2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel

Welcome to the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide series for 2012! (You can check out our beauty gift guide here, and our accessories gift guide here.) If you’re looking for that special gift for the ladies on your list, check out our top picks for apparel including a rockin’ hat, a cozy and cute pair of gloves, some killer kicks and more.

Techno-Savvy Gloves

Who says gloves need only be practical? With the new Tech Sensory Touch Gloves from FRAAS, you can use all of your touchscreen devices without any problems at all. The special sensors allows you to play around with your iPad, touchscreen phone or other devices without impeding your use like regular gloves. Plus, they come in a variety of fun colors and styles to suit any fashionista. These make the perfect gift for the tech-savvy and stylish lady in your life!

($30, FRAAS)

Cute & Comfy Romper

Give the gift of loungewear this  season with this cute and comfortable romper from Lands End. Made from a super-soft, stretchy cotton blend with an all-over vintage skier print, your gift recipient will be stylish and comfortable all season long.

($70, Lands End)

Warm & Cozy Nightgown

Your significant other will love receiving this incredibly soft, warm nightgown to fend off those chilly nights. It’s sleek, modern silhouette hits just above the thigh for a flattering fit while a six inch fleece cuff offers incredible warmth and comfort.

($120, SnoaSleepwear)

Cuddly & Cute Hat

For the ladies on your gift list with an eclectic sense of style, this cute and cuddly owl hat is the perfect gift for the holiday season. The knit cap features three adorable owls on one side, while the merino wool blend keeps warmth where it needs to be. Available in a flattering frosty gray hue or a vibrant garnet shade.

($39, Lands End)

Fierce & Fashionable Sweater

Let your gift recipient showcase her fierce sense of style with this cozy sweater from Minkpink. Featuring a vibrant red-orange hue and an attractive Cheetah print, this sweater will let anyone take a walk on the wild side – and look good doing it!

($89, Piperlime)


Gift Ideas: For Teens and Makeup Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for teen girl in your life? We have a list of fabulous gifts we KNOW she’d love!

Stila - Snow Angel Color Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Snow Angel Color Palette – $39 at www.stilacosmetics.com

Create as many holiday looks as there are snowflakes in the sky with Stila’s NEW festive holiday color palette that comes in a cute snowflake-shaped pan. This set contains 12 flattering cheek colors and 18 versatile eye shadows that can be worn wet or dry for a countless number of looks. The palette comes with a deluxe Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara to complete any look in seconds. Use the included step-by-step look book for inspiration and tips so you can be an expert in no time at all.


Stila - Written In The Stars Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Written in the Stars Eye Shadow Palette – $20 at www.stilacosmetics.com

Your eyes will twinkle and shine with this heavenly eye shadow palette that comes in a whimsical star-shape. It contains 12 gorgeous, yet neutral eye shadow shades that can be mixed and matched for many different looks.  This set is only $20, making it the perfect gift for every girl on your list (including yourself) this Christmas season.


Stila - Luxe Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Luxe Eye Shadow Palette – $45 at www.stilacosmetics.com

This luxurious eye shadow palette features a mix of six cream-to-powder eye shadows and three micro-matte shades that are both versatile and sexy. You can play with different textures easily, even if you are new to makeup. The cream-to-powder eye shadows dolls you up with sparkle, while the micro-matte shadows deliver long-lasting color. This unique palette comes with a built-in mirror, look book manual and a Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Ladyfish (golden pewter). The perfect gift for a teenage girl that has recently started wearing makeup!


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Jewelmint and Stylemint Gift Cards come with Bonus Gifts for You!

Hey ladies, do you love Jewelmint as much as we do?! Gah, guess what… you can give the gift of Jewelmint ( Oh and Stylemint too) and when you purchase gift cards, you can receive discounts and even free stuff for you! Nothing wrong with that! Head over to Jewelmint or Stylemint today through December 24th for this awesome deal!

Holiday Gift Ideas and Product Review: Lavanila & L’Occitane Goodies!

Recently, I was able to sample a few of the holiday offerings from Lavanila and L’Occitane, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on the products I tested as well as give you a few great gift ideas for the beauty mavens in your life! Keep reading after the break for my full review.

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Holiday Product Review & Gift Idea: Soap & Glory You Cube Set

I recently received the Soap & Glory You Cube Set and am excited to share my thoughts with you. Keep reading after the break for the complete review, as well as purchase information.

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

If you’re still searching for that perfect gift, look no farther than these great gift ideas. From beauty products to home supplies and everything in between, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone on your gift list this year.

1. Pacifica Island Vanilla

The latest scent from the Pacifica brand features a fragrance that is both sweet and sultry – like a tropical vacation in a bottle! Sephora is offering two gift sets that are perfect for the holidays, including the Pacifica Take Me There Island Vanilla Set, which includes perfume roll-on, body butter and a lip tint, as well as the Pacifica Island Vanilla Beautiful Traveler Duo which includes a lip tint and body butter. Each set retails for $18 and $10 respectively.


2. Braun Satin Hair Active Ion Brush

This revolutionary hair brush gives instant shine and smoothness with the push of a button, as well as eliminating frizz and static. While it’s pricey, your gal pal will thank you for her beautiful, shiny and radiant hair! Retails for $65 at Beauty.com.



3. Mint Robotic Floor Cleaner

For the woman who has everything, this Mint Robotic Floor Cleaner is the perfect gift, especially for the busy hostess. With this hardwood floor cleaner, she can clean up quickly and easily for every holiday party, as well as the rest of the year. Plus, it’s super quiet and automatically shuts off when it’s finished cleaning. Retails for $198.



4. Paisley Scarf

Perfect for a fashionable young teenager, this paisley scarf offers both functionality and fashion in one! Plus, it isn’t heavy like other scarves and will work throughout the fall and winter seasons no matter what you’re wearing. Retails for $16.90.





5. CND Nail Effect Shimmers Polish

These CND Nail Effect – Shimmers polishes come if six shades, and are great for layering over a complimentary nail color. They add depth and sparkle to existing polish and are perfect for a festive flair this holiday season. Your gal pal who is obsessed with all things nail polish will definitely love these. Retail for $11 each.



With these five gift ideas, you’re sure to find something for even the pickiest person on your Christmas list this year.

Shoes To Inspire A Spree

Have you reached that point in your holiday shopping where you just can’t stand it any more?  The practical stuff, the gifts for weird family members, the stocking stuffers…sometimes I just get a brain cramp from it all.  Generally, I love shopping, and I usually subscribe to the “one for you, two for me” rule when I’m on a gift buying mission, but there is SO much pressure attached to holiday shopping that I put it off to the last possible minute and then end up wishing that I had been more organized and thoughtful, and well,  you know where this is going…

However…I came across these shoes, and they are so radically outrageous and wonderful that I am actually INSPIRED to grab my wallet and finally find the perfect gift for everyone on my list:

Christian Louboutin Alex Pump $4,995

Check out the glittery heel...


Now if only I could afford these shoes I’d be all set!