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Geek Chic Essentials For Female Tech Types On Your List

December 15, 2013

She’s a woman on the go who needs all of her gadgets well accessorized! Technically, this probably sounds like every gal on your list. Because gadgets are a part of our everyday lives and making sure we have them charged and stored throughout the day is necessary. So, for the chic geek on the go, here are a few gift items to keep everything up to par, as needed.

– Keep her phone up and running with the ‘Your In Charge’ iPhone Battery Pack, available at modcloth.com.

– For the glam girl, the rhinestone usb adapter is a cute tech essential.  Available at icing.com

– If she happens to be someone who is often attending formal meetings, get her the iPad case by Whiting and Davis.

– Perfect for nights out on the town, the Smartphone wallet, by Inge Christopher is a fierce accent for any outfit.

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(iPhone battery pack, modcloth.com; Rhinestone usb adapter, icing.com; iPad tech case, whitinganddavisbags.com; iPhone wallet, Inge Christopher)

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Bring The Flavor This Holiday With One Of These Foodie Gift Picks

December 15, 2013

Those with discriminating taste buds don’t take anything related to food and cuisine for granted. While mealtime is simply a necessary occurrence throughout the day and night, to the foodie it’s even more serious. Among the many food connoisseurs there are all kinds with a range of preferences, so if there is one on your list, here are gift ideas to consider.

– Add a dash of goodness to their kitchen with the Flavors of America Salt Collection by Brett Cramer,($60), uncommongoods.com.

– For the wine lover, TCHO chocolate and wine pairing kit, ($34.95), at williams-sonoma.com is the perfect gift for them to mellow their mood with at the end of the week.

– If the foodie on your list loves a splash of color in their kitchen and enjoys a hot beverage, get them the Pantone teapot, ($80), from pantone.com.

– Give the gift of Spain, via the recipes and fine foods by Spanish artisans with The Chef suitcase, ($145), available at shop.spanishsuitcase.com

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(Left to Right: Flavors of America salt collection, uncommon goods.com; TCHO Wine pairing, williams-sonoma.com; Pantone teapot, pantne.com; Spanish suitcase, shop.spanishsuitcase.com)

Eight Eco Gift Picks For The Green Folks On Your List

December 15, 2013

It’s so easy being green! So, finding a gift for those living an eco-friendly lifestyle really shouldn’t be difficult.  Show that you are savvy to sustainable finds for the eco-ista on your list this Holiday season. From skin care to other essentials, here are a few items that may even convert you to the side, where the grass and everything else is green. 

– Rejuvenate their skin with Dr. Hauschka’s limited-edition Spruce Warming Bath Essence ($8.46), drhauschka.com

– For days when she’s out and about shopping organic or visiting flea markets, the Earthkeepers Timberland tote ($125) is ideal for storing her items. 

– When she’s jet setting, that shouldn’t mean that she has to forgo her natural skin care routine.  The John Masters Organics, Essential Travel Kit, ($14) will keep everything on point.

– Keep her feet toasty this season with a pair of PACT organic socks ($19 – $40), available at select Whole Foods and wearpact.com.

– When she wants the best for her hair, you’ve got to give her just that..’The Perfect Gift!’ gift set ($65) from oyinhandmade.com.  The set includes natural hair care products from the brand, such as: Honey Hemp conditionerJuices & Berries leave-in tonic, Hair Dew conditioning leave-in lotion, Shine & Define styling cream and Sugar Berries all-vegetable pomade.

– Give the gift of smooth skin with the Natural Body Trio collection by pacificaperfume.com.

– Every good lipstick application begins with moisturized lips. Therefore, you can’t go wrong with the Lip Whip Gift Pack by Kari Gran

– For  the eco-fragrance lover, Pour le Monde® natural perfumes ($95) are a thoughtful holiday gift.  

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(1. Bath Essence by Dr. Hauschka; 2. Earth keepers Timberland tote; 3. Essential Travel Kit, Johnmastersorganics.com; 4. PACT organic socks, wear pact.com; 5. ‘The Perfect Gift’ gift set, oyinhandmade.com; 6. Body Butter set, pacificaperfume.com; 7. Lip Whip Gift pack, karigran.com; 8. Fragrance, pourlemondeparfums.com)

Holiday Gift Ideas To Make Any Beauty Lover Blush!

December 14, 2013

When it comes to beauty items, some women are down right fanatical. Whether she’s been dying to have one of the hottest fragrances, or eyeing a makeup kit, she stops at nothing to find out the scoop. You know the type and she happens to be on your Holiday shopping list. This season, there are many amazing beauty and skincare picks to flatter her.  Here are a few beauty gift picks to consider:

– Every makeup bag has them, and there is always a need to renew brushes. So, the Expert Makeup Brush set, ($24) from Icing.com, is something she would find essential.
– A luxury scent will surely make her giddy. Polished in Gold, The One 2014 Limited Edition from Dolce & Gabanna ($108) comes alive with bold perfection and can be found at neimanmarcus.com . 
– For days when she wants hair simple and straight, she needs the best iron to make it happen. The Chi hair straightener ($99) at target.com will give her the results she wants. 
– What makes a makeup look really fabulous? The Lips & Lashes Set ($19.99) at lovelyskin.com sets the tone for the perfect face. 
– A palette that does it all, is what a girl needs! NYX Cosmetics has three palettes to choose from: Waiting for Tonight Palette ($20 – $30.00), NYX Cosmetics Butt Naked-Turn the Other Cheek Palette ($25.00), or The It List- Pink & Natural Lip Glosses ($20.00 each). 
– Because every great makeup look begins with fabulous skin, the limited-edition Live RADIANTLY holiday kit from Revision Skincare, $162, will keep her skin glowing and..radiant. 

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(Left to right: Makeup brushes, icing.com; Dolce & Gabbana The One Limited Edition, neimanmarcus.com; Chi Hair straightener, target.com; Lips and Lashes set, lovelyskin.com; NYX cosmetics Gift sets, nyxcosmetics.com; Radiantly Skincare kit, revisionskincare.com)

Five Holiday Gift Picks For Homebodies On Your List

December 14, 2013

The saying, ‘Home is where the heart is’ proves to be one that’s true for many.  However, some prefer to chill in their humble abodes more frequently than others. So, for those introverts on your Holiday list who like to stay in, and cuddle with a book, here are a few gift ideas to consider getting them.

– For those who want nothing more than to crawl into PJ’s as soon as they get home, Only Hearts has a collection of organic cotton robes and pajamas.

– Whether watching television or reading an iPad, curling up and staying warm in a luxurious faux fur from the Love Thy Prey Collection, at nineteenmercier.com is relaxing.

– If warming the stomach with a calming beverage after a stressful day is something your homebody friend loves to do, the Tea Time Treat Gift set, available at crabtree-evelyn.com is worth considering.

– Retiring tired feet after a long day deserves nothing but a toasty pair of Merona Slipper Booties, available at Target.com.

– For a jolt when needed, having a cappucino cup and spoon available is ideal for the comfort-seeker.  Treat her to such a cup from redenvelope.com

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Homebody_Gift_ideas2_sp(1. Organic cotton robes, Only Hearts; 2. Faux fur throw, nineteenmercier.com; 3. Tea Time gift set, crabtree-evelyn.com; 4. Merona slipper bootie, target.com; 5. cappuccino cup and spoon, redenvelope.com)

Holiday Party Beauty Inspiration: Victoria’s Secret 2013 Fashion Show

December 10, 2013

Now that Holiday party invitations have begun pouring in, I’m sure you’ve begun pondering what your going to wear. But, in addition to that knockout look that you have your mind set on, maybe you should consider a “scruffy sultry” look as spotted on tonight’s Victoria Secret 2013 runway show! Here’s some inspiration created from the show created by makeup artist, Dick Page.

 

 

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MAKEUP – The Angels’ runway makeup featured sultry brown eyes, rosy, bronzed cheeks, and a balmy nude pout.

FACE – VS Makeup Tinted Moisturizer & Primer SPF 15

EYES – VS Makeup Eye Quad in Eye Contact, VS Makeup Eye Liner in Dark Chocolate, VS Makeup Volume Lift Mascara.

CHEEK – VS Makeup Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet

LIPS – VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Melt

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Beanie There, Done That..Try One of These Fedoras Instead

December 5, 2013

Sure, there is much being said about the Beanie hat trend of Fall 2013, but a style packed with sophistication worth topping off any look with is the Fedora. While many downtown inspired looks on the FW 2013 runway included beanies, the uptown girls chose the fedora! Are you a fierce fedora femme, or a Beanie gal?

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(Top to Bottom: Roxy Charm Hat, swell.com; Burgundy hat, accessorize.com; Rag & Bone, Barneys.com)