Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Day Get Ready With Me


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!

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.





Hair 

I was recently very kindly sent the ISA Professional Straightening Brushand 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.



Outfit 


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?

Amy x
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  1. Your outfit is so perfect and cozy! I love the hair straightening brush. It's the perfect tool for days I can't be bothered with my hair but still want it to look presentable :)

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. Thank you! It's such an easy way to do your hair isn't it! xx

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  2. Being comfortable on Christmas day is a must! I usually wear a nice dress and then chuck a massive Christmas jumper over it!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It is isn't it! That's a good in between idea! xx

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  3. Very nice and suitable for Christmas! Lovely dear.

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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    1. Thank you - I love being cosy on Christmas Day! xx

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  4. What great items and pictures, your hair looks so sleek and shiny!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you, my hair hardly ever looks sleek so it makes a nice change haha! xx

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  5. Love it! The jumper looks really cozy!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. It is so cosy, I'm basically living in it at the moment haha xx

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  6. The oil looks lovely but I am so obsessed with that jumper, you look great! Thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks so much, the oil is really lovely! xx

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  7. Love your outfit and makeup. The lipstick is a great colour and looks great with the pink jumper.

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, yeah I kind of like the clash! I hope you have a great Christmas xx

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  8. Nothing can beat a snuggly knit and this one is gorgeous! We use a lot of the same beauty products (win) and you've totally persuaded me to go out and buy Cherry Pop- it looks so pretty and love that it's longlasting :)! Ooh and that brush is so clever! It's fab to see how your blog is growing by the way :D!

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely! Glad to know you like the same products as me! xx

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  9. I normally dress up for Christmas day, but this year I am seriously considering being more casual and comfortable. My personal tradition is to wear black on Christmas day and a lighter color for new year's eve. Looooved your jumper, it's really beautiful and I loved your pictures! I like Clinique very much, so the lip pop sounds great! I would love to try the Josh Wood radiant treatment oil! Hope you have a very lovely Christmas!!! Enjoy it a lot!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. That's nice you have a tradition of what to wear - dressing up is really nice, but because I'm just at home (and eating a lot!) I like to be comfy xx

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  10. Oh lady, how fab do you look?! That Clinique Pop lipstick on you is just SO dreamy! And I can TOTALLY see why you fell in love with that jumper, it's so bloody lovely!

    Have the most WONDERFUL Christmas & New Year!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely, the lipstick is a beaut colour isn't it! Hope you have the best Christmas and new year and that 2017 brings you all the happiness <3 xx

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  11. I literally adore cosy chunky-knit jumpers like this, they're perfect for curling up in on cold days! Love your choice of red lip by the way :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. It's so perfect for that I wear it so often! Thank you lovely xx

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  12. That red lip on you is PERFECT! Also, never stop falling in love with clothes because I don't want to be left on my own ;) Love that chunky knit, such a classic!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Haha I won't leave you on your own! Thanks lovely xx

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  13. Oh yes, that lipstick is amazing! I love the sweater as well, looks so cozy!

    Happy Holidays!

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you - it really is so cosy, I practically live in it! xx

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  14. Very comfy and cozy outfit and the shade of lipstick color is perfect. The treatment oil sounds lovely!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Thank you - the oil is so lovely, definitely one of my faves atm :) xx

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  15. Nice look. You are so beautiful with that makeup. Love the color of your lipsticks and nails. Your sweater looks really warm and fashionable.
    http://uk.millybridal.org/browse/sweetheart-prom-dresses-c-151/

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    1. Aw thank you so much for such a kind comment :) xx

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