Beautyscopes: December 2013


The holidays are here and so are the Beauty News holiday Beautyscopes!

Cultured Aries is happiest when surrounded by beauty. People, places, objects … anything pleasing to the eye is welcome in her world! In order to remain equally luminous (especially during holiday party season, when even the trees dress up), she’s always hunting for the next great revelation in skin care. Her new obsession: gLove Treat Paraffin Wax Hand and Foot Treatments. Infused with coconut and lavender oils, these microwave-safe lightweight gloves and boots last through four mess-free treatments. With one cozy, 15-minute treatment per week, she’ll look and feel like the Grand Dame she deserves to be! Treat your skin to spa quality at-home pampering at

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

Emotional Taurus sees the holidays as a bit of a roller coaster. She loves spending time with family and friends, but her sensitive nature can quickly ruin everything if the wrong thing is said by a well-meaning, hot toddy-sipping uncle! She usually hits the festive, calorie-logged snacks with a vengeance when the conversation gets dicey, but the thought of spending the new year trying to get back into her jeans has inspired her to tweak her game plan. This year’s delicious distraction: Krave Jerky. This deliciously artisanal line of high protein, low calorie jerky is made with beef, pork and turkey and comes in a variety of yummy flavors ranging from Black Cherry Barbecue to Garlic Chili Pepper. With a purseful of this stuff, no ill-timed observation can touch her! Find your own scrumptious coping mechanism at Target, Safeway and other specialty retailers or at

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

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 the transformation from dull worker bee to radiant queen quick and simple, she entrusts her skin to the NEOVA® Serious GlyPeel peel-off mask. This soothing treatment gives her all the brightening and renewal benefits of glycolic acid, a calming antioxidant blend and a deeply hydrating humectant without the expense and inconvenience of a spa visit. In just 15 minutes she’s all aglow and ready to revel! Render yourself luminous at

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

Independent Cancer 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 equally loves a quiet evening with a good book! Her ideal setup: a weekend-long pass on all things social and a supply of Archer Farms holiday snacks and coffees from Target. Nibbles like Jingle Blend and Rudolph’s Mix will tickle her taste buds while cozy coffee flavors like Candy Cane and Pecan Pie 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.

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

Generous Leo 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. To keep her display fresh each year, she adds a bouquet or two from Teleflora’s Tele-Magical Holiday collection. From peppermint stick cuteness to rich ornamental finery, they’ve got everybody’s style covered. Find your floral bliss (complete with beautiful keepsake vases) at

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

Observant Virgo can spot imperfection a mile away. Whether it’s a smudge on a store window or an errant hair on a stranger’s head, anything out of the ordinary just seems to jump out at her. Since she knows she’s not the only eagle-eye in the world and has no desire to be spotted, her own appearance is always as pristine as is humanly possible! In this merry season of stress and decadent edibles, her skin can get a bit wild, so there’s a compact no!no! Skin Professional Acne Clearance System in her bag at all times. It’s the first and only device of its kind to use LHE® technology (light and heat) to quickly and painlessly knock out mild to moderate acne (up to an 81% improvement within 24 hours). A couple of zaps puts her firmly back in control of her complexion so she can party on in peace. Order your own personal blemish banisher at

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

Focused Libra 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 Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios are perfect weapons. Inspired by makeup artist Dick Page’s travels around the world and featuring alluring combinations of softly sparkling, sumptuously shaded powders to use separately or blend for an endless variety of luminous looks, they’re guaranteed to delight her before she can even think of resisting. Give yourself the gift of velvety glamour at

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

Sensible Scorpio always approaches the holidays with a game plan. Her goal: to get through it happily, but without completely evacuating her bank account! Her gift list is expertly curated, decorations are carefully stored and re-used year after year and travel is booked months in advance. Even her holiday party beauty regimen is optimized! For personal de-fuzzing in advance of extensive dress-wearing, her economical go-to tools come straight from Featuring burn-free, American made 5-blade razors complete with built-in soapbar to keep things sliding along, they started her off with a free handle and ship new cartridges right to her doorstep with the frequency she chooses. Thanks to their unbeatable prices and money back guarantee, she can justify being fur-free all year long! Brighten your depilatory horizon at

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

Free-spirited Sagittarius sees everything through rose colored glasses. Passionate and creative, she’s always searching for new ways to liven up even the most mundane daily tasks. Even her exercise routine has to be entertaining and varied, or she’ll never stick with it. To keep her body amped and her self-esteem sparkling through the holidays, she stocks her closet with Zumba Apparel. Inspired by the dance-based fitness craze, this collection features bright, sexy, cool outfits that keep her booty shaking whether she’s pumping up at the gym or pumping gas on the way home! Give your wardrobe an inspirational twist at

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

Responsible Capricorn loves to make the most of the holiday season. No matter what kinds of festivities might present themselves, she prides herself on being prepared for any outcome. An overnight bag, stocked with everything a girl who’s had a bit too much fun might need to make it home in one pretty piece, is her permanent plus one! Its contents: cozy pajamas, a toothbrush, a cute change of clothes and her Ole La La Look at Her Glow travel skin care kit from Ole Henriksen. A four-piece set of portable glow-getters nestled into a bright, happy cosmetics bag, it does everything from pamper her skin with potent elixirs to jump start her senses with uplifting aromas. Once this team is finished with her, nobody will ever guess who the party animal is! Find your own radiance rescue team at

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

Energetic Aquarius is the ultimate social butterfly. For every facet of her wildly diverse personality, there’s a group of friends so devoted that it’s practically a fan club! The holidays are one long party, but her feet pay a painful price. All that running around, dancing and boisterous merrymaking (in skyscraper heels, of course) can really tire out a girl’s tootsies! Serious shin-digging requires serious protection, so she treats her feet to daily massages with Hiker’s Foot Healer from Le Couvent des Minimes. This rich, soothing, plant-based cream nourishes beaten feet with an intensity that carries them through whatever trials her day (and night) may toss at them. Pamper your piggies at

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

Practical Pisces desires beauty and luxury as much as the next girl, but the idea of paying others to pamper her is more stressful than sexy. She’s always searching for the perfect DIY versions of salon treatments. Just in time to knock ‘em dead for the holidays, along comes the Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit! This perfectly portable, easy to use set contains all she needs to treat herself to a salon quality, long-lasting, brilliant gel manicure without tipping a single nail tech. The kit’s included polish, “Red Carpet Reddy”, is a festive shade of crimson and two limited edition holiday collections ensure that she’ll sparkle her way through the season! Treat yourself to a kit and fill your sleigh with gorgeous colors at

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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