November Reading Wrap Up | Books I Read Last Month

Happy Friday! December is here, and that means it is time to share with you the books I read last month. In this November Reading Wrap Up I will share a mini review of each book I completed. I began this series on the blog last month (see that post HERE), and I really enjoy sharing my reading with you in this format. My reading has definitely slowed down during this part of the year, but I still managed to read three books in November.

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera [BUY]

Goodreads: ★★★★

My Thoughts: They Both Die at the End is a young adult science fiction novel that takes place in our world, but with the twist that you receive a phone call letting you know when it is your death day. Main characters Rufus and Mateo received the fateful call, and decide to spend their last day of life together after meeting on the Last Friend App. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet and emotional, and I think the relationship between Rufus and Mateo developed in a natural way. While Silvera’s first book, More Happy Than Not, is still my favorite of his, this one is very well done and I’m glad I gave it a read.

 

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy, PhD [BUY]

Goodreads: ★★★★★

My Thoughts: This nonfiction book is one I think everyone should read. As the title suggests, this book introduces the reader to the concept of carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals. Joy does an incredible job of writing a book that is easy to read, but extremely informational. I learned a lot about the psychology of eating meat, especially in the United States. This book is well-researched, and provides the reader with the hard facts that are hidden by the factory farm industry. Plus, it is great that the author is not preachy – she simply wants the truth to be known and gives realistic tips on how to overcome what we’ve been taught to believe about meat.

 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid [BUY]

Goodreads: ★★★★ 1/2

My Thoughts: After hearing great things about this book, I finally picked up The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in November. This novel tells the story of famous Hollywood actress Evelyn Hugo. Now at the end of her life, she is ready to tell the truth of her seven marriages in a biography she is mysteriously giving to low-ranking journalist, Monique Grant. I completed this book in a few days, as Evelyn’s story is very captivating. She is one of those characters that I despise because of all the horrible things she has done, but still care for because of all she’s been through. If you are looking for a complex and entertaining novel that explores love in a new way, I highly recommend this book. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo also contains many diverse elements, such as biracial and bisexual representation.

What did you read in November? Let me know in the comments!

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5 Kitchen Gadgets that Actually Work | Affordable Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m excited to share with you five kitchen gadgets that actually work. With holiday shopping season now in full swing, I wanted to give you some stocking stuffer ideas. I have used and loved all of the kitchen gadgets featured in this post today, and think anyone who enjoys cooking, or who is looking to learn cooking, will enjoy them as well. What’s better is that all of these products are super affordable and under $15.00 each!

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1. Silicone Garlic Peeler – Set of Two for $5.99 [BUY]

This silicone tube is so amazing at peeling garlic! Simply chop off the end of a garlic clove, stick it in the tube, and roll it on the counter. The clove is peeled in seconds, and it works every time! I got mine at Daiso, but you can easily score one on Amazon. I use a ton of garlic in my cooking, and this has cut down on a lot of peeling time for me. Plus, this is small enough to tuck into any kitchen drawer.

 

 

2. Jarkey – $4.99 [BUY]

My mom got me a JarKey for Christmas a few years ago, and I absolutely love using it! This handy little tool opens any jar for you with ease. Simply place it on the edge of a jar and gently push down until you hear a pop. Your jar will then open without any struggle on your part. You no longer need a grip, nor will you stick a jar under warm water to loosen the cover. I honestly get so excited to use my JarKey, and highly recommend it!

 

 

3. Veggetti Vegetable Spiralizer – $8.59 [BUY]

The next product is another one I was gifted by my mom a few years ago, and that is the Veggett! Yes, this is an As Seen on TV product, but it truly works. This mini vegetable spiralizer easily creates noodles out of your favorite vegetables. Whether you’re looking for a pasta alternative, or simply want to spiralize veggies for your salad, this Veggetti is awesome to have on hand. I love the small, compact size of this spiralizer, as it is easy to store as opposed to the larger models from competitor brands.

 

 

4. OXO Good Grips Pro Y-Peeler – $12.99 [BUY]

This is by far the best vegetable peeler I’ve ever used! Not only does the wide grip fit well in my hand, but the blade works flawlessly. The blade is stainless steel, and it can be replaced in the future should it wear out completely. Plus, this peeler is dishwasher safe! While there are more affordable peelers on the market, I think it’s worth the few extra dollars for this one!

 

 

 

 

5. OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set – $9.95 [BUY]

I love using reusable water bottles and coffee mugs, but they can be really difficult to hand wash. When my nephew was born, I noticed that my brother and sister-in-law had special brushes to clean his baby bottles. Sure enough, there are brushes for all size bottles! This particular set comes with three different attachments, so you can easy clean any shape and size bottle. Pair this fun brush set with a reusable water bottle, and it makes a nice gift!

 

 

That wraps up my top five kitchen gadgets that actually work! I hope this post introduced you to some new products, whether you are grabbing them for a stocking stuffer gift or for yourself. As always, I would love to hear from you in the comments! What are your favorite kitchen gadgets?! I love trying out new tools that help save me time and energy whilst cooking!

FOREO Black Friday Sale 2017 | The Best Luxury Skincare Gift

Happy Thursday! Today is Thanksgiving for all of us in the United States, and that means Black Friday sales are about to be in full swing. A couple years ago I received a FOREO LUNA to review for my blog (see that post HERE), and I’ve been loving it ever since. This product is by far my favorite luxury skincare item, and I think it makes the perfect holiday gift. Today I will be sharing information about FOREO’s 2017 Black Friday Sale with all of you, and letting you know why I think the LUNA is worth every penny.

Black Friday Sale! Save up to 25% Off On Select Devices (Valid 11/23 - 11/29 or While Supplies Last)

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This year you can get up to 25% off select products at FOREO.com. Use code BFAFF17 from November 23 through November 29, 2017 HERE. You can also get cash back on any FOREO purchase when you shop through Ebates HERE. While this may not seem like a big discount, it is a huge savings when products range from $39.00 – $6,500.00!

As mentioned, I’ve used the FOREO LUNA for Combination Skin since receiving it in the summer of 2015. I absolutely love this device because it is made with nonabrasive silicone. Unlike competitor skincare devices that require you to change the brush head every 3-4 months, you never have to change anything on this cleansing tool, which saves you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Plus, the FOREO LUNA is cruelty free, unlike the leading competitor brand.

I also love that the LUNA keeps its charge for a long period of time. I have never had to charge it since I first got it, and I’ve been using it for over two years! I keep mine in the shower, which I am able to do since it is waterproof. The benefits seem endless with this product!

Of course, I also love how my skin feels with this device. It is effective at cleansing and exfoliating my skin, yet gentle at the same time. I like that there are a variety of speed levels, so I can set the LUNA to the speed that works for my skin. I use the blue model, which has a brush formulated for combination skin, but there are also models for normal, oily, and sensitive skin as well. The LUNA is also available in mini size, which is great for travel and if you want to save some money.

In the end, I highly recommend the FOREO line of luxury skincare devices. While they are an investment, they make a huge difference in my skincare routine, and I’m happy to report how much I’m still loving this product after over two years of using it regularly. Whether you are looking to purchase one for yourself or as a gift this holiday season, I hope this post was helpful!

Have you tried the FOREO LUNA? Let me know in the comments!

The Best Vegan Gifts at Kat Von D Beauty | 2017 Gift Guide

Happy Wednesday! Today I am excited to bring you a gift guide featuring the brand Kat Von D Beauty. I’ve loved every single product I’ve tried from Kat Von D, and appreciate that her beauty brand includes many vegan products. If you are looking to give a beauty gift this season, I highly recommend choosing an item from Kat Von D. Not only are her products unique and edgy, but they are extremely high quality. Let’s take a look at the best vegan gifts at Kat Von D Beauty this 2017 holiday season!

This post includes affiliate links. All images are courtesy of Kat Von D Beauty. All opinions are my own. See my Disclosure Policy for more information.

Please note that while I have not tried all of the products mentioned in this blog post, I do use Kat Von D Beauty products on a regular basis and am comfortable sharing gift ideas from this brand.

1. Farm Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – $20.00 [BUY]

The most exciting item on this list for me personally is the Farm Sanctuary line of lipsticks. Kat Von D released four new shades of its Everlasting Liquid Lipstick to benefit Farm Sanctuary, an organization committed to ending farm animal cruelty. My favorite is Julia, a peachy pink shade named for a sweet pig who was rescued from abuse at a factory farm. Not only are these lipsticks gorgeous, but 20% of the retail price goes to support Farm Sanctuary. Talk about an amazing gift that gives back!

 

 

2. Lock-It Mini Baking Duo – $23.00 [BUY]

If you have a friend who loves staying on top of beauty trends, this Baking Duo is the perfect gift! Baking is a makeup technique that became well known in the drag queen community and quickly made its way to everyday glam. This little set includes the Lock-It Concealer Cream and Lock-It Setting Powder – everything one needs to begin baking! Plus, I love that it comes in a box perfect for gifting.

 

 

3. Sinner Lipstick + Fragrance Travel Duo – $27.00 [BUY]

Kat Von D recently released the Saint and Sinner line, which includes the return of her beloved fragrances. My pick is the Sinner set, as the perfume has notes of patchouli, wood, and cinnamon. This kit also comes with a gorgeous Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the deep purple shade, Sinner. If you are looking to try the perfume at a discounted price, this kit is the way to go!

 

 

4. Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set – $49.00 [BUY]

If you’re having trouble picking out a shade of lipstick for a friend, grab this amazing gift set featuring eight different shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. The shades included are all neutrals that can be worn alone or mixed together to create even more colors. You can also break apart this gift set and give a few lipsticks to each of your friends!

 

 

 

5. Shade + Light Crème Contour Refillable Palette – $49.00 [BUY]

Kat Von D recently released a crème version of its famous Shade + Light Contour Palette. It contains three highlighter shades and three contour shades that can be mixed together to match any skin tone. I love that this palette is refillable, so you can stock up on the individual shades you use the most without having to purchase a brand new palette. This also makes an excellent gift for someone just getting into makeup, as it has everything you need to start contouring!

 

 

6. Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette – $62.00 [BUY]

If you are looking to go big this holiday season, look no further than the Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette! This limited edition palette contains 12 Saint shades and 12 Sinner shades that are inspired by the stained glass windows of gothic cathedrals. The palette even looks like a window! I think this is such a unique eyeshadow palette, and it will wow any recipient.

 

 

 

That wraps up my 2017 Gift Guide for Kat Von D Beauty! I hope this post helped inspire your holiday shopping, especially if you have a vegan beauty lover on your list. Kat Von D products can be purchased directly from the brand’s website or from Sephora. Make sure to use Ebates HERE when shopping to earn cash back on all of your purchases!

What is your favorite Kat Von D product? Let me know in the comments!

The Best Black Friday Sales for Bookworms | 2017 Black Friday Sale Roundup

Happy Tuesday! Today I am excited to share with you the best Black Friday sales for bookworms! I absolutely love shopping for books during the holiday season. Not only do books make amazing Christmas gifts, but I also love cuddling up with a book myself during the wintertime. I scoured the web for the best Black Friday deals on books to make your shopping easier!

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1. Book of the Month Club – [SHOP]

Image courtesy of Book of the Month

My favorite subscription service is Book of the Month Club, and I think it makes the perfect holiday gift! Readers get to choose from five book selections each month, so you never get stuck with a book you won’t enjoy. Plus, each book is a new release in a beautiful hardcover edition.

From November 24 to November 26, 2017, use code GIFTBOTM to get $10.00 off a 6 or 12-month gift subscription. You can also shop Cyber Monday on November 27, 2017, and use code 2FORYOU to get two months for just $7.50 each plus a free tote bag!

 

2. Target – [SHOP]

Image courtesy of Target

If you are heading into Target for some Black Friday shopping, make sure to check out the book section! According to the store’s circular, books will be 50% off the publisher’s list price! That is an absolutely incredible deal, especially if you are looking to purchase some new releases. Target will also be offering free shipping on its website during the Black Friday sale.

 

 

 

3. Book Outlet – [SHOP]

Image courtesy of Book Outlet

If you are looking to purchase a bunch of books for a really low price, Book Outlet is the best! As the name suggests, this is an online outlet store for books. Books are always 50-90% off the publisher’s retail price, but during Black Friday the entire website will be an additional 30% off with no exclusions! The sale runs from November 23 at 10:00am EST to November 28 at 10:00am EST. Make sure to fill your carts fast, as books tend to sell out quickly! Book Outlet is by far my favorite online store for discount books.

 

 

4. Barnes & Noble – [SHOP]

Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble always has a handful of great deals during Black Friday weekend. I think the most exciting part of the sale is the availability of special signed editions. Head in-store to purchase signed books by dozens of acclaimed and celebrity authors. Some of the authors include Fredrik Backman, Miyam Bialik, Chelsea Clinton, Neil Gaiman, and many more. Giving a special signed book is an amazing holiday gift, and makes a wonderful edition to any bookshelf!

5. Amazon – [SHOP]

Image courtesy of Amazon

Last but not least, Amazon will have several deals on books this Black Friday. Many of the offers will be flash sales, meaning that they are live for a limited period of time and only a specific quantity is available. I recommend keeping an eye on the Books section on the website to see which deals are upcoming so you can plan your purchases! In past years, Amazon also offered special coupon codes for books. For example, last year there was a $10.00 off $25.00 coupon. I will update this blog post if a coupon becomes available this year!

UPDATE: This year’s Amazon code is GIFTBOOK17 for $5.00 off print book purchases over $20.00.

That concludes my 2017 Black Friday Roundup for the best book sales! I hope you found this post helpful is you are shopping for a bookworm this holiday season, or if you are simply grabbing some new titles for your own bookshelf. As always, don’t forget to check out local independent bookshops to see what they have available! It’s important to support small businesses as well if you are able.

What is your favorite bookstore?! Let me know in the comments!

2017 Oh, Hello Stationery Co. Black Friday Sale + Gift Guide

Happy Monday! Today I am excited to share with you Black Friday Sale information and a Gift Guide for one of my favorite small businesses, Oh, Hello Stationery Co. I’ve purchased from this brand for over two years now, and I love supporting shop owners Kayla and Alex. Not only are all of their products designed by them, but the customer service is fantastic. I think it is really important to support small businesses, especially during the holiday season. Oh, Hello is the perfect place to grab a gift for everyone on your list, and on Black Friday you can get more bang for your buck!

This post contains affiliate links. All images are courtesy of Oh, Hello Stationery Co. All opinions are my own. See my Disclosure Policy for more information.

Black Friday Sale Information

Here is a run down of Oh, Hello’s Black Friday Sale. The sale runs from Friday, November 24, 2017, through Sunday, November 26, 2017, on the brand’s website HERE. If you make one of the first 100 orders, you can use the code EARLYBIRD to get 25% off the entire website, and you will also get a pack of freebie stickers. All other orders can use the code BLACKFRIDAY for 15% off throughout the weekend.

Gift Guide

Oh, Hello Stationery Co. is known for its planner stickers, but there are so many great gift options available. I’ve combed through the website and picked out my top ten favorites. Please keep in mind that I have not tried out all of these items personally, but after being a regular customer of Oh Hello’s over a long period of time I feel comfortable sharing these gift ideas with you!

1. Beauty and the Book Enamel Pins – $8.75 [BUY]

Enamel pins are extremely trendy right now, and they make amazing stocking stuffers. Oh, Hello offers a wide variety of adorable pins, but my favorite is the Beauty and the Book design. I keep mine on my bookshelf as a decoration, but it can be worn on a jacket, hat, backpack, or simply displayed on a bulletin board. If you have a friend who loves reading, this is an amazing gift!

 

2. Autumn Love Pencil Case – $12.95 [BUY]

I am a huge fan of the Oh, Hello pouches. I personally own a makeup bag (see my full review HERE), but I think the pencil cases are great for anyone! They are made of a neoprene material and are extremely sturdy. Plus, you can personalize each case at no additional cost. I love the Autumn Love design, but there are several cute patterns available.

 

3. Personalized World’s Greatest Mom Floral Mug – $16.97 [BUY]

Who doesn’t love getting a mug for Christmas? Pair it with some coffee or hot chocolate and you’ve created a wonderful, custom gift! I own an Oh, Hello mug and absolutely love it. Once again, there are a variety of styles from which to choose, but I think the World’s Greatest Mom design is very beautiful.

 

 

4. Doughnut Traveler’s Notebook Bundle – $18.95 [BUY]

Traveler’s Notebooks are all the rage right now, and Oh, Hello carries its own line in both the A6 and B6 sizes. I think this doughnut themed set makes a great gift. You can pair it with a pen or notebook cover as well!

 

 

 

5. Monthly Planner Sticker Subscription – Starts at $19.96 [BUY]

Picking out a gift for the planner lover in your life can be really difficult. Why not make things easy with a sticker subscription? Each month’s kit comes with a 7-sheet sticker kit, roll of washi tape, greeting card, and surprise bonus item. Each kit is beautiful and sure to make your planner buddy smile!

 

 

6. Greeting Card Sampler Pack – $24.99 [BUY]

A nice stationery set is always a wonderful gift. Oh, Hello creates fun and witty cards that they hand-cut and print themselves. This 12-piece set includes a variety of cards for events throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

7. Washi Tape Grab Bag – $5.97 [BUY]

If you have a friend that loves washi tape, a grab bag is the way to go! Each grab bag comes with 4-5 random rolls of washi that is amazing quality. I’ve used several rolls of Oh, Hello washi and highly recommend it. The designs are always beautiful!

 

 

 

8. Customizable Navy Whimsical Floral Planner Case – $24.95 [BUY]

If you have a friend that is always on the go, a planner case is a great gift option. Each planner case is made with the same neoprene material as the pencil case. They measure 12″ x 9.5″ and fit an Erin Condren planner with room to spare. There are many designs available, but my favorite is this floral pattern. You can also get the case personalized for no extra charge.

 

 

9. Customizable Row of Books Clipboard – $17.75 [BUY]

Looking for a unique teacher gift? Grab a customizable clipboard! Not only does this keep paperwork in check, but it doubles as a dry erase board! I’m in love with this Row of Books design since I love reading.

 

 

 

10. Shoot for the Stars Coin Purse – $5.95 [BUY]

Last but not least is this adorable coin purse! This reminds me of the pouch I used to carry around in college for my dorm keys and student ID. It measures 5″ x 3″ x 1/8″ and has a heavy duty zipper. The coin purse makes an excellent stocking stuffer, and you can even slip a gift card inside as an added treat!

 

 

That wraps up my 2017 Gift Guide for Oh, Hello Stationery Co.! I hope this introduced you to a new small business, or helped give you holiday shopping inspiration. If you miss the Black Friday Sale, you can use my coupon code POLISH15 for 15% off any order at any time.

What is your favorite Oh, Hello product? Let me know in the comments!

2017 Zoya Nail Polish 50% Off Black Friday Sale | Top 5 Vegan Gift Ideas

Happy Sunday! Today I am excited to share with you information for Zoya Nail Polish’s 2017 Black Friday sale. Zoya is my all-time favorite nail polish brand, and I absolutely love giving Zoya polishes and lipsticks during the holidays. This year Zoya has a fun sale promotion for what the brand is calling Black Friyay. This blog post will give you all of the details for the sale, as well as share my top vegan gift ideas from the brand this year.

Images in this blog post are courtesy of Zoya.

This year’s Black Friday sale from Zoya is 50% off your entire order plus free shipping! Use the coupon code FRIYAY at checkout to get this promotion. The sale is one day only on Friday, November 24, 2017. The sale is valid for both the United States and Canada, but international shipping fees apply for Canadian customers.

Last year I shared my Top 10 Zoya nail polishes on the blog, so I recommend checking out that post HERE to see which nail polishes I love. This year I thought it would be fun to share my Top 5 gift ideas from Zoya’s website, including lipstick and gift sets.

1. Zoya Polish Quad in Under the Mistletoe – $15.00 [BUY]

Zoya has a few gift sets available on its website, and I am particularly loving the Under the Mistletoe quad of nail polishes. This kit contains Zana, Caresse, Lauren, and Jill. The pink and mauve shades make this the perfect gift for someone with a professional job, as the shades are work appropriate. Plus, with the Black Friday sale this set will be just $7.50! What a steal!

 

 

 

2. Zoya Polish Quad in All Spruced Up – $15.00 [BUY]

I’m also loving the All Spruced Up quad, which contains the dark colors of Envy, Olivera, Giada, and Lidia. If you are shopping for someone who loves more deep and dramatic shades, this is a great gift. You can give this entire set to one person, or break it up for smaller stocking stuffer gifts!

 

 

 

3. Zoya Lips & Tips Quad in Sleigh Away – $20.00 [BUY]

Zoya also offers a few gift sets that include three nail polishes and a lipstick. My favorite of the bunch is Sleigh Away, which contains Mia, Daul, and Madeline, and the Wren lipstick. I think the colors in this kit will look beautiful with any skin tone, and I love that you get a light, medium, and dark polish.

 

 

 

 

4. Zoya Perfect Lipstick in Wren – $12.00 [BUY]

I also wanted to share my top two Perfect Lipsticks with you in this gift guide. My favorite is definitely Wren, a rosy pink shade. The Perfect Lipstick line is all vegan, and each lipstick is quite creamy and hydrating. Wren does have a cream formula, and wears very nicely.

 

 

 

5. Zoya Perfect Lipstick in Frankie – $12.00 [BUY]

My other top lipstick pick is Frankie, a bright red shade with a satin cream finish. Red lipsticks are absolutely perfect for the holiday season. Grab one for you, and a few for your friends! The $6.00 price tag on Black Friday is too good to resist!

 

 

 

That wraps up my 2017 Zoya Nail Polish Gift Guide! I hope you found this post helpful as you prepare for Black Friday. I would love to hear from you in the comments – what are your favorite Zoya products?! There are so many from which to choose!

15 Vegan Gifts at Tarte Cosmetics | 2017 Gift Guide

Happy Saturday! Today I am excited to share with you my 2017 Gift Guide for Tarte Cosmetics. Tarte has quickly become one of my favorite beauty brands. I absolutely love that Tarte is a cruelty free brand with many vegan options. I recently combed through the brand’s website and found fifteen gift ideas to share with all of you ranging in price from $12.00-$60.00. Whether you are looking for a small stocking stuffer or big beauty set this holiday season, there is a product on this list for you!

This post includes affiliate links. All images in this blog post are courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics. All opinions are my own. See my Disclosure Policy for more information.

Please note that I have not tried all of the products mentioned in this blog post. That being said, I love using many Tarte Cosmetics products on a regular basis and am comfortable sharing my picks with you!

1. Limited Edition Scrub Clean Cleansing Set – $12.00 [BUY]

This skincare set includes the Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, Travel Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser and a Scrublet. This set is budget-friendly and perfect for those on your list who love skincare. I absolutely love how cute the bright pink latex-free scrubber is!

 

 

2. Delightful Discoveries Skincare & Color Set – $15.00 [BUY]

This travel set includes the Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer, Twinkle Stick Highlighter in Spotlight, Fake Awake Eye Highlight, and a set of Pack Your Bags Undereye Patches. If you love the dewy, highlighted look, this set is for you! I love that this has a mix of skincare and makeup products that helps you hydrate and illuminate.

3. Limited Edition Sex Kitten Squad Lash & Line Set – $16.00 [BUY]

For those of you who love glam makeup, this set is perfect! It includes the Sex Kitten false lashes, Lash Adhesive in Black, and Sex Kitten Liquid Liner in Black. I love that you get everything you need for a more dramatic eye look in this one kit. Plus, it comes in a cute box that makes it ready for gifting!

 

 

4. Limited Edition Skin Win Hydrating Skincare Set – $18.00 [BUY]

This kit is perfect for a friend who loves to travel! It includes deluxe samples of the Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer, Maracuja Oil, Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 Setting Mist, and Quench Lip Rescue in Shell. I’ve been loving the Drink of H2O lately, and think this set is the perfect way to try it out!

5. Limited Edition Gym Bag Grabs Athleisure Essentials – $19.00 [BUY]

If you know someone who lives at the gym, this kit is a great gift! It includes a mix of skincare and makeup products: Lifted Sweatproof Mascara, Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer, Quench Lip Rescue, and Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. Pair this kit with a cute gym bag or yoga mat!

6. Brightening Bundle Spray & Sponge Set – $19.00 [BUY]

This set is perfect for those on your list who you know love makeup, but also seem to own a lot of it already. The kit includes the Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist and the Quickie Blending Sponge. Both products can be enjoyed by anyone no matter the skin shade or type!

 

 

7. Limited Edition Pretty & Purrrfect Eye Set – $20.00 [BUY]

Calling cat eye lovers! This kit is made for you! It includes the Sex Kitten Eyeliner, Sex Kitten Liquid Liner, and Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara. I always have friends asking for liquid eyeliner recommendations, so I’m sure many makeup lovers would adore this gift.

 

 

 

 

8. Limited Edition No Shower Happy Hour Athleisure Essentials – $22.00 [BUY]

If you’re busy and constantly on the go, this is the kit for you! I purchased this myself a few months ago and am completely in love with it. The set includes the Clean Queen Deodorant, Hair Goals Dry Shampoo, Tarteguard 20 Tinted Moisturizer, Tartiest Glossy Lip Paint, and Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. This kit is worth the money for the dry shampoo alone – it’s amazing!

 

 

 

9. Limited Edition Mermaid Kisses Lipstick Set – $23.00 [BUY]

It can be really difficult to pick out a lipstick shade for someone else, so kits are such a fun idea during the holidays! The Mermaid Kisses set includes four shades of 12-hour lipsticks in hydrating formulas. Plus, the packaging is absolutely adorable!

 

 

 

 

10. Limited Edition Goddess Glow Highlighter – $25.00 [BUY]

Sometimes it’s nice to give a more luxurious makeup product, and this special highlighter is a beautiful option. This is an extra large compact with a stunning Golden Champagne Highlighter. The unique packaging of this compact really makes it a statement piece. I can’t get over how gorgeous it is!

 

 

 

11.  Limited Edition Lip Luxuries Deluxe Lip Sculptor Set – $34.00 [BUY]

The next lip set on the list is a really unique and fun gift. The kit comes with five tubes that are each double sided. On one end is a satin lipstick, and on the other is a super pigmented lip gloss. Think of all the fun lip looks that can be created with just this one kit! Simply tie a bow around it and you are ready to gift.

 

 

 

12. Limited Edition Cheek Charmers Deluxe Blush Set – $35.00 [BUY]

This blush set is one of my favorite items on the list! I am so obsessed with Tarte blushes that I do not own any other brands now. I got last year’s blush set for Christmas, and I’ve loved it all year long. The shades can be worn alone or mixed together. If I didn’t already own a bunch of Tarte blushes I would be grabbing this for myself!

 

 

 

13. Limited Edition Pout Pleasure Lip Set – $42.00 [BUY]

The last lip set includes five full size Lippie Lingerie Matte Tints in a variety of new vegan shades. These are great if you like to add a little color to your lips without putting on a full lipstick. I think this would make a great gift for teenagers, or people just getting into makeup, as they are not as intimidating to apply. Of course, it can be enjoyed by anyone, and I know I would love it!

14. Limited Edition Treasured Tools Brush Set – $44.00 [BUY]

You can never go wrong by gifting a beautiful set of makeup brushes! Tarte offers a few great sets, but I personally love the art featured on the Treasured Tools kit. It also comes with a gorgeous mosaic brush holder!

 

 

 

 

15. Big Blush Book Volume III – $60.00 [BUY]

Last but not least is the Big Blush Book Volume III. If you want to give a huge makeup gift this year, look no further! This amazing palette contains seven full size Amazonian Clay 12-hour blushes. I cannot get over how stunning this palette is! Go big or go home with the Big Blush Book!

 

 

 

That wraps up my 2017 Tarte Cosmetics Gift Guide! I hope this helped you out if you are looking for vegan makeup and skincare gifts to give this season. Tarte does an amazing job at labeling its products online, and there are many other vegan options available. I’m always excited to try out new vegan goodies from this brand!

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The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash Review | Soap Free Facial Cleanser?!

Happy Monday! Today I have a review of The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash to share with you. I’m not a brand loyalist when it comes to most skincare products, and I love trying new-to-me facial cleansers. The Body Shop is one of my favorite stores for skincare, as many of the brand’s products are vegan and suitable for sensitive skin. I was really intrigued by the Seaweed Gel Wash, as it is soap free but still designed to deep cleanse the skin. Let me share more about this product and my experience using it.

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The Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash has an oil-free and soap-free formula that is designed to effectively remove impurities from the face. I thought this cleanser would work really well for me, as The Body Shop says it is suitable for combination/oily skin and gives a shine-free matte finish. I also like using gel cleansers with my FOREO LUNA

I’ve been using this cleanser for a couple months now, and I really like it! The cleanser does not have much of a scent, and if anything it just smells clean. My skin does feel really soft and clean after using this product, but I haven’t seen a big change in my skin at all. For instance, my skin still gets oily quite easily, so I don’t think the cleanser has helped to balance it. However, it is a nice and gentle cleanser that I enjoy using.

Overall, The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash is a good cleanser option if you are looking for a gentle face wash that will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed. While I don’t think it’s a skincare game-changer, I do think it is above average, and I would consider purchasing it again in the future. This product retails for $16.50 HERE, but The Body Shop often has sales and coupons available. Make sure to shop using Ebates to earn cash back on your purchase!

What is your favorite face cleanser? Let me know in the comments!

PerfectlyFree Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert in Caramel Café | Vegan Ice Cream Review

Happy Food Friday! Today I have a review of a new-to-me variety of vegan ice cream from the brand PerfectlyFree. I love to look through the ice cream case at the grocery store to see if there are any new vegan ice creams available, and I spotted the PerfectlyFree line right next to Ben & Jerry’s. I love to try any vegan product, but I got really excited when I saw the price tag for this brand. Each pint was on sale for $2.50! That is about half the price of Ben & Jerry’s, so I knew I had to try it. I grabbed the flavor Caramel Café and got to tasting!

PerfectlyFree is a brand that is focused on providing products that are Big 8 Allergy-Friendly. Thus, if you are allergic to dairy, gluten, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, egg, fish, or shellfish, you are able to enjoy this non-dairy frozen dessert. Of course, I love that it is vegan friendly! PerfectlyFree has three flavors of ice cream: Strawberry Sundae, Caramel Café, and Fudge Swirl. I decided to grab Caramel Café since it can be difficult to find caramel products that are vegan.

Here is a look at Caramel Café. As you can see, you get a ton of caramel mixed in with the vanilla ice cream! As for how the ice cream tastes, I think it is delicious! The texture is really nice and creamy, and it definitely tastes very much like traditional ice cream. I did find this flavor to be very sweet, so keep that in mind if you are not into sugary treats. Otherwise, I cannot think of anything about this ice cream that I did not like! I even repurchased it again because I enjoyed it so much. If you are looking for a more affordable vegan ice cream, I think PerfectlyFree is a great one to try.

All in all, I’m so glad I decided to try the PerfectlyFree Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert in Caramel Café. So many of the vegan ice creams available are quite expensive, and this brand allows me to satisfy my sweet tooth without going over my grocery budget. I also love that the PerfectlyFree flavors are quite simple, so I can add in my own toppings if I so choose. I hope the brand will release even more flavors in the future!

What’s your favorite vegan ice cream? Let me know in the comments!