Holiday Gifting Advice

Today I thought I’d share my advice to find great gifts for those special people in your life. Enjoy!

Your mom:

I always struggle with finding a gift for my mom. I never know what to get her, but I think what I have found what works best. I always suggest getting her things you know she will like. Her favorite perfume or skin cream are examples. Next pamper you mom! Give her a pedicure, Manicure or both! What mom doesn’t love to get her nails done. Comfy things are always another great option. Slippers or robes that are nice and fuzzy and warm since, at least my mom, is always cold.

And finally, something simple, but classic. Like the Kate Spade– One in a million pendant. I bought this for my mom a few years ago and she gets a ton of wear out of it. I almost want to get one for myself, but matching with mom…..

Your Dad:

I usually go for a funny gift when it comes to my own father. One year I gave him Jelly of the month club, like in National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation. Every month on the 25th he received I jelly I had chosen. This ranged from Smucker’s Strawberry Jam, to a local jam maker and even a jelly packet you get at a restaurant. It was a lot of fun trying to find new flavors for him to try. And it turned into a yearly tradition. I’ve now done:

  • BBQ sauce
  • Mustard
  • Chocolate
  • Candy
  • Cheese
  • Hot Sauce
  • Beer

Your significant other:

My advice when trying to find something for your significant other is to keep a list of things they mention throughout the year on your phone. My bf actually taught me this. Our first Christmas together I unwrapped some tassel earrings I had wanted but completely forgot about it. He wrote it down in his phone and the site I mentioned they were on, went back and bought them a few months later. It was one of the best surprises! And very thoughtful!

I think another great option for your significant other is to do something cute and personalized. Maybe you create a book of all your favorite photos or you write down 52 things you love about them, one to read each week. Whatever it is taking the time to do something cute and personalized for them is always a great option.

Yourself:

Yes, you should give a gift to yourself. I know I have a lot going on in my life at times and may tend to focus on every but myself so I think around the holiday’s it’s important to treat yourself!

Maybe you buy those shoes you keep eyeing up, or pamper yourself with a massage. Whatever it is do a little something for yourself during this busy time of year.

Need more ideas for gifts, check out these links. They’re giving me ideas for everyone on my list this year.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Lip, Red Lip

I’m working with one of my best friend’s today to see how we both style a red lip for date night. These are also great options for the holidays. Enjoy!

Peyton’s look:

Base: E.L.F Poreless Face Primer, Fenty Concealer in 110

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills and Fenty Maple

Highlighter: Fenty Trippin

Lip liner: Changel Paris Lip Liner in Scarlett

Lipstick: Chanel Paris Rogue Coco

Eyes: Anastasisa Beverly Hills contour (base), Fenty galaxy Pallet in Cosmic Ocean and Midnight Bolt for the shimmer, Maybelline liner in brownish black (liner), and L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in black

Brows: Glossier Boy Brow

Peyton’s Tip: Use the same shade of lipstick for the blush when doing a red lip

The final look, isn’t she gorgeous?

Kitty’s Look:

Base: Tarte Face Tape Foundation in Light Sand, MAC’s Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer in NW22

Contour: Morphe’s Brontour in Celebutante

Highlighter: NYX Born to Glow! in Gleam

Blush: Wet N Wild’s makeup stick blush in Hustle and Glow

Lip Liner: NYX Suede Liner in Alabama

Lipstick: Colour Pop’s On Repeat

Eyes: treStique eye pencil in Morimoto Pink Pearl (under the brow), treStique eye pencil in Kona coffee (outer corner and liner), E.L.F. Mineral Masacara in black

Brows: NYX Tame and Frame in Black

Kitty’s tip: I always apply a red lip before I do my base, makes for an easier clean up if you mess up.

Mine finished look

Side by side comparison

Kitty’s look- has very subtle eye makeup and a brighter red lip color
Peyton’s look- adds more shimmer to the eye and a slighty dark red color to her lips