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Party Makeup with Bobbi Brown

Christmas time..mistletoe and wine...say hello to the most sociable time of the year with office parties, Christmas festivals and reunions. And as well as all the fun times catching up and, of course, Santa spotting, I get really excited about this time of year because it's also the opportunity for pushing the boat out with party makeup. To be honest, I think I would most likely look like an extra from Strictly Come Dancing if I had the time.

Because the balance between dialling up the glamour and slotting it in between work, families and the rest can be tricky. There are those lucky - and dexterous - enough to be able to do show-stopping looks in the blink of an eye; You Tube is always a great resource for those looking for videos on easy, how-to-do looks.

Party Makeup with Bobbi Brown

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Aerin fragrances

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Aerin Lauder is one classy lady. The images which accompany her eponymous product range reflect this, giving a sense of the lady behind the AERIN products.

Aerin fragrances

Image via AERIN

If you aren't famaliar with the AERIN range, it launched in the UK in 2012, before into Scotland earlier this year when I blogged about it here. Her most recent launches include a collection of five fragrances, all in classic glass bottles with different coloured gem-like stone tops. Speaking about the collection, Aerin says,

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Tom Ford For Men

"Fine grooming is the mark of a modern gentleman. It is the way a man presents the best version of himself to the world.”

So says Tom Ford. And far be it from me to question the man who has brought us so many beautiful things both in the world of fashion and laterly in the world of beauty. And no longer are his products the remit of women because recently Tom Ford launched his male grooming collection -Tom Ford For Men.

Tom Ford For Men

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The Scottish Beauty School

As beauty schools go in Scotland, The Scottish Beauty School is one of the most established and long-standing. Opened in June 2004 by Glasgow-based Liz Klineberg, some 8000 students have its completed beauty courses. And with courses in everything from acrylic nails and gel overlays to waxing and spray tanning, the school is the ideal springboard for those looking to enter the beauty industry in Scotland.

Scottish Beauty School

Image via The Scottish Beauty School

The school's founder, Liz has 40 years of experience in the industry from operating and running her own salon to opening The Scottish Beauty School and over that time Liz has seen how the beauty world has changed. She says,

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The One Spa Edinburgh - All Wrapped Up spa package

I’m floating in water, overlooking the Edinburgh Conference Centre, my body submerged in the balmy waters of the Hydropool at the Sheraton’s Escape at One. As blissful days go, this has been right up there, time has stood still and this is the final section of what’s been a five star pampering journey.

The One Spa Edinburgh - All Wrapped Up spa package

Image via the Sheraton Hotel

It began earlier in the day with the All Wrapped Up spa package at the One Spa. Back after a booked out season last winter, it offers people the chance to treat and pamper neglected and winter weary limbs with a trio of treatments before soaking away stress in Escape at One – the area of the spa that includes two different saunas, the Hydropool and much more. But more on that later.

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Sarah Tolan

Sarah is the founder and editor of Scottish Beauty Blog. Sarah is also the Edinburgh Evening News beauty columnist. Connect with her on TwitterGoogle+ and LinkedIn.

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