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Lucid Dreaming Masterpost

Originally posted by reckoner0

What is Lucid Dreaming?

Lucid dreaming is when you are in a dream but fully aware that you are in a dream, leading to you often being able to control the outcomes or certain aspects of the dream. You are able to live your fantasies and also are more likely to remember your dreams come morning.

With work Lucid dreaming can be improved into astral projection via sleep or dream walking where you can exit your dreams to enter the dreams of others or walk about the “dream plane”. Skilled lucid dreamers also often use their dreams for divination and problem solving due to how vivid they are and how it is easier to remember them.

Herbs for Lucid Dreaming: African Dream Bean, Blue Lotus, *Datura, *Mexican Dream Herb, Lavender, Mugwort, Rose Buds, Valerian Root, Wild Asparagus

Crystals for Lucid Dreaming: Albite, Angel Phantom Quartz, Danburite, Herkimer Diamond, Lazulite, Moonstone, Rhodonite, Scolecite

Foods for Lucid Dreaming: Almonds, Bananas, Cherries, Chicken, Kidney Beans, Lamb, Oats/Oatmeal, Pumpkin/Pumpkin Seeds, Rice, Soybeans and Tofu, Sunflower Seeds, Tomatoes, Turkey

Essential Oils for Lucid Dreaming: Lavender, Mugwort, Patchouli, Rose

Other things to achieve Lucid Dreaming:

  • Keep a dream journal and write in it regularly.
  • Interpret the meanings behind your dreams after recording them
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking cigarettes before bed
  • Keep a regular sleeping schedule
  • Sleep in complete darkness if possible
  • Meditate before going to sleep
  • Openly state before you go to bed “I will lucid dream tonight” and repeat this either out-loud or in your mind as you get ready for bed. When you lay in bed continue focused on that in your mind
  • Along with that before bed tell yourself, preferably in a mirror if it helps, that you will remember your dreams come morning
  • Do “reality checks” meaning in your dream check to see if you are dreaming. If you see mirrors, see if you can see the background behind you or if it is misty/blurry. If see a clock look at it, look away, then look back, often in dreams the time will change. This is the same for signs and street signs. You can also before going to bed mark up your hand with ink and in your dream look down and see if it is there still. If its not you know you’re dreaming. Look down at your feet, often in dreams they will seem oddly unfocused. If you see a bookshelf, see if any of the book titles are visible or repeat.

Okay, I know I am dreaming, now what do I do?

Well now you practice. It is rare to immediately be able to control your dreams completely. To gain full control you need to practice. Start small and take baby steps. Try hopping in place in your dream, see if you can make yourself hover for even just a second. Keep at it, try to float in place longer and longer with each jump. In time and with practice and patience you will be able to soar through your dreams one night and it’s easy from there. If you come across a locked door try opening it while saying out loud “this door is unlocked”. Keep at it, because hopefully you will be able to open it soon enough.

Start talking to the ‘characters’ in your dreams. Try to influence their behavior such as suggesting they do something. You can also approach a ‘stranger’ in your dream and see what happens if you state that you two are friends. If they start acting as if they know you and are indeed your friend, you know you have improved your control.

Take notes in your dream journal on these tests. Write down if they failed or succeeded and keep at it. With time you will be able to change things in your dreams with ease.

The Positives of Lucid Dreaming:

  • You can control your dreams! That is just awesome, you can live out things you can’t do in real life.
  • Prevent or stop nightmares, when you are lucid dreaming you can just tell whatever is causing you the nightmare to ‘fuck off’ and usually they will. Nightmares can be quickly changed into enjoyable dreams
  • From my personal experience and experiences of others, after a lucid dream you feel more awake and alive come morning, it’s almost energizing to wake up from
  • Its calming, I can relieve my stresses from the day and not worry about them in my dreams
  • You can attempt to solve your real life struggles in your dreams or making plans
  • Eventually you can work your way to Astral Travel and Dream Walking
  • Using your dreams for divination
  • Improve sleep, many people who lucid dream fall asleep faster and deeper than most people leading to them having improved sleep patterns and habits
  • For artists and story writers, dreams can really inspire you and help you test out your ideas
  • Deity communication, for those who do worship deities you can communicate or even interact with them in your dreams if you welcome them in.
  • Spirit and entity communication, just like deities lucid dreamers can interact with entities in their dreams by letting them in. Many lucid dreamers interact with their guides and guardians through dreams as well

Happy Dreaming everyone~

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  • Almond forgets about her one time because of an enemy’s memory power
  • has a dream where Almond specifically reassures Peridot that she remembers her and also they are getting married Because Reasons

HONEY………………………………………………………………………

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes :)

Ingredients:

(Dry)

½ package Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour

1 tsp baking soda

Pinch of sea salt

(Wet)

2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed, 6 tbsp water, allow time to thicken)

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil

½ cup water

½ cup Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk

(Garnish)

Fresh fruit of choice

Cacao nibs to taste

Pumpkin spice glaze (maple syrup, pumpkin spice)

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Directions:

1. Mix wet and dry ingredients in a large bowl, adding water to thin batter as needed.

2. Cook pancakes in coconut oil over medium heat.

3. Garnish on plate.

4. Enjoy!

(Inspired by Paleo Baking Flour pancake recipe)

MEAT, EGG & DAIRY ALTERNATIVES

Meat, Egg, and Dairy Alternatives

Meat Substitutes

Below are just some of the faux meat products available at many supermarkets, health food stores, and co-ops. Some grocery chains, such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, also offer store-brand options.

 Hot Dogs

Cincinnati Chili Dog by Field Roast

The Cincinnati Chili Dog by Field Roast

Cedar Lake  Deli Franks, Tofu Links, Tofu Franks

Field Roast Frankfurters

Lightlife  Smart Dogs, Smart Dogs Jumbo, Tofu Pups

SoyBoy  Not Dogs, Vegetarian Franks

Tofurky  Hot Dogs, Jumbo Hot Dogs

Yves  Meatless Hot Dog, Meatless Jumbo Dog, The Good Dog, Tofu Dog

Hamburgers

Gardein Burger

Gardein Burger With Vegan Cheese (via Mike Hipp)

Amy’s Kitchen  All American Burger, Bistro Burger, California Veggie Burger, Quarter Pound Veggie Burger, Texas Burger, Sonoma Veggie Burger, Black Bean Veggie Burger

Beyond Meat  The Beast Burger, Beastly Sliders

Boca  Original Vegan Burgers

Gardein  The Ultimate Beefless Burger and Sliders, Garden Veggie Burger, Chipotle Black Bean Burger and Sliders

Gardenburger  Black Bean Chipotle Veggie Burgers, Veggie Medley Veggie Burgers

Quorn  Vegan Burgers

Sol Cuisine  Burger and Sliders

Yves  Meatless Beef Burgers

Cold Cuts

Sandwich with Tofurky Deli Slices

Sandwich with Tofurky Deli Slices

Field Roast  Thin Deli Sliced Field Roast (Lentil Sage, Wild Mushroom, Smoked Tomato)

Lightlife  Smart Deli (Ham, Pepperoni, Turkey, Bologna)

Tofurky  Deli Slices (Oven Roasted, Peppered, Hickory Smoked, Italian Deli, Bologna Style, Roast Beef Style, Smoked Ham Style, Pepperoni)

Yves  The Good Slice (Ham, Turkey, Salami)


Bacon

Frontier  Bac’Uns Vegetarian Bits

Lightlife   Smart Bacon, Fakin’ Bacon Organic Smoky Tempeh Strips

Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon

Turtle Island  Smoky Maple Bacon Marinated Tempeh

WayFare  Pig Out Whole Grain Bacony Bits

Yves  Meatless Canadian Bacon

Sausage

Skillet Pizza with Field Roast Sausage

Skillet Pizza with Field Roast Sausage

Amy’s Kitchen Veggie Sausages

El Burrito  Soyrizo

Field Roast  Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage, Sausage Links (Italian, Mexican Chipotle, Smoked Apple Sage)

Gardein  Breakfast Patties

Lightlife  Gimme Lean Ground Sausage

Sol Cuisine  Veggie Breakfast Patties

SoyBoy  Tofu Breakfast Links

Tofurky  Beer Brats, Italian Sausage, Kielbasa, Artisan Sausage (Spinach Pesto, Chick’n & Apple, Andouille), Breakfast Links, Chorizo Style Ground

Yves  Veggie Chorizo, Meatless Breakfast Patties, Veggie Brats (Classic, Zesty Italian)

Beef

Vegan meatballs

Amy’s Kitchen Veggie Meatballs

Beyond Meat  Beyond Beef Meatballs (Swedish, Italian), Beyond Beef Crumble (Beefy, Feisty)


Boca  Ground Crumbles

Field Roast  Classic Meatloaf

Gardein  Home Style Beefless Tips, Classic Meatless Meatballs, Sizzling Szechuan Beefless Strips, The Ultimate Meatless Ground, Home Style Meatless Meatloaf

Lightlife  Gimme Lean Ground Beef, Smart Ground (Original, Mexican)

MorningStar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets

Nate’s  Meatless Meatballs (Classic, Savory Mushroom, Zesty Italian)

Sol Cuisine  Veggie Crumbles, BBQ Tofu Ribs

Tofurky  Ground Beef Style

Yves  Meatless Ground (Original, Taco Stuffers), Classic Veggie Meatballs

Chicken and Turkey

Beyond Meat  Beyond Chicken Strips (Grilled, Lightly Seasoned, Southwest Style), Beyond Chicken Poppers (Feisty Buffalo, Sesame Ginger), Beyond Chicken Tenders (Homestyle, Southwest Style)

Boca  Chik’n Patties (Original, Spicy), Original Chik’n Nuggets

Butler Foods Soy Curls

Field Roast Celebration Roast, Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute

Gardein  Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n, Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, Lightly Seasoned Chick’n Scallopini, Teriyaki Chick’n Strips, Zesty Marinara Crispy Chick’n Filets, Crispy Chick’n Patty and Sliders, Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers, Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Wings, Savory Stuffed Turk’y with Gravy, Holiday Roast, Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlet with Homestyle Gravy

Lightlife  Smart Strips Chick’n

MorningStar Farms Grillers Chik’n Patties

Tofurky  Roast & Gravy

WestSoy  Chicken Style Seitan

Yves   Meatless Chicken Burgers, Meatless Ground Turkey, Veggie Breast in Vindaloo Sauce

Pork

Match  Vegan Ground Pork

Gardein  Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites

Seafood

Sophie’s Kitchen prawns and scallops

Cedar Lake Vegi-Scallops

Gardein  Mini Crabless Cakes, Golden Fishless Filets

Match  Vegan Crab

May Wah   Vegan Tuna, Vegan Squid, Vegan Crab Steak, Vegan Shrimp Roll, Vegan Fish Cake Tempura, Vegan Belt Fish, Vegan Fish Ball

Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Crab Cakes, Breaded Vegan Scallops, Breaded Vegan Fish Fillets, Breaded Vegan Calamari, Breaded Vegan Shrimp, Vegan Prawns, Breaded Vegan Fishless Sticks, Breaded Vegan Coconut Shrimp, Vegan Smoked Salmon, Vegan Toona (Sea Salt, Black Pepper)

 Worthington Vegetable Skallops


Eggs and Dairy

Eggs

Ener-G  Egg Replacer (for baking only)

Follow Your Heart VeganEgg

Vegg  Vegan Egg Yolk

(Our cooking section contains more tips on baking without eggs, and our foods glossary has additional info on egg substitutes.)

Milk

Califia Farms Almondmilk (Original, Original Unsweetened, Vanilla, Vanilla Unsweetened, Vanilla Protein, Chocolate, Chocolate Protein, Holiday Nog, Barista Blend), Coconut Almondmilk Blend (Toasted Coconut, Chocolate), Horchata with Almondmilk (Classic Cinnamon, Vanilla Coconut)

Eden  Edensoy Soymilk (Original, Vanilla, Chocolate, Carob, Unsweetened Original), Edensoy Extra Soymilk (Original, Vanilla)

Good Karma  Flax Milk (Original, Unsweetened Original, Vanilla), Protein+ Flax Milk (Unsweetened Original, Unsweetened Vanilla)

Silk  Soymilk (Original, Vanilla, Chocolate, Very Vanilla, DHA Omega-3), Organic Soymilk (Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened, Original), Light Soymilk (Original, Vanilla, Chocolate), Almondmilk (Original, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Unsweetened Original, Unsweetened Vanilla), Light Almondmilk (Original, Vanilla), Coconutmilk (Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened Original), Almond Coconut Blend (Original, Unsweetened Original), Cashewmilk (Original, Unsweetened Original, Vanilla, Chocolate)

So Delicious  Cashew Milk Beverage (Original, Vanilla), Coconut Milk Beverage (Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, Nog, Pumpkin Spice, Sugar Free Original, Sugar Free Vanilla), Almond Plus 5X Almond Milk (Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened)

Taste the Dream   Rice Dream Enriched Rice Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original, Vanilla, Chocolate), Rice Dream Organic Classic Original Rice Drink, Rice Dream Horchata, Rice Dream Horchata, Soy Dream Enriched Soymilk (Original, Vanilla) Soy Dream Organic Classic Soymilk (Original, Vanilla), Coconut Dream Coconut Drink (Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened), Almond Dream Enriched Almond Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original), Dream Blends Enriched Almond, Cashew & Hazelnut Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original), Dream Blends Enriched Coconut, Almond & Chia Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original), Dream Blends Enriched Rice & Quinoa Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original), Organic Sprouted Rice Dream Rice Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original), Cashew Dream Cashew Drink (Original, Unsweetened Original)

WestSoy  Organic Soymilk (Original, Unsweetened Original, Unsweetened Chocolate, Unsweetened Vanilla, Unsweetened Almond), Soymilk Plus (Plain, Vanilla), Low Fat Soymilk (Plain, Vanilla), Non Fat Soymilk (Plain, Vanilla), Soy Slender Soymilk (Vanilla, Chocolate, Cappuccino), Chocolate Peppermint Stick Soymilk

ZenSoy  Soymilk (Plain, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cappuccino)

Creamer

Califia Farms Almondmilk Coffee Creamer (Original, Pecan Caramel, Hazelnut, Vanilla)

Silk  Soy Creamer (Original, Vanilla, Hazelnut), Vanilla Almond Creamer

So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer (Original, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Barista-Style Original, Barista-Style French Vanilla)


Butter

Earth Balance buttery spread

Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread (Original, Soy Garden, Olive Oil, Soy Free), Organic Buttery Spread (Original Whipped), Vegan Buttery Sticks, Organic Coconut Spread, Organic Culinary Spread (Sweet Cinnamon, Garlic & Herbs)

Smart Balance Organic Whipped Buttery Spread

Spectrum  Organic All Vegetable Shortening (Original, Butter Flavor)

 Cheese Daiya Foods Shreds (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepperjack, Classic Blend), Wedges (Cheddar, Jack, Jalapeno Garlic Havarti, Smoked Gouda), Slices (Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone), Cream Cheese Style Spread (Plain, Chive & Onlion, Strawberry)

Field Roast  Chao Slices (Creamy Original, Tomato Cayenne, Coconut Herb)

GO Veggie!  Rice Vegan Slices (American, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella), Vegan Blocks (Cheddar, Mozzarella), Vegan Shreds (Mexican, Mozzarella), Parmesan Flavor Vegan Grated Topping, Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative (Classic Plain, Chive & Garlic, Strawberry)

 Miyoko’s Creamery Artisanal Nut Cheeses

Teese  Vegan Cheese Alternative (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Creamy Cheddar Sauce, Nacho Sauce)

Tofutti  Soy-Cheese Slices (American, Mozzarella), Better than Cream Cheese (Plain, Nonhydrogenated Plain, French Onion, Herbs & Chives, Garlic & Herb), Better than Ricotta Cheese

Treeline  Artisanal Nut Cheeses

Vegan Gourmet Cheese Alternative Block (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Nacho, Mozzarella), Cheese Alternative Shreds (Cheddar, Fiesta Blend, Mozzarella), Cream Cheese Alternative

WayFare  We Can’t Say It’s Cheese Spread (Cheddar, Hickory Cheddar, Mexi Cheddar)


Mayonnaise 

Earth Balance Mindful lMayo Dressing and Sandwich Spread (Original, Organic, Olive Oil)

Follow Your Heart Vegenaise (Original, Grapeseed Oil, Organic, Reduced Fat, Soy Free)

Hampton Creek  Just Mayo (Original, Garlic, Chipotle, Sriracha)

Nasoya  Nayonaise (Original, Light, Whipped)

Spectrum  Light Canola Mayo

Sour Cream

Tofutti  Better than Sour Cream (Sour Supreme, Nonhydrogenated)

Vegan Gourmet  Sour Cream Alternative

Vegenaise

WayFare  We Can’t Say It’s Sour Cream


Yogurt

Almond Dream  Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt

Amande  Cultured Almondmilk

Nancy’s  Organic Cultured Soy

Silk  Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative

So Delicious   Cultured Coconut Milk, Greek Style Cultured Coconut Milk, Cultured Almond Milk

Ice Cream

Mocha almond bar

Amy’s Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk Cool Scoops (Chocolate, Vanilla, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip)

Double Rainbow  Soy Cream Pints

Luna & Larry’s   Organic Coconut Bliss (Pints, Bars)

So Delicious Coconut Milk Frozen Desserts (Pints, Minis Sandwiches, Minis Bars), Almond Milk Frozen Desserts (Pints, Minis Sandwiches, Minis Bars), Soy Milk Frozen Desserts (Pints, Quarts, Minis Sandwiches)

Taste the Dream Rice Dream (Pints, Quarts, Bites, Frozen Pies, Bars, Nutty Bars), Soy Dream (Pints, Quarts), Almond Dream (Pints, Quarts, Lil’ Dreamers, Bites, Bars)

Temptation  Vegan Ice Cream

Tofutti   Cuties Sandwiches, Bars, Premium Frozen Dessert Pints, Yours Truly Cones

WayFare  We Can’t Say It’s Ice Cream

Whipped Cream

CocoWhip

So Delicious CocoWhip Original Coconut Milk Dessert Topping, CocoWhip Light Coconut Milk Dessert Topping

Soyatoo!  Soy Whip Whippable Soy Topping, Soy Whip Whipped Soy Topping, Rice Whip Whipped Rice Topping

With thanks to Vegan Outreach.

Almond Blossoms - A mix about Vincent Van Gogh

tracks

Wake - The Antlers / Little Black Balloon - Fog Lake / Nervous - Snowmine / Words - Fog Lake / Your Ex Lover Is Dead - Stars / Love Love Love - The Mountain Goats / Ghost To Me - Youth Lagoon / Moth Wings - Passion PitWrapped In Piano Strings - Radical  face/ The Crane Wife 3 - The Decemberists / Afterlife - Arcade Fire

listen

xxxjake101  asked:

I'm 16 and I am vegetarian trying to go vegan .. The problem is everyone in my house eats meat and my parents nor I know what healthy foods to buy for me to eat ... Can you give me some suggestions please ...

Hi there! You guys are the best, I never seen so many people wanting to go vegan and that makes me extremely happy :)

Anyway, here are some staples I’ve gathered that might help. All kinds of fruits, veggies, green leafs and nuts/seeds are essential on a plant based diet. You can even start your morning with a green smoothie as I do, it’s my breakfast and gives me every nutrient I need. 

DAIRY
  • Alternative milks: Almond, soy, rice, oats or hemp milk.
  • Buttery spread: Look for non-hydrogenated versions, like Earth Balance.
  • Dairy-free cheese: Daiya melts and doesn’t taste like plastic.
  • Cream cheese: Tofutti makes a reasonable mock cream cheese.
  • Sour cream: Again, Tofutti.
  • Soy yogurt: Good for probiotics.
  • Ice Cream: Frozen ripe bananas blended in a food processor. Flavor with cocoa powder, vanilla extract, or peanut butter. OR buy SoDelicious, Almond Dream, Rice Dream, Soy Dream, or Tofutti. 
  • Whipped Cream: Whisk cooled coconut cream. OR buy Soyatoo! Soy Whip or Rice Whip.  
  • Buttery spreadSquid Butter is also an option (but pricy).  
PROTEIN
  • Tofurkey: If you can’t live without a “roast.”
  • Field Roast products: Grain-based faux meat products, not too processed and unusually tasty.
  • Tofu: Silken for smoothies and puddings; medium or firm for cooking.
  • Tempeh: Soybean-based meat substitute.
  • Seitan: Meat substitute made from wheat gluten; great texture, great protein.
  • Frozen vegetable burgers: Making your own is better, but these are convenient in a pinch.
  • Edamame: Fresh (frozen) soy beans are a great high-protein snack or side.
  • Beans: Dried and home-cooked are cheap and the healthiest.
  • Chickpeas: In addition to beans, because they’re so versatile.
  • Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia … all high in protein and healthy fats.
  • Nuts: Because, protein.
  • Nut butters: Because, peanut butter!
  • Cashews: In addition to nuts, because they can be soaked and used in so many ways.
  • Lentils: Super cheap, versatile, easy to make, delicious, and nutritious.
GRAINS
  • Brown rice: Ditch the white for more-nutritious brown.
  • Quinoa: One of the few plant-based perfect proteins.
  • Steel-cut oats: Good for breakfast.
  • Whole grain grits: Because they’re filling and delicious.
  • Whole-wheat couscous: More nutritious than regular.
  • Multigrain pasta: Whole-wheat or legume mixes offer more nutrients and don’t all taste like cardboard.
  • Sprouted bread and tortillas: Food for Life products are nutrient-rich and altogether lovely.
  • Amaranth: Super cheap and nutritious. 

anonymous asked:

"Have I entered an alternate universe or did you really just crack a smile for me?" for coliver please please please? :D

Oh this was fun! Had to make it slightly AU - think of it almost like a coffeeshop one. Hope you enjoy it!


Connor is obsessed.

It’s the way he carries himself, shoulders back and back straight in the way that screams class and confidence – yet with gorgeous brown eyes that never quite make contact, always focused a little downwards, suggesting he’s a little shy or afraid of revealing too much emotion in the depths of those pupils. The angle of his cheekbones and jaw, all so precise – they call to him, crying for his hands to wrap themselves around his face, pull him close, press his lips against his. And yet… he never seems to look up, look forward – look at Connor.

Perhaps it’s just too early in the morning. After all, he only ever sees the guy in the 7:30 rush for coffee. Perhaps the guy has just trained himself to look down, look away, focus only on the task at hand and ignore any possible distractions. He is very softly-spoken – Connor’s only managed to hear his voice once before, catch the mumbled, “Flat white, please, no sugar,” before he shuffled off to the side to wait – so maybe he’s just too shy or the crowd in the café gives him anxiety?

But it’s driving him crazy. Connor isn’t usually the chasing-type – too much energy that should be thrown into mind-boggling sex instead – but at night he sees his face, dreams of strong flat whites and almond eyes haunting his dreams. He has to have a conversation.

Or at least… he has to try.

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HIGH FIVE: STOCKING STUFFERS

Five ways to rock your socks this holiday season.

They say good things come in small packages, and here at Sephora, we couldn’t agree more. Not to toot our own horn, but our pocket-sized beauties make the best (and easiest!) stocking stuffers for everyone on your gift list. Below, we list a few suggestions for filling your chimney-hung grab bags with care. KELLEY HOFFMAN

TIP #1
Keep your eye out for gifts that can be easily broken apart. These save time and brainpower—and they’re easy on the wallet, too. While any set can be divided up, we highly suggest kits with individually wrapped items for extra gifting finesse.

TRY
Benefit Cosmetics 3 Scoops O’ Sexy
Grab this one set to easily dole out three gifts of matching lip balms and tints. Or, you know, keep one for yourself.
Ciate Tree Trinket
Kill two birds with one stone with this festive nail polish duo. Each comes encased inside a separate clear ornament.  

TIP #2
A small gift can still make an impact. While we can’t all gift tickets to Hawaii, we can give the dream of a beach-y escape to anyone who’s little down on winter. And hey, it beats a sun lamp. 

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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA ‘REPLICA’ Beach Walk Rollerball
This scent will instantly transport anyone to sandy, seaside memories. The portable format makes this perfume easy when you’re on-the-go, even if you’re just going to the office.
Bumble and bumble Surf Spray and Bumble and bumble Grooming Creme
Gift mermaid-worthy tresses for the girl who wants to look like she spent all day at the beach. Not required: actually going to the ocean.

TIP #3
Consider daring your giftee to oil. Oils have been in the beauty game since the beginning of time, yet they’ve recently experienced a resurgence of popularity. If she loves natural beauty, spoil her with this small luxury. 

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Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil Ornament
This face oil-in-an-ornament nourishes like whoa. She’ll like its unique scent, but she’ll love its hydrating powers.
L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Ritual
With this delectable duo, your giftee can bring the power of beauty oils to her body.  First, she can cleanse and exfoliate with this ground almond shell soap, and then nourish her skin with a dry almond oil. 
tarte Sweet Dreams Deluxe Best Sellers Collection
For the girl who loves subtle glamour, consider this set that includes a maracuja oil, brightening eye treatment, and limited-edition cheek stain. These small wonders will have your giftee looking refreshed and radiant. 

TIP #4
The end of December might mean the end of gift giving, but it doesn’t mean the end of holiday parties. Gift your girl who plans to get gussied up for New Year’s Eve.

TRY
SEPHORA COLLECTION All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette
With eight eyeshadows, four blush shades, a universal highlighter, and a large mirror, this sleek palette is your party clutch’s BFF for sparkly events that last ‘til midnight—and then some.
beautyblender the original beautyblender®
This little gift comes with a lot of innovation. The egg-shaped complexion sponge is a secret of make up artists around the world, and will take your giftee’s flawless face to the next level. 

TIP #5
Not quite sure of your giftee’s taste? Look for two-in-one gifts—they at least give you a second chance for nailing her style. And after all, when it comes to stocking stuffers, the more the merrier!

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Mini Rollerball Set
No matter her vision of Nirvana, she’ll love these sensual and chic rollerballs, whether she leans towards musks or vanillas. Plus, they can be worn together, too. 
Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle Lip Mini in Luminous Créme Lipstick Duo in Violet/Palomino
Who knows whether she’ll kick off the New Year with a pop of pink or purple (or a combo of the two)? You don’t have to predict the future, because these double-sided lipsticks will give her multiple options.

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