Get Ready With Me: Holiday Edition

Get Ready With Me Holiday Edition
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The Holiday Season is here and everyone wants to look their best at the office party or family dinner. With my hectic schedule, I’m always looking for easy, but effective ways for my final look. This includes hair and makeup. If you’re a busy body like me, here are simple ways to look cute and get that perfect holiday glow this season.

Hair

As a self-proclaimed lazy natural, the easier the style the better for me. I chose to do a braid-out on stretched hair using Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Co-wash and Defining Curls Styling Custard. After stretching my hair overnight, I made 8-10 braids in my hair and let them set for a second night. After applying a light oil to my hands to reduce frizz, I unraveled each braid the next day, showing a well-defined braid-out. The products cleansed my hair and provided great slip when finger detangling. Did I mention I used no heat? Winning!

Pantene

braids

braidout

Makeup

I did my makeup for the first time without a foundation using a primer as my base, a rose-colored blush and bronzer. It’s not necessary, but the strobing method using a highlighter will definitely increase your overall look. Add a golden eye shadow and eyeliner to the eyes and finish the look with a light gloss or lipstick.

Glow Makeup

holiday glow

To have the perfect holiday glow, you also need a fresh body and a nice smile. To achieve this, I used the Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash available in Warehouse and Crest 3D White Strips Combo Pack. Since we have some time before the December holidays, you can use the Crest 3D White Strips Luxe every day for 30 minutes. Thanksgiving is one day away, so I opted for the 1 hour express strips.

crest olay combo

Because of my hectic schedule, I choose to shop in bulk at my local Costco. A huge benefit to buying in bulk at stores like Costco is getting more product for the amount of money spent. Costco is also a convenient one-stop-shop for me to buy food and household goods for upcoming holiday dinners and events. For regular days, there’s no need to repurchase toiletries last minute, saving time and embarrassing moments with potential house guests. 

Olay

Crest

Make sure to check Costco Health and Beauty Aisle to for more items to help you look your best this holiday season. What do you use to achieve your holiday glow?

44 thoughts on “Get Ready With Me: Holiday Edition

  1. Cristi Comes

    You look beautiful! I really need to pick up some of these Crest Whitestrips. Such a great (and quick!) way to enhance your look. Thanks for sharing. #client

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks Cristi. The white strips work really well.

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  2. Danielle S

    I keep hearing about this defining curls custard for Pantene. I might need to give it a try.

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  3. Yaya

    Ive really been wanting to try those Crest strips. Will look out for them in the store. And I haven’t heard of the Pantene product you used, but I love the Pantene Curly lines, so I’m going to look out for this custard as well.

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  4. Toni Thomason

    I need those white strips!!

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  5. Diana Rambles

    Your hair looks fantastic! Pretty!!

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  6. Megan Harney

    I love the natural look – your makeup looks gorgeous and I can’t believe how white your teeth are!

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    1. Joanna E

      Natural works best for me. Thanks Megan

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  7. Tonya

    I need to try some of the white strips! You look great- love your hair.

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    1. Joanna E

      Thank You Tonya šŸ™‚

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  8. Tara @ Simple Food 365

    I love Olay Body Wash. My sensitive skin gets sapped of moisture this time of year, and it’s such a lifesaver!

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  9. Holly

    I typically use Dove body wash. Maybe one day I will try Olay.

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    1. Joanna E

      I like Dove products as well. Both brands smell great and work well for my skin.

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  10. Ty Knighten

    I have never tried Olay but I think I will give it a try. BTW, I love your twist out!!!

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks so much Ty! I used to hate this style, but it works really well.

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  11. kita

    I love Olay and it’s been around such a long time that I trust it.

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    1. Joanna E

      It works really well for my dry skin.

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  12. Stacey

    Your looks are all goregous!

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks so much Stacey!

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  13. Julie S.

    I love Olay especially in the winter months!

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    1. Joanna E

      Yes! The shea butter is great for keeping my skin moisturized. Thanks

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  14. LaShawn

    Your hair is gorgeous. The only thing that keeps me from locking my hair again is so I can do beautiful natural styles like this one!

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    1. Joanna E

      I wanted to loc it for my 30th or 40th, but I love free hair. Tough choice. lol

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  15. Tanay

    I want to try those crest strips out! You look great šŸ™‚

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks. This was my first time using them and I like it so far.

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  16. Valerie Robinson

    You looked great! I really need to try those white strips!

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  17. Gena

    I love your hair!!! We’ve used the whitestrips in the past with good results!

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  18. Stacie

    Love your braid out! And your makeup looks very natural. Pretty!

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  19. Jonna

    Loving the hair and makeup. Gotta try those whitestrips!

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  20. Monica Benavidez

    Great post- I love those white strips. They save me a fortune on professional treatments. Who knew Costco had such fab beauty products?

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  21. Chasing Joy

    I use Olay body wash. It works well on my dry winter skin.

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  22. Patranila

    I love Crest Whitestrips. I’m thinking about doing a round before Christmas.

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  23. Adelina Priddis

    You’re so gorgeous! I need to pick up some Crest strips again.

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  24. Becky

    What a beautiful smile you have! I have been wanting to try these for a long time so now is as good as a time as any. Thanks for the demonstration!

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  25. Britni

    I would love to try those crest white strips. I have heard they work really well!

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  26. Molly

    Very beautiful! And no heat treatments are always a good thing šŸ™‚
    I love using the whitestrips too, reminds me it’s about that time to do them again!

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  27. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Olay used to be my favorite a few years ago, it always did great in the Winter time! Thanks for sharing these pics with us!

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  28. Antoinette

    Your hair is beautiful! Great post.

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    1. Joanna E

      thanks Antionette šŸ™‚

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  29. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    No heat hair styling is the best
    – mostly because I’m lazy. šŸ™‚

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  30. Kasi

    You look great and holiday ready with your hair and makeup! I definitely need to try the Pantene Co-Wash!

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  31. Mary, Living a Sunshine Life

    You look fantastic! With all of those pictures I kinda felt like you were on a photoshoot giving those different sassy smiles, lol.

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  32. Courtney Anne Mora-Ludwig

    You have such a beautiful glow about yourself – I need to get some of this for myself. Thanks.

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