Winter Tag 2017 // BLOGmas Day 1

It’s December! I love watching Vlogmas videos on YouTube because it gets me so ready for Christmas. This year, I am going to attempt to blog everyday for 25 days! I will center it around the holidays, hopefully I can add a giveaway too!

I am in a group called BossGirlBloggers on Facebook that connects other bloggers together for collaborations, advice, etc. the created I the group put together a super fun tag I knew I wanted to be apart of!

You can check out her answers here.

1. What if your favorite holiday tradition?

Growing up, just about every Christmas Eve my sister and I would watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday movie! But it has to be the Jim Carrey version because he makes the movie hilarious.

2. What is your favorite go-to lippies?

Im still in search of a good red lip. I just don’t know what brand really earns that title for yet but I did find some other colors that I love for this time of the year.

Lipsense and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it because it stays on allll day and I hate it because it’s expense lol. I mean, the gloss is $25! But it really does have amazing staying power. The shade is GlamDoll which is a mauve-y brown-y plum-y shade. So pretty I love it. Then I have NYX Butter Gloss in Gingersnap which is a dark brown gloss. NYX has the best glosses, I want like every color.

Left: NYX Right: LipSense

3. What is your favorite winter scent? (Candles, perfume, etc.)

Perfume wise, I love my trip from B&BW. Winter Candy Apple, Vanilla Bean Noel, and Twisted Peppermint! Twisted Peppermint gives me a cotton candy vibe. I switch between these tree during the holidays and I spray generous amounts lol.

For ‘candles’ I love my Christmas Spirit essential oil from YoungLiving. I add a couple drops to my diffuser for a calming citrus scent.

I’m like so into oils right now I have Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemon, and Orange right now. I’m seriously considering purchasing their entire starter kit thing!

4. What’s your go-to winter fashion trend?

Scarves and boots. Always. I have a pair of really adorable black heeled boots I am dying to wear! Ugh and don’t get me started on scarves I wear a different one everyday. If I get scarves for Christmas I would totally be okay with that.

Boots Scarf

5. What is your all time favorite holiday movie?

I already mentioned it! But to add another on the list, it would have to be Elf. I love comedy holiday movies if you haven’t noticed.

6. What is your all time favorite holiday Tune?

All I want for Christmas is youuuuuuu baby! Mariah Carey of course!

7. Do you prefer to travel or stay home for the holidays?

I prefer to stay home. I like to enjoy the holidays in a cozy environment and I don’t know for some reason traveling is stressful for me.

8. What is your favorite winter skin care must have?

I have eczema, so I religiously use Aveeno products. One of my faves for the face is the Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer. I love the feeling it gives my face. And when the cold air hits it doesn’t feel dry and cracked.

9. What is your favorite winter hair care products?

I finally got around to trying DevaCurl! I am amazed by their products. My hair lasted for 5 days without washing. It is super moisturizing and defining to my curls which is perfect for winter. I use the Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel Define and Control and the DevaCurl Styling Cream Touchable Curl Definer. These are travel sized but believe me I am buying the full sized ones from Ulta very soon.

Other staples would be my OGX Coconut Curls Conditioner and the Garnier Fructis Whole Blends Monoi Oil & Orange Blossom Shampoo. Both are amazing!

10. What is your favorite winter activity?

I love baking cookies for santa every year! Sugar cookies with egg nog mmm the perfect combo. I also love playing with the snow. Fun fact I never ever built a snow man. I’m hoping this year I will be able to.

11. What is your go-to favorite winter beauty product?

Glitter shadow! You can’t go wrong with a nice shimmery shade during the holidays. Or even for New Years. I love to jazz up my look during these months because everyone is so festive and I am constantly going to different events.

I have this shadow from an ipsy bag and I have yet to use it. I was going through my collection and I was like hey that is a really good shadow!

12. Do you love to hate the snow?

Growing up I wished for snow every winter. Now that I live in Montana, I dont ave to wish. When it snows here, I’m excited but not when I have to drive anywhere. I will get really bad anxiety.

13. What is one item on you wish list this year?

I really want the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume. I ask for it every year for about 3 years now. It’s such a beautiful floral scent I just can’t describe it but it’s me. It’s so me.

14. What is your favorite holiday treat?

Cookies! I love sugar cookies! And I also loved Peppermint infused treats as well lol.

15. Do you finish you shopping before December or are you a late shopper?

I start shopping Black Friday and continue all the way until Christmas Eve. I tend to find things I love and put them up. Then, I get them all out and decide “Okay, who is getting what this year?”

Now it’s your turn because I tag all of you!

May Favorites

It’s that time of the month! Time to share all of my favorites.

I have a couple of products from various different categories. I’m sharing them with you in no particular order. Let’s get started!

FUJIFILM Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

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I am in love with this camera. When I was younger, my older sister had the old-fashioned 90’s Polaroid which I destroyed while she was at school… she never forgot about it! I love it, and I am currently trying to work on a little project to display all of my snaps.

I love it, and I am currently trying to work on a little project to display all of my snaps. I CANNOT wait to go to the beach this summer and use it more!

I purchased mine here

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

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I really wanted a moisturizer because my face becomes dry after using my acne treatments. On top of that, my husband uses scented lotion on his face after he shaves. (that is a big no-no!) so, I picked up this bottle at the Commissary to give it a try. My face feels so smooth and soft and it lasts for almost the whole day. It is not greasy at all. I was afraid of that happening.

I’m not too sure about the prevention of breakouts, I haven’t seen any improvements there yet but I haven’t tested it for all that long. My husband likes it though, now I can stop worrying about him using lotion on his face!

You can purchase it here

Bath and Body Works Travel Size Hand Cream in Peach Bellini

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On the smell alone I would recommend this! It is so summery and fresh I love to just open the top and smell it, not even applying it, lol. The packaging as well is too cute. I always get dragged into B&BW because it is so bright and the scent hits you as you walk past.

I always get dragged into B&BW because it is so bright and the scent hits you as you walk past.  But, I bought this because my hands get so dry from my job. I have to constantly wash my hands and I wanted to get a nice hand lotion to stash in my purse for easy travel. (my purse is way too crowded for a normal sized bottle) If you want something super soft, get this. Shea Butter is an amazing ingredient that is being used in all types of products, including hair care. It really does the job!

You can purchase it here

Lipsense in Bella and Sassy Z

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So, I’m not going to go into too much detail about Lipsense because I am making a separate review on my blog soon (yay!) If you don’t know what Lipsense is, it is a long lasting 18 hour wear lip color that  comes in a ton of different shades you can layer on top of each other to create new looks or just simply wear one color. It is also transfer proof!  I love to mix Bella and Sassy Z together. Bella alone is adorable but on me, Sassy Z is too bright which is why I only layer it. The color lasts a good while. I mean if you go to sleep and wake up the next morning its still on.

It is perfect for me for work. I can’t constantly apply my lip color or check if it smudged already. Be prepared for Lipsense to be in my favorites each month lol!

 

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Bella + Sassy Z

Lipsense is a DS company so you have to purchase through a  distributor. I’ll link her info right here!

 

Loreal Paris Voluminous Liner NOIR Liquid Eyeliner

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My everyday makeup consists of mascara + lipgloss + and a winged liner. This liner is THE best at making a cat-eye. The brush is thin to create a thin line you can easily thicken out to your liking. It is my favorite! I usually go for a gel but I have changed my mind and I am loving liquid!

You can purchase it here

And that wraps up my May favorites! Let me know in the comments what your favorites are and if you used any that I mentioned!

Renae♥