Unique Gift Ideas For Teens And Women

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Small, filler-type gifts are one of my favorite things about planning for birthdays and all the different holidays that we love to celebrate. Sometimes these small, inexpensive filler gifts will go into an overall gift basket. But, for Christmas they more often than not are destined for my kids’ Christmas stockings (unless they directly correlate with a larger gift).

For example, if I’m gifting a makeup organizer or beauty bag to one of my daughters, I might purchase bottles of nail polish/polish remover, nail files, eyeliner/mascara/eye shadow, makeup remover pads or other such items to put inside the organizer or bag before wrapping. However, if I’m not gifting a larger item like that, these smaller items will end up in their Christmas stockings along with the small treats or candies.

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Some things I buy for stockings every year — a candy cane, chocolate candies like Hershey Kisses, a chocolate santa or reindeer, Christmas-themed suckers, etc. But, I truly thrive on finding totally unique items to also stick in there that I’ve never given before.

Here, I will be sharing some of the fun, unique items that are going into my kids’ stockings this year. They would also work great in gift baskets, too.

I can’t wait to see how they react! The first two items listed are snack foods. Since the holidays are inevitably full of sweet and high-calorie treats, I decided to share two snacks that are not only delicious and full of flavor but also healthy treat options! But, trust me, your loved ones won’t even know it because they will be so bowled over by the flavors.

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Pets Love Presents Too

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I don’t do holiday stockings for my pets every year. But, sometimes when I find cute stuff that I just can’t resist buying I’ve been known to do a gift bag or some kind of pet stocking for our cats and dogs. And, apparently I’m not alone. According to a 2015 Rover.com study, 95% of pet owners purchase holiday gifts for their animals.

I didn’t realize it was such a huge thing. But, I shouldn’t be surprised, I suppose. I mean, I buy things for my pets all the time — no holiday necessary.

Here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers or gifts to wrap for your four-legged fur babies, big or small.

And, while I’m at it, if you think the Christmas stocking featured here is cool you can make one of your very own. I made this Christmas stocking (along with a few others) for my kids several years ago with a free Red Heart crochet pattern. It was a lot of fun. Click here to read about that and maybe make your own!

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Getting A Good Nights Sleep

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Let’s be honest, raise your hand if you get that recommended eight to ten hours of sleep that doctors say you need daily? That’s what I thought. I am the mom of four kids ages almost eight to two. I’m pretty sure I haven’t slept a solid eight hours in at least that many years. So how do we go about getting a good nights sleep? What do we do when it’s not just yourself but your child who suffers from sleeplessness? Find out how our family is trying to combat and conquer a lack of sleep.

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Beauty Brite’s 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

Happy Holidays from Beauty Brite! We are so excited to bring you this huge giveaway! Thank you for your support, likes, comments, and more! While you’re here, be sure to check out our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Beauty Brite's 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

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Welcome to Beauty Brite’s 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

Hosted by Beauty Brite

It’s been quite a year for all of us. Thank you to our amazing readers, followers, and fans! We are so excited to host a giveaway just for you! We hope you realize how much we adore your visits, likes, and comments. 

Please take your time with this giveaway and leave meaningful comments so we can continue offering these giveaways.

Note: Comments should be relevant and at least 10 words to be considered a valid entry. Go slow!  Be sure to claim every entry you can!

This is our biggest giveaway yet. This giveaway will have 4 winners.

One person will win a Shark Vacuum

One person will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

One person will win a $75 Best Buy Gift Card

One person will win an Instant Pot

Giveaway is open to US Only and must be 18+ yrs. Giveaway ends 12/20 at 11:59 pm EST.

Good luck!

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To have your event or product featured like this one, be sure to contact Beauty Brite. Are you a blogger/influencer looking to participate in our next event? Contact us!

Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake

The holidays are right around the corner! I’m already craving candy canes! We are so excited to share another treat, just in time for the holiday season. It’s time to celebrate with our Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake.

Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake

The holidays are always stressful. Many are scrambling trying to find the perfect gifts for their friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and more! Need a potluck dish to make for that holiday party? Or just looking for a festive dessert to make for holiday parties or treat your family? We are so excited to share our Candy Cane Cheesecake recipe using the Instant Pot.

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Rudolph The Reindeer Poop Soap

I started volunteering in my son’s class a few weeks ago. I had no idea how much I would enjoy and appreciate helping out. This year, I am making an effort to be more involved. I already helped chaperone a field trip a few months ago and we had so much fun. I loved watching my son have so much fun running around! I plan on chaperoning any and all field trips I can! My son’s teacher and paraeducators are so appreciative of my help, which makes me feel good! Being in his class allows me to see and observe how and what they are teaching him. I recently made Rudolph The Reindeer Poop Soap and they turned out so cute! 

Rudolph The Reindeer Poop Soap

This year, I was looking for easy and affordable gift ideas for the holidays. I am so excited to share a fun recipe! The Rudolph The Reindeer Poop Soap is fun and makes a unique gift to give to friends, family, co-workers, teachers, and more! 

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Quick Holiday Gifts For Any Fashionista

Quick Holiday Gifts For Any Fashionista
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Do you have a fashionista on your shopping list this Christmas? The holidays have finally arrived and that means it’s time to get serious about coming up with some great holiday gift options. As someone that loves fashion, I’ve found some quick holidays gifts for any fashionista (including yourself) on your list!

The right makeup is essential for anyone that loves clothing and beauty trends. The perfect beauty products help complete any look, from day to night. I’ve fallen hard for the Shaina B. Cosmetics Miami Eyeshadow Palette. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so unique and exquisite!

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I love the Shaina B. Miami Palette! It’s so versatile! To achieve this retro pin-up inspired daytime look: Lid: So Deco Crease and Outer Corners: Vice & Causeway (Blended) Brow Bone: Haulover Nude. I also added Shaina B. Miami PRO Lashes in Be Glam to finish the look off.

I love that the Shaina B. Cosmetics Miami Eyeshadow Palette has the perfect blend of stunning neutrals for during the day. In addition, there are also plenty of fierce party colors for at night. I also like mixing the neutrals and bold colors for a fun holiday look. I highly recommend using the Shaina B. Cosmetics Eye Crease Brush because it blends shadow evenly for a polished look. Finish the look with Shaina B. Miami PRO Lashes for a sexy and dramatic look.

This palette has an equal amount of shimmer and matte shadows, which makes it so versatile! The shadow blends easily and is highly pigmented. This is a perfect gift because you can create a variety of great looks with these beautiful colors. Here’s a list of the colors you’ll receive in this palette:

HIGHLIGHT SHADES

Haulover Nude:Pale gold with icy shimmer finish.

 Bisquecayne: Creamy beige with a matte finish.

 LID SHADES

Magic City: Medium, yellow gold with glittery, metallic finish.

Port-Au-Princess: Rose gold with metallic finish .

Heat: Intense copper with sparkling, metallic finish.

 Everglade: Deep bronze with gold sparkle .

 Causeway: Cool purple with a frost finish.

 Fountainblue: BRIGHT cobalt blue with a satin finish .

TRANSITION SHADES

Wynwood: Warm medium brown with a matte finish.

South Peach: Warm orange with a matte finish.

So Deco: Mauve pink with a matte finish.

DEFINER SHADES

Vice:Warm burgundy with a matte finish.

Cafecito:Warm brown with a matte finish.

Design District:Cool black with a matte finish.

In conclusion, Shaina B. Cosmetics Miami Eyeshadow Palette and any other products from Shaina B. Cosmetics will please the fashionista on your holiday list. They are perfecting for gifting or receiving!

For a present, you can never go wrong with jewelry because it’s a timeless gift. I love the designs from WHITL Woodworking because they are so creative and lovely! Each one of their creations are the perfect balance of feminine with a little sweet southern flare.

Manufactured in Texas from ethically sourced wood, they are beautiful and morally-made. WHITL Woodworking also donates jewelry to the Women’s Job Corp that assists homeless women with finding employment. I love that because it’s a gift that’s fun to give and makes a difference!

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For fall and the Christmas season, I enjoy wearing the Buffalo Plaid and Antler Earrings. Buffalo plaid is so popular now and the added little antler is the perfect compliment. From October through December, these earrings have been a great accessory because they’re so cute! They’re perfect for holiday dinners, bonfires, and Christmas parties.

The Leopard Print and Cross Earrings are one of my year-round favs! These are so sassy and girly, I just adore them! I proudly rock these at church, work, and even date nights!

For a bohemian look, the Maple Leaf Wood Earrings are a great accessory. These definitely attract attention because of the artistic and sophisticated look of them! In addition, the warm rust color is beautiful and pairs well with many of my black shirts and dresses.

In conclusion, I hope you’ve enjoyed some of these fun and unique gift ideas! They are trendy and should please any fashionista on your Christmas gift. Also, these options make a great present for yourself!

For More on These Great Products and Companies:

WHITL Woodworking: Website

Shaina B. Cosmetics:Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube

Instant Pot Cranberry French Toast

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Do you have plans? My son and I are spending the holiday together. After talking to a great friend, I explained to her that I was thinking of ordering a “pre-made holiday meal” from a local grocery store. She convinced me that I should do it! So, I ordered a vegan Thanksgiving meal that feeds two people. There is so much food included and with my son being such a picky eater, I know there will be plenty of leftover food for at least a week! Since I have an Instant Pot, I love making delicious meals and such for us. I recently made Instant Pot Cranberry French Toast and it was a hit! This makes an awesome breakfast, especially with those cranberries you may on hand!

Instant Pot Cranberry French Toast

If you already have an Instant Pot, what are your favorite recipes? My son loves pasta, so I like to make him spaghetti! I know there are so many recipes out there to try! In the past, I’ve tried Quinoa Fried Rice a few times. It was pretty good. 

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Our Top Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

Top Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Season
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Thanksgiving is officially here, which can only mean one thing. It’s the most stressful, I mean wonderful, time of year. Between travel, baking, parties, traffic, and shopping, the holidays can start to feel a little less than merry. To help you keep calm and carry on we’re sharing our top tips for a happy holiday season.

Happy Holiday Season Tip 1: Have Fun 

I know this tip seems obvious, but let’s face it, the holidays aren’t always fun. We often get so lost in the shuffle of prepping and consuming (and I’m not talking about all things chocolate and peppermint), that we forget what it’s all about; enjoying new and old traditions with the ones we love.

Happy Holiday Season - Have Fun

So this season, make fun the top task of your to-do list. Think about what are your favorite things to do during the holidays? Is it building a snowman with your kids? Meeting up with friends for some adult hot chocolate? Going to look at the lights and windows displays in your town? Watching every Hallmark holiday movie you can?

Tip 2: Get Organized & Get Planning

This happy holiday season tip is more on the practical side and involves to-do lists, wish lists and calendars. Before you attend one party or shop for one gift, take 20 minutes or so and get organized.

Break out that calendar and write down every party, event, deadline, etc. you and your family will be attending or completing over the next month. Then share it digitally or post it in a prominent place so everyone can see it.

Tip 2: Get Organized & Get Planning

Next, if you are planning a party, hosting family or have to do some holiday baking, make a list of what you need to do and when you need to do it. If others are involved in the process, share your lists and ask for help. Remember, it’s more fun when you do things together.

Finally, create a gift wish list. For instance, a few years ago, my family started a Hanukkah Wish List Google Doc. Each person has their own page where they can fill out their wish list for the season. It might not sound sexy, but I would much rather give someone what they want or need than try to be super creative and fail.

Tip 3: Break out the Yoga Mat
MySolMat Avocado

Now before you think this tip is all about not having that second helping of cookies, think again. Remember, this post is about having a happy holiday season. It’s not about judgment, so indulge how you see fit. Instead, this tip involves reducing holiday stress by breaking out the yoga mat for a workout or for meditation. Moving your body or calming your mind can really help you feel centered and calm during all the hustle of bustle.

I plan on using my new MySolMat, which the brand was kind enough to send me, to make my holiday season zen. What I love most about MySolMat, besides the fun avocado print, is the 6mm of soft cushioned support and the two no-slip textures.

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It’s also very lightweight and portable. In fact, it comes with a detachable carry strap for easy storage and travel. Not to mention, the material is eco-friendly, anti-bacterial, and free of Latex, PVC & Chloride, which makes it allergy-free and the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your list.

MySolMat Strap

My avocado print mat and I will be working through some Pilates moves to help me feel release holiday shopping muscle tension. I’m also planning on using it for some Yoga Nidra practice or meditation to help relieve some holiday stress and quiet my mind.

Tip 4: Make Lazy Sunday a Monday Or Thursday

Now, this tip should apply to the entire year, but it’s especially important during the holidays. If you want to wake up refreshed and ready for 2020, rest and relaxation are a must.

Happy Holiday Season - Tip 4 Lazy Sunday

Stay in those pj’s all day. In fact, I highly recommend doing it at least a couple of times over the next month. Have a family pj day.  Watch movies, listen to music, make some cookies, drink some hot chocolate, and just be.

I also highly recommend sleeping in as much as possible. If you don’t have somewhere to be, then forget about your alarm and wake up when you wake up. Or go to bed early. Sometimes it’s fun to put that to-do list away and climb into bed before that clock strikes 9:00. Read a good book, listen to a holiday podcast, or spend time cuddling with the one you love.

Tip 5: Make a Holiday PlayList

Our final tip has me feeling nostalgic for the days of the mixtape, or more commonly known as the playlist these days. Whatever you choose to call it, let it be all about creating joy and a happy holiday season. You can use iTunes, Spotify or Pandora to make the perfect playlist to accompany all of your holiday adventures.

For me, that always involves listening to “Last Christmas” by Wham and the numerous versions of “The Hanukkah Song” by Adam Sandler on repeat. Of course, I also have to watch the music videos of both songs. I can’t get enough of George Michael frolicking in the snow in all his 80s glory. Or Adam Sandler making the eight crazy nights of Hanukkah so very entertaining.  

We hope these five tips help make your holidays a lot more fun and a lot less stressful. And if you have any other tips please share them with us. We loved to know, how do you have a happy holiday season?

And don’t forget to grab yourself or someone on your holiday list a MySolMat. With ten fun prints to choose from, they’ll make this season and all seasons to come merry and bright.

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How To Get Cash Back With Rakuten

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