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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Fashion, Beauty, Home & Tech Gift Picks

We know, each year you promise to spend less on holiday and Christmas gifts. And each year you end up with a closet or guest room piled high with random stuff. So to help you pair down your shopping list, Everything She Wants has a   few choice fashion, beauty, tech and home gift ideas. For the fashionista AVON recently launched its Signature Collection , which debuts with the Mailyn Tote and Wallet ($30 and $15).  The collection is part of the brand's new, premium quality fashion accessories line featuring Avon’s iconic 4A monogram. The four A’s in the logo symbolize the tireless Avon representative motto, “ Anytime, Anywhere, Always, Ask. ” The Mailyn line comes in a rich chocolate brown color with warm gold tone hardware detailing the 4A motif. For the beauty maven Just in time for hat weather, the curly hair experts at Ouidad offers five kits  ($30-46) that will nourish your hair and leave it bouncin' and behavin'. The gift kits include Joy to the

Cool Nail Colors for the Holiday Season

Even if the rest of you is bundled up, you can still flaunt the season's biggest accessory--bold, head-turning nail colors. Here are some of the best gift sets and colors available for the 2013 holiday season. LVX 2013 Holiday Collection  is a trio of luxe, vegan nail lacquer. As a brand, LVX is inspired by runway fashion trends and blends the hottest colors of the season into its unique color collections. The formula is non-toxic, long-lasting, chip-resistant and streak free. LVX lacquers are super shiny and heavily pigmented.  To stay on trend, the brand creates four custom palettes a year. The holiday trio is $36 and available at . Through Dec. 31, 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to PETA. Mariah Carey Holiday  is a collaboration with OPI of 18 limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by the international superstar. The seasonal promotion includes an assortment of red, burgundy, maroon and chocolate brown hues, along with glittery

Black Friday Shopping Tips from Shop Trotter!

We barely put the Halloween decorations away, but it's already Christmastime in the city. The biggest shopping day of the year, however, is right around the corner.  So are you ready to brave the early morning Black Friday sales? Black Friday shoppers./Image from To help you map out your Black Friday strategy, try ShopTrotter --a navigational shopping website and app that makes shopping trips less stressful by finding users the stores they're most interested in based on product type, price and brand, and then providing them with a customized route to their destinations. ShopTrotter currently features route-planning capabilities for over 80 cities worldwide. Here, the app offers 5 tips on how to navigate the door-busting madness: Pack plenty of water and snacks.  Let’s be honest – a thirsty, hungry shopper is a crabby and less-efficient shopper. Stay on your A-game by packing water and snacks in your purse. Map out your route ahead of time with Sho

Spring 2014 Jewelry Trends from Glitterrings and Jill Zarin

You can never have enough baubles and bling.  And if you're looking for the latest costume jewelry trends for spring/summer 2014, look no further than Glitterrings and Jill Zarin ( yes, the former real housewife of New York has a successful jewelry line ). Here are some highlights from these nicely priced collections. Glitterrings' "Get the Message" layered pendant sets ($20-$25) and feature clear crystal and 14K gold and rhodium plated metals. Available March 2014 at "The Numbers Collection" ($28 each): Find out what your numerological number says about you. Each number is beautifully crafted and has a special meaning inscribed on the back. Available January 2014 at Jill Zarin's "Estate Blue Collection" ($40-$88; cuff, $55 and necklace, $88) features elegant looks in platinum rhodium  plating set in a "robin's egg" blue color stone. Available June 2014 at, Lo

Alexa Chung Talks About "IT", Her New Book

Alexa Chung is a television personality and international style icon. The quirky, exotic beauty is a co-host of the daily music television program Fuse News  and a contributing editor to British Vogue. Anna Wintour has described Chung as “a phenomenon,” while Karl Lagerfeld referred to her as “beautiful and clever…a modern girl.” "It" girl Alexa Chung. She even has a Mulberry bag named after her.  So who better to tell us how to get “IT "  (Penguin Group), whatever it may be? Inside her book , readers will discover who inspires Chung--from Mick Jagger to Annie Hall. According to a synopsis from Penguin, "IT"   reads like a series of conversations had over brunch with an enviously cool best friend, and is just as much a book about cultivating one’s own originality as it is a how-to on capturing Chung’s specific je ne sais quoi.   Read this Q&A with Chung for more insight into her fab world. Question: Your style icons are varied, from t

Cozy Tights and Legwear from Kushyfoot

Everything She Wants  loves legwear and we were recently sent a pair of tights to try out that will surely shield your gams from the fall and winter chill. Kushyfoot 's fleeced lined tights and trouser socks are soft and cozy, and so warm you won't need an additional layer of leggings or leg warmers. Better yet, they're a bargain at only $8.99 for the tights and $5.99 for the socks. "We're always designing distinctive products to assure that Kushyfoot comfort is available for every shoe, legwear and fashion need," says the brand's president, Mitch Brown, about new Kushyfoot products for Fall-Winter 2013-2014. Tights in microfiber, heather, rib, a diamond pattern and fishnets round out the collection, and Kushyfoot shaper tights ($9.99) have the added benefit of streamlining the wearer's figure and enhancing her legs. The brand also offers lightweight ballerina Flats to Go ($9.99), the perfect lightweight shoe to keep in your purse and at

Holiday Travel Beauty Tips from Sjal Skincare

Holiday season is the peak travel season.  And hurried trips by planes, trains and automobiles can take a toll on your skin.  To help us look refreshed while we’re on the road, sjal skincare co-founder and beauty expert Kristin Petrovich offers Everything She Wants  five helpful travel beauty tips. Sjal skincare co-founder, Kristin Petrovich. 1.  Before you travel:  Drink green tea to detoxify and water to keep body hydrated.   Lysine is a great amino acid that increases white blood cells, boosting the immune system. Apply a serum and oil/moisturizer to the skin such as the  sjal kura intuitif . Use a light makeup and eye cream like sjal's   orbe eye cream , which can also be applied around your mouth. 2.  Different Climates, Different Products:  Depending on what kind of climate you are traveling to, your skin will need a different regimen and products to adapt. In cold weather, use an oil ( sjal's saphir concentrate );   a heavy moisturizer like sjal&#