The Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
Time is running out! Still searching for that perfect gift? This Holiday season let the Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective help you find a little something for the Latinas in your life! You'll find some unique gifts sure to make even the pickiest, hardest to gift women happy. And ladies, don't want to get stuck with yet ANOTHER toaster this year? Circle what you want and leave the gift guide in convenient places for your significant other to find.
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Haircare in the Spotlight!
Beautiful Textures Curl Control Pudding (Reatil Price $6.99)
Available at: Beautiful Textures Hair Care Collection is available at Sally Beauty, Walmart and other fine beauty retailers.
Beautiful Textures is the perfect holiday gift to answer all your styling needs. The Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding helps to control frizz, define & elongate curls, coils & waves adding the perfect shine & luster for hair manageability & styling versatility. It is infused with an intense moisture formula enriched with Aloe Vera, Coconut, Olive, Soy, & Argan oil coupled with an aroma of mangos & Shea butter.
Skincare in the Spotlight!
KiwiFox (Retail Price $42.95 - $79.95)
This holiday season, give the priceless gift of naturally beautiful skin! KiwiFox incorporates the miraculous properties of the kiwi fruit into its line of earth-friendly natural beauty products. You can look sexy and 10 years younger... You just need the clinically-proven formula to get you there! Shop KiwiFox today and get 20% off your order with promo code KIWIFB20.
Amy Michelle Magnolia Bag (Retail price $134.95)
Magnolia™ Bag Features:
You'll fool everyone with this hip faux patent leather diaper bag. No one will ever suspect you're packing for diaper duty. The Magnolia, a true style setter, features a slouch hobo design with tassel overlay. The flirty tassel is paired with gold hardware detailing, which is sure to give mom the flair she’ll need to run her universe. All Amy Michelle bags feature Mom's section in front, baby's organization in the middle and separate changing area in the back. Your purse and diaper bag all-in-one. The Magnolia is available in Black, Plum and Red faux patent. The Magnolia bag is stunning enough to use as an evening bag and durable enough to withstand the demands of modern motherhood. Fellow #llblog member Carolyn G from the Art of Random Willy-Nillyness had great things to say about the Amy Michelle bag! Visit her review to read more about this amazing product.
•Changing pad (24"" x 14"")
•Double shoulder strap with 12.5 inch drop length
•4 pockets for maximum organization
•2 internal baby/water bottle pockets
•Stroller attachments included
•Top magnetic closure with tassel
•Top expandable sides
•Credit card slots
•Easy-to-find key ring & binky holder
•Bright antimicrobial lining stays clean!
•4 metal feet on bottom
18""L x 5.5""W x 13""H
1 lbs 12oz
One year against manufacturer defects
ILAMENTS Day of the Dead Sterling Silver Skull Earrings (Retail price:$150}
Hand engraved in Sterling Silver with the word "Vida" Y "Muerte: to honor the Latino Holiday: Dia de los Muertos! Created with hot pink aluminum flowers. These lovely earrings hang about 1 1/2'' in lenght on silver levelback hooks.
Sucre Couture Mirror Mirror Stud Earrings, Cubic Zirconia Bezel Necklace and Crystal Charm Bracelet (Retail Price$54)
Sucre Couture 281399
Cubic Zirconia Bezel Necklace in Silver
Sucre Couture 353594
Vanity Mirror Stud Earrings in Silver with Crystal Pave Setting
Sucre Couture 347819
Silver Charm Bracelet with Large Crystal Charm
Flying Buttress Booie Gift Pack (Retail Price: $75.00)
Our Snappy Story:
With a background in architecture, a love for children, a hefty collection of handbags and youthful minds dedicated to innovation, quality and usability, Flying Buttress Bags was born.We have designed a handbag line that we would buy for our own children, nieces and nephews. We focused on an approach that encourages imagination, sustainability and individual expression.
Why did we name our company Flying Buttress?
A flying buttress is an exterior arch whose structure allowed for the great soaring, light-filled Gothic cathedrals of medieval Europe. Not only did these arches provide the structural support neeed, they provided a unique beautiful feature. Just like these arches, the Flying Buttress panels snap on to provide support and decoration to the Flying Buttress handbags, totes, tech cases and lunch bags." "Flying Buttress revolutionized how young ladies accessorize. Our vision is to encourage imagination, sustainability and individual expression for young ladies. Our bags feature exterior snaps for attaching any of our 35+ decorative panels. Each U.S. manufactured panel fits on all five styles of the Flying Buttress handbag line - so as your panel collection grows, you can dress up any of your Flying Buttress bags. This allows you to switch out the look of the bag with little cost. The Booie Bag Gift Pack includes two fun looks from which to choose. The first look is a set of our signature panels, the ‘Kimberley’, with shimmering linear magenta sequins. The second look is a set of white ‘Mona Lisa’ panels with a fabric marker; allowing creative kids to decorate, personalize and proudly wear their art on their bags. The ‘Booie Bag Gift Pack’ takes the guessing game out of tween holiday gift giving. Stop by C'est La Vie to read what Karina thought about the Flying Buttress.
Booie Bag Gift Pack includes:
(1) Booie Bag
(2) Mona Lisa Panels (White Personalizable Panels)
(2) Kimberley Panels (Magenta Sequin Panels)
(1) Fabricmate Marker (Color Option of Black or Magenta)
Health & Beauty
Pixi Early Bird Palette, Pixi Nail Color Trio and Lid Last Shadow Pen Duo (Combined Retail Price: $58)
Website: Pixi Early Bird Palette -This convenient kit is designed to make it simple for you to greet the day looking like you got up early (even if you did not!). Subtle daylight colours give a prettifying “wakeup” effect. Kit contains: 3 cheek colours, 2 bronzers, 1 face glow, 4 eye base shades, and 16 eye shades. Mica provides dense natural pigment and Vitamin E protects the skin.
Pixi Nail Colour Trio - Kit of 3 sparkling full-size nail colours dresses up existing nail colour or can be applied on its own for a bit of glamorous glimmer.
Lid Last Shadow Pen Duo - Good Morning Eyes - This dreamy duo contains 2 of our favorite full-size Lid Last Shadow Pens for no-smudge, no-budge eye perfection.
Pureology "A Touch of Luxe" Holiday Kit Product (Retail Price: $25)
A Touch of Luxe” with Nano Works Petites: Give your hair the gift of youth with Nano Works anti-aging system for colour treated hair. Pureology’s luxury award-winning Nano Works gift set is the perfect stocking stuffer!
Nano Works Shampoo (1.7 oz. petite)
Nano Works Condition (1.7 oz. petite)
Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher Packette
Redken Extreme Holiday Kit Product (Retail Price: $23.00)
Extreme features advanced strengthening and repair to distressed strands for healthy-looking, resilient hair. Formulated with Redken’s Fortifying Complex and IPN to deliver stronger hair that is less prone to breakage. Visit Las Gringas Blog and Daily Curlz for all the details on Redken's Holiday Hair Gift pack.
Home Decor, DIY and Crafting
Modern Masters Metallic Paints, Metal Effects Products and Decorative Paint Materials (Retail Price: Varies)
Wesbite: Modern Masters Inc. has taken a leadership role in the Decorative Painting market by offering new and innovative products. As a result, we are now recognized as the number 1 supplier of high-end, specialty water base paint products in the world. The products are currently available online and in over 4,000 retail stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, Portugal, Spain and France. Artists and creative DIYers can use our products to transform their projects -- from a small craft to an entire room!
High profile properties around the world have been adorned with specialty paint finishes created by Modern Masters. To name a few, the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Buckingham Palace in the U.K., Plaza Hotel in NY, Disney Resorts and Theme Parks worldwide and most recently, Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, which underwent its first face-lift to commemorate the parks 50th anniversary. Nicole Torres ofDesignitgirlblog had an opportunity to work with Modern Masters' products. Visit her blogto find out what she thought about their products.
Royal Design Studio Extraordinary Stencils for Inspired Home Decor (Retail Price: Varies)
Royal Design Studio is the leading designer of wall stencils online and are the perfect gift for the creative artists and DIYers in your life! We design and manufacture modern wall stencils, Moroccan wall stencils, exclusive stencil designs, furniture stencils, stenciling supplies, decorative painting tools and techniques for faux painting, and stenciling educational resources for professional decorative painters, interior designers and home decorators. Our designer stencils are reusable and allow you to create custom stencil design wallpaper looks, decorate ceilings with stencil designs, and create stenciled floors and painted furniture. Visit our website often for new stencil ideas!
Books & Family Life
Light Riders: The Power of the Orbis by Cassandra Moreno Lombera Retail Prices: $14.99, $11.93 paperback, & $7.49 for Kindle and NOOK)
“I loved it! It was really interesting and made me want to read more.” – Anthony, a 10 year old boy
“I like how Noah and Lazlo have a special relationship and how they communicate with each other.” – Chloe, a 12 year old girl
“Amazingly entertaining… could not put it down! An incredible message. I definitely recommend it!” – Karina Smith, teen ministry counselor and childcare services provider
"Reading your book at night fills my head with beautiful images..ok funny ones too. Laz is soooo cute! Noah barely saw the burning light and Laz jumped in it....loving this story!" - Denise Ramirez, College Student
"I took my time in reading and absorbing this beautiful story. It celebrates the grandeur of all living things with respect and a noble spiritual magic. It engages one's imagination to soar into the possibility of goodness and celestial intervention in all that we do, offering hope and inspiration. The children in the story were challenged... It demonstrates the existence of wickedness but re-enforces the existence of God and His warriors ready to defend and protect us. The author's view of God's magnificent love, power and majesty is so comforting and encouraging in this troubled world. BRAVO!" - Maria Guzman Kennedy, 2011 Congressional Honoree
"This is something that children can really get into. Very imaginative and easy to envision!” – RV Bobbi Martinez, Founder and President of PTL Plus Ministries and Bookstore
"Light Riders: The Power of the Orbis" is about every day kids growing up in a an age where power, material wealth, and “good looks,” are outranking love, friendships, and self respect. Aspen, Noah, Jahan, Roman, and Kenya are hurled into phenomenal adventures with friends and fiends in the world of the unseen. They also connect with the Lord of the Light who forges the bonds of love, patience, unearthly treasures, and supernatural allies to guide them.
"Light Riders" is available on paperback, Kindle & NOOK. When you purchase ""Light Riders,"" a portion of the revenue will be donated to Hope Worldwide -https://www.hopeww.org/
Please join me and my family in our quest to enrich the lives of as many children on the planet as possible, including their families, and especially those without. You can purchase Light Riders at
Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/light-riders-casandra-moreno-lombera/1107900699?ean=9781609578428
Or go to my author page at Xulon Press -http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781609578428
2 Red HensToy Nanny (Retail Price: $70.00)
Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, 2 Red Hens Studio was founded in 2011 by designer and resident ‘Mama Hen’ Lori Holliday. The 2 Red Hens Studio collection of Vintage Chic Inspired Items for Modern Mamas include diaper bags, the Toy Nanny, Shopping Cart Nests, and a range of accessory items. Limited edition handcrafted one-of-a-kind diaper bags and dolls are also offered. For more information visit 2 Red Hens.com. Also, dying to know more about the Toy Nanny from a mother's poitn of view? Check out Toddler Trails' review of the Toy Nanny.