A Christmas Giveaway: Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks

Hey there, lovelies!

We are all beginning to recover from our Thanksgiving food comas and the season of Christmas is officially upon us!  To kick off the gift-giving, I am having a giveaway!  I am so thankful for this blog and the amazing people I’ve met through it, so I can’t wait to give back to a few of you!

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There will be three winners who will each win one set of Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks, which contain a Deluxe Melted Lipstick and a Deluxe Love Flush Blush:

  • The purple set: Melted Lipstick in Fig and Love Flush Blush in Your Love is King.
  •  The pink set: Melted Lipstick in Peony and Love Flush Blush in Justify my Love.
  • The nude set: Melted Lipstick in Nude and Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover.

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To enter, follow the rafflecopter directions below!  The only mandatory ways to enter are by following my blog and commenting which set you’d like to win!  Besides those entries, there are many other ways to get extra points which will give you a higher chance of winning, but they aren’t necessary!  The giveaway is international and closes on the 23rd of December.  Happy entering! 🙂


Thanks so much for reading!  I am grateful for each one of you!  Good luck!








DIY Chalkboard Garland!

Hello, Lovelies!

Today, I bring to you another DIY!  I planned this post a very long time ago, so please excuse the Christmas decor and theme throughout this post as we are just getting excited for Spring… Whoops, I procrastinated.  I thought about just not posting this at all, since the pictures are so old, but you know what?  Better late than never.  heh  Life is busy, but I am excited to be posting more on here soon!  This DIY is a chalkboard garland!  What’s great about this is it’s SO versatile.  You can reuse this banner for every occasion, since you can just erase and write whatever you need to for the holiday and it’s SO cute and vintage-y looking. 🙂

Let’s get started!

First, lay out your wooden garland pieces.  (I bought mine from the Target dollar aisle) Make sure to lay down some paper so you don’t turn your entire table into a chalk board… unless of coarse you want to- it would be pretty fun.


Next, take you brush and begin painting on your chalk board paint. 🙂


Let it dry for a half hour or longer and add more coats until it looks just how you want it and feel free to paint the other side, too.  I think it looks better when the back side has at least one coat on it, too, because if the pieces get twisted, you won’t see the unpainted side of it.


Let the paint dry and then string it onto your twine/whatever kind of string your little heart desires.  I found it was helpful to poke the paint out of the holes with a toothpick to make threading easier.


Now is the fun part, where you get to write on your garland!  Since this was Christmas time, I wrote Merry X-mas, but this would also work for Happy Easter or any other holiday, depending on how many wooden pieces you need for the letters.


I hope that you all enjoyed reading this post event though the pictures are from two seasons ago.  *Hangs head*  The great thing about this garland is that even though I took these pictures at Christmastime, I can now just rub off Merry X-mas and write Happy Easter, Happy B-day, or anything I need for the occasion! 🙂  Thank you so much for reading and I will talk to you soon!  XOXO


Affordable Gift Guide | Stocking Stuffers under $15!

~Hello, lovelies!~

I simply could not hold back the urge to do a Christmas post any longer, so today, I am going to show you some gifts which are perfect for stocking stuffers, little gifts for friends or family, or maybe even spoiling yourself. 😉  Some of the gifts are a little over $15, but I tried to keep them under that budget for the most part and the exceptions were just too amazing to not include.  The holiday season can leave your wallet hurting, so I thought doing a guide for less expensive, BUT still just as amazing presents would be a good idea.  I will have more gift guides and festive Christmas-y posts to come, also!  Did I mention I’m obsessed with Christmas?

Let’s start off with the beauty lovers, since I am one myself. Sephora’s All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette is something anyone with a makeup obsession would enjoy!  And it comes with a lot of colors and products in it for only $15!  It’s a steal!

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Another gorgeous palette is Sephora’s The Beauty of Giving Back Blush Palette, which costs only $15 also!  It includes so many gorgeous colors and the packaging is so pretty!

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Any woman would enjoy receiving a nice bottle of perfume!  The sad part is they are usually really expensive, BUT not in this case!  The Chloé Mini Travel Gift Set costs only $15!  I think yes!  And I mean the packaging is just so perfect!

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Any athletic people or health-nuts (myself included) would love a fruit infusing water bottle.  They come in tons of colors and make your water taste great!

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Any tech-lover would enjoy opening up a lens that attaches to their phone!  These lenses turn your phone into a camera and they have many different kinds to choose from.  They work for android and iPhone AND only cost $20.  I know, that’s $5 over the $15 that I promised, but hey, this gift is amazing, so it’s worth it. 🙂

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For the bookworm, I recommend All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.  It’s perfect for those people who have already read everything.  It’s a historical book that takes a little more thought, so it’s not quite a light read, but it’s an enjoyable one.  According to Amazon, it is “…about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.”  It costs $16.20.

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For teen bookworms, I recommend The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, in which a teenage girl, Clary gets pulled into the world of shadowhunters and demons.  I love this book so much and pretty much EVERY teen would, so it’s a great choice. It costs $7.37.

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A good present for guys or girls is this Water Resistant Speaker, which comes in tons of colors and can even be stuck to the wall of your shower!  It only costs $14.99 and is perfect for when you want music at the pool or beach! 🙂

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Another good present is a DIY Guitar Pick Punch, which allows you to make a guitar pick out of anything!  I think that’s pretty cool and anyone who plays guitar would really enjoy receiving it.

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Something that I think ANYONE would love is this Smartphone Projector from IWOOT, which works with iphones and androids. It’s amazing! It only costs 15 pounds, so it would be around $20. I think that it is just the perfect present and would work for guys and girls.

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Another unisex gift is this Scratch Map, from IWOOT. This is perfect for someone who loves to travel! It’s a map that comes in black or white and the land is gold, metallic and scratchable. When the person travels to a new place, they scratch it off on the map! Not only is it fun, it looks cool and would be great to hang on a wall as a really nice and personalized decoration. The white map costs 10 pounds and the black map costs 18 pounds.

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For anyone who loves to take pictures, this Snap Remote -again from IWOOT- would be an amazing present! It is a little button remote that allows you to take pictures while away from your phone.  It comes with a stand and an app that is used with the remote to take pictures. I would love this present and I think anyone else who loves photography would, too!  It costs 14 pounds.

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A good little gift for your girlfriends would be this little set from The Body Shop, called Soft Hands, Warm Kisses. It comes in a bunch of different scents and includes a hand cream and lip butter. They are just such great little gifts, because pretty much ANY girl would love lotion and a lip butter, so you know this will be a winner and it will be something they actually use! J These are $10 for one or $15 for two.

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Another good gift that you really can’t lose with is this set of Festive Picks from The Body Shop, which is slightly larger than the last one. This one costs $15 and include shower cream, body butter, body scrub, soap, and a loofah. This comes in many different scents and is on sale right now, since it’s usually $25, so it’s a steal!

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This next gift is for any man in your life and is called the Energizing Toiletries Trio Wash Bag, which includes two face washes and a post-shave recovery balm. I think that gifts like these are great for guys who you have absolutely no clue what to get for, because who doesn’t like face wash? Chances are, he’ll enjoy this AND it’s only $15, so your wallet will be happy, too!

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Absolutely anyone would love a cute mug for Christmas, so I included these adorable monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie, which cost $10.  They are impossible not to like and whoever you give it to will love that they have their own personalized mug with their initial on it.

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This Magical Thinking Faceted Glass Vanity Box from Urban Outfitters is perfect for anyone who loves jewelry and would go great with a cute little necklace or anything else that’s small in the gift you’re giving, because it will fit right inside! It only costs $14.99.

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Speaking of jewelry, a super cute necklace for any girl in your life is this Layering Initial Charm Necklace from Urban Outfitters, which costs $16. It’s beautiful, not too expensive, and personalized! What else could you want?

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Any woman who loves to bake in your life would love these ADORABLE cookie cutters from Anthropologie!  They are three stars.  One is coppery/rose gold, one is silver, and one is gold.  I am OBSESSED with them!  They are just way too cute!  They cost $14.

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And with that, this gift guide has come to close! Look for more of my gift guides which will be coming up and will include more expensive gifts along with affordable ones. I am planning on doing a girl’s gift guide and a guy’s gift guide. I hope you lovelies enjoyed! See you next time!