Red Carpet Lip Look

 

With it being the Oscars tonight, I thought it was only right to create a red carpet worthy lip! I recently received the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in ‘red carpet red’, so it was the perfect colour to create my show stopping look with.

 

  

To see how I created the look, follow this link here to my YouTube channel where you can watch a tutorial I created.

The products I used for this look are:

– Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturise

-Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer

-Clinique Airbrush Concealer

-Mac Pressed Powder

-Benefit High Beam

-Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brink in Bronze

-Makeup Revolution Focus  & Fix Brow Kit

-Benefit Speed Brow Gel

-Benefit Cream Shadow in Champagne Sparkle

-Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Sepia

-Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara in Black

-Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic Balm

-N07 Precision Lip Liner in Red

-Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red

 

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for visiting 🙂

A Weekend In Paris

If you’ve taken a look at my Instagram recently (the link is on the side of my page), you’ll have seen that I spent a few days strolling the beautifully sunny streets of Paris.
We stayed for two nights, and had the majority of three full days which was the perfect amount! I went with my boyfriend, and we’ve both been already, so we didn’t do lots of major tourist attractions, but still had an amazing time exploring where we hadn’t been before.

Rather than ramble on and on about how amazing the food was (which it was), I’ve decided to show you some of my favourite pictures of food of course, as well as a few other bits of our trip day by day!

Day 1:

Outfit:

Coat: Zara

Shirt: French Connection

Leggings: Warehouse

Boots: Marks & Spencer

Bag: Mulberry

Musee D’Orsay

Exploring the backstreets

We were on route to finding our next destination, and happened to wonder into a great area with cute cafes, and amazing shops full of intricate, fun items. Here are a couple of photos…

Dinner

Outfit:

Top: Mango

Skirt: Zara

Shoes: Zara

Bag (just seen): Whistles

The most delicious mille feiule EVER!

Day 2:
Climbing the Arc De Triumph

Stripes in Paris – would have been rude not to!

Outfit:

Top: Zara

Skirt: Zara

Bag: Whistles

This was so amazing as not only did you see the amazing panoramic views of Paris, but we also had the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. I’ve climbed the Eiffel Tower before which is an experience; yet the opportunity to see it amongst the beautiful backdrop of the untouched Parisian architecture was simply stunning.

Laudrée

I have recently become unhealthily obsessed with macaroons, so when I saw the Laudrée shop on the Champs Élysées I had to go in. Sweet fumes filled the air as a beautifully manicured shop assistant delicately arranged and wrapped my macaroons in a beautiful box. I wish I could say the eating process mirrored the calming atmosphere of the shop… They were demolished with 10 minutes of getting back to the hotel room.

Dinner

Not your typical French cuisine, but this sushi was absolutely delicious! We noticed there were an increasing amount of sushi restaurants in Paris, so, as sushi lovers ourselves, we thought it rude not to try one out!

Day 3:

Pompidou

We only had a short amount of time to explore here as we caught the afternoon train, however this was such an interesting place to explore. The Pompidou is an arts and cultural centre, and houses a library, art gallery and a centre for music and acoustic research, as well as some very tempting shops and gorgeous rooftop restaurant! First of all it’s HUGE, so you can keep yourself entertained for hours. We made our way up to the top of the building, which offered stunning views of Paris, and then worked our way down through the art galleries. What I loved was the uniqueness of the exhibitions (see the photos above), with some interactive and others purely visual. It’s definitely a great place to go even if you wouldn’t consider yourself an art lover!

Lunch

This steak and chips definitely didn’t disappoint as my final meal!

Hope you have enjoyed my little taste of Paris (literally!)

Shimmering Down The Catwalk 

  London was awash recently with beautifully long legged creatures and a selection of clothes to rival even Alexa Chung’s wardrobe.

One of my favourite shows was the Mermaid- inspired Sophia Webster show, where the make up look created was the most gorgeous glow, designed to mimic the reflective qualities of the water. The models were dressed to look like mermaids, and they absolutely did. Skin looked beautifully soft as it shimmered in the light, accompanied by soft eyeshadows and lipsticks. Stunning pastel colours were just one of the main attractions, with the footwear being of course the main spectacle of the showcase.

Some of my favourites shots from the show…

  

Make up artists from Benefit created the look which I found so exciting. I love Benefit make up, and to see products in my make up bag feature so heavily in a show was amazing! It’s great to be able to recreate catwalk inspired looks, without having to take out a mortgage! It’s a shame you don’t develop the modelesque legs at the same time…

The mermaid inspired look is a really simple one to copy, just as long as you have a good highlighter to hand. The one used for the Sophia Webster show was this Benefit High Beam (see below), which I use religiously; however, achieving the same effect doesn’t have to be pricey – it’s just finding something that gives your skin a beautiful glow. (In fact drinking a lot of water can help heaps in this!)

This is definitely a trend I’ll be jumping onto the bandwagon of, as glowing skin will always win over the dull days that define winter!

Have you guys given this look a try yet?

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Showing Off My Summer Toes

 

So you may have seen my post recently about this amazingly bright Revlon nail varnish that I am slightly obsessed with…. I won’t ramble on about how much I love it AGAIN, but you can take a read of my post here

 

I went sale shopping recently, and found the perfect sandals to accompany my bright toes! These beauties are the Iris Snake Skin Sandals from Kurt Geiger and not only are they super comfortable, but are now £49 compared to their original price of £85! The neutral colour scheme is great because I can throw them on, knowing they’ll go with anything! I also love that the snakeskin/zebra type pattern gives them a different twist!

These will definitely be first in my case for my summer holiday!
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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I’ve been nominated by the lovely rylie630 to take part in the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!! It’s so nice to feel welcomed into the blogging world even though I’ve only been here for a few weeks, so thank you very much! Make sure to check out her fab blog!

sisterhood of world bloggers

 

 

Her Questions For Me:

1. What is your favourite color of lipstick?

My Rouge Allure Chanel lipstick in Captivante- I absolutely love it!!

2. What is the last song you listened to?

Bad Blood by Taylor Swift. I have the biggest girl crush on her!

3. What made you want to start a blog?

I wanted to share what I’ve learnt about all things beauty so far, as well as learning from others. Also, I love taking pictures so wanted an excuse to take even more!!

4. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be, and why?

Bali. I’ve heard so many amazing things about there, from the culture to the natural scenery. It’s definitely top of my to do list!!

5. What is your favourite late night snack?

Cereal. I often get really intense cravings for a bowl of Special K in the evening, which is really weird. There’s something I love about it!!

6. Who is/was your teenage heartthrob?

Zac Efron.

7. Lipstick or lipgloss?

Lipstick.

8. Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

9. What is your favourite movie?

This is a really difficult question as I have so many favourites. One I have fallen in love with recently is The Theory of Everything.

10. Coffee or tea?

Tea (must be with a piece of cake!)

I nominate:

Wear.Daisy.Went

LegDayAndLipstick

RavishingRoses

Immi Marsh

The Rose Beauty Files

My questions to you:

1.Where is your favourite place you’ve travelled to?

2. If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?

3. Do you speak more than one language?

4. How long have you been blogging for?

5. What’s your favourite thing to write about?

6. Favourite beauty brand?

7. What would be your one item to take on a desert island?

8. What’s your dream job?

9. If you could invite three celebrities for dinner, who would it be?

10. What do you prefer, sun or snow?

Once you’ve answered these questions, nominate another lovely 5 bloggers and think of 10 questions for them to answer!!

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‘Hairspiration’

This is quite a lazy post today, but I’ve been so busy and haven’t had time to sit down and properly write! I’ve landed myself a temping job which is great, but means I can’t put as much effort into my blog (boo).

I’ve got a black tie wedding at the end of June, which I am trying to plan my look for. I’ve ordered a selection of dresses to try, much to the anguish of my debit card. And now, I’m trying to decide how to have my hair. I think I’m going to treat myself and get it styled on the morning, but what look to go for is the difficult decision!

I love the look of a loose up do, and especially love the styles featuring plaits at the moment. So, I’ve taken to Pinterest for some ‘hairspiration’! Here are some of my favourite looks I’ve pinned! What do you all think?

  

  

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