O.K., Ladies, we’re off and running. We survived Black Friday, but there’s still an entire holiday season to get through. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t do it without a Holiday Survival Kit. Everyone needs one. Here’s what’s in mine.
Visine Soothing Wipes works wonders at night to cleanse and soothe the sensitive area around my eyes before I apply my eye cream.
After a hard day’s Christmas shopping, there’s nothing like Lavender Epsom Salt to soak tired, achy feet or sprinkled in my bath to soothe away a stressful day of NOT finding anything for that person on my list who is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for. Aaaaah!
|Chicpump in pyrite nocturne – Stuart Weitzman|
|Watercolors Color Maintenance & Enhancement Shampoos by Tressa|
But, there are those days when no matter how nice I’ve been to it, my hair decides to throw a hissy fit. When there’s no time to argue, I simply pull it all up or pin it back and add a decorative hair ornament, like these cute petal chiffon bobby pins with rhinestones prongs. I have also used them as pins on scarves, wraps and dresses. And you can’t beat the price.
When I want an extra dollop of glam for my Up Do, I add a dramatic hair clip like this stunning spray of feathers anchored by a sparkly gem. You may not believe this, but I’m actually a very shy person (M-T’s Note: Ignore my husband laughing himself silly over there.), and I find wearing an interesting accessory to be a great way to break the ice at a party where I may know only the host and hostess.
|Christmas Pudding, Hand Knit Tea Cozy|
As my British Grandmum would say, “There’s nothing like a hot cuppa to set the world to rights.” How right she was. After a long day of Christmas shopping, a pot of Holiday Cheer tea from my favorite on-line tea merchant, SerendipiTea, warms the body and soothes the soul. Their Holiday Cheer tea is a blend of cardamom, Chinese black tea, cinnamon, clove, ginger, orange peel, peppermint and spearmint. Oooooh, I feel all warm and yummy just thinking about it!
Of course, I always try to sneak in a catnap whenever I can. Must get my beauty rest.
By far the most important things in my Holiday Survival Kit are the Christmas traditions that I cherish, one of which is to celebrate the Christmas season every year with something old and something new.
While I love watching the many wonderful versions of A Christmas Carol on film, every year I make time to settle into a comfortable chair and read from my grandmother’s edition of Charles Dickens’ most beloved novel. Some call Dickens “the man who invented Christmas.” Whether or not he did, for me, it wouldn’t be Christmas without him.
And now for Something New – a tech take on a favorite Christmas carol. Enjoy.
What’s in your Holiday Survival Kit?