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The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly for Holiday 2014 + Lessons for Kids

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Say hello to The Body Shop's newest home-run holiday limited-edition: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly. Apologies for teasing you with festive funstuff so far in advance, but this is so freaking cute! I Instagrammed this shot earlier, and then thought I'd better post here, too, for all the beautygeeks who don't have an Instagram account. This Lip & Cheek Dolly is too adorable to miss when it comes out on November 3rd.

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Every TBS fan knows of The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain, right? I first geeked out about it when it was part of a Hot Brights lip duo in a 2009 summer collection. A sheer rosy red, it perfectly delivers that childlike flush we admire in collagen-rich children.

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The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly ($15, in stores November 2nd) isn't the same rosy hue. Rather it's a bit more on the fiery side, an ideal shade for that "I was just making snow angels" flush that makes us remember that winter does have its moments. And the packaging could not be more adorable. (Friend Wynne commented that it's something she'd be more likely to expect from Anna Sui or Shu Uemura.)

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And for you Elise, here's a swatch photo of The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly on my lips and cheeks. I've included a shot of my makeup-free lips, above, because their natural colour influences the final look of the stain.

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly swatched

A stain like this is best applied on freshly moisturized cheeks or immediately after foundation, so blending is a little easier. Apply a couple of dots to one cheek and blend right away, then do the other cheek. Otherwise, you'll end up with cheeks like the Dolly, but less cute. (Angelia, in this photo I'm wearing the Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara!)

Also worth knowing now is that this year The Body Shop Canada has teamed up with War Child Canada for the holiday season and put education on their agenda. Not just any education, but education for kids in war-torn regions.

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"We know three things from our experience," says Dee Diaz, VP of Development and Marketing at War Child Canada. "One, education can save lives. Children of educated mothers are twice as likely to reach the age of five. Two, we know education can prevent war. It does so with a curriculum that teaches tolerance and respect for life -- that's the cornerstone of lasting peace. And three, education can restore childhood. By that we mean children will have access to safe places in which they can learn and play, and they'll have a brighter future."

Through their association with The Body Shop, War Child Canada hopes to provide 800,000 lessons to children in areas of conflict. "Purchase a gift, provide a lesson -- it's that easy," says Diaz.

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly and more than 75 more limited-edition gift items will be available in stores and via as of November 2nd.

Will The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Dolly be on your list? How many times?