10 Holiday beauty must haves

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Tis the season to be merry! But let’s be honest, most of us are scrambling right now to get Christmas 

gifts, plan our activities with the kids for the almost 2 weeks they’re off school, balance our social 

calendars, along with the myriad of family visits we need to fit in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not 

complaining, I LOVE Christmas. I’m a marketers dream this time of year. Especially right at the point 

of purchase. If an item looks Christmassy and tempting, it generally ends up in my cart while waiting 

in the checkout. But life is just so busy at this time of year. It’s hard to stay on top of taking care of 

numero uno.

Since lack of time is a major issue particularly around the holidays, we wanted to share 10 of our 

holiday beauty must haves that are fast, affordable, (well mostly) investing in a good scent is always 

worth it, and easy to apply or use, that will help you maintain, and feel your best through the crazy, 

but wonderful Christmas Holidays. 

1. Avene face and body self tanner – Produces a very natural glow, no orange stains here. Gives 

you that natural glow that looks fab with some great red Christmas lips.

http://www.aveneusa.com/moisturizing-self-tanning-lotion

2. A great brow brush and dark brown shadow – Use this slanted brush with a brown shadow, or 

a shade slightly darker than your hair colour. The brow is the frame of the face, and a full brow 

with great lashes goes a long way. 

3. 3D Mascara – If you haven’t tried it yet, chances are someone in your neighbourhood is selling 

it. It’s fantastic! Don’t get me wrong I love my lash extensions, when I have time. But 3D 

mascara gives a great effect, and is easy to wash off.  

4. Dry mascara brush – Perfect for brushing your brows into place and keeping your lashes 

separated to reduce clumps.

5. Shimmer or Bronzer – Benefit and Mac have great bronzers that will give you a beautiful glow. 

Your skin will look dewy even when you feel exhausted!

6. Batiste dry shampoo – Who has time to wash their hair everyday? Spray this bad boy all over 

your roots and then brush it through. http://www.batistehair.com

7. Red or dark Plum Shellac nails – A Red or plum shellac manicure will carry you through the 

entire holiday, with a festive and polished look. 

8. A strong lip colour – Again red is my favourite for the holidays, but take a trip to MAC and buy 

yourself one lip colour and liner. It’s amazing how a new fresh colour can make you feel done 

up for any holiday gathering. 

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl 

9. A signature scent – We love Narcisco Rodriguez for her – Okay this is a splurge but worth 

every penny if it works with your skin chemistry.  http://www.narcisorodriguez.com

Other great scents include: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Stella' Eau de Parfum Spray, Thierry 

Mugler's Angel Perfume, Chloe Eau de Parfume 

10. Cleansing Cloths – It’s so important to remove your make-up before bed to keep your skin 

clean and pores tight. But on those super long days, or out late nights, cleansing cloths are the 

best. My favorite brands are Neutrogena cleansing cloths, and Simple cloths. 

You’re a mom, so we know you’re already beautiful on the inside, but don’t feel guilty to pamper 

yourself a little on the outside.  

You deserve it!

Happy Holidays. XO