01 August, 2012

Beauty Blitz

I was pretty excited yesterday when I posted that there was only 3 more sleeps until Greazefest and then it hit me...THERE'S ONLY 3 MORE SLEEPS UNTIL GREAZEFEST! And I realised I'd done that thing that most of us gals do...you get busy with life or you haven't been out in a little while so you haven't thought about it and all of a sudden you realise you've kinda left yourself go a bit.

There's stubble on my legs, dark circles under my eyes and a few stray pimples on my face. So for the remainder of this week I'm on a strict Beauty Blitz Boot Camp to get myself looking the part for the weekend. And just in case you're in the same predicament, I thought I'd give you a step in the right direction with a run down on what I'm doing.

Yeah, I hate it too but any last minute shrinking, flattening and tightening that I can pull off all counts when you feel like a million bucks! I'm currently doing stairs and 3 second hold ab crunches. It's actually working! Staying away from naughty food helps too ;)

This is the time to make sure your regrowth is covered, your fringe is trimmed and its looking nice and healthy and ready for any heat or styling you'll be putting it through. Try a treatment if it's bad or just use a good conditioner and show it some TLC. I'm also off to the hair dresser on Friday to get my colour perfected.

Save time on make up and give yourself the best chance of looking good by making sure your skin is well taken care of. My current regime includes daily face wash, pimple cream to clear up a couple of blemishes, night cream to protect from winter dryness and give my face a soft and supple base for make up and a weekly mask that does wonders for my skin! Also, you can't use a chap stick enough in this weather! Your red lippie needs to look its best on soft, plump, smooth lips!

Not something we all have to think about but for me, I want them to look their best and stay healthy and long lasting. Especially in winter, the cold weather can dry them out so it's good to moisturise them regularly. This will keep them looking bright and don't forget to protect them if you're going out in the sun!

I know, it's winter. I like to grow a, ahem, winter coat as well. But when you're dressing up for an event, possibly going to be on display for photos and definitely dancing up a storm you want to be silky smooth. Moisturise in the days leading up and shave the day before, this way there's no chance for regrowth but time for any bumps, cuts or rashes to subside.

If they're in good shape, not only will it save you time when getting ready but they help to frame your whole face and bring your features alive. A good shape and tint does wonders! Just make sure you see someone you trust, you don't want any nasty surprises just days out!

File and shape first. I like to give my nails a bit of a rest after that because unfortunately they're not particularly strong. A few days out I apply a couple of coats of Orly Nailtrition which help gives strength and prevents staining from bright colours. Paint your nails either the day before or the day of if you can to minimise the chance of chipping. Use a colour that will go with all your outfits if possible.

Make sure you're well-stocked with all your usual bits and pieces and any product you intend to use. There's nothing like having half your face done, only to realise you've run out of a crucial product! Also, if you're going to try something new practice beforehand...you don't want a paniced bathroom meltdown because you can't get it right and you're running out of time.

Those are pretty much the basics, and most likely things you already know but sometimes its the most obvious things that can sometimes slip by.

But my most favourite tip? Put on some tunes and sip a drink as you're getting ready to amp yourself up for a wonderful night out!

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