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Annie's Holiday Wishlist

Christmas is right around the corner and while having a happy, healthy family is more than I could ask for, if anyone's asking I wouldn't mind a few of these items! Every day my son becomes more and more aware of his surroundings and really enjoys playing! I would love to get this teepee (featured above) for him to create an exciting environment for him to play in. Here are a few other things on my wishlist... 

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Beauty Inspiration: GuGu Mbatha-Raw's 'Elle Magazine' Look

via Hello Beautiful

This month, GuGu Mbatha-Raw is featured on Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood issue, and her cover look is stunning. Her look was not only crafted beautifully but also toned down and simplified against the cover's pale blue backdrop. Everything about it alluded to Mbatha-Raw's natural beauty. Her little need for accessories and makeup no doubt persuaded me to open up the November issue and read further. Mbatha-Raw's cover is a flawless nod to the simple and alluring makeup look, which is why I'm looking towards it for my fall/winter beauty inspiration.

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The Best Bold Colors To Wear This Winter

via Brit

With the first cold front having moved into my area already, I've been daydreaming about bold, dark colors and fluffy fur coats. Since fur coats are pretty pricey and generally more difficult to get my hands on, I opted for some fun beauty products to liven up my winter palettes. When it comes to my eyeshadow, I generally go with a neutral (gold/brown) smokey eye. Not only does it enhance my eyes, but it also leaves room for a bold lip if I'm feeling particularly feisty.

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Allison's Holiday Wishlist

It's so hard to believe that the holidays are almost here—I think it finally hit me when my boyfriend asked me to send him the link to my Pinterest page for gift ideas. Is it really that time of the year already?

No matter what time of year it is, I'm always on the hunt for things to add to our apartment (like this Yarn Tapestry by Ninelles featured above), but I'm also interested in getting a new tattoo and some sneakers. Here's what's on my holiday wishlist this year... 

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Lovelyish Gift Guide: For Your 90s-Nostalgic Friend

I am definitely a child of the 90s—I watched SNICK every Saturday night, participated in sleepover trading of Lip Smackers and other 90's girl beauty essentials, and read Goosebumps way past my bedtime. And every holiday season, I definitely get a little nostalgic when I think about receiving my Super Nintendo, watching The Nightmare Before Christmas until my VHS copy wore out, and jamming my Hanson Christmas album until my CD scratched. So if you or a friend are missing those 90's childhood memories this holiday season, these gifts are sure to tug at the heartstrings in all the right ways.

I actually remember learning how to braid hair by using my trolls! These ugly-cute little guys definitely had their own little place on my windowsill. How cute would these Good Luck Trolls be as little stocking stuffers?

If you or a loved one has ever wished for the ability to time travel, this 90's Time Machine Kit is the next best thing. This kit includes an assortment of items that will spark happy 90's memories. Each kit is a mystery—it might include some sweet (or sour!) candies, beanie babies, scented pencils, slap bracelets, feather pencils, stickers, postcards, Pogs and a boy band poster. 

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10 Beauty Products I'm Dying To Try

As a beauty enthusiast, I love finding new products that I haven't tried. And with the endless amount of beauty products out there, it's safe to say that I haven't tried or have been exposed to most. Here are just a few of the beauty products at the top of my must-try list...

1. Diorskin Airflash | 2. NuMe Lustrum | 3. Rodin Face Oil | 4. Lancôme Grandiose Mascara | 5. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream | 6. Christian Louboutin Nail Polish | 7. Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner | 8. Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment | 9. Sara Happ Lip Scrub | 10.  La Mer Moisturizer

1. Diorskin Airflash

I've only ever tried powder or liquid foundation so this whole concept of spray foundation is so exciting and new to me! This Diorskin spray foundation goes on light as mist and delivers an airbrush effect.

2. NuMe Lustrum

The NuMe Lustrum is the wands of all wands, with five different options and looks like something the professionals would use. With five different wand sizes, you're bound to find a hairstyle you like and it's great for switching up your look!

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Lovelyish Gift Guide: The New Mom And Baby

I know it seems like we just had Halloween, but truthfully the holidays are right around the corner! I'm ready to start shopping for my friends and loved ones and this is the perfect guide for anyone who is becoming a mom this holiday season. Anyone who ejects a human from their body definitely deserves a visit from Old Saint Nick, so if you have any new moms in your life try gifting them one of these picks.

1. Between visitors and adjusting to their new environment, new babies can often become overtired which makes them super fussy. Give mama and baby a break with this relaxing bubble bath from California Baby. It's perfect for little ones and adults!

2. Being able to produce enough milk is a source of anxiety for lots of new moms who are breastfeeding. Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid Tea ensures that's not a problem!

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