Knit Up for The Holidays

I wanted to do something different for Christmas as opening presents under the tree were not as eventful as they once were so I planned a family trip to the movie theater instead. Or, rather Into The Woods!  Don’t worry – no spoilers! It was a perfect movie for the day. It had just enough mystical, wonder and quite a few laughs to keep us entertained, and I loved it more because I got to hang out with the fam.  Since the weather was a little warm, it was still a bit nippy, I thought that it was a good idea to pull out my knits.  I took out my knit arm denim jacket, paired it with the wine colored pieces, which has been my favorite color this season. I just love it!

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My Ultimate 2014 Holiday Gift Guide


Ah, yes, the holiday season is upon us and if you are like any other blogger out in the ‘blogosphere’,  you have prepared or are preparing your holiday list. Though, my blog list might get lost amid the many, I hope those of you who do view enjoy this list. These past few months I have been feeling really blessed so I really want to share the joy with those close to me…(love you mom, dad, fam) and some friends. And, so, this list is inspired by them and the spirit of the holiday season–Giving!

Everyone likes to give in their own way so this list is comprise of ideas for D-I-Y lovers, Fashionistas,  Bargain-Shoppers, Philanthropists / Humanitarian, and many more.

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My Beauty Mix – [Oct/Nov] featuring Julep and e.l.f. via (1)

The November Julep Beauty Box

The past few months have been about me pampering myself and ‘glamming up’ but since I noticed that I really did not have much items or a beauty mix to get glam with I went on a mini online shopping spree.  So for the month of October and November, I purchased nail polishes from the monthly subscription site, Julep.  I found out about Julep on television while one of their commercials was on promoting its new beauty box line called Maven. The offer was just too good to pass up , so I didn’t – 1 box with $40 worth of item for just $3.97 (that was only the cost of shipping). I have not tried the colors so I do not want to brag too much but look out for a review on the Julep items soon.  As for the eye shadow palette,  I can give your the ‘deets’ now. It comes with 144 long-lasting colors (at least 8 hours).  I am no ‘makeup guru’ but a girl knows how to move her brushes around if you know what I mean, so I was really excited to get this palette for free after purchasing more than $25 worth of e.l.f. products. I felt like a kid messing in their mother’s makeup, except I know a bit more about how to apply it better now. 🙂

From now until 11/18, e.l.f. is offering a $30 beauty kit for just $3 on orders that are $25 and above with the promo code – ‘Merry’. via (2)

These are the polishes that came in my November Julep Box. via (3)

The Maven Julep Box that I purchased in October (left). The polishes from the October  Julep Box (right).

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The e.l.f. Infinity Eyeshadow Palette that I purchased in October to make this look

 What’s your Beauty Mix this month?


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