Following on from my 21st birthday presents round-up post, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into my bday looks! Obvs many different events required many different outfits :)
LOOK 1: Birthday day
Dress - Apricot at New Look (link!)
Tan sandals - ALDO at ASOS (link!)
Watch - River Island (last year)
A pretty, casual look perfect for opening prezzies, having a wander around town and going out for lunch with the boy (below)
NAILS: Bourjois So Laque Nail Lacquer in 25 Rouge Casino
I didn't wear much make-up in the day :) You might notice my hair is a little shorter and blonder, I got it cut just before my birthday! What do you think?
LOOK 2: Birthday drinks
Military playsuit - F&F at Tesco (link!)
Tan strappy heels - ALDO (last year)
Red snakeskin clutch - Primark (old!)
Gold hoops (just seen) - Primark (old!)
[I used St Tropez Wash Off Self Tan - amazing stuff!]
Slightly more glam but not OTT! I went for a smart/casual look and this playsuit from Tesco fitted the bill perfectly. It was suitably chic for 21st celebrations, but I spiced it up with a tomato red clutch, lips and nails (below)FACE: Benefit That Gal primer, Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous Foundation Faker (original), Benefit Boi-ing concealer (02 Medium), Benefit Hoola bronzer & Clinique Up-Lighting liquid illuminator (02 Peach)
EYES: Urban Decay e/s primer potion (original), Urban Decay baked e/s in Buck all over lid & Smog in outer corners, Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid eye-liner in Black along top lid, Avon Color Trend double-ended kajal stick in Black along lower waterline, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara in Black (2 coats)
LIPS: MAC LE Surf Baby lipstick in Hibiscus
I LOVE this lipstick from MAC! The boy picked it up for me in the States and it's so creamy and pigmented, it also matched my clutch and nails perfectly, woop!
Free champagne! *yay*
LOOK 3: Birthday night out
Cut-out dress - ASOS (link!)
Orange clutch - Primark (see purchase)
Tan heels - Primark (last year)
Obviously uber-glam was required for such an event (liquid aii!) I went for colour blocking as it's a trend I'm loving at the mo and I chose this bodycon dress from ASOS due to its intricate cut-out detail around the neck and also the striking blue colour really stands out! The tan heels elongated my short lil legs as well :)
NAILS: I accentuated the pink on the bag with pink nails and added a little gold accent to match the gold clasp on the bag :) I used Nails Inc in Shoreditch w/ GOSH Gold :)
What do you guys think? Do you change up your look around your birthday?
PS. PLEAAAASE vote for me for Cosmo's Student Blogger of the Year award! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blogs/cosmopolitan-blog-awards-2011/cosmo-blog-awards-2011 I would be SO grateful - my blogger url is sophias-style.blogspot.com - cheeers!