Holiday Gift Guide: what I’m getting mom

Canvas Pop: The hardest part about this is deciding WHICH photo to choose.  This site takes your Instagram pics and turns them into a gorgeous canvas, perfect for anyone, really…

Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier: I got my mom the brown version of this bag for her birthday a few years ago and she became obsessed.  I love the maroon (e.g. super trendy oxblood) for an update on the bag…and I’m sure she still won’t let my sister borrow it.

LATHER Survive & Thrive Holiday Survival Kit: As you know, LATHER makes some pretty amazing products, so clearly, I wasn’t surprised when they came out with the perfect anti-stress kit just in time for the most stressful time of the year.  And who gets more stressed out than mom?  Muscle pain relievers, Clear Head Balancing Balm (which I adore), an aromatherapy calendar and some calming facial mist…LOVE.

Winter beauty essentials

So it feels like I literally just did my Fall essentials but it is that time, it’s officially winter and I have a whole new list of obsessions.  Each of these products are currently sitting on my bathroom sink and are almost dunzo.


Bare Escentuals Winter Escapade Buxom Babes Big & Healthy Lip Polish: this limited edition lipgloss is the perfect gift…for myself.  Yes, I said it.  I love it because it lets you sample four different shades and they all come in cute, travel-friendly sizes.

Jurlique Love Balm: Think TLC to go.  For $15 you get the ultimate product for moisturization and it comes in the cutest, most usable little pot.  What I adore about this product is that you can use it literally everywhere.  This means lips, elbows, cutciles, hands, knees, legs, nose, feet, etc.  A travel must-have for sure.

ARCONA Magic White Ice:I looooooove this daily hydrating gel.  Moisturize your skin without clogging pores and also protect against environmental damage.  This product uses white cranberry complex and hyaluronic acid to neutralize free radicals.  It’s cooling and fabulous.

Harajuku Lovers “Snow Bunnies” Baby: Ah, my love for all things Gwen Stefani will never end.  Though I’m a loyal fan of “G”, lately I’ve been wearing “Baby” and I can’t help but love her cute winter outfit.

LATHER Skincare Coconut Creme Body Whip: It’s truly a tropical vacation in a plastic container. As soon as I open up this jar, I immediately imagine myself on a Hawaiian beach, with a cocktail, naturally.  Coconut oil provides light moisturization while aloe vera provides calming relief to sensitive, irritated or sun-burned skin.  Perfect for a cold, winter day or after my imaginary tropical vacaton.