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November 25, 2015

Get Glowing This Holiday Season

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With the holidays upon us now that means an abundance of activities and holiday events to prepare for. Between over-indulging, holiday stress, and cold winter weather our skin and hair takes a beating. I know mine is looking a little worse for wear! To take dull and drab to gorgeous skin and hair I picked up some fabulous skin care, hair care, and grooming products from P&G at Costco. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the season throw your beauty routine for a loop. Here is how to stay glowing through the Holidays!

 The first step to getting a holiday glow is stocking up on Procter & Gamble products at Costco.

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The Health and Beauty Section at my Costco is located near the front of the store. So naturally, I had to get a Very Berry Sundae first. I may or may not visit Costco just for this sundae even in the dead of Winter. No shame!

Costco is one of my favorite places to shop. It is my weekly one-stop shop for grocery and health and beauty products. I really enjoy being able to buy the larger sizes of the skincare and hair products that I use daily. They always have such amazing deals and great finds too. I bought an awesome magnified makeup mirror there for only $14.99!

Have you ever watched those Pantene commecials in envy of that flowing shiny hair the girls have? Well it is not only for Selena and JLO. Pantene Pro-V Advanced Haircare System provides 5 solutions in 1 bottle including moisture, strength against damage, smoothness, lightweight protection and color vibrancy. With a Vitamin B5 Complex it features antioxidant technology that helps protect against damage. This is much needed with all the extra heat styling our hair goes through during the party season. 

 I love the 40 oz. size! It lasts so much longer and saves you the embarrassment of running out. The nourishing formula is made for all hair types, making it great for the whole family.

Prep Your Hair: I used the Pantene Advanced Care Shampoo and Pantene Advanced Care Conditioner, together it makes my hair incredibly soft and smooth. For day time activities I keep it simple and just blow dry my hair. If you are heading to a party curl with a large barrel curling iron for a fancier 'do.

For a classic Holiday look focus on glowing, luminous skin. A flawless base starts with skincare. To give my skin that much needed extra hydration this time of year I use Olay Total Effects. An all-in-one facial moisturizer for younger, healthier-looking skin. It has 40% more vitamins for powerful hydration and antioxidants to help reduce the look of age spots, minimize the appearance of pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
To Get Glowing Skin: Apply Olay Total Effects to the skin before your makeup. The better your skin looks, the better the makeup will look. This lightweight lotion beautifully smooths out your skin texture giving a more even tone and brightness to the skin. Having the added UVA/UVB SPF15 sun protection is a bonus because we often forget about SPF when the sun is not out. The generous 3.4 oz means it will take you through Winter with out having to re-purchase. 

For makeup it is all about creating that sought after lit-from-within glow. Choose a luminous foundation and apply setting powder only to areas that tend to get oily. Highlighters were made for this time of year. A touch of gold or champagne highlighter on the cheekbones and swept across the lids gives instant glamour to your look.

A Holiday Glow would not be complete with out a mega-watt smile shining bright. Red lipstick is my staple during the festive season. I like to further the impact by topping it with a shiny red gloss. Wearing such a bold attention-garnering shade of red though requires getting that smile up to par.

Brighten Your Smile: With Whitestrips, you get a whiter, more brilliantly dimensional smile. The Crest 3D White Strips Combo Pack at Costco is fantastic because it gives you both the Luxe Glamorous White and 1-Hr Express kit strips together. The strips mold easily to the shape of your teeth and are so quick and easy to use. The 1 hour express kit is convenient when you need to get whiter teeth fast for a last minute event. They remove years of stains in just one hour! The 14 treatments of Glamorous White I like to use for maintaining that dramatically white smile.

Combine plenty of hydration & beauty sleep along with these amazing products from P&G and you will be looking radiant at your holiday festivities!

Be sure to check out more Health and Beauty products from Procter & Gamble at I would love to hear your favorites for achieving a Holiday Glow!