Tag Archives: holiday

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas.

I hope all of your holiday dreams come true.

Holiday Party Makeup Tutorial

Here is a beautiful sparkly look from one of my favorite youtube channels, pixiwoo.

Merry Christmas


Happy Holidays from Grace Magazine.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers


MasiniCentellino – One-Dose Wine Blown Glass Decanter – $96.00

Drinking alone? Don’t waste the whole bottle. Pour yourself a single serving of vino with this one-dose decanter.


TorriniSterling Silver Champagne Stirrer – $129.00

Pure decadence. Those tiny bubbles making you dizzy? Relieve some of the tension in your champagne glass with this magic wand stirrer.


AlessiAnna G. Chrome Corkscrew – $87.00

Pop the cork on the festivities with this whimsical easy-to-use corkscrew in the shape of a smiling lady.

All items available at forzieri.com.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers


Cargo Holiday Nights Collection – $25cargo-kit-100

Get your festive holiday look in one easy kit.

Cloth box with mirror includes:
-4 sparkly eyeshadows
-1 sweet blush
-1 silver eye pencil
-all-over body sparkle

Sephora Holiday Nights Collection – $24sephora-pencils-100

Lighten up with this set of 5 creamy, shimmery eye pencils.

Set includes:

Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze – $28stila-gloss-100

Get ready to be kissed with this six-pack of lip gloss pens by Stila.

Set includes:
-Vanilla (pearly nude)
-Brown Sugar (shimmering golden nude)
-Raisin (shimmering golden plum)
-Grapefruit (frosted pink)
-Apricot (melon nectarine)
-Gumdrop (vibrant pink)

All gifts available at Sephora.com

How To Cure The Post-Holiday Blues


There is always such a mad rush at holiday season. When the day finally arrives, it ends so quickly. Then there is always the big let-down. What to do?

Allow yourself a day of rest. Spend some quiet time with your closest family members. Stay indoors. Don’t even think about shopping or returning gifts.

Make a nice pot of tea and enjoy your holiday treats in the quiet of your own home.

That is my recommendation for holiday bliss.

Grace Magazine

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Hat, Scarf & Glove Sets

Even in southern California, the weather outside is frightful. It’s been windy and rainy and I’m cold.

Here are some toasty accessories to keep you warm in the winter months. They make great gifts for all of you last minute shoppers. You can never have too many scarf and glove options.

Cashmere Scarf Set at Macy’s

Charter Club Cashmere Cabled Hat, Scarf & Glove

Available in black, dusty pink, platinum, ivory, scarlet, sea blue and wheat.

On sale at Macy’s. Hat on sale for $28.80, cuff glove on sale for 24.00, scarf on sale for 45.00.

Accordian Knit Scarf Set at Macy’s

Alfani Accordian Hat, Scarf & Glove

Available in black, dahlia (lilac), flannel heather, ivory, plum rose and sienna blue.

On sale at Macy’s. Gloves on sale for 21.00, hat on sale for 21.00, scarf on sale for 30.00.

Microfleece Scarf Set at J.C. Penney

Microfleece 3-Piece Set

Available in a variety of prints and colors. This is a great bargain and the polyester fleece is machine washable.

Set on sale at J.C. Penney for $6.99. Penney has interesting combinations. Here’s another view.

Microfleece Scarf Set at J.C. Penney

Another great bargain from J.C. Penney:

Soft Knit Scarf Set at J.C. Penney

Soft Knit 3-Piece Set

Available in cabarenet red, chocolate, ivory, ivory stripe, missioni, red/black argyle.

Set on sale at J.C. Penney for 14.99. Here’s a look a the other color options.

Scarf colors at J.C. Penney

Keep stylishly warm.

Beauty All Day and All Night

Pop Beauty Day to Play Wallet

Did you ever think you’d find more eye shadow than you’d ever need?

Meet 24 shades of loveliness.

Pop Beauty Day to Play Wallet – $42 at Sephora

What it is:
A makeup artist-inspired palette of 24 eyeshadow shades.

What it does:
This collection of dreamy eye colors takes you from daytime to playtime. Apply a light swash of color for day, then layer color with darker shades for a nighttime of debauchery.

What else you need to know:
The limited-edition palette includes a professional duo brush for convenient application. All 24 shades are triple milled for foolproof blending.

Just look at all those delicious colors. One side is subtle for a pretty day face. The other side is intense for dramatic evenings.

Party Dresses

It’s the time of year with loads of holiday parties. Here are some fashion ideas so you’ll always have something to wear.

Young Fabulous and Broke Goddess Dress

Young Fabulous & Broke Goddess Dress – $176

Effortlessly chic, incredibly comfortable. This one’s destined to become a favorite.

Jersey dress with ruching and 3″ banding at empire waist. Washed-silk banding at V neck and open back. Unfinished edge at bottom hem and knot detail at 1″ silk straps. Silk lining at bodice.

WAYF 3/4 Sleeve V Neck Dress

WAYF 3/4 Sleeve V Neck Dress – $363

Classically elegant in every way.

Silk dress with sheer chiffon yoke and V at neck and back. 3/4 chiffon sleeves.

Rebecca Taylor Flowy Dress

Rebecca Taylor Flowy Dress – $328

Modern cuts and fabrics with touches of retro glam. We heart Rebecca Taylor.

Silk-chiffon dress with pleating at bust and back and 5-button closure at back. Layered ruffle trim at bottom hem. Sleeveless. Lined skirt. Sheer yoke.

Available in Punch (left) or Deep Azure (right).

Julie Haus Siren Bustier Dress

Julie Haus Siren Bustier Dress – $287

Julie Haus puts a modern spin on old Hollywood glamour.

Strapless sateen dress with pleating at bodice and boning at bust. Slouch pockets at hip and hidden zipper at back. Lined.

All dresses available at shopbop.com.

Covet: Celine Sequin Pump

Celine Purple Sequin Pump

Who needs purple sequin pumps? Raise your hand.

OMG, these are so cute. Both of my hands and feet are in the air.

Sequined pump with rounded toe and 3.5″ contrast stacked heel. Leather lining and sole.

You can also get them in gold or black but purple is too cute to pass up. $175 at shopbop.com.