Is it just me or does the silly season just get sillier every year? (I just counted and I have SEVEN events in the next week!) Not only does this time of year require consistent attention to beauty maintenance and a rotating wardrobe of “fun and festive” pieces, you have to be ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice and tong your hair/craft a smoky eye all with one hand holding a margarita. Frankly, it’s all a bit stressful. In an effort to simplify the whole party-dressing process for you, I thought I’d round up a few of my favourite things (and phone numbers) that I have on high rotation when the proverbial glitter hits the fan.

The Party Pieces

For events I try to embrace colour or texture for a point of difference from my workday wardrobe.

The Beauty Groundwork

When the calendar is filling up fast and you can foresee a string of social events, save yourself time and energy by scheduling in a few key beauty treatments beforehand. Case in point: lash extensions will save you many minutes in mascara or false lash application and removal. (I swear by Love Those Lashes ph: 1300 LASHES in Sydney’s Paddington for a glamorous yet natural-looking flutter). I have a full set of hybrid Russian Volume lashes.

A good gel mani in glossy red will mean you don’t have to worry about chipped digits (I alternate between the luxurious Jocelyn Petroni (ph : 9363 3662) experience and a quick Sunday afternoon job at T-Luxe Beauty in Paddington (ph: 9332 3121). Sometimes you have to be a little high maintenance to be low maintenance.

Magic makeup

Add a little sparkle to your makeup kit with these fun festive buys.

Story by Sigourney Cantelo. Photography by Alice Mahran. Hair and makeup by Jess Diez. Shot at Manly Pavillion

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