The Saturday Steal – Rebecca Minkoff Mab Mini


I’ve been a huge fan of Rebecca Minkoff handbags for years. In fact, I just picked up her cupid mini last week! I love Rebecca Minkoff’s super popular MAB mini, but the price tag is just too high for me. Luckily, a look for less showed up right to my inbox yesterday!

The Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini comes with a price tag of $395 {now on sale for $316}, while the look for less is only $59. Both handbags are available in black or tan, have a detachable crossbody shoulder strap, an envelope style front pocket, studded feet hardware, and a tassel zipper closure.

My Sparkly, Bubbly Stolen Moments


When John is napping, I steal a moment! The majority of my moments are all about documenting the next fun project for Fab Fatale. I have a full-time day job and then I’m all about my baby boy after hours, so all of my blogging takes place when he naps on the weekends. Instead of taking a much-needed break when John snoozes, I amp up my hustle! I run around like a crazy person with my camera snapping up photos of that moment’s project, usually a fun recipe or mani, trying to get in as much as possible before I hear his first coo of awakeness.


The real stolen moment, if I actually get everything done before John wakes up, is rare and oh so relaxing! I land on the chaise of my couch, no makeup, an oversized tee, my broken-in comfy jeans, magazines, a bubbly zero-calorie fruitwater (in a stemless wine glass, of course), and an episode of Seriously Distracted! It just doesn’t get any better than a stylish sparkly beverage in hand and a hilarious workplace comedy about the women of Le Grande PR on my laptop.

Seriously Distracted airs every Tuesday on POPSUGAR and you can catch my fav episode below!

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How do you all steal moments? What do you do to bring peace into your hectic and busy everyday life?

This post was sponsored by fruitwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about fruitwater, all opinions are my own.

Gift Idea For Him – Mantry


You know what they say, the way to a man’s heart {and mine, actually}, is through their stomachs! If you need a gift idea for the man on your list, then you should definitely check out Mantry! This “man’s pantry” subscription service includes 6 full size artisan food products delivered right to his front door, packed in a handmade wooden crate and custom manual detailing product stories and recipes.

Although this monthly subscription services is very manly, Mantry is honestly something I would love as well! This would be the perfect gift for any foodie lovin guy or gal on your list that loves a good dose of macho sauces, spices, and snacks! A single crate for $75, or a 3-month subscription for $225, is the perfect holiday gift! I know what my dad will be getting this year…

My “Coffee & A Smoke” Mantry


Dave’s All Natural Coffee Syrup in Mocha and Smoky Borsellino Salami


Coffee & A Smoke Manual and Granola Jones Mocha Haze Granola


Southern Soul’s Signature Sauce Sweet Georgia Soul, Whole Grain Espresso Chip Shortbread, and Buttermilk White Chocolate


My dad is from Georgia, so Mantry’s “Coffee And A Smoke” themed crate this month is the perfect “southern style meets manly” foodie gift for him. He loves all things coffee, meat, chocolate, and I know he’ll be excited to try out the “local to him” Sweet Georgia Soul barbeque sauce!

What gift are you picking up for the man in your life? Does Mantry seem like a gift he will love?

The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.

November Birchbox vs. IPSY


November Birchbox – Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, Greenleaf Candle, Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hour Mascara, Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Mask

Although Birchbox already won the best out of 3 {see September Birchbox vs. IPSY and October Birchbox vs. IPSY}, I thought I’d share my November results with you as well. I’m sad to say this will be my last IPSY. It is so similar to Birchbox that I just couldn’t justify paying $10 each, and Birchbox just exceeded IPSY every month in my 3-month comparison of both subscriptions.

While IPSY was super fun and I love the adorable little cosmetic bags included with each month’s subscription, I just didn’t get any ground breaking products like I do in Birchbox. I LOVE trying new products, but it really takes a sample that produces amazing results to get me to purchase a full-size product and change up my everyday routine. For me, I’m all about trying to tame my unruly hair, and in a Birchbox two years ago I discovered Kerastase Moroccan Oil, long before moroccan oil was all the buzz and most recently, Macademia Flawless Oil Cleansing Conditioner. I’m also wild about the super popular Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray included in my October box.


November IPSY – SeaRx Skincare, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye®, J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter, Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray, Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Olive

Both subscriptions are $10 per month. IPSY pros – adorable cosmetic bags, bigger samples, and mostly cosmetics. IPSY cons – I really didn’t discover anything new. A brand may have been new to me, but the products weren’t particularly new or exciting. Birchbox pros – products so exciting that I have retired a few of my very loved daily products and I love the massive reviewing community at that lets me know what they think of each product. I also give preference to Birchbox because I’m pretty sure they invented beauty sample subscriptions to your doorstep. They live and breathe these fun products!

Have you tried either of these subscriptions? Both? If so, which do you prefer?

Manicure Mondays – Gold Encrusted French and Moon

Essie Rock At The Top Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low Cut Out Negative Space Holiday Christmas Manicure Nail Art

Happy Manicure Mondays! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I have another super fun holiday manicure for you all. Last week I did a Christmas ornament nail art manicure using Essie’s winter holiday collection and today, I came up with something a bit more simple, also using Essie’s winter collection.

This manicure, inspired by the Tadashi Shoji New York Fashion Week runway manicure featured in my 8 Elegant Fall Manicure roundup, was super easy because I didn’t use a base color. In the spirit of the negative space cut out manicures that are so popular right now, and in the spirit of saving time, I added my gold french tips and moons directly to my nails, rather than having to wait for a base color to dry before adding the tape. This sparkly manicure is so fun because I wore it all week with jeans and a t shirt, but it can also be dressed up for a fun holiday party!

Essie Rock At The Top Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low Cut Out Negative Space Holiday Christmas Manicure Nail Art

Start by taping off your moons and your tips, all using french tips stickers. Make sure you press the edges down very well so that you don’t get paint under a sticker bubble.

Essie Rock At The Top Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low Cut Out Negative Space Holiday Christmas Manicure Nail Art

Paint two coats of Essie’s Jiggle Hi, and Jiggle Low at the moon and tips. Slowly peel off the stickers while the polish is still wet. After it has dried, paint with a top coat.

Essie Rock At The Top Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low Cut Out Negative Space Holiday Christmas Manicure Nail Art

This is the finished look using only Essie’s Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low. To add a little more holiday glam to your manicure, check out the finished look below!

Essie Rock At The Top Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low Cut Out Negative Space Holiday Christmas Manicure Nail Art

Add a golden sparkle to your moons and french manicure by dabbing on Essie’s Rock At The Top, from their LuxeEffects collection {check out my swatches of the original Essie LuxeEffects collection}. I went a little thick with this because I wanted the manicure to have a textured gold encrusted look.

Essie Rock At The Top Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low Cut Out Negative Space Holiday Christmas Manicure Nail Art

Essie’s Jiggle Hi, and Jiggle Low is a perfect “gilver” {gold meets silver}, making it my go-to color for the holidays. Last week, I brought out the silver tones by topping it with Essie’s Set In Stones in my Christmas ornament nail art manicure. This week, I’m playing up the gold tones by topping it with the super sparkly gold glitter found in Essie’s Rock At The Top!

Have you started thinking about your holiday manicures yet? Any ideas yet? Please share below!

Don’t miss my Manicure Mondays board for more mani Pinspiration!

The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.

Deck Your Everything With Boughs Of Holly

Holly Decor Decorating Vase Bottles Mantle Candle Wreath Table Tablescape Lantern DIY

Friday’s Fab Five is my weekly inspiration board of things I’d like to buy, try, or DIY this weekend! This week’s five is dedicated to, you guessed it, holly!

This year, deck your halls, your mantle, your table, and everything else with holly decor! Holly is the least expensive, yet most high impact decor you can use to add a little holiday cheer to your entire home! If you don’t have any holly at your house, I bet your neighbors do, and they probably wouldn’t mind you snagging a couple of branches for your holly jolly projects {with permission, of course lol}.

Do you plan on adding a few holly DIYs to your to-do list this holiday season? Please share below!

My Holiday Gift Guide Featuring ShopRunner

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Holiday Gift Guide - Essie Nail Polish, Pearl Chain Link Necklace, Kate Spade New York Notebook, Wood Ash Soy Candle, White Beaded Cake Plate, Plaid Infinity Blanket Scark, Legends Gold Cuff Bracelet, Michael Wainwright Truro Gold Double Old-Fashioned Glass, Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish Tray in Silver and Gold, Gold Metallic Clutch, Cable Knit Beret Hat, Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm, Ella B White and Gold Headphones

Have you all started your holiday shopping yet? I’ve been pinning a lot of ideas to a secret Pinterest board, and now that I’ve narrowed down my thoughts on who’s getting what, I thought I’d share in case you need a dose of gift idea inspiration. My holiday gift guide has ideas for the baker, the beauty maven, fashionista, and music lover on your list. This year, I thought I’d make your shopping WAY easier by introducing you to ShopRunner, an exciting membership service that offers up free two-day shipping, free return shipping, and amazing deals to your favorite online shops!

ShopRunner was nice enough to offer me a free 1-year membership to test drive their services and that same day, as I was checking out at Neiman Marcus for the fun Jonathan Adler zebra tray in my holiday gift guide, I noticed a button for checking out via ShopRunner! Not only was this a fun coincidence, but I realized this was a single sign-on feature, meaning that once you have your shipping and credit card information stored with ShopRunner, you don’t have to log in and create an account at the sites you shop. You just one click log in with the ShopRunner button, check out, and enjoy free shipping! Brilliant!

Take advantage of ShopRunner’s holiday free membership offer – spend $100 on one order at any of the 100+ ShopRunner partner stores and get a free 1 year membership to ShopRunner (a $79 value)! See a full list of partner stores and score the following amazing benefits:

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You can shop my holiday gift guide below, featuring ShopRunner retailers! Spend $100 on one order at any of these shops to score a free 1 year membership to ShopRunner!

Shop Fab’s Holiday Gift Guide

Essie Holiday | JOA Multi Pearl Chain Link Necklace | Notebook Set By Kate Spade New York | Baxter Of California Soy Wax Candle | White Beaded Edge Cake Plate | Gold Legend Bracelet Cuff | Checkered Infinity Scarf | Michael Wainwright Truro Gold Double Old-Fashioned | Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish | Gold Clutch | Cable Knit Beret | Minted Rose Lip Balm | Ella B White and Gold Headphones

Here’s my pretty little Jonathan Adler zebra dish in silver, purchased using my new ShopRunner membership! The single sign-on was super easy and my dish showed up a day later! I thought it was perfect sitting on my DIY gold bauble box featuring my Essie Winter collection nail polish.

Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish Tray Silver Gold

What items are on your holiday gift list? Share your ideas below! is the best way to shop online for the stuff you love. Visit ShopRunner to sign up! Plus, for a limited time only, make a $100 purchase at a partner store and get a 1-year membership to for free! A $79 Value!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ShopRunner. The opinions and text are all mine.