It is officially party season, and now it time to pamper yourself and get all dolled up. Here are my top skin care, hair care and of course make up picks for this party season that will ensure that you will be party ready at the drop of a disco ball!
Everyone needs to take a little extra care of their skin at this time of year, especially with the crazy weather mixed with unhealthy eating and drinking. Then there is the the lack of water, or sleep and your Christmas period might even include some travelling on a plane. Plus all the extra make up we are putting our skin through during the festive period, we need to give it a little TLC.
Here are my top skin care picks that you need to get through this party season, from my favourite lip mask that just injects a boost of hydration and plumps up your lips, to the most hydrating eye serum which is not too heavy and perfect to wear over night and under make up. I have also included my favourite serum from Glossier, which is Super Pure which fights the spots away if you apply it before the spot takes residence on your face. The Algenist facial mist is one that is not spoken about much, but it deserves a huge huge star for what it does. It is a great make up setting spray but it is also super hydrating without just making you face wet because the mist is so fine and also so soothing to your skin. Of course I had to mention the Rolls Royce of lip balms, the By Terry Balm De Rose which is just perfect to wear under a lipstick after you have patted away the glossy-ness or to wear at night to restore your lips after wearing lipsticks all night!
These 3 facial oils are just divine and the best to slather on your face over night for the extra plumpness and fullness to the face to make it not look too puffy and tired. The La Mer one can also be worn during the day and under make up, and it provides a constant boost of hydration to the skin. Make sure you shake that one up before you use it to get all the benefits from it. The Clarins one is a little bit more purse friendly than the La Mer or the Sunday Riley, and honestly it is amazing! I wear it over night almost every night (and the only reason I do not wear it every night is because I am a facial oil hoarder and lover so I want to slather them all on my face) and the results are amazing. My face feels night and plump and also my face never feels oily of slippy the next day, another bonus point is that it does not destroy my pillows (to be fair none of these do). The Sunday Riley Flora one is one of favourites to because the results are instant, it gives your face plumpness like I have never seen before with any other product. You see the results the next morning and that instant gratification makes me go back for more. I must warm you, that the Flora oil does have a funky smell, not a pretty scent. But to be honest it does not bother me too much, once it is on your face you do not notice it plus you also know that there are no unnecessary nasties to make your product smell pretty. That is fabulous news for a girl with super sensitive skin.
Here is my edit of trusty make up items that I swear by during the festive season. My three requirements for any product to make it into this like is, that they have to be long lasting, comfortable to wear and fabulous!