best christmas movies

The Best Christmas Movies

The Best Christmas Movies

Editor

12-19-2018
best christmas movies

We asked our viewers what the best Christmas Movies are. There were a ton of answers and a lot of great movies suggested… So, grab your family, some snacks and the best seat on the couch and get ready to be entertained. Here are the best Christmas Movies of all times (movies listed are family friendly).  

1. Home alone

2. Grinch

3. Elf

4. Love Actually

5. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

6. Prancer

7. It’s A Wonderful Life

8. Jack Frost

9. Princess Switch

10. The Polar Express

11. Snow Buddies

12. A Christmas Story

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

14. Eight Crazy Nights

15. Miracle on 34th Street

16. Deck the halls

17. Nightmare before Christmas

18. Peanuts Christmas

19. Rudolph

20. Frosty the Snow Man

21. One Magic Christmas

22. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

23. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Best Wine to Bring to a Party

Best Wine to Bring to a Party

LIFESTYLE

Best Wine to Bring to a Party

Editor

12-10-2018
Best Wine to Bring to a Party

December is usually filled with Holiday Parties.  As a rule of thumb, you should never go to a host’s home empty handed. Wine is a traditional gift to bring, but which one should you bring. Here’s a list of the best wine to bring to a Party and since the Holiday season is a season full of celebrating, we are sticking to the bubbles (not Champaign). All wine listed are under $20.00. 

Here's our list of Best Wines to Bring to a Party

1. Cote de Roses

It is a nice Pink Wine (we won’t say Rosè because it does not advertise itself as one.) The bottle is beautiful and a conversation starter. It is not too sweet or too dry. Fresh and Fruity. 

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“I don’t usually bring a dark wine to a party because reds are known to make people relax and at a party, people are supposed to be celebrating. This wine is highly recognized and the beauty of it is a bonus.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.

2. Cecilia B Spumante Rosé

This Rosè is dry, with a fruity finish. You can purchase at Trader Joes.

“This is one of my favorites and is under $10.00.” -Ana

3. Pink Party

Rosè with bubbles…how can you go wrong? It is refreshing with “notes of honeydew and cantaloupe” (Bevmo).

“Bevmo usually has the buy 1 get 1 for 5 cents.”- Ana

4. Cuvee 89 Sparkling Rosè

The perfect Rose to bring to a party. This one has hints of Strawberry. You can usually get a good deal at Bevmos.

Wine to print to a party

“This is hands down my favorite Rosè.” -Ana

5. Da Luca Prosecco

Da Luca Prosecco, sparkling wine from Italy. A subtle orange and apricot flavor. A great value because it can be found for around $10.00

“I fell in love with Proseccos when I worked at a Pizzeria in college.” -Ana

6. Mezzacorona’s sparkling wine

60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Bianco, and 10%. A very light fruity flavor. According to the website: “The bouquet displays rich and intense aromas.. like red apple, pear, white peach and melon, and…pineapple…”

“It is amazing how different Proseccos are. Some are very sweet. This one is not. Very balanced.”- Ana

6. Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Treviso

On the dryer side. Light bubbles for those who do not like champaign. Refreshing and balanced.

Best Wine to Bring to a Party
Top Christmas Gifts 2018

Top Christmas Gifts 2018

Top Christmas Gifts 2018

Editor

12-09-2018
Top Christmas Gifts 2018

We asked Instagram what was their Top Request Gifts for 2018 and here are (some) of the responses. Please note that these are Christmas Gifts for Adults.

1. Money

We are not sure why giving money has such a bad rap. It is actually the most requested, because the receiver can do anything that they want with it, rather than having to purchase from a certain store. Let’s be real, most of the “gifts” that we receive for Christmas end up going into the corner or re-gifted. 

“I do not care if it $5.00 or $10.00, sometimes money is the best gift and the most unwasteful.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.

2. To be around Family

For those who do not live close to their family, this is the season to where the void is felt the most. Help them out by giving them an early Christmas present that will help them travel. Yes it is non-traditional, but worth it. 

“Sometimes the way to be with your family is the best gift.” -Ana

3. To travel

For someone that is looking to give a gift to a travel bug…give them a gift card to an airline, that way they have to use it for traveling. 

“Find out what airline they like to use or what airline goes to the place that is on their list.”- Ana

4. Good Health

For your health enthusiast friend or family member, give them a gift card to a health store or even gift them vitamins.

“Vitamins and health supplements are not cheap. I would love to find multi-vitamins in my stocking.” -Ana

5. More time with my Spouse

For those couples that are super busy, give your significant other a gift card or tickets that includes…you. For example a gift card to a restaurant, tickets to a concert or a couples massage. 

“Tickets to a basketball game is something my husband loves.” -Ana

6. Tickets

Concert tickets to your friend’s or family member’s favorite band, ect. is a great gift. Just make sure you get two; so, they can bring a friend. Also, if you weren’t planning on going with them, then let them know with a note that they can bring whomever they want, that way they do not feel pressured. 

7. A Designer Bag

Louis Vuitton or Vintage Chanel was the most requested Designer brands. There are some places like poshmark where you can find such items. If you can’t afford those items, go on Esty. They have amazing replicas (only if the receiver wouldn’t mind).

8. Drunk Elephant

If you do not know what Drunk Elephant is, it is a skincare line. An instagram cult favorite. Instead of putting up a photo of the products, we will have a gif of two drunk elephants.

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Tips for Helping Your Skin Survive Winter

6 Tips for Helping Your Skin Survive Winter

BEAUTY

6 Tips for Helping Your Skin Survive Winter

Editor

11-24-2018
Tips for Helping Your Skin Survive Winter

The winter weather can be atrocious on our skin. Dry, flakey skin is no one’s friend and can cause patchiness and other skin issues. 

Here's our Top Tips for Helping Your Skin Survive Winter

1. Use a sleeping mask

A sleeping mask is super hydrating and a great way to hydrate your skin as you sleep. Only use 1-2 times a week. 

“I love a good sleeping mask. I wake up with baby soft skin which is a miracle in the winter time,” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.

2. Invest in a good Toner and Hydrating Serums

A toner is super important during the winter. Make sure it is not stripping (alcohol is not in the first several ingredients). The right toner will moisturize the skin and normalize pH levels. Serums are amazing for facial skin. It gives the skin an extra boost.

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“Serums have really saved my skin this winter.” -Ana

3. Use a High Quality Bronzing Oil

Just because it is winter, doesn’t mean your skin has to have a nice glow. A bronzing oil will instantly give you vibrant skin.  

“This bronzing oil gives me a subtle glow.”- Ana

4. Use a good primer

The extra barrier will help keep makeup from “caking” and will seal in your moisturizer. 

“I do not step out without primer during the winter, regardless of wearing makeup or not.” -Ana

5. Make sure your Body Scrub/ Wash is Hydrating

Check the ingredients in your soap and make sure your soap is helping your skin survive winter, instead of stripping it. 

“Brevity’s body scrub is extremely hydrating.” -Ana

6. Make sure your Masks are Non-Drying

Once again, check the ingredients. Also, a sheet masks will be your friend during the winter. 

“I love a good sheet mask during the winter. Super hydrating.”- Ana