Celebrate the Holidays with the new Gold Standard in Beauty

While gold may not have been named as the new Pantone Color(s) of the Year, I expect it’s going to play a starring role as the perfect accent for both of the soft, feminine shades of Rose Quartz & Serenity. Truthfully, metallics have been trending for some time now, but last season and going into 2016, gold has come out as the clear front-runner in everything from fashion to beauty and skincare. Even makeup genius Pat McGrath staged a Paris Fashion Week takeover, when she announced she’d be giving solid gold makeovers in the Tuileries Garden. It was brilliant, and for me instantly made anything, dipped, dusted or infused with gold a must-must-must-have! Here, how to add a gilded touch to your holiday beauty routine, whether gifting or indulging all on your own! xx

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From 18-to-24 Karats, the beauty world has quickly discovered that gold is a precious metal meant for much more than holding your gemstones. In fact, when infused into skincare and coated on the most advanced beauty tools, it has the ability to soothe, smooth and provide anti-inflammatory benefits, aka younger-looking skin. Talk about a whole new way to compliment your complexion! Featured above are a few of my faves to try – Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24K Gold Mask, Lancome Absolue Precious Oil, NuFace 24K Gold Gel Primer & Mini Rose Gold Facial Toner . And not shown, but coveted nonetheless, the NuFace Trinity Facial Toner has also gotten a golden upgrade for the holidays!

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If you’re not quite sure about skincare but still want to wrap-up a trendy golden gift that’s guaranteed to shine, fragrance is always a good idea. For me, what started with the Michael Kors Gold fragrance launch, has now translated into some of the most gorgeous gifting options of the season! I mean, gold-dipped bottles & glitter-filled scents … Seriously feeling so much love for this solid gold round up! Shown from left to right – Prada Candy Gold Collectors Edition,  My Burberry Festive Holiday Edition, Versace Eros Pour Femme, & Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold.

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If there’s one thing every girl needs this season (and for Spring 2016!), it’s perfectly shimmering golden-glazed eyes. Ideal for any holiday fete, filling stockings or even gifting your besties, these beauties will add the right amount of sparkle to make her standout, even if it’s just when she’s curling her lashes! Featured here, a mix of my wink-worthy picks for serving up instant eye envy – Lancome Hypnose Golden Topcoat Mascara, Dolce & Gabbana Antique Gold Mono Cream Shadow, Tarte Shine Bright Lash Set, Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow in Goldrush and Surface of the Sun, & Inglot 24K Pure Pigment.

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Finally, what better way to tackle the holidays & kick off an amazing New Year than with a finishing touch of 10 golden tips?! Make any mani next-level luxe with gilded lacquers that are like painting on pure luxury – OPI Comet Closer, Dolce & Gabbana Antique Gold, Lancome Vernis in Love Golden Topcoat, & OPI Super Star Status.

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