K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Leisure Queens

You know those days when literally all you do is hang out in your bathtub whilst sipping champagne with zero responsibilities? Yeah, me neither. But a girl can dream! Welcome to arguably the very best gift guide of all. 

Kay & Edna Holiday Gift Guides - Leisure Queens

Slippers // We're bringing house shoes back.

Bubbly Rosé // Rosé? So classy. Sparkling rosé? Girl you fancy.

Robe // There actually have been days in my life when I did not get out of my robe. Granted I was also covered in spit up, but details. This one is crazy soft and I'm pretty sure with the right accessories could pass as a wrap dress. Just try it and let me know how it goes.

Bath Bomb // I don't know about you, but I like my bath's to cost at least $8 a pop. I mean, if you're only going to do it twice a year, might as well go all out right? Lucky for you, these are only $4. Winning!

Sleep Mask // Is there a small child staring at you waiting for milk at 5 a.m.? Not sure, can't see 'em.

Bralettes // I'm about 90% bralette these days, and only 10% "real" bra. File this under excellent life choices. #effyouunderwires ***if you're thinking your DD's aren't gonna fit in those tiny triangles of lace, you might be right. Try these instead. Trust.

Dry Shampoo // What used to be an every other day occurrence has turned into, shall we say, routine?

Bath Salts // Let's tack on a few more dollars to that bath. It only happens but twice a year.

Sheet Mask // It is suggested that you wear these for 20 - 30 minutes, which means you're basically incapacitated for 20 - 30 minutes. You're welcome.

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Homebodies

You know that pal who forgoes girl's night out for Netflix and a magnum of her favorite red? This one's for her.

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Graphic Tee // If a t-shirt could be a spirit animal, mine would be this one.

Mag Subscription // Sometimes I feel a little guilty about throwing $20 worth of magazines in my cart while filing them under the "grocery budget". Who needs that kind of guilt in their lives? Not this girl.

Wine Glass // I just don't buy wine glasses with stems anymore. Because, kids.

Door Mat // Just in case your friends forget where they are.

Tea Cup // Hot toddy's were meant to be sipped with yo pink up. Keep it classy and no one will be the wiser that there's a splash or two of Jack in there.

Coffee Table Book // Dinner party next weekend? Swipe those legos off the coffee table and stack a few of these bad boys on top. Pretty and functional - win, win. Big fan of this one, and this one too.

Throw Pillows // I have a serious throw pillow addiction, but throw pillows created from fine art? Of flowers no less? Gimme.

Chunky Knit Blanket // Blanket? Very large sweater? I can't tell and I really don't care. #cozy

Trinket Tray // Minimalist I am not. I love treasures and trinkets and I really love a pretty place to put them. 

 

K&E Holiday Gift Guides - The Beauty Junkie

It's that (wonderful) time of year! Let's chat about all the things we'll buy for our best friends but would secretly like to keep for ourselves. #justbuytwo

Let's start with our pals who drop half of their pay checks on allll the beauty box subscriptions.

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Gucci Bloom // I will admit it, at first I was only interested in this particular bottle of perfume because LOOK AT THAT COLOR. But after smelling it at my local beauty store and dousing myself in it more than what was necessary before leaving, I can say for certain that I would wear this every. single. day. 

NYX Matte Lip Cream // Goes on creamy, dries matte, stays on for hours, costs $6. Seriously.

Kristin Ess Gift Set // I don't think there is a single woman in my life who I talk to on a regular basis that I haven't expressed my love for Kristin Ess to. Her products make my hair feel super healthy, smell amazing, and are easy on the eyes. Yes, pretty pink bottle, you can sit on my shower shelf.

Smith & Cult // $18 is more than I would normally spend on nail polish, but it's Christmas people. And this is no ordinary nail polish. The application is pretty flawless - goes on smooth and covers in one coat. Plus it's pretty.

Exfolikate // A two-minute facial? Yes, please. Leaves your skin feeling super soft and flake free.

Dry Brush // Brush your bod before you hop in the shower and all of your lovely lady lumps will be feeling silky smooth, for under $5!

Lip Pot // Not the first time this little number has shown up on a favorite things list, and for good reason. Leaves your lips feeling smooth and moisturized with a nice little tingle (the good kind 😉)

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel // This is a new product to me, so I can't give it a personal review, but I like the idea of holiday traveling with a cleanser I can use on my face and body. Plus it's French, so fancy.

Charcoal Mask // There's something really satisfying about watching this mask pull the oil right out of your pores. It's gross but it's true.

 

 

How to Halloween Party In Your Sweatpants

Alright, it's time to get a little real around here. Once upon a time, I was that girl in the "sexy fill in the blank" Halloween costume. Little Red Riding Hood? Check. Tinker Bell? Check. Sexy Cow? Check, check. And at the ripe age of 19, I'm not ashamed to say that I had the confidence to rock those get ups. #wheredmyabsgo

While I wholeheartedly believe that you should rock whatever outfit/costume/makeup trend you damn well please regardless of your age/physique/child &/or marital status; I have personally reached a point in my life where I am just really, really happy wearing a stretchy waistband whenever I deem it appropriate. Halloween is now a stretchy waistband appropriate event in my life. Can I get an amen? 

With that said, are you ready to have the comfiest Halloween of your entire life? Let's do this.

celebrity halloween costume

Celebrities: they're just like us! I'd like to think I could look like a number of blonde celebs under a baggy tee and some aviators. Pick your own celeb spirit animal and take them to the gym.

grey tee // leggings // sunnies // shoes // hat

Victorias secret halloween costume

Yes, Heidi Klum. You can have your cake and eat it too. Particularly when you've hung up your wings and pulled on your joggers. 

robe // wings // slippers // leggings

rocky Balboa Halloween costume

This is a full on grey sweatsuit Halloween costume folks, it does not get more comfortable than this. No running through Philly required.

top // leggings // converse // wrist wrap // headband

mean girls halloween costume

I'm a mouse, duh. 

top // leggings // ears

Camping Essentials for the Non-Camper

Camping. The very word makes me want to run straight to the wine aisle. Camping with kids? How many Black Boxes do you think I can fit in that tent trailer?

I kid, typically I have a pretty ok time roughing it for a couple days, but the logistics of taking it on with small children can get very overwhelming, very quickly. We've been spending a lot of time in the wilderness this summer, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite gear and tricks that keep this mama a happy camper.

summer camping essentials

Camping Attire Essentials

baseball cap // By day 3 my hair is a textural combination of dry shampoo, nature, and residual sunscreen. Just pull it back babe.

comfy shorts // I'm usually more of a dress gal myself, but the physical endeavors that camping requires (climbing in and out of a tent while hurdling sleeping bags and duffels could be an Olympic sport) means a little more coverage is needed in order to avoid the unintentional flash to your husband's uncle. Sorry, Bernie.

a bra that won't drive you crazy // On a related note, keep those girls in and happy with this cute option. Don't worry about the crazy tan lines it could cause - you will look like a disaster at this point anyway. 

What To Consume While Camping

wine in a can // Slightly more discreet than pulling straight from the box tab. #butblackboxforever

water in a very large bottle // Surely you'll need to hydrate because hiding from the heat is not an option. This bad boy packs a whole liter to keep over heating and hallucinations about hotel rooms at bay.

Camping Gear

something to keep you warm // You've been sweating it out all day, but inevitably by the time the sun sets, you're shivering like a leaf in October. I'm telling you, camping is not great for your health. Cover two bases with this towel that feels more like a blanket.

a floatie // Basic? Maybe. But give me a cute flotation device plus a cold beverage and I can endure even the most treacherous of camping circumstances. If you've ever had to change a swim diaper blowout in the middle of the woods, then you know what I'm talking about. Pass the wine can.