Savvy saving tips – look great this Christmas on a budget

Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes a number of parties, get-togethers and other reasons to look your best.  If you are concerned about affording a great look this season, there are many ways that you can look like you just stepped out of a fashion magazine – without paying a fortune to do so.

Take a look at these tips for looking your best, from head to toe, this holiday season while still having money left over for gifts:

•    Your Hair

There are many ways that you can transform your hair while sticking to a budget.  In fact, you can change your hairstyle in a number of ways that will not cost you anything.  Look for styles that you can easily do at home.  Consider changing your color just a bit or purchase a few hair accessories or extensions to give yourself a new do that is relatively inexpensive.

Blake Lively

There are many different styles that are great for winter from natural looks to glamorous up-dos.  Learn new styles and experiment a bit to see which ones work best with your hair type and face shape.

•    Your Makeup

Perfectly satisfied with your hair?  You can also try new ways of doing your makeup that will instantly change your look and if you have the right makeup on hand, this will not cost you a penny.  Winter looks are smoky and bold so try new colors that you have never used before.  Think lots of glitter for holiday parties.  Dark eyes with long, luscious lashes and ruby red lips are sure to make a statement at any Christmas party and will definitely get you noticed.

Berenice Marlohe

If you feel a bit overwhelmed with too much makeup then keep it simple.  Add just a touch of nude colored lipstick and a bit of smoky eyeliner.  Bear in mind that blusher is something that should not be overdone so take it easy on your cheekbones and accentuate your eyes and lips for a smouldering look that even Santa himself will not be able to resist.

•    Your Jewelry

One simple gold necklace or an eye-catching pair of earrings can make all the difference in how you look.  Experiment with your jewelry.  Find pieces that work well with each other and even consider adding a few more pieces to your wardrobe.

holiday jewelry

Jewelry is not typically expensive, unless of course you have a taste for fine gemstones, and can instantly transform an otherwise drab ensemble into something that is certainly worthy of the finest Christmas party in town.

Summary
Experiment with new looks and have fun in creating your new ensembles.  You do not have to spend a fortune on new clothes and accessories in order to look like a film star this Christmas.

This article was written by Hershesons, providers of ponytail extensions and a number of other hair tips and accessories.

photos via startraksphoto, fstoppers, style

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