By Marissa Oliva
Dinner parties, cocktail hours, gift exchanges — ready or not, the holidays are here. And so are we to help you prep and primp for the most photographed season of all. Whether your skin is looking a little end-of-year tired or you feel like you have nothing to wear, a few key moves and pieces are all you need to shine through back-to-back social activities. That’s why we’ve partnered with Olay Body to bring you the easiest, get-glam-fast essentials you’ll need to power through party season.
Chilly temps and indoor heat strip skin of moisture, which can leave it dull and dry. A gentle, nourishing body wash that's made with shea butter will soften, smooth, and prep your skin for a month’s worth of shoulder-baring tops and calf-revealing dresses.
This bar soap oozes positive energy every time you jump in the shower thanks to its cooling scent of white strawberries and mint leaves. Not to mention, your skin will feel clean and super-soft after a single use.
Light up the party with glimmering, multitasking sparkles you can dab anywhere — lids, cheekbones, décolletage. The mix of fine and chunky particles in this formula creates dreamy, multi-dimensional shine.
It's a classic for a reason: Nothing dresses you up faster than a swipe of rich red on the lips. When in doubt, pick a gorgeous-on-everyone cherry shade. This one won’t smudge off on your cocktail glass.
You know those photo tags are headed your way. Whitening strips up the vibrancy of your smile and fade discoloration in just a few days.
Throw this foxy cropped jacket over anything you wear to keep warm while making a chic entrance or exit.
You can’t go wrong with emeralds. For an extra luxe finish to any look, adorn your fingers with a bold, lavish bauble. This signet style delivers just enough brilliance to let you skip other jewelry… but only if you want to.
With its oxblood hue and gold hardware, this clutch is equal parts sophisticated and enchanting. It also fits precisely what you’ll need for a solid night out — phone, lipstick, credit card. Done.
A trendy pair of booties will carry you through the party circuit no matter how you style them. The pointed toe on this pair in particular these make them so good with jeans, skirts, or dresses.
An at-home gloss that’s the same hue as your hair or one notch deeper (do a clear formula if you have highlights) will instantly add rich dimension and shine without the salon.
Hair accessories make any style instantly festive without being cheesy. Slide a sparkling barrette or pin in the front to keep loose strands in place, or cluster a few near the base of a bun for gleaming celestial vibes.
A gilded mani is a statement piece in and of itself. We love an opulent gold or glitter-flecked bronze, emerald, or gunmetal for this time of year.