I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and 'tis the season to be merry and celebrate the holidays and for that reason it takes only a few make-up essentials to get you ready for any festive party!

I don't know about you but I love getting ready for a Christmas or New Year party as you can go all out with glitters, nails, false lashes (nothing different from a normal night out really) because if you can't do this at christmas then when can you?! Its so much fun to get all glammed up and it only takes a few essential beauty products added into your makeup routine to make you feel ready for the party!

A few key items that can help add to a festive party look are some false nails or glittery nail polish, a shimmer/glitter eyeshadow, a killer red lip, a lipgloss and not forgetting the most important part, some false lashes.

Party Make up Ideas
Having your nails done makes you feel more polished and glamorous in an instant. Whether its  a  salon gel, a sparkly nail polish or some stick on nails there are so many amazing nail choices, the hard part is deciding what to go for. If in doubt, a classic red never fails and maybe add a touch of glitter over the top like the Ciate Nail paints as they are SO sparkly and gorgeous. I am loving impress stick on nails as they are perfect if you have very little time because they come ready painted, have a super glossy gel finish and very real looking!

Party Make up Ideas - Impress Nails

Party Make up Ideas - Ciate Nail polish

KELLiLASH Loves: imPress nails Tweetheart, Ciate glitter polishes,
Tanya Burr Nail Set, OPI Big Apple Red, Chanel Rouge Noir, Nails Inc Holiday set

A little sparkle on the eyes shouts 'party look' and it's so quick and easy to do but less is more as even just a hint of glitter or shimmer will catch the light and make your eyes dazzle. I love MAC pigments for this and always reach to them when I want to 'amp up' my look with a touch of subtle sparkle. Apply a small amount of glitter to the centre of your eyelids for a pop or go crazy and use a shimmery eyeshadow all over the lid. Liquid glitter eyeliners are also great for adding sparkle along the lash line or for using all over the eyelids for full on sparkle if you are not scared!

Party Make up Ideas - Mac Pigments

KELLiLASH Loves: MAC pigments in Old Gold, Antique Gold, Vanilla,
Urban Decay Naked Palette, Urban Decay Glitter eyeliners, MUF Aqua cream shadow in No13, Urban Decay glitter shadow.

A glossy lip always completes a look and makes your lips look even more kissable; in case you happen to be lurking under any mistletoe! Applying a sparkly lipgloss always makes me feel glamorous and my current faves are a MAC lipglass or Bobby Brown Pink Sequin.

Nars Lipgloss, Bobby Brown Pink Sequin High Shimmer Lipgloss, Marc Jacobs Lipgloss, MAC Lipglass

A red lip is classic and the perfect red shade is out there for everyone so we can all carry off this look. There is something about wearing a red lipstick that instantly transforms your character and makes you feel so glamorous and feminine, hence why so many famous celebrities and movie stars have it as their signature look as it simply creates a whole other persona! A matte finish shall last longer than a glossy finish so if you are worried about smudging or having to reapply then definitely opt for a matte finish red. My favourites right now are Nars Velvet Pencil in Red Square (a bright orange red) and Giorgio Armani Liquid Lipstick in 402 (a true red) as they look and feel incredible and are very long lasting.

Party Make up Ideas 
MAC Russian Red, MAC Lady Danger, Rimmel Kate Moss 111, Giogio Armani Maestro, Sephora Lipstick No18, Nars Velvet Lip pencil in Red Square, MAC Rihanna collection.

Not forgetting the one thing that is essential to any party look - lashes. No party look is complete without some false lashes on as we all know how they instantly make you feel transformed. Whether you opt for volume, length, crystals, individual - anything goes for a party! My current favourites are Esquido real mink lashes that are absolutely stunning and out of this world but if you fear your falsies may not survive the next morning then Ardell demi wispies suit many eye shapes and never fail to look amazing.

Party Make up Ideas 

Ardell demi wispies, Esqido lashes, Eylure individual lashes, Katy Perry Oh Honey.

THANK YOU to all of you who regularly read and support my blog as its why I love to write it  and it means an awful lot to me. I can happily say that 2014 has been the best year of my life (getting married tops the list!) and look forward to a new 2015!

Happy New Year everyone!!