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It’s a Jolly old time to shop for gifts. DO’s and Don’ts for Buying for you special someone.

(This was an article I wrote for someone else. but was never published.

I do hope you enjoy my gift guide)

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It’s the Holidays! Trying to find a gift for your significant other today is extremely difficult. Gift guides are everywhere. There is a great deal information out there and what to buy for your significant other, it becomes a ‘job’. According to figures derived from a national survey completed by the HuffPost, the average couple spend up to $300 on their partner.  Here are 3 tips for taking a daunting project, and making it easy to do;

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  1. Make it from the heart. Always think about the person first. It’s not about what they need, it’s about who they are. Don’t buy an impersonal gift.

 

  1. Customized gifts for your significant other makes people happy. Every girl loves jewelry. Or get a customized watch or cufflinks for him. If you are married get your rings engraved to commemorate a special moment you shared.

 

  1. Experiences mean more to people than things often do. Want to really surprise your love? Get tickets to Paris. Go hot air ballooning in Napa. Or just go simple and local. A 15 minute  romantic walk alone with your hunny during the holidays madness. An experience,  like no other,  means you love them AND want to spend time with them.

There are lots of right gifts to buy for your special someone, but what about the wrong? This leaves the problem of finding what you want.

Stay away from boring basics.  Instead, put a gift card from her favorite store under the tree with card telling her you will take her shopping. Perfume and lingerie bought by you for her can be difficult to get right. Why not, make her own custom perfume at a perfumery. Ask the sales girl for help to get it just right. If you want to get lingerie, don’t go low end. Try La Perla or Cosabella for great lingerie that fits. It’s available online, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

For him, tie’s, socks and tools are a huge no-no. There are better ways to say, “I love you”. In today’s market, boys want toys.  If you are unsure what to buy him, try nice clothing. A custom tailoring appointment for your favorite business man, buying him custom jeans, even shoes.  Men in the U.S. spent $26.2 billion on footwear in 2016, an increase of $2.4 billion since 2014, the Boston Globe reported. There is a serious market for shoe’s and it’s the one thing you know he will he love. Often the best policy is to ask what they want. They may just answer you.

The best holiday gift you can give your significant other?  Listen to what they say, what makes them truly happy and seeing them smile.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Gift Guide – South Hill Designs Custom Jewelry. #Accessories #Personalized #Perfection

Hooray it’s the holiday season. This means it is time to run out to the mall, the store and cruise the nifty net for fabulous gifts, and gift guide’s. Look no further I have the perfect answer to all your gift giving AND fixing your wallet.

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Jewelry can be sweet, cute, romantic, sentimental, seductive, enticing and has a full and passionate history. It has has been given as a gift for centuries. Some jewelry is passed down generations, some given romantically or as a symbol of dedication and celebration.

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It’s what everyone wants, men, women, my BFF gal pals, everyone I know.

My best friend loves personalized gifting. She adores giving custom pieces, gift baskets, cards, and simply adores bling. This year I want to give her something just as personal and beautiful. However, I am feeling a bit frugal but I do not want anything that looks frugal. I want something FABULOUS that screams I love you, without losing quality.

Thank you South Hill Designs!

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Of course, a personalized touch makes it heartfelt and unforgettable. With personalized lockets and charms you can make anything for a special someone this Christmas.

Creating Jewelry that from the base to the charms is the perfect gift for anyone. South Hill carries everything you need to make lockets that are unique for everyone. Mom’s, Dad’s, lovers, friends and wouldn’t it be nice to show Grandma how much you love her?

South Hill Designs has lockets, droplets, accessories and of course, they have pre-made jewelry & accessories for any occasion.

Looking for gift’s for the discriminating boss or celebrity? Done.

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Actress Angie Everhart, model Caroline D’Amour and Deborah Gibson love their South Hill Designs personalized lockets.

Here’s the part I really like. You can become your own South Hill Design artist and create your own design OR host your own South Hill Design DIY party.

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Perfect for the holidays and perfect for the wallet, in home South Hill Design parties require no selling, cold calls or unnecessary speeches. Parties last around 2 hours and it’s just fun DIY with the people you invite. As a hostess you receive a cash commission AND discount on items. ( Click the picture above to find out more). This gives you the opportunity to have an amazing party, be creative with friends and get paid for it.

South Hill Designs, started in 2012, in Tempe Arizona. In just over a year they have developed a celebrity clientele, and have had a 400% growth in sales! I did a little research on South Hills Designs and found out they work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Charity work always gives me the awwwz. No wonder they are growing so rapidly.

With such a beautiful, and very unique idea, South Hill is definitely my destination for Christmas shopping. Even my dad is getting something from them.

Click the link below or any of the pictures above to go to South Hill Designs and start shopping now!

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Holiday Gift Guide! Do Not Resuscitate! #DNRBrands #BadAss #AlternaGuide #WhatYouWANT

Around the holiday season, I get e-mailed product information and great ‘stuff’ for gift guides. Occasionally I’m interested. Sometimes, if it is really good, I’m hit with a retail whack attack. This is one of those times.

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Welcome to the awesomeness that is ‘DNR Brand’, or ‘Do Not Resuscitate’. The name alone get’s my inner grrr-girl going. It has enough bad ass product that it tickles my weird. I have an inner need to watch ‘Walking Dead’ and vampire movies about throat ripping beasts that don’t twinkle. This girl doesn’t just do Gaultier, she does gore.

Working both the yin and yang of lifestyle and fashion, I get to see some amazing art. This shirt, labeled ‘Cyborg West’, blew me away. No bad pun intended.

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Seriously epic want.

With most companies, a t-shirt selections tries to prove their true worth in ‘horror a la Hell’s Angels’ style. So…you have some chick in a bikini with a gun on a tee. Boo yah yah, who cares?

At DNR they seem to understand that this is not just boring, but can be fixed. With this hot image called ‘Cyberlesque’.

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Ha ha! Made you look. And you liked it.

I know that shirt’s can get bulky and some dude’s and chick’s don’t feel the clothing love. Often you may not know their size, and not everyone is a big fan of clothing.

For the discriminating friends and family in your life DNR Brands has a wide array of very cool, and original jewelry.

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Personal Favorite: Gun Bracelet. It’s for EVERYONE!!

We’ve pretty much established that DNR Brands is the place to buy for your alternative, gothicly-hip, twisted, weird, ‘Nightmare Before Xmas’ loving friends. Or your high end, couture, uber chic fashion clientele. I know personally I will be buying my ‘personal, it’s all about me’ gift here. (You can buy it for me *hint hint*)

Still riding the metro rail of unsure? Well, then you have forced me to name drop. The creative minds behind this are none other than (cheesy drum roll) Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff.

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They are the mad genius, entrepreneurs who ran ‘Matchmaker Millionaire (yes ran, don’t get it twisted) and produced the sheer, bloody genius ‘Sushi Girl’.

This is a gift guide so you can click any link and it will take you to your retail needs. What are you waiting for? Shop you silly, belated, Christmas/Holiday shopper!

DnR has what you want.

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Double the Fun with House of Eleven. SS 2014 Preview at the Falls in DTLA #PrivateShowing #CelebSightings #Bespoke

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Bespoke Listeni/biˈspk/ is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer’s specification (personalised or tailored). While the term historically is applied to only men’s tailored clothing, it now generally includes footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.

Welcome to the world of House of Eleven. A bespoke clothing line that has not only won my heart, but is now No. 1 on my Xmas shopping list.

Started by the Silva Twins, Darcey and Stacey, around 2 years ago, this line has coming out as a ‘cut’ above the rest. They are winning over the fashion industry at large, but also, a HUGE celebrity clientele.

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Me and the Twins courtesy the fabulous Michael Bezjian/WireImage

The event was at the historic downtown LA bar/club, The Falls. When I arrived it was already packed. So much for being fashionably late.

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The crowd included everyone from local reality stars, to buyers, fashion TV and agency photographers. Some of the admirers and celebrities present were  Angie Everhart, Vianey Arana(Miss California Latina)and  Apollonia Kotero.  Caroline D’Amore showed up earlier and I missed her. She is the runway model who notoriously flipped off reality trash Scott Disick and a Jenner, for being drunk and disorderly in the front row of a runway she was walking recently. Besides being gorgeous, I love her for that, and wish I could have told her so.

I caught Jennifer Jimenez, RHOBH friend of Brandi Glanville, with my cell totally by accident.

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Caught off guard, I see you Ms. Jimenez!

However the reason I go to these is not the celeb heavy crowd. That is an easy draw in LA but I truly came for the clothes.

House of Eleven is beyond what I hoped. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection consists over piece’s with breathable leather in creams, grays, blacks, and some really nice splashes of coral pink. Everything is well-stitched, tasteful with an edge, includes sexy and playful leather trim and made for all body types. The thought of wearing leather during a hot day or night in Los Angeles seems unbearable. Yet, looking at the make of the design you see House of 11 has made it light and breathable, without sacrificing design.

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I did get to corner the fabulous twins, Darcey and Stacey Silva, for a moment to grill them about the their line. Turns out this line is a true LA story.

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Born and raised here in LA, they began House of Eleven just a little under two years ago.

After only three fashion seasons, they are bi-coastal, with boutiques in LA and NY. I am beyond impressed to find out have incredible backing by; fabulous celebrity clientele, international recognition, work with amazing PR representation and are busy, busy, busy.

Here’s where the story brings the ‘awwwz’. They are single, hard-working moms, with NO previous design/seamstress experience, and are completely self-taught. With incredible designs that are double stitched, bespoke with perfect designs(leather can buckle and get wavy if seams are done badly) and lines for Women, Men and Children, you have to wonder how they do it.

Obviously, quite well.

After talking to Darcey and Stacey they handed me a lovely packaged ‘Hof11’ gift box with their cards. Way to sway this blogger ladies. I love gifts!

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Thank you ladies. You are amazing.

I met one of the CEO’s, Michael and we talked business,’Hof11′ background, and how badly I wanted his ‘Hof11’ shirt. Last, but never least, I was given a drink and double kiss from my fav PR peep’s at Genevieve/HSMPR.  If you haven’t heard of them you should. They are responsible for creating events for clients like VOGUE/CFDA FASHION FUND Finalist Presentation, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles’ (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party with Stella McCartney, and of course presenting these two bombshell designers from House of Eleven SS 2014 collection.

I have to thank them for putting on an amazing event and introducing me to the talented Silva twins. And House of Eleven my newest addition to my wardrobe this spring/summer.

Are you ready to shop and hit up House of Eleven? Click the picture below and head over. Christmas IS right around. Happy Shopping!
PS – They give you 20% off your first order if you sign up with them so save some dosh and do it. We LOVE a good deal!

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Recipe for Men #GiveGoodFace #FathersDay #GiftGuide #TeamSweden

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If there is one lesson I have learned in Los Angeles, it is that men are just as worried about skin care as women. In fact, in Los Angeles they are often more high maintenance than the women.

Father’s Day, an evil spin-off holiday from Hallmark, is just around the corner. Dad’s everywhere will be suffering ‘man gifts’, like ties, Old Spice and socks.

Why make Dad suffer this holiday? Why not be original, health oriented and give your dad something that does not suck, is directly imported from the brilliant mastermind’s in Sweden and DOES NOT smell like or smell like Old Spice (like Old Spice).

Why go to Sephora and buy a an overly smarmy man product with 90 bi-products you can’t pronounce?

Instead, why not grab some Recipe for Men’s natural line?

Recipe for men, traditionally has had a huge amount of product for her.  I could by something from a high end beauty store in their collection for my Dad BUT, I don’t think my dad wants to smell like vanilla, lavender and tea tree oil.

The people at Recipe for Men are mind readers. They decided Father’s Day was the perfect time to introduce new, clean, and fresh smelling products.

Recipe for Men tackles the common misconception that men can’t take care of their skin by giving them a simple product without smelly fragrances and natural ingredients. Easy to use each bottle comes with directions, and effects on the face. This is a no-brainer.

Behold a Father’s Day savior!

Although I love a good man product, I wanted to make sure this is actually worth shelling out for. It is. They are.

The boxes offer you way more than average product.They are nicely packaged and look sleek. All the ingredients are high quality. this makes it worth the price.Ranging between $22-48 Recipe for Men is very affordable for such luxe item’s.

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Of course I needed to get up close and personal with this stuff to give you the skinny and deet’s on this new line.

The under eye gel is perfect, small and compact. Easy on, and yes, it works. I LOVE product that works. It has caffeine in it to minimize puffiness and black tea and zinc with a cache of other minerals to make the skin baby soft. In other words he’ll go from DAD to dude in no time flat.

The Anti-Shine Moisturizer is brilliant!! I do not want my dad walking into a board meeting looking shinier than Nicole Kidman’s forehead after Botox. It’s made for oily to combination skin so it’s got a thumb’s up and OK for every Dad out there.

Lastly the shave gel. I know that most guys worry that a shave gel will be slimy and unmanageable.

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No problem there. It is easy to use and nice for a clean shave. You may even want to get yourself and extra tube. It has an easy to use pump top, comes out light blue to clear and smells really nice. There is a touch of lemon extract and menthol in it AND comes with anti-irritating allantonin and aloe. No razor burn and no MAN SMELL. And it’s not a tie or socks!

Even better it as just released  across the country making it readily available online or in store.

Skip the Old Spice centaur, bypass black socks. If you thought Father’s Day was going to give you an aneurysm or drain your wallet, you are in the clear.

For more info, hit up the site.

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Tech Toys You Need, The Pocket Monkey #Cool #FathersDay #GiftGuide #MUSTHAVE

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I am a total geek girl. I admit I have collected comics, own a phone, tablet and laptop, love learning back end computer stuff and write in code. It’s a dirty secret I have come to terms with. That’s why when this dropped into my inbox I became obsessed.

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This little joy is the Pocket Monkey. Designed by a mechanical engineer, Nate Barr this baby has everything you need in a utility tool:

• Bottle Opener: No need to carry around a bulky, keychain bottle opener.
• Phone Kickstand: Interact with only one hand and keep your phone at a comfortable working angle.
• Flat head screwdriver: Perfect for simple projects when a standard screwdriver isn’t available.
• Micro-flathead screwdriver: Perfect for eyeglasses, watches, kids’ toys and keyless vehicle dongles.
• Two-dimensional Phillips head screwdriver: No need for cross beam with the special angled tip.
• Nested English hex wrenches with four bolt sizes: Just slide Pocket Monkey over a bolt head and slide until you find the right size. Quick and easy.
• English Ruler: What’s the difference between 3/16 and 1/4 of an inch? Find out quickly.
• Letter opener: Make quick work of your mail pile!
• Edge to open door latches: Locked your keys inside your house? If the deadbolt’s not in place, this latch slip opens locked doors without protective edging or specialty latches.
• Straight Edge: Use Pocket Monkey to help you draw a perfect straight line. Or, it can even be used a scraper.
• Orange peeler and banana nicker: Get your fruit open quickly and conveniently, without getting your fingernails messy.

YES, I have used them all. I had to TRY the product to make sure I have a reason to get excited. Once I did I got one for my dad who is a who works in Silicon Valley and my roommate ordered one. Now it’s a staple in my purse.

What makes it different from EVERY other uitli-tool? Well, the original Kickstarter.com amount was $2,000. It raised a whopping $27,550. The pocket Monkey is also lightweight and fits in your wallet or purse sans the bulk you get from so many utili-tools out there.

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I am sick of something weighing two pounds in my pocket when I am working around the house, on the car, or am out and about. It’s TSA compliant so leave it in your wallet. You don’t have to worry about them stealing your precious Pocket Monkey from you.

Are you sold yet? Good. Go get yourself a Pocket Monkey here;

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Best part? It costs a whole $12!!

Check out the original Kickstarter video below.

Valentine’s Gifties Galore! Erotic Roses or Art for Your Sweetheart #New #Fresh #Sensual

As fashonistas everywhere gear up for NYFW, typing up schedule’s, faxing confirmation and sending last-minute email’s to their besties, the rest of us sad suckers at home are readying ourselves for Valentine’s Day.

Whether it is a day of loathing or a day of joy for you, everyone deserves a little love on February 14th. But what do you get the woman or man who has it all?

A spa day? Not quite in the budget, and last-minute cards and candies from the drug store may get you a slap in the face anyway. Let’s try something different, interesting and slightly sensual and well within our budget.

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Handmade erotic roses on a chain a la Sphinx Art.

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When I first saw the promotional photos I worried the size was too large (cough).

It turned out to be a dainty and sweet little necklace. Well made, classy and definitely worth owning & wearing. Sweet, petite and a little scandalous. They come in multiple colors (mine is purple) and come in a black sheer bag. Guys don’t worry, this leaves no doubt it’s JEWELRY, not THE ring.

What about your Man? He deserves something sensual and unique.

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Erotic art sure to get your man motivated. All art is original and is handmade. It is small enough to find and area to ‘display’ what your hot, sexy and VERY smart GF gave you without scaring guests.

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If you stare at it long enough it’s better than Viagra.
There are countless pieces to check out. Find more for your Valentine’s Day special order here;
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It’s About Charity Folks. OneMama.org #GiveBack #GiftGuide

Over here at HeathyrWolfe.com I’m not just all about fashion & celebrity. I LOOOOVE a good charity. I mean one where they donate 100% to the charity, and the people it’s helping.

Welcome to OneMama.org!

OneMama.org is run by Goddess Siobhan Neilland who I met through a gifting suite about a year ago. The reason I adore her and this?

Siobahn is high energy, full of love and 100% dedicated her to GIVING BACK. She is selfless, and OneMama.org, touched my heart and here’s why it will touch yours;

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OneMama’s Mission

To empower women, families, and communities to be successful through sustainable health, education, and economics.

By creating a pilot program in Uganda that can be replicated in all rural, poor communities around the globe; OneMama ensures that midwives, mothers, fathers and children receiving assistance also receive the opportunity for education in pre/postnatal care, family planning, and financial stability. The recipients, whether they are mothers, fathers, midwives, or volunteers must contribute back to OneMama, creating a unified support system.

OneMama’s History

Founded in 2007 by Siobhan Neilland, OneMama puts direct focus on women because it is the woman, traditional midwife, mother and the men who love them who bring these communities to life. This organization is committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives through family planning, education, and sustainable economics.

HERE’S HOW TO HELP/DONATE PEOPLE!!!

Onemama.org has a great line of products all 100% created by the rural communities of Uganda.

I’m sure you have the man/woman who has everything so go buy something for them here. Click below to go to the page and SHOP!!

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Feel the need to splurge on 100% natural make up that will make you look like you are stepping on to the red carpet?

Siobahn created this GORGEOUS line of make up I’m wearing in this photo (props to her make up artist) called ShaBoom Cosmetics. Buy, buy, buy kittens. 100% goes to charity! Click me for her cosmetic line!!

So what are you waiting for? Oh right, another link for their GIVE page. This includes supplies, supplies, donation cards and of course supporting the amazing staff WHO WORKS FOR FREE!

Click here to support;

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