Holiday Gift Guide: for the beauty lover

We spent yesterday morning at the CVS MinuteClinic because Pete has been super sick.  He left with antibiotics and I left with a few new beauty products to try and some inspiration for this post.  Hopefully you’re all way more prepared for Christmas than I am… but, just in case you aren’t, here’s a little help for the beauty lover in your life.  These are some of my favorite drugstore products and everything is under $20!

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1. L’OREAL COLOUR RICHE LA PALETTE NUDE 2

2. PURE CLAY MASK

3. ESSIE GEL COUTURE NAIL POLISH

4. PHYSICIANS FORMULA BRONZER, BLUSH & EYESHADOW

5. L’OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE COLLECTION LIP COLOR

6. OGX RENEWING ARGAN OIL OF MOROCCO VOLUMINOUS MOUSSE

7. VOLUMINOUS MASCARA (used this on my wedding day!)

8. NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST GEL-CREAM

9. OPI NAIL ENVY

If your shopping list still looks anything like mine, hit your local drugstore, grab some of these and call it a day.  Or, pick up a few for yourself, grab a glass of wine and Amazon Prime the rest!  Happy Shopping! xoxo

Before & After: Basement Reveal with Framebridge

This post is brought to you in partnership with Framebridge

About a week ago was our two year house-iversary, and we are celebrating by putting the final touches on our finished basement. When we first looked at this house, we fell in love with the yard and the basement. The basement needed a lot of work but it did have a built in bar, a guest room/office and a full bathroom with laundry hookups. It also had some interesting wall colors, wall to wall shag carpet… and a built in fish tank. Although our inspector made us aware that the water heater and furnace were original to the house, we ended up having to replace both within the first year of homeownership which definitely delayed the basement progress. But seriously, check out this collage of before photos from the real estate listing:

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POPSUGAR November Must Have Box

POPSUGAR sent me the November Must Have Box to try. As always, all opinions are my own.

Somehow, every POPSUGAR Must Have box seems to outdo the last.  I’m still loving the Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil & Bubble Bath from last month’s box (P.S. It would make a great gift!).  I don’t know if it’s because of the upcoming holidays, but I have been on a serious home decor kick and there were two adorable home items in this box.  So, let’s get to it.

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Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl ($50)

I’ve been dying to get my hands on some Kendra Scott and it was like Christmas came early when I saw this adorable bracelet.  I’m already planning on wearing it tomorrow and I’m sure it’ll be on repeat through the holidays.  Plus, the closure is SUPER cute and so easy to put on by myself.

Pehr Chambray Runner in Wine ($44)

Did someone say wine? I’m crushing on this runner pretty hard.  I even broke out the iron so I could put it on our table immediately… and I never iron.  It’s perfect for the Fall and I think it could work for both Thanksgiving and into December.

Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palette ($25)

This super compact palette is perfect for the girl on the go.  We’re taking a little road trip up to Lake George after Thanksgiving and this will definitely be coming along for the ride.

AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl ($35)

I think my husband was most excited about this.  “What is it? A bowl? What can we put in it? Fruit?” It’s currently sitting on our table waiting to be filled with ornaments when we finally start decorating for Christmas.

Meri Meri Star Party Picks ($8)

These are SO adorable.  My first thought was that they would be perfect for my 30th birthday coming up in a few short months but then I remembered that New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and these would be perfect on appetizers, cupcakes or even as a cocktail garnish.  Pretty sure that will be happening 😉

Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn ($2.99)

It’s honestly a miracle that these even made it into a photograph.  I had all intentions of taking a cute photo while I was actually snacking on them but they were so good that they disappeared in seconds.

The POPSUGAR November Must Have box came in at $164.99 worth of products for only $39.95. As always, you can shop here and use the code SHOP5 for $5 off of your first #MustHaveBox!