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Luxury on a Budget: A Christmas 2018 Gift Guide For Him

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Hi, lovelies!

 

I hope the holiday season is treating you well, and that you’re good and ready for Christmas just around the corner! If you’re still scrambling for last minute gifts for a special guy in your life that appreciates all things luxury, I have a great guide for you. Here are some of my top picks to help inspire your last minute shopping.

The links are numbered below the guide and will take you right to the item. Shopping has never been so easy!

Happy holidays, and let me know what the best gift you’ve ever given the men in your life was in the comments.

1. Versace Square Buckle Belt  2. Versace Leather Belt 3. Versace Collection Leather Wallet 4.  Versace Geometric Print Tie 5. Valentino Reversible Silk Tie  6. Tom Ford Dot Silk Tie
7. HUGO BOSS V-Neck Cotton Sweater 8.  Versace Collection Logo Wool Sweater  9.  Burberry Crewneck Sweater 10.  UGG Scuff Slipper 11.  Salvatore Ferragamo Slipper  12.  Nordstrom Men’s Flannel Pajamas  13.  Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum 14.  Dior Sauvage Set  15.  Kiehl’s Head to Toe Hydrators Set  16.  Chanel Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum 17.  Cathy’s Concepts Tipsy Whiskey Decanter Set  18.  Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Toilette Set  19.  Herchel Supply Co Novel Duffel

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FabFitFun Box: Winter 2018

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Hey lovelies,

 

I hope this post finds you in the holiday spirit, snuggling on your couch, nice and warm by a toasty fire! I’m certainly in the holiday spirits and feel like I just received the most awesome present possible because…

 

My Winter fabfitfun box came!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with fabfitfun, it’s a quarterly subscription box that contains over $200 worth of makeup, beauty, fitness and lifestyle items. The cost is just $49.99 per box, which when you think about it, is a total steal.

Plus, you can use my code SANTABABY when subscribing here, and you’ll get $10 off your first box. Can you say, yes, please?

The box ships in the US and Canada so far. Hopefully, they add more locations because this box is definitely worth it!

 

Okay, without further ado… I bet you’re curious to see what I got- and I’m dying to tell you! Here’s everything that came in my fabfitfun box!

1. Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw Blanket ( $49 value)

I am absolutely in love with this luscious blanket. If you’re not familiar with Mark & Graham, this is a brand that is often featured at Williams Sonoma. This blanket is 50″ by 60″, or just about 4.5 by 5 ft long. Annual subscribers can choose between the soft grey pictured above, or a beige color. It is finished in fringe and is UNBELIEVABLY soft.

2. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26 value)

I was so excited to see this lipstick included in my box this season! Bite Beauty crafts one of the best lipstick formulas you can get. Don’t believe me? Read the reviews for yourself! Each color is natural-looking, well-pigmented and ultra creamy. This means your lips won’t look flaky and dehydrated after just thirty minutes of wear! This shade is MERINGUE, which is a peachy nude perfect for everyday wear.

3.  Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask ($49 value)

This hardworking hair treatment mask is a total steal for those of you who style your hair with heat products often. The argan oil helps to seal split ends and keep the hair shaft strong. Keratin keeps your hair frizz-free and manageable, too!

4. Thrive Highlighting Stick ($24 value)

This brand is vegan and cruelty-free, on top of being free of harmful preservatives and ingredients. It has a light champagne shimmer to it that doubles as a highlighting stick and undereye illuminator. However, using on the eyelid as an eyeshadow, or swiping in the corners of the eyes can make your eyes appear larger. Handy tip: the bottom of the pencil has a built-in sharpener!

5. Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Roller ($45 value)

A newer trend hitting the Western beauty world is jade rollers on the face- however, this beauty treatment has been in use in the Far East for centuries! Empresses used to use jade stones and rollers to massage their face in even strokes, which stimulates energy and promotes facial relaxation. Once you try it, you’ll never want to take this step out of your beauty routine!

6. Blaq Eye Mask ($29 value)

These gel eye masks are perfect for undereye puffiness. The activated charcoal in them removes puffiness and stay in place for the full 15-minute application. When you remove them, puffiness is gone! I sometimes have puffy under eyes after a late night out, so these are a perfect quick fix. 5 sets come in the box!

7. Ahava Hydration Cream Mask ($33 value)

This mask can either be used as a quick burst of hydration (apply and take off after 3 minutes) or as an overnight mask. It’s lightly scented and intensely hydrating without a slick greasy finish. I have already slept in this overnight once, and my skin was so soft and glowy afterward I couldn’t believe it!

8. Elevate Essential Oils in Eucalyptus and Sweet Orange ($31 value)

These two essential oils are 100% natural and are pure grade. They include jojoba and coconut oil so the scents aren’t harsh on the skin. Eucalyptus is great for after workouts and can be applied to sore muscles. It also works great to combat cold and flu symptoms. Sweet orange is often placed on the temples in case of a headache, and on the stomach for cramp symptoms!

9. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($44 value)

Gold Lust dry shampoo is one of my absolute favorite products. Its pleasant fragrance lasts all day, soothes the scalp and dries up oil to preserve style in between washes. What’s really nice is it doesn’t leave that pesky white residue that dry shampoo is known for!

 

 

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the contents of my Winter Box 2018! If you’re interested in a subscription yourself, remember to use my code SANTABABY here to get $10 off your first box!

 

If you snag a winter box, make sure to tag @fabfitfun on social and use the hashtag #fabfitfun so I can see what you all think of your winter haul!

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Latest Skincare Obsessions from Sephora

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Hey, lovelies!

 

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love testing out new skincare products to find the top scrubs, lotions, toners, cleansers, moisturizers, tanners and more. I truly believe when I look and feel my best, I can do anything!

 

That said, here are my latest obsessions in skincare. I’ve sampled all these, and some are new discoveries while others are tried-and-true staples.

Step One: Cleanser

I adore this 3% Glycolic Solution Cleanser from Peter Thomas Roth. It gently exfoliates without oil and is perfect for anti-aging. If you have uneven skin tone, fine lines or wrinkles, this cleanser is a must-have.

To really get a deep clean on my skin, I use the FOREO LUNA play with my cleanser. The gentle vibration and silicone texture offer an exfoliating deep clean that is unrivaled. I’ve talked about this product before on my blog, but I still swear by it! It’s absolutely wonderful.

 

Step Two: Face Mask

I swear by GLAMGLOW products for skin care, as I think they are made really well and perfect for hydration and a luxurious feel to your skin. This mask gives you a healthy glow and a deep clean. Plus, the mask bubbles up and it is fascinating to watch!

Step Three: Pore Refining Mask

This Pore refining Pink Clay Mask tightens your skin, makes pores vanish and even gets rid of acne. It’s a miracle worker, and I swear by it. Plus it feels super luxe when you apply it with the little brush it comes with.

Step Four: Moisturizing

 

You’ve seen this Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice before — it’s one of my favorites, especially in summer. However, if I feel like switching it up I’ll also use this.

Step Five: Get Rid of Dark Circles

I swear by these Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. They diminish my dark circles and tighten up my eye area to keep me looking fresh-faced and awake!

If I have any lingering eye makeup, I love to use the Coconut Water Sephora cleansing wipes.

Step Six: Nighttime Repair

Any skin care expert will tell you that your skin repairs itself at night. That’s why I use a sleeping mask a few times a week to give my skin extra nourishment. The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is my favorite, as it softens skin and gives you a healthy, nourished glow.

I also use the Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige religiously. It keeps my lips soft and smooth and helps prevent that dry, cracked look that happens as the day wears on.

 

What are your skincare must-haves? Leave them in the comments below!

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30 Must-Have Picks From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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1: Tory Burch  2: Free People  3: Tory Burch  4: Topshop  5: Caslon  6: BeautyBio  7: Spanx 8: Yves Saint Laurent  9: WAYF  10: Good American  11: PMD  12: Vince Camuto  13: Socialite  14: Yves Saint Laurent  15: ASTR 16: T3  17: Tory Burch  18: ZELLA  19: Bobeau 20: Sam Edelman  21: Stuart Weitzman 22: Halogen  23: Oribe 24: Halogen   25: Kut From the Cloth  26: Tory Burch 27: Nordstrom 28: Stuart Weitzman  29: GHD 30: Halogen

 

How are you enjoying the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, pretties? Scoring lots of amazing items for your fall and winter wardrobe? I’ve been busy snatching up must-have pieces myself this week and wanted to give you a sneak peek at my cart.

 

These are my must-have deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. One thing I really love in particular is how many brand names participate in the sale. It’s a great opportunity to get all the latest from Tory Burch, Yves Saint Laurent and more! I’m also scoring tons of beauty items like the ghd straightener, Microderm kits and more.

 

What was your favorite must-have find at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Comment below!

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My Summer Skincare Must-Haves

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I adore the summer sun, but let’s be honest. The rising temps, glaring sunlight, saltwater and sand from the beach or chlorine from the pool can wreak havoc on your skin! Because we’re in the height of summer, I decided to share my summer skincare must-haves for you to incorporate in your own routine!

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer

HUM Nutrition Collagen POP Tablets

 COOLA Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 in Guava Mango

COOLA Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

 Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti- Pollution Sunshine Serum

 Sephora After-Sun Mask- Watermelon

And of course, pampering yourself with these summery products just wouldn’t be complete without my very favorite summer scent, also available at Sephora.

REPLICA Sailing Day by Maison Margiela

 

What are your go-to summer skincare products? Comment below!

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My New Lip Obsession: eos Lip Products

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I recently received an awesome gift from my friends over at eos– the natural lip and skin care product line! It was unexpected, but I’m all about trying new products, especially when they’re made with natural ingredients. I was going to tell you about my favorites- but they’re all my favorites! Here are the amazing products I received from my eos friends. These are available at Target, Walmart and just about any drugstore, you can dream of!

 

1. eos Active with SPF 30- Aloe

2. eos Organic Lip Balm – Sweet Mint

3. eos Lip Balm- Vanilla Bean

4. eos Coral Shimmer Lip Balm

5. eos Hand Lotion- Berry Blossom

6. eos Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Lip Balm

7. eos Crystal Hibiscus Peach Lip Sphere

 

eos delivers skin-friendly lotions, lip balms, shaving lotions and more! They take their commitment to healthy products very seriously. From the beginning, their products have been made with organic oils, butter and waxes. You can feel good about what you’re putting on your body with this product line. I’m hooked for life!

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