This post is in association with Missguided, wonderful sponsors of the Company Style Blogger Awards 2014
We are incredibly proud/grateful/lucky to have been shortlisted for Best Blogging Duo at this year's Company Style Blogger Awards and with just 2 weeks to go, preparation is already well underway! As it's you, our beautiful readers, who got us here in the first place, we'd like to share our excitement with you are letting you 'Get Ready With Us' in 2 sneak peak posts :)
I am not a beauty and life style blogger and this post definitely shows it! But it's been really nice to do something a bit different. Awards night is going to be my first night out since having Ivy so I am even more excited than usual! Being shortlisted is enough of a reason to celebrate so I will be getting ready with a prosecco in my hand, so let the party begin!
with combination skin and post-pregnancy hormones playing havoc with breakouts, I've been testing loads of new skincare products to make sure I don't have any major zits on the night. My daily skincare routine leading up to the awards has been Soap & Glory's Ultimelt Cleanser followed by Lush's Tea Tree Toner Water and then Soap and Glory's Fab Pore Facial Peel three times a week on top. I have never faked tanned or used a sun bed in my life but as Naomi is sporting her Morroccan tan I want glowing skin too! I have been doing a full body exfoliate twice a week and following up with a Dove gradual tan moisturiser.
when it comes to hair and makeup, I am a pretty low maintenance person. I have a hair appointment booked at Blue Tit, Dalston a couple of days before so I have no split ends and a staight fringe (I usually just cut my own!) but on the night I will just enjoy a usual wash and blow dry. I am completely obsessed with John Frieda's Frizz Ease Styling Spray though, as it tames loose fly aways and gives a sleeker finish to my hair. It rained at last year's awards, so my hair can only look better this year!
I will also be following my normal make up routine on the night. I do like simple make up but honestly, I just don't know enough about putting the bloody stuff on and this is not the night to experiment. I have chosen Rimmel's Moisture Renew Lipstick in Latino for the night which is suprisingly subtle for me but the colour matches perfectly with my outfit and can let my dress do the talking. This Rimmel collection is spot on for me as I always have dry lips - I was gifted one at LFW last season and havent looked back since. Other than that, I'll be wearing black liquid liner and might even treat myself to mascara.
I will be wearing Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Huckleberry (2 coats) and Models Own Jack Frost Glitter (1 coat) on the top to tie in with my clutch. I will be doing this myself but will leave adequate drying time (unlike this tester time round, oops)
the most important bit of getting ready is the music to set the mood! Here are my, quite personal, top 10 playlist must haves:
Yeasayer - O.N.E // New Order - Blue Monday // Clean Bandit - Rather Be // Amerie - One Thing // ACDC - You Shook Me All Night Long // Chaka Khan - Aint Nobody // Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down // Artful Dodger - Movin' Too Fast // Hairspray - You Can't Stop The Beat // David Bowie - Let's Dance
I like to get ready in something comfy but also something sexy that's going to give me that all important confidence boost! This amazing Missguided coord (top & bottom) fits the bill perfectly :) as for the awards? Well, that would be telling ;) we have some pretty special dresses on route so for now, I'll leave you with some accessories teasers and a hint of Daisy Eau So Fresh