Sunday, 6 October 2013

Casino Royale

I have a fabulous Spanish friend called Begona who resides in Spain for most of the year, but during the holidays stays at her Chelsea home for good old London playtime! Last weekend she invited me to her younger brother's 18th birthday party. Now this wasn't the usual 18th birthday party that you'd experience in London that's filled with copious amounts of vodka and ends in a nightmare of a hangover. Firstly this was in the beautiful city of Valencia at her family home and secondly, it was a black tie event with a Casino Royale theme.

All the boys were of course in dinner jackets, and for the girls there was a strict dress code of either red, white or black. I chose a red satin dress that I had hanging in my closet for a while. I kept the hair and make up pretty simple - I went for a classic red lip and blow-dried hair. I thought it would be nice to share what products I used to create this look, so here they are below: 

Unfortunately there's no better close up of my make up than this incredibly pouty photo!

bareMinerals Prime Time foundation primer
Georgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation
Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long-Lasting Concealer (review here)
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder (review here)
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
Collection shimmering glow powder
Soap & Glory Glow All Out highlighter (review here)

No 7 Eyebrow pencil
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze
Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette
Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Noir (review here)
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Sexy Blacks mascara (review here)

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick
Lord & Berry 20100 Shining Lipstick in Scarlett* (review here)
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang

Trying my hand at roulette

Clearly we love to pout (a bit too much)

The ambience was absolutely incredible - Chinese laterns, roulette tables, a rather vast bar and scrumptious canapes! All the girls were given matching feather boas during the night which hopefully explains some of the pictures! We danced the night away under the stars, and after one too many G&Ts we headed home. Happy birthday Jorge (or George as we Brits like to say)!

Happy reading,


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