1. cuddle + kind – The Baby Animal Collection ($35+)
  2. Magna-Tiles – 110 piece set ($130)
  3. Fujifilm – Instax Mini Cam ($80)
  4. Squishmallows – 16″ Pizza Plush ($45)
  5. Board Games – Variety ($10+)
  6. Target – Toy Shopping Cart ($20)

 Holiday Gift Guide Beauty

 1. Buxom Lip Set / $59 – The Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set features mini sizes of lip polishes and lip creams that let you experiment with tingling, lip-plumping looks in nudes, pinks, reds, and plums.

2. Sephora Contour Brush Set / $48 – This high quality set includes a stippling brush, a flat top powder brush for buffing and setting, and angled blush brush. Also includes PRO Team make-up tutorial. The set is encased in a fashionable slim-line pouch.

3. Illuminate Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask / $35 -This invigorating sleep mask covers your delicate eyes during sleeping hours with advanced care to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Beyond blocking all visual stimuli to quiet your mind and senses, this silky, soft, smart textile is carefully embedded with Cupron’s copper oxide technology, derived from a well-known essential mineral. This technology is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks—with a continuous effect over time.

4. GrandeBrow-Tastic Beauty Box / $100 – If you follow my instagram (@pearls_and_paris) you know that I’m a sucker for amazing brows. I feel like they are truly the first thing that people notice on your face. We all can’t have naturally perfect brows so that is why I love the GrandeBrow-Tastic Beauty Box. It includes 1 GrandeBROW Serum, 1 GrandeBROW-FILL and 1 Stainless Steal Tweezer. This box includes all the tools you need to build beautiful arches, fill in sparse areas and restore your brows to a gorgeous shape!

5. GO SMiLE on the go / $119 – The gift of a shiny white smile! For two minutes each morning and evening, brush as you normally would using the Teeth Whitening Gel and your favorite toothpaste together to clean and whiten at the same time. Brush in small, circular motions. The brush will pulse every 30 seconds, letting you know it’s time to change quadrants. It will then beep and turn off automatically after two minutes.

6. Urban Decay Vice4 Palette / $60 -This limited-edition palette even includes 20 gorgeous shades, a huge mirror and a double-ended brush. Vice4 features a stunning array of colors and a wide range of finishes, from buttery-smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to shades laced with micro-glitter.

7. Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette / $59 -This 15 shade palette features a breakthrough Artist Shadow formula that lets you create endless eye looks with infinite combinations. The advanced gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments provides vivid color payoff and superior blendablilty. An artist’s favorite, Artist Shadow leaves a smooth, even finish that gives lids super-saturated, lasting color. Arranged into five easy-to-apply color trios, this extensive collection ranges from soft, subtle neutrals to daring bolds and brights.

8. Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette / $46 – This is my holy grail as far as contouring goes. This palette features three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality. I feel as this kit is fail proof and is super easy to use.

9. Lancome Auda[City] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette / $68 – When I think of the brand Lancôme, I instantly think ‘classic’ and that is exactly what this palette is. This is their first multi pan eyeshadow palette featuring 16 shades in 4 finishes. Pick a chic look for the day, an audacious look for the night, or anything that falls in between.

Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers

1. Bliss Citrus Stars bath + body / $10 – This cute little duo includes a 1 oz lemon + sage body butter as well as 1 oz of the lemon + sage soapy suds. This mini set is perfect for travel and will leave your skin soft and your spirits bright.

2. Sophia phone case by Jovan Rosario / $35 – I’m in love with the sketches by Jovan Rosario (a.k.a @Ponyy_Boyy) He recently launched his website and has some amazing products with his original sketches on them. This sketch is one of my favorites. ‘Sophia’ is ultra chic and is sure to be a stocking stuffer favorite.

3. Eye Roll Mug by Greeving Cards / $12 – Greeving Cards puts out products with witty statements and honest points of view. From cards to apparel to drinkware – they have something for everyone on your Christmas list that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. This mug sums up how most people feel in the morning.. therefore, buy one and gift it to the eye roll queen in your family.

4. Nila Anthony Faux Fur Pom / $15 – Key chain pom poms have been an “It” item the last few months! They are cute, super fun and bring a pop of color to your handbag of choice.

5. OPI Nail Polish / $9 – I have a sick obsession with nail polish therefore a few bottles tossed into my Christmas Stocking always puts a smile on my face. OPI is my go to brand. The formula is great and long lasting and they always have the best shades. Check out the Starlight Collection as it combines very rich, glittered jewel tones.

6. GIFTCARDS! …self explanatory 🙂

7. Peter Thomas Roth travel sized masks / $5 – I’m obsessed with these masks! Skin care is really important to me and the Peter Thomas Roth products are made with amazing ingredients to help keep your skin looking fresh year round. These travel size pots are perfect stocking stuffers. Shown here are the Rose Stem Cell, Pumpkin Enzyme & Irish Moor Mud Masks.

8. Gearonic USB Battery Charger / $7 – There aren’t many things worse then seeing the little battery on your cell phone screen turn red! This portable charger is small and can can fully charge your phone two times. This is a must for the lady or gentleman in your life that is on the go.

9. Fossil Bradley Slim Wallet / $30 – This sleek leather wallet minimizes the bulge in your pocket and holds all your essential cards and features a handy money clip for cash.

10. Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Cufflinks / $50 – These cufflinks are functionable yet FUN! A great gift for dads, friends, and groomsmen – these sleek and discreet accents keep fellas looking professional from 9 to 5 before they really get down to business after work gets out.

11. Ghirardelli Chocolates / $8+ – You can never go wrong with chocolate… ever!

12. Old Navy Fair Isle Scarf / $10 – Winter accessories are the perfect stocking stuffer. This sweater scarf is soft and warm and can be worn on the go or jazzed up for a night out.

13. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 / $100 – This is such a hot item this year. It has a cute and compact body design for instant photos & instant fun!

14. Textured Diamond Socks by The Tie Bar / $8 – Socks! Another stocking stuffer favorite that you can’t go wrong with.

‘Tis the Season… for my Holiday Gift Guides!

I decided to kick off my series of Gift Guides with items for the guy in your life. Every year I ask my husband what he would like, and I always get the same response “I don’t need anything.” I get so frustrated but I think back at some items he may have mentioned wanting, or saying he liked and best yet – just sticking to what I KNOW he loves and I just run with those ideas. Here are 5 gift items -for HIM- to make this Holiday even more merry.

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1. Dollar Shave Club 4X Razor Membership / $40-$100 – To me, this is one of the most unique and thoughtful gifts you could give to a guy this season but most of all practical. You start off by choosing a gift of 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. The 4X, AKA the “Lover’s Blade,” is their most popular razor and has a cartridge that contains 4 stainless steel blades and a pivot head razor handle. The 1st box also includes Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter & Post Shave. You also have the option of sending them an E Giftcard and they can decide which blade package they would like to receive.

2. Citizen Black Croc Embossed Leather Strap Watch / $80 – This classic black on black watch is not only stylish but very affordable. It has a black croc-embossed leather strap with black dial and silver-tone stick. It’s simple yet elegant and can be worn casual or to dress up an outfit.

3. The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year / $80 – I don’t know much about whisky & fine scotch but what I do know is my husband has a bottle of what he likes to refer to as “really good scotch” and he doesn’t like to bring it out all the time. That bottle would be The Macallan and while at home we have the 10 Year, he always gets the 15 Year when gifting someone a bottle. A really great bottle of booze is always a hit.

4.Ralph Lauren Polo Red Intense Gift Set / $93 – You can never go wrong with cologne for the special guy in your life especially when it comes from a timeless brand such as Ralph Lauren. A spritz of Polo Red Intense begins with a fresh, fruity top note, which is amped with ginger tones, only to be surpassed by a heart of spices and woody notes. It is a very sophisticated scent that is long lasting.

5. Ugg Ascot Leather Slippers / $120 – Available in 3 colors, the Ascot is Uggs best selling slipper. Natural wool and rich full-grain leather compose this slipper, which has been equipped with a durable rubber outsole suited for indoor and outdoor wear. Not only do they look sharp but they are super comfy.