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!

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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!



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!


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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!


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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!


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Coffee Talk | Brown-Toned Glitter Makeup Look

Hey lovelies!

My goodness was that a well-needed break after Blogtober! I know that I published a blog post soon after the series ended but, in all honesty, I was feeling a huge whirl of emotions ranging from confusion to tiredness and then somehow feeling as if I had a suddenly had run out of blog post ideas - now that is a scary emotion! I guess there was just a lot of pressure in such a condensed period of time that meant I was unfortunately left just a little worse for wear!

Today's post however is super festive but certainly one that I believe is whole-heartedly necessary now that December is on it's way! Once again, you can see that one of the gorgeous Helen É Cosmetics glitter eyeshadow pigments has been used on my eyes by the wonderful Elena Pylarinos MUA who treated me to another makeover that I've decided to call "Coffee Talk".

Personally, I think that the brown tones are a must for this time of year as they enable you to indulge in the rich mysterious look that they give your eyes, much like our behaviour with advent calendars where we're meant to open a door each day but end up realising that we're not entirely caught up and "force" ourselves to eat the chocolates all in one day! Pffft such a chore right?!

I must admit that the upcoming month will not only consist of Christmas outfits, sparkly makeup and plenty of party ideas but also a whole bunch of looks that feature glitter eyeshadow just like 'Penny Copper', which is one of my all-time favourites and can also be found in my Sunset Eyes post from this Summer. I simply can't get enough of the way this eyeshadow sparkles in the light and the fact that it has the power to instantly make any look a whole lot more festive, and that's exactly what we need as Christmas approaches!

Be sure to let me know what you think of this look! Are you in love with the coffee brown tones or prefer a more subtle look? Let's chat in the comment section down below!


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Monday, 5 November 2018

21 Things I've Learned At 21

Hey lovelies!

So with my birthday week well and truly in motion, I thought that I would look back over the last year and think about everything that I've learnt about myself and general day-to-day life! Being 21 has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me as it may have been for many others but I hope, with all my heart, that 22 ends up being one of the my best years yet! I'll be sure to let you know next year but until then, watch this space!

So without further ado and in no particular order, here are 21 things I've learnt at 21:

1. Jealousy gets you absolutely nowhere, trust your heart/gut and stick with it!

2. When it snows, don't waste the day inside! Go out and be the Snow Angel that you truly are!

3. A fresh new haircut will make you feel like a different person, channel it and your personality will flourish!

4. A dozen red roses for Valentine's Day always makes a girl feel super special!

5. Buy the baker boy hat, just do it but don't forget to wear it...still learning this lesson!

6. When you get that amazing grade, cherish it like nothing else because it was your hard work that got you it!

7. In times of desperate need, those big soft teddy bears have great shoulders to cry on!

8. Enjoy those last few weeks of university because you won't get them back but you'll always have the memories.

9. Graduation gowns in Summer are a recipe for disaster so wear something light underneath!

10. A little distance between people can help to get things sorted in your brain a bit more.

11. Cling onto holiday mode for as long as you need until you get settled into normality - it's not easy!

12. Set backs happen - don't let them define you or your capabilities!

13. Surround yourself with people you love as much as possible because chances are they love you too and would never give up on you.

14. Cry my girl, cry as much as you need and don't let anyone judge you for it.

15. Speak your mind but make sure to hear others out.

16. Keep taking photos and videos like you always do because "future you" will thank you!

17. Binge watch your favourite shows all year round, it will get you through the stress, down-periods and sad times but also make you happier in your happy moments!

18. Continue loving your mum as much as you do because she is an amazing person and will always be your rock!

19. Walking is your friend, even if you don't feel like it, just walk, walk, walk walk!

20. Value the student life because before you know it, your precious student discount has expired and you'll have to start paying for dentist and optician not amused!

21. Engage in more intelligent conversations, you might be surprised with just how much you know!

There we have it, here's to being 21! You gave me so many good times, but with that came the bad but what's life without those ups and downs? Boring apparently, but maybe a little more peaceful I should think! I learnt a lot this year and I'm so excited to see what being 22 will bring - hopefully loads of happy times, fingers crossed! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! 🎂🎈🎉🎁💖