Here’s wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and a very blessed new year ahead. Do enjoy the company of your closed ones and fill your tummy up with happy food! See you all soon. In the meantime, let the festivities begin!
As the holiday season draws near – neigh, it might already have begun for some of us – there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: What do we make for dinner? I scoured the web for some interesting, mouthwatering holiday recipes that are easy to follow. I also found some decor ideas, if you need some inspiration to make the place cosy. If you’re into sausage mini bites and roasted potatoes, read right ahead (hopefully not on an empty stomach).
There’s something quite exotic about Guerlain, and I’m not sure if it’s got something to do with it’s very French name. Nevertheless, I’m very excited to show you all the Guerlain 2014 Holiday Collection!
This year’s beauty collection is inspired by l’Opéra à Paris, the place where spectacular shows steal the limelight, and where audiences remain in awe of talented actors, long after the plays have ended.
If there’s one thing I currently cannot keep my eyes – and fingers – away from, it’s my phone. To be exact, it’s Instagram that I access through my screen. Now that I’m getting some break from work, I have my life back! And yes, who wouldn’t spend some time sifting through artfully curated and envy-inducing pictures? The answer is nobody.
Here are my picks for the 20 Instagram accounts to follow right now, especially if you’re bored with your current timeline and want something different. They’re arranged in alphabetical order below. Enjoy!
(Follow me on Instagram HERE to get the latest news on style and beauty.)
Beauty blogging on Laced Ivory stemmed from my passion towards beauty products, writing and helping others (as well as myself) find their better selves. I’ve only got one face, body and a headful of hair, but over the years, I’ve tried so many different products and have come to really love some of them. Here are the top 40 beauty products that have made the cut this year (with links to purchase).
Hello beauties! As you’re reading this, I’m probably updating Instagram with my staycation pictures. That’s right, Mr. Ratatouille and I are making up for future lost time, as our work is going to separate us for a while in the coming months. Of course we’re dreading it but we refuse to sit around and mope, so we’re celebrating being together whenever we can. And what better way than some alone time, away from prying eyes?
As with all staycations, I always pack a bunch of things, such as skincare and makeup. Over time, the number of things I carry have reduced and today, I’m going to show you how you can pack for a staycation using a cooler bag.
It’s THE time of the year – Black Friday! I know things can get pretty scary in stores out there and it’s not super fun to brave the cold for some discounts, so I’ve gathered up the major stores (and some of your favourites) so you can shop their Black Friday deals this weekend in the comfort of your own home! Keyboard warriors, brace yourselves for some major damage!
(For any brand that does not have a code, no code is needed to get the discount.)
// Black Friday 20% off select product
// Cyber Monday Save up to $40 site-wide + free shipping
CODE: CYBER valid: 11/30
// Black Friday 30% off
DATE: 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)
// Cyber Monday 30% off
DATE: 11.30 (8pm EST) – 12.02 (3am EST)
// 20% off
DATE: 11.28 (8pm GMT) – 12.02 (8am GMT)
// Black Friday 30% off full-price styles
// Cyber Monday 30% off any purchase + free shipping
// Black Friday 50% off on a selection sitewide
// Cyber Monday 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items
Bluefly // up to 80% off
// Black Friday 50% off sitewide
// up to 60% off + free shipping
// Cyber Monday 30% off sitewide
// Tiered promotion: 30% off $50, 35% off $100, 40% off $150
CODE: SPEND50, SPEND100, SPEND150
// Black Friday 30% off cashmere styles
// 40% off sitewide
// 40% off select styles
// Black Friday 15% off sitewide
// Cyber Monday 15% off sitewide
// Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20
// Extra 30% off clearance
// Cyber Monday 20% off $60+
CODE: CYBER 20
// 30% off $120+
The holiday season is the perfect time to travel, especially since nobody’s really going to be at work anymore. But if you, like me, are going to be spending December at home, there’s no better time and place to indulge in the festive mood. This year, the Crabtree and Evelyn 2014 Holiday Collection is heavily inspired by the wanderlust bug that lives in us all. Take note, for you too, can travel to London right in your own home.
Aren’t you excited that it’s already November? I know I’ve been going on about how Christmas is coming but you see, Christmas is my favourite time of the year! My family doesn’t really celebrate it but it’s nice to not hear depressing stories on the news for once. And carols! Carols everywhere. Choirs of angels. People dressed as Santa, snowmen or elves, giving presents to little kids. Malls decked with decorations. And shops turn festive with deals.
If you’re in the midst of getting stockings filled, here are my current picks for gifting this season, mainly sourced out from the gifting sections of Nordstrom and Shopbop. And we’re only getting started!
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