The Christmas is knocking on the door and I am pretty sure that you have many occasions which you need to dress up for: Christmas dinner, office party, visiting your parents, night out with your friends... Choosing a gorgeous outfit for each occasion can be expensive and you have just spend your whole paycheck on presents. Does it sound like your struggle? Do not worry, I have some affordable ideas for you.
Office Christmas Party. If you are a victim of the strict dresscode at your job, Christmas party is a great chance to show your bright personality and look professional and classy at the same time. This year must have velvet dress brings royal spirit to your look. Choose bright colors like hot pink or deep burgundy to outstand at the party. Acessorize your look with elegant sandals like these in a top trendy rose gold color and beads clutch which makes you look like a magic fairy.
Visiting your family is a beautiful moment of peace and calmness which sends us back to the childhood. You can leave all glitter and sparkles at home (unless its your makeup clutch) and just enjoy the gift of being. Of course, you need an outfit as cozy as a cup of hot cacao made by your mom. Choose a warm cozy sweater of christmas palette colors like this amazing pine color or you can go with traditional crimson. Make sure you take a traditional plaid wool scarf which will keep you warm in the coldest weather. Also do not forget a pair of comfortable boots for long walks with your family.
All reports are done, presents are bought. so it is time to get a deserved rest and party with your friends. Another trend of this year will be perfect for such a cheerful ocassion - metallic slip dress. It will make you feel like a Disco Queen and so joyful mood is guaranteed. Choose fabrics which highlight your curves such as silk, satin or any fabric mixed with elastan. To finish the look, choose sexy metallic sandals like these with poms or without, depending on your preferance.
Spice up Christmas with your sexy look. Forget about ugly christmas sweaters for a day and show your beloved one what you got. Go with little black bandage dress which will put everything on its right places (if you know what I mean) and take out your sexy flirty lingerie from the depth of your dresser. To add some extra naughtiness choose a black choker and high platform shoes or sandals to make your legs as tall as your Christmas tree.
We all know how stressful it gets during Christmas season. You need to pick presents for your family, friends, coworkers... And of course, you want to be a perfect Santa. And if it happened that you had gotten presents but you can not decide what to get for your girlfriends, I got you covered.
I got for you a beautiful list of presents in a wide price range starting from $2. Of course, you do not have to buy exactly the presents I recommend but I would be glad if you can simply pick up the ideas from this post.
Many girlfriends of mine say all the same things: 'I'd really like to take care of myself more, you know like they show in movies, have all that spa-bath nights and long pamper routine, but I simply don't have time'. And my answer to it - you don't need to have time in order to take care of yourself. I don't have time either and here is how I do it.
1. Make your everyday shower really special.
Of course you are tired after work, and the only thought in your head is how much you miss your pillow but instead of automatic routine, make your night routine interesting. Choose different shower gels every night depending on your mood, play some relaxing music, sing, use massage tools, smell aroma candles. So next day when you will be on your way home instead of 'Ugh, again I have to take shower', you will be like 'Yay, which sent shoud I choose today?'
2. Use natural oils instead of body lotion.
Not only it's a beautiful sensual ritual, it is also good for your skin. I don't tell you to throw away your favorite Victoria's Secret body lotion, just put it aside from time to time. If you afraid that your clothes and bedding will get messy, use light oils or dry oils which dry immediately. Take advantage and add some massage moves while you're applying your favorite product.
3. Substitute regular face masks with masks in pockets.
Korean beauty industry is well-known with innovations and their face masks already took international market. And that's for a reason. I actually writing this post with banana mask on my face, which wouldn't be possible if I decided to go with clay mask, for example. And my favorite part about these masks - you don't need to rinse them off. As easy as that. Moreover, there are such an enormous variety of these masks for all skin types, for all possible purposes.
4. Pick your favorite face oil.
So I've already suggested using body oil but I didn't mention face. Well, the most common misconception about face oil is that you can't use it if you don't have dry skin. I have good news for you, girl. You can and you should. The question is to pick up the right one. And in my personal opinion, you do not have to go with expensive brands, start with regular 100% natural oils like coconut, argan, shea butter etc. The key is that it would be natural, so it wouldn't clog your pores and you will use it as face massage oil. Yes, you heard me. You can do 3 minutes face massage right before you go to bed as part of your everyday routine. Seems not that hard, right?
5. Don't ignore exfoliation.
We all know how important exfoliation is and yet many of us simply ignore it. So just don't. And remember that not only your face needs it, but also your whole body and even scalp. Don't be too hard, especially when you have sensitive skin once a week should be probably enough. Pick the right exfoliator depending on your skin type and enjoy the freshness of your skin. Also you can easily make your own exfoliator at home.
So, that were 5 easy tips about the beauty routine. Seems doable, doesn't it? Just do it with love. Love to yourself, me dear.