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TUTORIAL: PINK & BLUE CUT CREASE

TUTORIAL: PINK & BLUE CUT CREASE

By the name of this tutorial you might think this is a tutorial for a very fancy pink and blue cut crease with some mindblown details, but it is actually just a very simple pink and blue cut crease hahahah! I just have been loving the colours lately so I thought I wanted to use them in a makeup look and try to make it as wearable as possible.

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. For the pink shadow, I used the Revolution Blush Palette in All About Pink (*) which is seen on the left. I started out by laying down some of the shade which I numbered “1” with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I then dipped the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents into the shade I numbered “2” and blended out the edges of “1”. Keep reintensifying the first shadow until you are satisfied. To make sure that the edges are seamless, I used a clean Classic Blender Brush from Coastal Scents which I just swiped over the edges.

Now it is time to cut the crease! I used the Dermacol Foundation (I bought mine off eBay) with the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents and used a translucent setting powder to set the concealer afterwards. I then reintensified the pink shadow just above the concealer with the Pointed Blender Brush with some of the shadow at “1” and “3” mixed together. The next step is to apply a winged eyeliner and here I used the Vivid Brights Eyeliner by NYX Cosmetics in the shade Sapphire (*). If you are in doubt of how to master a winged eyeliner, then I have a full tutorial for an easy winged eyeliner right here!

To finish up the look I applied the highlighter shade numbered “4” from the All About Pink Palette as my highlight. I did my brows using the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in the two shades Blonde and Brunette (see a full tutorial on my brows here) and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. For mascara, I used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara and my lip colour is the NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in the shade Silk Indulgent (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look! I really enjoy the mix of pink and cobalt blue and I think it is such a summer look! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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10 COURT HEELS UNDER 25 POUNDS

10 COURT HEELS UNDER 25 POUNDS

//1 Nude Patent Leather (New Look, £20, *) – //2 Black Imitated Patent Leather (New Look, £20, *) – //3 Red with Block Heel (H&M, £18) – //4 Black Imitated Suede Leather (ASOS, £25, *) – //5 Red Imitated Suede Leather (Faith, £25, *) – //6 Black Imitated Suede Leather (H&M, £18) – //7 Nude Imitated Patent Leather (ASOS, £25, *) – //8 Mustard Imitated Suede Leather (New Look, £20, *)

In my opinion are court heels some of the chicest heels you can wear. A pair of court heels can go with almost every outfit! I really adore a pair of nude court heels like the pairs at #1 (*) and #7 (*). #7 (*) is even made in different shades of nude!! You can never go wrong with a pair of nude court heels as they always will match your outfit no matter what you are wearing!!

Another shade of court heels which would match almost all outfits are black ones (#2 (*), #4 (*), #6). The reason why I say “almost all outfits” is because I don’t personally would style black shoes with lighter outfits with colours like white, baby pink, baby blue etc. as I think they ruin it a bit. For a lighter outfit, I would instead opt for a pair of nude or white court heels – or anything that matches the outfit! But the black court heels would be great with darker outfits where they fit into the vibe and style of it.

You can also choose more colourful court heels (#3, #5 (*), #8 (*)) if you want a pop of colour or if the shade of the heels is matching your outfit. I really adore the shade of the mustard yellow court heels (*) and I think they would look STUNNING paired with khaki green jeans and maybe a black, satin shirt! The red court heels (#3 and #5 (*)) would work great as a pop of colour in one coloured outfits or if they are matching something!

Thank you so much for reading! If I had to pick my favourite pair of court heels from the collage above, it would be #7 (*)! Which pair is your favourite and how would you style them? Let me know in the comments! I hope you have had a great start on the week, I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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TUTORIAL: CRISP & WISP BROWS

TUTORIAL: CRISP & WISP BROWS

This is my second brow tutorial on my blog and as the last one I did was for the bold and angular brows, this one is for the (in my opinion) more natural crisp and wisp brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial!

To do these brows, I use the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow Pencil in the shade Brown. I always start out by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. Then, I go in with the pencil at the top of my brow and draw the top line and afterwards fill in my brow underneath the line I just made. I will then start filling in the part of my brow closest to my eye.

When the biggest part of my brow is done, I move on to the tail. Here I draw a line on the top part of the tail starting from the part of the brow I have already finished to where I want the brow to end. Then, I draw a line from the arch of my brow and connect it to the line I made before. Then I just fill out the eventually blank space between the two lines. At last, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place.

I hope you enjoyed this little eyebrow tutorial! Let me know in the comments what eyebrow shape is your favourite! I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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30 SHADES OF COBALT BLUE

30 SHADES OF COBALT BLUE

//1 Silk Midi Dress (The Row, £2450) – //2 Triple Ball Drop Earring (River Island, £10) – //3 Halterneck Top (Solace London, £190) – //4 Asymmetric Midi Skirt (Roland Mouret, £695) – //5 Triagle Bikini (Dion Lee, £175) – //6 Liquid Lipstick in Blue Velvet (Jeffree Star Cosmetics, £16) – //7 Wrap Jumper (Boohoo, £15, *) – //8 Chain Tote Bag (River Island, £46) – //9 Suede Pumps (Christian Louboutin, £665) – //10 Pleated Maxi Dress (Emma Pake, £415) – //11 Silk-Satin Gown (Safiyaa, £1885) – //12 Loose Eyeshadow in Royal Sugar (Sugar Pill Cosmetics, £11) – //13 Kimono Sleeve Tie Front Crop (Boohoo, £10, *) – //14 Matte Lipstick in Cobalt (Anastasia Beverly Hills, £18) – //15 Wide Sleeve Jumper (Boohoo, £18, *) – //16 V Neck Cami Top (River Island, £15) – //17 Balloon Sleeve Jumper Dress (Boohoo, £18, *) – //18 Mules (Dorateymur, £380, *) – //19 Bucket Bag (Nico Giani, £335, *) – //20 Jewel Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik, £765, *) – //21 Asymmetric Blazer Dress (Boohoo, £25, *) – //22 Gathered Sweatshirt (Tibi, £285) – //23 Triple Pom Earrings (Boohoo, £3, *) – //24 Sweet Heart Neck Midi Dress (Boohoo, £15, *) – //25 Baby Sac De Jour Bag (Sain Laurent, £x, *) – //26 Pointed Toe Courts (Boohoo, £25, *) – //27 Eyeliner (Marc Jacobs, £20) – //28 Belted Tailored Culotte (Boohoo, £18, *) – //29 Lace-Up Swimsuit (Emma Pake, £230) – //30 Frill Cropped Jumper (Boohoo, £8, *)

I looooove cobalt blue! It is such a stunning, dark, neon kind of blue! It was actually pretty tough to find all of these items! The first site I went to didn’t have any cobalt blue at all! But luckily, I found some site which did! I think cobalt blue is such cool colour and looks absolutely stunning on all skin tones! My favourite items in cobalt blue might be the dresses! There’s just something about a beautiful cobalt dress. My top favourite dresses from the collage above have to be the gown at #11 and the blazer dress at #21 (*). I think I would pair both of these dresses with a pair of nude heels and stunning accessories!

If you feel a little more daring, then I think cobalt blue makeup is the way for you! You could start out with a cobalt blue eyeliner or eyeshadow, and if that isn’t enough, then why not a cobalt blue lipstick (#6 and #14)? If the cobalt blue makeup is just too much, then you could try to include it in your accessories! It might be shoes (#9, #18 (*), #20 (*), or #26 (*)), bags (#8, #19 (*), or #25 (*)) or earrings (#2 or #23 (*)).

Another piece of clothes I adore in cobalt blue is the sweaters and sweatshirts! I have a bit of a crush on the sweatshirt at #22 as I think the detail on the sleeves gives it a cool different look! It would look so great with black or white high waisted jeans as it is a bit cropped!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments if you have any colours you want to see next in this series. Also, let me know what piece from the collage is your favourite! I hope to see you back soon xx

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TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

Ugh… I don’t know why my brows look so washed out… Anyways.. All I had in mind when doing this look was that I wanted to try the only ColourPop eyeshadow I own and I ended up with this look which I think is very romantic and seductive! My boyfriend thought it looked kind of vampire-like, but I guess they are a bit seductive? I dunno hahahah. Keep reading to find out how I created this look!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Eyeshadow Palette (read my review HERE) for most parts in this look. I applied the shadow Safe Word in my crease with the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I layed down the shade Dominatrix with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and blended it out with the Crease Blender Brush and a bit of Safe Word.

I then dived into the ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in the shade Muse which is a stunning rosy metallic shadow! I used a sponge tip applicator to apply the creme shadow as I didn’t think a brush did it justice and a sponge tip applicator works just as good as a finger but is much more precise! Next, I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner to apply a winged liner (see my tutorial on a winged eyeliner HERE). I then used the Real Techniques Accent Brush to apply some of the Fetish shadow from the Androgyny Palette and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into a bit of Charm to blend it out.

Next, I finished up the makeup look by applying some of the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner (*) on my upper and lower waterline. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*), used the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara (read my review of the mascara HERE) and applied some of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*). For highlight, I used the shades Amber Gold and Snow from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as I had so much fun creating it for you! I hope you all have a great weekend so far! xx

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WHY YOU SHOULD ADD LEATHER JACKETS TO YOUR WARDROBE

WHY YOU SHOULD ADD LEATHER JACKETS TO YOUR WARDROBE

//1 Leather Blazer (L’Agence, £1.300) – //2 Yellow Leather Jacket (Boohoo, £40, *) – //3 Pink Belted Leather Jacket (Aula, £714, *) – //4 Leather Jacket with Fur (H&M, £50) – //5 White Belted Leather Jacket (Manokhi, £812, *) – //6 Embroidered Studded Leather Jacket (Boohoo, £60 (on sale for £20 now)*) – //7 Black Belted Leather Jacket (Boohoo, £45, *) – //8 Red Belted Leather Jacket (Boohoo, £45, *)

I have always been in love with leather jackets! I think they are such a statement piece and they can easily take an outfit to a whole other level. I think the standard leather jackets are black and looks kinda like the one at #7 (*). I still love a good basic black leather jacket, but you can make them even more interesting turn them into the centre of the outfit by choosing a leather jacket with embroidery (#6, *) or a fur collar (#4). You can even shake it up and choose a leather blazer like #1 which would look so cool paired with both jeans, skirts, and pants!

If you love a pop of colour, then why stick to a black leather jacket? Leather jackets are available in all sorts of colours! Above I have shown you four different colours: yellow (*), baby pink (*), white, (*), and red (*). These would all work great as a pop of colour in one coloured outfits like all-black or all-white etc. I also think all of them would look amazing paired with cowboy jeans and maybe a white tee if you want to keep it casual.



Which leather jacket from the collage above is your favourite and how would you style it? Let me know in the comments! Mine has to be the baby pink at #3 (*)! I have always had a weakness for pink and still have! I think my ultimate outfit with this baby pink leather jacket would be with a pair of either white jeans or white pants, a white top and a pair of nude court heels!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and thank you so much for reading! I hope to see you back soon! xx

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HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

When you are on the hunt for the perfect primer for your skin type, the most important thing is to know what skin type you have. You might already know it, but if you are in doubt, I would recommend you to read THIS post first where I explain to you how to find your skin type. In this post, I will explain to you what kind of primers you should be going for depending on your skin type and also give you some recommendations on primers as well.

Let’s start off this talk about primers for oily skin. When you have oily skin, your skin produces an excess amount of oil and your skin will look shiny and become shinier through the day. You might also have enlarged pores. To keep the oils at bay and make sure that your complexion doesn’t become shiny, a matte and oil-free primer is the way to go for you. If you struggle with enlarged pores as well, then a pore filling primer would be your best choice. My two recommendations for primers for oily skin is #1 The POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics (£26, *) and #2 Shine Killer from NYX Cosmetics (£11, *). Both of these primers are silicone based which means that they will smooth out pores and fine lines while they mattify your complexion. If you have oily skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with oily skin to find their perfect primer match!

Let’s jump straight into primers for dry skin! When you have dry skin, your skin might feel tight and look flaky and have dried out patches. You might already have guessed it, but your perfect primer needs to hydrate your skin. My two recommendations for dry skin is #3 Hangover Primer from Too Faced (£27, *) and #4 Hydrating Face Primer from Elf Cosmetics (£7.50). The Hangover Primer is a water-based primer while the Hydrating Primer from Elf is a silicone-based primer. The thing to bear in mind when choosing between a water-based and silicone-based primer is that it needs to go with the rest of your face products, this includes moisturizer and foundation. If you go with a water-based primer then the other products have to be water-based as well and vice versa. Otherwise, your base is likely to start separating. If you have dry skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with dry skin to find their perfect primer match!

The next skin type in my book is combination skin, so let’s talk about primers for you. When you have combination skin, you have a combo of oily and dry skin with oily skin in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry skin on the cheeks. My biggest recommendation for you would be to multi-prime. Now you might ask, “what is multi-priming?”. Well, that is actually the same as multi-masking where you use different masks on your face depending on the issue. Multi-priming is just using different primers depending on the issue. So you will need a mattifying primer for the T-zone and a hydrating primer for your cheeks. A good mattifying primer for the T-zone could be the #5 Spackle Treatment Even Tone Makeup Primer from Laura Geller (£25, *) while the #6 Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer from Marc Jacobs (£32) would be great for the cheeks. You can also seek inspiration at some of the recommendations for both oily and dry skin. If you have combination skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help
out other people with combination skin to
find their perfect primer match!

Let’s finish these recommendations with some for normal skin. I have normal skin myself, so when I have to choose a primer for the day, the only one I listen to is my skin. If my skin feels dehydrated I will prime with a hydrating primer (like the ones I recommended for dry skin) and if I know I need my skin to stay matte I will prime with a mattifying primer like the #8 High-Spreadability Fluid Primer from The Ordinary (£5.50, *). I also like to prime with a shimmery primer like this #7 Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca (£34, *) which is available in a lot of shades (this one is in the shade Moonstone). You can also choose to prime with a mattifying primer and then go over it with a liquid highlighter. I also like to multi-prime as I always go in with a pore filling primer on my nose and then always use another primer on the rest of my face. If you have normal skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with normal skin to find their perfect primer match!

I hope this post gave you both information and inspiration on what type of primers you should go for with your specific skin type. I really enjoyed making this for you as it is a bit different than the other makeup posts I normally do. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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8 DESIGNER BELTS I HAVE MY EYES ON

8 DESIGNER BELTS I HAVE MY EYES ON

//1 Vintage Buckle Belt (Saint Laurent, £340) – //2 Embellished Snake Belt (Gucci, £770) – //3 Seashell Buckle Belt (Versace, £590) – //4 Icon Buckle Belt (Dsquared2, £260) – //5 Metallic Buckle Belt (Alberta Ferretti, £405) – //6 Leather Square Buckle Belt ( Givenchy, £310) – //7 Medusa Belt (Versace, £320) – //8 GG Logo Belt (Gucci, £320)

Belts are actually a newer obsession of mine. I never really understood why people liked fancy and eye-catching belts as I never wore anything that would show off my belt. As I have gotten older, I realised how cool outfits with visible belts are! Like when a T-shirt is tucked into high waisted jeans, trousers or skirts, that might be one of my favourite examples of why I have become a lover of belts. Also, a dress with a belt around the waist is a winner in my opinion!

When talking about belts from luxury brands, I would normally go for something different or something which is easily recognizable as a luxury brand. Belts like #6, #7, and #8 are those types of belts which I would describe as easily recognizable, as they all have the logo of the brand as the buckle. These types of belts would be great for the tucked-in-Tshirt-outfits I talked about before!

Also, belt #1 and #4 would be great for these kinds of outfits as they are very simple and can give a nice edge to an outfit! Even trough these belts don’t have anything logo-like as the ones I talked about before but I still think these belts would be worth the money as they are very stylish.

The belts at #2, #3, and #5 are some more colourfull belts which I think would look amazing around the waist when you are wearing dresses or even paired with one coloured outfits like all-white or all-black outfits for a pop of colour. If I had to choose one belt from the collage above as my favourite, then I have to go with #2 as I think it is a very unique and eye-catching belt!

Thank you so much for reading this posts, I hope to see you back soon! Don’t forget to tell me which belt is your personal favourite and how you would style it! xxx

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TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

For long I have wanted to do some tutorials on both full glam brows and more natural brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. This tutorial is for the Bold & Angular brow style which is my personal favourite!

To create bold and angular brows, I use brow pomade as it gives a nice edge to the brows. I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in two different shades; Brunette and Blonde. The reason I use two different shades is that one of them is too light and the other one is too dark. When I only use Brunette, I think my brows get a bit too dark. When I only use Blonde, you can clearly see that I have used a brow pomade because my hairs are darker than the pomade. To make the brow pomades creamy, I use the Inglot Duraline as I don’t think the pomades are creamy enough by itself. For brush, I use the Small Angled Liner Brush from Coastal Scents.

I started off by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. I had already dropped one drop of Duraline into both pomades so they would be nice and creamy when I should use them. I always use the lightest brow pomade, Blonde, at the… ehh… body of my brow? I don’t know what it is called, but you know, the thickest part of my brow. I always use the darkest brow pomade, Brunette, at the tail of my brow (the slimmest part of my brow). I started with the shade Blonde and worked my way from the top part of the brow to the bottom part and I applied it all the way out to the arch (where the brow bends) of the brow.

I then went in with Brunette on the tail. Here I always start with a straight line down the middle of the tail which will serve as a guideline. I then fill in the tail around the “guideline” and all the way up to the arch where I will blend the two shades together. I then clean up with concealer around my brows, mostly around the tail as that is where I need the most cleaning up to do. To complete the brows, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place!

I hope you enjoyed this brow tutorial and I would love to see a lot of you enter the competition as well! I hope you are having a great week so far! xx

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OUTFIT: BLACK THIGH HIGH BOOTS & WHITE JEANS

OUTFIT: BLACK THIGH HIGH BOOTS & WHITE JEANS

Thigh high boots (Public Desire, similar here (*) and here (*)) – Black turtleneck (H&M, similar here) – White jeans (Fashion Nova) – Black and grey kimono (5 Inch and Up by Nelly, can’t find anything similar 🙁 )

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