7 Days of Holiday Looks: Day 4

day 4 second look

Day four of our 7 Days of Holiday Looks was an easy, peachy look for me. I pulled my hair into a low ponytail and added a little “enhancement” à la Jessica Simpson.

I like this hair piece better than the other piece I tried as it was much easier to attach and looked very realistic (in my opinion).

day four holiday looks

I went for a mostly peachy look on my face with a little bronzer and brown eyeshadow.

St. Tropez Radiance Mousse

I am obsessed with this Radiance Mousse from St. Tropez. It’s so light and easy to apply. Just dab the tiniest amount on cheekbones, forehead, eyelids—anywhere you want to glow— and gently rub in with your fingertips.

NARS Orgasm Blush

This blush is an old standby that’s been in my makeup bag for 10 years because IT WORKS.  I also love Super Orgasm which is the disco version of the original Orgasm, but since I’m already bronzed up here and glowing beyond recognition, I skipped it. You’re welcome.

CHANEL Aqualumière Gloss in Canari

Aqualumière Gloss by CHANEL is just so good and this peachy-coral color called Canari is perfect for my holiday look. This is very sheer and easy to apply so you don’t have to worry about a precise application. Also, it’s not sticky at all so your hair is safe if the wind blows!

On my eyes I used some bronzy brown eye shadow shades and tons of Lancôme Hypnose Drama mascara.

Bree’s Look: So here’s the thing. I know Bree did a Day 4 Holiday Look because we’ve been doing them every day together, but I can not find any photographic evidence of any such look. I have a sneaking suspicion she deleted them (she wasn’t liking her look) but I can’t be sure. So much for Bree’s day 4 look :(

Bailey’s Look:

bailey day 4

Bailey’s gorgeous hair is starting to get on my nerves. I mean, how many good hair days is this girl going to have in one week. Sheesh. (Also, while her shirt looks eerily similar to the shirt she wore in Day 3, Bailey asked me to mention that it is not, in fact, the same shirt.) (As if, right?)

Bailey has kind of surprised me with her efforts in this holiday feature. She’s been waking up an hour early each morning to prepare her holiday looks before school. That’s total dedication, right friends?

Pixi Smokey Eye Creator Kit

Sadly, this great little smoky eye kit is sold out on the Pixi website, but keep checking back for availability because it’s a great kit for any girl looking for some vavvooom in her holiday look.

L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balm in Plush

This pot gloss looks bright in the container but it’s really just a pale pink. I think Bailey likes the way it tastes just as must as she likes how it looks! Yum.

NYX Powder Blush in Natural

I continue to be amazed at the color payoff and versatility of NYX Cosmetics. This powder blush in Natural is a pale pink with no shimmer—so pretty! (And the price is pretty, too.)

Rimmel Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara

This new Glam’Eyes mascara from Rimmel is really black and inky and thickens lashes without clumping them. Bailey is really picky with her mascaras but she’s worn this for three days in a row now. In my book this means she’s giving this a thumbs up.

holiday fragrances 2

To add to our list of favorite holiday fragrances, we each selected another scent we can’t get enough of this season:

Erika’s Pick: Nuit de Noel by Caron ($85)

I have the teeniest, tiniest little sample of this fragrance that I love to bust out during the holidays. Everything about this classic 1920’s fragrance screams Christmas and I just can’t get enough of it this time of year.

Bree’s Pick: YSL Parisienne ($39-85)

When you live in a house with teenage girls, nothing is sacred. Not your closet, not your jewelry, not even your perfume. Needless to say, my favorite YSL scent has quickly become Bree’s favorite YSL scent. With notes of rose and violet, I must say this fragrance smells almost as good on her as it does me.

Estée Lauder Sensuous

Sensous by Estée Lauder is a family love affair here at Makeup Bag. The woody amber fragrance first won the heart of 6-year-old Janey last year and then made its rounds to the rest of us, including Bailey who is naming this as one of her faves.

And just because you are my most favorite readers of all, I’m gracing you with this here picture of Janey and her holiday look.

janey holiday look day 4

She took this with the Photobooth feature on my computer and even filmed a video, but there wasn’t any sound. So sad because she expertly demonstrated how to apply the L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara. I’ll see if I can get her to do it again this week.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday last week. Just think, only 25 days until Christmas!

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  • This is magazine worthy – and you look 20! I have to run, not walk, to buy all your recommendations here! The hairstyle really shows off your gorgeous skin! You all look so pretty. xoxoxo, Carolina

    Carolina (Reply)
  • Hi Erika! I have never left a comment but I go on your site EVERYDAY and I must say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU AND YOUR GIRLS!!! You are stunning and your daughters are gorgeous! Janey is hilarious and I hope to have daughters like yours (that love make up) one day! From a fellow beauty FANATIC…keep up the good work on this site. You have taken me out of my make up rut and I truly enjoy visiting your site. Happy Holidays! Karen =)

    Karen (Reply)
    • Karen, thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kind words. I’m so happy that you stop by every day!! Happy holidays to you and yours as well… xo, Erika

  • I love alot of NYX, especially the Mega Lipglosses… Most of them have great pigment and texture. I use the powder blush in Angel alot.

    Rebecca (Reply)
  • Hello Erika! Oh my, this look is by far my favourite on you. You pull of neutrals so well! And the hair looks fabulous, too. Bailey looks super cute, too =) And Janey…LOL she’s amazing!

  • Erika, you look beautiful. The hair looks so realistic. I love the peaches on you too. Janey looks all “growed up” in that picture, she’s so cute.

    Jaime (Reply)
  • I forgot to say that I agree with Carolina, you look younger than me, I’m 24.

    Jaime (Reply)
  • hi Erika! u really are sooo gorgeous! makes me wonder how young you are, given that you have a kid as old as bree!

  • oooh! and i just read, ur 38! but still look like you’re just the older sister! :)

  • I am so glad that I found this blog! As a newcomer to makeup blogs, I find yours to be so resourceful and I absolutely love the looks that you put together! I cannot wait to read more.

  • Erika!
    I never would have known your ponytail was a fake–it looks fab! And your skin, my dear is to….die…for. Love this look on you!!

    Congrats to Bailey, I can’t get my 21 yr. old up for a fire!

  • Erika, You are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

  • This is definitely my favorite of your holiday looks, Erika.

    Angie (Reply)
  • I love this warm peach look as it looks very natural and effortless. I swear by Nars Orgasm too, it is THE blush. Yes, you are awesomely gorgeous! :)
    – Kaith

  • Erika, your skin looks FLAWLESS here! What are you wearing as foundation – are you wearing the Chanel Hydramax Tinted Moisturizer (I know you like that one!)?? GREAT LOOK!!

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