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Beauty Gifts! Made in America!

Still looking for a beauty gift for a friend or family member?
A great stocking stuff?
Beauty gifts work great for girls of every age!!
Here are some beauty brands that are Made in America! Yay!

My favorite beauty brands that are made in america:

Murad for great skin care products. I love their acne line, which I use and has helped me!

Orly nail polishes and treatments. Nail colors are great stocking stuffers and every girl, teen, woman that likes dolling up loves nail colors! Its so easy to buy as a gift!

Philosophy has lovely bath and body products that I often buy as gifts because they look cute and smell great with a range from fruity to seasonal ginger-bread to classic scents.

Other Beauty Brands:

Nail Polish:

Essie, Deborah Lippman

Cosmetics:

Bare Escentuals – Mineral makeup
Merle Norman – Cosmetics and skincare for all ages
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Professional finish cosmetics with rave reviews for Lip Tar
RMS Beauty – Pure and organic color cosmetic line
Josie Maran – Natural cosmetics line with eco-friendly products and biodegradable packaging safe and healthy for the body and the earth. Approx 75% of the products are made in the U.S. including the favorite Bear Naked Wipes, a favorite among celebrities and make up artists.

Skin/Body Care:

Clarisonic – Operated out of Washington, Clarisonic has fans who gush about the Cleansing Brush
Smith’s Rosebud – I’ve heard great things about its lip balm but haven’t tried it!
Burt’s Bee’s – Natural skincare line
Eos – Body care, lotions, lip balms, shaving gel
Bath & Body Works – Wide range of bath, body, candles etc!
Ciao Bella – Luxurious pure all natural body and skincare products to feed
Hugo Naturals – Handcrafted Soaps
UdderlySmooth – Intensive moisturizing creams!
Tata HarperRedefined natural skincare products that are 100 percent natural, non-toxic, and highly effective. The line delivers stunning anti-aging results without compromising ones health.
Mayron’s Goods – Natural, clean, organic skin care for adults and children. Products are loaded with essential oils, vitamins, anti-oxidants and healing ingredients in the aroma therapeutic tradition. The line is a cruelty-free, all natural skin care line that does not use synthetic fragrances, paraben, sodium lauryl sulfate, or DEA.

Hair:

Chi Hair Dryers & Straighteners – Well, pretty self explanatory… hair dryers, curlers, straighteners..
Biosilk – Silk infused hair products
Renpure Organics – Organic hair products
Ted Gibson Hair Products – Created by celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson, his line offers luxury products that are effective and simple to use and combines modern technology with the highest quality ingredients available.

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Still looking for Gifts? Support Made in America at Major Stores!

Here are some Made in America items at major stores! Spending $67 on products Made in America helps 200,000 jobs!

Wouldn’t you rather get something made with pride and help another family?
Chorus: YES!!!

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Bloomingdales — – http://bit.ly/12nFQA8 

J Crew — bit.ly/VOOja2

Thanksgiving — There will be pie!

We’re 11 days away to thanksgiving! Excited?

It’s an American traditional holiday for family and close friends to get together and give thanks over a huge meal that traditionally involves Turkey, Sweet Potatoe, Pumpkin and Pie (possibly together as pumpkin pie).

I just think it’s a good time to be thankful for what we have (rather than moan about the things we do not have) and I usually take this time to thank my friends who have been there for me. Friendship is very dear to me, especially friends who are there for me through the tough times.

If not, it’s just a great reason to EAT! =)

It’s a small affair so I try to keep it simple. I couldn’t get to thanksgiving last year due to a family emergency but this year I’m planning on cooking it. I’ve been pondering on my Thanksgiving menu.

I’m thinking of Cheese Puffs for appetizers (not very traditional but I’ve been craving them!). I first had these at Eleven Madison in NYC years ago. They are deliciously cheesy and light and the trick is to serve them hot. My friends and I had so many of them and they were just delicious! I’m still trying to think of sides but there will definitely be pie! Pie — from scratch! Crust, filling and everything!  It’ll be a berry pie — my favorite! As much as I love apple, pecan, pumpkin and most other pies, berry pies are my favorite by far.

Any great easy to make tasty ideas for sides? What are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?

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