Fashion

My Favorite Christmas Presents

The other day I put up an instagram story asking you all if you would like a blog post on some of my favorite Christmas gifts I received this year so that you all can shop them as well and you all voted YES! I was so shocked and pleased that 90% of you voted yes! I love bringing you all an easier way to shop! I am going to put up a few pictures below of some of my favorite items with the link for you all to shop it and a brief description! I hope you all enjoy!

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First up is this Ukoke Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. I cleaned almost all of my favorite jewelry with this thing the day after Christmas and I love it so much! You can also clean other smaller objects with this all you do is add water. I picked the smaller size but if you want the larger size it is sold out in silver you will have to get it in the white and green color. Also, spotted in this picture and many others below is my favorite new barefoot dreams throw blanket that I am absolutely obsessed with! It is the softest thing every (praise hands emoji)

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Second up is my two new favorite pair of Nike shoes from my hubby! The first pair are the Nike Women’s Air Max Motion Running Shoes in white. The second pair are the Nike Women’s Flex Contact Running Shoes in grey and rose gold. All of you should know by now how obsessed I am with rose gold! I’ve worn the fist pair a good bit of times so far but not the second pair yet and neither of them to run or workout yet. I’ve just worn the first pair around leisurely but I love them!

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Third on the list is my new favorite anthropologie coffee mug! I kinda have an obsession with coffee mugs and my husband may kill me if I buy anymore. My mom gave this to me as a stocking stuffer on Christmas and I love it so much! You can never have too many coffee mugs haha just like you can never have too much coffee! Obviously the day after Christmas I filled this thing up with hot chocolate and it was so yummy!

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Okay ya’ll I am so excited about these books! I have yet to read any of them but I am so excited I don’t know which one to start first! My husband bought me (1.) The Magnolia Story book and he bought the (2.) Capital Gaines book by Chip Gaines for himself to read. My best friend Logan gave me the (3.) Sacred Marriage book because she read the single’s version and gained so much knowledge and comfort she knew I would love the married version. I think this is the one I am going to start reading first because she knows me so well and I know she picked a great book! The last one (4.) Living in the Light: A Daily Devotional is sold out online but our church gave this to each family as a gift at our candlelight church service on Christmas Eve. I am so thankful for our church pastor and community and I can’t wait to read this each and every day.

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Number five on the list is this zadro surround light vanity mirror. Another win from my mom this Christmas – She knows me all too well! Internally I have really been wanting a new mirror for my vanity but I hate spending money on stuff like that and I just never mentioned it. Yet somehow a mothers intuition is always on point and she knew exactly what I needed! This two sided mirror has a light all the way around that you can dim as low as you want or turn up as high as you want! This 5X/1X mirror shows you all of your flaws and blemishes which was really scary at first but hey at least it doesn’t lie 😉

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I get a lot of compliments and questions about my makeup so I am going to use number six to list some of my favorite makeup must haves! Some of my all time favorite gifts at Christmas are gift cards and I got a ton of them this year- talk about exciting!! I got a few Ulta gift cards and I can’t wait to spend them. Most of my makeup is from Ulta since we just recently got a Sephora in Columbia. Number (1.) is the BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette – the perfect highlighter and blush! Number (2.) is the Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer by Too Faced that I actually use as all over powder over my foundation sometimes. Number (3.) is the Born This Way Ethereal Loose Setting Powder by Too Faced that I put on all over every time I finish my makeup. Number (4.) is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer that was in my stocking but I have used it twice so far and love it! It is so soft and creamy. Number (5.) is the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer and ya’ll I absolutely live by this stuff! I wear it every single day under my eye’s and it will hide any dark circles! Number (6.) is the Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette and it is one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes yet! Number (7.)  is the Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real Black Mascara that I normally use on a daily basis and love but I just recently received a small travel pack size (8.) Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara in my stocking and I have used it twice and shockingly love it! I am pretty picky with mascaras but I love most all of benefits products and this new mascara is amazing! Lastly, number (9.) is the quick and easy Benefit – Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel that I use everyday as well. This gel is for an everyday look – however when I want a more dramatic look for photoshoots I fill them in extra on top of the gel with some dark eyeshadow. Also this gel link is for the brunette eyebrows, if you are blonde you’ll need to use this color gel.

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Second to last is this amazing Elisa Pendant Kendra Scott Necklace in rose gold of course. I love this dainty yet classy necklace so much! I’ve already worn it twice and have received so many compliments on it.

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Lastly, I received some fun new Beauty Counter products from my friend and consultant Rebecca! Ya’ll she is the sweetest and she sent me some amazing products!! She sent me (1.)  No. 3 Balancing Charcoal Facial Mask , (2.) Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage that I absolutely love and (3.) Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream which I can’t wait to try!

I hope you all enjoyed this recap of gifts and I hope you all love them as much as I do! I will list a bunch of these and more below! Enjoy!

XOXO

-Ashley

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