By: EMILY M. HARWOOD
When the holidays roll around, along with all the cheer and spirit of the season often comes stress. Between all of the shopping, decorating, baking, parties and family gatherings, things can get hectic fast and that can leave you with little time for yourself. Be good to yourself this season by trying these simple steps to self-indulge a bit, with the added bonus of feeling wonderful and looking stunning for the seasonal festivities!
Update Haircut and Color
Take the time to get into a salon and find a haircut, color or highlights that flatter your face. Your hair will be easier to manage and you will be party-ready at a moment’s notice. If you like your haircut and color but have that not so fresh look, get a trim and focus on improving overall hair texture.
For a luxurious experience, try Le Masque Hair Mask by KERASTASE PARIS, which is a beautifying oil masque with a combination of oil of marula, camellia and argan oil, suitable for all hair types.
Try New Makeup
Experiment with some new makeup to find out what flatters you best. A dazzling new eye shadow, bronzing powder and body glitter can all add a festive touch to your appearance. Choose elegant cream and frosted eye shadows to play up your eyes. Instead of basic gray and black shadows, try a surprise pop of deep, shimmering lilac or an intense plum purple.
SHANY All-in-One Harmony Makeup Kit is a perfect makeup kit for beginners who want to experiment with a wide variety of shades and brushes. The included shadow palette features a rainbow of different eyeshadows, allowing you to create an unlimited assortment of looks. The collection also includes versatile blush shades with silky and matte finishes in both cool and warm tones. The possibilities are endless!
Get a Manicure
Whether you want to manicure your own fingernails or get them done professionally, have fun and do something different. Try one of the many new dazzling glitter nail polishes that come in a variety of colors, or go all out and choose a bright holiday red polish that imparts a luscious party appearance.
There are a dazzling number of polishes to try on your own. The last thing you will be is a Grinch if you pick up The Grinch Micro Mini Nail Lacquer Kit by China Glaze. It has eight fun shades from green to multicolored shimmer that will make even the grouchiest folks smile.
The face and body will definitely expose stress and lack of sleep due to late nights and over imbibing, so learn to designate time for pure pampering experiences like enjoying the Bath and Body Gift Basket for Women and Men from Lovery, which includes everything you need to spoil yourself from head to toe. The Sweet Almond Home Spa Set contains fragrant body lotions, bath bombs and an elegant, gold candy dish to boot!
Most importantly, make the time for your beauty rest. Your face and body will thank you for it!