Holiday Gift guide 2014- Boozy Xmas!

First things first- I’m 24, so yes, I love me some booze. If you’re not 21*, save this for years to come, but don’t go sneaking booze.

*Or however old you need to be to drink legally. You live in one of the many places that allows you to drink when you’re 18?! Right on! I’m super jealous! Enjoy safely!

Okay, so it’s no secret that I love to drink. Not in a drink-to-get-drunk kind of way, but in a damn-this-shit’s-delicious way. I could shout my love for Peppermint Schnapps from the roof tops. Wine Wednesdays happened almost every week that my best friend was on the other coast for college (wine, whining, and Google Hangouts). My sister and I routinely go for Sister Spa days where we will run into the restaurant next door to the spa, order 2 Zombies and a few other drinks, down them as fast as we can while stuffing our faces with  sweet potato fries, and then run next door for an hour of hot tubbing and giggles. Booze is a great thing. And it’s really tasty if you do it right, and ridiculously adorable/nerdy/pretty/portable/classy/etc with the right accessories!

Below you will find some great recipes for winter cocktails, some really freaking cool glasses, good ways to gift booze, and some limited edition booze you might not have seen at your local booze store!



How to Infuse Vodka With Any Flavor  2 Hot Mulled Wine Recipe  Handcrafted Limoncello Simple Holiday Sangria Recipe
Pumpkin Pie Vodka Shots 6 Eggnog Martini Hot Caramel Apple Cider  7 Black Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate



1 Nerdtendo Gamebooze 8oz Flask $20 Mini Flask Key Chain $8 (DON’T ACTUALLY PUT THIS ON YOUR KEYCHAIN, OK?) 3 Laboratory Shot Glasses $15
4 Diamond Silicone 3-D Mold $15   5 Its Likely This Is Vodka Travelers Mug $8 TWO OF A KIND 2 PIECE BAR SET $50

Boozy Gifts:


Santa Pants Wine Bottle Holders Salted Whiskey Caramels
Its not drinking alone if the dog is home $11 I Drink Wine in My Yoga Pants Stemless Wine Glass $16  Booze Bouquet 

Limited Edition Booze:


1 The Spirit of Christmas Past- Anchor Brewing Co 2 Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale 3 SPRITE CRANBERRY

**Update: I just got back from the grocery store and picked up the 12 pack of Blue Moon seasonal brews, and oh lordy, if you like Blue Moon go pick it up! The Gingerbread Spiced Ale is to die for!


And as a little bonus, here is a perfect Christmas playlist for all your parties….

… and a budget wine list!

The 16 Best Wines for Less than $15


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Holiday Gift Guide 2014- Dupes

Happy Sunday! Are you ready for day 5 of this year’s gift guide? I’ve been waiting to do this post for ages!

Click on the photo to see the person’s full blog post with the details of the dupe!

To give these as gifts this year, include a little note saying what the dupe is & why you love dupes!

 Silicone Pore Cleansing PadsSilicone Pore Cleansing Pads Sephora $6, Walmart $2

I’m so excited to hunt this down at Walmart! I’ve been looking for something similar for ages!


The Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance $18, DUPE is Revlon’s Facets of Fushia $5

Oh lordy. Can we just talk about how beautiful this glitter is?

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Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner Wen dupe

Do you do the co-washing thing? I’ve tried one from the drugstore before, and I loved the way it made my hair look and feel, but Andrew hated the smell of that one. I’m really excited to go smell this one!

NARS Hollywood Dupe Rimmel

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige dupe NARS Hollywood

If you haven’t tried the ScandalEyes sticks yet, go grab one in your favorite shade. They are amazing. While you’re there, grab the Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond.

Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing Oil Dupes

Josie Maran’s Argan Cleansing Oil $32 DUPE  The Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil $18 or Garnier Cleansing Oil $8

I’ve heard pretty mixed reviews on the Garnier one, so I think the next time I’m in The Body Shop I will grab that oil.occ-lip-tar-dupe-lisaalamode

J. Cat Lip Paint $4.99 DUPE FOR O.C.C. Lip Tar $18

As soon as I find these in store, I’m buying ALL OF THEM!


Eco tools bamboo bronzer brush ($12.49) DUPE FOR Tarte’s Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush ($32.00)

Again, as soon as I actually find this in a store, it’s MINE. I can’t wait. (But I’ve been looking for almost 6 months now… Any one know what store carries it?)


Philosophy Microdelivery Peel Pads$38 DUPE St. Ives Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads $5

(Image by me) I can’t wait to try these! I have the moisturizer (below) and it’s freaking awesome!


Ren Cleansing Balm $48 DUPE The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Butter $15

Ooooo… Cleansing oil or balm?! Leave a comment below if you use either one!

Urban Decay Smog  dupe Milani Caramel Brown

Urban Decay Smog & Milani Caramel Brown

This is the PERFECT holiday gold color!

Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush Dupe For Stila

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in coral reef dupe for Stila Converable color in poppy

Audrey has a ton of dupes on her page! Go show her some love!


Benefit Dandelion blush $28 DUPE L’Oreal True Match Baby Blossom $8

This is such a perfect baby pink! And have you ever tried the L’Oreal blushes? They’re so soft!philosophy-dupe

Philosophy Hope In a Jar $67 DUPE St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer $5

Yup, I use it daily, and yup, I love it!

MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow $16 DUPE Wet n Wild Penny Eyeshadow $2

MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow $16 DUPE Wet n Wild Penny Eyeshadow $2

Oh yeassssss! Again, a perfect holiday eyeshadow color!


I hope you enjoyed todays post! Have you seen the last 4 days?



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Holiday Gift Guide 2014- For Him

Happy weekend! Only two more before Christmas! Are you ready yet? Today’s post is all about gifts for the men in your life, so if you’re drawing a blank on what to give them this year (we all know we’ve given too many socks, ties, and candy) I hope this inspires you!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 For Him

Dollar Shave Club $1-10/month
2 Batman Money Clip $40 3 Bormioli Rocco Selecta 7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set $30
4 Apothecary “White & Silver” Shave Set $69 5 Maple Bacon Soap – Mens Shaving Soap $6

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 For Him

1 Tactical Holiday Stocking $20 2 DCI Hammer Bottle Opener $9
3 I love you like a hobbit loves second breakfast mug $12
Gold-Plated Tungsten Carbide One Ring $100 5 Bacon Soap $14


More Bacon Soap $6
Personalized 8 GB Wood Folding USB Flash Drive $28 3 Grumpy Cat Mouse Pad $12
4 $30 5  Star Trek Bathrobes $60

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Coffee Makes Me Poop mug $13
2 Death Star Ice SPHERE Mold $12 3 Star Wars Death Star Tea Infuser $20
Bacon Candy Canes $6 5 Nose Eyeglasses Gadget Stand $40


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Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Esty Finds!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Lipstick Obsessed

Good morning darlings! Are you ready for day 2 of the best Holiday Gift Guide 2014 ever!?

I’m super curious, how much do you love Etsy? Are you an avid browser (like me) or an avid shopper? Do you own a shop yourself? If you do, leave it in the comments and I will browse & pin sometime from your store to my Etsy Finds! board on Pinterest! 

I love supporting small businesses, especially those on Etsy because I love crafting and would love to be able to make a living selling what I made! Good luck all y’all Etsy shop owners!


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Beauty

30 Mini Glitter Soap Kisses $25 Cucumber Melon Soap $6.5o
3 Christmas Cravings Bath Bomb $5.59 4 Mini Donut Soap $7.75 5 Heart Box Makeup Bag $12
Sushi Soap Set 3 Pack $10 7 Assorted Box of 10 Bath Bombs $15 8 Peppermint Candy Cane Lip Scrub $4.25
9 Chill Pill Soap Set (4 pieces per pack) $7.50 10 6 Pack Extra Large Bath Bomb Fizzys $13
11 Activated Charcoal Soap $6 12 Men’s Shaving Kit $25 13 30 Nail Polishes Fashion Illustration Art Print $7+

Lipstick Obsessed:

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Lipstick Obsessed

1 YSL Lipstick Phone Case (All types of phones) $25 2 Lipstick Phone Case $40 3 MAC Lipstick USB Flash Drive 16GB $40 4 Chanel Lipstick USB Flash Drive 16GB $105
5 Lipgloss Is For Beginners $16.50 6 I Have Way More Makeup At Home $16.507 My Lipstick Is Redder Than Your Lipstick $16.50
Red Lipstick Print 4x6in Glossy Paper $3.50 Lipstick Is a Girl’s Best Friend Print $13
10 30 Lipsticks Fashion Illustration Art Print $7+ 11 On a Bad Day There’s Always Lipstick $16+


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Kids Gifts

1 Frozen Inspired Bows 10-Pack $20 (Cheyenne is a personal friend of mine- go show her some love! She also makes every Disney Princess, plus some ADORABLE headbands- like this holiday one or this 3 pack)
2 I’d Rather Be Naked Onsie $14 Personalized Thomas the Train Whistle Toy with Hat & Bandana $24
Indoor Snowball Fight $25 5 Merry Christmas You Filthy Animal 3/4 sleeve $14


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Scarves

Red Deer Winter Scarf $20 Buffalo Plaid Fleece Infinity Scarf $25
Knit Infinity Scarf $38 4 Extra Chunky Infinity Scarf with leather cuff $34
5 Winter Infinity Scarf $23 5 Oversized Chunky Two Sided Knit Winter Shawl $25


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Personalized Gifts

1 Chevron Personalized iPhone Plug Wrap & USB Band $4.50 Monogrammed Polka Dot Flannel Pajama Pants $24
3 Personalized Cutting Board $44
Monogrammed Wine Bottle Stopper $7 5 Personalized Your Voice Sound Wave Print $40


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Home

1 Hangry Flour Sack Tea Towel $12Holiday Workout Flour Sack Tea Towel $12 Funny Kitchen Art Print $7 (We Mean Not What We Say When We Are Hungry)
4 Cast Iron Bottle Opener Pick Your Color $8 Vodka Teacup $45 How adorable is this vodka teacup?!
6 BAKERS GONNA BAKE Giclee Print $14 7 You Only Live Once, Lick The Bowl Print $18


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Food

1 Ghost Pepper Jam $7 Marzipan Brandied Cherry Chocolate Candy Truffles 16 pieces $16
3 Pure Vermont Maple Sugar Candy- 1 Pound Box $20 4 Edible Chocolate Truffle Candy Wreath $26
5 Hard Candy Emerald Green – 30 Pack $4


Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Etsy Candles

1 Ms. Betty’s Original Bad-Ass Candles – Soyphisticated Bitch $18 2 Bookstore — Book Lovers’ Scented Soy Candle $15
3 Large Black Hand Crafted Candle $40 4 Harry Potter Butterbeer Soy Candle $14
5 Candle Soy Wax Very Very Vanilla $10 Froot Loop Scented Cereal Bowl Candle $22

*All images from listings. If you own the shop and would like me to take any photo/link down, please email me at

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