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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? How about a balmy one? You know where I’m going with this. I’d say a tube of lip balm is a consummate gift but as a balm extremist, I take it to a whole new level. I had to create a dedicated gift guide on this topic alone to explore what’s out there beyond that tube of Chapstick. These are all daBalm.com. Get to it!

These S.W. Basics lip balms taste like dessert and are a favorite of mine. I think the flight of four is such a fab gift.

The best part of balms is how many ways you can use them. Take Revolution Organics up on their challenge of 22+ ways to get your balm on.

I actually treated myself to an early May Lindstrom holiday present (it’s all Cyber Monday’s fault). The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate is the stuff dreams are made of.

I consider introducing people to One Love Organics Skin Savior a public service. Mix this with your mineral makeup to make a cream, slather it on dry spots and you’ll soon realize that life is just better with Skin Savior.

The W3LL People Nudist Lip Shines are on my wish list! Every single color.

The RMS Beauty Skin & Lip Balm is a hidden treasure! You could certainly use on your lip, but I think this is great to apply on the face and cuticles for extra moisture.

A Luxe Holiday


What are the holidays without extravagance? Eat the extra cookie and wear as much sparkle as you want. It’s never too much. Today’s luxe gift guide, for the beauty junkie in your life, channels this theme.

I adore this sparkly trio of polishes from Jin Soon. And, thankfully they are a package deal because honestly, who could pickjust one?

Dear Santa, please bring me this Chantecaille Diamond Palette.

Kjaer Weis and their weighty compacts ooze luxury. How fancy would you feel whipping this Lip Tint out of your purse for a touch-up?

Guerlain always releases a gasp-worthy meteorite face powder for the holidays. This year’s version is extra slick.

If you’re going to spend $65+ on a candle (oy), may as well make it a Diptyque holiday edition.

Luxe without the price tag? Sonia Kashuk has you covered with this brush set.

More than Words


A cheeky expression or motivating message is my favorite way to personalize a gift. Finding just the right word or phrase turns a good present into a perfect one. There’s a surplus of wordy stuff out there to choose from – here are my top picks!

Could there be a better reminder every time you pull out your phone? This one is my favorite in The Everygirl shop!

The loveliest little jewelry tray.

I think this tumbler is a very cute way to get in those 8 glasses of water. Perfect gift for a coworker, no?

Way adorbs…I love this suede pouch!

You + Me = Awesome — love!

We all have a friend…or are that friend that needs to have this tote.

My favorite new bauble — if you wear happiness, you are happy, right? If not, there’s always Happy Hour.

The Gold Standard


Behold, tis the season for gift giving. But we’re all friends here, so it’s OK if I admit that I’m shopping for me, too, right? The holidays really test my self-control.  I’m kicking off gift guides today and each is filled with the most incredible prezzies. For yourself, for others or both — I’m not judging. Or, in this case, gilt-ing you.

Sasha told me about the Gold Box at A Night for Green Beauty back in September and I have been eagerly awaiting! It’s so pretty in its special box and it’s Ilia, so you know it’s going to wear beautifully.

This ‘lip tease’ mug is the cutest. I’d couple this with a box of tea and a nice handwritten note.

The Threshold jewelry boxes are such a great Target find. I actually got the smaller size for my nieces and I can’t wait to see them fill it with their most special things.

I love how this bib necklace has a delicate and feminine feel.

Butter London Stratford Honey Overcoat makes every polish look like it was dipped in gold glitter.

Gold leaf lip balm? Girl, you fancy.

This Jonathan Adler Metallic Zebra Dish is begging to be on top of my a dresser, holding tiny treasures.

Every girl deserves a little RMS Beauty in her life. The Solar Cream Eyeshadow is a beautiful golden beige hue.

P.S. Since it is Cyber Monday and all…worth noting that Net-a-Porter has 15% with code HOLIDAYBEAUTY (I already snagged an Ilia Gold Box for moi!) and Tatcha has a 20% Friends & Family sale through December 11. Go for the gold leaf!

Must Have or Must Gift?


The holidays hit me like a ton of bricks today. There’s snow on the ground – the pretty and sparkling kind! – and I’m getting ready to make my Thanksgiving stuffing. Among the star ingredients? Butter, lots of butter.  In the vein of one holiday at a time, I have every intention of waiting until after Thanksgiving to get all holiday gift guide up in here. But, close enough. There’s a subscription box for just about everything, including my monthly fav for the past three years and counting. The POPSUGAR Must Have Box, though, it’s on another level. It’s like a mini Oprah’s favorite thing show (gosh, I miss that!) in a box. A variety of full-sized products, everything from home décor, jewelry, yummy treats and beauty products – all bundled up in a pretty pink and white box that conveniently lands in your doorstop. The surprise and delight of it is just so much fun. Rather than stressing over that one perfect gift, how about a few months (or 12 if you’re a really good friend!) of dozens of treats? My kind of holiday treat!

P.S. The sweet folks over at POPSUGAR are also offering $10 off any 3-month subscriptions through Dec. 11. Just add NOVSELECT at checkout.