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Valentine's Day Gifts: All Sets for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gifts: All Set(s) for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

This gift set isWhen it comes to gift-giving on Valentine’s Day, it’s always best to give something personal. Nothing is more personal than the gift of fragrance, plus it’s a no-fail option Valentine’s Day gifts. For those special women in your life, we present the following must-have fragrances; these fragrances are sure to excite, and they come with bonuses. We’re sharing the best fragrance gift sets to give the love of your life or your best friend.

Valentine's Day Gifts: All Sets for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

This year, Viktor&Rolf and Valentino are making gifting fragrance even easier with their adorable Valentine’s Day sets featuring their iconic fragrances Flowerbomb, and Donna Born in Roma. Both of these Valentine’s Day gifts will ensure your special someone feels extra loved this year. Zodica captures the true essence of your loved one based on their zodiac traits and turns it into a fragrance as unique as they are, and the power of Jason Wu and Deborah Lippmann combine to bring you the ultimate gift set.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Valentine’s Day Box, $125.00 – this beautiful gift set contains a 50ml EDP, 50ml Shower Gel, a 40ml Body Cream, and a Flowerbomb Mini EDP.

Valentino Donna Born in Roma Valentine’s Day Set, $148.00 – this striking gift set contains a 100ml EDP and 30ml Body Cream. The fragrance is born in a trio of the world’s best-selected jasmine flower varieties, blended with vanilla bourbon. It’s also infused with the cool kick of a woody, animalistic overdose in an irreverent twist.

Zodica Perfumery 8ml Gift Set Twist & Spritz, $40.00 – this travel-size, handcrafted perfume is designed based on the zodiac signs and comes in an unbreakable container. They are all cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. Our Scorpio fragrance features the following notes.: Oakmoss, Patchouli, Dark Musk, Apricot, Black Plum, Tuberose, Rose, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood. Made with Certified Organic Alcohol Derived from Grapes

Jason Wu x Deborah Lippmann Perfume & Polish Giftset, $25.00 – this Limited Edition collaboration is perfect for the beauty lover. This gift set is beautifully crafted from the inside out. The Eau de Parfum is constructed around one of perfumery’s most prized ingredients: the rare jasmine. Enhanced by an extravagant floral bouquet and sensual woods, the fragrance reflects Jason’s uncompromising passion and attention to detail.

Like we said, giving a fragrance gift set as Valentine’s Day gifts is no-fail. They are sure to love it!! Wouldn’t you love to receive one of these gift sets this V-Day?

What’s the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Every State?

What’s the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Every State?

With 90% of Americans regularly treating themselves to a sweet, frozen dessert, it’s no wonder we go crazy for candy on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is the old favorite, but there’s more variety than you might think when it comes to picking the perfect Valentine’s Day candy for your sweetheart.

For a long time, conversation hearts — those sweet candies with phrases like “be mine” and “xoxo” on them — won the battle of the sweets. But this year there’s a new top pick for Valentine’s Day candies. Here’s a breakdown of what’s sure to sell out when people are buying sweet treats for their sweethearts this year.

Which Candy Won Out?

For a long time, SweetHearts conversation hearts dominated the Valentine’s candy market. But they suffered a set back last year when they failed to appear on store shelves. That had a significant and lingering effect on conversation hearts.

In their place, treats like M&M’s are moving up. M&M’s claimed the number one spot in three states this year: Arizona, Kansas and New Jersey. That may be in part due to the drop off in conversation hearts. But M&M’s Cupid’s Mix and Cupid’s Message products also quickly became favorites since hitting the market.

Heart-Shaped Boxes Reigned in 2019 CandyStore.comSource: CandyStore.com

Of course, the old staples are still well represented. Things like heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, Hershey kisses and chocolate roses placed in the top three for several states. Don’t count on these longtime favorites disappearing any time soon. Alongside M&M’s and conversation hearts, gift boxes, chocolate roses, and general chocolates appear as frequent contenders for each state’s favorite Valentine’s candy.

Here’s one you may not have considered: Cupid corn. Often associated with Halloween, candy corn is also making a push during Valentine’s Day. While candy corn, in general, is falling off as a favorite among consumers, there are some places, like Michigan, where the candy is still incredibly popular on Valentine’s Day and other holidays.

Other Valentine’s Day Facts

Candy isn’t the only thing consumers are concerned about when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Many are ready to throw down some serious money to make their loved one feel special for the holiday.

In fact, consumers are expected to spend $30.19 on family members this year, which is up from $29.87 last year. Friends will get about $14.69 (compared to $9.78 in 2019) and co-workers will see an average of $12.96 spent on their gifts (compared to $7.78 in 2019). Even pets are getting some love, with people expecting to spend an average of $12.21 on pets, up from $6.94 last year.

Overall, consumers are predicted to spend about $101 this year, which is up from $93.24 in 2019. That’s still down more than 60% compared to a decade ago.

And where will all that money go? A lot, $5.8 billion, is expected to be spent on jewelry, with another $.43 billion spent on a nice evening out with a significant other. Candy is predicted to account for $2.4 billion, with flowers close behind at $2.3 billion. Smaller amounts will be spent on things like gift cards, greeting cards and experiences.

Source: CandyStore.com.

If you’re still thinking about what to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day, consider picking up the most-loved candy in their state (have fun with the interactive map directly above). After all, there’s a good chance they’ll also be a fan.

Moon UltraLight

Meet Moon UltraLight, The Most Revolutionary Lighting Device

We live in a time when selfies are the norm; we all take them in the hopes of sharing a bit of ourselves and our lives in pictures. Those special and everyday moments should be captured and shared in the best light and quality. This is where customizable mobile lighting device, Moon UltraLight, is essential. Launched this month, the Moon UltraLight is an ultra-portable (it’s so small) lighting gadget controlled by touch. Designed to brighten and enhance your photos and videos, this small yet powerful device gives you the ability to say goodbye to bad lighting.

Moon UltraLight Device

This revolutionary and rechargeable lighting device boasts intuitive touch controls that provide customizable brightness and tone. You can adjust the brightness level with precise accuracy depending on how dim or dark your location is. It features a color temperature feature that is easily adjustable from a daylight hue to a golden warm. Adjust anywhere from a cool 5000 kelvin to a warm 2700 kelvin and anywhere in between.

Moon UltraLight Device

So exactly how does the sleek, cost-effective, innovative, and easy to use Moon UltraLight device work? Simply put, by the touch of your fingertips. With one touch, you can turn the Moon device on and off, adjust the brightness, switch between brightness and color modes, and go from warm to cool temperature in color mode. Other great features, if the battery’s low, the Moon maintains its performance and brightness.; it’s also designed to fit virtually any phone and case as well as multiple other devices. Its built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery is fast-charge capable, boasting the ability to charge up to 60% in 30 minutes. The battery lasts 2-3 hours with continuous use and 2-3 days on intermittent usage. It also features anti-flicker lighting and weighs only 2.11 ounces.

Moon UltraLight device

The Moon UltraLight is available in New Moon (Gloss Black) and Full Moon (Gloss White) and retails for $49.99. Both colors are available online for presale on www.moonultra.com.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

Lip-Licking Good: The Delectable Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

We’re sure you’re aware of the long-standing relationship between food and fashion. But have you noticed the budding fusion of food and beauty? You’ve probably enjoyed a beauty drink, indulged in coconut water or milk-based beauty products, but have you ever tried a foodie-inspired lipstick? Get ready to enjoy your lip licking beauty with the wonderful range of Gorjue foodie-inspired lipsticks.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

Gorjue fuses the food and makeup industries with lipsticks that mimics and named after foods from around the world. The brainchild of Maesa Koeber, Gorjue foodie-inspired lipsticks are cruelty-free, vegan lipsticks that make your lips nibble-worthy. The long-wearing lipsticks are also gluten-free, soy-free, glide on velvet smooth, is highly pigmented and opaque, and very moisturizing. Don’t worry, you won’t be walking around with food breath on your lips. Gorjue boasts a delectable citrus vanilla scent that will put all the attention on your lips.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

The name itself celebrates beauty and food. Gorje means “to eat” but it’s also a simile for “gorge,” short for gorgeous. What a perfect double entendre! Coat your lips in creamy satin lip colors in shades like Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon Nigiri, New York Hotdog, California Burger, and Southern Fried Chicken. Each shade retails for $22.00 but you can all five creamy colors in a Foodie Beauty Bundle for $90.00.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

For those who are not afraid to go all out, there is the Limited Edition “To Go” set for $120.00; it includes all five of the Foodie Beauty Bundle lipsticks in a giant Gorjue’s Take Out Box. The Take Out Box is made from hard white vinyl, boasts a functional lid with inside storage, and metal handle.

We can’t wait to see what other food-inspired colors Maesa Koeber adds to her range of Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks. We have a few ideas of our own but we want to know, what food-inspired lip colors would you love to see?

 

Holiday Rum Cocktails

Give the Gift of Festive Rum Cocktails to Ring in the Holiday Season

We’re sure you’ve heard the proverb “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The same thing can be applied to learning how to make great cocktails. This holiday season, we’re going to show you two ways to create delicious libations. There’s our usual sharing of amazing cocktail recipes that are simple to follow, but we also want to make sure you experience how wonderful it is to learn how to craft a cocktail from experts. We’re sharing a few festive rum cocktails featuring Bacardi, Havana Club, and Facundo Rums, as well as wonderful mixologist classes at great venues in NYC and Miami.

Mixology classes with Facundo Rum

If you’re looking for an extraordinary last minute gift idea, why not give the gift of a mixology class. You don’t have to be a cocktail connoisseur to enjoy an experience like this. For those you live in NYC, the newly opened Osamil gastropub (pictured above) will play host to the Facundo Rum Mixology sessions on Monday, January 14th and Monday, January 21st. Miami-based attendees will have the same mixology experience at the newly opened Cuban bar Café La Trova on Tuesday, January 22nd and Wednesday, January 23rd.

Holiday Rum Cocktails

Osamil Beverage Director Gelo Honrade and Facundo brand ambassador, Robert Nieves in NYC, and Café La Trova bartenders and Facundo brand ambassador, Ken Navarro in Miami will teach attendees how to mix the perfect Facundo Rum cocktails this holiday season using Facundo Neo white rum and Facundo Eximo dark rum. Attendees are sure to enjoy this taste of luxury rums from the Bacardi family’s private reserves. Now, on to the cocktails. After you’ve learned how to craft the perfect cocktail (of course you don’t have to wait until then), we invite you to try one of the three decadent cocktails below. We’re highlighting three distinct cocktails, all made with luxury rums. We know you will enjoy.

Eximo Estrella

2 parts Facundo Eximo Rum
½ part Demerara sugar
1 bar spoon Crème de Yvette
1 dash Green Strawberry Bitters
1 dash Chocolate Bitters
Garnish: Orange peel
Combine all ingredients and stir with plenty of ice until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a zig zag orange peel.

Bacardi Coquito

2 part Bacardi Superior Rum
3/4 part of evaporated milk
3/4 part of condensed milk
1 part coconut creme (preferably Coco Lopez)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 pinch cinnamon
Garnish: coconut flakes & cinnamon sticks
Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice and strain into a glass mug. Garnish with cinnamon and coconut flakes.

Crème de Vie (Cuban Egg Nog)

4 parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum
8 parts sweetened condensed milk
8 parts evaporated milk
16 parts sugar
8 parts water
6 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the sugar and water together over very low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves – about 3 minutes. The heat must be just low enough so that the sugar doesn’t caramelize, but yields a thick sugary water. Place the egg yolks in a blender and mix with the condensed milk. Slowly add the evaporated milk and mix completely. Flavor with vanilla. Pour the egg yolk and milk mixture into the sugar-water, and mix together. Finally, stir in the rum.

Are you ready to make some festive rum cocktails?

Holiday stocking stuffers

Everyday Holiday Stocking Stuffers Every Woman Will Want and Need

While you are buying holiday gifts, don’t forget the ones that should be “hanging by the fireplace with care”. We’re talking about holiday stocking stuffers of course. The good thing about gifting everyday holiday stocking stuffers is that it can be anything. Whether you gift candy, beauty essentials, or fun little games, you can’t go wrong. Today we’re concentrating on great everyday products you can add to her holiday stocking.

Holiday stocking stuffers

    1. Lifetherapy’s Mini Collection Gift Set, $39.00 – Start your journey of scent and mood here with this best selling gift set which includes travel-ready mini hydrating lotions and mini body wash & bubbling bath in all 5 of Lifetherapy’s signature fragrances. The gift box includes 1 oz. hydrating body lotion and 1 oz. body wash & bubbling bath in five Lifetherapy signature fragrances: Grounded, Energized, Inspired, Loved, and Transformed.
    2. Nubian Heritage Abyssinian & Chia Bath Bombs, $14.99 –  Immerse yourself in a luxurious bath experience with these naturally effervescent bath bombs. Made with Amaranth and Ginseng, these luxurious bath bombs are infused with refined Chia Seeds. Relax as the rich, woody, floral fragrance envelops your senses while the transformed water cleanses and softens your skin. You’ll love how delicately scented your skin is left.
    3. Tweezerman Brow Basics Limited Edition Gift Set, $45.00 – All your favorite brow essentials are perfectly packaged together for complete brow grooming. Boasting award-winning and professional quality, this set is all you need to create the perfect brow. Includes the Classic Slant Tweezer, Brow Shaping Scissors & Spoolie, Precision Folding Brow Razor, and a Headband, all in a faux-leather cosmetic bag.
    4. ybf beauty Colour Intensity Lipstick, $34.00 for set/$12.00 each – This new collection of lipsticks are ultra-intense, rich colors that leave the lips moisturize and soft with a luminous finish! Its formula wears evenly throughout the day and includes Vitamin E and Jojoba seed oil, leaving lips conditioned. The collection includes four gorgeous colors – Striking (gorgeous red), Brilliant (brown nude), Strength (nude), and Vivacious (burgundy wine).
    5. 4ever Magic Cosmetics Double Shade Eyebrow Gels, $35.00 – Velvety smooth, long-lasting eyebrow gels that instantly adheres to hair and skin, transforming sparse brows into full-looking brows. Available in 4 double shades, the lighter-to-darker shade duos mimic the gradual look of natural brows. The angled brush tip/spoolie brush makes for an easy guided application. They are enriched with Castor Oil, water-resistant, smudge-proof, and boast high pigmentation.
    6. Dr.Plotka’s Mouthwatchers, $4.99 – This breakthrough toothbrush that boasts revolutionary, antimicrobial dual layer flossing bristles. These bristles reach deep into teeth grooves and the periodontal pockets (the area between tooth and gum) for superior cleaning. Your teeth and gums are left feeling just as clean as after a professional dental cleaning. It eliminates 99.9% of bacteria that builds up on bristles in 6 hours due to its proprietary silver bristle technology. Save 20% off your order when you use code GUESTLIST.

Wouldn’t you love to find these everyday holiday stocking stuffers in your Christmas stockings this year?

Holiday Gift Ideas: All-Inclusive Fragrance Gift Sets to Gift This Holiday Season

For several holiday gifting seasons, we’ve heard friends and family become apprehensive about gifting their loved one fragrances as gifts. We’ve noticed many people refrain from giving fragrances as gifts because they think perfumes are too personal to give. Whether you know their favorite scents or not, you shouldn’t be afraid to give them as gifts. Plus with all the amazing all-inclusive fragrance gift sets to gift this holiday season, you’re also giving them essentials like body lotions and shower gels. This season, we’re highlighting some wonderful all-inclusive fragrance gift sets for both women and men that are perfect for gifting this holiday season.

 HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS FOR HER

We have been head over heels in love with the Prada fragrances, so, of course, it will dominate our gift guide this season. Of course, Prada isn’t the only one who holds our heart and is inspired by their accessories. The gorgeous and super chic fragrance from Carolina Herrera also makes an appearance. Check out the all-inclusive fragrance gift sets below:

  1. Prada 3-Pc. Candy Kiss Holiday Gift Set – a delicate and addictive fragrance that unveils an oriental and musky scent. The sensual and bold scent, in white and gold packaging, is adorned with the iconic bear print.  The holiday gift set includes 2.7 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  2. Prada 3-Pc. La Femme Gift Set – a sophisticated, sultry, and feminine fragrance available in a white limited-edition set that is adorned with the iconic bear print. The gift set includes 3.4 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Perfumed Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  3. Carolina Herrera 3-Pc. Good Girl Gift Set – The ultimate femme fatale fragrance with sensual jasmine and seductive tonka in its iconic stiletto-shaped bottle. The gift set includes 2.7-oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Cream, and 3.4-oz. Leg Oil. Available at www.macys.com.
  4. Prada 3-Pc. Candy Holiday Gift Set – a unique fragrance that unveils an oriental and gourmand scent. The limited-edition pink set, adorned with the iconic bear print, is inspired by Prada accessories and includes 2.7 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Perfumed Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  5. Prada Les Infusions Iris Eau de Parfum Gift Set – Prada sensual interpretation of the Iris: fresh and light, like a tender veil yet precious, elusive and perfectly balanced. This subtle green pastel limited-edition set is adorned with the iconic bear print. The gift set includes 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz. Body Lotion, and 0.34 oz. Eau de Parfum Roll-On. Available at www.bloomingdales.com.

HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS FOR HIM

all-inclusive fragrance gift sets

There’s just something about a man that smells good that makes him incredibly sexy. These all-inclusive fragrances gift sets from Paco Rabanne, Prada Parfums, and Jean Paul Gaultier are perfect gifts for him. Available at www.macys.com and www.bloomingdales.com, he’s sure to love either of these sets.

  1. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Privé Gift Set, $96.00 – an enhanced version of the original 1 Million Eau de Toilette. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  2. Prada Men’s 3-Pc. Luna Rossa Carbon Gift Set, $93.00 – a fragrance that brings together metallic notes of Lavender, green Citrus of Vert de Bergamote from Italy, Wood of Patchouli and Amber of Ambroxan. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Megaspritzer.
  3. Jean Paul Gaultier Men’s 3-Pc. Le Male Gift Set, $97.00 – a powerful and masculine pays tribute to the sailor, a long time source of inspiration for Jean Paul Gaultier. This gift set includes 4.2-oz. Eau de Toilette, 1.6-oz. After Shave Balm, and a 2.6-oz. Deodorant Stick.
  4. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Lucky Eau de Toilette Gift Set, $93.00 – a fragrance that stimulates the senses with grapefruit and green plum. Warm hazelnut captivates and creates an instant addiction. Intriguing cedarwood and patchouli exude lasting sensuality and excitement. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette,  3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  5. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. Invictus Aqua Gift Set, $93.00 – a deep, yet fresh and understated fragrance. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. All Over Shampoo, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  6. Prada L’Homme Eau de Toilette Gift Set, $103.00 – a highly sensual and distinctive scent that reflects the duality of masculine identity. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Eau de Toilette Mega Spritzer.
  7. Prada Men’s 3-Pc. Luna Rossa Black Gift Set, $101.00 – a sophisticated fragrance which leaves a distinct impression. Energetic upon introduction, topped with Bergamot and Angelic, a Patchouli Coumarine heart gives way to a moody base.  This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Megaspritzer.
  8. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Gift Set, $92.00 – a fragrance that evokes fantasy and desire, arouses every envy and exudes a magnetic confidence. No one can resist this charmer who lives however and wherever he likes. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 2.5-oz. After Shave Balm.

What are your thoughts on these all-inclusive fragrance gift sets? Will you be more likely to give one of these holiday fragrance gift sets as gifts this season?

Pop Icon: Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera with TouchScreen Display

Remember the days of waiting for your Polaroid pictures to magically develop? While those days of shaking your Polaroid pictures are long gone, you can still experience the magic of instantly seeing your photos develop, but with a digital spin. The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera boasts a touchscreen display that makes it ideal for capturing all of your favorite moments in the 3.5 x 4.25″ instantly and with the Polaroid border format you grew up to love. We love that combination of the modern digital technology and the old school Polaroid technology. So just as before, all you have to do is just pose, snap and print your pictures — no computer or printer required!

What are some of the features you can enjoy with the Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera with TouchScreen Display? This great holiday gifting gadget features ZINK Zero Ink technology for instantly printing photos; a 3.97” color LCD touchscreen display (as you can see above); a 20.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, a Live Edit mode to personalize your pictures with various filters and stickers; the ability to edit, rotate, crop and draw on photos in Gallery; 1080p/720p full HD video recording capability; 15-second GIF recording capability to create your own gifs; Wi-Fi capability and a Self-timer; and even a photo-booth mode and digital zoom. Your photos and videos can be kept on microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC (up to 128GB) and boasts a free Polaroid Print App for iOS and Android. The Polaroid Pop also boasts some great coordinating accessories which I’ve highlighted below.

Accessories for the Polaroid Pop instant digital camera include:

Glam on the go with Retro Photo Frames – $14.99

 

Not Your Mother’s Clothespin Frame – $12.99

 

Fun and Decorative Border Stickers, Magnets and Frames – $14.99

 

‘Tis the Season for Stylish Polaroid Pop Camera Cases – $19.99

Quilted Photo Album for Storing Life’s Special Moments – $14.99

 

Photo Booth – the Inescapable Centerpiece for Your Next Party – $39.99

The Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera with TouchScreen Display comes in six colors – yellow, black, blue, mint green, pink, and white. It retails for $199.99 each on www.amazon.com. Now that you’ve seen its modern update, what are your thoughts on the update of this iconic camera?