December 19, 2014

My Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I wasn't able to get around to writing a blog post this week due to being swamped with work, Christmas shopping, and hurrying to get our coffee table built in time for Christmas, but I thought that I would at least share a Friday favorites today. Many of the items I chose for this week could also double as great presents if you are still in need of some gift ideas.

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1 - This season everyone seems crazy about boxwood home decor, including myself. I've been trying to find both a boxwood wreath and boxwood trees at HomeGoods but I haven't had much luck. Last night when I came across these boxwood trees from West Elm, I was pretty ecstatic. Best part is that the small and large size are half off plus free shipping. I may have already ordered these for myself. 
MAYBE.   Okay, I totally did. 

2 - My obsession with monogramed things and gold continues, so when I came across these Deco Letter ornaments from West Elm, I knew our tree had to have a "M" and a "P".  I also purchased these last night for $3 dollars each, but today they are 60% off so they are $2 plus free shipping. These would make great inexpensive gifts, and you can still order them in time to get it by Christmas!

3 - Most of my photos on my blog/social media sites revolve around my love for home decor, but I love beauty stuff almost just as much. I'm big into make up brushes, and my go to crease brush for the past year has been MAC 224, until now. It has happily been replaced by the IT Brush blending crease brush #105. Although I still use my MAC 224, this IT brush #105 is a little more dense which in my opinion allows for better application into the crease, but then it also does a superb job of blending out the shadow. You can also use the flat side of the brush to apply shadow onto your lid, which makes this a great multi-purpose brush! I love this brush so much that I will most likely be gifting this to someone for Christmas along with trying more It Brushes. 

4 - I've been loving this Banana Republic Parka since it came out in the fall. It's both very stylish and is one of, if not the most comfortable and cozy coats I've ever tried on. It's more like a wearable sleeping bag. It's pretty expensive so I've been waiting for it to go on a much reduced sale, but I have had no luck so far. I guess that's a good thing though because if I owned it I would constantly lay around in it,  and possibly fall asleep in it like I currently do with my North Face parka. 

5. I came across this pin on both Pinterest and a bloggers Instagram feed on how to achieve the Restoration Hardware Gray Stain.  I bought RAST nightstands from Ikea to makeover for our  bedroom, and I knew how I wanted it to look but didn't know how to achieve the look until now. I'm excited to try this out, and look forward to sharing you my RAST Hack sometime in January. Stay Tuned! 

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