up for Christmas Party: Do and Don'ts
Look sassy and sexy this Christmas
holiday spirit does not necessarily mean dressing up as the family Christmas
tree with red lips.
Foundations are useful to
even out the skin tone. Start with a Bronzer, it suits every skin tone from dark
to pale at any age. It gives a gorgeous, smooth, sun tanned, shimmery look
without looking overdone.
Try silver or gold glitter makeup to highlight your
eyebrow and cheek bones and a glossy
berry colored lip gloss. Use shimmery eye-shadows on top of your lids in
combination with matte if you want. Use a Highlighter under the brow bone, on
your cheeks, or on your shoulders. A wonderful and easy way to create this look
is by using "Sparkle Dust". It's subtle and very effective. It looks great in
your hair as well. Gold and silver tones are very in.
If you want to go for a vamp look, do red
lipstick with no eyeliner and little to no
mascara. Trendy shimmer lipstick colors
range from gold, to deep red and wine shades to earth tones.
Artificial nails are of course
always in. Natural nails should be short and filed straight across. Make sure
that the edges aren't sharp. Trendy nail polishes range from bronze to wine or
burgundy, to earth tones. Your lipstick and nail polish doesn't have to match,
but should be from the same color family. Jazz up your nails by adding a stripe
of glitter polish on each nail. If you have rhinestones, decorate one nail by
sticking one or more of the stones into wet nail polish. Seal it with clear
may want to put a little sparkle into your hair at a moments notice and it is
easy to do if you have the essentials on hand. Sometimes all that is required is
a little imagination and some great hair accessories like ribbons, jeweled
clips, hair sticks, butterfly pins or jeweled headbands. Decorative bobby pins,
usually with pearls or rhinestones can be used to hold your sides back or to
hold your bangs to one side. You can also take them to your hairdresser to add
to your updo. Hair mascara Just as the name implies, this comes in the same form
as eyelash mascara and is used like it, except you apply it to individual curls
or strands of hair. It is best to use it on only a few well-placed strands in
order to accentuate your hairstyle
The Marcel Wave looks fantastic with a backless evening dress or a ball gown.
This style is great for very short to short hair. It works great on straight or
wavy hair and would be impossible with naturally curly hair.
your hair is long enough to wear in a ponytail it is long enough to wear "up" in
a curly do. Making curls that sit elegantly on top of your crown are easy to do.
Start with a ponytail and tie off the ponytail at the top of your crown. Be sure
to use a "hair friendly" hair tie to protect your hair. If possible, use a
tie that matches the color or your hair and will blend in with the curls. Avoid
using rubber bands or any ties that can rip your hair. To get a "finished look"
make sure that you brush your hair and smooth it before you pull it up into the
Apply a light styling gel to the top ponytail hair and then separate it off into
1"-2" sections. Use a curling iron or add heated curlers to make the curls. Let
the curls cool off before you style them. Once the curls are cool, shape them
into a soft design and then carefully pin them to the top of your head as shown
in the photo to the left. When you have the curls arranged the way that you
want, spray the entire style with a good holding hairspray.
When your style is completely finished, give it a light spray for lots of added
shine. Hold the bottle at least six inches away. These sprays have some weight
associated with them so you want only a light mist on your hair
the party animal, try a black tube dress
with a zebra print long coat or a pleather red long coat. Red is always a good
color to wear, but red and green can be quite tacky.
Go for sleek lines: knee length faux suede skirts with knee high boots and a
fitted sweater, boot leg pants with a tie back tank top. Sport some funky
platform boots and for sickly cutesy appeal, throw on the Santa hat for about
five minutes till someone grabs is off your dome. Get your Groove on girl!
Christmas parties an excellent opportunity to go ladylike. The little black
dress is a seasonal staple, strapless with a waist-emphasizing tie.
You don't to need stick to black - plum, green and teal shades are also hitting
the hangers. Head to Warehouse for a beaded silk dress (£60) that would look
great over jeans or on its own - or to Principles for winter floral chiffon
(£70). Boutique at New Look has a classy mint pleated crepe (£40) number while
the Reiss pleated chiffon (£145) is fantastically fuchsia and Top Shop goes
beige in pleated chiffon (£35). If you want to look miles more Marilyn, opt for
the gold satin halter neck dress.
Keep out the Christmas chill with a faux fur stole. Sequined scarves and beaded
bags will also glam up work wear. And the hot shoes now have bows at the back of
the ankle - the new erogenous zone apparently!
A thin belt is another must-have - wear it over a slim fitting knit or to top
off wide-legged trousers. And scour charity shops for brooches - you can hardly
do eclectic if everyone recognizes your finishing touches from the high street.
Dated 25 December 2012