Beauty Buzz: All I Want for Christmas

Dear Santa,

I’ve been very good this year. I’ve removed my makeup before bed, almost always. I’ve worn my sunscreen every day. And I’ve tried not to use Santa as a threat to control my kids (but it works so well!). So, here is my list. (I’m using the rule of four: one thing you want, one thing you need, one thing you wear, one thing you read).

Dior Addict Lip Glow (Sephora, $29): This pale pink lipstick reacts to your body’s chemistry to create a unique shade that enhances your natural lip color. I’ve been coveting this balm/sunscreen/miracle hybrid for months but fear taking a two year old into Sephora with me, and I rarely spend this much on one product. Want, want, want!

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair night moisturizer (drugstores, $21): Long gone are the days of minimizing my wrinkles by drinking a few extra glasses of water, so I need a simple, daily assist. This nightly cream helps to soften lines and brighten skin. It even helps minimize the appearance of melasma, hormone-induced pigmentation. And it’s the perfect size for my stocking!

Chloe silver-plated Shirley perfume necklace (Nordstrom, $60): The necklace itself is so chic, the hidden fragrance inside is just a bonus in my eyes. Simple enough to wear everyday, it’s nice to have a fresh scent on hand to mask the smell of what ever surprise your baby just made you.

InStyle subscription (around $20): My go-to beauty guide, filled with tips, tricks and products that I can actually use (sorry Cosmo, I no longer need a quiz to find out if my Stud’s a Dud).

Merry Christmas,


P.S. I’m going to forward this to my husband, just in case your sleigh is full!

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