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Christmas Family Photos

The Christmas season is Not only my most favorite time of year, but it is the busiest. Between closing up the books for my husbands business to deocrating the house and buying Christmas presents, there are not many moments to spare. Most days I am running a marathon.

This year, I met a fabulous  photographer, Brittany Ting, by chance and was able to get our Christmas card photos done before December even started. The actual cards I ordered on Cyber Monday from Shutterfly!

Although children are so adorable, snapping photos of them is no easy task. Brittany did a fabulous job. Each photo was better then the next.  I wanted to share this shoot with all of you!

Get Ready For the Holidays

IMG_5807 IMG_5812 IMG_5814 IMG_5815If you are anything like us, you are holiday party hoping until you ring in the New Year.   From Work Parties, Christmas Concerts, Holiday Parties, Opening Presents on Christmas Eve, Church services, you are fully booked.  Instead of scrambling last minute putting yourself together when you have a last minute soiree, simplify your beauty routine so that you are always ready.   Lets get real, you have enough on your plate already!

Simplify your beauty routine with eyelash extensions. We recently stopped in to the BlinkBar which just opened their second location in West Hollywood off Melrose Ave earlier this year.  Tirzah Shirai, the Found of Blinker says “I put so much thought and effort into creating this space with he help of the Consort Design team, in order to offer clients the most luxurious eyelash experience. We have built up an amazing team, selection of services, product extensions inlacing Lash Shampoo, and a membership program all which allow our customers the opportunity to consistently and affordably look gorgeous.”

Blinkbar is one of the only US Salons offering 100% Siberian mink lashes and the only brand with a satisfaction guarantee. Shirai’s specialized European/ Hollywood hybrid approach has made Blinker the go-to brand for A-Listers, fashionistas, and beauty junkies seeking to obtain the pinnacle of lush, yet natural-looking lashes.

I had an incredible experience with Blinkbar.  I usually go for a natural look, and the specialist was intuitive enough to achieve my look.  Its been 5 days and I have not had to use mascara or eyeliner at all.  Eyelash extensions have simplified my look for the holidays.  Whether I am running out to the store for last minute shopping or getting primped for another Christmas gathering, I know that I will look amazing.  The best part is that the lashes will last for up to 3 weeks, so no worries until after you are done celebrating into the New Year.


Gift Guide For The Hostess with the Most

What do you get the Hostess with the Most? You can’t go to that Holiday Dinner empty handed! A great way to show your appreciation to the Hostess for all of her effort is to bring her a special gift.

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Bonne O, the first carbonating system without a CO2 tank that sparkles literally everything from fruit to spirits to soda. This is perfect for gal who likes to add some flare to anyone of her affairs.  Just stop by Bloomingdales or Bed Bath and Beyond to pick one up.
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Every hostess needs a nice set of Coasters. At under $20, this is the perfect gift to wow the Lady of The House without breaking the bank.
This candle is a perfect gift to complete a home.  It  is also a neutral gift if you don’t know the hostess too well. This candle or any of the Diptyque products can be purchased from Barneys.
After the Festivities are all said and done, the lady will want to kick up her feet and have some R&R. She can scrub away her night with the Etta + Billie Citrus Poppy Seed Body artisan soap  Hand made with Organic ingredients.
Let her close out the night with Slipsilk Pure Silk Sleep Mask, like a queen.