Quick Ways to Give Yourself a Makeover

Let’s face it, sometimes our busy lives and the rotten British weather can leave us both feeling and looking a little flat! As the Christmas season approaches, we want to look radiant for our Christmas parties and meals with family and friends but don’t want to spend a fortune on achieving that look. Here are some quick and easy makeover tips to get you in the festive mood:


Everyone wants model-perfect shiny locks but in reality, this is difficult to achieve. We are up against constant damage in the form of sun, cold weather, chlorine, chemicals and hair dryers. That’s why this Christmas, a thermal protecting spray should be on every girl’s wishlist from Santa. A quick spritz, blow dry and some added shine serum for extra protection will give you the lustrous look you’ve been craving.

Changing your hair colour is another great way to breathe some new life into a tired look and get you in the festive spirit. You don’t even need to go crazy, subtle highlights can be just as effective to overhaul your appearance. If you’re not sure but know you want a change, speak to a stylist who can offer advice. For Gloucester Hairdressers, visit headkandyhairdressing

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Want that fresh-faced look but experienced too many late nights and bad weather? Well, help is at hand in the form of facial peels. These are designed to exfoliate, brighten and even skin tone so you’ll have that radiant glow in no time.

Dark circles under your eyes? Try a depuffing gel and then applying a creamy coloured eye perfecting concealer. Following this routine before applying make-up will help you to look refreshed and ready to go, regardless of whether you got 8 hours of sleep last night or not!


It’s easy to be tempted by a little too much vino and coffee at the best of times but Christmas can have an even bigger impact on the brightness of your smile. For a flash of your pearly whites, try using an instant whitening toothpaste that contains blue-tinted particles and a form of adhesive to temporarily brighten any yellowing. The benefits can last up to five hours so it’s perfect for those all-important Christmas parties.

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Some of us are born with sweeping eyelashes but most of us are not so we can buy them instead! A popular trend is to go for a criss-cross false eyelash as they blend better with your natural lashes.

When it comes to framing your eyes and face, getting your brow shape right can make all the difference. Shaping your eyebrows is a cheap and easy way to make a big difference to your look. Have them shaped and set by a professional and then keep them in check with your own personal brow grooming kit.


Most of us are inclined to become set in our ways a little so sometimes a new lip colour can be the jolt we need to liven up our look. Maybe try a hot pink or another warm, exciting festive shade. If you go lighter, remember to exfoliate first with a damp cloth so it doesn’t show up any flakiness.