Holiday Gifts for the Beauty Lover


Um, Christmas is in less than two weeks. (WHUT.) If you’re like me and scrambling for last-minute gifts for friends or loved ones. (or, hey, just need to treat yourself for effectively dealing with all of the holiday stress…), might I suggest these lovely items from Petit Vour?

Yep! Not only does Petit Vour have a fabulous monthly green beauty box, but a fantastic green beauty shop.

Here are some of my favorites – all under 35 bucks! (Okay, except for the last candle, but it’s worth every penny, friends.) Enjoy!

1. Lily Lolo Eye Palette – This is my most-used eye palette. Love the shades and the wearability.

2. Apoterra Tulsi Try-Me Set – Love love love the scent of these products!

3. Jardin de Paris Memoir Notebook – So lovely. Needs to be on a bedside table or in a purse.

4. Habit Nail Polish – Great nail polishes – I’m partial to Camp, Deep Sea, Santa Sangre, and Hussy.

5. French Girl Organics Sea Soak – Oh, this scent is divine. Rose and Ylang Ylang…perfect for a long evening soak.

6. Little River Sock Mill Color Block Knee High Socks – How cute are these? Love the colors!

7. Gressa Lip Boost – These lip boosts hydrate and stay on the lips for a long, long time. I love Radiant and Bare.

8. Moon Juice Brain Dust – Time to get on the Moon Juice train. I personally have the Brain Dust and Beauty Dust, and love to put them in smoothies.

9. Fitglow Beauty Pressed Blush, – Joy is my favorite shade for that flushed wintry cheek look.

10. Lite + Cycle Vetiver Candle – If you love Vetiver, run don’t walk! Smells amazing.


Odds and Ends


1. I love love love this video so much.

2. Did you guys see the whole coyote prank thing this week? Pretty damn funny.

3. 13 things mentally strong people do not do. I need to work on #13. A lot.

4. OMG! This song perfectly sums up 2006. Laughed so hard.

5. “Life is not a series of problems to be solved, it’s a journey that you should be fascinated by.” Letting go is hard, y’all.

6. Credo Beauty is one of my favorite green beauty retailers and they are having their friends and family event right now. 20% off all orders over $75 with code CredoLovesFriends. I love their perfume and candle selection, and they pretty much carry every skincare brand that I use.

7. Dance like no one is watching. Get it!

8. This right here is my 5-minute makeup look for the winter months.

9. Well, now that you are mandated to bury aborted fetuses in Texas, here are some ideas for funerals. (I can’t BELIEVE this is now a law.)

10. Looking for a gift box or stocking stuffer this holiday? Check out this one and this one. Sustainable, eco-friendly, and handmade! I’d do a cartwheel if I received one of these.

11. Haha, the 2016 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma catalog is just on time. The Poop Bucket Peppermint Bark had me smirking.

12. Love this post on how to get more involved in your community.

13. “The purpose of education is to become yourself so you can make meaningful and innovative contributions to society.” Great read.

14. Love. Five theories on the greatest emotion of all.

Happy Friday to you.

image credit: crate and barrel


Warm Up Your Winter With This Look


Whether you are into a full face of makeup or a barely-there kind of girl, I have a palette for you. The limited edition Winter Warmth Palette by Beautycounter is getting tons of play in my current rotation. I simply can’t think of a person this palette wouldn’t work on. Neutral browns, warm-toned blushes, and a fantastic highlighter…I’m loving it all.

I know many of you are just starting to build your green beauty arsenal, and this palette packs so much punch for the price. (Only $58! It’s such a steal.) Plus, it makes my makeup process fly by in the mornings since it’s all packed into one.

Here’s how I’m using it.


1 Apply Tint Skin Foundation (I use the shade Linen) to entire face.

2. Apply my favorite concealer by W3LL People (I use Light, and it’s on sale right now!) underneath my eyes.

3. Apply Goldleaf (third from the left) all over eyelid. Apply Amethyst (second from right) into my crease. Apply Pearl (third from right) underneath my brows and in the inner corners of my eyes.

4. Apply a very thin line of Jane Iredale Jelly Jar in Black onto upper lashline and finish eyes with a coat of Perfekt Lash Perfection Gel (now carried at Sephora! This makes me very happy.)

5. Sweep Tawny (blush on left) across entire cheekbone and a dab of Whisper on the apples of my cheeks. Pat a little bit of the Feather highlighter on the tops of cheekbones.

6. Finish off with Dahlia lip gloss.

Voilá! A warm look for winter in about 5 minutes. Can’t beat that.

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