January gloom to glow!

We all know January can be January, just like Monday can be Monday and with the ongoing restrictions, is anyone even going anywhere? Well I don’t think you need to have an excuse for self care and pampering so here’s my fave things to do for a January glow!

Fake tan

Don’t underestimate the power of a golden glow in winter, trust me it can really improve your mood and help you feel good.

There are many fast working brands, I personally love st. Tropez for a fool proof application.

Just exfoliate before and moisturise your elbows, ankles, hands and face and apply with a mit from ankles up in a circular motion. Leave on for a few hours and you’ll look like you’ve been sunning yourself for a few weeks after you rinse it off!

Apply an oil free moisturiser to maintain and get longer results

Use subtle highlighter

Most of us love a good highlighter to finish off our makeup when we are off for a special night out but it’s so simple to achieve this at home too just to add a little pick me up to your skin.

I love using dr. Paw paw ointment or Vaseline to tap on my cheeks to give a natural light and glow to the skin.


It’s all about the eyes at the moment when it comes to makeup because there is absolutely no point in throwing on a perfect lip look!

Even if you don’t want a full on application, simply dapping a smidge of a pearly eye shadow on the inner corners will instantly brighten your peepers.

A shiny Maine

Its definitely the time of year when the locks are lacklustre so treat yourself to a nice hair mask to boost moisture levels and shine… better yet, if you are feeling adventurous, why not have a new hair cut or style.

Body scrubbing

Never underestimate the power of a good old body brushing to Get rid of dead dry skin and reveal a gorgeous smooth and glowing new layer!

I know it’s hard to be motivated to pay attention to otherwise unimportant things but I do believe (tried and tested) keeping somewhat of a normal routine keeps us happier and feeling better. So do whatever works for you to get that gorgeous glow.

Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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