New Year’s Eve: Party Time – The Clothes, The Shoes, The Makeup

So I’m geared up for another night on the antibiotics on the town!! In all seriousness, New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and away from my sick bed. As you can imagine, I’m not going to be “larging it” in some central London club this year (I’m soooo over that!), so this year, I’ll be out but in. An intimate house party with good friends is my favourite way to spend NYE, but it requires careful planning. One wants to look as if one’s made an effort, but as not I’m going to be in Tramps, Annabel’s or Loulou’s this year, it can’t be too over the top. A bit of bling, without going over the top.
In keeping with my rose-gold and silver nails (here), I’ve come up with a couple of choices, decision to be made at the last minute (of course), both of which are grounded in a pair of black leather leggings from Baukjen, snagged in the online sale. None of the other bits are new, just what I’ve got lying around the house. Being sick as a parrot kind of puts the kibosh on going shopping for new togs.
Gold option:
Temperley cream and gold top, Baukjen leather & ponte leggings, Jimmy Choo Maya suede & studded high heels, vintage Gucci handbag.
Silver option:
Manoush top, Baukjen leggings as before, Christian Louboutin Archidisco 120 silver heels, Zagliani handbag

And for makeup, I’m keeping it simple. It’s going to be all about flawless skin tonight, helped by Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and my mix of two shades (8 & 9) of By Terry Densiliss. Blemishes and dark circles will be banished with a concoction of BeneFit’s It Stick, Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer (in Biscuit) and Illamasqua’s Skin Base Lift (in Deep 1). My current favourite Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (here) will give me all the rose-gold shades I could hope to need, anchored over a base of MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot as a base, and defined by MAC’s Feline black eyeliner, a quick curl of Shu Uemura’s lash curlers and a swipe of current rave, Sensai’s 38ºC Volumising Mascara, (here), which promises not to budge, no matter how much I blub my way through Auld Langs Aye!

A little contouring won’t go amiss, so I’ll be turning to And Other Stories Face Contour Cream, highlighting the cheekbones with a touch of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector (in Moonstone) and blushed up with Makeup Store Blush (in SugarPink).

Lips will be kept simple yet pouting with a light outline from Rimmel’s Exaggerate Lipliner in Obsession, a swipe of Charlotte Tillbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Penelope Pink and glossed over with Chantecaille’s Lucky Lipgloss.

And that’s it! Time to go party! Wishing you the very best for New Year’s Eve, hope you have a wonderful evening and see you on the other side – may 2014 have only good things in store for us all.


ps – if you fancy seeing the finished look, let me know in the comments below or tweet me @AmbarinaHasan and I’ll post it tomorrow!


  1. Anonymous
    31 December 2013 / 4:30 pm

    i want to see the look..adeela x

  2. 24 July 2017 / 12:24 pm

    The combination of gold & cream top with black leggings looks great.Matching bag and hills also looks nice.your selection is really ultimate.

    • 26 July 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment – this was such a long time ago I’d almost forgotten about that gold and cream top – I’m going to dig it out of my wardrobe for a dinner this weekend – thanks so much for reminding me about it!
      Lovely to have you here as a reader!

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