9 hostess must-haves with Grace Atwood of The Stripe


By The Beauty Experts at L'Oréal Paris

One of our favorite bloggers, Grace Atwood of The Stripe, shares her party-hosting essentials. Whether you're entertaining family for the holidays or having friends over for a Sunday football get-together, take a cue from the details this self-proclaimed red-lipstick aficionado can't live without.

1. Lots of Champagne
Normally, I'm a red wine girl. But when I'm hosting a soiree, out comes the bubbly.

2. Sparkly Ring
I love to have a hint of sparkle at my fingertips. Always.

3. Long-Wear Lipstick
I need lip color that won't wear off with every sip of champagne. This red shade is my go-to, and I love the balm -- it leaves my lips soft and shiny!

4. Cool Throw Pillow
Because I live in a studio apartment, my couch is the centerpiece -- it's important that it be dressed just as well as I am! These pillows from my sister Rebecca Atwood's line are my fave.

5. Glittery Heels
When I'm running around the apartment, I love being able to look down and see something fun. These are fabulous and also look great with jeans!

6. Chip-Free Nail Polish
I light a LOT of candles. I use long-wear nail polish and stock up on long-stem matches to ensure each wick gets lit without chipping my manicure.

7. Rose Gold Flatware
Rose gold silverware is fresh and unexpected ... and the most festive!

8. Statement Earrings
When you're playing hostess, you want bling that won't get in the way. I typically stick to statement earrings as opposed to bracelets for that reason. This pair is amazing.

9. Strong-Hold Hairspray
My signature look is beachy waves, and I don't want to have to worry about them falling flat. This hairspray is the best I've found.

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