29 December 2015


Christmas has passed and everyone is gearing up to the biggest party of the year at the strike of midnight. Whether you like to see the year out in a bang or snuggled up at home, there's no denying that 2016 brings a fresh start and new energy for me.

I'm always up for a good party and I thought it would be fun to share my New Year's Eve beauty essentials, and what I'll be using to add a touch of sparkle to my night out. I don't tend to wear a lot of make up, going for a more natural look where possible, but I'm loving this glam palette for party season.

First up is my YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer creating a great base for my make up. This primer makes my skin feel amazing and it visibly diminishes pores, plus the gold flecks look ace! At night I've been using the Clinique All About the Eyes Serum, this is the only thing that keeps my dark circles at bay and if that doesn't work then my good old Touche Eclat hides any signs of panda eyes.  When it comes to foundations I tend to alternate and I'm still on the hunt for my perfect match and can hopefully pick some up in the sales.
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For me it's all about the eyes, striking eyeliner, long lashes and a touch of colour, looking to enhance their natural shape rather than overload them. I tend to use They're Real Push Up Liner as the point on the pen makes it easy to create the perfect cat flick effect and this dinky travel size No.7 Intense Volume Mascara is smooth and silky on lashes.

I love adding a bit of glitz to my wardrobe and can always find a way of adding it into my outfit, like this cute clutch purse or this Be Beautiful statement necklace with pops of neon colour c/o Happiness Boutique alongside a good fashion ring.

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New Year's eve Beauty Essentials I don't normally use a lipstick or lip colour of any kind often just sticking to a plain balm to prevent chapped lips but I had loads of fun trying the Instant Definition Lip Crayon c/o Green People. The blossom lip crayon gave a lovely pink shimmer, perfect for parties, and the colour lasted for hours as well as my lips feeling nourished with the Shea Butter and Baobab giving it a creamy finish, plus it's organic!

beauty essentialsNew Year's eve beauty Essentials

My other beauty indulgence is nails! I swooned over my Nail Varnish advent calendar c/o Accessorize, and with so many colours a girl is really spoilt for choice! I have been known to carry  varnishes with me so I can change them at whim and even though I'm planning on using my Beige Gallery by YSL during the day, I'll still be keeping a sparkly varnish in my bag to add a touch of glitz when the evening rolls in.

New Year's Even Beauty essentialsIf you want some other fab nail inspirations then check out my Nails Pinterest board for some other ideas.

We still don't have concrete plans for NYE, although we do know it will be spent with friends over laughter, dancing and champagne. I always tend to make plans last minute and roll with the flow, going where the vibe takes me. Last year midnight was welcomed in front of an open pit fire at an Apres Ski party beside a tipi at the Creative Common in Bristol – after a few bar/dance stops along the way – and it was a hoot!

However you celebrate New Years Eve I hope you have a most magical time full of fun and laughter! x



  1. Some great choices here -a mixture of things I've heard of and some I haven't! Love the idea of that eye serum; I could do with it myself! Happy new year.

  2. There are some fantastic products there! I badly need to go shopping for make up, thanks for the inspiration! (:

  3. I LOVE the Clinique All About Eyes range and really must give that primer a go...

  4. Ooh I want it all!

    I love the benefit lip tint as it really does stay on for a good while and looks really pretty. I have it in all of the colours but I think my 13 year old has stolen two of them ;-)

  5. Gorgeous products here! That YSL beige nail colour is fab, and I'm a huge fan of Touch Eclat! Your NYE last year sounds perfect - hope tomorrow night is just as magical. xx

  6. I am in a total funk about make up at the moment. I bought some lovely stuff, but I have eye infections in both eyes and a really nasty rash under them, so no make up for me until they have cleared up

  7. Some lovely products......if only I actually got to go out ;0)

  8. Such lovely photos and products, I wish I had chance to go out and use such things lol x

  9. I really love Green People products and this lip crayon is lovely - as is that ring! Hope you had a good New Years

    Laura x

  10. I like the sound of the Accessorize nail advent calendar, what a clever idea. Hope you had a fun NYE this year too!

  11. This primer sounds great! I need all the help I can get with hiding my panda eyes. Hope you had a good evening x

  12. Love the jewellery. I use the benefit tint too it's fab

  13. That Touche Eclat primer with gold bits sounds perfect for a party. I also have the Benefit liner but I need to get better at applying it. I've been really lazy with minimal makeup over xmas but as grey January rolls on I think I'm going to need to make an effort! xx

  14. Happy New Year Lori! So many lovely things - I adore the colour of your lip pencil. :)

  15. Love the jewellery. I use the benefit tint too it's fab



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