Haircare Gifts

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So now that we have the proper tools for our hair we will need the proper hair care to keep our hair looking healthy. Depending on your hair types there will be different hair care options. Some may have curly, straight wavy, dry & damaged, brittle, split ends, dandruff, or oily hair. The hair care you choose will depend on that but you can also use products geared for ALL hair types. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.





Holiday Beer Shampoo and Conditioner Caddy from BRÖÖ
Can you  believe people use beer for their hair? Because beer really DOES make everyone better looking. BRÖÖ’s holiday grab-and-go gift set is brimming with Invigorating Craft Beer Shampoo and Conditioner. Plus,the cute, wooden caddy is the perfect way to bring a pair of beers to that New Year’s Eve party! Serveup the perfect blend of microbrewed beer and premium natural ingredients to feel the buzz of daily hair detox all holiday season long.

More on BRÖÖ:
  • Malted Barley Brimming with B vitamins, proteins and minerals to nourish, repair and protect hair
  • Hops Flowers Chock full of antioxidant-rich essential oils to fortify and soothe scalp
  • Peppermint Energizes, refreshes and tingles hair
  • Caffeine Stimulates scalp and hair follicles
  • BRÖÖLuxe A natural alternative to silicone rehabs hair
Pricing: $20
Availability: Amazon or BROO.com



 

RUSK Styling Collection Minis
A set that caters to all of your styling needs, this collection gives anyone the perfect holiday hair! This has everything you need to set and perfect those great hair styles.

Set includes:
  • Heatshift, 1 oz.: A restyling cream with a unique shapeshift ability that allows you to change up any style without the need to shampoo or re-apply product. 
  • Anti-Freeze Spray, 1.5 oz.: Quick-dry working spray that weatherproofs hair against humidity for a frizz-free finish.
  •  Smooth Foam, 1.5 oz.: Extends your straight style through 5 shampoos without the long-term commitment and harsh chemicals of a straightening treatment.
  • Working Spray, 1.5 oz.: An ultra-dry hairspray that’s strong enough to support today’s styles, yet soft enough to the touch that it doesn’t leave the hair feeling crunchy or sticky.
Buy on: Amazon or Ulta




Deepshine Smooth Keratin Care Holiday Box Set
The perfect gift for your friend who is constantly coloring her hair. Chemically and colored-treated hair will be smoother, shinier, and ready for its next treatment! I get my hair dye every 3-4 months so this set is perfect for me.

Set includes:
  •  KERATIN SHAMPOO, 12 oz.: Strengthen and repair the hair, restore elasticity, lock out humidity and improve overall texture and condition, leaving it smooth and shiny.
  • KERATIN CONDITIONER, 12 oz.: Seal in moisture, lock out humidity, and protect hair during thermal styling.
  • TREATMENT, 7 oz.: Intensive conditioning treatment recommended for chemically and color treated hair. Formulated with natural keratin, vitamins and nourishing marine botanicals to improve the strength of the hair.
Buy at: Amazon or Ulta



Another great brand is Marc Anthony product line, in particular the Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco. Cleanse your way to stronger, shinier, healthier looking hair. 
This sulfate-free shampoo deeply cleanses to rejuvenate and rid hair of impurities, the conditioner instantly smoothes frizz while creating soft, shiny, supple hair. Want a deep treatment? Try the deep hydrating weekly conditioning treatment that helps to combat damage, breakage, split ends, dryness, dullness and frizz.  
Finally the dry styling oil an exotic fast absorbing mist that goes on dry and revives dry, damaged hair. The line is infused with Keratin, Grape Seed Oil and Argan Oil – the ancestral beauty secret of Morocco – it helps to restore strength, protect from damage and revive shine. Plus it controls frizz and protects color. This set definitely is an all in one treatment for the hair.

Buy at: Amazon or Ulta
 

 

This holiday season give the gift of enviable hair with the NEW limited-edition Moroccanoil® Holiday Gift Sets, featuring Moroccanoil’s best-selling products.
Each gift set has been carefully curated to offer the perfect product combination for salon-worthy results.Available in three luxe ready-to-gift boxes, these collections are sure to impress your most beauty-obsessed friends and family. I got the Great Hair Day collection, because who doesn't want a great hair day?

Moroccanoil Great Hair Day Collection includes:
  • Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo
  • Moisture Repair Conditioner
  • Smoothing Lotion

What are some of your favorite hair care products?
Let me know which you are excited to try this holiday season. 

XO, Gaby

Skincare Gifts

This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.
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 Skincare is an often forgotten topic but it definitely is very important especially with the colder holiday season. With all the skincare options out there are I decided to give you some great gift ideas for this holiday. You will find everything from masks, exfoliators, and skincare sets on my list. I also give you a little information on all the sets from the brands themselves. Depending on your skincare needs or those of the lady your getting I am sure you will find something here.


Caudalie Glow & Go
Perfect For: The Makeup Addict
For a glowing complexion that lasts all day, this set features Caudalie’s best-selling radiance-reviving products. The Radiance Serum (1 oz) corrects and prevents dark sports to restore luminosity, while the Beauty Elixir (1 oz) smooths skin texture, tightens pores, and awakens the skin with a formula infused with Grape, Orange Blossom, Rose, Mint and Rosemary extracts.  I hear the elixir is awesome, I am excited to try this.
Available at: Sephora,  Caudalie boutiques/Caudalie.com and Amazon


Erno Laszlo Hydrogel Masks
Detoxifying (Exfoliate & Detox) Hydrogel Mask: Expels toxins and minimizes the appearance of pores for a softer, more renewed complexion. Active ingredient charcoal draws out impurities from pores while refining skin to unveil a fresh complexion. Illuminates dull skin by deeply infusing skin with powerful antioxidants, including Glutathione, and botanical extracts AHA Fruit Blend and Kiwi Extract. 
Available at: The Institute at Erno Laszlo, Nordstrom, Amazon and ErnoLaszlo.com




bliss 'skin' credibles
This mini deluxe kit includes two of bliss’ stand-out products from the famous ‘fabulous’ collection, including fabulous foaming face wash and drench ‘n’ quench. In just two simple steps your face is smoothed, pampered, and smiling. A two-in-one oil-free exfoliating wash for all skin types. This fresh, fruity cleanser contains rose hip extract, milk thistle, passion flower and chamomile in a non-stripping formula that helps re-balance even the most scattered of skins. The cream-to-water transformative moisturizer is the only spa cream to use hydrozome™ technology to immediately drench skin with over 10,000 marine micro-droplets and lock it in for lasting hydration that isn't at all greasy.
Available at: Amazon, Macy's, or Bliss

 


Dermalogica® Power Rescue Masque Trio
Trio of problem-solving masques to treat and target multiple skin concerns. Use individually to address specific concerns or “multimasque” for a targeted treatment. Multi Mask is when you use different masks on different areas of your face for a more targeted approach to skincare needs. 
Set Includes:     
-Charcoal Rescue Masque 
-Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque
-Skin Hydrating Masque  
Available at: AmazonDermalogica





Equitance Radiance Essentials Set 
This set is proven to renew and brighten skin for all special holiday events! 

-Brightening Foaming Cleanser Gently lathers away dull skin cells and harmful pollutants. The perfect start — and finish — to each day, the luxurious facial foaming cleanser effortlessly washes away makeup and environmental-pollution residue.
-Brighening serum and Sport Corrector Clinically proven to improve the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone. This pioneering spot-targeting serum formula zeroes in on the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration. It uses patented technology to continuously deliver our key brightening ingredient, linoleic acid. With daily use, this essential step in the Brightening regimen brings clarity, brightness and radiance to skin’s appearance.
-Hydrating Brightening Cream the ultra-light, yet luxuriously rich cream works as a moisture lock to keep skin soft and supple. It deeply nourishes and restores radiance and vitality – the empowered formula not only contains the patented blend of brightening ingredients with sustained delivery system, but also provides needed nutrition and hydration.
Buy at: Equitance






Beterre is a brand I am new to, I am pretty excited to try them.I chose two products that are a bit overlooked, which are toners and foot creams. Toner is great to use after washing your face and the foot creams are great anytime but especially after a long day. 

Toner-Formulated with green tea, cucumber, and bilberry to soothe, cool, clean and refresh skin. The gentle clarifiers of witch hazel, sugar maple, Siberian fir and rosehips purify and help reduce the appearance of pores. This bountiful blend of nature’s botanicals leaves skin calm, clear and glowing
Foot Cream- A delicious blend of deep, soothing botanicals like menthol and peppermint offer cooling comfort to ease tired, aching feet. Long lasting moisturizers soften callouses and peeling skin. Made with shea, sunflowers, coconut, arnica, chamomile, lavender, Vitamin E, peppermint oil and avocado.
 Buy Toner or Foot Cream


Burt's Bees is a fantastic brand, they use natural ingredients in their products and are easy to find usually at your local drugstore. These sets will be a great way of trying out the Burt's Bees line.

The Burt’s Bees Mani Pedi Gift Set 
Features nourishing products for busy hands and feet. 
Everything you need to have your own mani/pedi at home.
Set includes:
-Peppermint Foot Lotion—Formulated with Peppermint and Coconut Oil to revive tired feet and soften calluses
-Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Mini: Featuring Lemon Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter and Vitimin E, this cream moisturizes cuticles as it nourishes nails
-Ultimate Care Hand Cream: Made with Baobab Oil and Green Tea Extract, this exceptional hand cream provides all-day moisturization.
-EcoTools Foot Brush & Pumice : The perfect tool to prep those toes for nourishing goodness.
Available at: Target, Walgreen's, Burt's Bees Website, and Amazon


The Burt’s Bees Face Essentials Gift Set 
Features everything needed to take the first step to healthy-looking, holiday party-ready skin.
This set will get your lips and face feeling squeaky clean. 

Set includes:
-White Tea Facial Cleansing Towelettes: Our popular towelettes cleanse and tone without rinsing, thanks to White Tea and Cucumber Extracts
-Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream: Deeply cleanses as it softens skin, with natural Soap Bark, Chamomile and Aloe
-Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub: Gently exfoliate and deep-clean pores. Formulated with finely ground Peach Stone and Willow Bark, a natural source of Salicylic Acid, to remove dirt and excess oil.
-Coconut & Pear Lip Balm: Among our top-selling flavors, treat lips to some nourishing care.
Available at: Target, Walgreen's, Burt's Bees Website, and Amazon


As you already know H20+ has been a favorite of mine, I have used the facial skincare and was excited to try the body products. I was in Puerto Rico in June so I wanted to pick the glow factor sea salt collection, since i miss the summer glow. I also picked the luxe it up body set because it is for hydration and we all need a little of that during the cold season, not to mention the milk body butter won an award this year!


Glow Factor Sea Salt  Favorites Holiday Gift Set
Get that day-at-the-beach glow from the comfort of your sand-free home.
Rescue dry skin with products infused with richly hydrating Almond Butter and an oceanside scent.
Sea Salt, Green Tea extract, and richly hydrating Almond Butter are all featured in this sea-inspired collection and are finished off with an oceanside scent. It's about as close to the beach as you can get.

Set includes:
∙ Sea Salt Body Butter, 8 fl. oz. - Sea-inspired with hydrating Almond Butter
∙ Sea Salt Body Wash, 12.2 fl. oz. - Vitamin E-enriched with a bubbly texture
∙ Sea Salt Body Gloss, 4 fl. oz. - Green Tea extract and Jojoba Oil enriched to soften skin
Available at: H20+ , Amazon



Luxe It Up Body Care favorites Holiday Gift Set
Bathe your skin in dreamy, luxurious hydration while your senses are indulged with clean, fresh aromas. Dry skin, (or nails and cuticles,) are no match for the creamy moisturizing powers of this trio. 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Award-Milk Body Butter Best Rich Body Lotion.

Set includes:
∙ Milk Body Butter, 8 fl. oz. - Intense hydration featuring Moringa Oil and Milk Thistle extract
∙ Milk Body Wash, 12.2 fl. oz. - Enriched with Vitamin E and Milk Thistle extract
∙ Specialty Care Hand & Nail Cream, 6 fl. oz. - Features Vitamin E, Silk proteins, and Shea Butter
Available at: H20+ , Amazon


Well I hope these suggestions help you pick out the products specific to your needs or the needs of the person you are purchasing them for.
If you have any other suggestions or questions leave them down below.

XO, Gaby

Gift Guide- Lets not forget the Guys

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.



When it comes to getting gifts for the guys it can be challenging.
I always usually ask them what they want or end up getting clothes since it's easy.
So here are some gift ideas for the guys on your list, 
these would be great for dads, boyfriends, husbands, and even your sons.
I think I have something for any age group.


Sports Fanatics
Here is something for the sports fanatic on your list, which probably means every guy on your list, lol.
I am from Chicago and this year our
Chicago Cubs WON the 
World Series Championship!!!!
I mean this was the most amazing time in Chicago history,
after 108 years of not winning we finally made it.
The whole city was celebrating the the Win, #FlytheW was everywhere.
So of course I had to include Chicago Cubs gear on my list from one of the stores right across from Wrigley Field, Clark Street Sports.



Find more from other Chicago Sports teams at Clark Street Sports


 Remington VERSO
 

Remington XR1410 Verso Wet & Dry Men's Shaver & Trimmer Grooming Kit, Men's Electric Razor, Facial Cleaning Brush, and Beard Trimmer. Talk about an all in one tool for the men, no need to have many different products to stay looking fresh and clean. They will be able to cleanse their faces, groom/trim their beards and do a complete shave when needed. I'm sure all the men will enjoy the Remington Verso this holiday season.

  • The 5 attachments included are: a gentle bristle brush for daily cleansing; Brush with charcoal infused bristles for deep scrubbing; Pre-shave prep brush to lift hairs; High performance triple head rotary shaver delivering a close result; Precision trimmer for those finishing touches on beards, mustaches, sideburns and more.
  • Close Shave:High Performance Rotary Shaver combines HyperFlex and PrecisionPlus technology that comfortably follows the contours of your face to shave any length of hair evenly. Achieve your look, your way
  • Ergonomic Design:The shaver's smart design fits comfortably in your hand, with a rubberized grip that gives you precision control
  • l00% waterproof with WETech gives you the freedom to shave with foam, in the shower, or dry. Plus, cleaning it is fast and easy.
  • MAX Lithium Power:The long-lasting lithium battery provides 45 minutes of cordless runtime after just four hours of charging
 Buy on Remington , Amazon (Price varies)


Original Penguin 5-PC Gift Set
 

This cologne has a Burst of Italian bergamot, lime, and crisp apple. It smells very good, it is fresh and clean and has me wanting to take another whiff. This is definitely one of my favorite scents for men this season.

More on this..
  • Original Penguin's new fragrance ORIGINAL BLEND is a refreshing clean marine scent immersed in a striking crafty bottle design of substantial stature and striking color.Evoking a sense of style and temptation ORIGINAL BLEND opens with a burst of Italian bergamot kaffir lime and crisp apple.
  • The scent infuses into a blend of crushed lavender shaved nutmeg and brushed suede and is then finely wrapped with a dry down of sandalwood musk and warm amber.
  • This fresh aquatic fougere is the perfect blend of heritage wit and masculinity certain to stimulate the senses and stop by-passers in their tracks.
Set includes:
  • EDT Spray
  • Shower Gel
  • After Shave Balm
  • Deodorant 
  • Mini EDT Spray
Price: $70
Buy at: 
Original Penguin, Macys

Do you have more gift ideas to add??
Let me know in the comments below

XO, Gaby

Holiday Gifts for the Home and Hostess

If you're  like me I always like to get some items for my home for Christmas. 
I usually buy smaller items and a big house gift. 
Another thing is when you go over someones house for the holidays it's common courtesy to bring a hostess gift. They are opening their home for the festivities so why not get them something for their home. 

Here are some of the items I would put together in a  gift basket. 
It's sometimes the little things that no one thinks about and the ones we usually need/want.
 Trudeau has a great array of products for he home and kitchen. From Wine stoppers to Baking essentials here are just a few of the ones I thought would be great gifts this holiday season.

Madeleine Mold

Madeleines are delicate French cookies known for their distinctive shell shape. This classic treat is très facile to create with the Trudeau Madeleine Mold. The silicone surface is molded in the Madeleine’s signature ridged texture shape and is flexible to ensure easy release and cookies in one piece. Two-tone color pan is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. Heat resistant to 428°F/220°C. 
Buy Online MSRP $24.99.
 
Set of 3 Round Chocolate Molds

Trudeau’s silicone chocolate molds have round ridged polished cavities for making professional looking mini desserts and candies easy and effortlessly.  The perfect gift for the chocolate lover, this Set of 3 Round Chocolate Molds, includes a mint, coral and fuchsia colored mold to easily identify baked goods.  These molds are perfect for chocolates, jellies, cream cheese, sugar, fondant, ice cream and more.  The flexible material allows for easy unmolding with crisp shapes and high detail. These silicone molds can be used in a microwave, oven and freezer and are dishwasher safe.
Buy Online MSRP: $11.99 

TurboTM Double Lever Corkscrew

The perfect item to tuck into his or her stocking, the TurboTM Double Lever Corkscrew is rated the fastest bottle opener on the market!

 Specially conceived to enhance the wine tasting experience, this reliable waiter’s corkscrew reduces corkage effort by 50%, pulling the cork out twice as fast thanks to the innovated turbo spiral design. Adding durability to smart design, the corkscrew is made from zinc and stainless steel, and also includes a knife to remove the foil without tearing it.

 For the beer and capped beverage lover this corkscrew also features a built-in bottle opener on the handle for added convenience.

 Buy Online MSRP $14.99
 
  Wine Preserving Pump w/ 2 Stoppers
 The guests have all gone home but there still is a bit of  wine left in the bottle? That’s when Trudeau’s Wine Preserving Pump comes in handy! This pump preserves wine like no other, preventing oxidation and high-pressure changes within the bottle for up to one week. Get pumped: a wine lovers’ accessory is in town!
Buy Online MSRP $12.99

 Visit TrudeauCorp.com for more products and find a retail location near you.

I am a candle lover and when I discovered Starling Candles, I was thrilled.
Starling Project Candle provides solar energy (which offers access to electricity, clean water, safety, health, education, and much more) to under-resourced countries globally via the support of key philanthropic organizations including UNICEF. 
Here is a way to give back this holiday season while doing your shopping.


Lighting one’s home and lighting the world with the sale of each Starling candle.
Featuring enticing, unexpected scents and a stunning combination of modern, minimalistic and monochromatic design, Starling Project Candles are a chic décor option that anyone on your holiday gift list is sure to love!  


These candles are a custom blend of premium soy-based wax and high-quality, all-natural essential oil-based fragrances. While making a difference globally, Starling Project candles also support U.S. business as they are hand-poured in Brooklyn and feature American hand-blown glass and an organic cotton wick
Once lit, each candle burns for approximately 60 hours offering a long-lasting sensory experience.


Available in four enticing scents: 
  • Juniper + Saffron – A sultry scent rich with deep saffron notes paired with delicate juniper offering a deeply demure experience 
  • Vanilla + Hemlock – Marrying hints of soothing vanilla and sharp hemlock for a smooth finish 
  • Orange Flower + Amber (launching Fall 2016) – Velvety, warm notes of precious amber, rounded out by a light wash of uplifting orange flower  
  • Currant + Rosewood (launching Fall 2016) – A fresh scent packed with sweet tones of currant harmoniously paired with the aromatic and clean scent of rosewood
Each candle retails for $55 online at StarlingProject
 Now for the big ticket item for the homes. 
Once the party is over I am sure the floors will need a nice cleaning and what's better than the Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System.  This baby will clean and sanitize your floor whenever they need that deep clean. This also has Touch-Free Technology, This has got to be my favorite feature, I hate touching mop heads so this is my #1.

Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System
An evolution in hard floor care, the new system offers a flexible, tailored, all-in-one solution that delivers improved and easier cleaning than before. Steam not only lets you achieve a quick and simple clean on your sealed hard floors, it also enables you to remove 99.9% of common household bacteria* when and where you need it—with no chemical residue.

New Design with Direct Steam Channeling
We distribute steam over the surface of the pocket, creating an ultra-wide cleaning zone for loosening dirt and grime. Steam Blaster™ Technology High-velocity steam targets stains like stuck-on food, pet messes, grease—even scuff marks—on command.
Nobody likes changing a dirty, soaked pad during or after mopping. With
Touch-Free Technology, you don’t have to. Just attach the Dirt Grip™ pad with a click,
then release it with another click. Click. Click. Clean.

Other Features
  • Cord Wrap Hooks - to keep the cords out of the way
  • Ergonomic Handle - for easier and more comfortable handling
  • Spray Bottle with Cleaning Solution & Clip - spray bottle at your fingertips
***Sanitization studies were conducted under controlled test conditions.
Household conditions and results may vary. With Genius™ mop head only when used with steam mop. Not when using Steam Blaster™. See Owner's Guide for instructions.

 You can find this at your local Walmart, Kmart, Macy's or HomeDepot. 
or Buy Online  MSRP: $99

 
 Well I hope this list was helpful, let me know what are some of the items you've received in previous holidays for your home.

XO, Gaby