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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."
Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read