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Ultimate Holiday Gift for the Procrastinator

Beauty, Fashion

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Hello lovelies! December is well on it’s way and I know there are many of you who still have a few people on your gift list… so I thought I’d put together some of my favorites for this year to get you inspired. I’ve thrown together a lot of chic, on-brand items, as well as some total cozy, snuggly pieces for this freezing winter weather we are having right now. For us this year we decided to do a secret Santa gift exchange. It was so fun being able to put all the thought and creativity into one gift – really go all out! However, if you’re not doing secret Santa this year, it can become quite tricky to think of gifts for everyone in the family! So I did a bit of digging online for the best creative little gifts I could find that are absolutely to die for! Not only are these great options for gifts, but there are a few fabulous stocking stuffers in there as well. Those stockings are all I had left on my to-do list for this holiday, so it was well worth the search! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do, and don’t forget to soak up all the holiday cheer out there <3

1. Kolby Brushed Scarf | 2. MantraBand Bracelet | 3. Indigo VoluSpa Candle | 4. Kate Spade Champagne Glass | 5. Happy Headphones | 6. Kate Spade Activity Tracker | 7. Marble Cheese Knives | 8. EOS Lip Balm | 9. L’Occitane Hand Cream | 10. Piggy USB Power Bank | 11. Pom-pom Beanie | 12. S’well Bottle | 13. Marble Makeup Brush Holder | 14. Essence Lipstick | 15. Cleansing Puff | 16. Holiday Star Studs

My Dermalogica Skincare Routine

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Hello Lovelies! Since the dryer winter is setting in I thought I’d share a bit about my Dermalocica skincare routine and what I do to keep my skin glowing. I am an absolute fanatic when it comes to taking care of my skin. It is definitely one investment into my self-care that is a top priority. Ever since I was a little girl, my skin always changed with the seasons. It sometimes became so dry that any time I put lotion on it would just absolutely burn! I always had to be very careful about which products I used, and always took a bit of an adjustment period when switching products. However, I know I have truly found my long-time, forever brand!

I have been using Dermalogica since I was quite young and it has been the most amazing thing for my skin over the years. There are several different product lines within the Dermalogica brand, so make sure to get a skin/speed map done to get the right products matched to your skin type. For me, I always go with the more gentler lines; I start off with the special cleansing gel, which is aboslutely amazing on my skin because of the calming balm mint and lavendar extracts. The daily microfoliant is a great gentle exfoliant with an active enzyme component to remove the dead skin cells. For a moisturizer I alternate between the skin smoothing cream and the dynamic skin recovery. I top it off with the total eye care and use the concealing spot treatment for any trouble spots.

It is so important to take good care of your skin, especially when you live through the cold, dry winters. Two of my latest additions include the multivitamin power recovery masque and the phyto replenish oil. These are incredible for replenishing and re-energizing your skin, to give you that healthy glow! I hope that gives you a little insight into how I care for my skin. Getting to the perfect routine can take some time to build, but it is sure to pay off in the long-run. Xo

Dior Parkluxe Event at Nordstrom

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Hello Lovelies! It’s been a while since I last did a post, so I thought I’d start with a little throwback of when I was treated to a little behind-the-scenes fun. This year Nordstrom partnered again with Dior to do the makeup looks for their models at the Dior ParkLuxe Fashion show, showcasing the new Dior Rouge Collection. The pre-event sneak peek was held at Nordstrom where bloggers from all over the city were paired up with their Dior experts to try out the makeup product line, all the way from skincare to bold, vivacious lips. I am an absolute sucker for getting pampered, and trying new products. The makeup looks chosen for the show focused on a flawless complexion, subtle eyes, and a stand-out lip to finish off the look. Some of my personal favorites were the Hydra Life sorbet crème, the Glow Maximizer primer, the Diorshow Brow Styler, and of course the Rouge-Dior lip! Absolutely loved this look! We were each gifted with a personal take-home treat to some of their amazing products – thanks Nordstrom for such a special time! Xx

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Hello lovelies! Today on the blog we are talking lashes. For a while now I have been thinking about getting eyelash extensions done, and whether or not it would be worth it. Finally, I made the leap and went for the full on extensions. I chose the Mink Silk Lashes. And I love them! The girls at Lola Lash Bar are incredible, with such a relaxing atmosphere. Everything is pink and gold, and just the way a girl wants to feel every day. I totally and completely believe in self-care and making yourself feel incredibly loved and beautiful! Organize your business and life in such a way that you can leverage your time to take care of yourself and do the things that make you feel pretty :) So remember, don’t forget yourself in the journey of life! Get out there, find what makes you feel beautiful, and don’t compromise. You deserve the treat! Xo

Eyelash Extensions Aftercare:
– don’t get lashes wet for 24 hours
– don’t use oil-based products
– don’t pick, pull, or rub lashes
– don’t use waterproof mascara
– don’t use mechanical eyelash curler

+ do brush your extensions daily
+ do be cautious of extensions while sleeping
+ do minimize visits to hot yoga, sauna, steam room, etc.
+ do use coating sealer for longevity
+ do schedule a fill appointment in 2-4 weeks

. // Lola Lash Bar here . // Lola online shop here .//

mac & me

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Good morning babes! Today I wanted to give you a little bit of an inside look into my daily makeup favorites. Recently I did a big overhaul of my everyday makeup routine, and went for an intensive MAC selection. I was lucky enough to have my dear friend and makeup artist, Tanya there to help doll me up and pick the right products for my skin. I have been loving every minute of my MAC routine, and couldn’t be more pleased with how it all turned out. The products work really well together, and have been nourishing and protective on my skin. // For my every day makeup I love doing a very natural look with neutrals and light pinks. I often pair this light pink lip with a darker liner just to pop the look. The skinfinish setting powder is to die for, and creates the most rounded off, soft look for an overall neutral yet polished touch. And remember, brushes are key to getting the correct blends, so be sure to choose the right ones!

Here are a few of my absolute favorites of the bunch: . // mac brushes 129, 159, and 221 . // mac cremesheen creme cup lipstick . // mac studio sculpt spf 15 foundation . // mac dame satin powder blush . // mac medium plus mineralize skinfinish

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