Well, we made it through the first week of Blogmas! It has been surprisingly easy to keep up with holiday-related posts and I actually like winding down each night with a festive blog post. I’m aware of how much I overuse the word festive, but this blog series is just oozing with festivity. It will be really neat to look back on all of these posts next year, because it is usually only old photos that remind me of what previous holiday seasons were like. I wanted to do a Christmas tag today, so I chose one that focuses on beauty. I found this Christmas Beauty Tag through several blog posts from last year. Here we go!
1. Have you been naughty or nice this year with your skincare routine?
I have been nice to my skin this year, but I think I could do better. I need to invest in a good under-eye cream. Besides that, I’ve gotten better at completely removing all of my makeup every night, and moisturizing, exfoliating, using gentle cleansers, using sunscreen, never touching my face, and so on.
2. What’s the go-to beauty, makeup, or skincare product you would gift to your family and friends?
My family and close friends aren’t big on beauty products, so body care trios from Bath & Body Works in either men’s or women’s scents are my go-to products. They all seem to like a good scented shower gel and loofah every now and then. My boyfriend gets colognes from me a lot, too.
3. Do you mind gifting high-end products or rather gift drug store products to others?
I would love to gift some of my favorite Too Faced or Tarte products to others, but none of my friends or family are very into beauty products at the moment. Many of the women I am close to are mothers to young children and babies now and when the topic comes up, they say they have no interest in wearing makeup anymore. When they are ready, I’ll be there!
4. What are the beauty products you’re hoping to get to see under your Christmas tree this year?
I mentioned to my boyfriend that I am always looking for colorful, gooey lipglosses that hydrate my lips. I also mentioned that I wouldn’t be mad if I received the new Bath & Body Works Gingerbread Latte trio. There are a couple of high-end makeup products that I already ordered for myself and will be sharing on my blog soon!
5. What is the beauty product that you’re dreading to receive for Christmas this year?
At first I thought this question was ridiculous, because I never dread any gifts. If I had to answer, though… I remember in middle school and high school, my friends and I would often gift each other scented products like candles, lotions, and sprays, and sometimes I would receive fruity scents that I hated. Fruity scents are very hit or miss for me, because I generally don’t like most fruits. I received a Sparkling Peach spray one year, and something like a mango candle another time. I dread them because I would never re-gift something I received from a friend or loved one, so I force myself to use them. I still have some of that peach spray left all these years later…
6. Are you participating in Blogmas this year? If so what is the post you’re most proud of so far?
Yes, I am doing Blogmas this year. I don’t think I am proud of any particular post, I’m just happy that it is going so well. I thought it would be a challenge to keep up daily or that I would get tired of posting about Christmas.
7. Do you remember the first beauty product you received as a Christmas gift? What was it and did you enjoy it?
I remember when I was in kindergarten or first grade, I was in love with my mother’s red lipstick and pearls and was always caught playing with them. I was ridiculously girly. I only wanted to wear dresses, fancy jewelry, and was upset when I found out lipstick and blush wasn’t for me yet. I did finally receive my own red lipstick, on the condition that it only went on my face when my parents approved. It came in one of those cheap kid’s makeup sets that I’m sure we all remember wanting.
8. What mini size product would you recommend as a great stocking stuffer?
Too Faced has some adorable holiday items that are packaged as ornaments and would be great gifts for any makeup lover. I personally am a sucker for mini perfumes, and I know Sephora has some great sets of those year-round.
9. Would you rather your friends and family ask you gifts you wanted to receive or have them surprise you?
I would prefer if my friends and family didn’t purchase me anything at all and spent the money on their children or themselves. I hate feeling spoiled. I spend so much time spoiling myself! The coolest gift would be to come over and hang out with me for the holidays. They could also come bake and decorate Christmas cookies with me.
10. What is your favorite way to show Christmas spirit through your look or outfit?
I’m really into festive sweaters – not necessarily ugly Christmas sweaters, but I don’t mind those as long as they are cute! I have to have a comfy new sweater every year to wear for Christmas celebrations. As for my look, I’ll always choose whichever eyeshadow palette I’m in love with at the moment, find a matching lipgloss, and usually curl my hair.
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