A Five Step Guide to Christmas Party Glam

  • Whether it’s your uni’s end-of-term bash, a festive family reunion, or a meal with the girls, Christmas is all about that show-stopping look. But with the dark nights and the plummet in temperature, it can be easy to forget the beauty regime and reach for the onesie instead. Here is quick and easy-to-follow guide, to transform yourself from dishevelled to dazzling in five simple steps...

    1. Detangle your hairdo

    Wind, snow, and sub-zero temperatures are never the ingredients for a shimmering hair style and Christmas is the ideal time to treat yourself to a trim and say farewell to the split ends. Healthy looking hair is all about the texture and shine, so invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner to nourish your locks after being caught up in the cold.

    2. Soften your skin

    Glowing, rosy cheeks are not a bad thing – and the lucky ones amongst us manage this look after simply stepping out in the cold. But if your skin is prone to drying out, then be prepared with a good skincare regime. As with any time of the year, it is important to remove all make-up before bed and to use a moisturiser to fight against dry skin.

    3. A magnificent manicure

    When looking fab for a Christmas party, attention to detail is essential so consider gel or acrylic nail extensions which cost more than a DIY manicure but last longer and look great. You can also get amazing results however, from a striking nail polish, and a good top coat which can protect against chipping. Use metallic shades and a touch of sparkle to get into the Christmas spirit.

    4. Marvellous make up

    Parties are the perfect time to show off your beauty skills and to take your every day make up to the next level. Add sparkle or smoky eyes depending on your outfit and choose a bright lipstick for a daring yet dramatic look.

    5. What to wear?

    So your hair is dazzling, your skin is silky soft, the nails are manicured and the make-up is planned down to the last layer of lipgloss... but what to wear?! For the ultimate festive party look, team a sixties style shift dress with some killer heels and a matching clutch to hold all of your beauty essentials. For an elegant alternative try a black or red midi dress with a stunning statement necklace and some block heels and invest in a dress that can be worn in different ways to avoid having to splash out several different outfits

    Planning ahead is a great way to ensure you are looking and feeling fabulous this Christmas and there is no time like the present to be deciding on the details. So select those salons, pick out the perfect dress and prepare to amaze, for the season we have all been waiting for is here!

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