First Week Of December: Favorites

December has been great so far and I’m discovering so many new things! This post has a strong focus on a few items and products I’ve bee loving! What are some things you’ve been gravitating towards this season? Leave a comment down below letting me know what I need to try!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”Β 

Pur Cosmetics Etienne Palette

This palette has everything you need to sparkle this holiday season. From mattes to shimmers and everyday essentials, these shades are great for anyone! My two go-to’s have been “Zenon” (a brassy gold) and “Bossy” (a bright silver) I can’t get over how pigmented these colors are and how smooth they apply to the skin. Definitely something I’ll be using for the rest of winter!

Pur Cosmetics Lip Gloss Stick

Moving on to more Pur, their lip gloss sticks are to die for. One I always keep in my bag is in the shade Honey Pie. It’s a dusty blush shade with the slightest bit of shine. It’s not as harsh as a liquid lipstick and has a more natural tone to it. Forever a fan!

Yellow Anything

Recently, I picked up this yellow top from Target in their clearance section. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the color. I don’t normally go for pops of anything really but something about it makes me feel good!

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

I’m most of the time traditional when it comes to my holiday drinks from Starbucks. The skinny peppermint mocha is my jam. However, my new favorite is slowly becoming this toasty drink. It hits the nail on the head with being festive because it’s topped with cranberries. In addition to that, the beverage is not overly sweet. Perfect for these cold snowy mornings!

Greek Yogurt With Honey

I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and it can sometimes be hard for me to contain it. So, in order to cheat myself out of havingreal dessert, I’ve been reaching for non-fat, plain, Greek yogurt instead with a drizzle of wildflower honey. It’s amazing and probably healthier than something I’d normally grab! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

“December: The month of joy, happiness, and to finish what you started”Β 

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The Best Bath & Body Works Holiday Scents

Bath & Body Works is the king of all fragrant things. Their body lotions are smooth and buttery, the sprays keep me smelling great all day long, and best of all their candles rock my world. They burn slow and smell heavenly, I couldn’t not talk about some of my favs during this time of year!

The scent Evergreen by B&BW’s partnered brand, White Barn, is the epitome of what the holiday season should smell like. There’s a sweet undertone to this candle but resembles closest to fresh pine trees. I love burning this after tidying up my house! Makes everything smell so clean!

This spicy scent has become my favorite very quickly. It smells like I’m baking gingerbread or something festive in the kitchen without having that doughy smell. I can’t stand candles that are too similar to cupcakes, cake, or cookies. This is just enough and not too much.

Vanilla and pear was a combination I never thought I’d love but let me tell you, this one is amazing. You’d figure the pear would make this candle come off extremely sweet-smelling but the vanilla and cinnamon touches calm that down a bit. Oh, and not to mention this packaging…how cute!

If you’re into a more traditional smell try the straight Balsam candle. You’ll be transported from your living room to a forest. Love, love, love the smell of trees! Does that sound weird?!

Have a new favorite that I didn’t mention?! Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you all think are perfect additions for the season. Always looking for extras that will make my house smell good!

See you in my next post!

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas For Women

It’s after Thanksgiving which makes this gift guide totally appropriate. I’ve had my lists ready since November 1st but I know everyone’s not as excited or prepared as I might be. Either way, now’s the time to start thinking about those special people you’ll be buying for this year. If you’ve been struggling to come up with what to purchase for your mom, sister, or significant other…this little post is for you!

You’ll see there’s a bit of a theme with this gift guide. Neutrals and coziness is what I was going for. They’re gifts ideal for anyone’s personality and style. Oh, and did I mention these options are extremely affordable?! Yes, they are! See below for more details on what I chose to share!

1) LUSH Christmas Bath Bomb

You can never go wrong with bath bombs. I love packing these in tiny gift bags with tissue paper or using them as stocking stuffers!

2) Rose Gold & Black Watch

This watch is adorable and completely affordable for the accessorizer in your life. Give them a gift they can wear this holiday season!

3) Copper Owl Mug

Copper is in right now and the fact this sweet mug has an owl on it makes the gift that much more special! Moscow mules anyone?! Hot chocolate?! The possibilities are endless!

4) Pink Fuzzy Robe

Robes are awesome to come out of the shower with or for lounging. Sticking this in a gift box with some pretty wrapping paper and bows would make me smile that’s for sure!

5) Snow Angel Bubble Bath

Philosophy rocks in the bath and body world. This 3-in-1 shower gel, bubble bath, and shampoo will give your receiver a scent they won’t forget!

6) Funny Door Mats

I love spicing up my front door with festive decorations. Wreaths, Christmas lights, and witty door mats. This gift is perfect for nearly anyone!

7) Salt Lamp

Another very trendy item on this list that can also be super useful! Himalayan salt lamps are said to boost blood flow and improve your sleep – how cool!

8) Marble Laptop Shell

Alright, I’ll admit it, this is just so classy and fun I couldn’t not put this on my women’s gift guide!

9) Danty Gold Rings

Gold rings are a staple for holiday outfits. These are incredibly inexpensive and can be stacked or paired separately – Forever 21 always has the hook up for affordable jewelry!

10) Nude Dude Palette

Any palette is an ideal gift for the makeup lover in your life. This one from TheBalm has tons of nude, shimmery, flirty shades I think would look pretty on a lot of ladies!

11) White Knitted Throw

Throw blankets are a must for those cold winter months. Help a sista out with staying warm!

12) Too Faced Mascara Ornament

I’ve seen a handful of big cosmetic companies create unique trial sized versions of their best-sellers. My personal fav happens to be the Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced. Lashes are always on fleek when I’ve got this in my bag!

13) White & Black Scarf

Another cozy must-have for when it’s below 0 outside! Chunky scarves can make a plain t-shirt and leggings look a little more put together. Instant outfit for the win!

14) Chic Clear Circle Glasses

Coming to an Instagram pic near you. Do I need to say more?!

15) “I Look Much Better Online” Keychain

Got a social media obsessed gal to buy for?! Funny keychains like this one are simple gifts that will make her laugh!

16) Elf Hello Hydration Gift Set

Finish off a dry winter day with some much needed hydration. This 3 piece set from Elf is just the thing someone will need to make their night a relaxing one.

So, that’s it! This post was a long one…I know it! But I hope some of you found this helpful for shopping this year! What’s on your Christmas wishlist?! Leave a comment below letting me know!

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