Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LUSH-ious Christmas

How can you walk into the mall during the holidays and not stop at LUSH? It just doesn't happen, so of course I stopped in and had to look at the Christmas goodies. I ended up getting two bath bombs that were too cute and exciting to pass up.

 This may sound super dorky, but when stores bring out their festive bags I get so so happy. 

Dashing Santa (Im waiting till it gets a little closer to Christmas to try this guy out.) This jolly little guy is said to have notes of mandarin, bergamot and orange absolute. I cannot wait to pop him into the tub. *Click on the link to read more about what he does and maybe pick up one for yourself.


This one is so gorgeous and smells amazing. I actually used this one tonight and loved it! Once you pop it in you instantly smell the aroma of fresh berries. It turns your water this pretty blue and it's exciting to watch it fizz away. What makes it even better is you get a little surprise at the end when it releases little gold confetti stars that just dissolve away (so cool right?) Anyways, I love this bath bomb it left my skin so silky smooth and smelling amazing! I still smell the scent on me which is great. I highly recommend LUSH if your new to trying them like me I would say the holiday season is the perfect time to pick something up. Let me know in the comments if you have ever tried anything from LUSH and what your top picks are! Until next time loves..

Yours Truly,
Meranda


Links to products mentioned above:

  1. Dashing Santa  $5.25
  2. Golden Wonder  $6.95

Monday, December 8, 2014

Bits & Baubles


Here is just a few things I picked up on a recent shopping trip that I cannot stop obsessing over!

I found these beautiful ornaments at Pier One and could not past them up. They are so unique and stunning when the light hits them.


I stopped into the Alex and Ani store in Winterpark, FL (gorgeous btw) I could not help but add onto my collection and these two bangles were a must.

This phone case.. I mean c'mon, how adorable right? (Charming Charlie can do no wrong lol)

Last but definitely not least, this American Eagle cardigan. I want to wear it every second of the day, it's so cozy like a giant blanket. (Plus I got it on an awesome Black Friday deal, which makes it even more amazing.)



Let me know what your recent favorites are, until next time loves!
Yours Truly,
Meranda


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gift Ideas for HIM

Ok so I think one of the hardest things to do around the holidays is buy gifts for a guy. I don't know why but I am always clueless when it comes to picking something out for my boyfriend, dad, brother, grandparent and friend. Luckily though this year I got you covered. I tried to find things I thought would be good for different guys and personalities. Like the gift guide I did for girls these all range in price.



  1. Xbox One (Perfect for the gamer in your life. This is what I bought my boyfriend this year, he cannot be anymore ecstatic.)  $349.99
  2. Sports Hat (This for the sports fanatics in your life, and lets admit we all have at least one of those in the family.) $28
  3. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb ( Let me start off by saying this cologne smells so so good. I actually got this for my boyfriend last year and he still has a bit left. I can always tell when he has it on. Perfect for the business guys or just any guy...Seriously every guy should own this lol.) $90
  4. Game Of Thrones Complete Season (Perfect for the couch potatoes out there. This tv show is one of my boyfriend and my favorite. I do recommend getting this for someone who is a little older because it is a very graphic tv show and does have nudity.) $44.99

There you go ladies, hopefully this helps give you an idea of what you could get the men in your life. Remember you don't have to get these exact items, this is just an idea.  Anyways hope you enjoyed and until next time. 
Yours Truly,
Meranda

❅Gift Ideas for HER❅

I know a lot of you like myself get a little overwhelmed when it comes to deciding what is the perfect gift to give a woman in your life. Whether it be your mom, sister, friend, cousin..whoever. So I found a couple things that I think would be great gifts for any girl. 
These gifts are all different price points so work with what is best for you :)



  1.  Naked 3 Palette (Perfect for the makeup lovers) $54
  2. Alex & Ani Bracelet (Love these, perfect for the jewelry lovers. Btw these bracelets are expandable to fit any wrist!) $28
  3. Michael Kors Purse ( I think this gift is perfect for a parent, even your grandmother. For the ones that aren't really into fashion but always on the run.) $350
  4. Yankee Candle ( Perfect for the homebodies or even a teacher.) $27.99


I know that I personally would love to receive any of these gifts. Hope you all enjoyed and let me know what your asking for, for Christmas or gifting to someone else!
Yours Truly,
Meranda

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Lookbook 14'

My style for winter.

Look 1:




Sunglasses:ASOS / Coat:Forever 21 \ Shirt: Forever 21 \ Scarf: Target \ Jeans: Target \ Ballet Flats:Target \ Purse: Henri Bendel

Look 2:







Faux Fur Vest: Target \ Black Long Sleeve Tee: Old Navy \ Boyfriend Jeans: Target \ Booties: Target \ Bracelets: Alex & Ani \ Sunglasses:ASOS \ Watch: Michael Kors \ Purse: Michael Kors

Look 3:





Sweater: Online Boutique(I forget the name) \ Shorts: Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl's \ Sunglasses:ASOS \ Booties: Target \ Watch: Michael Kors \ Purse: Michael Kors 

Look 4:





Cream Sweater: Target \ Dress: American Eagle \ Sunglasses:ASOS \ Necklace: Target \ Booties: Target \ Purse: Henri Bendel


I really enjoyed shooting this lookbook. Thanks to my little sister Alyssa for photographing these looks you're the best. Leave a comment below telling me what is your favorite look and your winter style! Until next time loves!

Yours Truly,
Meranda

Monday, December 1, 2014

Top 10 Winter Nail Polishes

One of my favorite things that I pretty much hoard are nail polishes. I pretty much have a big basket full of all types and colors in my bathroom closet! That being said I feel like each season calls for a different look on the nails. For me this winter calls for creams, grays, light pale blues, and the oh so festive glitter and traditional Christmas colors.
My top ten nail colors from wintery lights to festive favorites.

From left to right: OPI-Got The Blues For Red \ Butter London-Rosie Lee \ Butter London-West End Wonderland \ Butter London-British Racing Green

From left to right: Essie-Tuck It In My Tux \ Essie-Take It Outside \ Zoya-Jacqueline \ Zoya-Blu \ Urban Outfitters-Unicorn \ China Glaze-Fairy Dust



Where you can find these products:



Hope you all enjoyed this post and find something you could use for your collection or give as a gift.

Yours Truly,
Meranda


Christmas In Downtown Disney.

So I was bad today and couldn't wait to open my new camera for Christmas (Canon EOS T5) and had to take it out today to test it.  I figured what more festive place is their to take pictures than Disney? So my boyfriend and I got our stuff together and headed up to Downtown Disney Orlando. We had a blast and REALLY got into the holiday spirit.


We preferably love the marketplace side, the shops are so cute!

I was so excited to take this shot. I mean c'mon festive Mickey so so cute!



 My boyfriends favorite disney character..Stitch!
Say CHEESE! 


Even though this pic is anything but Christmas-y I just loved how in depth my camera got this plants true beauty.







Ladies if you are a fan of Alex and Ani like I am you have to check out their Disney line. They have everything from Minnie to your birthstone! You can find these beauties at the TREN-D store on the Marketplace side.









All in all this was a fun day out and FREE I must add. These shots truly made me fall that much more in love with my new camera. I am truly grateful and oh so ready for Christmas. 

Yours Truly,
Meranda