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Reflection | 2013

Hope y'all had an amazing Christmas! This past year has gone by in the blink of an eye and I may say this at the end of each year, but this year it truly has.  As I sit here  reflecting about this past year, I can definitely say it was a year of change but not necessarily for the good or bad. There were some decisions that I wish I would have thought out more clearly and some moments that I wish I would have spent more time living within. 2014 will be the  the Year of Focus for me and I cannot wait to bask in the glow of all of the things that I will accomplish. Hope y'all have a great New Years...but don't get crazy. 
-Desi

Gift Sets | Sephora

Hai everyone! So I haven't been keeping up with my gift idea post and I'm SORRY! Since we have two days left till Christmas I decided that I'll post some gifts sets that you can easily get from SEPHORA. Just walk in and grab...Easy! There are tons to choose from of course but you can ever go wrong with skincare or makeup items right!..?


1- Anthony Logistics for Men the Essential Traveler Kit; $48 set contains: 2 oz Glycolic Facial Cleanser, 2 oz Shave Cream, 2.5 oz All Purpose Facial Moisturizer, 3.4 oz Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash, 0.25 oz Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25 Mint and White Tea


2- Aria Glowing Collection with Josie Maran; $199 set contains: Clarisonic® ARIA Rose Sonic Cleansing Brush, Sensitive brush head, Detachable USB pLink® Charger, Drying stand, 0.5 oz Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil, 0.5 oz Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil, 0.55 oz Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Love, Limited-Edition Moroccan travel bag


3- Luxe Anti-Bacterial Brush Set; $6…

Quirky Products | Porkfolio

My boyfriend showed my this site the other day I think it is pretty neat.  It is a place where you can submit ideas for any  random thing you can think of,  a vote is made, you place your thoughts on the design, and then it is manufactured  for you to purchase. So as you can imagine there are a lot cool little gadgets to everyday items you never would have thought to create.



One of my favs on the site was this  piggy bank called the Porkfolio. You simply deposit your change and you can manage your balance and set goals with an app. I feel it is a great gift for the kiddies to teach them how to save or for big kids like me. I love saving me some change. Cost is $ 69.00



Glossybox for NET-A-PORTER.COM

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Not to leave out a subscription service for us girls, NET-A-PORTER has partnered with Glossybox and created this limited-edition beauty box. This  set includes eight exciting luxury products that will appeal to both beauty enthusiasts and jet-setting fashion lovers, with something for everyone to discover. Price is $40. 
The Glossybox includes: 
Natura Bisse's Diamond White SPF 50+ Oil-Free Brilliant Sun ProtectionKevyn Aucoin's The Eye Shadow Duo - No. 206Ellis Faas' Mascara E401 - BlackPhilip B's Oud Royal Gravity - Defying GelRGB's Jojoba and Biotin-enriched Cuticle OilKlorane's Dry ShampooJoya's Ames Soeurs Roll-On ParfumAvene's Thermal Spring Water Spray

Manpacks | Manly goods on a schedule

For the man who is just too lazy to go out and buy some socks!. Most guys hate shopping for well ...anything, so ease their pain by giving the gift that is Manpacks. It is a package that can include your choosing of socks, t-shirts, underwear, soap and miscellaneous personal items.



 You can sign up for quarterly delivery in which you can choose the items yourself or the giftpack option and select from several options depending on the type of "man " he is. Prices vary depending the items in the package.

Urban Decay | Naked2 Palette

For the makeup enthusiasts in your life, this amazing palette features a stunning range from pale and deep, to matte and sparkly. It also includes a double-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush.
The Naked2  is in very high demand and for only $52, it is a great value for this long lasting,  highly coveted makeup palette. 

JumpFromPaper | Bags and Sachels

These have got to be the coolest looking bags I have ever seen! I am big nerd at heart, so my first thought was the Paper Mario video game....anyone remember that game?....no....(clears throat). Though they appear flat, they are roomy enough to accommodate all of your daily necessities.




These are a great gift for that one nerdy friend who is into old school Nintendo or someone who is just too cool for the ordinary. Prices range from $49 to $169.

Lucia Bay Shave Set

I find myself always wishing that my boyfriend had one of these shave sets. Even if he were not to use it , I simply would want him to have it because it would look amazing sitting on the counter. Granted, this set is upwards of $190 dollars, so I would maybe force him to use it so it would not simply be just a prop. 
 This set includes a double-edged safety razor with a five pack of feather blades, rum scented shave soap, a cruelty-free shave brush, chrome shaving bowl and stand, and a black bamboo storage box. Whether your gifting to a male friend, your father or significant other, I feel this is a beautiful Christmas gift to give regardless if it is used or not.
-Desi


12 Days of Gifting | GIZMON iCA5

Pantone Color of 2014

Pantone just announced  that the Pantone Color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid.
"While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute." An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today's society."
"An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."
Radiant Orchid's rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women, A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way o…