Christmas party essentials; makeup, nail polish and accessories

Party season is officially upon us, I've got a few dressy up occasions coming up and it's all systems go for someone who usually spends her Saturday nights with a cup of tea and Gilmore Girls. Whilst Christmas shopping I've finally found my '2016 dress' which I'll be wearing as often as possible over the next few weeks. Make sure you're following me on Bloglovin' to see it when I blog about it next week.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share my Christmas party essentials with you. Items that will be getting me through the party season, helping to add the finishing touch to an outfit or making sure I'm as sparkly as the tree I'll be posing next to. (Everyone does this, just scroll through Instagram. See? Told you.)

Topshop hoop earrings

There's no time to accessorise like Christmas party season. 2016 has been the year of the hoop and the choker, and lately I'm loving my hoops. These are from the set I mentioned in my November favourites video, who can believe they were just £6?

Urban Decay naked 3 palette

For me, the ultimate eye palette is Urban Decay's Naked 3. The soft pinks, the shimmers, it's just beautiful. I use this palette every day, using limit and nooner for daytime, adding buzz and trick for a bit of shimmer for a night out. It'll take you right through from family lunch to a big NYE party.

NYX proof it eye primer

Sticking with the eyes, the NYX proof it primer helps bring these eye looks to life. For just £5.50, I'm seriously impressed by this little primer. It can leave your lids feeling a bit sticky at first, but it makes sure your shimmer stays on all night.

Nails Inc Alexa star nail polish

Of course it wouldn't be a Christmas party without a bit of sparkle. I love the idea of chunky sparkles on nails, something a little different than your usual glitter. These gold stars are part of the Alexa Chung for Nails Inc collection, which I absolutely love. There's a navy polish in there, which looks great underneath these stars to bring the night sky to your fingertips.

Urban Decay naked illuminator highlighter

More sparkle! We all love a good highlighter, and my favourite is the Urban Decay naked illuminator, it's like you've got actual fairy dust sprinkled on your cheekbones. It's not subtle, and that's why I love it, even when there's no party.

Urban Decay all nighter setting spray

And to top it all off, I couldn't get through party season without the Urban Decay all nighter setting spray. Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you've all heard about the wonders of this spray. It is my holy grail. I can cry, sweat and walk in the rain but with this my makeup is still perfectly in place with this baby.

So these are my Christmas party essentials, what are yours?

Good vibes guys