Beautyscopes

By Dian Mills

Originally published December 2012



Generous Aries loves the holiday season because it brings endless excuses to put on her hostess hat and treat her friends to all the pampering and merriment they can handle! As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away, the holiday decorations go up, bucolic little snow-covered tabletop town scenes and all. Teleflora has the perfect gift to complete her cozy menagerie: Thomas Kinkade’s Memorial Winter Wonder bouquet. Nestled atop a gorgeous selection of holiday blooms, a hand painted, handcrafted winter wonderland scene features children building a snowman on the front lawn of a woodsy cottage that lights up! Classic and heartwarming, just like her. Order one for your favorite hostess (even if she’s you!) at www.teleflora.com.

RAMbling Roses: Reese Witherspoon, March 22; Alyson Hannigan, March 24; Katharine McPhee, March 25; Kristen Stewart, April 9; Victoria Beckham, April 17; Jennifer Garner, April 17; Kate Hudson, April 1
  



Reliable Taurus spends most of her time dotting i’s, crossing t’s and being the most stable person most of her friends know. Her reputation isn’t exactly sexy, but it works for her. Once in a while, though, she can’t help thinking that a little va va voom would be a fun addition to the mix! An ideal gift would be one that helps her slip into bombshell mode. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, that is! This limited edition holiday fragrance collection features three scents (Diamonds, Platinum and Sparkle) that combine hints of intoxicating flowers, fruits and fragrant woods to give her all the allure and confidence she needs to sex up her season in style. Unleash your inner pinup girl at a Victoria’s Secret shop near you or at www.victoriassecret.com.

Bully For Her: Bettie Page, April 22; Carol Burnett, April 26; Uma Thurman, April 29; Adele, May 5; Dian Mills, May 10; Malin Ackerman, May 12; Madeleine Albright, May 15
  



Energetic Gemini often feels scattered during the holiday season. There’s so much planning to do, so many people to please. With a little luck and a lot of concentration she can fit it all in, but there’s always one thing overlooked: herself! To make her transformation from worker bee to queen quick and simple, the IT Cosmetics Holiday Edition Airbrush Complexion Trio is the perfect gift. This gorgeously boxed set includes Airbrush Blush Stain, Antiaging Matte Airbrush Bronzer and Antiaging Airbrush Illuminizer, all superfine powders that will take her skin from pretty to perfect in just a few tickly sweeps. She’ll be sun-kissed, pink-cheeked and luminous before her admirers can say, “Where’s the mistletoe?” Airbrush yourself gorgeous at www.QVC.com.

Double Trouble: Pam Grier, May 26; Heidi Klum, June 1; Marilyn Monroe, June 1; Natalie Portman, June 9; Venus Williams, June 17; Zoe Saldana, June 19; Stevie Nicks, June 26
  



Emotional Cancer sees the holidays as a bit of a roller coaster. She loves spending time with family and friends, but her overly sensitive nature can quickly ruin everything if the wrong thing is said by a well-meaning, hot toddy-sipping uncle! What she needs is a sensory distraction to turn to when the conversation gets dicey. The perfect gift: the Luxe Intro Collection gift set from Macadamia Natural Oil™. Featuring every product in the luxurious hair care line, this set melds the lightweight and nutrient-rich elements of macadamia nut and argan seed oils to nourish her hair until it’s irresistibly pettable. She’ll be so busy caressing her silken locks, no ill-timed observation can touch her! Find your own flawless coping mechanism at www.macadamiahair.com.

Soft Shells: Meryl Streep, June 22; Frances McDormand, June 23; Deborah Harry, July 1; Princess Diana, July 1; Olivia Munn, July 3; Kristen Bell, July 18; Selena Gomez, July 22
  



Headstrong Leo is always up for a challenge. That’s why she loves this time of year! With all their parties, presents and pageantry, there’s nothing like the holidays to kick her into high gear and set her inner alpha free. If she’s going to make it all the way to January without spontaneously combusting, though, she’s got to add some relaxation to the mix! That’s why the Calgon® Hawaiian Ginger Gift Set is the perfect addition to her present pile. This luxurious bath and body collection, infused with an intoxicating blend of orange, melon, lemon, Hawaiian ginger, woods and musk, will take her mind out of the game and set it free in a sun-drenched paradise. If she decides to come back, she’ll be ready to conquer anything. Next stop: the mall! Take your own trip to tropical Eden at www.calgonstore.com.

Hear Them Roar: Anna Paquin, July 24; Kate Beckinsale, July 26; Helen Mirren, July 26; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Martha Stewart, August 3; Viola Davis, August 11; Jennifer Lawrence, August 15
  



Modest Virgo is always a bit embarrassed during the holidays. She adores the sentiments of the season, but doesn’t feel comfortable accepting extravagant gifts from family and friends. She knows that she’s loved and appreciated, so she doesn’t feel the need for a box of proof with a big red bow on it! One way to treat her to a little luxury without making her blush: slip a tube of L’Occitaine’s Rose des Champs Pearl Hand Cream into her pocket while she’s not looking! This rich, emollient cream will leave her skin buttery soft while the intoxicating floral scent will keep her mind strolling through the wildflower-covered meadows of Provence. By the time she realizes she’s accepted a gift, she’ll be blushing for all the right reasons! Find your own field of fantasy at usa.loccitaine.com and in over 170 boutiques throughout the U.S.

Mercury Rising: Blake Lively, August 25; Salma Hayek, September 2; Beyonce, September 4; Chrissie Hynde, September 7; P!nk, September 8; Amy Poehler, September 16; Anne Bancroft, September 17
  



Cultured Libra is always happiest when surrounded by beauty. People, places, objects … anything pleasing to the eye is welcome in her world and her captivating nature keeps them there! In order to remain equally fabulous-looking, she always hunts for the next great revelation in skin care. Her ideal gift: Saphir Concentrate Anti-Aging Face Oil by Själ Skincare. Crafted with an artisanal blend of rare essential oils and supra-3™ (a proprietary anti-aging bioactive complex), this light, sensuous elixir diminishes wrinkles, increases elasticity and restores skin to its natural luminous glory. She’ll look and feel like the Grand Dame she deserves to be! Treat your skin to a taste of liquid silk at www.Barneys.com and at Barney’s New York stores nationwide.

Scale It Up: Olivia Newton-John, September 26; Serena Williams, September 26; Julie Andrews, October 1; Kate Winslet, October 5; Rachel McAdams, October 7; Sigourney Weaver, October 8; Freida Pinto, October 18
  



Focused Scorpio knows what she wants and never lets her mind wander from the path to success. Not even the season of spiked eggnog and twinkling lights can challenge her singular determination. The only way to force her mind into fun mode: toss something gorgeously girly at it! Shiseido’s Limited Edition Camellia Compact is the perfect weapon. Designed in a beautiful camellia motif and featuring a combination of softly sparkling, sumptuously shaded powders to use separately or blend for an endless variety of luminous looks, it’s guaranteed to delight her before she can even think of resisting. Give yourself the gift of velvety glamour at www.shiseido.com.

Stingalicious: Katy Perry, October 25; Jenny McCarthy, November 1; Tilda Swinton, November 5; Emma Stone, November 6; Grace Kelly, November 12; Jodie Foster, November 19; Goldie Hawn, November 21
  



Adventurous Sagittarius loves to get away from it all as often as possible. She’s also a saucy minx, always looking for ways to spice up her relationships. Why not help her combine the two by giving her The Getaway Kit from Kama Sutra? A travel and romance-friendly collection of luxuriously playful Kama Sutra products like Sweet Honeysuckle Honey Dust (complete with feather applicator!), this set will tickle her fancy no matter where she escapes to (or with whom). Heat up your next getaway at www.kamasutra.com.

Her Aim is True: Christina Applegate, November 25; Tina Turner, November 26; Kathryn Bigelow, November 27; Bette Midler, December 1; Tyra Banks, December 4; Judi Dench, December 9; Taylor Swift, December 13
  



Responsible Capricorn can take care of herself and everyone around her and makes sure that they all know it. She’s trying to make them feel safe and secure, but her confidence is usually taken as coldness and results in a lot of lonely nights! What she needs is a friend who thinks she’s amazing from day one...Furby! Hasbro’s classic interactive fluffball is back, just in time. She can talk to it, feed it, tickle it and teach it her favorite songs. All the while, it’s learning to love her just the way she is and it will tell her in Furbish (which she can translate using an optional app for Apple devices) or English. After spending enough time charming this guy, she might just soften up enough to attract a few humans! Adopt your own best friend wherever toys and games are sold, including www.HasbroToyShop.com.

Capricornucopia: Helena Christensen, December 25; Tracey Ullman, December 30; Katie Couric, January 7; Pat Benatar, January 10; Kirstie Alley, January 12; Betty White, January 17; Dolly Parton, January 19
  



Independent Aquarius quietly dreads this time of year. The more party invitations she gets, the more cherished private time she sees slipping away. It’s not that she doesn’t love her friends and family, she just loves a quiet evening with a good book equally! Her ideal gift: a weekend-long pass on all things social and a big box of Archer Farms holiday snacks and coffees from Target. Nibbles like Roasted Sea Salt Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Holiday Trail Mix and Butter Toffee Caramel Corn will tickle her taste buds while cozy coffee flavors like Gingerbread Toffee, Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple warm her soul. Come Monday, she’ll be ready to tackle all the parties the season can toss at her! Treat yourself at your local Target store.

The Water’s Fine: Geena Davis, January 21; Ellen DeGeneres, January 26; Oprah Winfrey, January 29; Kerry Washington, January 31; Shakira, February 2; Elizabeth Banks, February 10; Jennifer Aniston, February 11; Christina Ricci, February 12
  



Dreamy Pisces has the most powerful imagination in the zodiac. She gets to live her fantasies every day! Her mind is an exciting place, but all that fun doesn’t always fit well with her daily routine. Her ideal gift: the perfect environment for cerebral wandering. Tarte au Citron Body & Bath Duo by Laura Mercier combines luxurious honey bath crème and sensuous soufflé body cream to envelop her in invigorating luxury and keep her there for hours. In fact, she may never come out! Let your mind wander at major department stores, www.LauraMercier.com or www.sephora.com.

Up the Yin Yang: Ellen Page, February 21; Drew Barrymore, February 22; Chelsea Handler, February 25; Rashida Jones, February 25; Elizabeth Taylor, February 27; Marypatricia Mills, March 1; Carrie Underwood, March 10; Eva Longoria, March 15
  
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