Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Work Xmas Party- The Outfit & The Beauty Essentials


It's Christmas Party season, my favourite time of the year! What better time to put your best dancing shoes on and get a little merry? We had our work Christmas party last Friday and I love seeing how glamorous everyone gets. It's such a change from seeing everyone in their work attire and massive efforts were made!
 
I chose to wear black as it is such an easy colour to wear and so effortlessly glam. I really love the silver sequin detailing on the front of this Boohoo dress and it matched perfectly with the silver Whistles clutch. Shoe wise I opted for black heeled sandals, which despite being the absolute definition of 'barely there' as they're mainly strap and not much shoe to them, I really love how delicate they are.



The Beauty Essentials
Rather than talking about the entirety of my makeup look  from the night I decided to discuss about a few beauty essentials for every Christmas party-  or any party for that matter!

Fake Tan
Fake tan is a must for me whenever I get dressed up for a special occasion, especially at this time of the year when my summer tan has pretty much totally faded. This one by Sally Hansen can be used all over the body (despite the name) and is a quick and instant way to add a healthy golden glow.
WHAT I WORE: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Tan Glow | £6.66

Powder
With lots of dancing, things can get a little hot and sweaty so a powder is really important to keep the shine at bay. A light dusting of your favourite powder will do the trick and very handy to pop in your bag for any touch-ups.
WHAT I WORE: Illamasqua Loose Translucent Powder | £24.50

Setting Spray
Alongside your powder a setting spray is a great way to keep everything in place and prevent your makeup from slipping and sliding around. Simply apply after your makeup and you're ready to go for the rest of the evening.
WHAT I WORE: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray | £21

Nail Varnish
Painting your nails is the epitome of 'finishing touch' for your evening party look. Perhaps not the be all and end all but when I've gone to a lot of effort with everything else I like to keep my nails looking nice too. Barry M is the best high street brand for nail varnishes as they're so cheap but great quality and have practically every colour that you can think of.
WHAT I WORE: Barry M Nail Varnish in Vintage Violet | £2.99

Lipstick
Lipstick is the perfect way to add extra glam to your makeup look. For me, red is the ultimate glamorous colour however as our Christmas party was a three course sit down meal I decided on this occasion to opt for a paler nude shade to save any obvious smudging whilst I ate.
WHAT I WORE: MAC Lipstick in Honeylove | £15.50

Perfume
A few squirts of perfume before you run out of the door is essential. Alien is a very popular one and I particularly love it in the winter as it's a really warm scent. A top tip is to spray over the top of Vaseline to keep the fragrance lasting on the skin for longer.
WHAT I WORE: Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum | £60

What's your favourite Christmas Party outfit?

love Katya x

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56 comments

  1. That dress looks absolutely gorgeous, and Honeylove is a shade I'm going to be checking out!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. Thank you! Yesss definitely check out Honeylove. It's such an easy 'throw on' lipstick!

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  2. Absolutely love Christmas party outfits they're always so glamorous and fun, I had my Christmas party in the first weekend of December it was so good!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. They're such a good excuse to dress up!

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  3. the detailing on your dress looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

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  4. I love your dress! A setting spray is a must if you're planning on staying out late. I actually ended up going for a nude at my Christmas do too as I just thought a dark shade would be too messy xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thank you! A nude lipstick definitely seemed like the easiest option!

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  5. Your dress and everything else look so beautiful! Black is a great colour choice and it looks classy!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Definitely, you can't go wrong with black!

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  6. The post is so amazing! Thank you for sharing:)

    irenethayer.com

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  7. Alien is one of my favourite perfumes! The dress is gorgeous :)

    Georgia x|GeorgiaNicolaou Blog

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    1. It's such a gorgeous fragrance! Thank you :)

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  8. Your dress is gorgeous - can't believe it's only £22! Alien is my absolute favourite perfume xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com ❤️

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    1. Thank you, it's so good for the price! It's amazing isn't it!

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  9. I really need to get the UD matte one! I've got my xmas party coming up but I don't think I can rush instore before then, eek! Great post x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. It's so worth it. Ah no, I hope you manage to get your hands on it sometime soon! Thank you Katina!

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  10. Wow I love the design on that Bohoo dress, stunning! Oh and the UD Setting Spray is a lifesaver for nights out x

    Beauty with charm

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  11. Such a stunning and simple look for the holiday festive parties!

    xx

    cierramais.blogspot.com

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  12. Alien is a firm favourite, need to try the UD setting spray!
    The Lifestyle Council x

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! Yes definitely recommend the UD setting spray!

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  13. Your sandals are so beautiful!!!
    Sometimes, Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is a real lifesaver!
    http://carolinapage.eu

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  14. I so loved this! I'm not a huge fan of anything glitter, sparkle and sequins but would definitely give it a go to this total outfit! :D

    Hope you're having a great mid-week so far!
    XO, Melissa's Diary

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    1. I love that the sequins aren't too over the top!

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  15. I love that setting spray! I use it all the time! But especially for a party or a night out! I enjoyed reading all of your beauty essentials. A lot of them make my list to haha! I love the nail polish color!


    Shannon Sage

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  16. You an't go wrong with a pair of classic black strappy heels. I'm also obsessed with airbrushed legs! Heroine In Heels

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    1. Very true! Airbrush legs is so good isn't it!

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  17. I love that dress - fabulous pictures. x

    sophee.co.uk

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  18. I loved this post, it has honestly helped me out for my xmas work party tonight haha ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad it's helped, have fun tonight!

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  19. Loved this post! The shoes are so pretty and the lipstick.

    ZEKALIN

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  20. Such a pretty outfit!! I'm going to Vegas in March '16 so these are perfect tips!! I'm obsessed with the Urban Decay All Nighter spray - one of my holy grail products!! Great post!! Xx

    Rosy Cheeks | http://www.rosycheeks.org

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    1. Thank you! Very jealous you're going to Vegas, hope these tips come in handy for you! UD setting spray is the best!

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  21. Gorgeous outfit! You cannot go wrong with a Whistles clutch! I also love wearing Alien for nights out too xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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    1. A Whistles clutch is the perfect accessory for an evening outfit!

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  22. I am inlove with the dress and the clutch. I bought a Whistle clutch two Christmases ago and it is still going strong. Xx

    eLLa
    every LiTTLE thing07

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    1. Thank you so much! They're such a good investment!

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  23. Honey Love looks beautiful. I'm definitely going to look at it the next time I find myself at a MAC counter.

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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    1. It's such an easy colour to wear, I love it!

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  24. Such great pieces for a holiday work party :) -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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  25. Your blog is gorgeous Katya! So happy I stumbled upon it. I love the detailing of that dress, it's perfect for Christmas parties!

    Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty

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    1. Thank you so much Kirstie! It's such a pretty dress and so reasonably priced too!

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  26. This outfit is absolutely incredible, and I love all of your pieces! xx, adaatude.com

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  27. I have to tell you, I actually AM tan but I use the Sally Hansen "spray legs" because I have scarring and bruises (I bruise like a banana!!) and it creates this beautiful fake "flawless" leg look! It's amazing!!

    xx Belle

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