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Red or Pink? That is the question.

Red or Pink? That is the question.

While I do love this romantic holiday, I’m also a believer in showing love year round! Whether you’re heading out (or staying in) with your loved one, or enjoying a “galentine’s” day with your girls, these are my favorite products for a sultry look.

Ya Ya’s Beef Stroganoff

Ya Ya’s Beef Stroganoff

Every year since I was very little, my mom, brother and I visit my Ya Ya and Pop Pop in Arizona over the holidays. This year was no different. I flew in Christmas Eve and spent five days relaxing, reading, playing Gin, and spending time with family in sunny Arizona.

Marsala

Marsala

Pantone’s color of the year. Rich, sophisticated, earthy, elegant. I’m a huge fan of this year’s color of the year. Honestly, I feel like it’s a little more wearable than last year’s Radiant Orchid (although that color is gorgeous, too).

More and less. 2015.

More and less. 2015.

Last year, I started something. I wrote a post about what I wanted more and less of in 2014. Truth is, I’ve never been good at setting “resolutions.” I’m still a planner and a SMART goal-setter, but I really liked the way 2014 turned out when focusing on what I want more and less of in my life.

From my Wish List: Archipelago

From my Wish List: Archipelago

Turns out, putting together a Wish List and sending it to friends and family works pretty well! I was very fortunate this holiday season and was gifted several items I listed.

VIDEO: My Sephora Loves List

VIDEO: My Sephora Loves List

Several weeks ago, Sephora asked me to film a video with them about some of my favorite products at Sephora right now and some I’d be gifting over the holidays. Well, the video is live and I’m so freaking excited about it!

A little sparkle for NYE…

A little sparkle for NYE…

New Year’s Eve. The night when we all gather around, drink champagne, watch the ball drop, and kiss the one we love (if we’re lucky enough!) at midnight to “seal our fate” for the coming year.

Eggnog Challah French Toast

Eggnog Challah French Toast

I had a craving the other morning. French toast. I rarely treat myself to this kind of decadent breakfast (I mean, it really has no healthy redeeming qualities – bread, eggs, sugar, the end). Hey, ’tis the season, right?

On the sixth night of Hanukkah…

On the sixth night of Hanukkah…

Hanukkah. The festival of lights. It’s one of my favorite holidays (and no, not just because as a kid I got eight presents). It’s one of my favorite holidays because the story really is miraculous.

Flawless Face with Cover FX

Flawless Face with Cover FX

I’ve always loved Cover FX and when I posted about their Mattifying Primer as one of my favorites last month, the ladies at Cover FX offered to send me some of their favorite products (including a sneak peek of their brand new Illuminating Primer that comes out December 26!).

What I’m wishing for this holiday season

What I’m wishing for this holiday season

I’m terrible at putting together lists of what I want. I guess my mentality has always been that if I want something, I’ll buy it for myself, or save for it until I can buy it for myself. I don’t like asking for things, which can be incredibly frustrating for the ones around me (ahem, The Boyfriend) who never know what to get me.