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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."
We're still buzzing from the Golden Globe nominations — because that means we're one step closer to seeing what some of our favorite runway creations look like on real people. Well, celebrities, at least. But, sartorial credit where it's due: This year's leading ladies have some seriously impressive off-camera style that read
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read