The holiday season is filled with glorious festivities day and night. As the celebrations wind down closer to the holiday, check lists are marked off and reviewed for final decisions. Decorations are twinkling, presents gloriously wrapped, cookies baked, meals planned and last minute items are purchased. The finale is about to begin with aplomb and excitement. However stop the presses are the mantle stockings filled to the brim with merry and useful gifts? In years gone by, stockings were filled with oranges, nuts, small toys and coins from Santa Claus. Flash forward to 2014 and the gifts are much grander. Of course, at the end of all the hustle and bustle it is the family and friends company that counts the most. Alas, here are few notable small presents for the chic and stylish Forever Chic Style stockings. One of Santa's elves mentioned that fashion forward readers too might indulge in purchasing for themselves. One for you, one for me, one for you and one for me!
No not a Kitty in a Stocking....
The Forever Chic Style Stocking - Top Ten
I. Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend - Gold Vermeil; Sterling Platinum $42: The next best jewel from real diamond stud earrings is one that glitters, shines and looks like the real deal. Especially, if lost recently and are bereft in not being able to find it. The gracious sales staff stated that women buy these for daily use instead of sporting the sparklers that matter. Of course, nothing replaces a real twinkler but these little numbers suffice and come in a range of sizes and are gorgeous. Well priced too.
|Boxed Round 1ct tw Cubic Zirconia Earrings|
II. Bedazzle with Haute Couture Golden Nails: Dior 'Diorific Vernus Nail Enamel (Limited Edition) $27: Opulent, feminine and pure show stopping beauty for the holiday season. Additionally, look for limited edition in-store with gold flakes. Paint over red nails or any combination for a festive moment. Seriously - have a little golden moment this holiday.
|'Diorific - Vernis' Nail Enamel (Limited Edition)|
III. The Yummy Lip Scrub When Needed: 'The Lip Scrub™ - Brown Sugar' Lip Exfoliator $24: Sometimes the elements leave lips parched and in need of a bit of scrub. This lip scrub is the perfect solution to eliminate dry and flaky skin. Filled with dark brown-sugar crystals, jojoba and grapeseed oils creates and clean canvas for the perfect red lipstick.
|'The Lip Scrub™ - Brown Sugar' Lip Exfoliator|
IV. Brrrr...It is Cold Out! Avoiding Chapped Lips: Dior 'Crème de Rose' Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm SPF 10, $27: Crème de Rose lip balm is nourishing and rich with a delicate rose fragrance that keeps luscious lip soft and supple. No more chapping from the sun, rain, wind, snow and hail. Filled with an anti-aging complex, energizing vitamins A and E, shea butter and SPF 10 creates a long lasting effect. Smooth on at night and awaken to flake free lips. The BEST on the market. Guarantee it.
|'Crème de Rose' Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm SPF 10|
V. The Body Needs Marvelous Lux Moisture: 'Buttah Bling' Body Butter Set ($87 Value) $39: Bliss body lotion is creamy and nourishing when slathered on after a shower, bath or before bed. The skin soaks in the lux ingredients becomes soft and glows with radiance. It is the same lotion used at the Bliss spas. This special value set contains:
- Lemon + Sage Body Butter (6.7 oz.)
- Grapefruit + Aloe Body Butter (6.7 oz.)
- Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter (6.7 oz.)
|'Buttah Bling' Body Butter Set ($87 Value) $39|
VI. Tools for Applying Holiday Makeup Set: Smashbox 'On the Rocks' Brush Set (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($125 Value) $62 NOW $41.54: Every woman needs the perfect paintbrushes to add a dab of makeup to a pretty blank canvas of skin. This set is reasonably priced and includes five sparkling limited-edition brushes. . Set includes:
- Powder Brush
- Angled Shadow Brush
- Double-Ended Shadow Brush
- Double-Ended Brow Brush
- Lip Brush
|Smashbox 'On the Rocks' Brush Set (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($125 Value) NOW $41.54|
VII. Hands, Hands and Hands: The Ultimate Hand Lotion: L'Occitane 'Shea Travel Treats' Duo (Limited Edition) ($24 Value) Now $20: Perfect size for the car, the house, work etc. Pamper hardworking hands with a cream that softens and protects.
|L'Occitane 'Shea Travel Treats' Duo (Limited Edition) ($24 Value) Now $20|
VIII. More Jewels - Hot & Spiritual Holiday Bracelets: Alex and Ani 'Om' Wire Bangle $24: During a recent shopping excursion the helpful salesclerk exclaimed that the Alex and Ani bangles are the "must have" bracelet for the younger ladies! Lots of styles!
|Alex and Ani 'Om' Wire Bangle|
- Woppin' Watermelon (0.04 oz.)
- Plushest Punch (0.04 oz.)
- Pudgy Peony (0.04 oz.)
- Grandest Grape (0.04 oz.)
|Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm Travel Set (Nordstrom Exclusive)|
X. Keeping Connected Holiday Season: kate spade new york 'leopard ikat' iPhone 5 & 5s case $40: Yes, the IPhone 6 is available but the for the IPhone 5 or 5's users this leopard print cover is the cat's meow.
|kate spade new york - 'leopard ikat' iPhone 5 & 5s case|
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!
Thank you to my readers! Wishing you a very Merry and Happy Holiday Season!
Thank you Dolce & Gabbana for their creative genius in the fashion industry and with the creation of the stunning Claridges UK Christmas Tree!