Pre-Holiday Beauty Prep Tips Pt 2

November 23, 2011  |  Tips & Technique

Ok, so you’ve got your holiday skin care and whitening routine up and running. Now it’s time to give your body, nails, and tresses a little extra TLC to make sure you look as flawless as you feel this holiday season.

TLC for Your Tresses

We put our hair through the ringer during the holiday season. It’s important to hydrate your tresses so by the end of the season they don’t look like a bad wig. The best way to rehydrate your hair is with a hair masque, but who has the time? This is where clever multitasking comes in handy. Before you go to sleep or before the gym dampen your hair with water and comb through your favorite hydrating hair mask. Put it up in a towel or a baseball cap and you are ready to go. Don’t have a hydrating mask try 3 parts olive oil with 2 parts honey. Simple and easy.

Matching Manicure

Keep your nails simple this season and save yourself some stress. A hot trend in the nail world is gel manicures. Gel manicures last longer and are healthier for your nails and let’s face it – you are not going to have enough time to get a manicure every week this holiday season. Stick to a nude shade like a tan or taupe, it will go with any outfit and it’s a very in color this season. Also, even though you might not be wearing open-toed shoes getting a pedicure will help you feel more polished head to toe!

Holiday Glow

Everyone looks good in a tan and the holidays are no exception. Unfortunately looking unseasonably tan will get you the wrong kind of looks. The best way to get a subtle tan in the cold months is using a gradual self-tanning moisturizer. Gradual tanners take time to build color so you will have a more subtle color rather than walking into work deep orange one day. Remember that since it is a gradual tan you’ll need to start applying your tanner at least 3 days before your event. My suggestion is to start now and then maintain the color by reapplying 2-3 times a week.

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