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$25 and Under Gift Guide for Her

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As much as we all love the holiday season, it can honestly be a really be a stressful time, especially when you are shopping for others. Don’t worry y’all, no matter if they’re a a music lover, planner, bibliophile, beauty junkie, cat lover, or a wannabe chef, you’ll find something for everyone who is on your list.

And for those who are struggling to find that perfect gift, I have cultivated a few lists of some of my personal favorites (starting with this one) to help you out. I personally love to go with more quirky gifts, hence the cat coloring book for the cat lover in your life (seriously though…they probably have enough stuffed cats as it is) or a sassy mug for the bibliophile.

Just remember that they’ll be happy just with knowing you thought of them this holiday season.

Happy holiday shopping y’all! 

-C

 

(From left–> Bon Iver “22, A Million” LP: $25,98; Adorn Essential Oils Set: $24; Jot What It Takes Pencil Set: $19.99; Bonheur 2016/2017 Planner: $22; “A Million Cats” Coloring Book: $9.95; “Milk and Honey”: $15.19; Sephora Favorites Travel Perfume Set: $25; “Cool Story, Poe.” Mug: $16; “One Pan, Two Plates”: $24.95; Y’s and Wherefores Necklace: $19.99)

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Top 5 Things in My Fall Makeup Bag

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1.Butter London Nail Polish in British Racing Green– I love this color for when I want to step away from my tried and true shades (aka neutrals and red). It’s perfect for fall as the color is a nice hunter green and it has great staying power.

2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella–Scarlet red in color, this lip pencil and lipstick in one crayon has a great matte finish and doesn’t dry out your lips. I also love that this color in particular can be worn by a variety of people with different skin tones and still look amazing on. Also, the size of it is wonderful as it can easily travel with you no matter the size of your purse.

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey–This eye pencil is a lovely, rich brown matte color that really makes my hazel eyes pop. I also love how long it lasts, as well as how easy it is to apply. I’ve never done that well with liquid eyeliner due to the application of it, so an eyeliner like this one is exactly what I need.

4. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette–This palette is a-ma-zing! I honestly love the shades that come in this smaller palette and how often I can use them. It also is great for daytime wear/work, as the shades are both matte and neutral. I love pairing a few of the shades with my Urban Decay pencil for a more natural look and then adding some oomph with a bold lip.

5. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara–A while back I got the O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara by Marc Jacobs as a sample from Sephora (and loved it), but I wanted to opt for something a little more toned down, which led me to purchasing this particular mascara. I love how it adds volume to my long lashes without making them look too grand. It also is really long lasting and even though it’s not water proof, I have been able to walk through a bit of rain with it on and didn’t end up looking like a raccoon (success!).

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Lovin’ Right Now: Deborah Lippmans’s Shades of Berry Nail Set

Deborah Lippmann's Shades of Berry set

One of the easiest ways to transform your look for Fall, even when it’s still warm out, is through your nail polish.

Though I do love a good neutral nail, I’m also a big fan of berry and wine shades for f/w as there’s just something so rich and warm about them. Also, these shades will definitely complement a variety of items that you have in your closet and maybe even that Pumpkin Spice Latte you may have already gotten. 😉

Have a good long weekend y’all! 

-C

(Deborah Lippmann Shades of Berry Nail set: $36 at Sephora)

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Latest Beauty Haul for Winter

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For me, whenever it gets colder outside the more I get in the mood to play with not just my outfits but also my makeup. Above are four of my current beauty favorites for this wintry season.

  1. Sure sure, red nails and the cold go together like Holly Golightly and Cat. I get it. However, this grey toned nail polish (Chinchilly by Essie) definitely adds an interesting touch. Think of grey nails during winter like white nails during summer.
  2. I love It Cosmetics brushes–especially their eye brushes. So you’d think their eyeshadow would be amazing as well, right? This eye trio does not disappoint (Naturally Pretty Pearl Luxe trio), as the shades are warm and also perfectly compliment my hazel eyes (colors would work wonderfully for those with green eyes as well!).
  3. As seen through previous posts, I love lipstick. It’s by far one of my favorite ways to perk up a look and with just one swipe your whole mood can be turned around. Though, with as much as I’ve invested in lipstick wise, I had yet to get a lip liner. What I love most about this one by Clinique (Lipblush) is that the shade is close to my natural lip color so I can use it with just about all of my shades of lipstick.
  4. Speaking of lipstick–I’m loving this new Smashbox one (Pout) I picked up at Sephora the other day. The light pink color is definitely a tamer version of my NARS hot pink lipstick and can even be worn to work. I also love how it looks when paired with a more neutral face and outfit–giving your look just the right amount of oomph.

What are some of your winter beauty faves?

-C

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Top 5 Lip Shades for spring

Top 5 Lip Shades for spring--2015

Now that spring has been starting to show her face here in Oregon, my wardrobe has started to explode with variations of color (even pink!). My favorite way to show off color, though, is through lip color.

Recently I’ve just been going out with an almost sans-makeup face as all I’ll put on is a coat of mascara and my current lip color. It’s honestly such a nice change as my skin feels lighter and less greasy without all of it. I especially love that since doing so, my skin has gotten even clearer. That in itself is a huge perk.

Hope y’alls weather is just as nice! 

-C

(From left to right: Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Rogue; Nars Lipstick in Schiap; CLINIQUE Chubby Lip Balm Stick in Heaping Hazelnut; Nars Lipstick in Barbarella; Lancome Lip Lover in Orange Manege)  

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her–$100 and under

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Her--100 and under

Fringe Benefits Bag–$64.99 at Modcloth

Fireburst earrings–$55 at JCrew

Wool-blend Jacket–$99 at H&M

Kate Spade iPad Mini Case–$65 at Nordstrom

Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System–$99 at Sephora

Jo Malone Cologne–$60 at Nordstrom

Halogen Crossbody Bag–$98 at Nordstrom

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her– $50 and under

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Her--50 and under

 

Beanie: $30 at Madewell

Marc Jacobs Daisy Trio Rollerball set: $44 at Sephora

Necklace: $48 at Madewell

Stud Envelope Clutch: $42 at Urban Outfitters

Colorblock Tee: on sale for $44.50 at Madewell

Wool-blend Cardigan: $49.95 at H&M

Striped Blanket Scarf: $39 at Urban Outfitters