It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also the busiest time of the year! I hate to say no to people or events so I’m always packed full this time of year! In recent years, the combination of my own obligations and events plus Kale’s friends’ and family’s parties makes for a crazy time for both of us, so we’ve learned in our past 3 holiday seasons together how to always be ready for holiday parties!
How to Look Your Best for Holiday Parties This Year
Have a Few Party Dresses On Hand For Last-Minute Parties
Going to the mall this time of year is probably the last activity anyone wants to do when you’re already busy. Realizing you don’t have a holiday dress for your office Christmas party that same week would mean it’s too late to order your party outfit online, so I recommend stocking up. If you aren’t sure you’ll need them all keep the tags on and after the season is over, if you don’t wear them, you can take them back!
It’s also great to have options! How many times have you planned to wear something for weeks and when your finally put it on it isn’t quite how you remembered? My mom is the worst at this, so I always recommend having backups on hand, just in case!
Schedule Your Grooming Appointments Early
The worst feeling is when you realize your nails are 2 weeks grown out and chipped, but the salon doesn’t have any appointments. Similarly when you see a photo of yourself and realize you are long overdue for a highlight appointment! This is the time of year to make sure you and your entire family have these appointments on the books!
Set your nail appointment to a recurring schedule each week/two weeks depending on what you need. If you are in the Dallas area, I recommend Bellacures or MiniLuxe for salons, or use Download Cherry and let them come to you! Use code RUNNINGINHEELS for $10 off your appointment.
Your hair appointment should be booked months in advance, but if it isn’t, take the first available and ask to be called if there are any cancellations. My stylist, Brittany knows that I forget to schedule appointments until the last minute so she’s great about getting it on the books before I leave the salon!
Stock Up on Grooming Tools
Running out of your toothbrush heads or razor cartridges could be disastrous this time of year. Having to run to the store half-ready looking for necessities is never a good time, so definitely stock up. I love Sam’s Club for things like this because their prices are great and you don’t have to worry about running out!
Right now, a 2-pack of the Oral-B Pro 6000 electric toothbrush (normally $149.98 at Sam’s) is only $119.98! They sell for at least $99 EACH at other retailers all the time. The set includes two handles, three brush heads, two travel cases and two charging stations, so you’re set for the season! Additionally, the new Gillette ProShield, available exclusively at Sam’s Club, features a premium black handle and comes with 11 replacement blades – and it’s only $37.98! Both deals end Nov. 25, 2018, so shop now for the best deal!
The best part is, these are unisex tools. Ladies, just because the razor isn’t pink, doesn’t mean it works any differently! The Gillette ProShield is actually better than what I was using before, although now I’ll have to fight Kale to use it!
Use Technology to Make Getting Ready Easier
Technology is an amazing thing. It’s instilled in every part of our lives and it’s there to make things easier! I am completely guilty of not using what is available to me. I mean, my AI assistant is basically a glorified radio, when I should be using it to check the weather so I know if it’s ok to wear suede shoes, or the traffic to see if I have to leave earlier. Even our beauty products come with apps and tech now! The Oral-B Pro 6000 has bluetooth connectivity to send you real-time feedback to help improve your brushing habits. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take anything that will help my smile look brighter!
You can get the Oral-B Pro 6000 and Gillette Pro-Shield at Sam’s Club on sale until November 25. If you’re looking to make your life easier this time of year, I highly recommend grabbing them so you’re ready! All of this to say, you can take several steps to be prepared for holiday parties and last-minute functions, although if I’m being completely honest, I’ll still be late. What can I say, if my dog is being cuddly (which is out of character for this one) I have to take advantage of it! She jumped on the bed in the middle of this shoot so we just went with it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Oral-B and Gillette at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.