The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again…the time when we honour all of our hardworking, sweet, caring and loving mothers who have always been there for us time and time again. This is one of my favourite days because I get to spend the entire day with my mother and grandmother – quality time is the best time! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to go out and get a nice gift for that special lady. This gift guide, hopefully will spark some ideas…



I personally believe that any Mom would love nothing more than quality time with their children and a giant hug on Mother’s Day, but it is nice to show your appreciation and love for them through a present that you really know they will love! Here are my current faves for this year:

Kate Spade ‘Mom Knows Best’ Elephant Necklace


Kate Spade makes the best jewelry, right? I love how simple the pieces are and this one necklace is one step better than your typical ‘MOM’ necklace spelled out. This is representative of your relationship and I love how the trunks of the elephants are linked – something I know my momma would love!!

Neiman Marcus Bucket Bag


I am really loving the colour blush these days. Moms tend to carry a ton of stuff in their bags – that’s not a criticism, it’s the truth. Moms carry everything from mints, to their favourite book (at least, my momma does!). This is the perfect bag for the Mom who carries her life in her bag – and the colour is totally in style!

Chloe Sunglasses


The colour is a tad out there…I mean, I typically go for the black sunglasses, but these are progressive and fun! Chloe makes the best sunnies and these are so much fun for the sunny season!!

Mother’s Day is an important day out of the year – it’s a time for us to stop and think about the women who work so hard to make our lives amazing! They are the women who raised us and so this is a day for us to give back to them!! For this reason, don’t hold back when it comes to showing your appreciation, for example you could try these Cambridge punting experiences if you have a little extra cash to spend this year; Cambridge is famous for its punting boats and it makes for an ultra relaxing day. For something a little closer to home, call up your Mom and book a brunch table because this day should be the most special out of the entire year for you and your momma!

Happy Mother’s Day!


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her

Ladies, Valentine’s Day countdown is at 5 days! 5 days until the lovey-dovey day and although I am spending it with family and friends this year…some of you need to get cracking on your V-Day wishlists (did that sound a little spoiled? Nah!). With Valentine’s Day in less than a week, now is the time to slip this little list to your S.O. so he knows exactly what to do! Saying that though, even if you decide to check out sites like giftunicorn last minute, try and come up with a list of a few things that you wouldn’t mind getting from your other half.

With this gift guide, you really can’t go wrong with all of these one of these lovely presents!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

Nars Blush / Miss Dior Perfume / Kate Spade Gold Watch / Kate Spade Travel Mug / UGG Slippers / Love Lock Necklace / Kate Spade Confetti Print Wallet (sold out, similar here) / Kate Spade Secret Admirer Tote / Shoptiques Heart Sweatshirt


My Favourites

All of these gifts are marvelous and I kind of want every single thing on this list (hehe!), but naturally, I do have a few that I have taken a liking to more than others…

NARS Blush

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

I have taken a liking to NARS products lately. The blush is so smooth and creamy and I just love the different shades it comes in. Personally, I do not own any NARS products yet, but the blush will be the first I buy…because look how sexy that colour is! How could I not pick myself up a little blush?

Kate Spade Gold Watch

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

I don’t wear watches…really because I don’t have one that is comfortable on my wrist. I have tried this watch on before and I want it so badly (don’t you wish you had an extra $200 lying around?). The gold detail is beautiful (#teamgold!!) and I love the pink secondhand (that is my favourite part…).

UGG Slippers

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her - Pearls and Polkadots

Slippers are my weakness. I wear them in the house all the time because they keep my feet toasty warm! They come in so many different types, sizes, shapes, colours, materials…you name it. However, I love the lined slippers and more importantly, the higher quality slippers. Because I wear them SO much, I need them to last a long time!!

Valentine’s Day is such a fun time of year (despite if you have an S.O. or not) because you get to celebrate the ones you love! It certainly is not a time to splurge on material items, but it doesn’t hurt to receive (and give!!) a little gift from that special someone!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: His & Hers

With Christmas in less than a week, now is the time to get all of your last minute holiday gift shopping complete! Sometimes it can be hard to think of what he or she might like…but with these gift guides, you should be set to go this Christmas! Besides, it’s the thought that counts…right? You can’t go wrong with a scented candle…or what about a really nice pair of gloves? If your man works in construction, look no further than these heat resistant gloves.



HIS: Canvas Travel Bag / Plaid Scarf / Watch / Knit Hat / Patterned Tie / Leather Gloves / Cologne / Slippers / Leather Wallet / Pajama Pants

HERS: Candle / Drop Earrings / Knit Infinity Scarf / Knot Bangle / Nail polish Kit / Wallet / Make Up Bag / Gold Bangle / Knit Mittens / Eyeshadow Palette


I can tell you that some of these gifts are some of my favourite things…and what I’m wishing Santa will bring me this year. However, like every gift guide I do…I like some things more than others…

Kate Spade Darla Wallet in “Ballet Slipper” Pink


This wallet is so cute and right up my alley (considering it is the perfiect colour!) It is the perfect little gift for that special lady in your life or even your best friend. The design is simple – my favourite part of the design is the scalloped edge! So chic!

Mukluk’s Criss-Cross Knit Mittens in Blue


Mittens are pretty much a necessity in Canada (even though this Winter has been very mild). These warm knit mukluk’s will keep the fingers cozy and they don’t look too shabby in this beautiful blue colour. My favourite part of these mittens is the turned up cuff – very nice detail.

Calvin Klein Euphoria Gold Men’s Cologne


One word to describe this cologne? Amazing. It is my favourite cologne on men…it is the best smelling cologne I have ever smelled. Seriously. The design of the bottle is nice (that that too many men care about the packaging…) and the best part about it? It’s not too expensive…

Nordstrom Perforated Leather Gloves


Leather gloves are probably the best looking gloves on a guy. A nice pair of gloves is one of the symbols that a guy is a great dresser! These gloves aren’t too expensive and they aren’t too big either. I like slim-fitting gloves (both for men and women)…they are more useful that way. The perforation on the top is nice too so your hands can breathe.

Well that’s a wrap…(literally).

Putting off your Christmas shopping isn’t a good idea…but most of these ideas can be found at your local mall if you look hard enough…and if you want to express post the items, order them online – everything is linked underneath the guides for your shopping needs! Some other services may still deliver in time too, like photo socks australia if a last minute idea’s come to mind for the perfect image, and it could pair nicely with the slippers for some extra snugness this holiday season. Hopefully he or she has a great Christmas…and your Christmas shopping is already complete.

Merry Christmas!!

Holiday Ring Guide to Sparkle You Up!

bannerI have been really in to bling rings lately. I have never really been one to focus on the fashion of my hands. I don’t get my nails done, I am so bad at moisturizing, and I have terrible habits that leave my hands looking…well, not so nice. However, I do try and dress them up with rings (so that people don’t notice the fact that I have zero nails).

Since the holidays are right around the corner and gift giving season is in full swing, I thought a little ring round up would be nice to show you what is out there right now (and for how much!).


Etched Ring / Pava Tube Ring / Simulated Turquoise RingDeep V Ring / J Lo Bar RingStudded Chevron Ring Set / Floral Statement Ring / Modern PearlGold Tone Pave Statement Ring / Pave Shield / Mesh Statement RingLeopard Statement Ring

UNDER $50 

Goreski Glasses / Ready Set Bow / Gamma Ring / Mag Ring / Pearl Floral RingCrystal and Fringe / Infinity Ring

UNDER $100 

Brilliance Statement Ring / Charlotte Ring StackCora Shell Ring / Darling DaisiesNew York Knot / House of Harlow / Laurel Leaves RingOlympia Shimmer WrapPamela Love Ring / Faceted Hinge Caged RingThree Row Band / Light as a Feather / Caged Statement Ring / Paved Border RingLouise et Cie StoneMickey Mouse


Triple Horn / Tortoiseshell RingGold Knot Ring / Moveable DiscSarah Chloe Ring


Hopefully you all found what you were looking for this year in terms of fashion rings! One of my upcoming New Year’s resolutions is to wear more hand jewelry…and work on my awful nails (no more bad habits!!). We will see how that one turns out…

What is your favourite ring of the bunch? Do you wear rings regularly? Let me know in the comments below…

Holiday Gift Guide: mark. by Avon For Her

The gift gifting season is right around the corner (four Fridays away!!), can you believe it? We just celebrated Halloween, and now it’s the middle of November! Christmas commercials are on, all the Christmas decorations are in stock, and I watched the first Christmas movie of the season (Christmas with the Kranks) a few weeks ago!! It’s coming up fast, and I am super excited.

With Christmas, obviously comes gift giving – friends, parents, kids, bosses, employees, siblings…you name them, there is a gift out there for them. Well today, I am going to show you ten items that you can get for her – all from the current mark. by Avon collection! My Mom is an Avon rep and Christmas is probably the busiest time of year – I have already selected my favourite items for this holiday season, and some of them are in this guide!

mark. by Avon “For Her”

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mark. Warm up to it Muff Bag | mark. Dream Sequins Shimmering Eyeshadow Palette | mark. Second Nature Necklace | mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Scrub | mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter | mark. Baroque the Mold Ring | mark. Shine of the Times Ring | mark. Clutch Situation 5-piece pro brush setmark. What a Tassel Necklace | mark. Draw to a Close Bag

Christmas shopping can be hard sometimes and gift guides can certainly make it easier! All of ten of these picks are $50.00 and under, just the right amount to spend on your loved ones! I am a huge fan of mark. by Avon and I always know that some of my best Christmas gifts will be from the magalog! If you haven’t checked into it, I suggest you find a rep and quick, because these items are the perfect gifts for your best friend, Mom, sister, or Aunt! Trust me, if she likes fashion, beauty and accessories…this is your go-to catalog!!

These are ten of many fun gifts that mark. by Avon offers – head over to their website here to check out more great picks for this year’s gift-giving season. Keep in mind that many of their products can be purchased on sale and that way you can bundle them together in a gift basket (especially with the bath products…such a great gift!!).

I can’t wait to begin my Christmas shopping and wrapping them all up – the season is upon us and I could not be more excited (Christmas mode activated!!). Have fun shopping!