Friday Faves of November

Happy Black Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  December is around the corner and I am savoring these final days in our current apartment (we are moving to a condo next month, more to come on that!) - and yet I also cannot wait for our Cancun vacation after Christmas. Such is life :)

Here are my favorites of November!

La vie Jaime posts in November:

Photo by me of our Thanksgiving table yesterday. 


My Stocking: Gift Guide for the Healthy Foodie

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! What better stocking to share than Emily's, of Simply Gourmet in Southie, gifts for the healthy foodie. 
Boston Blogger Gift Guide for the Healthy Foodie

1. The Flavor Bible: The ability to properly and creatively season food is a MUST for any foodie watching their wasteline! Using seasonings and spices to create depth of flavor in a dish can make any meal restaurant quality without having to coat it in layers of heavy sauces or by using butter or cream. The Flavor Bible will teach even the most beginner home cook how to properly use seasonings and pair various seasonings together to create a delicious dish!

2. Yeti 20oz Tumbler: Hydration is such an important part of health and fitness. Did you know you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces in water each day? I struggle with water intake and my water needs to be ICE cold. I have the larger 33oz Yeti tumbler and it is truly amazing so the smaller 20oz version would be perfect to take on the go. My water is always ice cold and the ice doesn’t melt for hours (seriously I wake up and there is still ice in the cup). I love how the cup isn’t cold to pick up and it does not sweat condensation all over my desk which is a huge pet peeve of mine! It can also keep hot beverages warm so fill it up with all of your favorite holiday teas and coffees.

3. Williams-Sonoma Infused Olive Oil Gift Set: Olive oil is a great healthy fat to have in your diet! Filled with rich antioxidants, it can help reduce cholesterol, aid in digestion, increase overall heart health, and help protect against Type 2 Diabetes. I love this gift set that featured infused olive oils. By adding those extra layers of flavor such as garlic, basil, citrus habanero or blood orange you can totally kick of the flavor of your dish without adding in extra fat or calories

4. Carrie Elle Wellness JournalI meal plan and prep every week and these adorable Carrie Elle Wellness Journals make it easy and fun to plan out all of my food for the week. The one pictured is specific for those following the 21 Day Fix program but she has many other meal planners and journals to choose from to best fit your needs.

5. OXO Handheld Spiralizer: I am obsessed with zoodles and this handheld spiralizer is the perfect tool to make them! Mixed in with regular spaghetti or replace the pasta all together to go low/no carb. Get creative and spiralize carrots, beets or squash!! The options are endless.

Thanks, Emily!  Visit Simply Gourmet in Southie and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


My Stocking: Gift Guide for The Wanderlust Traveler

Hi, I'm Jess of Champagne Thursday. I love to explore new places, so I filled my stocking with things inspired by wanderlust!
Boston Blogger Gift Guide for the Wanderlust Traveler

1. A fun instant camera: I love the throwback design, and the pictures are great momentos. 
2. America has breathtaking national parks. A donation to National Parks Conservation Association helps to keep these treasures preserved for generations to come.
3. A scarf is a travel essential, and this one is neutral without being too boring.
4. I love to collect little things, like seashells or pebbles, on my adventures. This pretty box would be a perfect way to display them once I'm home.
5. How to fit the world into a stocking? A plane ticket! If your budget isn't limitless, then this globe ornament works too.

Thanks, Jess! Visit Champagne Thursday, and follow on Instagram and Twitter.


Nights Out with Clarins

Continuing what has become a beauty week on the blog (see Monday and Wednesday posts), Clarins recently sent me some of their new Joli Rouge lipsticks. Typical I buy lip glosses or satin pencils, as I don't care for a matte look, but these lipsticks surprised me when I realized how creamy and moisturizing they are. I loved the bold colors - red, pink, & coral - and immediately thought of when I would wear each and on what occasion.

For a date night, I'd wear spicy cinnamon with a black clutch and statement earrings for dinner with DC.
date night
Chain cross-body clutch (similar style) | perfume | tassel earrings

For a girls night out, the hot pink would be perfect for champagne & shared apps, wearing chandelier earrings and an animal print clutch.
girls night out
Flat clutch (other styles) | chain earrings (similar) | bar ring (similar)

For our upcoming Cancun vacation, papaya pairs well with a dinner by the beach, wearing my warm-weather friendly starfish bracelet and a straw clutch. 
Straw clutch (similar) | starfish cuff bracelet (silver version)

What is your favorite lip color to wear? Have great weekend!

Original photos by Kyle Taylor Ganson for La vie Jaime.

This post is in partnership with Clarins who provided the lip product for this post. Post idea and opinions are my own. 


My Stocking: Gift Guide for the Beauty Obsessed under $50

Today we have another beauty gift guide but it's products all under $50! Take it away Amanda of @Beauty_Cache! 

Gift Guide for the Beauty Obsessed Under $50

Hair Primer: It’s so tough to keep my blonde hair from drying out ,so I live by primers and masks. I can never have enough protection from the dry climate & hair dryer double-timing it in winter. I love this primer and would love to see a fresh bottle appear in my stocking. I can use all the help I can get.
Tweezers: I think tweezers maybe undervalued when it comes to the best gift. They literally should be in everyone’s beauty kit. From applying fake lashes to making a chin hair disappear, tweezers fix it it all. They may not be crucial to my look but they save the day. Tweezerman’s variety of designs make picking the perfect one fun and very character revealing.  
Cosmetic Bag: I love getting new cosmetic bags and I can never have enough. They are fun to switch up for the seasons, for travel or just for fun. Just make sure it’s big enough to fit the good stuff. I love the design of Ted Bakers cosmetic bags and am obsessed with navy trend this year!
Lip Balm: EOS are my favorite go to lip balm to keep my lips smooth. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new tangerine flavor offered at Ulta. This will come in hand on the slopes for sure since the twist top makes it east to open and close in my gloves!
Rollerball Fragrance: The deep floral notes of the Flowerbomb fragrance takes me back, and the roller ball option allows me take it on the go, which is great for a busy work day! 

Thanks, Amanda!  Follow her Instagram.