Friday, December 7, 2012

5 Ways To Get Glam For The Holidays


It's holiday time y'all! Get ready for sparkly dresses, killer heels and bold makeup looks. During the holidays, party-hopping can take its toll, especially when you have to figure out what beauty looks to pair with each outfit. To make things simple and chic, here my 5 top tips for getting super glam for the holiday season:

1. Pick a Glam Hairstyle
The perfect hair look ties your whole holiday look together. So start here with a style that compliments your face, goes well from day to night (for the party-hoppers like myself) and make you feel glamorous. This holiday season I got my hair straightened so for this tutorial I opted for a half-up/half-down look with a chic side-swept bang.

2. Make Your Eyes Pop
My eyes are my favorite facial feature so I always play them up. They're the keys to the soul after all. For a glam eye look, try COVERGIRL's newest mascara innovation; COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara.

It's been proven to increase lash volume by up to 200% with ZERO clumps. I hate mascara clumps, so this product is definitely going to be a beauty mainstay this holiday season.

3. Go For Bold (Lips)
Next up - lips! You guys know how much I love red lips. Nothing says holiday chic like a bold lip. Whether you opt for bright red or deep plum, a bold lip always makes a statement. Plus, who doesn't love a little lip stain around the champagne glass rim? So very ladylike.

4. Accessorize For Your Life
Accessories provide the absolute best toppers for your holiday outfits. A statement necklace like this one can really take a simple top or a little black dress to another level. Also, festive rings, bracelets and earrings are perfect compliments. Just be sure not to overdo it!

5. Nail It
Glamorous nails are the quintessential accessory for the holiday season. There are so many awesome color options during the holidays. You don't have to stick with the traditional red or green colors to say festive either. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss provide a nice array of holiday-appropriate colors. Check out the 15 colors available now with more coming in January (including Snow Storm which I am wearing in the photo above)!

What I love about these nail glosses is that the colors come through really potent and saturated even with only one coat. And the glossy color lasts for up to a week with out the need for a top coat. Love love love this collection of nail lacquers.

What makes YOU feel glam during the holidays and what are your go-to tricks?
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66 comments:

  1. I would like to win! Thanks for the tips for the holidays.

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  2. Fancy face masks and scrubs make me feel glam during the holidays. Nothing's better than self care during a crazy holiday season!

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  3. Girl! I think I got different color Cover Girl polishes! I love that Snow Storm.

    Your trips are fab too :-) I know I can't enter the contest since I'm also doing it on my blog but I wanted to comment anyway!

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  4. The holiday itself brings on a natural glam of it's own. But, to add to this glam, I opt for a more pigmented blush to spruce up the reddish undertones in my skin. I also reach for bold colored tights (rust, maroon, emerald) to pair with my favorite skirts and dresses. I'll finally top everything off with some overly 'blinged' out jewelry - reminiscent of Christmas lights!

    xo's - Ashley
    email: afabtail@gmail.com
    blog: http://www.afabtail.com

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  5. Sequins always make me feel glam during the holidays. If a full on sparkly look isn't your thing, add a touch of glam through your accessorie--a sequined belt or glittery shoes will do the trick!

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  6. Things that make me feel glam for the holidays

    a classic simple bun, high or low
    pearls
    red lipstick
    a pack of altoids
    a nice touch gold in accesories, shoes or nail polish

    It's the simple things that make me feel glam and make the season right!! <3

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  7. I like to do my own facial and mani-pedi. I've found that doing that makes me feel more glam especially with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I also slip into a brightly colored top or dress in festive colors.

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  8. Congrats! You have come so far since College and are doing such big things in beauty in fashion! You go Gur!

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  9. https://twitter.com/lindalatina/status/278189512490881025

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  10. shared on facebook
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  11. http://pinterest.com/pin/208573026464261384/

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  12. Love that lip color. Perfect for the holidays.

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  13. Love that statement necklace!

    Anything with sequins or feathers makes me feel all glammed up!

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  14. Fun and festive nail designs!
    Sparkly/metallic eyes with a pop of bright color.
    Chic accessories
    Sequin Dresses

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  15. What makes me feel glam is big hair, form fitting clothing with lots of sparkle, chunky statement piece jewelry with BLING, and a fierce stiletto to help sway my hips! (LOL)

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  16. During the holidays what makes me feel glam is a great smoky eye complemented by a sassy red dress. I don't need the sparkle of jewelry, I just let my outfit speak for itself.

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  17. I tweeted about the contest https://twitter.com/evotravelicious/status/278918813980966912

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  18. Having enough rest and a pretty makeup makes me feel glam this holiday season. My go-to trick is have an up-do hair style.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  19. tweeted: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/280583851812720640

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  20. Holiday outfits, dresses in particular always make me feel glam. I also love glam accessorizes, lots of rhinestones and bling!

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  21. A pretty little black dress and heels make me feel red carpet ready. My go-to tricks- shimmer nail polish, lip gloss and a glitter clutch.

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  22. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/280924717744013313

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  23. I feel glamorous with a nice up-do.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  24. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/281023044250656768


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  25. I feel glamorous when I wear my favorite black dress and high heels and have a makeup on my face

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  26. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/281083679827165185

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  27. I like to wear a flirty dress with some metallic eyeshadow.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  28. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/281383060103127040

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  29. I try to make sure my hair looks good. I keep a smile on my face, too!

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  30. Flashy clothes make me feel glam.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  31. I have to have a dress with a little bling, that I feel confident and comfortable wearing and a manicure. The only tip I can think of is, I keep a dryer sheet in my purse when I start getting static cling on blouse or dress
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  32. A black dress and a great pair of heels makes me holiday ready. Also tons of hairspray!
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  33. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/282604167049117696

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  34. I always make sure to get my nails done with some metallic or glitter design so I look and feel festive and glam!

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  35. The perfect jewelry and a great hair day!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  36. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/282957508941860864
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  37. During the holidays I use a brighter lipstick and more eye make-up than usual ("usual" is just a touch of brownish eyeshadow LOL). Go to is powdered mineral foundation - smooth but natural.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Taking the time to fix my hair and apply make-up makes me feel more polished.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  39. A good facial & massage are a pre-event essential. Then I need my hair & makeup done, if I want to LOOK as good as I FEEL too. I always make my eyes pop with some black eye liner, if not another bold color at least. Even when I'm dressed "down," I prefer my eyes pop. Thanks for the tips too!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  40. https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/284115064494096384

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  41. the dress has to be stunning! also, the shoes can make it or break it!Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  42. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/12/lovebrownsugar-5-ways-to-get-glam.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  43. I love dressing up and having my makeup and hair fixed nicely

    debbiebellows (at)gmail.com

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  44. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/284479558772736000

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. A sequin dress and the perfect pair of shoes make me feel red carpet ready! My go-to "trick" is to wear red lipstick!

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  46. I feel red carpet ready when I have my eyeliner done kind of in an egyptian style. My go-to trick is blow drying my eyelash curler before putting on mascara!

    Thank you

    allishagold at volcano dot net

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  47. I tweeted https://twitter.com/AllishaGold/status/284835844739706881

    allishagold at volcano dot net

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  48. I keep it pretty simple, so my glam look is a great haircut, a little mascara and a beautiful outfit.

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  49. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/285065285264883712

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  50. Having my eye liner in hand makes me feel glam during the holidays. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  51. A nice pair of jeans and a great haircut make me feel red carpet ready or a black suit if I'm going somewhere special.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  52. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/285193004552159233

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  53. to look holiday ready i like a nice manicure and my go to trick is to use mayo as conditioner for my hair..rinse well and it no longer is dry
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  54. I don't wear a ton of make-up, but I feel really pretty when my skin looks healthy and great and with a touch of bronzer to give me a wonderful glow.

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  55. Wearing red and black makes me feel glamorous at the holidays.

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  56. I don't get fancied up very often but when I do I love to get a special hair style.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/285631170455142401

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  58. A great smile always makes me feel pretty.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  59. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/285711680053329920

    slehan at juno dot com

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  60. Red lipstick always makes me feel red carpet ready
    and my go to is mascara
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  61. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/285804727155957761
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  62. There is nothing like some sparkly jewelry against a black shirt to make you feel all pretty! I only wear t-shirts but still I will toss on a v-neck one and some shiny pretties and feel great!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  63. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/285821260041162752
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  64. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/285900704122556416

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