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Calorie-Free Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Shower your Valentine with one of these gorgeous calorie free (and guilt free) gifts this year! Of course, none of these gifts are limited just to Valentine’s Day, they’re perfect to give or get all year around.. birthdays, anniversaries or just because! Xo.


Too Faced » Chocolate Bar Palette ×× Because buying actual chocolates for her on Valentine’s day is so cliche! And really, what makeup screams Valentine’s day more than the infamous chocolate bar palette!? This eyeshadow palette has a cult following & is worth all the hype and more. It contains 16 shades of warm caramels, light & deep chocolate hues and a pop of blueberry. In addition to their amazing chocolate scented palette, they sell gorgeous blushes & highlighters in heart shaped packaging that perform as beautiful as they look. I’ve been kind of obsessed with Too Faced lately and these are some of my favorites! //


Wei Beauty » Brown Sugar Exfoliating Mask ×× If there is one thing on this list that’s sure to satisfy your sugar craving, it’s this. These individual masks are infused with a fine grain brown sugar and thick molasses to gently exfoliate and deeply hydrate. The set contains 8 pods and is an awesome way of giving someone the gift of pampering. They leave my skin hydrated and radiant and I look forward to using them during my weekly at home spa nights. //


Tree Hut » Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub ×× Tree Hut sells some of my favorite sugar scrubs on the market. A lot of sugar scrubs can be dry and rough on skin, not the case with this. This one contains organic Shea butter, Argan oil & Rose Hip oil. It smells great, feels great and there is about 18 oz of product in each jar, and for the price it’s practically a steal! //


Anastasia Beverly Hills » Sun Dipped Glow Palette ×× If you want a highlight that puts all other highlighters to shame.. here it is! ABH is the queen of all things “glow” related. This palette is flattering for all skin tones and these colors are my favorite out of all of her glow kits. If finding four of the highest quality highlighters isn’t enough for you, these can also double as blushes (depending on skin tone) or really bold shimmery eye shadows. The four colors included: Bronzed (amber with a penny metal finish), Tourmaline (warm taupe with rose gold), Moonstone (radiant quartz with a pearl finish) and Summer (sand with a white gold finish). I love wearing Tourmaline as a really pretty, soft everyday color that just gives that perfect lit from within glow. The pigmentation is great with these and can be built up very easily and they all layer beautifully. //


Marc Jacobs » Style Eye Con No 7 –The Dreamer Palette ×× Seven luxurious eyeshadows in baked crème matte, golden tan shimmer, French vanilla satin, deep espresso matte, warm peach matte, fiery copper shimmer and warm gold shimmer. This chic palette is fabulous for everyday wear and very easy to transition from, day to night looks with. It offers great color payoff and a long wear time (8+ hours for me). I am really impressed with this and inclined to buy several other sets, despite already having an insane amount of eyeshadows. More details to follow! //


Amika » Movos Wireless Styler ×× It’s pretty impressive watching technology in the beauty industry evolve. This device is the first of its kind, a completely wireless hair straightener & styler. There are NO cords.. yes you read that right, zero, none.. at all. It’s made of 100% titanium plates and uses Far-infrared heat technology and negative ions to deliver frizz-free results with the maximum amount of moisture seal. Each charge will last about 15-30 minutes of use, which is plenty for my hair type/length. In addition to being a versatile hair tool, it takes up very little space on your vanity and can be used anywhere you please! It’s so portable and travel friendly and fits right in my purse for touchups throughout t the day, which is undeniably amazing. Who would have figured that not being restrained to 9 ft cords and power outlets could be so game-changing?! //


Esqido » Dove’s Wing Lash Gift Set ×× There’s something about false lashes that adds so much depth to eyes that mascara can’t do on its own. Out of every brand I’ve tried Esqido’s are the most comfortable and non-irritating lashes I’ve found. They carefully craft their lashes from incredibly soft, ethically sourced naturally shed mink hair and a comfortable cotton band. This gift set contains their top 3 best sellers and when cared for properly, their lashes can be worn multiple times. //


Bridgewater Candles » Sweet Grace Collection ×× If there is one thing I always need in stock it’s candles… I can’t live without them. This is my current scent, it’s really fresh & comforting and the burn time for this candle is up to 110 hours so it will last you a very long time! I also enjoy using their Sweet Grace hand cream; I keep it at my desk at work for a soothing mid-day pick me up. //


Harney & Sons » Organic Iced Teas ×× Whether your Valentine is a just casual sipper or a full blow tea addict, the gift of high quality teas & iced teas are sure to perk up an everyday routine. Harney & Son’s is a family-run company that offers a line of over 300 luxurious loose leaf teas sourced from organic tea gardens around the world. Their teas are low in sugar & calories but pack a huge punch of flavor and served over ice makes them even more refreshing. Of course, I’d recommend treating her on the whole collection, but my absolute favorites are: blood orange, pomegranate oolong and blueberry green. //


Kari Gran » Lip Whips ×× By mid-February my body is yearning for every form of hydration it can possibly get. I love the whipped texture, how moisturizing this is and the subtle flush of color offered. The peppermint scent gives a slight tingle and a really natural hint of pink that is suitable for both lips & cheeks. All of their products are hand-poured using only natural, organic non-GMO ingredients that contain ZERO harsh chemicals or toxins. //


Thesis Beauty » Chocolatiers Gift Face Mask + Rose Garden Bath Salts & Body Cream ×× If you’re looking to buy her chocolate and roses this Valentine’s day, skip the florist and chocolate shop and get her these instead. Thesis beauty sells only organic, natural, and good for you products without all the unnecessary additives. This is the first time I’ve ever used a facial mask made of pure cacao, and it sure feels like an indulgence! I really love powdered masks because it gives you the opportunity to customize it to your desired consistency. I prefer mine more on the watery side, so I add 2 parts of water to 1 part powder. It’s packed with antioxidants and leaves my skin smooth, glowing and nourished every single time. Bursting with the scent of fresh roses, their bath salts are rich in minerals and offer a truly soothing aromatherapy experience. Anyone who lives somewhere where it is currently freezing will totally appreciate their body cream. It’s made of mostly food grade organic ingredients and scented with pure essential oils. It’s a really rich formula and melts right into your skin keeping it hydrated and super soft all day long! //


Bottled Brooklyn » Unstoppable Vanity Mirror ×× This mirror offers a little dose of confidence each morning. It’s super cute, useful and will get daily use. Bottled Brooklyn sells several other fun lifestyle products such as totes, prints, towels, glasses & coasters all which are very affordable and push a positive focus. //


San Francisco Salt Co. » Detox & Harmony Foaming Bath Salts ×× Anything bath related is always a win with me! Detox bath salts help detoxify the skin & remove impurities. It’s a combination of Pacific Sea Salt, natural essential oils, and kelp & green tea powder for additional benefits. Harmony bath salts are amazing at helping you de-stress and unwind. I enjoy using these in the bath, or as an exfoliating scrub in the shower, either way they are incredibly relaxing & soothing and one of the best gifts to give or get for yourself! //


EtuHome » Bianca iPad Cookbook Holder ×× If you’re looking for something useful that will add a touch of sophistication and contemporary design to your countertop, look no further. I love to watch YouTube videos or music videos while cooking and this is the prettiest cookbook/iPad holder I could find anywhere online! It’s made of reclaimed wood that was salvaged from the beams of various 19th century European buildings, and then finished in high-gloss paint with bold galvanized steel details. It’s really rustic & chic and makes a huge statement sitting on your countertop. //

Mason Cash » Bakers Lane Collection ×× I’m definitely a neat freak when it comes to my kitchen and keeping things clean and organized is a must. The Baker Lane collection is the perfect cross of vintage meets chic, and looks as gorgeous as it is useful. I love the idea of uniformed baking canisters for sugar, flour and baking powder, teas, coffee, etc. These look really clean and contemporary sitting out on your countertop and keep everything in its place, stylishly. If you’re looking to take it up one more notch, include the ceramic bread box, it will add a fun touch of 1950’s nostalgia to your kitchen. //


Bedford Cottage-Kennebunk Home » Gateway Throw ×× Last but definitely not least, this incredibly soft throw blanket. Bedford Cottage has a really unique variety of throws, pillows, scarves, ponchos and robes. My favorite is the Gateway Throw. It comes in 2 colors, Steel and Stone, both are really beautiful and add an extra touch of elegance to any contemporary décor. It’s 75% rayon + 25% polyester, is machine washable, lightweight and definitely cuddle-worthy. And really, who couldn’t use an amazingly comfy throw to snuggle up with this winter!? //


FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.

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