Cute Holiday Party Dresses for Every Body Type


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Hi There! Today, I wanted to share you another great article I came across at the Glamour magazine website. Don’t have a festive dress yet? We’ve got you covered. There are dresses for petite to plus-size body types. This article has the choices for you everyone.

With the Christmas just a week away hope you find the perfect party dress for you body type. Enjoy the your weekend with your loved ones.

Source: The Best Christmas Party Dresses for Every Body Type | Glamour

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Eyeshadow Palettes to Try this Holiday


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Hi There! With only 3 days to Black Friday and only 33 days to Christmas, today I am doing to provide my recommendation of the eyeshadow palettes that you should try this holiday season. Some of them cost less than $15.

BH Costimetics’ Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($14)The stars will truly align when you use this baked eyeshadow palette with 18 versatile shades. This palette includes a range of out of this world colors that work for everyone. From everyday neutrals to vibrant hues, your look will undoubtedly be Galaxy Chic!

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Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)] <4407>.

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Verdict: It’s a nice palette. Not only is this palette beautiful to look at, it swatches like butter and looks amazing on the eyes! It’s basically every shimmer you need. The packaging is too cute to resist for a such a great price!

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($49): This eyeshadow palette takes glittery eye looks to a whole new level. Explore this palette’s eight otherworldly shades of sparkily shadow in Urban Decay’s first-ever Moondust Eyeshadow Palette. Laced with micro-fine bits of iridescent sparkle and lush 3-D metallics, these shadows create a gorgeous, diamond-like effect. The sparkly gunmetal case features a mirrored cutout of the Moondust logo. A full-size mirror makes it easy to indulge your glitter obsession on the go.
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Ingredients: Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Triisostearyl Citrate, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Polyethylene, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. [+/- (All Shades May Contain): Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide)].
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Verdict: I absolutely love this palette. This is a wonderful palette to have for your holiday parties. This moon dust pallet sets the bar for glitter shadows! The pigmentation is gorgeous & the shimmer is beautiful. Build it up if you want mega sparkle or add a kiss for little shimmer! Also when using the right brush it looks pretty as a liner for your upper & lower lids as well!! I’m in love 🙂 best of all u can use it daily depending on how you wear it!
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tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow PaletteThis is a beautiful eye shadow palette with 12 brand-new shades in a mix of matte and luster finishes. With nine mattes and three lusters, these lid, liner, and crease pairings allow you to create stunning, smoldering eyes. Infused with tarte’s signature Amazonian clay formula, you’ll get the same pigmented payoff, blendability, and lasting color as with the original tartelette—all in a chic, portable palette with a beautiful floral design. Use your favorite shadow brush to create your own custom blended bold eye or more subtle looks for any occasion. The palette includes a step-by-step guide for creating looks from a vibrant eye to an ethereal glow.

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Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Silica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Argilla), Montmorillonite, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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Verdict: I absolutely love this palette. It is such a great everyday palette. The pigmentation of the shadows are excellent.Beautiful colors suitable for all looks (natural to dramatic.

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BH Costmetics’ Supernova – 18 Color Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($14) The ultra-soft shadows are buildable, blendable and guaranteed to put a sparkle in your eyes. Launch exciting looks from day to night — the sky is the limit! This is a companion collection to our Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette. This star-struck selection of super-pigmented, high-shine shades includes moody blues and greens, eye-popping teal and turquoise, plus deep neutrals for definition. 

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Ingredients:  Talc, Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)] <6714> WARNING: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes and keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear.

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Verdict: This is a beautiful to palette to own, and for just $14 it’s worth every single penny. This a beautiful palette to have for the holiday. The only two colors that aren’t super pigmented are both of the white shades, but they’re both still really pretty on the brow bones.

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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette: This eye palette from the Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection with 16 heart-shaped, cocoa powder-enriched eye shades in brights and neutrals. This palette features matte and shimmer eye shades in cool pops of color, brights, and beautiful neutrals. Each is infused with Too Faced’s chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder formula. The third palette in the bestselling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, Chocolate Bon Bons includes a signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started. With 16 shades, including two cult favorite hues, it’s perfect for limitless eye looks.

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Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Sodium Saccharin, Water, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin, Zinc Stearate, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) and many more.

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Verdict: This is absolutely a beautiful palette to own everyday of the year.  The colors are gorgeous, I like them even better than I thought I was going to. Definitely recommend! The palette includes a step-by-step guide for creating looks from a vibrant eye to an ethereal glow.

What do you think about the above palettes? If you already own any one of these palette let me know if you would recommend them to others. Are there other palette that you would recommend for the holiday? Hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it.

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Best Black Friday Deals to Shop For in 2016


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Avoid the store crowds and take advantage of the online deals during Black Friday at the comfort of your home.

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Hi There! This is my second post of the day. Now that we are a week away from Black Friday, I thought I would share with you some great Black Friday deals you should look out for.

Amazon: Black Friday sales are already here, With Amazon leading the pack. Amazon kicked things off at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) last night with the first of tens of thousands of sales during its Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week promotions. The site is promoting discounts on a range of electronics, toys, clothes, and household goods, with most deals available only for 24 hours or until they’re sold out.

Ann Taylor: Enjoy 50% off everything in stores and online, using code CELEBRATE, Wednesday through Sunday.

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Best Black Friday Deals to Shop For in 2016


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Hi There! This is my second post of the day. Now that we are a week away from Black Friday, I thought I would share with you some great Black Friday deals you should look out for.

Amazon: Black Friday sales are already here, With Amazon leading the pack. Amazon kicked things off at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) last night with the first of tens of thousands of sales during its Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week promotions. The site is promoting discounts on a range of electronics, toys, clothes, and household goods, with most deals available only for 24 hours or until they’re sold out.

Ann Taylor: Enjoy 50% off everything in stores and online, using code CELEBRATE, Wednesday through Sunday.

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Beauty Bridge: Save $10 Off Any Order of $50 Or More & Get Free Shipping On Orders Over $49 Site Wide At BeautyBridge.com! Use Code: 10OFF50 At Checkout!

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Best Buy: Shop Black Friday doorbusters and thousands of great deals.

BH Cosmetics: Buy more and save more. Get $5 off $20+, $10 off $40+, and $15 off $60+ plus get a free mystery gift! Use Code: MORE.

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Bloomingdales: Get $20 off for every $200 you spend on great selection of items (minor exclusion apply). Additionally, save 50% on select items.

Banana Republic: Receive 50% off any five regular priced items in stores and online, Thursday through Monday. Use code BRFIVE.

Dolce Vita: Shop Black Friday and receive discounts reaching up to 60% off retail, plus an extra 20% off sale, use promo code BLACK20.

Easy Spirit: Enjoy 60% off your entire in-store purchase on Black Friday (minor exclusions may apply).

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e.l.f Cosmetics: 50% off everything at elf Cosmetics on Black Friday! Get 4 FREE fan faves – including our top-rated Baked Eyeshadow Palette. (a $20 value!). Use code THANKFUL on any $25 purchase. Offer valid 11/20-11/23. 50% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY on orders $30+,

Fitbit: Mark your calendar for the bright light & big deals during the 5-day Black Friday sale starting Nov 24.

Fossils: Get 30% off your entire purchase (on select merchandise), starting 11/24/2016 through 11/28/2016 using the promo code BRIGHT30.

G by Guess: Cyber Monday Sale: Up to 70% Off + Free Shipping.

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Leather Coats etc: 50% off all styles plus an extra 25% off everything, including clearance with code GIVING25. Free shipping on all domestic orders.

Neiman Marcus Lastcall: Save extra 50% to 80% of all clearance items during the Black Friday savings deals.

Nine West: Shop 50% off all boots and booties, up to 50% off almost everything else, and extra 20% discount on all orders $125+, Black Friday.

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OLEHENRIKSEN: Get a FREE $100 Surprise Gift Bag with $50 purchase at OleHenriksen.com! Valid 11/22 – 11/28. Use code: 100GIFTBAG.

Overstock:  Overstock’s Black Friday online deals for 2016 are your chance to find the season’s best sales while avoiding searching Black Friday ads all day and the crazy doorbuster deal crowds. We even have many holiday discounts with free shipping!

Rent the Runway: Enjoy 25% off all orders $75+, Black Friday through Sunday.

Steve Madden: Buy one get one 70% off (exclusion may apply) in-store only Black Friday, plus receive a free limited edition pack of patches while supplies last.

Target: Target is hosting 10 Days of Deals starting Saturday, November 19. Don’t forget to take advantage of the amazing deals.

What are you waiting for. Take advantage of the amazing deals at the stores. Whether you want Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Let me know if there are any other amazing deals that you know of. Don’t forget to sign up for Ebates and shop through this site to get great cashback deals.

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Jack Black Jet Set Traveler Set


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Hi There! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today, I will bring to you another great recommendation for holiday gift for your love one. I know that there’s only 41 days left to Christmas and it’s never to late to start thinking about holiday gifts, since there’s only 11 days to Black Friday. I will give you my recommendation for another Christmas gift idea for your favorite guy out there. It’s the Jack Black Jet Set Traveler Set from Sephora. It costs only $25.oo

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Description: The gift set contains a set of three flight-sized Jack Black essentials:  3 oz Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, 1.5 oz Double-Duty Face Moisturizer,  3 oz Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather.  Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser works gently without over-drying to leave your complexion clean, hydrated, and fresh. Witch hazel acts as an astringent, toner, anti-irritant, and antioxidant. Certified organic chamomile and aloe leaf help soothe and reduce redness. This product will work into a rich lather to remove dirt and debris gently and effectively without irritation or dryness. The result is clean, clear, smooth skin. Double-Duty Face Moisturizer provides lasting hydration to skin without oiliness or heaviness and visibly improves skin’s overall appearance while preventing signs of aging. Finally, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather allows for a smooth, close shave without irritation, nicks and cuts, or razor burn. The formula softens irritated and sensitive skin, leaving it bright and healthy and is ideal for sensitive skin. It can be used with or without a shave brush.

Ingredients: The ingredients for the cleanser include – Oat- and Coconut-Derived, Sulfate-Free Surfactants that gently but effectively cleanse the skin. It also contains Witch Hazel that acts as a natural astringent with soothing properties. Additionally contains Certified Organic Sage Leaf and Rosemary, which provide antibacterial benefits.  The cleanser also contains Certified Organic Chamomile and Aloe Leaf, which help soothe and reduce redness. Other ingredients include: Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dehydroacetic Acid.

The ingredients for the moisturizers are: Octinoxate 7.50%, Avobenzone 2.20%, Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Extract*, Carbomer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Citric Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethcone, Disodium EDTA, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Haslea Ostrearia Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lecithin, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract*, Linalool, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Phenethyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Plantago Lanceolata Potassium Sorbate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water.

Finally, the ingredients for the shave lather include: Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Extract*, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract*, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Sorbate, Potassium Sorbate.

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How to Use: In order to use the cleanser simply apply a small amount to moist skin and work into a lather, rinse. It can be used morning and night to cleanse skin. In order to use the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer– apply a nickel-size amount on clean face and neck, use daily, after shaving, and to hydrate and moisturize dry skin. Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather can be used by starting with a slightly moist face, applying an even layer of Supreme Cream over face and neck with fingertips or a shaving brush; activating Supreme Cream by working it to a rich, creamy lather using circular motions; shave with a sharp, clean blade, rinsing razor frequently; finally, rinsing face with warm water.

Verdict: This is a great gift for the holiday. My dad has a very sensitive skin and often gets razor burns and he absolutely love this brand. It smells really good and very convenient for travel. Most of all it’s cruelty free, and is gentle on skin. What I love the most is that it’s made of certified organic ingredients.  My final verdict, I will give this collection 5 stars. Let me know what you think of this brand.

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Holiday Shopping Ideas


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Hi There! Thanks Giving is almost here. If you are like me you are already thinking about holiday gift ideas and shopping. I love the magic of Christmas. Even in the midst of cold, this wonderful holiday this radiates warmth spirit towards everyone no matter what religious belief they may hold.  I love everything about the season, whether sipping on peppermint mocha at Starbucks, decorating my house with holiday lights, or just watching It’s a Wonderful Life, or binge watch the Home Alone Movie Series. I especially love the holidays because this is the one time when I can let my shopaholic self roam free and without my pocket feeling too bad.

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Now you may ask me how I can do that. Well, today I will share with you one big way you can get paid while shopping almost at every stores you shop. I actually have gotten paid close to $800 just by shopping at my favorite store online. Yes, I got paid while I shopped. One such way site know as Ebates.  Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online cash back shopping. Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provide them with the best coupons and deals online. Founded in 1998, Ebates Inc.’s websites have paid over $325 million in cash to its members. Hence, while you doing your holiday shopping online just click on the link provide, sign up and get cash back at over 2,000 stores. These stores pay Ebates a commission for sending you their way and Ebates shares the commission with you as Cash Back. Every quarter, Ebates will mail you a Big Fat Check or PayPal payment. Using Ebates is simple and, most importantly, free. Join Ebates today and get a special Welcome Bonus. You already shop. Get paid for it!

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Another wonderful way to get paid is Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from Paypal. Swagbucks has already paid out over $120 million in cash and free gift cards.

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My personally love Ebates, because I have been using them the longest. I am completely new to Swagbucks. Check back on this post for my update on what I think about Swagbucks. If you are new to online shopping or a pro, I bet you would love to save money and get paid in the process so check out the above sites and let me know if you like them. Hope your holiday shopping is as magical and joyous as the season itself. Please let me know if you know of any other shopping rewards or promotional sites.

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Amazing and Cheap Stocking Stuffers Ideas for Children and Tweens


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Hi There! Today, I am going to recommend some great and cheep stocking stuffer ideas for children that I found online. Please let me know if you find them helpful or your ideas for great stocking stuffers for children.

Rockee Toothbrush:

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These toothbrushes rock, wobble, spin, but won’t fall down. They comes in various designs, such as shark, penguin, and comes with replaceable brush heads with soft bristles for safe brushing. The ergonomic handle fits easily in small hands. As for the price, it cost $12.99 at Amazon

Flying Gliders 7.87 in. Party Bag stuffers:

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Designed in the United Kingdom, these gliders are great stocking stuffers for your little ones. They can put them together and start their own flying adventure. They come in in assorted design and great for ages 3 and older. The price is cheap, costing only $3.71 at Amazon. However, in order to receive them before Christmas you need to order them now.

Winter Instant Snow:

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Who doesn’t like white Christmas. Now you can have the power to give that your little one with the Instant Winter Snow. Just add water to this mixture and you’ll instantly create your own yeti habitat. It makes two cups of cool snow-like stuff with interesting water absorbing properties. It is made in the USA, but does not come with enough snow to cancel school. The price is only $3.99 at Perpetual Kid.

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The imagination-driven push-along toys’ eco-friendly packaging transforms into the toy itself. Kids will love assembling and decorating these mini mobiles applying the included stickers, and can play with them as-is or add their own decorative flair. The smartly designed car, fire truck, tractor and train engine are made from recyclable and earth-friendly materials. Their convertible packaging transforms into the toy itself, reducing waste to a single piece of recyclable paper. These toys are available at Uncommongoods.

Dr. Seuss’s Amazing Alphabet Book:

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Arguably the most important subject of all time (the ABCs) meets arguably the most important children’s book author of all time (The Seuss Himself) for a little board book your kid will want to read over and over. Seuss’ zany writing style makes the letters come to life, from Aunt Annie’s Alligator to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz and everything between. With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.  The board book is available at Amazon for $3.34.

Piggy Paint Nail Polish Sets:

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These festive and fem hypo-allergenic polishes are non toxic, odorless and sure to please any little diva. The above set contains Shimmy Shimmy POP ( pink glitter ), Tutu Cool (bright purple) and Blueberry Patch (bright blue). The set is available at Piggy Paint for $22.50.

Touch Screen Gloves:

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With with winter lurking around, your older kids, teens, and tweens will thank you for this. I know I myself hate taking off my gloves in the winder just to use my smartphone. These gloves work with iPhone, iPad, androids and all touch screen phones and GPS.  They are available at Amazon for $8.95. You can also get colorful ones for $7.99 at Amazon.

Fuzzy Socks:

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You older kids will love these wonderful socks. Well, even your adult family members will love them as well. These very soft and plush socks made of premium Microfiber provide maximum coziness for your feet keeping them warm, soft and sweat-free. These socks are great for women’s shoe size 6-10 are available at Amazon for $18.99. You can get the little girl’s version for $13.99 at Amazon.

Phone Charger Keychain:

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These phone charger keychains are great stocking stuffers for your teen and tweens. The entire keychain measures only 6.25 inches, and only cost $10 at Francescas.

Micro charging bracelets:

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Teens love power, literally, especially when it comes to their devices. This is the gift that keeps on giving and by letting them power their phones with these USB so they never get the dreaded dead battery. Unhook the bracelet and plug into phone or device and the other end into a laptop, desktop, power bank, or USB wall charger. You can get a pack of 6 for $8.09 at Amazon.

Gift Cards:

With all the great gift ideas why am I bringing gift cards? Actually, this is for the tweens and teens in your life. They would love to get gift cards from store such as Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, GameStop). Nothing says I love you to a tween or teen than a gift card to their favorite places.

Let me know if you find these ideas helpful. Also, please share your creative stocking stuffer ideas. Don’t forget to check out my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram @allaboutme3181and Twitter @allaboutme3181

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Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites


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Today being Christmas Eve I wanted to share this special treat with you that I hope you will enjoy. The recipe yields 25 bite size treats.

Ingredients for Chocolate Crumb Crusts:

  • 1  Stick Butter (I used I believe It’s Not Butter for healthy substitution)
  • 1-1/2 cup (about 45 wafers, crushed) reduced fat vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
  • 6 tablespoons Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa

Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter (I used I believe It’s Not Butter for healthy substitution)
  • 2 (8 oz) pkg fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 cup + 1 Tbsp Splenda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup fat free half & half, divided

Topping Ingredients:

  • 25 fairly small, fresh strawberries (or more if cutting more squares)
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg fat free cool whip

Instructions for Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with two large sheets of tinfoil (one going horizontally and one over the top of the other vertically. Make sure your sheets are long enough that you’ll have an overhang of foil over the edges of the pan. Also, be sure to mold it well to the pan).
  2. Brush foil with 1/2 Tbsp melted butter.
  3. In a mixing bowl, using a fork blend together crushed wafers and  melted butter until mixture is well combined and evenly moistened.
  4. Press mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish (the bottom of a flat measuring cup or glass works well for pressing crust), set aside.

Instructions for Cheese Cake:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-low speed, blend together cream cheese and splenda until mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well blended. In a separate microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips with 1/3 cup half & half on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Pour melted white chocolate mixture into cream cheese mixture and blend on low speed until combined. Tap bowl against counter top about 30 times to release some of the air bubbles then pour mixture over prepared crust in baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes then turn oven off and without opening oven door allow cheesecake to rest in warm oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 3 hours or refrigerate for 6 hours.
  4. Once cheesecake is fully chilled and set, remove from freezer or refrigerator and lift cheesecake out of pan using the foil overhang. Cut cheesecake into squares (I’d recommend cutting them just a bit larger the the width of your strawberries. Also it’s nice to keep some clean paper towels close by to clean your knife while cutting squares).

Instructions for Topping:

  1. To assemble: cut a flat top off of each strawberry and lay flat side down over top of cheesecake. Fill a pastry bag (or Ziploc bag and cut a small tip of corner) with fat free whipped cream and pipe around strawberry then finish with a small amount over the top of the “hat”. Serve immediately (for do ahead- you can make cheesecake the day before then assemble within an hour of serving the following day). Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  2. I processed the wafer in a food processor but if you don’t have one you can place them in a large Ziploc bag, seal bag and finely crush with a rolling pin .
  3. Recipe Source: cheesecake bites – I adopted the recipe from Cooking Classy, Santa hat inspired by – daisy’s world who adapted it from Erica’s Sweet Tooth.

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Homemade Fat Free Marshmallow


coolwhip121I thing that I don’t like about marshmallow is that it’s too sweet for me. That’s why I was very excited when I came across this low calorie homemade marshmallow recipe at Say Yes website.  I adopted to make it just the right sweet for me using fat-free whipped cream. Now you can enjoy fat-free marshmallows with your fat-free, sugar-free hot chocolate guilt free. Happy reading.

Ingredients:

  • 1 container of fat free whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Wax paper
  • Tray
  • Mini cookie cutter (can use any shape you want; I use something like this)

Instructions:

  1. Pour the whipped cream into a mixing bowl and add the 1/2 cup of water. Adding the water is necessary so it freezes well enough to cut out pieces that hold their shape.
  2. Mix well with a spoon until the water is incorporated evenly into the whipped cream.
  3. Line tray with wax paper. Pour the mixture into the tray (you’d like it ideally about at least 1/2 inch thick or more) and freeze at least 4 hours.
  4. Lift wax paper out of sheet and place on a table.
  5. Cut out shapes with your cookie cutter and place layers of the mini marshmallows between sheets of wax paper in a freezable container.
  6. Store in the freezer and pull out individual marshmallows as needed for fancy hot chocolate!

Fat Free Hot Chocolate Mix


The holiday is not complete without enjoying warm hot chocolate with our loved ones in the cold holiday seasons. However, the hot chocolates can be full of calories and sugar. That’s today I am bringing a fat-free, sugar-free (diary free optional). Hope you enjoy the holidays and keep yourself warm with this healthy version of hot chocolate. Happy reading.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 (1 oz) package fat-free sugar-free instant Vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Store in airtight container.
  3. To make a cup of hot chocolate use 1/4 cup of mix and 1 cup cold water and heat up after mixing due to the instant pudding.
  4. Enjoy with homemade low calorie marshmallow.