BLOGMAS DAY 22: O’ Christmas Tree!

3 days until Christmas! Can you believe it?

I know I’ve been slacking on these BLOGMAS posts…

But I thought I’d show you all my Christmas tree!




Unlike other families who have the really fancy Christmas trees with all the same ornaments and a different color scheme each year.. Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments from when we were little kids, even my parents! Also each year we buy an ornament to put on the tree that resembles something important that happened to us that year. So over the years our tree has become more and more special. Hope you all enjoyed! Have a happy holidays! 🙂

-Rachel 🙂


BLOGMAS DAY 9: Winter Comforts Tag!

16 days till Christmas!I hope everyone’s holidays are going great. Yesterday I spent the day baking and decorating the house, getting in the spirit. Hope you don’t mind I’m doing another tag, but I love them!

1. Do you change your makeup routine for the winter?

For the most part no. But I do use a different face powder, and darker eyeshadow colors.

2. UGGs: In or Out?

OUT, truth is they are not cute or fashionable in any way. But, that doesn’t stop me from slipping them on in the morning when my feet are cold!

3. Favorite Winter Cheek, lip, and eye products?

I don’t wear cheek color, they turn pink anyways because of the cold!  My favorite lip product is any type of chapstick because my lips get very dry in the winter. My favorite eye product is my Urban Decay Naked Palette.

4. Dunkin Donuts fall or winter drinks?

Winter, duh! Peppermint Mocha & Egg nog lattes are the best.

5. What holiday do you celebrate?

Christmas 🙂

6. Do you like to give or receive gifts?

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like getting gifts. But I do love giving gifts, it’s so much fun buying people gifts!

7. Does it snow where you live?

Yes, a lot. I’m crossing my fingers I get to leave school early today!

8. Have you ever been skiing, tubbing, or snow boarding?

All of the above! I used to ski but I got in an accident & haven’t been back ever since. I snowboard for fun on little mountains too! And of course I go tubbing all the time! It’s the best way to spend time with friends and family in the winter.

9. Favorite winter candle scent?

Anything peppermint or vanilla! 

Stay tuned for my next BLOGMAS post!

BLOGMAS DAY 7: Holiday Nails!

18 Days till Christmas!

I don’t know about you, but I never have the motivation to do my nails. While I was browsing through Pinterest I saw a lot of cute holiday nails, and that made me want to do my nails! FIY I’m terrible at doing my nails!

Products I used:

(Top Left: Essie base coat, Top Right: Wet n Wild French White Crème, Bottom Left: Wet n Wild Red Red, Bottom Right: Old Glittery polish)

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Step 1: I painted every nail with the Essie base coat.

Step 2: Painted every nail red

Step 3: On each ring finger I criss-crossed floss on top of each other, then painted that over with the white polish

Step 4: I then removed the floss and had a candy cane looking nail!

Step 5: I did an ombre effect on both my thumbnails with the glitter polish!

Here is the final product!:


Stay tuned for more BLOGMAS!

BLOGMAS DAY 4: Christmas Tag!

Happy December! Can you believe it’s already that time of year again?

This month I’m gonna do my best to post everyday, or every other day… we will see! Every day will be a countdown to Christmas & I’ll post something Christmas related. So stay tuned for all that!

To start off the first week of December I did a Christmas tag. Feel free to do the same tag and send me a link afterwards!Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 12.13.40 PM

1) Favorite Winter Nail Polish(s)?

Essie: Shearling Darling, Midnight Cami and OPI’s All Sparkly and Gold.

2) Favorite Winter Lip Product(s)?

Alba Pineapple Quench lip balm, is by far the best chapstick I have ever used(plus it is all natural!).

Maybelline Midnight Plum, it’s a very daring color to wear but perfect for the right occasion.

3) Most worn Winter clothing piece?

It’s a tie between my Lauren Conrad brown riding boots, or my H&M gray pea coat.

4) Most worn Winter accessory?

Scarves! They are always the perfect thing to add to any outfit, and it keeps you warm!

5) Favorite winter scent/candle?

Yankee Candle’s North Pole candle(cool mint & vanilla cream).

6) Favorite Winter beverage?

Dunkin Donuts Peppermint Mocha Hot/Iced latte with skim milk and liquid sugar! Yum yum!

7) All time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

Polar Express, which is now on netflix!

8) Favorite Christmas/Holiday song?

I can’t pick one, but Mariah Carey’s holiday album is my favorite.

9) Favorite Holiday food/treat?

Chocolate Kiss Pretzels! I’ll be doing a post on this later this week.

10) What is your favorite Christmas Decoration this year?

I’m not sure yet, I’m going shopping this weekend for Christmas stuff. Stay tuned for a possible haul!

11) What’s at the top of your Christmas list?

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume.

12) What are your plans for the holidays this year?

To stay at home with my parents and brothers! Might go to visit some family!