How to look festive this Christmas

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Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:14am

Looking festive is the first step to getting into the Christmas spirit. Without the appropriate Christmas costume December 25th might as well be just another Sunday. So, don’t waste the perfect opportunity to dress up. Get into the festive feeling with these tips for looking festive this Christmas:

Festive makeup/face paint

Decorating your face is an art form. You can be as subtle or as in-your-face as you want when it comes to getting your face ready for Christmas. Some of you might prefer the more elegant approach to being festive. You can add a touch of glitter or shimmer to your eyeshadow and use festive colours like red, green, gold or silver. If you’re not particularly skilled with eye shadow you could opt for some bold red lipstick or use eyelash glue to decorate your cheeks and eyes with sequins. There are lots of places for you to get excellent Christmas makeup ideas, so start practicing before time runs out.

On the other hand, the hard core Christmas fans will know exactly how to decorate their face. It involves copious amounts of glitter, snowman shaped stamps and a giant paint roller covered in green paint. Don’t be ashamed of your love of Christmas. As long as your Christmas plans involve staying indoors at all time, you’re free to go as Christmas crazy as you want.

The Christmas Jumper

You can never go wrong with a Christmas jumper. The more hideous and ridiculous the better and everybody loves making a fool out of themselves come Christmas time. So, don’t be afraid to look silly. Festive and fashionable aren’t synonymous, so don’t be afraid to get an extra bulky, extra warm and extra ridiculous Christmas jumper. Plus, another great thing about a bad Christmas jumper is that it might help you win a £500 voucher from Ladbrokes. To enter the Ladbrokes Christmas Elfie competition all you have to do is take a selfie of you in your Christmas jumper in front of a Ladbrokes shop and send it in for a chance to win. You can consider it a Christmas present from your Christmas jumper.

The Accessories

Choosing the right accessories is always a difficult task, and come Christmas time it’s almost impossible. You could opt for diamonds and delicate gold wire Christmas trees to wear on your neck, or you could go for the traditional reindeer antlers and Santa hats. The way you accessorise is the way you express yourself and express your love of Christmas. You have almost endless choices of accessories to choose from to match your festive outfit. The easiest way is to go with the traditional route, with scarves, hats, gloves and slippers. But, if you really love Christmas, your accessories are the perfect opportunity to get creative. DIY decorations always go down a treat around Christmas time, so you and your family can begin your Christmas fun by making some accessories together. Or, if you’re helpless with crafts, go for the less conventional accessory choices. Anything that lights up is immediately festive and, for facial hair fanatics, you can even get yourself looking festive with fairy lights for your beard. Don’t feel limited by what’s normal this Christmas. The easiest way to look festive is to have fun.