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A contributing writer from a variety of experts working in beauty and skin care professions write fabulous articles for us to share with our readers. They range from celebrity makeup artists & hairstylists to cosmetic chemists and doctors. Here and there we will pepper in articles from our friends that work in public relations offices, manage beauty departments in stores or are grooming friendly men that love to write :)

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We hope you will enjoy reviews, tips, how-to and educational information from a variety of people from all walks of life!

Tired of the snow, harsh wind & ice this winter? Is your skin taking a bit of a beating from it all? Lucky for us, Glow-ology has founds its way into our tired, dry hands. With just a few products from Glow-ology, our skin can stay healthy and hydrated this winter.

Glow-ology Body Wash will enhance, nourish and protect your skin with safe, natural and organic ingredients. It is clinically tested, hyper allergenic and dermatologist tested. With key moisturizing ingredients, like shea butter and sunflower oil, this body wash gently cleanses and leaves your skin feeling nourished and ready to face the winter weather. White tea, chamomile & clover extracts also work to revitalize the skin for a fresh, healthy glow. These body washes smell and feel fantastic! Plus the beautifully packaged product is one you'll want to display in your bathroom. You can purchase the 8.4oz bottle for $16.00.

Choose a body wash from one of the fragranced collections:

Glowology All Scents body wash

  • Heart. Soul. Mind – a sweet cherry blossom fragrance with notes of pineapple and leafy greens.
  • Smile. Wish. Believe. – invigorating fragrance of juniper and pineapple.
  • Renew. Thrive. Flourish. – a clean, fresh fragrance with some notes of floral.
  • Imagine. Discover. Begin. - a clean, fresh fragrance with crisp white cotton and ocean notes.


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The Certified Fabulous team recently tried the AVIVA hair collection and loved it. If you are not familiar with AVIVA they believe that healthy hair is a crucial part of overall personal wellness. Their mission is to create hair happiness.

 AVIVA Shampoo and conditioner


Aviva’s exclusive Hydracreme and Keratin Renewal products are packed with 11 botanical extracts keeping your hair healthy, shiny, and frizz free. Aviva’s Hydracreme line is the first step to healthy hair more beautiful locks, building strength, improving texture, increasing body shine and controlling frizz.

AVIVA Hydracreme Shampoo (8.5oz -$19.95)will cleanser your hair while boosting strength and restoring shine. Packed with 11 botanical extracts, the formula is designed to eliminate buildup without stripping your hair of the moisture it needs.

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Certified Fabulous writers Linnea & Stacey offer up last minute gift ideas that are sure to please! 

Holiday shopping can be overwhelming and time consuming. On top of all the family gifts and celebrations, you have office parties and social parties to attend. If you're looking for smaller, "just in case" that you can give to any of your girlfriends, or female co-workers, make a run to the store for these next items!

Burt's Bees Beeswax Bounty

MSRP $9.99

Lip Balm products will be on many beauty lists as the weather is getting colder. So who couldn't use a few extra for the upcoming winter months? This Beeswax Bounty gift set contains 4 Beeswax Lip Balms with Vitamin E & Peppermint. The lip balm is soothing, cooling, and stays well on your lips, so you don't have to repeatedly apply all day long. The gift set also contains a cute woven paper change purse perfect to hold your travel essentials this winter!

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Not sure what to get the beauty lover in your life? There are plenty of awesome kits and tools available, no matter what age you're looking for.

Scroll down & click the arrows to see the beauty gifts that will impress this holiday season!

  • Bare Minerals Vision of Light 8c gift collection

    BARE MINERALS Vision of Light 8pc Gift Collection
    Capture the romance with this candlelight-inspired eye, face and lip collection, featuring Stroke of Light Highlighter for ethereal radiance. Luminescent highlights and warm neutral accents will cast you in your best light.

    Set Includes:
    NEW Stroke of Light Highlighter
    Illuminating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
    Celestial Eye Color
    After Dusk Eye Color
    Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner
    Daybreak Blush
    Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
    Full Tapered Shadow & Blush Brush

    MSRP: $49.00
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    pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio
    The perfect gift for someone who needs an on-the-go kiss of colour & hydration! Protect and nourish your lips with these comfort balms. Rich shea butter softens and keeps lips in optimum condition, even in a severe climate.

    Set includes:
    Shea Butter Lip Balm in Comfort Clear,
    Honey Nectar
     Ripe Raspberry.


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    pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition

    The perfect gift for someone who wants an array of options for a fresh, embellished face! This deluxe palette's suit-all shades range from cool to warm in velvet and satin textures - all designed for you to simplify & beautify!

    Kit contains: 40 eye shadows, 6 highlighters and 6 cheek powders.

    MSRP: $34.00
  • BUXOM Winner takes all
    BUXOM Winner Takes All 6-piece Mini Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Collection

    Smear on these tingling, lip-plumping glosses. With three sheer, shimmering lip polishes and a trio of sleek, lip creams in delicious shades, this set offers an array of lip shades to leave lips looking voluptuous.

    Set Includes:
    3 Mini Lip Creams in Creamsicle, Berry Blast, White Russian
    3 Minni Lip Polishes in Chloe, Sophia, Trixie

    MSRP: $54.00
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    Buxom Dolly’s High Roller Collection
    Step beyond the velvet rope into this posh playground of glimmer and glam. Glistening lip polish and lip cream, blush, bronzer & luminizer put your sexiest assets on full display. Sultry black eyeliner and matte & shimmery eyeshadows in head-turning shades register VIP vixen in just one glance.

    Set Includes:
    Call Me- Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner
    Dolly- Blush
    Bankroll- Luminizer
    Tahiti- Hot Escapes Bronzer
    Cha-Ching- Eyeshadow
    Strip Poker- Eye Shadow
    Chocolate Diamonds- Eye Shadow
    Royal Flush- Eyeshadow
    Dolly- Double Ended Full- On Lip Polish & Lip Cream

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    Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

    An innovative lipstick that coats lips with bold color, 10-hour wear, and luxe comfort. Drench your lips with bold color and unstoppable femininity. Designed to look as rock ‘n roll as its wearer, this revolutionary, hybrid lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology that combines 10-hour wear, one-swipe payoff, and velvet touch comfort. This color-true lipstick leaves lips supple, and its wide color spectrum offers stunning shades, including red for every skin tone, statement-making colors, and classic, everyday neutrals.

    Set Includes:

    MSRP:$36.00 Value $126
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    Hello Kitty An Apple A day Lip Balm Trio Gift Set

    A delicious trio of Hello Kitty Apple Lip Balms in three vibrant shades infused with lemon, strawberry, apple, and coconut oil for moisture!

    Set Includes:Red Delicious, Natural,  Think Pink

    MSRP: $20.00
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    Hello Kitty Signature Kawaii Nail Gift Set 
    Paint, Stamp, Sticker and embellish your tips with this irresistible box of Hello Kitty nail delights. Kawaii = cuteness, and with everything you need to decorate your nails in one collectable tin. You can dress up your nails with endless Hello Kitty accessories. 

    Set includes: Nail File, polish, stamper kit, 3-D nail bling and appliques.

    MSRP: $39.00

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    Hello Kitty The Red Bow Beauty Diaries Set
    This set is filled with all of the Hello Kitty's beauty essentials in one special place. Perfect your look with an assortment of color cosmetics.

    Set Includes: Lip balms, lip glosses, eye shadow sticks, eye liners, liner appliques, nail appliques, hair mascara, mini coin purse and hair ties

    MSRP: $49.00

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    Formula X 
    Paint the Town - 22 Piece Mini Nail Polish Gift Set

    A limited-edition collection of 22 mini nail polishes in bold classics, striking nudes, stunning glitters, six new and exclusive shades, and a how-to guide for four chic nail look—
    all housed in a reusable paint tin.

    Set Includes:
    22 x 0.13 oz Nail lacquers in Starlight (gold glitter), Pyrtotechnic (dynamite red), Astronomical (honeycomb nude), A+ (raspberry), Shockwave (raspberry purple glitter), Illusionary (silver pearl), Wunderkind (midnight blue pearl), Moon Sign (silvery blue glitter), Dark Matter (patent leather black), Dramatic (purple haze), Monumental (ivory gray), Perfection (smoky violet), Absolute Zero (silvery gray glitter), Ignite (smoking red), Luminosity (rose gold glitter), Gemini (orchid pink), Umph (charcoal pearl), White Matter (paper white), Fathom (slate blue), Need for Speed (metallic silver), Stratosphere (blue purple glitter), Pedal to the Metal (purple pearl)
    - Paint pail
    - Get the look guide

    MSRP: $39.00

  • Swoon
    Swoon Universal Lip Gloss Scoop & Applicator

    Swoon is an innovated cosmetic tool. Part scoop, part applicator, it is designed to retrieve every bit of gloss from a lip gloss tube.

    MSRP: $12.00

    Who doesn’t have that favorite lip gloss that you want to be able to get down to every last drop?  The Swoon is a tool that will help you do that. It is a universal lip gloss scoop and applicator. It has a non porous, easy to clean and flexible application head with an extra long neck to reach the bottom of the longest lip gloss container.

    This is the perfect product to add to any young girl or woman’s stocking stuffer. It is priced at $12 and you can get it at Sephora stores across the USA or at

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    UBU Lipperty Stick

    Prep the bristles with your favorite shade of rouge, dot in the center of the brush and outwards for a beautiful look

    MSRP: $5.99

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    UBU Smoke Screen Set

    Rock the smokey eye with this brush kit that includes an eye defining brush, smudger brush and tapered bleeding brush

    MSRP 12.99
  • Layngo
    Lay-n-Go Classic Cosmetic Bag

    Your makeup, brushes and accessories are easily contained in this quilted cosmetics mat that cinches closed into a travel-ready clutch.

    MSRP: $29.95 (solid) / $34.95 (pattern & metallic)
  • slice toolsSlice Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers

    Perfectly aligned, hand-filed slanted tips plus a wide, comfortable patented grip for expert precision, every time. Also available in 100% stainless steel. Designed for Slice by Michael Graves.
    This is a great stocking stuffer for the beauty addict in your life!

    MSRP: $19.99

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Give the Gift of Amazing Skin and Hair with These 4 Fabulous Holiday Sets

Time is running out to get holiday shopping done! But don't panic! We have picked out some of our favorite holiday sets to share with you. Scroll through by using the arrows to get some amazing last minute gift ideas.


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    Volumizing Gift Set
    To pump up the volume in fine, limp hair, René Furterer ensures extra height, body and fullness throughout the frenzy of holiday celebrations with their VOLUMEA Volumizing Gift Set. At the core of each VOLUMEA product in the set is natural Carob extract—derived from the Carob tree, native to the Mediterranean Basin— which is rich in polysaccharides that adhere to the hair fiber. Natural carob extract coats the entire hair shaft from root to end, enhancing the diameter of each strand (by up to 11%) to perceptibly thicken and plump hair noticeably improving body and texture. To take hair to new heights this holiday season, VOLUMEA Volumizing Gift Set provides long-lasting maximum volume, softness and facilitates easier styling all without weighing hair down.
    Included in the Set:
    VOLUMEA volumizing shampoo (6.8 fl. oz.)
     VOLUMEA volumizing conditioner (5.1 fl. oz.)
     VOLUMEA volumizing conditioning spray — no rinse (4.2 fl. oz.) 

    Set Available for $70 (Valued at $117)
  • Soap and Glory Gift set
    Full Clean Ahead Gift Set
    Inside this fabulous gift is what the ‘average’ bath lacks. An amazing collection of ORIGINAL PINK-scented Soap & Glory™ superstars, featuring the award-winning, super softening THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Butter, CLEAN ON ME™ Creamy Moisture Shower Gel, and HAND FOOD™ Hand Cream.
    This set contains:
     8.4 oz Clean On Me™ Shower Gel
    6.7 oz The Righteous Butter™ Body Butter
    1.69 oz Hand Food™ Hand Cream
    Carrying case

    MSRP: $25.00
  • MoroccanOil  Luxurious Hydration Gift Set
    Luxurious Hydration Gift Set
    A limited-edition hydration-focused set features three products that restore and replenish your skin and hair fragranced in MOROCCANOIL's signature scent.

    Set Includes:
    Body Souffle, 6.4oz
    Hand Cream, 2.53 oz
    Moroccan Oil Treatment- Hair Treatment Oil, .85oz

    MSRP: $72.00
  • LOccitane Voyage En Provence
    L’OCCITANE en provence 
    Voyage en Provence Gift Set
     A 10-piece collection in four bestselling ranges and a cute travel pouch

    This set contains:
     1.7 oz Shea Butter Milk Soap
    1.7 oz Shea Butter Ultra Rich Shower Cream
    1.7 oz Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion
    1 oz Shea Butter Hand Cream
    0.3 oz Shea Butter Foot Cream
    0.3 oz Almond Delicious Hands
     0.3 oz Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
    0.3 oz Verbena Eau de Toilette
    1.7 oz Verbena Shower Gel
    1.7 oz Verbena Body Lotion
    Travel pouch

    MSRP: $39.00

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Give the gift of beautiful skin this holiday season with these fabulous skincare kits! 

Scroll through using the arrows to see our favorite skincare kits!




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For a gorgeous gift this holiday, be sure to check out these beautifully packaged perfume sets!  Scroll through our four must have perfumes for the holiday season and every day!

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Baby Frou Frou Holiday Giveaway for Nov 17 - December 15 certified fabulous


Congratulations to the Winners

Heather, Lynne, Kay and Trisha!!!!!

Hurry, contest ends December 18th at midnight!

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    Jessie says #
    Hi Erika, We did pick the winners I just added them to the post. Unfortunately you did not win this one. But good luck on the L'oc
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    I was wondering if the winners had been chosen for this contest yet. I haven't seen anywhere where the winner's names have been po
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    signed & liked on fb too
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 Few things are more annoying that hair full of static when you are trying to look your best during the dry winter months! Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to prevent winter hair static, as well as quick fixes when this sticky problem pops up unexpectedly. Try these easy tricks to make hair static part of your hair’s history!


1. Spray a fine mist of your favorite medium hairspray (nothing too heavy that will leave your hair crunchy) onto a brush or comb and work evenly through the static heavy areas of your hair. Don’t have hairspray? Dab a little bit of water on the brush or comb instead. You can also spray a fine mist of medium spray directly over the troubled areas of your hair and carefully smooth through with your fingers.


2. Rub a small dab of leave-in conditioner or even lotion into your hands and smooth lightly over static heavy strands. If you are using hand or body lotion, make sure it is a very small amount and almost dry to the touch before running it over your hair to avoid making your tresses too heavy and oily.

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KMS California Artistic Director, Sonna Brado shows how to style waterfall braids in your hair while keeping the rest of your hair texturized and fun. This look will go great with any cocktail dress for a holiday party. 

First, prep hair with KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray ($19.99) for heat protection.




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