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Born in Cannes, France, Valerie Giraud’s passion and love for fashion and beauty brought her to London where she began her career as a makeup artist.Â Eventually making her way to Miami â€“ one of the film capitals of the world â€“ she gained top TV and film celebrities as clients and lived by her motto: Your skin deserves clean ingredients, it just shouldn’t be at the expense of the looks you love.
Taking her own advice and coupling it with passion and creativity, Val realized she wanted to create the best organic, cruelty-free makeup line and brushes. The result become the luxurious brand â€“ Antonym Cosmetics.
After three years of product development, Antonym was in
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Some of my favorite beauty products of all time are Tocca’s perfumes, and they come with a wise saying on each bottle: Love Yourself. Of course, Tocca didn’t come up with that saying, but it rings true to both beauty and Valentine’s Day.
For this year’s gift guide, I focused on innovative products that make you look and feel good about yourself. These could be gifts that you present to yourselfâ€”or your loved oneâ€”and they’re clever, beautiful, and smart enough to make anyone feel truly special.
Aedes de Venustas Purse Spray ($195)
This elegant million dollar looking purse spray is all about the bling: so much so, that people will think you’re part of the Shahs of Sunset