Thursday, December 29, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 22

Already I am on day 22 of the 30 day beauty challenge. Nearly there! Today's challenge is: Beauty Tips For a Big Night Out.


I love getting ready for a night out. There is something thrilling about taking extra time and care with your hair and makeup, and getting yourself in the right frame of mind for whatever the evening may hold.

Here are my tips:

- Allow yourself an extra twenty minutes to a half hour longer than you think you'll need to get ready. It saves you from running around at the end!

- Lay out your outfit, accessories included, the night before, or a few hours before you start to get ready. You may end up changing your mind last minute, but at least you'll have a starting point.

- A smokey eye, nude lip, and bronzed cheeks can create a fail-proof nighttime look! I am of the belief that you can't go wrong with a smokey eye! Another tip? Do the eyes before you put on your foundation if you're worried about fall out.

- Make a playlist of upbeat music to listen to while you get ready. It can completely change your mood! A lot of times when I start to get ready, I would much rather stay in my sweatpants and watch TV. But the right music can completely change that and get me ready for a big night!

Do you love getting ready for a special night out?

xo Shannon

23 comments:

  1. This comes at the perfect time! before NYE

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  2. this is so lovely! :D:D
    you have a great blog! i am following you now!
    xx
    fashionbit

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  3. makeup tips are totally true! smokey eyes only get better as the night goes on, and nude lips are just foolproof : ]

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  4. lovely post!

    CHANEL GIVEAWAY
    http://ontomywardrobe.blogspot.com/2011/12/xmas-giveaway-chanel-nailpolish.html

    CHANEL GIVEAWAY
    http://ontomywardrobe.blogspot.com/2011/12/xmas-giveaway-chanel-nailpolish.html

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  5. love these tips especially the one about the upbeat music so true!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  6. I agree, extra time is a must. Great tips! And I love getting ready for a night out. And you're almost there with your challenge! Bravo!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi lovely, great tips!!!
    I wish you a 2012 charged of happiness!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  8. Definitely need extra time... I take too long in general!
    Have a happy new year :)
    theultraviolette.blogspot.com

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  9. One of the best parts of a night out is getting all dolled up.
    www.therecordologist.blogspot.com

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  10. I love getting dressed...thats my favorite part of the day...I am so new years ready...are you???

    Love, www.sheocracy.blogspot.com

    Za

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  11. The music part is soooo true! Getting ready at night can be a pain and yes all I want to do is stay in my comfy clothes and watch a movie. Playing party music definitely changes that.

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  12. These are great tips! And yes it's so fun to get ready for a night out :) though sometimes stressful :P but well it's all part of the fun!

    http://daphyin-makeupisart.blogspot.com

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  13. so great and so true :)))


    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  14. I definately love getting ready for a night out..feels like it has been ages though with Christmas and all. Looking forward to this weekend and the NYE! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great tips!!! And I love getting ready for a night-out, I can't wait for NYE!!
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  16. thanx for the tips!!!!! i love a good smokey eye!!!
    xxx
    naiad
    http://stateofgracebynaiad.blogspot.com/

    i hope you are having the most amazing holidays ever!!!!!

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  17. I can't wait for it!Thanks for the tips!
    xoxo
    Faby

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  18. good for you for sticking through your challenge. great tips... i love getting ready... the process is so fun. :)

    happy new year!

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  19. Great tips
    Much love,

    TheStylishWorld.blogspot.com

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  20. I do love getting all dressed up for New Years! You have such a lovely blog. I'm a new follower.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  21. I LOVE getting ready when Im going somewhere nice. Great tips!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  22. these are really such FABULOUS tips for a prepping for a night out!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves
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