Tips on Staying Hydrated During the Holidays

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Staying Hydrated | Mallorie Owens

You guys, Christmas is less than two weeks away! Are you ready or do you feel like it’s almost time to start running around like a crazy person to get it all done. I’m feeling like I’ve done a pretty good job of pacing myself on all holiday preparations this year, but I know a bunch of things will come up last minute.

The one thing I always tell people is my number one health and fertility tip is to stay hydrated. This is especially important during the holidays. With the cooler temps and heaters that dry us out, along with never ending to-do lists and countless cookies, getting enough water is key. And I promise it doesn’t have to be hard!

Here are a few of my simple tips to make sure I get enough water every day…

How to drink more water. | Mallorie Owens

Keep water bottles everywhere!

I have water bottles (smartwater® is our favorite!) stashed at my desk, in my purse, in the car, and anywhere else I might need one in a pinch. This is a great reminder to keep drinking water throughout the day and nice to know I’ll always have some on hand when I need it. Dave makes fun of me because I’m always surrounded by so many water bottles, from empty to full.
How to Drink More Water | Mallorie Owens

Drink at least 16 oz first thing in the morning.

This is one you might have to work your way up to, but once you get used to it you won’t be able to go without it. Cameron Diaz drinks an entire liter before doing anything else in the morning! If she can do that, I think we can do 16 ounces. I’m telling you, you will feel soooo good if you do this as soon as you get out of bed. Sometimes I have a water bottle beside my bed so I can do it before I even get up.

Tips on Staying Hydrated | Mallorie Owens

Pour your water in pretty glasses.

Whether you pour your smartwater® in a wine glass or a fun mason jar, I always find I drink more water when it’s in a nicer cup. It also encourages me when I’d rather be drinking something other than water and makes it feel like a special treat.
Staying Hydrated Through Winter | Mallorie Owens
You can find smartwater® at your local Target store in the water aisle!

What’s your favorite tip to #HydrateYourDay? Let me know in the comments in case it’s something I can try!


Easy Glitter Festive Eye Makeup Look.

Today I wanted to share a really easy glitter festive eye makeup look for those of you that might have some holiday parties coming up, or maybe you’re like me and just feel like upping the glitter factor for the holidays. Either way, this look is so simple and can be switched out for different colors and glammed up with major eyeliner and lashes.

Easy Festive Eye Makeup Look | Mallorie Owens

Products Used:

Concealer/Eye Primer:

Au Naturale Cosmetics Zero Gravity Foundation in Sand *+

Setting Powder and Contour:

Guize Face FX Contour Powder Collection in Moonlight +


Tarte Paaarty (similar shade: exposed) +


Morphe ES67 Petals +

Morphe ES6 Lustrous +


Lorac Supermodel

Lip Injection Lip Gloss


Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown +

Burts Bees Brow Pencil in Brown *+


Pop Beauty Twinkle Texture Palette Purple and Purple Glitter

Morphe ES13 Deep Skin +

Morphe ES67 Petals +


Root Pretty Mascara *+

The * marks products that are non toxic and the + marks those that are cruelty free.

Easy Festive Eye Makeup Look | Mallorie Owens

This look is sooooo easy ladies! You can add a winged liner and lashes if you're wearing these eyeshadows to a holiday party or keep it low key like I did with just the shadows and natural lashes. Up to you!

Here’s how I got the look…

I primed my eyes with my Au Naturale Foundation stick and then “set” it by going all over the lid and blending out into the crease and up with Morphe ES13 Deep Skin with a blending brush.

Then, I applied the purple color from Pop Beauty Twinkle Texture with my finger. These colors are SOOOO buttery and easy to blend. With this kind of creamy formula I like to apply all over the lid with my finger and then blend out with the brush I used originally to make sure the golden nude color and this purple are seamless.

I added a few layers of the purple and more Deep Skin for blending and depth to get it just right.

Next I added highlight with the white color from the Twinkle Texture palette in the inner corner and Morphe Petals on the brow bone.

Purple Glitter Festive Eye Makeup Look | Mallorie Owens

I then did my brows, concealer, setting powder, contour, and blush. I added highlight on the apples of my cheeks, nose bone, and above the brows. I used Morphe Petals on the apples of my cheeks and Lustrous everywhere else.

Under the eye I packed on the purple eyeshadow with a thin eye brush and then blended it out with Morphe Deep Skin. Then, VERY carefully, I added the purple glitter from the Twinkle Texture palette under each eye. I might try with my finger next time and see if it takes less packing to get the desired effect, because that works best on my upper eyelid, but I was trying to be precise so I was using a thin brush.

I finished off by curling my lashes and adding mascara top and bottom. I let it dry and repeat once or twice to get them nice and curled.

Green Christmas Glitter Festive Eye Makeup Look | Mallorie Owens

Make sure to tag me on instagram if you try this look! I want to see how it turned out for you and what colors you chose and I’ll repost you on my stories as well. I played around in photo shop to show you what it would look like with green eyeshadow and silver glitter…what do you think?