Happy almost Thanksgiving! So last night, we took our first “official” holiday card photo. We’ve been married almost eight years, and have never taken a proper family photo for our Christmas cards. Since we don’t have children, our cats are our children in the photo—and let me tell you—it was a stressful few moments. Looking back now, I think we managed to do a great job considering what we had to work with. But next year we have to rethink our plan!
I went all out red with nails and lips to look festive, and I fell in LOVE with this December Color of the Month shade from Pixi Beauty — it’s called God Jul!, which I’ve found can mean Happy Holidays! or Merry Christmas! in Swedish. I also wore the Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Rosy Red (it’s perfect!), and I applied their Endless Silky Eye Pen in Glimmery Black. Paired with a neutral eye, I think these products tied together a balanced holiday look that will make our photos festive. I can’t show you the holiday card photos, sadly—but will show you some of the other Pixi products I used soon! I hope you like that polish above. I love it, and that was just one coat in the swatch. I swear!
Question of the Week: Do your beauty spending habits change during the holidays? Do you tend to purchase more (or less) beauty-related items for yourself at this time of year?
Answer: In terms of purchasing, I think I have all the beauty goodies I need to make it through the holidays, but if I spy a cute sparkly cocktail ring, or hair band—it might as well be in my shopping basket! I’ve been known to throw an extra twinkly eyeliner or nail polish in there too, but I honestly find dupes of them as soon as I get home! Every year, I’m always like—now THIS is THEEEE red lipstick I’ve been looking for! And then I already have it at home. The struggle! [Read more…]