Mother’s Day Gift Guide :: 2017

Mother’s Day is right around the corner – May 14th to be exact. I love holidays like this because they are an excuse to spoil your loved ones. It’s also a great excuse to do a bit of shopping. Win-win!

I typically like to get several different things and make like a gift basket of sorts. Last year, I grabbed a purse for my mom and filled it with fun, different little bits for her.  It was fun. I think I might make the purse gift bag idea a Mother’s Day regular.

These gifts range from the affordable to the seriously extravagant. I know not everybody’s budget allows for some of these more expensive items, but you and your siblings (or father, or whomever) could always go in on some of these if they seem up your alley.

 

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Pink Bath BombTisty Tosty Bath BombMom Bath BombTime to Shine Traceless Hair RingPep Start SwipesHeart Makeup EraserCustomized Bracelet

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Mini Pretty HandsPurify, Hydrate & Glow  – Garden in a CanApple Tree to BeDon’t Look at Me MaskMask of Magnaminty

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African ParadiseBest FriendsThanks MomAmbient Lighting PowderFlowers

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Coach BaseballSmart Fresh Herb GrowerPerfume SamplerMask-A-Holic KitTravel DryerCheek DuoWallet Phone Case

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Checkbook WalletFlower Bomb Gift SetBow ToteLeopard Pillow

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Duxbury Weekender Travel BagMelbourne Anywhere WeekenderMLB BackpackNFL Purse

What do you plan on getting your mom? If you’re a mom, what’s on your wish list?




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Mask Monday :: Tony Moly I’m Real Sheet Masks

I may have a slight attachment to face masks if the completely full shelf in my bathroom is any indication. My obsession started off small a few years back with those two dollar packs from Walmart and quickly escalated into a full blown investment. I like to keep a mix of high end and more affordable masks in my collection. Continue reading

Fab Fit Fun :: Spring 2017

I don’t even know where to start because I adore this box so, so much. Every season’s box is fantastic and filled with tons of useful, fun goodies. I’m still using stuff I got in my first box. The items are that great!

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Y’all know how the Fab Fit Fun boxes work? They have two different plans – seasonal and annual. Annual is your best deal at $179.99, while seasonal is $49.99 per season. If you pick the annual membership, also referred to as select, you can customize your box or pick different add ons. What all do you get for your $50? Over $200 of product! Very cool, tight? Sign up here! After signing up, you’ll get four boxes a year, each tailored to a different season.

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The Spring 2017 is amazing and perfect for Spring and the transition into Summer. The bright blue box screams Spring with the fun tri-colored pattern. This season’s box was designed by Cat Coquillette, the founder of CatCoq. I love that the use different artist ech box.

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Roundie by Gypsy 05 ($50)

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This is the cutest thing! It’s like a picnic blanket and layout towel in one. It’s small enough to fit in a purse or backpack, light weight enough to carry around at concerts  or festivals, washable, and big enough you can share the space with your friends. I’ve already tossed mine in the trunk of my car for impromptu park visits or when Cody and I go hiking. So far we’ve used it for lunch in the backyard, a puppy play date, and to layout on while I read.

Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray by Briogeo ($20)

This light weight spray has coconut, argan, and rosehip oils and acts as a conditioner and heat barrier. I go natural most of the time and sprays like these are great for refreshing curls throughout the day and fighting frizz. I love this product because I am huge on using paraben, sulfate, and phthalates free hair products. I’m trying to improve my hair’s health and avoiding those icky items in hair products has helped immensely.

Zip Pouch by Milly ($45)

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You can never have too many ‘toss and go’ style bags. This cute Milly bag is no exception to the rule. The Slay All Day bag is water resistant, making it prefect for storing hair products, makeup products, and even bathing suits. I know this bag is going to be used so much this summer!

Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator by Dr. Brandt ($79)

I’ve been wanting to try this face wash for so long, so I was beyond excited when I found it in this season’s box. I’ve only tried a few products from Dr. Brandt, but all of them have been fantastic (Try the Pore No More primer!). This scrub uses lactic acid, aluminum oxide crystals, and botanicals to basically polish your skin, revealing brighter and smoother skin. I use this with my Clarisonic Mia Fit and I know I’m going to invest in another bottle after I finish this one. I only use a scrub twice a week, but the results from Dr. Brandt have lasted all week. A little goes a long way so it is well worth the price.

Hydrating + Face Mask by Karua ($28)

Oh how excited I was to find a face mask in this box! They included a months supply at one mask a week, perfect to try this brand and evaluate the quality. This mask targets dry, dull skin, improving hydration by 40% while promoting elasticity. Oh, I’ll have a full review coming soon after I’ve had a chance to use all four, but I can confidently say that these masks are so worth the price. My skin was glowing after one use. I use them before bed and 12+ hours later, my skin was still extra hydrated and bright.

Lip Kit by RealHer ($48)

I AM AWESOME. I love that these lips kits come with positive affirmation’s on the box and on each individual item. I got the shade deep nude. I’ve been wearing the lip liner and liquid lip combo for the last few days and it is great quality. I’ll probably be investing in another kit sometime, because they are basically smudge proof. What is amazing is the story behind the products. The founder created these products so that his daughter and girls like her would have positive impact from makeup. Also, 20% of all of RealHer’s profits are donated to a non profit organization – AAUW – that helps fund scholarships, advocacy, and education programs among others.

Nail Polish Set by Deborah Lippmann ($19)

I received the colors ‘Like A Virgin’ and ‘Shape of My Heart’. Like A Virgin is an almost sheer white, while Shape of My Heart is a sheer pink. Both of these colors are perfect for spring and can even easily transition into summer. Layer them over other colors or wear alone, wither way your nails are sure to look great.

Diamond Kite Crawler Earring Set buy Luv AJ ($85)

This set is simply perfect. Made from 14k rose gold with diamonds studded in the middle of each diamond, this set can transition from day to night with ease. I actually only own two pieces of rose gold jewelry, so I was hyped to see these in my box. I wore them to work and got tons of compliments. Also, how cute would these be if you had your ears double pierced.

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Obviously this was a great deal! I got eight amazing products delivered straight to my door (well, PO Box), got introduced to a few new brands, and I love every single one.

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Do you get the Fab Fit Fun boxes? If so, what was your favorite product this season?




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First Day of Spring :: Closet Wish List

I cannot believe it is already Spring! I honestly do not know where the time has gone . . . Do you guys ever feel that way?

I’ve spent the last few days searching high and low for fun looks for Spring and I have found tons I love. Embroidery, jeans, and tees are going to big this year and I am all for it. Fun jeans that can be dressed up or down are my favorite! Continue reading

My Sephora Love List

If you check my data usage on my cell, Sephora will be in my top three apps every single time. It is my favorite place to kill time.I love to browse all of the new items, read the reviews, and contemplate what would be the very best thing to splurge on next.

As I finished reading (literally) all of the reviews on a product I use weekly, I realized my Sephora thing might just be a problem . . . . and I decided to share that problem with you! Continue reading

25 Days of Christmas :: Day 10 :: Bestie Gift Guide

One of my favorite parts about almost every holiday is the opportunity to shop for presents! Gift for my besties are no exception.

As always, one of the best things to keep in mind are the interests of the person to whom you’ll be giving the gift. Like, I have a friend who loves stripes, so I always keep an eye out at work for super cute striped shirts. That same friend knows I freaking love Edgar Allen Poe, so she nabbed me an amazing notebook with Poe quotes! Awesome, right?

Does your friend love cooking shows? Grab her or him one of their favorite chef’s cookbooks, inscribe it, and you have a bomb gift! Bonus points if mark a recipe and pair the book with a few ingredients they might not have on hand to make said recipe! Do they love YouTube MUAs? Watch a favorites video and score them a few things they don’t already have! Not only are they sure to love the present, they will love you for taking the extra time to get them something they’ll love.

But, these are some adorable, quirky, and fun things that would be awesome gifts for friends!

 

Baking Journal LampCrossfit Tank Starbucks Buff Tank My Person Mug UD Naked Ultimate Basics Charlotte Tilbury a Advent Calendar

You can always go the last minute route and grab a gift certificate to IPSY or Mophe Brushes of the Month Club – trust me, both are amazing and well worth the fantastically reasonable price.

Or, if they’re into fitness, grab them an iTunes (or Google Play) gift card with a note instructing them to download a cool new fitness app (Sweat with Kayla is dope) or grab them some fun things to make their workout time a little bit better. TJ Maxx is a great place to grab fun fitness things and they always have high quality stuff.

What are your favorite gifts for your besties?

 

 




Check out my other Blogmas / 25 Days of Christmas Posts

Cutest Christmas Cards

Christmas Cookie Pinterest Roundup

Gift Guide for Moms

Gift Guide for Boyfriends

Holiday Outfit Inspo

Gifts that Give Back

Beauty Babe Gift Guide

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Favorite Holiday Movies

25 Days of Christmas :: Day 9 :: Holiday Outfit Inspiration

The holidays are a great time to dress up or switch up your style a bit. I’ve been seeing ton of inspo at work for great holiday outfits and I cannot stay off Polyvore. I love a mix of super sparkly and laid back for various occasions.

And there are so may different occasions during the holiday season – office parties, dinner with friends, family events, the list goes on and on. But I’m pretty confident you’ll find something in this post for every occasion.

 

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Sequin Skirt Long Sleeve Bodysuit Black Pump

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Ripped Jeans Camo Tee – Bomber JacketStudded Boots

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Cream Sweater Skinny Jeans OTK Boots Watch

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Sequin Shirt Skinny Pant Studded Heel Earrings

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Midi Dress Leather Jacket Red Heel Earrings

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Kate Spade Glitter Keds Holiday Tee Skinny Jeans Shirt Jacket

What’s your go-to holiday outfit?

For casual days, you’ll find me in something similar to the plaid outfit. Dressy days usually go for a look similar to the sequin skirt look, but with a sweater : )




Don’t forget to check out my other Blogmas / 25 Days of Christmas posts!

Beauty Babe Gifts

Favorite Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Gifts for Moms

Cutest Christmas Cards

Gifts for Boyfriends

Christmas Cookie Roundup

Favorite Holiday Movies

Gifts that Give Back