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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: gift ideas for teens

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It’s official! I have a high school teenager in the house, and she has informed me of what is hot, and what is not, in the world of high school teens. So, it is with the authority of a high school freshman that I bring you this holiday gift guide featuring gift ideas for teens.

Teenagers are typically the most difficult group of people to purchase holiday gifts for. They only shop at certain stores, and they only like specific pieces from those stores. If you buy the wrong color or item, even if it is from a “cool”store, it could still be a complete bomb.

My daughter has informed me the best rule of thumb is to buy clothing in black or grey. Only certain pull-overs can be ivory. Teens do not want glitter or sequins; so those days are over for these kids! Clothing needs to be plain, dark, and understated; yet still display cool brand names such as “Pink” or Abercrombie.”

The following items were hand-picked by my teen daughter who is a freshman in high school, and knows what is cool, and what isn’t cool. I assembled everything she suggested in the shopping widget below.

Sometimes I cannot clip the dark color, so you might see an item in a light or uncool color. Simply click through and select the darkest color possible; and then it will be cool for a holiday gift for a teen! Be sure to disable ad blocker for my website so you can see the shopping widget below!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope your teen loves these gifts!


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L’Oreal Infallable matte lip gloss and more for spring

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All cosmetics c/o L’Oreal. From top: L’Oreal Infallable Mate Lip Gloss / eye brow makeup / mascara / eye shadow /

Sometimes the best beauty products can be found at your local drugstore. I always love finding on trend cosmetics at amazing prices; which also happen to apply nicely, stay on all day, and are nice to my skin!

One of the biggest trends in beauty right now is the  matte lip. We are seeing matte lipsticks, and lip glosses in vivid hues, with pink tones, for the spring 2016 season. The matte lip also happened to be on the fall runways in New York!

I loved how it looked on the runways, which made this beauty trend high on my list of trends to share with you, and to wear right now!

So in February, when I returned home from New York Fashion Week and found an amazing train case full of L’Oreal goodies for spring waiting for me at home, I was thrilled! After all, the perfect matte lip gloss was inside!

L’Oreal Infallable lip gloss goes on smooth, and it is not sticky like so many other lip glosses on the market. I also love all the colors. There are fabulous hues for spring, summer, and next fall! Love!

The brow kit pictured above is also a great way to structure brows. I love the tools inside the compact, they are really to use. I also love how each compact offers two hues, which help design a natural looking brow.

Did you see all the beautiful eye shadow colors? Love! The neutral colors are perfect for everyday wear, and the blue is ideal for a night out on the town; or the next time one of my friends throws an 80’s party. Totally tubular 😉

You can find all these pretty products by L’Oreal at your local drugstore, or online here, and here.

My favorites by L’Oreal Paris:

Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color review

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Pictured: c/o Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Red Brick

Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color is a new lipstick alternative from Laura Mercier. A fusion between lip gloss and cream lipstick, Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color “paints” on your lips like a gloss, while offering the finish of a cream lipstick. Love that!

As lipstick trends toward darker hues in cream or matte finishes for the spring and summer seasons, Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color is the perfect lipstick alternative to rocking this trend. Instead of worrying about a thick cream or matte lipstick which can cake up, as well as travel past your lip lines while on, Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color stays exactly where you “paint” it on, and offers the lightweight feeling of a gloss. Perfection 😉

I tested out Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in “Red Brick” from the spring 2015 collection. This lip color offers a classic red hue which looks like a timeless red, cream lipstick. I loved how it felt lightweight like a gloss. Sometimes cream lipstick is too thick and does not stay in place on my lips. Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color stayed exactly where I put it on my lips; giving me long lasting, worry-free color!

In addition to “Red Brick,” Laura Mercier’s new Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color comes in a variety of classic, and of-the-moment hues including Coral Reef, Fuchsia Mauve, Golden Peach, Orchid Pink, Petal Pink, and Vermilion Red. You can find Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color online here.