Shop Local Gift Guide

This year I am participating in the  Christmas City Swap, where I am sending a gift box filled with local products all for under $20 to another blogger across the country.  I am all about shopping in your local community for Christmas Gifts. So if you live in Atlanta or are looking to gift a last minute gift. Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite finds made by local Georgia artisans that cost under $100.

Bella Cucina Dressed Sun-dried Tomato Pesto & Pane Gift Set – $20.00/ Ice Milk Aprons– $85.00/ Georgia Letterpress Print -$16.00/Emily G’s Peach Ginger Hot Sauce– $3.99

Summer Favorites

Since we are finally in the midst of summer I thought it was the perfect time for me to share what I’m currently loving. So check out my summer love list below!

1. The Perfect Summer Pink Nail Polish: Essie’s Off the Shoulder Color – $8.00

I am always looking for the perfect pink nail polish for to wear in the summer. This color by Essie isn’t too bright for work and can be worn out for an evening date or happy hour.

2.The Perfect ClutchK.Slademade Gold Fleck Cork Clutch-$45.00

This clutch is perfect for the jet-setter taking off to a glamourous tropical destination this summer. I would love to tote this clutch around while I am in Puerto Rico later this summer.

3. Keep Your Lips Poppin This Summer: Jouer  Lip Loves Gloss Set– $25.00

I recently purchased this lip gloss set from Birchbox and I must say I am love! These glosses are the perfect size to carry in your pocket or in a small purse. I wanted to test out each color to see which one I liked the best but I am actually finding myself mixing two colors together.

4. The Perfect Summer Scarf: Save My Spots Scarf by ModCloth-$15.99

I love wearing basic tee’s in the summer with a light-weight patterned scarf  to make a simple shirt pop. This scarf is also perfect for  wearing on your head as a cute head wrap.

5. The Perfect Printed Bandeau Bikini: Mara Hoffman Ibis Print Bikini– $195.00

After losing 20 pounds on Weight Watchers, my body is ready for the beach. So I am excited to be able to hang out at the pool with friends this summer in the perfect bikini. I love the bandeau style because you can go from strapless to a halter top whenever you want.

6. The Perfect Arm Candy: Cara Accessories™ Mixed-Fabric and Gold Bangle from Madewell-$14.00

These Indian inspired bracelets are perfect for wearing to that summer roof top party. I love set from Madewell because it supports an upcoming jewelry designer.

What are you loving this summer? Tell me in a comment below.

April Birchbox

I received my April Birchbox in the mail earlier this week. This month’s box features all natural products that are nourishing to the skin. I was excited to see another full size product and two green tea bags in my box this month. I feel like I need a dresser drawer just for cosmetics now because I have gotten so many product samples from my previous Birchboxes.

This months box featured the following products:

Atelier Cologne |Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

Befine | Skincare Sampler

Olíe Biologique | 004 Huile Moderne

Revolution Organics | Freedom Glow Full Size Beauty Balm- This is the only product I’ve tried so far. Its a beauty balm that you can use as a lip tint, cheek tint and eyeshadow. I must say its a little dark as a blush but I like it as a lip gloss.

Lifestyle Extra:

Le Palais des Thès | Two Green Tea Bags

Next month’s Birchbox is a Gossip Girl themed Box, so may sure to sign up now so that receive it in the mail. You can use my referral link.