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Thursday, 27 December 2012

My Christmas Face of the Day

Swatches L-R | Urban Decay Naked2 'Bootycall' /  Urban Decay Naked2 'YDK' / Illamasqua Blush in 'Lover' / Nars Highligher in 'Albatross' / Revlon 'Red Laquer

Evenin' my little birdlings! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed a few days of guilt free chocolate scoffing and alcoholic beverage consuming like myself. I thought I'd post a little 'face of the day' for you all today... As some of you may know, Mr Claus rather generously popped a new camera under my tree this year, and no member of my family has managed to escape my snap-happy-ness let me tell you! Today has been the first chance I've had to sit down and log on to Blogger, and I'm so looking forward to reading through all of your Christmas related offerings! 

Christmas Day is not like any other day when it comes to makeup. It has to last through present opening, family dinners and afternoon naps on the sofa, and above all it has to look a little bit more 'spesh' than the usual everyday slap! My family and I always go out for Christmas dinner at a local restaurant near us - it gives us all an excuse to get a bit dressed up! (and out of our pj's!). It's beautiful - it's a really traditional little building with low ceilings and wooden floors, complete with log fires and burning candles - and the staff always decorate it amazingly well. I usually go all out with the eye makeup on Christmas Day but this year I decided to go really natural and neutral on my eyes - and paired it with a sheer red/coral lip and simple blush. I also took it as an excuse to use my new Nars highlighter (there's a post coming soon)... and i'm also proud to inform you all I have been fake tan free for a whole month! After being a bit poorly, I decided it would be a good excuse to cut it out of my routine for a while and my skin has thanked me no end (aside from looking a little pale) - I really recommend doing it if your pores are feeling a little bit clogged!

Eyes
Urban Decay | Naked 2 Palette | 'Bootycall' (lid) & 'YDK' (outer lid)
Loreal | Super Liner Carbon Gloss in 'Black' (top lash line)
Maybelline | The Falsies mascara
Barry M | Eyeliner in 'white' (waterline and inner corner)

Face
Loreal | Studio Secrets Professional Primer
YSL | Touche Eclat Foundation in 'B40' (review here)
Estee Lauder | Double Wear Concealer in 'Light Medium 02' (featured in this post)
Mac | Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in 'medium' (review here)
Illamasqua | Powder blush in 'Lover' (post here)
Nars |  Highlighting Powder in 'Albatross'

Lips
Revlon | Lipstick in 'Red Laquer'

My Dress
Oh My Love at Topshop | £36 

How was your Christmas? What did Santa bring you this year?

67 comments:

  1. Amazing hair and makeup :)! Love the Nars highlighter. Beautiful x

    peachycurves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thankyou Lauren :) oo theres a post coming very soon on that highlighter! its amazing :) xx

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  2. your hair is gorgeous! love the lipstick as well;) xo

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    1. thankyou Rebecca :) yess its amazing - its quite sheer but still looks really bright :) x

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  3. Your make-up looks gorgeous! I need to try some of the things you used:)xo

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  4. You look lovely!! Such a nice classic look :) I often give my skin breaks from make-up if I can get away with it- does so much good for it! xx

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    1. definitely going to start doing it more and having breaks with makeup and tan! ive been using a simple routine of face wash and water whilst ive been ill and my skin has never looked so good! :) its amazing how much simplifying your routine works :) x

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    1. coming from you with the most amazing hair ever-ever! haha thanks beaut xx

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  6. Your make-up looks amazing, I love that lipstick so much :) Your hair is absolutely stunning and I love the dress you wore :) So pleased you're on the mend now <3
    Love Holly x

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    1. aww thankyou Holly.. thats so lovely of you :) xx

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  7. Wow your hair is amazing! You look so pretty :) love the lip colour too! xo

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  8. You make-up looks amazing and your hair is amazing, so pretty!

    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Gorgeous! I love this lipstick and you have hair to die for! x

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    1. Its a lovely shade of lippie isnt it :) thanks Tabitha :) xx

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  10. You look incredible here beth! You must do more face, hair and outfit posts now, what camera did you get? Xxx

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    1. aww thanks Meg :) Im planning on doing more in the new year now :) definitely a new years resolution for me! haha
      I got a Sony Nex5R - its so good just takes a lot of getting used to! eek! xx

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  11. love your hair!!

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  12. Great products - I so want a Naked Palette....and this year I really am going to get one!!

    I have an international giveaway on my blog, hope you will enter;
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    1. Get one you wont regret it :P xx

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  13. Wow to the hair and wow to the makeup

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  14. You are so pretty and I love your make up :)
    I also have major hair envy, your hair is gorgeous!

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!
    Natalie xx
    Youralmostalice.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Natalie :) hope you had a lovely christmas too xx

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  15. Your makeup looks lovely and your hair is to die for!!!!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. aww thanks beaut :) it doesnt always behave like this! took ages! xx

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  17. I can't get over how amazing your hair is!!!! Love the lipstick and Illamasqua blusher together too! xx

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    1. theyre a lovely combo aren't they :) x

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  18. Wow you look amazing! Love the lipstick and your hair is just beautiful. Hope you had a fab Christmas!

    Ellie xo
    MisseBlog | MisseDesign

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    1. Thanks beaut! Hope you had a fab christmas too :) xxx

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  19. Wow Beth! you look amazing here, your hair & make-up is looking perfect! :D
    i'm quite jealous hehe :P
    I really want to try and buy the naked palette cause the shadows look amazing too!

    & what camera do you have as it had such amazing quality! :)

    hope you had a lovely christmas & boxing day & that santa was good to you :)

    xxx

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    1. bless you Chloe thankyou!! :) Oo yes theyre the best eyeshadows ever - youll never buy another eyeshadow again! :P

      As of this post I use a SonyNex5R - santa bought it me for christmas :P although the last 3 were taken on my iphone!

      hope you had a lovely christmas xx

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    2. hehe your welcome :) ooo so tempted so much :) i've got the MUA Undressed palette is that similar to the naked shadows ? :)

      and oo very fancy :D you on the good list this year haha :P and really!! thats amazing quality for the Iphone :O

      and yes i did thank you :) sad it's kinda over now :(
      xxx

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    3. yess its very similar - ive got that one and often use it alongside my Naked Palettes! Its defnitely the best dupe there is!

      Yess it takes me ages but the iPhone camera focuses on things really well :) its so good for close up shots :)

      Awwh me too :( hate it when Boxing Day is over - thats when i know its all coming to an end for another year.. the January slump is upon us! eek! xx

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  20. This is such a pretty look :) I love the dress x

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    1. thankyou! Its perfect for Christmas :) they do lovely pieces xxx

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  21. Oh my god, you're incredibly pretty! x

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    1. thankyou Jodie :) you are too - your FOTD's are always lovely! xx

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  23. Your actually beautiful, that hair of yours deserves a medal! I love the look of the blush

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    1. haha why thankyou Nicola! It doesn't always behave like this though - often struggle to get any volume in it whatsoever but it decided to be nice to me Christmas Day! :P

      its the best blush ever! i use it all year round - really recommend it xx

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  24. That Revlon shade is gorge! And you look lovely as always Beth. xx

    Julie
    sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. its lovely isnt it! it was an impulse buy before work but so glad i got it :) thankyou Julie xx

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  25. Lovely post babe, you look as gorgeous as ever!! Your hair is so stunning, do you wear extensions because your hair looks so gorgeous and thick?

    Love, Laura _xox
    www.sweetheartsweetmind.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thankyou Laura :) I have got one weft of extentions in here - ive been growing my hair for 3 years so its pretttttty long - but i sometimes pop a singular weft in for a bit of OOMPH on special occasions.. :) Im doing a hair post soon featuring The Halo - keep your eyes peeled :) xx

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    2. Ooo gosh that's a long time - I seen your post on how you have been growing your hair :-) - I've been doing the same thing, I've been growing mine for the past year now - my length is probably around 16 inches naturally I would say but I want it about 20 inches cause I ALWAYS curl it so once curled it only really looks about 18 inches. My main issue is thickness though so I constantly want extensions for it to look gorgeous and thick! I just need to find a good clip-in extension brand cause I have always had pre-bonds and the hair doesn't come as a weft MER. Ahh can't wait to see the hair post xx

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  26. Your whole look is gorgeous! Red lipstick is a must to get the christmassy feeling! xxx

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    1. it most definitely is! :) Cant beat a red lippie :) xxx

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  27. beautiful hair & make up! I wish I had hair likes yours!!!
    Love Jess
    xxx
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  28. I love the colour of that blush, your hair looks gorgeous in this photo! xx

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  29. youre so beautiful!! love your blog, newest follower- jade xxx

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  31. OMG I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!! Your so pretty!

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