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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Holidays 2012

SWDO holidays 2012

Oh the weather outside is frightful… luckily, your hair, nails, and skin don’t have to be as well.  We compiled the coolest beauty products that would make anyone a little more cheerful this holiday season.

1. Make Up For Ever Holodiam Powder #302 & #303

What says “holidays” more than a little glitter?  Make Up For Ever packs on the punch with these limited edition Holodiam Powders in shades 302 (plum with pink, purple, and turquoise highlights) and 303 (white with blue, green, and gold highlights).  Sprinkle some of this “fairy dust” on your lids for a glamorous smoky look (302) or use it as a highlight to brighten up your day or evening (303).

Available at Sephora. 

2. The Man with the Golden Gun 18 Karat Topcoat by OPI

Show me your “goldfingers”!  As part of their limited edition Skyfall collection, OPI has released a special topcoat with real 18 karat gold flakes to layer over any mani.  Rock it on its own or layered over another colour.  Remember though, make sure it’s shaken, not stirred.

$37.50 at Chatters Beauty Supply and Salon.

3. Bangstyle Flexible Hold Spray                 

No, this grunge bottle isn’t a can of spray paint; instead, lock in style with a flexible hold with Bangstyle.    Create soft, touchable hold without the sticky residue.   Every hairstyle is a work of art with Bangstyle.

$20, available at select salons.

4. Joico K-PAK Revitalize Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment

The winter weather can be harsh to your precious locks.  Joico’s K-PAK Revitalize Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment actively repairs, restores, protects, and hydrates hair, correcting damage while protecting against future damage.

$24.95, available at Chatters Beauty Supply and Salon.

5. Deborah Lippmann She’s Always a Woman nail lacquer trio

The perfect shades for the holidays, this fab mini trio of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer’s is perfect for any gal on your list.  From the taupe Putty In Your Hands, to the royal blue My Prerogative, to the festive and fabulous Raspberry Beret (complete with 3-D micro glitter), this set will have you looking at your nails all night long.

$26, available at Holt Renfrew and Murale.

6. Make Up For Ever All Eyes on You kit

From a smoky eye, to a subtle highlight, Make Up For Ever’s All Eyes On You kit is the must have for the season.  This five-piece set includes cult-favourites like their HD Microfinish Powder, Smoky Lash Mascara, and the incredible Aqua Eyes liners.  Oh, and let’s not forget the universal Aqua Cream in a gorgeous pink shade, perfect for any skin type.

$65 at Sephora.

7. It Factor Simply It Quick Blowdrying Smoothing Lotion

In a rush but you just washed your hair?  Instead of having frosted tips (the bad kind), apply this smoothing lotion to your freshly washed locks before your blowdry to speed up the process.  It Factor’s VaporBoost system speeds up drying time by up to 50 per cent while providing UV and heat protection. Get freshly dried hair in a flash!

$22 USD at