Welcome to 2014!
I hope you had a brilliant NYE and welcomed in 2014 in the best possible way!
I had quite an unconventional, yet extremely romantic transition into the new year- at a wedding on a gorgeous vineyard estate. My countdown into 2014 was a New Years kiss, under strings of fairy lights- slightly blocking the night sky, surrounded by friends and family.
I really love weddings. They are a great opportunity to catch up with friends and loved ones, maybe partake in a few two many champagnes and dance the night away- I could not think of a better way to say goodbye to 2013.
My preparation began the night before with a scrub, Protein hair mask, thick body butter, a face mask, an early night and a lot of water. This is just as important as your outfit or your makeup- you want to be beautiful from the inside out.
I had a selection of dresses to choose from on the day. I am a notorious serial changer so taking a few options I know look nice is always a staple for me.
After a few flutes of Moet and a few silly selfies (see above) it was time to get ready. As I wasn’t sure which dress I would be wearing, I chose to make my lip the main focus of my makeup look (colour choice depending on dress choice, obviously).
I wanted a base that had decent coverage but wouldn’t make me look too ‘over done’ so I went with my CHANEL Mat Lumiere foundation with NARS radiant creamy concealer to highlight under my eyes. I then used ELF HD undereye setting powder to set my concealer and MAC studio fix pressed powder to set the rest of my face. MAC mineralize blush in dainty was my choice for cheeks, followed by a sweeping of Body Shop Bronzer in light across my forehead. My cheeks were slightly contoured with the Napoleon Perdis Couture Contour palette and I highlighted with MAC soft and gentle. My brows were filled in with my Hourglass Arch Brow pencil in Blonde and set with Anastasia clear brow gel.
I used three of the four shades from my Arbonne Heart of Gold palette for my eye look. After prepping with Maybelline 24h colour tattoo in Barely Branded, I popped the shade Peace (white) all over my lid. The shade Warmth (bronze) was popped in my crease and the shade Love (plum) was placed in my outer “V” area. I then applied NYX wonderpencil in Light to my waterline and Maybelline Hyperglossy liquid liner in a Cat-eye shape to my upper lash line. The look was then finished off with YSL Mascara volume and a pair of Cherry Blossom lashes in #13.
After deciding the floral A-wear dress I had recently purchased from ASOS was the outfit for the occasion I lined my lips with the NYX Wonderpencil mentioned above and filled in with my chosen lipstick, Makeup Geek in the shade Fearless- a gorgeous dark Pink/Plum shade. A spray of my perfume (Florabotanica by Balenciaga) and a quick orbit around my head by my curling wand and I was ready to go.
The location was a spacious vineyard estate nestled in the hills of Perth. A perfect space for a summer wedding.
My gorgeous Sister-in-law Belinda was Maid of Honour. After waiting in anticipation the beautiful Bride arrived, guided down the aisle by the Grooms Nephew.
The happy Mr & Mrs!
After the formalities, everyone eased seamlessly into party mode. Especially my table it seems!
I was the lucky lady who won the Brides Bouquet! Which then subjected my poor Partner to a night of ruthless interrogation as to when he would be proposing.(sorry honey!)
The stunning bunch is now proudly displayed on my hall table. A great night! My new years day wasn’t even burdened with a hangover! I have the feeling 2014 will be a great year.
What did you get up to for NYE?
Until next time,