This time of year it’s easy to get caught up in the spin of gift-giving and commercialism. In the wake of the torn-up gift wrap and ribbons strewn everywhere, I want to take a minute to be grateful for everyone who I have had the privilege to be around for the past few days. I feel very lucky to have a large family and many friends. This year, even though I moved away to another city and didn’t know how many people I’d get to see, I had the chance to spend time with a lot of people. So, with gratitude in my heart, I want to share my holiday wishes and my hope that all of you enjoyed the last few days and continue to have a happy holiday season.
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I am sorry for my absence – I caught the flu which, needless to say, made blogging a bit difficult. But (hopefully) I’ll be back now and I’ll have more petite and curvy fashion to share to wrap up 2014 and kick off the new year!
First, I’m going to start with my “Holiday Gift Giving Guide for 2014” – and a short rant. Because I’ve been seeing a number of holiday gift giving guides on other sites and blogs that really drive me up a wall. Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at pretty, shiny things. It’s part of why I started a blog! But… realistically, I’m not going to spend $50 on “hostess gifts” for each party I attend. Moreover, does anyone actually want thirty holiday scented candles or half a dozen coffee table books about trendy topics for this year?
So, this is my Realistic Holiday Gift Guide for 2014.
For the Workaholic:
For a limited time, Urban Decay has released this “Naked on the Run” palette. This comes with – 6 eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, lipgloss, eyeliner, mascara, and a giant mirror – everything you need to do quickly throw on some makeup on the go in a single case that’s smaller than a Kindle. I bought one of these and threw it in my desk the day I heard about it and it’s already come in handy for those busy mornings when I was in a hurry to get out the door and didn’t quite have time to get all my makeup on.