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Holiday Gift Guide: Stay at Home w/ Life is Good

There is nothing we love better than staying home, getting warm and comfy, and enjoying a good cup of tea on those really cold winter nights. On days like this, our couch is our go-to hangout spot, making staying at home “the place to be”. Of course, we’re not hanging around the house in some ratted clothes, especially if there’s a need to run to the store, grab our food order from the cute delivery guy or a if there’s a chance we’ll see our cute neighbor. That’s right, although we’re relaxing at home, we still want to look cute. Some of our coziest finds are from the feel good company, Life is Good. We’ve previously shared the positive vibes, great charity support, and easy going fashions from the company from their Fall 2014 Collection, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month Collection, so today we’re sharing our favorite items from their holiday collection to cuddle up at home in.

Life is Good Stay-at Home Gift Guide

We’re going to pour ourselves into the durable and super soft Together Now Tree Long Sleeve Crusher Tee, a weathered t-shirt with a classic fit and holiday phrasing and layer it under the Holiday Sleep Hoodie, a cowl neck hoodie with cotton twill drawstrings and kangaroo pocket. We may pair it with the brushed cotton twill Flannel Snowflake Sleep Pants to really show off our holiday spirit or go for the more understated Softwash Sweatpants from their essentials collection.

Depending on how cold it gets, we may keep our feet nice and cozy either with the Life is Good Lightweight Snuggle Socks, the decadently plush, knee-high Winter Cozy Socks, or the yummy Cozy Ballet Slippers, which boasts a soft, faux fur lining and elastic at the heel for a better fit. To top it off, we’ll be enjoying delicious mugs of tea, hot chocolate, or hot toddies in our Joy Snowflake Good Cheer Mug (it also comes in a Love Snowflake and Hope Snowflake), or Joy and Love Stack-Happy Mug if we’re sharing our day with a visitor.

Naturally, these items make great holiday gifts, especially for those who enjoy an afternoon of relaxation. Find these and many more holiday gift options on www.lifeisgood.com.

Holiday Gift Guide | Beauty Gifting Made Easy at SEPHORA

What I’m about to say will make your life extremely easier if you have a beauty lover in your life. If you ever want or need to make a beauty lover happy, get them a gift from Sephora. The retail beauty giant offers everything you can think of for any beauty addict: the makeup junkie, the fragrance lover, the skincare devotee, and the nail polish fanatic. For the holiday gifting season, Sephora has some great individual products and giftsets to stuff their stockings and make their Christmas morning even merrier.

STOCKING STUFFERS

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set ($39.00/$126.00 value) – Just in time for all those Holiday parties, this limited edition set of nine iconic Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Shades offer a wardrobe of color options with a variety of matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. Formulated with Color Cushion Technology, one swipe provides long-lasting, bold color with velvet-touch comfort that leaves lips feeling supple. This set comes housed in an edgy-chic, black monochromatic casing designed after Kat’s own studded bracelet—made to look as rock ‘n’ roll as the woman who wears it.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball & Lip Set and Elizabeth and James Black Rollerball & Lip Set ($29.00 each) – Give two essentials that are perfect for the modern girl on the go: An Elizabeth and James Nirvana rollerball, and a limited edition Elizabeth and James lip gloss in the shade of Nirvana Nude. Inspired by Ashley’s and Mary-Kate’s signature nude lip, the non-sticky gloss is perfect for all skin tones, giving lips a hint of color and refined shine with a subtle scent of vanilla.

Formula X Press Pods Gift Tags ($15.00) – Include an extra, unexpected treat on every gift this season with this pack of seven Holiday gift tags, each featuring a single-use manicure Press Pod in one of Formula’s most coveted cream or pearl shades. Each nail polish pod has enough lacquer to coat all 10 nails in two generous coats of Formula X’s patented No Compromise formula.

HOLIDAY GIFTSETS



Sephora Collection Color Festival Blockbuster Palette ($49.50/$241.00 value) – With 130 shades for eyes, lips, and cheeks, this festive and dazzling palette has everything a girl needs to explore endless beauty looks. The innovative design opens to reveal two mirrors and multiple trays organized by color intensities making it easy to find the perfect shade for any party. The palette even includes six tutorials to help master a variety of professional application techniques.

Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland ($56.00/$141.00 value) – Indulge her with this perfectly edited, 11-piece set of must-have skincare oils, creams, cleansers, and treatments to pamper and address a wide range of skin concerns. Travel sizes of top-selling products from Shiseido, L’Occitane, Kate Somerville, Nude, AmorePacific, Caudalie, Josie Maran, Jurlique, Clarins, Lavanilla and Ole Henriksen are perfectly portable, yet generous enough to notice results.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer and Bleu Five-Piece Eye Essentials Collection ($79.00) – Discover the magic of midnight with this collection of eye essentials that captures the beauty of the Parisian night sky. Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner in Blacquer, Highliner Gel Crayon in (Th)ink, Omega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer, and a petite mirror come tucked in a collectable makeup bag designed by Marc Jacobs.

Ole Henriksen Unwrap Your Radiance Collection ($48.00) – Unwrap radiance this holiday season with a lavish collection of brightening, collagen-boosting, age-defying products for day and night. This special gift set of six beloved Ole Henriksen skincare essentials will restore youthfulness and luminosity to your skin with potent actives, soothing botanicals and intoxicating scents.

We’ll probably add all of these to our holiday wishlist. Which of these Sephora holiday gift ideas are catching your eye? Share your favorite with us.

Holiday Gift Guide: JCPenney’s Hot Gifts Under $100

The weather outside may get frightful, but your fashion can still be delightful this holiday, and all for under $100. Today we bring you great gift ideas for her that brings you high fashion without the high cost thanks to JCPenney‘s affordable Holiday 2014 offerings. Gift the favorite women in your life in several very sophisticated head to toe looks. From cool leather jackets to chic dresses, stylish shoes and handbags, JCPenney has exactly what she’ll love, and you will love the savings.

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This holiday season, it’s all about mixing and matching brights, patterns, and bold colors for a fun, yet chic, stylish winter look. Some of JCPenney’s latest trends for women include Fabulous Florals, Dark Decadence, and Girly Glamour, and you don’t have to sacrifice hours of online research or roaming the stores looking for these trends, just head over to the retail giant for the latest affordable holiday must-haves in clothing, shoes and accessories.

On our holiday wishlist are the following pieces from JCPenney (as pictured above):

  • nicole by Nicole Miller black pleather jacket $85.00
  • a.n.a. black pleather front ponte $44.00
  • nicole by Nicole Miller floral tunic $44.00
  • a.n.a breslin booties (black, navy) $69.99
  • nicole by Nicole Miller Sleeveless Lace-Shoulder sheath dress $60.00
  • Lulu by Lulu Guinness Floral satchel $60.00
  • a.n.a hadley lace up heels (black, snake) $49.99
  • Bisou Bisou spaghetti-strap embellished dress $80.00
  • Bisou Bisou cream sleeveless embellished peplum top $38.00
  • nicole by Nicole Miller printed scuba knit pencil skirt $44.00

You’ve seen some of our favorite items we’re hoping makes its way under our tree this holiday, what are yours?

Holiday Gift Guide: The Artisan Group Jewelry

The countdown to the holiday season has began and the time for finding great gift ideas for friends and family is almost upon us. We begin the gifting season with a collection of jewelry gift ideas from The Artisan Group, an exclusive group that gives artisan makers of talented jewelry and accessories the opportunity to showcase their stunning, hand-crafted products, most of which has found homes with some of your favorite celebrities. We were very excited to highlight a few of these wonderful hand-crafted products that any jewelry lover will love as gifts. Whether you’re looking for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, or all the above, these designers are sure to have what you’re looking for plus you’ll be supporting small, artisan-owned businesses, and that’s always a good thing.

BRACELETS

  1. Ryan Bracelet by 2 Sisters Handcrafted, $126.00 – Give a truly personalized gift with 2 Sisters Handcrafted. We love the modern details and cool factor of these pieces. Any item you want can be custom made, and a one of a kind jewelry creation to your vision. Go beyond just dates and initials, choose everything from the materials used, size and loving message to that special someone.
  2. Lokum Bracelet by SariBlue, $35.00 – Have someone who loves Bohemian jewelry? Then get to know the everyday jewelry pieces from SariBlue. The mystical, earthy collection is focused on the power and theory of The Evil Eye. We love the stackable Lokum Bracelet for its message and Turkish beads available in various colors.
  3. Budding Lilacs Bracelet by J. McConkey Photos and Wearble Art, $40.00 – Ever look at a beautiful photo and wish you could take its beauty with you? Now you can. Jude McConkey captures stunning beauty in her photographs and uses them to create dynamic jewelry with both etchings and photography plates.
  4. She Believed She Could Bracelet by Woobie Beans, $44.00 – Give the gift of inspiration with these metals and stamped jewelry and accessory pieces. Created by a wife and mom, Woobie Beans offers great gift ideas for women, men and your Christmas tree.

NECKLACES

  1. Crescent Moon Necklace by Maru Jewelry Designs, $18.00 – We’re sure it will be love at first when you feast your eyes on this collection of highly affordable, personalized and custom jewelry (can you believe this necklace is only $18.00?) that features gemstones, hand-stamped and tightwire details. It’s definitely a favorite of ours and we know. This particular necklace is available in various stones.
  2. With Brave Wings She Flies Necklace by Jessie Girl Jewelry, $46.00 – Classic style with significant thoughts. These hand-stamped, sterling silver charms can be customized to your own loving words. Your words can also be stamped on cuffs, rings, keychains and ornaments.
  3. Copper Necklace with Charm by Lisa Burek Jewelry, $45.00 – Vibrant colors and an earthy spirit are channeled through these pieces made of wirework, beads and gemstones. Whether you’re looking for pieces that are bursting with color or classic styles in not-so-classic materials, the hand-forged jewelry pieces from Lisa Burek Jewelry will charm you.
  4. Turbulent Waters Teardrop Necklace by Jennifer Casady, $45.00 – Another favorite of ours, get ready for stunning femininity and elegant, delicate pieces that are expertly handcrafted to gorgeous results. With the beautiful jewelry offerings from Jennifer Casady, you’ll swoon over her beautiful necklaces and coordinating earrings.

EARRINGS

  1. Harmony Mixed Metal Quartz Crystal Earrings by Great Rock Moon, $25.00 – Look no further than these beautiful modern designs with semi-precious gemstones such as quartz crystal, sterling silver, and 14-karat gold plate for an upscale look with an edge.
  2. Brown Dwarf Celestial Orb Earrings by Bead Lovers Korner, $28.00 – As the name states, if you love beaded jewelry, these stunning pieces are a must-see. Offering scores of jewelry option from from simple to elaborate, sophisticated to quirky (we love the beer, wine and cheese bucket, and Starbucks coffee cup beads), Bead Lovers Korner is a great place for limited edition pieces.
  3. Cobalt Blue Cat’s Eye Earrings by Uni Q Creations, $12.00 – Another handmade jewelry designer that is perfect for those who love small and dainty jewelry pieces. These delicate pieces boasts handmade sterling silver ear wires, woven hemp, and embroidery floss.
The above is just a handful of what you can expect from the artisan jewelry designers from The Artisan Group. We invite you to get to know their collections we’re sure you’ll leave their sites owning a few pieces for yourself. 

Holiday Gift Guide | Give Some Holiday “Cheers” this Season

Sometimes giving a gift that warms the heart takes on a new meaning. While most think of something endearing, many think of something a bit more physical. This holiday why not give a gift that warms the body as well. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone with particular tastes or doing some at-home entertaining, getting the right Spirit can make celebrating the holiday even more enjoyable.

FOR THE SOPHISTICATE

Rum Zacapa XO

Containing a blend of multi-age rums (from 6 to 25 years old), Rum Zacapa XO is a perfectly balanced combination of sweetness, spice, fruit and spirit. With an extra ageing stage in French oak barrels that previously held cognac, this connoisseur’s delight is the ultimate expression of the Master Blender’s art. This Mahogany beauty features a balanced aroma of mature toasted oak, burnt caramel, dry-roasted nuts, marzipan and orange peel with a delicate floral note of honeysuckle in the background.

Tequila Don Julio 1942®

Looking for a great gift for the person whose signature drink is all things tequila? Look no further than the silky smooth Tequila Don Julio 1942®. Distinguished and refined, this special Añejo is produced in small batches and reflects Don Julio González’s life-long passion for making the highest quality tequila. Its sweet and complex aroma complements an equally intriguing range of flavors including hints of warm oak, pepper and cinnamon for an ultra smooth tequila with astonishing depth and character.

FOR THE OLD FASHIONED

Johnnie Walker Black Label®

Looking for a gift for someone who has all your respect, someone whose wise words you always follow? This incredibly complex yet smooth scotch whiskey should be at the top of your list. A rich blend of over 40 whiskies at least 12 years of age, this versatile spirit boasts an extraordinary range of flavor. Retaining it’s original 1870’s recipe, Johnnie Walker Black Label can be enjoyed on its own, with a dash of still or sparkling water, and soda or ginger ale as a long drink.

FOR THE SWEET-TOOTHED

Godiva Liquers

Starting with the world’s most luxurious chocolate, Godiva Liqueur makes sure every drop of it’s decadent chocolate-based concoctions are pure indulgence from the first sip to the last drop. The perfect gift for any chocolate lover or hostess, this velvety range of indulgent liquid confections will always bring a smile. Whether you prefer the original richness of the original Chocolate or the smooth creamy finish of the White Chocolate

Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon Irish Cream

Giving a modern twist to the classic Irish Cream, the Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Irish Cream blends the alluring Madagascar vanilla and spicy cinnamon for a unique Baileys flavor experience that is perfect for the holiday season. This tantalizing flavor can be enjoyed on the rocks, in coffee or tea, topped over ice cream (trust us, it’s amazing). No hostess will turn away this delectable gift.

Are you hoping to get one or two of these as gifts this Christmas? Which are your favorites?

Holiday Gift Guide | Say it with Flowers

In the words of John Lennon – “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow”, so why not help grow that love by gifting a beautiful bouquet of flowers this holiday. This season, Teleflora has some wonderful Christmas Bouquets that come in some wonderfully festive vases and jars that capture the love and joy of the holiday perfectly. Know someone who loves candy canes, ornaments, snowmen or polar bears? Teleflora has the perfect Christmas holiday arrangement for them.

Teleflora’s Peppermint Sticks Bouquet

Teleflora’s cute Peppermint Sticks vase presents a merry bouquet of red and white blooms (red carnations, miniature red carnations and white button chrysanthemums are accented with variegated holly, noble fir, white pine), accented with festive ornament balls and a few fun candy canes. This bouquet comes in three sizes: Standard ($49.95), Deluxe ($59.95) and Premium ($69.95).

Teleflora’s Jeweled Ornament Bouquet

Who says Christmas ornaments can only decorate the tree. Teleflora’s limited-edition bejeweled ornament takes the beauty of a Christmas Tree and allows you to share it with your special someone. This rich bouquet of holiday blooms (red roses, maroon carnations, miniature maroon carnations, variegated holly, white pine, seeded eucalyptus, and golden pine cones) are accented with a shimmering gold ribbon in Teleflora’s exclusive Jeweled Ornament vase. This bouquet comes in three sizes: Standard ($52.95), Deluxe ($62.95) and Premium ($72.95).

Teleflora’s Snowman Cookie Jar Bouquet

This Christmas, send someone a real treat with a fresh, festive bouquet hand-delivered in Teleflora’s exclusive hand-painted, merry Snowman Cookie Jar that you can use again and again. This festive arrangement includes red carnations, miniature red carnations, green button chrysanthemums, white cushion chrysanthemums, flat cedar, noble fir, white pine and green ornament balls. This bouquet comes in three sizes: Standard ($59.95), Deluxe ($69.95) and Premium ($79.95).

Teleflora’s Send a Hug Cuddle Bears Bouquet

Thanks to Coca-Cola, we’ve started to associate polar bears with Christmas which is why we think the Teleflora Send a Hug Cuddle Bears Bouquet is super cute. This limited-edition polar bear vase shines with sparkling silver ornaments, red carnations, holiday holly, red carnations, white cushion chrysanthemums, flat cedar, noble fir and red berries. This bouquet comes in three sizes: Standard ($49.95), Deluxe ($59.95) and Premium ($69.95).

Holiday Gift Guide | For Those Who Just Can’t Quit…….Smoking

One of the most difficult things to do is give up an addiction and with the stress of the holidays, most addictions, like smoking, are escalated. If you or anyone you know is trying to give up cigarettes (maybe looking for a great starter to giving it up as a New year’s resolution), ease off the nasty habit or looking for an alternative to traditional cigarettes, the following E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers make ideal gifts.

E-CIGARETTES


blu E-Cigarette

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The slick black-bodied blu e-cigarette is made for on-the-go. The streamlined blu E-Cig Starter Pack is contoured to fit comfortably in your hand or pocket, while taking up less room in your bag or purse. It features a glowing blue tip that lights up with each puff (the LED tip will flash rapidly when your e-cig needs recharging), long-lasting, lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, built-in cartridge atomizer that is especially designed to give you maximum vapor, is available in seven fun flavor cartridges (Vivid Vanilla, Cherry Crush, Magnificent Menthol, Classic Tobacco, Java Jolt, Pina Colada and Peach Schnapps), and a silicone tip in the mouthpiece that helps prevent leakage. One cartridge is equivalent to approximately 250 puffs and each cartridge comes five in a pack.

NJOY E-Cigarette

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For those who want the look of a “real cigarette”, NJOY E-Cigarettes is for you, just without the tobacco smoke. NJOY emits a flavorful but odorless vapor with no lighting or charging required. It costs less than regular cigarettes, features rich and authentic traditional flavors (Bold, Gold, Menthol Bold and Menthol Gold ), is virtually odorless, and has a great recycle program where customers can send in eight used NJOY Kings and get one new King for free! Try a FREE SAMPLE of NJOY now.

VAPORIZERS

Vuse Vapor Cigarette

Vuse Vapor

Unlike the previously highlighted, Vuse is called a Digital Vapor Cigarette and it’s not a product to stop smoking, it is for those who want to switch to a smoke-free tobacco product. Vuse is the world’s most advanced e-cigarette and the first e-cigarette designed with Smart Technology. It features a VaporDelivery Processor that works similar to a computer’s system. This processor, located in the PowerUnit, works with a SmartMemory™ microchip in the cartridge that monitors and adjusts the power and heat delivered to the Cartridge up to 2,000 times a second. Vuse produces vapor, not smoke and comes in Original and Menthol flavors; it does not burn tobacco, instead, it heats liquid containing nicotine (4.8%) derived from tobacco. One cartridge lasts about the same as a pack of cigarettes. Vuse also features SmartLight, an LED at the tip of the PowerUnit informing consumers when both the battery and/or cartridge are running low, and when it is time to replace the Cartridge or recharge the battery.

Like NJOY, Vuse also offers a recycling program to, just visit Vuse Vapor Recycling or call 1-877-614-V– USE (8873) to register.

Pax Vaporizer by Ploom

Ploom Vapor

If you are a fan of Hookah or looking for a premium loose leaf vaporizer, then look no further than the Pax Vaporizer by Ploom. It’s like a sophisticated portable hookah. And like the Vuse Vapor, Cigarette, it’s not a product to stop smoking, it is for those who want to switch to a loose-leaf vaporizer. Pax heats but never burns your tobacco delivering pure, clean satisfying vapor. It’s the world’s most pocketable, premium loose-leaf vaporizer. Since Pax does not heat to combustion there is no smoke nor secondhand smoke. It features a long-lasting, permanent internal lithium ion battery, an indicator shows status, automatic motion-based temperature control, and charge status with a gentle shake, a wide heater chamber for a no-effort refill, a laser-welded stainless steel air path and a retractable mouthpiece that turns the device on and off. Just drop it on the included dock to charge. Each Pax unit comes with the following:

1 Pax Unit with 1 Screen
1 Mouthpiece and 1 Lid
1 AC Wall Charger Dock
1 Small Cleaning Kit (5 Pipe Cleaners and 5 Cleaning Wipes)
2 packets of Mouthpiece Lubricant
1 Pax Instruction Manual

So if there is a smoker in your life, these products will surely make them happy.  It’s like smoking, without really smoking.

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Cookie Monsters

It’s the holiday season and if you haven’t started already, it’s time to think about gift ideas. While we will certainly share typical gift ideas for fashion, beauty and accessory lovers (may even throw in a gift guide for fellow cocktails lovers), we wanted to share these gift ideas for those who have more of a sweet tooth. I mean you can’t celebrate Christmas without some cookies right? So here we go:

Cheryl’s Cookies Warm Holiday Wishes Gift Tin Tower

Cheryl’s Cookies are known for their numerous varieties of delicious cookies. Their popular Holiday gift tower includes a new gift tin filled with individually wrapped gourmet cookies including their addictive buttercream frosted Holiday cookies, snack size cookies and brownies, butter shortbread cookies and buttercream layered chocolate cookie sandwiches. This festive set comes with a Merry Christmas gift tag and a total of 63 pieces to enjoy.

Paragon Books The Christmas Cookie Stamper Set

Have someone who loves to bake? Give them the gift of making, baking and decorating cookies to suit their tastes, and then stamp them with a personalized message using the ‘Make Any Message’ stamp. Whether they prefer simple sugar cookies or tasty gingerbread – the Christmas Cookies recipe book contains a selection of essential festive recipes to create at home. Includes ideas for home-baked gifts, decorations for the tree and even tasty snacks to leave out for santa! The recipe book contains full page photography and clear recipes (plus clear labeling of recipes suitable for use with the cookie stamp) that will help to ensure they bake something extra-special this year.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish My Way

Okay, technically they’re not cookies but you can still get into the holiday spirit with these addictive crackers. You can customize a box of Goldfish with photos and well wishes, the recipient’s name and your favorite goldfish colors and after 3 weeks (14 days for production and 5-7 business days for delivery), this personalized gift of everyone’s favorite snack is complete.

What do you guys think of these gift ideas? Do you guys know any other cookie gift ideas that may bring joy to any cookie lover?