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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dose of Khaki

If you've seen my instagram, you'd have seen me post snippets of this look with the title

"I love colour but black stay winning"

I always try to introduce colour into my daily wear. It makes me feel happier throughout the day - affects my psyche somehow. However, there are times you really can't beat a black on black.  I cheated a little with the suede khaki jacket from Primark (my favourite jacket at the moment) but I felt this jacket really really pulled this look together. Gave it an edge you know...

Shop the look:
Jacket: Primark (selling so fast so get there soon!)
Jeans: Guess
Top: H&M
Boots: H&M

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Urban Spring

WOAH, a whole loada colour going on here... makes it hard to focus right? - hopefully wrong....
So I was speaking to a close friend and she admitted that she only looks at my pictures most of the time - honestly, I spend time writing for people like her to only look at pictures?! is this life? 

I do go on...

but I won't today...

I just wanted to show you guys this skirt from +Primark  that I paired with a white shirt from +ASOS and some beautiful heels by +Public Desire  #pdbae
A very replicable look for work or play 

okay bye 
xx

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Currently Loving: Anastasia Beverly Hills


BROW GEL

Guys,

I have finally found the eyebrow gel that dreams are made of.  So much so that I bought two - okay that's not why but it could be!

So, I haven't plucked, tweezed or threaded my eyebrows in like three months. I am a fan of the bushy eyebrow look but it is so difficult to maintain them that way - that's until I started using this gel. This gel just keeps everything together and, for those with sparse eyebrows, gives the appearance of thicker, fuller brows. 

Once applied it sets so well. I am so so impressed - come rain, come sunshine, your eyebrows will still look flawless. 

The colour chart was a little confusing at first. I honestly didn't know whether I needed the espresso, chocolate or granite. I ordered the espresso online but then went into the store Blow to make sure I got the colour right. 

  • Granite - appears the darkest and is meant to be for cool-toned brunettes but the colour just looks green and a little off.
  • Espresso - the next darkest and suitable for brown to black hair tones . It is a cooler dark shade
  • Chocolate - I would describe this as a warmer toned dark shade 
More colours here - http://www.blowltd.com/brands/anastasia-beverly-hills/anastasia-beverly-hills-tinted-brow-gel
Once dry, the difference between espresso and chocolate isn't really noticeable. Maybe it is to do with my skin tone. I would say espresso creates a more intense browma (brown, drama - lol) and chocolate is a little more subtle.


I haven't really noticed the tinted effect that much but I do notice the extra dimension to my brows so the tint is definitely a great extra.

I was previously using Maybelline's 'brow drama' and I do still love it - it comes at a cost friendly price of £5 as opposed to ABHs' £16.50, and does everything it says on the tube. However, I do prefer the brush on ABHs' and the gel just has a little something something extra - after all, you get what you pay for.

How to apply:

"Apply the gel in short upward strokes, following the direction of hair growth. Perfect for experimenting with this season's 'brushed up' brow looks - just make sure you blend thoroughly and always apply in good light!"

BROW POWDER

So I usually only use the gel and then shape my brows with my MAC brow pencil and then do the usual concealer trick - but If I need even more browma , I use the powder. 

If I am totally honest, I picked up the powder because it is just the most PERFECT eyeshadow. I swatched it and instantly feel in love. I now swear by it as part of my everyday makeup look.

I really struggle to find perfect brown shadows for my skin tone as the matte browns always come out ashy or just off. This brow powder works wonders especially for a top smokey eye. If you don't believe me - try it!


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Friday, April 01, 2016

Blush Pinks










Oh my my my - I really thought the hype surrounding the Olympus Pen was simply hype but wow - this camera may be better than my DSLR.  I don't know if this is due to the camera or the 45mm lens, but the picture quality produced by this camera is unreal. I see why they call it the bloggers camera! A compact everyday, everywhere camera that produces pictures of such a quality deserves a medal. 
I am honestly amazed - I did not have to edit my photos! I simply took them from the camera and uploaded them to blogger and they were great as they were! 

I have to also admit, I had zero faith in the camera because bloggers with huge followings were promoting it - I know this sounds silly but I thought Olympus had just given these bloggers free cameras and they were having to say it was amazing. It was only when I saw it on katielovess' instagram and blog that I was sold ! Best compact camera - EVER!

Now - the outfit! I am loving blush pinks/pale pinks and nudes as of late - I don't know if this is because it is ss16's top hue so it is literally everywhere I turn but I am not complaining! Worn correctly, it is one of the most clean and elegant colours around and absolutely perfect for spring (when it gets here)

Item details:
Body: ASOS (closet oldie but similar here, here and here)
Trousers: ASOS
Trench Coat: Zara
Slingback shoes: New Look (similar here)

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