“Nonessential businesses will be very much open; gyms will be open outdoors; zoos will be open; hair salons; mini-golf and go-karts will be open with reduced capacity,” supervisor Janice Hahn said.
The coldest days of winter is still to come. Dressing for the cold weather can be fun because of the layers and versatility of outerwear. Here are 6 Winter Fashion Tips, Tricks, and Ideas.
1. Dress for your waist
Drawing emphasis and defining your waist is key for dressing for your body. It will define the dress, shirts, and bottoms that look best on you. Read The 8 Most Flattering Clothes for Your Waistline for tips and tricks.
2. Wear appropriate winter clothing
Layer appropriately because you can always take clothing off. There’s nothing cute about shivering in the winter. If you wear waist appropriate clothing, you will still have a shape.
3. Wear appropriate shoes
Pay attention to the weather and also the function. Wear the appropriate boots, pumps or sneakers accordingly. Nothing cute about slipping in rain or snow in inappropriate shoes.
4. Wear fur (faux)
Winter is the only time that fur makes sense. Take advantage of it and enhance your look with fur. It is cute and warm.
5. Enhance your outfit with scarfs
Another accessory that enhances your winter outfit. Take advantage of being able to wear wool scarfs. Experiment with patterns to give your winter outfit another dimension.
6. Wear a belt around your winter coat.
This will give it a different look plus, enhance your shape. Change your belt to easily change the look. You can do this with puffy coats too.
The 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
4. Love Actually
5. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
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
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
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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
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
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.
Photo is from Pexels.com, Gifs are from Gify.com
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.
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Happy Texture Tuesday! 💎I found this jolla (gem/jewel) at TJMaxx. I like the VALJEAN brand and I was excited to try something else from them and let me tell you, I was/am not disappointed. 💎It is a sleeping mask called RENEW and contains “COLLAGEN and FRUIT ENzyme”. 💎It smells a little sweet. I’m not sure how it exactly smells since I am having a bad smell day (I can’t smell very well). 💎The texture is awesome and my face feels super soft in the morning. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ✨✨✨“All that glitters isn’t gold. It might be gold plated.” ✨✨✨#facemasks #sleepingmask #shelfie #texturetuesday
“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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💎So I have been on a quest, searching for my go to products. I have a lot of under the surface whiteheads that you can see up close and in the sun. My cheeks are very bumpy🥺. 💎I was recommended Paula’s Choice and I decided to embark into using their products. To be honest, this is my first non drugstore purchase (my other products were given to me by friends and family). 💎I purchased a toner, since I was out and then the exfoliate 2% BHA that everyone speaks of. I have been using for about a month now and I’m not sure if I have yet to notice a huge difference on my acne. The toner says oil/combination, but right now my skin is dry to normal. I use the toner 2xs a day usually and the BHA at night when I’m not doing much to my skin. I do not use cotton balls. I put in my hand and then pat onto my skin. I do feel like there is a difference with my skin tone. I will keep you updated on these products. 💎So here’s a question. When I am using the Toner and BHA which serum should be used with or separately with it? ➖Hydrate has Hydraulic Acid and Vitamin B ➖Revive has Peptides and Vitamin C ➖Glow has Magnesium and Vitamin C ✨✨✨✨Also, checkout today’s Top story about SKIN CARE MYTHS by clicking the link in the bio. Thanks for reading!✨✨✨ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ “All that glitters isn’t gold. It might be gold plated.” ✨✨#shelfie #paulaschoice #beautyblogs #glamsquad #skincareroutine
“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.
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💎Happy Texture Tuesday! This is the bronzing oil that I mix with lotion. I use it almost on a daily basis. I love gold and strive to be as naturally gold as possible! Lol 💎I tan my face with tanning gel almost every day. It helps disguise the juxtaposition of my dark under eye area and my pale skin tone. It also helps to hide acne scars, spider veins and cellulite on my body. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ “All that glitters isn’t gold. It might be gold plated.” #texturetuesday #skingoals #skincareroutine #tanning #productphotography
“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