Holiday Gift Guide for the Seasoned Green Beauty

Last Minute Gift Guide

It’s always fun chatting away on social media with my fellow green beauty bloggers. Sometimes what seems like ordinary Twitter chatter can spark great ideas. Thanks to Kat of Wild Honey Apothecary for the little push, Ru (Short, Small Sweet), Yeiza (Boho Chic Meets Organic), and I decided to team up to bring you a collaborative Holiday Gift Guide. You can head over to Ru’s blog for gift ideas for Green Beauty Newbies or Yeiza’s blog for gift ideas for Stocking Stuffers.

Below is my part of the guide, gift ideas for the Seasoned Green Beauty. (Don’t forget to check out my Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals list too, you can save on a lot of the products below with some promos that are still going on!)

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It’s A Wonderful Life: Merry Christmas + Happy New Year!

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Agh! I got caught up in the holiday rush not to mention being swamped at work, but there are going to be lots more exciting posts on Plein Vanity after the holidays! 🙂

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season, spending time with friends and family, and eating a lot of yummy food (especially cookies and hot cocoa) to get you in the spirit! Be thankful for all that you have and all that is to come, you are so blessed and beautiful in your own skin.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Plein Vanity! See you in 2014!

If you haven’t seen my favorite classic, holiday film, It’s A Wonderful Life, you should! I watch it every Christmas Eve with my family. The film reminds to be grateful for all that we have and to be content with the love that we share to others, even if we don’t always realize our impact. The love we have and the love we share may be the best holiday gift to give and receive.

P.S. I highly recommend you watch it in the original black and white version to amplify Frank Capra’s genius and James Stewart’s greatness 😉

Links to Love This Week Vol. 7

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Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving? We’ve even already had a bit of snow in these parts and the holiday season is just around the corner. Though it can be hard to resist the pressures of holiday shopping and insane “holiday” marketing ploys, remember to spend this season with the ones you love and to make your own holiday memories. Be thankful for all that you’ve been bless with, share moments with loved ones and spread love and kindness to those in need. 

The best Thanksgiving TV episodes including some good oldies Full House, Gilmore Girls, Friends and The OC — Wet Paint 

Love fashion and books? Me too. Check out this cool list of good reads paired with sartorial picks that best embody the stories and their characters– Refinery 29

A ton of Thanksgiving leftovers are always the result of my family’s Thanksgiving feast! But we’re definitely in need of some new Tupperware. This list features the top 10 leftover containers to have this holiday season– Domaine Home

Will you be out shopping with the crazy crowds this Black Friday? If so, keep these tips in mind on how to be a green consumer on Black Friday– Groovy Green Livin

Swedish fast fashion retailer, H&M pledges to provide living wages for all their garment workers at factories in Cambodia and Bangladesh by 2018–  Ecouterre

Thanksgiving recipes based on Tom Hanks movies? Yes! I’m partial to You’ve Got Kale and Forrest Pump-kin Pie– Vulture

For all you bibliophiles like me, a copy of the first English-language book ever printed in America just sold for over $14 million at Sothebys on Tuesday, making it the world’s most expensive book– Business Insider

This gorgeous, limited edition gold-based illuminator and lipgloss set from ILIA Beauty is perfect for upcoming holiday events and a great gift idea– ILIA Beauty 

Yum! Recipe for sweet potato cake with marshmallow frostingSmitten Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Hanukkah! And Happy pre-holiday season! 🙂 What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? I can’t wait to relax at home and spend time with family.

Green Gifting: Organic Beauty Talk Opens Curated Holiday Shop

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Organic Beauty Talk has launched a curated holiday online shop today!

As a trusted organic beauty resource, Organic Beauty Talk is a favorite blog of mine and you can be sure to expect only the best in organic products at this new shop. OBT’s founder, Brandie has hand-selected the shop’s offerings pulling from her extensive knowledge and experience in organic products.

This new shop is a perfect place to start if you’re looking to purchase trusted, effective organic products and need a bit of guidance. It’ll also be a great resource for stress-free, green holiday gift giving!

Every product found at the shop is also hand-crafted, high-performing and made in the USA. Shop from favorites and discover new brands like Vapour Organic Beauty, May Lindstrom, Alima Pure, Osmia Organics, Indie Lee, S.W. Basics, Marble & Milkweed, Kari Gran and many more. I’m so excited to see OBT-approved brands all on one site!

Get your shop on now! The OBT holiday shop is open for a limited time until January, 6, 2014. Shop online here.

Also, check out my OBT interview here 🙂