Party transformation: from desk to dance floor

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-1We’ve all been there: great party straight out of a stressful day in the office. And now with the end of year parties in full swing, it is likely you are finding yourself in that situation more often than not.

So you can shine from desk to dance floor, I put a few tips and saviour products together that at this time of the year are dead certain to give you that helping hand, especially when you keep it going a few nights in a row.

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-2For skin that has been in the office (and in party mode) the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is a god-send.

I love applying it lightly on my skin throughout the day to retain and maximise moisture; it is also great dabbed on top of make up for an extra glow and to take that powdery finish away from the skin.

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-12To refresh your makeup, invest in a little multi-tasking palette which doesn’t take much space and will go a long way.

This Sleek Eye and Cheek palette fits the bill and even has a sparkly shade to build on top of the neutrals after hours and turn up the party vibe!

I also decant my foundation into small pots to carry on the go, and use small makeup brushes to apply.

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-11For you lips, my newest obsession, liquid lipsticks are just perfect as they are quick to apply. At the moment, Kat Von D Vampira is my autumn go-to shade and scream edgy party look.

Taking about that, the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is great to fix your makeup in place and keep it going all night long!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-4A small deodorant goes a long way – I love the little Dove Invisible Dry that ensures your black or colourful attires are free from marks. very important in a hurry!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-8Sore feet? Carnation has a fabulous range to maximise your heel-wearing span and I love this Anti-Blister Stick, which minimises the party-busting shoe rubbing.

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-5Make sure you always carry flats; I love these Sinderella foldable pumps as they are super comfy to walk on. Perfect for moving in-between parties if your Uber budget is getting close to exhausted!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-3For extra hair oomph use a good dry shampoo. I love the Swell Ultimate Volume Dry Shampoo as it has no nasties and refreshes hair as well as giving some volume!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-6I always carry a good brush with me, and this mini Wet Brush is brilliant!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-7Has barely made it home for a shower? This tiny Gillette Venus razor is perfect for shaving on the go. Showers in the office or the gym? Done! Just make sure you rinse the floor well :)!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-8And talking about those pins, at this time of the year nothing beats a little bit of fake tan. Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer is a fine dry mist that is easy to apply and you don;t need to rub in! It’s available for face too!

desk-to-dancefloor-beauty-9Finally, to smell good, nothing better than a roller ball fragrance. The Gucci Guilty is my festive one of choice at the moment – and perfect for the handbag! Many fragrances now have a roll on version available and I just love it!

Do you have any office to party hacks? Do share. And happy celebrations!


You know the drill, but I’ll say anyway: this post contains a mix of products I have bought myself and PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Festive hair fix at Charles Worthington

IMG_5795It’s almost December and we are gearing up for the end of the year festivities which seem to be everywhere: the office, groups of friends, family… So many parties, so little time.

To give you a helping hand, Charles Worthington put together a festive dry styling bar menu, which takes only 15 minutes and costs an affordable £15 to get you party ready in no time.

You can have a Luxe or a Loose style, inspired by the AW15 catwalks.

There are braids, sleek straights and glamorous waves, which was my choice. CW_DRY_STYLING_2015_AW_NEW_FOOTER_HIRES

I went to the House of Charles Worthington in London’s Covent Garden. It is a lovely building with hair amazing-ness split between various floors.

I was greeted and offered a drink; there’s one included with every appointment, and you can have festive tipples like mulled wine too, as well as sparkling, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, so you can start the party earlier!

For £2 extra, you can have as many as you like during your appointment.

I got my pink sparkling and headed to the hair styling area, where the lovely Yana styled my hair in extra glam curls.

Even with the long hair, it took a short time (around 20 minutes) and I was party proof in the blink of an eye.

As it is dry styling, there is no problems if you are wearing extensions.

A great idea to take you from your desk to the heart of the party effortless.

Charles Worthington has three addresses in London, covering central (House of CW, Queen Street and Percy Street) and the city (The Broadgate Club).

To book an appointment, check online or just give them a ring (Queen St and Percy St:020 7831 5303 and City: 020 7638 0802), and dazzle at the parties!


I was invited to try the service, but this review is based on my honest opinion on the experience I had.