Pre Christmas Night Out

A group of us went out in Winchester for a pre Christmas night out. We started with cocktails (of course) and then went to a lovely restaurant after. So I thought it would be a great opportunity to write a blog about what me and my good friend Mel wore. Mel came over in the early evening so we could have a few drinks and get ready together. Mel is super fashionable so it was a perfect chance to include some of her fashion and accessories in the blog!

As usual I did a swift last minute purchase on the day of the party and went for a black and sequin dress by Vila from a small boutique in Winchester called Maxims. The dress was I think a real bargain at £50. I also wore my black Jigsaw jacket with it (it’s a really old purchase but they always have similar ones). For shoes I went with my Zara gold and red shoes. Other accessories included my Mulberry Lily Cookie (black) and some amazing folded copper earrings by nbNg I bought at a jewellery fair (£50).

For makeup I decided to go quite classic and simple. So on my face I stuck to my trusted Sleek Makeup BB Cream in Medium (£8.99), followed by Look Cosmetics Blush in Flirt (£8) and Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee in Modern Mercury (this was a limited edition but they do similar ones for about £28 ). I only used my Sephora and Shu Uemura brushes mainly for the blush and highlighter. On my eyes I used a Barry M liquid eye liner in black (about £5) and L’Oreal Telescopic False Lash Mascara in black (£8). On my lips I went for MAC Ruby Woo (£11). I then sprayed myself with the Guerlain “Vol de Nuit” shimmering spray (see this year’s version here £45) for some added sparkle!

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Mel wore black printed trousers from Zara (£40), a beautiful glittery silver top from Banana Republic (£35), a very cool (very Kate Moss) jacket from Mango (£70) and these stunning red shoes from Carvela (called Amelia in Red and she got them in the sale for £59). She also wore some beautiful earrings from Nour which you can get from Bijouled (£26).

For makeup Mel used Laura Mercier Cream Smooth Foundation in Sunny Beige (£41.50) and a Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic (£31) as blush and highlighter. On her eyes she used the gold colour from the Estee Lauder Violet Underground palette as a base (£40), followed by Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire (about £23), 3 Dot Eyeliner by Clarins (£15) and YSL Shocking Mascara in No 4 Grey-Black (about £23). On her lips she used MAC Matte Lipstick in Deeply Adored (limited edition) and Bobbi Brown lipgloss in Black Pearl (£17).

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I really liked the chance to talk about all my passions together and it was good fun to do so I may be writing more like these in the future when the opportunities arise!

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