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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide For Her 2014 (+ Black Friday Deals)

It's holiday season again! Christmas shopping can be very difficult sometimes because either people are hard to shop for, or you simply just can't think of what to get them. So I've decided to put together my VERY FIRST holiday gift guide to help give you guys some ideas for your holiday shopping this year! Any woman, whether she be your mom, daughter, sister, girlfriend, wife, etc., will be sure to love ANY of these gifts! This is especially great for anyone who likes to do all of their holiday shopping online. (Keep in mind that Black Friday is over, and all sales mentioned are now ended.)

Here are some products I've put together that will make excellent Christmas gifts:


- Garden Apothecary -


 Garden Apothecary is an all natural and organic bath and body company located in California. Their products include ingredients that are certified organic and are perfect for anyone who loves natural, herbal remedies. The founder of Garden Apothecary, Jenn, is a professional botanist who either grows the plants herself or grown by small farms she has personally examined. 

There are so many different products to choose from, there are a variety of bath teas, perfumes, massage oils, sugar scrubs, and more! I honestly feel like any and EVERY woman would love these products, even men to be honest! I'm all for natural products, especially ones that soothe the body AND mind. I recommend any of Garden Apothecary's products as Christmas gifts AND stocking stuffers, they would be perfect for either! Take a look around their site to see the amazing products they have, you won't regret it, I sure am glad to have discovered them!



- Angela & Roi Handbags -

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This brand really stood out to me because I really love a company that gives back. With each purchase, $5 is donated to support cancer and disease fighters. There is a wide range of colors to choose from, and each color supports a different disease. If you're into shopping while giving back as well, this is for you! Also, December is AIDS Awareness Month, so the red bags will be the perfect gift if you're looking for a gift to give before Christmas! (Because we all have that one person in the family who likes to give at least one gift early. *Ahem* MOM! ;))

Angela & Roi handbags are reasonably priced, starting at $50. These chic and sophisticated carriers each feature a colored ribbon to increase awareness about the particular cause. The styles are very classic and simple, and they are all made of high quality vegan leather. This is definitely a gift item worth taking a look at. Visit angelaroi.com to view their wide range of different styles and colors! 


- Sigmax Essential Kit 10 Brushes -

To be a little more specific, I personally think this would be a GREAT gift. If you know someone who collects makeup brushes (makeup artists, enthusiast, etc.), then the Sigmax Collection by Sigma won't disappoint! The brushes are designed to give you a flawless makeup application. The synthetic fibers allow you to apply powder, cream, and liquid products without absorbing into the bristles. 

As an owner of this particular set, I have to say I absolutely adore it! The bristles are so soft and gentle, they don't feel scratchy when applying product to your skin, and they don't shed! Always a huge selling point when I am looking for brushes. Sigma is having a Cyber Monday SALE on December 1st and EVERYTHING on their site is going to be 20% off. If you don't want to wait, Sigma is offering free shipping worldwide from the 27th to the 28th! This is the perfect opportunity to buy this amazing brush set! Be sure to check out the Sigmax Essential Kit on December 1st for a great savings! If you're still not sure about this set, check out the reviews on YouTube, there are many, and you'll find that no one is disappointed with this set. 


- Earthy Chic Boutique - 


Earthy Chic is a jewelry company with unique, handcrafted jewelry. What sets this jewelry company apart from others is the fact that they donate a portion of your purchase to a great cause. They have a list of featured charities that they give back to! A great way to actually feel good about the beautiful jewelry you are buying! 

The line has numerous styles and collections (there is something for everyone!). Earthy Chic jewelry is sterling and 14kt gold with diamonds at an affordable price, so you can't go wrong! This company is a great choice for those who love the boho, spiritual kind of jewelry. You can also contact the company if you're looking for a specific piece of jewelry and they will be more than happy to help you! Go to their website and take a look at all of their products.


- Jaboneria Marianella -


Jaboneria Marianella is a luxury bath and body line founded by mother/son team David Foote and Marianella Febres-Cordero. They have a variety of rejuvenating and antioxidant bath and body bars, handcrafted using Venezuelan soap-making techniques and the highest quality natural ingredients. The packaging is also very stylish and was designed by Foote himself.

They've recently introduced new shower gels and lotions to their line. The Rejuvenating Bath & Shower Gel contains a combination of powerful vitamins, oils, and antioxidants to moisturize, soften, and revitalize the skin. The formula is made with argan oil, babassu oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, Shea butter, borage seed oil, and rice bran oil. The Antioxidant Body Milk Cream is made with milk thistle extract, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil and Rosemary Extract. This formula helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hydrates and replenishes the skin. There are also some gift sets for him and her for this holiday season!


- Sedona Lace -


If you're looking for quality beauty products at an amazingly affordable price, Sedona Lace is just that. They sell everything from eyeshadow palettes to makeup brushes. They have amazing blush palettes as well! The beauty products are very pigmented, and a little bit really goes a long way. Sedona Lace brushes have synthetic and vegan bristles, making them perfect for applying powder, cream, or liquid products. 

I would say Sedona Lace is very similar to Sigma, but their cosmetics are much more affordable. As an owner of a couple sets of Sedona Lace brushes, I have to say that they are wonderful. They don't shed a bristle, and they feel lovely and soft on the skin. Be sure to check out the Black Friday sale they are having right now, everything is 50% off (ends November 28th at 11:59 pm EST)!


- Kate Spade -


Handbags, shoes, clothes, jewelry, EVERYTHING is 25% off! Kate Spade is every girl's best friend. Many different styles of everything to choose from. The handbags are definitely a must. Take a gander at the sale section to get an even bigger savings! Kate Spade is currently having a surprise sale just for today (November 29th) up to 75% off!


- Julep -


Julep not only sells amazing nail lacquer, their line includes cosmetics and skin care as well! They have lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, all of it. They are having an amazing Black Friday Sale right now, as well as a $1 polish with the code "ONE". 

Julep polishes are very high quality and have an amazing formula. A great gift for any nail polish lover is the Freedom Polymer Top Coat, it is a quick-dry formula that cures smudge-free, with NO UV light needed! It gives a high gloss finish and your polish won't smudge AT ALL. If you love the look of gel manicures but hate the hassle of removal, this is a great alternative. It gives that gel like finish without it actually being a gel, which I think every nail art fanatic loves!


- Grace and Lace -


As seen on Shark Tank, Grace and Lace has a great selection of knit scarves, cardigans, boot socks, clothing, and much more. They have a section for kids and baby as well, and the items are SO cute! The story behind Grace and Lace is truly beautiful and heart touching. This is one company I personally and completely adore and will continue to support. Their products are high quality and super warm and cozy, perfect for this cold season. Everything on the site is 20% off right now for the holidays!


- Sephora - Ulta -
Check out Sephora and Ulta for some good Black Friday deals. Sephora is featuring several value sets in their $10 Beauty Deals section, online and in stores. Ulta also has some awesome value sets right now, like the Tarte 5 pc Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set, which is online only. This set is an $80 value for only $33! The lipsticks are fabulous as well.  You can also buy a $40 or more fragrance and get a free 3 piece serving tray set ($50 value). This would be the perfect placement piece for your perfumes! It would be a nice space for your fragrances and give it an elegant feel. Hurry while supplies last!


This is all I have for you guys so far! I hope this was a little helpful. I chose some products that any girl will be sure to love, things that I, myself, enjoy very much. I will be updating this periodically up until about the last week of Christmas! If you guys have any awesome ideas, please leave them down in the comments! It would be much appreciated! Also feel free to leave any questions you might have, I will definitely get back to you. :) Happy Holidays! 

*Stay tuned for a Top 10 Stocking Stuffers blog soon!