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How To Glow From Head To Toe This Winter #Aveeno

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I nourished for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® Active Naturals as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno.  All opinions are my own.

Winter is not a season that comes naturally to this native Texan.  I’m currently about a third into my second Colorado winter and a Danish concept called hygge [HYU-guh] is helping me warm my soul despite the icy temps.

There is no literal English translation for hygge because hygge is all about being-ness–it’s a state of mind focused on illuminating your soul through creating a warm atmosphere, coziness, connection, natural beauty, and togetherness which is really the tip of the iceberg in defining this concept.

I’ve since been giving everything in my life a hyggeligt [HYU-guh-lee] makeover.  My living room has been outfitted with strings of light and candles to give it a warm glow while a fire constantly blazes (it’s a “fake” space heater fire but it has the same effect #winkwink).  I also brought my favorite swingasan chair inside from the patio so that I can enjoy the floating, nest-like sensation while snuggling blankets and drinking hot beverages.

How To Glow From Head To Toe This Winter #Aveeno

Ah yes….hygge is glorious.

How To Glow From Head To Toe This Winter #Aveeno

This holistic approach to winter is so incredibly soul-nourishing and it is also applicable to my winter beauty and skin care regimen.  When winter weather and subarctic temperatures threaten to deplete my eczema-prone skin of of all moisture, I turn to the healing power of Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal to nourish my skin from the inside out.

How To Glow From Head To Toe This Winter #Aveeno

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion naturally helps my skin retain moisture, leaving my skin feeling soft all day long.  The candles in my living room aren’t the only thing glowing…

How To Glow From Head To Toe This Winter #Aveeno

My post-shower lotion application has become one of my favorite daily rituals.

How To Glow From Head To Toe This Winter #Aveeno

This winter, I’d like to encourage y’all to embrace hygge in all aspects of your lives as well.  Enjoy the moment, snuggle, love on others, and nourish yourself from the inside out.

xoxo, Valerie

 

 

 

P.S. If you’re a new mama, Crowdtap has a “Retro Baby” contest going on where you can enter to win some hyggeligt prizes to nourish you and your baby.  Even better: All the new moms who sign up to Crowdtap via this contest will also be eligible for a cool upcoming sampling program!

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Creating Original Designs with Hot Jewels Metallic Tattoos

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Hot Jewels metallic temporary tattoos have become my favorite chic way to adorn my body.  I never knew I could enjoy temporary tattoos so much as an adult!  One of the reasons why I love Hot Jewels so much is because you can you can get creative about combining elements and make all kids of designs.  Here is a photo tutorial about how I created a necklace (inspired by a bubble necklace) using Hot Jewels.

Creating original designs with Hot Jewels metallic temporary tattoos

TIP: When you cut designs apart before you apply Hot Jewels, save the excess and use it to create a ring or some other design.

The look I created is from Hot Jewels’ tribal collection (which includes 4 sheets of designs).

Hot Jewels metallic temporary tattoos Tribal Sheets

I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so many compliments on an accessory before.  Such a gorgeous whimsical look that’s perfect for everyday or special occasion looks.

Hot Jewels used to only be available online but I’ve recently seen them at Target stores!  This was taken/seen on the end of a register.

Hot Jewels metallic temporary tattoos at Target stores

Peace. Love. Sparkle.

Creating original designs with Hot Jewels metallic temporary tattoos

To see more information, video and how I’ve been wearing Hot Jewels see my post: Hot Jewels Metallic Temporary Tattoos: How To Wear the Trend.

Have you tried metallic temporary tattoos yet?

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*This post was written as part of the Hot Jewels™ Ambassador Program and is sponsored by Hot Jewels™ Metallic Temporary Tattoos.  All opinions are my own.

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Rent The Runway dress for a holiday party or special date night.

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