Party season is almost upon us. If you’re eager to impress, why not take some tips from the celebrities, and prepare like a VIP? Here are some handy hints to ensure you look and feel a million dollars.
As the festive period approaches, many of us are looking forward to nights out and Christmas celebrations. If you’re keen to shine in the spotlight, you’ll want to look your best. Channel the A-listers and get in shape. As you approach the final few weeks, it’s time to take your workouts to the next level and increase the intensity. Combine weights and resistance training with cardio sessions if you’re looking to tone those triceps and slim down that waist. If you’re eager to lose weight quickly, opt for high-intensity interval training. The aim of this form of exercise is to raise the heart rate rapidly, and then drop it back it down. You do this by alternating fast-paced exercises with short periods of rest.
Shop with a stylist
Everybody could do with a second opinion when they’re shopping for that winning party outfit. You may not be able to afford a professional stylist, but don’t panic. Take a friend whose style you admire, or get some tips from a personal shopper at the store. Even if you think you know what you want, be open-minded. Don’t write styles you love off because you assume they won’t suit you. Try lots of different pieces on, and see how you feel. Go for something that makes you feel confident. Always take a pair of heels and a strapless bra with you. You’ll get a better idea of the overall look.
At this time of year, life seems to go up a gear, and it can be tiring. You want to look and feel your best at special events, so take some time out. Book a day off a day or two before the party. Or work a half-day and then spend time relaxing. Treat yourselves to a couples massage or take the opportunity to work through that box set. Do a yoga session at home or go to the movies.
Don’t forget those essential extras
You’ve got the outfit and the shoes. Now, it’s time to think about those essential extras. How are you going to wear your hair? Who is going to do your makeup? Have you booked your nail appointment? If you don’t want to spend a fortune, ask a friend to help out or do your own hair, nails, and makeup. You’ll find some incredible video tutorials online, and some great tips in magazines. Try and make time for a practice run the day before if possible.
If you’re gearing up for party season, why not channel the celebrities and prepare in style. Give yourself time to find that perfect outfit, and don’t forget the details. Work out, eat well, and take time out to relax and unwind. Hopefully, by the time the day arrives, you’ll be red-carpet ready.