This year has been a crazy one for sure and I don’t know about you all, but I’m so incredibly excited that 2017 is almost upon us!!! While saying goodbye to 2016 and everything it held is a little sad, I plan to jump headfirst into this next year in style. Because many of us end up dressing up and going out in celebration of the new year, I thought it was appropriate to offer up a few pointers on how to start the year out looking and feeling great for new years eve!
Style Those Locks: At New Year’s parties and get togethers, there tends to be ungodly amounts of food that you inevitably end up eating a ton of. Because of all of the food I know I will most likely consume, I Iike to style my hair in a way that it will be out of my face and away from my mouth. One of my favorite ways to do this is to curl my whole head away from my face in loose curls with my flat iron, and then clip the hair around the crown of my head back. This hairstyle is both conventional and classy.
Dress Yo-self: As much as I would love to go watch the ball drop in New York for myself, it just hasn’t happened yet. I normally end up having a nice little get together with my family and neighbors. My go to outfit for an event like this would be a pair of jeans, boots of some sort, and a warm, large sweater (So you can’t tell how much food I really ate). Just something that is cute, cozy, and casual. If I’m really feeling it I will throw a cute/festive hat or scarf on top to give the outfit a little character. However if you do plan on going out to celebrate, I would wear something a little nicer.
Glam Ya Face: My favorite part about occasions like New Years is that there is always an excuse to wear glitter. There is truly no better way to kick off the year than with a little sparkle. I like to start with my usual foundation routine and finish with a little blush and highlighter to give me a rosy glow. I then prime my eyes and start with a light crème shadow base color. I move into a darker brown in my crease and then a matte black shadow on the outer corner of my eye. So basically a smoky eye… but with a little flare. Once I finish the traditional smoky eye and hit it with some black, liquid, winged liner, I break out the gold glitter. I basically put the glitter wherever my heart leads me to put the darn glitter. But to give you a general idea of where to start, I would typically put the glitter on my inner corner and on the front half of my eyelid. I would then finish my eyes with a coat of black mascara (and natural looking fake lashes if I’m feelin’ it). Because the eye look is so bold, I would recommend just doing a natural colored lip liner and gloss.
I hope this helps you all out a bit for New Year’s. If you end up using any of my tips, tag me on social media. I’d love to see how you add a little sparkle to the occasion! I wish you all a fun and safe New Year!
Until Next Time,
XOXO Laurel Alane