I had my work Christmas party on Friday, which I helped organise as part of my role on the department sports and social team and even if I am a little biased it was most definitely the Best Christmas Party EVER. So following on from that I thought I’d share with you some of my Christmas party essentials to keep in your handbag during the party season.
At Christmas I love everything to be as sparkly as possible, so when I spotted this clutch in New Look the day before our party I had to snap it up. It’s a really good size to fit in all the products I insist on having with me on a night out and at only £19.99 it was also an absolute bargain! You can get it on the New Look website here.
We have an afternoon lunch which lasts long into the night so I like to make sure I have perfume with me to top up throughout the day. I have a few favourites, but I always come back to Emporio Armani Diamonds at any time of the year because I just love it.
Looking Good – Hair
When it’s the middle of winter, it’s always important to keep a few things in your bag to combat the potential wind and rain. A comb and a couple of bobby pins are always handy at any time but especially when it’s party season and you don’t want to rock up looking like you’ve been caught in a tsunami!
My picks of products are COLAB dry shampoo travel size in New York – see my review here and OSIS+ Dust It. The COLAB is a great addition to any handbag as you can use it throughout the night to refresh the look and texture of your hair, whilst the OSIS+ Dust It can then be used sparingly to give hair body and volume which is always a good thing if you’ve been caught in a downpour!
Looking Good – Make Up
Personally I try not to take too much make up out with me, just a few essentials for touch ups. The one product I can never be without though is lip gloss or lip stick and normally I have both in similar colours. On Friday night I had Chanel Rouge Allure in Palpitante and Tanya Burr lipgloss in Vampire Kiss which are two of my faves that get a tonne of compliments whenever I wear them.
Also in my bag were a couple of face products, firstly Maybelline FIT concealer in shade 15 and secondly a face powder, as I do suffer from the curse of combination skin, and my go to is Boujois Healthy Balance in the shade 52 Vanille.
So there you have it, if you’re heading out in the next few weeks those are my Christmas party essentials – what are yours?