Amazon Gift Guide 2018: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

I don’t know how but it’s already December and I’m officially in the holiday spirit. It’s the season for giving, so of course I’m here to assist you in your holiday shopping. Below you’ll find something for just about everyone on  your list and the best part is everything is available on Amazon. Amazon Prime has become my best friend for getting whatever I need in a hurry, which is perfect when you live in a bigger city like New York. It’s the perfect resource around this busy time of year, when you just don’t have time to schlep bags around town or wait in those annoyingly long lines. Read more to find out what to get everyone on your list.

NOTE: All guides are clickable. Just click the black squares to the left of each product to be directed to the corresponding  Amazon page.

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The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty & Fashion Sales

If you’re too stuffed from your fourth piece of pie and can’t even think about walking around a mall with a million bags, don’t worry. Luckily, you can still shop all of the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales right from your couch. I’ve rounded up the best of the best deals from around the internet to shop from the comfort of your own home. Hit all of your favorite stores below.

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Products

Today is about beauty sleep! Specifically, beauty products and supplements that were made to hydrate and treat your skin overnight, to reveal healthier looking skin by morning. I love products that I can slap on and have them do the heavy lifting while I sleep.

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How to Find Your Purpose

How To Find Your PurposeHello and welcome to my TED Talk. lol. In all seriousness, I think at some point everyone thinks to themselves “what is my purpose?”. I’ve asked myself that question many times and I’ve given myself answers that sounded cool or that seemed cool to me then. None of them had any real logic or evidence around them.

I’ve now kind of figured out what my purpose is (well at least one of them) and I’m going to tell you how. Below are some questions you can ask yourself to help you find your purpose.

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Top 5 Luxury Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

The holiday season is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited! If you’re like me and can’t wait for Christmas, treat yourself to one of these advent calendars, filled with luxury beauty products, to help you count down the days to everyone’s favorite holiday.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

Charlotte Tilbury

Beauty Universe Advent Box, $200

Discover the magic of Charlotte Tilbury makeup with this 12 piece advent box, including fan favorites Take It All Off Genius Eye Make-up Remover, Hollywood Lips Matte Contour Liquid Lipstick, Eyes To Mesmerise, Rock ‘N’ Kohl Liquid Eye Pencil, Colour Chameleon, Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Supermodel Body, Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm, Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Matte Revolution Lipstick, & Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara.

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Makeup Declutter 2018 | Single Blushes

I recently came across a no buy video, which led to hours of project pans and decluttering videos. I immediately became inspired to declutter my collection. Now, this is not the first time I’m decluttering this year. I’ve done several throughout the year in order to get my collection down to two 5 drawer acrylic cases from Muji. The smaller my collection becomes, the closer I get to my goals of having a more curated makeup collection of only things I love. And as I get closer, I want to document the process, starting with my blush declutter for 2018.

BEFORE

At the time, I had 9 single blushes including 5 powders and 4 creams. This isn’t including the blush pans in my customized palette. As you can see in the picture above, my collection mainly consisted of mauves, plums, and coral peaches. I loved all of my blushes but some were too old to keep around.

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What to Buy at the Neiman Marcus Beauty Sale

Neiman Marcus Beauty Sale 2018If you’re reading this blog, most likely you love luxury beauty as much as I do. Well, my friend, you’re in luck because you can get 20 percent off at the Neiman Marcus beauty sale. It’s the perfect time to stock up on your faves and discover something new. Don’t know what to pick up? Don’t worry, here’s a few suggestions, as well as what’s on my list.

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My Fall Reading List

This Fall one of my goals is to create healthy habits and that includes being consistent. One thing that I haven’t been so consistent with is reading books. I’ve started several books only to get distracted and abandon them halfway through. Reading does wonders for clearing my mind and improving my mood, so it’s something that I want to get back into. That’s why I’ve created the list below to keep me accountable. Here’s what I’m reading this Fall.

My Fall Reading List

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
A young girl moves to New York to create the life she wants to live. It’s no wonder why I chose to read this book.

We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
Intimate essays from Gabrielle Union’s upbringing.

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 
The story of what happens when the creator of Scandal & How to Get Away with Murder decides to say yes to every new opportunity presented to her.

Around The Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson 
A memoir by our favorite successful black actress.

Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré
A beautiful lifestyle guide from a well-loved blogger. 

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WIMB + REVIEW: Mansur Gavriel Patent Mini Mini

I am obsessed with my Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini, so I thought I’d share what’s inside. I had a hard time finding this bag brand new online so it may be discontinued but you can still get it secondhand for a lower price at The Real Real. There’s also a really cute pink patent version here.

ICYMI: I reviewed the Saint Laurent Card Case mentioned in this video here.

My Handbag Essentials

The Luxe Minimalist Life FB Group

The Luxe Minimalist Life
What’s up, y’all? I just wanted to quickly share a new Facebook group I created for TLM blog readers and anyone who enjoys talking about beauty, organization, luxury goods, and living that luxe minimalist lifestyle lol. I just love connecting with like-minded people and thought it would be fun to have a place where we could participate in a dialogue and share our favorite things.

I’m in a few blogging groups but I wanted to start something where we could just have a fun conversation without everyone trying to promote their social channels. Even though we might decide to have a blog/instagram thread, that won’t be what the group is about.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you can join the group here: The Luxe Minimalist Life