Sunday, 12 January 2014

My Everyday Look...

My everyday look tends to be quite understated. 40's, Zooey Deschanel-esque chic. I love winged eyeliner not over dramatic, not too much black. Just enough to accentuate my lashes. I like to have full lashes and I find that using non waterproof mascara is kinder on my eyes and gives more volume as it's less claggy. 

In terms of my skin, initially I will moisturise, then prime. From there I go to town! Applying my concealer usually under my eyes, in the crease of my nostrils and down my nose, then any imperfections (which on some days can take a while!)

We then contour! This is the fun bit, I use a very simple contouring technique which comprises of: highlight under eyes, along the length of my nose, my chin and my jaw line. I would do my forehead but due to my fringe I don't. Once your highlighting is complete we now contour with our bronzer. I work in a motion of 3, starting at my temples I run the brush in a 3 shape. So 1.Temples. 2. Dips of cheeks (after sucking them in like a fishy!) 3. Under the jaw line. Remember to blend!!!

I then use a pinky blush for the apples of my cheek for a cold bitten look.

Eyebrows next, using a powder and a sharp edged brush, fill those bad boys in! I find powder far easier you have more application control and more control when removing if a mistake is made.

On my lips I like to use something moisturising and often with a pop of colour. Like a clinique chubby stick. Or for ultra moisture use a lip primer then a high pigmented lipstick.

To finish off my makeup and so I don't have to worry I always finish with a setting spray.

With my hair I like my fringe to be full but to look a little "undone". I want to look pretty yet effortless, so I sweep it to the side slightly. Then for my signature "messy bun" I put my hair into a pony tail first and pull it out slightly so the hair is slightly fallen before putting it into its bun.

And voila my everyday look, perfectly teamed with a collared blouse, skater skirt, faux fur cape and ankle boots. Feel like a million dollars (because you are!)


Friday, 10 January 2014

Let's Talk Fragrance!

As we've now hit 2014 I wanted to tell you about a few of my fave fragrances from 2013!

I am a bit of a perfume nut and seeing as it is still winter I think wearing a good fragrance is one of the best ways to lift your mood! 

The power of scent is paramount! I never feel fully "done" until I have had a spritz, so in no order of preference here are my favourites:

1. Ed Hardy… I was bought this fragrance 4 years ago by my boyfriend and I have to say, I Love It! It's a sweet fruity fragrance that's quite light but still has staying power! This is probably one of my favourites because it reminds me of our first christmas together!

2. Narcissco Rodriguez… I hope I spelt that right! This fragrance aptly named "for her" is such a sophisticated scent. It's slightly musky with floral under tones and a slightly sweet smell. I always wear this for going out. It's a grown up scent and unfortunately isn't cheap! So this is normally bought as a main gift and I try to use as little as possible to make it last!

3. Paco Rabanne… Lady Million. I got my first whiff of this beauty when working at SuperDrug and instantly fell in love! It has such a feminine smell to it, it's sweet and light and makes me feel twirly! I have to be honest it doesn't have great staying power. I have found a slightly cheaper dupe in Carolina Herrera's 212 VIP which is ever so slightly less sweet but almost exactly the same!

4. Gucci… Guilty, I'm guilty! Guilty of finding the perfume a must! Again it has a sweet fragrance but is slightly more sophisticated than the last and makes me feel like a grown up! Plus the bottle is very pretty!

5. Lolita Lempicka… I first discovered this fragrance in NY 2007. Someone gave me a tester and fell in love since, I looked all over for years and eventually found it online, the bottle is to die for and the scent is just dreamy not too sweet, not too musky, not too floral, just fab!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

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