Look your best for the holidays - despite the stress and lack of sleep

I love the holidays, but somehow shopping for gifts, attending holiday events, and getting everything wrapped up before the new year invariably makes the holiday season stressful and sleep gets thrown to the wayside. 

If you’re anything like me, here are some quick fixes that have worked for me in looking your most radiant during the holidays despite the fact that you’re only actually still standing because of the 3 espresso shots that you just downed.



1. The night-before 15-minute trick: These masks are like an instant boost of plump and dewiness. Plop one on right before bedtime, relax for 15 minutes, and for extra hydration continue on with your full skincare regimen. You’ll wake up glowing. We don’t sell these yet, but for the holiday season they are going out as a gift for every order! (Stay tuned, they’ll be available for sale soon) 


2. Hyaluronic acid: Pat in generous amounts to your face every AM/PM this holiday season. By holding 1000x its weight in water, you’ll see and feel the difference. Drink lots of water, pat this in and you’ll be holiday-soiree ready.


3. Makeup goes a long way: It’s all about pepping up those tired eyes. For brighter eyes during the day, dab on a skin-toned primer right underneath the eyes, followed by tightlining eyeliner right on your waterline to brighten eyes without looking like you’re trying too hard. For the PM events, the highlighters especially with a tiny bit of shimmer placed strategically right under the eyes and in the corners will make for a glam holiday look. 


This is actually a shameless selfie from last year’s holiday season after burning the midnight oil for work and running around to events. I first discovered the mask+serum combo this winter, and hopefully, it did the trick and I was able to hide the fact that I was holiday blitzing in total delirium!

Fake it ‘till you make it :)




Posted on December 15, 2014
by Peach & Lily