The Party Prep Checklist

Most of us love a big occasion. It’s always a great excuse to get all dressed up and enjoy spending time with your friends and family - be it a birthday, a wedding or a religious festival.

For a big occasion you want to look your best and that means you might need to do a little bit more preparation before the big day. There are some things that you can prepare a few days before the event and there are others that you can do on the day. In this article we will talk through some of them.

A few days before:

Plan an Outfit

Your outfit is a central part of your look and it is important that you wear something appropriate for the event. For example, you may need to adhere to a specific dress code or cover certain parts of your body such as your shoulders but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the colour choices!

Pre-planning your outfit can make the day of the event much less stressful so start to think about your outfit a few days before. Try to pick clothes that make you feel confident and good about yourself as this can really make a huge difference to your look. Once you have decided what you want to wear, try it on beforehand, complete with shoes and accessories to check that it looks as you want it to and that you are comfortable wearing it as you will be spending the whole day in it. Once you are happy with your outfit, it can all be hung up together, ready to put on for your event.

Hair Removal

As Veet hair removal products leave your skin hair free you don’t need to wait until the last minute to remove hair. It is also a good idea to do this once you have chosen your outfit. If you are planning to wear a shorter dress or skirt for example, you may want to remove the hair on your legs whereas it might not be necessary if you are wearing a long dress, the same goes for your arms if you are planning to wear short sleeves.

A great way to get rid of hair on your limbs is to use strip wax as they are quick and easy to use at home. Veet Ready to Use Wax Strips are also very easy to use, with the special Easy Grip tab - and mess free as you can throw them away after use. For those harder to reach areas such as your armpits, cream may be the easiest method as you are able to apply it to the contours of your body. Follow usage instructions & precautions as advised on the pack.

Depilatory cream is another popular hair removal method. Veet has a range of hair removal cream products specifically suited to sensitive skin. Whichever you choose, you will be left with silky smooth skin for the big day!

Manicure and Pedicure

Do your nails the day before your event to limit the possibility of them chipping. You could go to a salon if you wish but this can be expensive and time consuming when it is just as easy to do it yourself at home. Apply a colour that looks good with your outfit and ensure they are fully dry so that they don’t get smudged. If you are unsteady when painting your nails, a great tip is to do them as best as you can, wait for them to dry fully and then have a shower. The hot water should wash off any excess polish that is on the skin around your nails.

On The Day:

Hair Mask

Before you get in the shower, why not try slathering you hair in a coconut oil hair mask. Melt the solid oil over hot water and apply to damp or dry hair; comb it through to distribute it evenly and leave it in for approximately 30 minutes. When you are ready for your shower, wash it out as usual with shampoo and you should be left with super smooth and shiny hair afterwards


Whilst you are in the shower, scrub your body with exfoliation gloves or a loofah to remove any dead skin cells. This will result in glowing, radiant skin when you are finished. Apply a good moisturizer after your shower to lock in the softness.

Once you are out of the shower, it’s time style your hair and do your make-up before finally putting on that outfit! Ensure you have you bag and accessories and you’re ready to go!