The life of a beauty blogger is non-stop. For Annie Atkinson of She’s in the Glow, this past year has been particularly busy with wedding planning and a perfect day at the Pink Museum. We were so excited to catch her and chat about her gift guide and holiday plans because if anyone knows beauty and wellness gifts, it’s Annie. And we challenge anyone to beat the cozy family Colorado vacation she’s looking forward to.
Where are you spending the holidays? Any fun trips planned this holiday season?
I’ll be spending Christmas this year in Crested Butte, Colorado with my family. It’s the best and so cozy. It’s a real white Christmas. We do a lot of cooking, snowshoeing and skiing. It’s actually my first time spending the holiday with my new husband!
What will you be giving to friends and family?
My mom and I both love Tata Harper Skincare. My dad is even really into it. It really makes such a huge difference and you feel good about what is being absorbed into your skin. I love to keep of bottle of Tata’s Hydrating Floral Essence on my desk and a small one in my purse for on-the-go hydration. I’ll probably be giving my sister and a few friends the Resurfacing Mask for that instant glow. It’s so good just to have on when you want to be able to walk around the house and multi-task. For my Mom, I want her to try the Body Balm. It’s super thick and I looove the texture. It feels like you are melting away all those imperfections.
What will your go-to look be over the holiday?
Oh gosh, well lots of cozy sweaters. I opt for cashmere or really thick wool and anything that is oversized and super soft. I wear a lot of black but like to dress it up with a red lip and Rebecca de Ravenel’s Les Bonbons earrings. I also do a lot of black tights and black leather pants.
What are your secrets to staying healthy through the holidays?
I did the Clean Program for six weeks right before my wedding and I loved it. I am doing a modified version of the Clean Program up until the holidays so that when I do decide to indulge I’ll feel like I deserve it. I don’t eat meat, processed foods, bread, and nightshades and really try to limit my sugar. Dessert is my weakness so if I am going to splurge, that is where I do it.
Any beauty tricks you’re up to?
I am really working on my skin again and also I am growing out my eyebrows and trying to grow my lashes. I use Plume, which is all natural and totally works. I love the no makeup look and will add luminizers, a cream blush or cream bronzer and RMS “Un” Powder to make sure I’m not too glowy (aka greasy).
Do you have a special family holiday tradition?
I still love to open my stocking in my parent’s bed. Is that weird? Also a Christmas Day snowshoeing excursion from our house into town is always the best.
Favorite holiday flick? Favorite holiday tune?
The Holiday, I mean come on – who doesn’t love it?
Author: Tata Harper Team
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