Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blogmas Day 18: Holiday Survival Kit

Hello lovelies,
Today I have for you my Holiday Survival Kit! For me the holidays are mostly amazing, however I am an introvert and I need time by myself to relax and rewind, so I decided to put together a few things that help me get through the holidays with the least amount of stress! Enjoy!

When I'm at home you will find me lounging around in a sweater and either yoga pants or leggings! I like to be comfortable, so I recommend finding that one outfit that you can be comfortable in whether you're alone, or if you have guests over. 

My ideal time to relax is late at night in bed with my favorite sweater. I love the look of this sweater from Etsy and I want to buy one in every color!

These were actually recommended to me by my doctor years ago! I really like that these come in a variety of color which makes them perfect for wearing around the house to add a pop of color!

Who doesn't need a good pair of slippers? They're perfect for wearing around the house and they keep your feet nice and warm!

Effortless, Quick, and Easy Make-Up
I love playing around with different make-up styles, however I also have a go-to routine that insures I can get my makeup done in less than 10 minutes. I recommend finding a routine that you can do quickly and that compliments your facial features!

Here's an idea for a quick and easy make-up look this holiday season!
 I always do my eyes first so that if I have any fall-out I can clean it up without messing anything else up.

Start with an eye pencil. I chose this Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in the color Cocoa $28.00. I would apply this close to the eyelash line and then either use your fingers or a brush and smudge it out.

Then, eyeliner, I chose this Kat Von D Tattoo Liner $18.00. Apply this like you would any other eyeliner, you can choose to keep it simple, or you can wing it out, your choice!

Then you would apply mascara and your eyes would be done!

After applying your foundation you can go in with your bronzer, blush, or highlighter, if you want. 

Then the lips, for an everyday natural look I would just apply lip balm. But if you wanted to go a little more festive I would recommend the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg $22.50 !

That's it for lips, and you're done! Of course with everything I've listed above you can use your fingers to apply, but personally I prefer to use make-up brushes, so I would recommend the It Cosemtics Your Face & Eye Essentials Mini 5pc Travel Brush Set $30!

I chose to include a few extras for you to consider this holiday season! 

I think this it's a good idea to keep something sweet on standby just in case someone gets low blood sugar. I also think these would be a really cute idea to hand out to your guests as little gifts before they leave.

I gotta admit I am a candle hoarder! I love candles, I can't get enough, if I'm in a store I can't pass the cand;e isle without stopping to smell at least one! One of my favorite candle brands is definitely Yankee Candle, my favorite scent is definitely Vanilla Cupcake and French Vanilla. I would recommend you get a few good candles this season to help you relax, to use as gifts, or just to make your house smell amazing!

I don't know about you, but I always forget someone on my Christmas list. I would highly recommend you buy a few extra gifts to have sitting around just in case!

Sadly this camera is sold out, but it still serves it's purpose in this post. Make sure you have a camera nearby, even if you think you don't need it because you have your phone, get a camera, you don't want to risk missing out on taking a photo you'll remember forever.

So that is it for my little survival guide! I don't know about you, but I really enjoyed sharing with  you that quick make-up look! What did you think? If you want me to do more like it, let me know below!
What's in your Holiday Survival Kit?

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