Top 10 Self Care Gifts For You or Your The Ladies In Your Life

“Self Care is a priority and necessity-not a luxury.”

In these uncertain times and us all being at home, Self Care now more than ever is so important. It needs to be made more of a priority that we fit into our day. Self Care will help us get through this all. Here are some of my favorite Self Care gifts to either give to yourself or to girlfriends and family (some of these work for your guy friends too). Stay Tuned for the top 10 Self Care gifts for the guys in your life next week!

  1. Anthropologie Palo Santo and Crystal Bundle , Choices: Positivity, Clarity, Love, Protection

“Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. This Essential Oil is great for Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing.”

I have made this a part of my daily routine for all of these reasons and it has continued to do wonders for me during these unfamiliar times. Both Palo Santo and crystals bring about the best energy into any room.

  1. P.F. Candle Co. Essentials Mini Candle Set

Candles have always been a part of myself self care routine and this line of candles is one of my favorites. Candles lighten the mood and scents bring about the best memories whether it’s just reading or taking a bath while they burn, it is the best. 

  1. Olive & June’s The Everything Box

If you love doing your nails while being at home like I do, then definitely check out Olive & June’s The Everything Box and all their amazing products.  Their products are 7-Free and that makes me love them even more. Their products are your at home manicures are going to make you smile. An added bonus, their owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle is awesome! 

  1. True Glow by Conair Heated Beauty Hand Mitts

This is another gift perfect for yourself or loved ones. I got these for my dad for Christmas and he loves them. They are perfect for just taking time for yourself and putting your favorite lotion or hand oil then put them in and sit for 20 minutes, makes for such a special self care moment. Also be sure to follow the directions for safety 🙂 This is definitely a gift that will put smiles all around and make for a great at home time. 

  1. Farmhouse Fresh’s 3 MEGA RADIANCE BOOSTERS IN A Box! 

Face Masks are a great way to boost your skin and in turn boost your mood. During this time of unfamiliarity, giving your skin and mood a boost is important so lets mask together 🙂 

  1. Star’s Above Cozy Robe

Can never go wrong with a cozy robe whether you use it as a coat while you work or cozying up on the couch while watching your favorite show. When I think self care, a cozy robe is always on that list and makes for the perfect gift for yourself and/or friend. 

  1. Little Book of Self-Care

There are moments, especially now, that we know we want to incorporate self care into the day, but feel stuck on how to do that. This book gives you so many options on how to incorporate some self care, which I love and I have definitely given this as a gift before. May have to gift it again soon 🙂

  1. Sephora Mini Hydration Set 

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration is always key for your skin. It is a great way to take care of yourself when you incorporate a skincare that works for you. I know finding the right products, gets me excited to take time for my skin, which is great self care. 

  1. Cohorts Green Camo Print Long Sleeve Sweatshirt

The uniform for this time is a cute lounge that can also work for virtual dates and happy hours with friends, which is my newest self care must. Being cute and comfy is so fun and this lounge set below is one that is on my wishlist. When feeling cute while being comfy, that lifts your mood and creates a great self care moment. 

  1. Sedona Crescent Meditation Cushion

Meditation and breathwork are so important for staying grounded in life especially in uncertain times. We all have a different look on what meditation is whether it is using an app like Calm, painting, organizing or prayer. Whatever your way of mediation is having a meditation pillow that you can dedicate your mediation on and when you sit on it you feel that peace. I plan on gifting this to many, I know will love it. 

Here is a great definition of meditation: “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.”

Here’s to Self Care! 

~Iced Tea and Top Knots 

P.S. What is your favorite Self Care item? 

Amazon Gifts For All The Dads This Father’s Day

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes

Father’s Day is almost here. I can’t wait to celebrate my dad by treating him to a Cubs game and lunch. Go Cubs Go!

Now to the gifting part of the holiday. Have you shopped yet for all the dads in your life? If not have no fear I am here to help you. I have picked out 5 items from Amazon that can get to them before the special day. So let’s getting to shopping 🙂

For the Sports Loving Dad: The Mug with a Glove

This mug is perfect for the sports loving dad in your life. His morning will not just consist of regular coffee or tea anymore.

For the Active Dad: Sport Squad Endzone Challenge Game

If you have a dad that is loves being outdoors and playing games this sports challenge game is perfect. They get to be outdoors while having fun with being active.

For the Skincare Loving Dad: Green Tea Balancing Skin Care Set

So many dads in our lives’ love skincare that is why this set is perfect. It gives the dads the perfect chance to set aside time each day to take care of their skin.

For the Self-Care Obsessed Dad: Conair Heated Beauty Hand Mitts

This is my favorite item on the gift list. Dads need to take care of their hands and keep them moisturize, these hand mitts are perfect for that after a long day. I may have to borrow these 😉

For the Jokester Dad: World’s Best Farter/ Father Mug

If you and the dads in your life are anything like my dad and I, then you have lots of laughs. My dad and I definitely joke around a lot, which makes for great moments. This mug is definitely bound to great some good laughs every morning. lol!

Hope you all have an amazing Father’s Day!

~ Iced Tea and Top Knots

Knee Deep In YSL Beauty And I Love It

“Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.” ~YSL

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YSL as a whole has always been a brand I love and admire. I knew from friends how high quality everything was, but never really experienced YSL myself till my mom gifted me one of their perfumes as an ode to YSL when he passed. I will never get rid of the bottle, it is a treasure. Since then I have loved YSL from a far dreaming of having another YSL moment !

 

This dream came true a month ago. When I got invited by Lourdes of YSL Beauty to experience a day of skincare and makeup at YSL Beauty at SAKS Fifth Avenue in Union Square, San Francisco, I was jumping for joy and said yes right away. Everyone was amazing and it was fun to checkout all the new lipsticks before my facial, officially all on my wish list.

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It was then time for the best facial ever from Karla O. of YSL. My skin was in need of some TLC and Karla made it happen. She used all of their amazing cleansing and hydrating products, my sensitive skin loved them all. Karla took her time and really cared about my skin and my experience, which also included an amazing hand treatment with oil and a mask in the best hand warmers. I am hooked and my next pay check is going to be put towards amazing YSL Beauty products.

Karla did amazing and continued to take care of me by setting me up with YSL makeup artist, Jamie. Jamie gave me an amazing new look that filled me with confidence and still made me feel like me. I am obsessed with all the makeup she used and slowly but surely it will all be in my makeup bag. I immediately got the amazing lipgloss she used because it was neutral with a flare of pink. This too was and is my favorite makeup look. Like the YSL skincare, their makeup doesn’t feel heavy, which is huge for me since I have such sensitive skin.

 

My day of self-care at YSL at SAKS was amazing. I have always gone back and forth about investing in designer products, but after my YSL experience it is more than worth it. The great thing about YSL’s products is that they are not only great quality, but well priced for what you get. My skin felt and looked amazing. Thank you YSL Beauty for taking care of me and help me kick start my self-care routine even more !

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Go check out your nearest YSL Beauty and if you are in San Francisco, head on over to YSL Beauty at SAKS in Union Square !

~ Iced Tea and Top Knots

What is your favorite self-care activity ? Mine is getting an amazing facial.

 

Keeping My Hair & Body Feeling Amazing with L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”

I have now been using all of L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL’s amazing products for a month. They are still fantastic, my skin has been looking and feeling great.

So not only have their amazing aloe based skincare products changed my skin for the better, but so have their hair and body products.

My hair feels superb and healthy, yay! I have L’BRI’s Aloe Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner to thank ! Let me tell you I don’t usually play with my hair, but I will be the first to admit that I play with it all the time now. The reason for it is I am just so excited for how my hair has been feeling. I am not ashamed of my casual hair flipping, I own it 🙂

Not only is my hair having a party, but my whole body has never felt better because of L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL’s Cucumber Body Wash, Cucumber Hand and Body Lotion and Intense Body Butter. You can imagine how excited my sensitive skin is that these products work. My skin feels healthy, happy and hydrated !

L’BRI’s products allow me to not worry about whether the products will make me break out in hives, which is a huge win for me. A lot of why all of L’BRI’s products work is because they are aloe based and completely natural. I am having a constant dance party because of it and my smile gets bigger and bigger each day !

Again saying I am hooked on L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL is an understatement. I have fallen in love with all of their products. I love how natural, soothing and hydrating every product is. I know longer have to stress about my skincare and bodycare products making my skin freak out, which is invaluable. L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL is a must try and I promise you won’t regret it. I am a L’BRI groupie for life !

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~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. If you had to pick one product to take on an island, what would it be?

Mine would be my L’BRI SPF lotion or L’BRI Intense Body Butter (depends on the weather &/or mood).

**This post was sponsored by L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL, but all opinions are entirely my own 🙂

All About L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL

“A company with a mission to change lives for the better, one face at a time !” ~ L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL

Skincare isn’t an easy thing. It is something that takes time and commitment. Even though it is a commitment, it is one that is well worth it. I am one that has gone to sleep with makeup on, which is not good. In recent years though I have made my skincare routine a priority. I definitely work to never sleep with makeup on these days and my skin thanks me for it.

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Left to Right: Deep Pore Cleanser, Gentle Freshner, Facial Masque, Reparing Facial Peel, Aloe Vera Barbadensis Jelly, Smooth n’ Firm Eye Repair Gel, Oil-Free Moisturizer, Gentle Moisture Lotion

As someone with sensitive skin, I am always looking to find products that work and don’t irritate my skin. I have tried a lot and found ones I love, but never all from the same brand. Well I can finally say I have found those products and that brand is L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL. I was recently introduced to L’BRI when they sent me all their amazing products for my sensitive/combination skin.

I received everything from face wash to lotion to a face masque and even hair & body care (more on that later). I have now been using it all for 2 weeks, which I can tell you my skin and I are loving every product. My sensitive skin is in heaven with no skin irritation, yay !

I love that all the products are pure and natural. What helps contribute to the naturalness is that the first ingredient in the products is aloe, which is amazing. Aloe is natural, great for any skin type and always helps keep the skin healthy including mine.

I could go on forever on L’BRI and their products, but I want to highlight a few of my favorites. Let’s first start with the Deep Pore Cleanser, which is Step 1 in the skincare routine. What I love about this cleanser is the gentleness of it as well as my pores feeling deep cleansed throughout the day. My skin feels rejuvenated each time I use it. Yes to this cleanser !

I am next going to highlight the Smooth n’ Firm Eye Repair Gel. It is Step 3 and Step 4 (when I use the masque or peel). I have struggled with finding the perfect eye gel or creme and this one by L’BRI is my current favorite. It is light and gentle while also hydrating my eye area, which I love. I will continue to use this awesome eye gel.

My third and final L’BRI product that I am excited to highlight for y’all is the lotion. There are 2 types: Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF 32 (for day) and Gentle Moisture Lotion (for night). I can’t tell you how many different types of face lotions I have tried. I have found ones I like, but never ones I am in love with. Well I am happy to say that the look is over. I am in love with both my day and night lotions from L’BRI. I love the consistency, how it moisturizes and hydrates, which is what makes them perfect. I love that they don’t sufficate my skin, it feels light while also keeping it super healthy. I am officially hooked.

I continue to keep up with my L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL skincare routine and I am so grateful for all they sent me because my skin feels so revitalized. I also love to do my morning routine outside, just love the sunshine. My skin hasn’t felt this good in a long time, thank you ! I highly recommend trying out L’BRI PURE n’ Natural products and a great way to do that is with free samples (+ shipping & handling ), your skin will thank you 🙂

Stay tuned for the amazing hair and body products that I am obsessed with as well !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S What do y’all look for in skincare products ? I look for what ingredients are in it because I know the more natural they are the better my sensitive skin will react.

**This post was sponsored by L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL, but all opinions are entirely my own 🙂

 

 

Yes Pleases of the Week

“The best is yet to come.”

This week has been a rough week for me (more on that later), but as the weekend is just on the horizon, hope is in the air. It is all getting better and life is good. Through this rough week there have been a handful of things that have helped. These are the things that are my obsessions/ Yes Pleases that have helped me get through this rough week.

Hope they inspire and give y’all a pick me up whenever you are having a rough time. Here’s to an amazing weekend and new week. Let’s go Yes Pleases !

Yes Please #1: Country Music

Country Music seems to always be on my music play list. It is the perfect music for any occasion. More recently including this week it has helped pick me up out of rough times and back into a state of joy. I listen to it all and country music will always be my music Yes Please !

Yes Please #2: L’BRI Pure n’ Natural products

I will be the first to admit I haven’t in the past been as diligent with my skincare routine. I have noticed that when I am making sure to keep my routine in the morning and at night, I feel better inside and out. I have started to realize how important skincare and selfcare are, which are now both a constant priority for me. This past week especially was one that got better in part to my new skincare routine thanks to L’BRI Pure n’ Natural skincare products ( thanks again for sending them ). They are aloe based, all natural, great for my skin and easy to use. They have brought an ease to my routine, which continues to help me from skincare to selfceare, which in my book will continue to be a Yes Please !

Yes Please #3: Enjoying Outside with Evening Walks

For me it is not always easy to get up and go out and be active even though I really want to. Slowly, but surely it is getting easier and what has helped is evening walks after dinner with my mom. This has been a great mood booster and a push to get me back into a workout routine. It always helps me to be active when nature and good conversation are involved. It all makes for a big Yes Please !

Yes Please #4: Modern Family + Laughter

Laughter is the best medicine. When I am in need of a great laugh, I put on Modern Family. It is a show that never fails in making me have a belly full of laughs. Laughter and Modern Family make for a real pick me up and Yes Please !

Yes Please #5: DIY Manicure

As you all may know I love a great manicure and these days I am all about a DIY manicure. It has helped me in recent weeks and days because it puts me in a zen like relaxation state, which is always needed. Slowing my mind down can be a struggle, but making time for a DIY mani has certainly been a big helper in doing that. DIY mani time has helped de-stress and keeps me in a creative mindset throughout the last couple of weeks. I will continue to incorporate pamper/mani time when I can. My color of choice at the moment is this purple one from Claire’s, which fit right into my photo shoot fun of this week. Any activity that keeps me zen and creative will always be a Yes Please !

This last week or so was a challenge, but all of these have helped me throughout it and why they are this week’s Yes Pleases. Hope they will help y’all in any stressful times. Thanks for listening and here is to next week’s and for things looking up !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What is your favorite song that makes you smile ? Mine at the moment is “Somethin’ I’m Good At ” by Brett Eldredge.

 

Yes Pleases of the Week

“Obsession is beautiful. It’s what makes art.” ~Joss Whedon

It is that time of the week again, the Yes Pleases are here. I had so much fun compiling this week’s list. Hope y’all enjoy and that it inspires your week.

Yes Please #1: Fireworks Show

Fireworks have always been one of my favorite things about the 4th of July. This 4th of July, I was blessed to see 5 shows at once and 2 on the way home. I had so much fun watching with my parents. Fireworks will always be a big yes please ! I look forward to the next 4th of July show or hey may be seeing them even sooner at a baseball game 🙂

Yes Please #2: Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Hand Creme

I was just introduced to this creme by Laura Mercier recently in a goodie bag I won (Thanks to Sydne Summer) and I cannot leave home without it. It keeps my hands continuously smooth and hydrated all while smelling like a hint of almond and coconut, which is always a plus.

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Yes Please #3: T&J Designs Sunnies

T&J Designs is based in Chicago and I love everything they have. It is definitely hard to resist buying everything. Currently, I am all about the reflective sunnies I got from them. They protect, are super fun & stylish and go with everything. I will for sure be rocking them all summer long and beyond.

Yes Please #4: 47 Brand Chicago Cubs Hat

This hat from 47 Brand that I picked up from Wrigleyville Sports has become an every day staple ever since. It represents my style and love for my Chicago Cubs, which I will continue rocking in my wardrobe because of these to factors 🙂

Yes Please #5: Skin Owl Eye Creme

I came across Skin Owl at an event I recently attended. I was so excited when I got a Skin Owl product in my goodie bag. It was their eye concentrate (cream) and I love the feel and moisture it gives under my eyes. It is smooth, which is perfect for applying my makeup on top. It is a natural product and the scent is subtle, which are 2 things I look for in skincare products these days. Skin Owl is a big Yes Please !

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Hope y’all enjoyed this week’s Yes Pleases. Next week will be sure not to disappoint !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What have y’all been loving this week ?