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!
I couldn’t be more impressed with my latest drugstore beauty haul. Pregnancy makes my already fast growing nails, grow 10x faster. Painting my nails is the best option for me, since they grow out so quickly. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure has been a game changer. It applies better than any polish (at any price range) I have ever tried, and gives the look of a gel manicure. It pairs perfectly with my go-to top coat for speed drying and full shine.
I came across this super convenient tool, when doing my mascara and shadow in a pinch. The e.l.f. Studio Mascara and Shadow Shield is great for avoiding mascara on your lid, and undereye, as well as accumulating shadow under your eye when applying. Another $3 find.
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!
I bought some cinnamon sticks a while ago, which served as unique decor. I always keep a spool of twine on hand, it never fails with pretty packaging.
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!
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!