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holiday 2015


Last minute gifts? Head to @TheYankeeCandle

Trying to figure out what to get for last minute gifts? Need a gift idea for the teacher, hostess or mom?  Yankee Candle has so many gift ideas to choose from.

In addition to new fragrances this season, they have holiday decor and the perfect stocking stuffers.  They also offer personalized candles which make a great memorable holiday gift  – with a photo and message on a Yankee Candle it is sure to be a welcomed gift. Prices start around $25.00.

The three 2015 new fragrances are Berry Trifle, Winter Glow, and Gingerbread Maple. The company sent me the Winter Glow and Gingerbread Maple and they smell wonderful. These are available only until December ($1.99 – 27.99)

I also love the  “Winter Wonderland,” inspired collection.  Each of the four cozy scents reflects a memorable line from the seasonal tune.
The fragrances are:  In A Winter Wonderland, Happy Tonight, Dream By The Fire, Snow Is Glistening. Again, get them soon as they are only available until December ($17.99 – $27.99)

In celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music this year, Yankee Candle is bringing back the My Favorite Things Limited Edition Collection. This whimsical line, based on song lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, features three returning fan favorites and one new addition: Do Re Mi. Fragrances in the line include the new Do Re Mi, Whiskers on Kittens, Crisp Apple Strudel, Warm Woolen Mittens – get them soon as they only are available until the end of December  ($27.99 MSRP)

I love the car jar ultimate and smart scent vent clips as well for stocking stuffers. They also work well in mud rooms and small rooms. Another favorite of mine is the Scenterpiece™ Easy MeltCup System. You can choose from a variety of warmers in many different colors. My suggestion is to buy two warmers – put one in one section of the house and another in another room – add your favorite easy melt cup – mine just happens to be Christmas Cookie – and your whole house is filled with the fragrance. Some of the warmers also come with lights and a timer too.  You can check them out at a local Yankee Candle store or before you head in, go online and see what they have for gifts under $25.00.

Disclosure: Yankee Candle sent me a few candles to sample. All opinions in this blog post are my own.



Holidays, makeup, Products, skin care

Holiday Beauty: Starting holiday shopping a bit early @QVC

I like to start my shopping a bit early…and at home…in my pjs! And dads out there (and anyone else who is trying to avoid the malls this season) QVC has the items for you! The folks at QVC have the best selection of gift ideas this holiday season and they sent me a few gift sets to test out. If your wife, mom, tween, niece or sister loves to receive a beauty kit or make-up kit as a gift (and who doesn’t?) QVC has the most coveted selection of make-up, beauty, perfume sets and more. In fact they have my two favorite brands – Tarte and Josie Maran. Both make-up and skin care lines are on the natural side and have no yucky chemicals in them. I feel good about giving my teen and tween girls lip sticks and moisturizers from each of these lines. They love the argan oil especially and this I would say is a must have for dry, itchy, winter skin.

The Decadent Bliss Radiant Beauty Argan Head to Toe Luxury Set from Josie Maran has the 100% Pure argan Oil, a creamy oil in a tube and the whipped argan oil as well, all to to moisturize face, treat split ends, or condition cuticles – Multiple uses all in one kit.

The Josie Maran Argan 3-in-1 Core Color Hydrating Lipstick Duo is perfect for stocking stuffers and is $30. This is a 3-in-1 lipstick formula with the moisture of a balm, the pigment of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss – love the formulation as it goes on easy and with nice light color. It comes with two so you can have one in your make-up kit and one in the car. The colors are really nice and very moisturizing.

My other favorite from QVC is tarte. The tarte LipSurgence 5 piece set is perfect for teens. I like the LipSurgence as it’s not too sticky and the colors in this kit are wonderful. QVC also has tarte eyeliner and eyeshadow kits so check them out here

What is best about QVC is you can shop online too. Happy early shopping!

Disclosure: QVC sent me several holiday kits to test out. All opinions in this blog post are my own.

@tartecosmetics kits from @QVC make the best gifts

@tartecosmetics kits from @QVC make the best gifts

@QVC holiday gift ideas @tartecosmetics

@QVC holiday gift ideas


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