Do you love holiday light displays? Do you love chocolate? Do you love free things to do? Then Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland in Greenacres, Florida in The Palm Beaches is the perfect spot for you. It’s open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. now through December 30, 2016. It’s a child-friendly activity, because I saw several families and strollers.
My husband and I went through the light display first, and enjoyed the dazzling show of more than 75,000 LED lights. You can also cast your vote in a wreath competition which benefits a local charity – the wreath with the most votes wins $1,000 for a non-profit. We voted for the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, since I used to work there and I ? it.
After the light display, we went inside the chocolate factory. So many delicious-looking chocolate indulgences! You could do all of your holiday shopping there, since everyone enjoys chocolate. It’s like a no-brainer, right?!
Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland
I voted for the Palm Beach Zoo’s wreath
Nathan and me pretending we’re royal
A chocolate football!
Comment below with what looks like the most fun to you! 🙂
Confession: when I’m shopping for beauty gifts for Christmas, I’ve been known to pick up a little something (or two or three) for myself. It’s hard to resist the holidayglitz and glam of festive packaging! To help you in your quest for the perfect present for your loved ones, I’ve narrowed down my top beauty gift suggestions – so spoil them with a gift you know they’ll enjoy.
Affordable Stocking Stuffers
Moroccanoil® Treatment Ornament and Flutterby Mascara Shields
The limited-edition Moroccanoil® Treatment Ornament is a beauty bauble that will add a sparkle to your tree and shine to your hair. You can even hang the little box on your Christmas tree, since it actually is an ornament! The special 25 ml bottle of treatment nourishes and conditions hair for silky, smooth tresses for just $15.
Does mascara get all over your eyelids after you curl your lashes? Use Flutterby Mascara Shields between your lids and lashes to prevent smudging. I even use mine to apply a cut-crease eyeshadow. At only $14.99, this gift is practical, and it won’t break the bank.
Love your Lips
Kissy Missy Lip Set and Tiny Temptations
Looking to pucker up this holiday season? Two value-priced gift sets, both packaged in attractive metal tins, will see you through any mistletoe-induced challenges. Benefit Cosmetics’ Kissy Missy Lip Set includes the new they’re real double the lip products, plus the company’s famous tints. All of them promise you a fuller-looking pout and lip color that will last eight hours, and the entire set is $26.
Clinique’s Tiny Temptations is a pretty pink smorgasbord of super-nourishing minis of the popular Chubby Stick for lips. The $49.50 set features 20 shades, and the lip balms are beautifully sheer.
Treat Yo’ Self
Since this is the time of year to splurge on luxury items, you won’t feel any guilt over the price tags. Normally I’m an advocate for affordable beauty… but these products are so high quality, I just had to share them as gift ideas.
For runway-worthy hair, just look at the Victoria Secret models who showed off their tresses in the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – their hair was styled with The Beachwaver Co. Limited Edition BEACHWAVER Pro 1.25, which is a limited edition that is adorned with Swarovski crystals.
BEACHWAVER Pro 1.25 with Swavorski Crystals (limited edition)
I love shiny things! This professional curling iron does the work for you, with a heat range of 290° – 490°, a lighter 5.5” ceramic barrel length, 1.25 barrel width, arrow button for rotation control, 8 foot swivel cord, ergonomic handle, beveled no-kink clamp, fast/slow speed switch and a home button.
If you ask me what is my top makeup tip, I would tell you without hesitation that you need to invest in good quality makeup brushes. Sure, I’ve been known to do videos on affordable makeup brushes, but if I had to pick, I would tell you not to go cheap. Artis is a company that’s been called the “Rolls Royce of makeup brushes,” and after trying their products, I’m inclined to agree.
Gold Palm brush
The revolutionary CosmeFibers were engineered to glide over your skin, and they blend like a dream. Try the limited edition $75 Gold Palm brush, which is a powerful multi-tasker that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand (and it looks holiday-worthy, too).
For the ultimate indulgence, ask for the Digit Collection 10 Set brushes, which are ergonomically shaped like fingers so you can be your own makeup artist when you’re applying cosmetics on yourself. Brilliant! This ultra-luxury set will run Santa $375 – just make sure you’re on the NICE list!
10 Digit Collection brush set
What’s on your beauty wish list this year? Comment below with what you’re hoping to get—or what you plan to purchase for your loved ones.