As we all know, December is officially *the* party season due to all those Christmas work and friends parties and of course, New Year’s Eve at the end of the month. I’m the kind of person that gets way more excited about dressing up my makeup than actually dressing up with outfits and I always like to switch up my makeup to be a little be more than I would on a daily basis. Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite party picks!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably been awaiting this post as it happens every Christmas and every birthday. It has become mine and my dad’s tradition to go makeup shopping twice a year for my present, heading up to London and having a day looking around all the makeup stands. It’s glorious. I particularly love our Christmas shop as I love London when it’s all festive plus there are some great gift sets which I sometimes pick. My wish list is as relaxed as ever, I’ve got a few ideas and a few definites but please shout any last minute recommendations at me before we go tomorrow!

I’ve always been a huge fan of watches. I remember when I was little I was obsessed with 101 Damaltions and had the prettiest silver Disney watch with paw charms as the strap – I’m pretty sure it was that watch that started my obsession. I then owned a multitude of different watches over the years, from a bright red swatch watch to the classic rose gold Michael Kors. In recent years I’ve enjoyed the minimalist watch and my number one go-to brand for these is, of course, Daniel Wellington. I have a few DW watches in my collection now so when they asked if I wanted another one I obviously jumped at the opportunity. I went for the Classic Sheffield 36mm Silver watch as I’ve wanted a more masculine styled watch for ages. Let’s just say I love it.

I mentioned in my November favourites that I barely wore any makeup throughout the month as I was so busy and I really want to change that for December. I feel like if you don’t make the most of autumn/winter/festive makeup then it’s a complete waste! I’m super busy again this month but with some fun festive things, rather than just sitting inside working and I’m determined to get out as many red festive lips, big bold lashes and copper eye looks as the month will hold. So without further ado let’s rummage through my December’s very festive makeup bag.

November has honestly been one of the busiest months of my year so far, and I’ve ended up having endless no-makeup days as I just haven’t had time to put makeup on being so busy. I did manage to squeeze in a holiday at the end of the month to Tenerife which was so nice especially after how manic things had been and when we dressed up in the evenings it was really nice wearing some makeup. So this month I can’t say I had too many beauty favourites as I just didn’t try that much, but there are a few essentials in here and holiday favourites so let’s get going with them.