I’ve been having so much fun making YouTube videos lately! When I asked on Instagram what is the hardest part about adulting the #1 answer was money honey! Bills, loans, budgets, etc! So I thought we could start with some holiday money mindset chit chat.


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In this video I share some money mindset tips for saving money and spending less money during the holidays, affordable DIY holiday gifts that people will actually want and will love. I also share my Christmas Budget for 2018 and how much money I plan to spend this holiday season.

Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Assistant Gift Idea

Hostess Gift Idea

  • Wine – Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling and Pontificis Red Blend
  • Be the party photographer! Bring your own digital camera (PS Kim Kardashian and Erika Jayne love the one I have and linked) or an Instamax camera and take pictures of the guests all night long- this is a great ice breaker if you don’t know anyone else there
  • Instamax Instant Camera https://amzn.to/2UuA40X
  • Sony A5100 Camera https://amzn.to/2OWCy4e

Holiday Party Ideas On a Budget

  • Pizza party – everyone brings their favorite topping
  • Custom oil blend party- my friend Sarah of Costa Craft Beauty Co does this in LA https://goo.gl/hGi3gt
  • Floral arranging party
  • Craft party – body scrub,  make a DIY ornament wreath, cookie decorating

Holiday Outfits

  • Try to stick to 1-2 new pieces and mix and match. I got my new holiday Christmas sweater from Poshmark https://goo.gl/DUq3ix use my code LINZ8641 to save $5
  • I’m wearing GIRL GET GLAMOROUS HAIR clip-in extensions in 14/22 Beach Day use my discount code HOLLYWOOD to save some $$$ https://goo.gl/8sZXgN

Equipment used for filming

Sony A5100 for thumbnail pic and video https://amzn.to/2OWCy4e aka the camera Kim Kardashian and Erika Jayne love for a good makeup photo.

Diva Ring Light Super Nova 18″ Dimmable Studio Lighting Kit https://amzn.to/2DOXtFe

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Lindsay is the creator of Blushing in Hollywood a beauty, dating, travel and lifestyle blog based in Los Angeles, California.

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