29 Nov 2014 24 comments

Pre-Party Pamper Routine.


It’s that time once more – party season! I love December for all the glittery dresses, smokey eyes and flowing wine, it’s such a fun month for events. Plus, everyone knows the best part of going out is getting ready, which is why I’ve compiled a list of my favourite pre-party picks.

I’m pretty low maintenance (I think…) when it comes to these things, but even I like to scrub and polish and smear on conditioner before a big night out, I usually take a couple of hours just to slowly get ready as it really does make you feel so good.

I tend to start with body, so I whip out the amazing REN Exfoliating Body Balm to polish my limbs, and then coat myself in the brilliant Dove Purely Pamper Nourishing Body Oil – using the Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla variety because it has a hint of shimmer that translates as a beautiful soft glow on the skin. It sinks in instantly and doesn’t feel tacky, so I can throw on my party dress straight away.

Another product I seem to mention often is the LUSH Big Shampoo – a gorgeous sea salt offering that makes my hair feel so bouncy and full of life. I follow it up with the Sachajuan Hair Repair for flowing, glossy locks. Then it’s on to skin – which I’ve gone in to more detail on in the video, so make sure to watch!

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  • Dressed with soul

    Yes, the best thing of partying is really getting ready! Thanks for the helpful video 🙂
    Lovely greetings from Bavaria, Rena http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • I love getting ready for going out!


  • Love this post! That Sachajuan hair repair looks so good – I’m such a sucker for a nicely packaged product, but in this case the product looks decent too!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  • Excited to give this a watch 😀

    The little things in life

  • I really enjoyed this video as I love seeing what other people do before going out. I always preen a lot for a night out, and some people get ready in a flash! The Dove product really sounds amazing, I have to check it out.


  • The Dove body oil sounds lovely – good price too!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • I LOVE pre party pampering. One of my all time favourite things to do! Makes me feel so good before I go out.


  • I love the lush shampoo so much 🙂

    I’m running a Christmas giveaway (lorac pro pallet+ the wet brush), if you’re interested, check this link:
    little taste of heaven

  • The dove body oil sounds lovely. Lush is one of my favourite places to go for pampering stuff and the Big shampoo has been on my list to buy for some time now x


  • The Dove Nourishing Body Oil sounds amazing – I don’t need much of a tan if you couldn’t tell haha but it’s nice to have something that makes your skin glow. Especially during the winter months when sunlight is limited!


  • Lovely video and post! x

    Blog Marjorie

  • emily couture

    lovely post and video 🙂

    emily xx


  • Loved the post, Big is one of my favourite shampoos!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • chloeofc.blogspot.com

    I swear by BIG!

  • Emma and Emily

    Oh I’m SOO excited for festive parties! I am in desperate need of a hair cut though…


  • I really really want to try that Dove body oil! It seems like a pre-party necessity. Also – love the new hair 🙂

    Jill / alittlesoapbox.com

  • I love doing an exfoliating and declogging mask a few days before, and using lots of hydrating moisturising products to prep the skin! I can spend hours on perfecting a make-up look so I feel extra special!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • I have the Phillip Kingsley heat protector and I love it want to try his other products too. Great vid. xox


  • Great products Kate!


  • Your hair looks good no matter what 🙂

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

  • I loved this video! Great picks – I’m dying to try both the Ren 1-minute facial and the Big shampoo!

    Kelsey | kelseybeauty.blogspot.com

  • Georgia – IfWeCouldFlyy

    wow I love your hair!! This blog post was such a good idea, I have a party this weekend so it will definitely help me out! Thanks! xxx