Christmas Shopping Guide

Stocking Stuffers $10 and Under
Did you take advantage of the Black Friday deals or Cyber Monday sales? I did! I’ve been in the Christmas spirit since early November and couldn’t wait to start my Christmas shopping. However, this year, this mama is sticking to a budget and a specific list. Along with gifting friends and family larger gifts, shopping for stocking stuffers is also fun!
For those people that participate in the office Secret Santa or just want to give out cutesy gifts, I’ve compiled a few of “Khadijah’s Favorite Things (a la Oprah’s favorite things without the hefty price tag).
My favorite stocking stuffers on the list above are:
1-Red Scarf by Old Navy
Old Navy is having some major sales. I love stocking up on winter accessories to prepare myself for the following winter season. Scarves are such a universally flattering gift that anyone would love.
2-Choker
90’s style is all the rage right now, so the $9 chocker is definitely a great trendy and affordable gift.
3-Rituals Body Lotion
 I love, love, love, the light scents of Rituals products. This delicious body cream is only $10!
Honorable mention–the Vaseline Holiday Rosy Lip Therapy Tin available exclusively at Target!
The gifts above are mainly for the beauty and fashionista lovers in your life. Which stocking stuffer is your favorite?

Party in Fall Layers with AMIClubwear

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If you’re a fashion lover like me, you might find yourself shopping for on trend items as well as classic pieces to create your ideal wardrobe. Because trends come and go, a fashion rule I follow is NOT to splurge on crazy price points. That’s why I was so excited when the on-line women’s clothing brand AMIClubwear.com reached out to me to collaborate. Based in Los Angelos, California,  AMIClubwear.com features trendy, sexy, styles without breaking the bank.

I was sent the Sexy Pink Lime Sleeveless Racerback Straps Ethnic Print Casual Dress in size XL. 

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Symphony Space Kids Presents The Ugly Duckling

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When you live in New York City, the weekend is the perfect time to discover a new adventure. As a Queens native, I love venturing into Manhattan for sight-seeing, new restaurants  and different forms of theatre. I recently had the opportunity to attend a glow in the dark performance of The Ugly Duckling. If you’re looking for quality entertainment for kids of all ages, you should definitely check out the Just Kidding performances at Symphony Space. Located at 2357 Broadway and 96th Street, tickets for shows cost as low as $17 per ticket and $14 for members. If you’re not familiar with the fairy tale, keep reading:

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Halloween Fun with Verizon’s LG GizmoPal 2

Disclaimer: I received this product from Verizon for review purposes. However all opinions are 100% my own.

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Happy Halloween! Although I’m an adult (mostly..hehe), playing dress up for Halloween is my favorite thing to do. Generally I try to do a themed costume with my son–but I wanted to go with a costume that had a bit of glam and was versatile. If you can’t tell by my costume, I decided to become Little Glam Riding Hood, while my son was the Leonardo Ninja Turtle. While this day calls for candy, party and fun–it’s also a discussion for safety. Enter Verizon’s LG GizmoPal 2.

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Check Out Our TTPM Holiday Experience!

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If you follow me on my social media (especially Snapchat) you already know that last week I had the time of my life playing all day with…TOYS! Yes–I was invited to the TTPM  Holiday Showcase 2016. #TTPM (Toys, Tots, Pets and More) is the premiere event for media outlets to play with and test out about the hottest toy releases for the upcoming holiday season. I was pleasantly surprised to see many of MY childhood toys revamped for kiddies today to explore. Of course, I was also introduced to new brands, shows and characters that will be coming to a toy store or t.v. screen near you.

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Falling For Olive

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The cool fall temperatures have finally arrived in NYC and I’m not too happy about it. I miss being able to throw on a mini-dress, cute shorts and tanks. Of course you can layer your summer clothing with bits of fall transitional pieces like booties, cardigans, statement leggings and scarves. I plan on holding to my summer clothing as long as possible. But to keep warm, I’m investing in some key outfits in deeper colors like olive, plum and wine.

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Yes–Drybar IS for Natural Hair

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Inside the DryBar, Flatiron District, NYC

If you’re a curly or kinky-haired lady, you might have heard of the uber-popular salon, DryBar. It’s a boutique salon that specializes in blowouts–no cuts or color. With over 65+ locations, Drybar is a salon that caters to women on the go. With my tightly-coiled strands, I’ve always been in search of a salon that gives me that “dominican style blowout” without all the heat damage. Well my search is over.

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Summer Style in Review

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The end of summer is officially here and I’m so bummed. This is the first time that I made of a summer bucket list and it mostly consisted of delicious food spots and a few kid friendly trips. I had the chance to visit each of my targeted restaurants but the out of state kid trips were a no go. Like most parents, I wanted to go to Splish Splash, Sesame Place and Hershey Park, but the way my budget was set up–yeah–it wasn’t going to happen. The one aspect of my life I did get to have fun with was my summer style trends in the office.

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Band-Aid’s Oh Joy! Collection

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The summer season is quickly approaching. That means more time outdoors with fun activities and also more chances to get boo-boos. My four year old is just now exploring roller skating, bicycling, and his favorite toy–his scooter. So what’s a mom to do when he’s playing Spiderman on the sidewalk? Use cool and colorful  bandages from the Band-Aid Oh Joy! Collection of course!

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