Category Archives: Beauty

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Today I am heading down to Florida for 11 whole days to spend time with my family and friends for Christmas. I am looking forward to some sunshine, lazy days and all the traditions that Christmas brings at my house. Most importantly, setting out milk & cookies with my youngest sister who is only 10 years old on Christmas Eve (or more recently, wine & cheese as I’ve convinced her Santa enjoys that too).

Now for all those who wait until the last minute to shop (I won’t judge, I plan to finish my shopping in Florida too), below are some stocking stuffer picks from yours truly.

I also must include a special shoutout to three recent favorites of mine that are perfect for stockings as well.


Black Friday SALES Roundup

If you decided to skip the lines and shop online from the comfort of your home this Black Friday then you’re in luck. I have a rounded up the sales from some of my faves below so you don’t have to filter through those emails in your inbox for the early deals.

Ann Taylor – 50% OFF Everything

Ann Taylor Loft – 50% OFF Everything

ASOS – 30% OFF Everything

Bloomingdale’s – Up to 50% OFF

C. Wonder – 40% OFF Everything

Chicwish – 30%, 35% or 40% OFF + FREE Shipping

Design Darling – 20% OFF Entire Site

Gap – 50% OFF Everything

Gigi New York – FREE Gift with Purchase + FREE Shipping

J.Crew – 30% OFF & Extra 40% OFF Sale

J.Crew Factory – 50% OFF Everything + FREE Shipping on orders over $50

Jack Rogers – Amazing Sales + FREE Shipping

Kate SpadeSurprise 75% Off Sale + 25% OFF Entire Site 

Kate Spade Saturday – 30% OFF Full-Priced Items

Kendra Scott – 15% OFF Everything + Free Shipping

Lululemon – FREE Shipping

Lulu & Georgia – 20%, 25% or 30% OFF

Madewell – 25% OFF Everything

Nordstrom – Up to 40% OFF

Old Navy – Up to 50% OFF + Extra 15% OFF

Pink Bubbly: 10% off 1 item with code PF10 + 20% off 2 items with code PF20 + 30% off 3 or more items with code PF30.

Piperlime – 25% OFF Entire Site

Pottery Barn – 20% OFF Regular Priced Items

Revolve – Up to 75% OFF

Shopbop – Up to 25% OFF Entire Site

Sole Society – 30% OFF Everything

Sweet & Spark – 25% OFF Entire Site with SHARETHESPARK25

Target – 40% OFF All Clothing

Tory Burch – Up to 30% OFF

Waiting on Martha – 10%, 15% or 20% OFF

Skip the emails again and stay tuned for a Cyber Monday roundup next that will include some of my picks too.

Happy Shopping!

Recap: BeautyBarre Event

Last week, I hosted an event for readers with two of my favorite blog partners – Barre Tech and Beautycounter. If you missed my last posts on these two brands, check out my Barre Tech one here and my Beautycounter routine here.

Ashlyn, Faith and I worked with Barre Tech’s owner, Amy, to fill their studios for beginner barre classes in the evening followed by a Beautycounter trunkshow hosted by the lovely Reagan who joined us from NC. It was so nice to meet everyone and sip on much-needed bubbles after class. We also enjoyed “burn” and “shake” gluten free cupcakes a la Happy Tart Bakery and cheese and crackers a la Cheestique.

IMG_2050Everyone went home with gift bags a la Lululemon full of treats from Skinnygirl, complimentary barre passes and passes to try out Barre Tech’s new sister cycling studio, Swet Ride. It just opened up last weekend and I tried my first class last already. Along with barre 5-6x a week (and sometimes 7, ah! #addicted) – I am adding in more spin too so the opening could not have come at a better time.

If you are a veteran #barrebabe or new to barre in the DC area, be sure to check out Barre Tech’s two studios in the area and Swet Ride. (There’s a special promo code for classes for H&T readers on my side banner too.)

Be sure to also shop the BeautyBarre social on Beautycounter for more of my picks! How gorgeous are these products?

Special thank you again to all our sponsors!

Up next –  more of my sister’s wedding planning, gift guides and more! Stay tuned and warm for those of you experiencing this winter cold front this week like us in the nation’s capital.

You’re Invited: Barre + Beauty + Bubbly

You’re Invited!

Hope you’ll join Ashlyn, Faith & I for an event with Barre Tech & Beautycounter next week on Tuesday, November 11th!

We will have a beginner barre class and then bubbly and a Beautycounter trunk show after!

I’m so excited to be working with two of my favorites on this fun reader event and hope to see you there!

Please RSVP here as space is limited.

Giveaway: Beautycounter!


Today’s post will be quick and to the point – a few weeks ago I posted about my new skincare routine with Beautycounter (if you missed it – check out my post and story behind the brand here).

Well, I am excited to announce that H&T is hosting a GIVEAWAY with the lovely Reagan and Beautycounter over the next week.

Someone will win a travel sized lustro face oil #2, this adorable “wouldn’t you like to know” beauty pouch and a free skincare consultation with Reagan!

Enter below and good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out all my favorites too – click on the Hosting & Toasting Social to see more! I’ve gotten friends hooked on this line and I hope you will try it too!