Favorite Things Winter Edition



You'll love our Favorite Things for Winter ~ treat yourself or someone you love! Be sure to circle back here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet. We'll be adding something extra special to it for the winner of our Favorite Things giveaway! 

Justin boots rugged tan buffalo

I Loveeeeeee these Rugged Tan Buffalo Western Boots by Justin Boots. Are they not the prettiest cowgirl boots you've ever seen? In one of my favorite color combos, the brown and blue are beautiful together and can be worn with so many outfits. The removable orthotic insert ensures you'll be comfortable walking, standing, or dancing to your favorite country music in these ultra chic boots. Available in sizes 5-11 and B and C widths. SRP: $178, but they're on sale for 149.99 at Boot Barn®.



beatriz ball handcrafted metalware

Ya'll know how much we adore Beatriz Ball. They've once again outdone themselves with the VENTO Ice Bucket which will be a shining centerpiece at holiday parties and special celebrations. Whether you're chilling wine, champagne or Pellegrino, the gorgeous ice bucket will surely be a conversation piece. For a stunning holiday, wedding or housewarming gift, fill with iridescent shred, a bottle of bubbly and tie with a big red bow. $177 at beatrizball.com



Now that I've had a chance to experience Agraria Bitter Orange Potpourri, I'll be asking Santa for it every year! It's FANTASTIC!!! First off it arrives in a luxurious gold box which is so pretty and artfully arranged, there is no need to transfer it to a decorative bowl. I set it on my bureau and it fills the room with the glorious scents of dried roses, rosehips, lavender and rosemary. Topped with orange slices, cinnamon sticks and either zinnias or hydrangeas depending on the season. LOVE this!! $55 for a 2-liter box at agrariahome.com.


AmopĂ©™ Pedi Perfect™ is the coolest beauty gadget I've come across in quite some time. It's an electronic foot file that does an exceptional job at removing callouses. I'm sort of addicted to this little workhorse that will leave even the roughest skin soft and smooth. Available at major drugstores and mass retailers. SRP: $39.99 amope.com.


nokia lumia 1520 phablet

Microsoft's Movie Creator BETA app allows you to quickly make and share high-quality movies from your Nokia Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 or Lumia tablet. We tried it on the Lumia 1520 phablet which I adore even more than my iPhone. The 6", 1080p full HD display with crisp resolution has incredible indoor and outdoor readability. Even the novice videographer can personalize their creations choosing from a variety of music, captions and a themes in 4 quick steps. Price: FREE for up to 25 videos. 


You'll stand out in style in the Spyder Ardent Full Zip Hoody. The Bryte fabric in coral is even more striking in person. The comfy hoodie can be layered under a ski vest or jacket on colder days and worn with just a tee right into Spring on warmer days. The slim fit jacket features concealed zippered hand pockets, a brushed microfiber inner chinguard, and Spyder's warm and cozy fleece-backed CORE sweater material. $149 at spyder.com.


Veet® Infini'Silk™ PRO uses intense pulse light technology to stop hair growth at the root. Remove unwanted hair painlessly at home with this easy-to-use FDA-cleared device. Included in the kit is the Infini'Silk™ device, two bonus travel adapters, instruction manual...and it comes with a 60-day money back guarantee! Regularly $299.70 {6 monthly payments of $49.95}, there's a holiday special going on which includes a free replacement cartridge {a $50 value} and a reduced price of $259.70 {first payment is $9.95 and 5 monthly payments of $49.95}. infinisilk.com.

Sunglasses are especially needed this time of year while driving when the sun is lower and the glare from snow can be blinding. These cool Costa Hamlin with Blue Mirror Lenses provide 100% polarization and 100% UV light blockage for maximum protection. The lightweight plastic lenses are impact- and scratch-resistant. $189 at costadelmar.com.



Calico Juno's Nouveau 160 handcrafted earrings are simply chic ~ simply gorgeous. Light and airy, you won't even know you're wearing them...until the compliments start! I love the carefree design, perfectly twisted wire, and hammered look of the ultra thin metal. Available in 14KT gold-filled, 14KT rose gold-filled and sterling silver for $42 at calicojunodesigns.com.


Print holiday cards, invitations and photos with Epson's Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One® All-in-One Printer. We love the cool fluid design that looks great in the office or dorm and the unsurpassed quality, sharpness and color of the prints. Print vivid, smudge-resistant 4x6" photos in 12 seconds or share them with easy scanning to facebook or the cloud. Professional quality printing for the home, office or dorm with auto 2-sided printing, copying, and faxing. Print wirelessly from tablets and smartphones and even create CD's and DVD's. $199.99 at epson.com



For a delicious and quick appetizer for holiday parties or game day, try Formaggio's Authentic Hand Rolled Specialty Cheeses. This Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Artisan Cheese is out of this world delicious. SRP: $5.99. Available at your favorite grocer, a very cool locator map can be found on formaggiocheese.com

You'll be reminded of the most magical time of year whenever you light Hillhouse Naturals' Amaryllis Scent Soy Blend Candle. From their Holiday Farmhouse Living Collection, it's an intoxicating blend of cinnamon, bright orange and evergreens. Handpoured in a glass jar wound in antiqued white twig and tied with a red ribbon, the 12-oz candle has a burn time 100+ hours. Made in the USA. $28.70 at hillhousenaturals.com.



The Honey Can Do Double Rod Freestanding Closet is so easy to assemble even this honey can do, no tools required! One of the things I miss most about my previous home is the storage space and shelving in the closets. This is an inexpensive solution and makes wonderful use of an empty closet space. $106.99 at honeycando.com.




Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following:
  • "Favorite Things" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • complete mailing address
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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET February 27, 2015.  Limit one entry per household. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We received no compensation from any brand featured in this post, nor were affiliate links used. 

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this feature. 



    A Sparkling Christmas Wish List


    Whether she admits it or not, just about every woman is secretly hoping to find something sparkly in her stocking Christmas morning. There's still time to find a stunning gift from Charles & Colvard that will take her breath away. Here's a few of our favorites ~

    Amantha Earrings 
    Lulu Avenue Chelsea Pave Bangle


    Moissanite Gems in Color

    Shop Charles & Colvard's Holiday Gift Guide and save an extra 15%, but hurry! moissanite.com




    Last-Minute Gift Ideas

    Still haven't found the perfect gift for Christmas? Here's a few ideas that are just a couple of keystrokes away. When you're shopping is done, circle back here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.
    Loving this beautiful Believe necklace from Danielle Stevens Jewelry. The block letters are engraved on a 12 KT gold-plated bar suspended from a delicate 16" chain with large lobster claw clasp. Chic, inspirational and gorgeous ~ what more could she want? $95 at daniellestevens.com.





    He'll get a professional shave with the Braun Series 5, 5090cc Men's Shaving System. The pivoted shaving head adapts around facial contours for better contact without skin irritation and the Flex MotionTec provides 20% more power. The sleek-looking electric razor features the world's only Clean & Charge Station to clean, lubricate and charge the shaver. $199.99 at pgshop.com


    Coffee lovers will enjoy trying four of Peet Coffee's signature blends. Ready for gifting in an elegant gift box, the Peet's Coffee Connoisseur Sampler includes four half-pound bags of Holiday Blend 2014 with hints of dark chocolate and brown sugar...YUM!, Major Dickason's Blend® {smooth and delicious}, Uzuri African Blend with notes of dark berries, and Garuda Blend® {nutty and full-bodied}. $32.95. Available online or locally, a store locator is available at peets.com.



    Treat yourself and your family to The Visit, a heartwarming story of events that inspired the writing of the beloved The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. This is a story as much for adults as it is for children. It describes the meaning behind some of the phrases in the classic as it reveals the true meaning of Christmas. Make some cocoa, snuggle up with the family, have a tissue nearby and enjoy every moment reading what is sure to become a treasured family tradition. $16.99 at schifferbooks.com.



    After experiencing Agraria's Bitter Orange scent for the first time for our Favorite Things feature, I'm slightly obsessed. Their triple-milled Luxury Bath Bars are available in Bitter Orange and 7 other signature scents. Crafted with Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Yucca Oil, Kukui Oil, the 8.2 oz. lush bars are ultra moisturizing and arrive exquisitely gift wrapped. Enjoy the heavenly scent while relaxing in the bath or slip it into a lingerie drawer. $20 at agrariahome.com.

    A dear friend who is a breast cancer survivor was just telling me how difficult it is to find a pill box to hold all the medications she has to take while traveling. She'll be getting this lovely Style Rx™ 7-Day Pill Case from Inspired by Dawn in her stocking this year. The pretty fabric-covered box with magnetic closure has a removable plastic insert for every day of the week. It can hold 6 fish oil and 20 ibuprofen tablets per day! Wrapped with a pretty pink bow, it makes a thoughtful gift. $34 at inspiredbydawn.com.



    She'll be warm and stylish wearing this Flower Embellished Knit Hat from Prima Donna. It's soooo soft and the pretty flower and rolled brim make it oh-so-chic! LOVE! Also available in gray and at areat price too! $14.99 at shopprimadonna.com.




    Everyone from pre-teens to adults will be happy to find an Icon Q Boundless S4 Bluetooth Speaker. Sleek and compact, it will be the life of the party and can go wherever life takes them. Great for dorm, office, backyard, beach and vacation, they'll enjoy crystal clear music. It may be light, but it belts out incredible sound. Available in red, white and black for $79 at geticonq.com.

    Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Lustre adds a touch of shimmer for holiday parties in a rich and pretty raspberry pink color. It instantly nourishes lips and protects them from wind, cold and heat. Long wearing with a pleasant taste. $14 at marykay.com



    A girl can always use mascara. Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara conditions lashes and makes lashes look their fullest. It doesn't flake, clump, smudge or "disappear" during the day and the pure mineral chestnut color is natural looking. The mascara is hypo-allergenic and gluten-free. $18.99 at mineralfusion.com.


    American Crew Nine Fragrance for Men combines notes of apple and lavender which create balance, while coriander and cloves give it a slight spice. Musk and amber round out the fragrance, resulting in a fresh, seductive, masculine scent. SRP: $34.95 available at salons nationwide. A salon locator is available at americancrew.com


    Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet!

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