I love giving gifts. It’s so fun taking the time and shopping around to find the perfect gift for someone. In fact, I usually have more fun giving gifts than getting them! I tend to go a bit overboard so I always try to find the best deals on everything. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are definitely some of my biggest days for buying presents. I like to indulge my giftees and buy them fancy things versions of things so I especially love shopping the sales at places like Neiman Marcus Last Call. I was so excited when they partnered with Rakuten Affiliate Network to send me a Black Friday / Cyber Monday preview bonus box and I couldn’t wait to try everything out. Full disclosure: I loved this box and I am so excited to share all of the products with you, especially since they are all on super sale at Last Call right now! This Bonus Box was a wonderful mix of products- I got to try a variety of food, home, and fashion items that would all make awesome gifts this holiday season.
I definitely go through phases with trends. Some days, I want to try everything and other days I want to stick to simple basics. Oftentimes (like what’s been happening lately), I will find one trend that I like and buy several different pieces to wear because I like it so much. Lately I’ve been into lace up details and cutouts. This lace up dress started it all. I’ve been wanting a short dress with sleeves and I loved the lace up neckline on this so much that I’ve been buying “all the lace up things” ever since.
I might as well call this post “My New Favorite Hair Product” because that’s exactly how I feel about the HASK Argan Oil 5-in-1 Leave-In Spray. I have quite the stash of hair products in my cabinet that rarely get any use but I have used this spray almost every day since I got it. I’m already counting down the days until I need to buy a new one.
I’m super picky when it comes to makeup removers. Obviously, I want one that works well but at the same time I want one that’s easy to use. I hate multiple steps and anything that irritates my sensitive skin. My favorite makeup removers are ones that act as a cleanser and remover in one, and they must remove everything, even stubborn mascara. I’ve heard a lot of people rave about cleansing balms but had yet to try one myself so I was so excited to try the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm.
I love easy outfits that I can just throw on while still looking put together. For that reason, I wear a lot of neutrals that can be mixed and matched. It’s so much easier to get dressed in the morning if all you have to do is grab a top and a bottom without worrying about colors matching. Still, I like to add a little fun and interest to my outfits so I rely on little details to elevate otherwise simple basics. This layered look top is perfect for me. The white and gray colors fit my color scheme but it looks like I’ve taken the time to layer a couple of different tops when really I’ve just thrown on a light sweater and left the house.
I love the messy, beach hair look. That carefree, just rolled out of bed but my hair still looks fabulous look. Unfortunately, my hair is pretty straight and fine so it doesn’t quite cooperate (I know, such a terrible problem to have…). I’ve spent a lot of time adding texture and mussing it up only to have it go flat in a few minutes. That’s why I was so excited to try the HASK Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection. This shampoo, conditioner, and texture spray promise to enhance waves and add texture while still nourishing and protecting hair to keep it healthy. I’ve had a lot of good luck with HASK in the past so I was feeling pretty good about this collection.