A little Christmas love from you…to you

A little Christmas love from you…to you

Start saying goodbye to lingering bad beauty habits and hello to these new beauty pre-celebration rituals.

Here is how to prepare top to toe for the winter holiday party…

 

 

Skin

If you want to freshen up your skin in time for the party season, start as early as possible. Your skin care regimen and lifestyle habits are the primary predictors of your skin’s health. Normally if you want to notice a big visible difference in your skin I would suggest to start at least 4 weeks earlier. A good skin care regimen will help your skin to be clearer and more hydrated. An every day routine of regular cleansing of the skin on your face morning and night, exfoliation 2-3 times per week and a daily moisturiser is a must.

An anti-oxidant mask once or twice a week will give you that extra glow on your face. The Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is my favourite.

For best results, of course, I would advise you to book a facial session.

The next important thing for flawless skin, is for the rest of your body. If you want to prevent or get rid of unwanted ingrown hairs and give yourself an invigorating treatment, the best thing to do is to regularly exfoliate your entire body.

Here is my favourite DIY body scrub recipe:

1 cup brown raw sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/5 cup of melted coconut oil.

Mix all ingredients in a big bowl and stir.
Use it on your whole body (excluding the face) every other day in the shower.
Store it in a jar and keep in the fridge for up to one month.

Waxing !! 

Yes I know it’s winter and I hear you say “Oh well nobody can see…”, “My boyfriend doesn’t care….”… but doesn’t it always make you feel better, knowing that there is not a single hair out of place? Its like wearing great underwear, even if nobody else knows, it helps you feel good! Just think…for the same price of a few drinks in the bar after work, you can get everything in order instead. Who knows? The Christmas party may pay off with the guy from down the hall.

You want to be prepared! Pre book your waxing appointment as early as possible so you are not left out.

Remember… no scrubbing for at least 24 hours after waxing.

Nails

While there’s nothing like an amazing glow and smooth skin, if you aren’t already owning a dark or sparkly colour nail varnish, march yourself straight off to get one, to be on trend and get your digits ready.

The popular nail shapes at the moment are either short and oval or, long, round and pointed towards the tips – you decide.
The NEW Iceland OPI Collection has a few different options for every taste.

And finally your Make-up…

Cleanse your skin, tone, moisturise and apply the Dermalogica Barrier Repair , which is ideal for protecting the natural barrier lipids on your skin in the cold months and my favourite make-up base holder. Start with the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer and follow by an application of a natural mineral foundation, which won’t clog your pores. It’s all about the smoky burgundy eye or gold eye shadows this winter and the festive parties are the perfect opportunity to try this look. Finish it off with a cat layer of liquid eyeliner, mascara and add vampy burgundy lipstick to complete the look.

To make the look a bit more celebratory, you can add sparkles to your eye shadows or lipstick. Now get out there and Shine!

 

Desi Petkova