Top 5 Gifts for The Beauty Lovers

December 10, 2013 by  
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I find that my beauty product lovers are the easiest and most fun to shop for.  They’re always open to trying out new things and there’s a TON of options in all sorts of price ranges.  However it can also be a bit daunting because you don’t just want to wrap up a tube of lipstick; so being creative is a challenge BUT fun!  In comes one of my favorite stores: ULTA.  It’s like Disneyland for me and when I go in there I spend at least 2 hours looking at their enormous range of products and sometimes I even get my makeup done if I have the time.  Last weekend I headed in to my local ULTA to get a little holiday shopping done and it was even more fun than usual.  They had tons of holiday gift sets, great price ranges and they were giving  a free robe when you spend over $50 in perfumes – score!  Now I didn’t have a huge list of gifts to buy from ULTA so I had the opportunity to really splurge on the lucky ones and got to gift myself a few goodies.  Check out my top 5 picks below and make sure to check out ULTA’s holiday gift list for more ideas.

For those who are tired of battling frizz the Holiday All That Glitters Ultra Chi Flat Iron is perfect! I love this flat iron and have been using it for quite some time.  It cuts down the straightening process in half and you can even curl  your ends with it.  The glittery flat iron is fun and a must have in any woman’s hair accessories.

Chi All That Glitters Flat Iron 

Makeup junkies will love these adorable Naught and Nice bags that can be filled with Mariah Carey’s new Opi nail polishes as a bonus gift.

 Naughty & Nice Bags | Mariah Carey’s Opi Nail Polishes

One of my favorite makeup sets to gift was the Vice 2 Urban Decay’s limited edition eye platte. It’s a great addition to any  makeup collection.  A perfect bonus would be Benefits Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara.  I snagged a tube while I was there and it’s insane how long they make your eyelashes look – a must have!

Vice 2 Urban Decay Eye Palatte

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara

One of the goodies that I picked for myself was the Clarisonic Mia 2.  I needed this SO bad!  My skin has been horrible and dull  this season that not even my normal face routine was cutting it.  I gave this baby a try and boom my face literally felt cleaner and looked more refreshed and even healthier.

Clarisonic Mia 2

Every girl loves to get perfume and I love Marc Jacobs’ Honey and use it as my day time go to perfume. When I saw it in the front aisle I jumped at one of the last two boxes left!  Sweet perfume and bottle.

 Marc Jacobs Honey

 There you have it my top 5 gift picks from Ulta.  Happy shopping!

ULTA Beauty is not just another store for holiday shopping; it’s an exciting wonderland of beauty products that make great gifts, stocking stuffers and personal treats. This year, ULTA is filled with a dazzling variety of holiday treasures that are sure to delight your friends, family, loved ones, and even yourself!

Compensation was provided by ULTA Beauty via Glam Media. The opinions shared are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ULTA Beauty. 


Etsy Gift Guide: Vintage Decor Under $50

November 10, 2013 by  
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I love to buy and give vintage gifts.  I tend to keep the gifts small so I can focus more on the details and not so much the price and the smaller it is the more fun it will be to work into a package type of gift (I love pulling together a variety of little gifts to create a custom one).  The first place I hit up when looking for those unique gifts is Etsy.  There’s tons of options in all sorts of price ranges and a good amount of variety for men and women.  Check out some favorite finds for the vintage lover in your life.

Who doesn’t love candles?  These vintgae candle clip holders are perfect for a mantle or as a table center piece.  Make it extra special by wrapping red ribbon around each one.

Christmas Candle Clip Holders – $23.95

For the crafty one on your list a lot of unique door knobs would be perfect!  You can use them to hang necklaces, bracelets and scarfs.  Buy the lot and wrap in a pretty box with a some accessories.

Antique Door Knobs – $33

A fun owl decanter to add to someone collection or if you want tot start one for them.

Retro Owl Decanter – $18

A wine bottle coaster will definitely be appreciated by any wine lover.  Bonus bottle of wine will win you extra points!

Wine Bottle Coaster – $14

A beautiful bakelite cover will make a nice addition to anyone kitchen.

Bakelite and Anber Bowl – $17

Gift this book stand along with a copy of your loved ones favorite book.

Metal Light Book Stand – $28

Crocs Holiday Style Guide

November 20, 2012 by  
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So happy that Croc’s asked me to check out their new styles!  I’ve been a huge fan for the longest time and my kids practically live in them, and I have to tell you the new selections are so adorable it’s gonna be really tough picking a favorite.  There’s a ton of affordable options for everyone in the family. I’ll definitely be snagging a few pairs for family and friends who love to be stylish and comfy!  Check out some of my favorite and what to wear them with below!

Pair the Aolani boots with leggings, skinny jeans or even a pair of shorts with tights.  They’re super styilsh, super comfy and will be your go to boots!

These  loafers are so cute and not too girly which I love!!  I paired them with a basic trench and plaid top but they can be worn with everything all year round.

Kids:

My boys live in crocs and these Cobbler boots will definitely be under the tree this year!!

 

 

My youngest has the Hover boat shoes and he calls them his ‘dressy’ shoes – so cute!

Men: 

Nubuck Chukka Boots – Great boots for winter casual looks.

 Crocs Hover Leather Boat Shoe- The all year round comfy shoe!

Trendy Gift’s Under $100

November 9, 2012 by  
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It’s that time of year again and we all know that sometimes picking gifts can be a little bit hectic but Pickie is here to help!  Pickie is a new  interactive iPad shopping magazine that’s built using your favorite brands and your social feeds.  It’s SO easy to use and will definitely make your holiday shopping a lot easier!   As part of our their launch they’ve asked me along with other amazing contributors like Glamour magazine to put together holiday gift guides with personality-inspired gifts. Below are a few of my featured trendy picks (to see the rest download Pickie’s app here or request and invite here).

 

Fashiongrail’s Holiday Gift Guide For The Little Fashionista

November 21, 2011 by  
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It’s that time of year again and we’re here to help!  Check out Fashiongrail’s Christmas faves for the little fashionista under $50!

Charm bracelets are a classic gift that every little girl loves – $20.09 at Cutey.com

This one is a favortie and something I wish was around when I was little!  Fashion Boot Camp 101 workshop will give your budding fashionista all the information they’ll need to learn what really goes on behind the fashion world scene – $50 for a three day crash course – Fashionbootcamp101.com

This Leopard Slouch Tunic is perfect for the little fashionista with flair! Pair with jeans, leggings or with bright tights and shorts – $37 at AE.com

Neon and patterns and diamonds, oh my!  These DIY nail art pens are easy to use and a perfect stocking stuffer – $12.50 at Fredflare.com

The beauty in the Follow Your Dreams necklace by Dogeared is the simplicity! – $54 at Dogeared.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Fave’s

May 4, 2011 by  
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Just a few of my fave picks that would be perfect for that special mama in your life.  Check them out below.

Simply beautiful! Mars and Valentines ‘Mother & Baby’ Bangle – $325 at Nordstrom.com

Fabulous Buckled Handbag perfect for jeans or even her favorite sun dress – $29.99 at Avon.com

How can you resist these adorable Sunburst Studs for only $35 at Fevireyes.com

One of the prettiest Ipad cases I’ve seen – Snow Lace Leather Ipad Case $128 at Freepeople.com

This big roomy hobo is just the bag for the trendy mom on the go – Haute Hobo Bag – $30 at Meetmark.com

Big & Bold Hugging Sparrow Brass Ring – $40 at Fossil.com

Perfect for anything from jeans to a LBD – Shaice Long Necklace $21.75 at Mimiboutique.com

 

 

 

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