Party season is in full swing, and it’s not going to let up until summer ends!
Here’s how to keep your skin, hair and face in tip top condition while you’re going from back to back parties, cooking Christmas dinner or having a few drinks with friends and family on New Year’s Eve.
I’ve solved all your problems so that you can get on with enjoying yourself.
The problem: All that heat styling to achieve perfect party styles is wreaking havoc on your hair.
The solution: Girl, are you forgetting to use a heat protectant? You should not be letting a blow dryer or straightener near your mane without protection! Kerastase Nectar Thermique adds smoothness and shine to your hair while protecting it from heat styling tools. Just apply it to towel-dried hair, then blowdry and style as usual! Stockists available at kerastase.com.au.
The problem: Your legs are so dry and scaly you’re not sure if they belong to you or to a lizard.
The solution: This time Jennifer Aniston has the answer for you. Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion will leave your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth in no time at all. The natural natural colloidal oatmeal formulas in Aveeno help to moisturise and protect your skin, and it’s also really great for soothing scratchy and irritated skin. Aveeno is available from supermarkets across Australia.
The problem: All those nights out mean you’ve lost your glow, and your skin is looking dull and dehydrated.
The solution: Aveda’s Tourmaline skincare range will get your glow back in no time. This range contains tourmaline, which is a naturally energising mineral that will help restore your glow. When used together, this range will really help your skin to look fresh and energised! See www.aveda.com.au for stockists.
The problem: You haven’t found your signature party scent
The solution: It’s an age old problem. How do you find your signature scent? DKNY is a great place to start, and in particular I’m a fan of MYNY. It captures the essence of New York, everyone’s favourite city! It has top notes of raspberry, galbanum, and pink pepper. Middle notes of Egyptian jasmine, freesia, and orris. Bottom notes of patchouli heart, vanilla absolute, creamy musks, and ambergris. Available at Myer.
The problem: You’ve had no time to look after your hair and the whole “messy bedhead” thing is more like “messy and damaged”.
The solution: Your hair needs some love. And evo will give it to you. The whole range is great for really nourishing your hair. Try mane prescription protein treatment to fix your broken and damaged hair. If you have unruly curls, liquid rollers curl balm is going to give new life and add shine and definition to your frizzy waves! end doctor split end sealant will help to solve all your split end woes. See au.evohair.com for stockists.
The problem: Your nail polish chips off instantly, but there’s no time for a salon manicure.
The solution: Gel nails at home! Fuse makes doing your own gel manicure a total breeze, and it’s small and compact enough that you can take it on holiday with you or do it in the office (if you happen to work somewhere that allows that… such as bellabox). The little UV lamp will dry your nails in an instant and give you a manicure that lasts all week. Coming soon to the bb store!
The problem: You’re going to be shaking a lot of hands tonight, but your skin is so dry!
The solution: Start applying hand cream right now or else someone will definitely comment on your dry skin. Allegra Rhodes Hand and Nail Cream smells delicious and will give you smooth and nourished hands, plus it absorbs really fast. It’s a total handshake lifesaver. Find out more at allegrarhodes.com.au Oh yes... and a few of you will be sampling this in your December bellabox!
The problem: Your mascara smudges or flakes while you’re out and about.
The solution: Think you know mascara? If you haven’t tried Blinc Mascara then I am about to open up a whole new world to you. This mascara forms tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes, instead of just painting them. The tubes bind to your lashes and won’t run, smudge, clump or flake, even if you’re crying or rubbing your eyes. Available at blinccosmetics.com.au
The problem: You’ve run out of time to fake tan, and you’re a little nervous about baring your legs.
The solution: Jbronze Shimmer Instant Illuminiser is what you need right now. It’s a lightweight instant bronzing cream packed full of light reflecting particles that will add shimmer and shine to your legs! Personally I’m addicted – I didn’t fake tan for the bellabox Christmas party, I just added this to my legs before we left the office! The Instant Tanning Cream is also fantastic. Jbronze is available at Priceline.