Two more sleeps until Santa and his sleigh are making their rounds in the neighborhood. Delilah was so excited when she woke up this morning as her school Christmas party was this afternoon. After opening her advent calendar we dressed, brushed teeth and made a quick stop at Starbucks and then to the grocery store for Delilah to pick out her Christmas party contribution. She chose reindeer cookies with green glitter to share with her friends.
Today was a special day for Delilah as she partied it up with her best school pals to Christmas music while devouring too many sweet treats. Today was also a celebratory day for mama and daddy. This evening marked our first date night since Sawyer was born and it was amazing and long overdue. We went to a restaurant that was quiet, quaint and decorated for Christmas with festive twinkle lights. We enjoyed tasty cocktails and yummy food and then, like old times, caught a movie with our favorite candies and an ICEE. We had the best time with each other and after a night out without kiddos and interruptions we were so ready to get back to our babies and snuggle them. It was refreshing to have a little adult time and re-connect.
On a different note, who still has shopping to do?! Now that this mama is recharged, we are ready to take on Friday and finish up our shopping list for the big Holiday weekend. We have named our favorite beauty must-haves that make incredible gifts this holiday season and are perfect for stocking stuffers! TGIF, beautiful people!
Holiday Beauty Essentials
one//lipgloss//this gloss is high shine, bold color and has a yummy vanilla scent. We love that the formula is silky smooth and not too sticky. It contains antioxidants and vitamins C and E to keep your lips hydrated and healthy. Our favorite hues for the season include “socialite” and “girl next door”, perfect everyday shades!
two//mascara//we swear by this mascara, friends! This miracle worker thickens, lengthens and is flake and smudge proof! We opt for this formula in black for super dramatic lashes that will wow!
three//palette//the perfect on the go palette! This palette works to enhance the lips, eyes and cheeks for an everyday to evening look. We adore the soft hues in this palette that will easily shift into a smoky eye for an evening out on the town. The shimmer eye shadows blend effortlessly into the lid and the illuminating bronzing powder gives the perfect winter glow.
four//nail color//high gloss and highly pigmented, we love this deep red hue for winter. This formula is chip-resistant and fast drying, too!
five//blush bronzer duo//sun-kissed perfection! Wear these shades as a duo or separately for your favorite sun-kissed look. This duo will give your skin an instant healthy glow.
six//paddle brush//features extended bristles that help massage and stimulate the scalp while preventing stress during your blow out.
seven//beauty blender//gives a flawless self tanner, bronzer and foundation application to the skin. The composition of this sponge allows you to use less product and gives a more even and natural look.
eight//perfume//this scent is a favorite for the winter weather. Warm, spicy and sensual notes of pomegranate, raspberry and plum laced with pink pepper, casablanca lily and spicy woods make this fragrance seductive, sensual and cozy. This scent is the perfect amount of rich and decadent for cool crisp weather.
nine//lip tint//moisturizes, protects and smoothes the lips during the harsh winter weather. This lip conditioner is tinted in many different shades for a natural look and has an SPF of 15 for sun protection.
ten//rose facial water//our go to facial mist! It smells divine while toning, hydrating and softening your skin. This facial mist contains a coconut water base that is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals. We love to spritz in the morning and evening!
eleven//manicure kit//we love that this kit can easily fit into your bag for on the go grooming. We adore its unique rose gold hue.
twelve//hand cream//made with organic shea butter, this creamy balm is ultra luxurious and penetrates quickly for soft, smooth and healthy skin. This formula is moisture rich with little grease left behind.
thirteen//brush set//The bristles are super soft and hold an incredible amount of product. They blend well to create a natural look. Love that this quality set is under one hundred dollars!