5 Best Beauty Buys from 2020

Wow what a year! 2020 will go down as one of the most stress-ridden, anxiety-triggering, let down years of them all. As it comes to a close, and as the holidays approach us let’s all think of the women in our lives who helped us survive it all! Whether that’s a close girlfriend who talked you off the ledge, or a female caregiver who helped with the burden of childcare, or the nurse who helped your family member, they deserve a treat. And so do YOU! You made it through triumphantly and you’re still here to live to tell about it! Don’t listen to those who wrongly miscategorize sleep, and a simple shower as moments of self care. What are they gonna do next? Say you treated yourself cuz you sat down for dinner? NO. You need (and deserve) everything off this list. And so does that female on your “nice” list

Spa Sciences (Beauty tools). Facials can get pricey. Did you know though that now there are new tools to help you DIY the experience and get the same benefits at home? Spa sciences has come out with a couple new tools that I suggest everyone add to their bathroom cabinets for an invigorating exfoliation and cleanse! I use the MIO for pore extraction and resurfacing at least once a month and the NOVA Sonic cleansing system daily. Together they’ll run you just $70 the cost of one facial and these will give you weekly ones for the rest of your life without the commute.

MySmile (teeth whitener)– did you survive lockdown with coffee and wine too? If so, now’s the time to repair the teeth staining. This at home whitening kit is a fraction of the cost that you would have spent at the dentist’s office. And who wants to take off their mask at an office and have a dentist all up in their mouth right now anyways? With super easy to follow instructions, you’ll have whiter, brighter teeth.  And it’s so easy! Try it! I did (while watching the Bachelorette reality series lol)

 

Kiel’s -get the latest in skincare from Kiel’s and it will come pre-packaged in the perfect holiday presentation. I have been loving the line reducing vitamin c serum, midnight recovery concentrate, and vitamin c (multi-corrective cream). Their powerful potions are highly effective and popular with both sexes actually.  And the boxed sets range in price from. $25-$100 to fit every budget.  Plus how cute are these??

Tarte Cosmetics-having learned about the clean, cruelty free, non-toxic movement, I’m super appreciative of this free from harsh chemicals- makeup line. And I’m so happy to have been able to partner with them and try almost everything out! Their high-performance natural products have great pigment in their colors and I’m addicted to their foundation and eye colors. My daughter often likes to try my makeup on herself and this line feels much safer for a baby’s skin than others. Plus they have the cutest packaging which makes gifting easy!  Click here to shop their Gift quiz which will lead you to the perfect gift!

Dyson air wrap– are you still using the old hair dryer and irons that damage your hair? Time to get updated because Dyson has come out with a revolutionary all-in-one device that protects, shines, curls, straightens, dries and tames your tresses. AND they managed to make it look uber cool! Impress someone with this technology. You can rest assured that this is something they probably don’t have yet and you can be sure that one size fits all!!  Click here to shop the complete styler set.

With Christmas just 11 days away which of these items will make your last minute shopping list?  Happy holidays everyone!  Click here for a funny, corona virus inspired gift guide for kids!

Full disclosure, I have been gifted items to review and consider including in this round-up.  Not all items made it to the list.  All opinions are 100% mine.

5 of the Best Fashion Books for Your Minifashionista

Do you love fashion and are you rearing a budding minifashionista? If so, I know you’ll both enjoy this round-up of our favorite fashion books for girls ages 3-7 too!

  1.  S is for Style by Tina and Anthony Coorey


    This chic hardcover book is my new go to present for any new fashion momma and minifashionista!  So beautiful, it is worthy of a coffee table presence! And I’m talking about the living room – not just your kid’s room!  And there truly is no more fashionable way to introduce the alphabet! (Think A for Anna Wintour, C for Cartier).  For a child like mine who was made to dress as Anna Wintour at age 2 for her Halloween costume,and for a child who has been attending fashion shows with me since she was a baby, this book made perfect sense lol!  I almost wanted to chant the rhyming pages to my husband cuz Lord knows he knows less about fashion icons, fashion brands and fashion week than Juliet does.   Heck, she’s even met some of these people in the book – which reminds me I need to print that picture of Rachel Zoe carrying Juliet out and add it into this book!  
  2. From Farm to Big City  by KahriAnne Kerr

    I SO relate to this book coming from a small town myself and having grown up watching the fashion shows on TV always yearning for a bigger more cosmopolitan city.  So it is with great nostalgia that I share reading sessions with this book in hand because it sparks conversations of how life in the NYC is so different than much of the rest of the world.  And it also brings us back to the time when we met the author of this book, the creator of these fashion icon cookies and other plush items, KahriAnne Kerr.  What an honor it was for Juliet to meet a real fashion designer (her future dream job haha)
  3. What Would Fashion Look Like If They Included All of Us  – by Universal Standard
    This is a very progressive and very much needed, book that promotes the concept of inclusion.  I think this should be in the bookshelves of every budding fashionista because it shows that beauty comes in all colors, shapes and sizes.  What a great message!  For just $21 including s&h, you can gift this hardcover book – a welcomed addition to any bookshelf I’m sure.  But you can also download a free digital copy from their website!!  How amazing is that!??
  4. Shoe La La by Karen Beaumont and LeUyen Pham
    shoe la la, toddler books, best fashion books for kidsThis was gifted to us by a fellow fashionista and it became Juliet’s favorite book as a toddler.  With its catchy rhymes and glittery pages, I could see why!  My daughter even memorized the words to the entire book at age 3 and there are actually a lot of pages jam-packed into this one board book!  So you can imagine how many times she had asked to have me read this to her haha
  5. Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure by Eva Chen
    juno valentine, best fashion books for kidsSee what stepping into the shoes of famous women might be like. We love this book because not only does it feature fun fashions and the most amazing shoe collection, but it takes you through an educational journey highlighting famous, fearless, powerful women in history.  (Think Serena Williams, Frida Kahlo, Cleopatra and Lady Gaga!)  It is all about girl power and who doesn’t love that!

 

Click through the titles to purchase!  And share this with a mom who would love these! Tell me in the comments if you have other suggestions to add to this list!

Click here for the most fashionable ideas on how to throw a Chanel themed party!  Click here for my gift guide for minifashionistas.

Note, some authors gifted some of these books in exchange for possible inclusion into this blog post.  Opinions expressed are 100% our own. 

 

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