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!

August ipsy Bag Unboxing! // TheAirforceSweetheart

It’s that time again! This month, oh my gosh I think I hit the jackpot. One, the bag is so adorable! It says “Peace Love Lipstick” and I love the orange ombre color!

The theme for this month is Good Vibes. Basically, it’s just promoting happiness and peace with a little hippie vibe.

Marc Anthony Strictly CURLS Curl Envy Perfect Curl Cream

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I love getting hair products in my bag. I am a product junkie and I buy more than I need. I just feel like I need to try every single type and brand out there. I heard of this product before, all good things. I am *so* excited to try it! Right now I am using the Eco Styler Gel and Coconut Curls conditioner for styling. (Yes I use a conditioner as a leave in!)

sundays Nail Polish in No.28

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The color I was sent reminds me a lot of fall. I think this is the perfect color to transition between the two seasons! I really like the fact that the packaging is so simple and minimalistic. Also, the polish is cruelty and toxin free!

Hey Honey Come Clean Propolis & Mineral Facial Scrub

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I always seem to get face scrubs in my bag too. Usually, I give them to my husband since he has super oily skin and is prone to breakouts more than I am. I have sensitive skin, so I don’t use too many different scrubs.

But, I do like the smell of this and the fact that it exfoliates. I may be using this one for myself this month!

theBalm Cosmetics theBalm Voyage Vol.2 Eyeshadow in Willkommen

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I’ve been wanting to try theBalm Cosmetics for a while now! I am in love with the vintage packaging they have! I heard that the eyeshadows are super pigmented. Judging from this shade I was sent I guarantee that I will be purchasing others from this brand!

The color Willkommen is a simple nude shimmer shade. Which is exactly what I like! Sorry, it took me a long while to get a photo of the swatch and well, this is what I got haha. It has a nice shimmer that catches the light.

Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Arresting Volume MascaraDSCN1053.JPG

Make Up For Ever is another brand I wanted to try! I have a favorite mascara already, two actually but I am excited to try this one. The fact that is is so tiny makes it perfect for travel. Since I do wear glasses, I look for mascaras that great volume and drama to my lashes so they can be seen behind my lens.

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Well, that is what I got this month! What did you get? I am the most excited to use the curl cream!

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Renae