This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Dove and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Can you believe that we are half way through the month of February already?! While the last few months in general have been very hectic, the last few weeks even more so. I feel like kid parties, baby showers, home errands, work and packing have consumed my life. I’m not complaining, I wouldn’t change a thing about this crazy beautiful life.

While on the go, I want to make sure that I stay fresh all day and that is why I use Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.

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Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, plus its NutriumMoisture formula and ¼ Moisturizers leave your underarms feeling soft and smooth. One of my favorite things about this antiperspirant is that the scents are so clean and not overbearing like others can be.
IMG_0423They can easily be thrown in your purse for when on the go or placed in your carry on when headed out of town. I love that I don’t have to worry about breaking a sweat or even worse… smelling bad! With Dove Advanced Care you can expect more from your deodorant and that makes them FIVE star to me. If I know I have a long day at work and then have to go straight to meeting my girlfriends for dinner, I have no worries because I know Dove Advanced Care has my back and is keeping me fresh.
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Valentine's Day

1. Massage – Sending your loved one to a spa OR having the spa come to them, is an excellent gift idea for this Valentine’s Day. Everyone could use a little ME time or extra relaxation. You can also opt to add on a manicure or reflexology service.

2. London Soho Weekender Bag – I personally love gifts like this. When traveling I prefer to have something that I can keep all my makeup, jewelry or tolietries in and not have to go crazy trying to find them. I also love that you can fill the pockets on the inside of this bag with other small gifts, like makeup or beauty items, and give that as 1 large present.

3. IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi – Beauty gifts are great no matter what the occasion. I’m a huge fan of IT Cosmetics and especially love the Je Nais Sais Quoi shades. Two of my favorites are the Vitality Lip Flush & Ombre blush – these will be big hits with the lady in your life that is also a beauty lover.

4. SinfulColors Polishes – SinfulColors is one of my favorite polish brands. They are affordable, have great shades but best of all – they last without chipping. They currently have a great collection out with some fun shades that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Kissful Thinking & It’s About Valen-time are my favorite shades.

5. Baked by Melissa – If you want to think outside of the box when it comes to your typical Valentine’s Day sweets and chocolate – head over to Baked by Melissa. These are my favorite cupcakes and for Valentine’s Day they have super cute heart themed boxes and limited edition flavors.

6. FTD Long Stem Roses – You can never go wrong with traditional and classic long stem red roses! These beauties are very romantic and you can always upgrade your bouquet to add more roses.

 

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L’Oreal just recently introduced their new line of Lip Paints and they consist of vibrant statement shades with a glossy finish. As one of my favorite drug store brands, when I saw these came out – I knew I had to get my hands on them to test them out.

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L to R: Nude Star, Fearless Fuchsia, Wild Rose, DIY Red, Violet Twist & Lilac Lust

How gorgeous are these shades? I truly love these lippies and while I tend to lean more towards a matte, these made me find my love again for a glossy finish.

While they normally retail for $9.99, I came across them for $8 at both Target, Harmon and Walmart.  What shades will you be picking up?

[While these products were compliments of L’Oreal, as always – all opinions are of my own.]

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 Urban Deacay Naked Illuminated Trio, $21 – Naked Illuminated is a limited edition –  lightweight, baked powder with a sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give your skin a luminous look. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow – for a radiant Naked look from head to toe.

Iluminage Eye Mask, $35 – This rejuvenating sleep mask covers your delicate eyes with advanced care to minimize wrinkles while you sleep. Beyond blocking all visual stimuli to quiet your mind and senses, this silky, soft, smart textile is carefully embedded with copper, derived from the well-known essential mineral. This technology is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks.

Aveda Balance Set, $79 – This set includes 7 mists with an authentic fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the root chakra according to Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India.

Philosophy Amazing Grace, $48 – Philosophy’s iconic amazingly clean, beautifully feminine fragrance comes wrapped holiday style, in limited-edition nutcracker packaging.

MAKE UP FOR EVER  Artist palette, $34 – This palette contains a selection of 3 perfectly matched Artist Shadow trios to create 3 easy and effortless looks and an educative leaflet. This is currently my favorite shadow palette! You can create so many looks as well as go from day to night instantly.

IT Cosmetics Brushes, $58 – Ahhhh and my love for IT Cosmetics continues.  This limited-edition set includes 5 full-size, ultra-plush brushes for face and eyes to cover all your makeup needs – plus a coordinating cosmetics case that doubles as your night-out clutch. It Cosmetics makes my favorite brushes so when I saw this set, I knew it had to make my gift guide. They are super soft and great quality. (P.S – go follow my Instagram @pearls_and_paris, I’m posting a giveaway for this exact brush set later today)

Kat Von D Mini Lipstick Set, $49 – I love this mini lipstick set! It includes 7 everlasting shades that are sure to make you stand out… and LAST! The set gives you the perfect spectrum of statement pops and everyday neutrals.

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Duo, $22 – OPI has created this collection based on one of the most timeless movies to date – the Breakfast At Tiffany’s Collection which is inspired by the glamour filled hit film starring Audrey Hepburn. This set includes the polishes I Believe In Manicures (classic Tiffany Blue) and Black Dress Not Optional as well as a Cosmetic Bag.

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Tuxedo Jacket by H&M, $50 – I am absolutely obsessed with this jacket! It’s super versatile so you can dress it up or wear it more casual. What I love about H&M is that they offer quality and on trend pieces without breaking the pocket so this is sure to be a gift that will get a lot of years of use.

Rebecca Minkoff Glitter Clutch, $95 – A statement clutch is always a great idea. This Rebecca Minkoff envelope clutch is a showstopper!

Stuart Weitzman Boot, $419 (Org. $698) – While on the pricier side, these Gold boots are everything. They will turn an ordinary outfit to a standout one instantly. Don’t think you’re ready for such a bold color? No problem – these also come in Black, Brown + Blue and are all on sale!

Ralph Lauren Romance Trilogy, $65 – The Romance Collection by Ralph Lauren offers a fragrance for every woman. With this exclusive set, you can enjoy all three scents, Romance, Midnight Romance, and Tender Romance. They are smell delicious!

Martini Twist from Thoughtfully.com, $30 – Thoughtfully.com is a website I just recently found out about and I’m hooked. They offer amazing gift sets for every occasion and for everyone on your Holiday list this year. This set is perfect for the Martini lover in your life. Appletini? Singapore Sling? YES, please! Just add your favorite libation and let loose.

Philosophy Pure Grace Set, $57 – The ultimate holiday gift: Pure Grace. This limited-edition collection offers an uplifting sensorial experience featuring the fresh, crisp, infinitely clean scent of pure grace 3 ways, perfect for layering or enjoying individually.

Steve Madden Pom Pom Hat, $16 – I think knit hats in general always make good gifts. I love this one because it’s super warm. The pom pom detail is very in and super cute!

Festive Bouquet from FTD, $160 – Aren’t us women just suckers for a gorgeous bouquet of flowers? This Luxury Bouquet includes: red roses, red spray roses, red tulips, green hydrangea, red hypericum berries, lush greens, and a modern gold keepsake vase.