14 Beauty Tips For A New Year's Party
Posted on December 11 2016
Can you believe we’ve already reached the end of the year? In just a few days we will be stepping into a New Year so it was only fitting to cover simple tips on how to look fabulous at your New Year’s party.
New Year’s parties are a time to enjoy friends, celebrate the year’s successes and forget the year’s setbacks. At a New Year’s party your ensemble should say just that. Whether you put on a holiday party dress or a sophisticated little black number these tips ensure you bring the New Year in with style.
Beauty and sex appeal is not just about what you wear (although we are not undermining the importance of the right outfit), it also about your hair and skin, and how good you feel from within. Explore these beauty tips this year and start the year looking and feeling your best.
Make a Few Lifestyle Changes
This year you are bound to have a few resolutions to tackle. Aside from the basics of getting more done and losing a few pounds, consider making relevant lifestyle changes. To be healthy and happy in the new year, adopt just a few simple changes in your daily life and let those changes be your compass for your New Year’s party look.
These simple changes can make a big difference in your outlook, focus, and attitude as you attend your 2017 party. Here are some tips to help you get started.
If you are already doing it, stick to it. If not, now is the best time to start. There is still a month to go before you need to attend New Year’s Eve parties, so you have time to tone your body and keep at it. Choose any physical activity that you like; it does not always have to be crunches at the gym.
When you exercise regularly, it has a positive effect on your mood and overall health, which is sure to bring radiance and a positive glow to your face.
Eat the right foods
What you eat has a major impact on how you look and feel. So in the time up to the New Year (and even beyond that), choose to eat more lean proteins, vitamins, and healthy fats. Eggs, berries, walnuts, fatty fish, green tea, and leafy vegetables are some foods that you need to add to your regular diet. Talk to a nutritionist to find the right diet plan for your lifestyle and budget.
Avoid unhealthy foods
At the risk of sounding boring, we have to say this – resist the temptation to indulge in some unhealthy gorging if you want to keep your toned, glowing look. Highly processed foods, canned juices, sodas, sugary baked goods, and deep fried, greasy dishes are to be kept away at all cost.
These do nothing for your health or looks, and instead can lead to acne and other unflattering problems. In addition, keep a check on your alcohol intake and make plain water your drink of choice to keep yourself hydrated and fresh.
Take Care of Your Skin and Hair
Making simple lifestyle changes gives you long term positive results. To keep the momentum going as you make lifestyle changes leading up to your New Year’s party consider also taking better care of your skin and hair. Here are few beauty tips that can give you a natural glow effortlessly.
Exfoliate your skin
You need to scrub your skin at least once in a week using products best suited for your skin type to keep your face looking fresh and glowing (and to keep those ugly blackheads at bay). Try a pH-neutral product for a gentle skin cleansing that will not agitate or irritate your skin type.
Alternatively, you can prepare some scrubs at home to use all-natural ingredients. Honey mixed with coffee or sugar mixed with vegetable oil present some excellent options.
Maintain a skincare routine
One of the most simple and effective ways to keep your skin healthy is to stick to a CMT process every day. CMT is simply using a skin cleanser, moisturizer, and toner before you go to bed every night. This process can make a huge difference to your skin. Make it a habit, and carry it into the next year as well.
Keep your hair in good shape
Dry, damaged hair can spoil the best of looks. Begin taking better care of your hair to achieve your New Year beauty goals. Keep your tresses healthy and conditioned for flawless tresses. Use lukewarm instead of hot water while washing your hair, and condition every time you shampoo.
Do not undermine the wonders that some good ol’ oil can do. Massage coconut or olive oil deep into your scalp to keep dandruff and dry hair away. Leave this on for at least an hour before washing it off with a mild and herbal shampoo.
Pay attention to your hands and feet
Most of us tend to focus just on our face. But remember that your little black dress or bandage dress will show a lot more than that. Get a manicure and pedicure before the party starts, so that your hands and feet look as beautiful as the rest of your body. Keep them clean and moisturized at night so that you do not have to deal with dry, chapped feet or hands.
Think About What to Wear
As the New Year approaches and your parties await remember that what you wear sets the tone. Dressing the part is important to stand out at any gathering, so choose an outfit that combines style and comfort. You also want to be confident in your body and look. Here are few things to keep in mind.
Choose a dress that looks and feels good
One sure-fire way of dressing to impress is to pick the right type of dress according to your body type, so that it highlights all your right features. Whether it is a cocktail dress or a different kind of outfit, make sure that you feel confident in it. Comfort is important because you will be mingling and possibly dancing all night long.
Balance your look
There is nothing wrong in adding a little bling to your look; it is a New Year’s party, after all. However, do not go overboard. If you are wearing a sparkly mini dress, layer it with a simple shrug or cropped jacket. If a two-piece outfit is what you are planning to wear, keep one piece simple and the other blingy. For example, a sequined fitted skirt in a metallic shade looks great with a monotone top.
Think about your footwear
Stilettos and high heels no doubt bring sexiness to your look like nothing else, but when it comes to picking footwear for a New Year’s Eve party, comfort plays a big part. Think about the kind of event you will be attending – if it is a formal dinner, you can go with sky-high heels. But if you plan to meet up at a club or have a dance party with friends, a pair of platform shoes or pretty wedges is recommended. Wedges add a few inches to your height without you having to deal with blisters and sore feet on the first day of the New Year.
Know your accessories
How you accessorize your dress can completely transform your look, so spend some time picking out the right pieces. Keep the jewelry simple and minimal if you are wearing a shiny dress to achieve the right balance.
If you are wearing something simple, choose a statement piece for a bold yet understated look. If you are planning to wear a bodycon or bandage dress in a simple cut and color, add a beaded belt. This will not only add an instant glam factor, but also accentuate your curves perfectly.
Plan Your Hair and Makeup For the Party
As you prepare for your New Year’s party and activities (and other events) also consider your hairstyle and makeup. For your party consider a hairstyle that is beautiful and versatile so that you can keep your new look for the New Year.
Smokey eyes are always trendy and they still works for parties. Get the eyeshadow out for that rock ‘n’ roll look. Try going with navy or mix black and gray for a smoldering, mysterious look. Use neutral colors for a look that is soft and natural.
Bring on the red
Say what some may, but a dash of red lipstick can never go wrong when you are out partying. Go for a soft, velvety texture in classic red with a LBD or non-blingy dress for an elegant yet flirty appeal. Wear your hair in shoulder-length bouncy waves to complete the sophisticated look.
The sculpted look
Sculpted cheekbones with just the right amount of bronzer gives you a straight off the runway style. Complete your party look with statement earrings and a high ponytail.
Now that you have all the beauty tips you need to look ravishing at every New Year party (and beyond), the only thing left to do is act on these. Do not wait, instead start right away and be the best new you today.
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