Finally this years favorite things! Sorry for the delay! I'm hoping there are still a few of you out there who (like me) haven't done all of your Christmas shopping yet. There were so many fun ideas shared at the party this year. Great gift ideas for a friend, mom, sister - any woman in your life. OR just a fun gift for yourself! I have included links to each of these items so that you can find them easily on-line. Hope this helps with holiday shopping!
The favorites I chose to bring to the party this year are not new to any of you. :) You may remember me raving a time or two about Martha Stewart's line of office supplies?
And about how much I love the fun aqua labels?
My craft cupboard - a picture of these babies in action! :)
And you may also remember how much I love my small accordion file?
I carry it in my purse and love having all of my coupons, receipts, business cards, etc. organized and out of my wallet. So for my "favorite thing" I brought this organizer, labels, and...
my favorite mascara. Maybelline Define A Lash. After I shared this in the post I did on my favorite make-up I got so many sweet e-mails from readers who bought it, tried it and loved it too. Made me so happy! It really is a great mascara. And believe me, I've tried a lot of them!
Here are the three favorites I chose and came home with.
There were a lot of beauty products at this years party! It seemed to be the theme. I picked Maybeline Instant Age Rewind - works as an eye concealer and erases fine lines. Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm - has sunscreen in it, repairs dry lips, and has just enough color. Moroccan Oil and a fun pony tail scrunchy, and Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo. I have used Moroccan Oil before and love it. I don't buy it often because it is not cheap so I was excited to get another little bottle at the party. You just put a dab on your hair after you've blow dried/styled it and it gives your hair a nice shine and keeps the fly aways at bay. The Neutrogena lip balm I've used all week and love the color. It's quickly becoming a favorite of mine too! I picked the eye concealer because I have awful dark circles under my eyes (from staying up too late to blog no doubt!). :) I've been so excited to try it out. I'm also excited to try the dry shampoo! My cute friend Darci (and partner in hair crime) raved about it. You just add a bit to your hair on days that you don't have time to wash it. You know I'm all about products that help prolong hair washing. :)
I didn't get individual pics of any items this year, but here are the rest of the favorites. I want to try them all!
Is A Belt (the invisible belt) - a thin, discreet belt that holds your jeans up in the back and holds down the top button flap in the front. There are two colors and two sizes and my friend who brought this wears her clear, wide one the most. I want to get this! There have been so many times when I'm wearing a more fitted top that I have wished I had a belt like this. Something that just holds your jeans in place but isn't obvious.
Hydro Flask Water Bottles - keeps things hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. How cool is that!? I'd love one of these too. Perfect for exercising, taking water in the car, kids' lunches, etc.
Mac Phone Eyeliner - Kohl - this is a charcoal grey eyeliner with a bit of sparkle. Makes a fantastic smoky eye and is great for every day. I'm excited to try this as soon as my current eyeliner runs out.
Say Yes to Cucumber Face wipes - Great for taking off make-up or washing your face quickly in a pinch. Also great for sensitive skin.
Candy Apple candle from Bath and Body Works - smells so sweet and festive for the holidays.
White Citrus Body Butter from Bath and Body Works - the most moisturizing cream for dry skin. Smells so light and refreshing and not over powering.
Hamilton Beach Water Kettle - my friend raved about this water kettle! Easy to use and heats up super fast.
The Wet Brush - perfect for brushing out your hair after you shower. I can't wait to try this one. It is supposed to work great with curly hair too so I'm anxious to test it on Addison's hair. That will be a true test of its power! :)
Anthropologie Measuring Cups - Useful and pretty enough to display. I almost picked these! But I know I'd break them if I used them to cook. I love them for kitchen decor though and think they make a great Christmas gift.
Hollywood Fashion Tape - This stuff looks so cool. It's a tape that adheres to fabric or skin and basically helps with "wardrobe malfunctions" ... you know - keeps your bra strap from slipping down, your too low top from looking too low, etc. Can't wait to try this.
Mac Eyeshadow - Dazzlelight - this is a beautiful champagne color that looks great on a variety of skin tones. Another fun product to try!
Satin Pillow Case - designed to keep your hair less tangled and your skin less wrinkled. Brilliant!
There you have it! There were a few more, but I can't find the links. Pretty much everything I've listed I would LOVE to try. Everyone brought such fun favorites this year. These are all things my friends use and love. One of my friends puts a basket together of several of these favorites for her mom and sisters each year. So fun! This party always gives me fun gift ideas and I hope it helped you too. I'm going to share more of my favorite gift ideas on the blog this week. Because well... favorites are FUN.
Happy shopping everyone!