{holiday gift guide} the bestie


Deborah Lippmann 'Jazz Standards' Glam Rock Nail Color Duo (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive) {$19.00} | kate spade new york 'nice girl' iPhone 5 & 5s case {$30.00} | kate spade new york 'day' boxed socks (3-Pack) {$30.00} | BaubleBar Crystal Dandelion Drops {$34.00} | M.A.C. 'Keepsakes - Red' Lip Bag (Limited Edition) {$39.50} | 10 Strawberry Street 'Moscow Mule' Copper Mug {$24.00} | philosophy 'holiday handbook' hand cream trio (Limited Edition) {$20.00} | philosophy Snow Angel Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath {$16.00} | BaubleBar Mini Pearl Tassel Pendant {$36.00}



{holiday gift guide} stocking stuffers



Bobbi Brown Mini Lip & Eye Palette (Limited Edition) {$30.00} | Crabtree & Evelyn 'Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed' Ornament Tin {$14.50} | Michael Kors Michael Kors Collection Dual Ended Rollerball Trio {$50.00} | NEST Holiday Reed Diffuser {$38.00} | philosophy 'peppermint stick' hand cream ornament (Limited Edition) {$8.00} | Ginger + Liz Colour Collection Skinny's Gift Set {$25.00} | Charlotte Tilbury 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G.' Mini Lipstick Charm Trio (Limited Edition) {$39.00} | Chronicle Books 'Nails, Nails, Nails!' Book {$14.95} | kate spade new york 'cold hands' thermal travel mug {$18.00}



{holiday gift guide} glam gadgets


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Clarisonic Pink Mia1 Electric {$99.00} This is an amazing {in price + product} starter set of the iconic Mia1. The recipient's skin will thank you. Trust.

PMD Personal Microderm Device {$159.00} Leaves your skin feeling super smooth - as if you've had a professional facial + body wrap! It's also gentle on sensitive and dry skin.

NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device {$325.00} These are being used by aestheticians at loads of spas across the country. I love it for zapping away under-eye bags, but it's also amazing for face sculpting {think an at-home facelift}.

Bliss Fabulips™ 'Pout'-o-matic Spa Powered Lip-Perfecting System {$48.00} I've used a toothbrush in the past for lip exfoliating, but this works so. much. better. Love the natural plumpness + color it adds to your pout!

Veet Infini'Silk Pro Light-Based IPL Hair Removal System for Home Use {$299.00} I was lucky enough to receive this for review and it has quickly become an HG product for me. After a few uses on my legs, underarms, and bikini line hair regrowth is minimal, and I feel as if I'm on my way to never having to shave those areas again. This is such a painless, fast, and effective way to combat hair growth without having to seek assistance from a pricey salon. Highly, highly recommended as a gift for yourself for the holidays!

Foreo LUNA™ for Sensitive/Normal Skin {$199.00} Perfect for the girl with sensitive skin who wants a deep cleansing brush that also reduces the signs of aging {you can never start too early!}.

Clarisonic 'Opal - Pink Oasis' Facial Sonic Infusion System (Nordstrom Exclusive) {$185.00} I, personally, have a complete obsession with bright eyes, and after a few uses, this reduces the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles. So perfect for skin brightening!

Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler {$16.00} One of the greatest gadgets a girl could own - and it's under-$20! The fact that it doesn't pinch and curls quickly makes this a gifting essential.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation {$199.00} Perfect for at-home salon-esque pedis!



Thanks to Veet for sponsoring this post!

NOTD: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Open Mica Night


Two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Open Mica Night. Silver Square Holographic Glitter in a Clear Base.

So simple. So sparkly.

Having spent more than 7 years writing about local bands for a newspaper {and covering my fair share of open mic nights}, I couldn't help but to love this polish {a lot} even before trying it out.

The simplicity of Open Mica Night is what makes it standout in a sea of glitters, and has made it a new fave for me. It's a very versatile top coat that could easily make any polish color feel a bit more special, but I was feeling ultra-girly so I layered it over nails inc. London's Mayfair Lane.

This doesn't dispense a ton of glitter with each brushstroke, so you definitely need to dab and pat - but do so carefully as the clear base is a bit thick and can feel gloppy. Highly recommended in terms of effect; but apply with care.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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