This week's Style Sunday takes a look at three easy beauty tricks to use when you want to look and feel your very best while rocking your little black dress!
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#1 is for those days when you are looking for a touch of beauty inspiration to add to your look. #2 is for when you want to go one step further to compliment your beauty choices with the fashion in question, and #3 is for when you want to do a 'look' - you know, the one that you save extra time for when getting ready because you want everything to look juuuust right!
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The perfect little black dress is a staple in most women’s wardrobes and can be called upon for functions during the day or at night, formal or informal – the beauty of the LBD is that it can be worn anywhere and everywhere! For this week’s Style Sunday, I’m imagining we’re off to a classy night time cocktail party – so let’s check out the 3 simple things you can do before you slip into your little black dress to turn heads (for all the right reasons!)
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Tip # 1 – Smooth and soft skin
A little black dress shows off arms and legs so to ensure you’ve got soft, smooth skin, grab your favourite exfoliator and get polishing! While in the bath or shower, rub the exfoliator on to wet skin, being careful not to use too much pressure – we want touchable smoothness not sore and raw skin! After rinsing off and patting skin dry, apply a luxurious moisturiser to soothe the skin and add to the silky sexy feel!
Try the gentle yet effective Glamourflage’s Sexy Sadie body scrub and finish with the rich, low-scented goodness of Jao's Goe oil.
Tip # 2 – Nail it with a perfect mani/pedi
Tips and toes in tip top shape pull everything together and make you look extra polished (mind the pun!) Neat, short fingernails in a neutral shade suit the LBD as you look groomed but it’s not competing with your dress, hair and makeup for attention. Ozotic's nail polish in #341 - light grey is the perfect neutral - and a nice change from the usual nudes and light pinks!
If you’re wearing peeptoe heels, be sure to have perfectly polished toes peeking out and don't forgot the Hollywood Feet gel cushions! There's nothing worse than feeling crippled by your shoes at a function - prepare yourself with these discreet cushions which stick to the inside of your shoe and you will be equipped for a night full of mingling!
Tip #3 – A subtle spray of your signature scent
The perfect finishing touch is a subtle spray of your favourite scent. If going to a function, be aware that there will most likely be several fragrances mingling so don’t go overboard - the last thing you want to do is make your friends cough due to a fragrance overdose! To make the most of your scent, apply to your pulse points - namely, the inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage, behind knees, and the inner elbows - where the warmth will help your fragrance emanate into the air.
For a fresh and floral scent, try La Pluie EDP by Miller Harris (my personal favourite!) or for a woodier floriental, try La Perla's J'aime la Nuit.
And that's the 1, 2, 3 breakdown of how to be prepared to totally rock your little black dress! Do you have a go to little black dress that suits every occasion? What accessories help you dress it up or down? Let us know! - Bridget