Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers under $25

Happy Tuesday! How did everyone fare with Cyber Monday!? Hopefully you stocked up on lots of presents (and a little something for yourself too!). Good news is, the savings didn’t stop yesterday-you can still save some money and get some great gifts, without breaking the bank. If you have a TON of people to buy gifts for this year, this list is for you! All these gifts are under $25, so they are perfect for Secret Santa gifts, co-worker presents, or stocking stuffers! There is something for everyone on this list too! Let us know what your favorite is below in the comments!

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Monogram Necklace  |  Initial Jewelry Dish

Initial Coffee Cup |  Monogram Zip Top Pouch

Pinch Provisions Fitness Kit  |  Reflective Head Band 4 pack

‘Sweat Now Glow Later’ Tank |  Resistance Bands 

Bite Beauty Lip 4 Pack  |  ‘Christmas Cookie’ Shower Gel

Living Proof Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo  |  Pixie Glow Tonic

Beauty Blender w/ Cleanser  |  Fair Isle Thermal Leggings

Knit Beanie w/ Faux Fur Pom  |  Plaid Square Blanket Scarf

‘Cat Nap’ Eye Mask

Happy shopping, hope your week is off to a great start!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her under $75

Tis the season! We are kicking off our gift guides this season with gifts for her under $75. There are some great gifts in here, perfect for your bestie, sister, or mom. We kept it under $75 on here, so you don’t break the bank of gifts. There are many great steal out there right now, like this adorable leopard print beanie for $25 and that stiped clutch that’s only $25. And let’s talk about these Bauble Bar Tassel Earrings that are to die for; they are on our wish list for sure! Some great beauty products too for the beauty maven in your life, like the Tea Tree gift set and the Mac makeup set.

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Bauble Bar Tassel Drop Trio   |  Stripe Foldover Clutch

Leopard Print Beanie  |  Hammered Gold Hoop Earrings

Quilted Puffer Vest  |  MAC ‘Sweet Nude’ Kit

‘Liquid Therapy Wine Glasses  | Moccasin Slippers

Kendra Scott ‘Elisa’ Pendant  |  Cashmere Scarf

Metallic Gold ‘Swell Water Bottle   |  Voluspa Mini Candle Trio

Tea Tree Rescue Facial Gift Set

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3 Fall Beauty Trends to Try Now

For several seasons, we have been seeing a lot of the “no-makeup” makeup look. Natural looking hues, with some contouring and blush thrown in. For fall and winter this year, it is the opposite direction: there are tons of goth-romantic looks with daring and edgy colors. Here are three beauty looks we are eager to try out these coming months, along with some helpful tips.

Bold and Dark Lips

I know what you are thinking…’duh, of course you go darker for fall/winter!’ But we are not talking about going from nudes and pinky peaches to berries and soft reds. No way. This fall, a very bold, dark lip is what’s coming down the runway. Think dark (almost black) rouges, burgundy, and deep plums. It’s all about dramatic and impactful this fall/winter.

Not sure how to wear a dark lip? It’s simple. Keep them the center of attention and keep the rest of your makeup simple. A few tips:

-With darker colors, using a lip brush or pencil is also a good tip for perfect application, since darker colors tend to smudge easier and you DO NOT want that.

-Worried about how a dark shade will look? Test it out first! For fair ladies, go with a color with a pinky undertone. Darker skin tones look best with a blue or brown undertone.

-Wear with the right clothes. Dark lips look best with colors and fabrics that stand up to the bold look. Wearing summery colors or fabrics with dark lips can look costume-y.

Curls and Texture

No more sleek tresses or beachy waves. For fall and winter this year, it’s all about curls, curls, curls. Voluminous curls have been seen at almost every show this fall, and there is a good reason why. It’s so pretty and romantic! The soft curls have moved into a more voluminous and done up style. We love the big fun curls at Diane von Furstenberg and also the 1920’s brushed out curl look from Zac Posen. And braids are in bigtime…the more twisty and textured, the better.

It’s all about great texture and body. If you are like me (who has fine, stick straight hair) this can be a bit of a challenge to achieve. A few tools to help you:

-Healthy hair is the foundation for a good style. Use a deep conditioner once a week, especially when it is dry and cold outside.

-Use a thickening or volumizing root spray or mousse before you style.

-Blow dry with a round brush in sections. This will help lift and plump the roots of your hair, making sure you get it completely dry.

-Use hot rollers in place of a curling iron. This will help you get more volume closer to the root of your hair and will set that curl in place a little better. They are also a little less hot than a curling iron, so they don’t damage your hair as much. And finally don’t forget the hairspray!!

Artsy and Dramatic Liner

Not sure how many of the runway shows you have checked out, but there have been some extreme eyeliner looks! Big bold lines and colors are making a splash this fall. It’s all about intense color or pushing the boundaries with black liner. No easy does it, natural look here! Think more modern and graphic.

A few tips to help you pull off a bold eye this fall:

-If doing a dark eye, keep the rest of your makeup simple!

-Bright liner is fun, put not paired with clashing clothes. If you are rocking a teal liner, keep the rest of your look neutral or with complementary colors.

-Rock the boldest looks in the PM. We love it, but we don’t think your boss is going to understand the graphic liner trend.

 

Tell us below what you think about the current trends for Fall and Winter, and which ones you are excited to try out! We love to hear from you!

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Beauty Review | Freshen your look

Hi everyone,

Whether you’re looking for products to help you relax or products to clear your skin, we have you covered. Springtime usually means we wear less makeup and we’re showing more skin. That combined with stress can wreak havoc on our beauty. Don’t fret, we have some amazing new products we’ve reviewed and they are priced extremely reasonably!

1 – SheaMoisture Community Commerce Zanzibar Marine Complex Bath, Body & Massage Oil

SheaMoisture Community Commerce Zanzibar Marine Complex Bath, Body & Massage Oil - 8 oz

This product is seriously phenomenal. It’s $20 for an 8oz bottle and the oil poured into a hot bath helps to replenish and lock in moisture giving skin a healthy, youthful glow! This product has black pearl proteins and buckthorn oil and it smells super fresh. Imaging walking into a spa…it’s that smell!

 

2- NIP + FAB Exfoliate Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme

Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Okay, this little container of pads is well worth the $15 price tag. This may be my new favorite product and I’m not sure how I ever lived with out them! Stress kills our skin and can cause us to age prematurely. I’m determined to fight that and I think this product will be key. It smells so clean and it really helps tighten the pores. Glycolic acid helps clear, refresh and tighten. This is definitely one to add to your product regime. Just use the pads in the morning and night after you wash your face.

 

3 – Miss Spa Anti-Aging Overnight Gel Masque

Miss Spa Anti Aging Overnight Gel Masque

This overnight mask gives you the best of both worlds because it’s cooling as it dries and it helps tighten fine lines and wrinkles overnight. The best part is this all happens while you’re sleeping. They say it actually inhibits muscle contractions and slows cellular aging. Crazy! I can’t tell after one treatment, but for $7 a pack, that’s way cheaper than a facial!

 

All you need is the bath bomb and the products I mentioned above and you really do have the spa experience at home. This bath bomb is crazy you guys. I’m new to the ‘lush’ world and it’s so so amazing. This bath bomb fizzles and crackes and ends with a color explosion. PLUS it smells like sherbet and lemon! It’s $7 and totally worth every penny just for the fun ‘spa-like experience’ at home!
Go shopping and create your own spa like experience!
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Valentine’s Gifts for Her

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We have you covered for Valentine’s day! It’s right around the corner, so don’t miss out on some of these great gifts. They are perfect for your best friend, mom, or girlfriend {hint hint gentleman!}. The best part? All of these gift ideas won’t break your budget; they are all under $100! Maybe even snag a few for yourself, we won’t tell!

2016 Planner -Every girl need a planner to keep life organized, because let’s face it, most of the time it’s not. This one will keep her organized AND stylish.

‘Like a Boss’ Coffee Mug Perfect for the boss babe in your life! This would look great sitting on her desk, and she will think of you every time she uses it!

Kate Spade Business Card Holder This card holder comes in a multitude of colors and initials, so you can choose one that suits your hard-workin’ sweetheart.

I-Phone Case So.adorable. This Kate Spade bow phone case comes in Rose Gold and Gold.

Nike ‘Free 5.0’ Shoes These cute Nikes would certainly help keep us on track for our fitness goals…

Zella ‘Live In’ Pink Leggings I own several pairs of Zella leggings, and I can tell you they are the MOST comfortable workout pants I own. I want to wear them all the time. Seriously. These bright pink ones are hot, and they have a cute mesh panel on the leg to keep you cool.

FitBit Flex The hottest little gadget right now, and it’s even on sale right now! Hurry!

‘I like the way you work it’ Water Bottle Keep hydrated at the gym or on the go, while still making a statement.

Diptyque Candle  This is their classic scent and it’s perfect setting the mood on Valentine’s day.

Red Lace Dress Fellas, want to score major points? Save your girl the stress of picking out a great valentine’s day outfit. Red not her color? This dress comes in 11 different colors.

Rose Quartz Necklace Rose quartz was one of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016. Show it some love with this necklace.

Bobby Brown ‘Long Wear’ Makeup We all hate makeup that wears off after a few hours, but you won’t have that problem with this long lasting kit!

Rose Tasseled Handbag Loving this color, and this bag is a pretty close dupe of a more expensive designer bag, with a better price tag.

Kate Spade Knot Bracelet Simple and pretty.

Black Bralette & Underwear Hey, it’s Valentine’s day so why not? This set is pretty and feminine.

Let us know how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s day in the comments below!

-Amanda

 

 

We want to hear from you!

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Ahhh, 2016…a new year, a fresh start, lots of New Year’s resolutions that will most likely fade away by mid February {I think we have all been there!}. But January is a good place to start fresh, and also re-evaluate things to see how you can improve. It’s always good to do a little self-evaluation around this time of the year in order to better yourself, or in our case “blog-evaluation”. We want to know how we can improve our blog, increase the quality of our posts, and make our readers happier! The best way to do that is to hear from you-all the people who read our blog, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and see us on Pinterest. We wouldn’t be anything without all of you, so we want to make sure we are giving you what you want! We would really appreciate any feedback you have for us so that we can make the blog even better in 2016.

-What you you would like to see more of? Anything you don’t care for?

-What is your favorite topic, or what topics do you think we should include regularly; should we include more recipes or beauty tips?

-How do you follow us primarily: through the blog, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest?

-Is the blog user-friendly? If not, how can we improve that to make your experience on Pretty in Peach better?

-Anything we are doing currently that you feel we can improve on?

Please tell us your thoughts in the comments section below or on Instagram! Happy 2016, we can’t wait to share it with you!

-Amanda & Natalie

 

 

6 Must Have Date Night Essentials

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week is going great, and everyone is surviving the 100 degree weather we are having here in Atlanta. Luckily it’s been cooling off a little bit at night, which is why we wanted to share our top ‘Date Night’ essentials with  you.

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Diptyque ‘Roses’ Scented Candle This candle sets the mood, and what’s better than the smell of roses? This is such a beautiful scent; light it before your date!

Calvin Klein Euphoria Parfum This is my go-to scent. Its such a pretty blend of orchids and exotic fruits. It works as an everyday fragrance too, but it perfect for special occasions. I always try different perfumes and keep coming back to this one.

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Nothing is more romantic and dramatic than a good cat eye. Creating the perfect winged look starts with the perfect liquid eyeliner. Some people are scared to try this look, but it is flattering on almost everyone and can be nailed with a little practice. This eyeliner makes it easy, with a thin paintbrush tip that is easy to apply and gives you better control over thick and thin lines.

OPI ‘Got a Date To-Knight’ This is the perfect pinky-blush color that goes with everything you wear. It’s feminine and is flattering on everyone.

MAC ‘The Matte Lip’ Lipstick We love this because it stays put and gives you a great matte look. I hate when I’m having a drink and most of my lip color ends up on the glass rather than my lips. Not the case with this lipstick! It won’t smudge and it comes in a ton of hues.

Adrianna Papell Scalloped Sheath Dress What’s better than a little black dress. In my opinion, you can never have too many, because they work for almost every occasion. You may recognize this one-it was on our favorites list for the Nordstrom sale. And you are in luck because it’s still on sale! It’s selling out fast though so hurry! Some other great little black dress options include this Lace Back Dress {which is also on sale} and this Cold Shoulder dress from Topshop, which is so on trend and gorge.