My Favorite Things!
My favorite time of year!
My Favorite Things!
Holiday music, candles glowing, delicious food, and shopping! I love shopping! And to get to buy things for other people, well, that’s the stuff that makes me a happy girl! I especially love to pass on those got-to-have-items to other people who might have never heard of them. So, I have picked my favorite items that are tried and true all year but would make perfect gifts this time of year! Whether you are looking to surprise your mother, sister, best friend, or let’s be real, get yourself something, I am confident that you will find something for everyone!
I live for a bold lip all year but there is something about a red lip during the holidays that can turn a simple makeup look to a “Wow” look! My favorite red lip is Iluvsarahii X Colourpop in the shade Arriba! This is a liquid lipstick that has stayed put for me all day, even when I eat! Plus, it is universally flattering for all skin tones. And for $7!!! Need I say more?
Stay in line!
My go-to-signature-look when I wear a bold lip, is to keep the eye simple. To do that, I like a winged liner. The only liner that can create a sharp and dark wing, and that doesn’t transfer, is Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper.
Okay, this is where I get a bit harsh: If you are not sleeping on a silk pillowcase, and you are over the age of 18, go get one IMMEDIATELY!! We spend 8 hours every night (hopefully) sleeping. That is a long time to not be pulling double duty and treating your skin and hair nicely! A silk pillowcase is softer and gentler on your face. You will wake up with less lines on your face and in turn, less wrinkle damage is made. At the age of 36, those sleep lines don’t fade away in 10 minutes anymore. Mine stay for hours! Also, a silk pillowcase will keep your hair blowout intact more than a regular pillowcase will. Now if only I could get my masseuse to put one on their face pillow!
No, that’s not my age (I wish)! It’s a brand of organization products that really help me in my day to day life. Specifically, this group of products. The Large Utility Tote is used in my home for multiple reasons. They go with us on almost every trip to pack our supplies. I use them for my kid’s classroom parties to pack up crafts and goodies. But the most use I get from them is when I take a couple of them with me for grocery trips. It is not only greener, but I get to carry in my groceries from my car in one trip instead of a few. The Picnic Thermal Tote is also a loved item of mine. From trips to the park, traveling in the car, or long days on the go, this keeps my beverages and food cool! The best part about these products, is that you can personalize them which makes them perfect gifts! Put your order in before the 12th to get them on time for Christmas!
Lighting is Key!
I have no doubt that everyone loves the glow of a candle. Especially on a comfy winter evening, snuggled up, watching the Holiday classics! And sometimes we may go around the house lighting our candles, but most of the time, we forget to make that simple effort that can really have a dramatic effect on your peace of mind and look of your home! One word: Automatic! I have candles throughout the house that are on a set timer. They turn on at the same time every day and stay on for 6 hours. Eliminating the need to remember to light them and to turn them off. I cannot tell you how happy they make me! Candles like these are made in all sizes and colors but here is some like the ones I have.
Orogold is a brand that I love for skincare! It has some of my can’t-live-without products. Their 24k Day Moisturizer gets me through the driest of skin days. I do not have dry skin, for the most part, however, I do get dry, scaly patches of skin that are a smooth foundation’s nightmare! With this moisturizer, you can’t even see those patches. It fully moisturizes without being too thick or oily. Might I mention that the dispenser is very convenient! Now, this is a pricy product so, if it wasn’t good, I wouldn’t be using it. I typically wait for their 2 for 1 sale to purchase in order to minimize the damage.