It’s Wednesday, November 27, 2018, the day before Thanksgiving and I am frantically working to finish my dinner preparations. The holidays are a very special time for my family as we live in various places across the country and Thanksgiving and Christmas are when we all make the effort to come together and celebrate our family. We rotate the host home every year and this year is my turn to do the big Thanksgiving feast.
As my evening is coming to a close I feel pretty good about my food preparations but I want to make sure I look my best tomorrow as well. I bought a new holiday-inspired outfit and just had my hair cut and toned for winter but as we know skin is the number one indicator of our health and well being so I want to be sure my skin is glowing too. I absolutely love my Truffoire skincare products and tonight I take the extra time to do some self-care pampering! First I apply the White truffle collection facial peeling which is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling smooth and exfoliated. Next, I apply my most favorite product of all, the Black Truffle Vitamin C serum. This product changed my life when I first started using it. It smoothed out my fine lines, healed my dry patches and gave my skin an overall more even and brighter tone. I don’t know what I would do without that Vitamin C serum. Lastly, just before bed, I apply the white truffle night cream to give my skin that extra boost of moisture overnight.
The next morning I awake refreshed knowing I got enough sleep. I’m ready for the day. I use my Truffoire white truffle cleansing set, apply vitamin C serum again so I can have that glow and follow with the white truffle day cream to lock in moisture and give me that dewy look. I also gently apply the white truffle eye cream around my eyes so as to remove any puffiness. The eye cream is also a favorite of mine, it’s formulated with caffeine (as well as peptides and retinol) so it really does work to reduce puffiness.
As my family arrives I am so grateful to see them and have this time with them. My family has a holiday tradition. As we all sit around the dinner table before we begin to eat, we go around the table and each person speaks about what they are thankful for that year. Every year is different and of course, some years are tougher than others but we each find something to say. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous. It improves physical and mental health, opens the doors to new relationships, improves self-esteem and reduces stress and anxiety.
It’s my turn to express my gratitude thoughts and I am bubbling over with joyful feelings as it’s an extra special holiday time for me this year. My husband and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. I feel so lucky to have been blessed with such a loving and supportive partner with whom I have been able to grow and experience life. I may not be able to crush a tennis ball as I used too and my face may reveal that I’ve been on this earth long enough to learn some things (thanks to Truffoire my skin looks spectacular though) but I wouldn’t trade any of those years for anything. Family is everything and being grateful for what you have opens the door to the flow of more good things. This holiday season I’m grateful for all my blessings and a partner and family that fill my heart.
So tell us, what does the holiday season mean to you? What excites you most about the holidays?