Gift Guide For the Jet Setter

Gift Guide For The Jet Setter (1)

Happy Black Friday friends! We held Thanksgiving at our home again this year in Baltimore and it was amazing. My mom is the real MVP. She not only cooks for 20 people, most of whom are not vegan, she also makes sure I have a lots of food and dishes to enjoy with  everyone. Seriously, she’s amazing.

Anyway, back to the Holiday Shopping Guides! I posted my Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide yesterday, but because it’s Black Friday and I have work off, I thought I’d double up and post the next gift guide in the series: Jet Setter. I absolutely LOVE to travel, so even though this one lost out to Stocking Stuffers (71-29) I thought this would be a fun one to post.

ONE. LUGGAGE TAGS
This set of three luggage tags is perfect for any jet setter. I like the marble color but there are a bunch of other styles that are worth exploring too.

TWO. ORGANIC LAVENDER HAND SANITIZER SPRAY
Yes, yes, yes. This stuff is liquid gold.

THREE. TIMEMORY WOMENS PONCHO
Every traveler needs a cozy poncho that can double as a blanket. I like this one because the colors will work well in both summer and winter.

FOUR. QUIETCOMFORT 35 WIRELESS SMART HEADPHONES
Noise cancellation headphones are a must have. These Bose headphones would make an incredible gift for anyone who spends a lot of time traveling, particularly on trains and planes.

FIVE. DAYLIGHT LED TRAVEL VANITY MIRROR
This is the best little mirror around.

SIX. WASH ME TRAVEL BAG
I love this wash me bag! It’s so adorable and perfect for separating out your dirty from clean clothes during trips.

SEVEN. SCRUBBA WASH BAG
I am soooo intrigued by this portable laundry bag, especially since I like to travel with just a carry on. Being able to wash and rewear clothes on my trips would be a game changer.

EIGHT. TRAVEL JEWELRY CASE
I was so excited when I found a vegan leather item from Mark & Graham, like this travel jewelry case.

NINE. ALL IN ONE UNIVERSAL POWER WALL CHARGER
I bought this for my trip to Munich this summer and works like a charm! It was so nice not be worrying about outlet types and wattage.

TEN. MOSCOW MULE CARRY ON COCKTAIL KIT
This carry on kit includes the tools to mix two Moscow Mules mid-flight, including a bold and spicy small-batch ginger syrup.

ELEVEN. ANYWHERE TRAVEL GUIDE
I think this guide is such a fun idea! It’s a deck of 75 cards, which feature interactive prompts like “buy a stranger coffee” to make your next travel experience a true adventure.

TWELVE. PASSPORT HOLDER
Paris is always a good idea, as is Rome, Vienna, Prague, etc. I love how fun and bright this passport holder is.

THIRTEEN. AWAY SUITCASE
The away suitcase change my life. I’m not even kidding. It’s the best luggage I’ve ever owned and I rave about it to anyone and everyone. I bough the bigger carry-on, and have had no issues fitting this over head on planes of all sizes. I have found that airline attendants will try and check it at the gate, but it does fit, even on those smaller European planes. 

FOURTEEN. HEAT RESISTANT HAIR TOOL CASE
A travel case made to transport still-hot curling wands and straightening irons.

FIFTEEN. 2-IN-1 TRAVEL SCARF AND INFLATABLE NECK PILLOW
This airplane pillow scarf inflates to give you neck support and makes a soft, warm infinity scarf between flights. I don’t own this product, but the reviews were shocking good.

Are there any travel items I missed? Tell me in the comments below!

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers Christmas Gift Guide Under 100

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I did a poll to see what’s the next gift guide you’d like to see and stocking stuffers beat out the jet setter theme 71 to 29, so here it is! This guide is a hodgepodge of items since I wanted to feature a variety of gifts, so bear with me. A LOT did not make this list, because I wanted to cut back and keep all items $30 or under, but hopefully this still has a little something for everyone.

ONE. SCENTED JAR CANDLE
The shining metal lid and vintage-vibe glass jar gives this candle a little something extra, don’t ya think?

TWO. VELVET BOW HAIR TIE
These velvet bow hair ties are my favorite purchase from J. Crew, maybe of all time. I’ve got them in black, gold, mauve, and academic green, and I’m about ready to buy out the rest of the colors – they are that good.

THREE. ROSE QUARTZ CRYSTAL FACIAL ROLLER
I’ve always wanted to try these, but when they first hit the market these rollers were/are a staggering $40! This one’s available for $17 and let me tell you, I’m highly considering it.

FOUR. HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN PERSONAL STYLE KIT
Evidently this kit is filled with “Everything a man needs to be a gentleman and a scholar!” and contains 16 essentials including emergency cufflinks, adjustable collar stays, lint remover, shoe shine towelette, breath freshener, etc.

FIVE. WINE GLASS WRITERS
These pens are the perfect little gift for a hostess with the mostess.

SIX. THE SNUGGLE IS REAL EYE MASK
HOW CUTE?! The snuggle is so real.

SEVEN. SANTA CAP WINE STOPPER
I have serious a soft spot in my heart for borderline tacky Christmas themed items, like this bottle stopper.

EIGHT. COPPER MONOGRAM BOTTLE STOPPER
A copper letter gleams atop a polished steel stopper that adds a personal touch while keeping wine drinkable.

NINE. ECOTOOLS PERFECTING BLENDER DUO
The perfect blender. And the perfect low-cost stocking stuffer item.

TEN. PURITY COSMETIC SHEET MASK
Cruelty-free, vegan, and a total steal at only $6

ELEVEN. WOOD BARK COASTERS (SET OF 4)
These coasters have me daydreaming of cabin vacation in the woods. I also love how the full set of four is only $15, which tends to be the price of only one coaster nowadays.

TWELVE. PERSONAL MINI HUMIDIFIER
This stocking stuffer is for anyone who appreciates the straight up magic of humidifiers. It’s perfect for travelers because it works with a battery or USB and fits the size of a standard water bottle.

THIRTEEN. HERSCHEL MEN’S RAYNOR RFID PASSPORT HOLDER
This men’s passport holder is not only very stylish, it’s also designed to protect your passport and credit cards from unwarranted scanning.

FOURTEEN. GOLD DOT 12-MONTH DESKTOP CALENDAR
The perfect desk accessory to kick off 2019.

FIFTEEN. POO-POURRI BEFORE-YOU-GO TOILET SPRAY
This may feel like a gag gift, but I promise you it’s not. This stuff is the best. It scientifically tested and stops bathroom odors before they ever begin. It’s also made of essential oils and other natural compounds so it’s completely chemical-free.

SIXTEEN. DAYS OF THE WEEK SCRUNCHIE SET
Scrunchies are back in style and you can’t go wrong with including a few in your stockings this year

What items are on your stocking stuffer list?

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Gift Guide for the Beauty Queen

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide for Women, Cruelty-free Makeup, Hair, and Cosmetic Products

I can’t believe how quickly time is flying! In only a week, I’ll be home in Baltimore celebrating Thanksgiving with the fam. With Black Friday on the heels of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a few more gift ideas before the hustle and bustle begins, so I present my second holiday gift guide of the season tailored for Beauty Queens. I pushed up the timeline for this post because I’m giving away #16 to to one lucky winner, but the giveaway ends tonight at 7:59pm EST. See this post for details on how to enter.

As a side note, I had so much fun putting this gift guide together! I love finding and sharing items that are cruelty-free/vegan, but may or may not be marketed as such, and this beauty theme is perfect for that. I hope you enjoy reading it/exploring the items as much as I enjoyed making it.

ONE. EYESHADOW PALETTE
An eyeshadow palette is an amazing gift for any beauty queen. I love this tartelette™ palette because mixes mattes and micro shimmers in universally flattering shades. Perfect for everyday use.

TWO. MATTE BRONZER
I’ve been raving about this Too Faced Matte Bronzer since I bought my first compact years ago. Turns out, Allure agrees and made it a Best of Beauty award winner.

THREE. PHOENIX FACIAL OIL
This is the face oil you never knew you always needed. Trust me on this one.

FOUR. PACIFICA NAIL POLISH
These nail polishes are not only quick drying and full color, but they are free of the toxic chemicals you’d normally find in nail polish. I love this neutral blue holiday set.

FIVE. CHARCOAL FACE/BODY SOAP BAR
Don’t think I can say it better than this reviewer: “The actual soap lasts a long time and lathers really well. Helps keep my skin clear and reduces my red acne scars. This is my holy grail when it comes to face soaps and I tell all of my friends and family about it.”

SIX. CHEEK STAIN
Tarte does cheek stains SO WELL. It’s brush-free application, so you just smile, dot and blend it – so easy!

SEVEN. MICRONEEDLING TOOL SET 
So, I’ve never tried a microneedling but I’ve always been curious! This limited-edition set definitely has my eye.

EIGHT. TATTOO LINER
Kat Von D is the QUEEN when it comes to eyeliner. Her tattoo liner makes doing cat eyes almost effortless.

NINE. AIR CONTROL™ HAIRSPRAY 
Three things you need to know: 1. its most amazing lightweight hair spray, 2.  it’s cruelty-free, and 3. Aveda funds renewable wind energy to offset the Co2 associated with this product so it has a net-zero impact on the Earth’s climate.

TEN. T3 STYLING WAND
I’ve had this styling wand for years and love love love it. The interchangeable barrels make it so easy to switch up styles. Lately, I’ve been loving the tapered barrel to get loose beachy waves.

ELEVEN. COCONUT LIP SCRUB 
This handcrafted, 100% natural coconut sugar lip scrub would make a perfect stocking stuffer!

TWELVE. SHOWER CAP & HAIR TOWEL SET
Obsessed with this shower cap and hair towel set! I’m such a sucker for palm leaves.

THIRTEEN. DEEP CLEANSING FACE WASH
This Pacifica Beauty Kale Detox Deep Cleansing Face Wash is super affordable and works wonders.

FOURTEEN. THERMAL PROTECTION SPRAY
One of the reasons I started this blog is because I showing amazing products that are also undercover cruelty-free and vegan, and Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press heat protector is a prime example.

FIFTEEN. MONOGRAMMED CANVAS MAKE-UP BAG
Couldn’t make a beauty gift guide without an adorable make up bag, now could I? I love this one is from Tuckernuck.

SIXTEEN. MOTD ESSENTIAL BRUSH SET
If you’ve been following along you know I totally love this M.O.T.D. vegan make up brush set because the brushes are super soft, don’t shed at all, hypoallergenic, and anti-bacterial (unlike regular animal hair brushes). I’m also giving away a set to one lucky winner. See this post for details on how to enter.

 

Let me know in the comments if there are other items that should be on this list!

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Gift Guide For The Nap Queen

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From now until Christmas, I’ll be posting gift guides to help with all things holiday shopping. If fact, you may notice I’ve updated my Navigation Bar to include a “2018 Holiday Shopping Guide” section. This is where I’ll be collecting all these posts so it’s super easy to find tailored shopping ideas and refer back to specific posts.

With that said, I’m so excited to put up my very first gift guide of the season! This one is dedicated to all the nap queens, myself included. Here are my top gift ideas for the nap queen in your life. Bonus – all the items included here are under $100.

ONE. COTTON PAJAMAS
A few years ago, I started getting matching pajamas as gifts for friends and family and they are always a HIT. You can’t go wrong with this classic set from J Crew. (Or flannel pajamas from LLBean, like this one.)

TWO: DIPTYQUE PARIS CANDLE
No gift guide is complete without an iconic diptyque Paris scented candle. I recommend the lavender scent since lavender has calming and soothing properties – perfect for falling asleep.

THREE. COZY CHIC CARDIGAN
Every nap queen needs a cozy cardigan for her wardrobe. This one is super soft and perfect to lounge around the house.

FOUR. FRAGRANCE DIFFUSER
I love lighting candles but I do sometimes worry about falling asleep with the wick burning. This fragrance diffuser is the perfect way to get an amazing fragrance throughout your house without any safety concerns. It’s a win-win!

FIVE. FLUFFY SLIPPERS
It’s hard to find this style of slippers that are quality AND cruelty-free (trust me, I’ve looked!), but this set checks both those boxes. Notable mention goes to these plaid Minnetonka moccasins.

SIX. POM POM THROW (FAUX FUR)
My favorite thing to do on cold nights is snuggle up on the couch and watch movies. This faux-fur throw is amazing because it’s not just super softy cozy, it also adds to the room decor.

SEVEN. CONTRAST PAJAMA SET
I’m seeing this style of pajamas all over the internet at the moment (see here for $55, here for $78, and here for $102!), and these Shein pajamas are by far the best bang for your buck. I own these in the XS and am so happy I chose this pair over the more expensive options out there. They are so comfy and fit like a dream.

EIGHT: SANTA EYE MASK
Okay, how cute is this Santa eye mask for the holidays? This gift is sure to make anyone smile.

NINE: YOGI BEDTIME TEA
When it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that counts, so don’t feel like you need to break the bank for everyone in your life. Some bedtime tea makes a perfect stocking stuffer or addition to any small gift bag.

TEN: CALM SLEEP MIST PILLOW SPRAY  
This pillow mist spray also makes a perfect stocking stuffer or a small gift for a friend. It’s made from 100% pure essential oils – Lavender, Frankincense, Chamomile and Clary Sage and contains no parabens, synthetic fragrances and colors, sulfates, and phthalates.

ELEVEN. LUX BATHROBE
This robe is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton using Aerocotton weaving technology. If you’re looking for a gift that can be enjoyed daily, this is the one. It’s exceptionally soft, absorbent and quick-drying so it works well for both bathing and lounging around the house.

TWELVE: NAP QUEEN MUG
Finally, what’s a nap queen without an official mug?

 

Let me know if there are any favorite “nap queen” items of yours that would be perfect for this list!

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Fall Roundup: Items I’m Loving

Cute Autumn Style Ideas

 

Hi everyone! It’s been a while, but I’m back! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, especially leading up to my trip to Rome. I’m working on a trip recap post and I cannot wait to share it with you all as soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite fall items at the moment. If this is something you all like, I’ll try to do these types of post more often.

ONE. TURTLENECK CAPE
I love this cape because all you have to do is throw it on over some leggings and, boom, you’ve got a super chic fall outfit in no time. It does shed, so I avoid wearing it with fabrics that pick up fibers easily.

TWO. EVERYDAY BLACK DRESS
This dress is the best! I was on the fence about purchasing it, but SO happy I did because it’s my go-to this season. It looks great with boots and any fall layer. Seriously, you name it – coat, sweater, cape, cardigan, scarf – this dress is perfect.

THREE. MVMT ICON SUNGLASSES
I seriously love round frame glasses. I feel like they add an effortlessly chic touch to every outfit – so easy! I’m all about this dark on dark style for winter, too. Use KITTYSHEA15 for 15% off storewide.

FOUR. VELVET BOW HAIR TIES
How cute are these bows?! Now, they may seem a little bit pricey, but I promise you they’ll become one of your favorite accessories, maybe ever. I bought these in black, gold, and mauve, but I’m already thinking about getting the rest of the colors.

FIVE. MVMT LEXINGTON WATCH 
This watch is so gorgeous and sleek that I think they should sell it in the jewelry section and call it a bracelet. This style is my by far my favorite and pairs well with everything, too. You can use KITTYSHEA15 for 15% off this watch, or anything in the store.

SIX. GOLD SPECKLED MUG
Every have a mug so cute you don’t want to hid it away in a cupboard? This mug would be great for the office or as a holiday gift.

SEVEN. POM POM THROW (FAUX FUR)
My favorite thing to do on cold nights is snuggle up on the couch and watch movies. I’m all about comfort, so my blankets neeeeeeed to be soft and cozy. This faux-fur throw is amazing because it’s not just super cozy, it also dresses up a room perfectly.

EIGHT. KNIT BEANIE 
This chunky cable knit beanie is so stylish and adorable that I may have worn it in 50 degree weather because I was so excited. Oops 🙂 

NINE. CAMEL TWILL COAT 
I’m not sure I can describe exactly how stinkin’ happy I was when I found this cruelty-free camel twill coat! (Seriously, finding good winter wear that’s not made from wool is a challenge!) It’s warm, the color works well for Fall through Spring, and the tailored cut is perfect for work. Long story short, it’s basically the best coat ever.

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