There is 15 days till Christmas, only 1 day left of school before winter break, and I only have 20% of my Christmas shopping done!! Where has the time gone!?
I had volleyball provincials a week and a half ago, so volleyball is finished for the season, and I thought that I would have a lot of time on my hands! But I have never been so busy! I love all the hustle and bustle around the Christmas season, but having a busy schedule means I have to be very organized, and prioritize the important things on my to-do list. One of those things is taking care of myself, and while I do love to go out and buy presents for people all day, and spend time with my friends, I also love to have some “me time,” where I take a few minutes for myself, to relax and re-energize before I go out to another Christmas party!
- Get your sweat on!!
I won’t go into all the benefits of exercise right now, but working out on a regular basis has MANY many benefits for your whole body! I love working out a bit more over the holidays, because the hormones that your body produces when you are working out, called endorphins, give you a natural glow and make you feel really happy! I love doing some of these workout 4-6 times a week, especially if I know that I have a few parties coming up.
2. Have a spa evening!!
I wish I had enough time on my hands to devote an entire day to pampering myself, but I have a crazy schedule, and I am usually lucky if I have time at night to retouch my chipped nails!
I love face masks from Sephora, because there are so many options to chose from, so you can chose one to fit your skin type and skin conditions. I usually get the Origins Retexturizing mask with Rose Clay (not just because it’s pink!) but because I love how glowy and hydrated it makes my skin, as well as it is a gentle exfoliator and scrubs away any dead skin I may have. I also love all of Sephora’s peel off masks! They are really hydrating, and they are so fun to wear!! For my spa night, I will have a bath with a Christmas bath bomb from lush, do a face mask, and paint my nails.
3. Hydrate & moisturize!
My skin freaks out in the winter, and peels like nobody’s business haha. I notice that if I don’t drink very much water one day, the next morning I will wake up with flaky skin under my eyes and on my nose! I have gotten into the habit of carrying around a water bottle, and filling it up between classes.
I also really love the Clinique Overnight Moisture Surge moisturizer. It has a really light, yet super hydrating formula, which is really nice to wear under makeup. I also love it because the packaging is pink! 😉
Products I mentioned and love over the holidays! (Click on the name of the product, and it will take you to a link where you can buy it!)
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