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Gift Guide 2012: Volume III

Gift Guide 2012: Volume III

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1. Glitter Vinyl Eyeglass Case by HouseShoeMama via Etsy - $12

This is very Jonathan Adler-esque, but for like, a third of the price, and you get to brag about how you "bought handmade(!)" Plus, orange vinyl with glitter? Fab. FAB.

2. Watercolor Set iPhone Case from caseOrama - $18

My obsession with phone cases continues with this charmer.

3. Strawberry Sponge Hair Rollers from Pretty & Cute - $7

When I saw these I said, out loud (to myself), "Those are kawaii as fuuuuuck." But they're from Etude House, a Korean company, so would they be aeygo? Can inanimate objects be/have aeygo? We'll never know. Anyway,  they come in a pack of four, and I'd imagine you'd need more than that to curl your hair, but who wouldn't want a whole head of these cuties?

4. Clinique Taste of Honey Set from Sephora - $30

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick is THE lip product. It looks good on everyone. And I do mean EVERYONE. Try it, you'll love it. I turned my mom onto it years and years ago and to this day she has like 5 tubes all over her house, purse, office, everywhere she might need to spruce up. It's become an essential part of her life. Now there are different shades that have gotten the Black Honey treatment, and this little set allows you to try them all. I don't know if any of them will live up to the fame of Black Honey, but I know I'm intrigued...

5. Bubble Earringsfrom J.Crew - $45

This earrings come in a few different colors, but I like the turquoise best. They're perfect for a person who's interested in a little pop of color, but doesn't want to commit a bright top or some door knocker earrings.

6. Seared Chevrons Cardigan from Anthropologie - $118

I have this cardigan, and I LOVE it. Plus, every time I wear it I get compliments. I've been complimented by a salesgirl AT Anthropologie. This cardigan has magical powers, I'm telling you. And, as you can see, it's being modeled by Anne Shirley herself. See, in the actual pic from Anthro they cut off the model's head, and it was really bothering me, so I decided to give the ol' girl a head of my own choosing. I've been in a real Anne of Green Gables phase lately. It's a long story*.

*Which I will tell you now: So I've been horribly sick. Like, I had to take my dog to stay with a friend because I couldn't properly take care of him sick. I was bedridden and incapable of doing anything, including following the plot of any movies or TV shows I hadn't already seen. I decided to re-watch Pretty Little Liars, and I remembered what first struck me about the show was that Ezra was serving some Gilbert Blythe realness**. Then I got to thinking about Gilbert Blythe, and Anne Shirley, and even that lame-o Diana Barry, and before I knew it I was at my local library checking out both the Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea miniseries. So, when I was thinking of who would make a good head transplant, I of course went with Anne With An E.

**I'm not the only one who sees it (Duh. Because it's obvious). And all the links I found comparing the two were from lesbians. Apparently an After Ellen recapper has dubbed him "Ezbian" because of his totally lesbo way of dealing with his feelings. There's a whole fandom! Ian Harding (portrayer of Ezra, doppelganger of Gilbert Blythe) is into it! I must investigate this Ezbian phenomenon further.

Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle

Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle

Gift Guide 2012: Volume II

Gift Guide 2012: Volume II