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Remember the days when spending hours getting ready to go out was at least half the fun? Now you’re a mum, does even thinking about getting ready for festivities leave you feeling frazzled? Relax – with these tips you’ll be set to sparkle in less than half an hour.
Ready, set, go!
10-minute party prep
Jump in the shower and get rid of any rogue stubble with a Gillette Venus ComfortGlide with Olay Razor. The Olay-enriched moisture bars mean you don’t have to use shaving foam – saving you precious party-prep minutes.
Clean your teeth with Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste to help remove the surface stains and leave your smile sparkling and your breath fresh. Then apply your moisturiser - try Olay Luminous Whip for radiant skin in seconds.
Five-minute party hair
Whether you have straight hair or wavy locks, adding some neat and bouncy curls to your hair is a quick-and-easy party look – all you need is a pair of hair straighteners.
Wash your hair the night before the party with Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Supreme Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner. This double-whammy product ensures you’ll have no embarrassing dandruff flakes on your party dress and leaves your hair smooth, sleek and shiny. Plus washing it the night before means your hair is more likely to hold its style.
On the night, brush out your locks and spritz with a heat-protector spray, then twist sections around your straighteners. Tease out the curls with your fingers and set with hairspray.
Five-minute party make up ideas
Party make-up idea 1- Smoky eyes
Choose a palette of eyeshadows in various shades of the same colour – try greens, purples, browns or classic charcoal. Apply the lightest shimmery shade all over your lids, then use the middle shade on lower lids and to line underneath the eyes. Work the darkest shade above your eye sockets and along your lower lash lines.
Finish your party face with mascara, a warm blush and highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, keeping lips neutral to let your eyes do all the talking.
Party make-up idea 2 – Glitter girl
It can be tempting to think that the sparkly stuff should be left to the youngsters, but grown up glitter can definitely work for party make up. The key is to keep it subtle, and only use it sparingly.
So rather than smearing it everywhere, pick the part you want to accentuate and focus the use there – whether that’s a sparkly lip gloss or a glittery eye liner.
Party make-up idea 3 – Statement lips
A statement lipstick is a really quick and easy party make up idea, and if you don’t usually wear bold colours then it’s surprising how much difference it can make. You could pick a classic red, a vibrant fuschia or a deep, dark berry shade – or go for blue or black if you’re feeling really brave!
The beauty of this look is that you don’t need much else as your lips do all the talking. A quick slick of eyeliner, mascara and blush and you’re good to go!
Now all that’s left to do is pop on your party outfit and you’re ready to go!
What is your go-to party looks when you’re in a rush?
Let us know in the comments below!