Wedding Guest “Get Ready With Me”

pregnant wedding guest outfit and makeup

I was a guest at Lily Pebbles’ (amazing) wedding last weekend and – even though I was running a bit late – I decided to set my camera up on the windowsill in the hotel bathroom and film my makeup. This has to be the shortest “get ready with me” video ever produced, but all of the important steps are there – if anyone loves the look then perhaps I’ll recreate it as a longer tutorial…

A short and sweet post to go with a short and sweet video – enjoy, you can watch this in the time it takes to make a cup of tea!

I’m wearing the spotty Bardot maternity dress from ASOS – I bought this in leopard print too, cheap and cheerful!

Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Topshop but 1.5 years ago – I can hardly walk in heels at the moment so digging out my chunkier shoes!

Diorskin Forever Foundation (shade 20):…

Estee Lauder Estee Edit Barest Bronzer:

Paul & Joe cat blush (part of a set I had)

Clarins Waterproof Eyeshadow:

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Shadow in 5:

MAC Instacurl (not sure on this one, it was the first time I tried it!)

Marc Jacobs Highliner in Rococoa:

MUFE Artist Rouge Lipstick in C104:

Mark Hill Wicked Waver:…

Vita Liberata Body Blur:


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  1. October 3, 2016 / 9:29 am

    lovely. bought the sandals on your recommendation(again!) don’t wear them often but when I do they always get so many compliments. very comfy doesn’t seem so long ago you were wearing the with baby A on the inside! x

  2. October 3, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Love the look of that Clarins waterproof eyeshadow! I love eyeshadow creams for their dewy look and easy to apply finish. Adding that one to my to-buy list. Thanks!


  3. Tatiana
    October 3, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea there was a product like Vita Liberata Body Blur. I need to run out and get this as my legs are so white my dear husband calls them fluorescent.

  4. Henriette
    October 3, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Short but lovely, thanks Ruth!

  5. Sarah
    October 3, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    That looks like The Swam at Lavenham! Just 10 mins up the road from me.
    Love the lip stick.

  6. October 3, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    You must be the most glamorous pregnant lady out there.

    • October 5, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Ah, thank you. I don’t feel it – this was a one-off where I made an effort! : )

  7. Anja
    October 3, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    You look absolutely lovely! I’d like a tutorial of this look. Oh and that Vita Liberata Body Blur looks amazing, I most definitely need that!

  8. Bagmad
    October 4, 2016 / 1:34 am

    You look so glamorous yet not over the top. I like that you didn’t faff around with a hundred products and spend an inordinate amount of time and yet still produced such a wonderful result. Gives the rest of us time pressed people some hope!

  9. Minty
    October 4, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Ruth, once again you are an advert for healthy pregnancy and look stunning.

    Your bump looks as if baby c #2 (sorry, that sounds like a foundation shade! Apt for a beauty bloggers baby though) has made themselves completely at home and is growing well! My best friends kids have a similar age gap to yours – hard work when very young but pays off with a constant playmate.

    Oh, I do rattle on don’t I? Xx

    • October 5, 2016 / 11:13 am

      That’s great to know – thank you! xx

  10. Liv
    October 4, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Short but oh so sweet! What a fab video – you look amazing as usual. Fingers crossed I look half that good when I’m pregnant…. Will definitely look at that Clarins Eyeshadow.

  11. Roberta
    October 4, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    You look amazing as usual! And congratulations on your pregnancy! I was quite impressed by the effect of the body blur, I need this for next summer. Thanks for the lovely video!

  12. Margle
    October 4, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Wow! I always assumed those hair curlers would be just as much faff as the old style ones, where you have to curl tiny portions of your hair one at a time and it takes a million years to cover your whole head. But you just grabbed a big chunk and did it in one go!! Is it really that easy? If you tell me you can do large sections of hair at once and then just mess it up with your fingers to look as good as you did, I will buy one immediately!

    • October 5, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Yes, so easy! But I can’t find this online now – I think they may have stopped making it!!

      • Margle
        October 6, 2016 / 3:09 pm

        Thanks for the reply! I’ve found it on eBay, bless them, they never let me down! :)

  13. Tracey
    October 4, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I remember those shoes! Wish I’d bought them, ruled them out because gold isn’t practical and cost-per-ratio didn’t stack up. How boring! They look fab on you…

  14. funday
    October 5, 2016 / 3:36 am

    Gorgeous! Love the entire look. Which Clarins shadow shade are you wearing?

  15. Sarah
    October 6, 2016 / 3:27 am

    Hi Ruth! I so wish you would do a feature on cruelty free cosmetics and skincare. You have such wonderful taste and it would be a great resource to have all of your cruelty free picks in one place. Thank you!

  16. October 7, 2016 / 10:39 am

    You are one stunning pregnant lady. That dress looks really cute on you! These shoes are great as well!

  17. Sharron
    October 8, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Been getting my Saturday morning fix of reading and watching your posts. I have the same shoes and they are so comfy and easy to walk in. And that leg blur – just what I need and will be clicking on link to buy You look amazing by the way – as always

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