Christmas Party Time – Blogmas Day 18

Yes people we all know it is almost ‘that’ time of year again and once again we are all preening for Christmas Party time to end the season for work and let the family time commence – well for some. For once I am in this bracket as I have Christmas off and will be spending it at home (family away and himself by my side!). Whilst I long for that special day of snuggling up with the dogs at our feet and watching old movies whilst getting merry I am also getting very excited about my work Christmas party this week. Now I have already put up pictures of what my christmas outfit choices are. However I thought it would only be right to put together a ‘dream’ christmas party look. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Christmas Party Time
Christmas Party Time by blogabooketc

From the selection above I think my favourite items would be . . .

– Christian Louboutin T-Bar Nude Shoes

– Coast Dress

– Chanel Bag

– NARS Lipstick

Each item could be dressed up and down for many more occasions which is also an added bonus!

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Primed For the Season – Blogmas Day 6

Something that I have never really paid much attention to is priming my eyes prior to putting on my eyeshadow. It is a tried and tested method by beauty aficionados out there and it is about time I paid attention and cracked on so my eyes don’t look cracked at the end of a day/night out. I have looked at a number of products out there and my one gripe is – why can I not find one that is clear instead of coloured. Being mixed race but on the lighter side of things I tend to find it hard to find foundation or beauty products in general to match. Luckily I have sorted out the foundation and concealer side of things but for primer I am going to stick to clear – much more versatility.

Look What I Found

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Still Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer
£13 – Feel Unique

Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

£19.50 – NARS

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Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer Clear

£4.99 – Superdrug

The three products above are the only ones that I seem to be able to find and the final one from Rimmel being more affordable will be my most likely first try. Although I really do want the NARS version as their products really are just awesome.

With so many palettes waiting at home to be used it is the perfect time to find a base that will keep them in place for the seasonal events ahead.

Have you tried any of these and if so what did you think?

Make Up Bag

In My Make Up Bag

There are always staple items that should be kept in your make up for those moments in the day when you need a little top up in the middle of the day. Most of the time I only use a handful of these items in one day but when there is a day where I need to make an actual effort all of these bad boys come into play.

What’s in your make up bag?

Too Much is Not Enough

Over the past couple of weeks myself and Catherine (Vintage Frills) have been a little bit naughty in the beauty department. Spending madly instead of thrifting and with what seems like an unhealthy addiction to Treacle Moon’s delectably scented bath products.

final tesco haul

Even though there are a lot of sale BARGAINS right there all of those £1 items really do add up. My bill for the whole kit and caboodle was approximately £30 as I also purchased some food items whilst out shopping. Now you may think this is ok if I am stocking up for a nuclear war, buying for presents or just not planning on buying for another decade – well I am NOT!

From Bubble Bath to Beauty Mags it really seems like too much is not enough. Well we have both agreed to curb the spending and become thrift mongers over the next ‘many’ months in an effort to save for our separate goals which will all be revealed later this year.

I will be making a barometer to track my savings and will post it as I steadily (and hopefully) increase my wedge! I won’t be putting how much I have saved as that is private but at least you can see my progress if any is made and if not send me some shouty CAPITALS to get my derrière into gear to keep it up.

Back to work for me today and apologies for the lack of posts. I am starting my Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon today and will be making time to read more from now until the 17th. Check out My Shelf Confession’s blog to find out more about it and even join in.

Any plans for the big Valentine’s Day guys? Or something that is not related at all?