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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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!
natpeach

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

 

 

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

10 Summer Beauty Must-haves

Ahhh Summer… the time for beach kissed waves, golden skin and neon painted toes. If only it weren’t 90 degrees and we didn’t have shiny faces. Living in Georgia has given us plenty of experience and we know just how hard it can be to stay polished in the dog days of Summer, so we’ve rounded up our top 10 beauty products and summer scents to help you get ready for the warmer weather and the summer season. Our products are all affordable and will keep you cool, slick and polished without breaking the bank:

SummerMustHaves

1) Neutrogena age shield sunblock: Okay, I wish someone had told us when we were 13 that tanning your face is a no-no and the biggest way to age yourself. So protect your skin and cover it up! If you can’t wear a hat try Neutrogena age shield, it goes on silky smooth and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on your face. Trust us, it’s worth it.

2) Benefit Cosmetics |Sun beam bronze highlighter: This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sun kissed radiance. Dot & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skin tones. It’s liquid sunshine in a bottle!

3) Coach Poppy Wildflower | Eau de Parfum: Fresh and floral, Poppy wildflower is fruity and clean. It’s a great fresh scent for those laid back summer nights.  By the way… this bottle is on sale for $24 right now…

4) Big Sexy Hair | Weatherproof anti-humidity styling spray: Use this when you are blowing drying your hair, the heat will help let the product set in. This helps preserve any style you have in all weather.

5) Garnier Fructis | Style control anti-humidity hairspray: 24 hours of humidity control in up to 90% humidity… DONE.

6) Essie | Saltwater Happy nail polish: Nothing says summer like this beautiful beachy blue polish. I get so many compliments on this color and it’s flattering on everyone.

7) EOS | Summer Fruit lip balm: $3 and you could eat this lip balm it tastes so good. I love EOS because it’s completely natural and certified organic.

8) Bath & Body Works | Tiki Beach 3-wick candle: So I am a candle JUNKIE and I’m super picky about my candles. This Tiki Beach candle from bath and body works is amazing and if you close your eyes it really does smell like the beach. Pick up one of these soy candles and give yourself a pamper day/staycation at home!

9) Luxe Beach Towel: For under $20 at Target right now you can get an adorable beach towel that looks like Lily or Vineyard Vines and there are 8 styles to choose from. They are also a good size as well so hurry up and pick this up, they always sell out fast.

10) Jergen’s Natural Glow | Revitalizing moisturizer:  For those of you who are not teachers and not spending every summer day in the sun, there is Jergen’s glow! They have redone the formula so it’s a natural real like glow and the good news is that this way you are protecting your skin.

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Thanks for stopping by – Natalie & Amanda