Wednesday, 2 December 2015

getting party ready...

We've finally hit the festive month of December and that only means one thing...the party season is officially here! You may have bought your party looks & Xmas gift steals over Black Friday and Cyber Monday but have you thought about how you're completing your festive looks with accessories and beauty must-haves? Don't panic if you haven't, we have all the solutions you need right here before your very eyes!

We don't know about you, but the last few weeks our diary's have been jam-packed with pre-xmas events & work dinners (there's no escaping getting all 'zhuzhed' up this time of year!) and so last week we decided to get ready at the gorgeous Rosewood Hotel before heading out for a girlie night. 
Getting "Party Ready" is always quite a militant task for us, we have our usual set routine for pruning & pampering ourselves and have managed (with quite a bit of practise) to get our glam on from beginning to end in 45mins. Well, this was until we received our December Limited Edition Birchbag from Birchbox! Without being overdramatic, it's quite possibly the best quick-fix party accessory & beauty invention we've seen yet. For the month of December all Birchbox subscribers will receive the Limited Edition luxe Birchbox filled with 5 amazing beauty treats. What could possibly be better than having all your essential beauty products in perfect bite-size packaging, all jam packed in a gorgeous luxe clutch bag, that you can use for your night out too?! 
With our day to day work schedules being so manic at the moment we love anything & everything that simplifies and just makes such things as "getting ready to go out" so easy.

Before you start scrolling down to see how we got party ready last week, we have a gift for you... We have an exclusive discount code for all our lovely readers to get 50% off when subscribing to Birchbox in December. Use the code - DECWAT for the special rate :-)

All subscribers will receive a personalised selection of beauty treats, but all the goodies in our Birchbag included:
 Liz Earl 'cleanse & polish', Benefit 'they're real liner & puff off duo,' ModelCo lipstick, Ciate nail polish, Rituals shower gel & Catherine Malandrino perfume.
We told you, everything you'll need to get ready this party season!

Being a liquid eye liner obsessive, Sarah's favourite item was of course the Benefit "They're Real Push-Up" liner. It's not one she's tried before, but it's now her new fave! It went on super easy, and didn't budge all night. It also has the perfect shaped tip for that all important feline flick.

Philippa on the other hand became a little obsessed with the ModelCo lippy in "kitty". She loved the pinky nude tone and the extremely moisturising texture. Perfect for finishing off any party look.

We loved the versatility of these bags, perfect with our fave power points! Plus they are roomy enough for the day too. We can confirm we managed a phone, keys, lippy and a diary - all the essentials!

We kept our outfits sleek and simple in our going out staples, black trousers and a white blouse combo. You know how we love to let our shoes and bags do the talking! 

Philippa's wearing:
Next top | ASOS trousers (similar here) | Birchbox clutch bag | Jimmy Choo heels (similar here)

Sarah's wearing:
River Island top | Asos trousers (similar here) | Birchbox clutch bag | Christian Louboutin (similar here)

We'd love to see how you're styling your Luxe Birchbags, Instagram your pic and tag @BirchboxUK and share your pic with #BirchboxUK

They make the perfect a friend a Birchbox subscrition before December 20th and the first delivery your friend will receive is this Limited Edition (December only) Luxe Birchbag with 5 luxe samples. Plus you can upgrade the gift subscription too, more details here


  1. shoes and klutches are just love.Beautiful accesories for making yourself more amzaing

  2. shoes and klutches are just love.Beautiful accesories for making yourself more amzaing

  3. shoes and klutches are just love.Beautiful accesories for making yourself more amzaing