November 20, 2014

Party Season Prep

Hands up who has a string of nights out on their agenda over the next month and a half? Not that I'm complaining, of course - I'm already loving the countdown to Christmas! I had my first big night out of the party season last week (a masquerade ball!) and found that in the prepping stages, the products I used gave me a real dig-out. They're products I'll definitely be keeping in my rotation for the next while, so I figured I'd share...

Let's start with a good tan. I did a quick layer of Vita Liberata NKD SKN Dark Tinted Tan Liquid* two nights in a row leading up to this event, and was left with an even, believable glow that is now fading nicely with no patchiness. I am naturally very pale, so I wouldn't be off-put by the 'Dark' label - this is just a really great tan with little-to-no odour.

For me a really sexy, strong scent is a bit of a no-brainer for any night out. Tom Ford Black Orchid is my current favourite - it's sultry, intense and very memorable. Oh, and its new cousin, Velvet Orchid? Don't even get me started. The want is strong...

Nails were taken care of with two quick coats of Essie Twin Sweater Set*. This is one of my favourite Essie shades ever - a really strong, deep crimson - and it lasts like nobody's business. I'm only seeing chips now, four days after applying.

For touch-ups, I actually forgot half of my usual make-up so was left with just lipstick and concealer. And you know what? They were all I needed! Complexion was taken care of with Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer* - this stuff is incredible. Zits, uneven skin texture, redness - it all just disappears when this is used - and it's not too matte, giving a far more believable finish.

For lips, my love affair with NARS Heat Wave is still going strong. It was the perfect choice for a long-haul night out as the demi-matte finish lasts so well, and an extra layer on top later on didn't look messy or OTT. Perfection!


  1. Love love love Heatwave, it's such an amazing colour & looks good on practically everyone.


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