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Drink · October 30, 2017

8 Ways to Completely Chill Out Over Your Holiday Break

Skip the Nail Salon

Think you have to spend a ton of money to get a salon-worthy pedicure? Not true. All you need is some Epsom salt, a good scrub, your favorite polish, and this step-by-step tutorial.

Check In With Your Skin

Its easy to forget about the skin on your body when it's covered by layers of sweaters and jackets. Slathering on a rich, velvety body cream is the perfect way to remedy dry, rough patches. We're loving the JUARA Candlenut Body Creme.

Bake the Day Away

What are the holidays if not a time for sampling sweet confections at every opportunity? For our contributions to holiday party potlucks, we're reaching for Joy Wilson's (also known as Joy the Baker) cookbook Homemade Decadence to whip up her divine [Bourbon-Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars] (https://www.birchbox.com/magazine/article/homemade-decadence-joy-the-baker-cookbook).

Apply a Face Mask

You know whats great about face masks these days? They come in targeted formulas to address any type of complexion concern like dryness, acne, and aging. This holiday season we're stocking up on a variety of sheet masks because they're travel-friendly for solving any skin situation on-the-go.

Make Your Tea a Little Tipsy

A hot cup of tea might be one of the most relaxing things ever. Bourbon can have a similar effect. Combine the two with these winter-ready tea cocktails. Cozy clothing and a warm fire are recommended.

Tend to Your Hair Color

If youve spent the year dyeing your hair every shade of the rainbow, theres no better time to treat your tresses to a little TLC. This moisturizing mask gives us an excuse to take an extra-long shower, all in the name of mane-tenance.

Try a DIY Facial Massage

Are you furrowing your brows as you read this? We use our facial muscles so involuntarily that its hard to even know when they're tense. Relax themand improve your overall complexionwith these easy, restorative massages you can do at home.

Take a Beauty Vacation

Theres nothing like a few days off to take a break from your regular [beauty routine] (https://www.birchbox.com/magazine/article/overdoing-beauty-routine). It's the perfect excuse to go makeup-free, skip painting your nails, tweezing your brows, and (gasp!) shaving your legsat least for a few days.

Author

Alexis Bridenbaugh