With Christmas only a week away, I wanted to share some of my favorite things that I think would be perfect for the special lady in your life!

1. What’s better than beautiful flowers? …beautiful flowers that last 1+ years! MILA Maison Des Rose creates gorgeous arrangements of all sizes and colors (& price points!) and these bloooms not only smell incredible but they last so long. Why spend $100+ on roses that will last a week when you can get a bouquet that will stay beautiful for at least a year. This is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.

2. If you have been following me for a while, then you know my love for IT Cosmetics. This new limited edition bush set includes your 5 essential full-size, ultra-plush brushes for your face and eyes—plus a bonus travel case that carries them in style!

3. I’m a sucker for gorgeous lippie sets. This limited-edition wardrobe of five mini ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks, from Shiseido, comes housed in a deluxe container for the holidays. This creamy, non-drying formula transforms into a weightless powder that wraps lips in velvety, matte pigment. Perfect set for the beauty lover in your life.

4. Thoughtfully is one of my favorite sites to pick up gifts on! This gift set includes 7 deliciously sweet champagne toppers to add a fun twist to everyone’s favorite bubbly beverage. Sunday brunch, Saturday night, Wednesday afternoon? Any time is a great time to pop champagne!

5. I have featured a Peter Thomas Roth set on the last 3 years of gift guides – that’s because they make some of the best skincare products. Multi-mask on the go with the Insta-Mask Kit, featuring three travel sizes of your favorite Peter Thomas Roth masks!

6. For this festive season, Amo Ferragamo sparkles with a ‘shiny black&gold’ dress code inspired by the most glamorous outfit of the year, made of luxurious studs. Inside, the iconic floral oriental fragrance eau de parfum.

7. I love a classic but fun beauty set and Too Faced makes some of the best! While you can’t go wrong by gifting any of there products, this Tutti Frutti Christmas Fruit Cake Kit is a winner for me. The perfect Tutti Frutti Christmas collection of deluxe Juicy Fruits Lip Glaze, Fresh Squeezed Highlighting Drops, and Pineapple Paradise Strobing Bronzer Highlighting Duo all in an exclusive fruit cake makeup bag!

8. I’m a sucker for subscription boxes. What I love about Box of Style is that it truly is the one subscription box that WOWs every time. Coveted seasonal finds by Rachel Zoe, this is the the ultimate luxury fashion and beauty subscription delivered four times per year. A one time purchase or a year subscription – either will be a hit this holiday season. Click HERE to get more information on the subscription and use promo code: PEARLS15 for $15 off!

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 Urban Deacay Naked Illuminated Trio, $21 – Naked Illuminated is a limited edition –  lightweight, baked powder with a sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give your skin a luminous look. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow – for a radiant Naked look from head to toe.

Iluminage Eye Mask, $35 – This rejuvenating sleep mask covers your delicate eyes with advanced care to minimize wrinkles while you sleep. Beyond blocking all visual stimuli to quiet your mind and senses, this silky, soft, smart textile is carefully embedded with copper, derived from the well-known essential mineral. This technology is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks.

Aveda Balance Set, $79 – This set includes 7 mists with an authentic fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the root chakra according to Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India.

Philosophy Amazing Grace, $48 – Philosophy’s iconic amazingly clean, beautifully feminine fragrance comes wrapped holiday style, in limited-edition nutcracker packaging.

MAKE UP FOR EVER  Artist palette, $34 – This palette contains a selection of 3 perfectly matched Artist Shadow trios to create 3 easy and effortless looks and an educative leaflet. This is currently my favorite shadow palette! You can create so many looks as well as go from day to night instantly.

IT Cosmetics Brushes, $58 – Ahhhh and my love for IT Cosmetics continues.  This limited-edition set includes 5 full-size, ultra-plush brushes for face and eyes to cover all your makeup needs – plus a coordinating cosmetics case that doubles as your night-out clutch. It Cosmetics makes my favorite brushes so when I saw this set, I knew it had to make my gift guide. They are super soft and great quality. (P.S – go follow my Instagram @pearls_and_paris, I’m posting a giveaway for this exact brush set later today)

Kat Von D Mini Lipstick Set, $49 – I love this mini lipstick set! It includes 7 everlasting shades that are sure to make you stand out… and LAST! The set gives you the perfect spectrum of statement pops and everyday neutrals.

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Duo, $22 – OPI has created this collection based on one of the most timeless movies to date – the Breakfast At Tiffany’s Collection which is inspired by the glamour filled hit film starring Audrey Hepburn. This set includes the polishes I Believe In Manicures (classic Tiffany Blue) and Black Dress Not Optional as well as a Cosmetic Bag.

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Express Dress Socks, $11 – These fancy dress socks are a perfect stocking stuffer for the special guy in your life. Not only do these come in a variety of fun colors and styles but they also fit great and are really comfortable.

Gift Cards – You can never, ever go wrong with a gift card. While some people think gift cards are the easy way out, I think they are the most practical gift. You can pick from a variety of different stores or restaurants or keep it simple and give a gift card that will work anywhere. I’m a big fan of Apple gift cards since they can be used to purchase music, games or other apps.

Electric Sky Wine, $13 – Wine as a stocking stuffer?! YES! Wine (& booze in general) is always a good gift idea. What I love what Electric Sky Wine is that they are single serve so you can literally pop one off and keep it moving. Rose, Red or Pinot – take your pick.

Fitbit Flex, $80 – I own one of these and I love it. You can track your steps, sleep pattern and food/water intake with one simple click. With the New Year around the corner, this is the perfect gift for someone looking to set and crush their 2017 health goals.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k, $15 – Reading fuels the mind but there’s nothing like raw, refreshing TRUTH. We get so caught up on worrying about every little thing and being perfect – but this book will bring you right back to reality. Pick it up and thank me later.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Holiday Ornament, $16 – If you follow me on my social media channels, you know I am a HUGE fan of It Cosmetics. When I saw they came out with 2 Holiday Ornaments that included their product, I knew they would make my Gift Guide. Not only is this cream one of my absolute favorites but it’s the perfect Stocking Stuffer AND travel friendly size.

Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy, $3 – Vaseline is my GO TO product for keeping my lips soft. While I keep a big tub of it by my bedside, I keep this cute little tin in my purse. It keeps my lips moisturized, smells great and gives my lips a light tint.

Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask, $25 – This is my favorite mask set from this season. You get to test out 6 of their best (& yes I can attest to that because I use each and every one and am obsessed) masks instead of committing to just one. They are the perfect size to bring along when going away for the weekend and even more perfect for tossing in the stocking of your beauty obsessed loved one.

I remember the days where I would be out with the girls 3-4 times a week. Now that I’m a mom I can count on one hand the amount of kid free nights I’ve had in the last 6 months. I wouldn’t change a thing but I do still love a good night out 🙂 Since nights out are rare, I love switching up my style each time. I’m horrible at keeping up my color so I’ve been rocking a blonde ombre for a good three years now. There’s no need to change my hair color permanetely now that I’ve discovered temporary hair color from Sally Beauty. It comes in a variety of colors, doesn’t damage your hair and comes out after one wash. I also live for the L’Oreal Paris root cover up. It temporary covers up your roots to perfection! No salon needed 🙂 For full product details keep scrolling:
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Temp Hair Color: Sally Beauty 

Root Cover Up: L’Oreal Paris

Primer: It Cosmetics, Bye Bye Pores

Foundation: Maybelline, Matte + Poreless

Lashes: Kiss #11

Eyeliner: L’Oreal, Voluminous Liner Noir

Mascara: L’Oreal, Voluminous Feline Mascara

Contour: It Cosmetics, You Sculpted Palette

Blush: It Cosmetics, Bye Bye Pores Blush

Highlight: Laura Geller Gilded Honey

Lips: Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani in Phone Call