Monday, December 30, 2013

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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gift Sets | Sephora

Sephora Gift Sets



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; $60 set contains: Brush pouch, Powder brush with wave synthetic fibers, Foundation brush with synthetic talon fibers, Concealer brush with synthetic talon fibers, Eye shadow brush with synthetic talon fibers, Flat eyeliner brush with synthetic talon fibers, Brow comb with synthetic nylon fibers, Angled eye shadow brush with synthetic talon fibers


4- Makeup Academy Blockbuster; $50 includes: eye shadow, lip gloss, blush, eyeliner crème, concealer, eye shadow primer, lip primer, 2 x double-ended sponge tip applicator, double-ended eye shadow brush, double-ended blush brush, mirror


5- The Self Made Man Dopp Kit; $38 set includes: Lint brush, bottle opener, nail clippers, nose scissors, metal nail file, mustache wax

Friday, December 20, 2013

Quirky Products | Porkfolio

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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.


Porkfolio


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




Thursday, December 19, 2013

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 Protection
  • Kevyn Aucoin's The Eye Shadow Duo - No. 206
  • Ellis Faas' Mascara E401 - Black
  • Philip B's Oud Royal Gravity - Defying Gel
  • RGB's Jojoba and Biotin-enriched Cuticle Oil
  • Klorane's Dry Shampoo
  • Joya's Ames Soeurs Roll-On Parfum
  • Avene's Thermal Spring Water Spray


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Manpacks | Manly goods on a schedule

GIft ideas


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.



Giftpacks

 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.

Monday, December 16, 2013

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. 


Saturday, December 14, 2013

JumpFromPaper | Bags and Sachels

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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.

Friday, December 13, 2013

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


Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Days of Gifting | GIZMON iCA5

GIZMON iCA5


Day 1


Being that we literally have 12 days till Christmas, I thought I would  list a random gift item everyday till the 24th.  If you are doing some last minute shopping and are in need of some gift ideas, hopefully these can come in handy!

I came across this phone case while I was making the polyvore board for my previous post, and I have to say that this is pretty awesome. Great for the tech enthusiast, a photographer  or anyone who just wants a really cool iPhone case.

This case has a functional shutter button, view finder and you have the option to purchase different lenses, cases and even a tripod.  Prices ranges from $28.00 - $53.00 for the iPhone 4S and 5. I am currently eyeing the radiant orchid color and may just gift it to myself this Christmas.

-Desi

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 onto the red carpet.

Expect to see Radiant Orchid and variations of this hue  appear in home decor, beauty looks, men's and women's clothing, and accessories throughout 2014.

-Desi




PANTONE Color of 2014