November 2018 - Mommy Life Up North

10 Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas Christmas 2018

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I am back with another gift guide post! For some reason, I have been really enjoying making these gift guides! And I thought since I am currently in the process of buying stocking stuffers for my toddler, I would create a post including items that I will be putting in my toddlers stocking! I hope you guys enjoy this post and these ideas can work really well for both girls and boys!

  1. Play-Doh: for my daughter, we picked up some of the smaller containers that you can find at Target or Walmart that are only $.50. I picked up four different colors but I don't think they will all fit in her stocking, so I may just wrap some up individually and put them under the tree as well. If you have multiple children, this set would be perfect to buy and to separate between each stockings. There is 15 mini containers of Play-doh which would fit in the stockings perfectly! And this mini set is only $5.89 at
  2. Kids Battery Powered Toothbrush: We ended up picking up Mila a Disney princess battery powered toothbrush for her stocking. She loves brushing her teeth on her own, but this one will help ensure she is getting her little teeth perfectly clean and they are less then $5 at  
  3. Munchkin Bath Letters: my daughter loves playing in the bath and I thought these little Munchkin bath letters would be perfect for her to play with. We are always in need of some more bath toys so I think this would be an amazing idea. Again less then $5 at
  4. Munchkin Bath Crayons: this is something I would have loved as a kid! Being able to draw in the bath tub without leaving a huge mess behind is a dream. I think these would be a lot of fun for kids to play with! Plus they are super easy to clean up as well. These are $4.49 and can also be purchased from
  5. Crayola Jumbo Crayons: basically any type of crayons would be perfect for the stocking. My daughter loves to color so we go through our crayons pretty quickly. I love the jumbo ones because they are a little easier for her to hold onto when she's coloring. And Crayola is our go to brand when it comes to anything having to do with coloring. The 16ct jumbo pack is only $5.99 at
  6. Cozy Socks: last year we had picked up a couple of pair to put in Mila's stocking. They are nice filler gifts and you can find them for under $5. My favorite are the ones from They are only $3.99 and have a lot of cute designs and characters. 
  7. Candy: of course this wouldn't be the healthiest option, but what kid doesn't love chocolate or candy? You can usually find the $1 candy canes at Walmart or Target that have M&M's, Skittles, Butter Cups etc in them. I know we will be at least picking up one for her stocking.
  8. Tucker + Tate Mittens: just like the cozy socks, I think getting a pair of mittens would be super cute! I found these cute ones from Nordstrom that are currently on sale for $9.00! They look so warm and cozy! I will need to get a pair for Mila's stocking! You can shop for the mittens at
  9. Hair Accessories: I found these super cute bows from Nordstrom. They are by Capelli New York and come with 8 different clip on bows. I think any type of hair accessory would work. You can get headbands, pony tails and bows! This set is $14.00 at
  10. Books: I feel like a child can never have too many books. Target has a great selection and one of my favorites is the Who Likes Christmas? which is about the Grinch! The Grinch is actually one of my favorite movies! You can get this book for $4.24 at
I would love to hear some of your stocking stuffer ideas as well! These were just my top 10 options that I came up with for my Daughter. I hope you guys enjoyed! 

Holiday Gift Guide For Her Under $25

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I am so excited that so many of you enjoyed my Toddler Holiday Gift Guide! In case you missed it I will go a head and link it right here. I really wanted to do a holiday gift guide for her with items under $25.00. I am a beauty lover at heart so I put together some awesome gift ideas for the special lady in your life. These gifts are perfect for sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces etc! These gifts are aimed towards the beauty lovers. And the best part? They are all $25 and under! I really hope you guys enjoy! So let's go a head and get started!

  1. Beauty Blender Sweet Surprise Mystery Blind Bag (at for $20)- this is such a great gift idea! I am actually adding this on my Christmas wishlist for my husband to get me. This gift will come with 1 of 4 beauty blenders. And it also comes with a mini blendercleanser. The Beauty Blender is one of my favorite sponges to apply my makeup. And the thought of it being a surprise on which Beauty Blender you get, is just so exciting. You may get a original Beauty Blender, a yellow called Joy, a green called Chill or the new mystery one which is rare to find. HOW EXCITING RIGHT?! I also love that it comes with a mini cleanser as well so you can wash your Beauty Blender. 
  2. Sephora Favorites Beauty Unmasked (at for $24)- this set is amazing. It actually includes a lot of my favorite face masks. It comes with 6 different deluxe size samples from a lot of amazing brands including Glamglow, Boscia and Origins. This set is perfect for anyone that is really into skin care. 
  3. Marc Jacobs Daisy & Daisy Eau So Fresh Mini Set (at for $20)- I am a huge fan of the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume! I actually have a few perfumes by Marc Jacobs and they are all incredible. The scents are very fresh and feminine with a floral scent. If you know someone who loves fresh scents, this set would be perfect for them! Also the bottles and packaging is super cute as well! 
  4. Moroccanoil Ultimate Favorites (at for $25)- this is another goodies going on my Christmas wishlist! It comes with the best of the best when it comes to Moroccanoil products. If you know someone who loves hair care, this set would be perfect for them! It comes with three products to help give your hair some added shine and moisture. 
  5. Maybelline Countdown Mini Mascara Kit (at for $14.99)- this set is perfect for the mascara lovers! Maybelline has some of the best drugstore mascaras and I highly recommend them. This set comes with 4 mini mascaras and its only $14.99! It's super cute and would actually make a really good stocking stuffer too! 
  6. Morphe 35V Stunning Vibes Artistry Palette (at for $24)- I think this palette would be perfect for the holidays! It has a mix of shimmers and mattes as well as beautiful neutral shades and cool tones. Morphe has pretty amazing palettes, so you really can't go wrong! 
  7. The Body Shop Coconut Body Care Essentials Gift (at for $20)- this is a great set for coconut lovers. I am a huge fan of The Body Shop products and their coconut scent is one of my favorites. This set comes with shower cream, body scrub, body butter, soap and a white bath lily all for $20! It is such a great deal and has quailty products! I may even pick this set up for someone in my family! 
  8. China Glaze The Grinch Micro Mini Nail Polish Kit (at for $17.50)- nail polish lovers are going to love this set! The shades are based on The Grinch, which is one of my favorite Christmas movies! It comes with 8 mini nail polishes and they are seriously all so beautiful. China Glaze also has a great nail polish formula as well! 
  9. LORAC Shine Bright Alter Ego Lip Gloss Set (at for $25)- LORAC makes amazing glosses and this set comes with 6 different shades. And they are all wearable colors too, which is why I love this set! 
  10. Caboodles Makeup Organizer (at for $19.99)- this may sound silly to some, but the Caboodles are amazing! I always wanted one when I was younger to store all of my makeup. Any beauty lover will love this! It's so cute and actually holds a lot of products! This pink one is super cute so I wanted to make sure I included it in this list! But this gift can work from younger girls and all the way up! 
  11. EOS Berry Blossom Lip + Lotion Set (at for $7.99)- this would be a great gift for a little gift exchange or a stocking stuffer! It comes with a EOS lip balm and a lotion as well. I know my nieces and little sister loves EOS so it's a great small gift and super affordable. 
  12. Dr Teal's Bath and Body Gift Set (at for $3.99)- this is another great smaller gift and less then $5! It comes with a salt scrub, foaming bath and body wash! Perfect little gift if you're on a budget. 
  13. E.L.F Holiday Brush Set 10 pc (at for $20.00)- beauty lovers can always use new brushes! If your loved ones are like me, I have the same brush set from 4 years ago (lol, I know it's awful). E.L.F has amazing makeup brushes for a great price! I love picking up the holiday brush sets from E.L.F to give out to family members! 
So those are my picks that I feel like many people would enjoy! I wanted to do an affordable list, so I hope you found this helpful! I would love to hear what some of your favorite beauty gifts are that are under $25! 

Toddler Girl Holiday Gift Guide

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Can you believe that Christmas is in less then two months?! I must admit, I love Christmas. It is seriously one of my favorite holidays. I love decorating, baking, eating and spending time with family! Now that I am a parent I get even more excited for Christmas (which I didn't think was possible). Last year Mila was only about 8 months old. And now this year she will be around 20 months old! Which means she is going to be extra fun to watch this year opening up all her gifts!

I thought I would create a holiday gift guide of some of the items I am thinking of getting Mila or just ideas that I think would be perfect for toddlers. Now, since she will be almost 20 months old, I am planning on buying her items around 2 years instead of the more "baby" toys. She is very smart for her age and she already has plenty of toys ranging from 0-18months but I really want to expand so she can grow with her new toys. So let's get started on some of the ideas I picked out!

  1. LATT Children's Table and 2 Chairs (IKEA): I have been eyeing this set for a while. And I love that this one isn't a "character" set, it is just a more basic set which I think will be perfect for when we have another child in the future as well. I think having her own table and chairs would be so cute either in our living room for her or in her bedroom. And this would is super affordable as well! It is only $29.99. 
  2. Doc McStuffins Pet Vet On the Go Pet Carrier Whispers (Target): My daughter may have a slight obsession with watching Doc McStuffins and she is also a huge fan of cats. So I thought this toy would be perfect for her. The age recommendation on it is 3+ due to some smaller parts, I personally would just take some of the smaller pieces away until I felt comfortable with her using them. But the carrier and cat would be perfect for her! This toy does retail for $19.99 and can be found at Target
  3. Step2 Little Helper's Shopping Cart (Target): I think a little shopping cart would be so cute! And I am pretty sure one of her aunties is getting her one for Christmas. This gift will go with another gift that we are planning on getting (play food). I love this Step2 one because it comes with a little seat to put her baby in. I think it's a great role playing gift and will allow your child to use their imagination. This would retails for $36.99 and can be found at Target
  4. Honestly Cute In The Pantry Food Set (Target): I love this set! It comes with over 65 pieces and it would go perfect with the shopping cart! Best part? It's only $14.99! So another pretty affordable gift for your little one! This set can also be purchased at Target
  5. Melissa & Doug My First Wood Cube Puzzle (Target): this puzzle is a little to "grown up" for Mila, but if you have a toddler 3+ this would be perfect! I think puzzles are great for learning and the wooden ones are some of my favorite. I am also a huge fan of Melissa & Doug toys! They are amazing quailty. This set is $9.99 and can also be purchased at Target
  6. Play-Doh Rainbow Starter Pack (Target): as you can tell, I love shopping at Target lol! Anyways, Play-Doh is an awesome gift for toddlers! Yes it can get messy, but again it does help with a childs imagination. I plan on getting Mila a set and maybe a couple of singles to put in her stocking. This set is only $4.99 and can be found at you guessed it, Target
  7. LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book (Target): I think this would be the perfect gift for a toddler who is starting to learn more words! I am a huge fan of LeapFrog products and I am thinking of picking up one of these for Mila! It retails for $17.99 and can be found at Target. 
  8. Mega Bloks Big Building Bag (Target)my daughter received a big bag of these around her birthday and she is just now getting to the point where she wants to play with them and build things with them. I would highly recommend picking a giant bag up. This set contains 80 pieces and retails for $14.99! Also super affordable! 
  9. LEGO Princess Belle's Tea Party (Target): if your child is out of the big mega blocks, this set by LEGO would be perfect! The pieces are smaller but it does come with some characters and little tea cups! I am thinking of picking up a set or two for Mila because she loves playing with little characters and the princess reminds me of one of her little people sets that she owns that is Disney Princesses! I think this set is adorable! LEGO brand is a little bit more expensive for what you get. This set is $15.99. 
  10. Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Annie Doll Set (Target): Mila already has one baby but I would love to pick up this set for her as well. That way she can take both babies "shopping" with her. This set comes with a bottle and it also pees! I think would love it and it is a great learning toy. We plan on potty training Mila in a few months so this toy would be a great teaching tool as well. This set is $22.99.
Those are some of my top gifts that I think any toddler girl would love! I also plan on getting Mila some pajamas, a few books, maybe a movie or two as well! If you would like to see what I plan on putting in her stocking as well, I can do a blog post on that! Just let me know in the comments! And also if you have other gift ideas as well, I would love to hear them! I am a first time mom so I am kind of learning as I go! 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection Swatches & Review

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I am so excited for today's post! And before we even begin, I apologize for the amount of photos in this post. I may have went a little overboard, but I love capturing tons of photos when it comes to a whole collection. And this post is on the new Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection! Urban Decay was so kind and sent me the whole collection. The only items I forgot to include in this post are the eyeliners. I was taking photos and finished wrapping everything up and noticed I forgot to include them! So I do apologize that I didn't include them. Since I do have so many photos, this post will be written up a little bit differently. I usually write up my review first then include all the photos. But I thought I would go through each product as the post goes down. So I hope you enjoy! 

This collection includes the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow palette, three lipsticks, one face palette and two eyeliners. Urban Decay seriously comes out with some of the best collections. I remembered someone had shown a leaked photo of the palette before it was released and I honestly thought it was fake until I saw the post from Urban Decay! I was honestly so excited because the packaging and color concept is so beautiful. 

The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette comes with 12 eyeshadows just like the standard Naked Palettes. The palette is also in a hard case and has cherries all over it! 

The shades included in the palette are:
  • Hot Spot (ivory matte)
  • Caution (soft neutral beige matte)
  • Bang Bang (shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle)
  • Feelz (dusty rose matte)
  • Juicy (soft warm peach)
  • Turn On (pale metallic rose shimmer)
  • Ambitious (metallic rose copper)
  • Bing (deep mauve with a matte finish)
  • Devilish (reddish plum with a matte finish)
  • Young Love (metallic cranberry)
  • Drunk Dial (deep burgundy with a metallic finish)
  • Privacy (deep brownish-plum matte)
Just like the rest of Urban Decay eyeshadows, these are amazing. I always love that they have a mix of shimmers, metallics, mattes etc. I thought they were all pretty pigmented and the mattes blended out really nicely on the lid. I love using the shimmer shades all over my lid to make my eye look pop. 

This palette retails for $49.00 and can be purchased from

Next is the Naked Cherry Highlight and Blush palette. Unlike the other highlight and blush palettes, the packaging on these are cardboard just like some of the other recent collabs. I am going to be honest, I wasn't too excited about this palette because I don't feel the colors work well with my complexion. The blush is too dark and the highlights don't work for me. The colors are beautiful and they blend nice, they just aren't my cup of tea. I feel like this palette would be so beautiful on medium to deep skin tones! 

This palette retails for $34.00 and can be purchased at

Also part of this collection is the All Nighter Setting Spray and it has a cherry scent! The All Nighter Setting Spray is literally one of my holy grail products and I love that this one has a added scent! 

You can purchase this mini size for $15.00 at

Lastly are the lipsticks! There are three shades in this collection and they are stunning! From left to right we have: Devilish (which is a berry pink with tonal micro-shimmer), Juicy (which is a light peachy pink with copper micro shimmer) and lastly Cherry (deep berry wine). Cherry is probably the most wearable in my opinion but the other two are stunning as well. 

These lipsticks are $18.00 each and can be purchase at