Friday 26 April 2019

Getting My Everyday Makeup Look Professionally Applied

Makeup: Elena Pylarinos MUA
Hey lovelies!

If you have been following my blog or my Instagram for the last year or so then you would have heard about the fact that my sister, Elena Pylarinos, is a professional freelance makeup artist - I tend to mention it quite a lot, I know!

This time around she was actually inspired by me and the way I do my everyday makeup and so came the opportunity for her to recreate it on me and feature it on her website and social media platforms. Naturally I was thrilled and I always am any time someone compliments my makeup and the way I've applied it but, to a certain extent, the outcome is always a little different when an actual makeup artist does it for you even if they use the same colours and/or products (unless you've seen those 'I went to the worst rated makeup artist in my area' videos on YouTube because you will be in for such a shock).

The look that you see right here is what you will find me wearing most days; there are no fake lashes or any funny business. I love a glam look but sometimes the looks that are quick and easy and that work to make me look glowy and presentable are the ones that I tend to favour most.

Eyeshadow is a God-send because of its power to change up a look with just one swipe of a brush. The Topshop Chameleon eyeshadow used on me here has got to be one of my top 5 favourite eyeshadows and I am so eternally grateful to my best friend who bought this for my birthday a little while back; she certainly made the right choice!

Looking at the final result of this look, the first thought that comes to mind is: I look like me. I often find that when you go to a makeup artist, you go in for one thing and come out with something completely different! In this case, being able to discuss my own techniques and the products that I liked, in addition to having the room to speak freely to ensure the look was tailored to suit me simply made this more of a success.

The key thing to remember is that, related or not, going to a makeup artist should not be another one of those nail salon situations where you feel too afraid to say that the talons they've given you are not what you asked for because trust me, I know the awkwardness of having to do anything like that.

The key perk that I found after having my everyday makeup look professionally applied is just how much more even and smooth my skin looks compared to when I do my own makeup and for that I am JEALOUS! I managed to learn a thing or two about how I could improve my own techniques though, such as: putting on a liquid primer will actually do my skin the world of good and being stubborn or lazy about having to include another step in my routine is downright silly, has anyone else had this woe?

In life, we never stop learning so having the chance to engage with opportunities that could teach you some new tricks or make your current processes a little more efficient is only good practice. What's more you will love being challenged and nothing is more challenging than someone else trying to edit your makeup routine, even if it is for the better!

Please let me know what you think of this look in the comment section down below because I would love to hear your thoughts! Do you think your makeup would look any different if you were to get it professionally applied? Let's chat!


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Monday 22 April 2019

Spring Playlist 2019

Hey lovelies!

Blog posts like these are a breath of fresh air because they can often be the most simple posts but also the most fun! I LOVE finding new music and whenever I am able to have time to myself, it is almost always spent listening to music, dancing around and feeling pure happiness and freedom in each and every moment. I hope that music is able to have a similar effect on you because it really is a powerful thing, so without further ado...

Here are my top 20 songs for this Spring season:

1. Talk - Khalid
2. Sucker - Jonas Brothers
3. Wow. - Post Malone
4. Sally Walker - Iggy Azalea
5. Last Hurrah - Bebe Rexha
6. Sunset Lover - Petit Biscuit
7. Valentine - 5 Seconds of Summer
8. Who Do You Love? - The Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds of Summer
9. Play - Jax Jones featuring Years & Years
10. Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored - Ariana Grande
11. Without Me - Halsey
12. Don't Call Me Up - Mabel
13. Wagon Wheel - Timeflies Tuesday
14. Lie To Me (Acoustic) - 5 Seconds of Summer
15. Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
16. Want You Back (Acoustic) - 5 Seconds of Summer
17. Baby Shark Trap Mix - Remix God Suede
18. Bury A Friend - Billie Eilish
19. I Like Me Better - Lauv (featured this before but it's still so good!)
20. Close To Me - Ellie Goulding, Diplo & Swae Lee

I really wanted to add songs to this playlist that were upbeat and put a spring (or swagger haha) in your step especially since the weather is getting seemingly more pleasant and spirits are lifting because of it. Fingers crossed that you've found a song or two that will be making it onto your own playlist, one that most likely will have 7 Rings by Ariana Grande on it too, which is a damn catchy tune might I add!

Nevertheless, be sure to leave a comment in the section down below with a short list of some of your favourite songs at the moment, I'd love to see what your music taste is like!


Saturday 20 April 2019

Blue Crush | Blue Indigo Glitter Eyeshadow

Makeup: Elena Pylarinos MUA
Hey lovelies!

Bold colour play is one of Elena Pylarinos MUA's specialities and I would basically be lost without her expertise and talent! What's more her attention to detail when working on clients is effortless and always makes you feel so at ease regardless of your own personal experience with makeup and the specific requirements that you have.

This look features a blue glitter pigment, once again by Helen É Cosmetics, with a hint of pink-purple flecks that give the eyeshadow a unique twist compared to any other pigment that Elena and I have used in the various looks that she has created on my face before. Regardless of whether you are attending a festival, a prom or any other special occasion, this look will help you get in the mood for a fun night and will seriously make your eye colour pop!

Once again, the rest of the makeup is kept light and neutral to prevent the chaos of having your face painted in a whole range of colours that would most likely detract from the overall vibe that you're trying to give off -  we want the eyes to do the talking right?! Exactly! Makeup has such powers and I will always feel forever grateful to the power that blue eyeshadow has in making my features look a little more vibrant!

I would love if you could let me know what you thought of this look in the comment section down below! Did you love it or is it too bold for your liking? We all have different preferences so I won't be offended, let's chat either way!


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