We have come to the holiday weekend and the last weekend before Christmas Day and as shoppers do a mad dash for last minute presents, we’re already chilling by the fireplace! In fact, over here at The Teelie Blog, this weekend is all about pampering and Christmas party beauty preparations. We believe that after all the hard work you’ve put into buying presents and planning parties, it’s time to get some me time and decompress before hitting the parties yet again! Here’s a comprehensive list of things you can do over the weekend as part of your Christmas party beauty preparations.
• A top-to-toe body scrub.
Renew your skin with a relaxing time in the bathtub and have a head-to-toe scrub that will invigorate and rejuvenate the body. Get rid of all the dirt and grime you’ve collected from mall hopping, commuting, and running back and forth from the grocery store.
For those who want to relax in the bathtub before your scrub, get this Da Bomb Bath Fizzer in Santa Blast¹, which is very holiday-appropriate. It’s a foaming Sugar Plum body scrub that you can use in the bath or shower, making it very versatile for your bathing needs. It also has a surprise inside, which means you get an extra Christmas gift this season!
For premium relaxation, you can also go for this luxurious collection of blissful indulgences from The Body Shop². This set includes the Spa of The World Brazilian Cupuaçu Scrub-in-Oil that gently exfoliates and leaves skin silky-soft and the Spa of The World Hawaiian Kukui Cream that helps you destress from the holidays and relax right before Christmas dinner.
If you want a deep and thorough clean, go for a pumice stone like this one from Pumice Valley³, a natural, black foot stone from pure volcanic lava. It’s effective in removing stubborn dirt and grime in the skin, especially in the feet, elbows, and heels. It’s also great for removing calluses and dry, rough skin, leaving you good as new this Christmas season.
• A waxing session.
If you’re a DIY kind of girl, you’ve already probably stocked up on all the waxing essentials at home. But if you don’t, here is one staple that you might want to consider. GiGi All Purpose Honee⁴ is an all purpose wax that’s great for waxing any part of the body. It’s gentle enough for even your most sensitive parts, if you really want a deep clean.
For complete after-wax care, apply a coolant such as the GiGi Post Wax Cooling Gel⁵, a clear, refreshing gel that contains cucumber, aloe vera, glycerin, and menthol. Its cucumber extracts work to reduce redness, while aloe vera and glycerin naturally nourishes and moisturizes.
• A hair treatment.
The changing weather may have affected your hair’s smoothness and shine, which is why you need to deeply nourish it. A hair mask such as the Kerastase Nutritive Masque Magistral Mask⁶ will bring back your hair’s optimal health by nourishing it with concentrated active ingredients that specifically targets thick, severely dried out hair.
• A face mask treatment.
Treat your face to some extra love and care with a face mask that deeply nourishes and restores skin’s plumpness and vibrance. From leading K-beauty brand Tony Moly comes this I’m Real Tomato Mask Sheet⁷, which is perfectly packaged in holiday-appropriate design. It provides maximum hydration for the skin to bring back its natural glow.
If you’re looking for a detoxifying face mask, you can also go for L’Oréal Paris Skincare Pure-Clay Face Mask with Charcoal⁸, which contains not one but three pure clays and charcoal to detox dull skin. The clay and charcoal act like a magnet to draw out impurities in the skin and leave it velvety, smooth, and bright.
• A complete mani/pedi.
‘Tis the season to shine! Your nails can add sparkle to any party outfit, as long as you know which colors to match with. If you’re more of the feminine, modest type but still likes to party, go for aptly named ILNP’s Dinner Party⁹, an alluring Marsala ultra holographic nail polish that is both elegant and glitzy! It features a fine copper sparkle that will go with any rose or nude colored outfit.
If you’re more of the edgy type whose entire wardrobe consists of black and earth-toned clothing, go for Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Lacquer in Cleopatra in New York¹⁰. It’s a glamorous yet edgy shade that is reminiscent of the New York City nightlife. Bring that energy into your Christmas party with this nail lacquer.
Over here at The Teelie Blog, the party is just beginning. To make sure you have a stress-free holiday, check out more tips and guides in the links below.
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