Lately I’ve had some good luck in the shopping department. Here are a few of my current faves that look luxe without costing a pretty penny.
In the winter my lips get extra chapped (not a great look when you are drinking red wine at holiday parties…) so I went to Ulta and asked for the best chap stick they had.
The lady I spoke to recommended using the apricot body scrub I had in my shower for exfoliation followed by using the EOS lip balm all.the.time. So far I’m a week in and no longer have cracked, dry lips.
I also picked up the portable lotion while I was there and I’m loving the scent.
With the puppy chewing everything he can get his teeth on when he’s not crate training or in his new gated area (thanks for the x pen tips, ladies!), we decided to nix a Christmas tree this year.
Instead, Mr. Lively agreed to let me purchase a few other holiday accessories that would work for years to come. By putting these two branch candle holders layered into one another on the table, it looks like a Michael Aram Olive Branch candle holder (which costs $239!) for about $30.
And last but not least, a recent DIY art piece for my design client’s home. The Kate Spade fan inside me is giddy. It was as simple as attaching gold corrugated letter stickers to a white canvas. I had planned to paint the quote on and found these adorable letters instead.
So glad I spotted them at Michaels Crafts (they are made by Momenta but I cannot find them online).
Hooray for cheap (holiday) tricks!
* I wasn’t gifted any of these items, they are just a few recent finds.