Alright ladies, this is for all of you lucky gals that get to spend your Christmas at the beach… And don’t even think of complaining that you are “so excited, but are really going to miss the Christmas tree, decorations, mulled wine, blah blah blah.” You are going to be getting your tan on while those less lucky than you are freezing… We cannot wear a Paolita in this cold London weather, but you can string some lights around a palm tree if you insist on having it all, the sun, the heat, and your Christmas decorations, too. Just kidding… We’re just jealous!
We do have some awesome beauty tips for you! Just because you may not get a chance to wear that Christmas jumper doesn’t mean you can’t have some holiday sparkle! Let’s start with your nails! Try starting with a white base and adding some silver sparkles and rhinestones over top! There are so many great nail kits, now, that are easy to apply and stay on surprisingly well! Butter and Rock Beauty London make some great options, or if you’re feeling extra creative, you can do it yourself by just dipping your slightly wet nail in glitter or using a pair of tweezers to lightly place on any rhinestone or beadwork. This will have you dreaming of a winter wonderland in no time, nt to mention the added bonus of white enhancing that awesome tan you’ll be getting.
Product Information: Nail polish by butter London in "Fairy Cake." Nail Rock "Caviar" in "Moon."
Okay, let’s talk a little makeup. When we think holiday, we think red lips and gold shimmer. Just because you’re at the beach, there is no rule that states lip color is off limits! Go for it, lady. It’ll just glam up your swimsuit, which we hope you’re wearing with an awesome Christmas gift from the shopping guide we posted earlier! While you can always just add a gold highlighter to your cheekbones or eyelids, we have a fun alternative to your holiday makeup look. Apply a red lip stain, like Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick. Even at the beach, there’s no way this stuff is coming off or smearing. It’s awesome! Once you apply the lip stain, take your finger or a q-tip and dip it into a shimmery powder eye shadow. Lightly pucker your lips, and press the powder into the inner area of your lips, avoiding the outer edges. This creates such a fun and glamorous look. *Remember, paler complexions should go for more peachy reds, while darker skin tones look great with deep reds.
Product Information: Stila Liquid Lipstick in "Fiery." Inika mineral eyeshadow in "Mango."
Finally, accessories are not just for cocktail dresses! Want to look festive while playing in your bikini this holiday season? Wear a sparkly headband and some metallic sandals! Not only are these both functional, but they will be the perfect touch of bling to your fun-in-the-sun look. Keep your hair back and show off in those glittery sandals! If you painted your toes white, too, metallic is the perfect blend to highlight your wintery pedicure!
Product Information: "Inspired" Headband by Crescent. Steve Madden Sandals.
With these holiday beauty tips, you can have your white Christmas and your beach, too! And if you’re not spending your holiday vacation at the beach, don’t worry. We have an upcoming blog to help you plan a sunny break this spring! Trust us, if you weren’t already planning on a spring vacation, these beautiful beaches are enough to make you pack up your Paolita and head for the sun, sand, and sea.
Oh, and if you love the looks featured in the blog, remember you can order any swimsuit, including, but not limited to Bahia Swimsuit, Cassis Bikini, Chihuahua Bikini, online from now until January 1st, and we will send you a second surprise Paolita in the same size! Merry Christmas from us to you! We thought you could use it for your vacation!