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LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Stylish Stocking Stuffers

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The days are dwindling down, but that does not mean it is too late to purchase gifts. Stocking stuffers are quick and simple ways to give gifts without breaking your pockets. Whether it’s for a co-worker or your best friend, you can never go wrong with stocking stuffers! Check out 10 amazingly stylish stocking stuffers everyone will wish they had.

1. Bag Charm

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Bag charms are definitely an IT factor this season. Whether you choose a tassel, pom pom, or even the persons initial, this simple accessory can change the look of an entire bag. The best part is you don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you may end up snagging one for yourself.

2. Fanm Djanm Headwrap

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Every woman should own at least one head wrap. Why not be that person to give someone their first, second or even fifth head wrap. The Fanm Djanm head wrap is a simple, stylish and effective stocking stuffer that no one will deny!

Related: LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

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LBS Ultimate Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

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I love shopping for beauty lover’s during Christmas time. It gives me a chance to not only get something nice for them but to also scope out the market to see what’s new and trending. If you need to gift a beauty junkie this holiday season we have the perfect gift options below! From highlighters to brush kits and beauty blenders, the beauty junkie in your life will absolutely love the items listed below.

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3 Lessons My Father Taught Me + Why He’s The #BestDad

daddy-daughter-fathers-dayI don’t share intimate details about my family life here on LoveBrownSugar that often. Most of my family shenanigans can be seen over at BabyBrownSugar or on my Instagram, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share with you all how important my Father is to me during this Father’s Day season. Though I’ve never had a super duper close “BFFs for life” type of relationship with my Dad, I can honestly say I’ve learned so much from him throughout my life. From the way he’s treated my mother and their interactions as a married couple, to his ethics of hard work and discipline, my Father provided a real blueprint for me to be a responsible and hardworking adult with real values.

As I reflect on the important things I’ve inherited from my father, here’s a very short list of 3 lessons my Father has taught me:

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LBS Holiday Gift Guide: The Gym Rat

 

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We all have that friend who never met a calorie she didn’t want to eviscerate.  Keep her squatting in style this holiday season with these gift choices.

The upcoming snow isn’t going to stop a serious gym rat. Make sure your sis stays warm in leggings like these from Under Armour. The material the company outfits it’s cold weather gear is truly sent from up above. I’m a big fan of layering their long-sleeved shirts underneath a hoodie on my morning walks in the winter time. Gyms aren’t for everybody so those who are outdoor enthusiasts have to find a way to keep their routine even in terrible weather. Appropriate attire is a must have in order to achieve this. Hydration is majorly important as well. A magenta hued bobble water bottle keeps a functional item from being boring.

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For someone who is time strapped the gym might be just another stop in the day. Quickly cleansing with some disposable wipes can take you from treadmill to errands in just a few short minutes. These pre-moistened, oil-free wipes, from Neutrogena are great wait to remove gym grime. A Beyonce’ inspired makeup bag from Victoria’s secret is the perfect thing to toss toiletries into. The best thing about them is they are scented with the refreshing smell of grapefruit.  Who wouldn’t want to let the whole gym know they woke up smelling like this?

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Men aren’t the only ones who know how to rep for the home team.  Sports inspired gear is a great way to show how well you know someone. After all isn’t gift giving all about personality? Don’t feel limited to jerseys. Team colors can be represented in other ways like a pair of over the ear headphones or ombre’ nylon shorts.Look 1 Collage

These sleek yet sporty options that will keep the workout queen in your life covered for everything from Soul Cycle to Beyonce  Zumba.

Do you have an exercise enthusiast in your life? How are you planning to prep them for 2015?

-Keyaira N. Boone

LBS Holiday Gift Guide: Best Beauty Gifts

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Beauty gift sets take the guess work out of holiday shopping. With only a few days between now and christmas finding a gift for your love ones may be more challenging that you’d expect. On LoveBrownSugar we’ve shared tips for finding all kinds of gifts. From fabulous shoes to the perfect HSN shopping guide. Here at LBS we’ve got you covered with another amazing gift guide. Today we’re sharing some our of favorite and best beauty gifts. The great thing about gift sets is that you can give them to one person or buy a couple to mix and match products making a unique gift for each person.

1. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Set (Limited Edition) -$48.00

This limited edition collection features the must have for a dramatic eye. Including liner, mascara and two cream eye shadows. The products are the perfect size to throw in any bag to go glam in an instant.

2. Deborah Lippmann ‘Jazz Standards’ Glam Rock Nail Color Duo – $19.00

This nail gift set is perfect for holiday parties. With two glamorous shades and a fabulous carrying bag you are ready for a night out in an instance.

3. Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Rollerball Trio – $75.00

Snag this luxurious rollerball trio and use each one as a stocking stuffer for three different people.

4. Women’s MAC ‘Keepsakes’ Studio Brush Kit- $145

The Studio Brush Kit by MAC is the perfect gift for your makeup loving friend or family member. This set comes the essential brushes including a blush brush, eye shadow brushes and sleek carrying case.

5.Charlotte Tilbury ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G.’ Mini Lipstick Charm Trio $39.00

Ranging in three classic shades including nude, red and pink. The mini lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury are great gifts for anyone.

6. Michael Kors Collection Glam Jasmine Gift Set -$80.00

This beautifully packed Michael Kors Jasmine Gift Set is a great gift for anyone. This set also comes in two out fragrances, Sporty Citrus & Sexy Amber.

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7. Calvin Klein Eye Essentials Gift Set- $25.00

Ck One Color Eye Essentials Gift Set contains your must haves to create day to night looks with shades for all skin tones and eye colors.

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8. Doo Bop Beauty Gift Set Includes some of these awesome products that  are great as one set or split for three different gifts.

(A Bout De Force? Hair MaskDevaCurl No-Poo & NOUNOU Conditioner )

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Hopefully this gave you some ideas for those last minute gift ideas! Which of these gift sets are you most looking forward to purchasing? 

My #COSIGNHoliday Gift + COSIGN Giveaways For You

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I first heard about the COSIGN app not too long ago and was immediately intrigued by it. With all the products we recommend to each other on a daily basis on social media, whether it’s uploading your fave new pair of shoes or the best red lipstick you’ve ever purchased and sharing it with your friends – we ALL share our purchases with one another online.

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Nordstrom Beauty Holiday 2014 Preview

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Last week Christina and I stopped by the Standard Hotel in NYC to check out the latest from the Nordstrom Beauty Holiday 2014 collection. The suite was filled with so many exciting and innovative products that we can’t wait to share with you guys. With the holiday season right around the corner this is the perfect time to stop by Nordstrom to pick up some of these awesome gifts that we are highlighting in this post. All of the products in this post are already in stores for your shopping pleasure!

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LBS Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts on HSN.com

hsn-gift-guideIf you’re like me, the holidays can be full of excitement but also full of anxiety. You want to get just the perfect gift, but with all the options on the market, things can get overwhelming real quick. This is why I love having a handful of places that are one-stop holiday shops. Whether it’s a pop-up shop (like my #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Event in December – woot!) or online destinations that have a myriad of gift options for everyone on our list, these places make our lives easier this time of year.

The HSN Gift Store is a great destination for just that. They have a really nice variety of gifts for everyone from mom to your new beau. In addition, they offer this program called FlexPay that allows you to buy all the gifts you need for the holidays and pay them off in interest free installments. Here are a few of my favorite gifts on HSN.com:

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Beats by Dre Headphones ($179.99) are the quintessential gift (and something on my personal wishlist). HSN has them in a range of colors and $20 off retail. iman-global-chic-cozy-comfort-glam-slipper-d-20141113165522983~381896_710

These Iman Global Chic Slippers ($19.99) are perfect for mom or mom-in-law or anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. Slippers are one of the best universal gifts. Anyone can use them! And at only $20 you can buy a few pairs as stocking stuffers for your favorite girls.

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I love gifting items that are two-in-one so this Signature Club A ($79.99) skincare kit is a great option. It’s a skincare kit AND a tote bag in one. Win-win. elizabeth-taylor-white-diamonds-4-piece-gift-set-d-2014100818434689~338487

Fragrance is always a no-brainer for that special lady in your life. It doesn’t get more classic than Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds ($60.00). This 4-piece set has all your bases covered with fragrance in eau de toilette and eau de parfum, body wash, and body lotion.

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Deborah Lippman has some of the dopest nail colors. Nail lacquer is the gift that keeps on giving because literally every time they put it on they’ll think of you! This I’ve Gotta Be Me set from Deborah Lippman ($34.95) has some great everyday colors for year round.

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This is legit one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten. The Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera ($79.95) is SO much fun. Perfect for snapping pics during the holidays and having an instant keepsake to hang on the fridge.

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This Benefit Holiday Survival Kit ($55.00) is a great starter kit for your fave makeup-challenged friend or even your teenage niece. The basics for getting a great face are undoubtedly concealer, mascara, eyeliner and a dab of cheek color!

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This is another one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten – the NutriBullet by Magic Bullet System ($99.95). I use this to make my own smoothies and use the Baby Bullet to make Cadence’s baby food. This thing will change your life. One of the best blenders on the market.

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HSN.com has a really great collection of Sports gifts if your boo/hubby/”friend-friend” is into sports. Like these Steiner Sports Signed Basketballs for example. You literally can gift him a collector’s item. Without spending hours trolling the Internet. WIN.

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Smashbox has a great collection of shadows. I’m the type of girl who LIVES for a neutral but shimmery eye so I’m really loving their Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00). It has all the great neutrals, a few shimmering golds and the perfect charcoal for a smoky eye.

Want to enter for a chance to win a $100 HSN gift card? Simply check out the HSN Gift Store and let me know in the comments what you’d like to buy–for yourself, a loved one, or a friend! 

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Mother’s Day #eBayMom Gift Guide + Sweepstakes

ebay-mom-gift-guideMother’s Day is quickly approaching and I cannot believe this will be MY first time celebrating! I’m incredibly happy and proud to be a mom so celebrating the holiday is just the icing on the cake. I love my little munchkin aka BabyBrownSugar. See below for a pic of us on Easter this year:

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Another thing I’m excited about? The Mother’s Day gifts – woot!

I’ve introduced you guys to eBay collections before right? During the holidays in December we ran a huge giveaway promotion with eBay highlighting some great gift ideas. Well they are equally amazing at providing some much-needed inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts. I created my very own #eBayMom collections to keep track of chic items that I’d love to gift my own mom and also gifts I’d like to receive as a first time fly momma myself. I got all the product suggestions from the Mother’s Day Gift Guide on eBay. Check out snapshots of my collections:

A First Time Mom’s #eBayMom Wishlist

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I have everything in here from a Chloe Marcie Blue Leather Bag to Giuseppe Zannoti shoes. I mean, mothers deserve everything we want don’t we?! (This is what I tell myself before I swipe my credit card)

The Perfect #eBayMom Gifts

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This collection is all beautiful items and pieces I would gift my own mother. And if it’s good enough for my mom, it might be perfect for yours too.

Create your own #eBayMom collection and enter for a chance to win $500 to shop on eBay! Just head to http://www.ebay.com/curateformom and submit your collection to enter! 

I’ll be entering mine. I could use an extra $500 this time around. Sweepstakes ends May 11, 2014 so be sure to enter before then. Good luck guys!

This blog post was written in partnership with eBay. All opinions expressed herein are my own and not those of the company.

LBS Holiday Gift Guide: For the Working Woman

lbs-holiday-gift-guide-working-womanVersatile, multitasking, virtuoso women make the world go-round. Our dedication to our careers, families, friends and self-care, makes us the queens of balancing. Our motto is everything is doable, no matter how difficult it may be.

Working women require much to keep our lives pushing. Most of those things are intangible like sleep, relaxation and an occasional retreat to a beach in the middle-of-nowhere. But simple gifts, like a new briefcase or blazer, can turn our Christmas lists into a way to expand our goals. We present a shopping guide for the working woman:

 

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