New Year’s Eve Essentials

I have been trying out some new products recently and was feeling inspired to write a bit about New Year’s Eve. I’m especially ready for 2017 but first I have one thing left to do in 2016. We are currently pit-stopping in Nashville right now but are heading on down to Charleston tomorrow and I couldn’t be happier to be back with my parents in such a charming city.

My parents moved all the way from Sheboygan, WI to Charleston, SC this year and it’s been a bit of a tough one. Although I didn’t get to see them over any holidays this year, I am going to be with them for New Years Eve. New Year’s Eve was a strictly family holiday growing up; my mom insisted on this because she new that once we were all grown up it wouldn’t be so easy to corral us all together. It really didn’t bother me growing up, in fact I loved NYE. It meant some kind of extravagant meal, like my stepdad making homemade sushi, and playing board games all night just waiting for the count-down. But no matter what, it was always very special.

Because it was so special, I have always enjoyed getting jazzed up for the occasion. It was half the fun. So here are just a few products that are going to get me through the passing of one year to the next while I celebrate with my family.

About a month ago I picked up the Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples and have been loving it ever since. The bronzer, blush and highlight are creams that are highly pigmented and easy to blend. They also stay put all day which make them great for a NYE look. The Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites are part of the holiday range but they are great for everyday use. There are 5 loose eyeshadow shades that are all matte, I love this because my go-to party look is a 60’s matte cut-crease. I usually take a fluffy shadow brush and spray a bit of face mist onto it then dip in the pot and tap of the excess. I have found that that’s the easiest way to apply.

My base is always the Glossier Skin Tint because it’s really the best. If you haven’t tried it out yet, please do. I have been trying out the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and I am finding that it is the best concealer yet. It doesn’t crease and is long-lasting. The color match for me is perfect which can be tricky because I am so pale yet warm undertones. If you have warm undertones, I’d recommend checking out this concealer.

Last but not least, my eyelash curler and my favorite lipstick. I love the NYX matte lipsticks. This one is in Pure Red and is the perfect pop of red as the focal point of my NYE look.

Tell me what NYE look you’re going for in the comments or if you’ve tried out any of these products already!


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