It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following

Christmas mistletoe couple

1. Smile!

2. Give the significant other / cat or dog friend / stuffed animal lying next to you a big fat Christmas kiss.

3. Jump out of bed. Hopefully you’re wearing some suitably festive pajamas, like these:

Victorias Secret Flannel pajamas It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following

Maybe button up your shirt though.

4. Play this song. Don’t tell me the Jingle Cats aren’t a holiday classic.

5. Run a brush through your hair, slick on some tinted lip balm and perhaps freshen up your skin with some facial towelettes. What you’re aiming for at this point in the day is PJ Chic. (Can’t be bothered? THINK OF THE PHOTOS.)

lush snow fairy lip tint It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following6. Eat WHATEVER you want for breakfast. (And lunch. And dinner—although turkey is, most likely, on the menu.) Today is not the day to think about sticking to your diet. Or squeezing in a workout. Let. It. Go. These special holiday meals (and oh-so-many-snacks-in-between-meals) only happen once a year, and what do you want to remember? That you had the willpower to refuse that piece of fudge or rum-spiked glass of eggnog? Or that you had a blast, bonded with the fam and (cheese alert) created memories that will last a lot longer than that number on the scale? Give yourself permission to just ENJOY.

christmas cookies It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following

7. Watch the people you love open the (awesome) gifts you selected for them. Feel warm and fuzzy inside. (And probably you will look all radiant and glowy too. You know—that whole inner beauty thing.)

8. Call or Skype or text some peeps to wish them a merry Christmas. Feel even warmer and fuzzier.

9. Wear something red. I like a good old-fashioned Christmas sweater myself.

christmas sweater It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following10. Carry on the theme in your makeup and/or hair. Yes, it’s all about the theme today. The red lip is an obvious choice. I love the low-key way that LC rocks hers:

Lauren Conrad red lips It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following

But perhaps you want to go for gold and sparkly eyelids like The Alba. (Not sure this will go with the Christmas sweater, but whatevs.)

Jessica Alba gold sparkly eyeshadow It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following

For your hair, maybe it’s the WASP in me but I love a festive hairband, Blair Waldorf-styles.

Blair Waldorf headband It's Christmas Eve! And when you wake up tomorrow morning, I suggest the following

11. Eat, drink and be merry! See #6. Have that second helping, eat three desserts, do not pass go, and then… pass out on the couch. (Oh, and steal a kiss under the mistletoe if you’re lucky.)

12. Know that I think you are AWESOME! And that I’m wishing you the bestest, most beautiful Christmas EVAH! Thanks for reading.

10 Comments

Andrea B
Friday, December 24/2010 at 12:42 pm

What a great post! Thanks for that! I hope you have an awesome Christmas. :)

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, January 1/2011 at 1:00 pm

Thanks Andrea! Hope you had a great Christmas as well! xo

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jude
Friday, December 24/2010 at 1:24 pm

beautiful post!

so glad i found this blog – i’ve been an avid reader since i did. it’s reignited my passion for applying my makeup, and yesterday i went out and bought the spin pins – thanks for the heads up! i’ll continue to read in 2011.

merry christmas x

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, January 1/2011 at 1:00 pm

Awww thank you Jude! (And how great is the spin pin???)
Hope you had a wonderful holiday! xo

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V
Friday, December 24/2010 at 2:14 pm

Thanks for post =)
Merry Christmas to you!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, January 1/2011 at 1:01 pm

Thanks! Hope yours was great!

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Skybluesky
Friday, December 24/2010 at 11:12 pm

Ditto times a million. Merry Christmas!

I love how Alba’s makeup is in accordance with your earlier post about how cheek makeup shouldn’t be shimmery, but sparkly eye makeup is totally gorgeous…I know she follows you on twitter, she probably reads your blog, too!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, January 1/2011 at 1:01 pm

Haha! I love the Alba… I think that would make my life if she actually got tips from here (although somehow I doubt it)!

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Gimped
Tuesday, December 28/2010 at 9:00 am

Thanks for the great post, Michelle!! And for all the awesome ones you’ve done this year. This blog has become my beauty Bible and I can’t thank you enough for all the awesomeness you’ve brought to my beauty life this year :) My face and damaged hair thank you muchly!! :)

Have a rockin’ New Year!!!!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, January 1/2011 at 1:02 pm

Ohhh Gimped you are so sweet! I’m so humbled by this comment – thank you! And happy new year!!! xoxo

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