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Local gal Ada Polla, founder of spa skin care line Alchimie Forever, is one of the savviest gift-givers we know — from thoughtful presents to artsy wrapping, she's got the art of chic surprises down to a science. So naturally, when we needed some budget-friendly (but fabulous!) gifts for all those beauty junkies on our list this year, we turned to her. A frequent traveler and no-fuss hair-and-makeup maven, Polla came up with a selection of covetable confections under $50 that will satisfy pretty much every lady on your list. Because there's no better thank-you for a solid shoulder and a sympathetic ear than some extra-indulgent pampering that begs for "me time."
Confess our big crush, invest in Apple, kill Hitler, save Princess Diana — there are too many reasons to wish we could travel back and forth in time. It's pretty much a universal fantasy. At least, Hollywood makes it seem that way, if you inventory the number of time-travel movies released each year. The latest is read
Finding a unique Valentine's Day gift is difficult enough. But, it can be even worse when there's someone with a Y chromosome on the receiving end. While your undying love should be enough, you don't want to show up empty handed since he's most likely going to do something nice for you (unless he totally forgot, which read