LIPSTICK LEAGUE: BEAUTY GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS?

face cream? body scrub? hand cream? hair care? foot care? makeup palettes? perfume? makeup brushes?
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L'Occitane Arlesienne Body Oil ©imabeautygeek.com

L'Occitane en Provence Arlésienne Body Oil, from the new Arlésienne fragrance collection ($22 at ca.loccitane.com/$20 at usa.loccitane.com)

This week the Lipstick League wants to know what beauty item you'd consider an ideal hostess gift during the holidays. Face stuff? Body stuff? Hair stuff? Makeup stuff?

Obviously we take the recipient into account -- if we know our hostess well, we have a good idea of what she'll like, right? I have a tendency to raid my media samples for items I know my hostess will love or has been dying to try. When it's someone I don't know so well, a great body scrub + lotion, or shower cream + body oil are trusty solutions. Ordinarily I shy away from fragrance gifts unless I know the recipient's taste, but the new L'Occitane en Provence Arlésienne collection is a pretty floral, an easy, feminine scent with light notes of saffron, rose and violet.

What do you do when it comes to hostess gifts?

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this week's Lipstick League links

My Newest Addiction – The holidays are here and you will be getting up close and personal with lots of people, whether it be under a mistletoe with that special someone or hugs and kisses with a family member you haven’t seen in forever. Laura has a healthy mouth tip + a giveaway going on right now that will have you all set!

Nouveau Cheap – Even though it’s no longer available, if you’d like to see my favorite beauty purchase from Cyber Monday, click right here.

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty discusses common skincare problems and solutions with RoC dermatologists. But wait, there’s more…. she is also giving away a RoC skincare basket plus a $200 VISA Gift Card! Hurry and enter!

Phyrra – brings you a beautiful Silver Holiday Tutorial featuring Makeup Geek and Colour Pop Cosmetics.

we heart this – Looking for a gift to impress your BFF? Check out our indulgent gift picks featuring Ellis Faas, Buxom and i smell great!

Beautygeeks (that's us!) – If you’re losing sleep during the pre-holiday craze, you need to meet this Rodial Super Acids X-treme Hangover Mask. It makes a liar out of your skin, no hangover required.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber tries her hand at some simple snowflake nail art, but ends up coming across a great cuticle oil idea to get your dry cuticles and nails through winter instead!

EauMG shares her last gift guide of 2014! And it’s for those that fancy the vampy! This is EauMG’s yearly holiday gift guide for the freaks, goth, post-punk dames, alt-chics and vintage vamps on your list.

Gouldylox Reviews Want what you can have? If you’re a Sephora VIB, you can buy next year's big palettes right now!

Love for Lacquer Looking for a great & affordable stocking stuffer? Jess has an amazing round up of $25 + Under Options For You!

My Beauty Bunny Looking to get glam this festive time of year? Check out our tips and tricks to find outHow To Get A Holiday Makeup Look!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by My Newest AddictionCranberries and the holidays go together like peas and carrots. Karly from A Simple Pantry has a gorgeous Cranberry Mojito that is sure to be a hit at any get togethers you have going on this week!

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