By no means do I consider myself a fashionista, but I do know a thing or two about adding some eye-catching pieces to my wardrobe. I have magical powers that allow me to spot killer heels from any window display and maintain twist outs for up to two weeks despite a regular workout regimen.

I haven’t always had these capabilities though. It took time.

With each holiday season, I gained a new gift that played a role in crafting my personal style – like the lacquer set that made me fall deeper in love with nail art or the gold and silver fashion watches from Fossil that help me set off any outfit just right.

I’ve embraced my inner supermodel. Have you? Whether insanely flashy or modishly understated, my Christmas list will encourage you to get in tune with her. These head-to-toe items are sure to make you or any of the beauty mavens in your camp feel stunning both inside and out.


The Product: Essie 2015 Fringe Luxeffects

Why Buy: Accessorizing doesn’t have to only include jewelry and handbags. Use your fingertips to make a dazzling statement, too. This nail polish brand always releases new and exciting lines, and its latest line collection is no exception. With an abundance of glitz and glam in all six concoctions, all eyes will be on your hands.

Order Up: Essie, $8.50 per bottle

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 The Product: Bebe Metallic Headphones

 Why Buy: Bump your favorite tunes in style. Designed in gleaming gold and icy white, these plush speakers deliver quality sound so you won’t miss a beat. The next time you open iTunes to create a playlist, you’ll be excite to bust a groove with this earpiece by  your side. For me, it’s all about J. Cole and the Dreamville camp. #ColeWorld

 Order Up: Bebe, $49

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The Product: Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Box

Why Buy: Give your tresses some tender, love and care this season with this must-have set. It contains a shampoo, two conditioners, a mask and moisturizer, and they are all perfectly made to tame dry, dull and brittle curls. Now you can have a good hair day everyday.

Order Up: Carol’s Daughter, $32

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 The Product: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

 Why Buy: If you thought Polaroid’s were out of style, think again. This camera is bringing the trend back but with added flair. Available in six colors including purple, yellow and purple, the gadget will help you produce picture perfect images instantly.

 Order Up: Target, $70

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The Product: Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking Your Potential and Living Your Purpose

Why Buy: Cultural influencer Karen Civil epitomizes both brains and beauty, and her new book schools you on how to perfect the latter. The mover and shaker helps the everyday girl tap into her Black girl magic in just four steps. Add this read to your shelf, and pick it up anytime you need a little reminder about how awesome you can be.

Order Up: Amazon, $11

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