It’s the end of December and that only means one thing. It’s almost time for New Year’s Eve! I often go back and forth and ruminate over what I am going to wear for NYE but I often don’t think about what kind of New Year’s make-up look I am going to go for until the last minute. So I was really happy when this Boots Beauty Box arrived at my door full of all the right things to create a glamorous look for the big night out!
I am a huge fan of beauty boxes, regularly receiving both Glossybox and My Little Box – both of which are fabulous. There is just something really exciting about receiving them – it’s like someone is sending you a birthday present every single month.
So when the Boots Beauty Box arrived just in time for New Year’s Eve I was really excited because it is pretty generous (!), containing all of the below items:
L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim
Eylure Party Lashes Frozen Beauty
Collection #YourStyleYourMood Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup Precious Metals Highlighting Palette
Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
Nail Apothecary Gel-Effect Top Coat
So let me unveil exactly what each of these products look like!
First off is the Eylure Party Lashes Frozen Beauty – these are really cool because they are sparkly – perfect for New Year’s Eve big glamour. In fact, I can’t think of a better time to wear them. I really like Eyelure lashes – they apply well and stay put – all at a reasonable price.
Next up is the Collection #YourStyleYourMood Eyeshadow Palette. I really like these colours because you can wear them both everyday and/or use the darker colours to create that smoky eye look. And we all know that smoky eyes are the one we want for New Year’s Eve.
I feel really bad about myself if my nails don’t look good (hey, high expectations come with being a beauty blogger!) and there is nothing I like better than a gel mani so I don’t have to worry about my nail colour chipping. It saves me time, energy and I always feel put together. I also like the glossy top coat of a gel manicure which is why I was really excited to receive this Nail Apothecary Gel-Effect Top Coat. It’s a brand I haven’t tried before, which is good because this is the whole point of a beauty box – to discover brands you haven’t tried before!
You can’t go out on a big night without a bit of contouring! Barry M has pretty much taken all the thinking out of how to contour with this Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit. Honestly it is so easy to use – just follow the instructions on the inside of the palette. This is a great set for beginners especially.
So what’s up next? Only a really good eyeliner! I have been really impressed with this L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim eyeliner – it draws on a fine line and is good if you want to just create a hint of a flick at the edges of your top eyelid – which is what I like to do for everyday. However, you can draw on top of the line to make it thicker for a more stand-out look. The fact that it is thin is good because you can always go bigger but with a thicker eyeliner you can never go thinner – hope that makes sense!
Last but certainly not least is one of my favourite high-street brands for make-up which is Sleek. They do really great palettes so if you are looking for one seriously have a look at Sleek. This Precious Metals Highlighting Palette is absolutely gorgeous – full of shimmery goodness that will have you looking like an absolute goddess on New Year’s Eve. If you want to go for the strobing effect as well, this is your man.
So what’s my final look for New Year’s Eve? Check it out!
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