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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Festive Reds & Glittering Golds

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'Tis the season! With only a week to go, it's all about the festive reds and glittering golds right now. Sparkly metallic nails and a chic red lip are just the thing for these Christmassy days, pair with a cosy knit and a mug of spiced hot chocolate for a festive treat!

Reds
MAC Mineralize Blush in Gleeful: My December staple, I always pull this out at this time of the year! This gorgeous, wintry blusher blends seamlessly over the skin and the luminous pigments enhance the cheekbones - it's such a flattering shade. Also, as it's so saturated, you only need the smallest amount of this soft wine blusher for rosy, flushed cheeks!

L'oreal Lipstick in Blake: My go-to when my lips are feeling a little dry, the addition of jojoba oil in this classic red lipstick helps to keep lips soft and lightly hydrated. Great for the festive period, this sophisticated matte red gives an effortless, polished look that lasts thanks to it's matte formula. It works so well paired with shimmery highlighter, winged liner and tonnes of mascara!

Essie Aperitif: A classic cherry red and suits all shade, this can be opaque in just one coat (although I prefer two) for a fuss free, polished mani. It's a gorgeous rouge for the festive season and my go-to all year round red!

Essie Leading Lady: One of the most festive nail polishes, this is a sparkly, deep red pick with flecks of raspberry glitter running through it. It's so pretty on, a little more understated than your standard bold red sparkly christmas mani, but looks just as festive on!

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella: Lastly in my festive red line up, this heavenly velvet matte lip pick is a dream for the Christmas period. I'm all about this matte scarlet red hue, it's pigmented, matte and so chic - the perfect Christmas day shade!

Golds
Nars Alhambra: This brightening duo consists of two pigmented, shimmery shades - a golden champagne and a metallic rose gold. The formula of this dreamy duo is unreal, buttery soft, light reflecting and lasting, it's divine!

Urban Decay Half Baked: Another buttery pick, this warm gold hue is ideal for everyday wear. This looks gorgeous blended all over the lids, along the lower lash line and paired with tonnes of mascara.

Essie Glow Your Own Way: Reminiscent of a sparkling snow globe, the bronze gold and snow white flecks of this festive pick are ideal for Christmas and the party season. This works beautifully worn on it's own, layered over another shade or as an accent nail!

Essie Getting Groovy: Perfect for December, this metallic palladium gold is so flattering on. Under a light it shimmers and sparkles a dazzling gold. It's ideal for gilded tips too!

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