With Thanksgiving officially behind us, gift-giving is on the horizon. Of course, the most important gift is love, but sometimes, material presents are necessary and nice to give. So why not give/get something super awesome and useful? Not just one of those “well I need to give something, so I’ll just get this, it’s decent” kind of gifts. I know the holidays can be kind of stressful (we’ve already got enough going on right?!) so I put together a gift guide of my favorite things… many of which I’ll be gifting my friends this year! Why run around in crowded parking lots, dealing with crowds, when you can shop from the comfort of your own home, while sipping Glowing Green Smoothie® (GGS) or a Detox Tea? I included a whole range of beauty, health, cooking, and fashion items…as well as a wide range of prices. Check it out, for your loved ones, and yourself! :)
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been in Rwanda working with this amazing group. In the short time I’ve spent here, I’m already overwhelmed by the strength and love of everyone here. I’ve said this many times before, but we are all truly connected, and it’s important that we do our best to help and support one another. 44% of the children in Rwanda are malnourished, so donating to the GHI is a great way to help. Any amount you can give will make a huge difference towards providing the families there with resources to grow healthy food.
Who says you have to spend a fortune on a gift? Sometimes, the thoughtful little gifts are the best ones. These Lip Yummies are great with winter upon us. I always have one next to my bed, as the last thing I put on right before bedtime, after I meditate, and also in my purse. Contains ingredients like castor oil, coconut oil and beeswax, and is petroleum-free!
Like you, I love pretty nails. Love! But most people forget that your nails are an extension of your body and also absorb some of whatever you put on them. It is essential to be conscious about what’s in your polish! I personally enjoy doing my own nails most of the time, but I know a lot of you guys love getting them done. Either way, you can use or bring your own polish to your mani/pedi, to make sure of what ingredients you are putting on your body. My favorite polish is the Vapour Vernissage 5 -Free Lacquer, which DOES NOT CONTAIN the following known potential carcinogens:
- NO Toluene
- NO Dibutyl Phthalate (DHB)
- NO Formaldehyde
- NO Formaldehyde Resin
- NO Camphor
- Safe for Children and Moms-To-Be
- Cruelty Free
My fave colors are Virtue and Captive!
Don’t you just love how lip gloss can light up your entire face? These lip glosses are great for when you just want a hint of color (nothing too overdone!) and some glossy shine, without petroleum, which can damage lip collagen over time. They’re not sticky or goopy like some other glosses, and keep my lips moisturized. I like the Ruby Red (though the pink one is perfect for my blondies :) ).
If you read my sunscreen blog, you’ll see how important it is to protect yourself from the sun, year-round…yes, even during the winter months! It took me a long while to finally find a sunscreen I love, so when I found this one from Pratima, I was ecstatic. It’s light, free of chemicals, and doesn’t clog pores! Got a friend who loves hiking or spending time outdoors? This is the perfect gift :)
You’ve probably heard me talk about this blush before, but I can’t help it! It’s gives the perfect flush of color with 70% organic ingredients and 30% mineral pigments and vitamins. I personally love the Courtesan shade, which I find universally flattering (I’ve used it on various friends getting ready at my house), but they’ve got several other colors that are pretty too.
I love it because even though I have somewhat oily skin (less so in dry LA!), the stick blush seems to blend into my skin better than a powder blush. It looks natural, feels great, and blends perfectly. Try it!
Vapour, one of my favorite makeup companies ever, was gracious enough to put together a gift bag for me to share with you guys of my favorite shades! Vapour uses organic and mineral-based ingredients, but besides being a “clean” makeup company…their stuff actually works!!! Here’s my dream makeup kit I personally put together. It’s got products for lips, eye, cheeks, and even nails! (If someone is wondering what to get you, might want to steer them in this direction :) ). And also, you can get 5% off plus free shipping on this bag and the Courtesan blush when you use code: GetTheGlow5. My picks:
- Mesmerize Gilt (cream shadow, but not oily at all)
- Mesmerize Nightfall (this and Gilt layers great)
- Siren Hint (awesome lipstick)
- Aura Multi use Courtesan (again, my favorite blush!)
- Nail Lacquer Virtue (I’m wearing right now!)
- Lip Gloss Suite
Another beauty brand I love is Sally B’s. They have also let me put together an amazing gift bag, perfect to give or receive for yourself! The sugar scrub and the hand butter both feel so luxurious that you will feel like a princess every day…which of course, you deserve. You deserve to be treated! Oh, but this is a gift guide, right! Whoever you want to get this for will love everything, and the Antioxidant Skin Boost is basically powdered vitamin C that you can mix into any serum or moisturizer right before applying, for an extra brightening boost. The luxury mineral foundation is my favorite of powdered foundations I have ever tried (and doesn’t contain ingredients like bismuth oxychloride, which is in other mineral foundations and may contribute to acne). Here’s the yummy holiday bag I personally put together for you!
- Antioxidant Skin Boost
- Healing Hand Butter in Sweet Lemon Ginger
- B Glossy Lip Gloss
- Luxury Mineral Foundation
- Sugar Scrub in Lavender
I love this jewelry company, and I love Asha herself, who is a reader and member of our community. She is one of us! Everything she makes is with so much care and detail. This is a gorgeous bracelet, that goes with anything. You can just put it on and leave it on for work, yoga, shopping, dinner, whatever. The lotus is one of my favorite symbols. The lotus flower rises from muddy waters to blossom, symbolizing rising above and overcoming difficult times. It symbolizes purity and new beginnings, and is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity.
I’ve been wearing this with everything lately! I’m um, kind of obsessed with this necklace. I do wear it a lot, let’s just say that. It has a great weight to it, and I just love it’s unique shape. It’s a big pricier, but if you want to splurge for yourself (again, or if someone is looking for a present for you!) or for a dear loved one, this is a nice gift.
Perhaps you’ve seen this on my Instagram, but I love this soft sweater so much! It’s the perfect combo of comfy and cute. And Be Love will donate $5 of every purchase to the Alexandria House, which is a transitional residence for homeless women and children. They also gave me a coupon code to share with all of you: “Kimberly&BeLove” for 20% off!
The Beauty Detox Solution & The Beauty Detox Foods $14 each
Since you’re reading this and part of our beloved community, you’ve probably made some lifestyle changes you are excited about, and want to share with family and friends. The Beauty Detox box are a great way to get your loved ones to share the priceless gift of health and feeling better. And so you don’t have to take on the onerous burden of trying to explain and remember everything to tell others. :)
I always like people to start with The Beauty Detox Solution so they understand the philosophy, but The Beauty Detox Foods is especially great for anyone who wants to eat healthier, but is looking for more tasty, creative ways to do so since it contains more recipes.
The holidays mean tons of parties, feasts, and potlucks. Unfortunately that also means bloating and possible digestive issues. Glow Bio cleanses are perfect for beating the holiday bloat, as we all need to cleanse and reset our systems this time of year! We’ve got 1 day, 3 day, and 5 day cleanse packages.
I can’t tell you how many of my clients and now members of our community have shared with me how these have changed their life. You know I don’t like to push a lot of supplements. Just a few that really, really matter. These probiotics are amazing for balancing your system, helping with nutrient absorption and feeling and looking your best. A great gift of health, perhaps for someone that is looking to improve their health/beauty or is struggling with digestive issues. If someone gave these to me, I sure would be happy!
Great stocking stuffer! I love this for making veggie salads. I like to peel carrots and zucchini with it to toss with all the salads I eat! This peeler is high quality and is a good buy for anyone who doesn’t have room for a larger veggie spiralizer, or doesn’t want to buy one.
A nice ceramic pan that’s made with no chemicals or heavy metals, like teflon or PFOA. It doesn’t release harmful fumes or toxins while using. It’s really easy to clean and great for sautéing veggies without worrying about them sticking! In fact, I usually cook with veggie broth and not oil, since nothing sticks to this pan. Great for your Beauty Detox recipes!
You know how much I love my Vitamix! Yes it’s a bigger ticket item, but trust me when I say it’s well worth the investment if you can swing it. I use mine daily… to make the GGS, crush nuts/seeds, or to blend soups like the GGSo (my new favorite recipe). I can’t stress enough what a big different it makes to have a powerful blender; and how much time it saves me by combining everything so quickly!
Just get your Vitamix here with free shipping, and you don’t have to worry about running around!
Okay that’s the guide! I hope you found some items you liked for your loved ones or yourself. Besides all the gifts and activities, remember to love yourself and others, which is the most important gift of all. I send you, dear one who is reading this right now, lots and lots of love, right from my heart. Love, Kimberly