It’s November, so the Christmas party is just around the corner, and for many, that means you need to look your best! When you want to look good for a party, it’s not just a matter of putting your best dress on and doing your hair right a few hours before you go out, it’s more about the prep you do in advance, so follow this checklist and you can be sure, when it comes to your night out, you’ll glow like the fairy on top of the Christmas tree.
3 Weeks in Advance
Start looking for your Christmas party dress now, as it might take you a while to find the perfect look that will take you from dinner to late night drinks – it needs to be comfortable, but since it’s the festive season you probably want to feel glamorous and go for a real show-stopper dress. Search online but remember if you order from abroad your dress might take weeks to come. Allow time for trying things on that you order online too; the wrong size might mean you need to do a return! You’ll need matching shoes too; so don’t forget to order them when your dress arrives. We love the evening shoes range at Elegant Steps!
This is also the time to book your accommodation for after the party if you need it. If you are going out in a city and planning to stay out late, it can be a hassle to find a taxi, and fares are often pushed up around the Christmas period. The good news is, if you’re staying in the city Epic offer some great apartments in their Apart-Hotel Liverpool!
2 Weeks in Advance
Now is the time to start planning gifts, especially if there’s a secret Santa going on! For a £10-20 budget, you can pick up a designer, men’s skincare products from male grooming boutique GroomU, perfect for the guys. We love their range of American Crew! If you’re buying for a woman, why not try some of the pretty gemstone jewellery from Gemleys?
This is also the time to get your hair cut and start dieting if you feel you need to. You’re not likely to lose much weight, but a bit of exercise and healthier eating will improve your skin condition and help you look your best in your dress.
1 Week in Advance
It’s time to tan! Get glammed with a gradual self tan from Lauren’s Way and treat yourself to getting your nails done professionally. You might also like to book in with an MUA so you don’t have to worry about doing your make-up when rushing to get ready.