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Thursday, October 09, 2014

My Party Essentials

My Party Essentials

Hands up who already has a few parties and dinners in their diary for the festive period?
Me too...me too. I may not have my dresses or shoes chosen just yet (hello ASOS Premier next delivery please and thank you) but I do have a few essentials that may just help you...

My Party Essentials

Before any party I take the longest shower known to man, scrubbing and buffing away any dead skin and of course shaving my legs. I tend to rely on L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil as it moisturises my body as it cleanses and makes a great shaving gel alternative. To shave my legs and what not recently I have discovered Bic Soleil Lady Razors (you can follow all the fun Bic going on's via Facebook) which are quick and easy to use. I am a little (okay a lot) scared of germs so the fact that they not only glide over the skin ensuring you are free from cuts but are disposable suits me to the ground. I also rather enjoy that they come in scented variations and feature pretty girly handles. A quick dollop of body lotion all over and I am good to go. I do typically self tan the night before but hey it is the Autumn time to embrace my natural skin tone and forget being bronze!

My Party Essentials

I personally when going out at night like a super matte base (normally Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Foundation) with a strong contour but like to offset it with a light pinky peach blush such as NARS Deep Throat Blush. If you have a light to medium skin tone this is a great blush to own. It is a fairly light shade that doesn't appear all that special in the pan but it really does brighten the complexion as well as adding a gentle flush. I can be a little heavy handed so I do err on the safe side when it comes to highlighters. My current go to highlighter is Boots No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighter which is a chubby crayon that is not only easy to apply but super flattering. It gives a light pearl pink glow to the skin which is flattering even if like myself you have enlarged pores or skin that is less than perfect. The beauty of this particular highlighter is that you can blend it out for a sheer glisten or apply in layers for a more full on finish that is party ready!

My Party Essentials
My Party Essentials

For a night out I do tend to go for a full cat flick liner look - gel liner such as Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel Liner, lots of mascara and if I am feeling fancy a pair of false eyelashes (I swear by Ardell Demi Wispies). I realise this sounds super low key but I do think if you are going for a heavy contour and bright lip certain elements do need to be parred down. Speaking of lips my current go to bold lip choice is L'Oreal Glam Shine Matte Lip Gloss in Cherry Crop. The name of this product is utterly ridiculous - how can a product be glossy and matte at the same time? It can't is the answer but this red come pink shade is utterly beautiful, long wearing and really makes my lips look full just don't expect a true matte finish!

A quick spritz of Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum and I am good to go.
What are your party ready essentials?

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14 comments:

  1. Great selection, I'm sure you're 100% party ready with these products :-)

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  2. I notice you featured the Lanolips Banana Balm. I love their Lemon Aid and Original formulations; how does the Banana Balm one compare? :)

    Tweezers and Tongs

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  3. The bic soleil seem to fit so nicely in my hand, it seems silly to have a favourite disposable razor; but they're mine! I have a no 7 make up voucher, and your review is swaying me towards that highlighter, I do love a good highlighter!
    Francine from The Graduate Goddess xx

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  4. Great post!! My main party essentials are my hair products! x
    Emma | Cookies&Cream Blog

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  5. I need to get my hands on the No7 Highlighter. It looks beautiful
    Kate x
    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Loved reading through this, it sounds like your prep is very similar to mine, especially the part about the long shower haha!

    Bramble & Thorn

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  7. Wow! Tip-top party prep. That's great :) I'm loving your L'Oreal Glam Shine Matte Lip Gloss and I'll go for it soon. My latest lip gloss is a fabulous collection of Beauty Trends http://www.trend-labs.com/i/B00FD9K31E :)

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  8. I love your lip choices! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  9. Got to say, I am the longest shower known to man person too before I go out, and I love Bic's razors too. I was just wondering which contour powder you would use, I am looking for a slightly different one to try.

    http://lifeinthedeen.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I also love your lip choice. Great tips for the festive season!

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love that L'Oreal lipgloss and that color

    hollyberri101.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm in love with Nars at the moment. I really want to buy one of their blushes next and deep throat is on my wishlist. Gorgeous colour! x

    Speaking Beauty UK

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  13. Parties are definitely all about the red lips & winged liner for me! One thing I've never tried is Nars Deepthroat, although that HAS to change.

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