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Happy Wednesday!  We are back today another gift guide for her.  This gift guide is going to cover everything from beauty to a hostess gifts options.

Elemis is Britain’s number #1 skin care luxury brand and rightly so.  I remember the first time I tried Elemis at my local Nordstrom’s about 10 years ago.  I had seen the brand but had never tried any of their items.  The counter manager had hooked me in and started explaining the importance of a good skin care routine and then offered me one of the spa facials- I couldn’t pass up that opportunity!  She spent a great deal of time explaining what each product was used for and how to use it.  From that I point, I was hooked.  I would get monthly facials from her for year’s- until the Elemis counter was removed from my local Nordstrom.  Whenever I get the opportunity to purchase items, I do.

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This brand is a great gifting option because they provide basically something for everyone.  One product, in particular, is the Soothing Glow Candle.  This candle brings the fragrance from one of their top selling products to life with lavender, eucalyptus, and geranium.  The benefits of the candle are soothing, calms, and uplifts.  It makes the perfect hostess or home decor gift.  I would even include it in a gift pack with a face mask, bath bomb, and champagne for the perfect me time gift or on its own with a $33.00 price tag.

 

You’re probably wondering what Pop White is, well, it’s a color correcting oral care brand.  It’s peroxide and sensitivity free, clinically proven, and dentist recommended.  The Power duo set comes with a primer (toothpaste) and toner (mouthwash) for $39.00.  When used together, twice a day, consecutively for fourteen days- you will see a whitening difference of four shades.  Some other great points to this brand are:  it is made in the US, vegetarian & cruelty-free, alcohol-free, and fluoride free. This is a great practical gift for basically anyone- guy or girl.  I would gift this gift set to a friend who is a heavy coffee drinker or someone who is really big into teeth.  I know that I have numerous friends that this gift would be great for.

H20 Beauty is one of my all time favorite skincare brands for numerous reasons.  The brand has a luxury feel with a great price point.  The pricing on this brand is moderately priced.  I highly recommend their gift sets for the best value and for the opportunity to try numerous products.

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OASIS HYDRATION HEROES– $10.00

This holiday set is a top pick for me, because it contains one of my all time favorite products- Oasis hydrating treatment.  It’s a gel based moisturizer that feels amazing on the skin.  The kit also includes the Ultra Hydration Cream.

– Oasis Hydrating Treatment is clinically proven to keep your complexion  noticeably softer, smoother, and continuously hydrated for 24 hours – Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream clinically proven to relieve dry, parched skin, instantly boosting its hydration by over 100%

This duo is the perfect gift for someone with dry skin, believe me, it will help!  A huge plus is not having to wrap this gift.  The product comes ready to hang on the tree or  as a stocking stuffer.

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Milk-Luxe Upon a Time-$20.00

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love the smell of this of this collection.  It’s smell is light and super fresh, but smells amazing- well, at least to me.  The kits pictured above is called the Luxe Upon A Time, unfortunately, I’ve had some difficult times trying to locate this kit for you.  You can find this kit or similar at Ulta, Kohl’s, and the Skinstore or for a bit more you can purchase the Milk Body Duo from the H2O beauty website.

This combination cleanses and luxuriously hydrates while indulging your senses with clean fresh aromas. Dry skin is no match for the creamy moisturizing powers of this duo.

This kit makes a perfect secret Santa gift, hostess gift, or a gift for any friend or family member.  Because who doesn’t love taking bubble baths and having soft skin?  I would also suggest throwing in one of H20 beauty’s face masks to make it a complete me time kit.

 

 

CocoRoo is an all natural skincare brand created by an American mother who was tired of all the extra ingredients in products.  Jill, the founder of CocoRoo, has taken the time to select the right ingredients to make the perfect blend of product.  The great thing about CocoRoo is that the products only have three to four all natural ingredients in each product.  Do you want to know how natural the products are?  It’s so natural that you could eat it.  Not saying you would want to, but if needed, you could.  

CocoRoo® Naturally Naked™ Coconut Oil Moisturizer & Coffee Scrub-$30.00

This holiday season CocoRoo has come out with a few different gift sets.  You can choose to go for the top selling coffee scrub or mix and match with one of the moisturizers.  I opted for the coffee scrub and moisturizer in coconut.

Our amazing Total ReJavanation™ coffee scrub with organic coffee beans and Naturally Naked™, our original USDA Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil with added Cold-Pressed Macadamia Nut Oil. Nature’s finest moisturizer in a tube.

This duo makes a great gift for a yourself, friend, or co-worker.  It’s a universal gift that even a guy might like. I know, I know- not all men will like it, but some might.

 

Flirt Cosmetics a new stand-alone brand created by Estee Lauder and backed by Amber Rose and David Robertson.  Estee Lauder wanted to try and  launch a brand fully made famous by digital influencers on social media and e-commerce.   Starting out with just false lashes, this company has grown to create lipsticks, eye shadows, and eyeliners.

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Flashes Lash Applicator-$28.00

The Flirt lash applicator holds up to 40 lash buds at any given time to create a customizable lash look. You can apply as little or as much lashes you want, so create an everyday look or super glam.

Flashes is Flirt’s ground-breaking product. A false lash applicator with patent-pending design and technology that gives instantly sexy, flirty eyes that are bold, fuss free and fresh. This revolutionary self-contained storage and applicator package dispenses false lash buds, allowing you to customize your lash look, by applying as many or as few lashes as you want to, all in a just a flash!

This item is a perfect addition to a stocking for you makeup loving friend or for someone who loves false lashes and may not be very good application, like me!  I would also say it’s perfect for a makeup artist to add to their kit or easy application on a client.

 

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Muva Mouth Matte Liquid Lipstick

As stated above, Flirt Cosmetics has some great lipsticks. My top pick from the brand are the Muva Mouth matte liquid lipsticks.  It’s light weight formula with a velvety feel.   These liquid lipsticks are pigmented and are supposed to hold color for up to 8 hours.  I can tell you that they are relatively easy to remove.  They also come in array of colors.  My favorites are nudes or my lips but better shades.

Power your pout with this full coverage, ulti-matte lightweight, creamy formula that envelops the lip with a liquid velvet sensation.
Developed with Amber Rose, these must-have shades lay down intensely pigmented color that lasts up to 8 hours to help shape & define for gorgeously flirty lips.

Lipsticks are great gifts for just about  anyone.  Perfect for you girlfriends.  You can pick out a shade for each friend and throw it in a cute makeup bag with some other goodies or throw it in as a stocking stuffer.  I know I would love to have more of these for my collection.

 

Tweezerman is private company based out of New York that sells consumer and professional beauty tools.  I would say one of the top, if not the top in beauty, especially in brow tools.  Tweezerman tweezers are used throughout Benefit Cosmetics beauty bars.  This is another brand I look forward to each year, because they come out some of the best holiday gift sets.  Their sets are practical and chic.

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Sparkle & Shine Gift Set- $48.00

This gift set is perfectly on trend for this season with a  blush pink makeup up bag, rose gold glitter tweezers, and a rose gold eyelash curler.

Our new gift set hypnotizes with a dazzling rose gold glitter Slant Tweezers paired with the warm, blushing rose gold glow of our Pro curl Lash Curler. Luxe, faux-snakeskin travel bag in a soft rose-petal pink included.

This is the perfect gift for her to add into her makeup routine.  She’ll have beautiful new tweezers and lash curler to make sure brows are on point and lashes are curled.

 

Tropical Apothecary is a brand that I am new to, but since discovering it, has been a constant in my weekly bath time routine.  They have a wide range of products ranging from bath, skin, hair, and sun recovery products. Being islander, I have a deep love for a lot of their products, because of the smell.  What can I say, it reminds me of home.

Bath Rituals – $24.00

Bath salts are one of my favorite things to put into a bath for so many reason, but the main reason is for relaxation.  Let’s not forget fragrance it gives.  Apply a face mask and you are set for some “me time”.

Made from authentic, naturally farmed Sea Salt from the island of Moloka’i, Maui Sugar Cane and Coconut Milk.  Infused with our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and WildcraftedHawaiian Healing Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Banana, Noni, Mamaki, Olena and Taro).  Our bath rituals will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin while relaxing sore, aching muscles.

You can gift any of Tropical Apothecary’s items to friends or co-workers who need that little to nudge to take time for themselves.  I aim for my stressed out friends, mommy friends who don’t even remember what alone time is.

That’s it for my gift guide her.  I hope you enjoyed my picks from some brand favorites, while introducing you to some new brands that I know you will love.  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another gift guide on hair care items, a gift guide for him, and a teen a teen gift guide.

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Shopko- New Brands, New Look Recap

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Last week I introduced you to Shopko’s most recent change- they have introduced some great new brands and have given some oldie, but goodies, a whole new look.  Shopko also has some pretty amazing deals you can take advantage of.  Read on to find out what they are.

Enter To Win

Shopko is currently running a contest to showcase the changes we have been talking about.  It’s super simple to enter, just click here for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree with Shopko.  Don’t wait too long though, the contest ends October 14th.  That’s one week!  Get it!

Savings

Let’s talk savings, because who doesn’t like to save a coin here and there?  If you join the email list, you will get a $10 off $30 coupon for just signing up.  That’s on top of the already affordable pricing Shopko offers.  Get signed up here.

My Picks

In my first post, I introduced you to some of the newest brands that can be found at Shopko.  It ranged from home decor, beauty, and clothing for myself and for one of my daughters.  I am currently redecorating my bedroom/beaut space/office.  I am trying to show you that you can redecorate on a budget and how to make your space functional for small spaces.

Serta 3-1

I am starting off with something that isn’t so much a decorative piece but has been very important to me for a good nights sleep.  A pillow.  Yes, you read that right, a pillow.  Not just any pillow the Serta 3-1 Perfect Sleeper.  I love that it contours to my head for a good nights sleep.

You can also check out some of the other Serta items that Shopko has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Country Line Writing Desk

How about this Country line writing desk?!?  It’s the perfect color to be feminine and masculine.  I love that I use it as an office space or transform it into an area where I can sit and do my everyday makeup.  It isn’t too big or too small, just the perfect size for a small space.

 

A&I Velvet Plush Throw

Fall and Winter are upon us and with that said, we could all use a pretty Velvet plush throw from one of Shopko’s new brands, A & I.  It’s perfect to cozy up to on a chilly night, the backdrop for a pretty Instagram photo, or as a decorative piece to drape over an accent chair or end of the bed.

These are just some of my favorite pieces from Shopko, with much more to choose from.  To see some of my other picks, check out my board below.  You will find some coordinating furniture pieces or bedding.

 

 

I’d love to hear about some of your favorite pieces from Shopko.com! Leave them in the comments section and I will check them out.