I love getting ready for New Year's Eve, spending ages having a nice pamper and doing my makeup, it's such a glamorous time. I could have done a post on everything I love to slap on my face when seeing in the new year, but we could be here forever, so I just want to share my top five essentials for a classic New Year's Eve gathering...

Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow: I love this for the party season. The bronzer is a lovely medium toned brown shade which defines the cheekbones beautifully. I apply this with a fluffy bronzer brush and follow the contours of my face, so under the cheekbones, down the sides of my nose, and the jawline. This also contains a beautiful golden highlight, a party essential. It's super buttery, easy to blend and looks gorgeous on the tops of the cheekbones.

Origins Rose Retexturizing Face Mask: After consuming the entire Tesco Christmas isle, it's fair to say my skin is not looking it's best, so a good mask is key! I love Origins skin care and they always have some great masks to chose from. This rose one smells amazing and does such a good job at rejuvenating the skin. It hydrates, plumps and helps to get rid of any dead skin cells, it leaves my skin glowing!

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Quad: A good eye shadow palette is also an essential to me, and I tend to go for something which has a bit of shimmer. This CT palette is perfect for that, the bottom left shade is a gorgeous bronze packed full of glitter, it look stunning on the eyes. The quality of these shadows are great, they blend really well together and stay put all night.

Urban Decay Backtalk Comfort Matte Lipstick: I love a festive red, but when Christmas passes I go for something a little more understated and easier to wear. I love the Urban Decay shade, it's a gorgeous nude-y brown, and it compliments any kind of look. Nude doesn't always mean boring, this shade adds a little something to the lips without being too in your face.

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray: I can't forget about the hair, I don't do too much to mine, but if I curl it and little hairspray never hurt! This is a great one as it's adds a bit of texture to the hair as well as making your style last all night long! I wouldn't use this in the roots, but I love it though the ends of my hair to give it that lived-in look.