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Get On Your Way to Fabulous for the Holidays + a Giveaway!

I can't believe that Christmas will be here next week and then New Year's the week after. This month has just flown by. I know I am not holiday ready yet. Are you?  Well, I am here to offer a few tips, some product advice and a little help via my friends. You see, P&G and Walgreens are partnering with Tim Gunn and the People’s Choice Awards (PCA's) to help you get on your way to fabulous for the holidays.

You know Walgreens offers a ton of fabulous beauty products, and you know how easy it is to get to Walgreens, so picking up some of these great new beauties is easy too. Check out these new and exciting products that I am using to get #OnMyWay2Fab for the holidays:

Get On Your Way to Fabulous for the Holidays

COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
Flaunt the next big thing in lashes with Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara! The brilliant two-step Bombshell Boost System combines extreme volume with an intensifying top coat for big, sexy bombshell lashes. It will last through long holiday parties and beyond with no clumping, flaking or smudging. I love the jet black wet lash look.

  • Step One: Apply the extreme volume basecoat. This coat thickens lashes with a huge brush and mega-volumizing formula; the result is volume that's even and clump free.
  • Step Two: Finish with the intensifying top coat. This seals the look with a dark, smooth finish in a thin layer, but provides enough dark color that you only need one coat.

Pantene Damage Detox Cream
With all of the overstyling I do throughout the year and wanting to look my best at the holidays, my hair needs help and fast. With just a few uses of the Pantene Weekly Rehab Creme, my hair is feeling soft and looking smooth. It is the first total hair system to reset damaged hair to look and feel like new.

Venus and Olay Sugarberry Exfoliate Razor
Soft, smooth, hair free skin is a holiday must. You know I am a fan the Venus & Olay razor and the Sugarberry scent is my favorite. It has been on a few of my lists this year. The brands specialized 5-blade technology exfoliates for surface skin renewal, while the scented Olay Moisture Bars helps to lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness. I have found that skin is softer longer in between shaving too.

Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
Of course we all want to look as young and as best as we can, especially when seeing those that we only see during the holidays. Olay delivers those results and they deliver them fast with this Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream. This cream penetrates the skin rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface. Just look at the results you'll see in a matter of days:

  • 1 Day: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightness
  • 14 Days: Skin is noticeably firmer and skin elasticity is improved
  • 28 Days: Reverses the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Studio 35 Blender Brush
Makeup has to look its best during the holidays and the right tools are key. One perfect tool to create a flawless look is this blender brush that is basically a sponge on a brush handle. This foam tip utilizes an exclusive micro-pore formulation that will not absorb too much liquid makeup, while the infused vitamin E provides a superbly smooth surface for application. It helps to apply foundation flawlessly and evenly so makeup looks beautiful.

Finally, don't stress, get your beauty sleep, and do an extra hydrating mask if your skin feels a little extra dry. Also buy yourself a little present; I like chocolate. I know, it's not so good for my diet, but sometimes it just does the trick. I am loving the taste of the creamy German milk chocolate of the Delish Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel. This chocolate bar is a decadent treat made with real Black Forest milk combined with sweet caramel and a touch of salt that are guaranteed to ignite your senses. Yum!

As a little extra holiday treat, I have a giveaway for you! P&G and Walgreens, in partnership with Tim Gunn and the PCA's have a “FAB BAG”, the same fab bag that will be featured during the People's Choice Awards for one lucky reader. This fab bag is valued at over $85.00! All the products will have you #OnMyWay2Fab for the new year. The fab bag includes:

PCA Fab Bag Giveaway

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Lip Perfection Lipstick
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
  • COVERGIRL truMAGIC Pore Minimizer
  • Crest 3D White 1 Hour Express Whitestrips
  • Pantene Damage Detox Cream
  • Crest 3D White Vivid Radiant Mint
  • Oral B Toothbrush Advantage 3D White Vivid Soft  
  • Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash
  • Venus and Olay Sugarberry Exfoliate Razor
  • Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
  • Delish Chocolate Bars
  • Studio 35 Nail Polish Remover Pads
  • Studio 35 Blender Brush

Enter in the widget below. You must be 18 years old and live in the US to enter and win. Sweepstakes ends on December 31, 2013 at 12:00 a.m EST.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. While I was compensated to write a post about P&G and Walgreens, all opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclaimer page.


What's in My Handbag: Winter Essentials.

Although winter does not officially begin until next week, the cold temperatures are here. I have already changed up my skin care products, but just switched out my handbag and stocked it with winter essentials to get me through the season. Here is what I am toting around with me this winter:

Winter Essentials in My Handbag

Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss - I love this tin of lip butter. It soothes and moistens my lips. I apply a layer of this prior to applying lipstick or gloss to keep my lips hydrated. I love the way this one tastes and smells.

Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion - I use this on my hands when out and about when needed. This hand cream is an emollient rich formula that seals in moisture to heal and protect skin.

ChapStick - This is more for my kids and husband than it is for me. Yes, they share; they are boys and don't care. They love the new candy cane scent and I carry it with me everywhere.

Ricola Cough Drops - I hate having a dry mouth and throat that I get in the dry heat of winter and like to have a soothed throat. I keep Ricola Natural Herb Cough Drops in my bag to soothe my throat when dry. I am using the new Ricola Extra Strength Cough Drops in Glacier Mint for when I want even more relief. These combine a unique blend of ten #swissherbs and natural menthol for powerful cough relief. They totally soothe my throat and even seem to clear my often stuffy nose with the menthol. The soft soothing syrup center is unexpected, yet gives the relief that works. They taste good too.

Winter Essentials in My Handbag

Sunglasses - I wear sunglasses outside year round. I feel the sun is even stronger in the winter when it is reflecting off the snow, so they are definitely important. We have already had some snow here in Massachusetts and it is extra bright out.

Gloves - Obviously these are a must because I don't like to be cold. I wear gloves as soon as the temperatures go below 50.

PocketBac Anti-Bacterial Sanitizing Hand Gel - This is essential to keep hands fresh and clean on the go.

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara - I always carry this with me. I've been using this mascara since this summer, and though I keep trying others, I keep going back to this one. I can honestly say that I really never have the need to touch up my mascara, but I am always afraid that I am going to have to at some point, so keep it in my handbag "just in case".

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo - I use this in Nude Nº 1 for the perfect nude lip. I keep it in my purse becasue no matter what makeup look I'm wearing, a nude lip will obviously go.

CHANEL Glossimer Lipgloss - I keep 347 Allegorie in my handbag as it looks beautiful over the Hourglass Nude Lip Stylo above for the ultimate nude lip.

Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo - This is an odd one, but my hair goes flat in the winter due to the cold and dry heat mix. I spray dry shampoo at my roots to get more volume when needed; I swear it gives me more volume than hairspray. This one smells so fresh and it leaves no powdery residue.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - This is my go to for touching up discolorations and undereye circles on the go.

Emi-Jay® Hair Ties - These come with me everywhere, just in case my daughter or I decide to put our hair up while out and about.

Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens - I don't need touch up powder in the winter because my skin is drier than normal, but I do keep these in my handbag just in case I need to blot away any excess shine.

To help get you stocked with your winter essentials, my friends at Ricola are offering up a special #swissherbs prize pack to one lucky reader. The prize pack includes:

  • Ricola Soothing Relief Kit
  • $100 Gift Card (VISA or MasterCard)

Enter in the widget below. You must be 18 years old and live in the US to enter and win! Sweepstakes ends on December 27, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. EST.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. While I was compensated to write a post about Ricola, all opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclaimer page.


Great Gifts: Clinique Happy Heart Collection.

Again this holiday season, Clinique is continuing its partnership with the Happy Hearts Fund, an international charity founded by model Petra Nemcova. This years beautiful “gifts with purpose” are adorable!
This is the second partnership for Clinique and the Happy Hearts Fund and this year is even bigger. Clinique is offering a limited edition Happy Heart fragrance ($37.00); a Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins in Happy ($12.50); and a chic, custom T-shirt that boasts the message “Make Someone Happy ($16.00).”  A portion of each product sale will be donated directly to the Happy Hearts Fund to rebuild schools in areas affected by natural disasters.

Clinique Happy Heart Collection

The limited edition Happy Heart fragrance is a scent that is both bright and floral with hints of sweetness from mandarin orange and cassis mingled with soft floral notes of water lily, rose and geranium. Dry notes of sandalwood, musk and blondewood create a harmonious balance meant to linger and enrich the heart.

A Different Nail Enamel in Happy is a bright red-coral hue named after Clinique's loved fragrance, Happy Heart. It is the perfect color for the holiday season too.

The limited edition Happy Heart fragrance and A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins in Happy are available at Clinique counters and The “Make Someone Happy” T-shirt is available exclusively at