Stephanie Drew, PR Director, Flawless by Friday
Let’s face it, we are all super excited summer is finally here. But, that also means that our schedules are jam packed. From work during the week, cocktail catch ups with friends in the evenings, weekends that usually consist of at least 1 wedding or dinner party, most of us are using some sort of planner, agenda, or iPhone calendar religiously. I don’t know about you, but the big weekend events are what really stress me out the most. Finding the perfect dress, shoes, jewelry, the hair appointments, makeup appointments, etc…it can all be very time consuming and overwhelming. Here are my top 5 tips to get ready for big events and feel your best.
I am a self declared coffee addict. I could drink it all day long (and sometimes I do). I actually have close to zero brain function in the morning without it. But, for these event, I really try to break this habit. I’ll have one in the morning and drink water for the rest of the day. Water is so amazing for keeping your skin hydrated and clear, your hair luscious and healthy and really every other part of your body as well.
2. DON'T WASH YOUR HAIR
Before any big event, I try not to wash my hair for about a week prior - and yes it is very greasy by day 7. I wash it the day of the event and then style it however I want. I find that my hair feels full, bouncy, and healthy when I do this!
3. BRONZE, BRONZE, BRONZE
Obviously lying in tanning beds or frying in the sun is one of the worst things you can do for your skin but we all still want that sun kissed glow. St. Tropez bronzing mousse is my go to. I put it on before I go to bed (sleep on a towel to save your sheets) and then shower it off in the morning. This will give you the perfect glow without the damage!
4. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
I cannot stress this enough. From personal experience, I know nights can be completely ruined when your feet are bleeding and in agony. This usually means wearing a pair that you can rely on and have worn before. I have a staple go to in black and nude which can usually be paired with any outfit!
5. PSEUDO OUTFIT REPEAT
If we were all going to buy a new dress for every single event we went to, our bank accounts would definitely remind us regularly about our poor choices. To save money, it’s a great idea to share dresses with friends who are a similar size to you. I basically have a rotating closet with some of my girlfriends, and this will give you a brand new look, without spending the money! Just dry clean and return!