She's the designer behind party-ready frocks. Stacey Bendet's contemporary label, Alice + Olivia, has come back from a 2 year absence to host an end-of-year sample sale. At today's early access, I found the showroom packed with the label's well known party pieces. This timing is perfect for...

Or at least it FELT as if I were early, as I joined Fekkai's amazing stylists for a party-ready blowout and styling session, nay NEW YEAR'S EVE-ready styling session, complete with the PERFECT finishing touch - a hair accessory from Jennifer Behr's incredibly luxe collection. Seen above is...

So of course, once again it's self tanner to the rescue! I've been using this Lancome body gel at night before the day of a party so I wake up glowy. It leaves a natural, subtle glow instead of a very tan look, which is perfect for this time of year. Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail...

With Christmas just around the corner, no doubt many of you will have parties to attend and nights out planned over the next few weeks. Naturally you'll want to look your best in all those unauthorised photos which will appear on Facebook first thing on Monday morning, without your consent and...

Also new to the panel is Maggie Ng of Beauty PhD and she minimizes her pre-party touchup time by starting the day with a long-wear foundation.

This Asos one, $102, is your go-to holiday partying frock. 10. Voluminous ruffles are best in black to avoid looking like a cake or prom queen. This Marchesa Notte stunner, $377, will steal the spotlight from everyone at the party, but not from you with its simple top half. Comments

If you're like most of us, you probably don't have an extensive stash of sparkly little party clutches and evening bags at the ready. During 11 months of the year, that's not such a big tragedy, but then December comes around and hits us like a ton of bricks with its seemingly endless stream...

Especially if you've been wrapped up in a jumper all day - you'll need it! --> So those are a few of my party ready makeup bag additions for the festive period. I'd love to know what you have in your makeup bags right now - Share yours over on Instagram using the #VenusBeautyEssentials...

Simply use your favorite nail color, then add a coat or two of this festive top coat over tips for a party-ready mani in a flash. ($9.50, Sephora) OPI Las Vegas Collection Royal Flush Blush This pinky-blush hue shows you don't have to go overboard for fantastic holiday nails – it's the...

As you're prepping for all of those family holiday gatherings, Christmas parties and even New Year's bashes coming very soon, I wanted share with you some tips on how to perfect your makeup look. And it's by using some of the simplest tools around - Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly and Q-tips®...

 

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