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Tips for getting red carpet gorgeous just in time for the Oscars

Whether you plan to watch the Academy Awards at a glamorous cocktail party with friends or curled up in your PJs, it doesn’t hurt to feel like you could strut the red carpet with the best of them while you ogle. And that’s easy to do with the help of these simple beauty tips.

Elegant woman in cocktail dress

Clinique Turnaroudn instant facialHave a facial

You can be sure all the female celebrities who attend the Academy Awards will have had plenty of skin treatments leading up to the event. You might not be able to afford all the intense procedures many of them can, but treating yourself to a professional facial is a great way to get ready for the big night. Whether you’re worried about wrinkles, blackheads or dull-looking skin, there’s a facial suited to your needs. So call a few spas in your area, and see which one you want to treat yourself to this month. Or if you don’t like the idea of spending a lot of money on a single facial, invest in a facial scrub such as Clinique’s Turnaround Instant Facial (, $45). It will scrub away all that old, dead skin and reveal the clean, glowing skin that’s been hiding underneath. Plus, it will last you for months, so you can look red carpet ready all year long for a fraction of the cost of monthly facials.

Add a pop of glam

Whether you’ve decided to spend Feb. 24 at a chic party or curled up in bed, you have every right to feel a little glamorous while you watch celebrities stroll the red carpet. If you’re attending an elegant soiree, consider wearing some stunning jewellery pieces, such as this metallic cage cuff or these long earrings (, $9 and $40). Or if you’re watching from the comfort of your couch, sweeping on some luxe makeup, such as Lancome’s Juicy Tubes Smoothie lip gloss, will add a touch of dressed-up fun to your relaxed viewing experience (, $18).

bracelet, earrings and lip gloss

Kim Kardashian with top knotVa-va-voom your locks

Stars’ hair is never quite so sleek and their updos are never quite as dramatic as they are at the Oscars. Celebs spare no expense getting their locks looking jaw-dropping gorgeous for the big day. Though you might not be able to afford fancy extensions or a top hair stylist, you can certainly give your hair the red carpet treatment in your own way. Begin by returning it to a healthy state with the help of an argan oil wrap. From there you can either leave it down for a relaxed night in or test out a fun new hairstyle, such as a sock bun or a cool braid, if you have a more dressed-up affair to attend.

sugar scrubAchieve silky-smooth skin

From strapless gowns to thigh-high slits, the dresses celebrities wear to the Oscars don’t really allow for skin to look anything but its best. So if you want to feel red carpet ready, you’ll need to give your winter-ravaged skin a little extra care. Rather than slathering it in harsh chemicals, try some of the all-natural remedies created by Susan at Rawmazing. Begin by scrubbing away dry skin with her salt oil rub, and then slather on some homemade body butter to get your body feeling moisturized and hydrated from head to toe.

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