Five tips for getting Party Ready!

Got a party coming up? Here are my five top tips for getting dressed up and feeling party ready!

boden crystal shoes jewelled pumps most instagrammed shoe of the season

1. Feel Comfortable and Confident! When you feel comfortable, you feel confident and as we all know, confidence is key! If you hate wearing dresses, don’t wear a dress, wear a chic pair of trousers instead. If you can’t walk in heels, wear a fabulous pair of flats instead, Personally I am obsessed with my Boden crystal encrusted pumps. Forget about what everyone else is wearing and wear what you feel good in. If you feel it is too casual, you can always dress it up with a bit of fur, party hair and jewellery.

get party ready candy canes and chocolate make up

2. Glow! I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day and I looked sallow and pale. It’s time to do a brightening face mask, tan up your legs and arms and wear a little bronzer! The aim isn’t to look like you have just returned from holiday, it is just to take the pale tones out your skin and give yourself a glow! Personally I think Nanoblur by Indeed labs really seems to brighten my skin and I have been loving Vita Liberata for adding some colour into my complexion. It is one of the few products I trust to make me glow and not look orange!

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3. Any excuse! For me, a party is an excuse to do something or buy something fun! For instance, I often use a party as an excuse to get gel nails or buy a glitzy clutch bag. It’s never a huge purchase, but it is fun to indulge in something you have wanted for a while and wear it to the party! These earrings are by Swarovski, aren’t they fabulous?!

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4. Big eyes, big hair! Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with your hair and make-up. Parties are the best time to have that big beautiful ‘do you have always wanted, or to do the smokey eye make-up that you love. Personally, I like to do both! My current favourite eyeshadow is Topshop‘s Subversive eyeshadow pallet and it is a really great price, especially if it is not a look you do often. I also love their lip bullet lipsticks and Kajal eyeliner, perfect for slipping in your handbag for a night out!

5. Get a cab! So you spend ages doing your hair, make-up and getting dressed. Then you squeeze yourself onto a hot, cramped tube. Forget it! Do the sensible thing and get a cab. I’m addicted to Uber, as it is reliable and the drivers are super nice, use the promo code ‘Kirstym30’ for £10 free credit.



  1. KittNoir
    December 19, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    Gorgeous earrings! x

  2. January 4, 2015 / 11:47 am

    I saw a girl in Poundworld serving with the brightest most pigmented lip colour ever. It was just like MACs candy yumyum. I asked her about it and she pulled out the Topshop lip bullet. WELL surprised. Off to get the purple one!