Happy December! I love the scents of this season, especially the way Christmas trees smell. Unfortunately, we have two cats—and one of them is especially mischievous (Scratch!), so unfortunately we have to rely on pine-scented candles and creative ways to have a “tree”. This year, I picked up this sparkly guy at Target, and I’m pretty smitten with it! We have other decorations with lights in the house, and thankfully they aren’t interested in those, because I’ve heard some horror stories. Whew! Do you have any pets vs. holiday decorations stories? I’d love to hear them in the comments! I know we’re all in the holiday bustle, but I hope you can take a few minutes to cruise through these links from my friends in the Lipstick League.
Question of the week: So let’s hear it. Did you make any Black Friday/Cyber Monday beauty purchases? Spill the beans!
Answer: I’m happy to say yes, and no. I actually finished holiday shopping the week before Thanksgiving, and even shocked myself! We don’t have a long list of people to buy for though, so I guess it all evens out. I usually don’t do Black Friday because I worked in retail for a long time when I was younger, and I think I’ve had enough Black Fridays for a lifetime of holiday seasons! On Cyber Monday, I only ordered one thing, and it was Keurig K-Cups because they were having a 20% off sale on their site. Boring, I know! Do you have any special deals you snagged?
Love for Lacquer: Jess shows us how she cleans up her manicures to make them flawless by using Q-tips precision tips!
My Newest Addiction: Have some last minute gifts to buy? Check out The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Her from Kipling!
Nouveau Cheap: If you haven’t seen the new Maybelline 2015 goodies yet, here are just two of the seven new product lines I covered on the blog this week!
Prime Beauty has the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. Enter to win L’Occitane 13 Desserts of Provence giveaway, it’s the ideal gift for everyone!
Phyrra: The struggle is real! I bring you The Simple Guide to False Lashes. Wearing falsies has never been easier.
we heart this: Check out the most subtle highlights one of our co-editors ever received (and laugh at her Bride of Frankenstein impersonation!)
Beauty Junkies Unite: You don’t have to be a beauty junkie to appreciate a good night of beauty sleep, but you’ll REALLY appreciate it if you win the Casper Memory Foam mattress I’m giving away! Enter the giveaway here. (Ends 12/16. Sorry, but U.S. babes only this time.)
EauMG: From snow days to toasts at midnight, EauMG has you covered with these Winter Perfume Picks.
Glitter.Gloss.Garbage: The Holidays are all about giving right? Well you have to check out all the giveaways I’m running right now! There’s something for everyone!
Gouldylox Reviews: Winter is coming, are you ready to survive beautifully? I’ve got a list of must have products that are game changers!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Love for Lacquer: Brooke from Blushing Noir is that friend who will get you to buy anything regardless if you need it or not. Her blog is the death of my wallet. I absolutely love her Top 10 Holiday Gift Sets of 2014 and because of her, I have purchased several!