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Today we are continuing with our conversations about the holidays. To refresh your memories, in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, I’ve started putting together and sharing gift guides, holiday party outfits, and beauty tips.

During this time of the year it’s glowing everywhere. Neighboorhoods are sparkling with
Christmas lights, stores are decked with ornaments, and glittered decorations, inside our homes we are all implementing big or small changes getting ready to greet 2016.

HOW TO GET READY FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES
HOW TO GET READY FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES

I love to create a similar holiday glow for my hair, face, and body when attending various holiday events. Want to learn how? Here is a peek into how I got ready for an early holiday party we went to with my family and some of my tips to add a sparkle to your look.

HOW TO GET A GLOW GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTIES

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Above are the products I used to get a holiday glow in today’s look. We’ve been members of Costco for the past fourteen years. Especially in the recent years Costco has seriously grown their beauty section, and truly became a one-stop-shop for the holidays. I’ve been finding so many brands I already use daily there. I appreciate that Costco offers me such a value with the larger size products, and I also love the convenience of not running out of them so quickly.

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STEP 1 – GET THOSE PEARLY WHITES AS BRIGHT AS THEY CAN BE 

I start getting ready by whitening my teeth. Today I used 1 Hour Express WhiteStrips from Crest 3D WhiteStrips Combo Pack. I kept the strips on my teeth for an hour to get an extra sparkle in my smile.

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STEP 2 – STEP IN THE SHOWER AND MOISTURIZE WITH A BODY WASH 

After I whitened my teeth, I hopped in the shower and used Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash (available at the warehouse) to moisturize my body. The Shea Butter in this body wash really helps with the dry patches and gives your body a shine.

STEP 3 – MAKE YOUR HAIR SMOOTH WITH A NOURISHING SHAMPOO

I washed my hair with Pantene Advanced Care Shampoo  which is infused with a Vitamin B5 Complex. It gave my hair extra smoothness, an my hair color vibrancy.

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STEP 4 – PAMPER YOUR SKIN WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZING SERUM & PREPARE YOUR FACE FOR MAKE-UP 

I always apply a lightweight moisturizer at least 1 hour before my make-up. Today I used
Olay Regenerist Regeneration Serum (available at the warehouse) which is a wonderful product. It regenerates surface cells for younger, firmer-looking skin. Makeup looks much better over a moisturized face.

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STEP 5 – APPLY YOUR HOLIDAY MAKEUP

Add an extra holiday glow to your look with holiday makeup colors such as golds, silvers, and of course bright red lips. Jewel hues on your eyes also go great with party outfits. Here I created a smoky eye in an untraditional way. I used shades of purple instead of black and grey on my eyelids.

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STEP 6 – ADD SPARKLE WITH YOUR OUTFIT AND ACCESSORIES 

Complete your glowing holiday look with a shiny outfit, and accessories. I chose a dress that blends in both gold and silver with black and whites; festive yet classy. The golden chain strap clutch also works with the holiday theme.

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You can head to your local Costco to find all of these products. Here are the aisles, and shelves you can find them at. Also check out Pantene Advanced Care Shampoo  & Crest 3D White Strips Combo Pack here.

How do you get ready for holiday parties? What do you do to get a holiday glow? I would love to hear it all ladies. 

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Happy Mid-Week lovelies. I’ll see you in more holiday related posts very soon. <3 XOXO,

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  • Cheryl

    I am a huge fan of a little luminizer on my face to get a nice holiday glow- top of cheekbones, down bridge of nose and on cupid’s bow. Plus a sparkly lip gloss. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Luminizer is a great one Cheryl thanks for sharing! (and reminding me to use mine more 🙂 Putting a bit on cupid bow works wonders. Now I am off to experiment with mine again haha. Happy Thursday dear, XOXO, Elif

  • Cristi Motto Comes

    Goodness, I really need to use ALL of these steps for myself. Feeling a little lackluster right now, especially with the cold dry weather. Thank you! #client

    • Theboxqueen

      I hear you! We’ve got a lot of rain but the cold is sneaking in more and more each day. I feel like bundling up all the time, a bit of holiday sparkle helps me feel more cheerful 🙂 Have a fab Thursday! XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    The Olay moisturizer is very flattering and makes skin glow! One of the most promising products I have ever bought. The Pantene hair product works perfectly with so many different types of hair, preventing frizz and enhancing the color.

    • Theboxqueen

      Agree with all. The moisturizer/serum is really lightweight. I love the texture. Happy Thursday dear. XOXO, Elif