High five to the freaking weekend. Wondering how to fill it? From breaking a sweat for breast cancer to planning ahead for Halloween, we’ve compiled a Gloss guide to squeezing the most out of those two days beginning with ‘S’ as possible. Prepare to gad about in Chanel’s garden, sleep for England and power through Sunday afternoon…
If you’ve got no plans this weekend, step right this way. If you do, cancel them. Chanel, mum and daughter manis and the most remarkable makeup looks you’ve ever seen await…
Sounds cheesy, but said trip into what made Coco tick, and the legacy now being continued by Karl, is both chic and captivating. Head along to the Saatchi gallery to explore Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé exhibition, taking in haute couture, a recreation of Gabrielle Chanel’s Paris apartment and a garden that pays homage to the legendary designer’s life. From her diamond collection to her fragrance creations, it’s all here, as are contemporary portraits of the house of Chanel’s contemporary muses, from Julianne Moore to Lily-Rose Depp. Going back to your place may feel a bit drab afterwards…
Get your ghoulish game face on
Sexy playboy bunny or ghost in bedsheet doesn’t quite cut it if you’re heading to, or hosting, a proper Halloween party. Lend your face to the ‘devilishly talented’ talented team at a MAC counter near you, however, and you’ll barely require a costume; your face will do all the frightening, in the best possible sense. From Mexican day of the dead makeup to clown masks, they can create almost anything within the bounds of your imagination, and while aiming to scare, the artistry on show is actually rather beautiful (see Snow Queen). Book ahead now and you’ll be the life and soul of the party, even if you’re aim was to look a bit dead.
Babysit and get a beauty treatment at the same time
Whether you view half-term as heaven or hell, if you have a budding beauty queen on your hands, you could do a lot worse than booking a mother and daughter experience at your nearest Nails Inc bar. Choose from any manicure or pedicure treatment that takes your fancy, and your little one will be able able to jump behind the counter and play mini-manicurist, painting her very own nail wheel with any polish she fancies from the oxygen and water permeable Nailpure range. She can have a complimentary mini manicure herself if she so desires, and will be able to take her chosen colour home with her afterwards, presumably to practice her newly honed nail skills on you too.
Mum and daughter experience available at your nearest Nails Inc concession until 1st November.
Sleep in for better skin
Make that extra hour in bed pay off while barely lifting a finger by applying fresh to the market Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask , £18, the night before. It gives your regular beauty sleep serious backbone, sealing in moisture and enhancing the efficacy of any treatments or serums applied underneath. Packed with miracle moisture molecule hyaluronic acid, you’ll look plumper and perkier upon waking, no matter what you’ve been getting up to for the rest of the weekend.
Get on your bike for breast cancer
On Sunday afternoon Psycle CEO Rhian Stephenson will be leading a 90 minute Breast Cancer Charity Ride, with every penny of the £40 class charge donated to breast-checking campaigners Coppafeel . The endorphin high is likely to soar even higher than usual given that you’re raising funds for a great cause, and the fact that you’re sweating buckets will mean that you end the weekend feeling even more virtuous.
Psycle Breast Cancer Charity Ride, 3pm, 76 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SA, book your bike here
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