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First Look: The Ultimate Beauty Gift from SpaceNK

September 28, 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Holiday gift sets have already started to pop up and I’m excited to share a first look at this year’s SpaceNK Advent Calendar! This is a stunning gift box with special beauty treats for the 25 days of surprises. It retails for $280 with a total value of over $1,000 and some of the boxes have more than one beauty item! (There’s a total of 31 beauty treats.)

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

The 2022 Space NK Advent Calendar is limited-edition and sells out every year. They recommend purchasing sooner than later so you don’t miss out. I love that they’ve included a mix of everything in beauty from skin care, makeup, hair care and scented products.

Each box has a number corresponding to the day in December you can open a surprise and I love that they added a little hint as well on each box. Makes it fun!

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

There are tons of items in the box I have not tried yet – so even the most experienced beauty and skincare junkie will still most likely find things in this box that are new to them.

I love the deluxe miniature sizes of the skincare items. They give you enough product to really sample it! There are also a number of full-sized items like a Rose Inc. cream blush, Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick, Necessaire Hand cream and more.

The full list of what’s in the box:

  • Paula’s Choice: Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (118ml – Full size)
  • Nécessaire: The Hand Cream Fragrance Free (65ml – Full size)
  • Charlotte Tilbury: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (3.5g – Full size)
  • Summer Fridays: CC Me Serum (30ml – Full size)
  • La Mer: Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream (7ml)
  • Caudalie: Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask (75ml – Full size)
  • Drunk Elephant: Wonderwild Miracle Butter (5ml)
  • Olaplex: No.3 Hair Perfector (100ml – Full size)
  • Hourglass: Veil Translucent Setting Powder (2g)
  • Drunk Elephant: Protini Polypeptide Cream (15ml)
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm: Hyaluronic Serum (10ml)
  • Biossance: Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (12ml)
  • Ultra Violette: SPF 50+ Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Sunscreen (50ml – Full size)
  • Space NK: Voyage Body Wash (350ml – Full size)
  • Rare Beauty: Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara (3ml)
  • Fresh: Soy Face Cleanser (50ml – Full size)
  • JVN Hair: Complete Air Dry Cream (20ml)
  • Living Proof: Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (50ml)
  • The Ordinary: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (30ml – Full size)
  • Sisley-Paris: Black Rose Cream Mask (10ml)
  • Sisley-Paris: Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream (10ml)
  • Laura Mercier: Caviar Stick Eye Colour Matte in Au Naturel (2g – Full size)
  • Sol De Janeiro: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (75ml)
  • Sunday Riley: C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream (15ml)
  • Dr Dennis Gross: Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel (2.2ml x 3)
  • Malin + Goetz: Lip Moisturizer (10ml – Full size)
  • Medik8: Crystal Retinol 3 (30ml – Full size)
  • Rose Inc: Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek in Heliotrope (4.5g – Full size)
  • Jo Loves: Snowflake Votive (70g)
  • Augustinus Bader: The Face Oil (10ml)
  • Tatcha: The Dewy Skin Cream (10ml)

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022 Rose Inc, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Rare Beauty

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022 Necessaire

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

I think this is a great gift idea that will suit a wide range of tastes and ages. I’m debating whether to keep this for myself or gift it away.

If you’re getting an early start on your holiday shopping I highly recommend checking this one out. SpaceNK is offering a great boxed set for the value!

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Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 27, 2022

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re looking for gift ideas I’ve put together a roundup! There are a few things I wanted to highlight. This Lululemon Belt Bag is perfect for on-the-go. I have a number of different colors and love it. Perfect for walks, throwing in my bigger totes, great for the park (took mine to Disney World Animal Kingdom a few weeks ago!). They just released a Mini Belt Bag version which is a smaller version and I bought one to try.

Sol de Janeiro makes really fun body creams and sprays. Their newest one Beiga Flor Elasti-Cream is amazing and is a good dupe for the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540. They just added this in the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa Mist and I’ve ordered a couple to put together in gift packs I’m mailing out to some of the moms in my life.

So many great perfumes out right now. I love the newest launches from Jo Malone including their Sea Daffodil, Aqua Lemon and the Orange Blossom Hair Mist. Other beautiful florals for spring include the Chloe Eau de Parfum and the newest Creed Wind Flowers.

I love these woven neoprene totes from Naghedi. You may have seen them in stories and on Instagram here. I saved the stories to my TOTE HIGHLIGHT in case you missed it. I have the Medium St. Barths Tote in three colors. Capri and Dove I ordered from Shopbop, Cocoa is from Bloomingdale’s. You can also find the brand on their website Naghedi NYC. They have a number of different styles and colors!

Three lip products I swear by for women all ages are the Tom Ford Lip Color (I love Spanish Pink and Indian Pink), the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (love Rosewood) and the Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue (for the best long-wear liquid lipstick).

If you want to splurge on a fancy face mist the Chanel No 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Serum-In-Mist is a really nice one. Review of the No 1 de Chanel Collection here. I also still really love the L’Eau Rouge Revitalizing Fragrance Mist.

Totes & Bags & Accessories

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Skincare

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Fragrance

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Makeup Ideas

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Fun Stuff

Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 9, 2022

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I’ve put together a roundup of some cute gift ideas whether you’re looking for some things to hint for or treat yourself!

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A few highlights! For the person who has everything you might to check out the new Hermes Shiny Lipsticks. There are three new colors and I picked them up while in Miami this weekend and cannot wait to try them! The SA said the lightest shade 05 Beige d’Eau is a color shifting/enhancing formula and will turn a pinkish shade on the lips.

My favorite larger vanity mirror from Anthropologie is available in a smaller mini Gleaming Primrose Vanity Size and it’s back in stock! I ordered mine back in December and it finally shipped. I love it. I think it’s so cute and would make a super nice gift for anyone!

Perfumes can be tricky to gift since scent is so personal but I’ve been loving the Byredo Young Rose so much. It’s the most beautiful fresh spring scent without any powder or strong rose notes which is perfect for me.

If you like the depth and potent scents like ones from Maison Francis Kurkdjian you will also love Mizensir Perfumes! I love Tres Chere, Luxury and For Your Love. You can order sampler discovery sets online. For full size bottles you can use SABRINA15 at checkout for 15% off your first purchase (US only).

A lot of you have asked about my bathrobe you’ve seen in a few stories and it’s the Cloud Cotton Robe from Parachute. I ordered an XS which fits perfectly (I’m 5’3” and most robes overwhelm my shorter frame but this is perfect). I could have gone up a size to the S for a more relaxed fit too but I love it. Mine is the white, but they added new colors which I think are fun! It’s a nice unisex kind of gift too!

What’s On My Wishlist

Valentine's Day Wishlist

I’ve also put together a roundup of my personal wishlist (by Andrew’s request). He wanted to know what I had on my radar in a wide range of price points. I wouldn’t mind getting any of these as a Valentine’s Day Gift!

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We stopped by the Loewe store in Miami over the weekend. I love their leather goods and purses. It’s so nice to be able to try things on in person! I did splurge on a few things (haul coming soon) but one thing I put on my “future purchase” wishlist was the Small Puzzle Bag (also available at department stores like Neiman Marcus). It’s the perfect in between practical size for me. (Most of my bags are either larger totes or super small minis.) I love both the calf and grained leather. I’m currently deciding on a color but might wait until the summer collections are out.

I’ve had a tennis bracelet on my wishlist for ages and have my eye on this Mini Diamond Tennis Bracelet from Ring Concierge. I’m still undecided as I can’t see or try it on in person, but love how dainty yet sparkly it looks!

La Mer came out with a Lip Polish and it looks amazing! Also I own so many sunglasses I probably should never buy another pair, but I love these Chanel Pantos Sunglasses in black (they’re the ones I’ve been wearing the most lately) and I wouldn’t mind having a pair in the pink/brown color!

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Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day traditions? What’s on your wishlist?

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home

November 19, 2021

 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

Sharing three gift guides today with Holiday Gift Ideas for the home! I have three roundups including cute Hostess Gift Ideas, Work From Home Gifts for the home office, and also gifts for the Kitchen.

Gifts for the Home and Hostess

 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

1 Diffuser / 2 Match Cloche / 3 Room Spray / 4 Lighter / 5 Glass Boxes / 6 Marble + Brass Tray / 7 USB Lighter / 8 Wick Trimmer / 9 Tray / 10 Barefoot Dreams / 11 Candle / 12 Slippers / 13 Speakers / 14 Mini Candle Set / 15 Candle / 16 Aesop Set / 17 Cozy Blankets / 18 Shearling Slides / 19 Wine Bottle Jacket

I love Aesop for the home and the Protector Set has all of my favorites for the home. I ordered some USB lighters and really like them! I think pairing this with a cute candle would make a great gift. You girls know I love APL Slides and I still love their seasonal Shearling Slides (I plan on buying this year’s colors for myself too). You can’t go wrong with a cozy throw or blanket and I 100% love Barefoot Dreams! Also love Marshall Speakers and I have the Uxbridge Speaker in my home office. Has a lot of power, great sound, but compact so it doesn’t take up a lot of shelf or desk space.

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Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Holiday Gift Guide for the Kitchen

1 Mini Coquette / 2 Dutch Oven / 3 Nespresso Machine / 4 Cheese Plate / 5 Cheese Knife Set / 6 Marble Wine Cooler / 7 Hand Soap Dispenser / 8 Mini Copper Mugs / 9 Mini Cocotte / 10 Ice Bucket / 11 French Press / 12 Non-stick Pan / 13 Serving Boards / 14 Water Kettle / 15 Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegar Duo / 16 Mini Bowls / 17 Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Rounded up some cute ideas for the kitchen and home! I swear by my Nespresso Vertuo Next Machine since it makes both coffee and espresso. I used to work at Williams-Sonoma for years and put a lot of tools to the test in their cooking class demos and love both Staub and Le Creuset for dutch ovens or mini coquettes. I own both brands and use them weekly. A cute cheese board + knife set is a no-fail gift! And I also love the Williams-Sonoma Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Olio Santo is another favorite. I’ve used them for over a decade!

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Work From Home Gift Ideas

Work from Home Holiday Gift Ideas

1 Acrylic Desk Organizer / 2 Pink Clock / 3 Desk Tray / 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 Acrylic Wall System / 8 Alarm Clock / 9 Felt Basket / 10 Basket / 11 Acrylic Desk Set / 12 Earbuds / 13 Charging Tray / 14 Paperclip Paperweight / 15 Two Tiered Tray / 16 Agate Tray / 17 Water Bottle / 18 Tumbler / 19 Portable Speakers / 20 Scissors / 21 Oval Tray / 22 Letter Tray Drawers / 23 Acrylic Memo Board / 24 Acrylic Memo Tablet

I pulled some gift ideas for the home office especially since many of us work from home these days. I found a lot of things I actually want for myself! Two things I use on a regular basis are water bottles and tumblers. I own and love both the Lululemon Water Bottle and Yeti Tumblers. I think either make for great practical gifts people will actually use. Andrew bought me these Jaybird Vista2 Headphones recently which I really love. I have small ears that are sensitive and I really like that these have interchangeable ear gels that fit my ear shape/size without hurting them. They come with a charging case and the battery life is very good!

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If you’re looking for home gift ideas I hope you found some inspiration here!

Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home

November 17, 2021

Nordstrom Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home

I’m excited to share a Holiday Gift Guide today with some cute finds from Nordstrom for the Hostess and Home. There are so many fun seasonal scents this time of year for candles, shower gels, hand soaps and diffusers! For the new home owner or for the hostess you can’t go wrong bringing a chic candle (or set), fancy hand washes, room sprays or diffusers.

Nordstrom Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home

NEST

NEST Holiday Sets Mini Candles and Diffuser

Nest has some beautiful options I think have excellent throw and festive notes. I love their Festive Votive Candle Set ($48) with 3 votives in Holiday, Birchwood Pine and Blue Cypress & Snow. The Festive Petite Diffuser Set ($54) is super cute! There are a few variations and I ordered the one with Birchwood Pine, Holiday and Spiced Orange and Clove. I got this as a gift but will probably order one for myself too.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home Nest, Diptyque, Jo Malone

JO MALONE

Jo Malone White Moss and Snowdrop Candle

Jo Malone always has beautiful holiday options. I literally want them all but opted to try the White Moss and Snowdrop Candle ($74) which is a beautiful soft delicate scent. It’s hard to describe but it’s fresh, moss-like with a white floral vibe. This is the perfect holiday scent for those who don’t like pine or gourmand scents in their home. I think their Pine and Eucalyptus is a classic for holiday. They have it in a Scent Surround Diffuser ($105) and Room Spray ($74) too.

MOLTON BROWN

Molton Brown Holiday Cracker Bath and Shower Gel Set

Molton Brown has the best hand soap sets and mini shower gel sets! I think these are versatile for any age and style. Their Holiday Cracker Bath and Shower Gel Set ($25) makes for the perfect stocking stuffer. They also have a Men’s Cracker Set ($25) and if you want to splurge the Stocking Filler Collection ($50) has 10 minis.

I love their hand soap sets. The Citrus & Fruity Hand Trio ($75) is a beautiful gift set option. I also love their Orange and Bergamot Hand Duo ($55).

AESOP

Aesop Adventurer Roll Up Set

Another great brand for hand care is Aesop. I love their sets especially during the holiday. Anyone can use some extra love and care for their hands these days and I love their Adventurer Roll Up Set ($67) which comes with their Resurrection Rinse Free Hand Wash, Hand Mist and Aromatique Hand Balm in a canvas rolled pouch.

You can’t go wrong with their hand soap. I swear by their Resurrection Hand Wash ($39), also available in their Advocate Set ($105).

DIPTYQUE

Diptyque Sapin Candle Holiday 2021

I’ve saved my favorite for last with Diptyque! I look forward to their holiday scents every year and I think the design this year is one of the most stunning! I love the festive design and the full-size candles come with a gold lid this year. Sapin ($42- 78) is their classic smoky pine I think everyone should try. There are two other scents which are lovely in Biscuit (smells like a gingerbread cookie!) and Flocon (floral). Love their Candle Set ($126) which is a trio of the small holiday candles.

Diptyque Holiday Candle Set Trio Small 2021

Last but not least if you’re looking for a splurge gift to impress, the large Baies Candle ($195 for 21 oz) comes in a beautiful matte vessel with 3 wicks. Their Hourglass Diffusers ($195) make for a beautiful accent piece with great throw that you can control when you turn the hourglass around. Their latest addition for holiday is their Glass Reed Diffuser ($190) which comes in a few different scent options. The strength of this one is pretty potent and you can buy the refills separately.

Diptyque Baies Large Candle, Reed Diffuser and Hourglass Diffuser

I still love the Best of Baies Set ($135) which has a small candle, mini room spray (love) and a scented oval.

Diptyque Best of Baies Set Nordstrom

Nordstrom Home Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Set Ideas for the Home

Outfit and makeup details in this post:

Top: Free People / Denim: Paige / Sneakers: Golden Goose (similar style here) / Foundation: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5 / Powder: Chantecaille Blur Powder in Light-Medium / Cheeks: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Universe / Lips: Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink + Gloss in Sunrise Pink / Eyeshadow: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in First Frost / Mascara: Tom Ford Extreme Mascara

That wraps up my favorites for Holiday Gifts for the home! Would love to hear what your favorites are!

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Holiday Gift Ideas $25 and Under

November 10, 2021

Holiday Gift Ideas $25 and Under

1 Molton Brown Shower Gel Bauble / 2 Molton Brown Cracker / 3 Lip Gloss Duo / 4 Hand Duo / 5 Scrunchie Bauble / 6 NARS Palette / 7 Tarte Palette / 8 Lip Duo / 9 MAC Gloss Trio / 10 Mini Hair Duo / 11 Lip Treatment Set / 12 Candy Duo / 13 Peach Lip + Cheek / 14 Tinted Lip Balm / 15 Budget Brush Set / 16 Lip Plumping Minis / 17 Cheek Minis / 18 Collagen Lip Bath Trio / 19 Mini Palette

I have my first Holiday Gift Guide of the year with some Budget Picks $25 and Under! Rounding up some cute ideas for stocking stuffers or White Elephant options.

Sephora Sets

Lots of cute lip sets, mini palettes and some good skincare options from Sephora. If you’re shopping the Holiday Savings Event don’t forget to use code YAYHOLIDAY at checkout!

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For the Desk/Home

Cute ideas for those who work from home, yourself or co-workers!

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Nordstrom Sets

Love the hand cream and mini skincare sets from Nordstrom. Also love their good return policy which makes it easy for the recipient to exchange items without any fuss.

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Ulta Sets

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Tarte Sets

Cute ideas that are budget-friendly. Nice for teens, those who are just getting into makeup, or those who want no-fuss easy to apply formulas.

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Cute Nail Sets

 

Stay tuned for more gift guides!

Gift Guide Men's Grooming Skincare

Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 18, 2021

Best Men's Skincare and Grooming Gift Ideas | The Beauty Lookbook

Happy Friday! I have a last-minute Father’s Day Gift guide in case you’re looking for ideas to gift this year. I have a roundup of some new things from Chanel that I’m completely obsessed with and I’ve also included a lot of Andrew’s favorite things.

Chanel Gift Ideas Fathers Day

Father's Day Gift Ideas from Chanel

Chanel has some classic timeless gift ideas for Father’s Day. They recently launched the Bleu de Chanel Shaving Kit ($350) and I am so impressed. The shaving brush (made of synthetic fibers) has a hefty magnetic stand that is so well made. It comes with a soft zip pouch and Bleu de Chanel Shaving Cream. Quite a splurge but this is such a beautiful gift idea. The Bleu de Chanel was one of Andrew’s favorites many years ago. He still wears the Eau de Parfum ($98 – $165). Also now available in a new All-Over Spray ($80), Twist and Spray Set ($130) and other product variations here.

The latest Les Eaux de Chanel is Paris-Edimbourg ($80 – $130) and they kindly sent a bottle for review. I’ve been a huge fan of the Les Eaux de Chanel line and this new one is unisex but pulls more masculine. A few readers raved about this as a lovely masculine scent that can still be worn by women. I know fragrance is so personal, but I feel this almost ties with Creed Aventus in a universally pleasing scent for men. It’s clean, smoky, warm with bergamot, cypress and juniper.

For Chanel skincare, I really love the new Hydra Beauty Micro Eye Gel ($68) for a refreshing smoothing eye product. I might end up keeping this for myself or order another one. Hand cream is an overlooked product for men and I think the La Creme Main ($50) has a really interesting unique packaging fun to catch any eye regardless of gender.

Best Skincare for Men Jack Black and Kiehls

If you’re looking for good skincare sets I highly recommend Jack Black and Kiehl’s. Both lines have skincare that actually works. I find myself using a lot of his products as well. The top must-haves from Jack Black for Andrew:

Kiehl’s also makes great products and sets. He recommends any of the men’s line or regular line, especially the Facial Fuel Cleanser or the Blue Herbal Spot Treatment.

Best Creed Colognes, Aventus, Silver Mountain Water, Viking Cologne

The best of the best in fragrance is from Creed. The colognes are quite the splurge and much to my wallet’s disappointment, my husband mainly want to wear or try Creed when it comes to cologne, but I do think they are so unique and high in quality it makes them worth the splurge if in your budget.

Aventus is a universal classic I think every guy should try. I know it sounds odd to think there is such a thing as a universally appealing fragrance, but I think this it! I cannot count how many times people have stopped him to ask what he is wearing when he wears this one (both men and women). The latest addition to the Creed lineup is the Viking Cologne. It pulls more masculine but still fresh with bergamot, pink pepper, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver to name a few of the notes. He also really loves Silver Mountain Water for a more clean fresh scent.

Whether you’re shopping for someone else or yourself if you haven’t tried the line before or can’t get near a counter I highly recommend checking out their Sampler Sets. They sell quickly but often get restocked. They usually come with a voucher you can use towards the purchase of a full size bottle too.

A few more ideas:

Best Father's Day Gift Ideas

1 Shaving Kit / 2 Theragun Elite (we gifted one to our trainer and he loves it) / 3 Lululemon Hat / 4 APL Slides (Andrew loves these, my bestie’s husband loves these too!) / 5 Manscapped Lawn Mower 3.0 (one of the best and most practical grooming tools he owns) / 6 Kiehl’s Set / 7 Portable Speakers / 8 Eye Gel / 9 Water Bottle / 10 Body Wash / 11 Hand Cream / 12 Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel / 13 Creed Viking Cologne / 14 Matte Sunglasses / 15 Theragun Mini / 16 Jack Black Set

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Viking Cologne and Chanel products provided for review.

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