Want to look and feel your best this Christmas? Discover how to not just survive this festive season, but to thrive in the face of a packed calendar, late nights and sniffly noses.
We’ve rounded up our top tips for feeling positive, exuding confidence and achieving a healthy glow as you navigate the busiest month of the year...
Whether it’s comparing your party outfit to a colleague or scrolling through Instagram looking at everyone’s ‘perfect’ festive photo ops, comparison is a confidence-killer. Instead, try to focus on what makes you special, concentrate on your strengths and break the record of negative self-talk.
It’s important to recognise the triggers that are leading you to compare yourself with others. Did you feel great about your new dress until you entered into a group discussion about what everyone else was wearing? Do you mindlessly scroll through social media and feel envious of someone that came up? Once you’ve recognised what’s igniting your need to compare, you can avoid the trigger completely or start to untangle why it has an effect on you.
Top tip: Everytime you think of something less than complimentary about yourself, ask “would I say this to a friend?”. Often, you wouldn’t dream of it!
With the weather taking a turn for the worse in the winter months, it’s easy to lose control of your hair. To keep your locks in tip top shape and your confidence blossoming, consider updating your hair care routine. Revitalise dry ends by incorporating a moisturising hair mask into your hair wash once a week. You can also keep hair feeling healthy and nourished by working our Argan Miracle Oil through the lengths, which is available in ourGift Box.
Top tip: If you’ve been heat styling your hair more regularly for events, don’t forget to use a heat protection spray, like the luxury formula featured in ourGift Box. Mist it over your hair from root to top to protect your natural hair and extensions from curling wands, straighteners and hairdryers.
Fuel your body with immune-boosting foods during the festive season. Eating healthy, whole foods can not only lead to an effortless lit-from-within glow, it will help your body fight off nasty colds and viruses, too. Did you know that what you eat can also affect your mood? It’s been reported that 90% of serotonin (the so-called ‘happy chemical’) is made in your gut. So, to boost your mood, ditch the processed foods!
Top tip: Instead of giving into the copious mince pies and Celebration tins making their way around the office, have a tupperware container of antioxidant-rich berries, nuts and dark chocolate on-hand. Fresh tomato soups, baked sweet potatoes and fresh oranges are all great foods that feed your skin, boost your immune system and give you enough energy to fulfil your hectic calendar commitments.
Making the effort to feel good on the outside can have a real, positive impact on the way you feel. Why not wear our luxury clip-inHuman Hair Extension Set to give you a confidence boost this Christmas? Thick and soft, they’re designed to seamlessly blend into your own hair for a natural-looking result. Our high-quality extensions aren’t just for the party season either. Made from the finest human hair for superior results, they’re a little luxury, everyday.
Top tip: Whether you’re trying a different hair colour, wearing extensions or slipping on a new outfit, hold your head high, drop your shoulders and smile. Real confidence comes from how you feel inside, so embrace your individuality and shine!
The lead up to Christmas can be chaotic. Work, family and extra social commitments can quickly burn out the most energetic of us. If you’re someone that’s often wracked with guilt when you’re not working through a to-do list, keep in mind that taking time for yourself is actually one of the most selfless things you can do. No matter what your ‘self-care’ looks like; reading, taking a bath, binge-watching Netflix or napping, you’ll be more well-equipped to help others when you’re rested and relaxed.
Top tip: It’s okay to say no. In fact, some of the most assertive people you know have probably mastered the art of saying ‘no’ effectively. To decline an invitation this Christmas, don’t feel compelled to give a reason, a simple: “I appreciate your invitation but I can’t right now - if things change, I'll let you know” is polite but to the point.
Parties, meals, Christmas shopping and long hours in the office can cut down on your sleep time. The average adult needs around 7 to 8 hours a night to feel fully rested, but many of us get far less across December. To stay feeling your best, try to stick to your normal sleep schedule as much as possible this month.
Top tip: If you have less time to rest and unwind each evening due to festive engagements, cut down on your device time before bed (the blue light emitted from phones, TVs and laptops can cause havoc with your body clock). You can also use natural aids such as sipping chamomile tea and spraying Lavender oil onto your pillow to help you relax before sleep.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Keep up to date with our latest news, events and offers across December by signing up to our newsletter.
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