Wednesday, May 25, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Casual Midi Dress & All-White Sneakers


I am back with STRIPES and I know what you're thinking, yes I've been wearing them non-stop ever since spring showed up! I've talked about this trend here, here and here so I won't go much into detail but all I will say is that stripes pretty much go with anything in my wardrobe at the moment; they're easy, versatile and timeless! Stripes look seriously stylish in a casual midi dress and that's the look I chose for today. 
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Monday, May 23, 2016

The Best Skin Of Your Life Starts Here: Skincare Advanced Routine


It amazes how much my skin has changed from a year back to today. I remember patting extra layers of moisturisers in the attempt to get rid of my dry patches, completely ignoring my eyes and fine lines and not giving a second thought about SPF. My skin was drier than the Sahara desert, and today despite living in a predominantly cold weather country, my skin is much like a tropical forest, hot, oily, humid, and all sorts of weird. Things have changed quite a lot going from one extreme to the other and as a result my skincare routine had to be entirely redesigned too. I introduced products I had never thought of before and really did my research on putting down a good (and most importantly effective) routine and all the essential steps within it. After much trial and error and endless amounts products that were pretty useless and did nothing for my skin, I am happy to have a routine that fits my skin type, takes cares of all of my worries and best of all, leaves me feeling confident in my own skin.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Gingham


Gingham is coming in hot this season, and it has been crowned the cool girl's print. Despite being usually associated with a youthful vibe, this warm-weather style has most certainly grown up for spring. Designers like Victoria Beckham, Wes Gordon and Marni, to name a few, all showcased pieces in this print on the runway in a multitude of fabrics, colours and clothing options, and it is currently proving to be increasingly popular. What is gingham though, I hear you asking me. Gingham is usually a lightweight fabric, checked in white and a bold colour. It is really very similar to plaid, and being a huge fan of plaid myself, I am loving this latest trend. 
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5 Tips For Transitioning Your Beauty Routine Into Spring/Summer


I guess you can say the weather has been improving lately but to be honest I can't believe we are only a few days away from official meteorological summer; temperatures need to rise asap! When it comes to fashion we have all bravely put away our winter coats and start bearing the still rather icy breeze with lighter clothes and layers (see 5 Tips For Transitioning Your Wardrobe Into Spring). In terms of beauty, there are a few things we can do differently too in order to adapt our beauty regime to the warmer months ahead. Spring and summer are the perfect time to rock a lighter base, get some use out of that waterproof mascara you've hardly ever touched and really switch things up. Here are a few tips to transition your beauty regime to the sunny-ish seasons.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

The Art of Contouring: NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette


I've talked about my recent Boots trip where I picked my newest favourite matte lippies and on the same day I noticed the counters were rearranged; I found myself standing in front of a huge NYX counter and needless to say I was like a kid on a playground. Desperately trying to contain myself, I settled on one of their lip creams, a metallic eyeshadow (because those are trendy!) and their gorgeous contour palette. I am far from being an expert when it comes to contouring (despite spending hours on Youtube trying to master the art behind it), but I love how a bit of bronzer and highlighter completely change my look. I have and always had chubby cheeks, so a little more definition is something I go for almost every day. I am always hitting pan on contour kits so a bigger and more professional palette (even though I'm not one myself) was definitely a needed buy.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Wedding Drama: The 5 Stages of Wedding Planning


As some of you may know I'm getting married next year, more specifically in April 2017 giving us just under a year to plan the entire thing. In my head, planning a wedding was always going to be so much fun. I would imagine myself creating endless wedding boards with all the pretty decor I wanted for the big day and that getting every piece and putting them together would be rather simple because I'd be organised and know exactly what to do next. Whilst some of that is true, I've come to realise that despite being really happy about being engaged and marrying the person I love the most, wedding planning was making me pull out all of my hair and stress big time. Before speaking to a few contacts and hiring a few people to help (best decision I've ever made), I had several hilarious breakdowns aka the 5 stages of wedding planning and I thought I'd share them with you guys!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Answer To My Make-Up Prayers: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks


The Kylie lip kits are selling like hot cakes and on three occasions I tried purchasing them only to be told at the checkout that my products were no longer available and had been sold out. Typical. Needless to say, I have now given up because no one should go through that much effort for a beauty product. Instead, I decided to stick to what I know best and avoid purchasing something so hyped (which from the reviews I've read I probably wouldn't have liked that much anyway).
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