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17 November 2015

Holiday Gift Guide || What To Send to Your Best Girlfriend

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Joining a sorority is a dirty rotten trick. Before you jump all over me for that statement, hear me out. When I went to college, I was scared but of course super excited to finally get the chance to live on my own without any rules. I was attending an out-of-state school where I didn't know a soul, and ended up feeling overwhelmed and very homesick within my first few days of arriving. In an effort to make friends and squash that feeling of loneliness, I joined a sorority, Pi Beta Phi. Upon joining Pi Phi, I went from having zero friends to 140 amazing friends in a matter of minutes after receiving my bid. Over the course of 4 years, I developed deep, meaningful and lifelong friendships with my sisters. 

Here's the dirty rotten trick though....

After 4 years of spending every waking hour with your best girlfriends, everyone moves away to different locations all over the country after graduation. No fair!!! Although those friendships you've built never fade, your best girlfriends are now scattered several plane rides away.... or in my case, North Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana. 

To this day, the girls and I make it a point to send each other Christmas gifts that will remind us of the 4 amazing years we spent living together, and celebrate the bonds we formed while we were in college. I've come up with a formula for building the perfect Christams Gift Care Package for your Out-of-Town Bestie. 

A pinch of this, a touch of that... throw in one item from each of these 7 categories in order to build the perfect Christmas Care Package for your best friend who lives in another state! 

1. A Graphic Tee

2. Lipstick

3. A Girlboss Product

4. A Gift For the Home

5. A Must-Have Beauty Product You've Discovered 
I just recently got my hands on the COOLEST product that I absolutely loved and I think you guys will love too, Flash&Go. The Flash&Go leads to permanent hair removal, so no more waxing, shaving or plucking... or in my case, no more countless dollars spent on laser hair removal in a fancy salon. As you know, I have super coarse, curly hair, and the Flash&Go worked perfectly on my hair type, but it is effective and safe for even the most sensitive skin.

The Flash&Go is able to treat those smaller, sensitive areas like the bikini line and underarms, and the treatment speed is fast because it plugs into the wall, rather than relying on battery power. For the first couple of months, you use Flash&Go every other week, then after that you only need to use it once a month or as hair grows back. Actually, 80% of users experienced a notable reduction in hair in the first 3 months of using Flash&Go!

Pictured below is where you can find Flash&Go at Bed Bath and Beyond:

Flash&Go can be found at both Bed Bath and Beyond and Kohl's, and when you purchase one, you can visit to receive a $25 gift card and be entered to win a trip to Aruba! Even cooler? That gift card can be redeemed up to 3 times, for a total of $75 to spend at Bed Bath and Beyond or Kohl's! 

After having tried this myself and liking it so much, I thought it would be the perfect gift for my girlfriend's care package!

What do you plan on giving your bestie this year for Christmas? 
Is there anything you have found that you would add to my list? 
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  1. these gifts are all so great! I NEEDED that passport holder! so so cute! and heck yes to those dark lips :)

  2. Love the idea of the graphic tees!!! Those are so perfect and can actually be personalized (or great inside jokes) for old friends!!

  3. love the marble phone case and all of the other girl boss gifts! xx, kenz

  4. Some very cute ideas in here! I am particularly obsessed with that fabulous passport holder!

  5. Such a great selection of gifts!! I want everything! #client

  6. What lipstick are you wearing? I need it!

  7. Love the NARS matte lipstick. I'm planning on getting one for my friends for the holidays!
    -Kim :)


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