Face winter in style from head to feet! Tenth Street Hats and Arcopédico Footwear

Baby, it’s cold outside.  And even though we now know that losing almost half of our body heat through our heads is a myth, that 10% we do lose is still a huge factor.  And let’s not forget about our feet…feet actually control body temperature.  They release heat more quickly than any other body part, and since they don’t have a lot of muscle and aren’t surrounded by insulating fat, they cool down extremely quickly.  We need to keep our head and our feet warm and comfy, and while we are at it why do it in style?

Tenth Street Hats is THE place to go for any hat need, from a boater hat to a floppy sun hat.  They have hats for men and women, with many appropriate for anyone.  I love the filters – you can search specifying shape, type, material, occasion, and color. They say they have ‘designer hats, made the old way, sold the new way.’  My pick for keeping my head covered in style this season is the Stetson Leather Safari Dreghorn ($105).  Tenth Street Hats has a fabulous selection of leather hats, and the Dreghorn is as adorable as they come.

This beauty was designed by Stetson.  The Dreghorn is total rock and roll with distressed genuine leather, a leather band with gold buckle, and a twill sweatband.  I just love the leather safari look – everyone instantly looks cooler when they put this hat on, but it actually keeps your head nice and warm.  It’s also one of the best styles to compliment my heart-shaped face.

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Besides the incredible selection and terrific search options, another thing that impresses me is the Tenth Street Promise. Check this out:

Tenth Street Promise:  We want you to love your hat. Free exchanges on every order. 

We have a 30-day, hassle-free return or exchange policy as well as a one-year, craftsmanship guarantee on our hats; we’ll replace your damaged hat for free within the first 12 months.

You’ve got to check out the Tenth Street Hats website – there is a hat for every season for both you and for the men in your life.  It’s so much fun to peruse!

Temperatures are dropping faster than me untagging myself from a photo that makes me look fat, so don’t forget to keep your feet covered too!  Feet need warmth, comfort, and style.  Some of the very best footwear for cold weather fun comes from  Arcopédico.  I am especially thrilled with Arcopédico’s Lytech boots and shoes. Arcopédico introduced their Lytech material in 2011.  It is an ultra-light lend of polyurethane and Lycra which results in a very light shoe.  They are fabulous for travel because you can easily pack them (shoe pairs weigh as little as 10.9 oz), and all of the footwear in the Lytech line is BioCalce Certified, eco-friendly, vegan, water-resistant and biodegradable.

The style I like for this winter is Arcopédico’s Milan II ($145).  This is a beautiful boot that can also be used as a slipper.  It’s very versatile and looks great worn tall or folded for a kicky furry accent.

Arcopedico Milan II

What is incredible about the Milan II is that it is super soft and has a very flexible upper, so it’s easy to pull on and off even if you have high insteps.  I have the opposite problem – flat feet – so I need tons of support.  Lucky for me,  Arcopédico shoes feature two basic design principles: the “barefoot” upper, a soft, non-binding design that conforms to the top of the foot to allow circulation and all-day comfort, and the patented, metal-free twin arch-support soles (made from molded polyurethane), which protect the foot arch and allow the distribution of body weight through the entire plantar surface.  That means that every foot, from the high arch to the non-existent arch are totally taken care of and feet feel amazing.  Plus, the Lytech Line of shoes is made with a flexible, breathable, and naturally conforming material which is machine washable and water-resistant.

The Milan II is available in four different colors:  Grey Knit, Black Knit, Black, and Brown.  You can choose either the Lytech™ blend or else go with a techno elastic knit upper.  Both styles have the  soft, warm synthetic fur lining. 

Add a fashionable new hat and some perfect boots to your wardrobe to keep you cozy and stylish this winter!  Start by looking at Tenth Street Hats and Arcopédico and you can’t go wrong.  – Lisa

More fun gifts for the holidays from the BIZ!

No matter what you are celebrating or where you are celebrating it’s gift time now. Time is running short with just two weeks left to shop. So Marcia and Lisa have chosen some of their favorites that we think you will enjoy for yourself or your giftees.

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Pixi + Maryam Maquillage LIT Kits

Both of us recommend PIXI BEAUTY Eye & Lip Kits from the Maryam Maquillage collection. These slip into a stocking easily or can be wrapped for a cute surprise. They each contain a Liquid Fairy Lights eyeshadow perfect for holiday fun and a MatteLast Liquid Lip that will take you beautifully through a party.

LIT KIT DAY contains Mirage Liquid Fairy Light and Coral Bang Liquid Lip:

LIT KIT NIGHT contains Starry Night Fairy Light and Posh Nude Liquid Lip:

PIXI LIT KIT NIGHT with Starry Night Fairy Light and Posh Nude Liquid Lip

PIXI LIT KIT NIGHT with Starry Night Fairy Light and Posh Nude Liquid Lip

Marcia thinks that masks are wonderful items to slip into stocking and gift baskets and lately one of her favorites is from GABRIEL. It’s their Anti-Aging Mask, a fiber facial mask that’s made with compostable and biodegradable plant-based fibers. It’s a 20 minute pick me up for your face so that you have fresh and hydrated skin to start the night (or use the next morning to combat the effects of a party). Buy 1 for $7.50 and it becomes 2 in one package. Buying a box of 5 for $25 (10 included) would bring the cost down and spread the wealth.

Gabriel Anti-Aging Mask

“Instantly reduces fine lines and rejuvenates tired, stressed out skin. Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract helps fight cell deterioration and Panax Ginseng Root is full of Phytonutrients that guard against free radical damage. After just one use skin will look more radiant and beautiful and feel soft and supple.”

Marcia also recommends a little tree hanger from Cheeky Physique.

Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye RescueTM

Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye RescueTM is all ready for gift giving – no wrapping needed. Put it on the tree, under the tree or next to a menorrah for a decadent treat. The Matcha Eye RescueTM is 0.5 fl oz so it’s basically the same size as other eye creams you’d find. The results are terrific.

Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye Rescue

Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye Rescue uses matcha green tea, peptides and probiotics to smooth and de-puff. I find it to be very hydrating. I’ve been using it over an eye gel for a double whammy and my eyes are feeling and looking refreshed. This is a gem.

Last in Marcia’s recommendations are the products from A Girls Gotta Spa. A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion is a great pick for a stocking stuffer. It can be found at her store along with a lot of other fab products like the roll-on fragrances. And for a bonus you can use the code STOCKINGSTUFFER15 for a 15% discount at checkout.

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion

Lisa thinks that the holidays are a great time to give loved ones really neat items that they never knew they needed.  She loves ManiGlovz ($24) which are must-haves for anyone who loves nail polish or has sun sensitive hands.   ManiGlovz are fingerless gloves to wear while getting a manicure. They protect hands from acetone polish remover and from the LED rays when getting a shellac manicure. These soft and comfy gloves come in dozens of designs so you can find the perfect pair for your pal…this particular set is going to Lisa’s niece Lexi, an adorable teen who paints her nails sometimes three times a day.

ManiGlovz are rated  UPF50+ UV which means that unlike SPF, which only expresses a sunscreen’s protective value in terms of limited wavelengths of light, UPF applies to a range of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB radiation. The highest UPF rating a garment can be assigned is 50+. That means these manicure gloves not only protect your hands from UV/LED lamps at the salon but also against the sun when you’re out and about. They’re great for the beach, pool or just walking around!

The very best part about ManiGlovz is that a portion of all sales goes to The Skin Cancer Foundation & Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  

GuruNanda Whole Body Essential Oil Benefit Pack

GuruNanda Whole Body Essential Oil Benefit Pack

Lisa also recommends the Whole Body Essential Oil Benefit Pack from GuruNanda ($24.99), which has six synergy blends of essential oils designed to help you maintain optimal well-being from head to feet.  The beautiful magnetic box contains six blends:  Head, ENT (Eyes, Nose, Throat), Immunity, Stomach, Joints, and Feet.  This creates what GuruNanda calls an in-home ‘Farm-acy’, with blends created with ingredients gathered from their Global Farm Alliance.  There are so many ways to use these beautiful blends.  You can put drops in a diffuser (immunity, head, and stomach work beautifully) to infuse your whole room.  Or, add a few drops into massage oil for direct application…feet, joints, or stomach are terrific choices.  Another great idea is to add your blend choice to distilled water in spray bottle for a fabulous body spray – perfect for joints or immunity.  Use it in a car diffuser – stomach will address travel sickness, and head will help for headaches.  Of course they are all fabulous to add to your bath or shower, and the ENT blend is spot on for adding to your moisturizer.

GuruNanda Whole Body Essential Oil Benefit Pack

There are only two weeks left for shopping, and we hope we gave you some great inspiration for finding the perfect gifts!

Have a blast with Fashion Flash

This is such an exciting week for me to be able to host FASHION FLASH. I’m in love with all the posts in our e-magazine and have learned so much about fashion, holidays, entertaining, health, lifestyle, and of course beauty. You are going to want to read every single article right after you enter the latest Fashion Flash giveaway. —  Marcia
Beauty Info Zone has the latest Fashion Flash giveaway and you don’t want to miss it. How exciting would it be to win a $50 Amazon gift card, cosmetics and a wonderful holiday book by Hope Ramsay? You know you want to win but you’d need to enter to do so.
Kristen Coffield of The Culinary Cure shares her favorite tips for entertaining like a pro. Learn how to host memorable holiday events without spending a fortune or slaving over a hot stove.
Studies show that having a hobby you enjoy has health benefits. Jackie from Jackie Silver Style shares her latest passion and says it’s never too late to pursue a new interest.
Do you think of holiday outfit colors as true red and true green?  There are so many other colors to make you sparkle and shine for the holidays!  Age doesn’t matter; what matters is what you love and what looks good on you.  So Angie at Your True Self Blog invites you to take a look at how to gain a new perspective on holiday outfit colors!

What would a wine store look like that only carried wine made by women vintners? On this episode of Ladies Roadmap podcast, we celebrate women who make wine and learn tips that will make your holidays sparkle!

Winter in New England definitely calls for hats. But even if you live in a warm climate, Never Say Die Beauty thinks you’ll want to check out her new navy blue Brooklyn Hats Co. fedora from Tenth Street Hats!

Nothing says holiday fashion like pearls.  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  drills  to explain  different  types and styles.

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has been working on her fear of flying for the past few years. She’s been a traveling maniac and now craves travel to reset her soul.
Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table is sharing her Top Ten Beauty Storage Gift Ideas from Amazon guide to help you find and buy the perfect gift for that beauty enthusiast on your list and get everything delivered to your front door in time for the holidays!
Sheila from Painted Ladies shares the skincare products that really made a difference in 2019!
If you’re looking for a great gift, Prime Beauty suggests the CHI All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron. It did wonders for her hair!

When Moving Free with Mirabai thinks of the holiday season as joyous as it is, she can’t help thinking about stress. Feeling the stress of the season? She is too!  Here are some pointers.

How we look can absolutely dictate how we feel . . . so why not put our best foot forward every day? Author and positive aging expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman knows the power of looking good and shares her best tips.

Enter more than 135 giveaways on this week’s Sunday Scoop Giveaway Page

I hope to keep you busy this week entering these giveaways. Even though I spend a lot of time gathering these for the Sunday Scoop, I really don’t enter very many myself. But every once in a while I have the time and want the product – and it worked!! I received notice that I won a set of PeachSkin sheets from Powered by Mom. I can’t wait to get my light gray King size sheets. I hope that you get the thrill of an email that you’ve won too. Have a great week.  — Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE’S GIVEAWAYS

12/15  RICK ROSS LUXURY MEN’S GROOMING COLLECTION  –  US/CAN

12/16  FASHION FLASH BOOK, BEAUTY & AMAZON GC  –  US

12/21  WINTER IS COMING GIVEAWAY HOP  –  cosmetic package, US/CAN

Winner’s circle:  The Book Bonanza giveaway hop was won by Mary G. The IPSY glam bag was won by Kelly K. Congratulations to both. I expect to have a new giveaway next week too.

SOME DAILY GIVEAWAYS

daily thru 12/13  Jetsetter  –  December 7–9: Sunday Riley Superstars skincare set  December 9–11: OGIO Fuse Duffel Pack  December 11–13: Diptyque Lucky Charms Winter Collection Candle in Protective Pine. US

John Soules Food  – 12/23 FIVE (5) daily John Soules Foods coupon winners announced between Dec 1 – Dec 25.

  • FIVE (5) first prize winners of a $250 Gift Card for the month of December announced on predetermined dates during the month (Dec 5, Dec 10, Dec 14, Dec 20, Dec 24).
  • One (1) $500 gift card announced on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

L’ange hair  –  thru 12/25 win one of 12 daily prizes of various hair products, US

thru 12/25  Sleepopolis  –  win one of 25 daily prizes of assorted mattresses. US

daily thru 12/25  Junior’s Cheesecake  –  cheesecake, US

daily thru 12/25  The Tylt  –  holiday gifts

daily thru 12/20  Moody Sisters  –  Moody Sisters Skincare is giving away 12 boxes of small business products (over $1800 in prizes). Each box is worth over $150. A new winner drawn daily!

daily thru 12/21  –  Collage Quilter  –  daily giveaways

daily thru 12/25  Modern Castle  –  Christmas giveaways

BEAUTY GIVEAWAYS

12/8  Dave Lackie  –  TWO Sephora Collection Igloo Palace Palettes to one lucky reader: one for you and one for a friend.  WW

12/8  Fashionicide  –  Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette, WW

12/9  Reviva Labs  –  Enter for a chance to win Reviva Labs’ Holiday Extravaganza Skin Care Giveaway! Two winners to be randomly selected. This giveaway includes 1 big gift, 3 medium gifts, and 3 small gifts for each winner. Keep the big one for yourself and give the 6 other holiday tins filled with Reviva Labs’ skin care to friends and family. (approx. retail value big $700, medium $252, small $248 – total over $1800 each). US/Can

12/9  Dave Lackie  –  Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Palette, WW

12/9  Free Social  –  Cleanlogic Exfoliating Essentials Bundle, US

12/9  Two Classy Chics  –  a lip tint from Babo Botanicals, US

12/9  T3  –  T3 Single Pass curling iron, US

12/9  Sensible Stylista  –  Lucky Chick Lippies. US/Can

12/10  Dave Lackie  –  trio of Stila Blue Realm Holiday Sets. WW

12/10  Miss Molly Moon  –  November Beauty Box with Andalou Naturals skincare, micellar water, hand cream, nail polish

12/11  Dave Lackie  –  trio of bareMinerals holiday sets, WW

12/11  Two Classy Chics  –  an 8.5 oz. bottle of Maile Body Creme from Island Essence. US

12/11  Giveaway Bandit  –  Luster’s 2 Minute White Kit, US

12/12  Giveaway Bandit  –  2-pack of 7th Heaven masks, US

12/12  Dave Lackie  –  tarte’s Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette, WW

12/12  The Crystal Press  –  Essie nail polishes, Not Your Mother’s products, Viktor & Rolf perfume, Dermalogica products, the Avon Anew line, Malin & Goetz products and Sunday Riley products. US

12/13  Beauty Geek  –  Two 4-pc Smashbox Giveaways, 1 for US, 1 for Can

12/14  That Jessica  –  Tati Beauty Eyeshadow Palette, WW

12/14  L’Ange haircare  –  daily giveaways end 12/14. US

12/15  Sonage  –  products from Sonage, Hum Nutrition, Fluide Cosmetics and more, US

12/15  Emily Reviews  –  Facial Cleansing System & Magnifying Mirror, US

12/15  Yonka  –  Anti-Aging Firming Vanity skincare collection, US/Can

12/15  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  10 winners each win one of the featured prizes, US/Can

PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT WANT

12/9  Steamy Kitchen  –  Arlo Pro Home Security System, US/Can

12/9  Leite’s Culinaria  –  All Clad 6 qt pasta pot, US/Can

12/9  Crunchy Beach Mama  –  Gourmet Gift Basket. US

12/9  Erika Finds  –  RuMe Bags – Mini Tote + Baggie All, US

12/9  Amy Waeschle  –  Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in front light – value $89.99 – and a Kindle eBook starter library containing the first three novels in Amy Waeschle’s best-selling Cassidy Kincaid women’s sleuth series. WW w/exceptions

12/10  Everything Kitchens  –  Moccamaster Coffee Maker, US

12/10  Two Classy Chics  –  reusable straw in a storage tin from GoSili. US

12/10  Mommies With Cents  –  December Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box, US

12/10  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray 10 piece bakeware set, US

12/10  Ka Gold Jewelry  –  Jewelry Designs by the Artist David Weitzman Contest, $3,000.00 value US

12/10  Beauty Cooks Kisses  –  Two will win either Vitabath Men’s Citrus & Cedar Muscle Soak & All-In-One Wash or Coastal Woods Set. US

12/10  Subscription Ramblings  –  Stocking Stuffer giveaway with 7 of their favorite items, US

12/10  Erica Finds  –  Lululemon On the Go Sweat Kit, US

12/11  Leite’s Culinaria  –  OXO Good Grips Covered Saucepan, US/Can

12/11  All Beautiful Mommies  –  Ugly Christmas Sweater Giveaway. US

12/11  South Shore Fine Linens  –  5 win, Vilano Springs Oversized Quilt Set, US

12/11  Mama’s Geeky  –  Clio Coffee Brewer & 60 Pods, US

12/11  Mommy Chronicles  –  3 winners will each receive a 4 pack to #ShowcaseCinemas, US

12/12  Clean Eating Mag  –  an Instant Pot® Duo Nova or Instant Pot® Duo Evo Plus, US

12/12  Restonic  –  Scott Living Shippable Queen Size Mattress, US/Can

12/12  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray Oval Saute Pan, US/Can

12/12  A Love So True  –  11 holiday romance books, Lush beauty products, a Starbucks gift set, and more. US

12/12  Flour On My Face  –  Win a 5-Quart KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield. Pick from over 20 colors to match your kitchen! US

12/13  David Bell  –  $50 Target Gift Card and Bestselling Thrillers Includes a hot cocoa and cookie gift set, US

12/13  Beast Coast  –   iPhone 11 Pro Max Giveaway US

12/13  A Rain of Thought  –  The Original PeachSkinSheets® Breathable Sheet Sets include one Fitted Sheet, one Flat Sheet, and two Pillowcases with European Envelope Closures (only 1 pillowcase with Twin Set), US

12/13  Cutlery Corner  –  Hen & Rooster 13 Piece Kitchen Cutlery Set, US

12/13  Evite  –  Queen Purple® Mattress of their choice | 2 Purple® Harmony Pillows | Purple™ PowerBase | Purple™ Sheets | Purple + Gravity Premium Sleep Mask | Purple™ Mattress Protector | And more! US

12/13  Moms to Grandma  –  Enter for a chance to win a KitchenAid stand mixer. If the winner is outside of the United States, you will alternately win a $200 Paypal credit.

12/13  Gleam  –  3 win, Ugly Christmas Sweaters celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album Abbey Road.

12/13  Gleam  –  16″ MacBook Pro laptop, WW

12/14  Poppy Sweeps  –  Starbucks Coffee Gift Box

12/14  TX Mommy Savings  –  Ugly Christmas Sweater, US

12/14  Mom Does Reviews  –  Toilet Tree Bath Caddy, towel rack, and Makeup Mirror, US

12/15  Emily Reviews  –  6 Boxes of Delicious Treats, US

12/15  Steamy Kitchen  –  HP 14″ Laptop, US/Can

12/15  La Baleine  –  6-piece Le Creuset cookware set, salt and pepper mill set and more! US

12/15  ProClip  –  iPhone 11 and Otter Defender Case, US

12/15  Kudosz  –  Lindt & Spruengli Milk Chocolate Truffle Holiday Gift Basket, US

12/15  Gleam  –  Sony 43″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, Sony 2.0 Channel Soundbar, Chromecast Ultra (streams in 4K), 1 Year of Netflix Premium (Ultra HD, Watch on 4 screens) US

12/15  Simon Audio  –  a collection of bestselling audiobooks from Simon & Schuster plus a 128 GB iPad!, US

12/15  Home Jobs by Mom  –  KYOKU Steak Knives, US

12/15  Tripmasters  –  2 tickets to anywhere Delta flies, US/Can

12/15  Rasa Malaysia  –  Circulon Symmetry Hard Anodized nonstick 14″ Stir Fry pan, US

12/15  Frosted Petticoat  –  Dash Compact Air Fryer, WW

12/15  A Rain of Thought  –  Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Photo Frame, US

12/15  Lim by Lim  –  Simply Earth Essential Oils Starter Box, US/Can

12/15  Chefs Corner Store  –  Emile Henry Holiday Package: Tagine, Spoon Rest, and Oil Cruet, US

12/15  Rita Reviews  –  Nikon camera, US

12/15  Cookstr  –  Farberware Designs 15-PC White Marble Cookware Set. US/Can

12/15  Recipe Lion  –  Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Pressure Cooker, US/Can

12/15  Copy Cat Recipes  –  BergHOFF Cast Ion Skillet, US

12/15  Slow Cooker Recipes  –  VitaClay MultiCooker pot, US

12/15  Obviously Marvelous  –  Ugly Christmas Sweater, US

12/15  View From the Pugh  –  smart TV bundle, US

12/15  Coach  –  Coach bag, US

12/15  The Recipe Patch  –  KitchenAid Stand mixer, US/Can

MONEY

12/8  ||  My Style Spot, 10 win, $50 JC Penney, US  ||  Simplistically Living, $100 Happy Cards holiday gc, US  ||

12/9  ||  Pretty Opinionated, $50 Visa Gift Card & Bobby (Flay) at Home cookbook, US  ||  Me and My Inklings, Handmade Gnome and $50 Michaels Gift Card, US  ||  Pausitive Living, $100 Cariloha gc, US/Can  ||  The Beat, $200 Target, US/Can  ||  Utama Spice, $100 Amazon, WW  ||

12/10  ||  Steamy Kitchen, $100 Visa, US/Can  ||  Giveaway Promote, $50 Amazon, WW  || White Egret, 4 win, $100 Amazon, US  ||  Healthy Children, 10 win, $200 Visa, US  ||  Equispa, $100 Amazon  ||

12/11  ||  The Mommyhood Chronicles, $100 Visa, US  ||  Big O Tires, $100 Amazon, US  ||  RDs Obsessions, $1000 Visa or Amazon, US/Can  ||  Smart Southern Style, $500 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Rita Reviews, 4 win, $25 Starbucks, US  ||

12/12  ||  Literary Gold, $25 Amazon  ||  View from the Pugh, $500, US  ||

12/13  ||  My Style Spot, 8 win, $50 Sam’s Club gc, WW  ||  Nicole Zasowski, 2 $250 gc to Ticketmaster, US  ||  Living The Gourmet, $50 Visa, US  ||  It’s Just Kris, $25 Walmart, WW  ||  Literary Gold, $15 Amazon  ||  Literary Gold, $20 Amazon  ||  The Blue Hydrangeas, $800 paypal, US/Can  ||

12/14  ||  Success Always, $100 gc of choice, WW  ||  That’s Just Jeni, $15 Amazon, US/Can  ||  The Beat, $500 Macy’s, US/Can  ||

12/15  ||  Dave Ramsey, $500, US  ||  Conservamom, $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway + Fire 7 Tablet Giveaway, US  ||  Juggling Act Mama, $175 Amazon, US  ||  Literary Gold, $20 Amazon  ||  Literary Gold, $25 Amazon  ||  OyoBox, $200 Neiman Marcus, US  ||  Molly Maid, 5 winners, $500 gc to Molly Maid, US  ||  Kudosz, $500 Walmart, US  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Best Buy, US  ||  Shopping and Info, $100 Nordstrom, US  ||   Silver Dagger, $100 Walmart  ||

Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop #HoHoHo

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BEAUTY

Beauty Info Zone:  Beauty Bonanza, US/Can

The Homespun Chics:  Bath & Body Works Hot Cocoa & Cream Gel & Lotion Set, US

Natural Latina Hair  –  1 lip gloss from Pink Pearl, WW

Create Play Travel:  Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway, US

My Style Spot:  4 winners, Jose Eber Haircare, WW

PRODUCTS

Still Blonde:  This Aizome Bedding | World’s Softest Sheets (you choose size), US

Simply Sherryl:  Winter Emergency Road Kit by AAA, US

So Easy Being Green:  Essential Oils Shower Diffuser, US

Mom to Grandma:  Libman Maid Caddy filled Rv over $100, US

Says Me Says Mom:  Knack Bag luggage, US

Angie’s Angle:  fun Ugly Christmas Sweater, US

Life Within the Pages:  Win a Bookstack – Up to $25 from Book Depository, WW

Eclectic Evelyn:  Jackery Solar Generator, US

Versatileer:  an iLLASPARKZ Women’s Daffodil Diamond Pyramid Ring, US

Dish Dish:  Bamboo Cutting Board Giveaway, US

Simplify Maine:  Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, US

My Crafty Zoo:  Empire Lugz boots, US/Can

CHILDREN

The Mommy Island:  BlankieGram – “I Love You” Blanket, HueTrition – HuePets Bundle, Green Kid Crafts – 3 Month Subscription US

The Kids Did It: BlankieGram – “I Love You” Blanket, HueTrition – HuePets Bundle, Green Kid Crafts – 3 Month Subscription US

Home School on the Range:  children’s books (complete set of Horses Through History books), WW

Savings in Seconds:  Merry Christmas Llama Llama DVD, US

Nanny to Mommy:  6 books from Pavilion Children’s, US/Can

Christy’s Cozy Corners:  The Adventures of Moose & Mr Brown, US/Can

Rockin Book Reviews:  4 older children’s books, US/Can

Sugar and Spice:  Zeus the Mighty Children’s Book Prize Package, US

Finding Sanity:  Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Blu-Ray, DVD, & Digital Copy) & Dora Adventure Kit, US

It’s Just Kris:  gaming headset, US

How Was Your Day:  National Geographic Kids Books, US

Zephyr Hill:  2 hardback books:  Moon’s First Friends and Very Lulu, US

MONEY

lots of $10 giveaways but not included here

Amazon:  It’s Free at Last, $15, US  ||  Silver Dagger, 2 win, $50, WW  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $15, US/Can ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $25 Amazon or paypal, US  ||  Candid Cover, $20, WW  ||  Nicole Ollie’s Meanderings,  First Prize: Choice of a Fred SPILT MILK Splash Cereal Bowl and a Boston Creative Company Cereal Killer Spoon OR a $20 Amazon eGift Card, Second prize, $10 Amazon, US  ||  Live Well and Be Fabulous, $25, WW  ||  Mom The Magnificent, $25, US  ||  Roadside Travels, $25, US/Can ||  Freebies Steals and Deals, $25 or paypal, WW  ||  Candid Mama, $25,

Others:  Comeback Mama, $25 Visa, US  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  When Is Dinner, $15 Target, US/Can ||  Java John Z, $25 Pawstruck gc, US  ||  Jennifer Lane Books, $15 gc (?), US  ||  Style on Main, $25 Target, WW  ||

Let your love language lead the way with Super Stocking Stuffers!

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There are five love languages, or ways we express our affection for others: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Usually the love language we express most often is the one we also most appreciate receiving. Words of affirmation would be saying I love you, or you look amazing today. Acts of service? Doing the dishes without having to be asked. Watching a sunset together is quality time. Physical touch is even just brushing someone’s hair.  And then there’s receiving gifts. This can be something huge like a new car – or it can be something small like a cute little comic tucked into your loved one’s wallet to find later. I think that receiving gifts is the best when they are small but oh so thoughtful…something that you just KNOW is perfect for your giftee.  I put a lot of thought into the gifts I give and I think I love stocking gifts most of all because you are challenged by the size factor as well as the appropriateness factor. Here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers that will show your love.

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EverSmile WhiteFresh

One gift that is extremely thoughtful because, let’s face it, everyone wants white, beautiful teeth is EverSmile’s WhitenFresh ($14.99). WhitenFresh is a small mouth spray that freshens breath, whitens teeth, and skills the bacteria that causes tooth decay as well as nasty breath. It uses a low dose of hydrogen peroxide so it doesn’t make teeth sensitive.  

Tuck it in your purse or your pocket and you know your breath is great and your teeth are whiter! Easily found at CVS nationwide.

DentalGURU Charcoal Toothpaste

While we are talking mouth hygiene, toothpaste is a fabulous staple stocking stuffer. But not just any old toothpaste – be thoughtful and get the perfect one like DentalGURU Charcoal White. First of all, it’s just cool…I mean, brushing your teeth with black toothpaste? How fun!

DentalGURU Charcoal Toothpaste

Charcoal White works because it contains activated charcoal, which lifts stains without harsh chemicals and freshens breath with a blend of six natural essential oils, with the most prominent being peppermint. Great stuff and a 6 Pack on Amazon is just $19.99.

Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels

I know I would feel loved – and even better, understood – if I found Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels ($45) in my stocking. Oh these are so good!! Mantra Mask is known as having incredible sheet masks and their Coconut Eye Gels are fabulous. They are infused by epic nano-encapsulated CBD, Vitamin K, and Rye Seed Extract, and the goal is to restore, repair, and protect the fragile undereye area.

  • Plumps & Primes
  • Combats Dark Circles
  • Restores Healthy Skin Tone
  • Diminishing Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Protects & Rejuvenate Skin using Bio-Available CBD

    Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels

CBD is in everything now because it is one of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients. Inflammation is the root of disease, so anything that lessens swelling is worthwhile. Combined with all of the other effective ingredients I have found a major improvement in my puffiness, darkness, and even fine lines since I started using Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels. You can find them at Anthopologie and Urban Outfitters.

Something I really value is more time in my day so the gift of MineTan Illuminating Face & Body Self Tan Drops ($29.95) would let me know that my loved one gets me…really gets me! This beautiful little bottle of magic contains tan boosting drops that you can add to your serum or moisturizer every day for a gorgeous glow. The oil is a blend of coconut oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, and avocado oil, so even without the glow factor it’s amazing for skin.  Oh, you can even add the Illuminating Face & Body Self Tan Drops to your regular self tanner for a more deep golden glow. And I love that it is Vegan friendly, cruelty-free, and contains 100% natural DHA. The perfect size for stockings and the perfect gift to give your loved one a gorgeous glow.

Ultima Replenisher

For someone who works out or is big into taking care of themselves in general the Ultima Replenisher ($16 for 20 pack box) is stocking stuffer heaven. I am obsessed with these little sticks of powder that have the perfect balance of all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals. They have 0 sugar, carbs, and calories, and are Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Caffeine-Free, Keto-Friendly, Paleo-Friendly, and Peanut-Free. Ultima Replenisher gives you total hydration and taste fabulous. Ultima is sweetened with stevia leaf and made with real fruit flavors – my favorite is the Cherry Pomegranate but my daughter’s is the Grape. The Variety Pack is the way to go so your health conscious honey has lots of choices, and the stickpacks are simply perfect stocking size. You can find them at Walmart.

Regardless of your loved one’s preferred love language, if you are thoughtful with those stocking stuffers you will make their Christmas morning or Hanukkah one to remember.  – Lisa

Take some time to read The Beauty Spotlight Team

Looking for great gifts for the beauty lover on your list? Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table is sharing her Top Ten Beauty Storage Gift Ideas from Amazon. This gift guide, featuring skin care, makeup and brush storage ideas will help you cross those names off of your to buy for list, fast!

If you’re looking for a great gift, Prime Beauty suggests the CHI All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron. It did wonders for her hair!

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Foam Cleanser is a luxe lathering cleanser that thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping it in the least bit. It gently removes dead skin cells, dirt and makeup while retaining moisture levels. Check out the new review on Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog to see why this is such a worthwhile cleanser.

Winter in New England definitely calls for hats. But even if you live in a warm climate, Never Say Die Beauty thinks you’ll want to check out her new navy blue Brooklyn Hats Co. fedora from Tenth Street Hats!

Make stocking stuffer buying really easy with Doll 10 Cosmetics. Beauty Info Zone shows easy to give items that can be popped into a stocking without even wrapping.

Who says you have to use traditional colours when it comes to seasonal or holiday designs? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has started off the month with a colourful snowflake design using shades from Zoya’s Fall Sensual Collection!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has been working on her fear of flying for the past few years. She’s been a traveling maniac and now craves travel to reset her soul.

Fashion Flash book & beauty giveaway including a $50 Amazon g.c.

I’m excited to bring you the first of several Fashion Flash giveaways. These are always exciting and the prizes are great. The Rafflecopter will give you the ways to enter and they aren’t the same old ways. But they are all easy and will help you in your quest to win. We have a delightful holiday book by Hope Ramsay, “A Christmas Bride” along with a cosmetic palette with eyes, cheeks and lips. Included in the giveaway is an Elite Stippling Brush and a $50 Amazon gift cart. All will be sent by our Fashion Flash coordinator and should arrive in time for holiday gift giving.

A CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Hope Ramsay

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

About Hope Ramsay

“Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.”  A Christmas Bride is the first in a series of 4 books so if you love the charm of the book there’s more to come.
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The beauty part of this book & beauty giveaway is a Borghese cosmetic palette with choices for eyes, cheeks and lips.

Borghese Cosmetic palette

Borghese Cosmetic palette eyes and cheeks

Borghese Cosmetic palette lipstick and lipgloss

These are all quality cosmetics with colors that will look good on almost all skintones. Perfect too for traveling since it’s all right there for you. And the bonus is that it’s non-fragranced.

Elite Blending Stippling Brush

The Elite Blending Stippling Brush is made with soft synthetic bristles and help you achieve an airbrushed finish.

To top it off you’ll win a $50 Amazon gift card to purchase whatever else you need whether it’s more books (especially from the prolific Hope Ramsay) or more brushes or let your imagination run wild. The giveaway is for US only and ends on Monday December 16th. I’ll choose a winner on Dec. 17th so we can hopefully get this out to you in time for more gift giving. Thanks to Fashion Flash for making these items available.

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