Prep your way beautiful for the office Christmas party!

With the majority of UK office Christmas parties taking place on Friday 15th December this year, there’s never been a better time to indulge in some serious pampering in the lead up to the most anticipated social event on the work calendar! With just six days to go until the big night, here at Eventa, we’ve compiled our best tips which will have you looking and feeling fabulous!


Six Days Before – Detox

Now’s the perfect time to detox your body! Ensure that you’re drinking plenty of water and cut down on the caffeine. Avoid sugar and fatty, greasy foods which could cause your skin to break out. Also incorporate plenty of fresh fruit, veg and lean meats into your diet.


Five Days Before – Hairdressers

If you’re looking to treat yourself to some new tresses, then five days before the party is the perfect time to book your hair appointment. This will ensure that there’s time for any dark colour to tone down slightly. It also means that if unfortunately, you’re not happy with your new style, then there’s still time to rectify it.


Four Days Before – Eyebrows

Want striking and super sleek brows for the big night? If so, then book yourself in for a brow overhaul four days before the party, to give your skin time to recover from the waxing and plucking and to avoid unsightly rashes!


Three Days Before – Lips

Eliminate dry lips with this easy sugar scrub made using coconut oil, honey, sugar and a little water. Mix together in a bowl and apply to lips, using your finger to rub in circular motions. The result? Gorgeous super soft lips that are perfect for applying a vibrant festive lippy!


Two Days Before – Nails

Whether you’re doing your nails yourself or getting them done professionally, make sure you get them sorted a couple of days before the party. Just ensure you have no plans for the rest of the evening so you can let them dry properly to avoid pesky smudges and dents!


One Day Before

Exfoliate your body to remove dead skin cells in the shower and apply a rich, nourishing moisturiser to leave your skin feeling super soft. Also, washing your hair the night before and keeping it free of styling products is recommended for best results on the party night.


On the Day

Today’s the day! Puffy eyes? Use ice cubes to cool and sooth under the eyes (on clean skin) before applying make up for the evening. If your hair is looking a little flat, spray some dry shampoo to create volume and give your hair a boost.

What to carry in your party clutch this festive season

It’s December and what has to be simply the BEST time of the year for going out and celebrating the season of goodwill with your colleagues, friends and family with some great Christmas Parties. And to top it off, there’s really nothing better than treating yourself to a gorgeous sparkly clutch bag to take with you for your nights’ out on the town or to your office Christmas party, but there’s only one question; what cosmetics and products do you carry in your clutch? We spoke to the rather lovely ladies in the office at Eventa HQ who divulged the contents of their Christmas clutch this party season and here’s some of our favourites…


MAC Lady Danger Metro Matt Lipstick, £15.50 from Mac Cosmetics

This bold bright matt lipstick by MAC really is one to make a statement this festive party season. This gorgeous Lady Danger lipstick is a vibrant of red will make you stand out from the crowd and will truly highlight your features. We think that this shade looks gorgeous worn with a black dress for a striking and eye-catching look.


Dior Skin Flash Radiance Booster Pen, £26.10 at Escentual

This handy little item is perfect for slipping in your bag for your night out and what can we say – it’s amazing! It corrects and instantly erases dark shadows, signs of fatigue and sculpts and re-defines facial contours. It’s great if you’re getting ready straight from work as it transforms your look and brightens the complexion with a brushstroke. It’s safe to say that we love the Dior Skin Flash Radiance Booster Pen!


Calvin Klein Euphoria, £38 from The Perfume Shop

Calvin Klein Euphoria has to be one of my all-time favourite fragrances and it smells just amazing for a night out. This oriental fragrance smells of exotic fruits, seductive florals with notes such as pomegranate, persimmon and lush green notes. If you’ve got a bigger clutch bag that’s big enough to fit a fragrance then great – if not, it’s definitely worth decanting into a smaller travel sized bottle for your evening out to re-spritz as desired!


Benefit Bad Gal Mascara Mini, £5 at Boots

The classic Benefit mascara is the ideal companion for your festive night out if you’re looking for dark, thick and volumised lashes. Packing all the power of the full sized mascara but in a smaller more convenient size, this is the one mascara that you won’t want to be leaving at home ladies!


Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil, £2.99 from Boots

If you fancy fuller eye brows, then this eye brow pencil from Rimmel will create bold and striking brows which will complete any look. Best of all, it’s only £2.99 which is an absolute steal!


Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick, £19 at Smashbox

Perfect for the party season, this long lasting matte liquid lipstick by Smashbox is just utterly brilliant. It’s water resistant features advanced Polymer Technology, which means your colour will stay nicely in place up to eight hours later for that fresh look! The only thing is that you may have a pretty tough time deciding what colour to go for, as there’s many shades of gorgeousness. So choose wisely and get ready to pucker up under that mistletoe!


Mobile phone cover with card holder, £15.99 from Amazon

Although this isn’t a cosmetic it’s definitely a good idea if your clutch is on the smaller side of things – the card holder is perfect for throwing in those all essential cards in addition to a few notes. Voila! There’s no need to bring a big purse along with you for your night out!