Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

 

I’m now back home in California with my family and I’m planning to (mostly) unplug for a few days. Before I do, I wanted to pop in here and wish all you lovely readers a Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful time with your families and I’ll see you back here sometime after the holidays! xx Nnenna

Gift Guide: $10 and Under

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Gift-Guide-$10-and-Under

1. Glimmer Twins Set (instant glam manicure) // 2. Leopard Print Belt // 3. Peppermint Twist Body Creme (in stores and only $1!) // 4. Peppermint Hard Candy // 5. Chalkboard Spice Jar // 6. Gilded Leaf Dish (display your favorite items on this pretty tray) // 7. Eat Treats and Be Merry Spatula // 8. Chalkboard Star Ornaments (write a sweet personal message) // 9. Rhinestone Stretch Ring (I want these in all five colors!) // 10. Petite Treat Hand Creme (this smells sooo good- trust me) // 11. Heart Tea Infuser (perfect for the tea lover) // 12. Tiny Gold Star Ring // 13. Hanging Garden Notepad // 14. French Bulldog Notecards (hello cuteness!)

Well, this is the last of this year’s gift guides! I hope you enjoyed them and that they gave you some good ideas- I certainly loved putting them together. If you want to see all of my gift picks so far, check out my other gift guides and my dedicated Pinterest board (which includes some picks not featured on the blog)!

On Nnenna’s Nails #26: Oh Christmas Tree

On Nnenna's Nails #26: Oh Christmas Tree 1

On Nnenna's Nails #26: Oh Christmas Tree 1

White- Julep Eileen // Glitter- Julep Oscar // Green- c/o Julep Emilie // Brown- c/o Julep Olivia

On Nnenna's Nails #26: Oh Christmas Tree 2

I bet you could have guessed that sooner or later I would have to bust out the Christmas nail art! I had some time to spare yesterday, so I played around with these colors and ended up with this little Christmas tree design. The lines are not as sharp as I would have liked, but not bad considering that I was free-handing with a bobby pin. As a Christmas present for myself, I might just have to pick up a set of proper nail art brushes!

Don’t forget, you can get 20% off on purchases of $20 or more from Julep- just go to their site and use the code VIP20 to get your discount! Also, check back on Wednesday for my last gift guide of the season- the $10 and under set!

Disclaimer: Some of these nail polishes were provided to me by Julep; however, I only recommend products and services that I like and believe that my readers will like as well. 

A Daily Cup of Tea

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A-Daily-Cup-of-Tea

Apple Cinnamon // Hot Cinnamon Spice // Paris // White Christmas

I love tea. My morning routine consists of having a cup (or a partial cup if I’m in a rush!) of coffee in the morning and then a cup of tea once I get to work. On a chilly winter day, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a hot cup of tea and I usually drink 2-3 cups per day! One of my favorite brands of tea is Harney & Sons because their tins are the cutest and their teas are delicious. Every once in a while, I like to pop down to their store in Soho to stock up on new teas. They also have a little cafe area where you can sit down for a cuppa right in the store. My favorite new discovery is the Paris tea above, which smells and tastes absolutely wonderful.

Tell me: Tea or Coffee? (If you’re like me, the answer is both- I need both to keep my gears turning!)