5 Holiday Looks To Try This Season

‘Tis the season to be fabulous! By incorporating new makeup shades into your routine and adding a few glam items to your wardrobe, you can look as festive as this wonderful time of year. Before you twirl into the office holiday soiree or catch up with old friends at the annual white elephant brunch, try these holiday looks and dazzle at all your festivities.

  1. Berry Beautiful. Sexy scarlet reds are a reoccurring trend during the winter months. This year, switch up your lip and opt for a berry shade. Berry lipsticks express a vampy look without looking like a vampire. For an elegant shade that flatters most skin tones, try the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu by NARS. Frightened of a dark lip? Ease into the trend with a tinted balm like Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar Plum by Fresh. Lip primers like Lip Insurance by Too Faced help keep that sultry color in place for hours.
  1. Twinkle Toes. Wear your holiday spirit on your feet with gilded pumps and radiant flats. During the holidays, glitter becomes a neutral and can be adorned with nearly every outfit. For the perfect glittery kitten heel, rock these ‘Orella’ pumps by Sam Edelman. You can also design your own glitter flats on Shoes of Prey selecting among a variety of shapes, materials, and colors. If you’d rather sparkle on a budget, transform an old pair of shoes into new with painter’s tape, a paintbrush, mod podge and glitter in a color of your choice.
  1. Stay Gold. King Midas has made his way through the makeup aisle this year. Specs of gold shimmers through lip glosses, eye shadows, highlighters and nail polishes. Metallics like Polish in Good as Gold by Essie and Lip Glacé in Bronze Gold by Laura Mercier are a sleek way to incorporate gold into your holiday look. For bolder hues try Gloss D’Enfer in Gold Tchlack by Guerlain and Glitters in metallic yellow gold by Make Up For Ever.
  1. Haute Hair. Holiday accessories have just reached new heights, our heads. From crystal barrettes to jeweled headbands, you can dress up your tresses in a way you wouldn’t any other time of the year. Add flare to your high bun by adding a flashy hair comb by Tasha. For the trendsetter, try a new twist on temporary jewelry tattoos by adding them to your locks. No longer limited to your arms at summer festivals, this winter rock those flash tats in your hair like these from Scunci. Lastly, deck out your hairstyle by adding dainty necklaces and statement earrings to your braids and up-dos. Repurpose your grandmother’s vintage brooch by pinning it to your side pony. Or turn your necklace into a unique head chain.
  1. Top Coat. This season let your coat be your statement piece. After all, it’s the first thing people when see whether you are strutting through downtown or into a room. The must-have item this year is the classic camel coat. Wrap yourself in an oversized double-breasted coat from Banana Republic or splurge on a wool cashmere trench by Burberry. Consider your coat an investment piece you’ll be donning for many more years of holidays to come.
How to Maintain Your Youth and Beauty

As we age we can find it difficult to maintain our inner young and spirited self along with our ideal “perfect body”. Not to mention, we see and hear all the pressure of botox, facelifts, and cosmetic surgeries every time we look in a magazine or turn on the television. Fear not, There are ways we can go around the costly and harmful botched cosmetic procedures and get results the good ol’ natural way. A lot of these practices come from within, we just need to make them a routine which will in turn make the outcome more rewarding in the long run. So, here’s a list of 5 alternatives to maintaing your young and beautiful self.

Keep your skin hydrated: Apply moisturizing lotions every day or better yet a couple times a day! It’s best to apply after taking a warm shower when your pores are open and will absorb every drop. In no time you can get your skin back to feeling nourished and balanced. (note: When purchasing a new moisturizer, find one to go well with your skin type.)

Always use sunscreen in the sun: Using sunscreen is vital to protect your lovely skin. It helps to prevent facial brown spots, skin discolorations, and not to mention SKIN CANCER. Yikes!using sunscreen can also slow down the process of aging skin. Do not forget put it on before you go out into the sun or bring it with you as a reminder.

Exercise: That’s an obvious one! Exercise allows you to sweat out all the toxins in your body leaving you with a healthier and brighter complexion. Doing even just a short workout in the morning or when you have extra free time can significantly increase your energy levels. Those factors alone could make you look and feel young again.

Vitamin and mineral intake: Keep your skin happy by indulging in as many Vitamin A,B, and C rich foods. A balanced daily diet are some of the key ingredients to maintaining a beautiful and youthful body who will thank you every day you choose to practice good eating habits.

De-stress: Stress is apart of life, we all face stress one way or another whether it’s emotional or physical. Unfortunately, dealing with a lot of stress can cause us to feel older and age more quickly. Learning how to combat your stress levels and find relaxing techniques or helpful tools such as taking deep breaths or stretching can be a huge help. Fight those everyday stress urges ladies, our youth and beauty is counting on it!