Category Archives: Life

70+ Last-Minute Beauty Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Ah, it’s the holiday season and it wouldn’t be that time of year without something going a little haywire, would it? I think we’ve all had that “oops” realization that you missed picking up an important gift, or maybe plans changed in the eleventh hour and now you need to find a last-minute gift… stat!​​​​​​​

Holiday Beauty Gifts
Disclosure: While this post is not sponsored, select products were sent to me free from public relations firms for me to try. This post also includes affiliate links. This means if you click them and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own!

In the spirit of embracing those last-minute panicky gift moments, I thought I’d put a twist on my annual beauty gift guide. I’ve hand-selected each beauty item (yes, I’ve tried EVERYTHING on this list!), plus I’m including all the details of exactly when you need to order online to receive it in time to place it under the tree, cool as a cucumber of course!

So if you’re ready to knock out the rest of your holiday list, or if you’re just shopping for yourself, I hope these beauty gift ideas will have you hitting check out, then kicking back your feet and relaxing with a cup of cocoa in no time!

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The Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Gift

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of tech21. All opinions are my own!

Who’s still shopping for gifts for the holiday season?! If you have your hand raised then you’re not alone; I’m still shopping too! Fortunately, thanks to the wonderful thing that is the Internet, we can procrastinate, order online, and still get it in time for putting under the tree this holiday season! And if you still have a few stockings left to fill, I have the perfect gift solution.

Tech21 Phone Case

What’s something that everyone you know is always carrying around? Their cell phone, of course! And when you carry a cell phone, you know how important the case is. Not only do they protect your phone, but they can also make a fashion statement, show off your personality, be practical, or a combination of all of them!

Enter the tech21 case. Whether you’re shopping for a mom (who would love the anti-microbial Studio Color case), a fashionista (who would love the Liberty London designs!), or the man in your life (who would probably love the Evo Check!), there’s something for everyone on your list.

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Gifts that Give Back for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

Every holiday season, the internet blows up with holiday gift ideas. Last year, I had an idea that was a little different. I wanted to do more with each holiday gift that I gave, and I wanted to find the best holiday gifts that give back.

Honestly, though, I ended up overwhelmed. I had nearly 100 browser tabs open and was scouring each brand’s website to figure out exactly what giving back meant to each company. Some donated a portion of sales, a portion of profits, or products on a 1:1 basis to a specific charity or organization. Others make giving back to the communities in which they work in a part of their company ethos. I quickly realized it was going to take a lot more time and research to figure out exactly which companies aligned with what I was looking for!

Gifts that Give Back Gift Guide
Disclosure: While this is not a sponsored post, this post does contain affiliate links. If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Gifts that Give Back

So, since coming up with this idea, I’ve slowly compiled, saved, and communicated with a variety of companies that have a giving back mission. While I haven’t personally tried each and every product on this list, I have tried almost all of them. As you finish your holiday shopping this season and look for gifts at any time of year, I hope this list of charitable brands and gifts that give back is helpful!

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Celebrating Family Traditions + Holiday Recipes with Albert Lee

Traditions; we all have them. The holidays often bring about time to celebrate family traditions and the opportunity to make new ones. As newer homeowners, we have slowly added new traditions every holiday season, and have also incorporated some of what I grew up with, too.

In many households, holiday traditions revolve around the kitchen. In our family, it’s no different. The kitchen has always been a gathering space where the grandmas, moms, aunts, and cousins share treasured recipes and have a good time while preparing the meal for everyone to enjoy. When it came my time to determine what type of traditions I wanted to carry on, creating and preserving family recipes was at the top of my list!

Albert Lee Appliance
Disclosure: Thanks to Albert Lee Appliance for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

With the holiday season nearly upon us, I’m excited to partner with Albert Lee Appliance to share some of my treasured family recipes. Additionally, I’ll be highlighting some of the great features from the GE Profile appliances that help make holiday cooking and baking easier than ever! 

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The Travel Companion You NEED For Your Next Flight

We were flying home from Boston when I realized I had made a critical mistake: I’d lost my earbuds. Placed into a coat pocket, they probably fell out at some point during our travels. Without a backup pair, it was remedied by a cheap pair in-flight that sufficed, but ended up getting tangled up in the passenger next to me and yanked out a few times when said passenger fell asleep. Oh, the joys of air travel.

JLab Audio JBuds Review

Disclosure: Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

But what if that could be different?

After my travel mishap, I started looking into wireless earbud options that could cancel out background noise, hold a charge for a several hour long flight, and wouldn’t take up much space in my bag or require a special charging adapter. That’s when I discovered JLab Audio’s new line up of JBuds, available at Best Buy. Boasting the title of #1 best-selling true wireless earbud for less than $100, they claimed to offer great sound, high-quality fit, and comfort. 

But do they deliver? Today, I thought I’d share my thoughts in this JBuds review, and how they have helped improve my everyday work and travel! 

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