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Five Ways to Stress Less This Christmas

“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Christmas is my favorite time of the year! But everyone goes through at least a little stress around the holidays. So what are some ways to reduce your stress? Check out my tips:

  1. Do some shopping…for yourself! Seems crazy to buy things for yourself around Christmas but why the hell not? Take your mind off your shopping list for a bit and treat yourself to a mini shopping trip!
  2. Watch a Christmas movie…or a regular one if the idea of anything related to Christmas is stressing you out. I love watching Christmas movies because they always get my mind off of all the stressful things going on in my life.
  3. Go for a walk outside. Getting fresh air always helps me clear my mind. Even if it’s really cold out, bundle up and spend some time in the great outdoors!
  4. Stick to your regular eating habits. This one is always hard for me because stress makes me eat ALL the junk food you can imagine! It’s of course more than okay to eat some holiday goodies but do your best to still eat healthy, even when you’re stressed.
  5. Don’t go overboard on everything. Again this is hard for me because I go all out for Christmas. But if you step back and do less this year, you can spend more time enjoying yourself rather than running around like a crazy person!

Take a breather and have a fabulous holiday season, babes!

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Thanksgiving Makeup Ideas

“I’m thankful for every moment.”

– Al Green

Can you believe Thanksgiving is on Thursday? Where has this year gone?

So I’m sure every other lifestyle blogger will be talking about Thanksgiving outfit, recipe or decoration ideas this week. But what about makeup ideas?

I know what you’re thinking: who cares about makeup when I’ll just be eating all day? Well if you’re like me and love being a little (or a lot) extra, you’ll want to rock some makeup that will slay Thanksgiving!

Gold Eyeshadow + Red Lips

Alright so gold eyeshadow and red lipstick to me scream Christmas makeup. But why not get ahead of the game? Gold is definitely a great metallic eyeshadow for fall and red lips are perfect any time of the year.

Orange Eyeshadow + Pink Lips

Nothing like gorgeous fall colors on your eyes for Thanksgiving! Orange eyeshadow may seem bold, but tone it down with a neutral lip and you’re in business! I like this color for fall, so if you’re feeling bold, go for an orange.

Shimmery Pink Eyeshadow + Mauve Lips

I always feel like shimmery eyeshadow and the holidays go hand in hand! Think pink with a fun shadow like this one from Morphe and finish it all off with a beautiful mauve lip. A classic holiday look that is guaranteed to be a hit!

Nude Eyeshadow + Gold Lips

If you want to surprise everyone with a fun lip, I like going for a gold lipstick this time of year. It’s more subtle than other bold lipsticks and it works really well for fall. Plus, with a nude eyeshadow, all the attention will be on your lipstick!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and your loved ones! Now go enjoy that feast!

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