Sequintastic

Thursday, 15 December 2011

I don't really do glam.

Most of the time it's just far too much like hard work and so my efforts are limited to wearing excellent shoes and putting lippy on occasionally. Glam girls, I salute you. How do you find the time for all the hair and makeup shenanigans?

It's fun to try it at least once a year though and it was the work Christmas party this week, so the time seemed right. It's probably still extremely moderate on some people's glam scale but I felt fab (and quite pouty, but I'm blaming the lipgloss for that one).





I'm usually a little too frightened of a bodycon frock to even pick one up off the shop rail but Motel Rocks asked if I wanted to try something from their site and I couldn't stop looking at this beauty. Perfect for a party, isn't it? Super comfy to wear as well. There's none of that nasty itchy scratchiness you get from cheapo sequinned things. This is properly lined and feels lovely.

If you've seen it on other bloggers (and you may well have done because it seems super popular) then they're probably a lot skinnier than I am, but what the feck. I have a stomach and a bum: there's no point donning a sack and trying to hide them. Instead I covered them in sequins, drank a lot of wine and danced my ass off.

If you wish to follow my example and clad yourself in sparkles, or just generally to treat yourself to a nice pre-Christmas present, pop in the discount code SEQUIN15 at the checkout - valid until 18th December.

Just for Kezzie, another smiling photo.
Do we like the back?


If you don't like the shoes there's no hope for you. Gold heels, amazing sole...


Dress - c/o Motel Rocks
Shoes - Irregular Choice
Clutch - New Look
Earrings - Mikey (I think - I've had them for years)


As for the makeup, I could pretend that I did it myself but that would just be a giant lie. I took advantage of the fact that I needed some new products anyway and went to MAC to get it done. It was £25, but that cost was redeemable against anything I bought so really, it's a totally moneysaving way to do things. Honest it is. Now if only I could win the lottery and buy myself a makeup artist, I could have eye makeup this beautiful every day.

Apparently I have lovely eyelids. Who knew?

Not the best (or best lit) photo in the world but it is hard to take photos of your own face! I'd never make a beauty blogger, would I?

50 comments:

  1. Wow that outfit is absolutley stunning on you! Love the shoes. I felt this glam when I went on my work's Xmas do, but 2 bottles of wine later, the photos do not agree with me! Jen x

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  2. Alex, you look stunning. Fabulous frock, I love the V-back, and body-con suits you, I think fitted clothes look beautiful on a woman with curves. Show 'em off, love! Great make up, and wow! Those wonderful shoes!
    Very glad to hear you had a fab night and put your dancing shoes to good use. xxxxx

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  3. You look fab!! Love the dress & your makeup :) x

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  4. Gorgeous! THOSE SHOES ARE MY FAVOURITE!

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  5. You look absolutely stunning. You really shouldn't just go to the effort once a year. You're hair like that really suits you and this is the best set of photos of you I've seen since I started following your blog. Girl you should have MUCh more confidence in yourself.

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  6. Oh Alex, you look fantastic. Actually hot as hell. The make-up by the MAC people is great, loving the dress on you, every bit as awesome as I suspsected it might be, and PRETTY SHOES! Nice one queridita, hope you had an awesome time.

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  7. You look lovely, that dress is beautiful on you! xx

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  8. You look amazing! :)
    I'd hate to walk outside in the shoes and ruin the pattern on the bottom! x

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  9. Alex you look stunning and sparkly! Perfect Christmas dress :) I am very envious of those beautiful shoes and your fab make up!

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  10. Um hello there!! You look gorgeous.
    Love the shoes, and the dress although sequintastic it isn't over the top. Love your hair up also.
    xx

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  11. Wow, could not fault any element of this outfit - you look amazing!! The dress suits you so well & those SHOES! outfit envy. Complete outfit envy! Xxo

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  12. Wow, total glamour puss! I haven't seen this dress on anyone else but there's no way I can imagine it looking better on a skinny frame, this hugs you in all the right places, you look amazing! xx

    (Also, I'm bridesmaiding next week and having my make-up done by someone else for the first time ever, I'm so scared they're going to make me look like one of those awful makeover photoshoot things that always look like they were done in 1991 - if it's anything like yours I'll be, er, made up!)

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  13. I love sequins- the easiest way to get glam and do a bit of bodycon without it being *too* scary!

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  14. You look fantastic! Great make-up and those shoes are amazing.

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  15. oh my Alex! You look fab!
    the the dress, back included, love the shoes, the eyes….
    "I don't really do glam" Pah! Honey, you rock it!

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  16. i love it all - make up, eyelids, shoes and amazing figure-enhancing dress !!! :) <3

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  17. Ooh you look gorgeous, excellent dress! I'm rather in love with your shoes too, my fave colour! :)

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  18. Do we likey the back? Feck, girl, me likey the front, back and the soles of your shoes!
    Z xx

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  19. Well hello there!! You look fantastic Alex!

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  20. You look TINY!!!! And sparkly! And LUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x x x x x x

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  21. Alex you look absolutely beautiful here, really gorgeous. I love your hair back like that. The dress is lovely, it really looks good on your shape and the shoes are obviously amazing! x

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  22. You look bloody gorgeous! Seriously lovely. I hope you were suitable admired all evening.

    The shoes are awesome, and I agree, in my ideal world I would have a hair stylist and make-up artist everyday. It's the only way I'd achieve any potential I might have. Ah well. Perhaps one of my boys will be gay...

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  23. Oh Alex you look stunning! I absolutely love the dress. AND the shoes. The whole outfit is fantastic :)

    I'm glad you had a good party! Mine's tonight and I've broken the LBD and bright yellow shoes out for it!

    x

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  24. You look gorgeous! The dress looks amazing on you.

    xoxo.

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  25. Darling Alex,you look gorgeous!! I love your eyelids,as you know,and they're all super glammed by that lovely makeup!AND I'm mega excited to see not one but 2 shots where you're looking into the camera with your beautiful face!AND a smile!! SQUEE!!
    No one can do this sort of glam all the time,and that's why it's a spec occasion kinda thing!You look divine,I'd love to have you hanging off my arm!
    Love!XXX

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  26. My dear you look stunning. The dress is fabulous, you can't beat a bit or a lot of sparkle! And as your shape, well all the best things come in the best shaped packages! (and you are a lovely size and shape)

    Hope you had a great night.

    X x

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  27. Totally and utterly gorgeous, did anyone else get a look in? I bet you out-glammed everyone. x

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  28. Please pardon my language here Alex,

    but holy fucking shit you look AMAZING.

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  29. I think I can spot at least 86 kinds of awesome in this outfit. You look slammin'. You could turn a lady. *leaves blog before she makes inappropriate lesbian-ish suggestions*

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  30. You look absolutely stunning! You do glam and bodycon very well.

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  31. You look stunning in this dress. This is such a beautiful outfit on you. Sounds like a brill night as well. xx

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  32. Oh I adore irregular choice! And that dress is fabulous!

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  33. Go Alex, in your sequins! Boom! You are rocking the glamitude here. Love it. Lots x

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  34. Gorgeous frock you look stunning in it. x

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  35. You look fabulous! Good glamming x

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  36. You SHOULD do glam, you look absolutely gorgeous! And I love the dark gold eyes, they look amazing x

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  37. WHooo hooooooooo!!!! Lovely smile!!! Thank you!!!
    You look absolutely stunning by the way! You rock the bodycon dress!!!! I really do want thoswe ICs by the way- I've ummmed and ahred about them for a while!!! I can't rememebr where I saw them!!!

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  38. Hi Alex, just been enjoying looking round your blog, having been directed here by Claire. Lovely to catch up with you again, albeit indirectly. :)
    (Jenny - Claire's mum.)

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  39. You look absolutely stunning lady!! I love that dress it looks amazing on you, I've given up on body-con dresses, I just look pregnant :( xx

    http://my-favourite-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm not a glamour girl, either - you did a great job!

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  41. You look fab.. i love a real sized gal like myself rocking a good dress!! sequins and sparkles suit you! im a huge irregular choice fan, they make any outfit fabulous. Hope you had a great time.
    Rachel
    Ps im having a christmas giveaway on my blog if you would like to join in :D

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  42. You look stunning my darling!!! Love the dress - so glam! Your makeup is beautiful! And the sole of those shoes is far to pretty to be walked on, I hope you kicked your heels up a few times to give everyone a peek :)

    CC xXx

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  43. Alex you are looking stunning here, and this dress looks amazing on you. It's always nice to get dressed up for events like these and you wear it well. The make-up looks brilliant too, the gold colour really suits you. Sorry for the lack of commenting as of late too! xxx

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  44. I am ever so late in saying this, but WOW Alex this dress is stunning on you. You look so gorgeous and it really does top of a great year of outfits xxx

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