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Christmas Gift Guide 2015!


Tis the season for holiday parties, family traditions, tons of food, and beautiful gifts! Once again, I’m bringing you my annual Christmas Gift Guide with 25 luxurious gift ideas to give (or get)! This list has something for everyone and extends well past the holiday season.


.:. Molton Brown × Festive Body Wash Bauble ⇒ These are sold in sets or individually which makes them a great option as a stocking stuffer or as part of a gift basket. My favorite scent is the Ylang-Ylang, notes of ylang-ylang, cardamom & musk, it makes showering a true spa experience.


.:. L’Occitane × Hand Cream Bouquet ⇒ L’Occitane sells the best variety of hand creams and skincare. They offer gift sets that will fit within any budget and are sure to be loved by the lucky recipient. The hand cream bouquet comes beautifully packaged and contains THE best hand creams you could possibly find. The 6 scents included: lavender, shea butter, cherry blossom, almond delicious, neroli & orchid (my personal fave) and pivoine. They source their unique ingredients all over Provence and deliver high quality products, I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane.


.:. Aromachology × Fragrance Blending Collection ⇒ Looking to buy someone perfume but not sure where to start? Look no further, this base discovery collection offers Aromachology’s 5 addictive scents that can be worn alone or layered together to create a custom, unique fragrance to suit any mood. The set comes with a “recipe” card which suggests a few fun ways to combine scents. My favorite combination, sophisticated & sensual and totally edible, not too overpowering but lasts hours.


.:. Skin Inc × Custom Blended Serum ⇒ This custom blended serum is made specifically to target individual concerns. This isn’t something you will find in stores that’s made for the masses and is intended to tackle all of your skincare needs in one easy step. This is a great gift for someone you’re close to and know a lot about because you do have to answer a questionnaire about their skin type. I’m not saying this is a magic serum but if there were such thing this would be it! I am a huge skeptic when it comes to skincare and have tried tons and tons of different products, this one delivers amazing results quickly and is sure to impress.

IMG_1103.:. Fresh × Sugar Lip Love Story ⇒ I love the entire Fresh cosmetics line, but this year my favorite holiday offering is their Sugar Lip Love Story Set. Smooth, soft, supple lips.. what more could one want? This is the best starter set for anyone unfamiliar with Fresh sugar lip balms or anyone starting their makeup collection. Nine mini treatment balms: sugar rose, sugar plum, sugar cherry, sugar passion, sugar coral, sugar honey, sugar tulip and sugar lip treatment sunscreen and sugar lip treatment advanced. These tiny lip balms offer a subtle tint and come in shades suitable for every skin tone. Don’t ask me to choose a favorite I love them all!


.:. Beauty By Earth × Bath Bomb Gift Set ⇒ The ultimate gift of relaxation! I am obsessed with taking baths, relaxing and having some down time. These bath bombs are made from organic ingredients and essential oils. Each bath bomb contains a unique aromatherapy quality: joint relief, get well soon, just relax, bedtime ritual, muscle relief and relaxing detox. The price is right, the thought is there, a great gift for anyone on your list!


.:. DermStore × Rose Gold Prestige Brush Set ⇒ Everyone who wears makeup knows that the trick to a flawless face isn’t only achieved by the foundation but the application as well. This set contains 5 brushes and a stylish clutch and is a fraction of the cost of some of the popular brands on the market. The synthetic bristles are suitable for even the most sensitive skin and will last a very long time with proper care. Eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, powder, these beautiful rose gold brushes will conquer them all.


.:. Thrive Causemetics × Faux Lashes ⇒ Something we all tend to look past during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the gifts that are so much bigger than materialistic things. For every product purchased from Thrive Causemetics one is donated to a woman going through cancer treatment. The founder, Karissa created her company after getting involved with the Look Good, Feel Better organization offering women battling cancer free beauty workshops. After seeing the lack of faux lashes that worked for women with no eyelashes, she set out to create her own line: Thrive Causemetics. Their eyeliner, faux lashes and brow pencils allow women to feel beautiful inside & out and not only survive but THRIVE!


.:. Antica Farmacista × Champagne Black Label ⇒ Top notes of Satsuma Citrus and floral notes of muguet, apricot, passionfruit and sugared black currant. This diffuser will fill your home with a crisp, clean citrus scent and the Room Spray will not only enhance the scent but make it last for hours. The packaging is really unique and resembles a bottle of champagne and the actual bottle is sleek matte black with gold writing, making this a gorgeous addition to any home.

IMG_0878.:. Yazmo × Makeup Train Case ⇒ Pretty makeup needs pretty & functional storage. The black faux crocodile skin makeup train case offers just that. Vinyl interior makes this super easy to clean, 3 fold out extendable trays offer plenty of storage and a removable shoulder strap make this very easy to take along with you anywhere you go. If you’re feeling super generous you could gift this with a few essential makeup products already stocked!


.:. Paul Mitchell × 2015 Gift Sets ⇒ Paul Mitchell is generously giving away $1 to their favorite charities each time someone posts how their making a difference using the hashtag #givingismystyle. Another gift that gives back, which is always a great thing! These gift sets come beautifully packaged so you can forget about having to wrap them and will most definitely come in use. My favorites: Because You’re Polished, smoothing super skinny daily shampoo, conditioner & serum. And Because You’re Bold, extra body daily shampoo, rinse & boost.


.:. Paul Mitchell × Limited Edition Neuro Style Unplugged ⇒ Cordless, wall AND car charger, and 30 minutes to an hour of styling time after each charge.. this is the only straightener you will need for on-the-go styling this holiday season. Don’t let its small size fool you, this styling iron delivers the same results (if not better) as its bigger and bulkier competitors at a lesser cost, and is so convenient to bring along anywhere for styling touchups.


.:. Caudalie × Holiday Gift Sets ⇒ Caudalie has an assortment of beautiful gift sets and stocking stuffers this holiday season for everyone on your list. My favorites are the Anti-Aging Set, Moisture Essentials Set and Vine Body Luxury Set. Who wouldn’t appreciate the anti-ageing set? It includes a luxurious eye cream that delivers instant and long term results. The “crème de la crème” moisturizer delivers visibly younger looking skin day after day. The Vine Body Luxury Set includes body butter, lip conditioner and hand and nail cream all which contain Caudalies iconic ingredient: grapes! Grape oil is highly concentrated with omega 6 & vitamin e in turn leaving skin intensely conditioned and SO soft. The Moisture Essentials Kit is exactly what you’d expect, very moisturizing and essential for dry skin.


.:. Cuyana × Classic Leather Tote & Baby Alpaca Infinity Scarf ⇒ Looking for a personalized, luxurious gift that will impress it’s recipient and get daily use? Here it is! I fell in love with the soft gray Cuyana classic leather tote the moment I saw it. Genuine Italian pebbled leather, 13 gorgeous shades AND can be monogrammed. What’s better than receiving a gorgeous leather bag? A matching infinity scarf to go with it! The scarf pictured above is made of 100% baby alpaca fibers making this warmer than wool but lighter than cashmere. It comes in 7 neutral colors and is ideal to wear every day, everywhere. Surprise & impress your girlfriend or wife with these high quality gorgeous gifts that are sure to be loved!


.:. Foreo × LUNA Mini & ISSA ⇒ The gift of beauty. A beauty device that does it all, from the moment I saw the Luna Mini I knew I had to have it. Compact but powerful, this facial cleaning device will change your beauty regime forever. It uses sonic technology to perform a deep cleanse and is gentle enough for any skin type. I’ll be doing a more in depth review of this so stay tuned! Silicone + sonic pulse technology, the ISSA toothbrush isn’t your average gift but will sure pack a punch. For the month of December Foreo is generously offering 20% off their Issa range! I highly recommend both the Luna & Issa for anyone on your list or as a splurge for yourself!


.:. NuFACE × Limited Edition White Rose Mini Facial Toning Device ⇒ A device powered to turn back time, this will be loved by anyone looking to firm, tighten and tone their skin. Adorned with 18 karat rose gold spheres and the same cutting edge anti-aging power of the larger NuFACE Trinity, this device delivers the same amazing results in a powerful tiny size. Forget the high cost and risks associated with a professional procedure, use this petite & portable device for an painless 5 minute face lift.


.:. Belle Fleur × Petite Trio Collections ⇒ Along with chocolates, candles are my go-to gift for almost anyone on my list. Buying for a coworker, boss, family member or friend.. candles are the way to go. Belle Fleur has a big variety all with luscious, bold scents. The two collections pictured above are designed in hand blown tortoise shell glass making these just as stylish as they are functional. One collection includes, white orchid tea, blossom pomegranate and jasmine verbena. The other collection includes, figue noir (my favorite), bergamot cedar and kyara clove. The scents are strong enough that they fill the room even before their lit and offer hours of burn time.


.:. Bare Traps × Dolley Boots ⇒ Winter boots. If you live in most areas in the country this is something that will definitely be needed for the next few months. I love the entire Bare Traps collection, they offer high quality, designer style boots and shoes at a super affordable price. This pair is lined with warm PVC fabric and a rubber outsole making these ideal for rain or snow. This is my favorite style (of many) of their Stay Dry System Collection, good luck choosing a favorite!


.:. SimpleHuman × 8″ Sensor Mirror & Limited Edition Hello Kitty 5″ Sensor Mirror ⇒ Any makeup junkie will not only appreciate these mirrors but LOVE them! They are cordless sensor mirror with 5x magnification (8″) and each charge lasts up to 5 weeks. The tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight, allowing for flawless, color-correct makeup applications every time. This is THE gift for the makeup lover in your life. The Hello Kitty 5″ sensor mirror is super cute, super small and ideal for traveling (and is totally upside down in this pic – can you tell I’m good at multi-tasking?!). I am obsessed with these mirrors and don’t go a day without using them. Highly recommend!


.:. Bliss × A-Bright-Face Set ⇒ The gift of a facial AT HOME. This set includes: foaming face wash, triple oxygen vitamin c cream and incredi-peel 5 pack and is suitable for all skin types. The foaming face wash contains rose hip extract, milk thistle passion flower and chamomile. The vitamin c cream is lightweight and enhances skins vitality and clarity and leaves skin hydrated and glowing. The incredi-peel tops this gift set off by offering spa-powered peel pads that reduce wrinkles and even skin tone make you feel like you’re at a spa.


.:. Kai × Body Polish & Body Butter ⇒ The cold weather and winter months dry my skin out like crazy. I love using a body scrub to clean and prep my skin for hydrating body butter. This body polish combines exfoliating sugar & salt and jojoba oil and grape seed extract for healthy glowing skin and is such a treat to wake up and use each morning. The body butter is a silky soufflé blend of shea butter, safflower & apricot oil, aloe and chamomile extracts, lavender, cucumber and vitamins a, c & e. Paraben, sulfate, phosphate and phthalate free and insanely luxurious and moisturizing for winter skin.


.:. Kenneth Cole × Mankind Gift Set ⇒ With good reason, cologne is probably the most common gift suggestion for men. I’ve consistently bought my husband cologne every single Christmas for the past 8 years or so. My top choice of cologne this year is Mankind by Kenneth Cole. The gift set is very affordable and includes cologne, body wash, after shave balm and deodorant. The top notes are fresh pineapple and pear spiced up with tarragon and cinnamon. The scent is bold but isn’t overpowering making this ideal for the modern man.


.:. The Tie Bar × Style Boxes ⇒This is the ultimate one stop shop for men’s neck wear and accessories. The Tie Bar takes all of the hard work out of searching for the perfect tie and creates the most stylish sets that pair well together making this a great gift for the man in your life who loves to get dressed up.


.:. CAT Footwear × Colorado Boots ⇒ Men can be so difficult to shop for. I’ve found that the best gifts to buy for my husband are basic things he uses on a daily basis. There’s no point in trying to surprise him with something totally random that will end up sitting in a closet for years. Get him something that he will use on a regular basis and won’t go to waste. If the man in your life isn’t quite into ties and cologne, my next suggestion would be shoes/boots. The boots pictured above are stylish and rugged making them great for everyday wear. They have a nylon mesh lining, suede and leather upper and T3 outsole, making these sturdy enough to withstand tons of use and years of wear.


.:. Polaroid × ZIP Instant Photoprinter ⇒ Bring the fun of instant printed photos back! Almost everyone I know uses their phone as their primary source for photography. This device pairs wirelessly to any phone or tablet via Bluetooth allowing you to instantly print your photos seconds after they are taken. It prints 2×3″ colored photos and is small enough to fit into your pocket. This eliminates the hassle of running out and waiting to have your photos developed. A great gift that is sure to capture many memories and be appreciated by all.



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