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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!
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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.