Product developer extraordinaire, CEO, beauty guru, working mom, beach lover…Maureen wears a lot of hats, and even those of us who work with her day in and day out wonder  just what makes her tick. While we may never get a straight answer to that question, she did slow down enough to spill her holiday must-haves!

From the top left:

picture perfect™ eyelash curler: “Curling your eyelashes is an instant pick-me-up for tired eyes. I swipe on some of our lights, camera, lashes! for real va-va-va-vooom lashes!”

Call of The Wild passport cover  and “Keep Calm and Glam On” holiday print iPad case: “When it comes to tarte, I’m very hands-on with every part of the production process and when we come up with really incredible patterns, we make  limited-editions accessories with them. These are two of my 2012 favorites.”

tarte brushes (pictured: the buffer airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush, undercover lover bamboo concealer brush and ms. sunshine kabuki bronzer brush): “A good set of brushes is a must. I love our airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush — it just feels so good on your skin, like getting a facial.”

pure maracuja oil: “I discovered this amazing oil in the Amazon and — if you’ve tried it, you know — it’s life changing. All natural and 100% cold pressed, it works miracles on any skin type. And check out our exclusive 3-piece QVC holiday roller-ball set. As someone who’s constantly on the go, I can tell you, the roller-ball is a life saver.”

Voluspa Crisp Champagne classic candle: “I value all of my senses — especially smell. Voluspa candles are decadent, long-burning, and this scent is so crisp and clean — it can instantly change my mood.”

glamazon™ pure performance 12-hour lipstick: “Never leave home without lipstick!”

Verbena and Lemongrass PaddyWax fragrance diffusers: “I love that something as simple as smell has the ability to transform any space. Whether I’m working or at home with my family, I like to set the tone with a delicate scent.”

Hermes enamel bangles: “I love the colorful patterns of these bangles, they’re chic yet classic.”

Butter London nail polish: “I’m a working mom, so I don’t always have time to make manicure appointments, often I do my own nails. I’m a fan of Butter London polish, they have a great range of shades and, like tarte, are free of toxins and other icky stuff.”

beauty & the box Amazonian clay eyeshadow quads: “I love these! The patterns, the box packaging and choice of shades — there are a perfect gift for anyone.”

Fashion by Charlotte Seeling: “I’m constantly looking for inspiration– from the ‘new’ and the past. There’s 150 years worth of inspiration on these pages.”

the perfect pink holiday exclusive cheek stain: “I always go back to cheek stain. It’s such a multi-tasker and this shade of pink is, well, perfect.”

-xo, MK