Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s going to get even more festive. Am I complaining? Absolutely not. Bring on the food, the decorations, wrapping presents as one of the most magical time of the year is just around the corner. Now, I just can’t wait to start opening my advent calendar and count down the days! To celebrate the beginning of the season to be jolly (or the middle of it, if you’re like me and defrost Michael Buble on the 1st of November), I’m bringing you a very special post. It’s special because it’s a first Christmas post on my blog, but more so, because it is also a first guest post on here! I bring to you a gorgeously talented Amy Mia! Keep reading for her amazing tips on how to have radiant beauty during the holidays.
Wee, the holidays are coming! We honestly can’t wait because there’s nothing quite as exciting as all those parties, get-togethers, and family dinners to make us feel giddy and full of positive energy. Just think about all that hot spiced Christmas cider that’s coming your way! You can’t tell us you don’t feel at least a little happy about this. Now, take that glowing smile and let’s use it as our starting point. Today, we’re talking about ways to make your cheerfulness reflect on your face, and how to look like a beautiful, radiant goddess at every single holiday event that’s coming your way. Get ready to take all those compliments after you apply these tips.
Get mentally ready
To us, the holidays mean the taste of hot pumpkin pie straight from the oven, the feel of fuzzy socks on our feet, gathering around the Christmas tree and singing, our mom’s silly laughter after a few glasses of wine. It’s about the scent of apples and cinnamon, about cloves and bergamot, about that spice of fall and winter.
Darling, the best way to glow is to remember your favourite things about the holidays. Don’t let them come with stress in mind, don’t let the rush and the worrying ruin all the fun. Take some time to do nice things for yourself so you can relax. Why not grab a hot mug of tea and a sexy romance novel, or maybe you’d like to make your own winter perfume with some essential oils, or perhaps just indulge in some fun shopping. The point is, let yourself be happy and it will show.
Booze, salty food, stuffy rooms filled with smoke, lack of sleep – it can all dehydrate you pretty quickly. Drink more water than usual to make sure your skin remains nice and plump.
Don’t get lazy with skincare
You’ll be tired, but you really do need to remove every last trace of makeup before you go to bed. Cleanse and moisturize regularly, and make sure to incorporate a vitamin C serum into your routine if you haven’t already. It’s really the fastest, most effective way to a luminous complexion. Also, the night before any big event, put on a face mask and let it rehydrate and repair your skin, and give it that sweet, velvety feel.
Time to play with makeup
Not that we don’t love our nude lipstick, but thank god for holiday makeup and the explosion of colour that is coming our way! Everything just becomes so fun, and now’s the perfect time to experiment a little and indulge in makeup as much as you like. Try this sultry smokey eye look, and make sure you have some poppin’ sexy mascara to really bring up that drama. Wear a sassy red lipstick, or maybe go for a deep berry shade, and for some extra dose of glam, add some shimmery lip gloss in the middle to make your lips appear fuller.
Highlighter deserves a paragraph of its own because, really, who doesn’t want the ability to direct traffic lights and be visible from the moon with their gorgeous, glowing face? We joke, but really, highlighter is the thing to turn to for the holidays. Add a subtle dab of it on the top of your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow, or hell, go all in. Who needs subtlety when there’s a Christmas tree in the room?
Between all the dinners and parties, you’ll have tired days and your face will be swollen, puffy, possibly pimply, and generally annoying to deal with. Here’s a quick little fix for under-eye bags and dark circles: make some tea and then take those tea bags and let them cool in the fridge. Enjoy your tea, and when you’re done, take them out and put them on your eyes for five minutes. Bad breath after all that spicy food? Brush your teeth, but don’t forget to clean your tongue as well – a tongue scraper works well here. Acne? Crush a little aspirin tablet and mix it with a few drops of water until it’s made into a paste. Apply it to a pimple overnight.
Now’s the time to glow on, goddess. Get out there and dance, laugh, and let your beauty shine!
Thank you, Amy Mia, for this amazing article.
Until next time xx
How do you look after your beauty during the holidays?