A+J “Treat Yourself” Holiday Guide

Remember when the joys of Christmas shopping meant macaroni necklaces and handmade glittery coupons promising to do the dishes? Those days are long past (if you don’t believe us, try it, and let us know how that goes), and now we’re responsible for producing those same smiles but, with a slightly more expensive price tag. What’s a girl to do! With Christmas loudly knocking on the doors of our wallets AND our minds, one thing that we haven’t forgotten is the proverbial spoil gift we all get ourselves. Yeah, we all do it. The Treat Yourself Gift. This year we have created this Holiday Guide to include non- bank breaking “gift-love” to treat that special someone in your life –You!

Anastasia Contour Kit $40
Anastasia Contour Kit $40

There’s a reason this kit is sold out EVERYWHERE! Not even the internet fairy will be able to bring you this in time for Christmas, so if you happen to spot it in a store, do us all a favor and either grab it, or hide it behind something less appealing for us to find with delight.

Clarisonic Mia $99
Clarisonic Mia $99

We’ve talked about this one before, and there’s a reason we’re talking about it again. This has done WONDERS for our skin. If used about two-three times a week, your skin, your wallet, and whoever else happens to be snuggling up close will thank you. The holidays are stressful enough, don’t let your skin suffer!

KIEHLS Eye Alert $21.50
KIEHLS Eye Alert $21.50

Ignore that this is supposedly for men and take in the instant shot of energy this gives to your entire being upon application. We’ve dabbled in our fair share of under eye creams, but something about this one keeps having us coming back for more. It’s like an espresso shot for your eyes, which we’re all going to need the night after all these upcoming holiday parties. With this cream, what happens at the holiday party, STAYS at the holiday party.

NARS Dragon Girl $25
NARS Dragon Girl $25

There’s a reason some of our favorite celebrities can’t get enough of this fiery red lipstick. Dragon Girl is a brick-red that works on nearly every skin tone, as experienced by my forays into the ladies room with friends who just want to “try it out”. Start this New Year off BOLD, with the lips to tell the world that you will never be tamed.

ESSIE Winter 2014 nail collection (8.50 each)
ESSIE Winter 2014 Nail Collection ($8.50 each)

Before you head out to the Christmas party, take a second and check your nails, remember ladies, sometimes it the small things that count. Essie’s made it easy, and released 6 new polishes to suit every mood, from the fiery red to match those lips under the mistle toe, or a frosty white to mimic the frost forming on the windows. Make it something personal and touch up your nails while watching a rerun of scandal, or invite the girls over and make a night of it! Just don’t forget to stay still (yes…I’m always the person getting grimy looks from the manicurist because I got distracted).

More than anything, don’t forget to have fun and be safe this holiday season. And as one of our favorite ladies reminds us, don’t forget to TREAT YOUR SELF!

 

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