Party prep challenge…

I was recently contacted by the people behind Most Wanted – the blog for to pull together a package of items to make the ultimate get ready to party package – without setting foot in a salon. I have been given a budget of £60 to make it all happen – much less than the average of £110 that 18-24 year olds spend getting polished for the festive season…


So lets take a look at my picks…

The majority of the items I chose, I was thinking of in terms of making it easy to get ready to go out straight from work as a lot of Christmas festivities are often work related or at least organised for post-work times. So I wanted product that made it really easy to get ready without needing to totally get transformed head to toe! The only exception to that rule is St Tropez tanner… but in an ideal world that would be a weekly addition to the routine rather than an event emergency!

List of Products picked:

VO5 Plump Me Up Back Comb Spray: £2
Soap & Glory Girligo Moisturising Mist: £6.50

Bourjois Khol Kajal: £6.99
Look Double Hit Lip ‘Pink Punch’: £8
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Blueberry’: £3.99 (but counts as free because it was 3 for 2 at Superdrug)

17 Va Va Voom Mascara £6.29
17 Blusher First Kiss £3.49 (Buy one get one half price Boots so half price… so £1.75)

St Tropez Dark Tanning Mousse £24.23 (beautybay)

Total: £55.46

You might notice that I didn’t choose lots of typical Christmas colours, that’s because I decided to go with a brighter, colour-pop style to keep things a bit different. As much as I’m loving deep berry and plum shades, I decided a pop of hot pink would have more ‘wow’ factor as it’s a bit different for the season.

Also, I’m especially loving multi-task products… the Look Double Hit has both lipstick and gloss, the Bourjois Khol Kajal can be an inner eye liner or also blended out around the eye for a bit of a messy smokey eye look. The Soap & Glory Girligo Moisturising Mist doubles as moisturiser for giving skin a glowing sheen and a light fragrance – plus the fact it’s a spray makes it feel refreshing.

Let me know what you think and what items you consider your party essentials!

*I have been provided with the £60 to purchase items for the challenge.



  1. November 18, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    This is actually amazing 🙂 I can be seriously tight sometimes, but this shows just how much you can get for not that much. Obviously you’ve made use of offers and things, but I would have still guessed that you’d spent far more than £60 buying all those bits together 😀

    Steph xx

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