Hot End-of-the-Year Beauty Products
Battle the cold weather, and look bright and beautiful at the holiday parties.

Shiffa’s Relaxing Hair Oil
is so great, you will want to give it as a gift and keep one for yourself. This multi-purpose product nourishes your hair while taming frizz and flyaways. A-mazing.

My all-time favorite lipstick, Gabriel Cosmetics’ Femme Fatale provides the perfect punch of chic pink. Saturated and bright with the added bonus of being all-natural, this color makes you lips pop.

The best moisturizer, Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream from Korres does the job without any unwanted additives. The slight floral smell perks me up in the morning as the light formula sinks in effortlessly.

Invigorating and fruity, Out of Africa’s Skin Saver in Grapefruit melts in quickly, perfect on just showered skin. This hydrating body oil is free of parabens and sulfates that can do more harm than good.

Those with allergies will adore Schmidt’s Cedarwood + Juniper Deodorant. Redolent of a walk in the woods, this all-natural paste is free of aluminum, an ingredient alleged to be linked to cancer.

Goodness gracious! Marble and Milkweed’s products are scrumptious. The Rosy Lip Tint comes in the most cunning tin scented with rose otto that will make you want to buy a dozen.

If your face were a cupcake, you would want to frost it with Savannah Bee’s delicious lip gloss. In yummy flavors like Tupelo Honey and Mint Blossom, these precious tubes go on like butter.

So pretty! Goody’s Spin Pin Luxe twirls effortlessly into hair, leaving behind a golden rose. This is a great way to accessorize without much fuss.

I love an eye shadow palette that combines a few colors. Jane Iredale’s Eye Steppes combo goCool includes a versatile and sparkly combination of purples, like Mulled Wine and Cold Snap that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Earth Angels
Agave Healing Oil Treatment works on all hair types to restore shine and moisture to locks beaten down by styling, dye or just changes in the weather. Look for the holiday edition packaged with an Agave Oil Diffuser - a terrific gift.

Caru Skincare makes special themed kits to treat your specific woes. Winter’s toll of dry, flaky skin is ameliorated with the moisturizing Jojoba Oil, French Green Clay Soap and Rock & Rose Facial Toner.

Maybe you can’t afford a vacation, but Good Earth Beauty’s Wild Bath is almost as good. The Coconut Lime Exfoliating Shower Whip scrubs, refreshes and revives like a nap on the beach followed by a tropical margarita.

The double-sided lip pencil from La Bella Donna boasts a lip liner on one side and a lip crayon on the other for absolutely easy application. The sublime colors, like Luscious, warm up a tired face and provide a measure of oomph.

Fight post-holiday “blahs” with Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. This treatment, chock full of retinol, green tea, evening primrose and a multitude of other ingredients, will put the bloom back in your cheeks.

Cutting Edge
I don’t know what it is about the Japanese, but everything they do sports a veneer of cool. Hada Labo’s skincare products, now available at will sit boldly on the corner of your sink and make you feel like a 21st Century Girl.

Mixed Chicks products reflect the melting pot of America with a Leave-in Conditioneraimed at those with a little or a lot of curl. This useful product tames hair without leaving it sticky, crunchy or otherwise unnatural to the touch. Fantastic!

A wonder for winter flyaways, Peter Coppola’s Keratin Concept Just Blow Spray works to tame hair without ruining it in the process. Just spray and blow dry for smooth, flawless locks.