Own Lipstick Kit . You can add frost for a sexy shimmer or flavor for a tasty zing. Match a dress, nail polish or make one for a friend. A video is included for step by step instructions.

Don't worry if your eye make-up looks smudgy by the end of the day, all you need is a quick and easy touch-up under the eye area, they will look even more sultry for your night look - try Fran Wilson Nourish My Eyes Make-up Remover Pads they remove eye make-up while treating skin with Green Tea, Chamomile and Vitamin E and come in a convenient compact case to fit in your makeup bag.


Do you want to look your best, but really don't want to look like you wear much make-up? No problem! Stick with nudes and earth tones, try Profaces 15 Color Kit, this make up kit contains a combination of 15 colors that can be used for the eyes, eyebrows, eyeliner, and blush. You can also even out your skin color on your whole face and brighten up your best features with Profaces Foundation it transforms to a powdery finish and provides a flawless finish that is velvet to the touch.

It won't be long before people will start asking you, "How can you look so beautiful without wearing make-up?"- Don't worry your secret's safe with us!


During the winter season, our skin takes a beating. Cold weather outside, dry heat inside, you can't keep up! Don't forget to take extra care to keep moisturized and protected. The single most important step in your skin care regime is sun protection. UVA rays are the major cause of skin cancer, premature aging, sagging skin and hyper pigmentation. If using a skin whitener, age spot fading lotion, etc. you must use a high SPF or you will not achieve the desired effect. Try Fran Wilson - L de L Retinol Vitamin A Cream Exxtra Strength - With SPF 20 - offers the most protection against sunburn and the harmful effects of UVA and UVB damage, while treating the skin with 400,000 i.u.'s of Vitamin A - a moisturizing formula that helps lessen the visable signs of aging.

To already reduce the appearance of sun and age spots on the face, neck, shoulders and hands Cellex-C Fade Away Gel incorporates two patented formulations that collectively encourage a visible lightening effect on problem areas. Regular use of Fade Away Gel promotes a clear, more even toned complexion in as little as 6 to 8 weeks.


1. Exfoliate with Donna Fujii Exfoliant Scrub - polishes away old, dead skin cells and reveals the fresh new cells underneath. Stimulates circulation to skin cells and removes unwanted oils. Uses gentle micro-beads to massage away unwanted tissue and debris without damaging the delicate capilaries just beneath the skin's surface. Contains skin conditioner to instantly soothe newly revealed skin cells.

2. Cleanse with Hemp Works Oatmeal Mint Cleansing Bar With Hemp Seed Oil - Normal to Oily Skin - Cleanses skin while gently exfoliates dead skin cells.

3. Moisturize with Neostrata Ultra Moist Face Cream - This exclusive 10% gluconolactone poly hydroxyacid, has been formulated as a richly moisturizing emollient, and is suggested for use on the face and neck. This cream is gentle enough for patients with sensitive skin. Contains Vitamin E (antioxidant), Vitamin B Complex Factor and natural antioxidants.


The return of stilettos do visual wonders for your legs by lengthening them with high skinny heels on boots, pumps and strappy evening sandals, but they can be killers on your feet. Be kind to your feet and don't wear them to work and then straight out for a night on the town, or you'll be down for the count. To keep your feet soft and callous free try Hemp Works Exfoliating Foot Scrub With Hemp Seed Extract - sloughs away dry skin cells, smoothes calluses, softens and refreshes tired feet. A lotion that contains fine granules to help smooth and soften rough skin on heels, toes and soles.


To relieve the stress during the holiday season and for total relaxation anytime pamper yourself or a loved one with Hey Slick's hot new massage oils. Made of unique all natural, lightweight essential oils they help to reduce stress, relax tired and sore muscles, and reduces the stress and strain of tense muscles and joints.


The most effective beauty routine begins and ends with a good nights sleep. Use Essence Of Vali Aromatherapy Formula - Sleep in a before bedtime bath or massage for a peaceful night's sleep. Essences of lavender flowers, cedar wood, marjoram leaves and ylang/ylang petals known for their calming and soothing properties will help you get a good night's rest and prevent those winter blues!

Suzanna Cramer is a freelance writer and playwright who criss-crosses New York City to spot the latest trends.

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