Hello Dolls,

Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas. I took a little break last week because the holidays are always a busy time. I was up until 2 a.m. a few nights wrapping gifts because I am a little crazy when it comes to wrapping all my gifts perfectly. This is my favorite time of the year so I wanted to share my Christmas with all of you. I love the memories that I make with my family and how cozy your home feels with a Christmas tree in it. We didn’t get a chance to get a real Christmas tree this year so we put up the fake one that we bought a few years ago and it came pre-lit which was a nice little perk. I missed the Christmas tree smell so I got an amazing candle from Southmoonunder. Every year I choose a theme for my tree and my gift wrap. This year my tree was pink and gold so I also wrapped all my gifts in pink and gold. I get my wrapping paper from Papyrus, Home Goods, Target, and sometimes Hallmark and I get my ribbons from Michaels. If you go to Michaels now all the Christmas ribbons are on sale so its a great time to stock up for next year. Papyrus has a great sale every year around Christmas, their wrapping paper is buy1 get 1 50% off.

We have a Christmas tradition where my husband and I open our gifts on Christmas morning and then go to my mother in laws house for breakfast, more gifts, and spend the day together. This year was extra special because we have the most amazing blessing in our family, my little niece, Noela Vana.

Check back early next week for my holiday outfits.

Thanks for reading!

Masha

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Hello Dolls,

How many of you are all done with your Christmas shopping? If you’re like me and wait till last min because you are either too busy or simply like to procrastinate, then here is my gift to you – A gift guide to kick you right back on track. I read a lot of gift guides, and its crazy how most of them don’t have any gifts I would ever actually buy no matter how desperate I am. I have no idea who picks those and “recommends” them, but I am here to give you something that will ease your mind. Everything that I am going to post is something I would give to someone or something I would love to get myself. I would never buy something for someone else that I wouldn’t also buy for myself.  Also, if you don’t have time to run to the mall, go online. The selection is even better online, and you don’t have to wait in line to pay. A lot of places have free shipping around the holidays as well. And if its December 24th and you still haven’t finished your shopping, then there is always gift cards!

Happy Shopping and thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to  follow me on Instagram for all my holiday looks.


Masha

CANDLES are a great gift, and who doesn’t love candles? My go to places for nice candles are: Z Gallerie, Henri Bendel, and Southmoonunder. Below are some of my favorites. The Vanilla bean candle from Henri Bendel is amazing! I have to give the credit to my sister for this one. She loves it so much that I bought it for her last year as a gift and figured I would get one for myself to see what its all about. I am now obsessed!

Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean Signature Candle $30 or 2 for $50
Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean Signature Candle $30 or 2 for $50
Z Gallerie Beaded Candles $12.49-$15.99
Z Gallerie Beaded Candles $12.49-$15.99
Missoni $88 + Free Shipping
Missoni $88 + Free Shipping

JEWELRY: Everyone loves jewelry. You can get really amazing  pieces at stores like H&M, Princee P. Jewelry, Francesca’s, and Southmoonunder. If you are looking for something faaaaancy try Nordstrom or Swarovski. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Princess P. Jewelry Chunky Necklace $28.99
Princess P. Jewelry Kim Bracelets $29.99 with Clavo Crystal Bangles $145
Princess P. Jewelry Kim Bracelets $29.99 with Clavo Crystal Bangles $145
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Oscar de la Renta Swarosvki Crystal Ring $250
H&M Bangle $7.95
H&M Bangle $7.95

MAKEUP: you can never go wrong with jewelry or makeup and a gift receipt just in case you got the wrong color. I usually shop at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Ulta, and Lorac. And this is the season of “gift with purchase” meaning not only do you feel good because you just found the perfect gift for your BFF, but you also got something for finding the perfect gift for your BFF!

If you know someone who does not own an Urban Decay Naked Palate, its your duty as their friend to get them one. I don’t know how anyone can survive without it.

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Urban Decay Naked Palate $54
M·A·C 'Keepsakes - Smoky Eyes' Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) $39.50
M·A·C ‘Keepsakes – Smoky Eyes’ Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) $39.50
Bobbi Brown Mini Brush Set $75
Bobbi Brown Mini Brush Set $75

I also love lip gloss gift sets because I like to put together gifts for my friends. I take apart these gift sets and then add individual glosses to gifts.

Smashbox 'On the Rocks' Be Legendary Lip Gloss Set  on sale for $14.00
Smashbox ‘On the Rocks’ Be Legendary Lip Gloss Set
on sale $14.00
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio On Sale: $43.20
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio On Sale: $43.20
Lorac Lip Lustre Duo On Sale $18
Lorac Lip Lustre Duo On Sale $18

ORNAMENTS: Are always really great additions to any gift. I love personalized ornaments. Nordstrom always has a great selection and usually every mall has a “Holiday” store where they can personalize ornaments. Sur La Table has very cute food related ornaments.

Sur La Table Latte Ornament $9.06
Sur La Table Latte Ornament $9.06
Pandora Dangle CHarm Ornament $60
Pandora Dangle Charm Ornament $60
Crystal Embellished Eiffel Tower Ornament $22.78
Crystal Embellished Eiffel Tower Ornament $22.78
Michael Aram Leafy Cross Ornament $49
Michael Aram Leafy Cross Ornament $49

FOR THE HOME: Z Gallerie is the best, they have a great selection of accessories like candles, candle holders, coasters, place mats, etc. I love this stardust tealight holder and these mirrored coasters.

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Stardust Tealight $39.95
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Gisele Coaster Set $19.95
Corksicle Air $24.95
Corksicle Air $24.95
C. Wonder Monogram Cheese board $28
C. Wonder Monogram Cheese board $28

PAJAMAS: After all we are going into the frozen tundra season unless you are one of the lucky ones that live in a warmer climate. My favorite PJs are Victorias Secret. I have a pair of flannel and satin ones. I love the flannel ones when its really cold and satin all the other times. Right now VS has free 2 day shipping on orders over $100 so you don’t even have to leave your house.

VS Satin Pajamas $59.50
VS Satin Pajamas $59.50
VS Flannel Pajamas $39.5
VS Flannel Pajamas $39.

HAT, SCARF, AND GLOVES: I mean it is winter after all.

Southmoonunder Evelyn K Faux Fur Solid Infinity Scarf $48.00
Southmoonunder Evelyn K Faux Fur Solid Infinity Scarf $48.00
Want My Look Glam Beanie  $22.99
Want My Look Glam Beanie $22.99
Fraas Metallic Loop Scarf On Sale $47.60
Fraas Metallic Loop Scarf
On Sale $47.60
AQUA Animal Print Scarf On Sale $54.60
AQUA Animal Print Scarf On Sale $54.60
Justin Gregory Metallic Foil Fingerless Gloves On Sale $21.99
Justin Gregory Metallic Foil Fingerless Gloves On Sale $21.99