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December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Prep. 2012


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 <3 I feel like this year I have done so much and I've made new friends and brilliant memories that I can carry with me into the new year. Although I can't help but have this annoying, niggling feeling of uneasiness about what the new year will bring, I am going to put that negativity behind me and focus of being positive! Positive that 2013 is going to bring great things our way! 

Tonight I am going out for a meal with my boyfriend and his family at my favourite local restaurant, Luciano's and I can't wait! Great food and great company, the perfect combination <3
Before I head out for the night, I decided to put together a 'get ready with me' post on how I prepared myself for tonight's festivities:


I begin by pampering myself with my favourite shower gel, Palmolive Naturals Nourishing Delight in Milk & Honey. It feels so soft on my skin and it smells incredible! I've also tried the other scents from their Naturals collection too; Coconut & Milk, Olive & Milk and Almond & Milk to change things up every once in a while, but the Honey & Milk scent is my favourite. They are all great products and I highly recommend them.


Next up I wash my brunette locks with TRESemé Volume & Body: 24 Hour Body With Silk Proteins 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 I use the wrong products on it. I like my hair to look messy and untamed, not super straight and this shampoo gives me the desired effect I'm after. I rarely use conditioner as I find again, it can make my hair look horrendously flat so I try as much as possible to avoid products that do that to my hair.


Whilst leaving my hair a little while to dry naturally before going over it with a hairdryer, I then fetch out my favourite moisturiser of all time, Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturiser! I initially came across this moisturiser when a small sample bottle was distributed alongside a copy of Glamour magazine. It was one of the few samples from magazines I've tried out and I'm so pleased that I did because I was seriously 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 to me, so much so that I've repurchased it repeatedly. Normally I only use a small amount of product on my cheeks as the winter weather can really dry them out, but today I thought I'd go all out and smother my entire face in the moisturiser as a little pick me up for my skin. The end result gives a healthy, dewy glow.


Now onto the smelly stuff! I love perfume and the way it can elevate my mood and make me feel more put together when I wear it. My favourite perfume is DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Parfum and I just got a new bottle of this for Christmas off my Gran (thanks Gran!). It smells lovely; a fruity and floral fragrance that isn't too overpowering like some perfumes can be. I adore this DKNY Be Delicious perfume and although I have tried a variety of perfumes over the years, this one will always be my favourite. I've gone through so many bottles, it's ridiculous!


Next up is the makeup and jewellery. I like to keep my makeup pretty natural looking for everyday wear but for evenings I'll level it up by adding either a bright lipstick or some false eyelashes. For tonight, I'm ringing in the new year by going for a meal, so I've chosen a bright hot pink lipstick, deep red nails and my new adorable Vivienne Westwood teddy bear drop earrings that I just got for Christmas, they're so cute! <3


Finally, last but not least is my outfit for tonight! I've chosen this gorgeous, sparkly, multicoloured sequinned dress from Topshop, which I absolutely love! Although it's sometimes hard to find the appropriate occasion to wear it. In fact, the last time I wore this was last New Year's Eve! I definitely feel this dress needs a night out, so what better time to wear it than for this NYE! I need to find more occasions to wear this in future. Who knows, it may become my go-to dress every year! ;) Anyway I'm off to celebrate the end of a fantastic year with a meal at Luciano's restaurant with my boyfriend and his family. Food and champagne at the ready guys!

Bring on 2013!
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. I LOVELOVELOVE your dress!!

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Amazing look! You must have had a great night ;)

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

    xx
    http://garfunkelatmidnight.blogspot.com/

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  14. 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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