The Holiday Season, no matter your religion, is an opportunity to make life special for yourself and for your loved ones. This year – you know, the one out of left field – is challenging us to get down to the essence of what is important and is requiring us to be creative in our thinking.
I am a ‘glass is always full’ kind of person and like to think on the optimistic side of situations. It requires eternal hope and expansive creativity. During this entire nutball year I have been incredibly inspired by situations that have required creative pivoting. And how many things will not go back to pre-covid ways. I call it the ‘Some genies will never go back in the bottle’ miracles. Pay attention to them and accept them as magical ways our world might change for the better. Silver linings…
Give yourself permission to lean into doing things differently this year, if you are inclined. You never know what new traditions will be made. For instance, we’re not putting ornaments on the tree this year but are drying fruit and making Springerle cookie ornaments to hang.
Think outside the box. What have you always wanted to try but felt hemmed in by tradition?? Remember, look for the genies that might not ever go back in the bottle.
The holidays are a wonderful time to dedicate some time to your self care.
Here are my 5 FAVORITE TIPS for your beauty routine this holiday season.
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MY 5 FAVORITE
ULTIMATE HOLIDAY CHIC
Having well manicured nails, even if you are not traveling somewhere warm this holiday season is just as important. Painting your nails a wonderful shade of red or dark burgundy is the ultimate in holiday chic.
SPARKLE + SHEEN
Can you add a bit of, dare I say, sparkle, ok let’s call it sheen to your makeup? An eyeshadow with a smidge of sparkle – HOURGLASS has a gorgeous one I am loving. Or a cream highlighter like one from WESTMAN ATELIER or a gloss by CHANEL. It will set the mood and help you feel oh so festive.
FESTIVE + UPLIFTING
A softer hairstyle, maybe a soft updo is a preferred option this year over a severe updo. The mood is relaxed yet festive + uplifting. Do you have a gorgeous barrette to clip your hair back?
How is your foundation coverage? Are you still wearing a light BB cream from the summer? Is it giving you the right amount of coverage? I am a new fan of TRINNY LONDON BFF De-stress. I put this combination on every morning even when I have zero plans to see anyone. It’s for me. Also, her BFF Cream is the perfect layer of shimmer to make your skin glow.
BACK TO BASICS
Can we discuss your eyebrows? Have you had a chance to have them professionally shaped since Covid? Make sure you are keeping up with the stragglers. If you cannot see them then think about investing in a very strong magnifying mirror.