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All the Pretty Girls

taking beauty!
Photos: Courtesy of American Mortals

Give her something that shows you get her inherent quirkiness, innate foppishness, and endearing star quality.

For the Local Celeb
Take her one step closer to Vice magazine with Washington Square salon American Mortals’s new coffee-table book, Taking Beauty. The glossy tome is available in store this Wednesday; features locals in various states of hair fabulousness; and celebrates the real, not-so-airbrushed Philly version of prettiness.

letau design scarves!For the Bohemian
Give her added layers to wrap up in with Letau Designs’s ingenious drawstring scarves, which ruffle around the face to create a pretty frame for her impish persona, by Fishtown designer Maren Reese. They’ll be her go-to accessory when wants to look like a beautiful vagabond poet (or something).

honeybee gardens!For the Beauty Queen
If you’ve got a beauty junkie on your hands, get her some Honeybee Gardens. The PA-based skin care, hair care, and makeup line is all natural, organic, and made from pure ingredients. She’ll love the new pressed mineral powder foundation and the odorless and nontoxic watercolor nail enamel.

esther k jewelry!For the Best Friend
Rittenhouse Square-based (and DailyCandy contributor) Susan Banchek creates perfect small and sweet tokens in her holiday collection from Esther K. The necklaces and earrings are just the thing to show your BFF you’d give her the world, even if it’s on a shoestring.

mani-pedi!For the Neurotic
Stop her from chewing her fingernails down to the quick with the Tierra Blanca manicure and pedicure from Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa. The super-hydrating white clay mask will leave her ragged cuticles in tip-top shape, and a reflexology massage and aromatherapy oils will soothe her frazzled nerves.

Now, how about soothing yours?


Santa, baby, still forgetting one little thing? Check out ShopTalk for digital Rubik’s Cubes, studded ballet slippers, handcrafted calendars, and more gift ideas for gals.

Photos: Courtesy of American Mortals; Alison Shildt Photography / Courtesy of Letau Designs; Courtesy of Honeybee Gardens; Emily Wren / Courtesy of Esther K.; Pixland / Jupiter Images