Holiday Party Ready Essentials | Babbleboxx

Holiday season is officially underway, and I’m partnering up with Babbleboxx (love them!) to share a few of my favorites while party hopping around town! Whether you’re keeping things low-key, or glammin’ it up – these essentials will get you through tried and true! PS: These would make excellent gifts, too! Thanks for supporting brands this holiday season that make Happily Inspired possible!


I’ve been a longtime fan of Ellen Tracy, and this metallic jacket doesn’t disappoint. The fiber fills used in the padded jackets are soft to make the customer not look too ‘bulky’ (which is always my problem) but give plenty of warmth. I love that it’s modern meets electric, and I can easily pack it up in since it’s small enough! Fits easily underneath the stroller for when we’re out and about. So long are the days of holding a huge bulky coat! Love that Ellen Tracy plays to office style and after work style. Always a plus when I can take looks from day/night with ease.

Since my jewelry closet is filled with gold pieces, I loved this sterling silver Ellen Tracy necklace! This would honestly make such a fabulous gift at any age, and it’s a timeless style! A perfect stocking stuffer, too!


I’m no stranger to Colleen Rothschild, and this collection is a game changer for winter months and beyond. If you’re on the hunt for new skincare, I definitely advise giving this one a try!

  • step one: Radiant Cleansing Balm: This is their best seller! It clears congested pores and removes impurities while removing any trace of makeup (perfect for my lifestyle) and leaves skin super soft! I use this morning and night.
  • step two: Extreme Recovery Cream: My favorite step because it’s super moisturizing for these rough Chicago winters we have! It has age-fighting ingredients to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while keeping skin tone and texture evenly.
  • Step three: Face Oil No 9: This oil provides an intensive moisture boost to nourish thirsty skin. Another one that I live by for these winter months. I use 3-4 drops onto my face and neck. Leaves my skin glowy, soft and nourished.


Grande Cosmetics is new to me, but I’m already hooked. The formula is creamy, comfortable and won’t ever leave your lips cracked. It’s long wearing and plumps up those lips without sting! There’s so many beautiful colors, but I’ve been loving ‘river clay’ in matte.

If you’re interested in trying this out (makes a great gift) use code TINSEL10 for 10% off your entire purchase!


This Woosh palette has everything you need for a full face of makeup (and can easily fit inside your purse!): 4 eyeshadows, 2 concealers, 2 contour powders, 2. lushes, 2 foundation powders, 1 highlighter and a 4-in-1 brush set! Woosh! What makes this product so amazing is that it’s based on your shade! It comes in shades for all skin tones. If you know someone that is all about ‘easy makeup’ and a ‘natural makeup’ look, this is definitely a great gift!

*Use discount code: WOOSHWITHME for 30% off your entire order through 2/1/20!


Where are my planner obsessed people at? Totally me, too! This elegant portfolio is perfect for the business professional in your life. It’s understated elegance with outstanding durability. It has pockets for business cards, an interior zippered tablet pocket in a beautiful leather planner.

The True Writer ballpoint pen from Levenger is crafted in solid brass with a metallic finish. It’s perfectly weighted and balanced for comfort whether you’re in class taking notes, or in an important meeting at the office! I love the rose gold color, but also comes in champagne. Another wonderful gift for any student or business professional.

*Use code DAYTOEVE for 25% off! Valid through 12/20/19.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *