It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas: Holiday Gift Guide for the Cozy

Sunday. The perfect day for reviewing my 3rd instalment of the Holiday Gift Guide. I’ve never understood people who would rather freeze their t*ts off standing in a line up to get into a bar than throw on a pair of luxuriously comfy pyjamas and snuggle up with Netflix. For those who are with me on the cozy evening shenanigans – I salute you. Fuel their wise choices with these…

*Click on the photos to shop

Faux Fur Trapper Hat


For Love & Lemons Knitz Braided Cable Hoodie Cardigan 


Snow Dusting Throw


Plum & Bow Cozy Critter Plates


Smoko Toast USB Hand Warmers


Wildfox Hibernating Eye Mask 


For Love & Lemons Knitz Natalie Silk Sweater


COZY ZOE Holiday Print Leggings


Babaton Humphrey Collar


Urban Outfitters Animal Ears Beanie


Uncommon Goods Soup & Sandwich Tray


Velvet Robe


Wildfox Pink Plaid Pajama Romper


Free People Tea Strainer


kensie Arctic Chill Pajamas


Fair Isle Reading Socks


Anthropologie Color Block Faux Fur Stole


Free People Heartwarmers Gift Bundle


PJ Salvage Flannel Pajamas


Kate Spade Scarlett Mocassin Slipper


UGG Australia Margie Cable Knit Shawl Collar Cardigan


West Elm Faux Fur BeanBag


Anthropologie Solstice Scarf


Classy Tea Cup


Acacia Wood Tray 


Hanro Grand Central Boyfriend Sleepshirt


UO Oversized Blanket Scarf



Free People Pine Lodge Slipper


Victoria’s Secret Dreamer Flannel Sleepshirt


Expressions Decorative Pillow


Wildfox Let’s Stay Home Sweater



Buffalo Check Throw


LINE Sparrow Fringe Cardigan


Wildfox Caffeine Machine Sweater


Plush Cable Knit Fleece Lined Arm Warmers


UO Lightweight Button Thigh High Thermal Sock 










It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas: Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Junkie

Makeup is one of the easiest, fool proof presents you can gift – as long as you have some semblance as to what the giftee is into. Giving someone porcelain coloured foundation when they have an olive skin tone is just plain and utter stupidity. That’s where this guide comes in. Stay away from the every day, “I need to run into Sephora to replace my concealer” type products and steer towards one of a kind, treat yourself, pampering type goods. You’ll be her next favourite beauty supplier, next to Sephora.

*Each image will take you to a clickable, shop-able link. 

Happy Shopping

Sephora Collection Precious Metals Anti-Bacterial Brush Set


Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette


Sephora Favorites Lash Stash


Temptu Starter Airbrush Kit


Glo Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device 


Slip for beauty sleep Slipsilk Pillowcase


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette


T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand


Wildfox Eau de Parfum Set


Sigma Beauty Travel Brush Set


Philosophy Glowing Days Ahead Set



Sigma Spa 2X Brush Cleaning Glove


Kiehl’s Night Time Essentials


Laura Mercier In the Glow Highlighting Trio


Yves Saint Laurent Kiss & Love Edition Touche’ Eclat


Jo Malone Christmas Cracker


Laura Mercier Limited Edition Le Petit Souffle Body Cremes


Oribe’ Gold Lust Collection


Fig & Yarrow Facial Care Kit 


Glamglow Youth Luxe Set


Cle’ de Peau Collection Bal Masque Nail Lacquer Trio


Estee’ Lauder Diamond Nights Powder Compact


Diptyque Colored Glass Candle Trio


L’Occitane Advent Calendar


CosmoCube Posh Makeup Organizer


 Fred Segal The Blend Custom Fragrance Blending Kit


Serge Normant The Glamour Girl’s Hair Set


Voluspa Brance Vermeil Home Ambience Diffuser


Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection


Guerlain Meterorites Perles de Neiges 


Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille


Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm


Rouge Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour


It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas: Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashionista

This is my first installment for the Holiday Gift Guide series. Who doesn’t like a guide to help them out with the pickiest receivers? I’m the type of person who will accept pretty much anything and then write a 10 page thank you letter expressing my utmost gratitude – but that’s just me. I’ve included a wide price range so whether you’re buying on a budget, or rollin in hundos, my picks are with you in mind. I’m starting out with the toughest of them all – gifts for the fashion maven. It’s hard to please a self proclaimed shopaholic but these gif tables will do it for just about anybody (unless she already has like, 2 of each thing, which in that case, b*tch better be giving to charity this season). Anyways, fashionista, stay at home hermit, techie and Secret Santa – check out the first of them all.

Tis the season of giving, among other much more important tenets, so if you’re stumped – you’re welcome.

*Each photo is clickable and will send you directly to the item you’re drooling over gifting.

Happy Shopping

Burberry Giant Check Scarf


Soludos Jason Polan x Soludos Wink Smoking Slipper Espadrilles


Elizabeth & James Croc Embossed Cynnie Wallet on a Chain


Wildfox Sleep Mask


Smythson Busy Bee Notebook


Kolloquial I Wanna Shoop Tote


White & Warren Cashmere Rib Trim Gloves


Anine Bing Charlie Boots


Markus Lupfet Gnome Sequin Natalie Jumper


Adidas Superstar Sneaker


Saint Laurent Monogram Credit Card Case


Chloe Marcie Cross Body Bag


Nasty Gal Rockefeller Collar Necklace


Tory Burch Aberdeen Fur Lined Slipper


The Reformation Brixton Coat


Hermes Silk Scarf


Fendi Fur Handbag Charm


Burberry Tech Leather Globes


Anthropologie Felted Zafira Turtleneck


Wilfred Montpellier Sweater


Wilfred Free Gail Dress


Wildfox Classic PJ Set


Elizabeth & James Vago Ring


Color Me Good by Kate Moss Coloring Book


The LDRS Fuzzy Coat


Marc Jacobs Heart Notebook


Veda Calf Hair Bootie


Superga Wool Sneaker


Where’s Karl Book


Catbird Threadbare Rings


Tales from The Back Row Book


Vince Melange Basic Sweatpants


Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony So Catty Crossbody Bag


Rebecca Minkoff Little Lottie Coin Purse


Jonathan Adler Muse d’or Candle


Bag-All Weekend Getaway Set


MinkPink Head In The Stars Legging


Markus Lupfer Sequin Fox Face Beanie




Friday Favorites: Weekend Edition

Favorite Purchase

Along with the rest of the fashion obsessed world – I’m in love with the mini bag. The nano. The tiny tote. Whatever. I want to pinch it’s leathery cheeks and kiss it’s little handles. I recently added to this collection of little midget bags with a Balenciaga Giant 12 Red Mini City bag. Or Lil Red, as I like to call it. Hand stitched handles, a removable strap, top zip closure with gold metal hardware. This is my favorite style Balenciaga handbag – the leather is durable and insanely soft but it still retains its shape because of the firm outer frame. And it’s red. I didn’t match it to the season whatsoever.


Favorite Product

I recently went browsing for a good leave – in conditioner type styling product. Sideways rain, misty rain, fat droplets of rain…neither are welcome but they invite themselves up anyway. The girls @ Obadiah Salon in Bellevue have instilled in me, a love for Oribe’. This leave-in conditioner is luxe (for the price and the brand – I’d expect nothing less). It’s light and moisturizing yet dissolves quickly – almost like a serum. I find that creams feel a little heavier but this stuff is airy and smooth. It really tamed my dry curls and although I’m a little stingy on the application, a little is all you need to make it happen. The added heat protection, and glossy shine is awesome so I can now justify the price. I went with the smaller tube as a trial but will definitely upgrade to a larger size now that I know the benefits are legit.


Favorite Scent

Jo Malone’s Mimosa & Cardamom is a little cloud of mimosa, spicy, warm cardamom, sandalwood, and Damask rose. Really, there’s not one Jo Malone fragrance that I have turned away from, so I’m not surprised at my love affair with this new scent. It actually reminds me of talcum powder, it’s a soft scent – perfect for the winter months.


Favorite Read

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson – this book actually left me perplexed but it didn’t keep me from putting it down. It follows the parallel life of a young Denver woman in 1960’s who co-owns a bookshop with her girlfriend. While she’s a simple, single, independent girl in one life, she’s a glam housewife in the other – caring for her husband and triplets. It goes back and forth between each world until she comes to a realization as to which world she actually inhabits. It infiltrated my sleep so it will yours.


Favorite Photo

Anyone who has a relationship with their bed linens can appreciate this photo by Alyssa Monks. Paintings to be exact. The perfect rumple, the creases in fresh linen, silly sheets and a light, fluffy down duvet. zzzzz.


Favorite Look

My style muse Maja Wyh is yet to fail me. Even the most ridiculous looking pieces look perfectly paired on this little sprite. Full fauxs, layers, and a Kate Moss/Jagger edge.

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Here are the links to the products/purchases:



Jo Malone

Happy Weekend


Purchased: VIB Rouge Pre Access Sale

Somebody call the po-lice because I have been victimized by this here mega retailer. They’re a repeat offender with a track record to rival Bill Cosby’s. I went there. They’re that twisted. The fact that I allow myself time and time again to experience such lascivious turmoil doesn’t say a whole lot about my character either so. No relationship is perfect right?

Anyways, the VIB Rouge and VIB annual holiday shopping event has arrived in a flurry of overly made up artiste faces and a cloud of Bobbi Brown’s beach scent. Both of which I am highly titillated by. The VIB Rouge sale was from the 5th to the 9th and VIB members have access from the 13th to the 16th. Here’s hoping there are some remnants left over for y’all.

Here are the items I scored but didn’t need. HAHAHAHA. Just kidding. I need everything.


Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette

Ugh. Why. So much unnecessary goodness Jaclyn Hill? You already had us like crack addicts with your Becca highlighter – now there’s 3?! You bitch. You beautiful talented money making bitch. Take all my pennies. Take them all. This little palette contains three highlighters – Pearl (a pale shimmering white), Champagne Pop (soft white gold with pink undertones) and Blushed Copper (warm copper with rose gold shimmer). I love the colour range here – a bright highlight, a shimmery natural highlight and a darker tone to really add some depth to your usual blush application. Each shade is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora – more importantly they’re inspired by the holiday season so unless you’re one of those types offended by snowflakes and christmas trees, and the christmas season or just the word season or just every letter in the word season – how can you not?


Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer 

This is my new favorite concealer. I’m a fan and avid user of NARS creamy concealer, Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able full coverage concealer, and the tried and true MAC Studio Fix – but this? This is Lindsay Lohan in mean girls. She comes in awkward, runs shit, and then emerges as an accepted, respected leader. The lightweight gel base is what really has me sprung. It’s easy to blend, doesn’t cake (even after an 8 hour day) and is easy to build on. I use it mainly underneath my eyes because that’s the only area I feel needs brightening – and it’s truly effective. No lines, no build up, no heavy feeling. It’s infused with pineapple ceramide which brightens and helps improve the skin texture. Pineapple ceramide – you bad. Also – biggest shade range in a concealer – there’s no way you won’t find something to match your skin color.


Make Up Forever Mist & Fix 

I wish I had started using this product this past summer when my makeup was melting into my collarbone and not have waiting until the crisp autumn months – but clearly I felt I needed more highlighters and nude lipsticks to diffuse into a liquid rather than stay put on my face. Oh well. I spritz my masterpiece once after everything is applied and really – I’m not sure if it does the job because my makeup tends not to budge (professional artiste here) but I do feel like my skin is more refreshed and not screaming for fresh air. It does create a sweat proof, rub proof shield – which I have noticed, as well as keeping your makeup fresh looking for 12 plus hours, all the while increasing hydration, keeping it looking phresh, and silky, and not dry AF. Definitely good to have around if you don’t want to melt into a puddle of $2379489 worth of makeup.


Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Velvet

This is my third go with Bite Beauty’s lip products and I am not disappointed. The Matte Creme lip crayon and the Luminous Creme lipstick are flawless – so I decided to try this one here. I like to get myself acquainted with all products – unless they’re from a drugstore. (Kidding, kidding, so rude). I totally use Sally Hansen‘s Hard as nails and cotton pads hair products. I digress. This pencil is described as a matte but it has more of a creme’/glossy look to it. I’m not complaining – I’m simply correcting Sephora’s description. Not matte. Has matte qualities, but more a glossier application. Micronized pigments, shit ton of antioxidants, and apparently it contains the amount of resveratrol found in 5 glasses of wine. My advice – try the lipstick, but don’t forgo the wine. That’s just preposterous.  *resveratrol -member of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols. These compounds are thought to have antioxidant properties – AKA Drink lots of wine  – it’s good for fending off heart disease and cancer, it also makes you feel happy.

Bite beauty velvet

Diptyque Tam Dao

I haven’t tried this scent until now. One of my recent trips to Nordstrom – my favorite connoisseur of fragrance @ the Bellevue location gifted me with a little eau du toilette. Sandalwood is the most poignant note (I love warm, musky scents) and it’s unisex so you can share. Diptyque is my absolute favorite family of fragrance – so you can’t go wrong with any one of their exotic scents.


Shop the products:

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette

Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer 

Make Up Forever Mist & Fix

Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil 

Diptyque Tam Dao