Blogmas Day 16: Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Today Mark and I finished our christmas shopping. Finally!!! I always feel like I've gotten it all done early, far in advance, and then I realize I missed a gift here and a gift there. So I wanted to put together a little gift guide for those of you like me out there, waiting til the last few weeeks to finish shopping (or maybe even start!). Here's my picks for gifts for the lovely ladies in your life!

Caseify Phone Cases 

I discovered Caseify a few months ago and I've made several orders since. They advertise their cases as being made of premium materials to give you a beautiful and protective phone case. What I love most about their products, besides the fact that they are all so cute is the concept behind the cases. You purchase the physical case itself and then can choose to fill it with one of the many designs and order a new design when you want to change it up! Their website has hundreds of adorable designs and you can even custom make your own!


Glossier is one of my favorite skin care brands, I LOVE their milk jelly cleanser! But, it's difficult to purchase skin care items for another person. Their's on the other hand are a great gift for almost anyone! They are one of the most moiturizing lip balms I have ever used and come in four delicious scents! Order the four pack and split it up among a few friends!

Old Navy Gloves

It can be hard to find affordable and high quality stocking stuffer these days. So I highly recommend checking out Old Navy's gloves and mittens this season! They have tons of adorable "finger mittens" in several adorable prints and colors, along with your classic gloves and mittens. And they're all under $5!!

Bite Beauty Multi-Sticks

These little multi-sticks are the perfect gift for any beauty lover. They are such a diverse product that can be used on the face, eyes and lips! Plus, they have a gorgeous variety of shades and the brand Bite Beauty will grab the attention of any beauty fanatic in your life!

Bauble Bar Monogram Necklace

For a gorgeous personalized gift check out Bauble Bar's collection! They have so many adorable options (including super cute coasters!!) and this adorable necklace is my fav. It comes in a variety of sizes and patterns/colors. I personally LOVE the blonde marble!

Target Blanket Scarves

For a quick and easy gift you can find in your local Target, check out their scarves!! I personally ADORE this blanket scarf, but they have several other adorable options as well for around just $20.

Happy friday!!



Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations + Wish List

vibsalecover BONUS post this week guys!! Because it's pretty much a holiday in the beauty world this week! If you're a VIB Rouge member, you've already had your pick on the Sephora VIB sale. But for normal VIB's like me, it's just about to begin! On November 11th to be exact! So today I wanted to run through some of my recommendation for the VIB sale and also give you my own little wish list! Plus, share a way to get even more bang for your buck! Stick around to the end to hear how to get an extra 4% off your total!


It's no secret that I am a drug store makeup junkie. Wet n' Wild and Elf are often my brands of choice, and both are among the least expensive on the market. But if I'm being truthful, when it comes to mascaras I am a high end kind of girl. The VIB sale is the perfect time to stock up on your favorites! My recommendations include Too Faced's Better than Sex Mascara, Benefit's Roller Lash and Lancome's Hypnose Drama. I've been LOVING all the deluxe samples I have collected over the last few months, but $20-30 for a mascara is a steep price! palettes

When it comes to palettes I have to recommend picking up one of my favorite palettes of all time if you don't yet have it in your collection! It is, of course, the Tartelette in Bloom Palette. Now, this lovely little palette released quite a while ago but I still felt it was only right to mention it because the shade range is perfect for fall! (And versatile ALL YEAR ROUND too!) You can check out swatches and a full review in a pretty old post of mine here!


The quality of this picture makes me cringe but I had to include this awesome value set! I have already spoken about the Sephora Favorites Give me Some Lip several times and they finally restocked it! I highly recommend picking up one of the Sephora Favorites kits, if not this one. They always come with such a great value for the price. This one specifically comes with two awesome full size items (Lancome Juicy Shaker and Smashbox liquid lipstick), along with four generous deluxe samples and is only $29! They're all beautiful, very wearable colors for all skin tones and are the mauvey tones are PERFECT for fall!


And another awesome value set currently being sold is this baby right here! This is a holiday set that Smashbox released for the season and it contains six gorgeous deluxe sample lipsticks and a mattifier. I picked this up a couple weeks ago and have been loving these lipsticks. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they may actually be the most comfortable lipsticks I've ever worn! They are most definitely worth the price of $29! Plus you get this gorgeous acrylic container to store things in after opening!


Stock up on high end foundations during the sale! One of my least favorite things to purchase full price is a high end foundation, because they are just so darn expensive. And once I love a foundation, oh I'm in love. My top foundation pick for the sale would definitely be the Makeup Forever HD Foundation Stick. This foundation is KEY to a quick morning makeup routine! It seriously takes me under a minute to blend out! Plus this foundation is perfect for the dry winter months, it has a beautiful, moisturiznig dewy finish. (And a tip for my really dry friends out there! Apply a moisturizing primer below this stuff and it will hydrate the crap out of your skin.)

So here's my wish list for the Sephora VIB Sale! I can't wait to share with you what I end up picking up!

Alright and NOW how to save 4% more off on your Sephora VIB order/purchase! Shop online through Ebates!! If you don't know what Ebates is, check out my post on saving on makeup here!! Then, use my link (  to sign up and shop to get 4% cash back during the sale. Happy shopping loves!

Do you have any recommendations for the VIB sale!? Let me know! I'm especially looking for skin care options! XX,