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?

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  1. 18th December 2012 / 4:57 pm

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

  2. 18th December 2012 / 5:06 pm

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

  3. 18th December 2012 / 5:35 pm

    the shirt and collar look so gorgeous together!

  4. 18th December 2012 / 6:43 pm

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

  5. 18th December 2012 / 7:37 pm

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

  6. 18th December 2012 / 7:47 pm

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



  7. 18th December 2012 / 8:08 pm

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

  8. 18th December 2012 / 8:45 pm

    Beautiful skirt – I love it! xx

  9. 18th December 2012 / 10:40 pm

    You look amazing! That skirt is so pretty! xx
    -Giveaway ending Friday!

  10. 18th December 2012 / 11:30 pm

    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!

  11. 19th December 2012 / 9:43 am

    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.


  12. 19th December 2012 / 10:20 am

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

    abby xx

  13. 19th December 2012 / 10:52 am

    amazing skirt! you look amazing 🙂


  14. 19th December 2012 / 1:08 pm

    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

  15. 19th December 2012 / 5:34 pm

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

  16. 19th December 2012 / 5:34 pm

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

  17. 19th December 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Wow this outfit is so awesome!!!xx

  18. 20th December 2012 / 12:07 am

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

  19. 20th December 2012 / 12:12 pm

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

  20. 24th March 2013 / 6:57 pm

    You look insane!