You've worked hard all year round for that fitter, more toned look. So with just a few weeks until the party season, it's time to get preened, polished and ready to party!
We've outlined your festive beauty essentials to ensure you show off your fitness results with a few beauty essentials...
3 WEEKS TO GO | SORT YOUR FEET
Feet that have been hiding away in trainers or pounding the treadmill will need a little love before they hit the dancefloor.
Book yourself in for a pedicure to slough away dry skin and allow all those Christmas moisturisers you'll be receiving, to work more effectively. We'll polish those toe nails to a shine to pair perfectly with your festive party outfit!
Squeeze a 45 minute pedicure at Village Spa into your lunch hour from just £26.
2 WEEKS TO GO | SKINCARE SORTED
The harsh air conditioning in the gym can play havoc with the skin, making it dry and difficult for moisturiser to sink in. Kickstart that skincare routine well before the festivities begin - moisturiser, cleanser, whatever you need to get your skin glowing. Unsure? Ask a skincare expert such as our ESPA skincare gurus who will be happy to recommend particular products designed for your skin type.
Well moisturised skin will not only accept that Christmas spray tan better, but also allow your party make-up to glide on for a long lasting finish.
10 DAYS TO GO | FACE IT
Have any non-surgical facial treatments, such as our CACI treatments now, to ensure any irritation settles in plenty of time before Christmas Day.
Have your eyebrows shaped (from just £17 in our spas), and any tinting done (be sure to have a patch test if you have sensitive skin... you won't want to spoil those Instagram-worthy Christmas pics with a glowing brow!)
1 WEEK TO GO | BAT THOSE LASHES
If you're having eyelash extensions, now is the time to have these. This will give you time to get used to your new luscious lashes if you're a newbie, and be sure that they work with your chosen Christmas make-up look.
5 DAYS TO GO | GET FUZZ FREE
Book any waxing treatments before the festive period to give enough time for any irritation to settle and save you from fussing around with the de-fuzzing throughout the party season.
3 DAYS TO GO | GET YOUR BRONZE ON
Have your spray tan 3 days before Christmas Day. This way it will still be looking fresh, but natural for when you rock that festive party outfit. Our spray tans are available in classic, dark or express. We'll advise you on the best tone for your skin type, though the choice is yours.
Aim to look 'winter sunkissed', rather than 'just stepped off the beach'. The natural outdoor lighting can make a spray tan look much harsher in winter than in summer. And remember ladies, that a tan will affect the look of your make-up, so be sure to adjust your foundation to a few shades darker to ensure a perfect match.
Tip: Have you spray tan after your gym session (and a shower), to avoid having to hit the gym and get a sweat on whilst your tan develops. Because... streaks!
1-2 DAYS TO GO | RELAX
Whilst you're rushing around picking up last minute stocking fillers and prepping the ultimate Christmas lunch, make time to relax and de-stress. If all the festive frustration is tiring you out, treat yourself to a soothing full body massage after a hard fitness session.
Have your manicure or gel nails applied so that the polish is fresh and will last the distance until New Year. Nobody likes fumbling around with nail polish last minute!