Thursday, 28 April 2016

Dressing For The Festivals

1) DENIM



Denim is definitely a given for any festival. Frayed, stressed, tatted or patched up. The more unique details the better. Try to go for something vintage or a classic pair of Levis to get that iconic festival look. Denim dresses are also a great twist on this classic material. 




2) JEWELRY 


Have you ever wondered how festival goers got that intricate layered look? I have. The answer is layering jewelry. The more you stack and layer, the more bohemian your outfit looks. It's a great way to include detail and a bit of bling to an outfit that can otherwise be very simple. 




3. HAT


I find that hats can really make an outfit (as well as keep your head cool). I love the ones from Forever 21 and think fedoras/floppy hats are the most festival appropriate. Black and tan are great colours to go for. 




4. FRINGING

You can't go to a festival without at least one item that has fringing. Whether it's your jacket, bag, top or every item you wear. Fringing is a MUST. 




5. GLADIATOR SANDALS 


Such a statement piece, gladiator sandals are iconic of festival fashion. They come in a multitude of different colour and heights. They are ideal for comfort as well as style. 




FESTIVAL SHOPS:
1) Boohoo
3) ASOS



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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Nivea Men's Post Shave Balm Review


     Now, this product has received a lot of hype within the beauty industry lately, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. I'm always skeptical when it comes to these over-hyped products. Are people just saying it's amazing when it's really not? Nikkie Tutorials (youtube channel here) was one of the first people to mention this product and talk about it's amazing qualities. And since everything Nikkie says is law, I purchased one for myself.
     I bought it from Superdrug for around £3.50 which is one of the best things about this product. Makeup primers, in my opinion, are astronomically overpriced. The fact I could get this one for under a fiver was a massive selling point to me. 
     I did my normal pre-makeup skincare routine but left out my moisturiser. Instead, I used the balm and massaged it into my face until it became almost tacky (note: it's not sticky in anyway.) The consistency of the product is creamy yet liquidy and super lightweight. It hold's a traditional male skincare scent but this doesnt last, thankfully. 
     I have combination/oily skin with my problem areas being my forehead, my nose and my chin - I get SUUUUPPPEEERRR shiny in these places. Now using this balm as a primer I noticed that it helped reduce the amount of oil that seeped through my foundation - result! It also made my foundation apply more even and it lasted the whole day.
     Obviously, I can only speak from my experience. Have you tried this product? If so, put your comments, both negative and positive, in the comments below. :)




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Thursday, 7 April 2016

SS16 Trends

1) The 90's (Saint Laurent)



We've previously seen the 70's as a spring/summer trend, but now dust of your double denim and bomber jackets as the 90's are back. We've seen the current hit of the brown lipstick in the makeup world, with Kylie Jenner initiating the craze, but now the 90's trend is making it's way into fashion too. 

2) Slip Dress (Burberry)


This Slip Dress trend (or the nightwear trend as I like to call is) will be a massive hit during the summer months. It ties in with the 90's trend but holds it's own as it comes in a variety of styles and colors. It's extremely slimming and sexy but can be played down with a bomber jacket or some trainers instead of heels. 

3) Ruffels (Roberto Cavalli)


This may seem an outdated trend but it has been completely revamped to suit the springtime. Pastel coloured ruffles will be massive. This trend would look great with a blouse or dress as shown above. A great way to add texture to an otherwise plain outfit.

4) Vivid Colour (Gucci)  


Now I'm a traditional black, white and grey person so to see colour making a comeback does scare me quite a bit. Although, to see more bright items may give more inspiration. A pop of colour is always a good way to go about things if you're hesitant to introduce more colour. 

5) Graphic Stripes (Dolce and Gabbana)


Stripes are a great optical illusion, They can make you appear taller and/or slimmer. This example from Dolce and Gabbana may be a bit extreme, but even a top or skirt is one way to incorporate this trend into your outfit. I think the stripes would look great with an off the shoulder bardot style top. Caution! You don't want to look like a sailor!








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Friday, 1 April 2016

Christian Dior Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear


     This is one of the most diverse collections I've seen for a while. Every piece in this collection seems mismatched yet compliments each other perfectly. The collection starts off with quite harsh, black silhouettes, which personally I love. Then gradually, more colours and patterns alongside less strict structures come into play.
     At first glance, the floral patterns seem outdated and old, but if you look closer they become intricate and beautiful. That's what I love about this collection, you have to look at the details. This is something which people don't often do when viewing a new collection. They are so quick to judge at first glace leaving out the small yet important details.
     The sensuality of the collection was also misplaced. Cold shoulder designs alongside plunging V-necks rubbed shoulders with high necks. This confusion of designs could show the progression of where Dior has come from to where it is going to.
     Once a new Creative Director is found we will hopefully have a clearer picture as to wear this iconic brand is taking itself. Click here for the full collection.

















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