Do you have a special routine? Things you do to get into the mood to party? Blast on the music, listen to the latest pop, or perhaps turn on the classics? Dance around to warm up — but then you could end up sweating? Perhaps not a good idea. LOL. Whatever floats your boat, I just know that us beauties take our sweet time to get ready before we party! Agree?
In my case, I get into party ready mode the day before! Getting party ready means full on pamper mode for me. I take my pamper session very seriously and love to enjoy it fully.
With the winter and freezing temperatures, I take extra care of my skin and get crackin’ with my routine.
So here’s what I did the day before:
1. Exsicata Facial Scrub/Exfoliator
One of the best exfoliating product I’ve ever tried. It feels and smells luxurious and does what it’s meant to do: exfoliate and leaves you a supple, smooth and brighter skin. And did I say that this is an award-winning brand? (more details on this soon)
When this brand appeared in my radar, I knew I couldn’t let this get away. O’Sum Aloe Vera Skin Toner is alcohol-free, does not feel sticky, perfect for sensitive skin and amazingly does a great job in keeping your skin feel refreshed, which is a must right now since our heater is practically on 24/7.
3. My Beauty Diary Cherry Blossom Mask
I have a thing for cherry blossoms so when I saw this facial mask, I grabbed one (which actually came in a pack containing 3 sheets) to try. And thank goodness I did. You can basically skip your moisturizer/cream if you use this one. It feels like this mask is bathe in serum goodness and once 15 minutes is up, you get all the moisture you need throughout the day!
4. Lumene Vitamin C Eye Serum (Anti-puffiness)
The best buy of the year! My local CVS sells this brand but they cost a fortune! It seems like a high end brand and happens to be organic or at least no parabens involved in their ingredients. With the sales going on right now, I managed to nab this for $4.99 — normal price $27.00!! And yes, not only is this my best buy, this also works!
5. Brilliant Lip Treatment (the best 15 minutes of lip treatment you’re going to experience!)
I have a full review for this one (should be up next week) and all I can say is that your 15 minutes spent on this will be worth it! You only need this lip ‘pamper’ treatment maybe once a week or in two weeks to achieve the perfect pout.
If you’re gaga about coconut oil, then get this lip serum by Dr Organic in your to buy list. You won’t regret it. It smells absolutely yummy!
7. English Rose Hand Cream
Don’t just have a pretty face, care for your hands, too! This product is very hydrating but without being greasy and the subtle rose scent is just how I like it.
And here’s what I’ve been up to last weekend…
It was my hubby’s work Christmas party and families were invited. I had no idea of the exact location, all I know was it was going to be held in some fancy country club and my hubby said that it’s going to be ‘awesome’. And this word my friend is such an understatement to describe the place and the whole experience. Mr & Mrs Claus were there, the reindeers, big Christmas tree, gifts being handed by an elf, Cinderella was there, face painting, balloon making, drinks were flowing, DJ playing his heart out, the array of food was jaw-dropping and outside was your ultimate winter wonderland.
Let’s just say it was somewhat magical.
And oh, I was designated 1 hour and 45 minutes to get my makeup done and dress up! Isn’t it just amazing how we take forever sometimes? My hubby knows the drill and sweetly enough made me my favorite green tea, while I was doing my eye makeup. Bliss.
What about you? How do you get into party ready mode? Any special routine you follow to ‘prep’ your skin?