Don’t you just love winter holidays? Gingerbread, cinnamon, toffees, and hot cocoa all days long make everything perfect. Even though we all have the urge to curl up under a fuzzy blanket with a cup of something sweet and hot this season, that doesn’t mean we get to do it all the time. We need to leave the house from time to time, and it’s not good to look like you just got out of bed. For those who would like to look flawless even if it’s cocoa-and-cookies time, we made a list of useful tips and tricks.
Let it sparkle
Is there anything that says ‘Holiday spirit’ better than glitter? Sequins and glitter are everywhere you look: from scarves and dresses to eyeliners and fingernails. To get the flawless and elegant look this season all you need to do is add glitters to your fingernails. Paint them all the same color and only have one nail on each hand covered in glitter, or dip a piece of sponge and go glitter hombre on your fingernails with ease. Opt for the ever-popular green and red or choose to have gold or silver if you would like to have a more classic look.
Grow it out
Your hair doesn’t like winter, and why would it? It spends most of the season tucked under a hood or hat and has to be blow-dried. All of these, plus the fact that it’s really cold outside make your hair lose its healthy glow and slows its growth. For great hair, you need to make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and nutrients in your diet, but you could also try some easy home made hair masks. Use ingredients such as avocado, egg yolks, and Argan and olive oil to keep your hair shiny and healthy and you will get lustrous locks by spring.
Did you ever think about using one product for more than one purpose? For example, you can get that beautiful holiday glow in a blink of an eye if you decide to use plain old illuminator as a highlighter for your cheekbones and as an eyeshadow at the same time. Or the other way around: if you just ran out of highlighter, you can use your shimmery shadow instead. If you would like your eyes to seem more open, try applying a bit of blush across your brow bones and eyelids. When applying eyeliner, try tight lining because that way there will be no visible space around your lashes.
All this wind and cold are hurting your lips greatly, and even if you apply lip balm religiously, you will notice that they are drier and even chapped often. To help your lips get the most of the healing lip balms, try scrubbing them first with a simple scrub you can make out of brown sugar, some honey and a bit of coconut oil. White sugar is the best because it’s gritty but not too harsh on the gentle skin of your lips, and honey is antibacterial in addition to being incredibly delicious. Coconut oil is amazing because it is very light and it’s absorbed within minutes.
Wanting to stay inside where it’s warm is nothing strange, we love being all nice and cozy all the time. However, don’t let the laziness get the best of you this winter, and try to look as fresh and flawless as you did this summer. Pamper yourself this season and allow your body to get some well-deserved rest from a whole year of hard work.
Guest Post by: Emma Lawson
Emma Lawson is a passionate writer, online article editor and a health enthusiast. In her spare time, she likes to do research, and write articles to create awareness regarding healthy lifestyle. She also strives to suggest innovative home remedies that can help you lead a quality and long life. Follow her on Twitter @EmmahLawson