October: the Loved and the Unloved

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you everything that I’ve loved and a couple of things that were unloved. To keep this post from getting too long, let’s jump right in. I’m going to start with the unloved items because I have only two this month. The first one is the colder weather. I’m not at all prepared for this weather change. The one thing I love about this cold weather is big baggy sweaters and the perfect excuse to light a candle and binge watch Hallmark Christmas movies. The next unloved item for the month of October is being sick. There’s nothing much to say about that is that whatever I had knocked me out for over a week. On to the loved items.

THE LOVED

BUMBLE & BUMBLE DON’T BLOW IT (HAIR) STYLER- This was in my favorites last month and it made a return appearance this month, because it really is that good. I got about 8-10 uses of the deluxe sample size that I received in a Play box. It is already in my cart to repurchase during the Sephora VIB sale.

BATH & BODY WORKS CANDLE IN HOT COCOA & CREAM- I love, love, love this candle! I burned through this candle so quickly. I burned it a few hours every single day for a couple of weeks. This candle gives the room you’re burning in it a warm, sweet and cozy feel. So many times I burned this while it was raining outside and it just changed the whole aura of the room.

DISNEY JUNGLE CAT MUG- This mug I bought at the Animal Kingdom Resort and Lodge in the gift shop about 5 or 6 years ago. It is a bit of an oversized mug, which I love for a big cup of coffee, tea or now that we are approaching the holiday season, a huge cup of hot chocolate with all of the fixings. yummmmm!!!

URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA- This mascara has quickly become my favorite everyday mascara. It goes on quick and easy and provides just enough volume and length appropriate for the office. To remove it, it does come off pretty easy. The one thing that I notice, that I try not to do all the time. If  you happen to fall asleep and not remove your makeup, this will end up under your eyes.

There you have it. My loved and unloved for the month of October. What are your loved items or even unloved items for the month? I would love to know! Have a great day. I’ll see you in my next post.

 

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My Favorite Holiday Reds

Hello lovelies! Welcome to day 8 of Blogmas! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite Holiday shades of red.

First up are my two current favorite shirts for the season. A red plaid with a gold stripe button down shirt from the Ava and Viv line at Target. A shirt like this is great for a casual look paired with jeans and boots. The second shirt is a red berry toned sweater/sweatshirt for Lane Bryant. The pattern on the sleeves and front of the shirt is a brighter and shiny tone of the rest of the shirt. It can be dressed up with black pants and heeled boots or dressed down a bit with jeans and flats. For a third option you can pair it with a pair of black leggings and fuzzy socks for lounging around the house.

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The rest of the items are my favorite. It’s a combination of lip products and nail polish, and one candle. We have:

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte in Burning Lava

Flower Nail Polish in Budding Romance

Maybelline ColorSensational in Summer Sunset

Butter London Nail Polish in Saucy Jack

Bath and Body Works Candle in ‘Tis the Season

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Jet Set Red

Essie Nail Polish in Leading Lady

Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella

img_2247Those are all of my favorite holiday reds this year. Let me know if you liked this kind of post. I thought it was different and I haven’t really seen anyone do something like this. I wanted to try out something kind of new. I hope everyone’s week is going well and I will see you all in my next post.

Christmas Gift Ideas- What I Got Everyone for Christmas

Hello lovelies! I hope that you are all staying warm. Today I’m sharing what I got my friends and family for Christmas this year, and a few other ideas. Most of these are pretty budget friendly. I have a few items that are a little bit more expensive, but most of these are pretty affordable and won’t break the bank.

For my co-workers:

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You can also add some hand lotion for the women or a little Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts gift card to this as well. I love this idea for coworkers or a small gift to keep on hand. Who doesn’t love a little chocolate, cold weather is the perfect time to burn a great smelling candle, and with winter comes chapped lips. I lose chapstick all the time, so giving one this time of the year is perfect!

For the men:

img_2189My brother is a huge Chicago Cubs fan. This Christmas, he asked to get him useful things. I know he loves his Keurig and while he said not to get anything Cubs related, I thought why not combine the two. A tumbler is a great gift or stocking stuffer for someone that is always on the run, it’s not just for the men! Another really good option for maybe a boyfriend or husband is cologne. My boyfriend currently has the Polo Black and I love how it smells on him. His bottle is almost finished and he mentioned awhile back that he really liked it and wanted another bottle.

TIP: Pay attention throughout the year! If you hear someone saying I really like this or I want this, maybe I’ll ask for it for my birthday, Christmas, etc. Make a mental note. Pick it up for them.

For the breakfast lover or foodie:

img_2191I love the pancake and syrup combo. This idea is a little bit of a wild card. I think that this is more of mom, aunt or uncle gift. It’s something different, looks a little special if it is packaged nicely. My idea behind this kind of gift is that it is unique

For friends, sisters, mom:

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Water bottles, candles and mugs all make great gift ideas for a friend or a sister, even mom! For those ladies in your life that are more into beauty or skincare, this is where I suggest a little bit more, or where you will tend to spend a little bit more than you are planning. If you know a lovely gal that has been wanting to try out the Beauty Blender but they don’t see the point of spending $20 on a sponge, what a great time to get them a little treat! While I agree that the price is high, it has completely changed the way I apply makeup and absolutely love it! The same thing can be said for the GlamgGlow masks. They are a very pricey but to give it as a gift to one of the special ladies in your life is an extra special gift. It is also something that they may be considering getting or trying out but really wouldn’t treat themselves to it.

A few other gift suggestions:

  • makeup gift set
  • mug filled with everything to make a cup of hot cocoa
  • home-assembled manicure/pedicure kit
  • jewelry: I’m not talking about the expensive stuff, I’m talking about a cute dainty necklace, or a simple bracelet or earring and necklace set
  • sampler set; of anything! hot chocolates, hot sauce, seasonings, coffee, etc.

I hope that you enjoyed my gift ideas and found this post useful. I thoroughly enjoy this time of the year. The lights, snow, hot chocolate, and my favorite shopping for the perfect gift for my loved ones. Have a great week and I’ll see you in my next post!