Holiday Gift Guide — Cool Gifts For The Hard To Buy For!

Still looking for that perfect gift?  There are so many great, unusual gifts out there that are perfect for the amazing people on your list!

Below is a natural beauty subscription box, a gorgeous watch and classic cookies. They would all make great gifts:

Goodbeing Subscription Box
Goodbeing Subscription Box

Goodbeing is a trial and discovery service providing expertly curated, trial sized healthy beauty (ie: screened for less than healthy ingredients), personal care and natural wellness products.

Not your average beauty subscription service, Goodbeing rigorously pre-screens every product, ensuring only cleaner, high performance beauty & wellness products make the cut.  What’s more, Goodbeing customizes more heavily than most – allowing members to opt in or out of entire categories of products and to specify their unique skin, hair & makeup needs and preferences for a truly personalized experience.

Goodbeing allows members to choose their box type – All Beauty, All Wellness (coming soon) or a Combo Box and allows members to choose 1-2 of the items they receive each month, or, they can opt out to retain the surprise.

With plans as low as $5.95 per month (new A Little Goodbeing option launching soon) to $21 a month (standard Goodbeing monthly plan) it’s ideal for holiday giving.

Learn more at

Timex Miami Chronograph
Timex Miami Chronograph

Timex Miami Chronograph ($95 USD) –This gorgeous watch comes with the following features:

  • Sleek Sophisticated Design
  • Chronograph Measures to 1/20th Second
  • 42mm Case Size
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Quick-Date® Feature
  • 30 Meter Water Resistance

Purchase at

Malt Shop Cookies
Malt Shop Cookies

Malt Shop Cookies (in tins from $24.99 to $39.99) Malted Milk is best known as that sweet, finishing touch flavor that gave birth to every Malt Shop, Soda Fountain, Diner and Lunch Counter all across the USA. But Malted Milk also acts as its own all natural, preservative. No artificial stuff needed. So your cookies stay soft and fresh. And yes, all of the cookies are completely all natural.

Each order will arrive at the recipient’s doorstep in a beautiful gift bag or gift tin that has been completely customized by you with a picture and message that’s right on The Gift bag or Gift Tin. Send photos of you, the kids, the dog, the cat –whatever you like. Then let the Malted Milk cookies do the rest.

Malt Shop Cookies are currently available in three unique flavors:
• Double Chocolate with Malted Milk
• Chocolate Chip with Malted Milk
• Mocha Chocolate with Malted Milk

Purchase at

Holiday Gift Guide — Gorgeous Makeup Sets From Cargo, Mally and Lipstick Queen!

I think beautiful makeup kits are such exciting gifts to get! Holiday packaging is so gorgeous and collections of our faves are so enticing.

Below are a few of the amazing sets from three of my fave brands; Cargo Cosmetics, Mally Beauty and Lipstick Queen:


Cargo Cosmetics The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Swimmables™ Eye Pencil Kit
Cargo Cosmetics The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Swimmables™ Eye Pencil Kit

Cargo Cosmetics The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Swimmables™ Eye Pencil Kit ($25 USD) Pictured above. It features the signature, ultra-creamy and richly pigmented formula that glides on effortlessly for precise lining and stays put through a snowstorm or a happy tear shed on New Year’s Eve. Once set, these liners are completely smudge proof and won’t budge until you decide to take them off. The shades are “Black Sea” (Black), “Karon Beach” (Purple), “Pebble Beach” (Brown) and “Loch Ness” (Navy)

The Limited Edition Chill in the Six Eye Shadow Palette ($34 USD) is inspired by a wintry, snow-filled night in the Canadian city. This versatile 12 pan eye shadow palette includes cool toned purples, blues and silver shadows that you can find in Toronto’s cityscape. Rich shades of neutral browns and warm maple are also thrown into the mix as a nod to the city’s architecture and iconic maple leaves. Shades are laid out as duos and quads allowing for quick and easy day or night looks. The palette is packed with 12 wearable shades, 1 Eye Pencil in Black and 1 dual ended brush. 

Available:,, select Kohl’s Departments Stores and

Mally Beauty Evercolor Gel Waterproof Liner Ten Piece Library
Mally Beauty Evercolor Gel Waterproof Liner Ten Piece Library

Mally Beauty Evercolor Gel Waterproof Liner Ten Piece Library ($45 USD) — Shown above. A collection of ten coveted eyeliners that blend beautifully together to create impeccable looks for day, night and everything in between. Shades include: Amber, Deep Sage, Gold Glimmer, Graphite, Hazelnut, Iris, Onyx, Shadow, Sterling and Walnut.  Available at:

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner Trio ($18 USD) — This trio of beautiful pencils are Mally’s go-to eye brighteners. Use these shades to create festive holiday looks that will last the whole night. Shades include: Midnight, Milk Chocolate and Sailor. Available at: Ulta stores and

Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss Trio ($25 USD) – Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfois shine every time. Shades include: Orchid Berry, Perfect Nude and Tea Rose. Available at: Ulta stores and 

Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick Five Piece Collection ($32 USD) — These lipsticks provide the right amount of color and gloss, giving you a polished pout. Color glides on easily and stays put for those long holiday nights.
Shades include: Blossom, Must Have Pink, Nude Light, Orchid and Sweet Berry. Available at:

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Five Piece Collection ($39 USD) — All of your holiday eye shadow looks are included this one set. This collection features wearable, buildable shades, that will take your makeup from day to evening in seconds.Shades include: Bliss, Brownstone, Mahogany, Moonlight and Timeless Taupe. Where to Buy: ULTA stores, and

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Story
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Story

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Story ($45 USD) — Shown above. The best-selling Frog Prince lipstick is a remarkable emerald green lipstick that transforms into magical rosebud upon contact with the lips. It’s made with our proprietary unique pigment, which reacts to the warmth of your lips to turn them a pretty, fairy tale rose. No two pairs of lips will look the same as it adapts according to your pH and natural colouring appearing entirely different yet beautifully flattering on everyone.

Now all three are available in a set for the holidays This limited edition set in a beautiful storybook carton makes the perfect gift for you or for the lipstick queen in your life.

Lipstick Queen Best Sellers Minis ($25 USD) — Three of their top-selling lip transformers are available for the first time in adorable mini sizes, at great value. This limited edition set makes a wonderful stocking Filler. One set for you, one for a friend!

Lipstick Queen Smokey Lip Kit (Pinky Nude)($35 USD) — You loved the Smokey Eye…now discover the Smokey Lip. A sexy new take on a classic look. Start with a Sinner shade, and then layer Black Lace Rabbit on top to transform the shade into a sexier lip.

Are you picking up any of these gorgeous sets?


Cyber Monday Deals!

It’s Cyber Monday!  Have you been picking up some great beauty deals?  I know there are great ones out there.

Here are some steals to consider while you are enjoying the online sales:

Vendome Beaute
Vendome Beaute

NEW from Vendome Beaute is this holiday season’s perfect stocking stuffer, rosewater eyeshadows, now at 40% off for today only! Vendome Beaute just hit the scene and is quickly becoming this season’s beauty must have with its botanical-infused color line, that goes on velvety smooth to create the perfect look for any occasion. The rosewater infused eyeshadows are highly pigmented and finely milled to give an all-around luxurious look and feel. Any makeup lover will adore a customized combination of the single eyeshadows. Vendome Beaute offers 33 striking hues, that allow you to mix and match colors to create a gift that is tailored to your specific Vendome girl. Each single eyeshadow is 40% off original retail of $26.00 and can be purchased on

Macadamia Professional
Macadamia Professional

Receive 25% off all Macadamia Professional products on with the code GIFT25 only on Cyber Monday.


Receive 25% off all éprouvage products on with the code HOLIDAY25

Phyto Paris
Phyto Paris

For a limited time, PHYTO will be offering 40% OFF your entire purchase on 

Ariana Grande Fragrances
Ariana Grande Fragrances

Play footsie and get tickled pink in these must-have, cozy pom-pom socks! Your gift with any fragrance purchase of $49.00 or more at, from the ARIANA GRANDE fragrance collection.


   11/28-12/6 Cyber Week promotion

·         Tiered offer:

·         Save $20 off $100

·         Save $60 off $200



50% off Cyber Monday at

Marula Beauty
Marula Beauty

Offering 30% off all products site wide


Juara, the Indonesian-inspired, botanical skincare brand, will offer a BUY 2 PRODUCTS, GET 1 FREE promotion on Bonus: Free shipping on all orders.

Votre Vu, known for its botanically activated skincare and makeup (with delightfully rich aromatic profiles), will offer 20% ALL products site wide. And orders over $75 will receive a FREE FULL SIZED Eiffel Power mascara. Go to

Are you picking up any of these great deals?



My Beauty Favorites — Week of November 21-27, 2016

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  I spent it with family and had a great time!

I have been doing a little shopping, but I still have a lot to do for Christmas.  Below are my fave items that I have received for my honest review this week.  They would all make great gifts, or just given to yourself for a treat.  They are:

HSI Professional Glider Straightening Heated Brush
HSI Professional Glider Straightening Heated Brush

HSI Professional Glider Straightening Heated Brush ($129.00 USD) — The Glider Straightening Brush features an ionic ceramic tourmaline-infused hot plate that uses 4 HeatBalance® microsensors to regulate the temperature and evenly distribute heat so that fewer passes are needed through your precious hair.

That’s the best way to get frizz-free silky results that shine while protecting your hair cuticles from overheat exposure. Plus, the plate heats up in seconds so you don’t have to lose any time while adjusting the temperature setting via the digital display between 350-450°F to suit your particular hair type and texture.

What I think: This is not only so cool, it is very easy to use!  I have been wanting to try a heated brush, I thought it looked like a fast way to style hair.  And it is!  Once I heat it up, I just pass it slowly through my hair.  It straightens my hair without leaving it flat.  It isn’t stick straight, just smooth and very pretty.  I definitely recommend this for mornings that you want to brush your hair and go, but get a style too.

Purchase at

Ellis Faas Hot Lips L408 – BABY PINK ($35 USD) –Hot Lips is Ellis’ latest revolutionary texture for the lips. Because it’s absolutely packed with pigment, you’ll only need a tiny bit of the non-greasy Hot Lips to add vibrant colour. Hot Lips are extremely longwearing, without the risk of drying out your lips. A little goes a very long way!

Ellis Faas Glazed Lips L308 – Sheer Soft Pink ($35 USD) — A highly-pigmented lip-gloss for an ultra-wet, yet long-lasting splash of colour that combines transparency and intensity. Non-sticky, so providing superior comfort both in application and on the lips. Plant seed oils improve hydration and protect your lips.

What I think: Ellis Faas makeup is so cool!  These come in a silver bullet and twist up to reveal gorgeous lip color.  The Hot Lips is an opaque lip color and can be used as a stain.  The Glazed Lips is a sheer gloss that looks great alone or over other lip products.  Both are very luxe and gorgeous!

Purchase at

Jason Smoothing Coconut Body Wash Virgin Coconut Oil ($15.75 USD) –An ultra-moisturizing wash that gently cleans with botanical cleansers and deeply nourishes with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter.  Its formula is packed with virgin Coconut Oil, which is rich in hydrating Vitamin E and antioxidant polyphenols, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth all over.

JĀSÖN Smoothing Coconut Oil ($10.99 USD)An unrefined, 100% organic Coconut Oil with a wide range of benefits. This multi-purpose product is rich in nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidant polyphenols, delivering unparalleled care to your skin, hair and nails.

 What I think: These natural coconut products are perfect for those who need hydration.  The body wash has a very natural coconut scent and leaves skin so soft after washing.  The coconut oil is in a big jar and can hydrate skin, hair and nails.  So nice!

Available at Whole Foods Market/

What are you loving this week?




Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Deals Part 2!

Its Black Friday! Did you go out this morning in the craziness?  Even if you did, there’s still deals you can shop online:

  • Indulge in more than just food this Thanksgiving weekend, get 40% the entire site with a discount code: BFY40 at on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With everything from skincare to Michael Todd Beauty’s revolutionary anti-microbial soniclear elite, has you covered this holiday season.
  • Be thankful for Organic to Green’s amazing deals. Made with 100% pure and gentle coconut oil, the Organic to Green Liquid Coconut Oil is the modern option for coconut oil lovers. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, buy any 8oz COCO oil and receive a free Rainforest Coconut Sugar Scrub!
  • Enjoy 30% OFF from VegaLASH on Thanksgiving weekend, using discount code: CYBERLASH on VegaLASH and VegaBROW are 100% vegan, natural and made with safe ingredients, powerful bio-actives derived from mung bean and red clover extractsbound together by a patent-pending peptide for maximum efficacy.
  • The luxury skincare brand, Appriya is celebrating Thanksgiving in a major way with an offering of 50% off all products on Cyber Monday! Treat your skin to a lavish and gentle skincare experience, to reveal your glow from within. Appriya’s skincare promises a youthful new beginning this holiday season!
  • Get skin looking fab in time for the office holiday party with Epionce Skincare. Customers can enjoy 20% off all products on Cyber Monday. Forgot to purchase on Cyber Monday? No worries, the deal extends to Tuesday as well!
  • Grande Cosmetics is treating their customers to a 25% off deal this Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Use code FRIYAY25 on Black Friday and code CYBERGLAM25 on Cyber Monday to luxuriate in the savings. Enjoy favorites like GrandeLIPS and GrandeLASH-MD, just in time to start prepping for the festive holiday season.
  • Winter is knocking at our door. Prepare for the dry months ahead withVMV’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This year VMV is offering 50% off in-store and 40% off online on select products, so stock up on favorites like VMV’s Know It Oil and VMV’s Illuminants+ Line and other amazing products.
  • Create your perfect palette before the holidays start with ittse. Get 50% off everything on on Cyber Monday(note exclusions may apply on limited edition products). This custom makeup company features over 100 velvety shadows, complexion colors, brow powder and lip crème colors. Don’t miss out on trying some of the best of these products and go to on Cyber Monday.

Vegan body and nail beauty brand SpaRitual has exciting offers available exclusively at, Friday November 25 – Monday November 28.

  • 20% off purchases of $50 or more
  • 30% off purchases of $100 or more
  • 40% off purchases of $200 or more + a free gift

Also, make sure to check out SpaRitual’s 2016 Holiday Vegan Nail Lacquer Collection – Rise. SpaRitual is dedicated to Slow Beauty® and creating vegan body and nail care products that nourish the mind, body and spirit, which are also environmentally kind. All SpaRitual products are formulated using vegan, Certified Organic and Fair Trade ingredients from around the world.

ORLY – Black Friday (through the end of the weekend): Up to 40% off Colors – Lacquer / Epix / Breathable

Cyber Monday: Up to 40% off Treatments

Free shipping over $35, as always, on

OSEA Malibu – Black Friday through midnight Sunday (27th) : Free Full Size Atmosphere Protection Cream + Travel Size Sea Minerals with purchase of $135 or more

Free shipping over $75, on

Gallany – 12am PST, Nov. 21st through 11:59pm, Nov. 28th (Monday to Monday)

Everything on the site is 40% off

Free shipping over $30, as always, on

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!

Have you started shopping yet?  I have, but there are still tons of great deals left.

Below, find some fab Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty sales:

L'Occitane ULTIMATE Black Friday Beauty Sampler
L’Occitane ULTIMATE Black Friday Beauty Sampler

L’Occitane ULTIMATE Black Friday Beauty Sampler — Make a purchase of $150 or more and shoppers score our ULTIMATE Black Friday Beauty Sampler for FREE. Stocked with over 15 mini best-sellers, this set is the perfect gift for long-time L’Occitane lovers, travelers, friends, family and those who’ve always wanted to try our productsJ. Valid nowonline on 11/20, and in all L’Occitane boutiques nationwide on 11/23.

With any purchase of $45 or more, shoppers can take home our coveted Luxury Travel Sets for only $18! The perfect stocking stuffers, these sets are complete with our bestselling formulas! Valid online at on 11/20, and in all L’Occitane boutiques nationwide on 11/23.

Two Black Friday LORAC launches are: Black Tie Attire Eye Shadow Palette and Tails & Top Hats Eye Shadow Palette as well as a Cyber Monday launch: Dance ’Til Dawn Eye/Cheek Palette that will all launch exclusively at

Avon – Stock up on all of Avon’s staple products from Color and Fragrance, to Skincare and Jewelry too!

  • Black Friday: From Thursday 11/24 through Saturday 11/26 receive free shipping on all orders, 20% off a $45 purchase, and receive a free Tote Bundle with a $60 purchase after discount
  • Cyber Monday: From Sunday 11/27 through Tuesday 11/29 receive free shipping on all orders, 20% of a $45 purchase, and receive a free Makeup Bag Bundle with a $60 purchase after discount
  • 12 Days of Deals: Each day from 11/30 through 12/11, receive amazing Avon products with your purchase. Some gifts include a perfume with any $45 purchase, Anew Ultimate Supreme Performance Cream with a $45 purchase, and a makeup palette with any $60 purchase!
  • Where to purchase:

Rituals – For New Yorkers or anyone visiting the city over the holiday weekend, Rituals is opening their 10th NYC store on Black Friday! Located at 489 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, discover a wide range of luxury home and cosmetics products, including body care, skin care, fine fragrance, mineral makeup, and scented candles and diffusers. Each product is inspired by an Ancient Eastern tradition or ritual that transforms your everyday routines into more meaningful moments.

Black Friday: Take 20% off on everything in the shop and be sure to stop by as they are giving away special prizes all day long.

Robin McGraw Revelation
Robin McGraw Revelation

Robin McGraw Revelation –Have your own Revelation with any of Robin McGraw’s products during her “Spend More, Save More” campaign during the holiday weekend. Choose from her fun-filled Me O’ My and brand new Luxury Skincare Collections and discover ways to live a more beautiful, happy and healthy lifestyle!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: From 11/25 through 11/28 the “Spend More, Save More” campaign includes:

o   $5 off of $50 or more

o   $15 off of $100 or more

o   $50 off of $250 or more

Where to purchase:

PUR Cosmetics
PUR Cosmetics

PUR Cosmetics – Be sure to grab the best PUR has to offer during their holiday season promotions. Known globally for intelligent beauty solutions, PUR’s signature complexion, skincare, and on-trend color products provide immediate flawless results that nourish and improve the skin over time.

  • Black Friday: Early Black Friday BOGO sale begins 11/17 and includes a site-wide buy one get one deal on all items excluding kits and palettes

On 11/25 only the entire website is 20% off

  • Cyber Monday: On 11/28 only the entire website is 20% off
  • 12 Days of Deals: Promotion begins 12/2 and lasts through 12/13
  • Where to purchase:


  • Receive 40% off the entire BRÖÖ Collection (3 Shampoos and 3 Conditioners) on on Cyber Monday (November 28th 2016).


H2O+ Beauty

  • Receive 40% off the entire H2O+ Beauty site ( and also receive a gift with purchase (it’s a surprise gift). Discount begins (November 24th at 3pm ET) and continues to Cyber Monday (November 28th )
  • Customers must enter promo code: GOBBLEUP

Yes To

  • Customers can take advantage of the BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) at any Rite Aid (Promotion Runs: November 23rd – November 26th)
  • This sale only applies to the following Yes To products:

–        Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes

–        Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes

–        Yes To Coconut Cleansing Facial Wipes

–        Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Wipes

–        Yes To Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes


Order Gorgeous Personalized Christmas Cards at The Stationery Studio!


Who is that gorgeous family in that cute card you ask?  Well, it’s mine (minus my eldest daughter who has moved away)!  We took the photo on our trip to Ireland this summer.  And I am excited to showcase it in my gorgeous The Stationery Studio Christmas card. You can create a card in this style here.

These are so easy to create and order!  And they came super fast.  Right now, The Stationery Studio has a bunch of Black Friday deals, including up to 30% off of holiday cards plus free shipping!  And if you don’t have a photo to use, don’t worry.  There are lots of cute designs, too.

They also sell stationery, address labels and stamps, napkins, etc.  Check them out at

I received the Christmas cards in exchange for my honest review.