Getting a finished glamorous look just got easier this holiday season with an array of fabulous finds.

Three favorites under $30 made my gift list:

1. Holiday Hair Magic:MH_MagicDrops

Tame frizzy and fly-away hair in seconds with Magic Drops Rescue and Repair Serum by Mark Hill.

Use on Damp or Dry Hair.

The treatment uses protein complexes to protect, strengthen and restructure damaged and dry hair.

  • Helps repair split ends.
  • Non rinse formula to seal in hydration.
  • Leaves hair instantly healthier and stronger.

Key Ingredients:

Panthenol – Gives long lasting moisture control and strengthens the hair structure.
Micro Wheat Proteins – Penetrates deep into the hair cortex. Protects, repairs and re structures the hair shaft.
Keravis – Hair strengthening complex. Strengthens the hair inside and out, prevents the cuticles from thermal stress.

Strands are left silky-soft and shiny.

Suggested Retail: $11.99 Available at Walgreens.

The entire Mark Hill Defrizz-ilicious Collection offers moisture, shine and control for even the most unruly of hair. The cost is as attractive as the end result. A definite hot beauty buy for divas on a budget. The extensive salon quality product line, features shampoo to hairspray, with prices ranging from $9.99 to $11.99.

About Mark Hill:

Mark Hill is one of the defining influences on British hairdressing. Based in Yorkshire, Mark is still the only hairdresser outside London to have won the British Hairdresser of the Year twice, and is the only UK hairdresser to have ever won the prestigious International Hairdresser of the Year accolade twice in succession.


2. A Glowing Complexion for the New Year:


Baby…it is cold outside.  And, winter weather can mean dramatic fluctuations in temps, indoors and out, that play havoc on your skin.

Fans of the Clarisonic line now have a secret weapon to add to their arsenal. – Clarisonic’s Moisturizing Cleanse Duo. The skin saver combo, with a special savings pricetag of $30.
The duo combines the power of a deep hydrating and vitamin-enriched creamy cleanser with a custom brush head offering an ultra-soft, high-performance cleanse. Created for dry, aging and sensitive skin.

The Clarisonic cleansing regimen focuses on 3 primary needs – exfoliation, hydration and protection. A patent mixture of sucrose and coconut derivatives works with the brush power to remove impurities. Algae and Aloe Vera are added to the formula to replenish and lock in moisture. Vitamin E and Japanese Green Tea, also among the key ingredients, gently soothe and soften skin.

Duo Set Includes: LUXE Cashmere Cleanse Brush Head and Gentle Hydro Cleanser (1 Oz.)

Available at Clarisonic Online.


3. A Party Gal’s Best Friend:


ALTCHEK™ MD‘s  portable pack of 10 eye gel pad pairs will keep you bright-eyed, beautiful and looking your very best into the wee hours of the morning.

Party On without the Puffiness!

The Eye Gel Pads help reduce the appearance of fine lines while hydrating the sensitive and fragile skin under the eyes.
The perfect treatment before or after a night out on the town!


  • Immediately refreshes and revitalizes fatigued eyes
  • Hydrates and replenishes the delicate skin around the eye area
  • Retinyl Palmitate helps renew and improve skin’s resilience
  • Smoothes to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Antioxidants help the delicate eye area resist environmental stressors

Suggested Retail: $20  Available at Ulta Beauty Online