It’s almost time for the highly anticipated Christmas party season and we couldn’t be more excited!

With all the rushing around that comes with this time of year, the more prepared you are, the better. We have organised ourselves and created a party season checklist.

Here are 5 things you do and use to make sure you are ready for the party season ahead!

1. Golden Goddess

These tans will give you that summer glow even in the depths of the cold winter weather. We all feel 100% more confident to take on the party season once we look bronzed.

Dove Derma Spa Gradual Tanner


Dove’s Gradual Tan is perfect to build up that subtle glow. It acts as an amazing body moisturiser which keeps your tan topped up all winter long. Start to apply this tan 2-3 days before the big night to give you a subtle glowing appearance.

Get it here for €4.99 or you can pick it up in your local pharmacy or online.

Cocoa Brown Tan Dark

This 1 Hour Tan is the ideal gradual tanner which will give you a deep tan after just one hour of applying it. It gives you instant colour after just one hour and keeps on developing even after you wash it off.

Get it Here for €7.99 or you can buy it from pharmacies or most Penney’s branches.

2. Glow From Within

It’s nice to treat ourselves this time of year, especially when our skin is chapped from the crisp winter air. Everybody wants their skin to be glowing for all of the nights out over the Christmas period.

Bioderma concentrated serum

This serum is perfect for giving your skin some love after battling the cold weather all day. It instantly gives you that extra moisture and works as the perfect base for your makeup.

Get it here for €22.00.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil

Get your skin plump and ready for this festive season with this face oil. This oil will give your skin some extra love before you go to bed so your skin is renewed and fresh by morning.

Get it Here for €36.95.

3. Illuminate yourself

To give your skin that sparkle for the festive season you need to use these highlighters!

Rose Gold Goddess Oil

Cocoa Brown Rose Gold Goddess oil will make your skin shiny, shimmering and more even looking. The coconut oil acts as a moisturiser leaving your skin baby soft. It’s an essential for the party season to use as highlighter for your shoulders, collarbones and the front of your legs to give you that extra glam on a festive night out.

The oil works best when used with a brush to blend it out.

Get it Here for €11.95.

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter

This Benefit highlighter is perfect to give your skin a glow. The stick makes it easy to travel with, you top up your highlighter on the go. For your Christmas night out it is so quick and easy to highlight all the areas that the light hits, which will make you glow in all of the pictures.

Get it Here for €28.00.

4. Set the Sparkles 

On long winter nights out we need our makeup to #sleigh all night. Use these setting sprays to make sure your makeup doesn’t budge all day or night.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

This setting spray is fool proof. Mist it all over your face once you have finished your makeup for the night and let it dry. This spray will keep your makeup looking fresh all night. You can even use this setting spray to wet your makeup brush to help pack on sparkly eyeshadow pigments.

Get it Here for €9.60 (its on special right now!)

Nyx Matte Setting Spray

This setting spray is perfect if you love a matte finish. This instantly mattifying spray ensures your makeup is always photo-ready. Spritz this all over your face to make sure your makeup stays matte all night.

Get it here for €10.00

5. All That Glitters…

We all need glitter at this time of year and a great way to add some sparkle to your party looks throughout the festive season is a super twinkly eye shadow pigment.

Inglot AMC pigment

These pigments are vital for a seriously sparkly party look. It comes in multiple colours, which means there is one to match every outfit and every eye colour. Use this alongside your setting spray to make these pigments really twinkle and last all night.

Get it Here for €16.00

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

This eyeshadow will ensure all eyes are on you this Christmas. This long-wearing eyeshadow has a lightweight formula that goes on easily and dries beautifully, giving you the most amazing sparkle on your lids.

Unlike powder glitter eyeshadows, there’s minimal fallout for a stunning eye look that stays put!

Get it here for €25.30.