Gifts and Stocking Stuffers For HER!

I am all about filling the Christmas stocking!

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I have taught my husband all about it too and he rocks MINE every year! In fact to be totally honest I love the filled Christmas stocking more than him going crazy and stressing out to find what he thinks is the perfect gift!

But I am also all about that thoughtful token gift for the lady in your life, bestie, sister wife or moms in your life!

Here are some suggestions for a fabulous token gift and a filled stocking I know she will LOVE!

Again, put some thought into it. Give them what they can use and need!!!  While I love to laugh and ENJOY  fun gifts. I do know they cost $$$ and sometimes are a waste. So, think hard and shop or give wisely. I also love the beauty of handmade and home-made.

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  1. Candles
  2. Potpourri
  3. Salt lamps
  4. Humidifier
  5. Soaps
  6. Bubble baths,fragrance and hand and Body care
  7. Shower gels
  8. Travel toiletries
  9. Champagne & Caviar or Truffle Mousse Pate (decadent)
  10. Cocktail Caviar for the lush (or Vodka lover in your world)
  11. A satin pillow case to protect that blowout and or for the complexion
  12. Stationary or note cards
  13. Cosmetic bag
  14. Lipstick and Blush
  15. Lip gloss
  16. Eyeliners
  17. Eye shadow kits
  18. Colored mascaras
  19. Earrings
  20. Bracelets
  21. Highlighters or Body Glitter
  22. Necklaces
  23. Fashion earrings
  24. Music Cd’s
  25. Gift cards or certificates for someplace or somewhere they love to go
  26. Pens,colored pencils and more. I am addicted to all things office supplies and writing instruments… Sharpie’s are something I can’t live without or WRITE without them! Add an Adult coloring book..
  27. Sage and incense to set the mood and purify their space
  28. Food like cookies, chips or candy like chocolate but believe it or not some women hate it. Can you believe hate chocolate? So, discover what candy or crunch she loves first.

Yum! Coffee or tea give her some!

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Fun night out! Certificates or gift cards for their fave place. Or show them something or something new that you have discovered!

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I also enjoy creating handwritten coupons redeemable for things.

So does this get you going and your juices flowing?

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Day 5 Gifts for HIM!

The best way to a man’s heart is through his mouth.

MEN  love food,drinks and yummy treats too.  Plain and simple it is so true! So fill his stocking with some goodies or whip up some decadent and or healthy treats you know he LOVES. YUM!

Santa isn’t the only one who wants you to leave him a few cookies and milk.

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Gifts just for the guys in your life!

 

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Today on TV I’m sharing some unique and fun ideas for gift ideas just for the man or men in your life. Husband,boyfriend,son,grandpa or”bestie” guy.

Some I have given to my husband and some ideas are so imely for today!

The thing is we often think we need those gifts to be LARGE in size and price! And designer brand names too! But I have learned that’s not always necessary. With a little age comes wisdom. The holidays don’t have to be so stressful. It isn’t even our Birthday!!! (YOU know the TRUE meaning of the Christmas season)

Sometimes the most awesome gifts are from your heart and with a little reflection and thought when it comes to that special someone!

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If you are looking for a gift or stocking stuffer for that special someone. Stay tuned to http://www.wjxt.com on live stream and or watch the video from today’s show tonight when you have a chance to relax and enjoy.  The show is River City Live and it airs at 11:00am-12:00 noon.

HINT…one of the items has a first time offer and is specially priced at $5.00 online. Other gifts I have found at Hobby Lobby,grocery stores,Dollar stores and more.

If you are able to watch me on TV today that’s great …if not check out my blog later tonight and the next few days.

 

 

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Gift Ideas with a Florida Twist!

As a business owner…you never are off REALLY. Last week was a whirlwind getting my makeup studio retail ready for the holidays!I LOVE JACKSONVILLE card

So, I am sorry I have been kinda M.I.A.

Since it is the time for gift giving I thought you might like this blog post.

I am really more like a NYC girl and as I write this and the holidays are near I am starting to get homesick already. When I first moved to Jacksonville I felt like actress Eva Gabor in the sitcom Green Acres. I would often dance around the house and tease my husband and sing “Darling I love you but give me Park Avenue”. But having HIM in my life and opened up my business in Florida I eventually fell in love with palm trees,not driving in ice and snow,yummy Southern food and the slower paced lifestyle.

So, with that said I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are made in Florida or that are made in…Jacksonville Florida. You don’t have to live in Florida to buy these.

My blog is called Beauty Candy cause I am crazy about beauty and candy!  Now I have to share with you about my fav’ LOCAL candy delight. 

Topsy Toffee is a locally owned toffee company that is to die for! No kidding. You just can’t eat a few pieces. The creator uses his mom’s recipe and soared with it. Chocolate and toffee anyone? They just introduced a Perky peppermint to the mixjust in time for the holidays…so excited!

http://www.topsytoffee.com

Gottahaveit is a store in the historic Avondale section of town. Iva the owner carries an amazing array of gifts and personalized gifts too. You gotta see this place! Give yourself time to browse and shop. You might even find something  you  love and have to treat yourself too!

http://www.gottahaveit.com

Speaking of beauty there is a beauty of a salon in a sweet yellow house called Chocolate Blonde Salon. I am mad about a product they have named after one of their top stylists! It is called John’s Elixir. This magic mix is not only great for conditioning the hair before you blow dry,you can shave your legs ,face (guys) with it,you can remove makeup with it. I have smoothed out dead ends and brows that have gone wild too. A little goes a long way. And it smells sublime!

Looking for a NEW scent to add to your fragrance wardrobe? TRY No.1 by a local designer Sandra Alford. It is a really sexy but soft  scent. They are offering FREE shipping with any order over $100.00 and up.

http://www.sandraalford.com

Don’t ya just love Chocolate dipped strawberries???

How can you resist? The absolute best the city has to offer comes from Glamour Gourmet.

The creator and owner Natasha makes the most DAZZLING glittered,sugared,chocolate decadence you will ever taste. Find her and shop her Instagram account…that’s how I find her!!! Warning you will soon be drooling at the edibles on the screen. She also makes chocolate dipped shimmering other things. Trust me on this your guests will be WOWED if you serve her glam YUMMY treats or given as a gift they will thing you are the bomb!

If  you’re looking for a hostess gift or something to stuff in a holiday basket you’re making…a trip to Community Loaves is all you need. They have some awesome fresh bread you will love and so will the people you give a loaf to. BREAD HEAVEN awaits you in Murray Hill.

If you are looking for locally made candles there are a few companies I can recommend…

Five Points Candle Company is your go to brand. You may buy them online or at Gottahaveit.

http://www.fivepointscandlecompany.com

Fitz Pulins has some aromatic and beautifully packaged candles. http://www.inventoryroom.com

Jacksonville in a BOX shipped to your or someone who used to live here’s door. A variety of things made in Florida and wrapped and shipped by people who have developmental disabilities. A combination of food plus Florida souvenir fun!

http://www.jacksonvilleinabox.com

If you’re looking for a cheap stocking stuffer and think Jax IS RAD! Go visit this site.JAX IS RAD

 

http://www.jaxisrad.com

Gotta foodie in your life that loves pie? Going to grandmas house or the in laws for dinner? Bring a pie from the YUM YUM TREE. This infamous place is an icon in Jacksonville.

These are just a few of my fav’ things I simply had to share and tell you about!

I know the season is really all about the reason. But since gifts are a part of it. I thought you’d enjoy my gift or stocking stuffer ideas.

Until next time…enjoy the beauty of this wonderful time of year!

 

Holiday Gift Guide & Open House

This weekend we are hosting our awesome Holiday Open House at my private beauty cottage! This is the photo on the cover of our invite to our clients. Do you like it? I want to be a phone call or email away. I LOVE helping  girls and women be the BEST they can be!

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So with that said…stay tuned this weekend and come back to my blog. I will share my Holiday Gift Guide with UNIQUE and fabulous gift ideas,stocking stuffers,D.I.Y. and beauty tips each day until Christmas eve!

WISH YOU WERE HERE…in sunny Florida. Our beauty candy shoppe is filled with so many treasures to treat yourself or someone else!!!

If you live in the city … We are open this Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm and extra special hours on this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 for your shopping pleasure!

Sugar and Spice and everything beautiful and NICE. Sip champagne punch while you shop. Enjoy a slice of yummy cake especially made by Glamour Gourmet of Jacksonville Florida.Lick candy canes in jelly belly flavors while you shop. Savour chocolate on your tongue. Have fun! Take a photo with our photo booth props! Shopping is so fun here!

Shopping Guests will be entered in a drawing for 3 FABULOUS Holiday gift bags!

Today’s beauty gift idea is if you’re a nail lacquer lover…Treat Yourself or someone else to a customized NAIL polish named after them.

Boxed and ready to give. I love this site!!! http://www.prettypleasenailpolish.comPretty Please - 3

SOAP …glorious soap!

It’s so dope! It puts me on a high and when it is well made and with the right stuff it super hydrates and makes your skin feel and LOOK amazing.

It also is an EXPERIENCE. I think it is the perfect gift. Give a stack of them or by the bar.These are a creation by a woman business owner of course.

You may find her at http://www.bellalinabath.com and on Facebook.

Treat Yourself or someone else!!!

*If you happen to live in sunny Jacksonville, Florida you can find her at the Riverside Arts Market. Last day of the year to shop with her is December 19th.BELLA LINA soaps

Treat …is the perfect small gift!

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I found a brand that you are going to love girls!  In fact they call themselves the Happiest Brand in the Land. This indie brand was started in 2002.It is Cruelty Free and filled with good for you ingredients.

I LOVE candy and marshmallows too. So this sent me over the moon by the way it smelled and the way it felt.The product I am talking about is a Marshmallow Cream lip scrub.

Kiss flaky dry lips with this beauty by Treat Beauty.

Like a lip balm on steroids this is a big hunk of luscious love for your lips.I say this because the colorful tube is huge but in a good way.

Made in Oregon with organic sugar,coconut oil,shea butter and other delights.It is a sweet recipe for the lips. TEENS would love it too.

They also have a matching lip treat and it is a moisturizing lip balm in the same flavor and old fashioned jumbo tube.

Soothing and great for even the most sensitive of skins.

#shopsmall every day .www.treatbeauty.com

Gift ideas YOU GOTTA see!

photo.JPG The CHATI came across some amazing brands and stores both online and in town.I am going to feature them on TV today on my Beauty & Lifestyle segment.I cannot wait to share these fabulous things with the viewers on First Coast NewsThe Chat daytime TV talk show.

Here are some really unique gifts,hostess gifts and stocking stuffers to give.

Gifts they will LOVE!

Here are some ideas for him.

Bye Bye socks and a tie!
Fill the stocking with any of his favorite things from food to grooming to a cold beer!

Get Creative!

Buff Him face exfoliant for his skin to look his best! A natural delight for tired skin or clogged pores.

There is even one for her.It’s Buff Her.

Make it a spa night and do it together with a healthy glass of red wine or your fave drink.
http://www.buffher.com

Intuition Beer Soap

A lush soap made in an array of local micro brewery Intuition’s biggest sellers.My husband loves this!

Also available in Bold City Brewery beer blends.

Created by:
http://www.greenlotusstudios.com

Stocking Stuffers or last minute gifts for HER!

Organic Spa Magazine
They are offering a $10.00 SPECIAL subscription for only $10.00 a year! I am in love with this fab magazine.

http://www.organicspamagazine.com

Addicted to mascara? Now you can wear your mascara and bat lashes on your car too!
Car lashes
http://www.carlashes.com

Buzz Butter -see their Etsy store.
http://www.bewitchedcrafts.com

Girls Gone Green lip balm beauty for a good cause! Check them out on Facebook.

Cherry Blooms liquid liner or lash extension mascara

http://www.cherryblooms.com

Looking for anything Jaguar Jacksonville and beyond?

Check out: Gottahaveit in Jacksonville Florida has the fun cozy gloves with a mustache on them and other stache Jag products that I featured today…

YUMMY Gifts or stocking stuffer treats…worth waiting for!
Who doesn’t LOVE sweets and treats???
I want candy!

Beauty Candy…a hot pink yummy color LIPSTICK!

Boomf box of MAGICAL Vanilla Mallows

Kate Middleton AKA Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James has a yummy company with a friend.
http://www.Boomf.com

My awesome customized order of Boomf marshmallows! So beautiful. So fun! Stay tuned to next blog.

I’ll share all the details of my experience, ordering and my ideas on doing so.Yummy straight from England!

If you’d like to see these and more!!! Join in on the fun and watch ME on The Chat video footage at:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the LEFT on the words THE CHAT.

Look for my name and today’s date 12-17-2014 on the site and watch. Enjoy!

Last minute Christmas Gift Countdown for GUYS!

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Yesterday I watched men browse and shop in both CVS and Target. It was interesting to watch them pick up product one after another and study them like a food or cocktail menu.
It just proves that men want to look good too!

TREAT him to a skin care product,facial,massage or mani & pedi too AND make him
oh so happy and pampered too!

GUYS want to look good too!

Christmas Countdown Gift Ideas for Guys

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I love to GIVE rather than to get!
Stocking stuffers are my fav’! And I love to make sure they are USEASBLE and unique.
Supersmile unisex lip treatment,Hello Handsome Lip conditioner and Out of Africa Tropical vanilla lip conditioner with shea butter are at the top of my list
to give.

They all hydrate the lips,smell yummy and make the guy feel good!!!
And stocking stuffers don’t have to cost a fortune.

Say NO to boring lip chap stick. Make it special!
Guys wanna look and feel good too!