Look Smoking Hot For Your Christmas And New Year Party - Here's How!

Xmas party makeup

Prep your legs and show them off, learn makeup tricks such as highlighting and contouring, make the most of your mascara, learn how to do a smokey eye, style your hair, find your perfect frock and pick the right shapewear to give you that va va voom hourglass figure with our handy tips and tricks...

There are so many reasons why we love Christmas: the food, the gifts, the time spent with our loved ones, the parties and last but not least, the fact that festive fashion and beauty is fabulous!

This is the time of the year when more is more and you can be a little extravagant with your outfits and makeup. 

Epilate, Exfoliate and Fake

Baring legs, yes even in winter, has been quite the trend in the last few years. Unless you are attending an outdoor Christmas 'do, there's no reason why you shouldn't show off your pins. Just make sure they look their best: smooth, moisturised, fuzz-free and with a hint of tan.

Woman with smooth legs

First of all get rid of unwanted hair. Shaving is painless, quick and easy, but alas results don't last and the finish is never quite as smooth as waxing, epilating or sugaring. Opt for longer lasting results, so you can forget about it and enjoy your parties without fear of unwanted hairs sticking out.

>>Hair-Free Legs<<

If you intend to bare your legs this Christmas, add a touch of colour to them by applying a good fake tan or a gradual tanning moisturiser. Make sure you exfoliate well and hydrate before applying your tan.

>>The Tan Commandments: How To Get Natural-Looking Sun-Kissed Legs<<

Don't forget to add a bit of sheen to your legs just before going out. Vita Liberata Capture The Light Skin Finish in Gold and Benefit Bathina leave a subtle hint of sparkle and be used all over the body.


Mani & Pedi

Groomed hands and feet are a must at Christmas. Treat yourself. Book an appointment and relax! These days manicures and pedicures are affordable, so pop into your favourite salon or spa, or if you really want to push the boat out, why not book an appointment with Kate Middleton's manicurist, Marina Sandoval? You'll be sure to look like a duchess! Visit Marina's site here for more information.

milk manicures

Have A Facial

A good facial takes years off, leaving the complexion fresh and radiant. Take a look at our guide and see what suits your needs.

>>The Best Facials For All Skin Types<<


Shape Your Brows

Eyebrows frame the face, so make sure yours are neat and tidy.

>> Eyebrow Shaping: Wax, Thread And Pluck<<

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A smokey eye is a timeless and classic look that's always glamorous, sophisticated and seductive. Follow the simple tutorial below by renowned makeup artist Lisa Eldridge to learn how to recreate this look easily.

>>Watch The Smokey Eye Quick Video Tutorial<<

>>Tips For Long Lasting Mascara<<


Kim Kardashian contouring



Whether you opt for long, bouncy curls or a lady-like updo, hair at Christmas is all about glamour. Book a blow-dry at your favourite salon - these days many do 'budget' ones - or learn how to style your hair yourself with our handy tutorial videos.

>>DIY Bouncy Blow Dry<<

>>The Classic Updo<<



Find Your Dream Dress

Still looking for the perfect frock? Then look no further than our Party Dresses Guides. Whether you are after a metallic maxi or a lace LBD, we have plenty of suggestions for all shapes, sizes and budgets.

black evening dress


>>Party Dresses For The Festive Season<<

>>Luxe For Less - Metallic Dresses<<

>>Shapewear: Enhance Those Curves<<



Have Fun!

Don't forget to have fun! Nothing makes a woman more beautiful or radiant than a smile.