NEW YEAR’S EVE The Party Survival Guide
Prepping, preening and pampering, there’s a lot a girl needs to do to get party-ready for the biggest night of the year (not to mention the morning-after essentials!). Here’s our guide to the best glamming gear.
Sunbelievable Self Tan Mousse
Everyone hates that awful biscuit fake tan smell, so we love this beauty, which claims to be completely odourless! As well as that, this mousse formula takes just 2-4 hours to develop and dries in record time. It’s the speediest way to getting a golden glow for the big night.
Indeed Labs Nanoblur
Disguise your complexion concerns with this fab product that will work to soften the appearance of fine lines and pores. Its water-based formula can be applied on top of make-up to smooth out imperfections and reduce shine and unevenness. You’ll be left with a flawless complexion in seconds.
Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails
Create the same finish as professional gel nails from the comfort of your own home. These read-to-wear gel talons are simple to apply and will last two weeks, result! We love this sparkly design – the perfect option for party season.
Nip + Fab Destress blend Body Lotion
Preen your pins with this softening body lotion that even helps stimulate mild exfoliation to leave you with smoother skin. As well as making skin irresistibly soft, it piles in frankincense, orange blossom and sandalwood for a delicious scent.
Trevor Sorbie Keratin And Argan Multi Wand
Nothing says party hair more than soft, sexy waves and curls. This tool will become your go-to for getting mega glam locks; it features three different attachments to help you achieve three different types of curls. Better still, the keratin and argan wrapped barrels will keep hair smooth and glossy.
Eve Lom Rescue Mask
Take your skin from drab to fab with this award-winning mask that’s perfect for perking up tired and stressed skin. Camphor, almond and kaolin clay are used to deeply cleanse the skin, as well as softening complexions and calming any redness or irritation. What a miracle!
Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer
If you’ve got no time to head to a salon to disguise those pesky roots, fear not, Charles Worthington is on hand (sadly not the actual man himself!). This handy root concealer will help to quickly diminish them. Its precision nozzle and quick-dry formula is ideal for a quick touch-up inbetween colouring.
Caudalie Overnight Recovery Oil
Whether you’re trying to recover skin from the night before or prepping it for a big party, this wonder oil is great for nourishing and replenishing. It melts into skin, repairing the skin barrier and leaving it smoother and restored.
Institut Estederm Hydra Replenishing Cleansing Milk
Make sure you skin is in tip-top condition with this gorgeous cleansing milk. It gently removes make-up and impurities from the day, leaving your skin fresh, softened and revtialised.
Nude Progenius Treatment Oil
Your skin always needs a bit of extra TLC over the festive period and this product is perfect for getting that glow back. It’s packed with plant oils that are rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, which work to nourish and replenish complexions.
Venus Proskin Sensitive
Having smooth pins is a must and this hard-working razor creates a super close shave without any dreaded skin irritation. A protective ribbon of moisture on the blades will ensure a smoother glide and keep skin supple and soft.
This clever tool will help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles in 12 weeks. It’s created to reactivate your skin’s ability to naturally produce collagen by delivering energy three layers deep into skin. In turn, this means skin is plumped up and lifted, reducing the signs of ageing.
Tres Semme Ultra Fine Hair Spray
Once you’ve styled your tresses into the perfect party look, you’ll need a little help to keep it in place. Look no further than this handy hairspray, which provides a flexible hold, but won’t leave your barnet feeling sticky.
Botanifique Face 2 Face Exfoliating Peel
Get that glow back into your complexion with this exfoliating peel that washes away dirt and dead skin cells. Natural rice powder, apricot seed powder and calendula oil are all combined to purify skin, while ginger will help to rejuvenate it.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque
Thirsty skin will love this replenishing and hydrating masque from SkinCeuticals. Infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 it helps to maintain skin’s moisture levels and plumps and restores skin. You’ll be left with a super soft complexion.
Murad Intensive C Radiance Peel
The environment can often cause damage to skin and to repair it, this high-performing radiance peel has been developed. It contains glycolic acid, vitamin C, and Indian fig to improve skin’s texture, leaving it glowing, healthy and youthful.
Janjira Eye Cream
Eliminate post-party puffy peepers with this cream that’s rich in caffeine and turmeric extract. It also contains antioxidants to prevent the signs of ageing – what a multi-tasker.
Ojon Rare Blend Tamer
Ensure your locks are frizz-free with this amazing little product from Ojon. This special wand dispenses oil that will smooth away fly-away strands and frizz, leaving your barnet smooth and glossy. A great handbag essential.
Bumble & Bumble Bb Straight Shampoo & Conditioner
Calm your curly locks with this fab straightening duo. Its sleek formula will manage unruly hair, leaving tresses straighter and smoother. Use the shampoo first to cleanse hair, before reaching for the conditioner for a healthy, glossy finish.
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Toni & Guy Prep Heat Protection Mist
Style your hair without damaging it thanks to this heat protection mist from the experts at Toni and Guy. Spritz over your mane to act as a shield against hairdryers and straighteners, as well as conditioning the barnet.
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil
If dry strands are getting you down, we recommend picking up one of these nourishing beauties. Its non-greasy formula will replenish hair’s lipids, helping to soften your tresses and get them super glossy again.
Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream
Reveal smoother and brighter skin with this refining scrub from Clinique. It gently de-flakes and polishes complexions, helping to control oil and leave skin squeaky clean.
Crabtree & Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Body Polish
This foaming body polish will leave skin smooth and silky, as well as smelling gorge! It uses avocado and grapefruit peel powder to exfoliate skin, while a dollop of tropical flowers are added to create the perfect scent.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Festive Edition
The perfect complexion booster for after a night out on the town thanks to its pitera-based formula. It works to improve skin’s suppleness and radiance, leaving you with a glowing complexion. And this special edition comes in super cute festive packaging.
Feature: Kathryn Lewsey