The Splurge Gift Guide

Hello and happy Friday! With Christmas fast approaching I thought it was time to share another gift guide with you all. This week’s theme is splurge-worthy gifts! While my gift guide is obviously geared towards women, I think the Nespresso machine or Airpods would make a great gift for anyone! The suitcases are also a great universal gift, just maybe not in rose gold (ha!). To shop, just click on the + icons over the images.

xo,

Carey

Gift Guide for Her Under $100

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. You all voted for the under $100 gift guide, so I rounded up a few gift ideas for the girl/woman in your life that won’t break the bank. From trendy items like the Spanx faux leather leggings and gold chain necklace, to home items like the Amazon Echo, to items like the Revlon Dryer brush and a Kylie Jenner lip set for the beauty lover, I think I covered the bases!

Let me know what you think of this gift guide, and comment below what you’d like to see next!

xo,

Carey

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the the Homebody

I’m back today with my second gift guide of the season! Last year, my cozy gift guide was a big hit and this year a few of you said you wanted to see it again. So, I’ve rounded up some holiday gift ideas that are perfect for that friend/relative/co-worker etc. who is a total homebody and is all about staying cozy!

Obviously, pajamas, robes, and slippers are a definite must when it comes to a cozy gift guide. The slippers are actually on my Christmas list this year because I’ve heard great reviews and I think they’re sooo cute. This UGG robe is also such a great idea—a luxurious gift for the person who likes to relax at home.

Two items that I’ve mentioned before and will probably continue to tout as great gift ideas are the Barefoot Dreams blanket and the Diptyque candle. If you don’t own a Barefoot Dreams blanket, do yourself a favor and buy one ASAP. If you’re not too picky about the pattern, this striped one is on major sale. Unfortunately, the most popular patterns don’t usually go on sale. But anyway, I fight both of my cats for this blanket every day—it’s so so so soft. On to the candle. Diptyque makes luxurious (expensive) candles that are something a person might not splurge on for themself. Which makes it the perfect gift! There are so many different scents but I’m partial to vanilla.

Two other great gift ideas are journals/notebooks and coffee table books. A personalized notebook is such a cute idea and pairs really well with another gift like a scarf or a mug. And coffee table books are so thoughtful if you really know the person’s interests/aesthetic (obviously I would want to read the Little Dictionary of Fashion!).

So that’s it for this week. What gift guide would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Sephora Holiday Bonus Event: My Top Picks

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event: My Top Picks

Happy Monday friends! I don’t usually post on Mondays, but today I had to because the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event has started and I couldn’t not share. You may be wondering what the event is and why you should even care. Well, don’t worry, I’ll fill you in. Sephora has tier-membership sales a few times a year, and this one is amazing because it’s ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. So, if you’re looking to purchase beauty/makeup gifts, now is the perfect time.

Here are the specifics: Sephora Rouge members (highest level) can start shopping now until the event ends on November 11 (a full week before others can start shopping) and save 20% with code HOLIDAYSAVE. Everyone else can start shopping the sale on November 7. VIB members (second level members) will save 15% with code HOLIDAYSAVE while Beauty Insider members (first level members) will save 10%. And, if you aren’t already a member you can sign up now and still shop the event!

Now that the details are out of the way, here are my top picks. But side note: I’m suggesting a lot of gift ideas, but by all means shop for yourself! It’s the perfect time to stock up on the beauty favorites you use every day!

Value Sets

I kind of went overboard with this section, but I love a value set!

 

Gifts Under $100

 

Gifts Under $50

 

Stocking Stuffers

 

Luxury Gifts

 

I hope you liked this Sephora Sale guide/gift guide! I can’t wait to share more gift guides with you this holiday season. If there’s a specific gift guide you want to see next, let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

P.S. Shop my top picks from the last Sephora sale!

2018 Holiday Gift Guide No. 4

The holidays are the perfect time to purchase those beauty products you normally wanted. With gift sets and major discounts, now is the time to shop! Here are nine of my favorite beauty product picks (I want some of these myself!):

  1. As a lipstick junkie myself, I’ve been wanting a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick for awhile. I’m actually obsessed with the color shown above — Kim K — but any of the shades would make a great gift!
  2. How cute are these flamingo makeup brushes?!? This would be such a unique gift for the beauty lover in your life. Plus, what makeup guru doesn’t want more brushes?
  3. For the perfume lover in your life, a Jo Malone perfume is such a classic. The wood sage & sea salt scent is soooo good and the bottle looks so pretty on a vanity.
  4. I. Am. OBSESSED with the new Huda Beauty palette. The colors are gorgeous! I’ve heard so many great things about this palette and for the amount of colors you get, the price is pretty good!
  5. Once again, I have a lipstick addiction. I’ve wanted a Kylie lip kit for so long and just found out that they’re sold at Ulta now! This would be such a fun gift idea.
  6. I have heard really positive reviews about the Lash Food lash serum and want to try this myself. It would make a great gift since this is something that you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself.
  7. I think the Drybar straightening hair brush is the greatest invention ever. It will make doing your hair so much more efficient! This is definitely a pricier gift, but a really cool idea!
  8. Do you know that person who is obsessed with highlighter? Then they definitely need a highlighting palette! I think this one is so pretty.
  9. I’ve been wanting the makeup Sigma Beauty brush cleaning pad for awhile! I’ve heard so many great things about it, making cleaning so much easier. I’m loving the holiday edition in rose gold, plus it comes with a brush!

I hope this post was helpful! What gift guide would you like to see next?

xo,

Carey

2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE NO. 3

Happy Thursday! With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d share another holiday gift guide with you all! This week’s guide is for presents that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re doing a secret santa or white elephant or are on a tighter budget, here are 9 cute gifts to give this year.

  1. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE scarves. I wear them all the time in the fall/winter, even if I’m not wearing a jacket. I thought this scarf was so cute with its subtle leopard print and cozy material.
  2. How cute is this jewelry/trinket dish?! I love buying little trinkets for my dresser and this one is perfect!
  3. You really can’t go wrong with a cozy slipper (or sock!) for a gift. Not only are they (usually) cute, but they’re so useful in the winter. I know I don’t leave my bedroom without something on my feet.
  4. Candles are another great gift for the holidays, especially if they’re a seasonal scent. I love giving a candle and either a bath bomb or a sheet mask for a spa-inspired gift.
  5. What better gift is there than the necklace you can’t stop seeing in your Instagram feed? There’s a reason everyone is loving this initial necklace, because it’s so freaking cute! Get your trendsetting friend this gift this year — just make sure she doesn’t have it already!
  6. Coffee table books are a great idea for a gift, especially if your friend is interested in something particular. I thought this astrology/cocktail book from Urban Outfitters (they have so many!) was such a fun idea, and I know Anthropologie has fun coffee table books as well.
  7. This little on-the-go palette is so great! I actually have this and am almost out of the highlighter colors. Get this for your beauty-loving friend.
  8. Bath soak is another great spa-inspired gift. Like the candle, it pairs well with a bath bomb or a sheet mask, or even some chocolate!
  9. If you’re looking for a gift for a jewelry lover, these hoops are such a pretty find! TBH, they’re on my list now!

I hope this guide was helpful and inspires you to pick the perfect, budget-friendly gift this season! Let me know in the comments what other gift guides you’d like to see!

xo,

Carey