Give The Luxury of Shea Butter

Shea Butter Gift Ideas

I love Shea Butter and have used it for years.  My daughter’s generation is all about the coconut oil for their skin, well when I was her age the Body Shop had an amazing Shea Butter body cream and I was sold on it – did I know what it was?  No, but it felt beautiful!

I do know what Shea Butter is now and I still love it, in this post I’m going to give you a few ideas for giving people the luxury of Shea Butter and let me tell you they will thank you for it!

Take me straight to the gift ideas!

What is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter is actually the fat that comes from the nut of the Shea tree.  It is a very thick and rich substance that is high in vitamins A & E as well as essential fatty acids.  It is essentially a superfood for your skin that feels just divine.

My favorite Shea Butter products these days comes from Arbonne as I know they are not just based on this beautiful product but are also free from all the nasties that I try to avoid in my skincare.

Shea Butter Gift Sets

There is actually a great little gift set that you can buy as is and would be perfect for your mother in law, a work colleague or as a housewarming gift.

Shea Butter Hand Duo
Shea Butter Hand Duo

I love the fact that this duo comes on a water resistant bamboo holder as I just think it looks really neat. The duo consists of a rich, creamy and moisturizing hand wash and hand lotion.

I’ll be honest I’d love this in my own bathroom let alone to give as a gift! It is something that you can give just as it is which is great and it’s bound to be appreciated.

Other gift ideas I have with the Shea Butter are to add to other things, let me explain …

Shea Butter Hand Cream – Gift Ideas

Shea Butter Hand Cream
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The Shea Butter hand cream is something that I love and so does my teenage daughter and my mother so it really is a cross generational gift idea.

Now a hand cream might be okay for a Kris Kringle office gift or as a stocking filler, but by itself it doesn’t look like much of a gift does it?

For a teen I think a Shea Butter hand cream in a basket along with some nail files and a few fun nail polish shades would be perfect.

For an aunt, mom or grandmother you could look at buying a pair of gloves and a beautiful Shea Butter hand cream (of course if they like doing their own nails then you could give them nail polish too) or alternatively a gift voucher for a manicure with the Shea Butter hand cream as well because a voucher by itself seems a little impersonal.

Shea Butter Lip Balm – Gift Ideas

Now the lip balm is to die for so I really wanted to find a way to incorporate this as a gift.

Depending on what time of the year it is you could go for a scarf and hat set with the lip balm.   You can even go for a fun bearded beanie like the one below if they have a great sense of humor.

 Beard Head – The Original Barbarian Vagabond Knit Beard Hat (Brown)

If it’s summer then you could look at a sun hat, beach cover-up, lightweight scarf or something similar and pop in the lip balm as well.

There really are lots of ways of incorporating a little luxurious Shea Butter into gifts for anyone special in your life.

Stocking Stuffers for the Fashionista

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Stocking Stuffers for the FashionistaWhen you’re shopping for a fashionista it’s hard to think of what to get them without worrying about whether it’s the right ‘look’ for them or if they already have it! I think the best thing to do is to go with accessories and let them pick their own clothing pieces. This works extremely well when looking for stocking stuffers for the fashionista.

This year it’s all about velvet, faux fur, marble and rose gold, let’s look at some of the items I have featured in the introduction image, links to ‘shop these goodies’ are all underneath this picture which I would love for you to pin 🙂

Shop these gifts - stocking stuffers for the fashionista in your life

Shop these goodies

Faux Fur Mini Pouch (available in a range of colors)| Holiday Candle (everyone loves a candle!)| Stars Aligned String Lights | Ring Gift Box Set | Velvet Scrunchie (this on-trend scrunchie comes in lots of different colors) | Meaningful Studs in a Bottle (available in 4 different colors/meanings)

 

Other ideas include ……

Velvet is very in this year so why not incorporate some velvet in accessories for a perfect stocking stuffer? We incorporated a velvet scrunchie above and below we have a headband, hat and bag, any of which I’m sure would be a big hit.

   

Click on image to find what colors these products come in and the prices

Hats and headgear make great stocking stuffers. They enable us to stay warm while being fashionable so what’s not to like – check out these next few ideas for some fashion fun…

    

Click on the image for more information on the product including price

If you’re looking for something smaller then keychains, keyrings, whatever you call them make a cool stocking stuffer that can also be a great fashion accessory. This season the big pompom style are still in vogue the same as they were last year. One thing to note, however, is that if you’re in a warmer climate these pompoms can mat quite easily when constantly handled with warm/hot hands. In that case you might want the fun unicorn style of keyring because if you have to choose between being anyone you want or a unicorn you should always choose a unicorn!

   

Want to know they price? Simply click on the item you’ve fallen in love with

Bags are another great accessory to give a fashionista and at the moment crossbody bags have never been more popular. There are lots of styles from pearl looking bags to velvet crossbody bags and more. I’ve included a round crossbody bag below and two that are just plain fun because sometimes fashion can be fun and this is the season to get away with combining fun and fashion!

   

Want to know how many colors the round bag comes in – click on the image!

There are lots of other gift ideas that you can give a fashionista for a stocking filler, some include fashion accessories such as phone cases, watches etc and some don’t such as perfume, coffee mugs etc. I’ve selected just a few more for you to look at below –

      

For prices and details of products please click on the image

Do you wonder why I keep telling you to click on the product for the price, color and size availability? It’s because at this time of the year (especially) there are so many sales that prices are constantly changing and I don’t want to mislead you because I can’t keep up with it! Sizes and colors available are also constantly changing as people are buying so getting you to click through to the actual site from which you can buy seems to be the best solution to keep everyone happy 🙂

I hope you’ve found a few cool gift ideas to pop in your fashionista’s stocking this holiday season.

Small gifts for the fashionista

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Do You Love History?

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History & Books & LearningI do enjoy history, it was one of my favorite subjects at school and I especially loved reading up about the local history of the town I grew up in.   I still have lots of history books lying around that I enjoy reading and it’s been many years since I’ve left school!

I’m not sure what it is about history, but I love learning unusual or trivial things about the past, I also enjoy reading biographies of different people and I research my own family history as well.   I wouldn’t quite call myself a history buff, but some of my family do!

I don’t have many historical articles written (a site I wrote on years ago that no longer exists had most of them), but I do have a few on hubpages which you’re welcome to check out.

The Children of Ferdinand & Isabella of Spain

Queen Juana of Castille Part One

Queen Juana of Castille Part Two

Juana the Mad’s Children

Maria of Aragon’s Children

Henry VII’s Children

England’s Queens

Mary I

Queen Victoria’s Children

As you can see the emphasis of these articles were European Royal history.

I also have a couple of Zazzle stores – Images of History and Looking Back in Time.

Images of History is a relatively newer Zazzle store and is based on historical images found in creative commons.

Looking Back in Time is basically a snapshot of the world in 1913.  I inherited a suitcase of photographs and images from my grandmother-in-law that were remnants of her trip from New Zealand to England via boat in 1913.  She took the trip so that she could be married in the same church as her parents.

 

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Do You Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

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Valentines Day FrogsWell we’re nearly halfway through January which means that Valentine’s Day isn’t that far away.   If you’re a romantic at heart (or even if you just love someone who is) then you’ll be thinking about how to celebrate your Valentine’s Day this year.

There are lots of cool ways to celebrate from breakfast in bed to a romantic picnic lunch, cocktails for two in the evening or even a trip away.   The thing I love most about this holiday is that you can go all out or very low key and still have a fantastic time.   Did you know even Zombies can enjoy Valentine’s Day?   It’s all about how well you know your partner really.

There are a few things which I think are important to observe and one of them is the time honored Valentine’s Day card, a card is something that the most romantic of us will keep and look at in years to come to recall a particular Valentine’s.

Valentine’s Day Cards

Here are a few cute Valentine’s Day Cards, but there are lots of alternatives if these aren’t your ‘style’.   Personally I love many of the themed Valentine’s Day cards like – Zombie Valentine’s Day cards or Geeky Valentine’s Day cards etc.

 

Be Mine Greeting CardBears Valentines Day CardTwo Hearts Card

Of course after the card comes the rest of the day and what that involves is going to be different for everyone….

Creating Valentine’s Day Memories

Celebrating Valentines Day Some people like to send flowers, others prefer gifts that will last (and some do both!).   Then there’s the day itself – spending the whole day together can be wonderful, although not always possible.

A romantic breakfast in bed is a great way to start your day, but if you’re both rushing off to work a leisurely breakfast may not be possible – there are a few things you can do though.   Make your partner some toast and cut it into a heart shape for them – very cute!

If they’re racing out the door to catch the train then make them a tea/coffee in a new travel mug, you could even throw a breakfast muffin or something in a bag for them to eat…….add in a little love note if you like as well.

If you’re apart for the day then a romantic dinner is a great way to come together.   Dinner out might be nice, but if you have a young family and/or a tight budget you can always make dinner in a romantic destination at your place.   When the kids are in bed mix up a romantic cocktail or two and prepare their favorite dinner.   Turn off the lights and eat by candlelight and just enjoy each other’s company.

Of course if you both love movies you could just curl up on the sofa together and eat popcorn while you watch a movie together, if the weather is cool where you are even better because there’s nothing more romantic than curling up on the sofa together under a cosy rug.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Not everyone gives gifts on Valentine’s Day, but any that are received are usually appreciated.   I find that some of the best gifts actually don’t have to be the most expensive either.   There are some great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day on this page – Romantic Gift Ideas.

For me you can’t go past chocolate, although I did love my heart shaped mug as well (I love my cup of tea almost as much as chocolate!).   My hubby is happy to get a massage or a back scratch so a book of vouchers for these is a great idea.

Sometimes the most romantic gifts aren’t roses, chocolates or jewelry, but things that show that you’ve been listening and/or know their loves and desires – zombie themed gifts, superhero themed gifts, lego themed gifts or something that they have really wanted for ages, but you weren’t able to get them for Christmas.

However you celebrate February 14th I hope it’s a great day for you and your loved ones.

Do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

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Halloween T-Shirts

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Now I love t-shirts as you probably already know because I have a whole blog dedicated to them!   They are one of the most comfy items of clothing to wear in my opinion, but Halloween to me is about dressing up, my hubby on the other hand prefers not to dress up which is why I looked at some cool Halloween t-shirts.

If I decide not to dress up for Halloween I think I’ll have to wear this tee with a pair of jeans –

 

 

There are lots of cool Halloween t-shirts available in fact I’d love to wear a number of them in the lead up to Halloween, but when it comes to replacing a Halloween costume I think the one above is a winner. There’s a number of good options, but there’s something about the addition of the barcode to the design that I think really sells it. The one featured is a woman’s t-shirt, but it’s available in a number of different styles for men, women, children even babies so be sure to check it out.

I must admit I did find a t-shirt that was a close second because it made me smile, but in the end the one above was my favorite.   Just in case you wanted to see what other ‘t-shirt pretending to be a Halloween costume’ could make me smile it’s this very basic design –

 

 

Between you and me, however, I WILL be wearing a Halloween costume…………I just have to decide which one to go with as there are just soooo many ideas and only one Halloween a year

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Lou16 & The 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon!

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6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon & Lou16
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I may be revealing my age by asking if you’ve ever played the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, but I have to say that I’ve played this lots of times over the years and my husband and I are pretty good at it even if I say so myself!  I’m using the idea behind this game to explain Lou16.com.

As I’ve explained on my Who is Lou16? page I grabbed this url planning to make a site that would act as an index for my articles around the web.  I also wanted to have a place to muse about things.  Now I don’t advocate listening to too many people when they’re offering advice, but I had an overwhelming number of people saying that I need to focus on just a few areas that I can write about on this site instead of randomly writing about anything.

I must admit I have always found that niche sites work well for me so I can’t fault the critics.   I decided to write about gift ideas, zombies and dolls, I then decided I’d add some how to make money online articles as well.  Well apparently these four things aren’t related enough – what do they have in common?   Well for one thing I like them (well I don’t like zombies as such, but I do like zombie television shows, films and gift ideas!).

To keep everyone happy I thought I should get out a notepad and relate them all together using the idea that you can relate anyone back to Kevin Bacon in 6 moves.  What could be difficult to relate each of these four things together in 6 moves?

  1. A great gift idea can be a doll, whether it’s for a child or a collectible doll or figurine for an adult.
  2. The Living Dead range of dolls embraces zombies (they also make great gift ideas).
  3. Zombies are popular so writing about them can help you make money online.

Forget the six steps, I’ve done it in three.   Can you put the different subjects together in another way?  Comment below and play six steps of separation with me!

Now I could try and take each subject and relate it to Kevin Bacon, but…… oh okay then.

Dolls – Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class, Tonner have a range of collectible X-Men dolls.

Zombies – Kevin Bacon was in Friday 13th where he worked with Tom Savini (special effects), Tom Savini had just done special effects on the cult Zombie film Dawn of the Dead.

Gifts – C’mon you could mention any Kevin Bacon film on DVD would make a great gift idea, or even a DVD set of The Following!   Okay here we go – Kevin Bacon is married to Kyra Sedgwick who was in the closer with J.K. Simmons who was the sherrif in the movie The Gift!  Is The Gift close enough to gifts?

Making Money Online – Kevin Bacon was in Beyond All Boundaries with Jesse Eisenberg who starred as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network which was about Facebook, one of the most prominent companies who are making money online.

If you enjoy Kevin Bacon’s movies then you might like his television series – The Following.  I absolutely loved this series.

 THE FOLLOWING S1-3

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Welcome to Lou16.com

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Welcome to Lou16.comLou16 is a name that I have written under for over a decade online.  Many of the sites that I used to write on under this moniker have closed down.   Lou16.com was set up as a signpost pointing people to where they could find me as one content site after another closed their doors.   If you haven’t yet heard about Lou16 and are thinking who is this person then check out the Who is Lou16? page.

If you were looking then you’ll want to check out the full list of her sites, blogs and Zazzle sites on the Lou16 Index page.

I’ll be blogging about a range of things on this blog because as you can see from my index page I do like a variety of different things!   You might find me profiling a t-shirt, sharing a cool gift idea I’ve come across or even sharing tips on blogging, make sure you stay in touch so that you don’t miss anything!

I’m going to try and stick to just writing about a few things on this site and they are gifts (I love finding the perfect gift for someone), zombies (any other zombie fans out there?), dolls and earning money online.

How did I come up with these subjects?  Well I love compiling gift guides and I also love looking at different websites and ‘discovering’ cool things which I think would be an awesome gift.   I do have a blogger based blog on gifts which I’ve had for a number of years – Unique & Funky Gift Ideas – I do prefer to write on my own domain these days however.

Zombies fascinate me – I have always kept an eye out for zombie gift ideas as I have a brother that has loved zombies for years.  A few years ago (about halfway through season 4) I was loaned a dvd of the first season of The Walking Dead.  It’s safe to say that I became a little zombie obsessed after that!

Why I write about dolls I’m not really sure.  I kinda stumbled on collectible dolls when I was doing a gift article and I kept discovering more and more cool dolls and action figures and before you know it I had written several pages which were very successful.   That was on a now defunct site.   I don’t have another site for dolls or action figures so I thought why not add them to this site and that’s what happened!

As far as earning money online – there are just so many people writing about it, why should you pay any attention to my two cents worth?  Way back in 2009 I was having a discussion in a ning group (are these still around?) and I realized that I was earning a lot more than the others in the discussion.  I shared what worked for me and what I had assumed everyone else would know (I’d only found things out through reading articles/blogs online and trying different things out myself) and what do you know not everyone knew what I knew!

I think there’s plenty of room online for everyone to be a success so I thought I’d share some of my tips for earning money and if they help someone else then that’s good.  Do I think you should do everything I tell you?  Not at all, what works for one person’s niche may not work for someone elses which is why I read a lot and take different courses and find what actually works for ME.  Even the way I do things is different for different sites as I find that not one system is a one size fits all system.

Anyway here’s a few of my popular posts from some of my various different sites at the moment

 

 Steampunk Corsets Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume Steampunk Apothecary Bottles & Printable Apothecary Labels Doctor Who Christmas Tree Decorations Laughing Kookaburra Pictures New Orleans Saints Christmas Ornaments 80s Costume Ideas for Women Steampunk Jackets for Men Graphic T-Shirt Dresses

As you can see I really do have a lot of different websites already, because let’s face it no one is about just one thing so why only write about one thing? Once again welcome to Lou16 and enjoy your stay, if you’re not sure where to start here are some of our popular posts at the moment –

Popular Posts on Lou16.com

The popular posts are often changing and at the moment Agatha Christie is popular, last week it was red scarves and the week before that it was rubber duckies! The Doctor Who Funko Pop Figures has been popular since it was published….

 Agatha Christie Booklist The Big Resource Page Doctor Who Funko Pop Figures

Welcome to Lou16.com

Hi I’m Louanne aka Lou16, welcome to my blog! I just wanted to let you know that this post may contain affiliate links which means, at no cost to YOU, that I might receive compensation if you purchase something through a link on my site. In the online world this is called ‘affiliate marketing’ and is a very common way that bloggers make their money, if you want to find out more then check out What is Affiliate Marketing? If you want to see my full affiliate disclosure and the other ‘legal stuff’ then click here.