I LOVE the holidays! Spending time with friends and family, gift giving (and receiving 😉 ), holiday parties, etc. Since I get to see people I haven’t seen in a while, I like to step up my beauty routine to help me look my holiday best. Here are my favorite tips for a mini holiday make-over:
1. Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips
I used Crest Whitestrips before the holidays last year and the first thing my cousin said to me was “Wow! Your teeth look so white!” It was then that I decided this is a must-do every year before the holidays. While shopping at Target*, you can pick up Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips as a little holiday beauty treat for yourself (it would also make a perfect stocking stuffer) because really, who ever leaves Target without a little something extra just for themselves? This is the first time I’ve used the Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips and I gotta say, they’re amazing! It’s Crest’s best whitening system yet. It gives you professional results for a flawless holiday smile–right at home. You only have to leave them on for an hour, so I put them in while I do my hair and makeup. My favorite thing about these is that you can stretch them to make sure you whiten the teeth in the back that only show when you smile. Can you say hello beautiful white smile
*Get $7 off your purchase of Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips at Target.com: http://clvr.li/1vwTKSS
Tip: If you have sensitive teeth, use the whitening stripes every couple days or once a week (instead of once day like the package says) until you reach the desired whiteness.
2. Bold Lipstick
Now that you have the perfect white smile, it’s time to show it off! A bold red lip is not only festive but really enhances white teeth. It’s the perfect pop of holiday spirit to add to your makeup routine. I’m wearing Mac Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
. It’s universally flattering and lasts almost all day. I’m telling you, this stuff really stays put. I’ve never had any issues with it transferring onto my teeth either. Which is very important when you’re showing of your pearly whites 🙂
Tip: To prevent the lipstick from bleeding, line your lips with a red lip pencil first.
3. Metallic Eyeshadow
It’s always fun to add a little sparkle to your holiday look and what better way to do it than eyeshadow. You can wear a metallic eyeshadow on your lid, under your lower lashes, or use an angled brush to wear it as eyeliner. Play around with it! Wear silver if you have cool toned skin (like me) and gold if you have a warm skin tone.
Tip: Apply eyeshadow before your foundation. This way if any of the metallic eyeshadow flakes onto your skin during the application, you can clean it up when you apply your foundation.
4. Festive Mani
I’ll be honest, I am horrible at painting my nails! My motto is, they’ll look good after I shower
. lol. If you are talented enough to paint little Santa’s on your nails or candy cane stripes, I say go for it! I’m super jealous of your abilities. But if you’re talentless in the nail painting department like me, don’t let that stop you from having festive a mani. Try painting your nails red and your ring fingers silver. It’s festive, special for the holidays, and super easy. Trust me, if I can do it, anybody over the age of five can do it. You could also paint some glitter nail polish over your red polish for a little extra sparkle. Have you noticed I like sparkle during the holidays? Sparkling white teeth, sparkly eyeshadow, and sparkly nails. The more sparkle the better!
Tip: If you get nail polish on your skin, wait for the polish to dry and then rinse it under warm water. You will easily be able to rub it off.
Happy Holidays my friends!
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