Party Time

It’s not often that I’m primping and preening for a night on the town, I’m more of a snuggled on the sofa with a face mask on kinda girl – you know me, you’ve read The Weekend Posts. But tonight the blogging community is all of a buzz as the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards will be in full swing and thanks to you guys (gives hugs) I’m up for an award. It’s in the ‘Best Beauty Vlogger’ category to be exact which is crammed full of my favourites so I’m happy to watch from afar for this one and feast on the canapés in the corner. But instead of lugging my camera and iPad around, I’m packing light for once so thought I’d show you what’s made it into my my new Whistles make-up bag turned clutch…

Boring inclusions such as keys, Blackberry, hairbands and tissues from Paperchase aside, my most exciting new addition is a matching mint green card holder from Whistles – the perfect home for my Oyster seeing as I’m a full-time Londoner now. For my face I’m keeping it simple by just having the Collection 2000 Illuminating Concealer on standby – dark circles, ruddy complexion be gone. A sample of the YSL Shocking Mascara I have hanging around and the double-ended Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Zero and Whiskey will hopefully come in handy if I fancy adding a touch of extra definition. And for lips – two choices of course, the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 if I want to give some gloss or the Burberry Lip Cover in Cameo – my go to ‘nude but natural’ shade. Oh and a rollerball perfume always makes the cut – Fresh Brown Sugar EDP this time.

Glad-rags on (keep an eye on my Instagram – ViviannaMakeup – for a peek, and check out the preview of my shoes, Whistles Mai Tai Suede Courts in black – swoon!), hair jusched, long-wear makeup applied, clutch packed I think I’m ready. So, good luck to all the lucky nominees and let the party, I mean awards (ahem) begin!

P.S) A recent 25% Whistles code that came in Grazia last week is to blame for the mid-week haul. It was dangerous.


  • Kat

    Good luck! x

  • love this post! and good luck!

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    Aw cute, good luck!!

    Sophierosehearts x

  • Alice

    I love that make up bag/clutch and card holder…I’ve got shopping envy once again! Good luck at the awards!!

  • Margaret
  • Diane(slavetovanity)

    You so deserved to be nominated Anna. I truly enjoy your blog and your videos. Such a classy beauty blogger with impeccable taste like no other 😉

  • line

    love,love LOVE your shoes, so stylish!!

  • Phoebe

    I hope you had a good night!
    I don’t know if you like the Viktor & Rolf Flowerball scent but I spotted a roller ball version in Fenwicks and thought of you!

  • JoySteib

    Oh I hope you have fun and hope you WIN!!! You are one of my most favorite bloggers!!! Yayyyyyy!!!!! <3

  • Zara

    Love the clutch! I hope you had a wonderful night!

  • Love the clutch and the shoes! Hope you have a great evening!! xx

  • Porcelain Eleanor

    such a lovely clutch, good luck at the awards!
    Eleanor x

  • whateverzoewants

    Ahhhhh! I want no NEED that Whistles Bag, just my colour<3.

  • thebeautyheroes

    the whistles bad is beautiful but these shoes are absolutely fantastic! x

  • Claudia

    haha, I totally get that ‘snuggled on the sofa with a face mask on’ – I’m exactly the same type of girl 🙂

  • Ameenah

    I love that card holder from Whistles. I have my eye on a Mulberry card holder and I’m saving up! xx

  • Gah I am a wee bit obsessed with reading your blog at the moment! X

  • The Workette

    love that small bag where can i get it?