It's a little weird that we all enjoy watching get ready with me videos in the world of blogging isn't it? Sometimes I wonder if there should be a YouTubers anonymous 'My names Emmy and I'm addicted to get ready videos, skincare routines and seeing what people got for Christmas'. As I am not a YouTuber, I thought I would share some pictures from my pre-new year's eve and tell you what products etc I used...
Obviously it all began with me in my pj's, but not just any pj's obviously. Christmas pyjamas!
After managing to peel myself from my bed, I hopped in the shower. My grandparents visited from Spain over the Christmas period and left their Boots Ingredients Camomile & Lemon Balm Shampoo behind (thanks g-rents! They read my blog..), which is such a brilliant cleansing shampoo if you have been using lots of rich products on your locks. I find it works super well with a rich conditioner like the L'Oreal EverRiche one as they really balance each other out.
I then used my trusty Soap and Glory Flake Away scrub and woke myself up with the Citrus Burst shower gel from Imperial Leather.
I then gave my skin some care and attention! I started by using my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, which is something I got for Christmas. I absolutely love it and keep wondering why I was so late on the bandwagon with this one. My skin is so clean and soft after using it and I would fully recommend.
Next up, I used my favorite clay mask by Una Brennan, spritzed with my Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic and moisturized with this Vitamin E cream from Superdrug. I really like the cream as it's just the right consistency to really hydrate, but not sit on your skin and you only need a small amount.
I also mustered up the courage to light my Diptyque Roses candle (they cost so much money!) before I continued the beauty regime. I used the Sanctuary Creme Souffle Body Cream all over, accept for my legs where I used this Superdrug Dry Skin Relief Cream. I suffer really badly from irritated skin on my legs after shaving and in the Winter I always get heat rashes from being out in the cold and then heading into a warm house. If anyone else gets this, please suggest solutions below as I would love to hear them!
For my makeup I used the following products...
Urban Decay B6 Complexion Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray - mentioned this so much. It's still going guys! Full review here.
Revlon Photoready Foundation in Shell - A random purchase that I am super happy with. I love the packaging of this product, it feels pretty high-end and the pump doesn't shoot out loads of foundation. It's quite a illuminating foundation, which for someone with oily skin is scary. However, the finish is gorgeous and it really stays put all day. So impressed!
Revlon Colorstay Concealer in light - I wanted to replace my Rimmel Wake me up concealer because although it was good for under the eyes, I wasn't completely happy with the result. This is a little thicker and so far I am preferring it. I've also been able to use it on blemishes, so no need for two separate products despite it being a light colour. I'll do a full Revlon makeup review soon I think!
Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil - My go-to eyebrow pencil, highly recommend.
17 Metallic Eye Pencil in Gold - I don't think they do these anymore, which is a shame. If you like it, have a look at the Barry M ones
2True Liquid Liner - Always use this one.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude - I love these and this is the best for getting rid of redness on the waterline and not being too harsh like a white liner.
Barry M Dazzle Dust in 24 - These are perfect for the party season!
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara - A great full volume mascara
Mac Cream Color Base in Shell - Love this as a highlight under the brow and on the top of the cheekbones.
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter - This has been saving me all winter. Big love.
Natural Collection Sheer Natural in 'Sand' - probably my fav nude lipstick.
This was the end result...
It hasn't shown up too amazingly here, but I placed the Barry M glitter just vertically down the centre of my eyelids, so it wasn't too in your face. For my hair, I just straightened and wore to one side.
I painted my nails using Nails Inc Old Bond Street which is an amazing bronzy gold and then used a Barry M Limited Edition from Superdrug (no 334) on my accent nails.
I wore my Lipsy London Glam fragrance which smells amazing, is great for your handbag and only £25. And then my new baby. This beautiful Olivia Burton watch, that I bought from The Dressing Room. I'm going to give it's own post v.soon because I was so impressed with the site and the watch! If you do buy something, sign up to their newsletter first to get 10% off.
I popped my Y.A.S Dress on, annoyingly on sale now!
I took my last instagram selfie of 2013 (rings from ASOS) and hit the bar with my best friends...
I usually hate new year's eve and all it's hype, but as we ended up on a spontaneous night out I had such a good evening. So much so, I appear in pretty much no photos during the evening as I was dancing so hard to the well executed 90's playlist. You can't stop a 90's kid from dancing when their jam is on!
Hope you all had a glorious NYE and best wishes for 2014!