Irish brand ambassador for Garnier, Geraldine Grealy from Roscommon, has put together some tips for those preparing for Ladies Day in Roscommon next Monday July 8, and in Galway on Thursday August 1.
Preparation: Use a good exfoliating scrub, such as the Garnier Skin Naturals energising gel scrub, to remove dead skin cells, and afterwards apply plenty of moisturiser. Moisturise twice daily - Garnier Ultralift Day & Night cream is available in a serum or cream. Keep your skin hydrated with plenty of water.
Tan: Use a good quality mitt and rapid circular motions to ensure there are no streaks. Garnier have a range of no-streak bronzer spray and mousse textured tanning products to ensure an even and natural look.
Make-up: The Garnier skin naturals range of BB creams banish shine and give you an even texture. Aim for a matt finish and use some loose powder to hold your foundation in place.
Hair: Take your headpiece to your hairdresser, who will help you choose a hairstyle that suits your outfit. If you are styling yourself, ensure your hair is well groomed and shiny. Take some fixing hairspray in your bag.
The ultimate ladies day outfit: Factor in the weather and have a shrug or smart blazer set aside to wear over your dress. Choose something elegant, yet smart and trendy. Avoid fussy patterns and don’t be afraid to express your personality.
The hat: Headwear is often the deciding factor for judges on ladies day. Introduce some colour or boldness to complete your look. Avoid fussy clips and headbands. Talented local milliners include Rachel Feely, Laura Hanlon, Jennifer Wrynne Design, and Martha Lynn.
Accessories: There is nothing worse than trying to balance and walk in uncomfortable stiletto heels! Consider bringing some comfy pumps to change into for the evening.
Ladies Day takes place in Roscommon this Monday July 8 with celebrity judge Maura Derrane choosing the best dressed lady.