Is it just us, or do we seem to have wayyyy more social events over Christmas than any other time of the year?
Whether it’s our work Christmas party, summer barbeques, family lunches, or picnics with friends, there always seems to be a million things on!
And with the warmer weather, it’s the perfect opportunity to get ourselves looking fab from head to toe, which makes it so much quicker to get out the door to our Christmas party!
If you haven’t already done so, be quick to make your appointments at your favourite hairdressers, as well as pop in for a mani/pedi, hair removal, or skin treatment, so you are looking and feeling your best this Christmas.
We asked stylist Jade Sardon from STYLED BY JADE, about the latest beauty and body trends for summer, to make sure we’re party season ready.
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The freshest makeup looks for summer
Summer is all about beautiful (fake) tanned skin, glossed lips and of course the ‘natural looking’ makeup look… but let’s not forget the transition of the bold lip, cat eye and the perfect brow.
There is definitely a look for everyone when it comes to getting ready for the festive season.
When it’s time to show off some skin, let’s not cover it up with a heavy makeup. Try opting for a lighter texture in a liquid foundation, or a bronzer to create that effortless look. Adding an illuminator is the perfect addition for the glowing effect. Team it back with a natural toned lipstick or gloss and you have the perfect summer day look.
If you’re opting for a bolder look, then wearing saturated bright colours will create a fresh on-trend look.
This season, we can’t get enough of the popping bold hues of pink and glossy textures. Infuse your pink lips with a glitter gloss to create plenty of sparkle.
If pinks are not your thing, have fun with the new season’s vibrant orange hues.
We’re definitely seeing the return of neutral and pale pink tones for summer, as well as a bold white. These shades work with most skin tones and complement any outfit.
Want something bolder? Opting for a classic red is one of the most asked-for colours of the festive season. Red nail polish is fun, yet sophisticated. Wear your red polish on a shorter nail for a more elegant yet modern look.
If you want something a little more daring and fun, then your bright colours such as yellow and hot pinks are the go!
This season, we’re seeing three major trends on the catwalk and red carpets: Platinum blonde, the high pony, and super sleek (yes ladies the 00’s trend returns. Time to get your frizz free hair products and dust off those straighteners!). Price Attack has all the products you need to create the perfect look!
As we all know, hairdressers tend to book out well in advance for the festive season, with everyone keen to look their best for their Christmas parties. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to make your hairdressing appointment quick smart, so you can turn heads at your festive occasions.
There is no better way to unwind after a busy day of Christmas shopping than a long massage as a treat to yourself. Whether it’s a reflexology foot massage for those weary shopping feet, or a lovely neck and shoulders massage to counter carrying heavy shopping bags, a massage is an early Christmas present to yourself! April's Massage or Lee Massage and Acupuncture are the perfect places to unwind.
So book your beauty services appointment today at Charlestown Square, and get Christmas ready!