Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh. My. Gosh. I have found THE party look I want to recreate - pity I'm SICK and can't go out this weekend >curses<
Dishevelled, sexy, funky, glamorous, colourful and just screaming "I'm here to party", the look is also teaching me a lesson - if you want to do your hair and make-up all colourful and fancy, WEAR SIMPLE CLOTHES. Focus on your make-up/hair, or your clothes, or risk looking like a drag queen (something highly undesirable if it's not actually your AIM).

If you want to let loose with with colourful eyes, and more sparkles and glitter than a glo-mesh purse, feel free. I know I do. But just remember to pair it with simple tops, preferably cotton if you're going clubbing so the fabric lets you breeeaaaathe, and either so-cute-I-wanna-eat-you shorts or jeans.

I love: Inglot pigments (like MAC, but cheaper, without losing quality), Sportsgirl glitter eyeliner, either Country Road or Witchery tops and shorty shorts. I'm not much for jeans in a club, I get really hot and I want to take them off but we all know that would be taken the wrong way indeed.

Oh and don't forget accessorizing. I like to stick to plain bangles, Diva have some really hot ones at the moment in blue and silver, and the same set also come in cream and gold but those are on sale, so you'd either have to wait till after January or go to Castle Towers, yayyyy (hear the sarcasm?? hear it?). I don't see much point in spending big on accessories unless there's design I REALLY love, because I get bored of them so easily and anyway, I find Diva and Equip do a pretty decent job of copying Mimco and Dinosaur Designs. Plus, then I can save my money and spend it on CLOTHES :P :P

But sometimes I get a little shy, and start to have psychadelic nightmares that I look like a clown. In which case I wear my shiny metallic clothes that my boyfriend doesn't like, but which I don't give a DAMN about because I like them :P and keep the make-up and hair simple. Metallic fabrics are great, because they make you the life of the party and all you had to do was put the clothes on. Easy. Peasy.

Then you wear some black or brown eyeliner, mascara if, unlike me, you actually HAVE lashes to build on, a bit of blush and some shiiiny lipgloss et voila!

Highly recommended for this second option: Blush - Covergirl TruBlend in 430 Shimmering Sands. It's soft, powdery and lightly shimmery too, and you can build up the colour. I like it because it highlights my cheeks without making me look sunburnt :) unlike their bronzers which make me look like the personification of a dirty orange, but that's another story.

As for lipglosses, my current favourites are Inglot lipglosses because they taste like SUGAR (but, funnily enough, don't last too long), Dior ones because they're moisturizing and feel like silk on your lips, and ModelCo Liplights. The ModelCo ones have a little light that switches on when you open the gloss and a mirror on the side, so you can re-apply on the dancefloor. They're a little sticky, but not, thank goodness, as sticky as MAC lipglasses, and they last long, but the best part is seeing your friends startng at it like a rabbit caught in a headlight, and repeating to themselves "woahhh... it's got a light... woahhh". Heheheh. It's so amusing.