Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Beauty

Fresh "Prime & Glow," at Sephora

Today I'm doing some beauty related chores so I will look my best for the holidays. I have a couple parties to look forward to on the weekend, and I want to look fabulous. And I'm going out for cocktails and movies two nights this week, so I might as well look cute for that too!


  • Do a quick pick-up of whichever room in your home needs it the most. Remove clutter, do a quick sweep, mop or vacuum, dust quickly, and generally turn the room back the way you prefer it to look.

  • Any mid-week laundry to do?

  • Have you taken your vitamins this week? Keeping hydrated so your skin looks its best?

  • Were you able to carve out (and enforce) a quiet evening at home this week? It works wonders for preserving sanity during the holidays.

  • Do you have an "emergency contacts" phone number list posted on paper in your house? For babysitters or your kids to use in case they need to get ahold of relatives? Time to update the list and make sure the info is current. Do you have your contacts' cell, work and home phones all listed?

TODAY'S PROJECT: Holiday Beauty

MAC "Sassy 5 Pink Lassies" Lipglass, at Dillard's

What would make you feel you look extra special for the holidays? I need to retouch my roots with my current hair dye, give myself a manicure and pedicure (to save $50 and 2 hours, though the pampering would be nice), clean up my eyebrow area (but not too much plucking), and give myself a thorough sugar scrub in the shower tonight. I should wear moisturizing lotion socks to bed tonight, too.

Do you need to shave, moisturize, scrub your skin, make an appointment for a haircut, dye your hair or make a professional appointment, give your hair a hot oil treatment, apply lotion or moisturizer, wear a face mask, go to bed with lotion in your socks, or work on any problem areas like heels and elbows?

Escada "Taj Sunset," at Sephora

Any favorite perfumes you like to wear this time of year? Have you gotten them out and made them available for daily use? Need to throw out any messy, cruddy lipsticks, mascaras or lipglosses? Have any glittery eyeshadow or lotion that will make you feel extra festive?


These two lovely, stylish ladies like to mix up a fabulous cocktail, then get dressed up and photograph themselves imbibing it. They're a bit silly and goofy - I like that about them! Plus, the drinks look delicious.



I so covet these colorful flatware utensils! They make me think of summer, and fantasize about the outdoor parties I'll throw next year.

Fantasia Flatware, at Gracious Home


Chocolate Kahlua Truffles (Worth the Whisk)

Poinsettia Cupcakes (Mom's Mish Mash)

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