If you had to name the best gifts you’ve ever received, what would they be? When I sit down and think about my favorite gifts ever, it comes down to ones that have a story. For example, a set of bracelets from Lee Michaels Fine JewelryI received on my wedding day comes to mind. (It’s not everyday that you are given diamonds, right?!) Three of my family members picked out single bracelets that makes up a gorgeous trio of gold and rose gold bangles that I wore on my wedding day. Not only are they sentimental, they are pieces I can use and wear all of the time. With gift guides and holiday looks in mind, I wanted to share a few more fine jewelry gift ideas from Lee Michaels in today’s post!
Can I just tell you how amazing it’s going to be NOT having to stay up until midnight waiting for Black Friday sales to go live? That’s because Shopbop already has its Black Friday Sale going on right now! This is the sale you need to be shopping today because the promo code isn’t going to change, the discount isn’t going to change… The only thing that will be different if you wait until Black Friday to shop is that your size might be sold out!
While I was in New York last week, I had the opportunity to pop into the Henri Bendel flagship store on 5th Avenue. YOU GUYS. I can’t believe that I’ve never been inside this store before. It was legit like walking into a grown-up toy store but with handbags and accessories. I wanted to pick up and play with literally everything that they had on display! There were treats like personalized holiday cookies and the most delish rice krispies decorated with handbag icing. And there were tables and tables of sparkly jewels and bags that inspired today’s holiday date night outfit ideas. See which two bags I love for creating unique and unexpected holiday looks in today’s full post!
I told myself that I would not jump into the holidays too early this year, but here I am plunging headfirst into – sequin leggings. How can you blame me though? I found the most amazing black sequin leggings for under $100 at Express recently. They even come in both mid and high rise sizing, so I decided I needed to shout this from the rooftops or more literally take photos of them on a rooftop. Either way, works right?
To make this deal even sweeter (or sparklier), you can use code 2248 at checkout in-store for $25 off your purchase of $100+ now through 12/15.Click here for more details!
Every birthday and Christmas, I get told that I’m the most difficult person to shop for by family, friends and even my own husband!! Of course, I think that’s preposterous – there are PLENTY of things that I would love to receive, haha. So I’ve been rethinking my holiday gift guides this year because I know everyone has that difficult person (aka me) to shop for on their list. Each week, I’ll have a new set of gifts for the girl who has everything.
This week I’m focusing on hair products – mainly because I think they get overlooked too often and every girl wishes for good hair days. Because let’s get real, us girls spend a lot of time and money on our hair, and we always need hair products as they continue to run out. I don’t know about you, but if Santa brought me a stocking full of dry shampoo, I’d be the happiest girl evaa.
Breaking down some of my all-time favorite hair products that I use regularly and why I love each one – and why they’d made a perfect gift set for any girl on your list. (AND HELLO, what about a gift card to that person’s hair salon too?!)
I use this combo religiously. Not only because it smells phenomenal, but because it really does give my hair the perfect texture for styling. I go through this dry shampoo like no other, so I like to stock up! Dry shampoo is my BFF.
Most people sleep on silk pillowcases because it’s better for your skin, but did you know it’s also better for your hair? I sleep on my silk pillowcases every night to help prolong my waves and for better second day hair!
Okay, I know it sounds extra, but I also have two special hair towels. I do not dry my hair with our regular towels because they are rougher on the hair follicles. I am now a loyal fan of these super absorbent hair towels from Aquis. I have both of the versions pictured above and swap between the two of them.
Okay this deserves it’s own section because there are SO many Aveda hair products that I swear by. If you’re blonde, you definitely need to try the Blue Malva products to keep your color from turning brassy as well as the Color Conserve for color-treated hair. I use the Smooth Infusion and Thickening Tonic after every wash even if I’m just air drying my hair.Air Control always adds a little bit of life into my hair and smells amazing! I definitely encourage people to try out Aveda’s products or gift them!
I recently tried this shampoo and conditioner combo and am obsessed with it. It smells so good that I would catch myself just smelling my hair throughout the day. That sounds weird, but it’s true. If someone gave me the jumbo bottles of this, I’d jump up and give them a hug!
The first time anyone used this on my hair, I was at the salon and thought it was magical hair spray. So I told them to add it to my bill, and almost had a heart attack when I realized how much it costs. Needless to say, I don’t often buy this for myself, but if someone else bought it for me… that would be reeaaal nice. Worth the splurge if you’re looking for a nicer stocking stuffer idea.
How sleek is this rose gold straightening iron? I’m in the market for a new straightener and want to give this one a try. You’ll have to let me know if you’re familiar with this one and have used it!
PS. Let me know if you think this was helpful – or if you’re excited to see more posts like this!
IG Stories Giveaway
In case you missed it, I’m hosting a giveaway over on Instagram Stories to win a HUGE set of hair products and an Amika hair dryer. Enter below via the Rafflecopter widget + follow along with me on Instagram to enter a new holiday giveaway every Friday!