December 8, 2017

winter lip scrub

On the 4th day of blogmas!

With all the red/berry holiday lip colors, you need a good lip scrub! Lipstick sits best on smooth, hydrated lips. So keep this lip scrub on the shelf all season long! For general maintenance 1-2 times a week is enough. Follow up with your favorite lip balm (I like aquaphor!). Use day-of if you're planning on wearing a lip color later.

1/2 tsp agave
1 tsp olive oil
2-3 tsp brown sugar
2-3 drops vanilla extract

In a small bowl, mix agave and olive oil. Add 2 tsp brown sugar until well combined, then add vanilla. If necessary, gradually add more brown sugar until desired consistency. Place in a small air tight jar. Enjoy smooth lips all winter long!

December 6, 2017

new christmas music

On the 3rd day of blogmas!
Here's my round up of the new Christmas music released this season!

Gwen Stefani - You Make It Feel Like Christmas Album
98 Degrees - Let It Snow Album
Josh Groban - Noel (Deluxe Edition) Album
Lindsey Sterling - Warmer In The Winter Album
Pentatonix - A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe Album
Kelly Clarkson - Christmas Eve
Mariah Carey - The Star
Various Artists - WOW Christmas 2017 Album
Nick Jonas & Shania Twain - Say All You Want For Christmas
Hanson - Finally It's Christmas
Fantasia - Christmas After Midnight
DNCE - Christmas Without You
Various Artist (Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney, etc) - Holidays Rule Vol. 2 Album
Echosmith - An Echosmith Christmas Album
Reba McEntire - My Kind of Christmas Album
Demi Lovato - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Norah Jones - It's Not Christmas 'Till You Come Home
SIA - Everyday Is Christmas
The Piano Guys - Christmas Together Album
Sam Smith - River
Luke Bryan - O Holy Night
Miley Cyrus - Sleigh Ride
Miley Cyrus - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree


December 4, 2017

holiday bucket list

On the 2nd day of blogmas!
I love filling up my calendar with festive things. I gotta make the most of the season! These are some season staples to add to your December. Enjoy!

1. Bake Christmas cookies
2. Watch classic Christmas movies
3. Shopping day at the mall
4. Go ice skating
5. Craft club with friends to make decorations
6. Make homemade hot chocolate
7. Put up a mini tree
8. Get creative with gift wrapping
9. Watch cheesy Hallmark/Lifetime Christmas movies
10. Put money in the red Salvation Army buckets
11. Wear Christmas pajamas
12. Drive through Christmas lights
13. Donate to a toy drive
14. Make a family recipe
15. Go to a Christmas / cookie exchange party
16. Take a snowy or festive picture for instagram
17. Try a new holiday drink
18. Find a way to pay-it-forward
19. Make a Christmas playlist
20. Be brave and wear red lipstick

December 2, 2017

gift guide for her

on the first day of blogmas!

Happy blogmas! In addition to this list of gift ideas (either for someone else or ideas for yourself), I wanted to share my favorite tip when it comes to giving gifts to others. The hardest part about gift giving is that when you really need a good idea for someone your mind goes blank. To ease the stress, I like to keep a running note in my phone all year long. That way whenever I think of something or they mention something, I immediately add it to the list under their name. When birthdays and Christmas roll around, I've got a handful of ideas. Don't forget to check out previous gift guides for more ideas! (2016, 2015, 2014)

3. Aerie Plush Jogger - $20 (on sale!)
7. Aerie Downtown Sweatshirt - $30 (on sale!)
(a single stick in 'amethyst' is another great option!)
(these jack rogers boots are another great option!)
20. Earring Organizer - $19

Stay tuned for the rest of the 12 Days of Blogmas!
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