Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Party Look | 2015


Last Friday was my work Christmas party and I had a lovely time seeing everyone that I don't get to see when I'm at uni. It was a really nice evening (even if the drinks were extortionately priced..) and I even bought a new dress for the occasion!

Seeing as it's Christmas Eve, I thought I'd post something festive..
I'm not sure if you can document a Get Ready With Me very easily on a blog but I'm going to give it a go!

To start with, I washed and dried my hair. Before blow-drying, I used the V05 Smoothly Does It heat defence cream. I then curled my hair with my straighteners, and to finish my hair, I used the Tresemmé Perfectly Undone Dry Definining Spray and the V05 Shape My Style Creation Hairspray.

For my makeup I wanted to have lots of sparkle because it's Christmas(!) so I made sure I upped my glitter use! I used MAC's Cranberry eyeshadow in combination with Woodwinked for the warm tones, and then I added an almost holographic gold glitter. I followed up with my winged liner (I don't feel complete without it!) and lots of mascara, which is always essential for me too! Going all out on the eyes, I kept my base and lips very simple with soft, dewy skin and a
nude lip.

Kinda blurry, sorry!

My outfit was a dress from New Look which has a black and white geometric print. I love the design of this dress, the style is really on-trend and I got loads of compliments on it! I styled it with tights, some plain black platformed boot heels, a small black fold-over shoulder bag with a gold chain, and a gold geometric necklace. For a bit of warmth travelling to and from the party, I added my huge fluffy coat from Topshop.

The last thing I did before I left was spritz my YSL Black Opium perfume, which is such an amazing scent that I usually only wear on nights out because it's quite musky, but recently I've been loving in the day time too.

I hope you enjoyed reading!


Talk soon,
Imogen. xo

Friday, 18 December 2015

Light Side vs. Dark Side | Star Wars Episode VII


A few months ago I had no interest in Star Wars at all. I had only seen one of the films a very long time ago and I didn't even know which one it was. Since two of my housemates are such big Star Wars fans, they wanted me to watch the films before the release of the seventh episode this December. We only watched three of the six, and whilst episode 4 sent me to sleep (whoops!), I actually enjoyed 5 and 6 and am now (very surprisingly) looking forward to the new movie!

Taking inspiration from this odd shift in my life, I decided to take part in the Covergirl (Maxfactor) campaign to recreate some of the looks they created as promo for the new film. The looks they made are so amazing but aren't very wearable, for day or even for night, and so the campaign encourages people to create more wearable versions of these looks.

Here's what I came up with...

Light Side:

Dark Side:

Even if you don't like Star Wars, I hope you enjoyed these looks!

Which is your favourite?

Talk soon,
Imogen. xo

Monday, 14 December 2015

Decorating for Christmas | Christmas 2015


I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd share some Christmassy shots.
We spent the last weekend decorating the house for Christmas, which I love doing every year, although this year I'm feeling particularly festive..I blame my housemate who is the biggest Christmas lover I know!

I have a few festive posts planned for the next few weeks too :)

Talk soon,
Imogen. xo