With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the planner in me is in full force! I am headed back home to the Midwest this year and our family is hosting quite a large group of extended family. Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love Thanksgiving, but when they say it takes a village, no truer statement has ever been made. Between the cooking, cleaning and last minute grocery runs, there are always a million things to be done. That being said, this is also the time of year where I tend to see lots of friends and family – maybe even some that I have not seen in a year or two. So, this year, I’m making sure I pad in a little extra “me time” before the craziness begins to make sure I’m feeling (and looking) my best!
My first secret weapon and ultimate pampering treat is the Bio-Cellulose Mask. Y’all – this stuff is incredible, some might even call it a game changer. I had to look up what exactly Bio-Cellulose is and learned it’s a plant-based material derived from coconut water. If you are anything like the beauty junkie I am, I’m no sheet mask newbie. So, when I say this stuff is good, it is really really good! I typically leave mine on for 20 to 30 minutes and I’m amazed with how my skin looks after. My skin has never felt more hydrated or looked healthier. This is especially ideal for the dry, cold winter months – freezing temperatures in the Midwest can be brutal! Personally, I love treating myself to things like this before a big “event” like Thanksgiving, especially when you are anticipating lots of family photos.
Another must-have for my Thanksgiving events are the Semi-Shine Gel Lipsticks. In my opinion, nothing says cold, cozy weather like a bold lip and the shade range is stacked with so many great choices (my personal favorite is Red Smolder). These are extremely long-lasting, which is perfect for all that socializing and eating. They are also super hydrating which again, in the cold winter months is an absolute necessity (chapped lips are never cute). To top it off, I love that these have just the slightest bit of shine. It is perfect because I don’t need to worry about packing a gloss – just throw this in your bag and you’re golden!
Although the holidays can be crazy, I hope this post inspires you to take a minute before the madness begins and treat yourself.