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7 Essentials That Will Have You Race Day-Ready

Down Royal Ladies Day takes place early November and promises to be one of the most glamorous days out. As much about fashion as it is the horse racing, it’s an opportunity to get dressed up for one of the best days of the year at Down Royal.
It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time attending, it’s a regular for you or if you’re a seasoned veteran, this is one event where nailing the style is key. Franklins have pulled together a list of the top 7 essentials race-goers need to remember to help them look and feel fabulous all day long.

The Make-up
Ladies never attend a race day without their make-up perfectly applied. First things first – for your make-up to last all day it is important to use the right brushes. Best seller Ciara Daly My Hero Makeup brush is the ultimate brush for applying foundation. No lines, no streaks.

Make sure you pack in some lippy and mascara for touch ups during the day. The BPerfect Born Ready Lip Kit is a handbag must have. It leaves your lips feeling hydrated, smooth and glossed throughout the day. The new Bperfect Bad llama Mascara is also the perfect addition, to ensure your lashes are long. It is waterproof and smudge proof, so is a definite winner.

The Tan
The obligatory tan is essential for your race day look - but don’t go overboard. To achieve a gorgeous natural glow, we recommend the White to Brown self-tan set. It includes self-tanning lotion and body cleanse, to give you a golden tan with the added benefit of well hydrated, nourished and glowing skin.

The Hair
To keep your hair-do up and in place, make sure you invest in some hair pins and a good quality hair spray. We recommend Schwarzkopf’s Professional Silhouette Super Hold Hairspray for an all-day style.
If you are looking to completely transform the look of your hair, quickly add thickness and length, buy a set of Dream Goddess Hairresistible 4-piece human hair clip extensions. Easy to apply yourself at home and available in a range of colours at Franklins. The absolute best hair extensions that will have you standing out from the crowd.

The headpiece
Whilst it is not essential, ladies love any opportunity to get glammed up with a sophisticated headpiece. Your headpiece is where you can really get creative. Franklins offer the largest range of hats and fascinators across Northern Ireland for every occasion with different shapes, styles and colours to suit all looks. Our dedicated team of personal stylists in store will help you find the perfect headpiece to compliment your outfit.

The handbag
You will need a bag to complete your outfit; one that isn’t too big to carry but fits everything in. Choose from a huge range of handbags, clutch bags and purses. From practical totes to glamorous clutches, you'll be spoilt for choice at Franklins.

The Scarf/Wrap
Because the horse racing is often an occasion appropriate for an elegant dress, there are several hints and tips to layer your look. A simple faux fur wrap will keep you as warm as possible when standing outdoors. A pashmina can add a pop of colour or coordinate beautifully with your outfit. It also adds just the right amount of warmth to block out the chill of the wind. Franklins have an array of suitable wraps to keep your overall ensemble elegant and appropriate.

The Shoes
You are going to be on your feet for most of the day, so if it is heels you are going for make sure they are sensible so that you can walk in them! Franklins stock trendy boots with pointed toes and slender stiletto heels – both of which would work perfectly and allow your feet and toes to stay warm all day.

All you need is some simple planning and preparation to help you be race ready!
Franklins is a one stop shop and Northern Ireland’s leading destinations for all your hair, beauty and accessory wear needs. Check them out on Facebook or Instagram for your Ladies’ Day fashion inspiration.

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