Hey hey! Happy (Cyber) Monday! It’s been a while friends, too long!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are easing back into the week. Mondays are now work-from-home days for me, so I’ve been up since 6:00am working away on all things Beautycounter (see below for the incredible Cyber Monday sale!).
Truth be told, I have mixed feelings about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and holiday shopping madness in general. On one hand, I LOVE a good deal, but I am also a minimalist-in-the-making and don’t like to give or receive “stuff” without a purpose. I am more of a practical gifts kinda gal. With that, here are a few of my favorite things (some arguably more practical than others). The best thing is 90% of them are on sale today!
A Few of My Favorite Things | 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
This is my absolute favorite set from the 2018 Holiday Collection. Why? Because it includes four of our best-selling products: a bit smaller in size than our regular products, they are ideal for a Beautycounter newbie to try our signature products, or for someone who adores our safer skincare already and wants the ideal travel size. Plus, they all come in a classy white box that needs nothing more than a simple bow.
I’ve had these booties for a few years and they are a staple in my wardrobe; they can be dressed up or down and literally go with everything. I have another pair in my cart because mine are pretty worn and well-used. They are so comfortable and such a classic bootie that can be worn for years (I’ve got proof!).
These glosses are stunning! High-impact shine, non-sticky moisture, super flattering, and the best part… a hint of mint! I’m obsessed with the Spice color. This set is perfect to break-up and turn into three separate gifts for girlfriends, hair stylists, etc.
I use my Kleen Kanteens every day! I take two to work with me: one with coffee, one with water. They do the best job at keeping hot liquids hot, and cold liquids icy cold. I’m partial to Kleen Kanteen because they are a local (to me) company. Tomorrow, I am purchasing a few of these California canteens as 100% of the profits will go to the Camp Fire relief efforts.
Cassidy, of The Wellness Rookie, has got a good thing going: “MORE THAN JUST A HASHTAG. WE’RE A WELLNESS MOVEMENT BRINGING WOMEN TOGETHER THROUGH MOVEMENT, CONVERSATION, AND COMMUNITY.” I’d totally rock this #girlgetaftertank for an Orangetheory workout. Plus, I love supporting other small business and female wellness entrepreneurs… and she’s based in Bozeman, Montana (another special place to me).
6. Stasher Bags
I’m hoping Santa brings me a set of Stasher Bags, as, well, we haven’t bought plastic bags in forever (and it feels really good!). We currently wash and reuse the handful that we do have, but mostly use glass tupperware. Our beautiful Earth needs more attention than ever before, and reducing waste (especially plastic!) is something we can all work on. Plus, Stasher bags come in a variety of colors and sizes that make packing and storing food all too convenient; they can be used for travel, too!
Before moving to Florida, puffy down vests made up 75% of my fall/winter wardrobe. I’m itching for the day when I can say that again! A black down vest is so versatile – not only do I wear mine for outdoor running and hiking, but they’re also a staple with jeans and booties for casual weekend outfits.
I use Vital Proteins unflavored collagen peptides in my coffee every morning. Curious about collagen? Read this post: Why I Love Collagen Peptides.
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