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Great Last Minute Gifts for Under $100

gift guide under $100

In the 11th hour, here are some great picks all under $100!

Stocking Stuffers in a Pinch!

Stocking Stuffers from C. Wonder, The Body Shop, Burt's Bees

In the 11th hour of gifting here are some fun last minute Stocking Stuffer and Secret Santa picks on a budget!

1. Pinch Minimergency Kits ($16) – When you’re in a pinch these super compact kits have you’re bag. No bigger then a change purse this bag holds seventeen 1-time use must haves including: hairspray,

Great Last Minute Gifts for Under $50

holiday gifts under $50

With Christmas less than ten days away, we took the guesswork out of finishing those final gifts, all for under $50!

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Kit ($25) – Why it’s a great gift: These pencils glide on so easily and have a beautiful wet metallic finish. Easy to apply, this kit is a great value set and features 5 Pixi eye pencils (all in different colors) as well as a sharpener.

{Gift Guide}: 9 Perfect Holiday Beauty Picks

holiday beauty gift guide

From stocking stuffers to value sets, here are 9 of of our top ranking beauty finds for every beauty junkie on your list.

BEE-eautiful Honeymania Body Butter from The Body Shop! Shop Today for 50% off!

16Winter months in New York City always leave my skin crying for nourishment—between the inside dry heat and outside bitter cold its hard to keep my skin pleased.  Since the launch of The Body Shop’s Honeymania collection

Get the Look: ‘Flapper Chic’ Smoky Eye with Mary Kay

 Lindsey Calla Flapper Chic Mary Kay

My good friend and fellow blogger, Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie has taken over Mary Kay this season to create and model some unforgettable looks for this holidays. Of the assortment she did a really beautiful “Flapper Chic” look which balances a smoky eye with a nude lip (as photographed above). If you click the image you can see the inspiration and behind-the-scenes footage from her photo shoot.

5 Websites Perfect For Everyone on Your List: From the Foodie to the Beauty (obsessed)

With the holidays around the corner, if you need some last minute inspiration for everyone on your list, here are 5 websites sure to knock their socks off. I tend to take gift giving very seriously, and each of these sites has truly special and great unique finds!

1. OpenSkyhttp://www.opensky.com/explore

A fun way to shop with your friends, OpenSky.com is a unique hub to uncover new, artisanal goods and shops you may never have found if shopping alone.  Built around online stores from a diverse range of brands –mens and womens–that cover fashion, beauty, home, jewelry, kids and beyond, Opensky uses recommendations from their online community as part of the selling epxerience. Share what you love and find out what your friends love – the more you connect, the more you discover. (Pssst If you’re a jewelry fiend check out The Alchemy Shop on OpenSky: http://www.opensky.com/the-alchemy-shop)


2. Eating Toolshttp://www.eatingtools.com

Based in Brooklyn, Eating Tools curates a selection of extraordinary, unique and handmade eating and cooking tools like you’ve never seen before. They work with artists and craftspeople who design and create incredible culinary utensils, ranging from handmade sterling silver and titanium chopsticks to one-of-a-kind hand crafted chef knives. For the food lovers on your gift list, Eating Tools is guaranteed to have something special that will blow their mind. Good news Pretty Connected readers! Eating Tools is offering our readers free shipping with any $50+ purchase with code “PRETTY” at checkout.

Eating Tools

3. Covet+Lout, http://covetandlou.com

The world of high-end, forward thinking womenswear is just a click away when you visit covetandlou.com.  I’m so in love

What’s your signature Creed scent? Here’s mine.

Creed WebsiteOne of the biggest perks of my job is getting to work with brands that I LOVE! And recently I had the opportunity to host an event for the fragrance house, Creed in celebration of their newly re-launched website, CreedBoutique.com.

Easily, one of the most special fragrance brands on the market, Creed perfumes are something to be admired. Based in Paris, Creed

{Giveaway} MyChelle Daily Basics Kit ($82 Value) + Great Black Friday Deals


Where does the time go? Are we really mere days away from the Black Friday/Cyber Monday insanity? Well hopefully by now you have your list of shops to hit, I for one will be doing my shopping online and am excited to share that MyChelle Dermaceuticals is offering buy one, get one free for all products, site-wide on Black Friday and 50% off all products on Cyber Monday.

To celebrate we’re giving away some of our  favorite MyChelle Dermaceutical’s products! One lucky winner will receive the All/Combination Daily Basics Kit which includes MyChelle’s Fruit Enzyme Cleanser, Perfect C Serum and Pumpkin Renew Cream – a total value of $82.


WIN IT!! There are 3 ways to enter:  Each option counts as a separate entry.

  • Follow @prettyconnected on twitter & tweet her using the hashtags #MyChelleGiveaway. SAMPLE TWEET: RT & Follow @prettyconnected for ur chance to win this @MyChelle Daily Basics Kit ($82 value): http://bit.ly/1949jkx #MyChelleGiveaway
  • Follow @PrettyConnected on Instagram and like the corresponding post at instagram.com/prettyconnected
  • Comment under this post why you want to win

**Extra Credit: Like Pretty Connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrettyConnected and comment under the giveaway post

PC Top Holiday Beauty Picks As Seen on B-Glowing

bglowing top picks by pretty connected

Look that’s me! I’m so excited for my holiday picks to be featured on one of my favorite beauty sites, b-glowing.com! For anyone not familiar, bglowing is an extremely well curated beauty retailer carrying over 145 brands — ones you’re probably familiar with like Becca, Clarisonic, By Terry, Lipstick Queen, and T3… mixed with brands that are new on the market that are destined to be the next, it product. The founder, Lisa James has