Everyone loves the festive time of year. Full of joy, celebrations, parties and after-work drinks. The question is how can we do a hard days work and still look fresh later on leaving the office. Here are some of our top tips:
1) Cleansing Wipes
These are excellent for a multipurpose use. Raven loves Baby Water Wipes as they are 90% water and the rest lemon juice so totally natural. Use them to freshen up when you don't have time to go home for a shower or use to pat your skin where makeup had built up over the day, or simply use for emergencies when we have had a spillage/coffee accident on our skirts .....arrrgggghhh
2) Dry Shampoo
What did we do before dry shampoo came into our lives??? Who cares it's here to stay. Raven loves Kerastase Powder Bluff as it doesn't build up on the hair follicles. Turn your head upside down and spray into the root and shake your hair vigorously with your finger tips. Let dry with your head still in that position for 20 seconds, then flip over and use a boar bristle brush to pull into place. Ta Da!!!!
Lipstick immediately gives you the zap of colour you need to get you from a day time to a night time look. It's the season after all so go for some berry reds or a soft rose. We love Chanel Arthur. Give the lips a little moisture for five minutes before applying, being in a centrally heated office all day will have them dried out. Cracked lips and lipstick are not friends.
So its come to the end of the day, our makeup has either dried up on us or has slid off our faces. We have all been there as we try before after work drinks or the xmas party to reapply new mascara on top of old mascara, only to end up with our lashes looking stumpier than before we started. What to do? Use two sided cotton pads dipped in hot water, folded in half and hold over top and bottom lashes for a couple of seconds. Don't rub or try and remove your old mascara. This will simply loosen any old congealed mascara and disove dried clumps, making reapplying much more fluid and darker as your base will be still there.