The Countdown Begins!

Only 7 days left until Christmas! Can you believe this year has gone by so fast?! I know I’m a little late to do the “12 Days of Christmas” that I was originally planning to do, so we’ll just go for the 7 Days of Christmas. This “mini series” I will be doing will be a little look into my life up until December 25. I’ll be posting little bits and pieces of everything from makeup, outfits, recipes, and anything else I do during the day. Read all the way through for a special chance to win my favorite holiday lip combo!

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In the fall and winter, if I’m not wearing an oversized sweater, there’s a 99% chance I’m in some kind of plaid. This short sleeve boxy-cut top is from Forever 21 (%15.80). It’s super light and silky so it’s perfect for layering or wearing alone. I’ve been super into chunky jewelry so I paired it with this gold necklace from Target ($12.99).

Our tree randomly fell over and broke, crushing half of our ornaments yesterday. Today, we picked up a brand-new 9 foot Frasier Fir tree and decorated…Christmas round #2

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Do you really even know anyone who actually enjoys putting lights on a Christmas tree?!

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And tree #2 is done! If my mom was a holiday, it would totally be Christmas. She’ll strategically place each ornament on a branch and rearrange it ten times until everything is just right. (Funny story… One year she let my brother,sister,and I decorate and after we went to bed she redid the entire thing to make it just the way she wanted) It turned out gorgeous though!

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Two of my favorite ornaments: Lipstick tube… you probably could have guessed that one! and a Day of the Dead skull, one of my mom’s absolute favorite things.

With all the cookies I’ve made this season it’s amazing no one has actually mistaken me for Santa Claus (or maybe it’s my lack of gray bear and always sunny disposition). But really, we have SO. MANY. COOKIES. Today’s were a childhood favorite of my mom’s, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!

DSC_0964…sadly there are as good as they look. I should probably stay far, far away from these.

Now for the fun parts!

I’ve had this eye look in my head all week long and wanted to try it on someone other than myself. So thanks mom, you’re the bomb! I wanted to use a silver pigment I got from MAC a few years ago with a bold blue winged liner. To me, this screams winter. Green and red aren’t the only Christmas colors!

DSC_0976To start out, I used a really light taupe-brown color to slightly blend in the crease to give a little bit of dimension.

get-attachment-4.aspxNext, taking the MAC pigment in “platinum”, I added layers and layers on the eyelid. It doesn’t show up well in this photo, but the silver is ridiculously pigmented and metallic.

get-attachment-3.aspxFinally, I took NYX Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in “extreme blue” and built up a thick wing. The color gets way more intense the more layers you add, so I would definitely recommend waiting 30 seconds between coats to get the most payoff.

I absolutely love this look, the blue eyeliner is so unexpected but totally festive. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my fair share of black winged eyeliner and was in desperate need of something fresh.

****** I was really feeling the whole silver theme, so I grabbed a cheap drugstore eyeliner and went to town on my lips. Call me crazy but I kind of love how it turned out… ******

Don’t worry though, you won’t be seeing me wear this out in public any time soon.

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Here’s the best part of this post….the GIVEAWAY! There’s no doubt a bold red lip is always in style, but around Christmas I find myself wearing it more and more. For one lucky winner, you will receive:

  • NYX Cosmetics Lipliner in “Dark Red”
  • NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Monte Carlo”

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To be eligible for this giveaway you must:

  • follow me on instagram at alexisdecarufel_makeup
  • comment on this post with your favorite holiday lip color & instagram name!

The winner will be picked at random on December 26th and I will ship you your presents!

Thanks so much for reading, hope you all are having a fabulous day! xoxo

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