Realised I had not shared a video in a long time and when I starting watching some make up videos yesterday (realised I needed a beauty overhaul!) I thought how perfect this one was by Lisa Eldridge. When you are really short on time, but want that cat eye flick, follow her simple steps!
I found a blog post on Le Fashion about long bob hairstyles, that inbetween length, and it completely inspired me! Last year I cut my hair to shoulder length but have since then let it grow longer – I feel a sudden urge to have it short again. There is something so sophisticated, chic and elegant about the long bob. It makes any woman appear so held together and I love how it looks gorgeous straight or curly. Getting a new hair cut is not to be taken lightly, the right hairstyle can make you hundreds of times more confident and ultimately happier! Would you dare to get the long bob?
Before I do a post about one of my favourite collections from NYFW Autumn/Winter 2014 (which is going to be near impossible to decide on) I thought I would share some of the beauty looks emerging that look simple to replicate, and are actually wearable without people thinking you have taken the trends too literally! These are all very subtle, with soft neutral colours that would actually look lovely for the summer months too. (Images: Style.com)
Diane Von Furstenburg – This is such a lovely clean and simple look. A light dusting of lilac eye shadow and thin coat of mascara only on the top lashes is just so pretty! With a light blush and minimal lip colour this is definitely a beauty look I will be trying.
Jason Wu – Buzzing in the beauty world is this new way of defining the eye by only lining the top of the eye – right within the lash line. Shown here at the Jason Wu show with a coat of mascara only on the top lashes. Try in brown or black for a dramatic effect. Again there is little to no blush or lip colour.
Prabal Gurung – One for the evenings maybe, this look uses a peachy/metallic gold eye shadow. Very little mascara, lip colour or blush but just enough to define the cheeks – this all ensures the eyes are at the focus of attention.
Thakoon – Possible my favourite look out of the four, but one that is the most daring. Eye liner/shadow sweeping across the bottom lash line only and outwards is certainly unique and creates an edgy look. Worth trying I think!
After months and months I have finely found my nude nail varnish! Barry M’s Lychee colour in Gelly is such a great neutral colour for any skin tone. I know there is a good one by O.P.I and Chanel but for £3.99 you really cannot go wrong here. Though as you all probably know BM polish is prone to chipping, so make sure you have a good topcoat.
I must admit that I am very bad at getting into the spirit of Halloween. What is appealing about horror and gore? Well, if you feel the same way as me then I have a solution to looking like you have made some sort of ‘effort’. Eye make up can become the centre piece of your outfit and won’t cost you loads like a completely new costume. It is worth taking a look at the images below and having a go at experimenting first, I wouldn’t leave it until the 31st otherwise you will make a panicked mess! I have yet to think of my costume but my eye make up will be posted up next week!
It seems the Lipstick V Lip-gloss debate is never ending. I recently treated a friend to a Bobbi Brown make up tutorial along with some other girlfriends. On reaching the lip area we started discussing lipstick and lip-glosses and which we preferred. I have only just recently started using a lipstick because I feel old enough and I like how it can be such a dramatic part of a look. I never used to wear lip-glosses anyway however, I hate how they stick to the lips and never ever seem to last more than 5 minutes..is that just me? Equally my hair sticks, so for me lip-glosses are just a totally nightmare! Interestingly none of my friends with me at Bobbi Brown felt the same, despite loving the lipstick applied on my friend. Either they felt it didn’t suit them and made them feel too ancient, or they just loved their lip-glosses or good old Vaseline would do! I must admit the Rosy Lips Vaseline is perfect for adding colour and hydration to your lips. As a generation do will still associate lipstick with older women? For the majority of young girls I think it’s more a case of being too scared of lipstick. The vast amount of colours and not to mention the expense can be really off putting. One of my friends loves her lipsticks because she finds them so much more glamorous, and I think she’s right! If you don’t know what shades suit you go along to a Bobbi Brown counter or I’m sure any other beauty stand and they will match the appropriate colours to your skin. Go on, give the lippy a try, you won’t regret it!
There are so many 80’s influences around at the moment, especially in make up! I thought this was such a lovely eye tutorial done by Eldridge and worn by blogger and DJ Bip Ling. But I cannot decide if I want to try this look and ones similar with all these bright colours that we’re seeing! I can’t help but feel they are a bit gerrish and loud. Do you think I should have a go or stick to a traditional colour palette, keeping brights back in the 80s?
I think I have wanted this scent since it first came out, which I’m pretty sure was years ago! This year it is on my wish list, so fingers crossed everyone! I believe in finding one scent that represents you – a smell that everyone associates you with. Do you have just one perfume or prefer many for different occasions? Oh and I love the advert below!