Tuesday, December 26, 2017

5 Tips to Styling Your Outfit to Match Your Favorite Pup

Written by a contributing writer


On some occasions, people like to get matchy with their favorite pets. Be it a grumpy cat or a sweet little pup, wearing matching clothes with your furry friend is always a cute sight to see. If you want to show off your pet by wearing similar outfits, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find tips on dressing up with your favorite pup. From high heels for women with dog motifs, to wearing accessories and matching beanies, we've got you. This article will share 5 tips and ideas on how to rock twinsies with your favorite pup:

1. Get matching pajamas

Nothing speaks comfort than wearing a pair or soft and cottony pajamas to sleep. And with your puppy right beside you donning the same print? You guys are ready for lala land! Pajamas come in different fun patterns and styles. You’ll never run out of choices. There’s the classic two piece pajama. There are also onesies that cover you from head to toe. And of course there are night shirts too that are uber comfortable. Pajamas range from $20 to $50 depending on style and size. You can even buy a set that already includes dog pajamas.


2. Check out American Beagle Outfitters

Sounds familiar? American Beagle Outfitters is a line of dog-wear offered by none other than, you guessed it right, American Eagle Outfitters. The site features a lot of products you can gift your pup and go matchy matchy with. They have fur beanies, knit sweaters, scarves, and even hats. Prices are very affordable at only around $7-$15. You’ll never go wrong with this brand and for sure you’re pet would love it too!


3. Put your pup on a graphic tee

Not a fan of ternos? Wearing similar prints and patterns aren’t the only way you can go marching in style with your pup. Some really obsessed pet owners actually get their puppy’s picture printed on a graphic tee as some sort of fashion statement. And it sure is! Wearing your pup on your shirt not only screams super cute, it’s also saying you’re a proud owner of a gorgeous puppy right here.

Getting a custom shirt is so easy nowadays. Just pick your favorite photo of your pup, have it edited or keep it as is, and send it to a shirt printing company or a website. Check out Custom Thread, Rush Order Tees, or Custom Ink. They all offer customized shirt printing service ranging from $10 to $15 only.

4. Get matching knits


Who says knits are a thing of the past? Not when you’re wearing it in style with your favorite pup! Knits are a simple way to get matchy matchy with your pet. It’s so easy to wrap a scarf around your neck, and put a similar one on your dog. Get matching scarves, beanies, vests, and so on. And if you like to add a more personal touch, why not knit your own piece? Your dog will definitely appreciate the labor of love. Plus, you don’t have to worry about not getting the same style in the right size for both of you!

5. Get matching bracelets and collars
If you don’t want to be seen wearing something that’s obviously matching, get lowkey matchy with your pet with bracelets and collars. Get a custom dog collar with the same details as your bracelet, or make one for the two of you. Put charms and cute trinkets hanging on your hand and you pup. It’s definitely one of the more elegant ways to play terno with your pet.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sephora Holiday Gift Guide

Beauty lovers and friends and family of beauty lovers - This is for you! Sephora is the embodiment of every beauty/makeup addict's dream come true. But, let's face it...they have so many amazing items to choose from! So let's narrow it down to some of the most creative, gorgeous holiday items by Sephora this year.








1. Sephora Collection La PiƱata ($30)

This is a creatively adorable way to give a bunch of beauty items in one eye-catching package.  Pull the ribbons on the pinata and 10 Sephora beauty products (skin care, bath, and makeup products) tumble out of the pinata for you to use. This is not only cute but a great value!

2. Sephora Collection Dark Rainbow Ready in Five Brush Set ($25)

Know a fab makeup lover that travels often? This brush set has 4 brush essentials in a glittery, glamorous, hard-shell case. The brushes, as always, are high quality, beautiful, and easy to use.

3. Sephora Collection Emoji Lip Balm ($5)

This loveable lip balm is a great stocking stuffer. Nourishing and tinted, this balm is very pigmented and moisturizing without being sticky, goopy, or sliding all over the place.

4. Sephora Collection Snow Glow Face Palette ($28)

It's all about the glow! This palette features universally flattering blush, luminizers,
bronzer, and transforming top coats. All of the products in the palette are creamy and perfectly pigmented (not too much, not too little). Its gorgeous rose gold packaging is the cherry on top.

5. Sephora Collection Puff & Shine ($13)

If you want to sparkle this winter, the Puff & Shine is the perfect way to add some shimmer to your face, body, and even hair without looking like you just got caught in a glitter storm.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide | For Him, Her, and Them

It's that time of year again! The stores are packed with shoppers, sales are popping up all over the place, and we are all brainstorming gift ideas for loved ones.  While I can't control the first two scenarios mentioned, I may be able to help you with that last one.  Here are some gift ideas for the men, women, and loved ones in your life.

For Him

Men are so difficult to buy for! Maybe I'm just terrible at it, but I have such a hard time thinking of gifts for the men in my life.  Here are a couple of great products I've found for the guys.

Van Der Hagen Traditional Safety Razor, Shave Butter, and Shave Oil

I'll give it to the guys, shaving your face every day definitely sounds like no fun.  I can't imagine experiencing knicks, razor burn, and ingrown hairs on my face. How uncomfortable! Thankfully, us ladies don't have to experience that...and now, neither do the guys. 

The Van Der Hagen Traditional Safety Razor reduces razor burn and skin irritation while using a single double edge blade for a closer shave.  The Shave Butter keeps skin hydrated without clogging pores and improves the razor glide. It's also perfect for sensitive skin. Finally, the Shave Oil makes it easy to see where one is shaving, provides a protective barrier, softens the beard, and contains no surfactants.  If you have a guy that loves a close shave, this is the set for him! You may not be able to decrease his shave time, but you can gift him these items to improve his shaving experience. 

 Brush Hero

Have a guy (or gal) that LOVES cars.  Are you sick of giving them the typical car cleaning kit found in most box stores but have no idea what other car-themed gift you can give? Brush Hero is the product you're looking for.  This brush, yes, is a car cleaning tool. But it's different than your typical shammy/sponge.  The Brush Hero simply attaches to your garden hose and can be used to clean not only your car but pretty much anything from your bicycle spokes to your dog.  It's truly something different that is sure to come in handy.  

For Her

Sphynx

It's happened to all of us, ladies. You're minding your own business, looking cute in your dress, skirt, or shorts, when you suddenly realized you missed a spot while shaving. Maybe you step into the sunlight and see the stubble more clearly. Maybe you scratch an itch on your ankle only to feel spikes. Most of us have no other option than to just endure and hope that no one else notices that one hairy, forgotten patch.  But now, there's an easy solution.

The Sphynx combines water, a shave bar, and a razor in one purse-friendly container. Now, all we have to do is excuse ourselves for a minute to take care of that unwanted stubble. This is also perfect for someone who is constantly traveling. Plus look how cute it looks!




7th Heaven Face Masks

I can not express to you how much I personally love these masks.  This cruelty-free brand offers affordable, luxurious face masks with something for everyone.  My personal favorite is the Hot Spring Sauna mask. I love how it heats up on its own and exfoliates my skin without drying it out for a brighter complexion. Honestly, there isn't a mask I've tried by 7th Heaven that I don't like. Plus, since they are typically priced at around $2 each, you can afford to try several different kinds. They make great stocking stuffers or you could even gift a bunch as part of a spa-themed present. 








Simply Scrub Coffee Body Scrub and Coffee Body Scrub


Oh, my goodness. If you know me, you know coffee and chocolate are two of my favorite things. And these scrubs smell exactly like a strong cup of coffee and a dark chocolate brownie. That's most likely because these 100% organic and natural scrubs are actually made of organic coffee beans and organic cacao. I LOVE  Simply Scrub. Not only do they smell great and leave my skin feeling amazing, I also understand what every single (organic) ingredient in these scrubs is.  I don't need to put on body lotion after using these scrubs. They exfoliate and moisturize. They are also very affordable. The scrubs pictured are currently $14 each.

For Them

Crated with Love

Whether you are looking to give a gift to a couple you know or to your own partner, Crated with Love is an amazing option.  We've all heard, read, and been told that it's super important to continue dating your partner even after the two of you have "settled down" (meaning after you've been together awhile, moved in together, had kids, etc.). But it's pretty difficult to get out of the house on a date when you have small children at home. So much coordination, planning, and scheduling have to be done just so you can have that all special date night out with your love. Not to mention the cost and stress of finding a responsible, reliable babysitter who is actually free. So, we've all tried the "date night in" after the kids have gone to bed. But let's face it...it's hard to continue to think up fresh, fun ideas that are 1. affordable and 2. doable without waking the kiddos. 

That's where Crated with Love comes in.  Now we've all seen the date-night-in boxes before. And they normally cost so much money that most of us don't really feel comfortable spending the money every month.  But Crated with Love is just $19.99/month (and free USA shipping)! The boxes are also incredibly cute and made to help you and your partner build relationship skills. That means you will not only be spending time together while having fun, but you will also be actively working on your relationship. Crated with Love is so much more than just a subscription box, it's a relationship tool we could all use. 

Foreo Gift Sets - Mint to Be, Our Little Secrets


I am a HUGE Foreo fan. My son uses a Foreo toothbrush (it's the only one he will willingly use) and I use the Foreo Luna mini daily (and have for years). I even gave my best friend the Luna for Christmas last year...and she's used it daily ever since.  So it's not surprising that I think these gift sets are perfect for anyone. 

The Mint to Be gift set includes the ISSA Hybrid Sonic Toothbrush with 3 Marvis Toothpaste Flavors and a mouthwash concentrate.

The Our Little Secrets set includes a  LUNA mini 2, Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer, Tarte Rainforest for theSea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, and Tarte Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost.








The Gift that Gives Back

TWLOHA Rain Jacket

Giving a gift that also supports a great organization is a win, win in my book. TWLOHA is a non-profit that works to help those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide and reduce the stigma around mental health. I've supported this organization for years and love how simply stylish their merch is. This TWLOHA Rain Jacket is perfect for men and women.