Gift Guide for the Beauty Queen






If you're shopping for a beauty queen, chances are she has A LOT of beauty already. I totally understand that it would be overwhelming, but hey! You already know she loves all things beauty, so you've got a great start! I've compiled a list of the best beauty gifts for this year that I know she will love - from the best hair dryer and my personal favorite curling wand set that I use myself, my absolute favorite silk pillowcase, and my glam storage box that I store all of my makeup in.. I've got you covered!



[[ I'm dying for this Simplehuman countertop makeup mirror. I use one similar everyday to apply my makeup, but I really want something with a light! ]]


[[ This Sara Happ lip slip luxe balm is incredible. I raved about it on IG stories and saw many of you share that it was indeed a great gift idea. Moisturizing, long lasting, smells great without being overpowering, and looks like a gloss on your lips without being sticky ]]

[[ Every beauty queen needs a Glambox to store her collection. I LOVE mine and have had for 3, almost 4 years now. Also available in a petite size, and a board style to fit across your sink if limited on space! ]]


[[ This Dyson hairdryer is on my wish list as well. My friend and hairstylist, Jenn, has this and it's worth every penny. Her words, and my witness :) ]]








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Gift Guide for Him









[[ Chris is obsessed with his Bose headphones. He wears them literally every single day when he comes home from work. The battery also lasts a nice long time before having to re charge. If the man in your life enjoys/appreciates music this is a wonderful gift that will last many years to come. ]]


[[ I bought Chris a mug for his coffee last year and he still to this day uses the same mug every morning, even on weekends when he is home from work. I thought I would get him this Yeti mug this year! ]] 

[[ Chris better not be reading this because he won't be surprised on Christmas when he opens his gifts LOL, but I am also getting him this zip down Patagonia. He LOVES the pullover style that I bought him, but he's said he would really enjoy one that zips down for work. It keeps him nice and warm, and is really easy to layer with heavier coats/jackets! ]] 


[[ **I'm always asked about this when I video bar cart on IG stories** This is the decanter we have on our bar cart, I thought it would make a great inexpensive gift! ]]


[[ My dad travels a lot for work, and is just like me.. we like to be comfortable at all times LOL Totally getting him this Travel in comfort set from Herschel, as well as this travel bag! My dad also looks cute as hell in a scarf, he's totally getting this Tartan wool one from Barbour. ]]

[[ My brother, Dallas is 2 years younger than me and I'm probably going to get him these tech gloves from North Face as part of his gift this year! ]]




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Tried and True Skincare with Tula



(Above photo is only filtered to be cohesive with my photos. No editing. No makeup. I love my skin all thanks to Tula!)



My collection of favorites! Everything pictured above is what I recommend! 








So excited to finally be sitting here writing this out for all of you! After 2 years, I am finally partnering with Tula, and sharing my skincare favorites with all of you. Yes, this is sponsored. Yes, all of my opinions are entirely my own or I would not have accepted this partnership. I only partner with brands that I genuinely use and love. 


When we were living in Florida, I went on my Instagram stories to ask you guys what I should use for my dry, sensitive skin. My skin wasn't balanced, dry no matter what, and just dull. After my DM's were flooded with Tula recommendations, the brand so kindly reached out and offered products for me to try! I will forever be so grateful to all of you that introduced me to this brand!

After trying so many different brands and products, Tula has always been the skincare brand that I have gone back to time and time again. Even when I was trying different products, I was still using my 2 absolute favorites - the Purifying facial cleanser and Hydrating Day & Night cream in my routine. These products are the 2 that I recommend for everyone to try first.


Another favorite is the Multi-Spectrum Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment. This is so perfect for the winter when my skin is extra dry and sensitive. I apply a layer of this to my cleansed skin at night, and wake up with softer, more plumped and radiantly hydrated skin.

The Moisture locking hand & nail therapy is ALWAYS in my purse and nightstand. I actually have one in the kitchen too! I can't live without this cream. It does it's job without leaving my hands greasy. I may not have shared this here before, but I have a problem called Hyperhidrosis in my hands, which means they sweat more than normal (yes, its still embarrassing even after all these years of dealing with it!) With that said, I have a horrible time finding creams that don't make my hands excessively sweat... until I tired this. It absorbs right into my skin and works amazing right through the winter!


It's hard to choose just a few product favorites to talk about, as I have so many. The multi-spectrum eye renewal serum is wonderful and I love the cooling applicator! I have a hard time finding an eye cream that doesn't give me small bumps around my eyes.. this is perfectly balanced, and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness!


Tula also has an incredible exfoliating treatment mask that is gentle on my sensitive skin, while still being very effective. I highly recommend using this and then applying the overnight skin rescue treatment I talked about above. It's like a mini spa session at home :)



You really can't go wrong with trying Tula. You've got a wonderful chance that it will work beautifully for your skin, and that's a chance I wasn't willing to pass up. Thank you all again! I'm so grateful!


If you would like 20% off your purchase, use code LITTLEBLONDE. This offer is not valid on gift cards, previous purchases, or auto shipments. Offer is valid on full price items, starter kits, holiday sets, and the acne clearing kit! 



Thank you all so much for taking the time to read here, and thank you again to Tula for partnering with me! xoxo!

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Sequin Holiday Skirt










My first holiday outfit of the season and it feels SO GOOD! Truly the best time of the year, and while I LOVE to be cozy (#cozygirl4life) I still enjoy dressing up for Holiday parties and events! If you want to add a little sparkle without going over the top, I love the juxtaposition of my leather jacket with a girly, sequin skirt. 

This sequin skirt will sell out again really fast, so I'm going to link plenty of options to re-create this in the widget below! 


xoxo

Wearing:  Black turtleneck, love the mesh sleeves SO much! \\ Free People sequin skirt \\ I'm also obsessed with these perfect black heels! I went down a half size & they are incredibly comfortable! \\ Bauble Bar bow earrings (so perfect for the holidays!) \\ Nasty Gal faux leather jacket (so many years old!)


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Best Black Friday Deals 2018




Hey, babes! Black Friday sales have already started! Hundreds of sales are going on right now, and I am breaking down the ones that relate to me and what I regularly share here on the blog.

Below are my favorite deals - Keep in mind, a lot of these items are what I wear regularly around here so for those of you who have been waiting on different pieces, you can now purchase on sale. There are a lot of items that are already selling out super fast, like this cozy turtleneck sweater I'm wearing above! Check back in the mornings though, that's when re-stocks will show up! Another great option on sale, these faux leather Spanx leggings that I wear all of the time, and these new Moto leather style ones.

Before you get started, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here. Thank you for the support you all have shown me, and thank you for purchasing through my links. I love you, and Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo



There is one item that I want to go into detail about really quick! I purchased our Nuna Rava carseats last year during this time and it was the best decision I made for the kids. We LOVE them. Actually, I should say the kids LOVE them, but I definitely enjoy having something that I know will A. keep my kids safe as long as possible, and B. Know that the kids are comfortable. We live in GA where a 45 min car ride to and from is normal for us. In Florida, everything was super close and we spent less time in the car. Now, we really need the safety AND function. These Nuna Rava car seats are incredibly easy to install. I've installed many different seats and these win hands down, no competition at all. Cupholders already attached. WINNING. Our last seats had cup holder attachments that fell down with their drinks EVERY DAMN TIME. Extended leg room. Madelyn's legs are really long, and she complains about her legs hurting when they hang down in her seat in my mom's car. These seats however, have a piece that pulls out under her legs for support. Seriously, I could write a novel LOL


Nordstrom - Prices are marked. No code needed!







Anthropologie - 30% off everything! Early access on Thanksgiving for Antho members! Simply log into your account - Discount will be applied in cart/checkout.

















Shopbop - Buy More Save More Up to 25% off Full-Price items. Up to 75% off sale items. Use code MORE18





Boden - 30% off site wide - Use code "V4N9"  LOVE this brand for the kids!





Gymboree - 50-75% off! No code needed. You all know this is my GO-TO for the kids!





Monica Vinader - 30% off site wide! No code needed. Prices are marked! My everyday bracelet, and pendant necklace you all ask about!
















Asos - 25% off site wide! My favorite for Holiday & NYE party dresses! Use code EPIC25








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Kids Holiday Gift Guide




My kids have never been the children that play with a bunch of small toys. Rather, it all ends up on the floor.. all over the house! I've stuck to larger items the past year and keeping with that this year. It helps them stay occupied and the house less of a mess. Winning!

For example, my kids have always loved their play kitchen. I also found this really pretty option for a great price - comes in a variety of colors! 

Madelyn's play vanity is one of her favorite things. Currently on sale! 

Madelyn and Kai will be getting these Fire Tablets this year. One of each, so no fighting! Under $100 and has amazing reviews! 

If your child loves a track and trains, Kai has really enjoyed this master track I bought him last year. Great value for the price. 

I always feel that a cozy and festive pajama set to wear for the holidays is a fun gift that they can look forward to each year. 

Hunter boots and a cozy pair of UGG boots are also a great option. Something useful always makes me happy when it comes to gifts.

I'm always asked about the kids play table, which I think is a fantastic gift option. Would look beautiful set up beside the Christmas tree on Christmas morning with a little tea set, or play food set on top! We use ours for meals, playtime, and crafts. 

Another piece that I'm often asked about is Madelyn's dollhouse. I found it at Home Goods a few years back, but it's not open and functional. The door on it gets in the way and doesn't stay open for her, as well as not having any windows so it's kind of dark inside if that makes sense! Considering purchasing this gorgeous dollhouse for her this year and donating her old one of course! I love how this dollhouse is open and has the windows! 

Elf on the shelf is widely talked about during the holiday season, and I know some parents find it annoying.. but we love it! It's such a fun tradition to make the holidays more special. Doesn't take much effort on my part as a parent, and to see the kids light up every morning is SO worth it. You can have a lot of fun with it too! We like to hang him upside down, and create funny scenes for the kids to giggle about! 


Both of my kiddos love their micro scooters! Fantastic gift option that they can get outside and wear some of that energy off LOL :) 






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