By Yemisi Sulaiman
With the christmas season here, there are many ways in which you can look amazing at your Christmas party without putting a hole in your pocket. Looking and feeling great isn’t about spending all your money. It’s about relaxing, having fun and being creative with what you have.
Here are some simple, but effective ways you can look good and dazzle your fellow partygoers whilst being on a tight budget.
GO FOR GOLD!
A simple gold necklace can turn the most boring outfit into something classic and stunning instead. There’s something about the unique sheen that emanates from even the most basic of gold pieces. Forget decking yourself out in head to toe jewellery and go for that one piece, whether it’s a bracelet, a ring or a necklace.
MAKE A STATEMENT
Having one statement piece of clothing or jewellery means that everything else can and should be understated. For example, your reasonably priced (okay REALLY cheap) LBD and shoes will look amazing when teamed with a statement necklace, brooch or handbag. So many people make the mistake of thinking that everything they wear at the Christmas party needs to be new and expensive, that is not true.
EXPERIMENT WITH MAKE-UP
Like your clothes, one statement element of your makeup can transform your look completely, whether its Twiggy style mascara, ruby red lips or that iconic smoky eye. If you go for the makeup “statement”, everything else can and definitely should be minimal.
Think glistening ruby red lips with just a small slick of eyeliner on your top lids or smoky eyes with a small amount of nude lipstick. But don’t go overboard on the blusher! Why not experiment with your look using the ultimate makeover tool?
TRANSFORM YOUR HAIR
Having great hair doesn’t always mean spending so much at the hairdressers. if you one that wears your natural hair, all you need is some hairspray, some hair clips and a good hairdryer, to transform your hair to a pretty updo.
If you are often in weaves you should try the long or short braids for new you. And the good news is which ever braids you choose is pocket friendly.
So this party season, have fun, get creative and dress to impress.