BF’s Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: Tarte’s Holiday 2012 PLUS Collection

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…everywhere you go!

I don’t know about y’all but my sweet Mom has been calling me asking which delectable dishes of hers I would most love to enjoy for the holidays. Mmmmmm…

She gave me scrumptious choices – as her food is the only food that tempts me all the way down to my heart and tastebuds. Some of my options? Italian Cream Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Cake, Bread Pudding, Christmas Pie, Orange Slice cake, Sausage Balls, Shrimp Ball, Pumpkin Bread, Robert Redford Delight, her signature Blueberry Crepes, her classic EggNog and many, many more. See why one of my favorite pastimes is cooking? I inherited it from the best of the best – my Mom!

While I looooove food, I cannot indulge nearly as much as I would like to. So sweet gift choices must satiate my sweet tooth! Lucky for me, Tarte has a bevy of them this year.


Tarte's Holiday Collection plus some classic gift faves (prices range from $16 to $60 -- GREAT deals!)


Feeding into our signature sweet tooth is Tarte’s never-fail holiday collection. Give the gifts as a whole set or – do what I do – and split them up between stockings.

Between their smoky eyeliners, Maracuja miracle makeup, chubby lip crayons (with the perfect amount of color), beauty travel bag filled with their gorgeous shades or a jewelry box with Tarte essentials, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your pretty ones!

And for those of us on a budget, I love getting Tarte’s holiday collections and making multiple gifts out of them!Personalizing each gift to each person’s personality and skin tone makes these gifts pretty, personalized and pocketbook-friendly! I feel like Santa!

How sweet indeed!!



BF Asks: Which family recipes are your tastebuds jonesing for this holiday season? Spill it and share the sweetness!

BF’s Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: Haute Hostess Glam It Up LUXE aprons

As I’m sure is the same with many of you out there, much of my life occurs in my kitchen. And more often than not, I greet my party guests at the door in my apron. I’m also notorious for dressing up my homebody attire with a girly apron when I’m relaxing at home and meditating as I do…by baking.

With Elizabeth Scokin’s Haute Hostess Glam It Up Luxe Apron in Rosalynn or Ashley ($350), my kitchen couture is taken to a whole new level.

Haute Hostess apron in Rosalynn ($350)

Haute Hostess apron in Ashley ($350)

Ever since I discovered them in Nashville, Haute Hostess Aprons have been on my wish list every year. So when I finally received one as a gift, I swooned.

Every time I see one of these luxe frocks in someone’s home, I get as giddy as a 13-year-old girl. The go-to glamorous gift for your favorite hostess with the mostest, the wearer will feel like a queen in the kitchen or a princess at the party.

These coquettish confections bring out the beautiful best in every woman! And not only are they fun to wear, but they are beautiful conversation pieces in the home.

The ultimate in kitchen couture, any girl will feel lucky to receive her Haute Hostess Apron just in time for the holidays.

I love all of the glamorous options and love, love, love that they have sizes for grown-up girls and little girls alike!

Haute Hostess apron in Ashley Little Lady ($75)

These are gorgeous gifts to unwrap for the holidays but also make perfect gifts for bridesmaids, bridal showers, graduations, rush, weddings, birthdays, hostesses and more.

Note to Santa and those following my wish list: I’d like to receive one for EVERY holiday!
A girl can never have too much glam in the kitchen!

And I find the more aprons I have, the better my baking gets!



BF Asks: Which Haute Hostess apron will make it on to your wish list?


BF’s Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System

With this next item on BF’s Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide, your – or your favorite  elf’s – skin will be as pampered as it is polished.

DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System: Normally $98.00 - now just $78.40 online

With DDF’s Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System, your skin will achieve more effective exfoliation, deeper product absorption, brightness, clarity, radiance, improvement in skin tone and texture and the ultimate in smoothing results.

With 8x better exfoliation than a scrub alone, you will be everyone’s favorite Santa when their skin looks better than ever for that New Year’s party!

After one week, there is a significant improvement in skin texture! Fa-la-la-la-la indeed!

The gentle, yet highly effective self-warming DDF Polishing Crystals and the soft Foam Exfoliator polish away surface imperfections to reveal radiant, healthy-looking skin. The kit also includes a brush head to use with the device for daily deep cleansing and to help maintain results between treatments. Set includes – 1 Micro-Polisher, 2 Foam Microdermabrasion Exfoliators, 1 Deep Cleansing Brush, DDF Polishing Crystals – 2 oz. (56 g), 2 AA Batteries.

And the travel-compatible micro-polishing system also offers two speed options to control the intensity of your at-home spa treatment.

Bringing the spa to your loved ones?

Happy Holidays, indeed!



BF Asks: What spa treatment do you wish you could receive under the tree this year? 


BF’s Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: Fresh Sugar Holiday Sets

As Kool & The Gang once sang, “She’s fresh, fresh, EXCITING!!”

Fresh Sugar holiday sets are always on my wish list. And this season they don’t disappoint!
With all of the sweet choices Fresh offers, you’re sure to find something sweet for your sweet ones.

My pick?

Fresh Sugar Cheer Holiday Set ($28)

Fresh Sugar Cheer Holiday Set ($28)


Fresh Holiday Exclusive Sugar Cheer ($28): Fresh always delivers their sugar-filled formulas with sweet-smelling and skin-pleasing cheer. And this set is no exception! The best of Fresh in one set, your secret Santa will get a tinted spf lip treatment in Rose, advanced lip therapy treatment and Brown Sugar Body cream all in a shiny, festive red clutch. I have gifted Fresh oodles of times over the years and every time, my gift recipients have been giddy with glee.

One of my friends, who I gifted with the Rose lip balm yeaaaars ago, says it’s her one must-have beauty product!

So bring on the cheer to your gift recipients…the Fresh Sugar Cheer, that is!

For more Fresh Sugar holiday sets, visit here: Fresh.




BF Asks: What’s your fave Fresh product?