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Beauty Must-Haves

This month's Gotta Get It! is filled with our latest beauty finds to keep you looking your absolute prettiest during the busy holiday season. Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa or pumpkin latte, sit back and enjoy. After visiting the websites featured below, we invite you to return here and enter to win your choice of a fabulous prize from our gift closet.

For a smile as bright as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, add the Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System to your wish list. Patented ionic technology activates the enamel-safe whitening gel to break down years of stubborn stains embedded in teeth. Whiten teeth in the comfort of your own home for a lot less than a trip to the dentist...and in only 10 minutes a day for 5 days!! Use for 5 minutes in morning and 5 minutes at night for 5 consecutive days. Quick, easy and no sensitivity! The Pearl Holiday Sparkle Kit also includes a free Gel Booster Kit for touch ups and is on special for $159 {a $245 value} with code BWsparkle35. Visit ionicpearl.com.


In between, keep your smile its whitest everyday with Rembrandt's Intense Stain Toothpaste. We love the refreshing mint taste. Formulated with micro polishers and a strong stain-fighting ingredient to help remove tough stains caused by coffee, tea and wine. $7.49 at rembrandt.com. Save $2 with code SAVE5.



Usana's Gentle Daily Cleanser deeply cleanses and hydrates the skin. It's a soap-free gel cleanser made of pure plant extracts. Enhanced with green-tea extract, it washes away dirt and makeup without drying delicate facial skin. A 4-oz pump bottle retails for $16.95 at usana.com.



Cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate with Kai's Body Buffer, which when wet, releases their delightful signature scent in foaming bubbles. Infused with exotic perfumes and natural oils including palm, coconut and olive oil, the Body Buffer exfoliates, cleanses and moisturizes skin. SRP: $40 for a box set of two sponges {approximately 30 uses}. Follow-up with Kai's Body Butter after showering for a layered scent that lasts all day and smooth-as-silk skin. kaifragrance.com.



For those who prefer bar soap, WoodSprite Organic Oats & Almonds Olive Oil Soap is a heavenly-scented way to nourish and cleanse skin. Made entirely of organic ingredients and pure essential oils including sweet almonds, oats, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter. Its all natural ingredients helps soothe, heal, and revive skin during the harsh winter months. A 4-oz. bar retails for $10 at woodspriteorganicbody.com.




We like Ouidad's Climate Control Conditioner to keep the frizzies at bay in the rain, sleet and snow. Ouidad's exclusive humidity shield complex combines a blend of moisturizers which encapsulate the hair shaft and provide a barrier from humidity. An 8.5 oz. bottle retails for $21 at Ouidad.com.



I had been testing Rusk's Deep Shine Color Care Lock-in Treatment and although I liked the scent, I really didn't notice a difference in my hair...until I stopped using it! My color faded in a couple of weeks without it. This leave-in treatment contains patented ingredients that protect hair from UV rays and definitely extends color. 6-oz. spray bottle retails for $16. A store locator is available at rusk1.com



For the look of extension-style loose curls, try ClickNCurl. Curl and blow dry your hair at the same time. The set includes five curlers and a snap-on handle. It does take a bit of practice to get the curlers to stay in hair {there are no clips}, but they do a great job of smoothing hair and providing body, bounce and loose curls. Available in small or medium-sized rollers. $44.99 at click-n-curl.com.


All those late night holiday parties can show especially around the delicate eye area. Keep your peepers looking bright with Precision MD's Celfix DNA iQuad Infusion Total Eye Complex. A light, hydrating, non-greasy cream that quickly absorbs to smooth fine lines, reduce puffiness and dark circles. SRP: $69 available by physician dispense and select e-retail stores. 

For a rosy glow all winter long brush on Frankie Rose Single Satin Powder Blush. We tried Pink Ladies for cool skin tones. LOVE it! I found I was having to apply more and more of my regular blush to achieve a healthy "flushed" look at this time of year. With Frankie Rose's Pink Ladies, a light stroke of the brush gives a "sunkissed" look all winter long. 12 shades for cool, warm and neutral skin tones. $17 at frankierosecosmetics.com.



Create a "polished" look while brightening up your day with Londontown's Cheer lakur. A high-gloss, long-lasting nail color that is infused with vitamins and minerals to healing and nail health. Vegan-, cruelty-, and gluten-free. A .4-oz. bottle retails for $22 at londontownusa.com.


The Cake by Jeffrey James Organics "takes the cake" in the facial mask category. A whipped raspberry souffle mud mask, gently and naturally exfoliates to leave skin with a healthy glow after just 10 minutes. And did I mention it smells incredibly delicious? It's made of ultra light whipped bentonite clay to draw out toxins and impurities. Natural bamboo, raspberry fibers and hibiscus petals enriched with anti-oxidants, revive, hydrate and nourish skin. A 2-oz. jar retails for $42 at JeffreyJamesOrganics.com.

Obagi's new Hydrate Luxe Moisture Rich Cream is a must-have for dry skin especially during the winter months. It is incredibly hydrating, so much so that those pesky lines appear smoother. My skin is noticeably brighter, healthier looking, the dryness has disappeared and lines are not as pronounced. The moisture intensive formula includes shea butter, avocado, mango oil and peptides to leave skin smooth, hydrated and radiant. SRP: $70 for a 1.7 oz jar. Obagi is sold by skincare physician's nationwide. Click HERE to find one near you and for details on Obagi's Brand Ambassador Program for a chance to win $600 worth of products and a 3-day Spa Getaway for 2 valued at $3,000. 


Treat yourself to a refreshing night's sleep with Savvy Sleepers 100% Pure Satin Pillowcases. They eliminate "bed head" and sleep creases on skin. Suprisingly, they really do seem to provide a more restful night's sleep, probably because they're so soft and comfortable, there is less tossing and turning. Machine washable, they are available in Standard and King, and have a secret pocket to hold mints, hair ties or slip a love note inside. $36 savvysleeper.com. Sweet dreams!


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet

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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 1, 2014.  Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.


    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


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