With the all the hustle and bustle that comes with December, make-up might be the last thing on your mind.
With the all the hustle and bustle that comes with December, make-up might be the last thing on your mind. But, if you’re anything like me and a little make-up makes you feel good then go for it.
Here are our top tips for feeling and looking good this Christmas.
Your party make-up has to be right if you want to look your best this Christmas. The key to looking great for your Christmas party is to always put on your eyeshadow first. Then apply your foundation and any other make-up you want to wear. This way you know that any loose eyeshadow won’t fall into places it will be harder to remove if you have your full face done.
A simple up ‘do
Christmas is such a frantic time that it can be difficult to find the energy to fuss over hairstyles. Yet, if you want to look and feel fantastic then one of the best beauty tips you can master is the art of simple hairdos. An up-do is a classic and done right, so effective. If you want to put your hair up, try twisting one section from the front of your hair; once twisted pin into place at the back of your head. Repeat with the other side. Then take the remainder of your hair and tie a messy bun. This look is elegant, simple and more importantly quick.
Watch your alcohol intake
Although you may like to have a drink or two over the Christmas, your skin doesn’t. Alcohol dehydrates you and can leave your skin dry, grey and dull. To make sure your skin glows despite the endless flow of alcohol over the festive period, unfortunately, your moisturiser just won’t cut it. Instead, invest in some cleansing milks that contain hyaluronic acid. You could also apply a brightening face mask; look for ones that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, as this natural acid helps to destroy dead skin skills, firm up and moisturise.
All those nights partying to Mariah Carey is bound to leave even young eyes looking tired. To make sure you stay looking bright and alert over Christmas give yourself a little eye massage to get rid of puffy eyes. Begin at the corner of one of your eyes and work your way up, between your brow bone and your eye, rubbing as you go until you reach the outer edge of your eye. Repeat along your lower lash line. Also, be careful about where you apply your blusher as applying it too high can make you look tired.
‘Tis the season
We’re about to reveal one of the best beauty Christmas tips of all time, so listen up- Enjoy yourself! It sounds so simple, but whatever you’re up to this Christmas, make sure you spend time only with people you like and spend at least some time with people who make you feel good about yourself. Life is too short to spend such a special time of year with people who don’t make you feel good about yourself. And when you feel good about yourself you glow from the inside out.
Laura Doyle, mum of 4. Kyle 9, Noa Belle 4, Briar 2 and Milla 12 months. Breastfeeder, co-sleeper, coffee drinker. Staying positive and inspired by the chaos of it all. Writer and blogger at www.lovelifeandlittleones.com.