The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of green beauty. I love gift sets because they allow you to try a variety of products and really get a feel for how the brand works for you and your skin. Here are my top picks for this holiday season. Any of these sets would make a wonderful present for someone special in your life.
1. One Love Organics Merry + Bright Facial Gift Set $85
2. Kahina Giving Beauty Travel Collection $85
3. RMS Beauty Glowing Gift Set $120
4. Kjaer Weis The Essential Trios $130
5. Tata Harper Very Naughty & Very Nice Lip & Cheek Tint Set $65
6. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Travel Kit $55
7. Laurel Whole Plant Organics Full Set $228
8. Josie Maran Discover Argan Luxury $48
This green beauty journey has been extremely enlightening in terms of realizing what high quality ingredients are out there. My skin has never felt better and every product I try feels like a new, exciting journey. Now that I have seen such great results by incorporating a few organic and natural products into my routine, I can’t wait to evolve into using more green beauty and experimenting with make-up. As with everything this takes time so I am being realistic and sampling products slowly to get the full experience.
With that being said, I feel like my wishlist is never ending because there are SO many products to try and endless amounts I want to learn. Here is what I am currently dreaming about. I feel these products would continue to help me build a solid foundation for my green beauty routine and allow me try everything from organic sunless tanning to non-toxic nail polish and natural eyeliner. What is on your natural beauty wishlist? Let me know in the comments!
1. Soapwalla Kitchen Deodorant Cream $14
2. RGB Nailpolish in Oxblood $18
3. Alima Pure Bronzer in Maracaibo $20
4. Chocolate Sun Cocoa Glow Sunless Tanning Cream $40
5. Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner in Truffle $20
6. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer $38
7. Kahina 100% Organic Argan Oil $36
8. ILIA Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady $26
Fall is by far my favorite and most cherished season. Growing up in Miami I did not get the full experience of changing seasons until I moved to NYC for college. I could do without the harsh winters (why can’t it just stay fall forever?!) but when the leaves start changing and the air gets a bit cooler, I can not contain my excitement over the fashion both on the street and in-stores.
Here is what is on my wish-list for the upcoming season:
1. Dannijo Earrings
2. Madewell Leather Jacket
3. Zara Black Boots
4. Topshop Plaid Pants
5. Topshop Camel Sweater
6. Illesteva Sunglasses
7. Club Monaco Hat
8. Vapour Organic Beauty Red Lip
9. Zara Pink Faux Fur Coat
10. Freda Salvador Loafer
11. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
Creating a wish-list is helpful because it gives you a sense of where your style is at and what to look for when you are ready to make a purchase. This helps to avoid buyer’s remorse or buying something you will only wear once. What I love about each of these pieces is that they are classic styles that I will wear for years to come and I can think of at least a dozen outfits for each one. When building your wardrobe it is key to make purchases that have multiple uses with what is already in your closet to get the most for your money. I am always sad to see summer go but fall fashion makes the transition much easier to take.
With the weather still playing games with our hearts, I have chosen to rely on my jewelry to dress up the sweaters I have been wearing all winter long. While we continue to wonder when we can finally put our coats away, a statement necklace is the perfect accessory to feel put together and give new life to any outfit.
As always, I am craving Dannijo jewels. I have been completely and totally obsessed with these brilliant sisters and their stunning designs since I first discovered them 5 years ago. This month’s wishlist item is the Marie necklace. This necklace can take an infinite amount of outfit combinations to the next level. I would totally layer it with this piece as well. In my book, Dannijo can do no wrong.
Despite graduating from school, my love of backpacks is stronger than ever. I often find myself lugging multiple bags around the city on my daily adventures. I have long been lusting over the Simone Camille backpacks and this one in particular would be the perfect answer to carrying all my daily essentials in one place while still looking chic.
Ah, loafers..how shall I count the ways?
If you hang out here for a while you will begin to see that loafers and I have a bit of a love affair going on.
These shoes can make you feel instantly cooler and add a little something special to even the most simple outfit. Did I mention they are also super comfortable?!?
There is no doubt about it that I love fashion but comfort is my #1 priority. (Please don’t arrest me fashion police). I never understood the notion of being uncomfortable in the clothes/shoes you wear. What is the point?
When I am stylish + comfortable my day is infinitely better. These 3.1 Phillip Lim loafers would be a staple in my wardrobe for sure.
Hey, a girl can dream.