A big happy new year to everyone again! I know it's cliche but I can't believe it's 2015 already! On New Years Eve this year, Sam and I went out to The Print Room in Bournemouth for a masquerade ball with our old housemates (and BFFs) Dan and Jen (or Daniffer as I collectively call them).
I love going out with Daniffer, particularly getting ready with Jen which we have so much fun doing (probably more fun than actually going out with smelly boys). As the event was a ball, we all decided to go all-out with our looks. Here's what I wore:
My dress is from the sale at River Island (I am obsessed with River Island sale dresses, every year when the January sales roll around I am straight in my local shop!) I couldn't find it online, but if you love 1920s flapper, Gatsby style dresses I found a company called Frock and Frill who have lust-worthy dresses! My shoes are from ASOS - they are a classic suede with an almond toe, great for big feet like mine! My mask is from Accessorize and I sewed my own ribbon onto it rather than the elastic.
Sam also got dapper in suit trousers and shirt from Moss Bros (their slim fit stuff is great fit for tall guys) and a bow tie from Marks and Spencer. It's a real one rather than a pre-tied clip on and took us ages to learn how to tie! Doesn't he look lovely!
For my makeup I wore:
Primer - Benefit Porefessional
Foundation - Boots SEVENTEEN Miracle Matte Foundation
Under eye concealer - Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
Spot concealer - Boots SEVENTEEN Phwoarr Paint Concealer
Bronzer (for contouring under cheekbones) Liz Earle Natural Glow Bronzer
Blusher - Liz Earle Healthy Glow Powder Blush in Peony
Eyebrows - groomed with Collection Work the Colour Eyebrow Kit (great for those who don't want super dark brows)
Eyeshadow - Revlon Colourstay Shadow Links (clip together eyeshadows to make your own palette!) in oyster, taupe and gunmetal
Eyeliner - L'Oreal Gel Eyeliner
Lipstick - Collection Gothic Glam lipstick in "revenge" (my review here). I'd love to know if this is a dupe for MAC Sin or Diva?
... that's a lot of makeup! Jen did my hair in a beautiful French twist with lots of volume!
Jen looked stunning in a beautiful black dress from River Island (also in the sale!) which has built in hotpants and a sheer skirt! She looked amazing. And here are a lot of photos of us partying!
I love the casual undone bow tie look Sam rocked after midnight! We had a lovely time and so much fun. It really felt like a proper celebration of a year gone by and party to welcome in the new one in a different way.