Holiday Hacks: Party Prep Edition

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We are officially smack in the middle of holiday celebration season. Parties galore, marathon shopping sessions, wrapping until midnight. In the frenzy of all this fabulousness, I found a few holiday hacks to keep you looking and feeling your festive finest.

Touchably Soft Skin for Holiday Hugs

With winter comes dry, itchy skin. Personally, I love the look of bare legs even in the chilly months, but I definitely need some serious moisture to make it look lovely. Jergens Cloud Crème Collection replenishes skin with a “cloud burst” of hydration. Best part? It has a fast-absorbing finish so you can slather it on and be out the door without sticky residue. It is non-greasy, so no worries when you hug a friend after applying to arms- they won’t be stuck in a tacky embrace.

Jergens lotion

This is one of my favorite holiday hacks: I keep their Cloud Crème for hands in my car, and apply just before heading into a party. Handshakes are BACK, and this moisturizer won’t leave you with sticky fingers. I am a huge fan of applying this before I go to bed at night, and wearing those stretchy gloves to lock in the moisture. Yes, it might look a little odd, but you hands will thank you in the morning.

Mane Event

If you are like me, you have a love-hate relationship with your hair. During the winter months, frizz is an an alltime hight. Between the dry air creating static, and hats messing with my ‘do, I have a tough time maintaining something resembling a hairstyle. John Frieda is one of my favorite brands- their products are affordable, and they WORK. This is the trifecta of hair help in their Fizz Ease collection that I recommend:

Secret Weapon Touch Up Crème– One of the best holiday hacks: I keep in my car and touch up my flyaways

Extra Strength 6 Effects + Serum– helps protect from heat damage; use before heat styling

Daily Nourishment Leave in Conditioner– use prior to flat ironing for sleek, straight hair for up to three days!

Holiday hair help

Luscious Lashes, Trendy Tips

Why is it that I feel ten times more glamorous when I wear false lashes? The minute you glue those babies on, you can flutter your eyelashes and feel fabulous. A friend of mine whom everyone goes to for help with applying fake lashes, swears by the KISS brand. Since it is widely available, everywhere from Walgreens to Dollar General, come in so many different styles, and are ultra-affordable, how can you go wrong?

If you want to make a major statement, try their Mink Effect lashes. LOVE that these are reusable also- one pair will get you through all of your holiday happenings. Also, grab their lash glue. With 4.5 stars on Amazon, this is one of the most trusted and praised prouducts out there!

An easy way to up your holiday style is by adding gorgeously detailed nails! Press on nails have come a long way from our childhood, and I love that you can purchase ones that have a little sparkle already applied. KISS Fantasy Nails let you rock a fabulous design for a limited time. Holiday hacks: you can either use glue or adhesive tabs to decide how long you want to wear.

Holiday nails and lashes

Essential Energy

If you are on the last leg of holiday shopping and prep, you are probably coasting on fumes. I know by 2 or 3pm, I am dragging but need to complete all of the things on my to-do list. I am usually not a fan of energy drinks, they give me the jitters and make me crash later on. Celsius is a different type of better-for-you energy drink- it has premium ingredients and doesn’t cause that crazy crash. It has zero sugar, no artificial preservaties or flavors and premium ingredients like Ginger and Green Tea. The flavors are fabulous as well- Tropical Vibe, Sparkling Kiwi Guava, Sparkling Fuji Apple Pear. Grab the at Walmart or Kroger!

Energy Drink: Celsius

No Time to Pause

Alright. This is something that doesn’t get talked about much, but a whole lotta women experience. Menopause. Kindra is a science-backed brand that is for women, by women. Their flagship product is a lotion for your most intimate parts, getting you ready for everyday and intimate moments. Because you deserved alllll the gifts this holiday season!


Cheers to powering through this holiday season looking fabulous and energized!

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