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Tips for Holiday Party Dressing & Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are here, and that means one thing: holiday parties. With all the excitement that surrounds us during this time; buying gifts, scheduling vacations, entertaining friends, we’re sometimes left with that last minute question—“what am I going to wear tonight?” And unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t the same for every event. Luxury resort and ready-to-wear designer Marie France Van Damme shares her dressing tips for every kind of holiday party.
Attending your office holiday party:
- Even though it’s the holidays, you want to remain office-appropriate, but still show off your personal style. Steer away from low-cut tops and short skirts—don’t wear anything that you would never wear to the office, but have fun and get a little more dressed up than you normally would! Don’t be afraid of a little sparkle—show off that sequined dress that’s been hiding in your closet!
Hosting your family’s holiday party:
- If you’re hosting a party, it’s especially important to be comfortable. Luxury and comfort should go hand-in-hand. You don’t need to be uncomfortable to look great. Wear something you can move around in - you want to feel like a more confident version of yourself to entertain, and you definitely don’t want to be tugging and pulling at your clothes all night while you’re preparing dinner or catching up with your relatives.
Accompanying your significant other to their office party:
- Dressing for your significant other’s office party should be similar to dressing for your own, except a little caution can go a long way. Make sure you know what their office environment is like. Will people be wearing jeans or will everyone wear suits and gowns? Nothing is wrong with jeans for every day wear, but not to go to a holiday party. When in doubt, it’s always better to be overdressed.
Meeting your significant other’s family at their holiday party:
- For your first time meeting your significant other’s family, it’s important to make a good first impression by looking as polished as possible. While you still want to feel like yourself, you don’t want to go for the shock-factor by wearing crazy jewelry and makeup. Keep it simple and chic with a sleek black dress, understated makeup, and a few pieces of your favorite jewelry to show off your personality.
Going out with your closest friends:
- This would be the time to really show off your personal style. Just be sure to not go overboard—let one feature stand out. This goes for your clothes as well as your makeup and hair. If you want to show off your legs, cover up a bit more on top. For makeup, go for a bold lip and keep the rest simple.
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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH
||Lancôme’s Lip Lover Gift Set, exclusive to Sephora, features a trio of beautiful shades of dewy-intense lip color. Lip Lover offers up to eight hours of hydration while softening lines to provide intense, long-lasting color. This set includes a light pink, electric pink and a gorgeous deep red shade.
||Allow a makeup lover’s dreams to come true by gifting them Lancôme’s Essential Brush Set, allowing them to master the art of makeup. Each brush is precision-crafted for the highest quality of easy, flawless application
||The All Over Face Palette takes your makeup look from day to night featuring nine new eye shadow shades plus two contouring essentials.
||Lancôme’s most classic scent, Trésor, is for a woman who understands that time is precious and moments in our fast-paced world are meant to be treasured. The elegance of rose and lilac evoke the feeling of everlasting love and will make her feel as radiant and precious as the fragrance she wears.
||La Vie Est Belle is for a woman who lives in the present, who is filled with happiness, truth and gratitude and who is free of social constraints to emblazon her own unique path. The juice is made from the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand with depth and complexity.
Need a quick fix for your hair for all those holiday parties? Check out the Hollywood Roll - it’s a great styling option for those short on hairstyles! See how it works:
Smooth and style your hair to perfection with the Infiniti Pro Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush. The latest brush innovation features a replaceable Argan oil treatment strip to add maximum conditioning and protection for revitalized, healthy-looking results and brilliant shine.
Topsy Tail —
create multiple hairstyles and give your pony tail an elegant edge with Topsy Tail!
Too many parties and too little time for a touchup? New TouchBack Marker hair color gives you the right amount of coverage for your grey with absolute ease of application!
Pretty Please Nail Polish
Pretty Please is a polish brand that lets customers customize and name their own lacquer! With a price point of $12 per bottle (price goes down with quantity), more than 25 color shades to select from and an endless amount of creative names to choose, customers are able to make their nail polish personal just by going online and ordering.
Here are some fun Holiday name ideas for the polishes: Pretty Please Classic Red named Rudolph Nose Best, Pretty Please Metallic Silver named Polish Like its 2015, Pretty Please Pastel Blue named Mazel Tov!
Molton Brown Festive Body Wash Bauble:
Get it before its gone, this limited edition festive bauble makes gift giving easy, with all your favorite Molton Brown scents, now available in a small decorative stocking stuffer.
Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Collection 3-Piece Starter Kit
To pamper your curls and train them to spiral into long-lasting perfection, Carol’s Daughter has used the super-softening, rich Marula oil in this new Marula Curl Therapy Collection. Experiment with the nourishing benefits of Marula Oil with this three piece starter kit, featuring the Marula Gentle Cream Cleanser, Diffusing & Styling Lotion and Softening Hair Mask.
One 'n Only Argan Heat Ceramic
This One 'n Only Argan Heat Ceramic Straightening Iron is an evolutionary flat iron that shines, smooths, and nourishes hair naturally with the help of its ceramic plates that are infused with rare Moroccan Argan oil. It is guaranteed to revitalize each strand of hair, protect color, and condition. It's ceramic plates are made with Sol-gel technology which is smoother and stronger than other flat irons. The result is frizz free hair with brilliant shine, while preserving the color and integrity.
Bag a Great Handbag with LANY
Celebrities are known for toting around the latest designer “it” bags, which often come with a hefty price tag. To get their look without breaking the bank, check out the latest styles from LANY. This budget-friendly brand, which has already found fans in Selena Gomez, Nikki Reed, Leven Rambin and more, offers all of the latest looks and trends – all at under $100!
Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick
Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick was expertly developed to compliment your skin tone, making it easy to choose the best shade of pink, berry, nude and red for you. In 12 shades for light, light/medium, and medium skin tones, this ultra-hydrating, buttery lipstick nourishes lips while leaving behind beautiful color.
De-Stress and Unwind this Holiday Season
The holiday season is wonderful, but can be a bit hectic and stressful. Lighting an aromatic candle will help calm the nerves before bed, and help you get a good night's sleep! Check out one of my all-time faves:
L’eau Le Vert Candle
NOURISH AND REGENERATE
While we sleep, the cells making up our skin are hard at work trying to repair all the damage that has been accumulated during the whole day overnight. This is the time to utilize nighttime skincare to help repair, nourish and regenerate.
Try Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care Body Balm, $32 usa.lecouventdesminimes.com
THE PERFECT MATTRESS
People sleep for approximately one third of their lives and studies have shown the benefits of sleep have long-lasting effects on your health and well-being. Look for a mattress that has natural fibers such as hypoallergenic horsehair that acts as a mini ventilation system eliminating moisture and allowing fresh air in for a comfortable night’s rest.
Try Hästens Beds, Hastens.com
The New PE540D Embroidery-Only Machine from Brother Features Built-In Disney Designs
Brother International Corporation, an industry-leading innovator, is offering a feature-rich, affordably priced embroidery-only machine, the PE540D. With 70 built-in decorative designs and 35 enchanting built-in designs featuring some of the most beloved Disney characters, embroiderers will watch in wonder as their projects quickly come to life onto the 4" x 4" embroidery field. The new PE540D embroidery-only machine, colorfully decorated with whimsical Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse images, is affordably priced at $399*
Le Couvent des Minimes’ Holiday Gift Sets
This holiday season, give a gift that supports a good cause with items from Le Couvent des Minimes’ newest collection: 1% of total sales go to the brand’s historic cause, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Association, to support essential health and childhood projects. This year’s holiday line includes: the Hand Cream Trio, Balm Trio, Eau de Cloitre Duo, and Soap Quartet.
||Hand Cream Trio: This essential gift sets includes the brand’s best-loved hand creams. Made with treasured heritage recipes, Le Couvent des Minimes hand creams are both natural and restorative.
||Balm Trio: The expert nourishing power of Couvent des Minimes balms have come together in a full-body collection that’s perfect for gifting. Inspired by beloved recipes of the convent, these rich balms hydrate and soothe the skin.
||Eau du Cloitre Duo: Discover the fresh and floral scent of Couvent’s timeless Eau du Cloitre, now available in this essential gift set. A fresh and light fragrance, reminiscent of the sun-bathed flowers of the cloister.
||Soap Quartet: Perfect for all skin types, these gentle, natural soaps gently cleanse without drying and leave a graceful scent.
Looking for a few great last minute stocking stuffers? Scunci has a sweet selection of hair accessories perfect for every holiday occasion!
Give your skin the gift of love this holiday season with the fabulous skincare offerings at Lumene.
Lip Balm – because you ALWAYS need it in your pocket, in your bag, on your desk, on your nightstand….you get the point!
Sun Bum Lip Balm with SPF 30 is perfect for any time of the day just be careful you don’t eat it. With flavors such as pink grapefruit, key lime, coconut, mango, pomegranate, and banana you won’t stop applying, and will certainly need more than just one in your stocking!
SOL Republic PUNK Wireless Speaker
PUNK wireless speaker: Check out
the brand new (small) but amazing SOL REPUBLIC Punk wireless speaker - the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season! This is my favorite holiday gift - it packs a
mean punch in a small, compact and easy to travel with size.
SOL Republic Relays In-Ear Headphones
RELAYS in-ear headphones: These remain my favorite
headphones for on-the-go active life. They keep up with any scenario and
provide great sound whether on a run or on a conference call.
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