My Winter Fashion Essentials // blogmas day 10

Boots

I have 4 pairs of boots that I switch up between. I have my favorites, which are brown riding boots that I wear with jeans, leggings, or even dresses. Then, I have s pair of black heeled booties I love to pair with dresses and leggings. Those booties are more for ‘going out’! Boots are essential to my winter wardrobe because I hate getting my feet wet in the snow. Boots are just more convenient!

Hats

I’m not a huge fan of hats but I do throw one on every now and then. I have one black Columbia beanie I love so much. It keep my head so warm! But I get major hat hair lol. I have to keep my husband from stealing it from me.

Cable Knit Socks

I love socks. Cable knit socks are even more to love. They are incredibly warm. And soft, too. I always think it is necessary to have a couple pairs of good, warm, socks for those snow days.

Blanket Scarves

Okay, my husband thinks I’m crazy for owning so many blanket scarves. He thinks they are too big and bulky but truth is they are just so warm I can’t let them go. I have two from Hollister that are lying on my couch right now because I literally use it as a blanket sometimes! I have a plain white one and two patented ones!Yes, that’s my scarf!

Leggings

Can you own too many pairs of black leggings? Because I have three. It is the ultimate outfit maker! You can pair leggings with just about anything and get away with it. Plus, they are excellent for layering. Pull them on under. Nice pair of jeans you you’ll be warm all day.Those are my essentials! I couldn’t get through Montana winter without them! Plus a few other things like a coat of course!

Winter nails // blogmas day 8

Yesterday, I decided to paint my nails! I didn’t have a solid does of what I wanted to actually do, but I knee I wanted something with sparkle.

Yes ignore my horrible painting skills, it’s been a while since I’ve done it myself.

For the base, I used a rich blue color by SinfulColors in the shade Midnight. I did two coats of that and the layered a glittery nail color called Ice Queen by Sally Hansen on my ring fingers only. I allowed jrto dry and I thought hey this isn’t enough sparkle! So I dabbed a spot of glitter to each nail to look as if I had a diamond on them, like you see in Pinterest lol. I used a clear glitter from LA Colors.

Then, to top it all of I used a clear polish from Claires to protect my nails from chipping.

I like how it turned out! I mean, if I didn’t rush it I might not have got polish all over my fingers haha!

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!