At the end of November I had my first Christmas Party of the year. It was with the Mums from my daughter’s school and was at the local golf club. As always I took this as a chance to dress up.
|picture taken before I put nail varnish on so that I wouldn’t smudge it!
I got to wear my favourite dress, that my Husband bought for me to wear for his 40th in Las Vegas. It is from LK Bennett’s Black Ribbon collection
, which is their luxury line, and I love it, though it is a pain in the ass to keep looking good as it shows both creases and marks up with only a glance at it.
I wore OPI Vampsterdam
on my nails which I picked up for only £3.99 in TKMaxx, it’s a sheeny mulled wine kind of colour. My shoes are from Nine West (last years, similar here
) I bought them as the pale gold is pretty neutral and goes with most things. Plus Nine West shoes are always comfortable and are generously sized. My bag is from Accessorise and is around 260 years old or thereabouts. Note to self…must buy new evening bag, preferably one that my phone can fit in!
I went pretty minimal on the makeup as I was wearing such a bright dress, that I figured I would let the makeup take a back seat. I have on all the usual suspects (see any of my previous makeup posts to get an idea) along with Urban Decay De-slick
spray to keep it in place, I find this does help with the longevity of my makeup, I wouldn’t say it last all day, but it definitely lasts longer. The bottle is pretty large and I have had mine for a couple of years so far so a goo investment for special occasions. I ventured to curl my crazy stubbornly straight hair with large barrel tongs and I used volumising products, but it still dropped within 2 hours anyway.
|Obvioulsy I didn’t wear my robe, this was before getting dressed.
What is everyone else wearing this xmas?