The festive season is in full swing and it’s that time of the year when the glittery outfits are out and the red lip is back (not that it ever left!). With many festivities over the month from Christmas to the New Year it’s all about the sparkly Christmas makeup that I just want to wear all day everyday (anyone else?). So here is my picks for an evening out: Christmas style.
For base, I always stick to my trusty products that I know will deliver long lasting results. I always begin with primer with my favourite being the Smashbox Photo Finish primer that helps prolong my makeup and makes my base go on smoothly. My foundation of choice of course is always Nars Sheer Glow which I can always rely on for a night out. On top of that, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ensures my base is super flawless. I’ve also been trying out the Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost which I apply under the eyes and also on my brow bone to highlight. Then I set it all using my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit (obviously!) with the Diffused Light shade. This palette also completes the look with the blush and bronzer. Lastly for the face, I love a good highlight and the The Balm Mary Lou Manizer is the perfect glow-getter!
I always like a more dramatic eye look and Christmas is no exception. Firstly, eyebrows are tamed and groomed with a newbie in my collection. Yup, I’ve got my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade which creates much fuller and sleeker brows. In terms of eyeshadow, there is no better time than present to bring out the big ones. Yup the Mac Pigments. I recently got my hands on the set which I spoke about here and the shade Out All Night is both appropriately named and the perfect gold pigment for the festive season. On top of that, lashes of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara for the added volume and even the addition of a little false lash or two from the Eyelure Fleur De Force Individual lashes although I do have to master this skill first! Any advice!?
To finish off, what is a Christmas makeup look without a red lip!? I am obsessed with the Fleur De Force lipglosses, non sticky with the perfect amount of pigment and the shade Lucky Star makes the perfect glossy red lip. What more could you want!?
What look will you be going for this Christmas?
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So if you seen my NYE Look post you may recall seeing this sparkly jumpsuit peeking in the corner alongside my makeup look for the evening. As the post doesn’t do the best justice in showing my look I thought I would do a little outfit post just to show my look in full.
If you did see my previous post then you may spot a few odd changes. Instead of my bold red lip I went for the more modest nude lip with Mac Shy Girl as I paired it with a darker eye featuring the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and the Nars paint pot in the shade Interstellar. And of course the outfit itself is my new love, this very glittery but amazing Topshop jumpsuit paired with silver heels from the brand Call it Spring.
What did you wear on New Years?
Christmas time is my favourite time of year. Except for all the obvious reasons I love Christmas for being able to coat myself in oodles of glitter, oh yes! I really do love a bit of shimmer and glitter really at anytime but during party season at Christmas and New Years its always the best. If you are someone who is a little intimated by turning into a human glitter-ball then there is easier ways to add a little sparkle to your look. The easiest of course being Glitter nails. I do love a glitter polish, its just a little bit more fun than a basic coat of colour. Here I’ve teamed Max Factor Glossfinity in the shade Raspberry Blush and a coat of Rimmel Lasting Finish in 500 Disco Ball on top.
So are you a fan of a sparkly nail?
Can you believe the advent calenders are out and we are already counting down to Christmas? No either can I. Whether you believe it or not there is no time to waste when looking for the perfect party dress for this season. Below is a selection of my favorite party dresses appropriate for the upcoming festive parties with sequins and embellishments galore! What will you be wearing this Christmas? Follow the blog on twitter @5tyled.
Credit to ASOS,Topshop and Miss Selfridge for images.
This months pick of the month is this stunning sequined embellished skater dress from ASOS.com. The party season is upon us and this dress is perfect for all those upcoming parties and nights out. The dress is a little pricey at £220/$386.98 although its absolutely gorgeous and will no doubt have the spotlight shone on you in this sparkling number. This dress will look great teamed with a gold belt (just as pictured) and black shoes but accessories should be kept down to a minimum as there is so much detail in the dress already there is no need in overdoing it! Are you a fan of the sparkle ? Follow the blog on twitter @4everfash. Credit to Asos.com for image.
Yep its that time of the year again when we dig out our best party clothes! Below i have made outfits perfect for a night out or a festive stay in. Credit to Boohoo.com, Dorothy Perkins, Boots.com, New Look , Net-a-Porter.com, ASOS.com and House of Fraser.
Outfit 1 – Dress – Boohoo.com £20 or 20 euros
Lipstick – Boots.com £7.49
Heels – Boohoo.com £30 or 40 euros
Clutch – Dorothy Perkins £10 or $35 (other prices on website)
Outfit 2 – Dress – Net a Porter.com (Victoria Beckham) £1,950/ $3,120
Lipstick – Boots.com £16.35
Boots – New Look £39.99
Outfit 3 – Dress – ASOS (Vila) £25 / $45.45
Lipstick – Boots £15
Pumps – Net-a-Porter.com (Jimmy Choo) £435 or $695
Clutch – House of Fraser £62.50
As Christmas is just a week away more people are all over the place looking for Outfits for their Christmas Parties. So instead of me sitting doing nothing all day i have decided to help you out and after looking about for a gorgeous outfit i finally found one. Similar to my last post its made up of a dress and some heels. The Embellished Drape Dress from Miss Selfridge is amazing but if you want to own it you better act fast as its only Limited Edition !!! And to finish the outfit we have some cute and glamorous Grey Platform Court Shoes from Very.com which can used all the time whether its going to work or just doing some shopping. Prices are below and If your American and love this dress then don’t worry as Miss Selfridge deliver to the US and another 109 countries (check out the website for details) . Images: Miss Selfridge and Very.com
Dress is £150.00
Heels are from £28.00
At this time of the year lots of people are looking for the perfect dress or outfit for the Party Season. I have looked around for some lovely outfits straight from the High Street perfect for the Christmas Party! This outfit is made up of this gorgeous Elise Ryan leopard print 2-in-1 dress from Littlewoods and these fabulous Ravel Extreme Platform Leather Court Shoes also from Littlewoods . Images :Littlewoods.com
The dress is only now £38.00 reduced from £55.00 !!
The shoes are £99.00
These items are both available from Littlewoods.com
This months Pick of the Month is this fabulous Sequin Maxi dress by Elements / Amanda Wakeley at Littlewoods. The dress is also available in black and is £120.00 but is so worth it and can be worn again and again. Its a perfect choice for wearing this party season so react fast before there sold out! There is also another few gorgeous dresses from Elements / Amanda Wakeley so have a good look before you buy!