Ok, so I know this is REALLY late… Like really late. Christmas has come and gone, and Valentine’s Day is already on the way! So even though these were my favorite gifts for the holiday season, they would make great Valentine’s Day gifts for someone special.
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite gift - jewelry! It’s about the only cliche gift I can’t get enough of. I can live without flowers and chocolate, but jewelry has a special place in my heart. One of my favorite gifts this Christmas was my earring/necklace set from Bloom Jewelry! The black diamonds are just unique enough to attract a ton of compliments! Denver-based Jewelry by Bloom, owned by jewelry designer Lindsay Bloom, has a unique feel, beautiful craftsmanship, and comes at an awesome price point! I’m wearing her Pave Diamond Bar Studs. They are beautifully hand-made with Black Diamonds, set in 14k gold studs. They are versatile because the sparkle is beautiful and classy, but the style is snappy-casual! If you are searching for an accessory that is special and understated, the Pave Diamond Football Necklace is perfect. It features a oxidized silver/black diamonds in the shape of a football - sorry, I have the super bowl on my mind! The shape is a unique piece that catches the eye, yet the small size is dainty and right up my alley.
See more looks from Bloom over on http://thecashmeregypsy.com/my-favorite-things/ , where my best girlfriend’s and I had a little fun in their collection!
MAKEUP + SKINCARE
My next favorite gift was actually a stocking stuffer!! Biossance’s Makeup Removing Cloths were absolutely a perfect gift for me. I am (most of the time) too lazy to wash my face at night… so I often turn to cleansing cloths. After forgetting my pack when I traveled home for the holidays, I was so excited to open these little gems Christmas morning! If you are in need of a gentle makeup remover that is easy on your skin- these you need to give these little guys a chance! The Refresher cloths, as Biossance calls the little pack, are a great solution as they moisturize beautifully but do not leave you with a greasy feeling afterwards. It’s also a great option for those of you who want a natural alternative to makeup removers! The key ingredients are squalane, which is plant-derived and protects skin from losing moisture, an antioxidant blend of rosemary, rice bran, and sunflower extract, along with vitamin E. These protectants keep your skin glowing after you have used the cloths. Finally, hemisqualane, derived from sugarcane, helps gently cleanse. These would be a wonderful gift for the cosmetics guru in your life!
The last gift that I wanted to highlight today is my new favorite mountain accessory! Perfect for chilly Colorado days and nights, this Royal Scout and Co Faux Fur Neck Wrap (in Wolf) is classy and so warm. I was so excited to receive a chic accessory to layer warmth effortlessly!! If you are on the hunt for a perfect “Apres Ski” fashion statement...this one fits the bill. It easily adds a luxurious element to anything (even ski gear - trust me!). Being a smaller size than a scarf, it works so well for travel. I couldn’t take this off while on a recent trip up in the mountains! Whether worn with my favorite LBD or over a sweater, I’ve found it is functional, fashionable, and would make a great V-day gift for a girl who loves “woodland chic.”
I hope you all love these gifts, as much as I did!!