Beautyscopes

By Dian Mills

Originally published November 2013



Ambitious Aries is always looking for her next big thing. Even when there’s a project to focus on, part of her brain is sifting through piles of fragmented ideas, piecing them together in new and inspiring ways. Her iPhone 5 is her faithful personal assistant, keeping her organized and connected, and the fear of losing battery power just as she’s on the verge of a breakthrough has her toting power cords and scouting electrical outlets everywhere she goes. The mophie. juice pack helium iPhone battery case is exactly what she needs! Ultra-thin and protective, this sleek case comes in seven gorgeous colors and provides up to 80% extra battery life. Set her free of fear (and travel chargers) forever at www.mophie.com.

Aries-and-Shine: 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
  



Generous Taurus loves the holidays and all the warmth and goodwill they inspire. When it comes to gifts, though, she usually prefers to give than receive. She does appreciate fun things but, unless a gift is practical, she always ends up feeling guilty that the giver spent money unnecessarily. The sneaky way around this: surprise her with the Keep Warm and Carry On hot water bottle from Warm Tradition. A perfect blend of quirk and practicality, the bottle is sturdy, eco-friendly and efficient while the whimsical, soft knit cover makes hugging it safe and soothing. She’ll be snuggly and smiling all winter long! Click your way to www.WarmTradition.com to choose from a spectacular array of designs and styles.

Jingle Bulls: 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
  



Adaptable Gemini is a natural multitasker. She’s at her best when juggling so many things, those around her just stand back and marvel. She’s so good at it, she doesn’t really understand why anybody bothers doing one thing at a time. The perfect gift for her has to serve more than one purpose, and ChapStick® Collectors Edition Ornament Tins are both pretty and protective! Available in three festive designs, each tin contains three super-moisturizing, yummily scented Candy Cane seasonal lip balms. She’ll be able to pop pout protectors in every pocket, then pretty up her pine tree and … maybe … spend a minute or two just admiring it. You’ll find them merrying up the aisles of your local Target store for a limited time.

Glittering Gems: 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
  



Caring Cancer has a sixth sense when it comes to people she loves. She can always tell when somebody needs a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on and hers are always first on the scene. All that comforting can really wear a girl down, though, so she cherishes her alone time. To make absolutely sure her senses don’t ruin her respites, treat her to a pair of Polk Nue Era Headphones. Sleek and pretty, these in-ear charmers use Dynamic Balance driver tuning and fine-tuned diaphragm geometry to ensure that whatever she’s listening to will sound terrific and sweep her away from everybody’s cares, especially her own! Pick up her pair (and yours) at www.polkaudio.com.

Crabby? Never!: 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
  



Dynamic Leo is a force of nature. Whether at work or play, people find her exuberance irresistible. She loves being a leader, but it doesn’t leave her much time to relax and recharge. Her ideal gift: the Hand Picked Rose Essentials Gift Set from Jurlique. Featuring decadent rose hand cream and Essence of Rose roll-on fragrance oil in an elegant red box, this balancing and calming set will let her smell the roses even when she can’t stop! Indulge her senses at /www.jurlique.com.

Purr-fect: Anna Paquin, July 24; Helen Mirren, July 26; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Martha Stewart, August 3; Viola Davis, August 11; Jennifer Lawrence, August 15; Loretta Devine, August 21
  



Sweet-natured Virgo is a classic Good Girl. Whether she’s saving kittens from trees or being polite to telemarketers, she does everything with kindness. Once in a while, though, her inner Bad Girl needs to have a little fun. A few late nights later, her skin definitely begins to suffer the consequences! Her ideal gift: the Rescue Repair Collection from Clairvoyant Beauty. Packed with fatigue-busting, anti-aging nutrient DMAE, lavender and sea minerals, this team of skin revampers will make sure that the good girl is all people see, even when the bad girl has been tearing up the town! Available at http://www.clairvoyantbeauty.com/

Pure As Snow: 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
  



Imaginative Libra loves stories. Whether thinking up her own or listening to others tell theirs, she’s never more inspired than when lost in a really good yarn! Her ideal gift: the Premier Collection Fountain Pen from Parker. Elegant and luxuriously modern, this gorgeous instrument features an 18k solid gold nib for ultimate precision and comfort. Put one in her hand and watch her creative floodgates fly open! Gaze at all the stunning trim and finish options at www.parkerpen.com.

Beauties in Balance: 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
  



Sensual Scorpio 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. Crème Brulée Body & Bath Duet by Laura Mercier combines luxurious soufflé body crème and sensuous bath salts 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.nordstrom.com.

Never Stingy: 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
  



Intense Sagittarius takes life very seriously. She hates to fail and will run herself into the ground making sure it never happens. The ideal gift for her should soothe both body and soul: Reed’s Ginger Chews. Made simply using a generations-old Indonesian recipe, these deliciously natural treats come in original and peanut butter flavors and are packed with tummy settling ginger. With a snack like this around, she might just remember to breathe and enjoy herself once in a while! Keep her smiling all year long at www.reedsinc.com.

Straight Shooters: 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
  



Steadfast Capricorn spends most of her time in her own head. Even when she spends time with others, she’s usually thinking about anything from closet organization to a song she heard that morning! To drag her out of there and into the world, she needs to focus on intriguing external sights and sounds. Her ideal gift: “The Jacket” iMW455 Bluetooth Speaker from Altec Lansing. This compact, powerful, portable speaker not only pairs quickly and remembers up to eight separate devices, a rainbow of colorful skins make sure it always looks great! Something pretty that plays whatever she feels like listening to might just become her new best friend. Choose one for her (and yourself) at www.alteclansing.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
  



Unassuming Aquarius prefers to live below the radar. She craves comfort and stability, keeping her friends close and her fuzzy blankets closer. Simple, thoughtful gifts bring her the greatest pleasure, so keep her cozy with Kentwool Performance Socks! Made in the USA using a proprietary blend of natural and high-tech fibers, these climate and odor-controlled foot huggers are ideal for everything from running a marathon to curling up on the couch. Practical and protective … perfect! Choose from myriad colors and styles at www.kentwoolsocks.com.

Float Like Angels: 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
  



Selfless Pisces lives to take care of others. Whether friends, family or lucky strangers, everybody who enters her orbit leaves feeling nurtured and refreshed. The one person she tends to let slip is herself! The perfect gift will force her to let somebody pamper her for a change. Treat her to an amazing Murad® Healthy Skin facial and take-home regimen kit from Massage Envy Spa. With four formulations to choose from (Environmental Shield, Age Reform, Resurgence and Acne Complex), these kits offer high performance solutions to any skin concern while extending the fresh, dewy radiance she’ll leave the spa sporting. Choose the best way to unleash her inner glow at www.MassageEnvy.com or www.Facebook.com/MassageEnvy.

Yin to My Yang: Ellen Page, February 21; Drew Barrymore, February 22; Chelsea Handler, February 25; Rashida Jones, February 25; Elizabeth Taylor, February 27; Carrie Underwood, March 10; Eva Longoria, March 15
  
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