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Treat yourself Make room on your holiday shopping list for a little indulgence Giving is usually better than receiving, but not everything you desire can make it onto the wish list you share with your loved ones. And not everyone in your life knows the difference between a ceramic and titanium flat iron or understands the importance of a good retinol in a night cream. For those beauty buys that need an expert opinion, don’t ask Santa—look to yourself to get the job done. You’ve been eyeing a new anti-aging cream to add to your arsenal—now’s the time for a seasonal splurge. If your inbox is overflowing with holiday party invitations, fake your way to a full week of sleep with an eye cream that blasts away dark circles and ensures you wake up looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed, even when you feel anything but. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, retinol, peptides and vitamin C and E to really get the job done. The one accessory you don’t want to accompany your cocktail dress during holiday season is a bad hair day. If your goal is to master the super sleek manes that have become runway mainstays this season, try a new flat iron that incorporates tourmaline technology or the latest blow dryer that cuts down on both heat and time spent under the nozzle. If a little post-shopping pick-me-up is all you’re after, a new mascara of the volumizing variety works wonders to brighten up weary peepers. Or perfect your pout for an encounter under the mistletoe with a crimson red lipstick, with either a matte or high-shine finish. Both are on-trend right now. Tips and Tricks *Store your luxe new eye cream in the fridge. The cooling sensation helps minimize puffiness upon application. *Never rub wet hair with a towel—it can rough up your cuticle and lead to more frizz. Instead, use your towel to squeeze out the excess moisture. Did you know? Coco Chanel was on to something when she said, “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” After all, 26 per cent of women feel more confident while wearing red lipstick.