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Family Christmas Pictures

December 24, 2014

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{ my husband Tony, Kristen, Liam (2) + baby Mason (4 months). }

I wanted to share just a few family Christmas pictures with you all!

The Holidays came so fast this year, didn’t it?! I barely got my Christmas cards out in time. We just got through celebrating my son Liam’s 2nd birthday party too (post on that later). We did all our Christmas shopping in one day – on the 22nd!

With a new baby and hosting all the holiday festivities (from Thanksgiving to Christmas brunch) at our house, I’m so ready to relax Christmas Day in my jammies – ALL DAY with my family!

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas + a Healthy + Prosperous New Year!

♥The Hajjar Family♥

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Holiday Beauty Palettes

Holiday Beauty Palettes

December 12, 2014

Holiday Beauty Palettes

Laura Geller Beauty ‘Dream Creams‘ Lip Palette | Urban Decay
Naked on the Run‘ Palette (Limited Edition) | Deluxe Eye & Lip Palette | | Bobbi Brown ‘Smokey Nudes‘ Eyeshadow Palette | LORAC ‘Unzipped‘ Shimmer & Matte Eyeshadow Palette | Clinique ‘Wear Everywhere‘ Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

 

During this time of year the best gift sets and palettes hit the department stores, and it’s just a no-brainer kind of gift! Every year I give at least one to my sister. It’s also great to get a couple for yourself too. The thing about palettes is that all the color combinations are done for you – the guess-work is gone. Whether you’re looking for neutrals, shades of purple, or smokey tones there’s a palette to help you combine the perfect options. Palettes are great to travel with too! Just pop one or two in your bag and you have endless options while on vacation.

Will you be gifting a makeup palette? Do you have favorite?

 

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Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

December 03, 2014

Gift Guide for Him

plaid shirt | shave kit | sunglasses | bracelet | running shoes | travel pouch | headphones | passport holder | duffel bag | cologne

The big question:  what to get the men in your life who have everything? I ask myself this question every single year! I have a lot of men in my life to shop for — my husband, dad, brothers + father-in-law. They all have great taste + they are all hard to shop for! I’ve rounded up some ideas to help you shop for the traveler, the gym buff, the sophisticated man + the laid back guy(s). My husband, Tony happens to own a few products shown above (the bracelet, shirt, cologne + shave kit). A couple he bought for himself + others were given to him as gifts.  He loves them, I love them + he says he gets compliments all the time when he wears them.

The plaid shirt is cool. What guy doesn’t like a plaid shirt? It looks better in person. But I chose it because it’s an easy gift + when Tony wore it, I found myself asking him several times throughout the day where he got it » means I really liked it on him. It fits great + he will get a lot of wear with this one! Ok, this shave kit is something special. Us girls like to indulge in our creams, lotions + potions…Well get your man a luxurious grooming kit! If your guy has to shave everyday (mine keeps his goatee tidy), or has sensitive skin, then get him the gift of the art of shaving. These Maui Jim sunglasses are really nice. It’s a great brand and the sunglasses are made extremely well. The ones I chose will look good on almost any face shape. This David Yurman bracelet is a bit of a splurge, but it’s a good choice for the guy in your life that enjoys wearing jewelry (my hubby loves his, I got him one for Father’s Day). These Nike running shoes are great for the casual guy or the runner. I own a couple of pair (woman version obviously), and really like mine. They are very comfy + lightweight. This travel pouch is so perfect for the traveler! It’s suede + I like the more rugged look it has. It makes a great personalized gift. These Bose headphones are so cool! I like them in white. Bose products offer amazing quality + your gamer/traveler/music lover will no doubt LOVE these! Travel in style with this vegan-friendly passport holder. Monograming is free! This duffel bag is affordable + great for him to carry to the gym, the airport or to work. Finally, this ‘Platinum’ cologne by Chanel is so wonderful – It smells ahhh-mazing!! One of my husbands favorite fragrances. GET IT, he’ll love it too!

I hope my guide sparks some ideas for the men in your life!

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Beauty Stocking Suffers

Beauty Stocking Stuffer Ideas

November 17, 2014

Beauty Stocking Suffers

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Eyes, lips, cheeks, face, body…There’s a little stocking stuffer for every girl in your life » perfect for mom, your besties, or your sister! I personally have tried all but one product above. That’s why I carefully chose these products for the fabulous gals in your life!

1| Benefit’s luminous highlighter:  This is my go-to for adding that soft glow on my face in the evening (date night, parties, dinner). Perfect for this time of the season too with all the festivities going on. Don’t worry, it has no glitter. It just highlights your features with a soft sheen.

2| My favorite eyeliner:  Mally knows how to do eyeliner! If you’ve given up on eyeliner like I did (before trying this one)… WAIT!! This Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner will convert you, honey! Gift this to your besties, they will ♥ you (even more)! This liner IS waterproof BUT, so creamy and easy to apply. And the colors are beautiful!

3| Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush:  My favorite good-for-your-skin long-lasting blush! I have 5 beautiful clay blushes by Tarte (+ many more products from this line). It truly is long-wearing blush, formulated without any junk + has so many shades to choose from, great for any skin tone. That’s why this is another perfect stocking stuffer!

4| This eyeshadow palette ♥♥♥:  Urban Decay‘s Naked 3 Palette, is every beauty junkies favorite! What’s NOT to love? » it’s UD’s newest Naked palette (all are extremely popular BTW), it has 12 beautiful shades, it’s convenient, it has shimmer, glitter + matte shades – versatile going from day-to-night, + it just wears + looks good on!

5| EOS A Ray of Holiday Sunshine Rachel Roy 3 PK:  Who doesn’t love EOS? The cute spheres feature Rachel Roy’s signature wing design.
Of course, I love that EOS is 100% Natural, USDA-Certified Organic! This limited-edition pack makes a great stocking stuffer… or split them up!

6| Sugar Shine Lip Treatment: Fresh Sugar lip products are amazing! I’ve been a fan of their Sugar Lip Treatment for years! And now there’s Sugar Shine, Sugar Lips ‘big sister,’ as I like to say! She’s high-shine, which makes her perfect for the Holidays!!

7| Essie Winter Mini Nail Polish Collection:  I own 3 colors from this collection. My favorite for the season has to be ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low.’ It’s gold and silver and sparkly! This mini collection is perfect to gift, so she can try them all! » (See ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low’ on my nails here)

8| Winter Dreams Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo (Limited Edition):  If you haven’t tried Josie Maran‘s Argan Oil products, you’re missing out on something truly luxurious! Her whipped body butter is the best organic moisturizer out there. Ultra hydration, non-greasy, + leaves your skin glowing! It is especially great for these winter months. Gift this duo, and she’ll know what I mean! Purchase the cult classic here.

9| NuFace Mini:  This at-home facial toning device is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (hence, a stocking stuffer idea). This is the only product I haven’t tried. But I would say, this is a great gift for the gal who’s looking for a mini ‘face-lift!’ The NuFace mini is affordable, portable + has been known to really give results!

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