Thursday, 26 February 2015

Makeup Look | Too Faced Smokey Eye & Red Lip.


I'm still working out what makeup is suited best to my new pink hair, and this was the first time I had tried a red lip, and I quite like the contrast. I used all of my favourite Too Faced products* for this look and the beautiful melted lipstick (makeup lover must-have!). I'm feeling a little rough-faced this week... I've been getting a bit lazy with the old PM cleanse and have been using wipes a bit too much and my skin is a little meh and under the weather. I think this weekend is going to be a pamper one for me, I definately need to indulge myself with some kind of candle-lit bath and at-home facial.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My new look | Pastel Pink Hair.

Last week I was looking on Pinterest (are you on it?! follow me along with the 20 others here!) and I was lusting over pastel pink, lilacs and all the pretty hair. Fast forward 2 hours later and I was over my sink bleaching the shit out of my hair to take my ombre dark blonde/brown hair into the lightest possible shade I could get. You need to be very blonde, almost white to take on pastel hair colours. Yeah, I have no idea what spurred me to do it myself but I just sometimes have these impulsive/crazy/stupid moments. I have quite a good selection of peroxide, bleach powders, toners, colours and have done quite a bit of at-home-experimenation with my hair before so I had everything needed within reach (I'm not sure if this was a good or a bad thing?!).

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

London Fashion Week | Makeup Kit Essentials.


Working backstage at fashion shows requires a makeup artist to work within a really small space, so packing just the essentials is necessary as there is not much room for un-needed items and indulgent packing. Here are my trusty tried & tested items that are always in my backstage fashion week makeup kit : I literally packed this up last night for shows today. 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Makeup Crush Monday #11 | Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel


This weeks' Makeup crush is all about the brows and a new product from Illamasqua. The Precision brow gel* is a coloured cream/gel formula that is water-resistant and perfect for creating a natural and defined brow. I haven't used the Anastasia dipbrow but perhaps this is similar?

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Allowing Negativity to Rule your Life & Letting things go.



This is more of a personal post...and it's about allowing negativity rule your life. I am not one for always feeling doom and gloom, and I REALLLY think the word anxiety / depression is thrown about way too much and I'm not necessarily talking about those things......but occasionly I allow small, stupid, irrelevant things really get to me and own my feelings. It may be something as 'petty' as seeing two of your good friends check-in somewhere together on Facebook : they didn't invite you, why didn't they invite you, what's wrong with me?! You get the sinking feeling, the knot in the stomach, the overthinking, the angst and the worry. It's bizarre how such little things can really ruin your day, and I personally just try and help myself get out of this frame of mind....you have to.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Makeup | Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation.


The current trend for foundation seems to be this very lightweight fluid texture : kickstarted by YSL Fusion Ink last summer...then more followed suit :  Dior, NARS...Laura Mercier and I believe Maybelline are the first high street brand to introduce this formula. You won't be able to get away form this for a good few weeks....it's in most magazines I open, and in the hotspots of all the drugstores I go in at the moment. I have no doubt there will be others that follow very soon.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Body Pampering S.O.S treats.

Scaly winter skin be gone! Spring is actually just around the corner (kinda) , so we need to start thinking about preening it back into some kind of good condition. I am one for being a realllllly bad winter skin hideaway....My toenails keep their polish on for months, the legs may get a bit hairy and I can't be ARSED to even moisturise my skin. Honestly when I get out of the shower in the cold winter months the last thing I want to do it stand around in my smalls and slather cold lotion all over myself...I just want to get warm and get clothed. That's my reality.