Happy Blogmas

It's Christmas Eve! And as tomorrow will be my first 'blogmas', I've decided to post something special this week. For this one of a kind blog post, I decided to incorporate both fashion and make up into one single look. (All Christmas inspired of course).

I chose to wear this amazing emerald halter neck dress. I love everything about it, especially the colour which is to die for and one of my favourite colours to wear over the holiday season. I'm also head over heels for the fit and flare aspect; it's unbelievably comfortable and lightweight, making it the ideal 'Christmas dress'. 

I combined this dress with a pair of my favourite black lace tights, my leather jacket and a pair of chunky suede heels. These little touches keep the outfit true to my taste and it can be either dressed up or dressed down.

Add some flats and a cosy cardigan for a casual look over Christmas or add heels, jewellery and an up-do for a party look. To complete the outfit, I put on a green crystal encrusted choker which along with the v neck cut of the dress, is a great combination for elongating your neck. Now let's talk make up.

Choker: Topshop | Dress: Urban Outfitters | Tights: Primark | Shoes: Topshop 

This is a such simple yet festive look which I couldn't wait to share with you. It also compliments my outfit and adds a touch of much needed colour. I started this look by adding black eyeshadow along the bottom of my lash line and black liquid liner to my eyelids - as close to my lashes as possible. I then added a silver glitter eyeshadow for a small touch of sparkle and some blusher to brighten up the overall look.

Using Kat Von D's everlasting liquid lipstick, I dipped a cotton bud in the lipstick brush in order to create the circular buds on the holly. I then used my silver eyeliner to add some light and definition to the buds.The next step was to create the structure of the leaves. I did this by using black liquid eyeliner and after drawing two lines; one following on from my upper lash line and the other pointing in the opposite direction. I then drew slight branches with the strokes angled upwards.  

This created the illusion of leaves but needed to be completed by the final step; colour. I traced a light green eyeshadow over the lines of liquid eyeliner I had just created, taking care to not add too much. When it came to my lips I used a contouring technique consisting of 2 lipsticks and believe it or not, some eyeshadow! Keep your eyes out for a post about how I achieved this look of fuller lips - I can't wait to share it with you. 

This make up would also look great on both eyes if you're feeling even more festive than I am. I also think that green glitter would be an ideal alternative to eyeshadow; there's so many variations to accomplish and a lot ways to get creative. I hope you like the combination of this look and I hope it inspires you to get into the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas readers!

Lauren x

Eyeliner: MUA | Eye shadow: Stargazer | Blusher: Rimmel London | Lipstick: Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick | Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick