Tis the season to be glamming! Whenever a holiday comes, we are definitely feeling the heat to look our best, worrying about what to wear, where to get ourselves prepped and pampered. We search high and low for the perfect accoutrements to go with your new festive wardrobe. We have all been there. I am here to save your headache. Here are my tried and trialed recommendations to prep yourself this Christmas:
Your calendar is now filled with parties, date nights, family dinners. You are probably wondering how much gym time you will need after the holiday and watching that calorie counter like a hawk. The cocktails, Christmas dinner, puddings and desserts, sometimes it is too hard to say no to it all! Eating a little too much, late nights and long hours of wearing make-up will definitely put your beauty in jeopardy. Don’t fret though, that’s why juicing has its perks! Ginger pumps up your metabolism and soothes upset tummy; green apple has malic acid which is great for digestion; lemon, celery and cucumber will flush out the toxins stored in your system. To make this juice, run ginger, cucumber, green, celery through your juicer. Then stir in the squeezed lemon juice.
Don’t have time for that? Ask for Green Queen at Genie Juicery, my go-to juice shop in IFC. They also deliver so why not grab your colleagues’ order and juice together!
Face & Body
It’s vital to perfect your skin routines so you can look your best at every party you (indulge in). They say prevention is the best solution and, from my personal experience, nothing beats a nurturing spa that helps improve circulation and brings that natural glow to life. Head over to Sense of Touch for their Nourishing Spicy and Nice Treatment. Their LKF branch offers a luxurious body treat to spice up your holiday. Get pampered by a warming ginger spa, full body scrub and a deep relaxing massage. I find their ginger oil melts stresses away. Whether you are spicy or nice, make yourself glow and in that sexy back dress. You should also try their Festive & Glowing Party Ready facial and pump in some much-needed fresh collagen, which will make your skin look youthful, renewed and vibrant. The perfect antidote to any holiday excesses.
There is no better place to paint your nails red than Nail one, a nail salon on Hollywood Road. I love how smooth my hands feel after their mani and pedi spa. (And they are having a) seasonal promotion. I got my hands and feet, scrubbed, rubbed and massaged before moving on to trimming, filing and coloring. The environment is clean and quiet; (they have a bewildering range of nail colors on) offer, but their patient staff will help you choose the best color combo. They also have a selection of organic nail polish which (is) suitable for moms-to-be. Here are my personal hot picks for this season. If you show this article or mention Food Panda, you will receive a Christmas gift, a nourishing hand butter to take home.
Looking for a unique statement piece to go with your LBD, Check out this little gem, Caty, an accessories boutique on Caine Road that has everything you need (bring) dazzle (to) any outfits. I met up with Brenda, their manager (to view their latest collections). I was surprised their earrings can be worn in two ways and most of their items are (unique) so you won’t be running into someone else wearing the same accessories. After looking at all the sparkly jewelries, my personal picks have to be their rocking ruby necklace and snowball inspired studs.