The holiday season is upon us which means you’re going to be busier than ever with attending various social events – cocktail parties, dinners, family luncheons and much more. It’s the perfect season to dress up, throw the caution to the wind and to go out and have a great time with family and friends. We’re here to help you stay on top of your game! We’ve got 10 beauty tips that to follow this season to look a million bucks.
- Get that Glow
It’s essential to take a holistic approach to skin care. Eating healthy, getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking at least two litres of water will set you on the right course. Follow these steps and add skincare basics – cleansing, toning, moisturising and exfoliating into your routine. Remember that cleansing, toning, and moisturising is something you should do daily. Exfoliating should only be done twice a week; pay special attention to your lips, the nose, and the chin area.
There are several quick DIY home remedies that you can try to serve this purpose; here are 3 easy moisturiser recipes that are oil based. Here are eight more DIY face moisturiser recipes. Rose water, apple cider vinegar, and cucumber juice work well as a natural toner and as for cleansing, raw milk does the trick. Now as far as exfoliating goes, there are a number of DIY recipes, we would recommend these 13 simple exfoliating face scrubs. For those who aren’t DIY fans, here are some great organic products.
- Take care of the locks
Winter is not only harsh on your skin, but also it takes a toll on your tresses. The constant switch between the cold outdoors and the heating indoors can also damage your locks, add styling to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for mane massacre! It is essential to infuse the moisture back into the locks. Go in for deep conditioning treatments and oil massages to keep them nourished and shiny. Summer Christmas also means added humidity and perhaps added volume where you don’t want it. Curly haired gals can try the Keratin treatment for curly hair to keep the frizz away.
Home remedies work just as well too. Try a honey-olive oil mask to help the tired tresses or give banana, avocado, and olive oil mask a try to deep condition them. Here are several other easy DIY hair mask recipes for you to try.
- Nail it
Pay attention to the smaller details too. Your feet can take a toll from all the hopping around in stilettos, so go in for a deep tissue pedicure to relax those tired soles after a soiree to get them back in shape for the next one. Also, don’t forget your nails, ladies! Go in for a manicure and some dazzling nail art to get the party started.
There are several nail art trends doing the rounds. Some are beautiful and some are completely bizarre. Also, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and hence we are rounding them all up for you. Whether you embrace them or ditch them is up to you. Also, to get into the groove here are some festive nail art trends!
- Practice makes Perfect
Leave the experimenting for some other time and fall back on some tried and tested makeup looks! Nail those smoky eyes, get your contouring right, get the perfect shade of red to glam up the lips and you’re all set to party without having to worry about looking fresh every single time. These are classics for a reason! They never go out of style.
- Smile wide
A radiant smile is the best accessory you will wear! All the alcohol and smoking can taint your beautiful white teeth; so get those pearlies shining white in time for the holiday season! Go in for teeth whitening and cleaning treatments. Go to a reputed clinic and leave with a brilliant smile that’ll last through the season and more.
- Add some colour
The holiday season is the perfect time to explore your quirkier side. You could try out the haircut you always wanted or get those latest highlights! As they say, ‘New Year – New You!’ That’s a good motto to follow for the year ahead.
- Pick the right scent
Well, you’ve got your outfit and the make-up down to the T; next step? Nail the perfect perfume. It only enhances your aura and leaves you feeling fresh all through the soiree. All the dancing can sometimes lead to body odour, and a handy tester size bottle of your favourite scent can save the day.
- Get in Shape
We are all for body-positivity, so when we say get in shape, we don’t mean the 36-24-36 model. Work on your core and focus on building up your stamina, to help you take on the holiday season head-on. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of drinking and dancing to do! You need all the strength you can get. Added advantage? Working out works wonders for the skin!
- Relax and Rejuvenate
Deep tissue massages are great after the hardcore partying done through the season, but they are even better to get you started. Go in for a full body spa treatment to look and feel your best. Any reason is a good reason to get a massage after all!
- Get your kit ready
The multi-shade contour kit, the perfect eyeshadow, and the glamorous lipstick makes up your entire party arsenal! Get it ready before all the frantic partying starts. This is going to be your constant throughout the season. Purchasing them in advance can also help save up, as you won’t have to get them at the holiday rates. Also, quality items often sell out faster. So make sure you stock up!
There you go, these ten trends should have you covered for the holiday season ahead. The important thing to remember is to go out and have some fun and welcome the new year ahead with open arms!