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December 13, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Thirteen || Harlem Globetrotters



As most of you know from reading my blog, I am such a kid at heart! I am so excited to say that I have actually scored you guys and obviously myself a great deal for the holidays. If you are having trouble figuring out what to give to a family or a small group, don't look any further! Give them tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters! 

SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM 
Find your closest show at http://harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets 


With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm - plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green - the Harlem Globetrotters' show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their 2018 World Tour will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

December 12, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Twelve || Spice up your Hot Coco



It's hot Coco time! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to spice up your hot Coco for this holiday season! I have always been a hot Coco lover and have always experimented with adding tons of goodies to my mug so I had to share my favorite ways to spice it up! 

All of these will go best with whatever way you decide to make hot Coco.

Reese's Hot Coco
I add a small spoonful of peanut butter into the hot mixture and let it completely melt. I then top it with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and then, of course, I add some chopped Reese's 

Nutella Hot Coco
I add a small spoonful of Nutella into the hot mixture and let it completely melt. I then top it with whipped cream and marshmallows on top. 

Chocolate Hot Coco
I basically cover the bottom of my cup with chocolate sauce and then add my hot mixture on top. I then top it off with chocolate whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and chocolate shavings if I have some!

Peppermint Hot Coco
I remember doing this one for the longest time! We always had extra candy canes laying around because of school goodie bags and what not. I melt a candy cane or two into the hot mixture and let them completely melt. I then top it with whipped cream, marshmallows and crushed candy canes. 

How do you like your hot Coco?

December 11, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Eleven || Favorite Bath & Body Works Candles

STOP DROP AND RUN OVER TO BATH & BODY WORKS! All 3 wick candles are $12.50 which is a major discount from the $24.50 original price. 

Since they are currently on sale and you can score a really nice deal when you add coupons I wanted to share some of my favorite scents with you guys. I have bought way too many Bath & Body Works candles over the years and this year with all the deals and coupons was no exception. 

They completely spiced up their 2017 candle packaging this year which of course for myself and everyone who has candle addict written on their forehead this draws you in even more. Goodbye money!

So let's hop right into some of my favorite candles! 

Cooling Peppermint, Fresh Spearmint, Coconut Water

Made with notes of Iced Cranberries and Orange Essential Oil

Green Sage, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean

Bubbly Champagne, Sparkling Berries, Juicy Tangerine

Maple Syrup, Golden Waffles, Pumpkin Spice, Brown Sugar

They also I am assuming are sold out of this one online but my family's favorite candle and actually the only one we will ever light is the 
Hot Cocoa & Cream candle! 

Not only do I recommend all of these flavors but my family is a huge fan of them too! Which holiday scents are your favorite from Bath & Body Works? 




December 10, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Ten || Best Beauty Gift Sets from Ulta & Sephora

Today I wanted to share with you some of the best valued and all around best gift sets I could find through Ulta and Sephora's websites. As you already know I am a makeup-a-holic and a hardcore couponer so I am here to find you the best deals and steals this holiday season! Let's hop right in! 

When shopping online this holiday season don't forget to use Ebates! Get some cash back from your holiday shopping to spend on yourself later in the year and thank me later!

Best at Ulta - 3% cash back from Ebates

Dose of Colors The Snuggle is Real Matte Liquid Lipstick Set
This is a $54 value but will cost you $29

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault II
This is a $107 value but will cost you $35.50
Use the coupon code "501976" to get it down to the $35.50

Being I Don't Give A Sip Tumbler & Bath Gift Set
This will cost you $18 and is an adorable gift!

Pureology Hydrate Holiday Kit
This is an $83 value but will cost you $29

Philosophy Gingerbread House Set
This is a $58 value but will cost you $42
For this set, if you are buying smaller gifts for multiple people I highly recommend breaking this up into four separate gifts and one person would receive a 4 oz body wash along with a high gloss lip shine!

Ariana Grande 4 Piece Coffret
This is a $350 value but will cost you $38


Best at Sephora - 8% cash back from Ebates

Sephora Collection Glow For It
This is a $106 value but will cost you $40

Tarte Posh Pout Quick Dry & Glossy Lip Set
This is $64 value but will cost you $29

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
This is a $150 value but will cost you $44

Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Collection
This is a $60 value but will cost you $27

Benefit Work Kit, Girl Essentials Makeup Kit
This is a $57 value but will cost you $32

bareMinerals Go Nude or Make A Statement Mini Lipstick Set
This is an $80 value but will cost you $35


Hope you enjoyed today's post! See you tomorrow for day eleven of Blogmas!

December 9, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Nine || Winter Skincare Update



Hey, beauties! As I write this snow is falling and sticking to the ground here in New York! I wanted to give you a winter skincare update since today I will be pampering myself all day. Let's hop right into today's post!

When winter comes I try to make very small adjustments to my skincare routine and make sure no matter what adjustments I make, I do them one at a time to see if I react badly to any specific item. Sensitive skincare probs!
I have kept the basics of my routine the exact same and that includes washing in the morning with a mild cleanser from my local spa and washing at night with my Clarisonic and the same cleanser. After I cleanse at night I always go right into doing my acne treatment which is the same as it was. It includes me wiping my face down with my Cane + Austin Acne Retexture Pads+ and using Aczone which was prescribed to me by my dermatologist.

Recently I have wanted to add some extra things into my routine, one is a toner and one is a good mask. I decided on the Humphreys Witch Hazel as my toner which I added into my morning routine. After my skin adjusted to the witch hazel, I decided to slowly add a mask and decided to try out the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Mask. I use this mask three times a week with apple cider vinegar as the liquid.
Both of these items have completely changed my skin. I have much less redness, my pores are noticeably smaller and my acne scars are getting lighter with every use. Overall, I could not be happier that I decided to add these items in.

PS, after Blogmas I will be doing a full-blown review of the mask!

Do not forget to add in a good moisturizer for not only your face but your body too. I find that the in shower moisturizers are the easiest for me to use so if you haven't look into those as well. Along with a heavy duty lip balm that will keep your lips nice in this chilly weather!

Have you added anything into your skincare routine lately? Have you changed up some products because of the colder weather? Let me know in the comments! πŸ’“

December 8, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Eight || Luxury Gift Guide*

*this post contains affilate links*




Gucci Slides - $210.00



Anna Saccone Stilnest Written in the Stars Constellation Necklace - $79.00 - $99.00

Dyson Blowin A Ouai Gift Set - $399.00

Eight Sleep Mattress - $297.00 - $1359.00

Hope you enjoyed my little gift guide series inluding beauty lovers, stocking stuffers, $25 and under and of course this one!
I will be back tomorrow for Blogmas!!! 

December 7, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Seven || $25 & Under Gift Guide


Today I have a very special under $25 gift guide for you! These items are the perfect add on to a present, Secret Santa or just if you are looking to not drop your entire bank account on presents this year!

SpaRoom PureMist Ultrasonic Diffuser - $20.00
If you are looking for an oil to pair with this my favorite essential oil from SpaRoom is the Savory Chai. Add that to your diffuser and you have the perfect present for anyone!

Pacha Soap Co. Brown Sugar & Fig Froth Bomb Holiday 3 Pack - $17.99
If you want to add something extra to this present I highly recommend the adorable Gingerbread Froth Bomb!

BP. Pompom Cable Knit Beanie - $15.00
Who doesn't love beanies! This one is so soft and cozy and perfect for the beanie lover in your life!

Bath & Body Works Fizzy Fun Penguin Bath Fizzy Gift Set - $24.50
Not only is this adorable but I can almost gaurentee you can get a great deal and get this for less money then $24.50. Take a peak at my Christmas shopping tips to find out how!

Mac Cosmetics Snowball Kit / Prep + Prime Fix+ - $20.00
This little kit is perfect for the beauty lover in your life. I have not met someone who loves makeup that does not love Mac's Fix+. PS, these are also perfect for travel!

Sephora Collection Asleep for the Winter Sleep Mask - $10.00
I am a firm believer in that everyone deserves the gift of sleep for Christmas. Help someone in your life have a great night sleep with this adorable mask!


Hope you enjoy today's gift guide! I have another one coming your way tomorrow πŸ’–

December 6, 2017

BLOGMAS || Link Errors

I just found out that my links from all my Blogmas posts are not working on my site and working only on Bloglovin'. If you wanted to check out anything specifically please use these links instead!


I linked Ebates, if you sign up through my link you will get a $10 gift card after your first purchase! Ebates gives you money back after you shop online!

Day Four
I linked to my favorite Youtuber's doing Vlogmas!
Subscribe to The Ace Family here!
Subscribe to Bobby Mares here!
Subscribe to Zoella here!
Subscribe to The SacconeJolys here!

Day Five
I shared my beauty lovers gift guide and linked all the products I handpicked for this gift guide!
Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Lacquer
Stila Eye For Elegance Liquid Eyeshadow Set
Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit
Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set
Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System
Sephora Collection Paint the Town Nude Lip Pencil Set
Sephora Collection Building My Portfolio Brush Set

Day Six
I shared my stocking stuffer gift guide and linked all the products I handpicked for this gift guide!
Kate Spade New York One in a Million Initial Necklace- Gold
Kate Spade New York One in a Million Initial Necklace- Silver
Kate Spade New York One in a Million Initial Necklace- Rose Gold
Popsockets
Sugarfina Champagne Bears made with Dom Perignon
Milkyway Cases Seashell TPU Case
Nordstrom Copper Monogram Bottle Stopper
Pacifica Rainbow Watermelon Lip Balm
Sephora Collection Emoji Lip Balm


Say a prayer and let's hope that tomorrows post will work out perfectly!

BLOGMAS || Day Six || Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide



Today's gift guide is all about stocking stuffers! Everyone deserves some cute little presents in their stocking so here are some of my personal favorites and recommendations! 
They can all be wrapped up super small and make the perfect present! 


Popsocket - $9.99

Sugarfina Champagne Bears - $3.00 - $45.00







Hope you enjoy today's gift guide! I have another one coming your way tomorrow πŸ’–

December 5, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Five || Beauty Lovers Gift Guide



Calling all beauty lovers! 
Today and for the next three days, I will be sharing some gift guides that I have handpicked and put together for you to maybe make some holiday shopping a little easier! 
For those of you who love beauty or are buying for someone who loves beauty, I picked some great options for you!


Tarte's toasted eyeshadow palette is the palette that I would consider to be the palette of the year! It is fairly new to the beauty world but everyone who has tried it out loves it! Warm tones are definitely in and you cannot go wrong with this palette. 

This is for those people who live on the more luxe side of life and of course not for everyone. This is a Christian Louboutin lippie. The packaging alone just gets me and boy do I wish I could just hang these on a white Christmas tree and call it a day haha! 

Stila has been killing the makeup game this year. They keep coming out with killer products and this is one of them! For anyone who likes a shimmery eye, you must pick this up for them!

Everyone needs a little glow in there life and this is the way to do it! Glow for the gods with this glow kit from ABH, this one is my personal favorite from them!

Huda is the woman of the year when it comes to beauty brands. She has been killing it with all of the new products she has came out with this year and this is one of them! This is the 2017 Kylie Lip Kit but better!

The Clarisonic systems are not only amazing for beauty lovers but for anyone who cares about their skin. Men and women can use a Clarisonic and having one really changes your whole outlook on washing your face!

Shopping for someone who always wears a nude lip? This is the perfect gift set for them! They get ten lip pencils which can be worn as a very light wash of color or can be built up for the perfect nude!

This is a great brush set for anyone who wants makeup brushes this year. You get 12 brushes in this kit and they are great quality and will last forever and it is great for makeup newbies and makeup pros!


Hope you enjoy today's gift guide! I have another one coming your way tomorrow πŸ’–

December 4, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Four || Favorite Youtuber's Doing Vlogmas



I honestly can not believe I have even stuck to this for four days now, I know I am weak! But here we are at day number four! Today I will be sharing a short list of my absolute favorite Youtuber's who are doing vlogmas, which is vlogging your month of December rather than blogging. 

Let me stop wasting your time and lets hop right into my list! 

HEY ACE FAMILAY! 
The Ace Family has become a close second recently in my favorite Youtubers. I am only saying a close second because The Saccone Joly's which will be coming up in the list are my favorite Youtube family and I can't just betray them that easily! The Ace family consists of Austin, Catherine and Elle and actually resonate with me so much not just because of the amazing content they put out but because the first name I came up and called my grandpa was Ace and it somehow stuck and that was the only name I ever called him!
Weird right? I watch every vlog they put up and seeing them say hey Ace familaaaay at the beginning of the vlog just instantly puts a smile on my face! 

Bobby Mares is an up and coming Youtuber! He lives with Kian & JC and I found him through them and have been hooked watching his videos since!

Now two classics which honestly don't need much explaining. 
Zoella, enough said. 
SacconeJolys, my favorite Youtube family. (PS they are doing a giveaway in their intro every day in Vlogmas!)




I wanted to keep this one short and sweet because the next week is going to be jam-packed with gift guides!!! Yes, starting on Tuesday of this week my gift guides begin! 

See you tomorrow ;)

December 3, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Three || Coco's Christmas Playlist



On the third day of Blogmas, Coco gave to you, one Spotify Playlist! 
Today I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite holiday songs that I will without a doubt have on repeat for the rest of December! Take a peek and see if any of my songs are also on your holiday playlist! 
Don't forget to leave me a comment down below with your favorite holiday song!





December 2, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day Two || Christmas Shopping Tips



For today's post, I will be sharing some of my favorite Christmas shopping tips for you. Now that it is December, you have to get started with your shopping if you haven't already! I am here to share some of my favorite shopping tips with you that will hopefully help you out this season! 


Online shoppers? 
If you sign up with the link above you will get a $10 reward after your first shopping trip! Every year I always say let's try and use Ebates this year because in my house we do so much of our shopping online. This year I finally decided it was going to be the year that I would follow through. I have used it twice already and have made back $18.72! $6.00 from buying a computer at Staples and $12.72 from buying a jacket at LLBean! 

Do you insist on going to the mall? 
I know this is actually so annoying but give them your email and or phone number every time they ask. I have even made a completely separate email address just for this purpose. It truly pays off, if they ask you for your phone number, it is very likely they will send you coupons in the mail. With the emails a ton of them are promotional but a bunch of them also have coupons! 

Ask questions if the stores are not too busy. I recently discovered that if you bring in the mailed coupons to some stores, specifically Bath and Body Works some stores have a three day grace period. This means you can bring in your mailer coupons up to three days after they expire and they will push them through the system and allow you to use it. Every store is different but you won't know until you ask. 

Another great thing about the mailer coupons is that often you can stack them and use more than one coupon per transaction! Don't forget to also use these coupons on top of a great sale to score a great deal! When Bath and Body Works had the candle sale, me and my mom scored a great deal! We ended up spending $29 but got products that at the normal price would come to about $125!

Download Retail Me Not! Just on Monday, I was at Payless, they were having a 30% off sale and the woman ringing me up said, hey do you have Retail Me Not? We have an additional 20% off coupon on the app that you can use today along with our 30% off. Luckily this app was one of the first apps I downloaded when getting my new phone so I pulled it up and ended up with 50% off my purchase! The Retail Me Not app also offers online coupons as well so you can almost always find some kind of coupon code or sale through it. 

I kid you not if you want to be proactive I highly recommend you head to the mall or your stores at really off and bizarre times. Monday morning in the beginning of the month is a great time to go. As well as around dinner time but don't wait until it is too late! Go now! 


These are the best tips I have for you guys! They are all relatively simple and can't hurt when it comes to shopping during the holidays! Do you have any tips your willing to share? Let me know in the comments below! 

December 1, 2017

BLOGMAS || Day One || The Holly Jolly Christmas Tag



1. Favorite Christmas Movie?
I actually am not a fan of movies at all! I am more of a TV girl and my favorite Christmas special on television is for sure the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting! 

2. Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list?
Nice! Always!

3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas photo.

Every year my crazy family goes to buy a tree from the same place which is about a solid three minutes from my house. Now for the past two years, we have had one of the men who works at the place come home with us to help get the tree inside. Notice the size difference, my dad who is the tallest in our family is 5 feet and 3 inches and even with all of us together it's almost impossible to get the tree inside alone. 
This is last years guy! 

4. Have you ever had a White Christmas?
Of course! Being from New York I always secretly hope for one!

5. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?
A little bit of both! On Black Friday it's my mission to get myself presents of course! As for my mom, dad and sister, well they all read my blog so the world will never know! 

6. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?
ELF! Will Ferrell is EVERYTHING! 

8. Name all of Santa’s reindeer.
We have Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blixen.
Led by the best reindeer of all, Rudolph! 

9. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?
We always get a fresh tree sometime in December. My dad and I do the lights, I do most of the decorating because I am a wannabe Christmas tree designer and then my dad, mom, and sister add extra ornaments! 

10. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Real! How else do you get that smell! 

12. Peeking at gifts or be surprised?
Well its hard to not peak when every day a new box arrives from my moms online shopping! 

13. Show us your ugly Christmas sweater if you have one.


14. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?
HARRY STYLES.

15. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?
Oh my goodness! Because I am a dessert girl the struffoli is my favorite. 

16. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
I am an epic failure when it comes to wrapping! 

17. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
Never!

18. What tops your tree?
A Santa hat! 

19. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
Every year it's the same thing, lose some weight, does it look like it ever sticks? NO!

20. You have been granted one Christmas wish…what will it be?
This crazy world to be a safe place, and maybe a Sephora shopping spree if that one won't work. 


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