With so many invitations, parties and work event Christmas can be pretty stressful. Christmas is such an exciting time but with that excitement there is a heck of a lot of pressure to look good. Why are we always prepping for something?
Brushing, poking, waxing you name it, over the Christmas period you will be doing it (or at least contemplating doing it). With all this pampering, I thought I would share with you the beauty/ cosmetic products which I am reaching for to make me feel so much better about myself.
Herbal Essence’s have really out done themselves with their new range. Their New coconut oil shampoo and conditioner, smells amazing and leaves your hair feeling so soft and supple. Naturally I have quite dry hair, so I have to use moisturising shampoo to ensure my hair doesn’t get too brittle. Herbal essence’s coconut oil shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair feeling healthy and nourished.
It has been scientifically proven that our hair get ‘’used’ to the same products over times, losing the benefits the product initially gives. Herbal Essences have slightly combated this by launching another hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Their Moroccan oil shampoo and conditioner is amazing and is perfect for coloured hair (like mine). Moroccan oil is used to directly aid the healing of damaged hair. Using a combination of both of these hydrating products has really given my hair the boost that it needed. I couldn’t recommend it more.
Mt skin care routine hasn’t really change too much form my skin care favourites, but I have noticed my skin is so healthy at the moment. I definitely think it’s down to regular use of Liz Earle Cleanse and polish. I don’t think I have introduced a better product than this amazing cleanser. When the product is being worked into your skin you can definitely see the make up and dirt almost dissolve in your skin.
I also have to give a little nod to the soap and glory Raidience sheet mask. I love a glowy hydrated look on my skin, so this sheet mask is completely amazing for my skin. The citrus extracts leave your skin feeling refreshed and nourished. For £4.00 it is a little bit expensive for a drug store sheet mask, but believe me when I say this it is amazing (she says currently wearing one smelling like a citrus queen!).
Exfoliation is going to be your best friend in the next few weeks. My preferred type of exfoliation is Primark £1 exfoliation gloves. The abrasive texture feels as if it would be too cores for sensitive skin, although once water has been added with a good splodge of your favourite shower gel it soon softens up and leaves skin feeling so soft.
Exfoliation leaves skin well prepared for shaving, tanning and of course the odd bit of glitter. It is Christmas time after all.
This may be a little bit TMI, but is struggle really badly with dry skin around the top of my thighs. I struggle so much trying to find a moisturiser that doesn’t cost the earth but really aids skin nourishment. I have recently reached for a new(ish) take on an old favourite. The Body Shops, Vanilla Chai Body butter.
First and foremost the scent smells like Christmas. There is no way around it, one whiff and you will be reaching for the mulled wine. In addition to the amazing scent the formula is really thick, you almost feel your skin soaking in all the product. After a few weeks of using this amazing body butter your skin is left feeling so replenished you won’t be able to shop showing off your but usual there is some sort of offer on!).
PSA: They also do this scent in a candle.
This little list of tricks is my go to for nights out (or even if I just need a confidence boots). Christmas is so hectic, sometimes you just need to take a minute to prep yourself for the very socially active time ahead. Some social activities are much more daunting than others, so spending an extra hour or so getting ready can really give you the boost of confidence you need.
And sometimes that confidence boost just reminds you of the utter babe you are.
So, what are you doing this festive season? Any cheeky Christmas parties? Let me know in the comments below!