Well with Christmas well and truly behind us, all of the focus has now shifted to the New Year and that means “outfits, venues, goals and resolutions”.
This post will concentrate on outfits. We can look into some of the other topics in a future post.
Now it could be that you want to go out on New Years Eve and paint the town red or you just want a quiet one at home with your loved ones. Whichever one it is, I’m sure you will want to be dressed appropriately.
I’m sharing a couple of looks which could be considered for a night out. The first is a one shoulder LBD which can be paired with some killer heels or boots and then accessorised with gold or silver jewellery.
Some examples of similar dresses are in the links below:
Pair it with some killer heels or boots and you’re good to go. You wont need to go overboard with your accessories, just some bold earrings and maybe a bangle and a watch. Fashion rings would finish the look.
A day of love and romance. I actually believe that love should be celebrated and made a fuss of any day of the year, but hey lets get back to this specific day. This is a day most will share with their partners, husbands, lovers etc. But its not just about romantic love. Love goes beyond that. It’s about extending that hand of friendship to someone who you may not reach out to usually. Remembering people from your past, remembering people or family who may have lost someone, remembering your single friends and family, widows and widowers or even forgiving someone who has wronged you! The last one can be difficult but definitely doable, life is too short!:-)
As I write these things, I’m also talking to myself. Now if you opt to stay in by yourself, watch romcoms and eat chocolates or not celebrate it at all, it all definitely works. How ever you decide to spend it, have an open heart and enjoy your day…
Okay back to the makeup….
This year I’ve opted for a soft glam Valentines day look. The colours I’ve chosen would work across a spectrum of skin tones. This can be worn out on a date or if your out with friends or family.
I used the Naked 3 palette to create a pink soft smokey eye.
I know that we are officially in the autumn/fall season. However I’m currently on holiday in the Caribbean, so I thought I’d share some of the looks I had. It’s been a lovely relaxing beach holiday experience. I’ve enjoyed the gorgeous clear blue sea and sky and loving the warm evenings. Its been a long awaited well deserved holiday if I say so myself. One day I wore this lovely maxi dress from asos.com. It fits and falls really well. Its great around the bust area also, if your a little busty like me. Great for the day or if paired with nice jewellery, it can be worn at night. So here I am trying to hold on to the summer sun for as long as possible…
So here are my January favourites… a bit late but better late than never. So let me get right into it.
1. Salt Scrub by Sanctuary Spa –
Add a little bit of luxury to your bath or shower time. I have been loving this body scrub by Sanctuary spa. Its rich and thick and leaves the body feeling smooth and extremely moisturised. Now be aware that it is an oily scrub and can leave a slight oil residue, but this soon wears off. It also has a great smell.
2.Maxfactor 2000 Calorie mascara –
I usually use Dior Show Blackout or YSL Sumptuous Extreme mascara, which are both great, however I recently ran out of both of them. I never had time to go to the department store to pick up a new one, so while I was doing my weekly shop I remembered and picked up one of my old favourites, Maxfactor 2000 calorie dramatic volume mascara. When I used it I was reminded of why I used to love it. Application is easy and its very affordable at £7.99. It says it gives up to 300% more volume and is smudge proof, so you can have a dramatic look. However it can clump a little but otherwise its a nice option for a mascara.
3.Real Techniques Complexion sponge –
Created by The Pixiwoo You tube sister duo, Sam and Nicole Chapman. This is a great and much more affordable alternative to the famous Beautyblender. It has a classic tear drop shape. The flat edge is great for blending around the eyes and nose. This is great for blending out your base or your concealer to give you that flawless finish. Priced at £4.99 it’s a steal when compared to the beauty blender which is priced at £16.00. I brought a couple of these and use it to blend my concealer highlight. The technique I use is almost like a “dab and roll” manoeuvre, which allows you to push the product into the skin without the streaks etc.
4.NARS eyeshadow base –
This is a great a base for your eyeshadow. It smooths the eyelid and prepares it to receive the eyeshadow, it also helps to avoid cracking and prolongs the wear. When I get to my night time make up removal routine, my eyeshadow looks like I just applied it.
5. Zara perfumes –
Have you used any of these perfumes? If your fed up with using your more expensive perfumes every day and watching the bottle quickly empty, I would advise you consider these. The Zara perfumes are a great option for a simple, reasonably priced perfume. They have gorgeous scents depending on your taste. Some have a more floral smell and others have a stronger musk like scent. Now don’t expect a long lasting one spray a day perfume, but because its so reasonably priced you can carry it with you and respray several times during the day. They are priced between £10-£12 and I personally like the Femme and Nuit. Now I love my perfumes and I have a good collection of high end fragrances with my favourite being Chanel, but it’s always nice to add variety.
Well thats it for my January faves, I hope you enjoyed them. Maybe you will consider some of them in the future. Have you tried any of these or are you thinking about it? It would be nice to know how you found them. Please leave your comments below.