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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

This year’s big gift guide is full of all of my favorite things – items I love, items I’ve gifted and even items on my own wishlist for Santa. More than ever, there are a lot of cozy items for staying home and versatile items for all your loved ones in 2020.

I recommend shopping early for shipping times and checking back often as I will try to keep this post updated with new sales throughout the holiday season.

 Be sure to send along this post to Santa or drop a hint if you see something you love too!

 I know 2020 has been a difficult and very different year for many (myself included) but I hope you are able to set aside some time to celebrate and enjoy, even if it may look a little different this year.

As always, thank you for all your support when you shop and use my links. 

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

  1. Hill House Ellie Nap Dress: This year’s biggest hit for staying home. It’s perfect for all the new moms in your life too. The Swiss Dot white Ellie dresses are lovely to sleep in too! Right now, you can always receive $20 OFF your purchase with my link here.

2. LumiSpa Cleansing Device: Any skincare junkie will love this to wash their face!

3.  ToteSavvy Tote or Diaper Bag Insert: For the mom-to-be or new mom, love this organizer for her favorite tote. It comes in a few colors and is on SALE for $20 OFF. They have a larger deluxe size on sale too.

4. Night Silk Face Mask: Because it’s 2020 and silk is best for the maskne.

5. Giftcard to Cherry: If you’re shopping for someone local to Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston or Austin, a giftcard to Cherry for a mobile mani-pedi is the perfect gift. They can use code: BANNC for $10 OFF their first service. There is a great sale on mani-pedi packs right now as well.

6. Equilibria CBD Calm Set: This particular set from Equilibria has CBD bath salts, oil and cream and just sold out but there is a similar one here that is just as great!

7. Nespresso Advent Calendar: For all the coffee lovers in your life!

8. Winc Wine Box or Subscription: Winc is a great idea to send to those you might be not able to see this year for 40% off or 4 bottles for $39 + Free Shipping HERE or you can gift monthly subscription boxes too.

9. Hill House Clean Laundry Candle: Such a beautiful candle and gift box! They have a few scents but this one is great for year round. Again, you can always receive $20 OFF your purchase  of $100 or more with my link here 

10. Hydracy Water Bottle: This is a great gift for all the fitness lovers in your life. It tracks your water intake each day and pops open with a click of the button. You can use code BAC for 15% OFF this bottle and anything else.


holiday gift guide 2020

11. Fab Fit Fun Winter Box: The winter box is full of some amazing FULL sized products that can be customized and is perfect to gift at $49 for a $200+ value. Use code BANNC.

12. Barrington St. Anne Tote: This is the best tote from Dallas-based Barrington! It can be customized in 100s of ways and monogramed.

13. Pura Device & Fragrances: A Pura device for the home would be the prefect gift for just about anyone. You can use code BRITTNEYANN for 15% OFF devices and one-time fragrance purchases plus they have some great gift sets right now too. Nordstrom also has some sets here.

14. Jordan Winery Gift Set: Jordan is always a favorite spot to visit in California and is a nice way to support CA vineyards after all the fires this year.  I highly recommend sending one of their gift sets.

15. Away Mini Travel Kit: For those who may have to travel soon, this kit from Away is perfect. Plus you can get $20 OFF with my link here.

16. Mostess Boxes: Another way to shop small and support a local Texas business would be to gift one of these boxes. Mostess has the most adorable curated items for all your favorite hostess and cocktail lovers. Right now, they’re having a sale up to 50% off too.

17. Sid Mashburn Mocassin Loafers: For the men in your life – these loafers are a classic, go with everything and I’m told they’re very comfortable too. Right now, they have a buy more, save more SALE and these are $50 OFF!

18. French Lavender Candle: Another way to shop small and support a local Florida business!  My cousin has so many of my favorite candles in her shop online.

19. A Bottle of Veuve Clicquot: When in doubt, send a celebration! Apps like Drizly and others make it easy to send a bottle to your favorite bubbly lover or to toast for a virtual holiday season.

20. Hadley LLC Tweed Headband:  This is another pick from my cousin’s store. I love all her headbands here and they would make perfect stocking stuffers too.

21. Hempathy Body Lotion: Vogue has called Hempathy the perfect companion to all your favorite skincare brands and I could not agree more. This would be such a nice pampering gift to give someone and you can get 15% OFF your first purchase.

22. Away Bigger Carry On Suitcase with Pocket & Battery: For the travel lover in your life, who might be missing their skymiles and adventures this year –  this is the best gift there could be! Both the bigger carry on and the pocket version are great. You can use my link for $20 off. They are also having a great sale on sets right now. 


Holiday Gift Guide 2020

23. Pack of Raffia Headbands: The perfect Amazon stocking stuffer pack of headbands for under $13.

24. Nest Holiday Ornament Candle: Another stocking stuffer or hostess idea is this adorable mini Nest candle.

25. Skincare Mini Fridge: If you have a skincare obsessed one in your life, look no further than this mini fridge for all their favorite products.

26. Barefoot Dreams Baby Socks: For all the new babies, I love love these socks! They come in 3 color packs.

27. Lake Pajamas – The best PJs to gift (or ask for) and they now have various colors x styles on sale t00.

28. Tula Eye Balm Gift Set – Tula is known for its eye balms so this gift set is a great value ($90) and you can get 15% off with BRITTNEYANN

29. Wine Decanter: For the wine lovers in your life – another great gift.

30. American Royals & American Royals II Majesty Books: These are easily my favorite books I’ve read lately. For all your book lovers who enjoy the royals and DC, this set would be perfect to gift. The author is also from Texas!

31. Slip Silk Scrunchies: Another nice stocking stuffer or gift exchange idea.

32. Sleeping Lip Mask: This is a great pampering gift for anyone too and if you’re looking for a make up gift – this Charlotte Tilbury set now comes in a mini version.

33. Filson Passport & Card Case: I gifted this a few years ago and it was a big hit. It’s great for the men in your life and easy to personalize. Amazon also had a few available.

34. Barefoot Dreams Baby Blanket: Another recommendation for new babies!

35. Men’s Leather Shearling Lined Slippers: These are the best men’s slippers! They’re more expensive but last for years. Pro tip: if the size you need is backordered, reserve at a store and call them – they can ship to you!


Holiday Gift Guide 2020

36. Ocean Mist and Sea Salt Candle: This is a great option for a scent that is not overwhelming and would be pleasing for anyone. Of course, you can shop more classics here.

37. Silk Eye Mask: For the traveling and staying home – this silk eye mask is a splurge that many will not buy for themselves (which is my favorite type of gift!).

38. Always Pan: For all the chefs and newlyweds in your life, the pan that has been everywhere this year! Pair it with one of my favorite classic aprons and you’re all set for a kitchen gift.

39. Nécessaire Body Wash: I can’t even tell you how many people I am gifting one of these scents too – it’s great (and clean) for everyone!

40. Women’s Barefoot Dreams Slippers: With more cozy in mind this year, these would be nice slippers for mom or grandma too.

41. Nécessaire Exfoliator: Along with the body wash, this would be nice to gift too, I love the Eucalyptus one for an at-home spa experience.

42. Wanderlust Blocks Set: Aunt BAC highly approves of these wanderlust blocks for all those future travelers. There are also other cities from around the world that you can shop from this local Dallas company too (15% OFF right now).

43. Monogram Passport Case – Another idea for your favorite traveler are these customized passport cases. They have a few colors and are on sale right now for $24.

44. Record Player :For the musical men and women in your life, this record player comes in a few colors and is the perfect size. Pick up a few of their favorite artists on record too!

45. Freedom Moses Sandals: These sandals live up to the hype! A neutral color would be nice to gift – I have the gold and love them.

46. Name Bracelet: Another idea for a mom to be or mom. This company is also small and local to Texas.

47. Leather Airpod Case Holder: I picked these up for my dad a few years ago and he loves them. If you’re gifting anyone airpods this year, be sure to grab a case.

48. Magazine Subscriptions: One of my favorite stocking stuffers that keeps on giving is gifting Magazine Subscriptions (Southern Living and Travel + Leisure are a few favorites) and with Amazon you can get some great deals starting at only $5!

49. Men’s Filson Travel Dopp Kit: Another classic for all the men in your life that will last for years and travels to come.


Holiday Gift Guide 2020

50. Dr. Zenovia Moisturizer: With winter coming, this is a great gift and highly recommend all her products for maskne this year too.

51. On Cloud Running Shoe: This one is on my list this year! Great for fitness lovers and for all those long walks.

52. LEEF CBD Soap: Stocking stuffer that comes in a variety of scents.

53. Gray Malin Italy Book: Another pick for your travel lover’s coffee table along with the Escape or the Beaches books.

54. Barefoot Dreams Unisex Robe: I have gifted this to ladies and men and it’s a classic!

55.  Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide Book: Also on my list this year!

56.  Barbour Classic Scarf: For your Barbour jacket lovers, the perfect scarf.

57. Leopard Raffia Headband: Another pick from a small and local Texas business – this is the year of the headband.

58. Facial Steamer :I have talked about this on stories but this is perfect for those you have no idea what to get and who love to pamper themselves. It’s also nice for this year when spa and facial visits are missing. It’s a great price under $50.

59. Custom Photo Ornament: For the grandparents!

60. Men’s Workout Shorts: These are the best men’s shorts from Lululemon, they have pockets and are for working out or swim. I like the black and navy classics.

61. Beautycounter Hand Softening Set: Beautycounter gift sets are a great idea for your sister, mom, grandma, best friend and more – this hand luxury set is also quite fitting for this year.

62.  Jo Malone Perfume Gift Set: This perfume set is great to break up for stockings and gift exchanges but also nice to gift so that someone can try a few scents as Jo Malone’s are meant for layering. This set includes 2 of my favorites too and is on SALE for 15% OFF right now.

63. Heart Coffee Mug Set – For your coffee and tea lovers.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020


64. Barefoot Dreams Blanket: A classic for anyone and a great at-home splurge too!

65. Gray Malin Kids Book: I love these books for kids!

66. Men’s Barbour Jacket: This is my rec for a classic men’s jacket! Tuckernuck is also having an amazing buy more, save more sale from 20%-30% OFF with code: BIGSALE.

67. Rewined Rosé Candle: Another favorite candle to gift – made from old wine bottles and handpoured in Charleston.

68. Cashmere Lounge Set: Hoodie Pullover and Joggers: The coziest set as we head into winter! Summersalt is having so many great sales these last few weeks. They have gifts with purchase, $20 OFF, free shipping and more surprises + bundles each day. Their new fleeces and PJ sets are great options too.

69. Fuzzy Nonslip Slippers: For an affordable Amazon find, these are the perfect gift. They have memory foam and are super comfortable. Many slipper options this year but that is 2020!

70. Wine Simple Book: More for the wine lovers or those who are new to drinking wine. Pair this with a bottle.

71. Drybar Blowdryer Gift Set: This particular set sold out but there is a similar one here on SALE for 15% OFF right now. It is a classic H&T rec every year and I would also recommend this brush blowdryer (it blows the Revlon version away!).

72. Diamond Initial Necklace: Kendra Scott’s fine jewelry line is one of my favorites. This initial necklace would be great for any woman in your life and new moms too. I also am loving all their new engraving options.

73. Silk Pillow Case: Another option that most won’t buy themselves and great for hair and skincare.

74. Truffle Travel Toiletry Case: These toiletry cases are more expensive but very durable and TSA-approved. They come in a few colors and another travel gift option.

75. Lululemon Align Workout Top: If you know a fitness or athleisure lover that is align legging obsessed, this new top is the perfect companion!

76. Bala Workout Weights: These are a must-have for all the fitness lovers and year of the virtual workout. If you need them sooner, there are some options here and here.

77. Tula Eye Masks: Another Tula pick this holiday season. I just stocked up myself for stocking stuffers for my sisters and stepmom.  You can get 15% off with code BRITTNEYANN

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

78.  Byredo Candle: A splurge for all the candle snobs!

79. Hydrating Sheet Mask: The best sheet masks for $6! I stocked up on these for stockings too.

80. Golden Goose Sneakers:  Another splurge but I love love this gold/silver combo and they go with everything.

81. Derma-E Brightening Eye Patches: Love these clean eye patches to gift too.

82. Restoring Hand Cream: Another 2020 item with all the hand sanitizer, this luxury hand cream would be great for mom or grandma.

83. HRH Royal Style Book – For the royal lovers!

84. Birdie Fur Slippers: My last slipper idea – these are selling out fast but they have many other styles here.

85. Mini NuFace: The Number One seller on H&T this year should be number one on your list to gift or ask for! It’s currently 15% OFF here too. I saved a video on my Instagram profile if you missed it.

86. Men’s Outdoor Voices Shirts: Best men’s shirts for working out or casual wear.

87. Pearl Face Mask Chain: Because it’s 2020 and everyone needs a cute mask chain for work and errands. Also from a local favorite.

88. Simplified Daily Planner: Simplified is having a sale on their 2021 planners and they have many different styles.

89. Diptyque Candle Gift Set:  These holiday sets are also a great rec for a candle lover.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

90. Lele Sadoughi Face Masks: From the brand that makes the nicest hair accessories, these masks are some of the best made. There is a set of 3 on sale here and a few more patterns on sale here.

91. Gingham Baby Hooded Towels: These baby towels monogrammed are also a favorite to gift.

92. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Bronze and Contour Duo: This is such a great price for this duo for a stocking stuffer, gift exchange or small gift. I use the large size and it’s normally $68 so under $30 is a steal and it’s the best of the best IMO.

93. Hand Soap & Lotion + Candle Set: I bought this Gardenia set for my grandma. It’s also a lovely hostess gift and great for a guest bathroom.

94.  Drybar’s Double Shot Brush Blowdryer: This is a perfect gift for someone who has everything! I have one for myself and gifted it too. Not to be cheesy but it blows the Revlon version away, doesn’t get too hot, smooths and styles your hair and is worth the splurge. Sephora also has it if you prefer to shop there.

95. Men’s Medium Duffel Bag: Another classic men’s item! This is the perfect size.

96. Luxe Hair Towel Wrap: Great for everyone and there is waffle option here.

97. Williams-Sonoma Classic Apron: This apron is a classic and perfect addition to a kitchen-related gift. I love all of the colors and have a few myself. French blue is also nice!

98. Portable Baby Mat: This portable baby mat is an Aunt BAC pick this year. It’s foldable, easy to carry and can be personalized.

99. Kids Toy Straw Basket: One more pick from Aunt BAC to carry around all the toys!

100. Lululemon Belt Bag: And last but not least – A great price for a Lululemon pick at under $40. I wear mine hiking, on walks and while traveling sometimes. It clips around your waist or shoulder and has convenient pockets.

Merry Everything and Happy Shopping!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday season.

Sephora Holiday Sale Favorites

As promised, the Sephora Holiday Savings Event is upon us in 2020 so I put together this post with some of my recent favorites this year.  If you missed my Spring Sephora Sale post, check it out here as all those items are staples I love, still use and would also recommend for this sale too! 

As most of you probably know, some of these beauty items rarely go on sale and this sale is one of Sephora’s biggest and best. Sephora’s Holiday Savings Event is based around Beauty Insider Status – so ROUGE members get 20% OFF from 10/30 – 11/9, VIB members get 15% OFF from 11/3– 11/9 and Insider members get 10% OFF from 11/5 – 11/9. According to the Instagram story polls I did, y’all are about 50/50 between VIB vs. ROGUE status so I wanted to share this by day 1 so you could start to add to your wishlists and shopping carts once you’re able to shop.

Sephora’s program is completely free to join and tracks all your purchases every year plus provides some truly amazing samples to redeem with your points. I try a lot of new products this way and if you aren’t currently signed up, but want a discount – this is the perfect time to get at least 10% OFF and build your status for future sales. You can sign up here now.

As always, thank you for all your support when you use my links to shop. The Sale was very popular in the Spring and I’m so lucky that so many of y’all take my recommendations and send me yours too. If you are reading this on your phone and use the Sephora app, my links also connect and work there too.

Similar to my Spring post, I’ve broken this list down into different categories and included my wishlist and gift sets this year too.

Be sure to use the code HOLIDAYFUN to apply your discount. You can use the code on as many orders as you’d like. 


*UPDATE for all my Beautycounter picks: They were originally on the Sephora website still when the sale began but they have now taken them off as the partnership JUST ended. I was able to restock with my discount before they removed them but I’m so sorry for those of you that missed it . However, I love these so much that I still wanted to include it in this post with an update. The GOOD NEWS is that if you still want to buy the product – anyone can get 10% OFF when they sign up here with a new email address!

Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel Treatment – I have talked about this peel over and over on insta-stories and it’s because it WORKS! I cannot tell you how many friends I have recommended this to and it’s one of my top recommendations right now. I use 1-2 pumps every other night and it leaves me glowing. It is gentle and has left my skin looking so bright and even too.

Beautycounter Vitamin-C Serum – I’m already on my second bottle of this Vitamin-C serum and it is one of my new go-to’s since Spring. It smells lovely and works so well! My spring post recommended another Vitamin-C but I have since switched to this one and one other (will talk about that one more later). This is yet another BC product I am loving and notice the difference in my skin tone and even-ness. I have freckles and my skin has never looked so bright! I use it every morning and Vitamin-C is essential to any skincare routine so I highly recommend this one too.

Beautycounter Supreme Cream – I use this cream every night – it’s so luxe and helps keep my skin hydrated before bed. I’m ordering my second jar this sale, some people compare it to La Mer and it’s clean too!

Indie Lee Toner – This one was recommended by so many of you and I absolutely love this toner! It’s my go-to for the mornings (I used a different brand at night) and is also a clean brand. I’ve mentioned this before but I’m not 100% “CLEAN” only by any means, I use what works and will always share you with my favorite products that do.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Moisturizer – This is a great daily moisturizer. I use it after Vitamin-C and it’s incredibly hydrating. My skin is often very dry in Dallas and this has helped tremendously with that. It has lactic acid and helps with fine lines too. You can buy in a smaller size if you want to try it out for a bit first!

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Vitamin C Serum – This is the other Vitamin C I use now and love too. It is slightly more expensive that the Beautycounter one and I love the dropper! It’s a high-performance serum and also has lactic acid.

Dr. Zenovia 10% Glycolic Acne Control Peel Pads – I recently discovered Dr. Zenovia’s hormonal dermatology line through a PR gifting and I’m in love with all her products so far. I generally do not have acne-prone skin but I’ve become a victim of maskne from time to time and these peel pads are truly amazing. You can use 2x a day or whenever you need it – I immediately notice a difference and my zits are gone within a day or two. It also works for dark spots. I also recommend her spot treatment (it’s often sold out but set an alert for it because it’s a miracle worker!).

Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel – If you’re looking for a clean eye gel serum, look no further! This product is excellent and I discovered it first through a sample at Sephora. It helps with dark circles and puffiness and I love to use before bed too.

Clarins V-Facial Intensive Wrap Face Mask – You have probably heard of this amazing de-puffing face mask a million times but I finally picked it up for myself this year and I’m here to tell you – it works wonders! I recommended it to a girlfriend of mine and she called it “pedialyte for your face”, ha! I could not agree more. I use it mostly in the morning and it helps to de-puff and contour your face – I think this one will go quickly on sale but set an alert if it sells out!

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask – Masking is a large part of my skincare routine and it all depends on what my skin needs that week. This particular mask is great for a Sunday reset and is full of antioxidants and vitamins. My face is always glowing and brightened right after. I recommend adding this to your mask circuit for sure.

Laneige Lavender Water Sleeping Mask – Another mask I will wear overnight at the end of my routine is this one. The lavender is so soothing to fall asleep too and it’s lightweight but so hydrating. They also have other options with no scent. I mentioned this in my last post, but I also use their lip mask every night before bed.

Farmacy Gel Sheet Masks – These sheet masks are the best! I love the hydrating one and the brightening one too. They are great gifts and a clean option.

Beautycounter Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser – My last Beautycounter rec on this list is this cleanser (don’t forget to use the new code I posted above)! I love clean cleansers and use this along with my Tula one. It helps to remove make up and oils (also good for maskne these days!) and has jojoba beans that are gentle and exfoliating.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator – I’m often asked what exfoliators I use and this has been a top pick for years! I call it my “skin polish” and love how gentle this is on my skin and how tight my skin looks after I use it. It’s a rice-based powder that you mix and is very lightweight. They also make it in a mini size so you can try it out first and it is even gentle enough for daily use.

Nécessaire Body Wash – If you want to know if the hype is real on Nécessaire – it is! I genuinely love the body wash and use the Eucalyptus one daily. It’s clean and they also have other scents that I’m looking forward to trying. It’s a great time to get it on sale!

Nécessaire Body Lotion – This is the other product I am loving by them and using daily. It’s fragrance free and full of vitamins and omegas. It’s no nonsense and also very hydrating for colder months.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum – Last but not least in skincare, if you decide to splurge on one thing, let it be this serum! I know the price is $$$ but I’m telling you, I have not tried a hyaluronic acid I like better and it comes at a great discount right now.


Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo –  If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that Drybar products are nothing new to me. I’ve been using this dry shampoo and others for years but LOVE that they have the new large value size of this one now so I had to mention.

Drybar On The Rocks Lightweight Conditioner – This is my go-to Drybar conditioner. It’s super lightweight, which is perfect for fine hair like mine and I pair it with their Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo every week. I always stock up on these when they’re on sale.

Drybar Wrap Party Styling Wand – Last but not least in Drybar world is this curling wand. It’s what I have been using for a few years and I love how you can set the temperature, it automatically goes off after an hour, it has a reverse taper which is great for curl styling and ionic technology.


Laneige Lip Balm – My last post has more of my make up routine but I wanted to include a few more in this post. This balm (like the lip mask) is amazing. It comes in many other flavors and is the perfect addition to my mostly minimal or no make-up looks these days.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer  -When it comes to make up, I tend to stick with holy grail products for years. I have loved and used the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation for a long time so it’s fitting that I am loving the new concealer that just came out. It compliments the foundation and is nice on its own too.

Nars Mini Orgasm Blush – This is also a longtime favorite of mine but I love that it comes in this mini size now! Great for travel and purses.

Urban Decay All-Nighter Make Up Setting Spray – This product is the only setting spray I love. It helps my make up last and I swear it helps it not get on my other face masks these days. I linked the smaller size as I recommend trying it that way first.


Since the holidays are basically amongst us now, it’s only fitting I include a few of my favorite candles. These are some great holiday scents, stocking stuffer ornaments and some staples too. The sale is the perfect time to try out some new candles. I also picked up this one last sale and am obsessed!


I wanted to include some of my holiday gift set picks this sale too. These not only make great gifts and stocking stuffers but I love gift sets as a way to test new products and use for travel too. The NuFace also has a limited edition option or you can pick up the regular one here (one of the most popular items of 2020 on H&T!).


I’ve included a few others items below that are in my cart and on my wishlist these days to try next. Continue to check back on this post as I will update it some as the sale goes on.

*Pro Tip: if any of my picks are “sold out”, I recommend signing up for the alerts when they’re back in stock – I have purchased several items like that in the past when I receive the email alert and you can use your discount code as many times as you’d like!

 Don’t forget to check out my Spring Sale picks too & use the code HOLIDAYFUN to apply your discounts.

Happy Shopping!

Sephora Spring Sale Favorites

Skincare has quickly become one of my most requested and popular topics on H&T and with the Spring Sephora SALE amongst us, I thought my picks deserved a dedicated post and a bit more of an explanation.

As most of you probably know, beauty items rarely go on sale and outside of the holidays, this sale is one of Sephora’s biggest and best. Sephora’s Spring sale is based around Beauty Insider Status – so ROUGE members get 20% OFF from now – 5/1, VIB members get 15% OFF from today – 4/29 and Insider members get 10% OFF from 4/23 – 4/27. According to the Instagram story polls I did, the majority of you are VIB so the sale is just starting for you!

Sephora’s program is completely free to join and tracks all your purchases every year plus provides some truly amazing samples to redeem with your points. I try a lot of new products this way and if you aren’t currently signed up, but want a discount – this is the perfect time to get at least 10% OFF and build your status for future sales. You can sign up here now.

Alas, here are my picks this year. I’ve broken them down into different categories including items I already own and love and my wish list/what’s in my cart so far this year. Be sure to use the code SPRINGSAVE to apply your discount. You can use the code on as many orders as you’d like. 


(items I love and use already)

Drunk Elephant Babyfacial Mask – This one has been in my cabinet for a few years now and it’s because it works! If you’re not used to the product, it will sting some at first but the results leave your skin glowing and baby soft (hence the name). I use weekly on Sunday evenings and follow with the below F-Balm or an oil overnight. If you want a spa-like facial at home, this should be your go-to and dare I say, only item you buy if you just buy one thing this sale!

Drunk Elephant F-Balm – If you buy 2 things, here is one more. This product is one of DE’s newer ones and I’m also a fan. I’ve recently added it to my Babyfacial routine above but it can be used anytime on its own for some quick overnight hydration. It can also just be used as part of your skincare routine if you don’t want to go the mask route but it’s lightweight, either way.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask – You’ve probably heard of the this cult favorite but that’s because it also works. It immediately makes me feel more awake and I’ve started using it in the morning while my eye patches are on too. It also always comes with me on trips for long plane rides (and post) and can be worn overnight.

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops – If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m not a huge fan of at-home self-tanners. I don’t like the smell and I hate to look orange or streaky. But that’s why I LOVE these subtle drops. You mix them in with a daily moisturizer or primer and you become more sunkissed as the day goes on and your tan starts to develop. A rep at Sephora actually helped me pick out the right “shade” for me and said that most people pick it wrong. Pick what shade you naturally are (for example, I’m pretty fair naturally so I go with “light”). Most people make the mistake of picking what they want to be and it doesn’t look as natural. These are also affordable and last forever so take advantage of the sale now as we head into summer months…because no one wants sun wrinkles from the real thing.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – I’ve been using this for a few months now and it keeps my lips hydrated and soft. I put on every night before bed and also use their daily lip balm product too. Highly recommend adding this to your evening routine along with my favorite hand cream.

Sephora Collection Cleansing Gel – I’m convinced that this is one of the best kept secrets because it’s the most affordable item on my list (even without a great sale) and it works so well! I use a few daily cleansers but keep this one in the shower and love what it does for my skin, keeping it hydrated. It’s only $10 and makes a great travel choice too.

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm – When I was looking for a new cleansing balm, this one came highly recommended by many of you. I love how it smells (sort of lime in nature) and I use it as a part of my double cleanse routine in the evenings before I wash my face with a gel cleanser. It gets all my make up and mascara off and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. They also make this in an affordable travel size that I originally bought to try it so that’s also an option.

Drunk Elephant Vitamin C Serum – Another DE favorite! I compare this to the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic that I love but for half the price! Vitamin C is something I never skip and use this in the mornings primarily. Pro tip: do not stock up too much on this – this product is really “fresh” and  it becomes active right away when you open so it’s better to buy it as needed.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo – This set is on the pricier end, which is why I think if you’re looking for make up during this sale, it’s a great time to buy it. I wear a lot of Charlotte Tilbury products and love her make up. This duo is perfect highlighter and bronzer set and has been in my makeup routine for over 2 years now. It lasts a long time and provides the perfect glow I’m looking for. I also use her concealer wand, light wonder, setting powder and blush.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – Another pricer make up item that is great to buy right now is this foundation. I don’t typically wear a lot of foundation but when I do, it’s this one and it’s because of how light and “silk”-like it truly is. Fun fact: it was originally made for Armani runway shows and it will last you a long time too. You only need about a pump.

IT Cosmetics Last Blowout Mascara – By now, you’ve probably hear of IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara, which I have loved forever and also use but OMG, this new mascara in partnership with Drybar is pretty much my dream come true. I ran to Sephora as soon as it came out last year to pick it up and try. It’s biotin-infused and gives your lashes a voluminous blowout immediately.

Drybar Money Maker Hairspray – Speaking of Drybar, I’d be remiss  if I didn’t point out some of my all time favorite products of theirs during this sale including the only hair spray I use – Money Maker! I love how lightweight it is and I smell like a Drybar visit each time I use it.

NuFace Facial Toning Device – if you’re wanting to splurge a bit on this sale and save big – I recommend this NuFace device more than any other tool! It comes with a gel primer and helps to lift, tighten and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines with micro current technology. I use around 5x a week on my face and you can see results immediately and more over time if you use consistently. My routine only takes about 5 minutes and I use at night or in the morning depending on how much time I have.

Drybar Double-Shot Blowdryer Brush – Another tool to splurge on during this sale is from Drybar. The blowdryer brush helps you achieve that volume you get from a salon blowout and is easy to use. I have tried less expensive versions of products like this and was disappointed -they were too big or got too hot and made my hair frizz and so on. This one does the exact opposite – it’s the perfect size, has special ionic technology to combat frizz and provide shine and does not get too hot while using. I’ll often let my hair air dry a bit then use this to style and finish drying and styling. If you’re looking for other hot tools from Drybar, I also have and can recommend the curling wand, classic blowdryer and travel sized blowdryer too.

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Travel Perfume – Last but certainly not least are two of my favorite Jo Malone fragrance products. I have worn Wild Bluebell for years but I also have a few others scents I love that I mix with it too. What I love most though about this product is the size options. And no matter what your preferred Jo Malone scent, you can pick up your favorite in this “purse” size for a much more affordable price that is easy to travel with too.

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle – If you’re looking to splurge a bit on home fragrance during this sale, this candle is in my bathroom as we speak. I love this scent and it will brighten up any room – especially now while we’re all at home.

If you want more recommendations for this sale, here are some other staples I use and love too!


I’ve also included a few items below that are in my cart and on my wishlist.


(note: a lot of these wishlists items are “sold out” but I recommend signing up for the alerts when they’re back in stock – I have purchased several items like that when I receive the email alert and you can use your discount code as many times as you’d like!)

Again, be sure to use the code SPRINGSAVE to apply your discounts.

Happy Shopping!

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant


Every day, as women, we use a countless number of beauty products and look to friends and our favorite bloggers for recommendations. Well today, I wanted to share with you one beauty product that we all use every single day but rarely talk about – deodorant!

Beyond odor and wetness protection, you may not give it much thought but this one item is so essential to your daily routine, activities and clothing that you should certainly expect more. I have personally been wearing the Dove brand for years and I’m so excited to partner with them to try their Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant line.

It provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection and it is formulated with Dove 1/4 moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer, smoother skin. Additionally, it is also available in a variety of signature fragrances (18!!) and benefits so that everyone’s needs can be met. For example, they have a Sensitive variant for those of us with super sensitive skin and three ClearTone variants that help with uneven skin tone and dark marks.


Gift Guide: My Christmas Wishlist

To kickoff gift guide season, I thought I would share a variety of items on my own “wishlist”. You know, just in case anyone needs any ideas, of course. 

I’ve also included a few of my favorite must-have’s so shop for your loved ones, yourself or send this post as a hint. Stay tuned for more fun guides later this week.


1. Drybar Travel Sized Kit — 2. New Apple TV — 3. Nail Lacquer — 4. Apple Watch

5. Pavé Diamond Ring — 6. Throw Blanket — 7. Ear Muffs — 8. Night Face Cream

9. Gold Ball Earrings — 10. Quilted Jacket — 11. Favorite Book — 12. Google Home

13. Black Tassel Earrings + Gold Heels  — 14. Sunnies — 15. Watch — 16. Rose Gold Purse

17. Wine Phone Case — 18. Blanket Scarf — 19. Brush Set — 20. Pavé Diamond Earrings

21. Nespresso Machine + Milk Frother — 22. Wine Glasses — 23. Gold Coasters

24. Faux Leather Leggings — 25. Christmas Tree Phone Case — 26. Workout Jacket

27. Gold Slippers — 28. Ruffled Sweater — 29. Plaid PJ Pants — 30. Favorite Mascara —

31. Pom Hat — 32. Tote Bag — 33. Perfume Gift Set — 34. Plaid Puffer Vest — 35. Leggings

 Merry Merry & Happy Shopping!