Category Archives: Holiday Gift Guide

Budget friendly beauty stocking stuffers

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I have a few of my favorite products for budget friendly holiday gifts or stocking stuffers to share with you! eos lip balm is a great choice, with many flavors! Profusion Twinkle Twinkle eye palette is a gorgeous purple toned 5 shadow palette that I love!!
Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polishes are amazing! If you want the look of a gel in a faster drying and less time-consuming polish, check these out!

NYC Sparkle Eye Dusts are a shimmery drug store priced eye shadow that rivals much higher end shimmers! My favorites are Bronze Shimmer, Amber Glitz, and Golden Champagne.
Then you have be Delectable…my latest scent obsession. I can’t get enough of these scents! You can purchase the products separately, or in cute holiday gift packs with a sampling of products and scents.

These products are all under $16! I don’t know about you, but I’d love to give OR receive any of these budget beauty buys! Do you have any budget beauty items that you can recommend? Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear!

xo Amber

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for the Scent Obsessed

I have a few unique Holiday gift ideas for the lovers of scent in your life! My first suggestion will come as no surprise to those that read my blog regularly. An Olfactif subscription would be a lovely gift to give or receive! Olfactif is a monthly niche perfume subscription service.

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Each month you will receive three unique scents chosen by the very talented scent lovers at Olfactif. The Olfactif holiday shop has gift subscriptions, gift cards, and mens and womens bestseller samplers. This is definitely a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year!

Up next is a brand that is new to me, and I am just loving their candles! Rive Sud Interior is based in Cannes, France and is the creation of French home designer, Christine Bodino and perfume creator, Delphine Thierry.
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From Rive Sud Interior: Like a signature that finalizes her private home designs, Christine Bodino shares her very exceptional world with us through a new “Rive Sud Interior” line of perfumed candles with fragrances that are heady and mysterious, sensuous and ephemeral.

Elegance and refinement, minimalism and elitism correspond to her instinctive, passionate nature and inspired universe.heir nose: Delphine Thierry, a talented and experienced perfume creator. The encounter was a brilliant success, rich in complicity and trust; a good omen for a long-term collaboration and the olfactory creations to come.
Taking advantage of the finest laboratories in the nearby city of Grasse, this first limited edition of perfumed candles is made from carefully developed rare and natural ingredients. The constituents combine the sophistication of olfactory harmonies with the ecological requirements of plant-based wax.
Each fragrance tells a story, evokes memories, creates sensations, awakens feelings and leads us towards new and unexpected experiences…

The Rive Sud Interior line has four scents thus far. Via Della Basilica, the candle I am testing, is scented with black pepper, myrrh and incense. It sounds like it would be a powerful scent, yet I find it extremely comforting and relaxing. Rosewood contains cinnamum, guiac and rosewood. Acqua di Latte contains star anise, angelica and white musks (next on my list to try!). The final scent is Cap Ferrat les Pins, containing sage, nutmeg, pine and papyrus.

I can’t recommend Sarabecca Natural Perfumes in Day and Night highly enough! You can see my review here. Each 50ml bottle retails for $78 normally. This holiday season, Sarabecca is offering both bottles in a set for $130. The scents layer beautifully, so I would grab this special offer while you can!

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Last, but certainly not least, I’ve recently discovered Pour le Monde, or For the World, a new all natural fragrance company that donates a minimum of 5% to charity for each bottle sold. There are three fragrances, and each one benefits a different charity. The scents and who they benefit:
Envision: for the National MS Society whose mission is to envision a world free of MS.
Together: benefitting the Cancer Support Community so no one faces cancer alone®.
Empower: supporting Guiding Eyes for the Blind which provides dogs that empower the visually impaired and children with autism.

Envision fragrance notes: lavender, Italian bergamot, pink peppercorn, Brazilian orange, Persian lime, patchouli, mixed woods and pure Madagascar vanilla
Together fragrance notes: freesia, jasmine, violet, woodsy back notes
Empower fragrance notes: grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, spearmint, lemongrass, basil and a dry down of subtle woods
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Pour le Monde fragrances are certified and recognized by the following organizations:
-Natural Products Association
-Leaping Bunny (animal cruelty free)
-Peta Beauty without Bunnies
-Natural Ingredient Resource Center
-Vegan.org
-Forest Stewardship Council

You can purchase Pour le Monde Perfumes for $95 per 1.7fl oz bottle.

I’m curious if you have any other ideas for unique fragrance gifts this holiday season. I’d love to hear in the comments below! Thanks for reading!
xo Amber

*some items provided for review*

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