Christmas party season is upon us and I don't know about you, but my legs that haven't seen the sun for a few months and my chipped nails need a little extra TLC to get ready. There's something about prepping, polishing and preening the body for a party that just gets me very excited and makes me want to slip on my dress ASAP.
First up is the body scrubs and I tend to reach for an array of them at this time of the year to get rid of all the dry patches my body has accumulated being wrapped up in several layers. The SBC Cinnamon and Chai Body Polish* is very fitting for the festive season as it smells incredible and the Herbivore Coco Rose Scrub feels extremely luxurious too with it's rose scent and nourishing formula.
After scrubbing my body from head to toe, I like to go in with a fake tan and my go-to at the moment is the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam* which I opened early (oops!) from the Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar*. Another addition to my routine is the Maui Shea Butter Hair Mask* which is a rich, luxe mask that makes my locks feel more hydrated and look smoother post-styling.
I tend to also go for a shower oil when shaving as I get a closer shave whilst hydrating my pins too. The L'Occitane Almond Oil is a long time favourite of mine as it smells delicious (all of their products are beautiful to look at too!), but the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel is a new addition to my shower routine and one that I can't get enough of. It smells absolutely amazing and lingers on the body for hours, perfect if you're going in with their famous Bum Bum Cream afterwards (very recommend!). I got both of these in a miniature set, but will be investing in the full sized versions when I can.
Another dreamy scented product is the Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée Body Cream which to me reminds me of Christmas every time I use it. It's a regular in my body care routine and one that smells good enough to eat - I'd definitely recommend doubling up with the Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée Honey Bath if you're feeling like adding even more luxe!
What products do you use when you're prepping for a party?
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