28 December 2015

Party Season Festive Make-up

the body shop, shimmer mist, pre-party make-up kit, nail polish, urban decay naked smoky eyeshadow palette

Soap and Glory mascara, Miss Sporty eyeliner, christmas and new years eve make-up  festive season ideas

the body shop, shimmer mist, pre-party make-up kit, nail polish, urban decay naked smoky eyeshadow palette

Soap and Glory mascara, the body shop, Miss Sporty eyeliner, christmas and new years eve make-up  festive season ideas

This time of year is such a great time for experimenting with your make-up and going-all out. You can use any bright colour you wish and as much glitter you can find whilst still looking acceptable in public! Those days have gone where you are scraping the remaining glitter lip-gloss from the bottom of a tube you got free with 'Mizz Magazine' (that was a great magazine though, wasn't it?!) as now many make-up brands seem to be incorporating the shimmery trend that was big in the 90's into a more subtle product. Whether its for lips, eyes or cheeks, your sure to find something suitable to your taste.

I find that you can never go wrong with a smoky eye for that dramatic look on a night out. My favourite palette for this is of course the one and only Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette which has some gorgeous shades that allows you to play around with different looks. Whether its a golden bronze or smoky purple, you're sure to find a look you're happy with these shadows. Whats better is that you can even team it up the dramatic eyes with a bright lip and it won't look out of place because it is the festive season after all! There are so many great lip options out there, from the classic Mac's Ruby Woo to Zoe Suggs holy grail, Rimmel Kate 107.

If your a beginner or simply don't have the products you need for a night-out, this Body Shop Pre-Party Kit is great for all the essentials you need. It has included a deep grey single eyeshadow which has lovely little glitter in it that isn't too 'out there' for the eyes but adds a little something to the look. The pigmentation isn't the greatest, but used on top of a matte eyeshadow will create a gorgeous simple look that you can build up to suit your taste.  Not only that, but it also has a beautiful bright red lipstick, as suggested by the name 'Red Siren', that I think would suit all skin tones. Alongside this, to finish your look off, the kit comes with a beautiful bright red nail varnish in a very similar shade to the red lipstick, that I find is gorgrous especially if you find red lips a bit too much. I really love the quality of The Body Shop nail varnishes and I have recommended them to many of my friends looking for a budget polish with a gorgeous range of colours. If you really wan to go all out, add some glitter nail polish to add that wow-factor, which you can find all over the drugstore! I even have a post here where you can find out my favourites and recommendations. 

Once your eyes, lips and nails are done, finish off with a cat-flick eyeliner, a layering of mascara and a little blush, highlight and bronzer to finish your look off. If you really want to go all out, why not relive the 90s and add some body glitter to your arms and legs. I love the concept of this Body Shop The Sparkler which has a really subtle fresh smell and gives the perfect amount of shimmer for your arms, legs and your entire body if you wish! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to let me know what your favourite party-time essentials are in the comments below. 

I will also soon be finally hosting a giveaway in the New Year where you can enter to win the Body Shop Pre-Party Make-up kit so stay tuned.


  1. That Body Shop kit is such a good idea for people just starting out or if you need a quick buy!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  2. I love this, very festive indeed. I've never tried the Body Shop products! Looks great!

    xoxo Emily

  3. that body shop kit looks great:-)xx


  4. I am not sure whether to purchase the Naked smoky pallet, I do already have the Naked 2 pallet and I wonder if it is worth having both. I am very excited for your giveaway!

    Emma’s World x

  5. Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my 2016 hair trends tutorials!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

  6. This is such a lovely post, Aliya. You've made me want to go out and buy all of your Party picks :) Happy new year! xxx


  7. This sounds like a really gorgeous look! I'm loving the shade of those nail varnishes :)

    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspxot.co.uk ♥

  8. Love that bodyshop kit. Thank you for sharing this with us. Visit me whenever you can at http://its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk/ kisses, Dominica S.