Five easy ways to look perfectly polished

No one will ever know you've been partying all weekend...

how to look perfectly polished
Jessica Alba Beauty

No one will ever know you've been partying all weekend...

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New year, new hair Now is the time to start thinking about switching up your hair. If you're a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to colour, opt for a semi-permanent gloss to give your hair an instant boost. Ready for something more drastic? A freshly cut fringe is the easiest way to update your look and the blunt midi bob has overtaken long locks as 2016's hottest style.

Wake up to glowing skin When we heard red carpet beauty Jessica Alba waxing lyrical about Braun Face – a groundbreaking sonic cleansing brush – we simply had to give it a go. Our verdict? It's the easiest way to boost radiance, smooth and even your skin tone without having to fork out on an expensive facial. Plus, you can preen brows and get rid of unwanted facial hair with the super-precise epilator head.

Nail a bold lip Nothing beats a bold red lip to get you feeling party-ready or give you a quick pre-date confidence boost. The trick to getting it right is to find the perfect red to suit your skin tone. If you have fair-skin and cool undertones, go for a red lipstick with a blue base. Warmer complexions suit orangey-red shades and dark skin tones are best suited to pink-based reds.

Get smooth party legs If you're planning on getting your legs out after months of keeping them covered, it's time to pamper your skin so it is at its silkiest best. Braun's Epil 9 range offers fast and precise hair removal for up to four weeks with its micro-grip tweezer technology for long-lasting smoothness. And, contrary to belief, it doesn't hurt. Slather on a luxe body cream, and dot a little highlighter down your shinbone to make your legs look slimmer.

Give yourself a mani A freshly painted mani has the power to transform your look in an instant. Go for this season's metallic shades on short, square nails. If you're feeling playful, add some graphic nail art or rock a classic bright red to give your party outfit an edge. With glossy nails intact, you'll appear perfectly polished – and ready for another round of festive parties.

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