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We are literally just a few short days away from celebrating Mother’s Day.  As a mother, I look forward to spending this day with my husband and sons because they are the ones that make me a mom, but this year, my eldest son will be off island for a band concert and I’m certainly going to miss him.  If you’re wondering why it has taken me so long to share with you a little gift guide as I tend to do each year, well – that’s the reason!  I’ve been able to spend this day with all of my boys since they were born so I have been in my own little pity party the last few days knowing that he wouldn’t be home.  A few days ago, I realized that I needed to get over myself and be thankful that my husband and sons treat me like Mother’s Day is every day and no special day on the calendar is ever required.  So – while I am a bit late at sharing my gift lift with all of you – I figured that I would make this post because any day is a great day to get a treat – right?

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The first thing on my list is this gorgeous necklace from The Vintage Pearl which you can find on The Grommet.  The Grommet has to be one of my go-to websites for finding unique gifts for my loved ones.  This Messy Nest Necklace is a cute treasured keepsake and I absolutely love it.  Whether you are getting it for your moms or grandmothers, I’m sure it will be a hit.  The necklace starts at $42.00 and is handcrafted in the United States of antiqued silver wire.  Each nest is handcrafted and filled with freshwater pearls – one for each child in the wearer’s heart.  It’s set on a sterling silver ball chain and can be customized to match the number of children in the family.  The creator of The Vintage Pearl is a mom herself and started creating from her kitchen table in hopes to be able to be a stay at home and work from home mom. This is probably one of my favorite pieces to share with you because it’s certainly a sentimental piece.  I hope that The Vintage Pearl will offer this in gold one day.

Get a Messy Nest Necklace from The Vintage Pearl here.

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Next is another gorgeous piece that can also be found on The Grommet.  The Family Tree Necklace by Vintage Stamp Jewels is a great piece that can be worn every day.  The delicate family tree charm represents the life connections that matter to each of us.  You can choose the color and number of Swarovski crystal charms that accompany your tree.  The bezel-set crystals can represent any important moments or people from birthstones of children or grandchildren, milestones and anniversaries or any special date or time that is close to your heart.

You can learn more about this gorgeous piece and get one for yourself or a loved one here.

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Now, when I think of Mother’s Day – I always associate a really great face mask as a gift.  Here’s the deal, I LOVE an awesome face mask and some of my favorites come from Miss Spa.  If you’ve been a long time follower of my blog, then you know I’ve raved and talked about this brand a lot over the years.  What I love about Miss Spa is their wide range of masks available for a variety of skin types and textures.  You literally can find one to fit your needs or someone you love.

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Did I mention that these masks are so affordable?  Depending on the type you select, they start at about $4.00 each and go up in price from there and you can easily find a mask that suits you.  I definitely love a great face mask for Mother’s Day because I don’t have time for an at Spa pampering so I love doing it at home.

You can learn more about Miss Spa products, purchase your own or get it as a gift here or at your local Ulta or Drugstore.

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Bath Bombs are a favorite gift to receive and to give on Mother’s Day.  For years my sons and I made creations of our favorite scents and dried flowers to give as gifts, a tradition that my sisters and I did when we were teenagers.  One of my long time favorite handcrafted websites for great bath, body and essential oils is Sky Organics.  I’ve been using their essential oils for a few years now and I just had to include them in this guide.  All moms deserve a little pampering and bath bombs are those little fizzy wonders that just help any mom relax.  Sky Organics offers their Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set for just $25.99 (one of my favorites besides my own handmade ones) and it includes 6 beautiful bath bombs in an assortment of scents – Caribbean Coconut (my favorite), Lavender Lemon Muffin, Love Potion, Mermaid Kiss, Strawberry Milkshake and Sugar Rose.  These beauties are made in the USA and each bath bomb has a net weight of 5 oz.  It’s a total steal for sure.

If bath bombs aren’t your thing, then be sure to check out their wide range of essential oils.  They offer a set with all of their oils for just $50.  Did I mention they also provide FREE SHIPPING.  Head on over to their website here for more information.

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LATHER is another company I recommend to anyone and they offer gift sets that are perfect for Mother’s Day or any day of the year.  Their Dream On set ($58.00) includes their blue chamomile foaming bath treatment, lavender aromatherapy candle, Art of Tea sleep tea handcrafted loose leaf tea (organic), tea infuser, quiet night relaxing balm, eye mask, and a reusable gift box.  All of these essentials are perfect for treating mom to a night of a little peace, quiet and relaxation.  With my sleepless nights and insomnia, this kid would be the absolute perfect way for me to just settle down and relax.

Learn more about LATHER’S gift sets and products here.

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I’ve been swooning over IT Cosmetics the last few months now and I knew I just had to include some of these beauties.  Honestly, I’ve been totally stalking IT Cosmetic’s website now making a VERY LARGE wish list of items I want to try.  I have literally only tried their Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment and Bye Bye Under Eye, so I find that this portion of my post has an ulterior motive for me… hehehe!  Maybe my friends and family who see this will snatch something from IT for me for Mother’s Day.  Hey, one can hope, right. j/k!  This year IT Cosmetics is offering a bunch of IT girl essentials that will literally have your Mom feeling her most beautiful on this special day and always.

The Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 5-Piece Face and Eye Getting Started Brush Set $58 is the perfect set for any makeup loving addict.  Every woman needs a great basic brush set in her makeup bash and the Airbrush 101 is how you get started with it all.  Blend, blur, buff and perfect for a flawless airbrushed finish with a brand of brushes that are known to be super soft and luxurious.

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Now – of course, makeup brushes are definitely my thang so I had to share with you the Face & Eye Essentials Mini 5-Piece Face and Eye Travel Brush Set.  This set retails for $30 and it wold be a great hit for Mom.  An awesome powder, eye shadow brushes and liner brush can help you get ready in a flash.  Four brushes are included to line, define, smoke out and blend.  Plus, you get an all-over complexion brush for all the basics from foundation to blush and illuminizer.  This is a great kit that includes the tools to get that fab look.

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The Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment ( I just mentioned about how this is one of the products I have tried from IT) is also a great gift selection.  But, this NEW Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment is now available in Rose.  It contains the essential butters and oils, hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants for your softest and smoothest looking pout while it flushes your lip to the perfect rosy pink.  The original is my go-to when I’m in a rush or not feeling makeup but want a little color to my lips.  It’s definitely something I’d buy for my mom and something I’d love to receive as a gift.  It retails for $24.00

 

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Lastly from IT Cosmetics, I wanted to share with you the Bye Bye Pores Blush (retail $24). This award-winning Bye Bye Pores formula is infused with optical-blurring pigments which instantly diffuse the look of pores and discoloration.  It’s filled with skin-loving ingredients like anti-aging silk, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants, and peptides which will give any Mom (any body) a youthful flush.  I definitely think this is perfect for me or my mom because we love a great blush and anything that is infused with ingredients we love, well – it’s definitely a must have.

You can purchase any of these products on IT Cosmetics website here.

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Who says hair products and tools don’t make great gifts?  Not me!  I would love to get a fab hair tool for Mother’s Day so I figured I would include something that would help mom eliminate the “hair tool storage” and get a 3 in 1 that can do the trick.  The CHI Ellipse 3-in-1 Styling Iron is a great tool to make convenience mom’s game.  You can create a multitude of looks using this very versatile styler that includes 3 styling options in one tool.  With Teflon and Titanium plates to create smooth and sleep styles on a non-stick surface.  You can great smooth hair, curls and waves with just one tool.  The styler has adjustable temperature settings that heat up to 410 °F / 210 °C.  It has a ceramic heater for consistent temperature and an LED touch sensitive temperature control and display.  You also get a temperature lock feature (oooh… fancy) and a 1 hour shut-off.  I also love that it comes with it’s own glove, so you have everything you need for the perfect hair style.  The CHI Ellipse 3-in-1 Styling Iron retails for $110 but the price is reasonable considering the quality of the product and the fact that you can use it for more than one style.

You can learn more about this tool or grab one for yourself or your mom here.

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This next gift idea is untraditional, but definitely something worth mentioning.  The Revolar Instinct (I’ll have a full review on this product in the next week or so) has been a very important part of my everyday.  Retailing for $80, this little device can be the perfect gift in a big way.  The Revolar is a product that is brand new (the Indiegogo campaign has just completed) but a tool that I think is very worth the while.  It’s a quarter sized connect button that with 1-3 clicks, the Instinct can send different custom alerts to friends and family to let them know where the user is and what level of help they need.  Unfortunately, sexual assault is on a rise here in the United States and violence against women is at an all-time high.  You can send help to your location with a few clicks of this wearable device.  It not only empowers you to be proactive about your safety, but this little Instinct will help ou stay in touch with loved ones as well.  Did I mention it also tracks your steps?  There are no chords, and easy to use device and you can replace a battery in about a year so you don’t have to worry about charging it.  Last year my mom was sitting in a parking lot when someone tried to attack her.  Luckily she was in her car and was able to escape.  When I was 4 years old, a man attempted to kidnap me, I was in his car and he was about to drive away when my dad stopped him in his tracks.  Devices like this are easy to use and definitely worth it.  I wish I had one for each person in my family.  I had to share this with you because it’s a gift I think that would be invaluable to any mom and anyone.  Like I said, a full review will be coming soon – so stay tuned.

Learn more about the Revolar Instinct and find out how to get one for yourself here.

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I’ll be honest, as a mother, I can honestly say that any type of gift is such a wonderful sentiment, but I never expect it.  I think that Mother’s Day is every day of the year for me and I’m so lucky to call myself a mom.  I love creating handmade gifts for my mom and my mother in law from all of us because I think it’s special and I’m quite good with a glue gun.  Little flowers or hairpins decorated in fabric or paper always seem to make our loved ones happy.  At the end of the day – a gift should come from the heart, whether purchased or made.  My sons make me handmade cards each year and I cherish them with all my heart.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I want to remind you that Mother’s Day is every single day of the year.  If you’ve been following me a while then you know that I believe this to be so with Valentine’s Day too.  Hmmm… I wish Christmas and birthdays were every day of the year also, hahaha!  Anyway – no matter the gift or sentiment you give to the moms in your life, make it special.  This last minute gift guide was not intended to be late, but I’m reminded that a present for mom doesn’t have to be given only one day a year so even if you miss picking up one of these for that special lady in your life – feel free to use this as a guide to put together a special treat for her at anytime.

I want to take this time to wish all of the mommies out there (whether you have human children or fur babies) a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday.  May your day be filled with lots of love and hugs and a whole lot of warmth and happiness.

“To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the World.”

 

 

 

 


Disclaimer:  Some of the products featured in this post were sent for review consideration, while others were purchased with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased, as with anything you see on this site.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.

 

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When I was younger, my dad used to say that it was a challenge to buy a gift for the man who has everything… happy life, lots of possessions, roof over his head and it’s something that I always remember when out shopping this time of year.  But, this year – I though about it and realized that while I’m thinking of things to buy for the men in my life, my man is trying to figure out what to get me.  It’s no secret that I am a lover of all things beauty – it is what I talk about here on the blog several times a week, right?  It can be a challenge for my husband to buy “beauty related” items for me each year, so most of the time he just gives me his credit card and says… “have fun”.  But, not every one has that opportunity and sometimes shopping for a woman who loves beauty and makeup can be a daunting task.  Today, I share with you some of my favorite beauty items that I think would make anyone happy to receive.  If you are on the hunt for something for the lady in your life, this holiday gift guide may be for you.

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Oh Colour Pop how I love thee.  When it comes to makeup, one of my biggest collections of cosmetic products comes from Colour Pop Cosmetics.  Whether it’s their highlighters or blushes, lipsticks or eye shadows I haven’t met a Colour Pop product I wasn’t happy to get.  With Colour Pop’s release of the Hello Kitty Collection  I basically got Colour Pop and Hello Kitty in one little selection and both are such loves I couldn’t contain the happy.  Anything from Colour Pop would make a great gift and the quads they have available in a wide variety of shades would make any beauty lover happy.  If I had to pick, I definitely suggest getting the shadows – with over 120 shadows myself, trust me when I say – I love them.

Colour Pop – $5.00 to $40.00 (depending on what you purchase) http://www.colourpop.com

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Makeup, Makeup for the makeup lover.  I LOVE makeup and have used a variety of different brands over the years.  I love when cosmetics companies offer a wide range of products and Pixi Beauty is no exception.  These four little items are perfect for the busy mom on a go that loves makeup and wants a few key items to put together a look.

Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16.00), Endless Silky Eye Pencil ($12.00), Endless Brow Gel Pencil ($11.00) and Shea Butter Lip Balm ($8.00) would make a perfect gift combined together and wrapped in a cute makeup bag.  For the woman that loves a great day look that she can wear to work or out running errands.

You can purchase these Pixi items and more at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.

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One of my favorite makeup brush brands has released a gorgeous Contour Palette.  Beauty Junkees, a brand I’ve talked about numerous times has recently rolled out some new goodies in their line.  Besides their makeup brushes and accessories, Beauty Junkees has recently released a Contour Palette that is refillable and perfect for any makeup lover.  The Contour & Highlighting Palette makes enhancing your beauty and minimizing facial features a breeze.  You get powder contour shades to add dimension and to define your cheekbones, jaw, forehead and nose as well as highlighting shades that will lift, brighten and give you a soft radiant glow.  This palette is perfect for every day use and I love that the palette is not only refillable, it’s magnetic.  With 5 silky soft pressed matte powders to compliment a beauty lovers complete look.

Contouring shades include:  Fawn, Java and Truffle  Highlighting shades include:  Banana, Vanilla and Sand.  This palette is great for most skin tones and you can either use a light hand or build up the powders to your desired intensity.  Did I also mention you could use this palette as eye shadow shades or even a brow definer.  The options are absolutely endless.

Retail cost:  $24.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/contour-and-highlighting-kit

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Beauty Junkees has also won me over with their fab 5 piece Pro Contouring & Highlighting Kit.  I have raved about Beauty Junkees brushes before and last year I even featured a set in a Holiday Gift Guide.  This year is no exception and I’m so excited to bring you this kit of brushes for the makeup lover.  This brush set includes the Pro Sculptor Brush, Pro Detailer Brush, Pro Duo Fiber Brush, Pro Highlighter Brush, Pro Contouring Makeup Brush and a great makeup brush case for storage or travel.  Each brush comes with high density synthetic taklon bristles and are vegan friendly.  With a solid wood handle, double crimped copper ferrule and bristles that do not shed – you or the makeup lover in your life will have brushes that work with creams, liquids, minerals and powders.

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Considering the cost of one highlight or contouring brush from popular cosmetic brands, this set includes everything you or your loved one needs to literally have that highlight and contour ON FLEEK.  I am absolutely in love with this brush set and haven’t stopped using these brushes since I got my hands on them.  After several washes the bristles have held together nicely, the brushes pick up my liquid, cream and powder products with ease and that sponge… YAAASSSS – it’s amazing and so soft.

This 5 pc Pro Contouring & Highlighting Kit retails for $24.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/5-piece-pro-contouring-highlighting-kit

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Speaking of soft sponges, I’m absolutely loving the sponge set from Beauty Junkees as well.  It’s hard to find a good cosmetic sponge that is similar to the expensive name brand without sacrificing quality.  For less than the price of one highend brand makeup sponge, you get four awesome sponges to create your work of art.  This 4 piece Pro Beauty Sponge Set from Beauty Junkees includes the Pink Teardrop (the traditional blender shape used for all over face application), the Purple Pear (similar to the Pink Teardrop with an improved ergonomic shape that allows for an optimal grip), Green Oval (for the makeup perfectionist with dual tips for precise concealing and cleaning up of makeup errors), and the Blue Sculptor (a flat head sponge best used for pressing on foundation for heavier coverage, using a stippling effect to create an airbrushed look).  Each of the sponges work best when damp but can be used wet or dry.  They are latex free, non-allergenic and works with all kinds of makeup from creams to liquids to minerals and powders.  They are easy to wash and reusable – a simple mild soap or baby shampoo will get it clean and ready for it’s next use.

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Over the years I have tried MANY different types of cosmetic sponges and as I mentioned above, while some are quite affordable, that doesn’t mean they are good quality.  The Beauty Junkees cosmetic and beauty sponges feel and work like professional grade sponges.  They are soft and work well to blend the product, but doesn’t soak the product up so that you are wasting your makeup.  The blend well and effortlessly, no matter the sponge you decide to use at any given time.  Like I said, the cost of this 4 pack is cheaper than that of a Beauty Blender – one Beauty Blender, so it’s worth checking out for yourself.

The 4 Piece Pro Beauty Sponge Set retails for $14.97 and can be purchased at: https://shop.beautyjunkees.com/products/flawless-beauty-makeup-blender-sponges-sample-pack

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Of course, a great gift for any beauty lover is something that they can carry their beauty goods in and a Cosmetics & Jewelry Folio is a great solution for that.  Instead of packing all of your beauty necessities in separate bags for travel or storage, the Cosmetics and Jewelry Folio will have you organized and ready to go.  The Folio includes a built-in zipper compartment, a detachable zipper pouch and numerous elastic pockets to hold all your cosmetics, makeup and jewelry.

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The Folio folds in half, making it easier to pack and giving it a sleeker more flatter profile than most cosmetic bags.  I love that it’s made with 500 denure polyester with a grew mesh lined interior to help protect your products when in transit.  You also get a sturdy strap for easy transport.  Once at your destination or using at home, you can hang the Folio with it’s rubber-tipped metal hanger over a knob, rod or hook.  It’s the perfect little vanity for on the go.

The Cosmetics & Jewelry Folio retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at: http://greatusefulstuff.com

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Fragrances and Perfumes make great gifts for any beauty lover and DefineMe Fragrances are beautiful little gifts.  It-Girl fragrances with personalities meant to empower, each fragrance is a wearable reminder of your confidence, strength, passion and fearlessness.  I suggest picking up a DefineMe Fragrance Set available in sets of two or a fragrance oil sample kit.  You can also purchase a single and give the gift of sweet scent to someone you love.

DefineMe Sets retail for $78.00, The DefineMe Fragrance Oil Sample Kit retails for $21.00 and each fragrance retails for $39.00

You can purchase DefineMe at: https://definemefragrance.com/ and they have recently launched at Ulta.com

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I love getting nail polish for Christmas and Pacifica makes great little sets that are perfect for holiday gift giving.  Pacifica’s 7 Free Nail Color Trio offers the nail lover in your life three different selections for dressing up their nails.  Pacifica has several sets available for purchase and I love that the packaging is so pretty and festive.  You literally can put a pretty bow on top and you’ve got the perfect present to give away.

Pacifica Beauty Nail Color Trios retail for $20.00 and can be purchased at http://pacificabeauty.com or at your local Target store.

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Face masks and cleansers make wonderful gifts for the beauty lover.  I’ve included a few that I’ve tried and enjoy in my list here but the options are endless and you can search Honeygirl’s World for different masks that I’ve reviewed over the years.  Whether it is affordable or luxury – a great face mask makes for a wonderful gift.

Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Paper Mask ($3.00 each), Feather & Bone Face Gems ($15.00 for 60 tablets), Valentia Detoxifying Clay Mask ($25.00), Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face and Body ($40 – $72.50), Freeman Feeling Beautiful Travel Size Face Masks ($1.99 – $3.99), Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50), Miss Spa Assorted Face Masks ($2.99 – $3.99)

Each of these face masks can be found at their respected websites, Ulta Beauty or stores like Target and Walmart.  They range in price and need but make great stocking stuffers and fun gifts for any beauty lover.

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Beauty is not just about makeup so I wanted to be sure that I included products that also catered to the skin care lover.  I do have a Holiday Gift Guide on the site aimed specifically towards skin and body care (which you can find here), but these products are those that go hand and hand with makeup too.  The Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD is a Professional Grade Home Microdermabrasion System.  I’m talked about Trophy Skin products before as the RejuvaliteMD happens to be one of my FAVORITE skin care devices.  I was very ecstatic to try the RejuvadermMD and have been loving it since getting my hands on it.

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The RejuvadermMD offers you smoother and more radiant skin anywhere and anytime.  With salon-quality microdermabrasion you can get soft, clear, glowing skin on the go.  This unit is travel friendly and portable.  It’s a lightweight and uses a high tech combo of diamond exfoliation and gentle suction to buff away dead skin cells, revealing the radiant, glowing skin that sits just below the surface.  The RejuvadermMD safely and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, age spots, sun damage and mild scarring at a fraction of the cost of in-office treatments.

The RejuvadermMD retails for $170.57 and can be purchased at: https://trophyskin.com/products/rejuvadermmd

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Facial cleansing tools are an important part of my skin care and beauty routine, so I knew I just had to include my favorites in this post.  The Michael Todd Soniclear Elite has been a favorite device of mine over the last two years and I love that you can purchase a variety of attachments.  I love pairing my Soniclear with the Luxe Cashmere brush head for my sensitive skin and I totally dig that the Soniclear has a selection of designs and colors to choose from.  I have written about the Soniclear Elite on my site before so you can get a full review of this product here on the site.

Soniclear Elite retails for:  $149.00 and can be purchased at:  http://www.michaeltoddbeauty.com/soniclear-elite/  *Accessories can also be purchased on the site.

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Another facial cleansing tool that has been a favorite of mine is my Foreo Luna.  Since getting my original Luna, Foreo has made many improvements to their original device and has released the Luna 2, Luna Mini 2, Luna Go and IRIS.  The brush is revolutionary and designed to help with facial cleansing and anti-aging – giving you a complete and personalized cleansing.  I LOVE that the LUNA 2 is now available in four specialized brush types for tailor-made skin care and I look forward to picking up the Sensitive Skin (purple) cleansing tool when my current Luna is ready to be retired.  The next-generation Luna 2 facial cleansing brush utilizes up to 2x the T-Sonic power to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores of makeup residue and remove up to 99.5% of dirt and oil.  This brush helps to improve the absorption of your favorite skin care products while offering you a great cleanse each and every time.

The Foreo Luna 2 retails for $199.00 and can be purchased at: https://www.foreo.com/

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The Veet Infini Silk Permanent Hair Reduction device is the breakthrough in permanent hair reduction at home.  It offers state of the art technology with salon-quality results in the comfort of your own home.  Each Veet Infini Silk device is constructed with advanced safety features, including a skin color sensor and a recessed lamp surface with a skin surface contact sensor built in to prevent eye injury.  It’s a neat device that really takes permanent hair reduction to new heights.  Most people start seeing results after 4-5 treatments and can achieve permanent hair reduction after about 10 treatments with the units.

The Veet Infini’Silk Light-Based IPL Hair Removal System retails for about $130.00 and can be purchased here.

Of course – there are a lot of different gift items that you can give to the beauty lover in your life and these are just a few that I enjoy and though I would share with all of you.  Remember that Christmas is about love and time together and the gifts are just icing and a cherry on top.

If you’re looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping, be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration:  (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Skin Care and Body Care {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

Holiday Gift Guide – For The Children in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – For the Men in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So what about you?  Are any of these items going to be a part of your Gift Giving list this year?  Do you think the beauty lover in your life would love to open any of these on Christmas day?  Comment below and share your thoughts.

Happy Holidays,

Signature Honey


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When it comes to skin care and body care items, I’m always excited for the Holidays – because with Holidays, come awesome gift sets.  This Holiday Gift Guide offers you a selection of treats for anyone and any pocket book.  Whether you are shopping for yourself this holiday season or looking to treat someone you love, you’ll find a selection of Holiday goodies to treat yourself or someone else.  Some of these brands may be “new to you” selections while others are tried and true, but I wanted to incorporate a selection of products that I love highly recommend.

The Body Shop has long been one of my favorite body care and skin care brands.  I’ve been using products from them since before I started blogging, back when we still had a shop here on island on Maui.  But, I am still a lover of their products and purchase from them online all the time.  Recently I received a package from the brand that was specifically personalized for me.  Now, it’s no secret I love The Body Shop’s Body Butters, so when I seen this – I fell in love.

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The Body Shop offers a variety of different gifts available for anyone in any size.  Just pick and choose their huge array of smell great and body loving products.  The sets vary in price and size so you will always be able to find something for someone to fit your budget.  And, want to personalize and name your own body butter like mine pictured?  Well – you can head on over to your local The Body Shop location and select one of four animals along with a name to add to cover.  Unfortunately you can’t order these online (shucks), but if you’re near a The Body Shop, these will make a great gift.  Other sets from TBS retail from $10 and up so definitely check it out.  Click here to see what they have available online.

Over the years LATHER has become one of my absolute favorite skin care and body care brands.  I’m mentioned it a number of times here on Honeygirlsworld.com and it’s a brand I continue to use.  Each year they release beautiful sets of treats for stocking stuffers and I’m so excited to share these with you.

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The Holiday Stocking Stuffers are the perfect gift sets for your loved ones.  The Vanilla Bath Fizz Combo retails for $18.00 and includes six bath bombs (vanilla & tonka bean and vanilla & citrus).  These are the perfect Winter treat and I love that you get two different aromas in each set.  With moisturizing botanicals including jojoba, coconut and sweet almond with kukui nut oils to condition and nourish the skin.

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The Sugar Plum Kisses Set ($15.00) is a duo of lip smoothing scrub and lip conditioning balm.  I absolutely love both of these products having used them before so having them in a set is absolutely fabulous.

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And of course, one of my all time favorite stocking stuffers (it was a huge hit for my family and friends last year) is the Soap & Candle Stocking Stuffer Sets.  These gorgeous sets are beautifully packaged (I love it) and retail for $18.00.  These are perfect for hanging on the Christmas Tree or you can give or wrap as you so fit.  Each set has a soap and candle and you can select from Lemongrass, Vanilla and Lavender.  Each duo is encased in a cute little box that resembles a present and I love how festive it all looks.  Each candle smells divine so anyone you gift these to will love them.

You can purchase any of these gorgeous sets for yourself or a loved one at: http://www.lather.com/holidaygiftideas.html

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Nourish Natural Bath Products is a new to me brand, but I’ve been absolutely loving the products since getting my hands on them.  Until now, you could only get Nourish products in one of the company’s stores (which is probably why I haven’t heard of it before), but now they are available online.  Nourish offers handmade bath, body and gift items, in beautiful and delectable scents and are perfect for people like me with sensitive skin.  Items from Nourish make great gifts for women, men and even babies.

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The Citrus Small Gift Set – $35.00 comes with 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz. shea butter salt scrub, a travel tin soy candle, a shea butter bath fizzie and a nourish lip balm.  They all come delivered and packaged ready for gifting.

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The Georgia Peach Glycerin Soap – $6.00 makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone.  This soap is absolutely gorgeous and will leave your skin as rich and moist as a ripe, juicy peach with natural humectant glycerin and aloe.  The coconut oil base absorbs quickly, protecting skin against sun damage and smoothing out your complexion.  I love the sweet but subtle fragrance and you or anyone you buy this for will enjoy it.

Nourish has a variety of gift items available for your choosing – so I highly suggest you head on over and check it out.  Any of these make great stocking stuffers or gift selections for your holiday gift list.  http://nourishsavannah.com

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Salacia Salts is also a new to me brand but I’ve been loving it since trying it the last month or so.  It’s the perfect selection for the man or woman on your holiday wish list.  These unique bath, body and home items from Salacia are the perfect selection.  Salacia Salts is based in Savannah Georgia and all the items are made there.

You can purchase Salacia Salts here: https://salaciasalts.com/

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The Peach on Earth Set is $56.00 and includes the Georgia Peach Medium Salt Soak, Georgia Peach Bar Soap, Georgia Peach Body Butter and Peach on Earth Tea Towel.  This indulgent set is perfect for that Southern Belle in your life or anyone that loves a soft and sweet peach fragrance.  The fragrance is light so you don’t have to worry about smelling like over ripe peach too.  You can purchase this set here.

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FarmHouse Fresh is another brand that I’ve been really fancying lately.  While I can attest to loving all of the products I’ve tried from the brand, one that stands out to me as a great Holiday Gift is the Sweeping Softness 3 Step Body Sampler.  There are three different selections to choose from for the 3 Step Body Samplers, I’ve only tried the Sweeping Softness set.  I love that you can try three different body care sets for a great cost and decide for yourself if you want to get the full size.  FarmHouse Fresh Body Oils and Scrubs are some of my favorites, so ultimately – while you can’t go wrong with anything you get as a gift from FHF, these little sets are perfect selections as holiday presents.

AT FarmHouse Fresh you’ll find a plethora of skin care crafted around delicious food and drinks using 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients.  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.  You can purchase this set and so much more from FarmHouse Fresh at: http://farmhousefreshgoods.com/

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Marula Oil has been a favorite brand of mine for about 4 years now.  The first product I tried from the brand was the Pure Marula Facial Oil and it continues to be one of my favorites till this day.  I figured that since I love it so and this is all about my favorites, that I just had to share these with all of you.

The Pure Marula Facial Oil ($58 – $78) is a luxury item and comes with a hefty cost, but using it just once may definitely win you over.  Marula Facial Oil is light and hydrating – perfect for the winter months when our skin tends to be driest.  This oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy feel or residue and you’ll immediately notice a boost in long lasting hydration and an improvement in your skin’s elasticity.  Pure Marula Facial Oil by Marula is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.  This oil and my coconut oil are my holy grail must haves to keeping my skin looking youthful.

A new to me product from Marula is the Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes.  My gosh do I love these.  Retailing for $10 for a pack of 10 (yes, a bit steep – but luxurious and wonderful), these wipes cleanse and exfoliate while offering you pure Marula Oil and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  These are perfect for travel and help rinse away the dirt, grime and more to reveal a glowing, firmer, more radiant looking skin.  I love that they are sulfate-free and ideal for dry, oily or combo skin.

You can purchase these Marula Oil products at: https://marula.com/  (Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales to see if there are any discounts available).

There are so many different products available on the market today that would make absolutely awesome gifts for the holiday season.  If you have a skin care, body care or bath and body addict in your life, any of these gifts would make great selections.  There are a few brands that I love to include in Gift Guides each year that I haven’t included in this year’s like Tatcha, but please keep in mind that I still love these brands – I just wanted to offer some variety in selection this year and introduce you to brands you may have not heard of or products you may have not tried.

Looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration: (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So, what about you?  Are you hoping that Santa brings you any of these goodies this holiday season?  Have you tried anything from my list of Holiday treats?  Comment below and let me know what you think.

Signature Honey


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When it comes to celebrating Father’s Day – I can be a bit lax and tend to pick up things I know that my husband, dad and father in law would enjoy.  It’s not necessarily about planning – because those three men in my life are simple bodies who just want to spend Father’s Day with their children and grand children.  But this year, I thought it would be fun to showcase different ways to show Fathers love on this day that happens once a year to celebrate dads.  Today I share with you 5 ways to show dad some Father’s Day love and a small gift guide in case you are still on the hunt for that perfect gift.

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Say it with love!  

Sometimes gestures like helping around the house are worth more than its weight in gold.  Mowing the lawn, cutting the grass or washing dad’s car can be very important tasks that your father does that we tend to take for granted.  You may not think that this is gift worthy, but taking the initiative to do something for your father could mean more to him than anything materialistic.

Treat the “Dad on the Go” with a special gift!

My husband, Dad and Father in Law all work in different locations spread across the island and because of this, each of them spend a lot of time in the car driving to and from their destination.  Sometimes we don’t think about how much time they spend in their vehicles and how it really is a secondary home for them.  There are a few things I like to make or buy for those fathers in my life to help make their drive a little less hectic.

  • Make a CD or mix of digital songs with their favorite tunes to help make the time in the car enjoyable.  My dad and father in law are big oldies fans and a mix of songs from the era of the 60s – 70s will make for great listening pleasure.  My husband is very eclectic when it comes to music, so any hip hop or mix from the 80s and 90s works well.
  • A travel mug or insulated coffee cup.  My husband, dad and father in law are coffee and tea drinkers and because of this, if they can – they will take their coffee with them.  A good travel mug that will allow them to keep their drinks warm while on the go is perfect for anyone.  A good stainless steel mug will travel well but will also take a beating if it gets dropped or falls.

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  • Convertible Car Seat and Booster with accessories – Remember how I said that dads can live in their cars just as much as their homes.  Well, it’s not necessarily traditional gifts, but getting accessories to protect the children and the car can be great assets for any dad that spends a lot of time in their cars.  My husband, dad and father in law can transport my children easily with an extra car seat for them to use at a moments notice and brands like Diono offer so many accessories for dad to keep his car in tip top shape while also running errands.  The Diono Radian RXT convertible car seat ($359.99) is designed for your child’s security and is made with premium materials and safety features like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced side walls, energy absorbing EPS foam and a five point harness system.  It’s also convertible so it grows with your child allowing you to change from car seat to booster and accommodating children up to 120 lbs.  Instead of taking the seats out of my car to put into theirs, they will have a seat that they can use for one of my children at any given time.  Diono also offers the Stuff ‘n Scuff which is a washable and waterproof fabric that helps to keep mud and dirt off the back of your vehicle’s seat.  It has a large cargo pocket and provides full seat protection.  This is a lifesaver for us, because my children kick the back of the seat as they are getting in and out of the car.  Don’t forget the Pop Up Trash Bin – a collapsible storage bin that pops open for extra storage or for trash.  These companions are perfect for the car and for the Dad in your life that has littles that he transports in his vehicle.

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  • Sunglasses – any cool dad that is on the road needs a great pair of sunglasses to help keep the glare from disturbing his driving and help to protect his eyes.  We are a family that swears by Maui Jim and absolutely loves Polarized glasses to help with driving visibility.  While you can purchase Maui Jim sunglasses online, they can carry a hefty price tag so I’d also like to suggest Westwood Everett Verawood Polarized Sunglasses.  They retail for $80 and are truly well made.  They are light weight and comfortable and protect the eyes for daily use or while driving.  They also come in classic looks that will fit most head shapes.

Let that special dad know how much you value his time.

It may seem corny, but the fact of the matter is – time stops for no one.  As many who know me know, a watch or clock is such an important part of who I am as a person and I got that from my mom and my dad.  I will buy a watch each year for my husband and love picking up special designs that are cool and classic for my dad.  Watches mean more than just telling time and a special watch for that special guy can be a great gift.

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  • The Invicta Pro Diver Watch ($675 USD) is a great choice for any father.  I’m an Invicta collector so naturally I would gravitate to an Invicta watch for my loved ones.  This gorgeous watch is made of Stainless Steel with Swiss watch components.  It’s Water Resistant to 200 meters and offers beautiful detailing that any man would absolutely love and enjoy.  If you have a father in your life that is a watch collector or just loves a great time piece, this will surely be one that he will enjoy.

Cook Dad a special meal or dessert because food is always the best way to the heart.

I love to cook – so cooking a special meal and dropping it off to my parents’ house always shows love and my dad is always grateful.  My dad loves seafood so any type of dish with his favorite foods would make a great gift.  My father in law, well – he enjoys my cooking, so I know that if I cook something, he’ll surely love it… and my husband – he’s easy to please too.  Cooking a meal or dessert is so much fun for everyone to get involved in.  The boys love to help me in the kitchen so getting children to take part in preparing this special dish will be a breeze.  When food is made with love and from the heart, it’s a great treat.

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Give Dad a little time to relax and unwind.

Did I mention that time is precious?  Sometimes we forget that all we need is a few minutes to ourselves to really gather our thoughts and just unwind and relax.  My husband and dad like to have a little gentlemen’s drink now and then to unwind and just sit and talk story about their day and where they are in life at the moment.  A bottle of their favorite spirit, cocktail or liqueur is a great gift for any dad and even your father in law.  My FIL loves to unwind with a Cigar, so a good cigar and a bottle of Liqueur would make a great gift this Father’s Day.

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  • Crystal Head Vodka retails for about $40 – $60 for the .750 mL depending on where you buy it and you can find it at most liquor retail stores and establishments.  It’s a great gift for any dad and comes in beautiful packaging.  The Vodka is made with pure Newfoundland water and filtered through 500-million year-old crystals, also known as Herkimer diamonds.  The bottle is made of beautiful Bruni Glass in Italy and it’s just a showstopper for any collector or liqueur connoisseur.
  • Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey is charcoal mellowed before going into the barrel giving it the smooth taste you know, but with an extra blessing again of charcoal after reaching maturity to give it the ultimate smoothness drinking.  It’s full-bodied with fruit and spices with a silky, warm & pleasant finish.  The Gentlemen Jack is a whiskey made for the gentleman order.  The .750mL size retails for about $40 and goes great with a cigar.
  • If you are not looking to buy alcohol, you can always buy a really cool flask, engrave it and give that as a gift too – they make awesome gifts for dads.

Please make sure that if you are buying alcohol or cigars for your loved ones that anyone who receives it drinks responsibly.  This is just a suggestion.

I know I didn’t include any skin care or beauty type items this time around as I have in the past and I left out traditional dad gifts like grilling products, but if you’re interested in those you can click here for some ideas on manly skin care stuff and here to read about great grilling accessories.

At the end of the day, celebrating dad doesn’t require spending money but it’s always great to find a gift that Dad will love.  Like I mentioned previously, my husband, father and father in law just love that they can spend time with family on Father’s Day and those are some of the most cherished times for them.  A phone call or a card that is handmade make great little treats for anyone and they will be well received on Father’s Day.

To all the fathers out there, today and always… Happy Father’s Day.  Thank you for being great inspirations and for loving us all.

Signature Honey

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Christmas is my favorite time of year and quite frankly, my favorite Holiday.  As a child I saved up my money all year round so I could buy the perfect gift for my family members and I still find myself excited for gift giving till this day.  One of my favorite things to shop for are stocking stuffers.  These tiny little gifts are fun and interesting and they don’t need to be large or come in big over-sized packaging.  While jewelry definitely is a nice stocking stuffer to get, there are a lot of options available on the market for the whole family.  Today I’m going to share with you some of my picks for the perfect little stocking stuffer treats.  These are some suggestions of products I have been enjoying lately or ones that I wouldn’t mind receiving myself.  Let’s get started.

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Beauty Junkees 8 piece Pro Series Brush Set $39.97 – I just had to include this brush set in this guide.  My husband has bought me brushes each year for the last few years as Holiday gifts and I always love them.  This brush set includes all the eye brushes you need to complete a stunning holiday makeup look.  From blending to packing on color and smoking out a look – the beauty lover in your life will be thrilled to receive this very well made brush set.  What’s so great is that it also comes with a gorgeous black zipper brush pouch that you can use for travel.

Get 25% off your order with code: HONEYGW1 at check out and purchase this brush set and so much more here.  One redemption per customer.  Expires January 15, 2016.

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Zaya Oils for Hair and Body Zaya Hair Oil Blend $49.00 includes some of my favorite hair oils like Organic Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Organic Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil.  This beautiful feeling hair oil smells wonderful and has been an essential part of my hair care routine lately – helping to keep my frizzies at bay and nourishing my very curly hair during the cold winter months.  With 50 mL/1.7 fl.oz., you get a generous amount of product and a little goes a long way.  You only need use this two to three times per week as a treatment for the hair.  If you  have a long hair or curly hair loved one – this would make a fabulous treat for them.

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The Zaya Body Oil Blend $46.00  feels like invisible lingerie – smoothing out the trouble areas and accentuating your natural assets.  This oil is composed of a blend that helps to keep the skin hydrated and balanced, giving your body a boost of nutritive energy.  Helping to promote a firm and smooth appearance of your skin and a bright scent – this would make a great gift for anyone.  Blend of oils include:  Sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, pink grapefruit essential oil, castor oil and organic rosemary essential oil.

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Lucie + Pompette Lip Batter 3 in 1 Balm, Gloss & Treatment $16.50 (0.16 fl.oz.) is not only adorable but makes the absolute perfect stocking stuffer for any beauty lover.  Available in 5 different colors that are universal for most – the Lucie + Pompette Lip Batters are the longest wearing plumping lip gloss.  With a revolutionary formula that plumps, fill and hydrates your lips instantly, you get a gloss like product that acts like a treatment and plumps the lips without irritation.  The  unique smoothing cushion envelops the lips for a more voluptuous appearance.  The packaging is absolutely adorable and would make a great gift for any age of beauty lover.

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The Lucie Bag $18.50 is a cosmetic clutch also from Lucie + Pompette and is absolutely adorable.  3.5″ x 7.5″ this cute little bag is perfect for travel or to carry all of your favorite beauty essentials.  French-inspired, the Lucie bag features a glossy white exterior printed with the signature illustrations from Lucie+Pompette and a lined interior.  Details include a chic Eiffel Tower Charm.

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Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter – Tupelo Honey $12.90 (1.56 oz. / 48g) is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.  These little tubs of greatness smell wonderful and come in a gorgeous box that is ready for holiday gifting – simply add a little bow to the top.  When it comes to honey – well, it’s obvious that I’m all over it in a heartbeat and this product has easily become one of my favorite body butters.

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A royal treatment in a jar, this super rich formula combines royal jelly and other hive treasures as well as skin quenching butters and essential oils.  It’s also available in the large 6.7 oz jar if you want to give that special person the larger jar.

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Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Serenity Travel Trio Fragrances $49.00.  This beautiful set of fragrances include a unique trio of signature scents.  Gorgeous and ready to be gifted this holiday season – the trio includes the fresh and crisp green French Clary Sage, zesty Japanese Agarwood and warm and cozy Tuscan Fig in 15mL eau de parfum sizes.  If you have a fragrance lover in your life, they will love this set.

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It’s packaged and ready for gifting in a white gift box and ribbon and each fragrance can be worn separately or layered to create a signature fragrance all your own.  The Tuscan Fig is my favorite, but I enjoy them all.

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Hope In The Box Coffee Mug If you don’t have a beauty lover in your life – don’t worry, I got you covered.  Coffee addict anyone?  This mug is perfect for the person who loves church or prayer and the coffee or tea (even cocoa) lover in your life.  For the father or mother (or grandparents) who start their day with a cup of joe, this is the perfect gift to give them to have them start their day with HOPE.  “Hang On Pray Everyday” is a company founded by a husband and wife team who persevered through difficult times through prayer.  The company is dedicated to creating gifts that act as simple but beautiful reminders of love and inspiration.  Besides mugs they offer keychains, blankets & other unique items to give to a loved one.

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Shoeps Elastic Laces $10.00 – This is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who wears laced shoes.  I have a set and just ordered a set for each person in my house to give as stocking stuffers.  These handy dandy rubber laces have made such a difference in how easy it is to put on my shoes.  You never have to tie your shoes again with these flexible shoelace bands.  These bands conform to both your shoe and the motion of your feet making them so comfy to use.  They are great for casual wear and perfect for kids.  I use them to the gym or for running and make a great gift to anyone that has difficulty tying their shoes or taking them on and off.  Each package contains 14 bands and you can use these to match your favorite outfit, support your favorite sports team or school or a seasonal event.  I got mine in pink to match my Under Armour shoes.  They come in many different colors as well as a set of rainbow ones.

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I love how easy my Shoeps were to put on and how they make putting on my tennis or running shoes a breeze.  I totally suggest these for anyone and they would make a great gift for the little munchkins in your life.

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Lace Locks Shoe Accessories $9.99+ Since we are talking about shoe accessories, I also want to suggest Lace Locks.  My gosh these are so fun – you can’t help but want to collect them all.  These awesome shoe accessories attach to your laces to add a little flare to your already cool shoes.  These make the perfect stocking stuffer for the little person in your life because they are a fun fashion trend that will be show stopping.  I have them here in Marvel characters but there are a ton of designs for both boys and girls.  They can also be used for adults too.

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Lace Locks come in a number of different colors and designs including Marvel, Peanuts and so much more.  They even have jeweled and blinged ones for those that love a little sparkle.

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LATHER Soap Candle Stocking Stuffer $16 – Well, let me just say if you are a fan of sweet things you or the person you are buying this for will absolutely love this set.  The Lemon Vanilla Aromatherapy Candle and Vanilla Bean Shea Soap from LATHER makes for one awesome gift.  An aromatherapy set with  naturally scented delights to use for the home and bath.  The soap is moisturizing with olive oil and paired with a 100% soy wax candle infused with essential oils.  It smells wonderful and feels so good against the skin (the soap).  This would make a great gift for anyone and I have picked up a few as stocking stuffers for family and friends.

– lemon vanilla candle 4 oz
– vanilla bean & shea soap 4 oz

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

Dokibook Small Zip Planner $31.50 As many know – I’m a planner addict and have quite a selection of various planner types in all different sizes.  My recent planner haul included the Dokibook in the size small from Dokibook.com.  If you have a planner lover in your life or want to get a gift for someone who likes to stay organized – check out this site.  The Love Doki books are well made  and this particular one is the perfect size for me to organize everything that goes into my wallet.  If it is not what you are looking for – you can find a variety of different planners at places like Target and Walmart and craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s also carry The Happy Planner which is a great customizable planner for the planner and organizer in your life.

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CREATE Book by Jamie Dorobek $11.83 Creating Really Awesome Free Things Book is a wonderful Stocking Stuffer or a great gift year round but especially for the holidays.  This awesome book includes 100 really fun and super easy projects you can do with kids utilizing most of the items you already have in your home.  I love to give books as gifts and this one is fun for the whole family.  You can purchase this via Amazon and get free shipping if you have Prime.  The boys and I have loved doing art projects from this book and I totally recommend it as a gift for any mom, dad or teacher.

There are so many other things I can mention in this list but it would be a lifetime long.  I selected the products in this list specifically because they are items that I or my family have been loving and items that I have purchased this year for loved one.  These items are not only reasonably priced make great gifts and perfect sized for the stocking.  I hope you are all enjoying your holiday shopping.  If I should come across more stocking stuffer ideas, I’ll be sure to post a revised and updated one.  Happy Holidays!

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My gosh, I can’t believe we are officially in the first week of December.  The holiday months are flying by and stress for shopping and preparing is at an all time high.  Each year I share with you a Holiday Gift Guide of goodies that you can add to your personal wish list or shop for those that you love.  This year I’m going to break them down for you guys a bit and I’m starting with the Gift Guide for the Makeup Lover in your life.  There are so many gifts out there for those that love makeup and this little selection includes some of the treasures I’ve set my eyes on.

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This range of gifts would be what I would consider a little more expensive but still attainable for anyone looking to buy something special for the person who loves beauty.  Of course, feel free to choose or add to the list – these are just some of the things I have been looking at.

  • Cosmo Cube $255.00 – Of course, if you can afford it, what better gift to give a makeup lover than something they can hold all their favorite cosmetics in.  This unit is well made and I love that it is clear and offers a little bit of bling.
  • D’Eco Acrylic Organizer $39.99 – Free Shipping with Prime, this Acrylic Organizer is a favorite of mine and one I own.  I use it to store my single eye shadows and other goodies.  It’s so reasonably priced and well made.  I originally was going to include this in a more “affordable” gift guide but wanted to offer an option that everyone can afford.

  • Tom Ford Neiman Marcus Exclusive Lips and Boys 3 pc Set $105.00 – This beautiful set of lipsticks is perfect for the luxe lover in your life.  It boasts three beautiful shades that are perfect for use year round and for any skin tone.
  • Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette $58.00 – I have been drooling over this palette since I seen the sneak peeks a few months ago.  It’s gorgeous and has beautiful packaging with shades that will not only work for the neutral makeup lover but someone looking for a pop of color.
  • Viseart Dark Mattes Eye Shadow Palette $80.00 is a gorgeous palette filled with matte shades that are absolutely showstopping.  I have heard nothing but great things from the Viseart eye shadow line and out of all the palettes, I think this one would make a gift I would love in my arsenal.

  • Nars Steve Klein Collaboration Killer Heels Lipstick Coffret $49.00 is a gorgeous set of lipstick shades.  Giving you 5 lippies to choose from and in such gorgeous packaging.  If you can find this anywhere, be sure to snag it up because it is no longer available at Sephora.com
  • Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Star Studded Lipstick Set $42.00 is greatness in all of Kat Von D glory offering you fun and funky shades to really make a statement.  This set is gorgeous.
  • Buxom Leave Your Mark Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set $59.00 – This 15 pc set offers smaller versions of the full size Buxom lippies.  I have always ordered these sets during the holidays and always consider them a great value.  You’ll love it.

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette $80.00 for the person that loves Hourglass or wants to try out some of their products, this is the set to get.  It boasts 6 different powders for you to use and they each feel absolutely glorious against your skin.
  • Becca Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Palette $34.00 a reasonably priced palette considering the gorgeous powders you have included.  I am just such a huge fan Jaclyn Hill and the original Champagne Glow Powder so I would love to have this palette.  I haven’t been able to find it anywhere but if you do – snag it up.
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Palette $59.00 This drool worthy palette is absolutely gorgeous with shades any makeup lover would enjoy.  It will be mine – I must have it.

 

I consider this list of goodies to be kind of mid range, the most expensive thing on this list being the Cosmocube – which is why I included an affordable alternative.  Of course, makeup is all about self expression, so it really is up to you and the person you are buying for.  Use your discretion and decide what will work.  If you are not sure what that “Makeup Lover” in your life will lie… ask them questions like the following…

1.  What is your favorite makeup brand?

2.  If you could pick up a splurge makeup item for yourself, what would it be?

Use the style of your recipient to help you choose the favorite gift and most importantly, just have fun.  Christmas and the holiday months are about giving and just having fun and enjoying yourself.  I’ll be posting more Holiday Gift Guides soon including those for kids, dads or the man in your life and a few others – so stay tuned for that.

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Summer is all about ease and simplicity and when it comes to personalizing something for myself or my family, I look for ways that will offer just that.  Who wants to be working when the days are scorching hot?  Certainly not me.  When I need to add a little “Honey touch” to something – I turn to Cafe Press for help.

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