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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $25!

With Christmas right around the corner comes receiving gifts and giving them in return. If you haven’t gone Christmas shopping yet and are on a budget (aka procrastinating like me), I’ve gathered a bunch of gift items/ideas from stores around the web that are all under $25. They’re great gifts to give by themselves, bundled together, or as an addition to a larger gift. These are all gifts that I would gladly receive myself, so I’m sure whoever you’re giving it to will be as happy as I am. Let’s get started!

Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion Gifts Under $25!

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(I own #5 and absolutely LOVE it!)

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts Under $25!

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(#6 is a scrub, wash, and cream. It looks funny, I know.)

Holiday Gift Guide: Decor and Tech Gifts Under $25!

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And lastly, the following two items are a little over $25, but I would love to be gifted either one and both are beautiful, so if you can afford the splurge, I say go for it! <3

Naked Basics ; Naked Basics 2




Fall Favorites ☂

Fall Favs

Today I’m playing the role of beauty guru and showing you my “fall favorites.” Keep in mind that I live in California, so we don’t really have a “fall” or winter, really. So if you live somewhere colder, these things may not apply to you. But if so, tell me what some of your favorites for fall are in the comments below!

 DISCLAIMER: Photo used in the graphic background above and the “music” section below is by Is a Belle and is protected under Creative Commons. I do not own the original photo, and changes were made to it. Images in the the “clothing” and “misc” section are all from Tumblr and Pinterest and I do not own those as well. However, the ones from the “beauty” section are by me.  Also, although this post isn’t sponsored, affiliate links are used, which means at no additional cost to you, I will be compensated with a very small commission if an item is purchased through my link. All proceeds will be used toward this blog, keeping it updated and covering the cost of materials and such.  I only recommend products that I think are worth the money, and will never link to products I do not use or cannot justify for. Thanks for reading! ♡



Bomber jackets, cardigans, sweaters, knee-highs, flannels, anything layered, beanies, and black booties.



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Psssst! Dry Shampoo– Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, this product is a must for me. Dry shampoo is really just shampoo that is dry, so you spray it in your hair for freshly washed looking hair without having to actually use shampoo or even water. This one is my favorite because it’s cheap yet works really well absorbing the oils in my hair. It also adds a lot of texture which I really like. The smell isn’t the sweetest scent, but I find that it usually goes away within minutes. A must try for anyone who doesn’t washes their hair daily!

Satinique Overnight Treatment– I use this to prevent split ends and also to fix them. It works like magic, is like a leave-in conditioner, and also smells AMAZING. Even though it’s a “overnight” thing, I like to put this in my hair when I wake up in the morning. I do heatless beachy waves daily (aka sleeping in a bun), and the ends are usually very scuffed, so I’ve been really liking this product.

F21 Nail Polish in “Rose Petal”– What I love about the F21 nail polishes is that they’re cheap and come in a bunch of colors. This one is in a nude-ish pink color, and while it’s not exactly a fall color, it is really pretty.

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Artistry Lip Liner in “Nuance” and “Sparkling Wine“- Since it’s fall, mauve and darker lip colors have been my favorite. I like using liners because they gives me more control and I can dupe Kylie Jenner’s look by over drawing a little (sorry if that sounds gross). The darker color has a brush at the end for blending out the color which is really handy.

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Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer– My everyday concealer. A lot of people don’t like how the twist tube works on this, but I really like it. You twist it and the product will come out of the brush and you can just use that to apply it onto your face. I use this for highlighting as well. My shade is in “Nude”.

Artistry Mascara- I’m not quite sure why I put this in here, since it’s discontinued and I don’t even know what it’s called. However, this is the mascara I use when I take photos and my go-to mascara. Even though it doesn’t claim to be, it’s waterproof in my case in which I’ve taken a shower with this on and there wasn’t a single smudge. No clumps either, and makes my eyelashes look amazing. If I find something similar or this exact one comes out again, I’ll let you guys know!

Body Blends Chapstick in Pink Blush- I believe this is discontinued as well. It’s my  current favorite chapstick though, very moisturizing with just a touch of color and a tingling mint feel and smell.



Fall Music

 To see a complete list of what I’m listening to, visit my Spotify!


Vinted– Recently discoreved this app and am so glad I did. It’s an online market place for only girls to sell their old clothes and accessories. I’ve already done the research for you and have come to the conclusion that Vinted is the one who takes the least percentage of your money (Poshmark takes more). I’ve been using Vinted to sell last season’s or outgrown items. If you use THIS link, you’ll get a free $5 credit to spend there! It’s really user friendly, so check that out if you have time!

Spotify– Music player, like iTunes but you can listen to all of your favorite songs for free. It doesn’t get better than that. If you’re like me, you buy a song on iTunes, listen to it 4 times, and then start hating it and wonder why in the world you even bought the song. Spotify prevents that. There are also “radios” and you can browse pre-made playlists. Be sure to follow me there!

Stylebook– I haven’t started using this app yet, but I really like the concept. You catalog your wardrobe into this app, and then you’ll be able to see all of the clothing items you own and can also make outfits using the pieces you have. It’s like your personal online wardrobe catalog, almost. The only con is that you have to take pictures of each item you own in order to get it into the app, but I’m sure it’s worth it!


Apple cider and hot chocolate. Do I really need to explain this? I mean, just look at the pictures….

Happy Sunday!




Fall 2014 Inspiration

Quick post for today: I thought I’d share some fall inspiration, although I’ll admit, it is still 80 degrees here in California. I’m also planning a fall bucket list and fall favorites in the next week or so. *Sigh* I’m just so ready for chunky sweaters and hot chocolate and boots while the sun still insists on showing up (you would have known this already if you follow me on Twitter, shameless promo). Not that I’m complaining, good weather means I have more opportunities to take photos which leads to more blog posts :) Also be on the look out for a new DIY post; I haven’t posted one in a while but my last one got over 400 pins on Pinterest! Thank you all for your support. Now on with the pretty pictures!

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Happy Monday!