A couple years ago, I had our elf start “hosting” a North Pole Breakfast upon his arrival. I’ve changed it up each year from hot chocolate bars, to this year a DIY edible fruit Christmas Tree! Hudson gets so excited, and it makes Christmastime so much fun!
These free printables gave it a personalized touch!
Clementine always brings Christmas books, and fun Christmas clothes. I found a cute sweatshirt and matching joggers to add this year. Here are some other cute options here, here, and here. Books: Elf on the Shelf | Llama Llama Holiday Drama
I love to bake, so I love sharing baked goods around the holidays. Sugar and gingerbread cookies are a must, but I love including a Christmas loaf and of course adding some festive packaging. I usually buy a set of 6 mini decorative loaf pans and one recipe usually fits the bill to fill each one. Search Pinterest or Google to choose your family & friends’ favorites, cinnamon is usually a safe bet. I found a recipe for Cinnamon Bread on Julie Blanner’s blog and her adorable packaging inspired mine, as well!
Around the Holidays, I love having fun with my eye makeup and going a bit more glam. These are my favorite holiday hues equipped for any holiday soirée.
Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Golden. I fell in love with this trio online, it’s such a rich palette of deep shimmery hues.
Jane Iredale ‘Simply Magical’ Mystikol™ Eyeliner & PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown. The wonderful staff at Jane Iredale sent me this gorgeous pair, and i couldn’t be more excited! This combo makes the prettiest smoky eye. I recently wore it to my friend’s wedding, and received so many compliments. It has a great contrast of colors making it perfectly subtle. The long-lasting wear and silky application made me a huge fan of the line!
Chanel Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision. This color is the epitome of holiday glam. Wear it solo or amp up the sparkle to the shadow of your choice.
Lancôme ‘Holiday 2012 Color Collection’ Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette in Sparkling Intoxication. The sparkle in this palette is anything but subtle. The unexpected color combo makes a wicked smoky eye. A pinky hued lip is the perfect pair.
Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Shadow & Liner Palette in Taupe Craze. I rarely wear eyeshadow daily, but when I do this palette is my go-to. I love the shimmery taupe colors.
Each palette makes a fab holiday treat for any beauty-obsessed friends or family!
Top: J.Crew Crewcuts / Skirt: Madewell (similar & similar) / Bag: Prada / Shoes: OlsenBoye (similar & similar) / Tights: Hue / Scarf: TJ Maxx / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: Kate Spade / Nails: CND Shellac Silver Chrome / Lips: Model & Co
This shimmery mini has been a Holiday staple. From casual to glam, it adds shine to any ensemble. I love throwing it on with a pair of heels, it’s feminine and fun, but can easily be toned down with a scarf or tee.
I have a mere obsession with pretty packaging and unique stationery. It’s always a mission finding that perfect holiday card. Kate Spade never lets me down, (the Jingle All The Way cards were my top pick, & how cute are the Pop.Fizz.Clink. cards?) I came across Sugar Paper Los Angeles and just can’t get enough of their chic designs!
Kitchen gadgets go far beyond your basic muffin tin and spatula. Check out these unique finds for your favorite baker.