Holiday Gift Guide: Quirky Christmas Ornaments

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Ok, so I didn’t end up getting my own Christmas tree this year…I REALLY wanted to, but then it got down to being like December 12th and I just thought “UGH, what’s the point now?”  Next year, I’ll plan more in advance and will probably also get a few of these quirky Christmas tree ornaments for myself.  Which ones do you love?

1// Glass and recycled paper ornaments

2// Chocolate chip cookie ornament

3// Laptop ornament

4// Lunares wishbone ornament

5// Natural glitter raccoon ornament

6// Ballet slipper ornaments

7// Pembroke corgi ornament

Holiday Gift Guide: Luxe Gifts

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Most of the time I try to keep my holiday gifts fairly affordable BUT, every once in awhile, you gotta splurge and treat your friends and fam to the real business- a fancy shmancy luxe holiday gift.  Here are my favorites:

1// Lulu Frost Victorian Plaza Key Chain

2// Kate Spade Be Dazzling Candle

3// Elizabeth and James Northern Star Ring

4// T3 Featherweight 2 High Performance Hair Dryer

5// RABLABS Lumino Gilded Coasters

6// Reiko Kaneko Drip Tease Mug Set

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts via QVC

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I’m definitely a last minute nelly, that’s for sure, so obviously anything sold on QVC is always a good option for me when it comes to gifts.  Here are my three favorite beauty gifts, all of which you can get ASAP, just FYI:

Bobbi Brown Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette// I like a nice eyeshadow brick as much as the next girl, and this specific “brick” has the perfect range of shimmer and neutral colors to play with.

Tarte Wanderlust Special Edition LipSurgence Lip Set// I’m lazy when it comes to lips, so I naturally gravitate towards this set of fab lip pencils, all of which look amazing.

Drybar Blowout-In-A-Box Gift Set// Drybar is my world, as you probably already know, so when I found out about this blowout-in-a-box kit, I was elated and excited.  This is the perfect gift for anyone who is hair obsessed.

Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Gifts Under $25

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1//Corkcicle ($25)

2//Nate Berkus Black & White Box ($25)

3//Tipsy Vase ($22)

4//Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty Classic Lip Balm Holiday Gift Set ($15)

5//Flavor Infuser Water Bottle ($15)

6//NUANCE Salma Hayek Beautiful Blends Eye Quad ($9)

7//Capwell + Co. Gold Snake Bangle ($24)

8//Rodial Glam Balm Lip Ornament ($16)

9//The Cheap Chica’s Guide To Style ($15)

10//Anthropologie Homegrown Monogram Mug ($8)

11//Jouer Puttin’ On The Glitz Collection ($25)

12//BCBG Spike Ear Cuff ($24)

13//BCBG Eyelashes Coin Purse ($16)

14//Sugar Paper Polka Dot Journal ($16)

15//C. Wonder Monogram Cheese Board with Spreader ($22)

16//Deer Earrings ($12)

17//Kiehl’s Spray-N-Play Cleansing Spritz ($13)

19//Knotted Yarn Pillow ($25)

20//Too Faced Jingle All The Way ($25)

21//Kitty Cat Tree Ring ($12)

22//J.Crew Snowflake Socks ($16.50)

23//Drybar The VIP Pack ($25)

24//Kate Spade Literary Glasses Notepad ($10)

25//Essie Winter Cube Collection ($17)

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Lips

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I’ve covered quite a bit of holiday beauty gifts already (here, here and here) but I couldn’t resist these, especially selected for the LIPS.  Maybe it’s because I had a lip treatment at Bliss Spa today (ok, that’s probably what it is), but I’ve gotta tell you…my lips are feeling fresh and sexy as ever right now and I’m inspired.  Here are my top lip gifts to give:

1.Bliss Fabulips ‘pout’-o-matic// It looks like an electric toothbrush at first glance but it’s waaaay gentle on your lips, yet still does the exfoliating job.  This is definitely going to be my new favorite thing for 2014.

2. Fresh Sugar Baby// Fresh’s Sugar Rose lipstick is a classic so it’s not really a surprise that they put together this great three-piece gift set.

3. LUSH Christmas Kisses// The name pretty much says it all: it’s a Christmas-themed set of lip goodness including a scrub, lip tint and awesome breath mints.

4. eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere Holiday Ornament// These little eos lip balms are pretty popular…one, because they’re cute and fun to use and two, because they actually really do hydrate.  I love the idea of this fun sphere holiday ornament.

Holiday Gift Guide: The best gifts for co-workers

the best gifts for co workers


Buying a gift for someone you may or may not know can be a little awkward, which is why I tend to stick to general gifts that almost ANYONE will love.  When it comes to giving a holiday gift to the random lady in Accounting that you barely know, these gifts will all be a hit.

1. Wine// Almost everyone likes a bottle of wine.  Depending on the budget limit, you can even get them one white and one red, so everyone wins.

2. Nice Candy// There are a ton of great candy options these days. I’m particularly partial to Sugarfina since their candy is amazing quality and the packaging is super cute.

3. Monogram Stationary// You don’t need to know much about a person for this (aside from their first name), and most people don’t buy themselves nice stationary, so it’s a nice treat.

4. Chic Office Supplies// Even though most jobs supply the office supplies, they’re usually pretttty boring.  These fabric-covered thumb tacks will brighten up any office or cubicle (YUCK).

5. A Relaxation Candle// Lavender is a calming scent that’s perfect to burn while you’re under deadline or stressed out with too much work to do.

6. A Gift Card for Coffee// As a last resort, a simple coffee gift card is a no-fail gift that even non coffee drinkers can use!  Hi, Starbucks has amazing oatmeal.