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Holiday Gift Guide

LifestyleKrista Brumm3 Comments
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Hey guys! I know this is coming at you a little late, but I want to make sure you are able to find the perfect gifts you’ll need for Christmas this year (even if it’s last minute)! I have two lists- a “For Her” list of things that would be perfect for girlfriends, friends, moms, sister-in-laws, then I have a “For Him”, which was highly requested for those lucky boyfriends or even dads and brothers. Pour yourself some coffee and turn on your Christmas music- let’s get started!

FOR HER list:

  1. Lounge Set- Cole actually got this for me, and I may have already opened it (then wrapped it back up), but it’s amazing, and who does'n’t love being cozy and looking extra AF?

  2. Personalized Map- This is such a personal and thoughtful gift to give for someone who went on a special trip, or just their home city/state!

  3. Robe- This is great for getting ready or for out of the shower- transition to bed. I think this would be a great gift for a mother/mother-in-law along with a spa gift card!

  4. Blanket- I LOVE being cozy and warm… like all the time… so this is a perfect gift for the cuddle-y girl!

  5. Gucci Belt- Literally these belts have taken over Instagram. This is a perfect for the trendy gal in your life!

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  6. Eye Mask- Have you ever slept with one of these on? It’s a GAME CHANGER!!!

  7. Perfume-If you know her favorite scent or perfume this is a great gift to restock her collection, but if you don’t know I wouldn’t “surprise” her with a fragrance.

  8. Candle- Such an easy and universal gift! Anthropologie candles are 30% off right now… what?!

  9. Glossier Products- Ok… these are amazing. I actually just ordered some thing, so I haven’t used them but I’ve heard nothing but the best things about them.

  10. Eye Roller- This is also a great self-care, beauty product that she will love (and use everyday)!

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Lounge Set

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Cozy Blanket

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Duke Cannon set

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Here are a list of things FOR HIM

  1. Daniel Wellington Watch- I actually got Cole this watch for our anniversary, and he loves it! He wears it all the time. I think this is the universal gift for all guys. DW is also an amazing company- you can actually use my discount for 15% off your purchase! Code: krista15

  2. Duke Cannon Grooming- First of all, this is an amazing brand that donates 10% of its sales to veterans. This is perfect for the guy in your life who likes to groom, but wants to use manly products that are high quality. They have the best branding that he will love Code: krista15

  3. Sports Jersey- Last year I randomly got Cole a jersey, and he wears it almost every Sunday! I think these are a great gift the sports lover will actually wear, and think about you every game day :)

  4. Boots- This is Cole’s gift this year, and I think guys like to look nicer than we think. This is a perfect gift for someone who may not want to splurge on themselves, or just needs a new pair! I’ve linked a Nordstrom pair, but you could also try this website we found.

  5. Yeti Cooler- Minnesota people love coolers, idk. We go to cabins a lot in the summer and this is one of the best brands for anything outdoors! Dad/brother/boyfriend/husband would love and use throughout the year!

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  6. Monogram DOF Glass- For the sophisticated drinker- such a cute and personalized gift to give!

  7. Cologne- Again, if you don’t know his scent I would skip this one, unless you know he would absolutely love it!

  8. Wallet/Money Clip- This is a great new trend that guys are loving- a simplistic way to carry your cards/cash!

  9. Apple AirPods- Never even tried these because I hate how these feel in my ears, but I have heard raving reviews about them and see people using them all the time! Ditch those impossible cords to untangle.

  10. Canada Goose Beanie- A little pricey, but I think it could be a nice gift to give if the person wouldn’t buy it for himself. maybe this would be the main gift, and you could get cheaper gloves or something small to pair and elevate your gift!

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Sports Jersey

 
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Yeti Cooler

 
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Cologne | Stocking Stuffer

 
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Apple AirPods | Stocking Stuffer

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Duke Cannon Grooming

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DISCLAIMER* More important than giving gifts, I hope you enjoy time with loved ones and give meaningful gifts! I know bloggers go crazy with all our gift guides, but these are merely suggestions, and while some are luxury items, others were chosen for more reasonable price points. Also, doing a secret Santa gift with larger families are a great way to ensure everyone gets a present, and no ones breaking the bank! I love picking out gifts, but more so writing and picking out cards for people and I know my dad still has a few saved. God bless you all and your beautiful families this holiday season! Warm wishes xo -Krista

Love These Locks

Krista Brumm2 Comments
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Have you ever felt like your in a rut? As women there are certain things we like to have done to feel "cute" like nails done, hair done, maybe a new outfit. About 3 months ago I was feeling so self conscious and insecure- I feel like it's ok to open up and admit that because we have all felt that at one point or another in our lives, where I just felt so 'blah".  And what do girls do when we feel this way? We change our hair- I think that is partly embedded in our DNA. I randomly found a salon called Twiggs in Wayzata, MN after Google-ing "Best MN Salons" (lol), and they popped up. I called and made an appointment with Alexia, and after we talked I felt like I could trust her to drag me out of my rut. When I left the salon you guys I legit almost started crying because she did such a good job, and I felt like myself again. I don't want to say she's some type of hair wizzard but... I'll just leave that there. 

FF a few months, and I've never loved my hair more than I have now. I'll give you guys a little background on my hair- I'm Greek so naturally my hair is very dark. I tried to embrace the natural darkness, but you always want what we can't have, right? I have always wanted highlights, but every time I get them done they turn out so brassy like halfway on my head- that in-betweenie color you all know I’m talking about. Not to mention they have the best products, which I’m sure helped the color and the integrity of my hair. After I went to Alexia a few times, I wanted to share this experience because she genuinely cares about you and your hair.

I hope this post helps you guys on your hair journey, and that you give Twiggs a try! For first time clients they offer a $20 off new client discount which is amazing (that’s about 4 Starbucks… just sayin’). You can get this on their website here.

*Special thanks for Twiggs Salon for sponsoring this post.

My First Microdermabrasion Facial

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Hey guys! So I have an amazing collaboration with Pure Lux in Minneapolis that I can't wait to share with you. I did a microdermabrasion for the firstt time and the results are amazing. Vanessa used a diamond tip to exfoliate my skin and neck area, and for almost 2 weeks my skin has been soooooo extremely soft. What it does essentially is remove all the dead skin off the first layer of your face, and allows your face to more easily absorb your products. Vanessa is so sweet and runs such an amazing business, she genuinely values her clients. She met with me and we had a very successful consultation prior to our appointment where she asked me all about my skin and what results I was hoping for. These are very personalized appointments and she is so passionate about what she does it really makes you feel comfortable and eager to better your overall skin. I am already super excited to go in for my next facial! One of my New Years goals is to put more time into my skin, and using great products that natural and hydrating; along with services like different types of facials. 

I encourage you all to think about your skin a little more about your skin and checkout her website to see all the other services she offers as well!

Click here to book yours today. 

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The product that I have been obsessing over for about a month now is the bareMinerals Ageless Genius trio: the serum, moisturizer, and the eye cream. I've been testing this product for about 3 weeks, and with the combination of the facial and all these products have had wonderful results.

Click to shop these products!

*Thanks to PureLux and bareMinerals for sponsoring this post!