‘Tis The Season For Gift Giving!

Every year when Christmas rolls around, we are all left scatterbrained on what to get our loved ones. Well if your special someone is anything like me, they will certainly appreciate a good ‘Beauty’ find. So many products come out throughout the year and it can be difficult to find one that you think she may really like. Check out the products that made my list and are sure to be a hit with your Beauty Maven.


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L’Oréal Paris Sparkling Soirée Nail Collection – $5.99 each

A modern, soirée-chic holiday collection inspired by fashion’s biggest runways.  By itself, a single sequin on a dress adds subtle glimmer, but collectively, they shimmer brightly as the season’s most elegant bead of choice.  Winter glamour comes to life as Colour Riche introduces Sparkling Soirée: four winter shades and four glitter top coats.  Go solo or pair together for up to 24 mesmerizing looks. I truly feel as a manicure can not only compliment but also complete an outfit so you can’t go wrong with any or all of these gorgeous shades. 

Urban Decay Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil Set – $60

There’s no such thing as too much black. Perfect for the liner junkie on your list, this eight-shade set contains four double-ended pencils each with a black shade on one end and a richly colored shade on the other to create an array of looks with mystery and depth on the other end. The four hit black shades, Black Velvet, Black Market, Perversion, and Zero, are paired with Smoke (gray matte), Tornado (deep eggplant), LSD (navy shimmer) and Demolition (brown matte) for the ultimate edgy lineup.


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette – $29

Featuring six taupe-hued matte neutrals, it also includes five never-before-seen shades. Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ incorporates a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. They’re neutral enough for a range of skin tones—from cool to olive complexions to darker skin—and they’re perfect for creating a neutral matte eye or base eye looks with your favorite bolder shadows. It even has one shadow with a subtle, satin finish (Skimp), which is ideal for highlighting and adding dimension. I think every woman should have a go to neutral palette. You can create so many looks, day & night, with this one. A must for any beauty lover.


L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara – $8.99

The “Butterfly Effect” is amplified as L’Oréal Paris revamps its cult mascara, intensifying lashes just in time for the holiday party season. Lashes are transformed with intensely extravagant volume by way of a new double-wing brush designed to stretch and intensely deploy each lash outward, from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. This mascara comes in Blackest Black, Black, and Waterproof Blackest Black.

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash – $39

OK – I saved my favorite for last. What’s better than a powerful lipstick for Christmas? A whole set of them! This holiday, give them some lip… stick. This mini vault is loaded with six deluxe samples of Revolution Lipstick in three best-selling shades and three never-before-seen ones. Ladyflower, Crush and Illicit are all new shades of pink, while Gash, Liar and F Bomb round out the set with deep and classic reds and nudes. And we didn’t forget the most important step – keep them all in place with the full-size, universal 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone stashed inside. All of these shades are bold, pigmented and super creamy. The size is perfect for the woman on the go. 


I hope this Holiday Gift Guide makes buying the perfect Beauty product for your loved one a little easier!

Stay tuned as next week I will be swatching a few of the products shown above and showing you a few different ways to use them.

La Gata star and telenovela veteran Maite Perroni shares the scoop on her character’s signature hairdo with Glam Belleza Latina’s contributing editor, Kika Rocha, in the 2014 fall issue, out now.


Maite on the process behind getting Esmeralda’s hair on La Gata

“It is a big and wild mane at the beginning, but at the end my look is much more sophisticated. For the wild look, the hairstylist braids my hair, then flatirons each braid before undoing it. My puffy hair adds drama to my character, but my hair suffers a lot!”


Maite on how she keeps her hair shiny…

My hair goes through so much during taping, but I really take care of it. When you’re good to your hair, it shows. I try to wash it every day, and I use hydrating masks. On set, I insist on using products that protect my hair from heat styling.”


Maite on her natural beauty tips

My grandmother taught me a great trick of using tomato, or jitomate, as a mask. I mash it up and apply it all over my hair and scalp. I like to leave it on for a few hours when I’m spending a lazy weekend at home or even overnight. The jitomate really nourishes every strand and gives it super shine.”


Maite on her makeup routine…

“[My] makeup always starts with lots of mascara. I don’t wear heavy makeup when I’m not working, but I never leave home without my sunblock, a light foundation, pink blush, and a natural gloss. I also like bronzers for a bit of shimmer. That’s my everyday look. If I’m going to a party or event, I wear red lipstick.” 


I love the NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil. This one pencil has so many used – concealing flaws & blemishes, lip liner to prevent bleeding & fading, highlight under the brow – but my favorite is to use it on the inner corner of my eye. This brightens the eyes & can give the illusion that they are bigger.

Julep Nail Polish – Margaret, which is a Light periwinkle crème.


I love this color alone but decided to jazz it up with some gold glitter.