Christmas Party Essentials

Christmas Party Essentials

This time of the year make parties much more magical. I absolutely love attending christmas parties and when I do I like to perfect the glamour and bring out all the glitter and sparkly things. Christmas is the ideal time to become a much more beautiful version of you. I wanted to share with you some of the things that are must haves in my christmas tote or clutch…

Fragrance…..

Fragrance on a night out or a christmas party is the first thing I always put in my bag. I like to go through my perfume collection and pick out of the most expensive scents I own. In this case it is the fancy black and gold bottle you can see in this photo! Now this did cost an arm and leg and I have to admit it’s doesn’t get used that often, but for the festive season I have to make an exception. Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is one of my absolute favourite fragrances. However it has a very strong scent, warm spicy notes and is perfect for both him and her. I do get a lot of comments asking what it is when I wear it though…

Another fragrance I have been absolutely loving this season is the most recent release Good Girl from Caroline Herrera. It’s infused with cocoa, jasmine and tonka, what’s not to love! I adore the bottle, the mini fragrance is housed in a black, gold and clear heel. I think that it has such a unique design for a fragrance bottle. I adore scents from Caroline Herrera and have done since 212 was released many years ago…

Accessories…..

Depending on your outfit for the christmas party one accessory that you always MUST HAVE is a handbag. Everyone knows for a christmas party that the ideal bag is a Clutch or a small bag that you can carry on your shoulder. However your clutch has to be full of sparkle right, there’s no way you could go on a night out with a big holdall or tote! For christmas parties I love to opt for those clutches that have a bit more luxury to them. The ones in this photo are two of my most favourite bags especially for nights out, the gold clutch is from Lipsy a couple of years ago and the white shoulder bag is from River Island last year. I absolutely love both and the added gems on the front of the white one scream pure luxury to me!! Do you have a favourite clutch??

Beauty….

For a christmas eye look there’s no better palette to use this season than the ABH Sultry Palette! This is such a stunning palette, I’m in love with the colour scheme and the shimmer shadows are right up my street. I’ve been using this recently when I want that extra bit of pop on the eye lid. If you wet your brush with the shimmers they add a bit more shine to your eye look too. Plus the packaging is so so pretty and perfect for the festive season. The shades Teak, Steampunk and Ember are 3 of my favourites, mainly because there shimmers!

For a christmas lip I have been loving Kylie Jenner’s Matte Lipsticks. I am a huge fan of Kylie Cosmetics in general and love to mix up the lipsticks I use. The shade BOSS is described as a soft cherry but if your unsure on wearing bright bright red’s like my self this is an alternative. I picked up this shade from Kylie’s summer collection and it’s been lovely wearing it throughout this time of year….

If your looking for a much more glittery look on the lips definitely check out this gift set from Huda Beauty. The gift set is housed in a glittery and sparkly lip tin and comes with a lipstick, a lip topper and a lip contour. This would make the perfect christmas gift for a beauty lover. This is called the Festive Red Glitter Lip Tin. In this set you get the lip liner and lipstick in the shade Cheerleader and a lip strobe in the shade Saucy. If this doesn’t scream christmas I don’t know what will….

If your on a budget and looking for a christmas red lip you can always stop by the high street stores. Now I’m not sure if you can still pick these up in stores but you may be able to find them online. For many years now I have adored Tanya Burr’s cosmetics line. I believe she is working on something else now too. In her christmas range last year we got two pretty lipstick shades , a much more muted red and a bright red (not sure on the shade names). They are really nice shades and pretty comfortable on the lips too. If your lucky enough to find them I highly recommend picking them up…

I enjoyed putting this post together as I always love to have some go to’s in my clutch. What do you love to take to a christmas party with you?

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