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Party season beauty must-haves | AD

It's party season! New Year's Eve is fast approaching and so is my birthday so I thought I'd share with you my go to products when getting party ready. I was kindly gifted these items and have been putting them to the test over the Christmas period. This is in no way a lie, all of these products are  now within my routine when getting ready to celebrate.

We all need the basics to get ready for a party like the make up, the clothes (more importantly - the shoes) and the hair styling items like the straighteners and the curlers. There's no doubt that I have all of the above (too much of it if you ask me) but these are products that you don't know you need. Trust me, these are a must have not only for the party season but for daily life too. Some of these products are definitely part of my daily routine now.

Let's have a look at these beauties that are going to get you ready for this party season.

Sensationail Peel Off Polish

Let's start with nails. I'd be lying if I told you I didn't peel off my nail varnish half of the time - I'm just too lazy to reach for the acetone. What if I told you that there is a nail varnish that now purposely peels off?

Sensationail have a peel off polish which is honestly amazing. Saves me so much time and effort (less time with the awful stench from the nail varnish remover, the better!). I was kindly sent the shade You Had Me At Merlot which is a rich wine colour.

It takes a fair bit of time to dry so be careful not to knock them for a while but they're definitely a satisfying peel. You can buy them for £6 which I don't think is too bad at all. There are a range of reds, pinks and glitters - perfect for a classy look.

Daytox Cleansing Foam

This Daytox Cleansing Foam is great for cleansing the skin, removing excess makeup (very important for when the night is finished) and releasing any build up of dirt and residue. The cleanser is gentle on the skin and so is perfect for those with dry and sensitive skin.

It's better to start using this a week or so before said party but it will definitely be a great one to use after the party to gently wash away your makeup without being too harsh on your skin. The cleanser includes cuckooflower and almond oil which provides vitamin B5, aiding the smoothness and elasticity of the skin.

I use this every morning before applying my skincare routine (moisturiser and glycolic acid). This is a great product because not only is it good for the skin, it's cruelty free and vegan. It doesn't contain any artificial colourings, parabens and silicons.

This product costs £12 normally and you can buy it from Zest Beauty. Daytox is sold at Waitrose too so if you want to go and have a browse in store, I recommend you go there. I couldn't find this particular product online though.


This DESIGN.ME Puff Me powder is revolutionary. It's a powder that volumizes your hair, so imagine mousse or hairspray in a powder form. I was reluctant to give this a go when I first had this, I had no idea how a powder could volumize my hair - especially with the promises made.

I actually gave it a go yesterday and I was amazed. 2-4 puffs of the powder to your roots will do the trick. It instantly gets to work adding volume to your hair and then you can begin styling. The white powder disappears (where it goes I don't know) and your hair is voluminous for hours after.

Never did I think this would work like it did. This is one product that every girl with flat hair (aka me) needs in their life. It's only £9.95 from Sally Beauty!

Missguided Babe Power

What's a party without an alluring scent? I've had this Missguided scent before but I was kindly sent their Bauble version (they'd ran out of the rollerball ones) and this cute little version was inside. Exactly like the original, bigger Babe Power scent, this on is smaller and will fit perfectly into your handbag for a top up when all that dancing catches up.

If you didn't know already, Missguided have a range of scents that are honestly B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. I can sit here and describe it all again or you can go and read the full description on my last post on it (I'm too lazy to write it all out again, haha!). This is a lovely scent and the rollerballs are only £8! Shop them over at The Fragrance Shop.

These are definite must haves this party season as well as for your daily routines. I think there's a product for every kind of girl in there! What are your must haves beauty products for the party season?

Until next time...

*These products have been sent to me, courtesy of Sparkle PR, therefore this is an advertisement.

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  1. These are all great products. Thanks for the share


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