Hey guys! When I have a long day of making myself look good for a party, I have a lot of work to look the best I can. So here's how I do it.
When I wake up I grab a bottle of water and do a 30-minute work out. It helps with bloat, after all you want to fit into that dress later, right? Then I eat a yogurt with a handful of Kashi Go-Lean cereal. Both of those foods help with bloat too.
Then I cleanse my face. After my face is cleansed, I put on a mask. I let it sit the required amount of time then wash it off. I tone and moisturize my face as usual after that.
After my face is clean I do my nails. Clip, file, buff, paint, let dry is the process I tend to go with for both my hands and feet. Then I clean around the nails as best as I can.
After the nails are done, I shower. Showering after you paint your nails can help get rid of all the polish on your skin if you're a messy painter like me. In the shower I wear a shower cap if my hair isn't too greasy, otherwise I wash it with shampoo and instead of using conditioner I put on a hair mask for 10-15 minutes. While the hair mask is sitting there I shave and wash my body.
After the shower I put lotion on. I let it sit for awhile before putting on a pair of jeans and shirt.
Finally I get to the point where I do my hair. This is my second favorite part of getting ready. It usually takes me up to an hour to do my hair, so I have to make time for it.
After my hair is finished, I do my make up. I like to put on foundation for parties, otherwise I skip it since my skin doesn't have many problems. Then I do my eyes, cheeks, and lips. Like any smart person, I only draw attention to one of the features. Also I don't like to do the matchy-matchy thing with the outfit I'm wearing. I usually compliment it with a soft neutral smokey eye (taupe eyeshadow on the lids and some black eyeliner) and a soft pink lip.
After all of that is done, I spray some perfume and get into my dress and accessories. As you can see it takes forever for me to get ready for a party, but it is definitely worth it.
What's your favorite part of getting ready for parties?