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Get Party Ready

Get Party Ready

You can have the best dress, shoes and jewels out there - so perfecting skin, make-up and hair to look just a fabulous is essential for that stunning look. Read on for Nakin’s beautifying party tips.

Our best advice for a special night out is to leave enough time to get ready, it’s so much more enjoyable not to rush and have time to perfect everything. Get the outfit sorted a week before and start researching hair and make-up looks at the same time. There are so many inspiring looks on the web, that are shared on apps like Pinterest and Instagram. Then, the day before the event begin the preparation by doing as much as you can beforehand - such manicuring nails, shaping eye brows and preparing the clutch bag. Being prepared will allow you to focus on the excitement of the event, and enjoying it knowing everything is in hand.


Prepare skin by starting with a gentle exfoliation, use a cleansing milk such as our Advanced Cleansing Milk and massage it all over the face and neck. Then remove it with a moist luke warm muslin cloth in small circular movements, and rinse as required. Follow with a gentle toner like the Nakin Purifying Face Toner to remove the last traces of cleanser, and close pores before applying skin and make-up products. Once skin is toned prime skin using a small amount of a moisturiser such as the Matt Formula Face Cream for oily to normal skin, or the Active Dew Face Cream for normal to dry skin. Follow with a good eye cream that also primes the eye area, such as our Eye Cream Complex. Nakin eye and face creams work nicely as make-up primers, as they hydrate and smooth skin with beautiful plant extracts for a healthy glow. Follow skin prep by exfoliating lips with the muslin cloth and applying a touch of balm. Our Lip Treatment Balm is particularly good as it is super nourishing and hydrating, without a greasy sheen. Leave skin for about 15 minutes before applying make-up, to allow the products to sinks in and settle properly.


The nice thing about a festive party is that it’s the perfect time to experiment with something new, and add a bit of fun into your make-up. A simple make-up look is to start with a light foundation or tinted moisturiser and concealer over the eye area, then set with a translucent powder. If you like a contoured look but are not confident in the application, then we suggest using a specially made contour set. This will usually come with three complimentary colours, and instructions on where to place them. Generally, this is a dark bronzer colour placed below the cheek bones, top of forehead and around the jaw line for definition, with a blush for cheeks and a highlighter for the temples and tops of cheekbones. Then define eyes with a black eye liner and if desired blend in with a brush for a smoky eye look. Follow with mascara and lip colour.

Two easy ways to add some sparkle are through an eco-friendly glitter and eye colour. It depends on the occasion and what you are wearing as to how much glitter and colour to add. If you are new to colour, then try just a touch such as a blue and used as an eye liner, instead of a full eye colour. For a chic glitter look sprinkle onto the outer sides of the eye, with slightly more on the tops of the cheek bones.

There are lots of natural make-up ranges around now, and eco-friendly biodegradable glitter made from natural ingredients - like ground nut shells, beans or natural plant cellulose.

If you are creating a new make-up look, then it’s always good to have a practice beforehand when there is time. Take a few selfies and reflect on the look for a few days. If there is no time for a practice run, then just keep some moist cotton wood and cotton buds handy to wipe any mistakes off.


A party is a good reason to try out a new style and an easy, stylish on trend option is a messy low bun. Start by washing and blow drying hair all over, use a round brush from root to ends by taking hair at a 90-degree angle from scalp. This will give tresses volume and body. Then secure hair into a low relaxed pony tail, taking care not to pull hair too tight at the crown, so the volume from the blow dry is maintained. Take the hair that is in the pony tail and back comb it, enough to allow the bun to stay in place. Twist the pony tail hair and wrap around before securing with kirby clips.

Another party look that we love is wavy or curly hair and raked over to the side. Blow dry hair with a round brush and then tong all over. Use a barrel size dependent on the type of the curl or wave desired, and in small 1 inch sections, then alternate each section between clockwise and anti-clockwise tonging. Once complete, gentle rake hair with fingertips. Then brush the top of the hair from the ear up over to the right or left, depending on which side is desired. Using hands bring hair around the nape and subtly secure the back of the hair with kirby clips.


When it comes to looking your best for a party, there's no better way to get that glow than by investing in the right skincare routine, make-up and hair do. Taking the time to perfect your skin and hair can do wonders for your appearance - not to mention, how you feel. When we look good we feel good. Our natural skincare formulations are ideal for this purpose; they're gentle on the skin but still packed with powerful, natural ingredients that can leave your skin feeling nourished and invigorated.

The key to achieving the perfect look is finding products that suit your individual needs and we believe that natural products achieve this. Look for cleansers and moisturisers like ours that work together to keep your skin hydrated and balanced, while also tackling any existing blemishes or congested areas. 

Once your skincare routine is in check, you can start focusing on make-up that helps you look and feel your best. Don't be afraid to experiment with different looks; just remember to keep the base minimal, as this minimises the chances of any irritated skin and keeps things looking fresh and natural. Leave enough time to prepare your hair to make sure you can style it as best as possible.

No matter the occasion, natural skincare and make-up are a great way to ensure you look your best. Taking the time to perfect your skin, hair and make-up will help you feel confident, radiant and ready for any event.

Natural skincare has gained immense popularity over the years due to its numerous benefits for our skin. It involves using products made with natural ingredients that are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic materials. These products not only nourish our skin but also help in maintaining a healthy glow. This is why many people turn to natural skincare routines for their everyday skincare, and when preparing for a special occasion.

As we all know, special occasions call for extra effort in terms of grooming and appearance. We want our skin to look its best and have that natural radiance on our big day or night. This is where good natural skincare comes into play.

Using harsh chemicals on our skin can strip it off its natural oils and cause dryness, irritation, and even breakouts. On the other hand, natural skincare products are gentle on the skin and provide nourishment without any adverse effects. They help in maintaining the pH balance of our skin, which is essential for a healthy glow.

Moreover, natural skincare products are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help rejuvenate our skin cells. This reduces signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, giving us a youthful smooth appearance for a big night out, and everyday that follows. These products also help in brightening our complexion, making our skin look radiant and glowing.

Apart from the physical benefits, using natural skincare products also has a positive impact on our mental health. The use of harsh chemicals in conventional skincare can cause stress for the complexion, especially when preparing for a special occasion. On the other hand, natural ingredients are known to have soothing and calming properties that can help your skin to thrive.

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