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Hostess gifts she will love.

The holidays are such a great time to get together with friends and family. And while its great to get a gift to thank your hostess wouldn’t it be nice to forgo another flower arrangement and give her something she will  really love? I have compiled a few of my favorite gifts that I would love to give or receive as a hostess gift. Gifts this great will soon be followed with another party invitation.

These candles smells so great! I love the mini size a perfect way to add great scents anywhere in your place.

Slatkin & Co. Mini Candles

Half of the fun of being home for the holidays is indulging in holiday treats with close friends and family. These scents in Marshmallow Fireside, Chocolate Mint and Homemade Cookies have captured the delicious aromas of the holidays but are calorie-free!

Marshmallow Fireside
Toasted marshmallows and sweet vanilla cream wrapped in the aroma of rich smoldering woods.

Chocolate Mint
A delicious blend of rich semi-sweet chocolate, dark cocoa and sweet peppermint enhanced with a touch of vanilla cream and white chocolate.

Homemade Cookies
Whipped buttercream and pure cane sugar mixed with vanilla bean and rich, sweet cream for this fresh baked treat.

Available at and Bath & Body Works stores.
3 Mini Candles for $5 or $3.50 each


One of my favorite new bath and body scents this season. The Pomegranate scent is so luxurious, a zesty burst of citrus and ripe pomegranate, I am head over heels. I am so in love with the Lip Butter I have been forcing all my girlfriends to try it and they are quick to understand my obsession.

Crabtree & Evelyn: NEW Pomegranate, Argan and Grapeseed Hand, Bath, Body

Crabtree & Evelyn new Pomegranate, Argan with Grapeseed Body and Hand Care Collection of Deep Cleansing Hand Wash, Age Defying Hand Remedy,Hand Therapy, Hand Recovery and Antibacterial Hand Gel, together with Body Care collection of Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel, Body Bar, Smoothing Body Scrub, Quenching Body Lotion, Indulging Body Cream and Lip Butter are created from a unique blend of powerful natural ingredients to protect, restore and soften your skin.



Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

You can’t go wrong with the yummy holiday foaming soaps from Bath and Body Works. I really loved the Fall collection I like a different scent in each bathroom I still can’t decide which is my favorite. Any hostess would love to receive a basket of these soaps.

Soft bursts of lightweight foam gently wash away dirt and germs, while leaving skin soft and lightly scented.

  • An exclusive blend of moisturizing honey, coconut milk and olive fruit extracts helps to nourish and soften skin
  • Mango fruit extract gently cleans hands and leaves them feeling conditioned and soft.

You can’t go wrong with a Molton Brown candle. One of my favorite candle scents, Imp’s Whisper, is so amazing and makes my house smell fantastic. Any of the great scents from the Molton Brown candle collection would make a great hostess gift.

Molton Brown Imp’s Whisper Medio Candela

Have you heard? A tale on the wind. Alchemy unearthed. Our imp’s whisper medio candle evokes a sense of exploration and optimism with its uplifting perfume. Lavender, tobacco, vetiver, sandalwood and musk create a scent that has both vigor and serenity. Burn time to 30-40 hours.



Disclosure: Complimentary items from some of the above mentioned items have been sent to me for an honest review.

Black Friday deal available now at Pattern !

If you are new to Pattern body washes and lotions the products are really amazing. The scents are so refreshing and energizing, and leave my skin feeling great. All Pattern body washes are created with a PH level that makes them safe to use on your hair, body and face. I love taking one with me when I travel makes packing a cinch.

Pattern is offering their best deal ever with a Full sized trial kit offer and free shipping saving you $66! A great purchase you could keep some for yourself and give some as gifts. Try nutmeg you won’t be disappointed!

Full Sized Trial Kit

Try ALL of our products and save! – Plus FREE Shipping!*

7 – 240 ml bottles $95 – SAVE 35% ($51) –
1 – Black Pepper, 240 ml bottle (reg. $20)
1 – Citrus, 240 ml bottle (reg. $20)
1 – Cucumber, 240 ml bottle (reg. $20)
1 – Eucalyptus, 240 ml bottle (reg. $20)
1 – Nutmeg, 240 ml bottle (reg. $20)
1 – Sage, 240 ml bottle (reg. $20)
1 – Sage Lotion, 240 ml bottle (reg. $26).

*(exp. December 1, 2011) Up to $66 in savings.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!


I love the trees, decorations, carols but I am not going to lie one of my favorite parts of Christmas, all the AMAZING holiday beauty collections. The top of my thank you note to Santa is the must have RSVP collection from Bare Escentuals it’s full of all my new favorite things.

The dual end mascara does amazing things for my lashes its the closest they look to having falsies without the work. And I love the rich brown eyeliner it opens my eyes and stays put until I wash it off. I could keep going and going about this kit but I will end with the Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Rowdy you need it ,not want, need! Its a gorgeous shade of red that will work on any skin tone and you get the staying power of a lipstick with the great look of a lipgloss. Oh did I mention the fabulous little red box it comes in?


bareMinerals R.S.V.P. Collection

You are cordially invited to the most beautiful party of the year with R.S.V.P., our 9-piece face, eye and lip collection that will leave you Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant & Pretty. You’ll get our fabulous Round the ClockTM Waterproof Eyeliner before it even hits the shelves. So make an entrance with this gilded glam look that’s sure to turn heads. Celebrate the season…it’s all you, gorgeous.

Collection includes:

  • SPF 25 Mineral Veil® finishing powder
  • Prime Time Primer Shadow in Golden Peach (butterscotch)
  • After Party Eyecolor (gilded bronze)(size: small)
  • Celebration Blush (carnation pink)(size: medium)
  • EXCLUSIVE Round the ClockTM Waterproof Eyeliner in 7PM (rich brown)
  • Double-Ended Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
  • EXCLUSIVE Pretty Amazing® Lipgloss in Rowdy (glazed plum)
  • Tapered Shadow Brush
  • Soft Sweep Cheek Brush




Disclosure:  A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

Christie Brinkley’s Vegan Skincare Line: Now Available!

Gary Gershoff/Getty Images; Courtesy of Christie Brinkley


We’ll have what she’s having! Christie Brinkley still looks flawless at 57, and now she’s sharing her beauty secrets with the world. Today, the model and singer released the DNA Renewal System, an anti-aging skincare line that is 100% vegan and paraben free. The products, including the Daytime Rejuvenating Treatment and Overnight Repair Treatment, are based on a new beauty science called Epigenetics, which is said to work with the body’s natural rhythms to promote skin cell renewal. “Every product offered in my skin care line, I have personally tested and I currently use every day,” writes Brinkley.

Find the line in 30-day and 60-day options for $100 to $160 at