I don’t know about you but thoughts are already turning to the party season here at Shumalia’s (in fact we’ve even had our first Christmas party invite!) and with the recent Emmys showing just how good red carpet chic can be a lot of us are starting to think about that all important beauty look for big nights out. In fact the celebs make it look effortless when they turn up to a red carpet events but for us mere mortals it can seem like a daunting, not to mention expensive, task to look good for a big event.
However, according to new research from marketing firm Cream.UK it costs the average woman £323 to look ‘a million dollars’. This included the cost of a new dress, accessories and of course those all-important beauty treatments. So what should you do to make sure you look amazing before that big event?
We all know that a bad hair day can really drain your confidence making you feel less than a million dollars. Therefore, have a think about how you are going to wear your hair for the event in advance because if you may find you need to book in for a cut or colour beforehand to make sure your hair is in the best possible condition. If you are going straight out after work then a great updo and some dry shampoo are going to be your new best friends but if you have the time why not get your hair professionally blow dried on the day of the event so you can feel confident that your hair looks its best and lets face it if your hair looks good you’ll feel great even if you throw on any old outfit.
There is something about a good manicure that makes you feel like your look is polished and complete so make sure you take time to do your nails as it will really make a difference. If you are going to a lot of parties getting a professional manicure is a great investment as it will save you time and hassle.
Another thing to remember is the type of shoes you are wearing, as if they are open toed don’t forget that pedicure so your feet look as good as the rest of you.
Don’t forget the little details
It sounds boring but things like defuzzing before the event is vital, as who wants hairy legs or arms? If you are going to lots of parties or have to go straight after work you may want to consider getting a wax as this will last a lot longer than shaving and will give you the confidence to really strut your stuff.
And for an instant boost you can get your eyebrows threaded as this will help frame your face and create the perfect canvas for whatever makeup trend you decide to go for.
If you are getting ready for a big event then Shumalia’s can ensure that you look your best without having to spend a million dollars.