How are you? What are your Sunday plans? I hope you’re having a very lovely weekend, and perhaps, getting treated to some spring-like weather, since we’re fully entrenched in spring beauty reviews now. It’s actually been incredibly chilly (for us Californians, that is)–I remember looking at the temperature at 6AM earlier this week, and it was 28 degrees! The late morning/early afternoon is finally becoming a bit more like what I’m used during January. I would not do well in a place where it snowed regularly! I’m hoping to find time to head to Michael’s–I really want to replace some of the glass cylinders I used for Christmas decorations with a Starry Night theme instead for regular decor.
I hope you’re having a lovely weekend thus far! Yesterday, I was down in Santa Barbara with my family to celebrate and watch my mom graduate from her PhD program (congratulations, Mom!). We tried to make it a mini-vacation, since I’m loathe to take any real vacations, so we checked out some local restaurants and Shaun and I had a little spa day on Friday. Now, it’s time to get some work done!
Putting together a list of favorites from 2012 wasn’t easy, but it’s one thing I really enjoy about the end of year: reading everyone else’s top picks for the year. It’s interesting to see what products stood out among a deluge of products. I forget where I read but know it was recently: over 8,000 beauty products launch each year (what!), which is both cringe-worthy (how can one ever keep track and try it all?) and incredible (there will never be a day without something new to write about!).
How has your weekend been going? Does it feel like a whirlwind month to you at all? I feel like December just skipped on by like it was never really here! I think I’m going to try and do some kind of glittery NYE nails later on today. What about you?
How are you? What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done this weekend (so far)? We had dim sum with my family yesterday!
In the spirit of holiday giving: The always-generous Brooke introduced me (along with the rest of her viewers) to the Family Giving Tree, which has a virtual giving tree. You can “sponsor this child” and provide the funds for a specific toy on their holiday wish list that FGT will purchase for them. The toys range from $20-30. This is a great 501(c)(3) charity that’s been around for over twenty years (see their profile on Charity Navigator).
What do you love most about December? I love the music, store displays, and all of the lights people put on their houses. I love seeing huge, two-story-tall trees lit up behind living room windows (and am terribly jealous I cannot have a 12 foot tree).
What is your favorite perfume to wear with the holidays? Tom Ford Oud Wood, but it’s really just my favorite year-round. I don’t have a particular scent just for the holidays. I do very much love all things cinnamon and spice (or pumpkin and spice) for candles and body washes, though.
Which 3 products can’t you live without this December? A warm, furry Mellan (keeps my feet warm), Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars (pure BLISS!), and our Christmas tree!
What is your go-to look this month? Glowy, highlighted cheeks.
What is your most favorite glittery product? I really digging Guerlain’s Liu shimmer spray in my hair. My hair twinkles!
Show us your favorite ornament from your Christmas Tree!Here you go.
Which candy are you going to eat too much of this month? If Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bar counts, then that. I’m not much of a candy eater (though I eat plenty of sweets, just not candy ones).
What is your favorite December/Holiday related movie or TV show to watch? The Holiday
What do you really hope Santa has wrapped in a present for you this year? A pile of Christmas (lab) puppies in Santa hats. Not joking, I might keel over from glee if that happened.
The Holidays are all about sharing the love, who do you want to give a shout-out and why? Readers, friends, and family. The three branches of my ever-supportive tree.