Gifting

Happy Monday! 

valentines day
Well, its Monday. Sad the weekend is over. I hope everyone is surviving the snow and freeze. We love snow here but it’s not always so fun when you are not prepared for it. Good news is Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there are so many fun ways to celebrate it – whether you are married, single, dating, or hate the holiday:)

Want to send flowers – Here are some amazing valentine’s flowers that will make anyone’s day brighter.

Make sure you check this out for the best restaurants in the US. Make your reservations soon!

Thinking about going big this year? Look at these amazing romantic resorts – #11 looks unreal! I am dying to go there.

Just want to send a simple card to your love one? Check out all of these! They are adorable.

If you hate the Holiday all together (which I can’t imagine because the entire holiday is pink) check out this article – you’ll feel better.

Be sure to check out our Valentines Shop all week for gift ideas for him and her.

Oh and here are my “current fave”  Valentine’s Day items.

  1. Obsessed with this adorable bag – need!
  2. If you know someone that loves to take pictures – this little item is perfect and fun!
  3. This baking set is perfect for the baker in your life.
  4. It is always fun to get new pjs! I love these. 
  5. Have someone that loves flowers – and you want ones that last forever – check out these!!

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Books to Love

 

BOOKS 3In scouring the internet for the perfect presents for people I came across some fabulous books that are amazing for self purchase or gifts. So many of us read our books on our ipads or kindles that we forget how nice it is to hold a book, turn the pages, see the beautiful photographs and pictures, and then put into our libraries as a memory of a certain point in our lives.

Here are some of my new finds that I think are fantastic.

For the Fashionista – The Sartorialist X. From the famous blogger and fashion photographer Scott Schuman. This is a collection of photographs taken of some of the most fashionable people in fabulous cities all over the world.

I also think Clarence Dores’ Love Style Life looks very interesting. Garance Doré shares stories depicting her outlook on her career, personal life, and fashion outlook.

For the Chef – I hate Kale Cookbook – It is not quite what the title says – then again you can never judge a book by the cover right? This book offers thirty-five simple, tasty recipes that will turn any hater into a lover. (Or at least a liker.) Key word in this description is “simple.”

For the Health nut- Meditations on Intentions and Being – This book has 365 reflections  inspirational daily reflections to help start your day. Perfect for the health minded person in your life or for just about anyone who wants to start their day feeling centered and inspired.

For the dog lover – The Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. I think this is my favorite one on the list. As you all know I love dogs especially our dog, Hudson. He makes me happy every morning when I see his face on my pillow. Starts my day with a smile.

And More fantastic books:

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Make Up “Pick Me Up” 

BeautyIt is always nice to have a fresh face…espcecially during the Holiday season when you feel worn down and a little tired. I am not one to wear much make-up but when do wear some – here is what I use to feel a bit brighter:)

I start with Laura Mercier Primer to give my face an even texture.

Then I apply some lightweight tinted moisturizer. I am not one for a heavy make-up look. I like my natural skin tone to shine through.

Then I add a bit of concealer under my eyes. I like to use one that is a bit lighter – helps to bring out the blue in my eyes.

If I am going to a party, I add a bit of eye shadow and mascara. Typically a dark mascara. “Long Lashes” always improve a look.

Next, I add some blush – I love blush! It always turns my mood right around!

And last, I add some light lipstick – typically a blush pink color – but this changes depending on my mood.

Shop some of my colors and brands:) The lipsticks and blushes are great stocking stuffer ideas!


Xo,

Jilly

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