I’ve said it before and I dare say I’ll say it again but the festive party season is nearly upon us! Whether it’s a work-do or a night out with friends, getting glammed up can be a real treat! Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Trying to get your hair to behave in Winter can be challenging at best, impossible at worst. Instead of single handedly making a hole in the ozone layer with hair spray, consider getting some good quality hair extensions. You can shop for fabulous Universal Hair Extensions online at Pauls Hair World, they even come in some really funky colours if you’re feeling daring.
Treat yourself to some gorgeous new makeup, I particularly like this >Groovy Kind-a Love set from Benefit cosmetics, everything you need in a funky little tin! You could even take it to work with you if you’re going straight out to a party afterwards.
If your skin is feeling (or looking) a little worse for wear thanks to the drab weather then grab yourself some moisturising body balm >‘Take a picture…It lasts longer…’ again from Benefit Cosmetics even has a little shimmering sparkle!
Heels may be obligatory for the party itself, but save your tootsies from unnecessary pain by purchasing some folding shoes like these >Mischa Black Pumps from RedFoot to wear to and from the party. They’re a life saver for tired aching feet.
A sparkly clutch is a standard party favourite, but if you’re dancing the night away consider buying one that comes with a strap to wear across your body. This >Diagonal Zip Across Body Bag from Accessorize is perfect for keeping your change safe, secure and stylish!
Keep your accessories sparkly and fun! I love this Champagne Drop Necklace from Tatty Devine, they even make matching earrings!
It’s far too early to start decorating for the festive season but that doesn’t mean you can’t be super organised and start getting your house Christmas ready!
For most of us Christmas is almost synonymous with an increase in clutter, the area by your tree becomes hard to sweep, dust or hoover and those sparkling lights can draw your eye to unfinished DIY or tired furnishings. So come November you can start preparing your house or room for the forthcoming decorations.
Tip 1 – Watch the Paint
If you’re expecting visitors this festive season, consider tidying up your paintwork on walls or woodwork. A quick coat can create a dramatic difference.
Tip 2 – Furnishings
Hire or buy a steam cleaner and get those furnishings looking fabulous! Or if you’d rather replace them look at discount stores in your area or online, for example you can often pick up really stylish curtains from TJ Hughes.
Tip 3 – Reorganise
Having a reorganisation of furniture doesn’t just freshen up the look of your room, it can provide extra space for your tree! We even move chairs to other rooms just for a few weeks. If you’re expecting guests perhaps consider some affordable cushions and home accessories to freshen the look of your room and potentially add extra seating (large cushions can be used like a bean bag).
Tip 4 – Temporary storage
Don’t squeeze those decorations in, make room for them by boxing up some of your daily décor and pop it away in the loft or garage for a few weeks.
Tip 5 – The obvious one!
Tidy tidy tidy, it will be harder to clean, dust or hoover so make sure you get a really good clean in just before getting the decorations up.
Of course though the most important thing is to have fun and try not to get too stressed!
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