Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Summer lovin

Hi guys,

I'm back with an outfit post! I've been wearing pastel colours lately and they look great with this lovely weather we've been lucky enough to have in England!

Sadly I don't do outfit posts a lot as I have no one to take photos for me on a regular basis but luckily my friend took these photos for me.


Top - New look
Trousers - Pretty Little Thing
Jacket - New look
Sandals - New look
Sunglasses - Topshop
Necklace - Primark
Hope you guys are enjoying the lovely weather!

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Red Carpet inspired beauty look 2015

The BAFTA's are back, and in honour of House of Fraser being this year's title sponsor of the BAFTA's in May, I have created a red carpet inspired beauty look.

Looking at previous red carpet looks, I've always been a huge fan of the classic red lip look as well as the nude lip and smoky eyes look. I  have chosen to create a gold smoky eye and nude pink lip look and there are a couple of inspirations below from a couple of this years red carpet events!

Sienna Miller at the Oscars and Kim Kardashian at the Grammy's 2015

Face -
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
 Mac Studio Fix Fluid - NC35*
Bare Minerals Ready Mineral Foundation - R330
Sleek Contour Palette - Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Translucent  

Eyes/ brows -
Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 - Colours - Trick, Factory and Blackheart
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara - Black
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara - Black*
Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner - Black
Soap & Glory Brow Archery - Black

Lips -
Manuka Honey Lip Balm
Loreal Lip Liner Couture - 302 Bois De Rose
Clinique Pop lip colour & Primer - Melon Pop 05*

1. The base - Before make up moisturise after washing your face and apply lip balm - I used the manuka honey lip balm which is very soothing for my lips. Next, apply primer to make sure that your make up lasts longer - I used the Maybelline baby skin but any primer is fine. I don't really have dark circles so I just use foundation on my skin, no concealer. I used Mac's Studio fix foundation in NC35 which it great if you want to build up the coverage. After the liquid foundation, to give my skin that matte finished look, I use bare minerals stay ready mineral foundation in the shade R330.

Highlight and contour - To highlight I used the Vichy derma in Nude to blend under my eyes, on my forehead and the centre of my nose.
To contour, I use the sleek contour kit in medium brown underneath my cheekbones, jawline and the temple of my forehead to define the shape of my face. Lastly, I used my Rimmel Stay Matte powder in translucent to apply on my T-zone and on top of my highlight to make it last longer.

2. Eyes - So once the base is perfect it's onto the eyes. I start off with the eyebrows - the archery brow pen has a tint which you use to fill in the brows to your desired thickness and then you use the precision shaping pencil to outline the shape of your eyebrows.
 For the eyeshadow, I used the Naked Palette 3. On the actual eye lid I used the shade Trick, in the crease I used the shade Factory and then I finished off wish the outer corners of my lids in the shade blackheart and then blended the shadows together.
I then used the Rimmel Exaggerate black eyeliner, I usually start the flick first then follow through to the whole eye to create that dramatic look.
For Mascara, I used the Rimmel scandaleyes for the top lashes, it's a great volumising mascara! Then for the bottom lashes, I used Clinique's bottom lash mascara which is definitely a miracle worker!

3. Lips - Lastly it was the lips. I used the loreal lip liner to outline my lips to give them more of an impact and cleaner line for the lipstick. I then finished off with the brand new Clinique Pop lip colour and primer in melon pop to create a nude pink look with a glossy finish.

Here is the finished look! Am I looking red carpet ready?

Put your hair in an updo for a more sophisticated look


Sunday, 5 April 2015

My Brow Routine

Hi guys,
I've been really bad in updating my blog lately so I thought I would do a post on my daily brow routine. People compliment my brows a lot which is nice especially when they don't take that long to do and it's so easy that you can do it too!
It has become such a beauty trend to have perfect eyebrows. I think that having good brows definitely makes you look 100x better! There are many different ways to fill in your brows but what I use is the Sleek eyebrow kit which is literally a miracle worker! Easy to access at only £8.49, this kit does indeed get you your dream brows without the extortionate price or time needed.

Before and after brow kit

This kit comes with mini tweezers, a mini angled brush to apply the brow gel and then a little blending brush to apply the powder on top to blend the brows (I have lost mine). I usually just use my own angled brush to apply both the gel and powder onto my brows. Thickness of the brows depends on how I'm feeling, I have been loving thicker brows recently!

Sleek Brow Kit - Dark 818
RRP £8.49

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Leake Street

Hi everyone,
I'm back with an outfit post! This location was a great place to shoot, not too far from where my friend lives. It's known as the 'banksy tunnel,' so it definitely created a cool vibe for the photos. My style varies a lot, I've started going towards the minimal smart look recently. This look is similar to my everyday look which consists of skinny jeans, a turtleneck, heeled boots and my favourite khaki coat.

Coat - Zara
Top - Boohoo
Jeans - New Look
Boots - Jones Bootmaker


Sunday, 18 January 2015

It's 2015

Hi everyone, it's been a short while since I've posted and I thought I would do an update post to get back into the swing of things. One of my new years resolutions is to blog regularly again, so I want to start posting and doing more outfit posts in the future as they always seem to be the most popular.
For those of you that don't know, I've had a hair change! I dyed it a dark brown with blonde dye and had it cut shorter and got layers put in. If you know me in person, I've always had long hair. So this was a pretty big step for me, even though it's probably not that short to you guys! I've put an image below, sorry about the quality, it was taken on my Snapchat camera! I've heard positive things about it so far and I've started love it more despite it taking a bit of time to get used to.

I've also had a style change! I've ditched colours and prints and opted for more of a smarter/ sophisticated look, taking on blacks, greys, and whites. I'm sure that I will implement my usual prints and some colour back into my wardrobe at some point. I still implement a more casual look some days, so not everyday smart. Below is an outfit of the day photo I took yesterday.


Monday, 3 November 2014

Alexander Wang X H&M

H&M are known for having done many designer collaborations in the past but Alexander Wang for H&M is something I'm very excited about. Only 3 days away from 6th November - when the collection launches in selected stores. The time cannot have come any sooner!

I found it very hard to choose my favourite pieces from the collection, so here are some images of what to expect from the American sportswear collection with a Wang twist, if you haven't seen already.


Monday, 13 October 2014

Rainbow Trust

Hi everyone! As you probably already know from a previous blog post, I mentioned that I was doing a Digital Marketing internship. Well, last Friday, was my last day as a Digital Marketing Intern at Rainbow Trust. Three months have flown by very fast and I can't believe I've already started my third year at university!

For those of you that have never heard of Rainbow Trust before, they are a children's charity that help support families that have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The work they do is absolutely amazing and I wish they were more well-known! The new branding and website will definitely help them!

I was working in the digital/ marketing team upstairs doing all the fun digi stuff! I was always told that I came at a good time as I was going to be working during the new brand and website launch. As I was in the digital team, I would more so be working on the new website. I was lucky enough to see some of the designing of the website to helping to build some pages on the website to the final launch! I really felt as though I was part of a family working there, everyone in the whole charity were so nice and it was great to meet such interesting people!

I had many responsibilities including creating web pages for the old and new websites on jobs, events and more, using Photoshop to edit images for the website and using social media on behalf of the charity. I've learnt a lot and this experience will definitely help me in the future!

Other things I enjoyed was the intern battle of the boutiques apprentice style challenge, I was lucky enough to take part in. Sadly my team lost, but we raised more money than the other team! They especially loved my teams window displays which I was very proud of. George's angels did well!

DB one day was also very fun! This was a fundraising event at Deutsche Bank where employees could donate a day's salary. An amazing sum of money was raised! This was something I never imagined doing, but it was a great experience especially dressing up. I even met Hugo Taylor from Made in Chelsea and Gillian Wright from Eastender's, they were a delight!

During my internship I attended many workshops, even email marketing training at a digital agency in London! The other workshops consisted of public speaking, PowerPoint and networking which all were very useful!

I have enjoyed my 3 months at Rainbow Trust, taking away a wealth of skills and experience I have gained during my time there. Rainbow Trust have a fresh new brand and website and I wish them every success!

Rainbow's marketing and finance office

Already missing my marketing team - wish you all the best: Kate, Oonagh, Sim, John, Sarah, Jasmin, Julie, Kim, Sandy and Barry!