Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gift Guide for Foodies (Healthy Edition)

This gift guide for foodies is the special, healthy edition. These foods are delicious and healthy! Perfect gifts for the health foodie in your life.

Banana Wave Banana Milk

Whey 2 Be Protein Cookies

Wicked Crisps

Nature's Crush Popcorn 

Ready Pac Foods

I love these Ready Pac foods! They have Bistro Bowl salads, Fresh Prep'd soup kits, Fresh Prep'd Wrap kits, fruit and party platters, ready snacks, and more. Everything is fresh and delicious. Perfect for healthy eaters on the go. 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gift Guide for Kids

What kid (or adult, for that matter) doesn't want their very own drone this year? This Force1 drone comes with a camera for live video to watch while you're flying and record for later. Battery lasts up to 30 minutes. This drone is great for beginners. 

This National Geographic Kids book is fun and educational. Learn 5,000 awesome facts about everything! Perfect gift for the kid on your list.

Discovery Virtual Reality Headset 

Kids can get in on the virtual reality fun with this Discovery VR Headset. Includes custom content from Discovery. Comfortable headstrap. Works with virtually (ha! see what I did there?) any smartphone. Adjustable focus so you can see clearer. 

Allek 3 Wheel Kick Scooter 

The Allek three wheel scooter is an awesome gift for kids. Adjustable height for kids of all heights. Slip control. Easy to fold. Luminous wheels. Comes in orange, black, blue, green, and rose red. 

LCD Writing Drawing Tablet

Kids can draw, write and erase with this LCD tablet. No refills. No mess. Just draw, erase, and do it again. Save paper with this gift for kids!


Bobbi-Toads Shoes 

These kids sneakers are cute, cozy and creative. There are some that light up and some that the kids can paint. You can even get stickers for the sneakers. Eco-friendly and animal friendly, plus they are created by a dad and daughter team. A portion of Bobbi-Toads' proceeds go to charitable organizations including Our Lady of the Angels.

Wow Kids Snack Pals Portion Control Snack Dispenser

Gah! This Wow Kids Snack container is so cute and useful. Just add a snack and shake twice for one serving. Helps with portion control and slows down eating. No spills when closed. Comes in several colors. PVC and BPA free. I'm going to keep this one for myself! I love it. Perfect gift for kids. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gift Guide for Nappers

You know who you are, or you have that friend that loves to nap. I'm one of them. Naps are the best, and here are the best gifts for people who enjoy sleep.

Sure2Sleep Mattress

This mattress is the most comfortable mattress I have ever had. The Sure2Sleep mattress is 10 inches of heavenly gel memory foam. You just need one night, and you'll be in love. Comes with a 10 year warranty. Choose from plush or medium firm. Comes in twin, full, queen, king, or california king.

Privacy Pop Bed Tent

I have had this bed tent for about a year now, and I don't know how I would like without it now. As you can see in the picture, you can prop up the sides or zip them closed. There are also two mesh vents at the head and feet. These come in handy for the summer time. During the cold, (which is nearly all year here in Maine), I keep it all zipped up. I find it cozy and relaxing. It's so easy to set up, too! Worth every penny. Comes in all bed sizes. Colors: black, grey, blue, pink, tan, lavender, camo, teal, galaxy, rose, green, red, gold, and Hello Kitty.

Everlasting Comfort Neck Pillow Travel Kit

I don't need to travel anywhere to use this kit! Comes with memory foam neck pillow, sleep mask, and earplugs. Removable soft velour neck pillow cover. It even has a pocket for your phone. Comes with a lifetime warranty. Perfect gift for your sleepy friend.

Tune up Bedside Storage

If your friend's anything like me she wants everything in reach when napping - tissues, books, phone, pens, notepads, and booklight. This 6-pocket bedside storage does the trick. It tucks in between the mattress and base so it's right by your bedside.

Brookstone Nap Shiatsu Massaging Bed Rest

So, who's getting this for me? I don't have it yet, but it's a freaking massaging bed seat! I'd get an awesome shiatsu massage while reading my book and drinking my favorite ginger tea. Has a cup holder and pocket for storing - wait for it - more books! Or, you know, whatever you want. Folds up easy for storing.

Sunbeam Renue Tension Relieving Heat Therapy

This is something else on my list, and makes a good gift for the notorious napper on your list. Sunbeam Renue works with heat therapy for the shoulders, upper back, and neck. Comes in blue, beige, eggplant, and spa green. Magnetic closure keeps it in place. Washable. Super soft.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gift Guide for Makeup Addicts

Are you looking for something to get your makeup addicted friend or family member? Check out this list for some inspiration for perfect makeup gifts.

Benefit POREfessional Primer

The benefit POREfessional primer is a must have in every makeup addicts makeup shelf, and it probably already is there! (Just empty and cut open to get out the last bits). Makeup addicts always need primer, because it’s the least exciting thing to buy. We get to distracted from the shiny highlights and forget about the primer, but regret it when we run out. The POREfessional primer by benefit is amazing at blurring pores and mattifying the skin. It creates a smooth tacky base for foundation to stick to. 

The Maybelline Baby Skin primer is a known dupe for the Benefit Porefessional Primer because it gives the same abilities as it. It blurs pores and creates a tacky base for your foundation, and it’s not greasy which is rare for cheap primers. 

The Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation is a full coverage foundation that a social influencer by the name Huda Beauty recently released, which means there is a chance your fellow makeup addict has yet to try it. It has a velvet finish, not too matte nor too luminous. It comes in so many shades so you’re bound to find the right one!

The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is very similar to the Huda Beauty faux filter Foundation. It is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish that erases pores and covers blemishes. It retails for five to seven dollars which is a great dupe compared to thirty three, with similar formulas.

The NARS radiant creamy concealer is the perfect concealer formula, it is non-creasing, non-drying, and full coverage. It is the perfect concealer for the under eyes so make sure to get it and a shade lighter or two so that your fellow makeup addict can highlight with it. 

L'Oreal Pro Glow Concealer
The L'Oreal Pro Glow Concealer has the same non-drying, non-creasing formula as the NARS radiant creamy concealer. It is also great concealer for the under eyes so make sure to get it a shade lighter or two for highlighting purposes. This concealer only retails for $5 to $7. 

The Laura Mercier transluscent setting powder is the perfect must have for every makeup addict. Make up addicts always need a new powder, so you can not fail when buying one as a gift. Laura Mercier recently came out with a couple more shades called deep and deep dark translucent for darker toned girls. 

The Coty AirSpun powder is another must-have for makeup addicts no matter if you have a budget or not. it comes in a large container for only $5 and recently came out with a couple more shades just like Laura Mercier did. It's the perfect powder for baking because it comes with so much, and it's finely milled. The only downside with this product is it smells strongly of flowers, which some might not like. 

If you do makeup and you haven't heard of the Benefit Hoola Bronzer then you must be living under a rock. The Benefit Hoola Bronzer is well known because of its matte formula which is extremely easy to blend, it looks good on most skin tones and comes in other colors also, to ensure you do not get a bronzer helmet.

The Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer is another very well-known bronzer because of its blendable formula and flattering shades. It contains murumuru butter which is extremely good for the skin and must be the reason of why it blends so well onto the face. It is also a matte bronzer which is why a lot of people see it as a dupe for the benefit hoola bronzer. This product retails for $7.

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Peach palette, bon bons palette, or any other food-related Too Faced eyeshadow palette is always going to make a makeup addict very happy. the Two Faced Chocolate Bar palette but lens amazingly on the eye without even needing a transition shade. It's extremely pigmented and comes with shimmers and mats, which means not needing to grab other pallets in the morning. The pilot even smells and tastes like chocolate.

La girl the nudes eyeshadow palette has similar brown and taupe shades like the chocolate bar palette. I have to admit it is very hard to come anywhere close to as good as a Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and if I were you I would splurge on this item, but any nude to brown pallet will do to replace this if you cannot afford it.

Lilly Lashes are one of the most well-known eyelash brand out there. They have mink and faux mink eyelashes and so many different styles that it's hard to choose. If you are buying a pair of lashes for your fellow makeup addict always go with Demi wispies because they are flattering on every eye shape.

Once again it is hard to compete with the brand I've said before, but these lashes had to be included. They don't have the same for left me feel and look as a Lilly Lashes, but they look and stay on the eye because of the flexibility of the band. These lashes retail for only $1.

The Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara is another makeup item that is extremely well known. It is possibly the best mascara there is because it gives length, pigment and volume without any clumping, flaking, or smudging.

The Lash Paradise Mascara comes incredibly close with the Too Faced Better than Sex. It has a similar wand, formula, and even packaging. It gives amazing length and volume just like the Better than Sex mascara. It only retails for about 7 dollars!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush is always raved about. It is extremely blendable, pigmented (not so pigmented you’ll look like Pennywise), and comes in beautiful colors. I don’t know about you, but when I hear “Tarte” I immediately think about their blushes. They also have a amazonian clay blush palette that would be the perfect gift.

Milani is also known for having amazing blushes, with great prices. They are buttery and blend like a dream, pigmented, and come in beautiful shades also. Getting it in the rose packaging is perfect for a gift.

The Anastasia glow kit comes with six blinding shades. They blend into the skin beautifully with a major reflect. It has a white shade which is amazing for a highlighter palette so you can make the other shades custom to your skin tone.

The e.l.f. Highlighting Palette has similar shades as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Glow, except it is nowhere as blinding and pigmented as the Anastasia one, and it is slightly chalky. This is truly as close you can get to as good as the Anastasia Pro Glow. You cannot beat perfection.

No matter how you feel about Kylie, you can't dispute the fact her lip kits are amazing. The formula isn’t patchy, it goes on smooth with extreme pigment, and dries a non-budging matte. She is always coming out with new shades, and there is definitely one for everyone. The lip liners are extremely creamy and glide right on. You can’t go wrong with lip colors, and anyone would be happy to get one of these.

The Liquid Catsuit Lipstick by Wet n’ Wild is another really good liquid lipstick with a super creamy smooth formula that glides on the lips with extreme pigment. The doe foot applicator is pretty unique, the curve making it easier to line your lips as you apply. This lipstick also lasts for a very long time without bleeding or any patchy-ness.

The Too Faced Hangover Priming and Setting spray retails for around 37 dollars. It is great for people with dry skin to use as a primer to replenish the moisture, and is very versatile. You can lay down your foundation on your face and spray your face to get a better blend, or to help blend contour. You can spray your face before highlighter to make it pop more, and at the end of doing your makeup to insure all the powders melt together and create an airbrushed effect.

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Primer Mist
e.l.f’s primer water spray is very similar to the Too Faced Hangover Priming and Setting spray. It hydrates the skin and can be used during, and after the makeup. The only problem with this product is it doesn’t spray into as fine of a mist as the Too Faced spray does, and sometimes droplets will be on your face, which can easily be solved with a beauty sponge.

By Aryanna LaMarco

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Gift Guide for Gadget Geeks

JBL EVEREST ELITE 750NC Wireless Over-Ear NC Headphones
These over-ear, noise-cancelling, comfortable headphones by JBL with provide an incredible listening experience, wirelessly! Lasts up to 15 hours and takes just 3 hours to recharge. Comes with carrying case. 

Furbo Treat-Popping Dog Camera
Give your dog a treat (or 100) when you're away from home. You can even chat with your dog with the two-way audio you get with the Free Furbo app. Check out what your dog's doing when you're not there with the night-vision camera. Even get notified when your dog is barking. 

EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus 1080p HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Home Security Camera
EZVIZ's mini, WI-FI camera is perfect for home security. Works with Alexa. Panoramic 360 degree touch screen navigation. Motion tracking. Night vision. Two-way audio. Free cloud storage and local storage. It has everything you need to monitor any room. 

EZVIZ Husky Outdoor HD 1080p PoE & Wi-Fi Wireless Video Security Bullet Camera
The Husky Outdoor Security Camera is another option from EZVIZ. Night vision. Built-in storage slot. Optional WI-FI and PoE. No more wires! Clear, true to life images with 1080p and 120dB HDR. Awesome gift for anyone in need of an outdoor security camera.  

Nomad PowerPack
Everyone needs a good, reliable portable power pack, and Nomad makes an awesome one. It's durable with bluetooth tracking, fast charging, and military grade impact resistance. Works with nearly all devices. Great gift for that friend who always needs a charge. 
Nomad HUB 5 Port Universal USB Charging Hub 
You know you need a charging hub for home! This Nomad HUB charges 5 devices at once. Durable, long-lasting, high-powered, USB outputs. LED lights let you know when you're fully charged. 

Fitbit Blaze Special Edition
Fitbit, the largest name in wearable health monitoring, has amazed us again with the Fitbit Blaze. Track heart rate, steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned, and active minutes. Connect your GPS. On screen workouts. Set goals. Battery life is up to 5 days. Perfect gift for gadget geeks and health nuts.  

APC Back-UPS Connect Lithium Ion UPS with Mobile Power Pack, USB Charging Ports 

Schneider Electric makes this sweet network back up, surge protector, and charger (three-in-one!). It provides two or more hours of protection in the event of an outage. You'll stay connected to the internet for up to two hours or more with this kick ass device. Charge three devices at once with the USB ports. Perfect gift for anyone!

PogoTec PogoCam

Capture videos and photos with the PogoCam. It attaches easily to your glasses (or sunglasses) with a PogoLoop that comes with the camera, or you can buy a pair of PogoTec sunglasses. Both photos and videos are incredibly clear and colorful. Transfer your images and videos wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet. Sweat and water resistant. The smart case (included) charges your PogoCam up to three times while out and about so you can take up to 1,600 photos or 180 videos (30 seconds each). Awesome gift for the photographer in your life.

Olens Technology LampCharger 
Add the Olens LampCharger to any lamp in your home. Just unplug your lamp, remove bulb when cool, screw in the LampCharger, screw the bulb into he device, and you're ready. Works with any lamp. Switch on one side controls the lamp power so you can switch off the light and still charge your device. USB port on other side allows you to charge a device 

That's your gift guide for gadget geeks! 

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