Festive Activities To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

With Christmas less than two weeks away, it's definitely time to get in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, with busy schedules and stressful commitments, it can be hard for many people to actually stop and enjoy the season. To help with this, I thought I'd share a huge list of festive activities that I love to do each year. They really get me in the Christmas spirit, and allow me fully enjoy the holiday festivities without the season going by too quickly.

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3 Tips For Kissable Lips In Time For New Year's Eve

A long-standing tradition for New Year's Eve is to share a kiss with someone when the clock strikes midnight. This can be quite a magical moment...unless your lips are drier than dirt and incredibly chapped. Dry lips can definitely kill a special moment, so it's important to take some precautions so you don't get caught with a dehydrated pout on the special night.

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Beauty, TipsMandy Ferrugia
Cold Weather Shower Essentials

I don't know about you guys, but every time it gets cold out my skin becomes dryer than the desert. I'm not sure if it's because the air has become more dry or if the indoor heating is to blame, but whatever the culprit, my skin does not take to it very well. To combat the dryness, flaking, and itchy patches, I change my shower products up right around this time every year and it helps improve the quality of my skin so much.

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Sparkles & Shimmers For The Festive Season

With the Christmas season in full swing, it's got me excited to get my makeup involved with the festivities as well. I love wearing glittery, glowy makeup this time of year. There's tinsel and lights all over the place, so why not add some of that sparkle on my face as well? Today, I thought I would share all of my favorite shimmery makeup picks that look gorgeous for the holidays and help add a bit of seasonal cheer to your daily routine.

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Dreamy A/W Fragrances

I love a good fragrance for this time of year. Autumn and winter tend to have so many wonderful scents attached to them, from spicy cinnamons to warm vanillas. The lovely smells don't stop there though. Perfumes are also a great way to get in the spirit of the season, and I have a few select scents that I solely use during A/W because they embody this time of year so wonderfully.

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Feel Good Movies For The Christmas Season

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is watch feel good Christmas movies every chance I get. There's no better way to spend an evening than curling up in pajamas with some hot cocoa and a festive film or two. I have so many favorites that I like to watch each year that I end up having to start viewing them in November (I'm one of those people that starts playing Christmas music the day after Halloween, so this probably doesn't come as a surprise). If you're looking for some seasonal movies to watch leading up to Christmas, here are some of my favorite films for the holidays.

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Some of my favorite gifts to shop for are stocking stuffers. It's so much fun when everyone grabs their stockings on Christmas morning and get to see all of the little gifts and sweets that everyone has picked out for them. You can really surprise someone with something special, and today's gift guide is full of clever ideas for gifts that will really wow the people on your holiday shopping list.

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Self Care Rituals For That Time Of The Month

As every girl knows, "that" time of the month can be quite a pain to deal with (literally). You're never completely prepared for when your period is going to strike, and some months can be an absolute headache of stress, pain, and out of control hormones. To fight back against Aunt Flo, I've started practicing small self care rituals that help relieve the chaos that my period usually creates. They don't take much effort to do, and I've really been noticing an improvement in how my time of the month plays out.

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My Everyday Accessories

When it comes to accessories, I like to have a few classic pieces that go with everything. I use to buy big statement pieces that were colorful and unique because I thought they looked fun, but over time I found that it was too difficult to actually style them without looking gaudy. Now I just have a handful of accessories that are my go-to pieces for everyday looks.

 

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Gift Guide: Luxe Beauty

Today I'm back with a new gift guide, and it probably comes as no surprise that it's my favorite of the bunch. I'm unapologetically a beauty obsessive. When it comes to makeup or skincare, I love trying as much as I can to find the best of the best. For this gift guide, I've compiled all of my favorite luxe beauty finds from the past few years. High end beauty makes a great gift because it's higher quality than what most people use on the daily, and the person receiving it is sure to be thrilled.

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How To Get More Done With Less Daylight

Now that we're in December, days are becoming shorter and it seems like the sun sets just as quickly as it rises. As a blogger (and someone who struggles with seasonal affective disorder), it can be extremely difficult to get a lot done with the declining amount of daylight. I rely on access to good lighting for all of my blog photos, plus the natural vitamin D helps put me in a more productive, happy mood. All is not lost though! There are a few things you can do to get more accomplished even with less daylight.

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My Final Results With The PMD Kiss (30-Day Challenge)

About a month ago, I shared a post about the PMD Kiss and how I would be taking their challenge to use the device for 30 consecutive days. The month is finally up, and I'm so excited to reveal the final results! In this post, I'll be sharing my opinion of the device, as well as if I think it works, if it's worth the splurge, and before/after photos. If you've been looking for a surgery-free method for fuller lips, you'll definitely want to keep reading!

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Beauty, ReviewsMandy Ferrugia