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Hostess Gifts for all your Holiday Parties.

Lavanila fragrances have always been a favorite of mine so I was excited to check out their candles. They smell divine and make my room smell great even when they are not lit. I love the tin they come in just add a bow and they are perfect for gift giving.

Lavanila Pure Vanilla Healthy Candle
This intoxicating blend of the world’s finest Madagascar vanilla & soft vanilla orchid celebrates the power of essential oils and fills the air with delicate, lingering scent. Housed in a large keepsake tin, these custom-formulated, 3-wick candles are the ultimate expression of all-natural beauty and luxury.



The Winter Garden fragrance is truly intoxicating. It smells so great I almost hate to burn them but who can resist filling your home with this gorgeous winter scent. The trio comes in a cute box ready to gift, any hostess will loves to receive this set.

Spread holiday cheer throughout your home with the warmth and glow of our beautifully designed candle set, featuring the vibrant fragrance of Winter Garden and festive green glass holders that will add a burst of colour to the season.

Made with paraffin wax blend
Provides a long-lasting scent
Beautiful green glass with gold leaf pattern
Presented in an elegant Crabtree & Evelyn signature box
Approximately 25 hours of total burn time each

Fragrance: A fragrance medley of holiday greens, frosted apricots, amaryllis, and ice glazed fruits gathered from a magical winter garden.


Jurlique comes to the rescue for dry, irritates winter skin. Give your hostess a gift she can use everyday with this beautiful collection of hand creams. The Hand Care Essentials kit comes with four great scents, my favorite has to be the Citrus hand cream. I love how emollient these hand creams on and I find they absorb really quickly which is a huge benefit. My hands and cuticles feel great after just a few days use.

Jurlique Hand Care Essentials
Softly scented hands, perfect for giving and receiving. Our collection of favourite hand creams that deeply hydrate with rich formulas and powerful essential oils. Four gorgeous scents will invigorate your senses.

The Set Contents:

Rose Hand Cream, 40ml
Lavender Hand Cream, 40ml
Jasmine Hand Cream, 40ml
Citrus Hand Cream, 40ml
Key Ingredients:

Enriched with Jurlique’s Proprietary Biodynamic Blend of herbs and flowers includes Rose, Marshmallow, Chamomile, Calendula, Viola, Daisy, Pansy, Sweet Violet and Echinacea and is traditionally used for its hydrating and soothing effects.


I adore the fresh clean scent of Amazing Grace. The Grace Wardrobe gift set would make a great hostess gift. The fresh, clean scents of the line are sure to please. I like that you get to try all four scents in one kit the small bottles are perfect to keep in your purse or gym bag to freshen up on the go.

philosophy Grace Wardrobe Gift Set
What it is:
A four-piece collection of Philosophy scents to match your mood and inspire confidence.

What it does:
Create your personal fragrance wardrobe with this set of fresh, floral scents meant for layering, mixing, and experimenting. Amazing Grace is a uniquely feminine blend of soft, floral blossoms accented by a hint of light musk. Pure Grace is a clean, transparent blend of fresh blossoms and cool greens, laced with sensual, frosty musk. Inner Grace helps bring peace and balance to your life with deep, calming florals. Living Grace creates a feeling of vibrancy and clarity with soft, clean florals and a touch of musk.

This set contains:
– 2 oz Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette Spray
– 0.33 oz Pure Grace Eau de Toilette Spray
– 0.33 oz Inner Grace Eau de Parfum Spray
– 0.33 oz Living Grace Eau de Toilette Spray


Erin’s Christmas Must-Have Number 1!



What gift can be better than a great handbag? I have yet to meet a woman who isn’t always on the hunt for the next great bag. I am in love with the Emilie M handbag line, a great mixture of classic styles with contemporary colors. Any of these bags would make a great gift or give that special someone a gift card so they can choose their favorite.

I was given the chance to choose a bag to review and feel in love with the Shelly Frame Satchel. A beautiful black purse made of Spazzalatto patent leather. Spazzalato is known to be soft, maturing leather only available to the Monte Carlo crowd. Emilie M. bags feature all the same delicate contouring and soft touch without the price tag.

The large frame structure not only holds the bags shape but also makes it spacious inside. One main zipper closes the purse completely. I love how much it holds and the the versatility of the bag. It is only available as part of the Emilie M Fall and Winter line, so make sure you check it out for this holiday season!

Emilie M. Shelly Frame Satchel in Patent
The Shelly frame satchel is elegant enough for any evening event, yet functional enough for every day. Shiny spazzallato patent leather in unrelieved black or two-toned versions that pair taupe with black, olive or port accents make this bag an eye-catcher. Polished brass hardware, a contrasting striped interior lining and a zippered interior pocket make this bag both fully functional and exceptionally chic, while two phone slots allow you to convert from work mode to family mode at a moment’s notice. Stop letting your handbag drag you down, and opt for this sleek, sultry edition instead!

15.5″ x 7.5″ x 11.0″
Framed closure
Brushed gold hardware
Inside zip pocket and 2 cell phone pockets
Removable signature “M” medallion
Exclusive striped lining for Fall/Winter 2012


$80 ( Check out special holiday sales going on now by heading to

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Erin’s Christmas Must-Have Number 2!

The Ultimate Holiday collection from Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set.  

I love how unique Tarte’s collection is. The pattern and cute bag with a huge mirror and everything you need to do your makeup perfect for travel. And the products are great, the eyeshadows are great quality really pigmented, and easy to blend. The glosses are great they have a bit of mint to them and I love the satin finish colors. The blush looks amazing just the right amount of color without being overdone.

The best part of this kit has to be the genius packaging. The roll out makeup bag and all the eyeshadows stay put behind the mirror. There is a ton of space in the pockets to add your own items you want to carry. Such a great kit and it would be great for any makeup lover on your list that travels or even gets ready at the gym. Beautiful products all wrapped up in a convenient and cute case!

Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set $54
Travel beautifully with this impressive collection of tarte essentials. The all-inclusive set features six eye shadow quads for a show-stopping palette of bold, high-payoff shades in both shimmering and matte formulas. The deluxe maracuja glosses will perk up any pout with a mix of neutral and stunning shades, ranging from pale petal pink to deep crimson. The kit also includes an Amazonian clay 12-hour blush and complementary domed brush to brighten complexions, finishing powder to balance skin, and dramatic mascara for voluptuous, attention-getting lashes.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adventurous (shimmering rose)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
8 Tarte Maracuja Lip Glosses
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-In-1 Mascara
Face Brush
24 Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow
Adventurer Bag


 Only $54 Available at Sephora

Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have #4!

I can’t think of a more-complete, more-perfect eye shadow set than the one I’m sharing with you right now. This absolutely gorgeous holiday set from bareMinerals comes with 10 Velvet Matte Eyecolors AND 10 Velvet Satin Eyecolors! That’s 20 eyeshadows in ONE SET!!! This HAS to make my top 10, seriously.

Let me take it slowly, so I can be sure you’re paying attention. You get 20 eyeshadows – which if you were to walk into a bareMinerals store would cost you $220 – for the insane price of $79! Are you freaking kidding?? You guys would die, I’m telling you… you would die.

Dress up in lush, plush, sinfully decadent color. This collection of bareMinerals® Eyecolors lavishes lids with the pure sumptuousness of velvet. Indulge in 10 velvet matte shades for a rich suede finish and 10 velvet satin shades for a soft luminous sheen. Luxuriously touchable and beautifully blendable, these hues can be mixed, matched and layered to create endless irresistible looks.

Collection includes 20 petite eyecolors:

(0.28 g / 0.01 Oz. each)

Velvet Blueberry Eyecolor (creamy navy)
Velvet Violet Eyecolor (plush lilac)
Velvet Pistachio Eyecolor (crushed mint)
Velvet Vanilla Eyecolor (warm ivory)
Velvet Strawberry Eyecolor (soft wine)
Velvet Mauve Eyecolor (matte mauve)
Velvet Green Eyecolor (matte green)
Velvet Charcoal Eyecolor (matte charcoal)
Velvet Espresso Eyecolor (matte espresso brown)
Velvet Taupe Eyecolor (matte taupe)
Satin Sterling Eyecolor (satin silver)
Satin Lilac Eyecolor (satin lilac)
Satin Nude Eyecolor (satin nude)
Satin Plum Eyecolor (satin plum)
Satin Mist Eyecolor (satin mist)
Satin Rose Eyecolor (satin rose)
Satin Sage Eyecolor (satin sage)
Satin Gold Eyecolor (satin gold)
Satin Caramel Eyecolor (satin caramel)
Satin Peach Eyecolor (satin peach)
I’m pretty sure holiday gift sets don’t get better than this one right here. It’s seriously like a foot long, and full of 20 shadows. That special person on your list won’t need to buy eye shadow for like 10 years! (That may be a stretch, but I don’t wear eyeshadow everyday, so it probably would last me 10 years.)

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