Holiday Me Time

Turkey time is upon us and I couldn't be more excited to catch up with friends and family! This year I'll be going to three, yes three, Thanksgiving celebrations! Which for me means I have quite the busy week ahead. In an effort to take full advantage of the calm before the storm, I spend much of the weekend relaxing and tackling my to-do list. 

Honestly, there really isn't much I love more than spending an hour or so reading through my favorite mags and enjoying a piece of chocolate. Since I don't get much me time during the week, I try to have at least 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday to indulge. I couldn't help but, grab a copy of Sunset during a recent shopping trip to Safeway. I love their quick trips suggestions, and who can resist the beautiful travel imagery? 

Of course every "me time" wouldn't be complete without a little something sweet. Normally, I like to keep a few dark and light chocolates on hand and break off a few during my down time. I'm a sucker for the classics and often times opt for Hershey. 

How do you find "me time" during the holiday season?

 

xoxo,

Birdie

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3 Holiday Hairstyles to Try this Season

Between prepping the table and assisting in the kitchen, there really isn't much downtime to get ready for Thanksgiving. In my family, the vibe tends to be much more relaxed, which can make getting ready a breeze. This year I'm planning to keep it as easy as pie (you see what I did there ;) and wear my hair away from my face. 

This way I'll be free of distractions and ready to get my grub on! Since I know the vibe of Thanksgiving, whether casual or formal, can vary I've put together a few quick and easy styles to inspire your holiday beauty routine! 

SLICK & PARTED

3 Holiday Hairstyles to Try this Season via. Birdie Shoots
3 Holiday Hairstyles to Try this Season via. Birdie Shoots

HOW TO:
This style could not be easier to achieve! Three products are needed to achieve this look, hair spay, fine bristled brush, and a comb. Starting with clean hair, either with a natural wave or straightened, align a comb along the bridge of the nose and create a center part. 

Pull hair to either side and slightly mist with hair spray. Continue to brush hair back into a pony tail with your brush. Secure with a hair tie at the nape of neck middle of  the head. Finish with hairspray, and lightly pat down fly aways if any remain.

THE VERONICA SIDE WAVE

3 Holiday Hairstyles via. Birdie Shoots
3 Holiday Hairstyles via. Birdie Shoots

HOW TO:
This look is a nod to the Veronica Lake style do! Starting with dry hair, part to either side. The part should be relatively deep, I aligned mine with the beginning of my right brow. Using a 1 1/2" curling iron begin barrel curling hair in sections no larger than 1". Leave in curls, do NOT brush out!

If your starting to feel/look like you need to be on the Sweet Ship Lollypop, your doing it right! Once both sides of hair have been curled set hair with a strong-hold hairspray. Allow, a few minutes for your hair to cool, and the hairspray to set.

Next, with the fine side of a comb, begin pulling through your curls, starting at the part and finishing at your ends. Continue until all hair is combed, and finish with a blast of hairspray. 

THE PULL APART SIDE BRAID

3 Holiday Hairstyles via. Birdie Shoots
3 Holiday Hairstyles via. Birdie Shoots

HOW TO:

Start with a deep side part on the preferred side of your head. Pull all hair to the opposing side of your part. Divide hair into three equal sections and being to braid. Once the braid is complete secure with a hair tie. 

Next beginning at the top of your braid begin slightly tugging on each braided segment. This is by no means a polished look, so have fun with it! Once complete finish with a light hold hairspray and add additional bobby pins if needed.


xoxo,

Birdie