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Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year's Eve Prep.

Hello lovelies!
As we all know, tonight is the last night of 2012! And what a year it has been! One of the best I've had in a long time I think :) I feel like I have done so much, made new friends and have made some brilliant memories that I can carry into the new year :) Although a part of me has a really annoying niggly feeling that something bad is going to happen in 2013 and it makes me a little uneasy, however regardless of that I will try to remain positive! Anyway for tonight's post, I've decided to go all out and do a sort of 'get ready with me' type post on how I prepared myself before going out tonight:

I begin pampering myself with my favourite Palmolive body lotion :) I usually go for the Honey one although I've also tried Coconut, Olive and Almond to change things up once in a while, they are all really good however Honey is my favourite. It feels so soft on my skin and it smells delicious! They are all really good products and I highly recommend them.

Next I go washing my brunette locks with Treseme 24 hour body shampoo. I use this to give my hair a bit of oomph and volume as my hair is usually quite fine and can look flat when not done properly which is really unflattering on me so I find this shampoo helps with that problem. I like my hair to look messy and untamed, not super straight. I didn't include conditioner as I'm really not a big user of it as again can make my hair look even more horrendously flat so I try to avoid that as much as possible.Whilst leaving my hair to dry a little naturally before going over it with a hairdryer, I then fetch out my favourite moisturiser of all time! I came about this moisturiser due to a little sample bottle that was given with a magazine I had bought and I thought I would try it out and when I did I was very impressed with the result! I've tried a few moisturisers over the years and this is by far the one that stands out the most and I've repurchased again where as other products I have not. Normally I'll only use a little bit on my cheeks as the winter can really dry them out, but today I thought I'd go all out and smother my face in it as a little pamper sesh for my face. The end result gives a lovely healthy dewy glow to the skin.

Next up is the smelly stuff! I decided to go for my new DKNY Be Delicious Paris perfume that I got for Christmas off my Gran (thanks Gran!), it smells lovely, not too fruity and not too strong either so it doesn't over power you like some perfumes can. I adore DKNY perfumes and have tried a few here and there to mix things up a little but the original Be Delicious (green bottle) is my absolutely favourite, I've gone through so many it's ridiculous!
Next up is the makeup and jewellery. I like to keep my makeup pretty natural looking for the most part but for evenings I'll either add a bright lipstick or some false eyelashes but I don't really need to use them that much as my eyelashes are pretty long anyway. I'm ringing in the new year by going for a meal so I think falsies would be a bit o.t.t. for tonight so I've chosen a hot pink lipstick, deep red nails and my new adorable Vivienne Westwood teddy bear earrings ;) So cute!Finally my gorgeous sparkly sequinned dress for tonight which I haven't worn since last New Year's Eve! I do absolutely love it but it's sort of hard to find an occasion to wear it so much without it looking too over the top. I think I have set myself a little tradition now to wear it every New Year's Eve ;) Anyway I'm off to celebrate the end of a fantastic year at Lucianos. Food and Champagne at the ready guys!

Bring on 2013! XD
Have a fantastic night everyone! ;)
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  1. Eeep, this dress is gorgeous! Your hair makes me miss my fringe real bad. Happy New Year - I hope you had an awesome night!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. aww thank you XD Happy New Year to you too! hope you had a good one as well :D xx

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  2. You look Gorgeous kate !!! I wish I had eyes like yours :-D Don't worry I didn't drink :-D I had quit drinking last year. :-D

    Happy Blogging n Live life !!! :)

    Regards,
    Shainee
    A piece of SHE...
    apieceofshe.blogspot.in

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    1. Aww thank you very much Shainee :D
      what a lovely comment! XD

      xx

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  3. Really love your hair, need to try that schampoo some time, even that I'm in need of using tons of hair mask at the moment (:

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  4. You can never go wrong w. sequins !
    You look great!
    I love your lipstick!

    xoxo
    www.TouchedeMode.com

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    1. You're totally right XD
      awww thank you very much! :D

      xx

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  5. wow, I really love your blog!
    And this dress o.o It's so shiiiiiny! I love sparklesis! this is definitely the best dress ever for a NYE party :)
    Happy 2013
    xx

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    1. aww thank you so much! XD
      I completely agree ;)
      Happy 2013 to you too!
      xx

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  6. You have amazing eyelashes! Hope you have a great new year :)

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.com

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    1. Aww thank you! XD Thanks! Hope you have a great year too :D xx

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  7. Your new year outfit is seriously gorgeous! <3 I'm so so so in love with that sequin dress!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  8. Great post, and that dres looks amazing, perfect for NYE! X

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    1. Thank you :D It is definitely a NYE dress XD xx

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  9. Oh wow I love your dress! Hope you have a fantastic 2013!!!

    Sarah x
    sarahloves.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! XD Hope you have a brilliant 2013 too XD xx

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  10. Hope you had a great new years eve. The dress is fantastic!

    Sam

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    1. Aw thank you :D hope you had a great new years eve too! :) xx

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  11. Amazing look! You must have had a great night ;)

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    1. Thank you! :D and yeah I really did XD xx

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  12. Both your make up and dress is spectacular! :D

    xx
    http://garfunkelatmidnight.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi Kate, happy new year! Love this post, sometimes I enjoy getting ready as much as my actual night out, so it's nice to read about someone else's 'big night' ritual :) I am a little bit jealous of your skin though - even before make-up it looks absolutely beautiful! This is my first visit to your blog, but sure not my last, you have a new follower right here xx

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    1. Hiya, thank you! happy new year to you :D awww thank you very much, I'm glad you can relate to this post XD and aww thank you! I've never had anyone say that to me before haha.
      Thank you very much, this is such a lovely comment :D xx

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