Thursday, 23 February 2017

Prepping for a Big Night Out



Going out for a special occasion, be it new year, a wedding, birthday or even just a reunion with the girls, I like to make that extra bit of effort to look and feel really good. Here is a few things that I do to try and achieve a more polished look:
  1. Exfoliate. Exfoliating is really important before hair removal and doing your tan as it prevents the tan from going streaky or patchy and also prevents ingrown hairs. Get in the bath with a cheeky bath bomb and soak yourself for a while which will soften up your skin making for a deeper exfoliation! Always moisturise after exfoliating or your skin will dry out really quickly!
  2. Remove all unwanted body hair. Rather than shaving, I epilate my legs as the hair grows back more slowly and thinner than it does when shaving. Im far too unorganised to get them waxed so having an epilator at hand is very ideal for me.
  3. Tan. In order to get fake tan to look natural, make sure you wait at least 1 day after shaving/waxing/epilating to put it on or you will look like a plucked chicken. Do not moisturise directly before tanning either or it will most likely go streaky. Like most things, the more money you spend, the better the product will be so if you want your tan to look a 10, then definitely don't go for a cheap one. I have tried cheaper ones before, but after using St. Tropez I wouldn't go back to anything else. 
  4. Nails. Full manicure and pedicure please! I just do my nails myself but I love using the Barry M daylight curing nail polish as well as Rimmel's Super Gel as they give you such a professional finish. I also feel like there is something classy about having the same colour on my toes and fingers.
  5. Face. I love giving my face a deep clean now and again, I would do it every day if I could but that would just ruin my skin. I tried the Montagne Jeunesse 'blemish mud' and my face felt so fresh and clean afterwards. I then left an Elemis moisturising mask on over night and my face felt completely rejuvenated. After doing this, it feels like I'm putting my makeup onto a completely clean canvas.

T. x
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21 comments

  1. Great advice! I actually do start prepping well in advance when I think about it! Complicated being a woman sometimes isn't it! Ha xx

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  2. Some great advice, now I really want to go out!

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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  3. Great tips - prep is very important before a big night out!

    Em

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  4. these are awesome tips, I love spending time prepping for a big night out!xo

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  5. I can not deal with epilating and I don't know why. I hate prepping for a night out as it takes so long x

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  6. My mummy is prepping for holidays and going through a similar routine! She needs a tan!

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  7. i do all of this except for the tanning part. the things we have to do for a night out ey

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  8. Amazing tips. I dont get any nights out now that iv got a child but i used to do all of this when i was younger and didnt have anyone relying on me 24/7

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  9. I need to do the tanning part more often I keep forgetting this and look ridiculously pale.

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  10. Lovely tips, I love the whole ritual of getting ready for a big night out.

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  11. Great tips. I don't go out very often these days and when Ido I feel like I've forgotten what to do!!

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  12. Great tips :) I don't really go out anymore because I'm too busy, but will keep them in mind.

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  13. Excellent tips! I'll share this with all my female friends.

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  14. I'm trying to think of a big night out that would persuade me to go to this amount of trouble to prepare for it. These days, more often than not, clean and tidy is as much as I bother with doing.

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  15. I love prepping for a big night out - it feels so decadent taking some time out to beautify yourself. And to have a nice evening out afterwards if even more of a bonus!

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  16. I think prepping for a night out is all part of the fun experience. I epilate too, but am thinking of having a wax next week x

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  17. Perfect prepping for a night out! You're braver than me using an epilator though, I tried it once and never again, ouch haha x

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  18. I need to embrace the tan a lot more. I look so much better with a nice tan!

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  19. Great tips! I haven't had a big night out in ages.

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  20. Lovely tips. I like giving my face a deep clean too.

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