We have already discussed my obsession with the holidays, and earlier this week, I fueled the flames with a quick trip to Anthropologie. As I'm sure many of you know, Anthropologie has so many great giftables AND an assortment of gorgeous Christmas ornaments, though as you might expect, they can be a bit expensive. Each season, I splurge on just a few to add to my tree - and I secretly hope that I might be gifted another one or two! This year's additions:
As a bonus, it looks like Anthropologie has already marked down seasonal decor and ornaments by 25% off online, though I can't speak to whether that discount holds true in store as well - earlier this week, I paid full price. Either way, some ornaments have already sold out, so if one speaks to your heart (this is often how I feel about ornaments), don't hesitate!
If you pay even the slightest bit of attention, New York City's subways can be a source of SO much inspiration - be it what to read, what to wear or how to style your hair. Pantene's kind of next-levelling that with their new interactive installations in two of the city's most hectic transportation hubs - Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal's subway stations. I stopped by the latter yesterday and couldn't help but explore the clever illustrations, showcasing the signature styles of each New York neighborhood - and make no mistake about it, each neighborhood does indeed have it's own style, from Flatiron Straight to Upper West Side Waves.
If you need further evidence, may I present for your consideration Bronx Bangs? Clearly, this illustration spoke to me - whispered in my ear and seduced me - given both my long-standing affinity/unhealthy attachment to bangs and due to the fact that (little known fact about me) I was born in the Bronx - uptown, baby.
If you're commuting through GCT (through December 28) or Bryant Park (through January 4), don't miss Pantene's takeovers, and be sure to snap and share a pic of YOUR favorite #wantthathair look, tagging @PanteneHair on Instagram. In return, you'll receive a Direct Message with exclusive how-to content on the go! Clever, yes? Now you've got no excuse for bed head - unless, of course, that's the look you're going for!
While all opinions expressed are my own, this post was produced in partnership with Pantene.
Every holiday season, I operate fully under the philosophy of "one for you, one for me," which means that (unfortunately, for my budget), I tend to acquire almost as much as I'm gifting. Beauty.com is currently trying my resolve, as they so often do, with yet ANOTHER of their glorious designer collab GWP timed perfectly to the holiday shopping season.
Up for grabs is a limited edition Grey Wool Felted Drawstring Pouch made in Kenya by eco-friendly fashion brand EDUN. Filled with 17 (SEVENTEEN!) prestige beauty samples in both deluxe sample and full sizes - a few of my favorites can be seen above - it's redeemable with any $150 purchase and has an approximate retail value of $170+.
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