Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TALK ABOUT A MAKEOVER... with Party Season Approaching, It's Time to Take a Look in the Mirror and Reassess Your Beauty Station, Writes SAM WYLIE-HARRISPenn

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TALK ABOUT A MAKEOVER... with Party Season Approaching, It's Time to Take a Look in the Mirror and Reassess Your Beauty Station, Writes SAM WYLIE-HARRISPenn

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WITH so many lights, baubles and mirrored decorations on display at this time of year, it's hardly surprising we want to glam ourselves up as much as the festive frou-frou, and reinvent the art of getting ready.

You know, that wonderful process of prepping for a party, when half the fun is the time spent in front of the mirror? A smudge of gloss, a touch of glamour, a generous spritz of woody scent and a glass of bubbly before taking to the red carpet (or taxi).

To set the mood and help you shine as much as the tinsel on the trees, we've eyed up the best dressing tables, vanity units and beauty bars, so you can pamper and preen in style...

Linea medium light-up star, PS25, House of Fraser (houseof fraser.co.uk) If you need to wish upon a star that the evening goes well, this light-up version could help your dreams come true. And if not, at least it'll look pretty!

tray, PS21.95, Melody Maison (melodymaison.co.uk) For added drama, place art deco-style perfume and a luxurious scented on this mirrored tray.

Stonedust brush holder, PS24; set of make up brushes, PS38 for pack of five with compact mirror, Oliver Bonas (oliverbonas.com) If you want to perfect your brush strokes, we love this dove grey set with corresponding marble holder.

*Prices correct at time of going to print. All offers available while stocks last dressing table with mirror in dark stain ash, PS279, Made (made.com) After something a little less frilly? We love the stark simplicity of this dresser, with its clean lines and dark wood.

Dressing table with mirror, PS79.99, Sue Ryder (shop.sueryder.org) As they say, it's all in the detail, and we love the idea of having a different drawer for night and day make-up, plus a separate holding area for things like powders and foundation. With a mirror beneath the this is a great option if you're short of space. …

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