If you're a student like me, you're probably cheering now that I'm touching base on gifts within a more affordable range. My Christmas gift list usually include a lot of people as I have a large family so gifts can't be too expensive or else I'll end up breaking the bank. This year I decided to start hunting for gifts a lot earlier to see if I could score deals for them around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I didn't exactly luck out for those two days in particular, but many stores have been offering great discount codes online recently. I think I'm about 80% finished with the gifts so I just have a couple more to grab over the next few days. I can't quite hint at exactly what I've purchased in case those people read my blog, but I'll definitely include a couple with my Gift Guides!
1. The Bombshell 1.5 Inch Rod Curling Iron - Bombshell (Sephora) | $150.00
This curling iron is perfect for re-creating those infamous Victoria Secret curls that your special lady sees down the runway each year at the fashion show. This Sultra curling iron is a little bit wider than your typical one in order to give the looser and bouncier curls that you seek. It also doesn't have a clip so it may be a little more difficult to curl your hair without burning your fingertips. There is a heat protectant glove that comes with the set though, so with a little bit of practice and lots of wary, you'll have perfectly tousled hair without the charred smell!
2. Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System - Sephora | $139.00
I've sworn by the Clarisonic Mia ever since I've bought it and I've known tons of girls who have too. You really have to give the system time to work its magic before deciding if it's effective or not. There's about a two week learning curve for your skin where the system literally purges it of impurities and although it may appear that you are having an aversive reaction to it by breaking out everywhere, that's just the effectiveness of the cleansing that brings up all of the impurities in your skin. The kit that I've linked comes with a little cleanser as well that works great with the system, but you can use any other facial cleanser as long as it doesn't have any exfoliants in it.
3. Amanda Skinny Jeans - DL1961 (ShopBop) | $197.89
Imagine this outfit with a lighter wash jean, it looks much more casual doesn't it? I personally love a dark wash as it cleans up any casual outfit, even if there are a few rips here and there that make the pair of jeans look lived in.
4. Layla Headphones - Rose Gold & White - Frends (Chapters) | $150.00
I really like the clean edges in the design of this pair of headphones and the fact that the sides that cover your ear isn't too large and distracting. The white contrasted against the rose gold is also an extremely chic way to listen to your favourite music and still look fashionable. Although the ear pads aren't large, they're constructed out of memory foam, allowing for your headphones to shape perfectly to your ears!
5. Lynda Metallic Loafers - Jeffrey Campbell | $150.08
Usually when you hear loafers, the first thing that comes to mind is your grandmother's penny loafers. Not in this case. I love how this style cut very similarly to a smoking flat so the cut is more modernized and doesn't feel as dated. The metallic also makes the shoes appear slightly futuristic, definitely cutting down any "old" vibes. If you're a flats lover like me but want to be able to dress up for New Years, these flats are perfect way to add some festive sparkle into your outfit without sacrificing your comfort.
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