Friday, 1 March 2019

Spring Bloom | Peach Toned Eyes and Bubblegum Pink Lips


Hey lovelies!

Spring is almost upon us and I wanted to channel a look that was new and fresh! Pinks and peaches are a must for this time of year as they help to mark the beautiful transition to even brighter colours once Summer rolls around.

The inspiration behind the makeup featured in this post came from the recent London Fashion Week that featured light base makeup and cotton candy tones on the eyes. Thankfully I love both of these things and felt that I could do it justice with my own interpretation so that you too can get inspired for the Spring/Summer months!

If you're wondering whether or not I'm wearing brown eyeliner, the truth is it's actually black eyeliner that was muted and altered to look brown by the peach eyeshadow that I used. This was in no way my intention but I loved the overall effect and thought it went perfectly with the rest of the look. The bubblegum pink lips were the cherry on top of the cake as I felt that the glossy texture gave off that common yet slightly irritating glossy lip you get from lollipops, therefore tying in with the candy aspect without too much stickiness!

If you love this look as much as I do then be sure to leave a comment in the section down below so that we can chat all things Spring and makeup - two of my favourite things!

XOXO




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Monday, 25 February 2019

Classic Date Night Combo - The Red Lip & Eyeliner


Hey lovelies!

Date nights may often be viewed as tricky things to prepare for when getting ready and whether you've been together with your partner for your definition of "ages" or are newly starting out, you want to look as good as you can - unless of course it's a couch date which in that case feel free to chuck your hair in a bun and wear your pj's!

There are so many different types of date night looks out there but I have always been in awe of the classic Old Hollywood red lip and black eyeliner combo. I find that it is such an easy look to create and if you've decided to go bare faced throughout the day, you can still have that no makeup feeling in the evening without having to add too much to your face.

The fact that this look consists of just two features means that there is always room to incorporate your own personal preferences for your base makeup, your brows and naturally the rest of your look, including that killer outfit that ties everything together!

Dates are always romantic and so it helps to have a makeup look that complements your smile, and is in tune with how you're feeling when you're with someone. Personally having cat-like eyes and a red lip reflects the romance that I feel when on a dinner date for example but that's definitely not to say that on dates that take place during the day, I choose the same look but rather something more fresh and glowy - it changes all the time!

Feel free to check out the end of this post for the full product description and leave me a message in the comment section down below letting me know what your go-to date night makeup looks like!

XOXO





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LIPS: Elizabeth Arden Lip Spa Lipcolour in Poppy (Unavailable) - Similar.
   
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Friday, 4 January 2019

It's A Mood: Deep Smokey Eyes

Hey lovelies!

Walking into the new year with smokey eyes like nothing is going to get me down! Okay but truthfully though, having this sort of makeup up on makes me feel like a badass woman and I feel like I've just entered a Bond movie, where are all my sidekicks and my James Bond?!

Smokey eyes, to me at least, are the definition of what makes the eyes super sexy and sensual often without having to even try! I love the fact that no matter what it is, the smokey eye has the power to adapt itself to any occasion it desires. In need of a subtle smokey eye for the day, choose lighter brown eyeshadows like I did here or if you're venturing out for a night on the town then look no further for a smokey eye suited to that kind of event!

I've got to admit, when my sister and makeup artist Elena Pylarinos MUA came to me with the idea of wanting to create this look, I was excited but unsure as to how it would look on me. Needless to say I don't think that I look like a raccoon but  the moment I saw my eyes I did immediately start singing a Pretty Reckless song and if you're not sure who that is then just think early Taylor Momsen when there wasn't an excessive amount of eyeliner and black eyeshadow hiding her gorgeous blue eyes!

More importantly, I want to hear your thoughts on the smokey eye; are you a fan of the sultry mysterious look or are you too worried that if you'll try it out then you'll just look like the eyeliner meme? Trust me, we've all been there so feel free to share your horror stories in the comment section down below! Speak soon hopefully!
XOXO




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Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Festive Party Look: Emerald Green

Makeup: Elena Pylarinos MUA
Hey lovelies!

The third and final part of my "Festive Party Look" mini series is here and it has arrived just in time for the best day of the year! Now if you remember, I did warn you that I would turn obnoxiously Christmassy by the end of this series and I have proved myself right! If you're anything like me though, you won't be ashamed by how much green and red has been put on your face because, after all, they're the quintessential Christmas colours!

Elena Pylarinos MUA did an amazing job at manifesting those Christmas vibes on my face and I can't help but love the fact that the liquid lipstick she used matches my dress so well! I just adore when my makeup goes so well with my outfit, it makes everything work together just that much better! Please tell me that I'm not the only one that feels that way...

Regardless of your thoughts on that matter, the festive period is made for making the most of the glitz and glamour as well as embracing those traditional colours that we all know and love. Red and green may not be your favourites but I'm sure that you can make an exception just for one day of the year because when else will you be able to go all out and look like a Christmas tree!

Be sure to let me know what you think of this look in the comment section down below! Also how has your Christmas gone? Are you enjoying your time so far? I would love to chat with you all!

XOXO




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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Festive Party Look: Ice Blue

Makeup: Elena Pylarinos MUA
Hey lovelies!

Welcome to the second part of this mini series for the festive season, I hope that you are all just as excited as I am because the Ice Queen is here! We all know that around this time of year, the festive season is not only good for those glamorous looks you can wear out to work parties or family gatherings but also for those more creative looks that allow you to transform into an entirely new person!

The look in this post was so fun to create and I loved the amount of collaboration between Elena Pylarinos MUA and I! Her abilites are nothing but extraordinary and the way that she works with the glitter pigments we've been playing around with is incredible! She is ALWAYS so creative and loves to invent new ways of making different holidays/occasions more special and unique through the makeup looks that she creates!

The Ice Queen was certainly no different and she definitely nailed the pale complexion and the frosty look of the eyes with the Helen E Cosmetics glitter pigment in 'Ice Blue'. The face jewels were my favourite part though as they ensured that the look came together and resembled the cool, icy feeling of the Winter, Christmassy month of December!

Be sure to let me know in the comment section down below if you're into getting into wintery costumes and taking on the role of a brunette-Elsa style character like I did! What's your go-to look for Christmas? Let's chat!

XOXO



 
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Monday, 17 December 2018

Festive Party Look: Rose Gold

Hey lovelies!

Nothing says festive or Christmas like a sparkly lid, nude lips and a red dress, am I right ladies? I honestly wish that I had more excuses to get this dressed up and paint the town rose gold with this Helen E Cosmetics glitter pigment! Before you say anything though, I know that I've spoken about this glitter pigment a lot but it has got to be one of the best ones that I've ever seen or worn in quite a while - no exaggeration!

Now, off the record, party looks are a bit hit and miss with me. I'm just putting it there because I have seen some looks that are so over the top that it borders on human disco ball and whilst that's fun and all, I find it to be slightly obnoxious and a bit of a cliche. With that said, there is a way to go about things that can prevent you from looking like a little kid that has been let loose on the glitter during their spontaneous art sessions!

I have partnered up with Elena Pylarinos MUA once again to bring you a few festive glittery looks that you will hopefully love and better yet, they feature a few shades that may leave you questioning whether or not you should be reaching for those matte shades that, realistically, you can wear any time of the year! Throughout this mini three-part series, you might see me branching off into my own personal area of "the unknown" seeing as some of these pigments are a little bold even for me but by the end you'll be able to watch me slowly become a little more obnoxiously festive than we might have liked, I hope you're looking forward to that...!
Be sure to leave me a comment down below letting me know what you think of the first festive party look! Do you love glitter pigments as much as I do or think that they're too messy to deal with? Let's chat!

XOXO





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Friday, 14 December 2018

Winter Playlist!


Hey lovelies!

Well isn't it just the most wonderful time of the year! I believe that line sounds VERY familiar, maybe it's from a famous Christmas song that we belt out on the daily throughout the month of December! If you haven't caught my drift yet, today's post is all about music for the Winter season and, admittedly, music is great all year round but nothing beats having your own monthly or seasonal favourites!

So without further ado, here are 15 of my favourite songs this Winter:

1. Say My Name - David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin
2. Moves - Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg
3. Hair Up (Trolls) - Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani & Ron Funches
4. Woman Like Me - Little Mix featuing Nicki Minaj
5. The Greatest Showman (from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined) - Panic! At The Disco
6. Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn featuring Jasmine Thompson
7. Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
8. Safari - J Balvin featuring Pharrell Williams, BIA & Sky
9. No Stylist - French Montana featuring Drake
10. Taki Taki - DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B
11. My Favourite Things - Tony Bennett
12. Season's Greetings - Cassie Dasilva & Nygel Asselin
13. Nothing Breaks Like A Heart - Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus
14. Moondance - Michael Buble
15. Lost In Japan - Shawn Mendes

Be sure to leave me a comment down below with a list of some of your favourite songs this Winter! Do we have the same taste or are you embarrassed of my selection? Let's chat!


XOXO
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