Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets – Part 1 & Josie Maran Giveaway

Hard to believe that there’s just over a week until Christmas! Today I’m sharing some great beauty gift sets. They’re from well-known and reputable brands – and when you buy products like this, you can get such a deal. Better yet, QVC is giving you the chance to win a Josie Maran gift set at the bottom of this gift guide, so read on!

Beauty Gift Sets
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light Holiday Color CollectionQVC is a great place to find presents, especially exclusive beauty gift sets. I had never tried Josie Maran’s Pure Argan Oil Light but heard great things – you can use it on pretty much everything, from moisturizing your face, treating split ends or conditioning cuticles. The set also comes with Argan Beautiful Eyes in great neutrals, and then Argan Black Oil Mascara for your lashes. Top it all off with the Argan High Gloss Lip Quench that you can wear on its own or over your favorite lip color for a pop of shine. Scroll down to enter to win this gift set! {qvc.com, $69.96}
  • bareMinerals Vision of Light: For less than $50, you get almost $150 of bareMinerals products with this set. I’ve been using bareMinerals for years and you really can’t go wrong with any of their products, and this comes with everything you need for glowing eyes, face and lips, such as the Stroke of Light Highlighter and eyeliner, eye color, mascara and more. {ulta.com, $49}
  • Benefit Sweet TintationsThis set includes some of Benefit’s most popular products – benetint, lollitint, benebalm and lollibalm. The balms give you hydration and sheer color that can be worn both on its own or over your favorite lip color. And the best thing about the tints are that they can be used on both your cheeks and lips. Just layer onto either until you get the amount of color you want and then blend with your fingertip. {benefitcosmetics.com, $26}
  • BUXOM Lip Gloss RouletteI love the lip glosses included in this set, and the packaging is so fun that it makes it a great gift. It comes with 15 mini Full-On shimmery lip polishes and smooth lip creams – so you pretty much have one to match any outfit or beauty look you can think of. {sephora.com & in-stores, $59}
  • Formula X Paint the TownIf you want nail polish for any occasion, this set is for you. It comes with 22 mini lacquers in so many colors – metallics, glitters, pinks, purples, neutrals and more. It’s a $139 value, so grab one before they run out because they’re on sale! {sephora.com, now $39!}

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Giveaway! Enter to win the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light Holiday Color Collection now through January 7, 2015. There are lots of ways to enter below (open to U.S. residents only).

And in case you missed my other gift guides, you can view them using the links below. More gift guides to come now through Christmas! There’s still time to enter all of the giveaways below too.

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**Disclosure: While I received samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Sweaters for Pups

More holiday gift guides are on the way, but after spending the day off from work with Hank, I thought it was a good time to share some dog-related holiday news. The American Kennel Club (AKC) sent Hank some pretty amazing sweaters from their Pet Sweater Holiday Collection by BH Pet Gear. He’s been loving sweaters and jackets this winter, so these have already come in handy. Plus, he’s going to look so festive at all of our holiday events. You can pick these up at retailers nationwide for $12.99 each, such as Groupon and Amazon.

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Holiday Dog Sweaters - more at http://bit.ly/dailykaty

Holiday Dog Sweaters - more at http://bit.ly/dailykaty

Holiday Dog Sweaters - more at http://bit.ly/dailykaty

According to VetIQ, the vet-recommended line of pet prescription medications, 85% of pet owners say their pet was nice, not naughty this year. Hank was definitely naughty at times, but still the perfect addition to our family since we  got him in April. So let’s just say he’s getting a lot of presents this year. Check back for two gift guides just for your pup!

**Disclosure: While I received samples for review, all opinions are my own.

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers – Part 2

Tonight I’m bringing you part two of my stocking stuffer gift guide (check out part one here). Lots more great gift ideas – hand cream, lip glosses, nail polish and more!

Stocking Stuffers - Part 2

 

  • bliss Diamonds for the RoughI know I’ve mentioned this before, but my hands have been so dry this winter, so I’m basically addicted to hand lotions, including these ones from bliss. They make your hands nice and soft without leaving them greasy like some hand lotions do. {blissworld.com, $12.50}
  • boscia Pink Peppermint Blotting LinensThe are great for keeping in your desk or purse for when you need to freshen up your face and remove oils without messing up your makeup. These ones have peppermint extract, so they’re refreshing too. {sephora.com, $10}
  • Laura Mercier Fairy Dust Eye Shimmer & Metallic Crème Eye Colour:These eye shadows fit right in a stocking and both are super easy to apply for an easy and effortless look. Just dip the eye shimmer into the bottle and it puts the perfect amount onto the brush so that it covers your eye in one swipe but doesn’t get all over your face. The creme eye color also gives you just the right amount of shimmer and is also waterproof. I use an eye primer and then this and I’m good to go all day. {sephora.com, $28 - eye shimmer, $24 - creme eye color}
  • Pier 1 Silver Reindeer Bottle StopperIt’s fun to gift holiday home-related gifts for people to use next year. This reindeer wine bottle stopper is a great stocking stuffer and adds some festiveness to a wine bottle during your yankee swap and family partiers. There are also lots of other holiday wine stoppers to pick from – Santa, elves, snowmen and more. {pier1.com, $7.96}
  • Bumble and bumble City WavesThis surf spray is one of the best things around for getting beach-like waves in your hair. And the set also comes with their Bumble.band. All you have to do is spray your wet hair with the surf spray, roughly blow-dry and then slip on the Bumble.band, shape it to whatever style you like. {sephora.com, $26}
  • Laura Geller Sparkling Cocktail Lip Gloss TrioThese lip glosses are inspired by cocktails and can be worn anytime. Try them on their own during the day and then paired with your favorite lipstick at night for more color. The glosses give you lots of shine without the stickiness. {qvc.com, $32}
  • KBShimmer Pine-ing for Yule Nail PolishThis nail polish has metallic Christmas trees and stars that look very festive when put on over white or black. Plus, for each bottle sold through December 15, $4 will be donated to Tots For Tots. {kbshimmer.com, $8.75}
  • Ciate Glitz FixThis is definitely not your average stocking stuffer or makeup set, but it’s pretty fun. It includes everything you need to make your lips bold, red and super glittery. You apply and seal the glitter in just two steps and then take it off with regular makeup remover. {sephora.com, $19}
  • Hello Kitty An Apple a Day Lip Balm TrioLots of these products can be found at Sephora, but my favorite thing about Sephora around the holidays are the gift sets. This one comes with three lip balms in hot pink, natural nude and candy apple red. Each has extracts of lemon, strawberry, vanilla, apple and coconut oil – plus a tiny mirror in each of the covers. {sephora.com/amazon.com, $20}

And in case you missed my other gift guides, you can view them using the links below. More gift guides to come now through Christmas!

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers – Part 1

Time for another gift guide! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite stocking stuffers including everything from lip gloss and hand cream to nail polish and a great water bottle.

Stocking Stuffers - Part 1

 

  • bareMinerals Give it a TwirlI love the Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss line from bareMinerals and this gift set gives them a fun twist. It comes with two glosses in vibrant, complementary colors. The first combines Trailblazer (nude gold) with Hot Shot (flamingo pink) to give you Creamsicle (creamy pink). And the second pairs Stunner (pure magenta) and Rebel (pink mauve) to get Fuchsia Fizz (magenta mauve). I was already a big fan of Hot Shot, so I was excited to try these out. {bareescentuals.com, $18}
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand CreamMy hands have been so dry this winter, so I’ve been keeping a hand cream in my bag at all times. This one helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with Vitamin C, while also giving you hydrated, soft hands from aloe, jojoba and shea butters. {juicebeauty.com, $12}
  • SpaRitual Home CollectionThese sparkly colors are perfect for the holiday season. There’s a gold (Finding), red (Authentically) and green (Home), but they’re not your traditional holiday colors. For a holiday party tonight, I’m pairing Finding with glittery bright purple Living for a fun yet different look. {sparitual.com, $12 each}
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 MascaraPrecision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner and Inner Rim LinerI’m a big fan of switching up my mascaras depending on the day or occasion – and I also love layering different mascaras – so that means I have a lot of them. I had heard great things about this mascara but for some reason had never tried it until now. I have to say that I love this mascara and liners. The mascara is lengthening, curling, volumizing andconditioning, and the liquid liner is easy-to-use, which isn’t the case with many I’ve tried. And the inner rim liner does exactly what it says, instantly brightening up your eyes and making you look wide awake. {tartecosmetics.com, $20 - mascara, $20 - eyeliner, $19 - inner rim liner}
  • Hydro Flask Insulated Coffee, Tea and Water Bottle – 18 ozWater bottles are one of those things that I use all the time but I don’t want to spend my own money on. I do love a good water bottle though, especially when it comes in lots of fun colors like this one does (pick from nine different ones!). Hydro Flasks come in other sizes as well, but this one is perfect for coffee and tea on your morning commute. It actually keeps your drink hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours. Better yet, it’s made from environmentally friendly materials, is 100% recyclable, toxin and BPA-free, and comes with a lifetime warranty. {hydroflask.com, $25.99}
  • Kari Gran Lip WhipI recently tried out Kari Gran’s skincare line (more to come on that after the holidays!) and also go to test out Lip Whip. It’s a tinted lip balm that comes in two flavors: Peppermint and Cinnamon-Pimenta Berry. It’s great for everyday use because you can wear it alone for moisturizer and a subtle tint or pair it with lipstick for even more color.{karigran.com, $15}
  • ChapStick Holiday CollectionI swear I am constantly trying to protect my lips from getting too dry and chapped at this time of year. These festive holiday flavors include the traditional ChapStick in Peppermint and Pumpkin Pie and my personal favorite, the MixStick Vanilla Candy Cane Milkshake. {chapstick.com, $1 – $2.69}

In case you missed my other gift guides, check them out using the links below! And there are lots more on their way between now and Christmas, so come back for more gift ideas next week.

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**Disclosure: While I received samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this post was original written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts & Teleflora Giveaway

Tis the season for holiday parties, and you don’t want to show up empty handed. I usually go with a bottle of wine or bubbly with an ornament tied to it, but this year I wanted to step it up a notch. Check out lots of great ideas below – and head down to the bottom of this post to enter to win a festive holiday bouquet from Teleflora!

Hostess Gifts

 

  • Teleflora Celebrations by Radko Starry Ornament BouquetWho doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of flowers, especially around the holidays when your home is nicely decorated for the holidays? This bouquet is a perfect centerpiece, with red roses, carnations, holly and other florals, complete in a limited-edition ceramic Celebrations by Radko keepsake. Once the flowers have reached their prime, you can use it to hold Christmas cookies, flowers or other treats. I love Teleflora because each bouquet is hand-arranged and delivered by a local Teleflora florist.Scroll down to enter to win this bouquet for you or a loved one!{teleflora.com, $52.95}
  • Kohler Chocolates Holiday CaramelsChocolate is another hostess gift that you really can’t go wrong with. These caramels are covered in a creamy chocolate shell and are inspired by the nostalgic winter traditions, tastes and smells of Wisconsin. I love how they come in festive colors and are available in different quantities and price points too. {kohlerchocolates.com, $9.99 – $59.99}
  • Landmark Vineyards “For the Holiday Host” Gift SetNot only is this Pinot Noir the perfect red wine to relax with on a cold winter night, but this set truly is perfect for a hostess because it also comes with a gift-ready package of Wonderful Pistachios, which pairs perfectly with Landmark Vineyards’ 2012 Overlook Pinot Noir. This wine is crafted by hand-selecting grapes from the finest pinot noir vineyards in California and pairs beautifully with holiday meals. {landmarkwine.com}
  • B. Toffee Gift Wrapped CanistersThis toffee is delicious! And it comes in their signature B. toffee canister, nicely wrapped up with crinkle paper and a chocolate brown ribbon, making it easy-to-gift. It comes in both milk and dark chocolate, but if you can’t decide, just get both! {btoffee.com, $19.99}
  • JOCO CupThis is not your everyday travel mug – it’s made from strong borosilicate glass, so it’s both stylish and sturdy. It comes in lots of fun colors and different sizes, is microwave safe and BPA free, and the shape is modeled after standard disposable coffee cup sizes so it’s easy for you or a barista to brew right into it. Gift this with your favorite coffee or tea – or keep it for yourself and use it every day like I have been! {jococups.com, $24.95 for 12 oz}
  • Sharper Image Kitchen Tablet StandThis is perfect for the hostess that loves to cook – especially if they are like me and get most of their recipes from Pinterest. When you’re in the middle of cooking, you don’t want to be touching your iPad over and over, so use this stand to make it much easier. Just put your tablet into the stand and use the self-standing stylus to navigate the touch screen. {sharperimage.com, $49.99}

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Giveaway! Now through December 24, 2014, you can enter to win a Teleflora Celebrations by Radko Starry Ornament Bouquet, valued at $52.95. There are lots of ways to enter below - open to U.S. residents. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

And in case you missed my other holiday gift guides and giveaways, you can view them using the links below. Lots more to come, so check back now through Christmas!

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own.

Happy Holidays from Hank the Reindeer

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is picking out and sending our our cards. We always go with photo cards with a picture of my husband and I, so I was excited to switch it up this year and use a pic of Hank instead!

Yesterday I dressed him up in some fun holiday outfits Party City sent Hank. You might remember that Hank had some pretty amazing Halloween costumes from Party City too – they have a great dog costume section and everything is pretty affordable too.

Xmas Dog Reindeer Costume {more on dailykaty.com}

You’re probably thinking… poor Hank. But I swear he loves the reindeer costume because it’s essentially just a fleece sweatshirt. And he seems to love sweaters too now that it’s cold outside and he’s just a little 12 pound nugget. He always sticks his tongue out when he’s tired, so you can tell he was pretty sleepy during these pics!

There are more pics of Hank’s holiday outfits from Party City below – and you can buy these for yourself on PartyCity.com using these links: Reindeer Costume ($12.99), Candy Cane Sweater ($9.99) and Christmas Bandana Collar ($6.99).

Come back to the blog for more holiday posts featuring Hank – there will be everything from ugly Christmas sweaters for pups to dog gift guides.

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Xmas Dog Reindeer Costume {get the look at dailykaty.com}

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Xmas Dog Reindeer Costume {get the look at dailykaty.com}

**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for this post, all opinions are my own. 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa & Giveaway

To continue the holiday gift guide fun, today I’m sharing some great bath, body and spa finds. Some of these gifts are so great that you might even be tempted to buy them for yourself too! And scroll down to the bottom for today’s holiday giveaway from Gilchrist & Soames.

Bath, Body & Spa Gifts
  • Gilchrist & Soames Box SetsThese bath and body gift sets are beautifully packaged and include products that make for great gifts. I love the BeeKind and London Collection Box Sets, but there are also nine other collections to choose from, each with their own scents and themes, including the Essential Elements Spa, Spa Therapy, English Spa, Oxford, Reserve, Verde, Zero %, Aqua Lime and Essential Elements. They include body lotion, shower gel, skincare bars, lip balm and a bath puff – nearly everything you need for a spa-like shower experience. Scroll down to enter to win the BeeKind Collection Box Set! {gilchristsoames.com, $26-$39}
  • philosophy The Holiday Handbook: I love hand creams from philosophy, and these scents – peppermint, fresh cream and cranberry medley – are perfect for the holiday season. These hand creams will keep your hands hydrated during the cold winter months, as they’re made with shea, mango and cocoa butters that soften dry hands without making them greasy. {philosophy.com, $20}
  • L’Occitane Voyage en Provence: If you’ve ever walked into a Sephora around the holiday season, you know that they have endless gift options of all varieties. I love L’Occitane’s hand creams and was excited to try out even more of their products with this gift set. It has 10 of their best-selling products – Shea Butter Milk Soap, Ultra Rich Shower Cream, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Foot Cream and so much more – plus a cute travel pouch. {sephora.com, $39}
  • Soap & Glory Full Clean AheadThat’s not all Sephora has to offer. This Full Clean Ahead set comes with three great products – the super creamy, clarifying Clean On Me Shower Gel with built-in body lotion, the popular Righteous Butter Body Butter with shea butter and aloe vera, and the non-greasy Hand Food Hand Cream. Better yet, it comes in a carry case that can be used to store any products you want. {sephora.com, $25}
  • Bliss Bathing BrillianceThis set saves you $14 off of two full-size versions of my favorite bliss products: the Lemon + Sage Body Butter and Soapy Suds. The body butter is perfect for post-shower and the suds can be used both as body wash and as bubbles in a bath. {blissworld.com, $33}
  • Juice Beauty Beautiful Body Gift SetI love gift sets that include full size products, and this one does exactly that. It comes in a pretty gifting box bag – so no need for wrapping – and includes a Green Apple Cleansing Bar, Mousse Hand & Body Cleanser, Firming Body Moisturizer and Age Defy Hand Cream. These products smell great and have lots of benefits, such as Vitamin C and firming peptides in the new Green Apple Cleansing Bar. {juicebeauty.com, $48}
  • Temple Spa’s Spa Escape DiffuserWe always have a scented candle lit around our house, but I recently tried out this diffuser instead and love it! I put it in our bathroom and it smells like you’re at the spa. Plus, you don’t have to worry about having a candle lit in a room where you can’t constantly watch it. I love how the scent is subtle enough but it also extends beyond the room it’s in. {templespa-usa.com, $39}
  • Massage Envy Gift CardWho wouldn’t love receiving a gift card to get a relaxing massage, facial or other spa service? I recently had a massage there and it was exactly what I needed after a busy month. With more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., a Massage Envy gift card is perfect for anyone on your list. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer – plus, you can order one right up until Christmas and gift it as an eGift Card. {massageenvy.com, any amount}
  • Mary Kay Winter WishesThis set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion and Shower Gel in a decorative tin that makes it easy to wrap up and gift. The body lotion gives your skin a subtle shimmer and both smell great with scents like snow apple, citrus sparkle, jasmine petals and cozy musk. {marykay.com, $25}

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa {more on dailykaty.com}

In case you missed it, check out my skincare gift guide, which includes a special giveaway from bliss! Lots more gift guides are coming your way in the next two weeks, so come back for more ideas.

GIVEAWAY! Now through December 23, 2014, you can enter to win a Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind Collection Box Set, valued at $35. There are lots of ways to enter below and it’s open to U.S. residents. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gift Sets & Bliss Giveaway

The holiday gift ideas continue today with some of my favorite skincare gift sets. They feature popular products and offer good deals compared to the regular prices of the items sold on their own. Plus, you can enter to win the gift set from bliss at the bottom of the post! Check back now through Christmas for more of my gift guides and happy shopping!

Skincare Gifts
  • Bliss Crown JewelsI love a good body lotion – one that smells good but not too strong and gives your skin lots of hydration without being too thick. The body butter is what got me hooked on bliss, and a full-size version is included in this gift set, along with their popular fabulous foaming face wash (another favorite of mine), triple oxygen instant energizing mask and lovehandler. The best part is that you save $20 off the regular price of these products, which offer cleansing, revitalizing, toning and smoothing benefits when used together. Scroll down to enter to win this gift set! {blissworld.com, $45}
  • bareMinerals Spectacular SkinThis is another brand that I’ve been using for what seems like forever. I was excited to try out their skincare products, which are perfect for everyday use and leave your skin feeling softer, smoother and younger-looking. Start the day with the Purifying Facial Cleaner, hydrate your skin in both the morning and at night with the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin, then revitalize your skin overnight with the Active cell Renewal Night Serum. {bareescentuals.com, $58}
  • Tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja face and body self tanner & self tanning face towelettes It’s no secret that sun tanning is bad for our skin, but I can’t help but love the look of being tan. So during the winter months especially, I rely on great sunless tanning products like these from Tarte. The key is finding tanners that don’t have a fake tan smell or leave you streaky and orange. With Tarte’s application glove, it’s easy to apply the self tanner streak-free. And I love the towelettes for your face because they’re so easy-to-use, convenient and refreshing. With Tarte’s self tanning products, you get the benefits of maracuja oil, which is known to replenish, rebuild and brighten your skin. {tartecosmetics.com, face & body - $39, towelettes - $21}
  • Dr. Brandt Glow KitI’ve been using these products for only a couple of weeks and already notice a difference. The Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is inspired by their in-office ruby laser procedure, as it lightens up your skin with illuminators, optical diffusers and micronized ruby crystals, minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles and giving you radiance, glow and hydration. Then at night, you apply the Overnight Resurfacing Serum with time-release retinol and other benefits for your skin that works while you sleep. {macys.com, $65}
  • Mary Kay Pomegranate Satin Hands Pampering SetMy hands have been so dry this winter already! Treat a friend or family member with this limited-edition pampering gift set and they’ll have everything they need to keep their hands soft and hydrated – Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Hand Sanitizer, Pomegranate Satin Hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub and Pomegranate Satin Hands Hand Cream. {marykay.com, $38}
  • Ingrid Nilsen x YES TO Cucumbers/Blueberres Cleansing Facial WipesI try to do my full skincare routine every day and night, but let’s face it, I get lazy more than I’d like to admit. For those occasions, or when I’m traveling or just need a quick face wash, I look to cleansing wipes like these ones from YES TO. For the holidays, they’ve teamed up with Youtube beauty guru Ingrid Nilsen (aka Miss Glamorazzi) and design students from FIDM to create limited-editions of their popular cucumber and blueberry wipes. They’re packed with superfoods and are all-natural, biodegradable. {yestocarrots, $6}
  • boscia Tsubaki SecretsGive the gift of softer, brighter-looking skin with this set that includes boscia’s top-selling Konjac Cleansing Spongue with Deep Hydrating Clay, Tsubaki Beauty Oil and a deluxe Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel. Tsubaki oil has been part of Japanese beauty rituals for decades and is known for its anti-aging benefits. {boscia.com, $48}
  • Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Magic KitSephora literally has gift sets for anyone and everyone on your list. These next three sets are great examples – and plus, this Peter Thomas Roth set is so pretty (and of course practical)! It comes with six products – Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, FIRMx Peeling Gel, Instant FIRMx Eye, Camu Camu Power C x 30 Brightening Serum, Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toner Lotion and 24K Gold Mask Pure – all in a pretty gold box, making it a great gift – just add a bow. Together this set will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, radiant and youthful-looking. {sephora.com, $85}
  • Ole Henriksen 3 Little WondersThis three-step daily skincare routine is both effective and easy, keeping your skin healthy with exfoliation, hydration and protection. Ole focuses on vitamin C, essential fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acides to do the job. The set includes the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Invigorating Night Gel and Sheer Transformation Brightening Moisturizer. {sephora.com, $70}
  • Caudalie Instant RadiancePrevent dark spots, even skin tone and get brighter, more radiance skin with the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, which is a lightweight milky serum. This limited-edition value set also comes with the popular Beauty Elixir, which refreshes your skin, tightens pores and gives your complexion a boost of radiance (love this product!). {sephora.com, $79}

Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare & Bliss Giveaway

Giveaway! Enter to win your own bliss crown jewels gift set, valued at $45, now through December 22, 2014. Open to U.S. residents. Lots of ways to enter below – good luck!

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, each brand and product were hand-picked by me and all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

My Holiday Wish List & ShopBop Giveaway!

We got our Christmas tree last night and now the holiday season is officially here at our house – and I’m loving it. I managed to tackle most of my gift shopping on Cyber Monday, so now I have gifts for myself on the mind. Below are some of the items on my own holiday wish list, most of which I’ve been eyeing for quite some time.

Shop these gifts through the links below the pic or follow me on Instagram and sign up for ShopStyle.it. From there, you can “like” my photos and get shoppable links delivered right to your inbox. Makes holiday shopping so easy. And scroll down to the bottom of this post for a fun giveaway!

Holiday Wish List

1 – Kendra Scott Ring / 2 – Louis Vuitton Wallet / 3 – CaseMate iPhone Case

4 – GiGi New York Bag / 5 – Sorel Boots / 6 – Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain / 7 – Free People Mittens

8 – Voluspa Candle / 9 – Loren Hope Cuff / 10 – Christian Louboutin Nail Polish / 11 - Estee Lauder Compact 

GIVEAWAY! I’m also a huge fan of shopping via ShopBop, so today I’ve teamed up with Emma from itsemmaelise.com to give away a $25 ShopBop gift certificate! Enter below this week and good luck!

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Escape to Sunshine in Gulf County, Florida this Winter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.

The snow is on its way to New England, and while I do love a good snow storm, I’m finding myself wishing for sunshine. Last week I posted about some amazing beach destinations around the world, and today I’m sharing another great beach spot right here in the US. Gulf County, Florida is a perfect place to visit – especially during the colder New England months of January through March – where there’s plenty of sand, sun and things to do.

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Northwest Florida’s Gulf County has 43 miles of natural shoreline. That’s a lot of beautiful, white-sand beaches! Add Instagram-worthy sunsets and plenty of beaches you can bring your pup to and I’m officially in my happy place. There are lots of winter fun events to enjoy, from sunset cruises and cocktail hours, to beach bonfires and hikes through the white sand dunes. In Gulf Country, you can really unplug and relax (warning: the WiFi signal isn’t strong, so you may be forced to put down that iPhone too!).

Come visit GCFL when you’re sick of the cold winter months and relax on the beach or adventure around in the beautiful weather, biking along the ocean, paddleboarding or snorkeling. To learn more about this “no worry, no hurry” destination, head over to visitgulf.com or follow Visit Gulf County on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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