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    It's highly likely that you're lying on a sofa somewhere (in your hometown or otherwise), nursing an eggnog- and champagne-induced hangover and the food coma to beat all food comas. It's a well-known fact that the holidays have a way of tiring us out. But when they're all over and done with, there's one thing that can cure even the most intense post-holiday blues: sales.

    Boxing Day discounts aren't exactly rare, with retailers around the world offering up a deal or two from now until the new year. But there's no sale quite like Nordstrom's Half Yearly sale.

    From December 26th all the way until January 2nd, you can save up to 50% off all your favorite brands — from Sandy Liang to Topshop to Proenza Schouler — while supplies last at Nordstrom. And to save you from the chaos that is any Nordstrom location on the day after Christmas, we're making it easy to get the best deals right from the comfort of your home.

    After scouring this sale from top to bottom (yup, 210 pages and all!), we rounded up all the best picks. But don't wait — we're betting they won't last long.

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    The most frustrating thing about eczema isn’t that it appears in dry, flaky patches that make the skin itch like crazy. Or the fact that, after decades of study, researchers still haven't figured out what causes the condition, which is also known as atopic dermatitis. (They do think it’s likely due to a defect in the skin barrier that prevents it from retaining moisture.) No, eczema's real upper hand is that it can be exacerbated by cold weather, high temperatures, and dry climates — so, essentially, any weather at all. The icing on the bummer cake is that there's no known cure for the condition, but that's not to say there's no hope for relief.

    “While we cannot cure eczema, we can often control the symptoms with the right skin-care and lifestyle changes,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist and lifelong eczema sufferer. Below, she and New York-based dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, share their best tips for managing the flareups — no matter what the weather.

    Making Good Lifestyle Choices

    While there might not be one single thing we can do to make eczema go away forever, there are several things we can do to mitigate flareups. To start, Dr. Wu, who's behind the book Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days, suggests keeping a food diary. “Many people with eczema have food allergies or sensitivities, so it helps to keep track of your [reaction to] food,” she says. “See if you can identify which foods make your skin flare up.” Dr. Wu cites dairy, nuts, eggs, and wheat as common triggers for the condition, and salmon and fish-oil supplements as foods that might ease it. She also says that lentils, kidney beans, and red meat rich in zinc act as natural anti-inflammatories.

    Another tip from Dr. Wu: Avoid wearing wool. “Wool fibers are like little corkscrews that irritate the nerve endings in your skin,” she says. “If you must wear wool, layer a smooth silk or finely-woven cotton T-shirt underneath.”

    Photographed by Megan Madden.

    Exercising climate control can also do a lot to help regulate reactive skin. “Try to keep a consistent temperature and avoid cold, dry weather as best as possible,” Shah says. That means using a humidifier when air is dry, wearing protective clothing in the cold, and avoiding situations that expose skin to excess moisture, such as taking hot showers, steam baths, saunas, soaks in hot tubs, or engaging in strenuous exercise that leaves you drenched in sweat. Of course, telling someone to avoid entire weather patterns can feel little defeatist, but that’s where strong skin-care habits come in.

    Optimize Everyday Skin Care

    Let’s get real: There’s no avoiding bathing, and for many, there's no avoiding exposure to cold temperatures — which is why our derms suggest everyday skin-care habits to help compensate for the inevitable. If exposed to hot or cold, both Dr. Shah and Dr. Wu suggest applying a gentle but rich moisturizer onto skin immediately after; Dr. Shah also recommends showering or bathing in lukewarm water for 10 minutes or less, and washing with gentle, non-soap cleansers. Once out of the shower, treat skin to a gentle moisturizer within three minutes after bathing.

    “People with eczema have a weak skin barrier, so it helps to apply a rich body oil or body butter immediately after you get out of the shower to seal in moisture and replenish your skin’s natural oils,” Dr. Wu says. She suggests looking for products formulated specifically for eczema and sensitive skin. “One of my favorite brands is SkinFix, which makes products containing natural anti-inflammatory ingredients such as zinc and colloidal oatmeal, so you can feel safe about using them daily, even on your face," she says.

    Treating Flareups Like A Pro

    The fact is that flareups can strike even when being you're being diligent about regulating skin temperature and moisture. When that happens, “The most important thing is to treat it early, as soon as the itching or rash appears,” Dr. Wu says. “Otherwise, you get into a vicious itch-scratch-itch cycle, and the skin doesn’t have a chance to heal.” That means hitting the inflamed skin with occlusive balms and creams that contain hydrating ingredients like ceramides, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin.

    For the treatment of her own eczema flareups, Dr. Wu has also found success with CBD (cannabinoid) products. “This winter, my eczema flared on my lips, so I’ve been using cocoa-scented Vertly lip balm, which contains CBD as well as coconut oil and shea butter,” she says. “CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.”

    Dr. Wu also notes that those suffering an flareup while treating blemishes may have to put the later on the back burner for a spell, as skin care formulated for acne can further inflame an eczema patch. “Many acne medications, including retinoids and salicylic acid, tend to exacerbate dryness and irritate eczema,” she says. “Treat them one at a time by clearing up the eczema first, then go back to your acne routine.”

    If the above methods aren’t helping to quell flareups, you may need to call for reinforcements. “In that situation, you may need a stronger prescription-strength cream. In my office, I may give patients antihistamine pills, prescription-strength cortisone, and/or non-cortisone creams to put out the fire of an eczema flareup,” Dr. Wu says. "If your eczema weeps and oozes, see a dermatologist who can swab the area to make sure it’s not getting infected.” Sometimes, the pros really do know best, especially when it comes to a complicated, nuanced condition like this one.

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    What are your goals for 2019? To dream big, do more, and actually achieve your resolutions? We've got a planner for that. Or maybe it's just to keep all your dental appointments and brunch dates corralled in one fly notebook? We've got a planner for that, too.

    We've scoured the internet far and wide (and even consulted a few calendar junkies) to find the BEST daily, weekly, and monthly organizers to get you through the New Year. Whether you want to plan out every hour of the next few months or just have a place to jot down to-dos, we've found a planner for you. Oh, and for those of you just starting out your organizational journey, we have some undated options as well, meaning you can start and stop whenever you want — no blank pages left behind.

    Ahead, planners that make being organized easy, fun, and stylish.

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    Pick from one of five beautiful photos to adorn the cover of your Wish Diary — a weekly planner with a simple, clean, and flat-opening layout to fill with all your plans and notes for an inspirational 2019.

    Mochi Things 2019 Wish Weekly Planner, $18.86, available at Mochi Things

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    Wild & Wolf Weekend Blink Weekly Planner, $24.99, available at The Paper Store.

    This portable planner includes everything from reflect and refocus check-ins to happiness banks, mistake logs for ditching perfectionism, reward stickers, coloring pages, and more for living and embracing our most imperfect (but organized) lives.

    The Imperfect Life Planner 2019, $44.5, available at The Imperfect Life

    The secret to a streamlined schedule? A très chic agenda.

    Ashley Mary Celestial 2019 12-Month Planner, $34, available at Anthropologie

    Looking to organize your life down to the very day? This is the planner for you.

    The daily layout includes dedicated boxes for tracking meals, exercises, to-dos, and nightly reflection. Our favorite part? Every day has a motivational quote from our favorite muses, like Shonda Rhimes and Maya Angelou.

    The Happiness Planner The Happiness Planner® | Jan-Dec '19 | Daily, $59, available at The Happiness Planner

    This Amazon's Choice purchase is a best-selling planner that takes a scientific approach towards increased productivity and happiness within its layout.

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    Make getting your life together a rosy affair.

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    This hard-covered planner comes simply yet chicly designed in a linen-textured orange.

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    Is planning easier if we trick ourselves into thinking we're actually gardening? Either way, this notebook is very pretty.

    Urban Outfitters Patterned Daily Planner Journal, $20, available at Urban Outfitters

    A very chic addition to your desk vignette that also happens to help you keep your whole life organized.

    Dabney Lee for Blue Sky “Honeycomb Blue” Weekly/Monthly Hardcover Planner, $45, available at Blue Sky

    There is no project too big or too complicated for this mighty project planner. The undated format breaks down into four sections: yearly plan, monthly plan, weekly plan, and project plan. In total, you can plan 100 projects within its 160 pages. Side hustles, here you come!

    Poketo Project Planner in Clay, $38, available at Poketo

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    Bloom Daily Planners 2019 Vision Planner & Calendar, Marble, $28.95, available at Bloom Daily Planners

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    Calling all students! This planner is perfect for keeping your classes, short-term assignments, and long-term projects organized. (Pro-tip: It has a ringed binding so you can refill the pages as you knock out your work over the course of the year.)

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    This little black book gives you a plan for getting your shit together every day, week, and month of the year.

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    The planner comes in three layout options (horizontal, vertical, and hourly), two layout colorways, three coil colors, optional monogramming, and endless cover options. Our favorite part: all the bells and whistles easily attach to the coils so you can organize every part of your life right down to what you're making for dinner or what you're packing for vacation.

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    Keep track with a Kate Spade classic bound in a lovely watercolored-floral.

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    This soft leather planner is perfect for long-term brainstorming.

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    Never forget another to-do with this planner featuring a punchy, gold-foiled and energetic design. Moonstone 17-Month Classic Agenda, $16, available at The Paper Store

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    If your hair has ever touched peroxide, or been wrapped around a curling iron one too many times, you could probably use a protein bond-building hair treatment. Like a hair mask on steroids, these heavy-duty formulas do more than just make your hair shiny; they actually help to repair each strand from the inside out, healing the hair rather than just hydrating it.

    For a long time, these potent treatments could only be found in the hands of salon professionals. But a few years back, Olaplex changed the game by launching at Sephora, meaning you could finally get the salon-quality treatment without a hairdresser's license. More treatments of this type have since followed, and now, there are more than ever available on the market — even at drugstore prices.

    Full disclosure: Most of what you'll find over-the-counter still won't be quite as effective as what you get in the salon. Still, there's proof in the pudding that bond-building formulas work to not only create a glossy, healthy-looking seal over the hair, but also repair the damage you subject it to daily with hot tools or monthly with root touch-ups. Finally, your overprocessed hair doesn't have to feel overprocessed any longer. Ahead, the best reparative treatments that won't cost more than a partial set of highlights...

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    Maintaining the faux-blonde life means sacrificing a lot, like accepting your fate of fried ends and root breakage. This leave-in treatment hopes to spare you from at least some of that damage, thanks to protein-building amino acids and B vitamins. After shampooing and conditioning, smooth the lightweight tonic through hair from root to tip and continue with the rest of your styling routine.

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    Take the wait time out of your deep treatments by turning to this under-$7 shampoo and conditioning pair, which utilizes a cross-linking polymer called cystine, as well as vegetable proteins, to reverse color damage without having to spend an extra 20 minutes in the shower.

    OGX OGX Restoring + Bonding Plex Shampoo, $6.99, available at Target

    Matrix's new treatment trio comes complete with a shampoo and conditioner for regular use and a weekly treatment for heavy-duty repair. While the two daily steps keep your scalp from product build-up and rough texture, The Re-Bond 2 works similarly to Olaplex No. 3. Comb it through damp hair, leave on for 10 minutes, then directly add the Re-Bond 3 conditioner on top before rinsing. In just one test-drive, your hair will feel newly bouncy and silky smooth.

    Matrix Total Results The Re-Bond Pre-Conditioner, $18, available at Ulta Beauty

    Like your favorite pre-shampoo masks, this pH-balancing formula goes on before you wash your hair. After 10 minutes, rinse, then condition. By the time your hair is dried, those weak protein bonds will be as good as new. Try putting this in before going to the gym — the heat from your scalp will make the treatment work harder, making you an expert multitasker.

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    Any colorist will tell you that masking isn't an option — it's almost mandatory for healthy hair. At least, that's the case if you don't want to see serious breakage by your third pastel retouch. But unlike a lot of masks out there, this one will actually help prevent further damage by soaking the hair in nourishing amino acids to prep each strand for your next double process. Bonus: Not only does it protect from the kind of damage you'll find in the salon, but it'll also help keep your ends safe from your 400º curling iron.

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    For anyone who frequently covers their natural roots in bleach, you know one thing to be true: The breakage is real. Not only is it upsetting, but it often evokes fear in our hearts that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't go back for our next touch-up appointment. Luckily, Madison Reed just launched a weekly treatment (six treatments in total) to repair existing damage to color-treated hair before its next appointment. On top of being a bond-repairing formula, these treatments also work just as hard — if not harder — than your weekly Sunday masks by using ingredients like keratin and argan oil to nourish and hydrate.

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    There's a reason why celebrity colorists like Tracey Cunningham swear by Olaplex for their clients, A-list or otherwise: The game-changing treatment repairs and strengthens the bonds of damaged hair from the inside out. Formerly only available in salons, the company has since launched a three-step system for at-home use, including a shampoo, a conditioner, and the pièce de résistance, No.3, a treatment that you can use multiple times a week to restore the health and structure of chemically-fried strands.

    Olaplex Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, $28, available at Sephora

    If your hair is in need of a little extra love, this bond-repair cream can be left in to do the work long after you've shampooed. Packed with hydrolyzed keratin and rice protein, the strengthening solution helps repair hair that has been damaged by chemicals and heat. Nourishing ingredients like castor oil and algae extract will also leave your strands feeling stronger and shinier once you're done styling.

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    Nothing ushers in the new year quite like sequins. These shiny disks have managed to stand the test of time from Bianca Jagger's sequin show-stopping dresses to Michelle Obama's thigh-high Balenciaga boots, and are a sure fire way to make your party look is on point. They'll be as much a part of your winter going out uniform as a t-shirt on a summer day.

    If being labeled 'extra,' is top of mind, remember that the one time where sequins are never too much are whenever you damn feel like it, thank you very much. So, in the spirit of being the shining star you are, we are fully encouraging this level of extra. If dresses à la Paris Hilton and Kendall Jenner might not be quite your speed, we've rounded up the most eye catching tops guaranteed to brighten up any old pair of jeans, pants, or party skirts. These tops are not for the faint of heart — they command attention when you enter a room, as any disco ball hype girl could hope for. Party on, sparkle mavens and leave the LBD tucked away for another night.

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    Applying false lashe s — strip, individual, magnetic — is an art form, and we applaud those who are masters. But for the eyelash-challenged, putting on falsies can often turn into a sticky, disastrous mess — that's where eyelash extensions come in. The temporary enhancement not only makes your dreams of having fuller, wispier lashes a reality, but it's perfect for those who literally can't with applying falsies (or a million coats of mascara) on the regular.

    Lash extensions are extremely popular right now because they give the same effect as falsies, but they last for weeks. And although it seems as simple as gluing on an individual lash cluster, the application is far from effortless. A successful service requires the right pair of hands, or you could be left with your eyes inflamed or lashes melted off.

    Finding a person you can trust with your lashes should be treated like finding a nail salon, colorist, or bikini waxer — not just anyone can get the job done right. So, we did some homework for you. If you live in The Big Apple and have been considering trying out extensions for the first time or need a regular place to hit up for weekly refills, find the best places in the city for lash extensions, ahead.

    Envious Lashes

    Cost: Starter Set, $140; Natural Glam, $175; Alluring Eyes, $210; Envious Eyes, $245; Touch-ups, $150; Removal, $50

    "I've heard plenty of stories about sketchy lash extension experiences, so I was nervous the first time I decided to take the plunge. I went to Envious Lashes and saw its founder and owner, Clementina Richardson, for my first service. When I walked in the chic salon space my worries were put at ease thanks to the relaxing, clean, and stylish ambiance.

    "Clementina carefully evaluated my eyes and spoke to me about my preferences prior to the application process. During the service, she walked me through all steps until I fell asleep because I was so relaxed. When I woke up I was obsessed with my extensions. My eyes (which are super sensitive) didn't burn or feel irritated afterwards. And I was still left with full, natural lashes when all the extensions came off after three weeks. I've been going religiously ever since and have seen a few different Envious Lash specialists. I've had a pleasant experience every single time." — Aimee Simeon, beauty writer at Refinery29

    Blink Lash Club

    Cost: Natural Full Set, $100; Glamour Set, $150; Wispy Set, $180; Classic Set, $200; Touch-ups, $45 and up; Removal, $15 and up

    "I was exceptionally nervous walking into Blink for my first set of lash extensions. But as soon as I got in the chair, I was immediately at ease. The amazing staff walked me through the various options and styles to help me decide what type of lashes worked best for my personal aesthetic. After 45 minutes, I opened my eyes to a completely new look. I’ve received compliments from friends and family, and my colleagues have stopped me in the hallways at work to find out where I got my lashes done. From bedside manner to technique and longevity, I would 100% recommend Blink to a friend." — Corinne Lake, assistant account executive at Edelman

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    Lash Wonderland

    Cost: Natural Look, $80; Full Look, $110; Removal, $20; Refill, $65 and up

    "My first-ever set of lash extensions was done at Lash Wonderland, and I've been back over ten times since. Each time I get mink lashes, and I've never left disappointed. My extensions always last a long time; I can go up to three weeks without a refill. If it's your first time or your birthday, this shop also offers a discount, which is a great perk!" — Jasmine Gabbidon, logistics assistant at Opening Ceremony

    Lashes On 5th

    Cost: Natural Set, $120; Full Set, $140; Glamour Set, $180; Refill $45 and up

    "I've had consistently amazing experiences at Lashes On 5th. The space is so relaxing; you'll feel like you're at a spa. Before getting extensions, the staff sits you down for a brief consultation, so you can figure out the best look for your face and eye shape. Then, you're brought to a room where there are pillows and blankets, so you're as comfy as possible. The rooms are also great because they give customers privacy — I've been places where clients are cramped next to each other. I usually get 100 pieces per eye and leave happy every single time. I've gone swimming and slept on my face after getting extensions here, and my lashes were never ruined." — Maya Rene, makeup artist and founder of Office Glam Team

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    Zara has really been pulling out all the stops lately. Between a never-ending array of sequin-y party dresses and enough cozy knits to get us through the cold front ahead, there's practically nothing we don't want from this fast-fashion giant. But if there's one thing our favorite chic mass-market retailer does best, it's sales. Good thing for us, they just launched one — and it's big.

    Today marks the beginning of Zara's famous winter sale – you know, the one where you can find $30 trousers and $40 heels that were brand new to the floor just a few months ago. So whether you're still waiting to find that one perfect New Year's Eve outfit or just want to stock up on oversized blazers (you can never have too many!), we're betting you'll check off everything on your list during this major winter sale.

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    Since it's still the holiday season until January 2, let's take a break from parsing through the rumors of a rift between Meghan Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton to tackle something more, well, festive: Their Christmas Day 2018 looks.

    Last year, former Suits star Markle told Glamour UK she wished she could pull off Victoria Beckham's pieces. "Now what I'm starting to learn is, even though things look amazing on the hanger, it doesn't mean they're going to look amazing on me," she told the magazine. "For example, I love Victoria Beckham dresses, but I don't have the long torso to support that silhouette."

    So you can imagine our delight when we noticed the Duchess of Sussex, smiling ear-to-ear alongside Middleton, smiling ear to ear wearing Victoria Beckham to church on Christmas Day. The expectant royal wore a navy Victoria Beckham coat open to show her matching dress, Philip Treacy hat, and Stuart Weitzman boots. She also carried a Chloe 'Pixie' bag. Perhaps Beckham's form-fitting silhouettes' are a better fit for her growing torso. Either way, we like the evolution of the new royal's style (Last Christmas, shortly after she became engaged to Prince Harry, Markle wore a red Club Monaco dress with a Sentaler camel-colored coat on top.) The Duchess of Cambridge, meanwhile, wore a burgundy Catherine Walker coat and a matching headband by Jane Taylor

    It's beginning to look like a "very pregnant" Markle is wrapping up her duties for the season. In addition to church with the royal family, she and Harry spent Christmas day at Sandringham House in Norfolk.

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    We have entered the season of cold weather scenarios when sturdy footwear is key. Luckily, there are no shortage of options. But, there's one boot like no other, ready for all types of terrain (not just the mountains, those city streets can be just as unpredictable), and that is the venerable hiking boot. However, that fine line between cute and functional can sometimes be thin. Whether you’re in the market for a pair that could work for a Cheryl Strayed -inspired adventure or something a little lighter that can get you around on a slushy night dressed in a leather mini skirt and tights, we've got a few options for you.

    It simply makes sense to get a pair of boots that will leave you prepared for anything. From a climb up a mountain to a crawl at the ski lodge for some après cocktails, these lace-up, lug-soled black hiking boot options will have you covered for your local big chill.

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    No shade to the long-standing motto of House Stark, but winter is not coming — it's already here. Unfortunately, it's not just our alliances and fortitude that are tested when the temperature inevitably drops: Our skin bears the brunt of it, too. There's the dryness, the redness, and let's not forget the dullness, which is what ultimately drives us to start tracking cheap flights to the Caribbean on Expedia.

    But before anyone panics, there's no need to get on the next plane — unless you really want to, of course. With the right highlighter on hand, you're just one swipe away from a serious glow that'll almost make you forget there's another six months until summer. That's why we looked into the best highlighter palettes on the market that let you choose exactly the kind of glow you're looking for, and the precise level of luminosity you want to achieve.

    Ahead, the best highlighter palettes that will add some brightness to your colder days, and make winter (somewhat) more bearable — so you can go out and do something other than sit in your sweatpants binging Game of Thrones for a change.

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    This customizable highlighting kit comes with four different powder shades that promise to work for all skin tones. You can layer on the colors to create a multi-dimensional glow or just use one for a more natural look.

    L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette, $11.29, available at Target

    If you're looking for a subtle, great-skin-day glow, then this super-blendable palette was made for you. For an even more natural look, use your fingers instead of a brush to dab on highlighter — this creates a softer finisher.

    COVERGIRL truBLEND Super Stunner Palette , $9.99, available at Target

    The glow is all in your control with this trio: You can mix multiple highlighter shades together to create your own customized color, and you can pat each shade on wherever you like.

    Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette, $10.99, available at Target

    For cooler shades that work well with fair skin tones, go for this four-pan palette, which features pearlescent colors for a bright, radiant sheen.

    ColourPop Creme de la Crème Highlighter Palette, $18, available at Ulta Beauty

    Leave it to Rihanna to launch a seven-pan highlighter palette that comes with unexpected shades like copper and plum. (On top of that, she proved to us that highlighter is a full-time job by dropping a makeup tutorial that featured her dusting shades from the palette on her eyes, cheeks, collarbone, and ears.)

    Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette, $54, available at Sephora

    We don't know what we love more about this palette: the unique gel-to-powder formula, the warm shades that creates an instant post-vacation glow, or the fact that Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell helped create it. Either way, it's on our highlighter wishlist.

    Buxom Cosmetics Divine Goddess Luminizing Highlighter Palette, $32, available at Ulta Beauty

    Khloé Kardashian told us she's been a loyal fan of Becca's highlighters — so when she collaborated with her best friend Malika Haqq to release a line with the brand, it was an obvious choice to have her own. This palette has shades that work with all skin tones, as well as a bronzer to create that perfect sculpted glow.

    Becca BECCA x Khloé Kardashian & Malika Haqq Palette, $44, available at Ulta Beauty

    If you're new to the highlighter game, don't be afraid: This easy-to-use palette lets you go for a subtle finish or standout shimmer, with a creamy formula that practically melts into skin so you never risk a chalky finish.

    Smashbox Spotlight Palette, $15, available at Sephora

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    Bags are packed, presents are bought — now there's only one more thing to think about before the holidays: sales. You may have thought you'd seen the last of 'em this year, but the discount gods have graced us with one last round of half-off price tags and BOGO deals before the ball drops on New Year's Eve. Every December 26th (or even earlier), the retailers we go to for everything from dresses to shoes to bags slash their prices in the name of Boxing Day.

    This year is no different. Starting now until well into 2019, everyone from Nordstrom to Aritzia is bringing us some major deals. So while you've probably spent the last month shopping for everyone from your sister-in-law to your not-so-pleasant next-door neighbor, there's still one person who deserves a little love. To help you buy yourself that one gift you asked for but didn't receive this holiday season, we've rounded up the best Boxing Day deals so you can do so without breaking the bank.

    While you lounge around in a post-holiday food coma, take a scroll through this selection of can't miss Boxing Day sales.

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    Start Date: 12/24
    Sale: Up to 50% off select styles
    Promo Code: None

    Wilfred Free Naomi Sweater, $75, available at AritziaPhoto Courtesy of Aritzia.
    Dates: 12/26 - 12/28
    Sale: 25% off site-wide; Sale items up to 77% off
    Promo Code: None

    Dates: 12/29 - 1/5
    Sale: 19% off sale items only
    Promo Code: None

    Aelfie Fat Cat Pillow Cover, $64, available at ban.doPhoto Courtesy of

    Dates: 12/25 - 12/31
    Sale: Additional 20% off of all sale items
    Promo Code: BASHR29

    Ba&sh Emera Sweater, $232.4, available at Ba&shPhoto Courtesy of Ba&sh.

    Beyond Yoga
    Dates: 12/26 - 12/31
    Sale: Up to 80% off of markdowns
    Promo Code: None

    Beyond Yoga All In Racerback Bralet, $59.99, available at Beyond YogaPhoto Courtesy of Beyond Yoga.

    Dates: 12/22- 1/10
    Sale: 50% to 70% off select styles
    Promo Code: None

    BlueBella Kara Shirt and Short, $20, available at BluebellaPhoto Courtesy of Bluebella.

    Daniel Wellington
    Dates: 12/27 - 1/8
    Sale: 10% off when purchasing 2 or more products
    Promo Code: None

    Daniel Wellington Classic Petite 28mm Bondi, $143.1, available at Daniel WellingtonPhoto Courtesy of Daniel Wellington.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: Pay what you choose
    Promo Code: None

    Everlane The Cashmere Crew, $70, available at EverlanePhoto Courtesy of Everlane.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: Up to 60% off
    Promo Code: None

    Attico Crystal Embellished 100 Velvet Mules, $636, available at FarfetchPhoto Courtesy of Farfetch.

    Le Box Blanc
    Dates: 12/21 - 12/23
    Sale: $100 off purchases of $500 or more
    Promo Code: MOSTWANTED2018

    Dates: 12/25 - 12/30
    Sale: Extra 10% off sale items
    Promo Code: HOLIDAYS18

    Loeffler Randall Agnes Fan Tote, $283.5, available at Le Box BlancPhoto Courtesy of Le Box Blanc.

    Lisa Says Gah
    Dates: Now
    Sale: 20% off all red items
    Promo Code: CHEER

    Miista Cybil Boot, $308, available at Lisa Says GahPhoto Courtesy of Lisa Says Gah.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: 50% off full price styles
    Promo Code: LOVEIT

    LOFT Plus Plus-Size Velvet Wrap Dress, $44.75, available at LOFTPhoto Courtesy of Loft.

    Maison Miru
    Dates: 12/26 – 1/6
    Sale: 50% off select styles
    Promo Code: None

    Maison Miru Rainbow Infinite Huggie Earrings, $29, available at Maison MiruPhoto Courtesy of Maison Miru.

    Moda Operandi
    Dates: Now
    Sale: Extra 15% off sale
    Promo Code: HOLIDAY15

    Jacquemus Le Cariño Leather Bucket Bag, $650, available at Moda OperandiPhoto Courtesy of Moda Operandi.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: Up to 60% off
    Promo Code: None

    Ganni Lagarde Metallic Silk-Blend Blouse, $238, available at mytheresaPhoto Courtesy of MyTheresa.

    Need Supply
    Dates: Now
    Sale: 20% off site-wide
    Promo Code: GETALITTLE

    MSGM Crinkled Vinyl Blazer , $512.99, available at Need Supply

    MSGM Crinkled Vinyl Pant, $299.99, available at Need SupplyPhoto Courtesy of Need Supply.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: Up to 70% off
    Promo Code: None

    Sandy Liang Gordo Shearling-Paneled Quilted Shell Jacket, $480, available at Net-A-PorterPhoto Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

    Dates: 12/26 - 1/2
    Sale: Up to 50% off select items across departments
    Promo Code: None

    Marine Serre Moiré Trousers, $517.98, available at NordstromPhoto Courtesy of Nordstrom.

    Opening Ceremony
    Dates: Now
    Sale: Additional 30% off sale
    Promo Code: HOLIDAY30

    Adam Selman Gingham Sheer Tulle Shirt, $223, available at Opening Ceremony

    Adam Selman Gingham Sheer Tulle Pant, $268, available at Opening CeremonyPhoto Courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

    The Outnet
    Start Date: 12/21
    Sale: Extra 50% off select styles
    Promo Code: None

    Cinq à Sept Zoie Feather-Trimmed Mélange Stretch-Cotton Jersey T-Sh, $48.5, available at The OutnetPhoto Courtesy of The Outnet.

    Project Social T
    Dates: 12/25 - 1/2
    Sale: 60% off site-wide
    Promo Code: None

    Project Social T Smith Oversized Hoodie, $35.2, available at Project Social TPhoto Courtesy of Project Social T.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: Up to 70% off
    Promo Code: None

    Reformation Roxi Dress, $99, available at ReformationPhoto Courtesy of Reformation.

    Richer Poorer
    Start Date: 12/26
    Sale: 30% off site-wide
    Promo Code: None

    Richer Poorer Cactus Socks, $5.04, available at Richer PoorerPhoto Courtesy of Richer Poorer.

    Saskia Joy
    Dates: 12/26 - 1/16
    Sale: 30% off site-wide
    Promo Code: None

    Saskia Joy Ruby Stone Pinky Ring, $110.6, available at Saskia JoyPhoto Courtesy of Saskia Joy.

    Start Date: 12/26
    Sale: Up to 70% off
    Promo Code: None

    Stine Goya Concord Coat, $305.47, available at ShopbopPhoto Courtesy of Shopbop.

    Dates: Now
    Sale: Site-wide discounts
    Promo Code: None

    Sam Edelman Patent Leather Boots, $107.2, available at ZapposPhoto Courtesy of Zappo's.

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    Legit question: Would Cardi B be Cardi B without her ultra-long, ultra-bedazzled stiletto nails? Or, how would Kylie Jenner's vibe shift if extended, square-tipped manicures weren't a part of her beauty equation? Take away this key component of Cardi or Kylie's swag and you've taken away a crucial part of the persona.

    Perhaps more than a polish color or nail art choice, nail shape says a lot about who we are — or at least, how we roll. Cropped squoval is a classic — as in royal family classic — that's simpatico with lifestyles in which you've gotta use your hands to get shit done, while almond-shaped nails signal grace, thanks to their ability to feign elongated fingers.

    So what's your signature nail profile? If you haven't landed on one that feels comfortable and reflects the attitude you love to project, then settle in. Betina Goldstein, a pro manicurist responsible for some of the raddest looks on Instagram, shares her best tips for sorting out which nail shape may be right for you, ahead.

    The Shape: Oval

    "Whether shaping your natural nail or acrylic or gel extensions, try going for a shape that's a continuation of your finger and nail bed," Goldstein says, noting that keeping in sync with your natural nail bed shape will always flatter hands. The pro suggests oval nails for those with very narrow nail beds or fingers, for example.

    The Shape: Almond

    Almond nails were everywhere in 2018, and they were also the shape du jour in the '50s. The soft, pointed tip resembles that of the nut it's named after, and it's also flattering for narrow nail beds according to Bernstein. If you're not going for a retro feel, ditch the pretty peach and coral polish and try painting almond-shaped nails in modern shades and finishes instead (like high-shine chrome or gorgeous nail art).

    The Shape: Square

    Given the culture's unquenchable thirst for all things '90s, it may be just a matter of time before square-shaped nails fill our Instagram feeds alongside tie-dye and scrunchies. “In the ‘90s, a shorter and more square nail shape was popular. The look was very minimalist and clean — and such a severe reaction to the long, painted nails of the ‘80s," Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder of L.A. salon Olive & June told Refinery29. Square nails have a flat surface on top with sharp corners.

    The Shape: Sqouval

    "If you have wider nail beds, I would recommend going for squoval or round shape," Goldstein says of the go-to shape for negative-space manis. When worn short, the square-oval hybrid is a style that won't compromise hands-on jobs, such as parenting or bartending. Unlike square, the slightly rounded tips hug fingertips, so there's less room for breakage or for gunk to build up underneath.

    The Shape: Round

    According to Goldstein, round nails also look at-home on fingers with wider nail beds. Popular in the '40s, the shape is seeing a resurgence in Japan and here at home, as it's proved the perfect host for orbit manicures.

    The Shape: Coffin

    "To make your nails appear to be longer than they actually are, slightly bring in the sides of your nails," Goldstein says. "This will elongate the appearance of your nail bed." Tapered edges and a flat top, a signature of the coffin shape, provide the perfect way to create this illusion while adding a little edge to simple paint jobs.

    The Shape: Stiletto

    The closest thing we can get to actual talons are stiletto-shaped nails, a shape that can make a girl feel "more feline and powerful," according to Laverne Cox. Because a long runway is needed to achieve such a pointed tip, stiletto nails typically boast major length — something that looks fierce as hell, but may not work for more active lifestyles.

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    Yesterday, the newly christened Biebers celebrated their first Christmas as husband and wife. And, by all accounts, it was a good one: They got a puppy named Oscar, who Justin referred to as their "dogson" and Hailey called their "Christmas baby!" The two definitely seem to be reveling in their domestic bliss, at least according to their Instagram Stories, in their new home of Ontario, Canada. So now that the two are bound in holy matrimony, how much money do they share in the bank? (Since, reportedly, they did not get a prenup.)

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of the couple's joint wealth comes from Bieber: He's released five studio albums and 29 singles after being discovered at 14 years old on YouTube by manager Scooter Braun. His earnings only went up with hits like, "As Long As You Love Me," "What Do You Mean?," and "Friends." According to Money Nation, his Purpose and My World album sales earned him around $3 million each.

    But that's not where the big money's at: The Biebs' Purpose tour earned $250 million in ticket sales, the My World tour earned $53.3 million, and the Believe tour reportedly racked up $69.9 million. And who can forget Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the Bieber Fever-inducing concert documentary of 2011? It grossed a cool $73 million.

    Bieber is no stranger to #sponcon and endorsements, either. Remember that iconic Calvin Klein campaign? He's also repped Proactiv, Nicole by OPI, Beats by Dre, Elizabeth Arden, and Best Buy. On top of all that, Forbes estimated that from June 2016 to June 2017 alone, Bieber made $83.5 million. As for 2018, Bieber was expected to make bank on Spotify's IPO on the NYSE earlier this year. And though he didn't ball out on a bank-breaking wedding to Hailey, we know he shelled out a lot of money for the ring, which cost him an estimated $600,000.

    Before recently moving back to his native Canada, Bieber was renting a Spanish-style home in Toluca Lake, CA, for $100,000 a month, and a $17.9 million West Hollywood home  before that.

    Overall, Celebrity Net Worth values the 24-year-old at $265 million.

    Hailey Bieber brings some money to the table, too. The daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin (brother of Alec), the model signed with Ford Models in 2014 and then IMG Models in 2016, and has since graced the pages and covers of many magazines, including her first Vogue cover in February. Baldwin is also a runway mainstay, and most recently walked in Versace's pre-fall 2019 show (her first show as Mrs. Bieber).

    Like her husband, she knows a thing or two about lucrative collabs. Over the years, Baldwin has done a handbag collection with The Daily Edited, a shoe collection with Public Desire, jeans with Rag & Bone, a makeup collection with ModelCo, and sneakers with Adidas. (Also, she was in the promo video for Fyre Festival.) And she has TV chops — she hosted Drop The Mic on TBS.

    Celebrity Net Worth values her at $3 million. So together, the Biebers have about $268 million in the bank. Remember when all Justin needed was a beauty and a beat who could make his life complete? Well, he has both now. And a loooot of money.

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    When you pry your bleary, hungover eyes open on January 1, there's no rule saying you need to share words of wisdom with your friends on social media. A photo could say it all for you, as could radio silence. But if everyone did that, we'd have fewer ways to pass the time as we try not to relive whatever embarrassing things happened at last night’s New Year's Eve party.

    If coming up with a caption or post on New Year's Day sounds too hard (which is legit), this is where the wonderful world of Celebrity Instagram comes to the rescue again. Not only can we gaze upon the beautiful faces of Mandy Moore, Gabrielle Union, Millie Bobby Brown as we welcome this new year, these stars (or their clever social media managers) make their posts feel weighted with meaning to mark the occasion.

    Their creativity is our gain when the first day of 2019 rolls around. Whether we're paralyzed with fear of the future or just so darn tired of 2018, we can use those many New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Instagram posts and tweets from the past to inspire our own. (We can decide to throw shade like Kim Kardashian, or frolic in the sun like Gisele Bundchen. We have options!) Click ahead for the Instagram inspo that will take you into the new year with a bang — or at least a zinger.

    Write An Optimistic Essay

    If your followers don't mind you pouring your heart out, go for it like Mandy Moore did here. She acknowledges all the tough things happening out in the big world while also celebrating her personal victories, which is kind of the mood most people need on January 1.

    "Oh 2017," she wrote on New Year's Eve last year. "You were harrowing and heartening. On a personal note, some of the most indescribably joyful moments took place in the last 12 months (building a home, getting engaged, more challenging and fulfilling work on the greatest job I’ve ever had, etc...). I am humbled and grateful for it all....but they unfolded during a time of tremendous uncertainty, anxiety and dismay about so much. However, I am choosing to side with a glass half full perspective and feel buoyed by an endless arsenal of hope and fortitude about what the new year will bring for all. Only love.... cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year! Let’s do this 2018. And ps: I recognize that my wine glass in empty in that first pic. No symbolism- I was just waiting for refill on my fav @helenswines sparkling red (right, @streicherhair??)"

    Be A Self-Help Book In One Line

    We won't tell if you want to copy Gisele's post from 2016 word-for-word, as it seems applicable to almost anyone: "Let's let go of what no longer serves us and embrace with an open heart all the experiences that life will bring us in this New Year, co-creating the beautiful world we want to live in. #happynewyear #love #peace #joy #compassion #positivitiy #consciousness."

    Or Depress Everyone In One Line

    "To exist is to survive unfair choices. Happy New Year. #emonewyear," Ingrid Michaelson tweeted on the first day of 2017.

    Well, you can only get better from there, right?

    Make A Cat Video All About You

    Gabourey Sidibe took an unusual approach to New Year's resolutions, putting all the pressure on her cat. "When you swore you’ll do better in 2018 but you still wanna do hoodrat stuff wit yo friends so now you have to fight your demons," she wrote as her kitty fought its reflection.

    Look Forward To The Future (And Make Everyone Cry)

    Millie Bobby Brown shared an uplifting video montage of her 2017 last New Year's Eve, but she made sure we knew she's not just about that nostalgia as she wrote: "Dear 2018; you're going to be jam packed with exciting events, projects, and new places! I know 2017 is going to be hard to beat but I say we make it an amazing year. Listen 2018, I know we're pals so do me a favor and tell everyone I need them to be kind and if you were kind this year i need you to be even kinder the next. Happy new year Love mills xoxo."

    Shade Your Enemy

    "FACTS," Kim Kardashian wrote, as she posted a paparazzi pic of Taylor Swift and announced Kanye West's new single on January 1, 2016. Use the diss track of your choice, but also, probably don't post a photo of your target. Vague allusions are your friend ... because the internet REMEMBERS.

    Trick Everyone Into Thinking You Like Them Best

    "Before #OldManMiranda falls asleep: Happy new year," Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote at the end of 2016. "I feel so lucky to have you in my life. Let's make new things." (He was talking to me, I'm sure of it.)

    Be Metaphorical and Literal

    "May 2018 be filled with mountains of love and endless expansion!!! Here’s to becoming greater than you could ever imagine!!!! With love from the Deans!!! #2018 #happynewyear #greatness!!!" Alicia Keys wrote on January 1, with a video that makes us think someone got a drone for Christmas last year.

    ... Or Just Be Literal

    "When I said jumping into 2016... I meant it LITERALLY," Nina Dobrev captioned a pic of herself skydiving. You could also just use this caption without leaping out of an airplane.

    March Into That New Year...

    "Walkin Into 2018 Like.. 'Outta my way, I'm very busy,' " Gabrielle Union wrote on Instagram late in 2017, with a picture of the most authoritative bikini strut we've ever seen. That's an attitude worth emulating!

    ... Or Roll Into It

    Lena Dunham, that mistress of Schadenfreude, employed both the clever tool of the local news story and the wedgy selfie, in 2016 when she wrote, “Super sad local news story: girl dies of shock after a confetti cannon erupts several feet away. underwear out. no one mourns.”

    Begin The Year With Postcard-Perfect Deep Thoughts

    "First light of 2018," Alessandra Ambrosio wrote. "Make your dreams come true." It's simple, positive, and beautiful — and we can all use a little more of that as we begin this next year, too.

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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are great, but there's something about a post-holiday sale — the kind you can casually shop from the comfort of your couch while eating Christmas dinner leftovers — that's a lot more enjoyable. And of all the big stockroom-clearing sales happening this week, the best one is happening at Bath & Body Works. The brand's semi-annual sale starts today, December 26, with insane deals both online and in stores.

    For a limited time, you can grab all the B&BW goods you love — select jumbo candles, scented shower gels and body lotions, plug-in fragrances, and foaming hand soaps — for up to 75% off retail price.

    Head over to the site and scroll through the sale items, or check out the best picks from the mega sale, ahead. With deals this good, you can stock your bathroom with lemony fresh hand soap for all of 2019.

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    For a limited time, you can grab select body-care products — from candy apple-scented lotions and shower gels to cashmere fragrance mists and funfetti body scrubs — for 75% off.

    Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Winter Candy Apple Shower Gel, $3.12, available at Bath & Body Works

    You can also get a jumbo, 3-wick candle — like this one that smells like a fresh-cut fir tree — for just $10.

    Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam 3-Wick Candle, $10, available at Bath & Unwind

    If you're partial to wall plug-ins — the ones that you can just push into an outlet and forget about — you can grab a 2-pack of plugs for just $5. That'll give you a cinnamon-scented living room clear through March.

    Bath & Body Works Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Wallflowers Refills, 2-Pack, $5.75, available at Bath & Body Works

    For $3, you can give your bathroom a refresh with a foaming hand soap that smells like summer lemons.

    Bath & Body Works Sunshine & Lemons Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $3, available at Bath & Body Works

    Right now, Bath & Body Works is offering a deal on all its beloved (but sadly discontinued) fragrances — like Pink Chiffon, Sensual Amber, and Twilight Woods. They're all just $4 while supplies last.

    Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Twilight Woods Body Lotion, $4, available at Bath & Body Works

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    Photo: Courtesy of Impatient Foodie.

    We never really need an excuse to open a bottle of P rosecco, but this New Year, why not make your bubbly a little more extra by turning it into a homemade cocktail? While we will always love a flute on its own, sometimes mixing bubbly into a cocktail can be the perfect way to turn something special into something extra-special.

    We've gathered our favourite Champagne cocktails from around the web to ensure there's no shortage of that extra special. Cheers!

    Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktails
    Edible hibiscus flowers in rosewater are the showstopper in this delicious drink.

    Photo: Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon

    Honey Sage Gin Fizz
    This dreamy-looking cocktail has a secret: that's bacon on the rim (yes, bacon).

    Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is

    Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
    The shredded coconut on the rim makes this cocktail look wintry— but every sip is like a trip to a tropical climate thanks to the pineapple and coconut.

    Photo: Courtesy of Pineapple & Coconut.

    The Rosé Noir
    V-Day came and went, but you can enjoy this bubbly cocktail any day of the year.

    Photo: Courtesy of W&P Designs.

    Muddled Raspberries & Champagne
    If our inner kid could design a cocktail, we're pretty sure it would be pink and involve rock candy. In other words, it would be exactly like this drink.

    Photo: Courtesy of The Effortless Chic.

    Pomegranate Spritzers
    Homemade pomegranate syrup is surprisingly easy to make — and will make you look like a certified mixologist when you mix it with bubbly.

    Photo: Courtesy of Wedding Chicks.

    Moët Sunset Starlet
    This cocktail, made with rosé Champagne, is as pretty as a sunset.

    Photo: Courtesy of The Impatient Foodie.

    Sparking Ginger, Pear, And Cranberry Cocktail
    Ingredients like hearty rosemary, cranberries, and anjou pears prove that seasonal drinking can be fun, even in the depths of winter.

    Photo: Courtesy of Wedding Chicks.

    Winter Champagne Cocktail
    You only need a squeeze of orange juice, a dash of orange bitters, and a pretty sprig of rosemary to make a beverage this elegant.

    Photo: Courtesy of Style Within Reach.

    Pomegranate & Ginger Spritzer
    A winter fruit that is as gorgeous as it is tasty, pomegranate is a perfect pairing for your bottle of bubbly.

    Photo: Courtesy of Drizzle & Dip.

    French 75 Popsicles
    A staple of summer and childhood suddenly becomes grown-up (and festive!) with the addition of Champagne and gin.

    Photo: Courtesy of Reclaiming Provincial.

    Boreal Ridge
    This pretty cocktail uses lemongrass syrup and vanilla for a drink that smells as nice as it tastes.

    Photo: Courtesy of 10th Kitchen.

    Peppermint White Christmas
    Nothing says Christmas quite like a candy cane, and nothing says Christmas party like this cocktail with a candy-dusted rim.

    Photo: Courtesy of Freutcake.

    Elderflower Syrup, Vanilla & Pear Champagne Cocktail
    Elderflower and Champagne are pretty much the boozy equivalent of peanut butter and jelly — they just go together. Here, elderflower syrup and pears layer with Champagne for an irresistible drink.

    Photo: Courtesy of Lapin Blu.

    Kombucha Champagne Cocktail
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    Persimmon Smash
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    Raspberry Champagne Float
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    Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
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    When we're opening up gifts under the tree, our favorite things come in envelopes. Sure, we're excited about that Apple Watch or the Cravings cookbook we had on our wish list, but the real gold is in the gift cards from aunties and the checks from grandmas. Because with cash, we can get exactly what we want — beauty products.

    If you've been dying to restock your makeup kit or skin-care collection in 2019, holiday money can go straight into the Sephora fund. Plus, brands are also coming through with post-holiday sales, some of them even going up to 70% off. So, you can get started on your New Year's resolution of saving money early. Using grandma's gift to buy a blowdryer at $100 off? That's a win-win.

    We're here to make your shopping experience a lot easier by rounding up the best post-Christmas deals, from brush sets under $20 to beauty kits at 50% off.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    As if Target wasn't hard enough to walk away from with just one item, the retail giant released curated beauty boxes this year. And right now, all the boxes, like this one that features five face masks, are on sale for under $8. That's not all — this is just a small part of Target's beauty clearance, which has several items for 50% off.

    Target Beauty Target Beauty Box™ - Holiday - Let It Glow, $7.49, available at Target

    Run, don't walk, because E.L.F. has products under $1 for its End of Season Sale, which brings the brand's already affordable items down to 60% off. You can get these cleansing cloths, an HD undereye powder, an eyeshadow duo, and more for less than a candy bar each.

    e.l.f. Cosmetics Makeup Remover Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths, $0.96, available at e.l.f. Cosmetics

    After gifting to others, why not treat yourself to good skin? Glamglow currently has 30% off its kits (just enter the code "30OFF" at checkout). That means you can save money on sets like this one, which has the best-selling SuperMud mask, two GravityMud tubes, and a spatula.

    GlamGlow SUPERMUD SUPERSTAR SET , $39, available at GlamGlow

    Lush doesn't want the festivities to end. So the brand dropped a BOGO sale. Most of the discounted bath bombs have already sold out, so you'll want to snag what you can fast. What's still available? This limited-edition soap that has a relaxing element with its patchouli and ylang ylang scent. It's also got doses of coconut oil and cocoa butter for skin hydration. Right now, you can buy one, get one free.

    Lush Iceshoggles, $7.95, available at Lush

    Looking to amp up your makeup collection in 2019? Tarte is having one of its biggest sales yet — with some products going up to 70% off. One of the star sale items is this set that comes with everything you need to create an entire makeup look, including 24 eyeshadows, blush, highlighter, bronzer, lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner.

    Tarte pineapple of my eye collector's set, $32, available at Tarte

    We're calling it, orange will be a huge trend in 2019. Be ahead of the game, and get yourself this eyeshadow set from ColourPop's sale, where you can get best sellers for up to 40% off. For $21, you can have six shades (in the brand's famous cream powder formula) that work for both subtle and statement looks.

    ColourPop Study Buddy, $21, available at ColourPop

    As much as you clean your makeup brushes, they eventually lose that touch. And if that's the case for you, stock up on new brushes from the influencer-loved brand Morphe. It has 50% off select products, including brush sets like this one. That's 18 brushes for $20.

    Morphe SET 681 - 18 PIECE BRUSH SET, $20, available at Morphe Brushes

    Too Faced is ringing in the end of the year with an post-Christmas sale that has products up to 50% off. The deal includes this celebratory eyeshadow palette that has 20 shades in honor of the brand's 20th birthday this year. The palette features the first 10 shades released in 1998 and 10 new shades. You can also snag bronzers, blushes, and bronzers at discounted prices.

    Too Faced Then & Now, $29.5, available at Too Faced

    Winter gets the best of us when it comes to our dry, flaky skin. But you can be 10 steps ahead with First Aid Beauty's current sale, that has skin-care sets like this on sale for under $10. Yep, you can get the best-selling Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration and an oatmeal mask for less than your Chipotle burrito.

    First Aid Beauty So Long, Dry! Kit, $6, available at First Aid Beauty

    If you're a fan of Drybar products, then we have good news: the Glitter Gang kit — which comes with a blowdryer, glitter hairspray, a ceramic round brush, dry shampoo, texturizing spray, and two hair ties — is on sale for more than $100 off its original value. You'll start the New Year with your best blowout days ahead.

    DryBar Glitter Gang Buttercup Blow Dryer Value Kit, $172, available at Sephora

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    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery for early stage lung cancer, according to CNN. There is no sign of any cancer left in her body.

    She underwent surgery last week to remove one of the five lobes of her lung, a Supreme Court spokesperson announced. Physicians found the cancer by accident after the 85-year-old liberal justice fell and fractured three ribs in early November. She was attended at the at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York.

    "Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home," a spokesperson for the Supreme Court said in a statement Wednesday.

    Ginsburg is a survivor of colon and pancreatic cancer. Doctors said she's likely to have a full recovery, unless she faces complications. Never one to be stopped from working, RBG hopes to be back in the bench when the court starts its new term next month.

    "According to the thoracic surgeon Valerie Rusch, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease," the Supreme Court statement read. "Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days."

    Ginsburg's health has been a source of worry for liberals concerned with the balance of the Supreme Court and what her retirement could mean. At 85, Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the bench. If she retires, President Donald Trump would have the opportunity to appoint a third conservative justice to the bench. His two appointments, Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, cemented the balance of the court to the right. Trump had said in the past he hoped he could appoint four Supreme Court justice s by the end of his first term.

    Over the summer, Ginsburg said she plans to stay in the bench as long as she can. "I'm now 85," she said. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years."

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    Another year, another slew of astrological events to keep track of. If you were blindsided by every retrograde and full moon that came your way this year, make your 2019 New Year's resolution to mark the dates here into your cal ASAP. But, from what we can tell, the skies should be relatively kind to us next year.

    First, the very good news: Neither Venus nor Mars will be retrograde next year. After the summer of retrogrades we survived in 2018, having two of our personal planets stay direct for all of 2019 will feel like a celestial vacation.

    In place of too many planetary shakeups, the moon will throw us a curveball next summer, when it hits its "new" phase twice in July. Its cycle will continue normally, but be aware that that month may bring you double opportunities to rest and, if you wish, hit the reset button on an area of your life.

    And one more heads up: Next year will feature just as many eclipses as 2018. Sure, on one hand these solar and lunar events can signal evolution and positive change, but on the other hand, they can really throw our regularly scheduled lives through a loop, so it's good to know when you'll need to brace for their impact.

    Ahead, find out when all the new moons, full moons, eclipses, retrogrades, and Zodiac seasons will occur in 2019. (Dates for all lunar phases are determined by EST.)


    January 5
    New moon
    Partial solar eclipse

    January 6
    Uranus retrograde ends

    January 20
    Aquarius season begins
    Total lunar eclipse

    January 21
    Full moon

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    February 4
    New moon

    February 19
    Pisces season begins
    Full moon

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    March 5
    Mercury retrograde begins

    March 6
    New moon

    March 20
    Full moon

    March 21
    Aries season begins

    March 28
    Mercury retrograde ends

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    April 5
    New moon

    April 10
    Jupiter retrograde begins

    April 19
    Full moon

    April 20
    Taurus season begins

    April 24
    Pluto retrograde begins

    April 30
    Saturn retrograde begins

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    May 4
    New moon

    May 18
    Full moon

    May 21
    Gemini season begins

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    June 3
    New moon

    June 17
    Full moon

    June 21
    Cancer season begins
    Neptune retrograde begins

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    July 2
    New moon
    Total solar eclipse

    July 7
    Mercury retrograde begins

    July 16
    Full moon
    Partial lunar eclipse

    July 23
    Leo season begins

    July 31
    New moon

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    August 1
    Mercury retrograde ends

    August 11
    Jupiter retrograde ends

    August 12
    Uranus retrograde begins

    August 15
    Full moon

    August 23
    Virgo season begins

    August 30
    New moon

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    September 14
    Full moon

    September 18
    Saturn retrograde ends

    September 23
    Libra season begins

    September 28
    New moon

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    October 3
    Pluto retrograde ends

    October 13
    Full moon

    October 23
    Scorpio season begins

    October 27
    New moon

    October 31
    Mercury retrograde begins

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    November 12
    Full moon

    November 20
    Mercury retrograde ends

    November 22
    Sagittarius season begins

    November 26
    New moon

    November 27
    Neptune retrograde ends

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.


    December 12
    Full moon

    December 22
    Capricorn season begins

    December 26
    New moon
    Annular solar eclipse

    illustrated by Anna Sudit.

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    Stress. It’s been known to cause rapid breathing, an increased heart rate, acid reflux, nausea, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep issues, and even painful periods. In short, it’s a mother and eight in 10 Americans report suffering from it, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. If you’re like us, you’ve likely tried to combat stress with some sort of meditation technique. After all, meditation is one of the wellness industry’s biggest trends. That’s not surprising; it’s extremely effective. But what if sitting in quiet room is just too boring to bear? That’s where we come in. Over the next few weeks, starting on Jan. 1, Refinery29 is exploring four fun, engaging, and active ways to decompress and beat stress. (OK, one isn’t exactly a stress-reliever, but it’s fun as hell.) That’s right, no more oms.

    From anger rooms, where you break things, and art therapy, where you create things, to sound baths and floating, we’re doing a deep dive on these methods and exploring the research on why they might work at combating stress. We’ve spoken to psychiatrists, therapists, and the creative founders of these studios to discover the philosophies behind each practice, why some people find them helpful, and whether or not you should try them at home.

    Stress can wreak all kinds of havoc on our lives. “Our body is equipped with a ‘fight or flight’ system to handle danger and stressors as they present,” says E. Blake Zakarin, PhD, assistant professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University. “This is adaptive and can be helpful for responding to acute stress, such as in an emergency or in urgent situations. However, when our systems are constantly stressed, and our stress response system is constantly firing, it can wear on our brain and body.”

    So as you take stock of your priorities in the new year, take a second to evaluate how stressed or anxious you feel. If you think you could shed some tension from your life, we hope one of our out-of-the-box ideas works for you.

    You only have one life to live. We don’t believe you should spend it stressed out.

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