LoveLeigh Gift Guide for Her

It’s the most wonderful time of year, not only because we are so close to Christmas that I can almost taste my mom’s chocolate chip pie, but because I now have a reason to justify my outrageous shopping problem! Joy to the world. It’s gifting season.

My next few blog posts will be a series of gift guides to help you find the perfect present for everyone in your life from your little bro to you grandma.

First up are the LoveLeigh ladies in your life!

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1. OPI Infinite Shine Starter Kit

Read my post about all the reasons I love it. This is perfect for your friend that likes having nice nails, but doesn’t have time to make it to the salon every two weeks.

2. Baublebar Pinata Tassel Earrings 

These are everywhere this season and come in lots of different colors. I love the red ones for the holidays!

3. Barefoot Dreams Blanket 

This is the softest blanket on planet Earth. It’s a little pricey, but you can get it at Nordstrom Rack for half off.

4. A Groupon

Sometimes the best gift is an experience! I love giving Groupons for restaurants, fitness classes or spas I have heard my friends or family mention. It gives your loved ones an excuse to treat themselves to something new.

5. It Cosmetics Brush Set

These are my favorite brushes. The set includes a brush for powder, foundation, concealer, shadow and crease. They are soft, wash well and are high quality.

6. Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter

The. Best. Lotion. Ever. It’s light, smells amazing, and is super hydrating. Grab one for your mom and one for yourself.

7. Fuzzy Slippers

Everybody needs a cozy pair of slippers. I got a super comfy pair last year (thanks, Heather) and wear them around the house 24/7. I love these ones with the pom pom accents.

8. Loopy Phone Case

I’ve had my loopy for just over two months now and haven’t dropped my phone once since putting it on. The loop on the back allows you to hold your phone even while your hands are full. It’s perfect for the clumsy gal in your life.

9. Rewined Candle

These candles come in re-purposed wine bottles and – you guessed it – smell like your favorite wine. My favorite is the Sauvignon Blanc.

10. Clinique Chubbettes Set

This set is every color of chubby stick you could ever need. 20 perfectly mini, moisturizing shades for your your bff’s collection.

I hope this gave you some gifting inspiration, or just a few new items for your own wishlist. Stay tuned for more gift guides coming soon.

Love, Leigh

3 Steps to Shiny Nails

Having my nails painted is one of those things that makes me feel like I have my life just a little bit more together. I love getting a manicure at the nail salon, but it’s pricey and time consuming.

On one of my weekly trips to Ulta, I stumbled upon the OPI Infinite Shine series. My manicure doesn’t usually last longer than two days, so I figured I would give this “long wear” polish a try.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the results and am completely obsessed with the new colors in the line.

Here’s how it works:

Buy the primer and finishing gloss together as a set for under $20. Then, pick any color in the Infinite Shine line and follow three simple steps for long lasting nail color.

  1. Apply one coat of the Infinite Shine Primer
  2. Apply two coats of your favorite Infinite Shine Gel Lacquer
  3. Apply one coat of the Infinite Shine Gloss

This manicure doesn’t last quite as long as gel polish or shellac, but it definitely outdoes standard polish. I have gotten about five to six days without any chips and up to 11 days before removing and reapplying.

Currently, my go-to color is “Chicago Champagne Toast” which is not only the best name ever, but also a beautiful shade of metallic pink. Here are some of my favorites:

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Chicago Champagne Toast

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We The Female

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Less is Norse

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Berlin There Done That

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Ornament To Be Together

If you are looking for a no chip polish that makes your nails super shiny, look no further! This set is great for a holiday gift or as a treat for yourself.

I hope you try it out and love it as much as I do! Please tag me in your nail pictures on Instagram, I can’t wait to see which colors you choose.

Love, Leigh