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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

The Most Beautiful and Wearable Beauty Trends for Fall/ Winter 2013-14


Each year, much like with fashion trends, hair and makeup trends take their cues from the runway shows. Though not all of the beauty trends on the runway translate to real life. The fall shows at New York Fashion Week earlier this year included a few trends that may not go mainstream, like navy-colored nails and textured lips. The purple hair at Givenchy is definitely out. However designers; like Michel Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang sported classic fall beauty looks including wine lips and smoky eyes.

The Top Five Most Wearable Beauty Trends for Fall 2013

1. Cat-Eye Makeup Trend - The biggest makeup trend from the fall runway shows has to be the exaggerated cat-eye liner. Countless designers used the look, and the beauty trend has rapidly spread to celebrities, editorials, and the best cat-eye tutorials all over the web. If you try one new makeup look this fall, go for the cat eye.

Essential Tools: To achieve the perfect winged cat-eye liner, you really need black liquid liner with a pointed tip. The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in black is said to be among the best for creating the look.

2. The Braid - For the most part, hair on the fall 2013 runways was casual with low ponytails and undone tousled waves. Though it's by no means trendy, the braid is the most celebrated hairdo on Youtube and Pinterest. There are so many unique versions of the braid, it's fun to experiment. And for ladies, it's a fun look that makes us feel young again. Doesn't it remind you of slumber parties spent braiding each other's hair? Though Valentino sported simple braids on the runway, you can mix it up this fall with a braided updo. I love this braid tutorial by Kate of  The Small Things Blog. The messy bun with a braided wrap is actually a lot easier than it looks, and it is cool enough for daytime but also nice enough for a special occasion.

Image via The Small Things Blog. Click here for the turorial.

3. Oxblood Nails - I know you may be thinking, isn't oxblood a trendy word for red? But this deep hue seen in shows by Dannijo, Cynthia Rowley, and  Naheem Kahn is a dark rich shade or red with a brownish purple undertone. Other nail trends from the fall runways include navy, green, black, and gold; though I have to say the dark red nails are my favorite. While there aren't a ton of  specifically-labeled "oxblood" nail colors on the market, look for a dark red shade with a hint of brown or purple. You can also create your own by blending your classic red with brown and purple. A few nail polish brands like RGB and Sally Hanson do have their own oxblood nail polishes available. Here is a list of 10 other red-hued polishes that closely mimic the oxblood trend.

4. Plum Smokey Eye - A smokey  is always trendy for fall and winter, though on the runways for 2013, many designers showed a plum-shaded version of the beauty trend. Beauty brands like Maybelline and Clinique helped designers create smokey eyes with shades of purple with their new fall 2013 makeup collections. Recreate the look with the Maybelline Stylish Smokes eyeshadow quad in Plum. Here is a great tutorial for the plum smokey eye using the Maybelline Plum Smokes Quad.

5. Wine-Red Lips - Classic red lips also dominated the fall runways, along with nude lips, though the color trend most associated with the return of the holidays and crisp chilly weather was the wine-red lipstick seen at Vera Wang, Fendi, and many more shows.


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  1. That one girl looks like she has a black eye!

    Most of the makeup is way too dark for my tastes, but I love the braid!

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    1. Well, those are the looks straight off the runway, so of course they're much bolder than one would wear it in real life...well, hopefully!

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