Beauty Gift Guide

Beauty Gift Guide

If you are anything like me, procrastination is your middle name. I typically wait until the tenth hour to start my holiday shopping, but this year was different. I bought all of my gifts early, and had them delivered (get this) WRAPPED! *applause* However, stocking stuffers and gifts for my girlfriends were a little trickier. Insert Beauty Brands. (I just love this place)! So the other day I hit up Beauty Brands for some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers and found everything I was searching for in one spot.

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Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Scrub, (Need I say more, this stuff smells amazing and gently exfoliated your winter scales away! Plus, it’s 50% right now making it $25)! Cheers to that! *Great Gift

Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Illumination SwirlMy absolute favorite in the beautiful-on-everyone color, Ballerina will become your best friend for a quick stocking stuffer

Stila Foundation and Concealer DuoI wear the color Bare 1 (hello pale skin), but this stuff is amazing! A little bit goes a long way, but it pushes up from the bottom and it saves room in your makeup bag with the concealer in the top and the foundation in the bottom.

Laura Mercier Body Wash in Creme Brûlée, I mean, com’on! I bought these for each one of my friends because it smells delicious and it’s so gentle on your skin. Also, it’s 50% making it $20 for a super cute gift!

Tarte Brush Set, This is a 5 piece vegan brush set & they are my favorite! Usually you don’t think about buying someone makeup brushes for Christmas, but you should because they are an AWESOME gift! There is nothing better then new brushes and this set is on Holiday Special for $44!

Beauty BlenderThis thing y’all, seriously lets you apply your makeup like a pro. It takes foundation, powders, creams, and so on time and time again for an edgeless, smooth application. GREAT STOCKING STUFFER!



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Velvet Green

Velvet Green


I just love the velvet trend that is going on this fall. This Michael Stars velvet tee from Alysa Rene Boutique feels amazing against my skin. In typical Michael Stars fashion, all of his tees are incredible affordable luxury that last forever!

Tee: Alysa Rene Boutique, Jeans: CYSM, Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg, Purse: Chelsea 28


Interest in Abstract

Interest in Abstract


I am absolutely smitten with this black and white abstract top! It looks like a combination of marble and splatter paint, but the beaded v-neck detailing adds a pop of glam to this day to night perfect top! I wore it to coffee with a girlfriend, and then to dinner with my gentleman.

Find this top and other great day to night or date night tops at Alysa Rene Boutique at Park Place in Leawood or online here.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Alysa Rene Boutique

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Tiffany Marie Photography

Live Colorfully

Live Colorfully


“Live Colorfully” is Kate Spade’s mantra, but it might as well be mine! I love colors, and I really love the color combination of hot pink and orange! This Jules Reid top (told you I love these Montauk tops…they fit and feel soo good) in hot pink ikat, pairs nicely with jeans and my orange straw bag. I also paired it with gold heeled sandals for a little bit of a luxe look and Brynn Hudson earrings (on sale for 30% off right now).

Flashes of Red

Flashes of Red


This dress is absolutely killer! It makes me feel like a total Rock n Roll babe. It is a custom shirt dress made by my good friend, Christian Michael, who launched his first women’s line sHe by Christian Michael last Fall at Kansas City Fashion Week after many years of showing his beautiful menswear creations. I love the contrast of the rich red peonies against the deep black, and the longer length in the back is so key in giving interest, while keeping you nice and covered up.

Since this dress is a knockout and the obvious focal point, I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple with strappy black heels, white Brynn Hudson earrings, and a pair of mirrored sunglasses just for fun. (My KLASSE 14 watch/bangle combo made it in there too, because I’ve been wearing it on repeat lately!)

Thank you, Christian Michael – I’m IN LOVE.