Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Trend: Coral Lipstick and Seasonless Clothing

haiiii beautiful people!

Just here to update you all on the articles recently published on the More! magazine website! It's been amazing so far, and I LOVE coming up with different ideas to do with fashion and beauty trends to share with all of you! Hopefully one day, this will come true and I'll also have a penthouse in New York and LA attending fashion shows and sending in my articles to Vogue... one can only dream! 

Read my first article introducing myself and experimenting with a few trends at once, here! You can find the article on seasonless clothing to last you throughout the year, here! Read about the current coral lips trend here!

I thought I'd include a few other pictures that I took alongside to the articles on here, and explain it a bit more.. so here goes!

White Aztec Sleeveless Shirt: Topshop (on sale) £12

High-Waisted Denim Shorts: Primark £10
Black Cardigan: Primark £12?
Shorts: H&M £19.99
Gold Sandals: New Look £19.99
Worker Lace Boots: Primark (on sale) £5
Lips: Benetint £24.50


Although I love season specific clothing, my bank account and I generally get on a lot better when I buy clothing to wear all year round. I don't mind this as I love thinking of other garments and accessories to pair it with to create an entirely new outfit! It's like giving the piece of clothing a makeover and thinking of different looks with the same blouse/top/knitwear/bottoms/pairs of shoes is lots of fun indeed :)! Ooh, and you can dress it up and down!

Plus, it technically saves you money to allow for more purchases, right? ;)

Onto the coral lips!

(From L-R: Sleek True Colour lipstick in Peaches & Cream, MAC lipstick in Ever Hip and Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Coral in Gold) 

A year ago, all my lips were interested in were nude lips and food. Now? It wants MORE: red, bright pink, coral and GREEN lipsick (okay, not the latter) but you get the point. At first, I was like "EHHH *panic panic panic*" and wasn't convinced that I could ever pull it off but baby steps later,  I now love it! I love it so much that I must have purchased over 12 lipsticks during these past few months.. *happy sigh*

Now it's (meant to be) summer, my skin is a lot more tanned and therefore corals and peach lipsticks suit me a lot more! It compliments the skin colour and I feel like it lifts my face without looking too done up - just right :). It's very easy to wear and makes me feel so summery just looking at the colour! In fact, I feel so summery.. tubs of ice cream follow me around literally begging me to eat them, and I'm not a rude person so you know.. I do.

What about you guys? Do you buy clothing to wear throughout different seasons? Do you like the coral lips trend? Let me know below :)!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Mini MAC Haul!

haiii beautiful people!

Right, here's the thing... I'm meant to be on a clothing ban due to the amount of clothing I've accumulated over the past 2 months as a present to my wardrobe, however, my bank account and I are now not on speaking terms.. To make up for that, I decided to go on a clothing ban for 2 weeks, have a innsy-winsy small break and then another 2 weeks! It's now a month with no breaks. Why? I went to MAC.

I was just catching up on blogs (as you do) and came across the new Fashion Flower collection from MAC, "AHH! Ever Hip is being repromoted!" I squealed (silently as I don't think my sisters or Jordan would realise how amazing this is) and sub-consciously went to add it to my shopping cart - SOLD OUT. I then went onto the Debenhams website as they stock MAC - SOLD OUT. I thought it was fate so I had to leave it :(. I then went into town to meet a friend the next day and was a few hours early so my feet had a mind of their own and decided to walk (okay, run) to MAC.. YAY! They had plenty in stock! A little voice then told me that I needed a warm matte brown eyeshadow so Corduroy joined Ever Hip! A small pro palette was then justified as I didn't fancy paying an extra £2 for the eyeshadow that would be depotted anyway! I'm very pleased with my purchases but now on a longer ban :)! It was soo worth it.
Time for ze pictures :)!
(Corduroy eyeshadow - refill priced at £9.50 - purchase here)
(Ever Hip lipstick - priced at £13.50 - purchase here)

I absolutely love the addition of Corduroy but note that when layered, the colour comes out a lot darker than it looks!

Now.. time for me to depot my other eyeshadows :)

What make up purchases have you made recently? Are you checking out the Fashion Flower collection? Let me know below :)!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Review: CHANEL Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid

haiii beautiful people,

        I love a dewy finish on the skin whether it's achieved from a foundation, blush or highlighter - a product that makes my face glow makes me squeal with excitement like this.. EEEEEE. Chanel foundations and the Soleil Tan De Chanel (previously known as the 'Bronze Universal') have recently been very popular in the beauty community and although I don't wear foundation everyday, I couldn't help but be lured into all the hype..

        So off I trotted to Boots with the intention of purchasing the Soleil Tan De Chanel first as I felt the product seemed more versatile than the foundation - unfortunately, it was sold out :( but the very lovely make up artist lady offered to test both products on me for future reference. When I saw the foundation on my skin after, I was amazed. The formula is light and as the name suggests, offers a satin finish. My skin looked flawless, dewy, natural and healthy! Now, I wouldn't say that my skin is in a bad condition to start with but this foundation makes it look.. wow.
       She then tried the Bronze Universal on me, and both products work hand in hand with each other but she did assure me that the foundation could be layered to contour the cheek.

 (I am in the shade Hale (60) and skin colour difference was due to lighting, hehe)

       However, I would say this foundation offers a light to medium coverage so you would need to have pretty good skin to be able to wear this as it wouldn't cover blemishes too well. Those with oily skin also may not get on so well with this foundation as it is very moisturising although a setting powder could be used! This product also has an SPF of 15, but for the price, I'd expect so :)! SPF in foundations are usually flash photography's worst enemy as it turns the skin into a white cast - however, this photographs well and does not have this problem. It also has an amazing scent - floral, sweet and feminine.

       I absolutely love this foundation and would repurchase (once I have more pennies in the bank boohoo), although I'm eyeing up Aqua Vitalumiere and the Soleil Tan De Chanel too, uh oh! I would recommend it to those with dry to combination skin, and those who do not require full coverage on their skin :)!

       If you're interested in this foundation, you can purchase it here and here for £33! Have you tried this foundation or any of those offered by Chanel? What's your favourite? Let me know below! :)

hope you're all having a lovely morning, afternoon or evening! x

Sunday, 10 July 2011

How To: Achieve Voluminous Messy/Beachy Curls with a Straightener!

hallloo beautiful people!

I LOVE having messy curls for the summer, it just looks so beachy yet 'glamorous' enough to go out in without looking too done up! I feel like it adds that perfect touch to any outfit to dress it up a bit and make it look overall a bit more feminine!

Now, styling your hair into curls on the day you've got freshly washed hair can be problematic, the curls usually drop out a bit so if you've got proper curls, it may look a bit ... *insert thumbs down*. But by using this method, it means that even if the curls drop, it still looks lovely and creates looser beachy waves :)! Just blitz it with texture spray and you're good to go!

PLUS, the second day curls look even more volumised! I think it's because of the products combined with bed hair to make it look even more.. VA VA VOOOOM. Try it, and hope you like it :)!

I'll insert some posey photos now to give you an idea of what it looks like.. check out the video to see how to achieve this style :)!

... and finally, my human monkey face :)

hope you're all having a lovely day, afternoon or evening!

take care! x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Outfit of the Day: Corals by the Sea

Haiii beautiful people!

Back again with an outfit of the day! My sister, Jordan and I went to enjoy Mr. Sunshine at the beach the other day, I haven't been to that particular beach in YEARRSSS and it was just really lovely to enjoy some food (ahem.. chicken burger) and a stroll along the seaside :)! As I had my camera, I decided to film a quick outfit of the day although my outfit wasn't particularly creative but heyho, corals and the beach equals DOUBLE TAN. Corals and peach coloured clothes/blush/lipstick can make you look so much more tanned, healthy and really brighten your skin-tone so yayayay!!

It was a bit awkward at first, cue a lot of old people walking past with puzzling looks on their face whilst i'm trying to pose.. contrary to the photos on this blog, i don't like posing all 'properly' in the first place so when a few dozen people walk past whilst my hands are on my hips - It makes me nervous haha! I ended up giving up and was dancing silly, and posing silly instead - now THAT I was fine with! I have no problem doing the funky chicken, superman pose and funny dance moves - I LOVEEE it in fact :D!

Enough rambling though, let's get on with the photos!

Bracelet: made from various beads at a shop in Arundel
Pandora Bracelet: '18' birthday charm and 'everlasting hearts' charm 
Sandals: New Look (from ages ago) £19.99
Playsuit: H&M £14.99
Bag: Primark £6

and some silly photos!

and here's the video below :)

hope you enjoy it and you're all having a wonderful morning, afternoon or evening! x
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