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Hey guys,… I am not going to lie to you guys, the holidays are both a happy time of year and a super stressful time of year. There is the decorations, twinkling lights, songs about peace, love , and fellowship with your fellow man and then while you are in your car.. looking at all these decorations and listening to Christmas Songs on the radio.. You’re feeling pretty good about life. You then pull that car into the parking lot of Target or Walmart to complete yiour shopping and as you get closer to the item on your list you morph into a super saiyan version of yourself ready to battle with anyone who opposes you getting that it item for your little princess who will play with that toy for a grand total of 2.5 minutes.

So honey… Please chill out this holiday season and don’t stress about things.


You can do what you can do. Don’t let the holidays create an emotional breakdown or second guessing your abilities as a parent. You are an amazing Mom and don’t let anyone, including yourself tell you any different.

Take a moment to relax, put the kids to bed, have a drink and a bubble bath and use a lovely face mask like the ones from Soap & Glory! With Soap & Glory face masks you get maximum moisture and skin soothing ingredients at a fraction of the cost,

It’s that time of year again! The Holidays are creeping up on us fast this year and the beauty industry has some great gifts this year! Now we all know that makeup and skin care can get really expensive so I thought I’d find a few great gifts to share with you all that are under $30. I know a lot of people are thinking under $25 and I was too until I started making this list and found that there were some real gems in that $25-$29 range that would make great gifts so I broadened our scope a tad. Our list contains both luxury and drugstore brands and I believe we covered all the bases, so let’s just dig on in and because this my dear is a pretty big list!

This set is perfect for the bath lover on your list. I find that a nice soak in a warm fragrant bath help my anxiety and just over all peace of mind. So in the interest of peace and tranquility I buy a lot of bath bombs! This lovely set includes 5 bath bombs in upscale holiday fragrances like Whipped Vanilla Crème & Pomegranate Prosecco. $18, Ulta Beauty

I couldn’t do a beauty gift guide without adding some brushes. The Lavish Elegance brush set is very different from the run of the mill pinks and golds you see on other brushes, The Champagne, lavender, and stone gray makes this brush set super unique! I love BH Cosmetics brushes because they are adorable yet don’t skimp on the quality. $29. BH Cosmetics You Might Also Like: 5 Reasons Why BH Cosmetics Makeup Brushes Are Awesome

The Desert Oasis palette is a great universal palette for the winter months. It has a nice mixture of mattes and shimmers plus 5 Highlighter shades. It’s perfect for beginners as you can pull off several looks with this one palette, $22, BH Cosmetics

The Nars Orgasm blush is a cult classic. I am obsessed with the peachy pink shade that adds just the right amount of color to your cheeks. The lipstick is a high quality semi-matte vitamin E enriched formula in the same Orgasm shade. Both in mini sizes that make the set more affordable and travel friendly. $24, Sephora

The Tatcha Pore Prefecting Duo is a cheaper alternative to the full size products and a great way to introduce the line without going broke. You can read all about the duo and enter the giveaway to win it through 11/15 so you better hurry! ~Read more Here~!

The Space and Astrology Theme is still in full swing this holiday season. The Wet N Wild Zodiac collection is an economical way to be on trend this season, the collection is affordable and gorgeous! You can choose Earth, Aire, Fire or Water bundles for the low low price of $20.95 on WetNWildBeauty.com

I know I wrote that cream eyeshadow hack post but if you absolutely must these cream to powder formula shadows from bare minerals will give you just the right amount of pigment great for family get togethers, job interviews, etc you know the life events where full on glam is not really appropriate. $28, Bare Minerals

This little set is perfect for the grab and go makeup look when you want to look put together but don’t have time for a full on glam makeup look. This golden set is perfect for all skin types and can be applied and done in minutes. $25, Sephora

Rose Gold is trending in everything from hair color to makeup to home decor. I have always had a soft spot for rose gold jewelry so I am stoked that this trend is hanging around. I find rose gold shades universally gorgeous, working on all skin tones it really is stunning. e.l.f is known for it’s budget friendly makeup and skin care products so adding it to the gift guide was a no-brainer, The low cost collection includes a Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette Nude, Baked Highlighter and Blush Rose Gold, Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow Blushing Rose and a Matte Lip Color Tea Rose. $20, e.l.f Cosmetics

Honestly you could buy anything from Colourpop and your beauty lover is goiung to be stoked. I choose the Journey Foursome because one can never have too many eyeshadows and two through January 11,2019 Colourpop is donating 20% of the sales from the Journey Collection to the Make a Wish Foundation. Get $5 off your next Colourpop order with my link, Click HERE to Save. $18, Colourpop Cosmetics

Smashbox is a legendary brand and you just can’t go wrong with any Cover Shot Eyeshadow palette. We choose the Major Metals palette for the bold glitters and the gorgeous shades. It’s a statement palette that will work on many skin tones. $29, Smashbox

I am a huge fan of the NYX Collection of products. I just love how innovative NYX is with formulas and really doing the opposite of what everyone else is. We picked the Sugar Trip Squad Palette for the bright mattes and shimmers and affordable price. $22, Ulta

Shea Molisture is a staple in my hair care routine. I love the way it defines and tames my unruly curls and the scent of coconut & Hibiscus is next level deliciousness! The stuff is down right sinful. 🙂 If your loved one has curly hair, or is a naturalista like myself – you can’t go wrong with this lovely set. $14.99, Target

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/15/ 18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to cindynicoletti2@gmail.com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Cynthia Nicoletti at cindynicoletti2@gmail.com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified. Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.