Monday, 12 August 2013

Shade Me Up: What shades suit me best?

Hi again, little pops.
 (I thought that was cute because it sounds like coco poops, aw!)

I'm really super busy at the moment because I go on a cruise around the Mediterranean next Wednesday, so i'm sorry if i'm updating even slower then usual (i know.) in the next 3 weeks. Anyway. for the time being I thought I'd do a 'What colour suit me best' kind of post to help people who struggle finding the right shades of make-up to compliment their skin and eye colours. Let's go.

Brown Hair
Celebrity Inspirations: Cheryl Cole, Mila Kunis, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Kate Middleton

Brown hair + Blue Eyes: Stick mostly to neutral colours on the eyes or even chocolatey browns to make the blue in your eyes really pop. For facial makeup, bronzes tend to look super gorgeous on brunettes so try some gold's to contrast with your eyes and bring out the darker tones in your hair. Finally, the lips will look perfect in a nuder shade to keep the look pretty and natural, this will bring out both the strong colours of your blue eyes and brown hair.

Brown hair + Brown/Hazel Eyes: Try using a green's of a darker or lighter shade around the eyes as it will make the brownness in your eyes look desirable and mysterious. To match this look use a peach or coral colour on the cheeks to bring out the darkness of the eyes and hair, accentuating the green eye shadows. A dark coral or peach colour, much like the cheeks could be used on the lips, or even a clear gloss.

Brown hair + Green Eyes: For this type of look use earthy tones such as deep purples and mauve's to bring out the beautiful green elements in the eyes. This can be matched with a peach pink cheek tint and a darker lip colour like plum or berry shades to illuminate the face and dark tones of the hair.

Blonde Hair:
Celebrity inspirations: Cameron Diaz, Taylor Swift, Emeli Sande, Cara Delevingne

Blonde Hair + Blue Eyes: With this look, it's easy to create a angel-like essence by using gold eyeshadows and bronzed cheeks to emphasise the radiance of blue eyes. This looks great when matched with peach or very nude looking lips.

Blonde Hair + Brown/Hazel Eyes: Using lilac and lighter purple shades with this combination always helps to expose a fresh look. I would match this with a almost raspberry coloured blush and red rosy lips.

Blonde Hair + Green Eyes: For those of you with blonde hair and green eyes I would use brown's to create an almost cheeky look. By using a dark brown on the eye lids with a nude blush and clear glossed lips, this look will look truly flawless.

Red Hair:
Celebrity inspirations: Nicole Kidman, Nicola Roberts, Karen Gillan, Amy Adams, 

Red Hair + Blue Eyes: (That's me, yay!) I find personally that anything with golden and bronze tone's on the eyes works beautifully to bring together the blueness of the eyes and redness of the hair. Match this with a light brown blush and dark pink lips to complete the look.

Red Hair + Brown/Hazel Eyes: Green always looks pretty with redheads but if you have brown eyes then this is your time to shine by using a dark green eye shadow matched with a peach or terracotta coloured blush and dark berry coloured lips.

Red Hair + Green Eyes: Although you may have green eyes, your hair will be shouting for you to use a light green eyeshadow to make your eyes pop. Match this with a peach blush and light coloured lips to create a beautiful finish.

Black Hair:
Celebrity inspirations: Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox

Black Hair + Blue Eyes: With this look you should try and wear more lighter shades on the eyes such as cream's and light brown's as you have bright eyes that need to be contrasted against your hair. With this match a light pink blush and dark red lips. Very classic and stunning.

Black Hair + Brown Eyes: As black hair is very striking, brown eyes can be used to help tone the look down by using golden shades or pink light shades. This can therefore be matched with berry coloured cheeks and peachy coloured lips.

Black hair + Green Eyes: I would recommend with this look to bring on the smoky eye by using dark browns and blacks, matched with a peach or light pink blush and clear glossed lip or very subtle reds.

So, I hope that helped you if you are struggling to find the perfect colours for you. Although this may be helpful please experiment with different colours and shades to find your ultimate look. 
Also I'm really sorry if I missed you out, I tried my best.

Thanks for reading.
Much Love,

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Little Treats: Makeup Addition

Little Treats: Makeup Addition

Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
Is it the apocalypse?

No! It's me posting two days in a row ( cor, blimey!)

So lately I went out on a little shopping trip with my dad, as we were looking for a jeweller that could craft a broken Mizpah ring into a one that fit my finger as it's a item that runs in the family and I am yet to get my grubby little hands on one as they are so rare to find these days! 

Anyway, I made the mistake of going into a couple of the drugstores on the highstreet, which for me is unfortunately money suicide. I picked up a few new products and I thought it would be nice to share with you which of them I have fallen a little bit (alot) in love with.

Firstly, I have been told on numerous occasions about MUA's eyeshadow palettes and how great they are for their super cheap prices, so I decided to give them a go. When I spotted the 'Heaven and Earth' palette my heart melted a little and my eyes glowed like the light of the sun. The mix of creams, bronzes and browns are absolutely perfect for an all natural look or if you want to show off your sizzling summer tan. As I have red hair and blue eyes, bronze's are the colour I tend to for and this palette was an absolute steal at £4.00 from Superdrug. You can view the product here and other's that are similar.

MakeUp Academy/Heaven and Earth Eyeshadow Palette/ £4.00

Next, I picked up the L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim, felt-tip liquid eyeliner in Intense Black (phew, that was a mouthful!). I wear eyeliner religiously but I needed something a tad bit subtle for work and sixth form and although I usually use Collection 2000's liquid felt-tip liner, L'Oreal definitely have the edge when it comes to precision. The nib is very fine and allows a closer finish to the lashline, although maybe pretty tricky for those of you who are not familiar with using liquid eyeliner. I absolutely love this product, it's my new little gem and I wear it everyday as the colour stays where I put it (yipppeeee!)
You can find this product in any major drugstore or online here.

L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim/ Intense Black/ £6.99


My last product I picked up was an inevitable happening as I strolled past the Rimmel London counter and stared at the array of beauty that is the Kate Moss Collection. If you know me at all then you will agree that I have a slight obsession with the Kate Moss lipsticks and I thought it would do no harm to expand my collection. The shade I chose was number 19 which is similar to another one I already have in number 8 but is a little bit darker with red undertones. Again, these lipsticks are amazing and if you haven't tried them what are you waiting for?! They apply very easily and have a lovely creamy texture. The lipstick also smells incredible and stays on for a long period of time, although slightly falters with food/ drink consumption but that's usually normal with lipstick. The only issue I have with these lipsticks are that you have to be super careful incase any get on your clothes as they do tend to stain and are tough to remove, but don't let that put you off.
You can view this product here and buy them at any drugstore.

Kate Moss Lipstick/ Rimmel London/ no.19/ £5.99

That's all for now folks.
What makeup products are you loving at the minute?
Thanks for reading!
Much love,

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

London Calling

UPDATE: London Calling

Hi again. So it seems I am exceptionally bad at updating this blog and I would use the excuse that I've been working non stop but thats not acceptable and I deserve a slap on the hand. 

Anyway whilst I haven't posted, I've broken my London virginity finally, hooray!
Perfect timing it seems as Princess Kate popped out the future king, Prince George (how cute is he?!) the night before we were due to go , so London was super duper busy. 

However we had a fantastic time eventhough we literally just got on our train after the final whistle blew whilst we were running about with coffees! Firstly we visited Camden Market which was really cool and artsy.

Because the weather was ridiculously hot we had a break on Camden Lock where there a band called The Kings Parade playing and I picked up their EP for £2, which is incredible,. I highly suggest you check them out at @TheKingsParade on Twitter and give Vagabond a listen.

Next we caught the tube to Big Ben and the real touristy side of London. Here are a few snaps.

We walked along the river at sunset until the moon came out and seeing St. Pauls all lit up is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The next day we went to Buckingham Palace and managed to catch the changing of the guards. 

Sorry this hasn't been a beauty or fashion update but I absolutely loved London and I needed somewhere to express it. 

See you all soon! (I promise this time)