Saturday, November 30, 2013

Advent Calendar Grab Box?!

Hey everyone!

This morning, my amazing mom set this box on top of my desk, and told me it was a homemade advent calendar! She then explained to me that everyday for the month of December (not just till Christmas) I get to pull out a wrapped present! How great is that?!

In order to celebrate this advent calendar grab box, I will be posting everyday to share what gift I pull out! Are you excited? I am!


Note: My awesome mom did this advent calendar for me!

2013 Christmas Gift Giving Guide

Hey everyone!

It's that time of the year again! Get ready for Lady Sugarsheen's Annual Christmas Gift Giving Guide! For those of you who are new to my blog, my gift giving guide will give to ideas, at all price ranges, for the perfect Christmas present!

Stocking Stuffers 

Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss

A rich, velvet soft lip butter infused with almond oil and shea butter. Add a beautiful light pink glow to your lips this season while keeping them moisturized and protected.

Price: $3.99

Where to Purchase: Wide verity of retail stores

Rooted Beauty Lip Butters

Give your lips an extra special treat this holiday season with these gluten-free lip butters. Each one is packed in its own biodegradable tube, so use them without feeling an impact on the environment!

Price: $4.99 each

Where to purchase:

Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream

A non-greasy hand cream that is infused with shea butter, marshmallow, and macadamia oil to leave hands feeling super soft no matter what season!

Price: $5.00 

Where to Purchase: Sephora stores or

The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray

Refresh and perk up tired, achy feet with this cooling peppermint foot spray. Perfect to gift to those who are on their feet all day long!

Price: $10.00

Where to Purchase:


Bath & Body Works Mason Jar Holiday Candles

Give the gift of good fragrance this year with Bath & Body Works' Mason Jar Candles. These candles are my favorite from Bath & Body Works, because they burn very well, and smell even better! All you need to do if tie a bow around them, and they'll be perfect!

Price: $12.50

Where to Purchase: Bath & Body Works stores, and 

GG Gatsby Flirt in a Bottle Fragrance Mist

Get ready to have your hair smell fabulous this holiday season with this hair fragrance from GG Gatsby. With it's notes of black cherry and exotic jasmine, you're sure to be the hit of the party!

Price: $12.99

Where to Purchase:

GG Gatsby Glam it Up Shimmer Spray

Add a holiday sparkle to your look, and be prepared for any party this season! This shimmer spray leave a light dusting of gold shimmer throughout your locks, making it your perfect accessory for a night out.

Price: $17.99

Where to Purchase:

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Take Me There Gift Set

Get ready to become one of the most popular people around the tree this year when you start to hand out this gift set from Pacifica. Indian Coconut Nectar is a rich, nutty scent with a soft vanilla background. Perfect for a wide verity of scent lovers out there, so you'll be sure to please!

Price: $18.00

Where to Purchase: Target stores or

Lavanila Mini Deo Trio 

Stay fresh through the holidays with Lavanila’s mini 100% natural deodorants. As always, these good-for-you deodorants contain no aluminum or any harsh chemicals. Lavanila’s aromatic deodorants soothe, condition, and nourish the skin while effectively blocking odor. The gift set trio comes with Pure Vanilla, sparkling Vanilla Grapefruit, and Vanilla Coconut, so you can choose your favorite scent and take it on the go.

Price: $22.00
Where to Purchase:

Shu Uemura 6 Heart Princesses - Princess Love in Wink Natural False Eyelashes

Flutter your lashes this holiday season with these mini-type eyelashes with adorable pink, heart-shaped stones. Soft brown and pink shades work beautifully together to awaken the true princess in you. Who knows, your new wink may even have magical charms.

Price: $30.00

Where to Purchase:

Lavanila Holiday Tree-O

This fragrance set is the gift that keeps giving. Three of Lavanila’s top scents are offered with a ready-to-plant live tree seedling. Included is Lavanila’s Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit, and Vanilla Coconut ultra convenient Roller-Balls, all wrapped up in a merry jute bag.

Price: $39.00
Where to Purchase:

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Six Piece Brush Collection with Travel Case

Give the gift of flawlessness this holiday season with It Cosmetics Six Piece Brush set and Travel Case. This set will definitely make anyone you the star of Christmas with whoever you give it to! 

Price: $39.50

Where to Purchase:

It Cosmetics Holiday Edition Six Piece Vitality Lip Flush Stain Collection

The perfect gift for the beauty lovers in your life. They will have a ball choosing from six beautiful shades to wear all year long!

Price: $49.50

Where to Purchase:

Unite Hair Daily Essentials Smoothing Holiday Box

Give the hair guru in your life, this versatile kit to help style hair all year round. Includes Unite Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner and 7 SECONDS Condition.

Price: $50.00

Where to Purchase: At specialty salons nationwide and at  

L’Occitane Shea Embrace 

Since the 1980’s L’OCCITANE has created sustainable, fair trade partnerships with the Shea-producing women of Burkina Faso. For a gift that gives back, choose this luxurious body care set, infused with protective and nourishing Shea. The kit includes Shea Hand Cream, Shea Foot Cream, Shea Body Cream, Shea Soap Milk, and Shea Ultra Rich Shower Cream.

Price: $68.00
Where to Purchase:

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas! Happy shopping!


Note: Some of these items I purchased, and some I received as samples. I am not associated with any of the companies or brands mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature their items in my Christmas Gift Giving Guide. Any pictures shown that have not been taken by me are from PR, as are some product descriptions. All links used in this post are non-affiliate, which means I have no ties to them or receive anything from individuals clicking on links.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Hey everyone!

Haute Gifts for the Holidays:  
JOIN L’OCCITANE TO Celebrate our Favorite Days of the Week

L’OCCITANE will celebrate our favorite days of the week - Thursday and Friday! Guests shopping any L’OCCITANE retail boutique nationwide on Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th will enjoy complimentary signature L’OCCITANE beauty rituals such as hand massages, mini-facials and fragrance layering. Also, with any $65 purchase, shoppers will receive a chic L’OCCITANE Thursday Friday Tote Bag (image below) while supplies last. Shop in style for everyone on your gift list at L’OCCITANE!

WHO: L’OCCITANE and Thursday Friday Tote Bags

WHERE: L’OCCITANE retail boutiques nationwide
WHY: Haute Gifts for the Holiday: Shop in style for everyone on your gift list at L’OCCITANE! 

WHEN: Thursday, December 12th & Friday, December 13th  ONLY 


Note: Photo and information provided by PR!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Christmas Wish List

Hey everyone!

I have been tagged by the lovely Aimee from Aimee Dot to do her Christmas Wish List tag! Get ready to see all of the items I've been dreaming about all year long, and don't forget to go check out Aimee's blog for fun posts and delicious recipes!

I have been dreaming about owning Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck perfume since it came out last year! I've sniffed it a bunch of times in Sephora, and I hope that this little beauty will make it's way under my tree this year!

I am a huge lipstick girl, and I am looking to expand my collection towards higher end products. So naturally, the Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Cherie Bow is a major want on my wish list this year! I love that it is a color I can wear everyday, and just look at that gorgeous packaging! 

I love Buxom lip glosses, so this set would totally be up my alley! I can never finish a full sized gloss, so having the mini ones sounds like a perfect gift this year! Plus, look at those colors! They're gorgeous!

I have become a huge fan of Starbucks these past few years, and I love their Christmas Cup Ornaments! I didn't get one last year, so I'm hoping to start my collection this year with the 2013 cup! 

That's it for this year girls! I know my wish list is super short this year, but all of the items I mentioned have been ones I've been wanting for a while. And, I would rather truly have a few fabulous gifts that I really want! 

What are you Christmas Wish List items this year?


Note: Photos are credited back to there sources. All opinions are my own!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

You're Invited: Nordstrom Pretty Party‏

Hey everyone!

This weekend - November 15th and 16th - swing by your local Nordstrom for their Pretty Party! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their trend-savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you're pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it! 

To RSVP or for special accommodations, simply call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom.

Join the fun this weekend at:

Nordstrom NorthPark Center
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225

Nordstrom Santa Monica
220 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nordstrom Stanford Shopping Center
550 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Note: Information provided by PR!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bath & Body Works 2013 Holiday Haul

Hey everyone!

I have been super busy this past week decorating and shopping for Christmas. I like to get everything done early, so I can fully enjoy the holiday season without stress! Recently, I went to Bath & Body Works to pick up some holiday hand soaps, and I managed to walk out with four mason jar candles as well! And I must say that Bath & Body Works has really stepped it up this year with super cute holiday labels on their products. Plus, all of the items I bought were on sale, so that makes it even better! I got each hand soap for around $2.86, and the candles were only $5.00 each! Tack on a $10 off coupon, and I made out pretty well!

~Foaming Hand Soap in Winter Cranberry: A rich blend of juicy cranberries and creamy vanilla.

~Foaming Hand Soaps in Lemon Meringue Cheer: A sweet & tart blend of Meyer lemon zest, orange blossom and fluffy meringue.

~Foaming Hand Soap in Candy Cane Bliss: A delicious holiday blend of white peppermint, vanilla and spun sugar.

~Foaming Hand Soaps in Iced Gingerbread: A heartwarming blend of homemade gingerbread, warm molasses and creamy icing.

~Foaming Hand Soap in Crisp Golden Pear: A fizzy celebration of pink sugar, sparkling mandarin and champagne.

~Foaming Hand Soaps in Twisted Peppermint (my favorite!): A sweet & tart blend of peppermint and vanilla.

~Mason Jar Candle in 'Tis the Season: Rich, red apples, green pine and a touch of golden cider combine to capture all the joy and activities of the holidays.

~Mason Jar Candles in Twisted Peppermint: Merry and bright peppermint celebrates the season with notes of vanilla and sugary musk in this cheer-filled scent.

I think it's a pretty good haul if I do say so myself! What are your favorite items?


Note: I purchased these products with my own money. Scent descriptions are from Bath & Body Works' website. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lavender Bounty

Hey everyone!

The Lavender fields of Provence have just finished a wonderful season. Capture the aromatic essence with L’Occitane’s Lavender Collection, and let the fresh scent transport you to the hills of the south of France.

Recently, I was sent the Lavender Eau de Cologne to try out and review! First off, this scent is amazing! I love how it balances out the lavender with citrus and woody undertones. It really does make this fragrance light and breezy perfect for year round wear! The staying power is around 4 to 5 hours, but it smells so good, I love to reapply it so that's not a problem!

Lavender Eau de Cologne ($52): Brightened by the radiant freshness of citrus fruits, this Cologne has a light, breezy scent, underlined by a woody, musky base with a captivating trail.

Lavender Foaming Bath ($34): This rich formula offers all the relaxing benefits of Haute-Provence Lavender. It generously foams in the bath, leaving skin supple, clean and fragrant.

Lavender Scented Candle ($25): The Lavender scented candle fills your home with a relaxing scent, creating a warm and inviting ambience.  

L’Occitane products may be purchased at


Note: I was sent the Cologne to try and feature on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to feature their product. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

A French Macaron in America's Favorite Fall Flavors!

Hey everyone!

Thanksgiving this year just got even better with Dana’s Bakery delicious fall festive flavors. There is nothing that brings on that warm fuzzy feeling more than a Thanksgiving meal – and this year you’ll be able to top it off with a unique treat. Dana’s Bakery French macarons are coming in America’s favorite fall flavors to celebrate the season in Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie and Jelly Donut – can you say YUM?

Naturally gluten-free and baked with almond flour – these delicate French macarons are a brand new way to taste your favorite dessert flavors. This time of year – we sure are thankful for Dana’s Bakery.


Note: Photo and information provided by PR!