How To “Sleigh” The Holidays

Shopping for gifts, attending countless holiday parties, indulging in WAY too many treats…it’s what the holiday’s are made of. Not to mention that weird relative that no one is really quite sure how exactly they are related.

But this holiday season, I want to share all my favorite tips and tricks to make sure you absolutely “sleigh”. Get it? lol

Let’s start with my favorite part…makeup. You want a complexion that can last all day and night without touchups and look that can transition along with it. It’s important to start with a good base, I personally LOVE the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, it’s moisturizing and works great as a primer too. The Estee Lauder Double Wear is my holy grail foundation. It blends beautifully, provides maximum coverage without looking cakey and is seriously what makeup dreams are made of. I love applying it with my Sephora Pro Brush #64 and setting it with the Milk Makeup Blur Powder.

 

Next, no holiday party is complete without the perfect outfit. Why not rock a jumpsuit? They are comfy, versatile and can be styled tons of different ways so you really get some bang for your buck. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

Time for the party! Now what to bring the hostess? I love bringing a great hostess gift, heck, I pride myself on it. You want something that isn’t too cheesy, cute and will be something the hostess will actually use and enjoy. I love this super Glam Shaker and this adorable Geode Serving Tray. Also, this super chic Diffuser is such a great gift. Here’s a few other ideas as well:

 

Now for the big one…shopping! This is my biggest tip – if you haven’t already, start shopping NOW. I actually started way back at the beginning of October, which may sound nuts…but hear me out. From October until December I slowly buy presents for everyone, spending a little money at a time so when December rolls around, it’s not a massive hit to my bank account. I have been doing this for years and it is life changing when it comes to holiday shopping. It also helps me avoid all the crazy last minute shoppers and overcrowded stores.

Last but certainly not least is the food. No holiday season is complete without tons of delicious treats. This Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle is something I make every year and it is always a huge hit. I already got the request to make it for Thanksgiving this year too. Here are some of my favorite kitchen tools and baking items for Holiday preparations:

 

So there you have it, all my tips & tricks on how to have your best holiday. Now go on girl, sleiggghhhhhhh!!

xo – Nicole