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NYE Looks

30 Dec

It’s New Years Eve tomorrow and somehow the passing of the old year always feels significant. Some will be wanting to move on, forget the troubles of 2014 and some will never want it to end, treasuring their own special moments. Whether you’re saying farewell to 2014, welcoming 2015 with open arms or both… I hope you have a wonderful evening and look fabulous too!

Here’s a couple of ideas for pared-back party looks.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3435.jpgGo alternative flapper style with a sparkly head piece, a dark lip brings this look bang up to date with some strategic back combing for that Carrie Bradshaw edge.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3436.jpg Be proud of your face and head to your soirée with a natural look, guaranteed to get second glances for all good reasons. Just make sure you use a foundation with good coverage and that eyebrows are groomed, pop on some statement jewellery and you’re set.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/8e0/39497198/files/2014/12/img_3437.jpgNothing says Happy New Year like a whole load of sparkle so paint your luscious lips with glitter and find a nice man (or a sexy lady) to shimmer with.

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Happy New Year & thank you for being part of my 2014.
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Outfit of the day

11 Nov

I don’t like Mondays, that’s an understatement really but the point is they’re bad! Really bad! I find myself searching, when I should be on my way to work already, for something happy to wear that will make me feel better about the day that marks the beginning of the working week.
So my Monday outfit consisted of a beautifully soft, warm, Zara turtleneck sweater and a New Look pencil skirt with a vibrant floral print.

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Worn with black tights and a pair of H&M boots with a chunky heel and tough zip.

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I did a cat-eye flick and a pink lip colour, Mac ‘Hip ‘N’ Happy’ lip pencil.

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Green Eyed Girl

10 Nov

I love playing about with makeup and experimenting with different looks, I picked up these three eyeshadows from the brand Makeup Revolution London and for £1.50 each I wasn’t expecting much but thought I’d try them out anyway. I also used my Mac eye shadow in Lucky Green for this look.

IMG_1512.JPGI used the Adore Moi shade as an all over lid base and worked I Need You into the crease and lower lash line with Eden used to accentuate a flirty, dramatic flick.

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Finally I lined underneath my eyes with the Mac Lucky Green for a bright pop of colour.

IMG_1506.JPG I was so happily surprised by these inexpensive eyeshadows, especially the Eden shade as the colour pigment is really vibrant. Teamed with a sparkly gold shimmer this colour would be perfect for the party season and for £1.50 I think I’ll be going back for some more shades!
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My Minimal Daily Makeup

28 Oct

I’ve made a vow to stop wearing foundation on working days, I don’t like the idea of my pores being clogged up for all those hours. I’m going for a much fresher look and Think it suits the colder weather for my skin to look a little fairer with healthy glow in my cheeks.

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I use Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot on my eyelids and to cover any dark circles beneath my eyes, the colour I use is Soft Ochre and it’s the perfect match for my skin. It gives me a radiant eye look, even on Monday mornings and is a great fixing base under eyeshadows.

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To give my brows a bit of shaping and fulness I use a Sleek Brow Kit in Dark that has a pigmented wax and a setting powder. This kit has a really great tone and helps frame my face really well, it also comes with a slanted brush, blending brush and mini tweezers for any stray hairs.

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I love this Diorshow mascara by Dior and picked it up at the duty free before a flight to Amsterdam, it’s big soft brush makes application really easy and it makes my eyelashes look full of volume.

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Sometimes I wear a flick of black liquid liner on my lids and while I adore that look it’s sometimes a little harsh. When I want a softer eye look I tend to go for shadows and bought this little Champagne Fizz trio from Collection because I love the dusky olive green shade. I apply it to the creases and lash line for a subtle hint of colour.

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I always curl my eyelashes to open up my eyes and although I’ve tried more expensive curlers I find these cheap ones to give me the best curl, they can be found in Superdrug, Boots and chemists.

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My makeup is not complete without a little dusting of blusher, this shade is called Pixie Pink by Sleek and a little goes a really long way! The shade is very pretty and used sparingly, gives a nice subtle flushed look.

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Intense Care Baby Lips by Maybelline is my lip saviour, especially when the weather turns bitterly cold. It’s formula is soothing and not sticky at all, this one has a neutral scent so would be great for the boys too.

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Finally, I finish off my pared back look with a couple of coats of Not Just A Pretty Face by Essie, the most perfect pinky nude that never makes me look like I have mannequin hands!

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Farewell My Summer Love, Farewell

5 Sep

September is here, the time of year when our lazy love affair with sandals and sunglasses fades and we begin to feverishly eye-up the new season knitwear and boots. Ice-cream and long days at the beach become a distant memory and will soon be replaced by hot chocolate and cosy coffee shop sofas.

When I step out into the morning and feel the fresh snap at my skin & smell the cold dew on the grass I know that autumn is just around the corner, this thought fills me with renewed vigor and a change of focus for my ever increasing wardrobe.

This year I have decided that its high time we ditched the cocoon coats, mannish military cover-ups and no-effort parkas and actually displayed those waists we worked so hard for in Spring. Just because we have the possibility of hiding our extra pounds in the colder months under more forgiving clothing, it doesnt mean that we should. If we keep ourselves in check throughout Autumn/Winter we wont even need to do the big summer body re-haul next spring.

So with the waistline in mind and as the key focus for the new season I will be looking to Audrey Hepburn as one of my main style influences. Any female with an eye for style will almost certainly see Audrey Hepburn as an icon. The belted trench she wears in that scene from Breakfast At Tiffanys, you know the one with the rain, the cat and the kissing, is a truly inspiring Autumn look.

audrey hepburnI will be looking online and on the high street to capture this timeless look, here are my favourite classic trench coats of the current season.

mac trench coat asos

ASOS Classic Mac £60

h&m trenchcoat mac

H&M Trenchcoat £34.99

Hobbs London Saskia Trenchcoat mac tranch

Hobbs London Saskia Trench £189

zara trenchcoat trench mac

Zara Trench Coat with Detachable Lining £79.99

mango mac trench trenchcoat

Mango Leather Collar Belted Mac £99.99

The bare legged, demure heeled look is beautiful with a belted mac but I am a big fan of pairing this ladylike wardrobe staple with something a little less clean and tidy like a slick pair of boots. I’m lusting after these beauties from Kurt Geiger.

Swap Mid Heel Ankle Boots £160 Stomp Low Heel Chelsea Boots £150

Swap Mid Heel Ankle Boots £160
Stomp Low Heel Chelsea Boots £150

Love H x