2015 Advent Calendars

Hello everyone and happy St. Nicholas Day! Since it is St. Nicholas Day I thought I’d talk about advent calendars. Now we all know about those chocolate advent calendars we used to get as kids, but those days of simple advent calendars are long gone. Now we live in the age where you can get an advent calendar filled with anything! Jewellery? They have one. Beauty/makeup/skincare? They have one with those too. I’ve even seen a beer advent calendar where you get a new craft beer to try every day. This year I decided to go the non-traditional route and get Lego advent calendars. Let me tell you, they have been nothing but fun. I picked up the Star Wars and the Lego City advent calendars because I wanted a little variety (though I was very tempted to get two Star Wars calendars). Every day you get a little Lego character or item that you get to build. Once they’re built you can place them on the little scene that comes attached to the calendar. It’s lots of fun and way better than chocolate in my opinion.

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Also, if you want your pet to get in on the advent action there are always advent calendars specifically for pets (I had no idea this even existed until I saw them at PetsMart). The one we have has a gluten free treat every day (our dog can’t have gluten so it’s awesome that they cater to specific diets).

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Frozen Inspired Holiday Look

This week I thought I’d share a holiday look I wore to my Christmas party. I was inspired by Disney’s movie Frozen, and thought this would make a fun holiday look.

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Since I didn’t have to go outside for my Christmas party, I chose a dress that kind of reminded me of Elsa’s dress. This navy blue dress has a lovely high-low skirt and silver thread woven into the top. I got this dress from Modcloth early in the spring this year. My snowflake and pearl earrings were bought last year from Claire’s.

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For my makeup I wanted to do a more natural, yet glowing look. I used my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in light sheer and Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 125 (very fair) as a base for my makeup. I used my Nars Multiple in Copacabana as a highlighter on my cheekbones, and Tarte blush in Thankful for a glowy finish. On my eyes I used Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eye primer, then dusted Stila Kitten eyeshadow over my lid. I used the second darkest brown from my E.L.F butternut eyeshadow quad to add some definition to my crease. I then lined my eyes with my Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Lionfish, and finished the eyes with black Perversion mascara from Urban Decay. I then rounded off the look with my NYX butter gloss in Strawberry Parfait (BLG01), then set the makeup with Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray.

To do my hair I used Tressemé heat tamer spray and curled it using my Remington T-studio curling wand, curling the lower sections of my hair in the same direction.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!

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*A big thanks to my sister who took the pictures for this post.

**This post is not sponsored. All products and opinions are my own.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Christmas is finally here! I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Be sure to have a wonderful day and eat lots of food! If you don’t happen to celebrate Christmas, then I hope you have a wonderful Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other holiday celebration. Enjoy spending time with your families and friends, and make the most of this holiday season.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

*A big thanks to my sister who took the picture for this post.