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The Season for Beauty!


One of our favorite resources for all things beauty, the Beauty Collection at Corona del Mar Plaza has chic and petite must have stocking stuffers for the holidays.

Kat Burki’s limited edition Tuberose Candle ($35) is a simple, clean and fresh scent that’s perfect for crisp winter days and nights. These candles are made with hand-poured, renewable soy wax and cotton eco-wicks, and can burn 60 hours.










A few of our favorites include Maddyloo ornaments, ($15-$20) that add sparkle and shine to your ponytail all season long. Plus, they won’t damage your hair.A few of our other favorites include Maddyloo ornaments, ($15-$20)  that add sparkle and shine to your ponytail all season long. Plus, they won’t damage your hair.









Butter London, the Steampunk Ball Collection: “Silver Expectations” ($15) is a crème and overcoat lacquer duo, and La Moss is a semi-sheer red-wine and Starbust is a sheer holographic glitter overcoat.









Tweezerman’s Glitterate Safari Slant Tweezer ($25) combines sparkle with a fun leopard print. These are the best tweezers on that market—precision and ease that you can count on.









Daily Concepts Your Exfoliating Gloves is a great gift for the germ phobes in your life. It’s an eco-bath accessory that will tell you the time it needs to be replaced, when the tag fades.






Deborah Lippmann I am not Edible ($20) the feminine  and edgy Staccato shades are just like your fave cotton candy and ice cream flavors with black glitters and traditional pastels.

Pixi by Petra Holiday Kits with mesmerEYES ($34) an assortment of 40 eye shadows to look party ready anytime; and Kissable Lips Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio ($16) are super smooth and healing in shades such as Comfort Clear, Honey Nectar and Ripe Raspberry. You’ll love the Fairy Dust Favourites with pure pigments powders ($12) to use as a highlighter on the cupids bow or brow bone, or as an eye shadow. Shades include Snow Sparkle, Gold Dust, Brightening Bare, Mocha Magic and Copper Sheen.

Open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Beauty Collection is at Corona del Mar Plaza at 932 Avocado Ave. in Newport Beach. 949.717.6554.

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Her Favorite Things: MAC Senior Artist Cynthia Rivas


We’re true-blue when it comes to M·A·C Cosmetics---it’s simply our favorite makeup line. It’s hard to pinpoint one reason why we favor MAC above all others, but part of the reason is that they change it up by introducing exciting limited edition fashion forward lines, the colors are unreal, the lipstick selection is insane, and it’s a professional makeup artist brand. We were fortunate enough to meet MAC Senior Artist Cynthia Rivas at the Heirloom Mix launch event at South Coast Plaza.

She was in town to oversee the excitement of MAC’s latest holiday collection that pays homage to the classic cameo, there’s the bold berry lip, metallic shades, and iridescent and glitter that’s perfect for the holidays. We love the refined black packaging collaged with silver sparkles. Rivas was happy to share here top five must-have MAC products that she can’t live without.

Ruby Woo lipstick. The top selling MAC Retro Matte lipstick features rich, saturated color with a one-of-a-kind matte finish. It’s a MAC cult favorite formula. Rivas says this red looks great on all skin tones.


 Pro Longwear Concealer. The trick is all in the concealer, and Rivas says this one can do its job for 10-12 hours! It has a matte finish and it provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, lightweight finish.

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