With it being the season of gift giving and receiving, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things that I love that also make easy gifts. If I had the time and skills, I would make a video of it and give it to you in true Julie Andrews form and sing “My Favorite Things” (insert awkward feeling emoji here)… but I will save you all and just spell it out for you.
Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede lip color. You can pick it up at Target, Walmart, or Amazon. It runs for about $8 to $10 a tube. I like it because it is true to its name and really does stay on. If I put it on in the morning, it last all day. Lately, I have been wearing the Fashionista (more of a cranberry color) or the Womenswear (a medium pink that gives you a pink color without saying WHOA you have pink on today).
Lush’s Angels On Bare Skin face and body cleanser. The smaller 4 oz tubs runs for about $20. I love, love, love this face wash! My face has never felt so soft. Ground almonds are the main ingredient, which is a nice and gentle exfoliate, and the lavender is very calming. I don’t really have have an issue with acne, but I feel like it really helps keep the pimples I do get at bay. *Side note: when I was pregnant, I also used this on my growing tummy, and it helped A TON to calm irritated red stretch marks.* I have really loved all of the products I have tried from Lush. They make fresh handmade cosmetics. However, for me, their store can be a bit overwhelming with so many different body products. I prefer to use their really nice catalog, available in store and online, that tells more about each item.
C Davis Design custom jewelry. Her custom pieces range from $30 to $45. She makes the cutest personalized stamped jewelry. You can find her Etsy shop here. After listening to Sister Neill F. Marriott’s talk on family mottos, I wanted to establish a motto for my little family. After a year, I came up with “create a happy, faith-filled home.” So I had a necklace made by C Davis that reads, “create.” I absolutely love it and wear it almost every day. It is a daily reminder of what I am working at.
Soul Threads Blankets. The blankets are $45. My mom, sister, and I started it up a few months ago. We make buttery soft, stretchy blankets with the option of a custom tag. You can have a personalized tag sewn in that says whatever you want—up to sixteen characters. You can see our website here. I literally can’t sleep without mine.