As I’m sure you’re well aware the year is coming to an end and I’m looking to end it on a high note. Sadly as I’m only human and I hope you are too if you’re reading this, you’ll be aware that in order to feel fantastic going from one year to the next it can help to have a little pamper so you can look as great as you feel.
So today I thought it would be fun to share with you how I’m getting ready for NYE 2018, I want to head into 2019 feeling my best as I’ve got lots of fun things planned for the year ahead.
When it comes to feeling great I think preparation is key. That’s why I’ve been using the Hempz Beauty Blueberry, Lavender and Chamomile Herbal day and night softening body silk to help keep my skin hydrated through these chilly Winter months. This product is Vegan and Gluten free which is also good to know. Plus it is lightweight and hydrating, a fab thing to have in my beauty cupboard.
I’ve been carrying around the Hempz Beauty Blueberry, Lavender and Chamomile Herbal Body moisturiser to help keep my skin hydrated on the go. This is perfect for any handbag especially as I’m always on the go and tend to suffer with dry skin a lot of the time, let alone in the Winter.
The night before I go out tends to be the night where I really do like to pamper myself ready for a night out, I always wash my hair (a task I try to put off wherever possible). I also like to use this time just to relax a little and maybe get an early night, because let’s face it it’s not New Year if you’re not awake to see it in…
If you know me you’ll know that baths are one of my favourite past times, I mean what’s better than a warm relaxing bath to prepare you for the time ahead? I can’t think of anything, can you? So what can beat relaxing bath salts to really help you wind down in anticipation for the big night? I like to use these before I tan as I worry that the salt may affect the tan if I use them after tanning (I may be over cautious but I’d rather that than be dissapointed).
In the past I’ve not been a big fan of self tanning but recently I’ve discovered the Norvell Self Tan Vivid Collection which I’m obsessed with. It’s the only brand I’ve found that is ‘almost fool proof‘ to apply and really does last well on the skin without the obvious fading signs like other tans I’ve used in the past.
My favourite products from the Vivid collection are the 1 hour rapid tan which can take you from normal to light/medium/dark in up to three hours depending on what look you desire. This one is a mousse formula which I find easiest to apply out of all the types out there.
To keep my tan topped up I use Boost a colour building tan extender, to help keep my tan looking fresh and natural looking (I usually use this on day 6).
On the big night I do my nails, usually using the KISS imPRESS one step gel or gelFANTASY nails which are ever so easy to apply and take next to no time at all to use. Applying my nails after tanning also helps guarantee that I won’t turn them a funky colour and risk ruining them so that’s why I do them on the night (just in case you wondered why I leave it so late). You can read more about KISS nails here as I LOVE them so much that I’ve written a whole post about them.
The finishing touch to any look is the perfect set of lashes, for the last year I’ve been using lashes from the KISS lash couture collection as I think they are really special. If you’re going on a big night out you really do need that extra something to make an impact and these lashes do just that. My favourite lashes are the ‘Peignoir‘ lashes and the ‘Opulence‘ lashes.
If truth be told I’m pretty awful at lash application and I’m often put off wearing them because of this, but these ones aren’t too difficult to apply even for me! If you’d like to read more about the KISS lash couture collection you can do this here.
Of course the last thing I do when getting ready for a night out is my hair and make up. I’ve recently cut my hair shorter again so I’m trying to embrace my natural curls. I’ve found that using a really hyrdrating shampoo and conditioner is the key to happy hair like the Hempz Beauty Herbal healthy hair fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner set. (It’s so nice I have to keep it away from my boyfriend…)
When it comes to my makeup look it all comes down to the occasion. I usually like to keep my look fairly natural and neutral for day to day looks but as it’s New Year I might add a little sparkle! You can read more about my favourite makeup bits and bobs here if you’re interested.
There you have it, an insight into how I prepare for a big night or occasion or in this case New Year’s Eve 2018!
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