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Party Prep 101

The holiday season is here. The extra events bring fun—and stress. From charity galas to The Nutcracker, this season’s evenings out may require a few helpful tips.



Work To Play

Shoes: Transform basic shoes to party-ready ones with Mixxi shoe garnishes. From colorful roses to glitzy bows, they add pizzazz in a pinch. Glamorous Boutique, 1048 Brown Ave., Lafayette, (925) 285-6096.

Hair: Getting an entirely different hairdo can be risky. Achieve a commitment-free new look in seconds with Pleasanton-based A Muse Me Love’s headbands: instant bangs to match your hair color. No one has to know your secret. amusemelove.weebly.com.

Eyes: Instantly add glamorous flirt to your look with Lashfully’s mink lashes. Mink feels more natural and lasts longer, and the strips are easily applied and removed. You’ll find yourself under the mistletoe in no time. Lashfully, 1629 Cypress St., Walnut Creek, (925) 296-0910, lashfully.com.

Pre-Party Party

Beauty and a Buzz: Get a mani-pedi or a beautiful blow-out at a salon with a wine bar. Sip some bubbly to get in the mood for a night of fun. Beauty Lounge, 1512 Palos Verdes Mall, Ste. D, Walnut Creek, (925) 954-8421, beautylounge925.com; Entourage Spa & Salon, 2 Theatre Square, Ste. 148, Orinda, (925) 254-9721, entouragespa.com.

Quick Tips

The right makeup is just as important as the right outfit. Get advice on going from day to night in minutes, with Walnut Creek makeup artist Ariel Taranto. View her makeup tutorial below. Get more style finds and beauty tips throughout the season at diablomag.com/style.


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