Beauty Lovers Gift Guide


Remember when I said I wanted to be festive this year and not such a grinch? I picked up a few decorations at Target to start a theme in the living room but most importantly, we bought a tree! We didn't get one at all last year, the year before that we had a real one and that was exciting because growing up I only had fake trees. It was also DeNiro's first Christmas, he was still a baby so that tree ... well, it was a playground. And the year before that, our first Christmas together, I had a fake palm tree xmas tree. It was SO exciting! Until I set it up. Then it was just sad. But this year we got a good fake one and we're gonna get all up in the holiday spirit and set it up on Thanksgiving day and I'm actually really excited that I kinda give a crap this year!


I wanted to keep this festive theme going in my life so when I sat down to film a video this past weekend. I did what I knew would be a disaster (if you've been following along you know the nightmare that my camera causes when I film something long, aka a makeup look). I had this grand idea of this green eye shadow look and I was all "Christmas eyes!!!" and it just didn't work out. Let's start with the most important part, the eyes. I think my shadow primer expired because holy shit the products were just not doing what they normally would do. Second thing, I used a new foundation and partially hated it. Third, I used a new liquid liner (which I'm not good at anyways) and that turned out messy. Four, I was out of focus for a good chunk of the video. By the time everything was said and done, including the whole camera overheating, battery dying, typical nonsense... I was ready for the fun part, the editing. But as I watched through the clips, I was just not satisfied. And now I'm torn on what to do. Should I keep editing it and post it, since it was a lot of work and hey, someone might like it! Or do I just trash it and move on with my life? The fiance told me "don't do it if your heart is not in it" and I kinda agree. But I also really hate wasting my time. I can't decide if I will regret posting it or if I will regret dumping it. Major first world problems over here. Hashtag HALP.


Complaints end here. 


To put me back in the spirit, I wanted to put together a holiday gift guide (with a surprise at the end!) I've been trying out lots of new beauty products lately so I decided to stick with that since it excites me. So let's finally get to the point of this post!






And because I'm in the holiday spirit and feeling all thankful and giving, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Sephora! Maybe that's what stood out to you the most in the above guide and you already know who you would give it to. Or maybe you deserve it and you can treat yo'self! Either way, good luck, thank you for being a part of my little internet space and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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I'll be working on a new blog design so if things are different and/or all out of whack over the next few days, that's why. And if you haven't told me what to do yet and feel like making decisions, check out the survey on my previous post

xo  






17 comments :

  1. I think I wouldn't post it. Sucks the time you spent, but I think you want to cultivate a channel where people know they're getting your best!

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  2. such a good point!
    If I'm not even happy with it, why would anyone else enjoy it?

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  3. oooooh I LOVE Lush products....the scrub looks interesting. I have the Ocean Salt one now and am obsessed with the smell and the results!

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  4. OK. So I am loving the new design so far! Just let me know when is good for you for me to get in and see why your posts are centering #weird.

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  5. Glamglow set looks nice ... I know what you mean about your heart not been in it I think we can all relate to sometimes feeling like tht. I love your Blog xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  6. I say if you don't like it, don't post it. There will be others! :)

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  7. yea that thing is in the trash! haha

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  8. thank you <3
    I love GlamGlow, I've found the black one to be the best!

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  9. hahaha sounds like something I say when I pull up to the McDonald's drive thru... ONE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE. #fatty

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  10. thank you! and thanks again for fixing that, it was killing me haha

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  11. I LOVE THE OCEAN SALT!!! omg I love it so much. Herbalism and Ocean Salt are by far my fave Lush products. I just wish their stuff didn't expire so soon :(

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