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Women’s Gift Guide

Am I right when I say shopping for yourself, friend, mom, sister, etc is super fun? I think we can all agree on this.  One of my tricks to gift giving? Just give them something you want. haha!! 

This is my first ever Holiday Gift Guide and I am super stoked for it. I will also include some of the most asked items on instagram.  If I can figure it out, I will be adding to this list for you guys as I come across more goodies! Enjoy babes!( or husbands)

1- Do You Hoodie

This hoodie was designed by my husband and I. With YOU in mind.. to do YOU. This is my signature “school drop off look”. It can be yours, too! Don’t let someone sway your opinion of being your true self. This is a yummy unisex fit, if you love over sizing, this one is perfect for you. It is super cozy and will instantly become your BFF. No lies. 

2- Loopy Phone Case

My all time favorite phone case.  Which, is saying a lot coming from a recovering purchasing case-aholic. I just purchased the wine color for winter because it is such a beautiful color and well, let’s be honest, the name. How could I pass that up? They have a ton of different options and the loopy on the back makes your selfie taking extra easy!

3- Faux Fur Hooded Bath Robe

I SADLY do not own this beauty. This dang robe has been on my mind for the past two years, I just haven’t taken the plunge to purchase her. I see myself snuggled up, jamming to some music, hot coffee and a smile on my face while wearing her. Also, for some reason, giant fur long robe doesn’t scream sexy to my husband? Why? Wanna know what does scream sexy, the fact that she’s on SALE! I will gladly give you my address if you want to ship me one 🙂

4- Necessary Neutrals Eyeshadow Pallet

My go to eyeshadow lately. This pallet has it all. Warm, Cool, Matte and Shimmer colors. All to fit your needs! The packaging is so beautiful as well, anyone on your list will LOVE to get this beauty! Clean beauty is always a win in my book!! 

5- Carly Jean Los Angeles

Anything from them is SURE to be a stunner!! This online shop is probably one of my favorites at the moment. All of their stuff is amazing, soft and great quality. Most of their items are made locally in LA. Their basics are the best basics on the block.. Who needs Jenny anyway? Move over, CJLA is here!! 

6- Alex & Ani Charm Bracelet

If I get dressed I always have an Alex & Ani bracelet on. They have so many to choose. Get a little more personalized this year with this gift. My goal is to have my whole arm filled with them that no one has to guess if Santa really visited our house, they will hear the bells ringing! AKA my charms! Okay, Okay but for real, I LOVE all their pieces. You will too!! 

7- Round Sunnies

My most asked about sunnies. Would you believe they are under $11? HOT DANG. I know I look so baller wearing them, you can too!! Snag these babes on amazon. Give the gift of holy chic this season! 

8-  Chunky Knit Pom Beanie

Everyone needs one or 5 of these. Look how darling this is. This color is such a hit this season, too! Beanies are great to throw on and go. They complete an outfit. Don’t worry, it comes in pink, too! For all your pink lovers! 

9- Fuzzy Teddy Sweater

The Teddy. The name says it all. Do you want someone to feel like they are being hugged like a teddy bear all winter long? If so, grab this!! This color is super dreamy and I love the detail on the bottom. However, this also doesn’t rank high on the “sexy” level with my husband BUT sometimes we’ve gotta put comfort first!! 

That’s it, my first holiday gift guide! Hope you find something for the lady in your life here. Or just yourself…

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A Poisoned Kiss.

First off, cue the comments about the quality of these images, this was before I learned how to edit haha.                                                                      

Let’s talk about Lipstick. Funny thing, what comes to mind for most girls isn’t the same for me. My lipstick memory isn’t watching my mom get ready in the morning and choosing a lipstick color. It isn’t going through my moms lipstick drawer and choosing one to play dress up with. It’s my 5 year old daughter, getting into my MAC lipstick, and using the carpet/walls/mirrors/her body as her canvas. It’s my other daughter at that age, who actually used lipstick correctly, just not at the right time. This resulted in many facebook comments about her lipstick being too dark and what was I thinking letting her wear that to her 1st grade Christmas Program!! I mean, I guess I was just picking my battles!!

This is when I ditched HALF my collection and settled for my top 8(ish). My collection has never been the same, not just because of that but ALSO being that I never realized how harmful lipstick can be for us until this past year.  Back in the day….ancient times if you will, lipsticks, lip glosses, lip liners etc were made from natural materials such as; red berries, gemstones, or dyes extracted from different plants and flowers. It wasn’t until the 19th century that these beauty products became available as a man-made commodity, beautifully packaged for use by the modern woman and composed of mostly wax and artificial coloring.                                                                    

Many name brand lipsticks contain lead, a proven neurotoxin that accumulates in the body because the body does not exhibit chemical processes necessary to break down and assimilate any amounts of lead. These high levels of lead have been correlated to miscarriages, infertility and cognitive issues. SAY WHAT?! I am sure you’ve all heard the statistic before — women eat 7 pounds of lipstick during the course of their lives, or 4, or 6??? Let’s be honest TBH, I have no idea if this is true or not, but I do know that whatever products we put on our lips are going to end up inside of our bodies either through absorption or digestion.                         

When I think of it this way, I want to make sure what I put on my lips isn’t harmful. I want to make sure the gloss my girls play with isn’t made with heavy metals and sketchy chemicals.                                                                      

1938, yes, your eyes are reading this correctly, 1938 was the last time congress passed a law regulating the cosmetic industry. So, it’s up to us to know what is in our products and it is up to us to use SAFER products! I truly believe no other company out there is making as much effort to make sure its products are not only safer but also high performing like Beautycounter. They are made with quality ingredients which are sourced properly and fully disclosed, are batch tested 3X during production for heavy metal contamination, and use vanilla planifolia fruit extract and natural peppermint extract in place of sketchy fragrances.                   

Let’s all be more kind to our lips and our bodies!!

Sheer Lipstick wearing color ROSE. Lightweight, Moisturizing, No harmful synthetic fragrance, All shades truly flatter everyone!

I hope you babes learned something from this! XX Bristol
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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome.

Hi guys. We did it, we took the plunge and started a blog. This will eventually be more than just a blog… but we can’t spill all our beans right away… we will be left without food… uhh what? Was that funny? No.. Okay?

This is Bristol writing this, if you didn’t figure it out right away. SO, HELLO!!! Welcome to JBKB– Josh Bristol Kambria Berlyn. That is what it stands for, US! Also, Just Be Kind Because… a little somethin’ somethin’  I thought of and try to live by. This blog will be about us and everything that describes us and everything we love. 

We won’t bore you with all the details about us.. we’ll just share some 😉 We are a family of 4 currently residing in New Mexico. Not NEW, not MEXICO.. Just FYI. We have 3 animals. A dog, cat and a bunny. We do not need anymore. We love to spend quality time together as family and find local events to attend. Thank you for being here and for all the love! 

Want us to blog about something particular? Drop us a comment or send us an email!! XXX