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Winter Skincare Hacks to Beat the Cold

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Nobody wants to wake up on Christmas morning with dry, flaky skin, so make sure you’re hot on your Winter skincare during the lead up to Christmas celebrations. Even an ice queen needs a treatment or two to keep her skin in check during the Winter months, so when dry skin makes an unwelcome appearance, use these simple DIY skincare hacks to help tackle it and beat the cold.

Curse of the chapped lips

Winter SkincareLips are often the first target of the cold and the most reliable tell-tale sign of dehydrated, unhappy skin. An effective, nourishing lip scrub on the beauty market can make take an unwanted toll on your bank account, especially around Christmas time. Stop scraping your pennies together, ladies, because we have a recipe that is on par with your high-end lip scrubs, and not to mention it is 100% vegan! A staple this holiday season is a peppermint lip scrub- the perfect, festive scent to have just in time for Christmas.

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp ground coffee
1/4 Tbsp coconut oil
1-2 drops peppermint essential oil

Measure two tablespoons of used coffee grounds in a small bowl. Add the coconut oil and using a spoon, mash the oil and coffee grounds together to form a paste. Add 1-2 drops of peppermint oil and mix well. Place it into a pot you have lying around, and you will have smooth, plump lips all throughout the Winter season.

Body care

Although the main focus of your Winter skincare regime is typically caring for your face, your body care should be drawing in first place. An essential body care item in the colder months is oil, as simple as it may seem. Using oil during the Winter months is not only beneficial in giving you hydrated, happy skin, but it is also the key to locking in your favourite perfume or body spray all day long. Simply spray the oil all over your body before spraying on your staple scent and it will not budge, leaving you free to carry out your Christmas shopping in the hustle and bustle B.O. free!

DIY Mocha Face Mask

Winter SkincareCredit for this delicious recipe goes to Loepsie, and after trialling and testing it out, we couldn’t wait to share it with you! This recipe is incredibly simple and consists of everyday ingredients that you will have lying around in the back of the food cupboard. It is bursting full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, so it acts as a mild exfoliator while also being super hydrating!

Ingredients:
⦁ Oats
⦁ Ground coffee
⦁ Cacao powder
⦁ Soy milk

Simply combine the ingredients together before applying evenly to your skin and allowing it to work it’s magic for 10 minutes. This mocha face mask also works as a great homemade Christmas present to a loved one, whether it’s your partner, friend or parent, as it is virtually impossible to dislike the scent of mocha.

These simple skincare hacks are the key to having plump, bright skin throughout all of Winter. Which of these Winter skincare hacks was your favourite?

Christmas Party Makeup

Christmas party makeup looks to get you in the festive spirit

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Need some Christmas party makeup inspiration? ‘Tis the season to turn up the glamour a notch and to try out some dazzling new looks. Christmas is an exciting time for make up enthusiasts, so we have handpicked a selection of simple tips and tricks for putting a festive spin on your everyday makeup looks. So, ladies, dig out your best party wear that has been gathering dust at the back of your wardrobe and get ready for more glitz and glam than you could ever imagine!

Winter Berries

When you think of  Christmas party makeup, chances are that a classic red lip will spring to mind- the unsung hero of all Christmas party makeup looks- so it seems rude not to mention it. You could stick to what you know, but a berry, vampy lip and long lash combo is all the rage Christmas party makeup Winter Berrythis party season. You might be tempted to pair your dark lip up with a smoky eye, but Shay Mitchell’s fresh, modern take on the winterberry lip has shown us that it is possible to look fresh and cool as hell in dark lipstick. When it comes to this look, lip liner is a girl’s best friend- with the exception of a heavy-duty lip balm to avoid the curse of the chapped lips. Pick out a lip liner that seamlessly matches your lipstick colour of choice and carefully carve out your lip-line before applying your lipstick with a light hand. To mimic Shay’s vampy winter berry makeup look, keep your base light and your eye makeup even lighter. Shay paired her glossy, burgundy lip with a strong contour and a set of long, fluttery lashes, leaving her with an overall sultry, yet festive, feel. Are you brave enough to rock this daring makeup look at your Christmas party?

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Christmas Tree Realness

The unspoken rule of creating a perfect balance between your eye makeup and lip colour is being thrown out with the old Christmas decorations this year. Be the life and soul of the Christmas party with a bold eye look matched with a statement lip. In the spirit of Christmas, try out new, daring combinations that pull you straight out of your comfort zone. We can’t find a combination of shades that are more associated with the Christmas season than green and red, so don’t shy away from playing with colours and give everyone the Christmas tree realness they deserve. If you’re not brave enough to go for a solid, bold green eye look, add a pop of green to your waterline or lash line to give a festive twist to your christmas party makeup without going OTT.

 

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Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to channel your inner ice queen. Up the ante on Christmas Party Makeup Snowflakeyour classic blue toned smoky eye with festive artwork that is sure to bring the party feel this Christmas. Using a snowflake as an accent to your eye look will add a subtle pop of festivity. This may seem like an unnecessary step for the Scrooge’s out there, but we think that there are no limits to creativity at Christmas. To recreate this striking seasonal eye look, stick with a classic blue, white and silver combo to perfectly reflect the classic winter colours. Focus the blue on the outer corner of your eye and the silver in the inner portion to create a seamless transition of colours. Use a white, thin eyeliner to give yourself as much precision as possible when creating your snowflake – a steady hand is essential to perfecting this kind of design. If you want to take your look to the next level, use a highlighter with a blue undertone to give yourself an inner frosty glow fit for an ice queen and, of course, douse yourself in glitter.

Now that we’ve given you some Winter inspiration, it’s time to unleash your imagination and create your own glam Christmas party makeup looks. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more information about our Christmas beauty packages, get in touch today. Just tell us your dates/times, your location(s), capacity and theme, and we can provide a one-to-one personalised consultation to help achieve all your Christmas beauty desires!

Christmas party glitter

Christmas party glitz and glam – pre party pampering, entertainment and all the trimmings

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All That Glitters… It’s time to add the final trimmings to your Christmas party festivities.

Christmas party Indoor SalonWhatever Christmas party event or campaign you’re holding in the run-up to Christmas, Vanity Van can deliver that WOW factor and leave a long lasting impression on your customers, or leave your team loving life and of course you!

Whether it’s adding a bit of glitz & glam to a celebration by ensuring your team and guests are on point with their Christmas party style… Or a decadent end of year relaxation lounge to say thank you and boost the wellness of your clients or teams.

Either way, our beauty and holistic experiences leave a lasting impact and favourable memories.

Pre-Party Pampering

Our most popular Xmas experience – book us to visit your offices or why not send us to your clients as a Christmas gift? No more fighting over the toilet mirrors, we will work our professional magic with hairstyling, makeovers, manicures and male grooming, leaving the guests looking and feeling like a million dollars!

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Christmas Party Experiences

Always one to bring the glitz to proceedings, our glamorous salons give your party that extra edge. Our expert stylists will be on hand to provide retouches to hair, makeup and male grooming… Or why not turn up the bling a notch with Xmas themed gems, bio glitter, face art, nail art or bespoke tattoos.

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To create the BIGGEST impact, you can book our full salon set up with a gorgeous backdrop, Hollywood mirrors, makeup chairs, nail stations and barbers chair. We can even advise on something bespoke or you can provide something yourself. And don’t forget we can white label our services to be unbranded or branded as yourselves.

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We LOVE a theme – whatever gorgeousness you’ve created, we can add to it, with tailored treatments to enhance the guests looks. We can even style the event team before the party to look the part and to set the tone.

Booking Systems

For pre-planned rewards we offer awesome online booking systems, so you can sit back and relax whilst we manage the entire experience for you. We also provide professional salon managers to run the booking system, screenings and appointments to ensure everything runs super smoothly on the day/night.

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The Damage…

What price can be put on that feeling you get, when you’ve just walked out of the salon!?!

Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s actually only a few pounds… As our prices work out as little as £5 – £15 per head.

Our 4-hour packages start at approx. £1k for 4 stylists and a manager, who can deliver 190 x Mini 5 Minute Treatments or 64 x Express 15 Minute Treatments.

For more info, get in touch today – Just tell us your dates/times, your location(s), capacity and theme, and we can provide a one-on-one personalised consultation, to help achieve your Xmas beauty goals!

Leave a lasting impression on your staff/customers this Christmas, with the help of (the real) Santa’s little helpers.

#XmasBeautySquad x

Christmas party Nails

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Christmas party makeup essential looks

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Tis the season to dust off your sparkly dresses and go all out festive glam. Christmas party makeup season is upon us and the Vanity van team are here to help with some amazing diy festive glamour make up tips.

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A gold smokey eye is perfect to get you in the Xmas mood – super simple to do but packs a sultry punch

  • Use a gold tone all over the eyelid. Layer to create the desired intensity
  • Next apply a dark brown/ grey shade to the outer corners of the lid along the crease and blend well
  • For extra sparkle, dab some gold glitter on the inner corners of the eye and on the centre of your pout!
  • Finish with lashings of mascara for super gilded glam.
    * recommended makeup ranges: Huda, Stilla, Pat McGrath

 

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Nothing says Christmas quite like Red glitter lips… but beware of the Mistletoe…

  • Apply your base make up first- glitter lips should be the last product on your face.
  • Ensure your lips are clean are clean and dry, begin by lining the lips with a red lip pencil as this will act as a guide to the colour and glitter
  • Fill in the lips with your chosen shade of red
  • Apply a gloss to the lips, this acts as a base for the glitter to stick to and will keep the glitter in place
  • To begin adding the sparkle, dip the brush into the glitter pot shaking any excess off, you can always add more layers for a  thicker bolder effect
  • Lastly apply a lip seal such as lipcote over the whole lip to ensure your glitter lips are drink, kiss and party proof.

Gems and glitter

Bedazzled eyes and embellished cheekbones take the Christmas party makeup glitz up a notch. Tip – to make the glitz stand out keep your eye make up uncomplicated.

  • Apply a dark brown waterproof long-wearing eye pencil along your upper lash line, line your water line also
  • Add just one coat of mascara, so the lashes do not compete with the crystals. That’s really all you need for this amazing and dramatic eye look – no shimmer eye shadows, no contouring, no high drama lashes. It’s all about the embellishments
  • Choose small to medium size gems in a variety of colours, you can also use different coloured eye liner to create different effects and of course glitter for that extra sparkle
  • To apply the crystals, use tweezers and a drop of lash glue to scatter the crystals on the lid, lower lash and cheek bones

Christmas party makeup face gems

The beauty stamp  Create your own individual christmas party makeup look in seconds, using the beauty stamp either the heart ❤️ star ⭐️ peace sign or moon 🌙 this is so unique and eye catching be sure to add this into you Christmas glamour…

From desk to disco 💃🏼 be sure to tinsel up your make up with vanity vans hot tips…

As a special treat for your team we can come to your offices to create some of these looks before you hit the dance floor. More details of our pre party pamper packages are here or call to discuss 07825 875210

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Christmas party glamour salon

Christmas party glamour festive glitz with Vanity Van

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One of the most essential parts of a christmas party is the glamour

Bring the Xmas glitz to your festive event with our talented team of makeup artists, glitter goddesses, hair stylists, nail techs and male groomers. Its hard to sustain the ultimate party look seamlessly throughout the night especially when you spend half of it on the dance floor, playing party games or swigging copious amounts of bubbles.

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Let our team do all the hard work for you and create a pamper zone as part of your inhouse Christmas party entertainment where our glamour squad can primp and preen your guests to look their best. Or why not focus on a relaxation area giving your guests somewhere tranquil to escape the festivities and indulge in our luxury massages, manicures and energy revitalising treatments.

You can create your own DIY boudoir with a couple of tables and chairs and a table mirror or two and book a few of our team to attend armed with glitter, make up, hair products and brushes. Prices for 2 team members for a 3 hour event conducting 24-72 express treatments start at £350+VAT

Christmas party glamour salonOr you can go the whole hog and let us provide our stylish indoor salon with glitzy Hollywood mirrors, make up chairs and mirrors to take the glam up a notch. For a 4 hour event experience which includes a salon manager, 4 staff, the salon, all the equipment and products prices start at £1485+VAT

We also offer pre party pamper packages perfect for an in office treat before your event starts or to revitalise guests between a day and evening event check out our blog for more info.

To book…

Get in touch so we can discuss how to put the polish on your festive proceedings email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call 07825 875210

 

Get the perfect look this Christmas

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We love Christmas! It’s a great excuse to play with different looks and try out the latest glam hair and makeup. Here are some of our favourite festive ideas to get you looking gorgeous for the party season:

Look after your skin…

First things first: cold weather, plenty of booze and partying till dawn can wreak havoc on your skin. If you want a glowing complexion throughout the Christmas party season, invest in a really good facial. Choose one that focuses on gently removing dead and sluggish skin, and then gives your skin some deep rehydration and moisturising treatments. It’s a stress-busting treat for you, and your grateful skin will be nurtured and ready for the party onslaught.

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Stay hydrated….

Keep your skin and body hydrated, and don’t forget your beauty regime no matter how tired or tipsy you are. Drink a glass of water now and again when you’re out drinking, and never go to bed with your make up still on. Always cleanse and tone, and invest in a really good oil based moisturiser for your face.

Statement red lips…

Nothing says Christmas party like red lipstick. This winter is all about dark statement lips, from festive reds to the deepest black cherry hues. Be as dark and dramatic as you dare (and use a good lip liner to avoid that smudged clown look after a few drinks…)

 

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Glitter extravaganza…

If there is ever a time of year when you can get away with glitter, it’s Christmas – and we love to add a bit of sparkle to the season. Luckily this year there are plenty of products around to help you find that extra shine. For a fun but sophisticated look, choose just one place to add some sparkles (you don’t want to end up looking like a Christmas tree). Choose from snow globe nail varnish, shimmering lip gloss and gold tips for your eye lashes – some of our favourites from this season.

 

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Party eyes…

If it’s fabulous party eyes you’re going for, choose an eye shadow colour that is multi-textured. Smokey eyes are as popular as ever this year, but instead of choosing a basic grey shadow, go for one that has flecks of green, purple or gold. For an up to date look, keep that dark colour between the crease and the lid – never any further up near the brow bone (unless you’re at an 80s party…)

 

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Up dos…

After several seasons of waterfall waves and loose curls, this year Christmas hair is all about the up-do. Buns and top knots are really popular, and this year the look is definitely more chic than casual. Pony tails are featuring strongly too, as are braided crowns – a trend that is likely to continue into 2016. Whatever up do you go for, team it with some cute dainty-but-sparkly hair accessories – this year’s must have.

We can help…

If you feel the need for professional pampering, or want to treat your staff to the latest party looks, you can always book Vanity Van to bring Christmas glam to your event. It’s a great way to thank hard working staff, or to wow guests and clients. We can tailor our treatments for hair, nails and beauty to suit your style and event, so book us in for a memorable festive season. Email bookings@vanityvan.co.uk or call us on 07825 875210