Here it is! My very own Belle Meets World gift guide! I think there are some pretty great and unique ideas below. PLUS – I got my hands on a special code just for my readers for a FREE mascara with purchase. AND my giveaway is still going on! Read on for inspiration and to enter!
PLA BEAUTY HOLIDAY LIP DUO (PLUS A FREE MASCARA WITH CODE: BELLE) – FOR THE BEST LIPS AT THE PARTY
Trust me – this is the PERFECT red lipstick. It glides right on – appears matte and lasts. And the gloss provides just the right finish to glam it right up for your holiday parties. You can see a glimpse of how red it is in my recent post – Red, White and Blue – to get an idea of the shade.
But more importantly, when you purchase this lip duo ($24.99) at www.plabeauty.com, enter the CODE: BELLE at check out and you’ll get a FREE Holy Grail Mascara. Now, READ CLOSELY. You must add the Holy Grail mascara to your cart. At checkout, when you enter the CODE: BELLE, the cost of the mascara ($24) will be removed from your total. WOWEEEE!!! This mascara really is AMAZING. For a peek at how amazing the lashes can be, take a look at this post of mine – Olive Coat and Burgundy Hat – where I highlight the eyes.
COCOVIT FACE AND BODY CREAM – FOR GREAT SKIN
Ladies, I have struggled with acne since I was 15 years old. Since I am now 32, that makes 17+ years of pizza-face problems I’m talking about – until I discovered the wonders of coconut oil as a face-moisturizing, hair-masking, anti-bacterial/fungal zit-zapping, nail-strengthening, life-saving wonder product. I even put it on my dog’s paws and recommend it for folks with dandruff problems. And MOMS – you can even put this on your babies for smooth skin and rash-reducing.
Cocovit is a Chicago-based company with a killer product. What makes it different than what you buy on the shelf at the grocery store is that it is NOT cold-processed or expeller-pressed, so none of the nutrients are lost in the packaging of the product. What you put on your skin is straight-up organic coconut. Cocovit developed the method for processing the oil so it is in it’s most pure, organic form – in this gorgeous, sturdy and portable jar ($25 for a TSA-friendly 3.3 oz and $38 for 8.8 oz).
HANDMADE NOTEBOOKS, HOMEMADE JAM, and MUSIC BY RACHEL RIES – FOR THE DIY QUEEN
How GORGEOUS are these beautiful handmade notebooks? The talented Rachel Ries MADE THEM!!! Rachel is an amazing musician with a knack for jam- and preserve-making to boot.These notebooks are the perfect size for your purse to jot down to-dos, New Year’s resolutions or your busy social-calendar appointments! And why not much on some yummy preserves and listen to some beautiful music while you’re at it?!
There are two options for this gift that I think any organized and artsy lady in your life would love. The above photo shows the bundle of one handmade notebook, one jar of blood orange cardamom marmalade and Rachel’s recent album, Ghost of a Gardener. You can also purchase the notebooks alone. They are made from Rachel’s gorgeous gig posters with art by Erica Williams – of which I have TWO hanging in my home!
To explore the Holiday bundle, click the photo above, the links above, or HERE!
To purchase a notebook only, click the photos below, the link above or HERE!
SUBSCRIPTION TO ROCKSBOX – FOR THE SPARKLE-OBSESSED
I recently joined RocksBox, and I am floored by how awesome this subscription service is. For $20/month, you get 3 pieces of jewelry that you can hold onto for an unlimited amount of time or send back whenever you want. If you love it so much, you can buy the item at a discounted price. And the next month’s items still arrive whether you’ve returned the previous baubles you’ve received or not.
The pieces are on-trend and supplied by brands that are of-the-moment, including Gorjana, House of Harlow, Slate and Loren Hope – some of my favorites! And the packaging is uber-personal. It comes in a precious box with a bow and a note that explains WHY these items were chosen just for you! I can’t tell you how psyched your girlfriends, sisters and moms will be to get this box of sparkle every month!
ESSENTIAL NAIL COLORS – FOR GORGEOUS HANDS ALL YEAR
In my humble style opinion, every woman only needs four nail colors for the entire year – a nude, a bright red, a deep red-brown and a sparkle. Nude and deep red-brown are perfect for work, and the bright red is perfect for the holidays, your toes and for the summer. The sparkle is to wear alone or on top of the other three for special occasions or when she’s feeling sassy. Click through the above photos to purchase one or all four of these for the lady in your life. Deborah Lippman nail polishes are among my favorite for quality and color choices!
TRAVEL-SIZE HAIR-STYLING ESSENTIALS – FOR GREAT TRESSES ON THE GO
I travel a lot for work, and I also go from work looks to play looks throughout the week without being able to come home to change my clothes or update my hair. Having a packable and portable hair-styling solution – be it a flatiron, hot rollers or curling iron – that fits right into my purse or carry-on means everything when I want to put my best foot forward without bringing my entire beauty cabinet.
And I’m not the only one who feels this way! Click through to check out these gifts for your girl to have gorgeous hair on the go. And did I mention the best part?! Each of these items retails for under $30.
STYLE COFFEE TABLE BOOKS – FOR INSPIRATION
Nothing brightens up a fashionista’s home like a gorgeous coffee table book full of eye candy. It’s the kind of gift you can keep perusing over and over again – and the covers are gorgeous so they make for display pieces unto themselves! One of these I own (Rachel Zoe, Living in Style), and one of these I WANT DESPERATELY (Vogue Covers).
AND DON’T FORGET THE WINDY CITY BLOGGER GIVEAWAY! WIN A GIFT BASKET for THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY!
Enter to win this gift basket below, and hop over to the other blogs below for a chance to win two other amazing gift baskets – all with gifts from 30 Chicago bloggers! My gift is a $25 gift card to Crossroads Trading Co, my FAVORITE resale shop!
And the other gift baskets can be found at the following blogs:
Basket #1 for the Glam Girl:
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Happy shopping and gifting!