I’ve been wanting to change up my content a little bit so when Madelyn messaged me on Instagram asking if I’d want to be a part of this winter tag, I said yes! If you have a blog, feel free to join in!
01. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating Christmas cookies with my mom and sister! We do it every year and give the cookies to friends and save a few for ourselves! I also really love going to midnight mass – it’s so special!
02. What is your favorite go-to winter lipstick?
I’m not a huge lipstick wearer, but I do love Bare Lip + Cheek on my lips during the winter months!
03. What is your favorite winter scent?
I’ve been obsessed with Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt for years! It’s such a warm and comforting scent.
04. What is your go-to winter fashion trend?
I’ve been loving my teddy coat so much! They are so warm and cozy, not to mention, they go with everything! Here are some of my faves:
05. What is your all-time favorite holiday movie?
My favorite Christmas movie is definitely Christmas Vacation! My family watches it together every year and it never gets old! I also really love Christmas With the Kranks and The Grinch.
06. What is your all-time favorite holiday tune?
Ave Maria is such a beautiful song that I love when almost everyone sings it! I also love the First Noel. As for Christmas albums, I especially love Celine Dion’s – it’s amazing.
07. Do you prefer to travel or stay home for the holidays?
Since Gary and I live six hours away from family, we travel back to Alabama for the holidays. We’re lucky in that our parents live five minutes away from each other so we can go back and forth!
08. What is your favorite winter skincare must-haves?
My skin is normally very dry, but the winter makes it 10x worse! I use this Tres Leches Skin Care System. Not only does it keep my skin super moisturized, but it has cleared up my acne so much! Skincare matters so much especially in the winter because it helps your makeup go on so much more smooth!
09. What is your favorite winter hair care product?
Surprisingly, I’m not that into hair care products, I usually stick to my regular products. I have been using Suave shampoo and conditioner and Moroccan Oil for years. They give my hair so much shine! I’ve been consistently using Davines Dry Texturizer for about a year and love the way it smells as well as the texture it gives my hair. More recently, I’ve been using Kristin Ess’ Working Texture Spray and Thickening Spray, which I have loved so far!
10. What is your favorite winter activity?
In all honesty, I hate cold weather! I’m a Florida girl through and through (though Fall weather is really nice), so you’ll find me indoors watching movies during the winter! Gary and I watch movies all the time and love finding new ones to watch when it’s too cold to be outside!
11. What is your favorite must-have winter beauty product?
For sure my must-have winter beauty product is my eyeshadow palette I personalized!
12. Do you love or hate the snow?
Before we moved to Indiana, I had only seen snow three times, so I LOVE the snow! However, I’d take sand over snow any day!
13.What is one item on your wishlist this year?
I’m dying for a new camera to take videos with! Gary and I are saving up for this one.
14. What is your favorite holiday treat?
Cookies, of course!
15. Do you finish your holiday shopping before December or are you a last minute shopper?
I like to get the majority of my shopping done during the beginning of December, but this year, we did end up picking up a few smaller items two days before Christmas!