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Holiday Gifting with Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Holiday 2017

This season has been full of holly jolly blogger events!

Each one has introduced me to such AMAZING gift ideas that I’m getting all of my holiday shopping done at events and I get to share my top picks with you!  It’s perfect.

Last week I attended a bling bling blogger event at Kendra Scott in Fashion Show where I got up close and personal (yes I seriously tried on everything in the store) with their holiday collection of beautiful bobbles and gorgeous gemstones.

There are a million reasons I love Kendra Scott not only does she make fantastical jewels that are affordable, unique and packed with personality but her company also runs on three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. With a company mantra of “What Matters to You, Matters to Us”, an emphasis on giving back (they work closely with local charities) and statement jewelry that will make you weak in the knees what isn’t there to love about Kendra Scott!

At Kendra Scott there is a party going on every day with cupcakes and champagne!

The fun is centered around the Color Bar where you can customize and design your own jewelry!  It’s totally bespoke!

Kendra Scott Color Bar

You start by selecting the STYLE -necklace, earrings, bangle or rings and the METAL (choose from rose gold, rhodium, gold or gunmetal).

Kendra Scott Color Bar

and then the COLOR- pick your gemstones.  They have everything from sparkly to slick edgy to girly

Kendra Scott Color Bar

They build it right there while you wait!  Just sip on your champagne and watch the magic happen.  I designed a take-your-breath-away Rhodium ring with a sparkly black gemstone and found the necklace of my dreams (which you saw in my last OOTD).

Kendra Scott Color Bar

Of course the fun doesn’t stop there.  The boutique is full of fabulous finds from jewels to her home collection and I even spied some eye catching cufflinks for the guy in your life.  Take a peek below at some of the pieces I’m adding to my wish list this season.  These are sure to make your loved ones spirits bright this season!

Insider Tip:  Kendra Scott offers Color Bar Parties free of charge. The Kendra Scott folks will provide sips, sweets and give all of your guests 15% off their purchase!  Super fun for a girl’s night, birthday or just a tuesday (lol) all they have to pay for is the piece they design.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Holiday

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Last week I hosted the annual Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Holiday Brunch here in Las Vegas.

This is one of my favorite events of the year.  We all get to gather in one place, sip some delish cocktails, snack on some AMAZING nibbles and get a sneak peek at the best in holiday beauty gifting.

Before we get to my Beauty picks I wanted to talk a little about Neiman Marcus’s fun holiday launch this year the “Fun to Give” Collection.  The Collection is made up of wallet friendly finds with merry and bright built right in! From cute little minaudiere style clutches with witty sayings (ok these are supposed to be for kids but I would totally rock one) to my must-have The Disco Ball Drink Cup this collection is packed full of affordable finds that will make the ultimate “wow” gift this season.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Now on to Beauty!  Hooray for Holiday beauty launches!

The holidays are always my favorite time of year for beauty purchases, both as gifts and for myself.  Brands release the most fantastic products at a great value and Neiman Marcus has definitely delivered this season!

Here are my TOP FIVE Picks in Beauty Gifting from the Event:

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

1. DERMAFLASH- for all you Dermaplaner’s out there, you can now dermaplane easily at-home with this nifty little gadget.  DERMAFLASH is a first-in-class at-home, patented, safe, hygienic, exfoliating device inspired by dermaplaning, a procedure available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices, which refinishes skin by removing dead skin cells and built-up debris. The device also gently removes facial hair for smooth, luminous, and youthful-looking skin. The device comfortably and discreetly sweeps away skin imperfections, dullness, and peach fuzz with a subtle sonic vibration. In just three simple steps, it gently removes dead cells, debris, and fine hair from the cheeks, jawline, lip area, chin, and forehead. It is safe for all skin types, skin colors, and ages. DERMAFLASH immediately unveils smoother, more vibrant, and younger-looking skin in the comfort of your own home.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

2. Atelier Cologne Gift Set and Engrave-able Sleeve.  You all know what a HUGE fan of Atelier Cologne I am.  Vanilla Insensee is my signature fragrance.  This season Atelier is offering this incredible gift set the “Coffret Composition Originale”.  The set includes five 1.o fl oz bottles of some of Atelier’s most popular scents including: Orange Sanguine, Grand Néroli, Bois Blonds, Pomélo Paradis and Bergamote Soleil. When you purchase the set you can also receive a leather sleeve for your travel bottles which you can have engraved on the spot!

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger

3. Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels. Kiss dry lips goodbye. Quickly moisturize and soften your pout. You’re left with perfectly prepped lips, ready to make up and mouth off. Lip Renewal FlashPatch® 5 Minute Hydrogels provide deep hydration to soften and smooth lips, leaving them perfectly prepped for makeup. The HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features advanced hydrogel patch technology that sends the most powerful moisturizing ingredients to your lip faster. Niacinamide, Peptides and Green Tea Extract soothe and deliver antioxidant benefits. Latex free and biodegradable. Ideal for all skin types.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

4. Tom Ford “Girls” Lipcolor. Everyone has heard of the legendary Tom Ford Lips & Boys Collection but did you know Tom Ford just released a Lips & Girls Collection too?  The 50 piece collection includes lip colors named after women Mr. Ford admires, from intimates to collaborators from around the world.  The girls limited edition collection debuts in clutch-sized, ivory and gold packaging all with that signature Tom Ford lip vanilla scent.  Designed to be worn on their own or layered with one another, each transforming color and finish amplifies a woman’s individuality while inciting an insatiable desire to try more than one.  I am OBSESSED with Isamya (the cool blueish/lavender shade).  It is meant to be layered with another shade to instantly transform the color some something so chic you can’t take your eyes off it!

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

5. ORIBE Dry Styling Collection- Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and Dry Texture Spray. Gold Lust Shampoo and Condition are my gold standard in hair care and now the “get the most out of her blow-out” gal in your life can go a few more days without washing with the Oribe Dry Styling Collection. Double the glam. The set includes two full-size cult favorites—volumizing Dry Texturizing Spray and blowout extending Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. This stuff is so magicall I’m not even going to try to explain it.  you HAVE to try it for yourself.

All of these Holiday Beauty finds and the Fun to Give Collection are available ion Las Vegas at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show and at NeimanMarcus.com

All of the FABULOUS Beauty Gifts can be found at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show or if you are else where NeimanMarcus.com.