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My Five Favorite Beauty Finds of the Year

I sort of have an obsession with beauty products. Okay I sort of have an obsession with shoes, bags, and clothing as well…. But I'm the type who will try any beauty product that I come across, regardless of whether or not the item has potential to work on me. Plum eye-liners, mud colored nail polish, any sort of hair product (as long as it smells nice). One Saturday morning, my husband woke up to find me after trying a dark burgundy lip stain that truly stained and said, "uh, honey, are you trying to revive a high school goth phase or something?" I inevitably come across some winners, though, and for the holidays I share my finds with my mother, sister and best friend and buy them one of each. Here are this year's picks:

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I actually keep a few of these in my office because they smell so wonderful. First-time visitors always say, "mmm smells good in here!"
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If you are a bun person like me, these will change your life. These amazing twists are so easy to slip in and somehow solve the problem of bun-ache.
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It's just the best and works on almost all brow shades.
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I recently learned this trick from a make-up artist while getting ready for an event. Dab some mascara on this little brush and apply on the very roots of your lashes. Then use it like a paintbrush on the full length of your lashes. Rinse the brush each time after using.


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This stuff is incredible. For fine limp hair, it's a dream come true. I use it almost every day to add volume. Do a little back combing at the roots after spraying it on and it's a whole new you!

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