Welcome to Going From Tiffany To Target

Hi! Welcome to my site “Going from Tiffany to Target”!

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If you, like me, are trying to cut down on expenses, this is the site for you.

I know that many of the things will not necessarily be needed, however, if you are looking for that one little back dress or luxury food item that doesn’t break the bank, I hope I can help with that. I hope you like ‘going from tiffany to target’ and am hoping that you will all contribute your finds to the rest of us.

Tovah

My Wacked Out Eyebrows That Still Cost $25.00

Since I’ve gone blonde, I wanted my eyebrows to be much more streamlined. Well, they were that and more!

I usually do my own eyebrows. This picture is from a review I did on Blinc eyebrow mousse.

I decided to go to a ‘professional’ .

Here’s how I looked about a year ago:

afterblinc_EditedYou can see that they’re pretty thick.

However, since I’ve gone blonde, I’ve wanted my eyebrows not to be so thick and I told this woman at the spa to make them thinner.

Wow! She just went above and beyond.

First, let me say that I was really ‘off my game’ because that place smelled sooo good. I asked her what smelled so good and I could tell that she didn’t want to tell me. I mean, really? Did she think that I would open up a spa next door to her and use her absolutely signature scent? I really wanted to know so I bugged her until she finally said lavendar and chammomile.

Anyway, I get on the little white lounge and I am really enjoying that smell and she starts with the wax. (I never let anyone use tweezers on me. Me and my OCD.)

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When she was done and she showed me the mirror afterward, I didn’t really catch how bad they were. I was still really into that great lavendar smell.

So, I look and I’m thinking…are these as bad as I think they are? I’m sure its just the position I’m in looking up into a mirror.

When I got home, I freaked.

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Yes, I’m photoshopped here, however, the eyebrows are real…a real mess. One is thicker and up higher than the other. I mean, a blind guy could see that.

Lady, what the he**? Did you get not enough sleep? Did you have a hangover? Did I piss you off on my insistence on finding out your scent?  Because quite frankly these eyebrows are majorly screwed up.

This was $25.00 in the small town I live in now.

Did she even have an aesthetician license?

At this point, there’s nothing more I can do but wait and wait and pray that this isn’t permanent.

Yes, I know this doesn’t even rate, considering all that’s going on with the world today, yet, sometimes you need to just focus on something silly.

Have you had anything like this happen to you?

Tovah

Trying 4 New L’Oreal Products

OK. I know that I was a make-up snob. I bought my makeup from MAC and La Prairie and Estee Lauder.

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Those days are over and I’ve come down to earth and I now buy my cosmetics in CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. I’m thrilled with some of my new finds in the drugstores.

So, on that note I have begun my search to find the best of the drugstore brands.

Today I’m talking about my experience with L’oreal.

I bought 4 items from L’oreal and these are my impressions:

Revitalift Volume Filler Serum

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Details: Visibly improve skin’s volume with L’Oreal’s Revitalift Volume Filler Serum and Cream. This advanced formula with a concentrated dose of Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl works to help stabilize volume, improving skin’s cushion, fullness and resilience. Lift away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, day after day. Volume Filler revolumizes facial zones to restore youthful skin fullness, regain smooth, lifted appearance and fill out wrinkles and expression lines.

Is it possible that this made my skin even dryer? Was that the intent? The only think I liked about this was the applicator which kind of looked like you were giving yourself an injection. It did get very good reviews from the makeup forums, however, I failed to see any improvement in my skin at all.

Price:  About $21.00.

L’oreal Paris Revitalift Double Lifting –

Details: This unique dual-action treatment instantly retightens skin and effectively fights wrinkles. RevitaLift Double Lifting is the first double-action treatment that combines two exclusive complementary formulas in one application an ultra-concentrated lifting gel and a powerful anti-wrinkle cream for intense lifting action.

The ultra-tightening gel contains three times the Pro-Tensium a new generation of retightening technology derived from minerals. In consumer testing, 62% of women saw tighter skin immediately.1 Skin’s texture is smoother and pores are less noticeable.

The comforting anti-wrinkle cream, enriched with fortified Pro-Retinol A, penetrates the skin’s surface to effectively fight wrinkles and reduce the appearance of neck creases. In consumer testing, wrinkles were visibly reduced in four weeks, and 81% of women saw facial skin lifted and tightened.

My experience: Nothing great. There was no tightening. It comes out of the moisturizer in ribbons in 2  holes in the top of the container. I felt pretty good with it, not great, and it seemed to not last very long. It definitely did not live up to its hype.

I paid about $13.00 for this product.

L’oreal Revitalift Eye Cream

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Details: 

  • A groundbreaking revitalizing eye cream
  • Formulated with Elastin Complex to shield skin’s elastin fibers
  • Remarkably lessens the appearance of wrinkles & improves skin’s flexibility
  • Contains Pro-Retinol A, a potent anti-wrinkle ingredient to promote skin renewal
  • Offers 24-hour hydration & soothes dryness
  • Banishes the look of puffiness & dark circles
  • Unveils firmer, smoother & more brilliant eye contours

This was, finally, something I liked. It was pretty heavy though and had that old lady smell, however other than that, one of my favorite eye creams. Sells for about $14.00.

 

Loreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

I’ve saved the best for last. The lumi highlighter is quite simply wonderful. It makes your face just brighten up. I wear it with my foundation, just mix them both up and you just have this glowing  face. Plus, there are 3 different colors.

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Details:The ultimate in luminosity! L’Oréal introduces its first liquid highlighter specifically designed to enhance key features or illuminate all-over. True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator enhances all skintones and undertones. Ice enhances pink or blue tones. Rose enhances yellow, peachy, pink or blue tones. Golden enhances peachy or yellow tones.

Benefits:

  • Highlight key features or illuminate all-over
  • Lightweight formula
  • For every skintone and undertone

I paid about $13.00.

So, I hope I’ve helped you a little bit with my foray to the drugstore.

While I don’t find the skincare items so far to be anything great, I have to give it up for the highlighter.

As of this point, my favorite drugstore products remain Neutrogena.

Which L’oreal products have you had great or horrible results with?

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Tovah

Top 10 Host/Hostess Gifts This Holiday Season Under $25.00

My Favorite Top 10 Host/Hostess Gifts This Holiday Season

Yes, I know that a lot of people bring flowers and wine for the host/ hostess; however, I think you’ll agree the following items are a little bit more unique.

Here are a few of my favorite things:

Uncommon Goods

Row Boat Salt Cellar

boatDetails: Bobbing among the silver candlesticks and home-cooked dishes of your table, this little pewter row boat swiftly doles out your favorite salts with a dash of seafaring charm and fine craftsmanship. Handmade in Nova Scotia.

This sells for $22.00.

 

 

iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set

iphoneDetails: Put a human face on your technology. All those stark white Apple accessories are easy to lose, easy to confuse. Now designer Sativa Turner’s cool characters come to the rescue! These sly vinyl labels set your stuff apart: they’re custom-designed to fit the accessories of your favorite devices, including iPhone, iPod, and iPad. You’ll get 4 characters, each with precision die-cut labels for an adapter, a USB cord (both ends, of course), and earphones. The sturdy, UV-coated vinyl labels are easy to remove and reapply. And yes, the characters love to stick out their tongues while in use…it’ll make you smile every time. Made in the USA.

These sell for $12.95.

Hallmark.com

Peanuts Comic Wrapped Frame

Details:

  • Surround your favorite photo with America’s beloved comic strip, Peanuts®. This also makes a great gift for your favorite Peanuts® fan. Learn more about our partnership with Peanuts.
    • Paper-wrapped frame featuring Peanuts® comics.
    • Holds 4″ x 6″ photo.
    • 10″ W x 8″ H x 0.5″ D
  • © Peanuts Worldwide LLC

This frame costs $14.95.

 

.76 oz. Sea Salt Caramels in a Pre-wrapped Gift Box

Details: Buttery caramels enrobed in chocolate and dusted with sea salt combine sweet and savory together—creating perfect harmony.

  • Created exclusively for Hallmark Gold Crown.
  • Made with high-quality chocolates featuring premium ingredients.
  • 7.6 ounces of caramels and chocolate dusted with sea salt and packaged in a pre-wrapped box for easy gift-giving.

This sells for $12.95.

 

 

Wine Country Gift Baskets.com

Santa Claus Tower

santa clausDetails:

  • Knott’s Berry Farm raspberry shortbread cookies, Godiva dark, white and milk chocolate truffles, yogurt covered pretzels, candy apple caramels, caramel popcorn, tutti frutti flavored hard candies, King Leo peppermint puffs and a decorative
  • Santa Claus is coming to town and he is bringing a sweet assortment of holiday favorites.
  • Christmas tree iced vanilla sugar cookie.
  • This jolly Santa makes a great decoration for any home or office.
  • Gift Size: 6″ x 6″ x 11

This sells for $22.46 (on sale from $29.95)

Martha Stewart.com

Tea Garden In a Box

Details: Gardening editor Stephen Orr likes to give friends this portable garden, which contains the ingredients for herbal tea your hostess can enjoy again and again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Etsy.com

Flower scrapbook chipboard mini Abum

 

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Overview

  • Materials: coasters, paper, binder rings, ribbon, stickers, tulle, buttons, stamps, paint, rhinestones, fabric flower
  • Ships worldwide from Hunting
  • Handmade item
  • ton Beach, California

This costs $23.00

 

Beverage Coasters, set of coasters, Bar ware….Red and Blue

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Red Fusible Glass, Blue Fusible Glass, Clear Fusible Glass, Silicone Bumpers
  • Ships worldwide from United States

These sell for $25.00.

Williams Sonoma.com

Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Box, Small

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Details:  Our tray of premium-quality dried fruit and nuts comes directly to you from the third-generation Blain Family Farm in California’s Central Valley. Arranged inside the charming wooden box are a seasonal harvest of sweet and savory nibbles, including hickory-smoked almonds, salted cashews, dried pears and dried apricots. It’s perfect for gifting and a festive addition to a holiday gathering.

  • 1 lb. 1 oz. total.

Cost:  $23.96.

Pottery Barn.com

Monogrammable Beer Pitcher

beer pitcherDetails:

A great addition to a home bar, our Monogrammable Beer Pitcher is designed like those used in pubs around the world, and is amply sized for entertaining.

  • 8″ diameter, 9.5″ high
  • Made of thick glass.
  • Monogramming is available at an additional charge.
  • Monogram will be centered on the side of the pitcher.

This sells for $15.00

I hope I could give you a few ideas.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Tovah

GREAT VALENTINE’S GIFTS UNDER $25.00 FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Great Valentine’s Gifts for Men and Women Under $25.00

FOR THE LADIES:

TARGET

Silver Plated Cuff Woven Bangle “Love you to the Moon” – Silver/Black (10″)

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Description:  This is a cross between 2 fashion looks at a time:  The bangle with the tie enclosure.

This sells for $19.99.

There are several variations on this bangle if you’d like.

Women’s® Silver Plated Stud Earring Set of 7 Fireball Brights Color in a Box – Multicolor (4mm)    

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Description:

  • Item Style: Stud, Button
  • Finish: Polished
  • Set In: Silver Plated
  • Earring Post Material: Silver Plated
  • Stone 1 Description: Round, Red, Crystal, 0.06 g., 4.0 mm.
  • Stone 2 Description: Round, Yellow, Crystal, 0.06 g., 4.0 mm.
  • Stone 3 Description: Round, Green, Crystal, 0.06 g., 4.0 mm.
  • Accent Stones: 14 Yellow, Red, Green, Crystal

These are also $19.99 for the set of 7.

Amazon.com

Veami Women’s Spa Wrap Towel with Snap Closure – Amazon.com

 amazonspawrapDESCRIPTION:

  • 100% Terry Velour Cotton; Terry cloth inside, velour outside; Machine Washable
  • Elastic chest band with 4 snaps for maximum comfort
  • Length = 30 inches for all sizes; Convenient pocket on right side
  • By Veami; imported.
  • For Winter Robes, please click on the “VEAMI” link above the product name

This sells for $22.95 and comes in 5 different colors.
PA GLASS CO. Hand-Blown 8″ Flared Vase 042 – Black & Gold

 

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  • Beautiful Blend Of Colors And Style
  • Elegantly Shaped Hand-Blown Glass – No Two Are Exactly Alike
  • Thick Glass Is Very Durable
  • Provides Excellent Accent To Your Home Decor
  • Flared Vase – Black With Gold Spots & Flecking

This gorgeous vase costs $19.99.

Yandy.com

Two Piece Sheer Net Stretch Lace Babydoll PJ Set

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This sheer net stretch lace babydoll PJ set includes the babydoll with adjustable straps and a matching g-string. Sexy, sheer and classy!

This comes in 3 colors: White, red and black and sells for $19.95.

(While the sizing says ‘Fits Most’, if your lady is plus sized, I’m pretty sure this won’t fit her.  Yandy also has a plus size section.)

FOR THE GUYS

Overstock.com

Geneva Platinum Men’s Brushed Finish Quartz Link Watch

OVERSTOCKWATCHESDescription: Bold and sophisticated, this watch features a classic round face and decorative subdials. The brushed finish links are fastened with a secure push-button clasp.

This sells for $19.34.

 

Colibri Men’s Silvertone Keyring and Money Clip Gift Set

overstockcalibriDescriptionThis stylish gift set of silvertone money clips for men will allow you to store your cash and keys with ease. The silvertone metal finish gives these items a stylish, modern look while a highly polished, brushed finish makes them shine.

This is another highly rated item.

This is on sale for $19.34.

 

Amazon.com

Best Manicure Pedicure Set Kit Men Man Teenage Boy Last Minute Christmas Clearance Sale Valentines Day Gift (Men’s 9 Piece Set)

amazonnailkitDescription:  Enjoy this deluxe set with all the nail tools, carrying case & a spiffy leather money clip & credit card holder!

This was originally $49.95 and now is on sale for $21.95.

Nordstrom.com

Cashmere Knit Cap

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Keep your dome covered in a lightweight, slouchy beanie knit from a supersoft cashmere.

  • 100% cashmere.
  • Dry clean.
  • By The Rail; imported.
  • The Rail.

This great cashmere cap sells for $23.45 on sale.

 

Then, of course, there is the gift that everybody likes:

THE GIFT CARD

GIFTCARD2You really can’t go wrong with these gift cards. Your friends, family, etc. are definitely very happy to get one of these!

I have tried, during this writing, to make sure that the item was available with more than 1 in stock.

Also, this is the pricing, availability, and reviews at the time that I wrote this.

Don’t forget to get your promo codes and look for even more in savings on these and other gifts.

 

HAPPY SHOPPING!
Additional Resources that are not under $25.00 but are great ieas:

1.  http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/guy_gear/valentine-s-gift-ideas-for-her.html

2.  http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/valentines-day/valentines-day-gifts-boyfriend

3.  http://www.uncommongoods.com/occasions/valentines-day-gifts/valentines-day-gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boho Chic…

What a great look. Perfection from the accessories to the outfit. Love it!

I am Kat Golden

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{ Dress: Zara (similar here, here & here) | Bag: Zara | Shoes: Forever 21 | Hat: Forever 21 (similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray-ban | Bracelet: Jewelmint  | Ring: Richard Chai x Jewelmint | Nail Polish: Essie Borrowed & Blue}

This is probably one of my favorite outfits for summer! It is such an effortless way to looked pulled together while cruising around town. The dress is very easy to wear, and works perfectly as a bikini cover-up and the straw bag is perfect for trips to the beach.   I hope everyone has a great weekend…and stay tuned for a fashion video coming your way in the next few days!

xo

Kat

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Valentine’s Day is Coming: Lingerie That Won’t Break the Bank

Gorgeous lingerie that Won’t Break the Bank!

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1.  Tonight Is The Night Corset & Pettiskirt

spicylingeriewhite  How cute is this?

I love the Pettiskirt.

Description: Lace overlay corset and pettiskirt set

This only comes in white  and comes in sizes S-XL.

Run small, order 1 size up.

This is on sale. Originally it sold for $99.95 and now sells for $49.95.

Free Shipping With Any Size Order and Free Gift !!!  Lingerie, Sexy Lingerie, Sexy Costumes,  Corset, Clubwear, Swimwear and More.

2.  Plus Size La Elegance Teddiette

spicylingerieblackEmbroidered mesh thong back teddiette with underwire and adjustable straps. Garters are adjustable and detachable.

This sexy garter outfit comes in sizes 1X – 3X.

This is also on sale from it’s original price of $65.68 and comes down in price to $32.95.

Free Shipping With Any Size Order
Sexy Lingerie for Women, Costume, Bra, Panties, sleeepwear, corsets, bodysuits, teddies, robes and more

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3.  Nicole Babydoll

fredericksblueDescriptionThis little marvel of spun sugar and icing-like ruffles could be the most delicious little thing you’ll ever wear! The sheer mesh body is adorned with rows of ruffles at the hem and lace cups, and it’s all wrapped up in a pretty satin bow. Matching G-string. Polyester/nylon. Imported.

This beautiful blue babydoll comes in sizes XS – XL.

Colors:  Plum, Red, Black and Pink.

This sells for $26.00, unless you order the pink, which goes for $19.99.

4.  Illusion Gown Plus

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Description:  Daringly sexy style with a dramatic flair. This stunning gown in microfiber and mesh is cut on the bias for a peek-a-boo effect. Polyester/nylon. Imported.

This Plus Size gown comes in sizes 1X-3X and is on sells for $48.00.

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5.  Gilligan & O’Malley® Women’s Bridal Babydoll – True White

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Description:  Feel sweet and sassy on your special day with this bridal babydoll from Gilligan & O’Malley. It has a pretty little bow at the center and a deep V-neck that accentuates your curves. It’s made of a blend of nylon and spandex for soft and luxurious comfort. It comes with a matching panty to complete your sweet and stylish look. Available in standard sizes.  Machine wash and tumble dry.
This babydoll comes in sizes $21.99 and comes in sizes XS – XL.
6.  Gilligan & O’Malley® Women’s Holiday Lace Babydoll – Valentine

targetbabydollDescription:  Lace overlay, front bow, 94  %  Nylon, 6  %  Spandex,Padded cup; Underwire; Back hook.
This comes in sizes Medium – XX Large
The price is #21.99.
  • Bra Style: Padded cup
  • Underwire Type: Underwire
  • Closure Type: Back hook
  • Sheerness: Slightly Sheer
  • Care and Cleaning: Hand wash Line dry

These are just a few examples of the great, inexpensibe lingerie items out there.

Additional Resources:

Sheknows.com – How to… Flatter your figure with lingerie

Yourtango.com – 5 Tips for Choosing Lingerie that men love

7 PARTY DRESSES UNDER $50.00

No need to spend a fortune on New Years Party Dresses. These are all under $50.00 and gorgeous.

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FOR TEENS

1.  Clear Cut Shift Dress from Forever 21

forever21blackI love the cut of this dress.

It looks like a 2 piece, but is actually a 1 piece dress.

Very youthful; a LBD that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Description:  A shift dress featuring a cutout front at the waist. Round neckline. Sleeveless. Invisible back zipper with hook-eye closure. Partially lined. Woven. Lightweight.

This comes in sizes XS – Large and sells for $24.80.

2.  Lovely Lace Bodycon Dress at Forever21

I love that this comes in 3 different colors; dress it up or down.

forever21bodyconDescription:  A bodycon dress featuring a ruffle and lace overlay. Scoop neckline and back. Sleeveless. Finished trim. Knit. Lightweight.

This comes in colors coral, lime and royal and costs $9.80.

The sizes available are:  Small, Medium and Large.

Machine wash cold; tumble dry low.

3,  Textured V-Neck Dress at Torrid

Thtorridnewyear1is Plus Size Dress is just made for your statement necklace.

The dress comes in sizes 1-5 and costs $20.49 on sale (originally $55.50)

DESCRIPTION:  Dramatic gathering and a crinkly knit fabric create a stunning textured look on this long-sleeve LBD.

FINAL SALE. NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES

FOR WOMEN

4.  London Times Pearl-Detail Combo Dress at Dillards.com

This dress is just so figure flattering and I love the pearl/black combination.

dillardspearlDescription:  From London Times, this women’s combo dress features:

woven bodice; solid knit skirt; surplice V-neckline; faux-wrap detail on skirt

This dress comes in sizes 2-14 and is on sale for $27.65  (Originally $79.00)

5.  Betsey Johnson Cutout Neckline Fit-and-Flare Dress at Dillard’s

DILLARDSBETSEYJOHNSONThis really cute dress is on sale for $48.30 and was originally $138.00.

Description:  From Betsey Johnson, this women’s fit-and-flare dress features:

cutout neckline; sleeveless silhouette; exposed goldtone zipper and full pleated skirt.

6.  Black Multi (BKMU) Mirror Detail Dress at Venus

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I love the neckline on this.

Description:  Bold sophistication reflects your remarkable style in this chic dress.

Mesh yoke back with keyhole and two button closure; 18″
in length from natural waist;  18″ in length from natural waist

This gorgeous dress is on sale for $36.00 (originally 44.00)

7.  Silver (SL) Metallic Dress at Venus

venusmetallic  This is a great New Year’s Party Dress

Description:  This classically feminine style has been painted with metallic for an incredible
updated effect.

Elastic and ruching at side seams;Strapless; 18″
in length from natural waist

This  is on sale for $32.00 (originally $39.00) and comes in sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Additional Reading:

Tips for Choosing a Dress for New Year’s Eve, Holidays By

How To Choose New Year Eve Dresses? By Hira Iqbal

Be sure to check out this site also:

Top 10 Go-To’s for NYE — Under $50!!

   
   

10 Facts about Kwanzaa You May Not Know

Alot of People Don’t Really Understand Kwanzaa. Here are 10 Facts That Might Help You :

Here are 10 Facts about Kwanzaa you may not know:

1.  Around 18 million African-Americans celebrate Kwanzaa (Quansa).  Kwanzaa is not a substitute for Christmas.  This is a celebration of the African American people, their culture, and their history.

2.  It was started in 1966 by Doctor Maulana Karenga, Professor at the California State University, Long Beach, California.

3.  It takes place December 26th – January 1st.

4.  The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red and green. These colors predominate in the decorating of homes, along with baskets, cloths and harvest symbols.

5.  There are 7 principles of Kwanzaa:  Unity, Self-Determination, Collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.  Each day of Kwanzaa is represented by a different principle.

6.  A candle is lit on each day of the holiday and placed on the kinara. The first candle is black, symbolizing the African American people.  The next three are red, representing the struggles of the black people.  Next are three green candles, which symbolize hope for the future.  The candles are lit from left to right.

7.  The high point of the holiday is on the last day where a feast is made.  This feast is called, karamu.

8. The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning first fruits of the harvest.

9.  The last day of Kwanzaa, or Imani, focuses on gift giving as a means to honor the creative spirit and reaffirm self worth. In following this tradition,  the gifts are often homemade rather than purchased.

10. This is a beautiful celebration where ceremonies and cultural expressions predominate.