Holiday Survival Guide

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Decking the halls is not always holly and jolly – sometimes all the festivities can turn us into The Grinch.

Don’t get swept up in the craziness of the season and let it ruin your holidays! Our holiday survival guide is full of little presents to get you through all of those little unwanted holiday scenarios.

Indulge In Shapewear

The holidays mean lots of baking, finger foods at holiday parties, and big dinners. Don’t spend the holidays stressing about what to eat – shapewear will help you feel comfortable eating an extra gingerbread man, plus you’ll still look fabulous in that holiday dress!

Have a Seamless Time!

Wear that slinky knit dress or the cute sequin skirt with confidence – AKA a seamless panty. They don’t ride up or show under virtually everything, meaning you’ll have a nice silhouette in even the smallest of fits.

 

Convert in a Flash

Many of us have more than one soiree to attend and don’t want to wear the same thing to each event. Have a convertible bra that fits perfectly to take you through all of the wardrobe changes.

SOS LBD

Lima Faux Suede Long Sleeve Dress by Arianne Lingerie

Be festive and fashionable in an LBD made of faux suede. Lima Faux Suede Long Sleeve Dress by Arianne Lingerie

If you have to pop from party to party, or don’t have the patience for several wardrobe changes, trust in the ever-classic little black dress. Have some accessories on hand to swap out and create a different look each time!

Slip On The Comfort

A metallic shade can be considered neutral, so these will go with everything! ALDO Basovica Loafer.

A metallic shade can be considered neutral, so these will go with everything! ALDO Basovica Loafer.

A pair of festive loafers will dress up your outfits just as much as any heel, minus the pain. They’re in style and perfect to slip on before getting out of the car.

Have a Slice (of Cucumber)

These DIY Frozen cucumber pads from The Beauty Bean can be made in batches, so you ALWAYS have some on hand!

These DIY Frozen cucumber pads from The Beauty Bean can be made in batches, so you ALWAYS have some on hand!

Late nights can mean puffiness in the morning, which isn’t fun if you have to work or go run errands. Make these DIY frozen cucumber eye pads ahead of time and have LOTS on hand for a little pick-me-up!

Wake Up!

Caffeine and peppermint marry for this energy-boosting soap! Available on Amazon.

Caffeine and peppermint marry for this energy-boosting soap! Available on Amazon.

When your morning cup of coffee wears off, try a bath with caffeine soap before you get ready. This one from Amazon also features peppermint for a little extra boost. You can also try the morning after when you REALLY need some caffeine.

Magic In-Law Serum

The iFlask is as inconspicuous as it is creative! Get yours on Amazon.

The iFlask is as inconspicuous as it is creative! Get yours on Amazon.

The reality of some people’s holidays is that we have to see some people we may not be super chummy with. If this is your situation, or you’re just a little shy, just don’t forget your phone! And by phone, we mean this secret flask.

The Morning After Drink

Coconut water is full of beneficial nutrients. Image via Well-Being Secrets.

Coconut water is full of beneficial nutrients. Image via Well-Being Secrets.

If you enjoyed your secret flask a little too much, you may be searching for a hangover “cure.” Skip the phoney pills and the 1000 calorie breakfast; try this smoothie with coconut water instead. You’ll find it listed as a “Hangover Cure,” but it really helps you refuel and reduces stomach pains.
Take A Step Back

Breathe in, breathe out. Image via AstroSage.

Breathe in, breathe out. Image via AstroSage.

It’s easy to lose sight of what the holidays are truly about with all the unnecessary expectations. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment or two to concentrate on your breathing and remember the most important aspects of the holiday season; loved ones, celebrations, and showing appreciation for others.

Take Time to Remember

 

Unfortunately, the holidays can heighten the feelings of loss and sadness that come from a loved one no longer being around. Channel that sadness into a beautiful project to commemorate them, such as a DIY photo ornament.

Do YOU have any holiday survival tips that get you through the holidays?

If you do, be sure to leave it in the comments below!

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Until next time, fa la la la la la la la la!

Alicia

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