Merry Christmas From Pink Peonies

Merry Christmas

Just a quick blog post to wish all my readers and their families & friends a very Merry Christmas!  It doesn’t really matter which holiday you celebrate, the festive period is a time for sharing and caring.  Do something nice for someone or something (as you know, I have a huge soft spot for animals) and remember to be thankful for everything you have in your life.  I think a lot of us don’t always realise just how fortunate we are to have what we have in our lives – whether it’s materialistic things, your health (mental or physical), or someone to spend the day with.

I filmed a ‘Get Ready With Me – Christmas Edition’ video for my YouTube channel last week and a few hours after I started editing the video two things happened:

1. My video editing software crashed, and I mean like completely crashed!  It somehow uninstalled itself and I couldn’t find it anywhere on my iMac.  Being the technologically challenged fool that I am, I had to wait for Neal to arrive home to try fix it for me.  He managed to fix it, but then…

2. I noticed that a whole 12-minute clip was missing from the footage.

So I decided it was probably a sign to call it a day.  If you’re looking for some Christmas makeup & beauty inspiration, take a peek at my ‘My Favourite Festive Reds – Lips, Nails & Body’ blog post here.  I feel bad for not being able to upload a Christmas-inspired video, but it’s the thought that counts…right?


A huge THANK YOU to each and every single one who has taken time out of their day to stop by Pink Peonies blog, send me a tweet, leave a comment, like a video, and share a blog post with a friend.  There are no words to describe how thankful I am.  I love being able to chat with you in our virtual beauty room, eating virtual cupcakes, talking about makeup and other beauty products…and well, enabling you to buy more products than you probably need.

Who would’ve thought that this amazing journey into makeup & beauty that started in March 2013 would have led to so many friendships?!  I know that we mostly talk about makeup and all of that good stuff, but I like to think Pink Peonies is also about spending time with friends in a safe & happy place.

Please know that you will always have a place here at Pink Peonies on Christmas (and any other day of the year), and I am honoured to be part of your day.

Merry Christmas!  Be safe and have fun!

P.S.  There will be a little radio silence here on the blog for the next couple of days.  No blogging, no working – just food, wine, reading, and plenty of good company.  You can look forward to my annual series of ‘Best Of Beauty’ blog posts in January plus I have a huge GIVEAWAY lined up to say thank you for all the love and support you have given me this past year.  I have a lot of fresh new ideas for blog posts next year, plus a very special monthly somethin’-somethin’ as well (but more on that in the new year).



  1. Tanya 24 December 2015 / 09:25

    Merry Christmas xxx

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:14

      I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Tanya! xo

  2. Jeanelle 24 December 2015 / 09:36

    Merry Christmas!!! Hope you have a LOVELY time off and get spoiled! Thank you for the awesome blogs and reviews!! xx

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:14

      Thanks so much, Jeanelle – we had a very relaxed Christmas & New Year (just how we like it). :) xo

  3. Candice 24 December 2015 / 09:59

    Merry Christmas hun!

  4. Jackie Heijmans 24 December 2015 / 19:53

    A merry and safe festive season for you and your family. Thank you so much for updating your blog with all the beautiful pics, ideas and information. So glad I found your blog!!! :))) Geseende Kersfees en ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar. Looking forward to your 2016 posts! :))

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:15

      Thank you, Jackie – your comment totally made my day! ♥

  5. Lynette Swanepoel 25 December 2015 / 09:50

    Gelukkige Kersfees vir jou, Luzanne! xo

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:15

      Dankie vir die kerswense, Lynette. :)

  6. Melanie 25 December 2015 / 21:45

    Happy Christmas, Luzanne! Looking forward to all the posts you have in store for us next year! Xx

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:16

      Thanks, Melanie! I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2016 – keep your eyes peeled! 😉 ♥

  7. Bernadette 25 December 2015 / 21:50

    Thank you for a making 2015 the year that I started loving makeup and taking better care of my skin. It’s all thanks to you and your informative (and beautiful) blog posts. Even my husband has noticed a difference in how I look – thank you. :)

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:17

      YES! That’s what I love to hear!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this comment, it really is the best feeling when someone tells you they started doing something positive because of you. This is an amazing comment! 😀

  8. Merlicia 25 December 2015 / 23:34

    Don’t stress about not getting a video up for us, I completely understand. :) you have worked so hard this year on your videos and blog posts, and I’m sure you need a break. Really looking forward to 2016 and all your blog posts and videos!!! You are my favourite blogger. xxxooo

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:19

      Thanks, Merlicia – I really, REALLY wanted to get that video up but alas…the odds were not in my favour. I filmed another video yesterday, and it will be up in the next few days.

      Thank you so much for saying I am your favourite blogger – knowing someone really enjoys & loves my blog posts & videos is the best feeling in the world. ♥

  9. Miriam 26 December 2015 / 15:26

    I hope you are having the happiest holidays,

    I am sure you hear this a lot but I love your blog. You are such an inspiration to me and I hope to one day be as much of an inspiration to others.

    Enjoy your wine, books and good company. life is short its always such an amazing thing to be able to spend it with people we love and they love us too.

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:20

      Thank you, Miriam. :)

      Thank you so much for being so kind – I really appreciate your words of encouragement. I hope you had a lovely festive season. x

  10. Rozanne 27 December 2015 / 09:42

    I hope you had a great Christmas, Luzanne. I just love your blog and can’t wait for you to post your first blog post of 2016! :)

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:21

      I had a wonderful Christmas – spent it with Neal in Cape Town with a few of the ocean…best feeling ever!!

  11. Farzana M 27 December 2015 / 13:04

    Hole you had a happy xmas, and rest well for the new year. Can’t wait to start reading your posts again.

    XO Farzana

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:22

      Thanks so much, Farzana. I’ve already started writing my first few blog posts, and the first beauty-related blog post will be up bright & early on Monday morning! 😉

  12. Simone Cameron 31 December 2015 / 22:40

    Lol…yes always the thought that counts!

    Hope you had an awesome Christmas and are enjoying your break 😉 can’t wait to have you back in 2016!

    My sister asked me for eye liner and blush tonight as she couldn’t find her make up bag. She almost fell over when I gave her my tray full of make up….lmao. your blog is NOT good for my pocket!

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:24

      Thanks so much, Simone! I hope you had a blessed Christmas with your family, I’m sure Adam was very spoilt with it being his first Christmas and all. 😉

      THIS comment made my week – haha!!! Love it!

  13. Rivania Pillay 1 January 2016 / 14:15

    I have thooroughly enjoyed reading your blog this past year. Here’s wishing you all the best for 2016, xx
    Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

    • Luzanne 8 January 2016 / 11:24

      Thank you so much for always taking the time to read my blog posts & leave a comment, Rivania. ♥

  14. Rivania Pillay 1 January 2016 / 14:15

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog this past year. Here’s wishing you all the best for 2016, xx
    Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

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