Christmas Beauty Tips

After all your hard work this year, it’s time to give yourself a nice Christmas present - beauty treats you deserve! Here’s a list to give you ideas for the party season:

After all your hard work this year, it’s time to give yourself a nice Christmas present - beauty treats you deserve! Here’s a list to give you ideas for the party season:

Christmas Beauty Treat 1: A holly-red lip gloss

Not only is it the best time of the year to shamelessly paint your lips this bright, but wearing a slick, rocking red gloss instantly satisfies your inner diva’s color craving - and gets your long time dare to wear red lips out of the way. Leave the rest of your face neutral with just mascara, and a sweep of blush, and all party eyes will be on you.

Christmas Beauty Treat 2: A lip tune-up

Lush, tasty lips - the gift that keeps on giving. Prep your kisser for that special season smooch under the mistletoe by taking your lip regimen up a notch. Scrub your lips down with a soothing, moisturizing minty lip scrub. Large and tiny granules slough off the year’s worries, while essential oils leave your lips, smooth, fragrant and delicious.

Christmas Beauty Treat 3: Eye enhancing eye cream

Hit two birds with one stone when you get your tube of eye cream: a) You finally get around to answering the call of twenty something hood and get a head start of those fine lines, sun damage and puffiness.

b) You’ll have post-party eye relief when you get home that’ll preserve your peepers for the next day’s festivities. Chill your cream in the fridge for a refreshing treat.

Christmas Beauty Treat 4: Bright, red nails

When your nails resemble cherry candies, they provide the finishing touch of succulent party look and even do the flirting for you. Keep them short and semi-squared so you can take them from day to night.

Christmas Beauty Treat 5: An irresistibly iridescent all-over highlighter

Just dust it on your cheekbones, shoulders, cleavage and legs and you’ll be positively radiant when you do the party rounds. Bonus: you’ll glow in party pictures and you’ll have a tan-enhancer when March rolls around.

Christmas Beauty Treat 6: A sheer, shimmery eye shadow

It’s the best season to up the makeup wattage but a super sparkly shadow with barely there color makes you stand out from a sea of heavy holiday makeup, and makes a great highlighter addition to your eye shadow palette. Sweep it onto lids and under lower lashes, and then apply three coats of black mascara onto curled lashes.

Christmas Beauty Treat 7: An intensive skin-clarifying booster

Great skin is probably the ultimate gift anyone can receive, but the great news is you can give it to yourself without having to bust your bank account. Pick up a skin cream you can apply onto your face at night, since your skin repairs itself while you sleep and can use the extra help. The key ingredient is an effective exfoliant like salicylic acid, which helps speed up the surfacing of fresh, new skin while gently removing dead skin cells and relieving clogged pores.

Christmas Beauty Treat 8: A fabulous full body massage - twice in a row

It’s the perfect ending to a long year and darn it, you deserve it! The receptionist may laugh at you but technically, she can’t deny you a double stress-busting whammy. Book your massages on a day when you can turn your phone off and forget everyone but yourself.