Monday, January 26, 2009

Get-gorgeous ideas to get you set for the year ahead.

Day 1: De-puff post-party.Your parting gift from last night's shindig? Puffy eyes. Send those bags packing with a cooling eye gel such as Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eyes De-Puffing & Fortifying Soothing Hydrogel,

$26.Day 2: Get jet-lag relief.Holiday travel can take its toll on your skin. Recharge with My Blend Anti-Jet Lag Relief Emergency Booster, $45, a cocktail of moisturizers for plane-parched skin, with stimulating green coffee and soothing cotton seeds.

Day 3: Steam-clean your pores.Drop a Lush Toner Tab, a tablet that when steeped in hot water creates steam infused with hydrating essential oils. Try the Vitamin C Toner Tab, $1.50.

Day 4: Toss your old, cruddy makeup bag.Try a fun, chic bag from Sonia Kashuk Beauty at Target like the Foldover Clutch,

$15.Day 5: Deep-clean your teeth.After too many festive glasses of red wine, your smile may need a brightening boost. Try Crest Weekly Clean Intensive Cleaning Paste, $4, with ingredients similar to what your dentist uses.

Day 6: Boost immunity from the toes up.Feet absorb health-enhancing essential oils best after a warm soak. So give yourself a preventative pedicure. Donna Perillo, owner of Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa in New York City, suggests a rosemary salt scrub and soak (relieves muscle aches), followed by a eucalyptus lotion (promotes circulation). Try Bliss Hot Salt Scrub with Rosemary and Eucalyptus, $36, and Thymes Eucalyptus Body Lotion,

$22.Day 7: Go pure.A detox wouldn't be complete without fruits and veggies. Boost your intake with 100% Pure, a makeup line that uses produce-derived pigments. Try First Crush Eyeshadow Palette with Fruit Pigments, $32, made from berries, tea, tomatoes, and chocolate.

Day 8: Log on for free beauty booty.Sign up for free samples at

Week, Bobbi Brown created Bobbi Brown Bobbi Brights Palette, $70, irresistible to women who aren't afraid to experiment with color — 35 bright, matte shadows.

Day 11: Tune in to the smoky eye.Written instructions for tough-to-do makeup trends are often not enough. Log on to and watch makeup pro Tricia Sawyer go to work.Day 12: Relive your youth.Channel the first diva in your life — Smurfette — with Too Faced The Smurfette Collection. Our favorite pick, the So Smurfy Eye Shadow Collection, $32.50, is an eye quad with shades of pink, two glittering neutrals, and, of course, blue. It's la, la, la-la la la lovely.

Day 13: Cozy up.Get your skin ready for snuggle season with the decadent Shea Cashmere Collection from Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa, made with shea butter and cashmere extract.

Our favorite: Bubble Bath, $18, which comes in its own cashmere bag. Does it get any more luxurious?Day 14: Pick the perfect perfume — from your desk.Check out's fragrance finder and choose a new scent based on the notes you like.

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