With the Christmas party season just around the corner our expert therapist Paulina Nowak shares her tips and professional tricks to ensure you look and feel your best on the night.
Time to get started
“Start now for best results,” recommends Paulina. “Good preparation is key.”
A radiant, glowing complexion
Give your skin a head start with a microdermabrasion treatment to smooth skin, reveal a radiant glow and reduce lines, sun damage and signs of ageing.
“A small wand device passes over your skin delivering a fine jet of crystals to exfoliate dead cells which are then vacuumed away,” explains Paulina. “It’s non-invasive, safe and painless for a beautifully polished and simply glowing complexion.”
Interested to learn more? Try this blog post.
Smooth silky skin
Worried about baring your arms, back or shoulders in your fabulous festive frock? Then why not treat yourself to our Signature Salt Glow body treatment?
Choose from our two handmade aromatherapy salt scrubs - Rose & Jasmine or Bergamot, Grapefruit & Lime. After buffing your skin smooth, we cover you from head to toe with a generous layer of our body soufflé, leaving your skin feeling moisturised, smooth and soft. (£50 for a pampering 40 minute treatment).
Be all a flutter this Christmas
Fancy longer-looking luscious lashes without the need for lash extensions? Book a Sleeping Beauty Lash Lift treatment and leave the salon with lifted, lengthened and voluminous natural-looking eyelashes that flutter better.
“It’s a very popular treatment which lasts 6-8 weeks, so you’ll still be fluttering those lashes for New Year,” says Paulina. Learn more in our blog post here.
Picture perfect for parties
If you’re partying the night away, try these festive makeup tips from Paulina to stay picture perfect longer.
First, wait a few moments after moisturising before applying your primer. “If you don’t usually use a primer then do try one,” advises Paulina. “A good primer will blur wrinkles, minimise the appearance of pores or even out skin tone whilst creating a perfect base for makeup and helping it to last longer.”
Use a sponge or brush to blend your foundation and ensure a good coverage, taking particular care around the jaw line and ears.
To prevent eye shadow fading or smudging apply primer to the eye lid and eye socket area. It’ll blend more easily, won’t crease and bring out the colour. “For parties I’d always choose a waterproof mascara to avoid panda-eyes,” adds Paulina.
Finally, for a flawless long-lasting look use a setting spray; a quick spritz keeps foundation and eye makeup firmly in place.
Have a special occasion or party coming up? Why not treat yourself to a professional makeup at Sleeping Beauty for £32?
Nailing it for Christmas
“Sinful is a favourite polish with clients for Christmas,” says Paulina. “It’s a fabulous dark sophisticated red with a pearly finish. If you’re looking for an all-rounder then try Talk To The Mitten which goes with everything yet makes a statement.”
Both colours are from the Artistic Colour Gloss collection and will last for up to three weeks without chipping, dulling, cracking or peeling.
To finish, moisturise hands with the heavenly Elemis Sea Lavender & Samphire body cream. Extracts of Sea Lavender and Samphire are blended with nourishing Macadamia oil and Oats to deeply condition. “And don’t just keep it for hands,” adds Paulina. “Slather your body with it after showering for beautifully soft, smooth skin.”
To finish your look take inspiration from the Fashion Week runways and Meghan with a polished low pony or a messy bun
A low ponytail, secured at the nape of your neck, is versatile, sophisticated and can carry you through from work to an evening of partying. Just add this season’s must-have accessory - decorative multiple hair slides.
Meghan’s signature messy bun is utterly flattering and perfect for parties. Keep it soft and not too tidy for an effortless on-trend look. Sweep the hair up into a high ponytail and twist it around itself to create a messy top knot.
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