Only 2 days, 5 hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds until Christmas day. I'm not counting down, honest... Okay, that's a lie. I'm SO excited! The christmas tree is completely surrounded by presents, mulled wine constantly brewing, and work is coming to a close for a few weeks. All we need now is some snow, and i'll be one happy little girly. Realistically though, that's never going to happen. Damn.
To get me out of the sadness that a white christmas is just not going to occur, I've spent all day glamming myself up and trying out outfits for Christmas day and New Year. I will be honest, my mum, sister and I have decided this year that we're just going to have a quiet one. No doubt, the day will be spent in onesies, watching Love Actually and eating our body weights in chocolate. What time christmas dinner will be cooked is an unknown mystery, and i really can't wait for a cosy day in. Slightly different to the manic, dressed up, family filled christmas days i'm used to, but it will be a pleasant change. Don't panic though, i WILL have the chance to dress up. Christmas Eve is going to be a big one, as will New Years Eve with my dads side of the family!
Perfume: Marc Jacobs Dot / Hair tongs: c/o Remington / Nails: Barry M gelly in pomegranate / Necklace: c/o Sammy Dress
Each year, I massively overspend on new dresses for the party season, often to find i wear something I already own (anyone else guilty of this?). So, this year, i'm saving my pennies and making use of what i've got. This post is mainly about the hair and makeup, but when i wear this dress New Year i'll get some outfit shots for you!
Personally, I think Christmas time is all about the sparkly eyes and red lips. It's a look i love to wear and the festive season is the perfect time to wear it. I went for a less dramatic eye by using a white glittery shadow on my lid, gold shadow in the crease, and a metallic purple eyeliner in the water and lash line. For the lips, I used a red lip liner, and pinky/red lipstick. You could add more glam with darker eyeshadows and winged eyeliner, but i kept it down. For a highlight, I used my new Laura Mercier shimm bloc which i'm head over heels in love with. I may just have to do a review on it soon!?
All products used:
Rimmel clear complexion powder
NARS blusher in 'desire'*
MAC mineralise skin finish in 'gold deposit'*
Laura Mercier shimmer bloc in 'pink mosaic'*
MUA natural eye shadow palette
Urban Decay glide on eye pencil in 'Rockstar'
For my hair, i kept it simple by curling it into big loose curls, and pinning back the annoying bit of hair that falls down my face. (we all have that, right?) I love how 'retro' the look turned out, and it is definitely one I will wear more often.
What makeup and hair looks are you going for this Christmas? I'd love you to leave any links to your posts below or Facebook me here!! xxx
Products marked with * were bought with a Selfridges voucher thanks to The Watch Gallery