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Colour pop

9 May

Bored of your every day makeup? Why not try something new?

I have always been fascinated by over the top makeup and used to experiment on myself, but recently I have got a bit boring with my everyday makeup. I decided to try out some of my bright eyeshadows to create some new summer looks for days and nights.

Bright eyes are an easy way to stand out from the crowd, so if you’re trying to blend in this maybe isn’t the best way.  Any colour goes whether it’s in the form of eyeshadow, eyeliner or glitter dust. For the best vibrant selection of colours try MAC or if you’re strapped cash and need a cheaper alternative try Barry M who boast a great collection. Shop around for the best shades and prices.

Before applying bright colours, use foundation as a base so it will be easier to get off after and use layers of mascara to finish of the looks.

Two tone eyes work well with any contrasting colours, here I have mixed pink and purple, framing my eyes with a lilac eyeshadow and using this as a base and then working over the edge of the eye with a bright pink.

Green eyes work well with lots of mascara, Barry M do a great selection of green eyeshadows, mix two shades for a blended look. The darker on the bottom helps open up the eyes.

Orange and yellow is something I would never usually be brave enough to try, the orange works well with the yellow by calming the colour down; the ultimate summery look.

Layer two blue colours to make the blue as bright as possible.

A metallic take on the smokey eyes. Smokey eyes have been around for a long time now, the key to the style is by blending. Mix lighter base colours with dark colours to create a flawless look. Here I’ve mixed white, grey, silver and black.

Two strokes of eyeliner give an alternative to a classic look. This look would work nicely with false eyelashes.
A brown and white mix together to create a mushroom colour, the neutral colour means it could accompany any outfit and would be a good everyday look.
I enjoyed playing around with the different colours and I love the fact that anything goes! My favourite is definitely the blend of yellow and orange!
Eyes are usually the first thing people look at, so believe it or not they are a great way to revamp an outfit. Why not try something different on your next night out and go a bit outrageous with a pop of colour!

Please buy me these

6 May

The summer holidays are lurking nearer and nearer (after exam time of course)! As always any time on the computer has been spent looking at clothes I can’t afford. Here are some of my must haves that will definitely be gracing my summer wardrobe soon.

Bright Nails

The sun is shining so what better time to reveal your toes (after a pedicure that is). Barry M have some really cool ice cream colours. I’m loving the pink, blue and mint green.

Florals

Flirty florals are in, whether its in the form of  a top,dress,shorts. I’m liking this bandeau dress from Asos £38. If you don’t have the dosh why not shop around for a floral scarf or bad that will jazz up any plain outfit.


Clogs & Wedges

Yes they are back in! I was about 7 years old the last time I sported my lime green clogs. But this year I’ve gone for a neutral brown pair from New Look at only £30 to stomp around in. They will go great with bare legs and floaty dresses or cut off jeans for a more casual look. Asos have some nice ones (but at £85 they could leave a dent in the bank account) shop around for the best price and style.

Plimsoles

Any colour or design goes. Great for everyday or team with a bandeau dress or oversized tee for a evening in the garden. I like these floral ones from Schuh.

Chain Necklaces

Statement pieces will totally dress an outfit up. I’m in love with this French Connection one from Asos, but can’t justify pending £25 on something that might not get worn as much as it should. Shop around for a better price. Any chain goes.

What’s in?

8 Mar

So it looks like the snowy rainy icy bad weather is finally starting to shift? Well maybe, but anyway what better time to review the biggest trends for Spring and Summer 2010 and start deciding where your spare cash will go. Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. I visited London Fashion Weekend to pick up a few ideas for my new wardrobe.


Knee High Socks


A must for 2010, knee high, thigh high or over the knee socks will add impact to any outfit. Neutral knee highs will go well with shorts, hot-pants or skirts for a casual look. For a more glam look team a coloured pair with a patterned dress or skirt and top combination.

High Slits


Don’t be scared, but yes high slits are in! Be prepared to show your whole leg and thigh and possibly a little further. The high slits will work best with light floaty fabrics and maxi style dresses. It’s an all or nothing style, it should definitely be worn when you want some attention and want to turn heads. Team with heels and make sure your legs are flawless. However tanned legs are always a plus.

Jumpsuits & Playsuits

Last years Summer must have remains and I’m delighted to say this year the all-in-one  can follow any style; tailored, loose, sporty,overall or just plain and basic. Any style goes and can be dressed up with heels and statement jewellery, or dressed down with sandals or plimsoles. No wardrobe is complete without one.

Global Prints

Patterns are in. Team loud prints with a pop of colour on your lips or eyelids.  Mix your prints with statement jewellery, dress up with gladiator heels, or for a day time look stick to sandals. You can play about with this style and be as outrageous as you like!

Boyfriend Blazers


Another must have. The boyfriend blazer has reached its all time high. A great way to add sophistication to any outfit. The great thing about them is they can be as bright or plain as you like! Remember to go for an oversized style and roll up your sleeves to get the best look out of it possible.

Nude Tones


The naked tones are in- whether soft fleshy or earthy and neutral, anything goes. The nude colours work best with floaty fabrics and lace. Make sure the clothing isn’t too tight and doesn’t match the colour of your skin (after all you don’t want people mistaking the pale tones for your’e skin!) Keep jewellery and accessories simple to get a natural but sexy look.

The essentials

26 Jan

Most people will agree that without their specially selected websites they would be a little bit lost, I definitely couldn’t live without these ones…


1) Facebook.com: The best way to keep in contact with friends online, and snoop for goss & photos as well as sharing my own.

2) Youtube.com: Provides easy links to funny vids, film trailers and music, there’s always something guaranteed to make me laugh on here!

3) Asos: A way to keep up with the latest fashions by drooling over clothes I can’t afford,as well  as searching for online bargains!

4) Arsenal FC: As a true gooner I check the site regularly for updates on injuries, scores & fixtures. Not forgetting tickets, which I usually can’t afford!