With Christmas parties coming up all over the shop, you want absolutely nothing to stand in the way of you looking as beautiful as possible.

It always seems the way, however, that the day that you have to look your best, you wake up with a spot, tired eyes or puffiness.

To beat the blemishes in their tracks, prepare the night before.

Hair oil

To ensure that your hair is as shiny and glossy as can be, apply hair oil the night before your party.

Applying coconut oil overnight is especially beneficial as it contains calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium - substances which help repair damaged hair and strengthen it.

Remember to shampoo it out the next morning though, as although it smells lovely, it can make hair look a little greasy.

Nourish your insides

Looking good on the outside is all about what you put in the inside.

Avoid fry-ups the day before, and instead have plenty of water to ensure that your skin looks hydrated and fresh.

Get yourself nice and relaxed the night before with a bath. A good night's sleep will show in your face.

However, as soon as you get out of the bath, remember to moisturise, as showers and baths deplete our skin of natural moisture.

Round off the experience with a cup of peppermint tea and honey to help digestion - ensuring that you look as slim as possible.


Make sure that you get plenty of sleep the night before to avoid bags and dark circles under the eyes.

Do a bit of exercise in the day to ensure that you get to sleep well. A gentle bit of yoga before bed is a favourite for a good night's sleep.


The night before, remember to take off all your make-up before bed. This will stop your skin from drying out overnight.

Invest in a good overnight moisturiser to get your skin completely party ready.

Posted by Freya Harper