Top Tips for getting glammed up for party season!

I’ve said it before and I dare say I’ll say it again but the festive party season is nearly upon us! Whether it’s a work-do or a night out with friends, getting glammed up can be a real treat! Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

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Trying to get your hair to behave in Winter can be challenging at best, impossible at worst. Instead of single handedly making a hole in the ozone layer with hair spray, consider getting some good quality hair extensions. You can shop for fabulous Universal Hair Extensions online at Pauls Hair World, they even come in some really funky colours if you’re feeling daring.


Treat yourself to some gorgeous new makeup, I particularly like this >Groovy Kind-a Love set from Benefit cosmetics, everything you need in a funky little tin! You could even take it to work with you if you’re going straight out to a party afterwards.

takeapictureIf your skin is feeling (or looking) a little worse for wear thanks to the drab weather then grab yourself some moisturising body balm >‘Take a picture…It lasts longer…’ again from Benefit Cosmetics even has a little shimmering sparkle!


Heels may be obligatory for the party itself, but save your tootsies from unnecessary pain by purchasing some folding shoes like these >Mischa Black Pumps from RedFoot to wear to and from the party. They’re a life saver for tired aching feet.


A sparkly clutch is a standard party favourite, but if you’re dancing the night away consider buying one that comes with a strap to wear across your body. This >Diagonal Zip Across Body Bag from Accessorize is perfect for keeping your change safe, secure and stylish!


Keep your accessories sparkly and fun! I love this Champagne Drop Necklace from Tatty Devine, they even make matching earrings!


15 Minute Make! Embellishing a make-up bag tutorial

Sometimes you only have enough time to tackle a small project. You don’t really feel like painstakingly tracing and cutting out a pattern or taking up the table with a sewing machine and pins. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative and crafty. Today I’m going to show you one of our 15 minute makes, little projects/tutorials designed to be completed by hand while sat in front of the TV or taken on holiday etc it’s up to you.  So for today we’ll be embellishing a make-up bag. Incidentally this can be adapted to any small purse.

What You’ll Need




Bits & Bobs (whatever you have lying around, ribbons, buttons, trims etc).


Step 1 (the only step!)

We bought this small make-up bag as our base. It’s a lovely shape, but it is frankly slightly dull. So by hand we sewed on a piece of ribbon, some trim (cut to different lengths to add interest). Then finally a pretty button and a larger piece of contrasting trim. Ta-da you have an individual and very pretty make-up bag in no time at all!