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Gifts for Mom on Her Special Day - Red Carpet Mother's Day Gift Guide 04/05/2018

By Mary Thompson - 

 
Shouldn't the most important day be finding something special for that special woman in all our lives?
There's no longer a need to get stuck in the Mother's Day rush forcing so many of us to resort to greeting cards and boxes of candy. Why not give mum something she really wants? Now because of the world's leader in beauty, Sephora you can.


Some of these presents may be more economical in price, after all, it's the thought that counts. Others are going to cost a bit more since let's face it she's worth it. For shoppers who can afford to spend a bit more why not?


Gifts under $$ they may not cost that much, but they're sure to put a smile on mum's face:


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Tags : mothers day - gifts - gift guide - shopping

Could Ulta Soon run Sephora out of Business? 28/11/2017

By Mary Thompson - 

 
 
The international leader in cosmetics “Sephora” could soon find pretty strong competition in another up and coming leader in beauty Ulta.


For decades shoppers have flocked to Sephora in search of cosmetics which simply can't be found anywhere else. However, the only drawbacks which inevitably result from these excursions into beauty wonderland are that there is the strong possibility that a bag or two may end up costing a small fortune.


As a result, the chances of most locations developing regular customers are slim to none. Though, it would be unfair to say that Sephora is not without their deals.  Nevertheless, coming across those require strategic planning and tend to change as different promos get circulated.


Everyone loves a one-stop shop
It's no secret that the root of Sephora's slump in sales is due to the present state of the economy. The biggest challenge during these times when stretching a dollar is that certain items which used to be the norm would now be considered a luxury. All of a sudden, drugstore products don't seem at all that bad.


Suddenly, certain cosmetics which would normally blend into the background take on the appearance of what could best be described as an “ugly duckling analogue.” Nevertheless, one can't help but wish these drugstore products were sold in the same place as Sephora's high-end products.


This need for a one-stop shop is hardly unique to cosmetics. On the contrary, our fast-paced lifestyles have driven the need to get everything in one place. That's where the treasure trove which is Ulta comes in.
It's style more of us can afford.


To most people who chose to invest in the latest cosmetics and toiletries a day devoted to shopping isn't just about picking up much-needed products and leaving. These shopping trips are usually composed of much more than just that, aka rest, relaxation, and enjoying the day with an ounce of style.


Affordable side by side with style what more could anyone ask for?
That question pretty much sums up the appeal of Ulta to those shoppers who are searching for a way to live in style on a budget. After all these hard times are much easier to take when one high-end product can still be purchased after saving a lot of money on products which tend to take a more economical viewpoint.


Sad to say the experience could best be described as disappointing.
After hearing so many great things about Ulta and viewing their promos and ads. It was impossible to deny that they do in fact that they carry a lot of the products which Sephora is famous for. Which is probably why I had such great hopes as I prepared to take a look around in one of their actual stores.


Being a regular Sephora customer, I was on the hunt for speciality products such as HUM nutritional supplements. Keeping an open mind and trying not to approach the situation too critically, I was half expecting a wide selection of HUM products to be available at Ulta as well, or at the very a couple of their more popular products.  


Nevertheless, after searching up and down Ulta's shelves the sense of defeat started to sink heavily into my stomach. It was quite obvious that HUM was nowhere in sight. My suspicions were further confirmed after inquiring with one of the sales representatives who were not that easy to come by.


If sub-par is good enough then I suppose Ulta may be alright
Aside from carrying high quality hard to find products one of the main things that set Sephora apart is their personalized customer service. This is another area of expertise Ulta needs some serious work on. After hearing about all the hype surrounding Ulta I was under the impression that I would be greeted right away and offered assistance. Whether I needed it or not it's the thought that counts.


However, they wouldn't be the case since it took 20min to actually speak to an associate. Even then the quality of service seemed to closely resemble what one would expect to receive from Walmart or Target. In short, it was nothing to rave about.


Times are changing perhaps Sephora will too.
After weighing all the factors perhaps coming to the conclusion that Ulta would leave Sephora in its dust may be a bit overreaching. Since it's no secret that as times change finances tend to shrink as well. Perhaps as customer bases tend to shift, we could indeed see an increase in Sephora's sales and promotions.


I can only hope that this need to stay afloat when so many businesses are forced to go under will not cause Sephora to sacrifice quality in order to save money. Since that dedication to selling hard to find high-quality products is what has continued to set them apart from the rest.

Tags : ulta - sephore - shopping - gifts - beauty - products

How to Save a Bundle at Sephora this Holiday Season 14/11/2017

By Mary Thompson - 
 

 
Saving a Bundle at Sephora? Yes it's Possible
Beauty doesn't have to lead to bankruptcy


The world's leading beauty authority Sephora is well known for carrying top-notch cosmetics whose brands you just can't find anywhere else. Good luck trying to find these products at the regular run of the mill drugstores such as Target or  CVS or even cosmetic counters at leading high-end department stores such as Macys and Bloomingdales because they just aren't there.


Nevertheless, at first glance, some shoppers may be deterred from even setting foot in Sephora on a regular basis due to most of their products attached to staggering prices. But, what if these shopping excursions didn't have to be reserved for special occasions which would warrant treating one's self?


The Internet's ability to rapidly communicate could be the key to saving money
It's no secret that most companies have resorted to social media as a way of marketing their latest promotions for new products and sales. So, what's the most effortless way to get a heads up on the best deals at Sephora? Just, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Most posts, tweets and status updates which are ignored due to their high frequency could very well contain incredible deals and prices. Those of which are otherwise unnoticed unless shoppers know exactly where to look.
Not taking this tip to heart to very well be akin to throwing money away. After all doesn't it seem silly to ignore sales that are gradually being marketed to thousands of shoppers in a matter of seconds?


Become a Beauty Insider
Much like the savings clubs created by other retailers to save shoppers money the Beauty Insider club is pretty much the same concept. But, given the high-end products sold at Sephora, these savings could quickly add up.
Are the perks that also go the little black and white card really worth it?


ABSOLUTELY! The points that could quickly be racked up by frequent shoppers aren't mere a couple of dollars and a few cents. On the contrary, if these points are saved over time give and take a few days or weeks depending on the shopper's frequency. The savings they could result in are numbers totalling in the hundreds.
What will shoppers get out of it?


Free gifts in the form of brand new products that are currently on a promotional status, special treats on birthdays as well as beauty classes. After all wouldn't it be great to know how to give makeovers just like a pro?
Best of all a Beauty Insider membership is absolutely free.




Don't discard samples!
One of the greatest things about shopping at Sephora is the SAMPLES! Instead of discarding these tiny packets and chucking them in the trash why not give these freebies a bit of a look? Hidden surprises just may be hidden inside.


After all, it's no secret that companies use samples to showcase new items that customers may not otherwise give a second look. That being said they are far from frivolous products that just need to be discarded.
On the contrary, they may indeed deliver amazing results which would otherwise cost a fortune. So, why not take advantage of these tiny treasures? They may end up surprising you.


Don't fall into the trap of travel size items at the checkout line
Not all small packages may have price tags that resemble their minuscule size. Sephora, as do many retailers tend to throw temptations at shoppers who are checking out. But, don't even think for a second that these small items that adorned Sephora's checkout lanes are as harmless as the impulse buy of a pack of gum.


Grabbing these travel sized items advertised as safe for aeroplane use could mean adding an extra 100 dollars to your bill since most of these little purchases are most likely going to come in the form of $30 a pop or more. So, stay clear and don't fall for their adorable packages which are more than likely to be deceiving.
What have we learned from this crash course in getting through Sephora without a drained bank account?


Anyone can be beautiful with the help of high-end cosmetics. But, being frugal while doing it well that's a sign of a smart cookie.

Tags : shopping - gifts - christmas - holidays - gifts for her - women - men - beauty

Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas RIGHT NOW - No Need for Black Friday Craziness 28/10/2017

By Mary Thompson - 

 
Don't get caught in the Christmas Eve rush
With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holidays not far behind the planning and preparation, it takes to get ready for it all can at times be overwhelming. Wouldn't it be nice if getting a jump start on those ever-expanding lists of people to buy presents for was as easy as a few clicks of a mouse from a one-stop beauty shop? Who wouldn't love to unwrap a package of carefully selected cosmetics to suit any personality and lifestyle?
The world's one-stop beauty shop Sephora now has little packages of gorgeousness to make gift giving easier than ever.


For Her
TARTE Limited-Edition Artful Accessories Brush Set
http://amzn.to/2zeitmJ
 Every fashionista knows that the key to a great polished look is a set of high-quality brushes. None the less it's no secret that they are far from being economically priced. On most occasions, cosmetic tools that'll apply foundation, concealer, and blush or eye makeup in even strokes thereby achieving airbrushed success are not so easy to come by since they usually cost more than the most sought out high-end products.
This product will not only put a smile on your loved one's face but at a $144.00 value. Well, does it get better than that?


SEPHORA FAVORITES Superstars Everyday Must Haves
http://amzn.to/2iGGFae
There's entirely no harm in treating yourself or perhaps someone dear to your heart. That's the first thought that would come to anyone's mind when seeing this treasure trove of goodies. At a glance, its price may be far from a bargain, but at a $224.00 value it turns out to be a fantastic deal.
High styling products for such an excellent price. This beauty kit truly belongs at the top of anyone's Christmas list.


TARTE No Shower Happy Hour
http://amzn.to/2yb2FB7
For those women always on the go whether for business or pleasure. Living out of suitcases means that having the luxury of the shower may not entirely be in the cards.  But, that doesn't mean feeling fresh and clean is a complete impossibility, on the contrary, its right within reach.
What does this kit include?
Travel Size Queen Clean Deodorant* Travel Size Hair Goals Dry Shampoo* Travel Size Tarteguard Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (Medium)* Deluxe Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Goals (rosy nude) * Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Insightful (peachy pink)Nothing can take the place of a shower, but for the time being surely these bits and pieces would be a suitable substitute.


For Him
DIOR Dior Homme Eau for Men Gift Set
http://amzn.to/2hkEhCC
One of the most memorable qualities of anyone is the aftermath their scent leaves behind. Nothing does this better than Dior. Why not treat that special man in your life to the ultimate fragrance gift set? Not only will he radiate suaveness and style while at home but on the road as well. After all, who says being away from home has to be an excuse to let go.
What's in this travel size box of style and sophistication?
Full size Eau de Toilette Spray, Travel Size Eau de Toilette Spray and a Deodorant Stick


PRORASO Vintage Collection Gino Tin – Refreshing and Toning Formula 
http://amzn.to/2zXbV91
 Certain styles may come and go, but vintage has stayed for the simple reason that it never gets old. Nothing makes the man in your life feel more loved than the luxury of a close shave which used to be an experience reserved for getting professionally groomed at the barbershop.


What's in the kit?
Pre-Shave Cream – Refreshing and Toning Formula
Shaving Cream – Refreshing and Toning Formula
After Shave Balm – Refreshing and Toning Formula


Is it safe for all skin types?
Absolutely! Breakouts due to adverse reactions will be virtually non-existent. On the contrary, the active ingredients may do skin some good.


What's not in it?
Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates as well as being completely alcohol-free.


What's in it?
Menthol to refresh and revitalise skin giving an extra zing to wake skin up in the morning. Eucalyptus which purifies the skin by drawing out any impurities. Allantoin which helps soften and moisturise skin. Used together will leave skin refreshed and ready to take on the day. After all, everyone deserved to be pampered now and then.
 
There aren't any more excuses to keep putting it off any longer
They say the best presents come from the heart. So, show the ones dear to your heart a little love by taking a peek at these pieces there's bound to be one to suit any lifestyle.

Tags : shopping - holiday shopping - black friday - christmas - gifts

Valentine's Day Gifts Under $50 06/01/2017

Valentine's Day Gifts Under $50

 
 
That's right! It's the Under $50 Valentine's Day Gift Guide! Just because we're all about the Red Carpet Lifestyle here, does not mean that everyone we know lives like a Baller. You can still express love with a gift that doesn't break the bank. So we scoured, tried, and tested every possible gift idea under $50, and came up with this Best of the Best List! You can't go wrong choosing gifts from this list! So Enjoy!
 
Bel Essence Beauty Products:

These are extremely well crafted all natural beauty products that work very well. You may have seen me on youtube testing these out, a great gift for sure! Get yours here: http://smarturl.it/belessence
 
Kisses 4 US:

This might be the greatest game ever made. It a soft laminated sexy box with 30 Unique Kiss Cards-each card contains an explanation of the type of kiss plus, extra trivia, fun facts and tips to enhance your kiss experience. Also as 5 "Create Your Own" Cards and an Idea Book. WOW! Ingenious and Fun. Get Yours Here: http://amzn.to/2iQVuVX
 
La Mere Poulard French Cookies/Biscuits:
These are the perfect gift for any french loving foodie. They are a brand new import direct from France and come in a variety of flavors and tins.  Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2iwZQyd
 
Menaji Eye Gel for Men and for Women:

Men may not try this out the first time for themselves but they certainly keep buying it once they've experienced it! After Valentine's, Awards Season, Mardis Gras etc. - those puffy tired eyes will need it! Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2iKaNiY

VienneMilano Stockings:

These are sexy Italian stockings, and make for great gifts for Valentine's Day. I mean, they're Hot! You are actually buying them for your ability to see your loved one wearing them ;). https://www.viennemilano.com
 
MDRN Boxer Shorts:

Yeah underwear! MDRN makes super comfortable high end boxer shorts. Leave it up to your guy, and he'll just go to Target. Good underwear is usually a gift from someone who loves him. https://www.mdrnwear.com/
 
Personalized 24/7 Case:

This is a great gift for Men. It's compact, but still has room with great modern designs. A great gift for travellers. I managed to cram toiletries AND supplements into one with room to spare and it STILL fit inside my carry on! Get one here: http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/ AND EASILY HERE http://amzn.to/2i1qtNP (monogram-less version).

Thirty One Cross Body Purses and Totes for Women:

Thirty One has great quality fashionable purses and totes. The "Follow Your Own Path" is a great inspiration message as a gift, and the wander tote has plenty of pockets and room. Get a cross body purse here: http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/ and get a Follow Your Path Wander Tote here: http://amzn.to/2iZogkK
 
 
Steel Pony Rose Quartz Necklace:

Rose Quartz is the ultimate symbol of love as far as I'm concerned. The one wearing it will feel loved (seriously, it's a healing crystal - it's amazing). Steel Pony uses SERIOUS chunks of quartz to make their jewelry. This isn't some little $10 tumbled stone necklace you see at your local crystal shop, this is a very real, very solid powerful chunk of rose quartz in a sexy necklace. http://www.steelpony.com
 
The Vibrational Energy Oracle Deck:

While we're on the subject of my fav new age philosophies (crystals etc.), this is a really cool gift. It's a deck of 52 cards that presents down to earth explanations and guidance. It's a great way for someone to do self readings. It's a thoughtful gift, get yours here: http://amzn.to/2hYv994

Lighted Glass Block of Love:

This is a super cool artisan gift idea! Show them how you feel with this beautiful lighted glass block by Etsy artist Janice Lam. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsbyJaniceGif
 
The Mohu ReLeaf:
 
This is such a great GUY gift. Not that women won't love it too, but trust me from a man's perspective: giving me TV channels + a way to save money on cable = Love.  We're actually in the process of testing this puppy out in a pretty remote location alongside a more expensive OTA antenna.  In fact, let me link to an unboxing vid below (and YES, I put the song "Freedom" behind it! Because I am FREE from paying for TV!  - Seriously blast that song as you are getting this antenna, it is satisfying).   SO, the only catch with this antenna is it is made from recycled materials - which is very cool BUT it basically feels like a  nice pizza box. The cool green factor is pretty awesome in my book though.  You can get the ReLeaf HERE - OR if you prefer Mohu's tried & tested LEAF, you can get that here: http://smarturl.it/GetTV
 


 
G.U.S TechAway Travel Roll:

This is a fashionable solution for the crazy amount of electronic gear we all travel with. It's for electronic gadgets, cords, personal items and beauty necessities and will easily fit into any carry on. It's smaller than a book.

I tested it out - I managed to get an iphone, a droid, And a windows phone in here, plus all the cords, some peripherals and had room for mini camera lenses, an organizer, and random other things I would need during a long flight or a visit to the coffee shop. I'm a fan. You can get yours here: http://amzn.to/2jw5mEz

Spice Lab Gourmet Sea Salt Collection:

This is a sexy sampler for a foodie. You've seen it featured in Oprah's O. The Aloha Collection is awesome and just under $50! It features 11 Hawaiian Salts in a really cool display. Get it here: http://amzn.to/2iQSucl

Mary Tyler Naturals:

A high end organic skin care line that consistently gets amazing reviews. Get a bunch here: http://amzn.to/2iMMxL9

Soakees:

These are healthy, relaxing and portable foot-bath booties. A unique gift idea! They are endlessly reusable - for men and women. Get some here: http://amzn.to/2iKgnSi
 
Govivo Hydration Belt:
 
This hydration belt actually looks pretty good/fashionable.  I tried it out this morning in a P90X3 session, and it did Not fall off! The pouch is large enough to fit most cell phones and keep them safe and it has two water bottles.  A good gift for the athletic.  Get it here: http://amzn.to/2jBcRqO
 
Can I Kiss You? Book:

So.... this isn't your usual Valentine's Day Gift for a loved one. This might be something you give to a teenager learning about love and relationships. You have to keep in mind though, the message in this book goes against all normal dating advice for men. It's pro "nice guy" - but more importantly, it's anti-assualt. Men will have mixed feelings about this book. It's not good advice for what they're looking to accomplish, but it is Great advice for society at large - however the boy/man that receives this book will still have to look within to figure out a way to be fierce without being disrespectful. This is a serious "Red Carpet" topic, since more celebrity women than you are aware of have a history of experiencing sexual aggression - some of them as the reason for why they're drawn to public adoration in the first place. It's something I might buy for my survivor friends to remind them they're not alone. The book is available here: http://amzn.to/2iQYbXT

Speak Easy Mouth Refreshing Wipes:

OK, not exactly a gift. But something to consider if you plan on making out ;) Try them here: http://amzn.to/2iX7jK4
 
Objects With Purpose Candles:

These are ultra nice candles, you've seen them on the Today Show and Dr. Oz. This is also the brand of candles you see in high end spas, like the one at the Ritz Carlton. The signature scents are used to evoke memory, uplift mood and create romantic ambience. A pretty great gift idea. Choose from a vast selection here: http://amzn.to/2iQP9tI

Lionhead Boxers:

when in doubt, get him some quality underwear! These are incredibly soft and comfortable bamboo viscose boxer briefs. I'm actually wearing nothing but a pair Right Now ;)http://lionhead.shop
 
Beyond Her Blush:

Beyond Her Blush is a unique monthly subscription beauty box that helps to engineer new looks created by those who work behind celebrities. This subscription service allows everyone the opportunity to put together their favorite celebrity looks through a tutorial, achieving the specific looks they adore. Celebrity artist "Dani Makeup" has one fucsed on an eye trend. http://www.beyondherblush.com/
 
Rough Love/Pure Love:
 
I love the name of Albertini International products.  Rough Love is a SERIOUS body scrub.  It doesn't leave the greasy mess that a lot of scrubs do, it's a pretty good exfoliator and smells great.  BUT you will want to couple it with Pure Love (you see the theme here :) ?)  - Pure Love is their natural face cleanser.    I know! All this Pure/Rough talk sounds like the lyrics to that Lords of Acid/OddisHe song!  Get Rough Love here: http://amzn.to/2iyClsw and get Pure Love here: http://amzn.to/2jWkWGA

Styled Man Box:

Every month, a surprise will be waiting for him in his mailbox with this subscription service. Fashion curators personalize and package a box according to what you've told them about his personal preferences. https://www.thestyledmanbox.com/

Honeycat Cosmetics:


This is a line of gourmet bath, body and spa products that have a feline spin. From " Calico-cuccino " to " Milk Martini, " a tequila/lime milk bath. Ultra Cute! http://www.honeycatcosmetics.com

Performance Dress Socks:

These are cool socks for him. They are stylish, great with suits but also comfortable enough to work out in. https://www.balitello.com/

Hawaiian Body Products:

Natural and organic spa and body products with intoxicating Hawaiian scents direct from Hilo, Hawaii. It's a unique line for both men and women. I like the Ola Mini Box as a gift idea. http://hawaiianbodyproducts.com/
 
Stor-All Containers:


I love these! They're waterproof, leakproof and airtight. Perfect for Foodies and Jewelers. These are the containers that you see used for display in homes Get some here: http://amzn.to/2iMYpg2
 
Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle:

I really do dig these. They're not very easy to figure out how to use at first, but SO useful. Get two as a gift, and make couples picnic/workout/foodie activities out of them. They come in different styles & you can buy them here: http://amzn.to/2hPp9vm
 
Valentine's Day Gifts Under $50


AquaNotes Waterproof Notepads:

Speaking of waterproof! These are very cool! LOL, all the single people reading this are thinking "What? Notepads?" But if you're in a relationship you know very well that this is an awesome gift on many many levels. From love notes, to reminders - you can jot things down, while in the shower! It's wrting in the shower! Get a bunch here: http://amzn.to/2iMUTCx

Amber Coffee Scrub:

Co-created by Yogini, Celeste Cruz, this is a sexy sexy gift of an at home spa treatment that can be used individually or as a romantic couples activity. https://artisanskinrevolution.com/

Lunar Bands, wearable glow sticks:

I really dig LED fashion. These are not just for raves anymore. This is a fun gift for those that are planning on hitting the town casually, or doing nighttime hikes, or heading out to a concert. https://www.lunarbands.com

Australian Bamboo Socks Subscription:

Not into getting your man the usual tie in a box this year? How about a fun sock subscription from Australia? Bamboo socks are quite comfortable, better than cotton. https://www.getsocked.com.au/

Dream Beard - The Lumberjack Beard Oil:

That's right! Pine scented, high quality essential oil beard product. Totally soothes that beard hair and softens it. works on every type from stubble to full yogi beard. Get some for your man here: http://amzn.to/2hZtHhN
 
A MoGuard:

A WHAT? You ask. You heard me. Does your man have a stache? He needs a MoGuard, trust me - he Wants a MoGuard. It's a Mustache Guard Drink Attachment. Protects your mustache and beard from beer, coffee, and other liquids. Super fun gift! Choose from a selection to buy here: http://amzn.to/2iNbypo

Ridiculously Awesome Beard & Moustache Stuff:

There's a brand called The Bearded Goon, that has super strong (YES, SUPER STRONG) bear and moustache waxes and oils. All natural made with essential oils (of course they are! Or I wouldn't even be recommending them!). Quality stuff - Choose from a Variety of Products here: http://amzn.to/2hYHfPy

Frederick Benjamin Hair Products for Multicultural Men:

The products are suited to all men, but the ingredients are shine creating and great for coarser hair types. And they smell awesome! Get a variety of different hair products for him here: http://amzn.to/2iMVdRK

Frizz Eliminating Towel:

Seriously, who doesn't want one of these? It's a hair towel made from a super soft t-shirt material on the outside and an ultra-absorbent on the inside. It protects your hair. Get it here: http://amzn.to/2ikWONn
 
FrutaPOP:
 
FrutaPOP is a small-batch, hand-crafted, all natural ice pop company. Their bouquet of champagne ice pops are the perfect Valentine's Day gift, especially their passion fruit champagne ice pop. http://www.frutapop.com

Blu Skin Care Beauty Products:

Beauty products are always a good go to for gift ideas. They have an Oat-Flax Facial Cleanser, which is the only powdered facial cleanser you'll find. Quite unique. http://www.bluskincare.info/

PajamaSutra Lounge Pants:

I just love saying that name. PajamaSutra. These are pretty sexy Indian style pajama pants. They are casual lounge bottoms that really accentuate the hips. https://pajamasutra.myshopify.com

Finders Key Purse:

"Honey, have you seen my keys?" LOL, how many guys have heard that one - only to see her find them after digging around in the bottom of her purse. This is a cool little device that decorates the outside of a bag while at the same time prevents her keys from falling off to the bottom or getting lost. They come in a variety styles. Get her the perfect one here: http://amzn.to/2iN6wcj

Dutch Oven from For The Chef:

Dutch ovens don't just look cool on the table, the thick bottom prevents hot spots and retains heat, while the heavy lid keeps flavors from escaping. The pot can be used stove-top for browning meat, making stews, soups and chili, or cooking vegetables, rice and other grains. It can also go right in the oven for making roasts. I'll probably doing a series of Rock Star Recipes vids with one of these. Great for a slow-cooked chicken curry! https://www.forthechef.com/5-5-qt-oval-dutch-oven-red.html

VISIONS OF LIGHT, Inspirational Poetry:

This is such a beautiful book, great on a coffee table. It's by award winning artist Raymond J. Klein and features photography with poetry. Perfect for Valentine's Day. Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2iN1A7D

Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart

Another great book idea for a gift. It's a compilation of the best things ever said on the subject of love. Fun to read together as a couple. http://amzn.to/2iMYNuQ

YogaMinute:

"Got a minute, you can do yoga!" This is the easiest way to get your loved one into yoga, or if they are already into yoga will add to their routine. It's a Yoga Guide, creating sexy flexibility one minute at a time. Get it here: http://amzn.to/2iN3mpa
 
 
Valentine's Day Gifts Under $50

 

Prana Chai:

Tea is also an excellent Go To for any gift. Prana is what I would call "Luxury Chai." Voted #1 at Chicago Coffee Fest! You can really have some fun with this chai by making a ceremony out of each brew. Get some to give as a gift here: http://amzn.to/2iZwfhC

SleepPhones Fashionable Headphone Bands:

These headphones are super comfortable headphones designed for use in bed, relaxing, traveling, etc. They wear like headbands, and unlike their wireless counterparts the classic version is under $50! Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2iN8c5F

loveBuds - His and Hers Earbuds:

What's more romantic then listening to music together! These have their own separate volume control for each listener! Stylish His and Hers design too. Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2iMXfkC
 
Ice Chips:

It's no secret how much I love these. This candy ROCKS! It is not only sugar free, and actually good for your teeth thx to the xylitol, it somehow tastes better then any other hard candy I know of. Comes in altoid-esque tins. Makes for a great gift set. Get yours here: http://smarturl.it/icechips

Money on Honey, Wildflower Honey Caramels with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt:

OMG, just say that description out loud and you'll know Exactly why this makes for a sexy candy gift. Gourmet and all natural like everything should be. It's caramel made from honey instead of corn syrup in dark chocolate sprinkled with delicate French sea salt. awww yeah. Get some here: http://amzn.to/2iR6YZQ

Now get shopping! Don't be the one that forgot Valentine's Day!

Tags : love - romance - fashion - gifts - gift ideas - valentines day