Holiday Party Survival Guide - A Thick Girl's Closet

Holiday Party Survival Guide

10:00 AM

Hey Loves,

I know with the holidays, there is a lot of going out to various holiday parties, and as a blogger I attend a number of events with my other blogger boos. Which means I'll be taking countless pictures. So I have to be super mindful of what I'm putting on my skin to insure that it looks it's best. So I teamed up with Ulta & People Style watch to talk about my top favorites beauty items to make it through this holiday season.

Being from Jersey, the Holiday season means nothing but cold weather. Sometimes straight up disrespectful cold weather. And my skin usually always takes a beating during this time of the year. Even though I have oily skin, the cold weather sucks out all the moisture from my skin. But I don't like to just slap lotion on my face. So I need a really good moisturizer. My go to is the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion from Clinique. I use this at night & in the morning as well as right before I put on my makeup. It's light weight & doesn't leave my face feeling greasy. Which is great for those with oily or acne prone skin.

I have been making a point to take better care of my skin in general. But it's ultra important during the times when I have on heavy makeup. When It's time to take off my makeup & wash my face, simply using my hands, just doesn't cut it for me. But my Mia Facial Skin Clarisonic is the best thing ever! Honestly, when I use my Biore charcoal cleanser, I can literally feel my pores being cleansed. I know it is a bit pricey, but the end result of fresh radiant skin, is worth it.

EOS lip balms are pretty much the only things I use on my lips at this point. I always have one in my makeup bags as well as my bags for work. I like that they don't leave my lips feeling greasy & slippery. It is perfect under matte lipsticks, which I'm all about right now!

Who doesn't love to shine during the holidays? One of my cult favorite products is the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector. I love the shade Topaz. It is perfection for brown girls particularly brown girls with yellow undertones. I personally prefer the pressed version, because it's just easier for me & my life. But if you're trying to glow during your holiday party, BECCA has got you covered.

Um what would the holidays be like without red lips. For me with all the drinking & eating that happens during the holiday, a red lip that stays on. I've been completely obsessed with the Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick. Particularly the shade Velvet makes my heart beat. The melted lipsticks are ultra pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Even after eating & drinking, I don't have to reapply often. Win/Win!

What are some of your favorite products to get you through the holidays? Thanks for reading. See you in my next post.


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  1. Longwell KortJanuary 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Summer is such a great time to entertain. You have the warm daytime sunshine as well as refreshing nights. I was looking for some holiday party ideas, found them including a couple of cocktail catering presentations.



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