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Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Holiday Gift Guide: Sporty Chic

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So many of you have shared that you’ve been loving the gift guides so I’ve put another round up of ideas for everyone on your list. These are the top categories you asked for! All the items in each collage are clickable to take you directly to shop the items featured.

For the Home and Hostess

A number of you asked for gift ideas for the host and here are a few of my favorite things. There are lots of cute wine bottle holders this year which adds a special touch. For the kitchen a good olive oil is a must. I love the Olio Santo or Williams Sonoma House Olive Oils. Lots of cute sets and bundles available!

The past few years we’ve added Marshall Speakers to our home and I absolutely love them. There are lots of options at

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10 Chocolate Nail Colors to Try This Season

Best Chocolate Nail Polish Colors

Sharing a roundup of some chocolate nail colors I’ve been loving this season! I’ve never received so many “what color is that?” questions about some of the shades I’ve been wearing recently. The ones that have been getting the most compliments are OPI Bonfire Serenade and Olive and June JJ.

I’ve been in a pale pink and neutral nude nail kick most of this year but love these different shades of brown for fall to winter. Here are 10 nail chocolate colors to try this fall.

Best Chocolate Nail Polish Colors

OPI Bonfire Serenade is a creamy cool-toned chocolate brown. Opaque with two coats.

OPI Bonfire Serenade Nail Polish

OPI You Don’t Know Jacques is a shade I always thought was brown, but I just bought a fresh bottle and it’s almost taupe blue on my skin tone. I added it to the mix for comparison.

OPI You Don't Know Jacques

OPI Espresso Your Inner Self is a true medium chocolate brown shade. Also

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Natasha Denona My Dream Collection Swatches + Review

Natasha Denona My Dream Palette Collection

Natasha Denona continues to be one of the best makeup lines for beautiful innovative palettes and colors. I love that she brings us so many beautiful unique launches – so much thought and care goes into her creations. Her new My Dream Collection has beautiful tones and textures. Today I have some swatches and a review of the items. Today’s the last day of the Sephora Holiday Savings event. If you’re looking for makeup that’s new (rather than repeats) definitely check her collection out.

I have swatches and a review but didn’t have time to shoot makeup looks for this launch. I still wanted to get the swatches up for you. I put up a poll on my Instagram stories and even though this collection launched weeks ago most of you still wanted swatches.

Natasha Denona My Dream Palette Collection

My Dream Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona My Dream Palette

The Natasha Denona My Dream Eyeshadow Palette ($69) is absolutely stunning. I

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Best Black Friday 2022 Sales To Shop Early

Best Black Friday Sales and Deals

Black Friday deals are here early! Rounding up the best 2022 sales to shop now. Some will start over the next few days but here are the ones to put on your radar. Let me know what you’re shopping this year!

Big Retailer Sales

Anthropologie – 30% off clothes, gifts and home, extra 40% off sale items

Bloomingdale’s – 25% off items labeled “take 25% off,” now through 11/27, Loyallists receive a $25 reward for every $100 spent, over 200 beauty items marked on sale

Intermix – 48 hour sale, select items marked up to 75% off

Neiman Marcus – Up to 75% off select items here, up to $500 off regular price orders ($50 off $200, $100 off $400 and $250 off $1,000 with code THANKFUL inlcuding beauty and fragrance)

Net-A-Porter – Up to 50% off select items

Nordstrom – Black Friday Deals all on their Black Friday

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Sleek & Smooth Holiday Hair Made Easy with ghd

ghd Max Styler review - wide plate flat iron

You girls know how big of a fan I am of the smooth sleek hair look and my favorite styling tools from ghd are on sale for Black Friday! They are offering a discount up to 30% off sitewide now through 12/1 and will have special daily deals throughout the week. I really love their Platinum+ 1 Inch Styler and was recently sent the Max Styler to try. Both are great high quality heat styling tools I think are essential in my hair styling routine.

ghd Max Styler review - wide plate flat iron

I have naturally frizzy thick strands of hair which is hard to tame and the added Florida humidity makes it challenging for my hair to look smooth. I’m all for getting extra help with heat tools and some smoothing/styling products. The ghd flat irons have been game changers.

ghd Max Styler vs Platinum+ Flat Iron

The ghd Max Styler is their wide plate flat iron. The plates are 2 inches wide designed

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