There’s nothing I love more than a really glam, girly night out – and that’s exactly what I enjoyed on Monday when I hit the red carpet for the TV Choice Awards with my best gal pal Rosie.
Cue a joint trip to Duck & Dry, the Kings Road hair salon famed for its glamorous blow-dries and red-carpet styles. A couple of hours later, we emerged looking seriously fabulous. I had been treated to tumbling movie-star waves, which looked perfect with my sleek black jumpsuit. In contrast, Rosie was rocking a stunning, slicked-back do. The stylists glossed down her long locks with Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Divine Polish Shine Spray, 100ml, creating a showstopping ’do with a cutting-edge catwalk feel.
We spent a giggly couple of hours getting ready at my place – doing our make-up and slipping into our party get-ups – before heading off to the event at the Hilton on Park Lane. And in honour of our glorious girly evening, I thought I’d reveal exactly which products I used to look party-perfect.
Red Carpet Essentials
Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Holding Foam
My look was all about the big, wavy hair, so a good mousse was essential to ensure my curls didn’t droop under the lights. This moisture-rich foam locks your waves in place, giving me full, bouncy tresses all night long.
Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Volume Up
Staying power is crucial when you’re heading for a long night out, but rather than plump for a simple hairspray, I spritzed my locks with this fabulous product. Not only does it fix your ’do in place, its breakthrough formula immediately boosts the hair with incredible volume, ensuring your have a head of full and luscious locks the whole night long.
DiorSkin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Make-Up
Television lights, paparazzi flashes, and even harsh nightclub lighting can show up even the tiniest imperfections, so a flawless-looking complexion is essential. This fluid foundation melts into the skin to create a perfect complexion that lasts and lasts, leaving you feeling confidently gorgeous!
Guerlain Maxi Lash Volume Creating Curl Sculpting Mascara
The secret to really luscious lashes is fresh mascara. As soon as it starts to dry out, it will become less effective, so I always invest in a brand new wand before a special night, and this is my current favourite. Volumising, curling and lengthening your lashes, all in a single sweep of the brush, it gives you deliciously dark and smoky eyes without smudging, flaking or fading during the evening.
Clarins Rouge Prodige True-Hold Colour & Shine Lipstic in 107 Tea Rose
For those of you who thought one lipstick is the same as another – well, think again. Poor quality lip products can fade, slide or bleed mere minutes after you’ve applied them. This Clarins lip colour, however, really lasts, without drying out your pout like some long-hold lipsticks can. The formula boasts botanical waxes to nourish, pearl polymers to give intense colour and hold, and plant oils for shine and moisture. I chose a soft raspberry shade called Tea Rose, and it kept my lips looking kissable right through to the final “mwah”!
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau de Parfum Spray
For me, the final piece of the beauty puzzle is always a spritz of delicious perfume. This new fragrance from fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez is strikingly sexy – just the thing to boost your confidence and make you feel irresistible as you arrive at a big event. Featuring notes of vetiver, Bulgarian rose, musk and amber, it is inspired by women’s powers of seduction! It certainly made me feel desirable, though with Rosie at my side how could the boys resist. Talk about devastating double act!
Here’s hoping your big night is as much fun as mine!
Until next week, stay gorgeous
Love Binky xxx