I Love Winter Tag

January 21, 2014

Hello, friends!  I was actually “tagged” to do this post a while ago by rubyangel711 (read her tag here (and check out her blog, which is awesome!)), but since it has hardly felt like winter in Southern California, I decided to hold off on this post until the weather cooled down.  Unfortunately, it still feels like summer back home, so I am posting from Spanish Fork, Utah, where it is nice and chilly.  Because I waited so long to respond to this tag, however, I changed a few of the questions a bit to reflect the fact that Christmas was almost a month ago haha!  (PS. Here’s a sneak peek at the beautiful Utah!)


1) Favorite Winter Nail Polish?

I usually gravitate towards darker colors during winter, but this season, my nails have either been entirely bare, or nearly bare with my newest favorite nude shade: “Nude Now” by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (#230).


2) Favorite Winter lip product?

Since I don’t wear lipstick, but I do have very dry skin and lips, I am never far away from my Burt’s Bees chapstick.  This season, however, I discovered a new favorite Burt’s Bees product, their tinted chapstick in “Hibiscus,” which has a rich, creamy texture and a beautiful, subtle pink hue.


3) Most worn Winter clothing piece?

Hm, this one is harder because it hasn’t really gotten cold in Orange County, but I think I’ve actually gotten the most wear out of my recent (and newest favorite) thrift find: my J. Crew plaid shirtdress for only $3!


4) Most worn winter accessory?

This one is easy, the new turquoise stud earrings that were a Christmas gift from one of my best friends (and current hostess in Utah), Ashley.  I’ve already worn them in several blog posts; here’s my favorite example.


5) Favorite winter scent/candle?

During my trip to Hawaii this past July, I stumbled upon a local company, called Filthy Farmgirl, that makes natural soaps and I couldn’t help purchasing a few small sample bars.  I am down to my last bar of soap, but my favorite scent hands down has been “Filthy Yogi.”  Spicy and sweet, almost like a chai tea with extra cinnamon, this scent lingered on my skin and kept me surreptitiously sniffing all day long!  ;)

6) Favorite Winter beverage?

I am not one for fancy coffee drinks and it has been so dry here this winter that this answer is a little boring, but I have been drinking hardly anything other than water.  What can I say, it’s good for you.

7) All time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

I actually posted a list of my favorite Christmas/Holiday movies on my blog last year, but don’t worry if you missed, you can check it out here!  And just in case, my top three are White Christmas, The Shop Around the Corner and Love, Actually.

White ChristmasThe Shop Around the CornerLove Actually

8) Favorite Christmas/Holiday song?

I love listening to Christmas music (starting embarrassingly early, like way before Thanksgiving), but my favorite holiday album is easily “A Very She & Him Christmas.”  Of course, I love all the old classics by everyone’s favorite crooners, but Zooey Deschanel’s voice gets me every time!


9) Favorite Holiday food/treat?

Everything!  I love all of the yummt foods around the holidays, but I have a a major sweet tooth, so Christmas cookies might be my favorite.   Sorry, Santa, they’re mine!!

10) What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday gift you received this year?

While I was given some really great present by various friends and family this year, the best gift of all was my two precious twin nephews, Nash and Ace.  :)


11) What was your favorite activity from the holidays this year?

Our usual Christmas plans were, ahem, slightly interrupted by the arrival of my two nephews on Christmas Eve, but I always love when all of my brothers and sisters and their significant others come over on Christmas morning for a big breakfast and to exchange stocking stuffers.  This year, visiting my sister and the new babies at the hospital afterwards only made it better!!

I TAG: The Thrift Style Thursday girls!

Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
by Alex // Snippets with Alex
Megan // Eclecticity

Sadly, my short vacation here in Utah is almost over and I fly back home tonight.  I had such a great time and I will be sure to share some photos of the beautiful snowy mountains.  Sigh, I am going to miss the cold weather, but of course I also miss my pets and my bed and I guess it will be nice to see The Boyfriend again.  ;)

What are your favorite things during the winter season??  As always, thanks for reading :), Kristi

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  • girlychristina

    I loved reading your answers =) I also play “She & Him” nonstop during Christmas, I love Zooey’s voice!

    January 21, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, isn’t she just fantastic?! :)

      January 21, 2014 at 7:56 am Reply
  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    Well this was SUPER fun to read and thanks so much for tagging me! :) It sounds like you had a great time on vacation :)

    January 21, 2014 at 7:51 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      I have had the best time, thanks! I hope you decide to do the tag, too! :)

      January 21, 2014 at 7:57 am Reply
  • BeingZhenya

    Love the tag! Can’t wait to do it!

    January 21, 2014 at 8:01 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yay, I can’t wait to read your answers!! :)

      January 21, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Love this! I’m totally gonna do it on Thursday with my TST post! Thanks for the tag! Also, I LOVE She and Him <3

    January 21, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply
  • drowninmelancholy

    I hate winter since I live in a cold country (Okay, Germany has a normal weather, but compared to cali it is cold). I would give everything to live in a place where it get so cold to really have to wear thick pullovers and coats :D but we also want things we don’t have :D

    January 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Aw yeah I know it’s not everyone’s favorite season, but it’s fun to think about the things you like about the season that you can’t get/do in other seasons! ;)

      January 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    What a spectacular tag! Enjoyed reading your answers!!

    January 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • TudoFashion

    Amazing looks!

    January 23, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply
  • Fashion Galleria

    Enjoyed reading your answers.

    January 23, 2014 at 6:21 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I don’t usually do tag posts, but this one was fun and I had a lot of fun answering the questions! It was a good way to reflect on the holidays and the season :)

      January 23, 2014 at 7:01 am Reply
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