Gift Guide Entry #2: The Little Black Book of Style

The Little Black of Style by Nina Garcia is a great gift for any lover of style, fashion, and/or shopping.

This book offers great style tips & ideas. It is interesting, practical, and well-written.

I own a couple of Garcia’s books, including The Little Black Book of Style and The One Hundred (which is also fabulous!).

This book is also a great conversation starter-if you are having a girls night or a party, you might find people picking it up to flip through it! :)

Recently, I have seen The Little Black Book of Style at stores (other than bookstores) like Anthropologie and Aerie.

You can buy the book right here on my website through, just click on the tab “Shop Katie’s Picks” above.

I would recommend this book for any woman or man interested in style!!! This could be a stocking stuffer or a small gift for someone special.

Check back tomorrow to see what the gift guide entry #3 will be!

Tarte Treasure Chest Limited Edition Palette

This is going to be a mini post! I just went to Sephora and purchased the Tarte Treasure Chest. It was $52.00 but has a retail value of $686 dollars! I have not used it yet but I am really excited about this palette. It contains 16 shimmer eyeshadows, 16 matte shadows, 16 lipglosses, bronzer, luminizer, 4 blushes. The palette comes in an adorable case with a metallic lid adorned with jewels.

The makeup contains NO parabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, preservatives, glycol, gluten, talc or GMOs. It is also cruelty free and natural.

This palette is an amazing deal! I cannot wait to try out this product~I will let you know how I use it & if I would recommend it.


Review: Lavera Lipgloss


I love lip gloss, and lip products in general. I always find myself buying new lip glosses and balms. (I bought a Yes to Carrots lip balm in berry today and I can’t wait to try it!) Anyways, it doesn’t matter if I need it or not-if I see it & want to try it, I am so buying it!

Since I have a lot of  lip products, I often find that I buy one, use it for a week or so, then forget about it. It is rare that I find one that is awesome but when I do- I keep it with me…like it is always in a pocket of the jeans I am wearing or in my purse or makeup bag.

Lavera Lipgloss Trend in No. 4 is fabulous! It is one of those lip products that I find myself reaching for over and over again. It is a clear gloss with a distinctive, gorgeous gold shimmer. I personally enjoy wearing it alone on my lips or on top of my Badger balm. However, since it is clear and shimmery, it would look perfect on top of your favorite lipstick.

There are so many great things about this gloss:

*looks & smells GREAT


*made with organic jojoba

*It contains NO synthetic preservatives, perfumes, colorants or mineral oil  (Awesome!)

*Not tested on animals

I especially love this product because I think it is a great holiday pick. The clear with gold shimmer is so pretty and wearable for everyone. Try it out for yourself, or make it a gift!