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A 2020 Guide to the Best Women’s Perfume for the Lady in Your Life

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Today we want to share with you the best women’s perfume for the lady in your life.  Ladies love a surprise – and they also love the scent of fresh perfume.  So if you’re looking for a lovely gift for the lucky girl in your life, why not indulge her in a bottle of something special.

From Calvin Klein to Gucci to Chanel, read on for the best women’s perfume out there in 2020 – guaranteed to delight her.

The Best Women’s Perfume 2020

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Whether the lady in your life loves fresh, zingy, rich, or sweet, you’re bound to find an ideal choice of scent on this list. And gifting your loved one the perfect cologne doesn’t have to break the bank either.

If you’re shopping for your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, or best pal – she’s bound to adore one of these heavenly fragrances.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette

Speaking of J’adore – we’ll start with Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette.  A seasoned pro when it comes to producing timeless scents for women, this one is especially beautiful.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette is a pink treat to behold – the epitome of femininity for your typical girl’s girl.  The color of this elixir reflects the heavenly scent it carries. The fragrance emulates a bouquet of roses. And there’s a dash of delightful peonies for an added efflorescent flourish.  She’ll be proud to play the role of Miss Dior with the Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette.

Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette

A maven of feminine fragrance, Chanel’s Eau Fraîche offering from the Chance range allows the wearer to sparkle.

This fizzy feel comes from the perfume’s surge of energy, brought about by its zestiness. The citric scents are entwined with jasmine and teak wood, not only giving the lucky lady a bout of freshness but a vitality boost as well. Also, the perfume is presented in an intriguing round green bottle.

Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette captures Mademoiselle Chanel’s famous mantra: “A chance came up, I seized it!”  It’ll be sure to inspire the lady in your life once they spray it on, too.

Calvin Klein Euphoria for Women Eau de Toilette

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If the power of flowers comes in second to sultry sexiness, Euphoria for Women Eau de Toilette by Calvin Klein is the one for your lady.

This crimson perfume is provocative and amorous, built around the notes of lavish orchids and dewy lotus blossoms. Euphoria is also a little fruity, with an aroma of juicy pomegranate and a dash of persimmon.  Finishing off the unique scent of Euphoria perfume is a rush of musky mahogany wood. This is mingled with the creamy peachiness of smooth amber.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum

Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium Eau de Parfum is very different. This scent moves away from the lighter, delicate fragrances typically associated with female perfume. It stirs up an aroma of black coffee injected with a shot of high-intensity vanilla.

This deep, dark fragrance will satiate her appetite, as well as her other senses. It mixes in a medley of orange blossom and pear. There’s also a jolt of jasmine, for something truly intoxicating.  Like brewing dark roast gets you out of bed, a few sprays of Black Opium will entreat its wearer to stay up ’til the early hours.

Gucci A Midnight Stroll Incense Eau de Parfum

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Step out to the garden in the dead of night with Gucci’s offering, A Midnight Stroll.  Evoking the magic of nighttime, this scent is rather Middle Eastern in its alluring aroma, with a spark of incense acque profumate – or scented waters.

It has been created channeling the art of alchemy, producing a deep and strong scent. The scent blends a darker, smokier note of cade wood with the fresh fragrance of cypress resin.

The result is a breathtaking elixir.  And as an added bonus, the perfume bottle is truly stand out. It is apothecary-inspired. It features a black lacquered glass container detailed with a gold jaguar, capturing mystique and intrigue.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sun Eau de Toilette

From dark and dreamy to bright and alert, the Light Blue Sun Eau de Toilette from Dolce & Gabbana will transport you to the ocean.

This refreshing scent combines lemon and coconut. This makes it impossible for the lucky gal spritzing it on not to think she’s on the beach. The fragrance will transport her under the beating sun, a frozen cocktail clutched in one hand.  Evoking swaying palm trees, salt-licked breezes, and soft golden sand, this scent is the epitome of summer.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Azur Eau de Toilette

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Let’s step off the hot sand and out into the blue with Bronze Goddess Azur Eau de Toilette by Estée Lauder.

The lady in your life will truly be able to quench herself with this scent. It holds syrupy notes of Neroli Bigarade and Orange Flower Absolute. These are fused with the aroma of lush, sun-kissed figs.

Anyone around the wearer of Bronze Goddess Azur will be more than happy to drink in this fresh zesty fragrance. It also blends the juicy succulence of Sicilian lemon, Calabrian Mandarin, and Italian bergamot.  The aroma will take you to the Med, like a fresh breeze traveling in from the lapping ocean waves.

Tom Ford Private Blend Tuscan Intense Leather Eau de Parfum

From the coastal water’s edge, let’s travel inland to the rolling hills of Tuscany. Tom Ford’s Private Blend Tuscan Intense Leather Eau de Parfum brings us back to the denser more luxurious scent of nightfall. It is a slightly harsher and more dramatic cologne for women.

A rich, bold aroma, this sophisticated perfume will help the wearer stand out in very unique ways. The lady wearing it will be encircled in the scent of crackling wood, luxury leather, and impressive wealth.

Not for the overtly-dainty, this concoction merges the deep spice of black pepper and smoky tobacco leaf, with a lighter touch of decadent black suede and amber wood.  It’s not all high drama, however – the scent is delightfully polished off with a feminine sprig of orange flower and a splash of Moroccan grapefruit.

Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum

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Taking a diversion from the heady notes of summer to the brisk fragrances of fall, Romance by Ralph Lauren evokes scenes of leafy, crisp, chilly walks with your love.

She’ll love you even more for gifting her this classic scent, which brings oakmoss, marigold and violet leaves together for a sensory marriage made in perfumer’s heaven.  Top notes consist of the stunning yellow freesia, mingled with lemon, chamomile, and ginger, with heart notes of white violet, carnation, and lily, and a base made up of white musk and patchouli.

Ralph Lauren’s perfumers have a way of mingling classic with contemporary to create something utterly timeless. The woman in your life will be delighted with this offering – especially if they’re a fan of the cozy serenity that autumn brings.

 

 

Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum

Giorgio Armani gets romantic with Si – a fragrance that manages to be subtle yet intense all at once.  There are three main notes mingled to create this Eau de Parfum – blackcurrant nectar, modern chypre, and light musky wood.

There’s a sweetness about Si that mingles top notes of berry cassis, Sicilian Bergamot, and orange oil. Its heart notes are very floral: freesia, jasmine, rose, and neroli; and it boasts warming base notes of patchouli oil, bark, amber, and vanilla.  Although a typical choice, plenty of women – including Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton – still opt for that flowery scent.

Chloé Nomade Absolu de Parfum

Nomade Absolu de Parfum takes Chloé’s original Nomade Eau de Parfum and intensifies it to a new level.  An even bolder interpretation, this blends vibrant oakmoss with the sweet cheekiness of Mirabelle plum, adding a fruity level to proceedings.  The scent is smooth and creamy with its rich burst of woody, nutty base notes.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum

For the good girl in your life (or maybe not) this stunning scent is extra special thanks to its fabulous stiletto shaped bottle.

Caroline Herrera’s stylish and sleek decanter houses a beautiful blend. The aroma of coffee, tonka beans, almond, and cocoa is infused with the scent of jasmine.  As a gift, Good Girl Eau de Parfum is sure to delight any lady who receives it. The lucky gal is getting two in one: a great new cologne as well as a brand new addition to their shoe collection.

What Are You Waiting For? Surprise Her!

There you have it – our guide to the best women’s perfume on the market in 2020.

These really are the crème de la crème of women’s fragrances and she’ll be thrilled with whichever you choose to surprise her with. But if there are any hidden gems we’ve missed let us know in the comments below. Happy shopping!

And be sure to check our sections on lifestyle, fashion and style by following the links at the top of the page.

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Greetabl: The Best Galentine’s Gift for your BFF

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Who said that it’s only lovers season? There’s no shame in the game if Valentine’s Day isn’t for you—significant other or not. Tis the season for all types of loves, from your momma and your siblings to your coworkers and tribe. We’re breaking the mold of movie + dinner dates or Netflix and chill for a day that should be marked on everyone’s calendars—Galentine’s Day. Celebrate your best gals with as much pizzaz as you all have on a weekend out together! Now you don’t need to go all out with a bar crawl (though we aren’t opposed to the idea—margaritas anyone?), instead show your tribe love with a lil something that they’ll hold dear to their hearts. Meet Greetabl, the one-stop online shop for personalized gifting.

This innovative and trendy brand allows you to send your BFF (or anyone you are currently crushing on) a petite box with a custom print filled with:

  1. 3 of your favorite photos (think: inspiring quotes or photos from nights you couldn’t stop laughing).
  2. A sweet treat from Greetabl’s darling inventory which includes chocolates, face masks, BFF bracelets and more!
  3. Personal message written by yours truly

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Once you have checked off your picks and written your loving + quirky message off goes your gift in a folded box for just $9 and up.

We all love receiving goodies so just think about how happy your friend will be having this little number greeting them at the door! After all, big things do come in small packages.

Spread the partner in crime, Grey to my Yang, there-at-3-AM type of BFF love with Greetabl this Galentine’s Day. Sending love to all of your girl gangs out there!

Grab your Galentine’s Day gifts on Greetabl.com.

 

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Why We Love Foot Cardigan

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Here at Cliché, it’s safe to say that we all are a little subscription box obsessed. From Glossybox to Rocksbox, if it includes sweet goods that’ll get delivered to us on a monthly basis for an affordable price we’re all over it. Can you even blame us? Raise your hand if you’re just as crazed as us! Don’t worry—we’re all in the same boat here. So who would it hurt (Besides our wallets, but with the quality items you get for the price that can be overlooked!) if we shared with all of you another subscription box service you’d love to subscribe to.

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Now it’s not another box full of beauty or snacks or athletic gear. No, it’s something much different. A basic essential that we all seem to overlook from time to time—socks. Meet Foot Cardigan, a quirky sock subscription that is the bee’s knees if we ever did see some. For a monthly fee, or one-time payment as a gift, of only $9 you’ll receive a pair of rad, one-of-a-kind socks. The plus besides the price? They’re a complete surprise! Just as receiving packages it’s like a present to yourself, it’ll be ten times more better with this unexpected style.
Despite not knowing what sock style you get each month, we think that is the whole beauty of Foot Cardigan! It’ll literally help you step outside of your comfort zone if you receive socks with a whacky print, like sunny side up eggs or pineapples. No matter which one you’ll unwrap we know one thing for sure—they’ll put a smile on your face when you wear them. Show them off with a pair of basic kicks or keep them as your little secret under your work wear. However you decide to wear your stylish surprise is all up to you.
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Ready to take a step in the right direction with Foot Cardigan? Head to www.footcardigan.com and grab a pair for yourself, a friend, roomate, kid sibling, child, penpal living in a different country (because hello international shipping!) signifanct other or yourself again—once every month. There are no limits with Foot Cardigan.
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5 Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

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Statistics show that 97% of all humans consider themselves to be music lovers, and sociologists have proclaimed the remaining 3% as “deviant from the norm.” Before you go ahead and Google the accuracy of this research study, I’ll admit that I made it up. But I totally got you for a second there, didn’t I? The point is, music has always been a common denominator that time and time again, manages to bring people together. Melodies and lyrics, however we choose to interpret them, allow the emotions we’ve been holding in to feel more valid. And with it being holiday season, what better gift to give than one of music? I mean, holidays are all about giving and coming together, and so is music! If you’re having trouble coming up with gift ideas, you’re in luck! We’ve got the best budget-friendly present ideas for all the music lovers in your life, and since 97% of people love music, these gifts will do for just about anybody! *wink wink, nudge nudge*
If your budget is: Free – $15
Lyric Poster

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If you don’t have a lot of money to spend (or you’re a broke university student like me) but you still want to give a personalized gift, a lyric poster is the perfect present for a friend, family member, or significant other. You can make this into a fun DIY project by taking some of the lyrics of their favorite song and framing it or find one that’s premade on Etsy.com!
Fun Twist: You can frame a photo of the two of you and in the white borders, hand-write the lyrics to songs you both love!
If your budget is: $25-$50
Recycled Bass Guitar String Bracelet
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Made out of recycled bass guitar strings, not only is it eco-friendly, but it’s the perfect present for both men and women. You’re also able to personalize the bracelet with birthstones, charms, letters, and more!
If your budget is $50-$75
Personalized Mixtape Doormat
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If your budget is around $50, a personalized door mat is a great gift for your friend and it’ll also be the first thing people will see before walking into their home!
If your budget is $75-$100
Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses
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Holidays and wine are a perfect blend. Add in musical wine glasses and say hello to a gift your friend will adore! Bonus points for throwing in a bottle of wine alongside this present.
If your budget is $100+
Vinyl Record Player
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If you have a little more money to spend for your friend, a vinyl record player is the way to go! And, if the holidays are really getting to you and you’re feeling extra generous, opt for a record of your music lover’s favorite artist/band!
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Scentbird Designer Fragrances

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All of us have a bit of a perfume connoisseur within us. The amount of scents out there are literally endless. Now if only the amount of dollar signs in our bank accounts was too! I’m the first to say that some perfumes out there aren’t always the most affordable. The higher quality of a perfume bottle the more expensive its pricing is — this goes for whatever brand it was created by as well. When collecting new perfumes we aren’t only met with the high prices, but the decreasing of space to store them. It is no lie that we love to display those gorgeous perfume bottles, but we all don’t have the space. A Sephora-sized wall display would definitely do the job! So what do you do when these two negative spaces walk into your perfume loving life? Well, you turn over to Scentbird, a designer perfume subscription service made with your perfume wishes in mind. Scentbird offers a 30-day supply of perfume at your choosing for an affordable $14.95 a month — way less than what you would spend on one full designer perfume alone. You’ll be able to still choose from your favorite designer brands though from the 350 luxury scents available, including Chloe, Dior, Viktor&Rolf, Hermes, Gucci, and more. Each one is sent to you in a modern to-go packaging that you can easily store in your purse/luggage and take wherever you go.
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Need help choosing a perfume? Scentbird has got you covered for that, too! The site provides a detailed, quick and easy questionnaire to help design your own personal perfume selection. You’ll have your very own scent profile created from the questions and a queue of fragrances you can pick from during the months you are subscribed. Each month the perfume you choose is delivered to you with the price of $14.95 including shipping. The subscription process provided on Scentbird allows you to cancel at anytime or set up a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription to acquire more savings.
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If you’re looking to try out more perfumes or widen your range, Scentbird is just for you. It also makes a fabulous gift for this upcoming Valentine’s Day for your best friend or loved one.
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For 25% off your first month from Scentbird, enter the code Scent25. A big thank you to Scentbird for this offer! Are you ready to purchase your Scentbird subscription? I know I already am!
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Raymond Matts Aura De Parfum: The Fragrance Collection

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If you’re looking for a gift that will last way past the holidays and will always remind your loved ones of you, then we’ve found just that! Introducing Raymond Matts Aura De Parfum: The Fragrance Collection, a set of seven artisanal fragrances each made into unique blends to create an “aura” of a perfume. Raymond Matts is a fragrance designer who has made history in the fragrance industry for his way of creating scents. His touch on creating the perfect blend of rich and soft elements is captivating, and you’re swept away with just one spray from any of his perfumes. Each fragrance in the collection is made to fit certain moods and hit particular notes. Spritz a bit on the inner wrists, throat, behind the ears, inner elbows, or even cleavage, and these wonderful smelling essences are ready to spread wherever you go. To give you an idea how these scents smell, we’ve described two below.

Tulile presents a soft side to masculinity by including scents to make it simple and subtle. The addition of a citrus twist helps create this effect in between the earthy and woodsy scents.
Sunah encapsulates the scent of floral fragrance with hints of mimosa and apple. Together, they create a sweet, rich fragrance that lasts softly on the skin throughout the day.

Interested in purchasing these exquisite perfumes? Head on over to www.raymondmatts.com to browse the collection more and purchase any, if not all! Also, be on the lookout for this collection hitting Nordstrom in stores this month.
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Ray J’s Sleazy Wedding Gift To Kim And Kanye

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So while browsing the internet today I came across some shocking, yet hilarious gossip. Former music artist turned reality TV show host, Ray J is stirring up some more trouble regarding his fabulous ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, and it’s pretty tacky to say the least.
Someone asked Ray J what he planned on giving Kimye for a wedding gift, and according to TMZ, he said a $47,000 check, representing just four months of this year’s profits from the sex tape he and Kim made all the way back in 2007. Talk about being bitter!
Only two things come to mind when I think about this whole sleazy mess is:
1. It’s shocking that this tape is still making so much money after seven years.
And 2. Ray J keeps proving over and over that he’s obviously not over Kim, and is upset with the fact that she’s more famous than he is. Either that or he’s accepted her fame but is on a mission to remind her and the world how she got her start. As if his trashy song “I Hit It First” released some time last year wasn’t enough.
Here’s the monthly breakdown of profits from the beginning of the year until last month for the Ray J/Kim Kardashian sextape:
January  $6,135.60
February $20,097.31
March $9,674.76
April $10,931.52
TOTAL:  $46,840.13 (Madamenoire.com)
Vivid Entertainment, the people who are also responsible for commissioning the Mimi Faust sex tape, say that the Kim and Ray J porno has grossed $50 million dollars so far. This completely explains how Ray J has been keeping afloat all these years after his failed music career. He said that if the couple doesn’t accept his generous gift, that he’ll donate it to one of his favorite charities.
Ray J’s sleazy wedding gift to Kim and Kanye shows how badly love hurts, and how bitter people can be when it ends. If Ray J wanted to prove a point okay fine, but the little bit of money he’s making from this sex tape will never amount to the net worth of Kim and Kanye combined. Sounds like he still loses in the end to me. Hopefully Kimye can be good sports about this mess and just laugh it off. The best revenge for them would be to treat Ray J like the joke he really is.
(Featured image courtesy of Madamenoire.com)

10 Must-Have Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mothers are amazing. They bring us into this world and give us unconditional love, wipe away our tears, kiss our boo-boos, and comfort us when we’re afraid. Mom is so awesome that she will always tell you that your love is all she needs. Along with our undying love for Mom, it’s cool to get her that gift, too! Sure, you could give your mom flowers and a card, but how boring is that? Fear not, all you ladies and gents who have no time to run to the store and stress over finding her the perfect gift! I have done all the hard work for you and, as a bonus, almost all these gifts are available online, so the ideal gift for your mom is just a few clicks away! I have selected an assortment of perfect Mom gifts to make the Mom in your life feel special, even the mom-to-be! BY JAMIE O’NEILL

10 Must-Have Mother’s Day Gifts

#1. Lampe Berger Venise Limited edition Gift Set (Coffret Goutte): $59
You will love Lampe Berger Oil Lamps as a warm, enchanting gift for Mom! Lampe Berger Oil Lamps come in glass, ceramic, and porcelain styles in many different colors and designs! This stunning, limited edition lamp set comes in an elegant gift box with a funnel, burner, and a 180ml bottle of Luxurious Venice oil. Available at lampeberger.us
#2. L’Occitane 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Hand Cream Book: $57.48
Your Mom will love this moisturizing gift to keep her hands appearing youthful! Untie the silk ribbon and open the story of L’Occitane’s iconic Shea Butter Hand Cream, which is celebrating its 20th birthday. Discover the story of the eight irresistible scents featured in this collection. The expert formulas will leave her hands moisturized and protected. Available at qvc.com
#3. Conversations with My Mother: A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of Stories: $20
When you were a kid, what were some of the things you dreamed of being when you grew up? What’s something you wish you had asked your parents, but never did? These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. One thing’s for sure: doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come. Available at amazon.com

Wine Wisdom Gift Set

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#4. Wine Wisdom Wine & Chocolate Gift Set: $79.99
A fun wine caddy and a great bottle of wine team up to create the perfect gift for our wine-loving Momma! Inside the wooden caddy, we’ve stashed some wonderful chocolate treats, and a box of Cookies & Cork Red Wine Paring Cookies.  Available at pleasantsurprises.com
#5. Basq Mom-To-Be gift Set: $58
All the beauty must-haves for every expecting mom! With the big news comes big change. This all-in-one kit lets her look and feel great during pregnancy and new motherhood. Each product is designed to relieve, revive, and rebalance for gorgeous skin that really has “that glow.” Available at bedbathandbeyond.com
#6. Alterna Caviar Experience Kit: $30
Let Mom experience the transformative effects of Caviar Anti-Aging and return her hair to its youthful, pristine condition with the on-the-go quartet of the top-selling line, designed to instantly revitalize hair while infusing deep hydration, vital nutrients, and healthy brilliance. Available at skinstore.com
#7. Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit: $42
The Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit contains everything Mom needs for a professional salon gel manicure in the comfort of her own home. The Red Carpet-ready manicure will last weeks with long wear and shine. Available at redcarpetmanicure.com
NUDE SKINCARE Essential Skin Radiance Kit

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#8. NUDE SKINCARE Essential Skin Radiance Kit: $52
Mom’s must-have set of essentials for smoother, more radiant skin. This complete collection of NUDE’s bestsellers creates beautiful, soft skin. Packed with omega 3 and 6, Perfect Cleansing Oil Face & Eyes deeply cleans, eliminating all impurities and even the toughest waterproof makeup without stripping the skin. It leaves the skin feeling comfortably clean, soft, and supple. Available at sephora.com
#9. Philosophy Living Grace Mother’s Day Set: $52
Inspire Mom with grace. Living grace is ethereal, vibrant, and uplifting. It is a fragrance formulated to help center a woman’s mood, enabling her to fully embrace the beauty of living in the present moment each day. This living grace fragrance layering collection features firming body emulsion, 8 oz., and spray fragrance, 2 oz., for silky soft, beautifully scented skin. It’s the perfect gift for Mom to feel vibrant, alive, and uplifted. Available at beautybar.com
#10. Lollia Relax Evening Bubble Bath: $34
Mom will bask in this relaxing and fragrant bubble bath as luxurious bubbles chatter in the tub and Avocado and Olive Fruit Oil tickle the nose. Rich Vitamin E makes the skin silky-smooth.  “Relax”…  it’s virtually impossible not to with this alluring fragrance for evening. Available at lollialife.com

Yiftee Gifting

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Treating your friends and family just got a whole lot easier thanks to Yiftee, an online gifting service that sends real gifts via email, text, or even Facebook posts. The best part? It only takes two minutes or less to select and send a gift to that special someone. After being notified, giftees can pick up their Yiftee at whichever local store or business the gifter has selected. Need to send a friend or family member a birthday gift but don’t have time to run out to the mall? No problem! Yiftee does all the work for you by sending gifts directly to the recipient’s smartphone or tablet. Your friends and family will love the unexpected surprise of a real gift waiting in their inbox and the convenience of stopping by their favorite neighborhood shop, boutique, or salon and spa for a thoughtful birthday gift of their choice. Yiftees are great for all special occasions and can be big or small ($5-$200) based on the occasion and your budget. What more could you want? We loved trying out the Yiftee gifting service and had fun stopping by our local GAP store to shop for a little weekend pick-me-up. Try Yiftee gifting now!


Images courtesy of Yiftee. 

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and with it is the anxiety of finding the perfect gift for that special someone. Fear not! We’ve gathered some of our favorite products, goodies, and treats into the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide, guaranteed to make your Valentine feel more than loved. Don’t have a Valentine this year? That’s cool, too. In the words of Parks and Rec star Aziz Ansari, “Treat yo’self.”
 
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Bella J. Lotsa Love Candle, $24.99

Everyone knows that, to have a successful romantic evening, especially on Valentine’s Day, you need to have a little candlelight. Cue Bella J.’s brand new appropriately themed candle, Lotsa Love. This lovely soy wax candle contains a fruity blend of freesia, jasmine, and warm amber, which, blended together, creates the perfect fragrance for romance. What’s the best part, you ask (besides the adorable packaging, of course)? Each candle comes with a surprise charm bracelet or necklace, either gold or silver plated, ranging from $10 to $450 in retail value. There are even some extraordinary jewel charms in circulation with an estimated value of $10,000!

To purchase your candle in time for Valentine’s Day, head on over to bellaj.com.

The Glamour Guide to Gift Giving

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The crisp, cold air, the smell of your gingerbread latte, and the jingle bell rock tunes in the air… yes, it is Christmas time! As we approach the holiday season, we are faced with the daunting tasks of which holiday parties to attend, what party dress to wear, what shade of lipstick will turn heads and, let’s not forget, what to get for the fashionista on your nice list this year! Forget about decking the halls and check out these fabulous holiday beauty finds that are sure to delight that hard-to-buy-for gal pal, sister, mother, or, hey, maybe even some glam for yourself! By Jamie O’Neill
 
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To start off our beauty gift list, we know it is important to take good care of our canvas! That being said, give the gift of clearer skin with these great beauty products!
1) Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System, White Holiday Gift Set $225 at Beautybar.com
The Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System features three speeds for the face and a body mode for cleansing areas of the body needing extra care and attention.
2) Organics To Go Kit by Juice Beauty $29 at Juicebeauty.com
This is a kit with all of the best daily essentials products to help you achieve an organically radiant glow. It’s a complete system for all skin types that is great for travel, your gym bag, or anywhere on the go.
 
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Stila Color Me Glossy


Now that we have skincare covered, let’s focus on glamming up for those holiday parties! Your gal pals on the nice list will look great alongside you at that swanky NYE party when she is wearing some of these fab cosmetic finds!
3) Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set $28 at Ultabeauty.com
To give or to keep… that is the question. This must-have gift is sure to please. Give it in its entirety or break it apart and cross three names off your holiday list with individually packaged Lip Glaze trios that make the perfect stocking stuffer.
4) Revlon Beyond Natural Synthetic Lashes, 4 Sets of Lashes / Flirty $9.99 at Drugstore.com
Get gorgeous, fashion forward lashes. With various styles available, you can enhance your eyes and achieve a natural or dramatic look.
5) Skull Sugar Cosmetics Skin Perfecting BB Cream $48 at Skullsugarcosmetics.com
Precious Blend Lifting BB cream is a 5-in-1 multi-function cream that gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick and perfect start. It’s the ultimate multi-tasker that creates a radiant, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and protect the skin. The self-adjusting universal shade formula warms to complement your skin tone.
6) Too Faced Joy to The Girls Holiday 2013 Eyeshadow Collection $46 at Twofaced.com
Filled with 15 rich, festive, and highly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows, and a full-size LashGASM Mascara, this collection makes going holiday glam easy. The universally flattering shades can be worn alone or layered beautifully for the possibility of endless eye looks.
 
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OPI Take Ten Nail polish


Let’s not forget about our fingers and toes: with all those holiday parties you don’t want to leave your best friend in need of a mani and pedi, do you? Here are a few great gift sets for the tootsies!
7) OPI Take Ten 10 Piece Mini Holiday 2013 Collection $25 at Walgreens.com
Give yourself a shopping break with two 5-packs of your favorite OPI Minis Take Ten Set. This has no DBP, and is toluene & formaldehyde free.
8) LUSH Charity Box, $59.95 at lushusa.com
This includes a Charity Pot, Fair Trade Foot Lotion, Nutts Massage Bar, Karma Soap, and The Olive Branch Shower Gel. 100 percent of proceeds from the Charity Pot inside go directly into a charitable fund to support animal rights, environmental protection, and humanitarian concerns.
 
Feature image courtesy of Beautybar.com

His & Hers: Christmas Gift Ideas

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It’s that time of the year again when we scrambling into stores, searching for that perfect gift for those who made it onto our “nice” list. While walking into stores, be prepared to get ambushed by multi-colored tinsel, ornaments, string lights, and jolly Christmas music. All these things can throw us off of our game, and make us forget why we are there. Buying gifts should be a fun experience and should not cause you unwanted stress; we usually spend hours frantically walking up and down aisles looking for gifts and making sure we get our hands on those products that are flying off the shelves. Below is a list of great gift ideas for those on your Christmas list.

 
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Girlfriend/Wife

1) Makeup: If your girl wears makeup, she will love the A Few of My Favorite Things gift set by Two Faced, available at Sephora. The set includes Two Faced Co-Founder Jerrod Blandino’s iconic favorites for the eyes, face, cheeks, and lips.

2) Lingerie: Whether she is into being comfy or feeling sexy, Victoria’s Secret covers all the basics. We recommend getting her something cute, like flannel PJ sets or some sexy Santa lingerie!

3) Get Creative: If you are the romantic type, or just want some creative brownie points, a personalized photo frame from personalizationmall.com is a great gift idea.

Mom

1) Keep Her Cozy: JCPenney has the best comfy robes ever! Your mom will love the Insomniax Cozy Plush robe, available in different colors and prints, from snowman to polka dots.

2) Shoe Fanatic: A pair of comfy boots from DSW will keep your mom warm and fashionable all season long.

3) Family Love: Want to display your family love this holiday season? Bed Bath & Beyond carries many family tree frames that your mom will love to display her photos in.

 Sister
1) Fragrance Queen: If your sister enjoys a wide array of fragrances, she will love a Christmas gift set from Bath and Body Works. They have many scents to choose from, but one of their  top sellers is Sweat Pea.

2) Bookworm: If your sister is a reader, then the Kindle Fire from Amazon will satisfy all her literature needs.

3): Charmed: Does your sister have a thing for jewelry? Get her started on her very own charm bracelet by selecting charms by DaVinci® from Hallmark.

Others

1) Sweet Tooth: You just cannot go wrong with chocolate from Godiva!

2) Get Toasty: Everyone needs fuzzy house slippers for the winter, and you can find the perfect Dearfoams® Cuffed Velour Boot Slippers at JCPenney.

3) Loud and Clear: If she’s a big fan of music, she’ll love the iHome Rechargeable Mini Speaker from Walmart, which is compatible with almost any device.

 


 

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Boyfriend/Husband

1) Press Play: What guy doesn’t love his music? A pair of Beats by Dr. Dre is perfect, but be ready to be ignored.

2) Macys: They have a great selection of men’s robes to keep your hubby warm in the winter. I recommend the Polo Ralph Lauren Fleece Shawl Collar Robe which comes in four festive colors.

3) Macys: They also have a large selection of men’s cologne, the two best sellers are Nautica Voyage Gift Set and Ralph Lauren Pony Blue Gift Set.

Dad
1) Hungry Man: At Restaurant.com, you can find an assortment of gift cards for many restaurants in your area. We all know dads love food (but sometimes necessarily don’t like to cook).

2) Shower Power: Bed Bath & Beyond carries an assortment of shower radios, which is a great idea for dads.

3) Get Toasty: Your dad will love a pair of snow boots, and Target carries a really nice pair called Men’s Merona® Rae Cold Weather Boot.

Brother

1) Picture Perfect: The Nikon – Coolpix S9400 18.1-Megapixel Digital Camera at Best Buy is great for shooting whatever new project your brother is into nowadays.

2) Amp Up the Volume: You can never go wrong with an iHome Rechargable Mini Speaker as well.

3) Game Crazy: It is safe to say a trip to this store will be a perfect idea. Just make sure you know what consol he is using, two hot games right now are Grand Theft Auto Five and Call of Duty: Ghost.

Others

1) Get Crafty: Everyone enjoys milk and cookies, and they can enjoy cookies creatively with a Mustache moustache cookie dunk mug from Etsy.com.

2): Hungry Man: All men love food, so a Grand Holiday Meat & Cheese Gift Basket from 1800baskets.com will bring them to tears.

3) Irresistable: Just about any guy will want the AXE Men’s Hair Products Gift Pack with Bonus Deodorant Body Spray.

                  So, what have we learned? Shopping for others should be fun. Don’t stress out, just plan ahead and give yourself some time! You might actually want to create a gift list just like Santa, so when you are ready take on these stores, you will be prepared. Just don’t leave anything for the last minute. Merry Christmas everyone, and happy shopping!

Featured photo courtesy of janetperezeckles.com 

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