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11 December 2017

5 Essentials to get you Party Ready in a Flash

This post is sponsored by, but all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

You want to hear something hilarious? Well, at the end of November I was at a blogger event and I told everyone there that I was currently looking at a super slow December. Aside from my mom coming to visit for my birthday weekend, and heading home for Christmas weekend, my calendar was pretty sparse. Well, then that first week in December everything started rolling in and I’m chuckling at the thought that I thought December would be slow. I’m looking at a grand total of like 2 days without something blog or work related on the calendar.

You guys know though how much I love a jam packed social schedule, hence the reason I started Dallas Love List to begin with. My favorite time of the year is December, because everything is kicked up a notch during this month. Everyone is in a better mood, the Texas heat has finally given us all a much needed break and glitter is literally everywhere. It’s the best, it’s the time of year I look forward to the most. Oh, and also, yeah, it’s my birth month so that doesn’t hurt things.

Every event I go to seems to have a photographer from D Magazine or the Dallas Observer in attendance, so I do my best to put in a little effort to make sure I don’t look like I just rolled out of bed (even if there’s a chance I did! LOLS! Hey, I really really REALLY like sleeping, big whoop!

I’m teaming up with Babbleboxx to bring you the 5 things every girl should have in her arsenal to make her party perfect in a flash!

1. A Fun, Festive Pair of Shoes

I’ll admit, I am NOT a big shoe girl. Carrie Bradshaw would probably look at the shoes in my closet and scratch her head. Then she’d probably peek around the house, looking through other closets, convinced one walk-in must be dedicated to shoes. Well, she’d probably come up short.

One thing I always have room for though is a fun pair of booties that are guaranteed to be attention grabbers! These are the kind of boots where someone is guaranteed to ask, “OMG, WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?!”

Enter, Vince Camuto’s Chelsea Boot! I’ve been a Vince Camuto fan dating back to my days of living in Knoxville. I used to contestantly tell my friend who worked at one of the local department stores that Vince Camuto can do no wrong! These are perfect for your holiday parties, but I wore mine out to a blogger dinner in Uptown and was flooded with compliments. Call me crazy, but I decided to just embrace the wildness and paired it with this colorful skirt. I had fun with it and I think people really dug the combo!

2. A Reliable Eyebrow Shaper
Ok, I’m new to the world of eyebrow shaping. Although my mama convinced me never to over pluck my brows, I went the alternate route and just never really touched them aside from some light tweezing. It was only recently, after getting my makeup done for our engagement pictures, that I realized just how important eyebrow shaping is.

The Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper is a great (and easy to use!!) kit to shape your brows for your next party this month. The slim tip precision applicator is filled with a natural, non-heat formula that washes away with water at the end of the day. In fact, the kit even comes with washable cotton strips and cleansing wipes! Before I was attempting to just free-hand shape my brows, but since finding this kit they look so much better and they are honestly EASY to do!

3. An All-In-One Makeup Kit

I am almost always going straight from work to whatever event I might have. I need something that folds up and I can easily throw in my purse so I don’t have to bring my whole big makeup bag. Woosh Beauty’s Fold Out Face is perfect for doing your makeup on the go… Read Also: in the bathroom at work or in the parking lot before your party!

I’m a big eyeshadow fan, and I love how this one has shades that are universally flattering. It also has flawless complexion coverage, dark and light contouring powders, cool and warm brushes and even an incredible highlighter all in one slim, portable palatte. Oh and it is paraben free, mineral based and animal cruelty free!

BONUS: Use code BB15OFF for 15% off your Woosh Beauty purchase!

4. A signature fragrance

At work, we talk a lot about the power of scent. Having a signature scent is so amazing because it can bring back fond memories and transport you to another time. Over the years, I’ve certainly used my fair share of scents, and each one brings me back to a different time in my life. I keep all of my old scents in the guest bathroom, and anytime I smell them, I can picture an exact time, perhaps a date or a party, when I wore that fragrance.

A fragrance I’m really liking now is Rosé Rush by Paris Hilton. I was blown away the first time I smelled this because I feel like the fragrance can transcend generations. It’s one of those fragrances that is timeless and I feel like my daughter would wear one day in the future. I could also picture my mother wearing it when she was my age. I’d absolutely spritz this on before your next party, it’s so lovely.

5. An effective teeth whitener
I wear a bold red lip 3 or 4 days a week. I just love the look and it makes me feel so confident. As you know, nothing pairs better with a red lip than bright white teeth! I’m really digging the Primal Life Dental Kit. Charcoal is all the rage right now for it’s stain removing power, and this kit comes with a charcoal ion toothbrush, plus LED teeth whitener, an all natural toothpowder and 100% all natural boost whitening paste.

The whitening paste works in unison with the LED Teeth Whitener to brighten your smile! The toothpowder is made to remineralize, detoxify, whiten and strengthen. Fab for a holiday party, OR, for someone who has a wedding coming up on March 3rd!


So those are a few of my current go-to's for being totally party ready this December! What are some things you're currently loving? Have you tried any of these products?? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you thank you thank you to my dear friend Ally who helped me with these beautiful images

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