Getting ready for a night out

Getting ready for a night out is almost as exciting as the night out itself in my opinion. If you give me 6 hours to get ready I will take that full six hours and be so completely content. That being said, I will give you my absolute essentials (everything from shapewear to setting spray) when getting ready for a perfect Brooklyn night out!


Shapewear is such a godsend in my life as a curvy girl like me. I had never used it until recently but it has seriously changed my life. In general, my confidence is great, but this little bit of help in my problem areas takes my confidence to the next level. It feels so good to have that little extra bit of coverage and smoothness just where you need it. I was lucky enough to get sent some amazing shapewear from the company Shapermint. I have 3 different sets of shapewear from them and they have all worked so so great.

Shaping Panty

This is probably my new everyday essential as far as shapewear. I got this in a nude color and it is so easy to wear and the nude color makes it go with everything. It’s perfect for me since I wear a lot of lighter colors. If you are a newbie to shapewear like I was I would definitely recommend this as a first purchase.

Co’coon Ultra Compression Hip Hugger Bodysuit

This product here is serious shapewear. I put this on and literally everything is smooth, secure and perfect. This isn’t everyday shape wear by any means, this is the Cadillac of shape wear. The kind you wear to a special event to make yourself look like a snack.

Co’Coon Racy Lacy High Waisted Hip Hugger Boyshort

This piece of shapewear is a bit of a hybrid of the first two but with a little bit of sex appeal. The lace brings the whole look together and is so nice for a special occasion like a date. This is the perfect thing to pair with a little black dress.

Shapermint has literally so many different options for shapewear and I am positive you can find something that will be exactly what you need for your body type or occasion you need shapewear for.

A Stylish Robe

My second essential I am always in need of when getting ready is a comfy robe. This is essential so when you’re getting ready so you don’t get your makeup all over your perfect outfit you picked out. My absolute favorite robe at the moment is my robe from Poppy & Dot. I am obsessed with the pattern on mine, but especially the material. It’s a poly spandex blend which makes it literally so soft, comfortable, and breathable. Remember that you shop any of Poppy and Dot’s styles with a discount of ten percent if you use my code ampsattire10.


I’m not always a lash wearer, but when I go out I try to look my best as many of you do I’m sure. One way to look my best is to highlight my eyes with lashes. They bring your makeup look to the next level and people definitely notice. My go-to lashes are the Ardell Demi Wispies and I use the duo clear lash glue. With these two in your lash arsenal, you are bound to have perfect lashes all night. And just in case something goes awry I like to keep lash glue and a toothpick with me for touch-ups throughout the night.

Setting spray

After your face is done stepping outside into the concrete jungle can be a dangerous place and your makeup can just melt right off. Setting spray is so so imperative to everyday life, let alone a night out. My recommendation is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. This stuff is seriously amazing and will keep my makeup just the way I want all night, I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

Fashion Tape

When you’re really into fashion like I am you tend to make some fashion choices that can be a bit more adventurous than some. In those cases, I like to have some fashion tape. This is to make sure all my bits and pieces are covered and my clothes stay in place. I am the first to say that I have had my fair share of fashion mishaps but when I use fashion tape I don’t have to worry about those happening.