I've got a new jumper that I'm a little bit in love with (I need to stop falling in love with clothes really don't I?!) that I'm going to be wearing on Christmas Day and wanted to show on here so I thought I'd go the whole hog and do a get ready with me style post. Obviously this isn't me actually getting ready on Christmas Day because, if you hadn't noticed, it's not been yet but this is what I'll be wearing and how I'll be doing my hair and makeup!
I've actually been going foundation free recently because my skin has been very well behaved for once (most probably jinxed it now) so I'm using Glow Job by Soap & Glory (the immature teenager in me can't help but giggle a little at the name #sorrynotsorry) followed with a hefty amount of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer because those eye bags ain't gonna hide themselves. Then I'm using the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to set and to add some colour to my face I'm using Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess and the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in Rose D'or.
Because I want this makeup to be quite festive I'm focusing on the highlight and lips. The highlight I'm using is Benefit's Watts Up and isn't highlighter ridiculously difficult to capture on camera?! Anyway, for my brows I'm using the Benefit Gimme Brow because I find it gives quite a natural look and if I go too heavy on my brows when I'm not doing a lot of eye make up I can look a little bit like a hawk. So all I'm doing for eyes is using Maybelline's Lash Sensational. I've chosen the Clinique Lip Pop in Cherry Pop for my lip colour because obviously red is super festive and because this one lasts ages without having to reapply and given the eating that's going to happen a fair bit on Christmas Day I need one that stays put.
I was recently very kindly sent the ISA Professional Straightening Brush* and have ditched my straighteners in favour of this (although lets not pretend I ever got much use out of my straighteners #lazygirlwithmessyhair). I am pretty lazy when it comes to styling my hair and this straightening brush is perfect for people like me. It's so easy to use because it just feels like you're taking your time over brushing your hair. My hair is a bit kinky and frizzy and I tend to wear it in plaits a lot while it's drying so it needs a bit (/a lot) of sleekness adding, which this straightening brush is perfect for. For my hair, I have it on quite a low heat setting (180 celsius) and it doesn't take that long at all. If you have curly hair I'm sure it'd take a bit longer, but you can crank the heat up to 230 if you need to. I've included a picture below where half of my hair is done with the brush and the other half is untouched so you can see the difference it makes! Apparently you can also achieve waves with this brush so I can't wait to try that out.
After I've used the straightening brush I'm using this Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil which I've been obsessed with since I got it in my M&S Beauty Advent Calendar earlier this month because it smells incredible and will last forever because you only need the tiniest amount to add a bit of shine and tame any frizz.
You might find this outfit slightly anti-climatic, but I do prefer being comfortable on Christmas Day rather than overly dressed up because it's a day of food and cosyness after all. My jumper is by Fashion Union (here) and it's the cosiest jumper I've ever worn. I also love the colour - I've never been much of a pink person, but the muted colour of this is lovely and I actually love the slight clash with my lipstick. I'm wearing my velvet leggings because they're so cosy, but also look slightly dressy for Christmas Day (says the least dressed up person ever). Also I haven't shown my feet because I'm 100% just going to be wearing my slippers...
What are you wearing on Christmas Day?