Holiday Party Primping: Beauty & Fashion Favorites

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’Tis the season for a jam-packed holiday schedule. We are officially at that point in the year when practically every weekend is designated for another celebration. Whether it be Friendsgiving, real Thanksgiving, office holiday parties, gift exchanges with friends or family gatherings, the fun festivities can quickly turn never-ending and chaotic. Amidst the hustle and bustle, I do love sitting down and getting ready for events.

While I love to go all-out glam with my holiday makeup and outfits, that doesn’t mean I have a lot of extra time to spare for a lengthy getting-ready routine. I’m all about practical products that help me streamline the process so I can look great in a flash. When it comes to primping for each event, I’ve got staple tools and accessories that help me pull myself together quickly for picture-perfect holiday party looks.

Makeup Must-Haves for a Speedy Routine

When I don’t want to juggle a bunch of brushes to finish my makeup, I use a blending sponge for almost every step. It gives you the power to blend like a pro for a seamless finish. My current go-to sponges are the Airsponges from Baseblue Cosmetics. There are two versions of this sponge: the original Airsponge, and the Airsponge Full Coverage which is great for thicker products like creams. They’re budget friendly at under $7 each and feel just as luxe as high end tools.

I’ve been talking about false magnetic lashes for a long time over on my YouTube channel, so it’s no surprise that they’re also an essential for my holiday looks. Full and fluffy lashes are the perfect finishing touch to any makeup routine, and magnetic lashes make wearing falsies so much more convenient, especially when paired with magnetic liner. While I’ve been wearing more budget-friendly versions on an everyday basis, I’m wearing my more high-end MoxieLash pairs during the holidays. They make a magnetic liquid liner that’s incredibly easy to apply just like normal, and the lashes stick strongly and stay in place right on top. These cut my lash application time in half, and it’s actually been hard to go back to glue ever since I started wearing them!

Functional Fashion Accessories

I love the look of some classic sparkly studs that instantly elevate any outfit. These are the Forever One Moissanite Solitare Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold from Charles & Colvard. They’re simple, elegant, and perfect for day to night wear. The brand is having a killer Cyber Week deal going on right now— up to 25% off all jewelry starting today 11/25 through 12/3 at 11:59 PM PST. (Discount not valid on Signature Collection, New Arrivals, loose gemstones, past purchases or with any other offers.) These or any of their other pieces would make a great gift for family or significant others, especially when you can get them on sale!

I’ve always been a watch person, since back in elementary school wearing my Baby-G. Speaking of, have you seen the new updated G-Shock style?? The G-MS watch has the same classic features like 100M water resistance, shock resistance, alarms and countdown timers but looks much more like a fashion timepiece instead of a utility watch. The best part? It’s solar-powered. This is the one I bring traveling with me during the holidays because of just that: I don’t have to worry about it dying on me, rugged quality but cute appearance.

I love wearing tights with holiday dresses for keeping my legs warm (plus hide unshaved legs, am I right?), and do double duty when they’ve got a little shape wear power to them. These are the No nonsense Great Shapes Opaque Shaping Tights that smooth out curves from tummy to thighs. I also like that they keep my legs warm if I want to wear a festive dress. FYI, you can get free shipping with code TIGHTSFSH on the brand’s website.

Capturing Your Pretty Moments

I’ll admit: I have an INSTAX camera but I always forget to take it out at parties since my phone is already in my hand. I’m absolutely loving the new INSTAX Mini Link printer, which lets you print photos straight from your smartphone. Instant prints are always a hit and make great party favors. The printer’s smartphone app lets you add frames or collage styles for your photos. This film is not meant to be cut, puncture or peeled apart for crafts, but they make a great keepsake for framing or pinning up.

What are your staple products for an easy holiday look?

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  1. While MoxieLash is expensive, it’s the only magnetic liquid liner that actually works and keeps my lashes on, so they’re worth it to me! I always feel so glam wearing them!

  2. I love simple studs! I got earring jackets a couple years ago so I could keep my earrings simple but still swap out for different gemstone stones to change it up. Been a staple ever since!

  3. Great list and I’m wishing for those earrings. I don’t buy or wear diamonds, but I love the look so I’m a connoisseur of high quality simulates and Moissanite has been on my wishlist for a long time.

  4. That printer is just too cool!!! I could see using it for some fun photo booth type photos at holiday parties this year.

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