Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Rock the Party

rock the party

So when Bourjois invited me to enter an exclusive bloggers' competition to celebrate the launch of Miss Selfridge's Get the Look tutorials, I of course jumped at the chance. Our mission: to recreate our favourite Get the Look tutorials at home - Pretty Princess, Dusk till Dawn or Rock the Party, with our very own party-ready kit including a Miss Selfridge outfit and a host of Bourjois and Toni & Guy products. I decided to rock the party and popped their makeup, hair and styling tutorials on repeat for inspiration, tips and techniques for my finished look.

The outfit:
Miss Selfridge Cut out vest body,
Miss Selfridge Embellished mini skirt,
Miss Selfridge Collar necklace, (no longer on website)
Boots - Topshop
Ring - Accessorize

The moment I saw this embellished skirt, it had to be mine! I thought it was the epitome of party-rock, with the exposed zip fastening at the back, chunky waist band and the less than modest hem line giving it an edgy, modern look. I simply teamed it with a silhouette-skimming tunic and lavishly detailed collar which captured the black and metallic spirit of the outfit.


The hair:
label.m Sea Salt Spray,
label.m Shine Spray,
label.m Resurrection Style Dust,

Doing my hair for this look was definitely my favourite part of the whole ensemble. Messy, less-than-perfect waves that resemble the end of the party, rather than the start, were the order of the day! I used the label.m sea salt spray to add texture to my hair and roughly separated the waves with my fingers so they became dishevelled and a little wild. The resurrection style dust was brilliant at adding oomph to my roots and giving my hair a matte texture to work with. If you watch the tutorial, you will see that they encompassed a loose, messy plait in the finished look. I loved this idea, but added my own twist by plaiting one side of my hair around the back and fastening it with grips just at the base of my hairline. I kept the plait smooth and in place with the shine spray which gave it a sleek, finished look; presenting quite a contrast to the messy waves on the other side.


The makeup:
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation (shade 53)
Bourjois Healthy Balance unifying powder (shade 53)
Bourjois Bronzing Powder
Bourjois intense eyeshadows in 02 and 10
Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal
Bourjois Queen Attitude mascara volume
Bourjois Effet 3D lipgloss in 48 Rose Romantic
Bourjois Rouge Edition lipstick in 13 Rouge Jetset

As for the makeup, it was of course all about the smokey eye and a perfectly flawless base. Healthy mix foundation is a great medium coverage foundation that will last and last whilst you party hard. I powdered my t-zone with the unifying powder and faked some cheekbones and added some warmth to my base with the bronzing powder and my Real Techniques powder brush. I swept my eyelids with Bourjois' intense black eyeshadow but then applied a little bit of the 02 (a peachy-gold) in the centre of the lids and to the corner of my eyes to add some sparkle and dimension, as I didn't want it to look too heavy. The real beauty of this makeup look is that you can finish it off with practically any lipstick shade you like. I've shown you how you can rock a nude lip with a simple pink-toned lipgloss, or vamp it up completely with a daring red. And you know what, I think I prefer the red!

So there we have it. What do you think of my Rock the Party look?


Abbie said...

I love the hair, the plait is such a nice touch! Also you have such a lovely figure!


Kelly said...

That skirt is amazing! Love it.
And your make up looks really dewy and fresh, and the lippy is fab.

ABeautyRomance said...

Love this look! The skirt is gorgeous! :) ♥

Heather Johnson said...

Oh my god! Look at that skirt.
Absolutely gorgeous! You look amazing :)



Jennifer Louise said...

the shirt and collar look so gorgeous together!

rosaliejayne said...

The top and necklace look great together, I thought the necklace was part of the top at first. The plait looks lovely :)


charissa said...

I love the outfit, so much glitz and glam! xx


StephDreamsBlog said...

Oh well hello stunning lady! I love it all, and you just look stunning xxx

Lucy Old said...

This is gorgeous!
I love the skirt, although not sure my pale legs would be able to pull it off!



jollybeachang said...

Three words ... Wow, wow and WOW!!!! X

Charli said...

That skirt is amazing!!!!!!!

Helena said...

Beautiful skirt - I love it! xx

Helen Alison said...

That skirt is gorgeous! Also love the shade of lipstick you used x

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Imogen. said...

You look amazing! That skirt is so pretty! xx

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Roisin Elizabeth Keats said...

I adore every individual component of this outfit so much! The skirt & shoes are particularly amazing but I think the other pieces and the make up are so essential to pull it all together!

JennyScribbles said...

cute outfit! love all the pieces and how you put them together


HeartsAndCrosses said...

You look so gorgeous, your hair is just amazing and I love that shade of lipstick, it really suits yoy! The outfit is amazing too



Hannah Cagney Lace said...

You look sensational Milly! Beautiful hair and make-up, love the bright lipstick & your sequin skirt and body style top works so well together.

The perfect party look.

Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

abby said...

Gorgeous as ever milly! Love your hair like this too,going to try it :)

abby xx

Katherine Baker said...

amazing skirt! you look amazing :)



Monta Rosa said...

I adore that skirt - I think it would look really great with a hot pink top also!
Plus..You wear a red lip really well, I'm just so envious..

Tracy Hodgson said...

You look stunning and i adore your skirt.



Sharlynn said...

Awesome outfit I love MS for their bodycon dresses! Expensive but soo worth it. I've put in an order for lots of pretty dresses! Skirts are also something I adore! Not so much with glitter in my wardrobe but that skirt does look great

Michaela Tegg said...

My favourite entry so far! The skirt is so gorgeous. X

Michaela Tegg said...

My favourite entry so far! The skirt is so gorgeous. X

Zaynab said...

Wow this outfit is so awesome!!!xx

Rachel said...

You look freaking amazing! I think I'm in love this look xx

Sipie said...

Love your outfit! Your skin always looks so flawless, it's amazing! Love, Sipie


Gemma Turner said...

Such a beautiful makeup look. I really like the tone of your lipstick :) <3

Gemma xx


Jess Cotton said...

You look insane!


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