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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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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Top Travel Essentials

I am getting ready for a trip to Italy pretty soon. In fact, I leave next week! I have been waiting for this trip for it seems like forever {ok, maybe just 8 months}, but I can’t believe its right around the corner. We will be spending a few days in Cinque Terre on the coast, then going to a Villa near Sierra for a week, then ending the trip with a quick two days in Rome. I can’t wait to share more of my trip with you soon, but today I wanted to share my top travel necessities in case any of you are planning a trip this fall or over the holidays. Traveling {and flying especially} can dry your skin and hair out, and misplacing things are easy to do if you aren’t organized. Below are my top faves for staying prepared, organized, hydrated, and looking great while you travel!

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  1. Noise Cancelling Earphones | Whether it’s the constant dull hum of the plane noise or the kid three rows back screaming, all the ambient noise on planes can really mess with you. Keep your calm and block out all the noise with these noise-cancelling earphones. Lightweight and portable, they block out up to 90 % of background noise.
  2. Passport Cover | This genuine leather cover keeps your passport from getting bent or messed up. Plus its cute and comes in several different colors!
  3. Evian Face Mist | This water mist is perfect for re-hydrating skin after traveling. It cleanses and hydrates your face, which can get seriously dry from flying. It even helps keep makeup in place, doing double duty as a setting spray.
  4. Silk Scarf | I know what you are thinking…why a scarf? This is probably the most mutli-functional item you can have in your bag. Not only can it be used as just a regular scarf, but also works as a hair wrap, a shawl, or a beach cover up!
  5. Travel Jewelry Organizer | One thing I used to dread when traveling was opening up my bag and having to spend 10 minutes untangling all my jewelry. Not a problem anymore. This jewelry organizer has plenty of spots for your rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Everything is kept organized and safe!
  6. Micellar Facial Wipes | Feeling a little gross after flying? These wipes remove makeup, grime, and oil in a pinch without drying your face.
  7. Tieks Foldable Flats | As much as I love heels, sometimes flats are necessary! It’s good to be prepared, and these flats fold up so that you can throw them in the smallest of purses. They are ultra comfy and you can basically take them anywhere.
  8. Portable Charger | Ever been down to 10% on your phone or laptop charger and somewhere to charge is no where to be found. It’s the worst feeling. With this little portable charger, you don’t ever have to worry about being disconnected ever again. This will give you a full charge on any device in a couple hours. Score!

Do you have any flying must-haves or items you can’t live without while traveling? Share with us in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Amanda

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.

SUMMER FINDS | Hottest Nail Colors for Summer

Summer is officially here, so bring on the floppy hats, bikini cover ups, and bright colors! One thing we love about summer is the Nail Polish… yes, nude and reds and burgundies are nice, but sometimes it’s just fun to rock a crazy color. Think of nail polish as the last little touch to complete your look and make you look polished. If you’re not rolling in the dough and you sometimes have to paint your own nails (What a concept right?), we’ve found some great new shades, so here is our list of our top picks for the summer season.

Light Blue || This just screams summer, does it not? It reminds me of the ocean and makes me crave the beach. It really pops against that tan you’ve been working on too!

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Essie ‘Bikini so Teeny’          OPI ‘Can’t Find my Czechbook’          Nars Iconic ‘Ikiru’

Bright Coral || This red-orange color seems to be my favorite, go-to color. It’s flattering on any skin tone, looks girly, and is so bright and happy. A neon coral is really popular this summer too!

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Butter London ‘Jaffa’          Essie ‘California Coral’          Dior Vernis ‘Corail’ 

Purple Fucshia || This color is so glamorous, and it really adds a punch of color to a basic outfit. Perfect with neutrals as well as other bright colors, fucshia holds its own and stands out.

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Rescue Beauty  ‘Trois Oignons Rouges’     OPI ‘The Berry Thought of You’      Maybelline “Fucshia Fever’ 

Have fun and try out some fun shades this weekend!

-Amanda and Natalie

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things…

Every girl has beauty products that she can’t live without…and today we are sharing ours with you. These are just a few of our essential beauty products for any budget.

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1. Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation – This is the perfect foundation for a special night out. It’s easy to apply, blends easily, and looks flawless.

2. Beauty Blender – A little pink orb that does it all: apply concealer, blend foundation, and smudge eyeliner.

3. Burt’s Bees Lemon & Vitamin E Bath and Body Oil – Our go to for soft skin; just drop some into your bath for nourished, smooth skin. (especially good for winter time dry skin)

4. OPI Polish “You Don’t Know Jacques” – This is a great fall color, one we find ourselves going back to again and again. Its a brownish grey color that’s not too dark, just right for several different skin tones.

5. Calvin Klein Euphoria – This is our favorite everyday fragrance!

6. Essie Nail Polish “Sand Tropez” – This shade reminds us of summer days and beach time! It’s the perfect nude with a hint of pink.

7. Benefit’s POREfessional – Hide the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup stay put with this primer. The lightweight formula can be worn under makeup to create a smooth canvas.

8. Amika Nourishing Hair Mask – This is the best hair mask for deep conditioning and totally repairs any type of hair. Stock up now with this 20% off coupon code: SAVE20.

9. Sephora Cream Lip Stain – Every girl needs a good red lip color and this one stays put and doesn’t fade… plus its easy to apply!

10. NYX Eyeshadow Palette –  Sure we all love the Urban Decay Naked palette, but for a third of the price, you can’t beat this beauty steal!

11. Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray – A good dry shampoo is a must have! This one does double duty cleaning strands while maintaining moisture and volume.

12. Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiberlash Mascara – We LOVE this mascara…Getting lash extensions can be pretty pricey, but this fakes that look for less.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Amanda & Natalie