Last night another one of my beautiful friends turned 18, and had a big old party to celebrate. I am now feeling like the only 17-year-old on the planet, as I watch my friends go out like adults.. Since the party was at a pub & obviously under 18's can't drink, guess who got to drive around? Me. I do love driving, but the stress of trying not to lose your keys is a lot of pressure! That and not killing whoever else is in the car with you..
The party itself was so much fun, kicked off by getting ready with two gorgeous girls.
Here's a close up of what I am wearing..
Dress - Topshop; Shoes - New Look; Ring - Parfois; Bracelet - Pull & Bear.
This is in fact a dress you saw a while ago, way back in September when I first bought it to wear to another friend's 18th.. But don't worry, I have not broken my rule about not wearing the same combination twice - this time around I went bare-legged with gold heels, my hair down and bold eyes instead of lips. I love the detailing on this LBD - without the neckline detail it would be quite a simple dress, but that neckline adds interest and makes it more unusual. I cannot believe it took me 5 months to break it out again!
I said I went for bold eyes this time, so here is a quick close up of my slightly more experimental makeup look.
I can't remember where I saw this makeup look, but I was desperate to try it out. In my mind it is called Peacock Eyes. To start with, I applied a bright gold shadow all over my eyelid, going past the socket line, and a little to my lower lash line. Next I blended a royal blue shadow into the crease of my eyelid, then onto the outer corner of my eyelid. Into the blue I blended a tiny bit of green, for that peacock-feather effect, then smudged some inky black shadow onto the outer corner of my eyelid and the crease. I also extended the blue and black under my lower lashline. To finish the look I added a line of liquid eyeliner along my upper lash line, and a liberal coating of mascara. A quick clean-up with a face wipe and my peacock eyes were ready to go on display.
(disclaimer: I am not a very good beauty blogger, nor do I claim to be one, but beauty is such a part of fashion that every so often I will try something new and just have to post. Sorry if the beauty elements to my posts make little or no sense!)
After an awful parking job, we got to the party and basically spent the night talking, laughing, dancing and karaoke-ing. That's right, karaoke. I usually hate singing in public, but somehow I ended up singing Sk8r Boi by Avril Lavigne, and Born This Way by Lady Gaga... It was fun though! It was good to go out and let my hair down, as well as catch up with some people. Here's a few snaps of us all looking splendide!
I will just say that my camera ran out of battery about ten minutes in to the party (shame on me for not checking it was charged) so most of these photos come courtesy of the amazing Akikik of DREAMS. Hope the birthday girl had a good night and is enjoying being an adult now! Love and kisses, Tara xox