Monday, 31 October 2016

My Style: Camel Tones, and Black of Course

Sorry for a quick post, but A-Levels are starting to catch up on me! Here is one of my go-to weekend looks, comfortable and easy to wear. You can change the camel for any other colour as of course, black matches everything!
This outfit includes:
-Bomber Jacket
-Camel Roll Neck
-High Waisted Black Jeans
-Black Timberlands


Monday, 24 October 2016

Why I Struggle with Personal Style

          There's no denying that in today's society there is an abundance of inspiration around us. From the roads we walk down to the photos and videos that appear on our phone screens everyday. From what I understand, personal style is what defines YOU. You decide how to dress every morning, it makes you unique and puts out into the world what kind of person you are.
           But, what if you don't know your personal style? Does that mean you don't know what kind of person you are? Don't get me wrong, I know many people have this problem, and for me, being a fashion blogger only seems to make it harder. I find there are so many areas of fashion and ways of presenting yourself I can't find just one that defines me.
          Some people are cool. they find unique pieces and style them in a fresh and exciting way. Some people are girly girls, they dress in cute outfits and appear sweet and put together. Other people dress urban/ grunge, they wear a lot of black, things embellished with studs and look bad-ass. If you can see where I'm going with this, as there are many more other varieties of style... I'm struggling to define my own.
          Some days I want to dress girly and be cute. Others I want to look cool and hipster, something fresh off the streets in London. I also love traditional dress with Burberry inspired trench coats (I'm on a budget here people) with tartan scarves and crisp black shoes.
          As I want to take a piece from each category I find it extremely hard to shop for myself. I'm extremely wallet conscious and will not buy a new item of clothing unless I can wear it with at least 2-3 other things in my wardrobe. I get stuck in a rut and end up buying the same old.
          I need to try to figure a way to get past my old habits. I need to start buying things on a whim and out of my comfort zone. I should get something because I like it and not think about what I'm going to wear it with untilI get home. I need to accept that maybe my personal style can't be defined and therefore, neither can I...


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Review: OnePiece Clothing

Now, I'm not one to really wear tracksuits or loungewear for that matter (I'm more of a pj-as-soon-as-i-get-in-from-school kind of person). But, I was offered to be sent something from OnePiece's new Autumn collection so I chose some tracksuit bottoms to try.
They retail for £60 on the website, which as far as I know is a fair price for tracksuit bottoms. I wasn't sure what to expect from the but I was truly pleasantly surprised.
They are a thick material which is great for winter. Their clothes are unisex but seemed to fit my shape perfectly. The pockets are also super deep which for me is a bonus and I hate when my phone falls out of shallow pockets -_-.
I will leave a link to the OnePiece website here!


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Soft Cranberry Cut Crease: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

It's October meaning the autumn is officially upon us. I love autumn, not just for the change in weather but the new clothes and makeup colours/trends which appear every year!
I'm currently obsessed with cranberry shades - some find these shades hard to pull off, but with the technique I've learned it looks good every time!

Step 1: Golden Ochre
I begin with taking Golden Ochre from the ABH palette and putting it in my crease from inner corner to outer corner as a transition shade. This makes all the other shades easier to blend.

Step 2: Realgar
Realgar is a vibrant orange shade which I also put all over my crease. To achieve a seamlessly blended look you have to build up colours, so by using this shade I'm now introducing more intense pigments.

 Step 3: Love Letter
I repeat what I just did with Realgar but with the shade Love Letter. This is a gorgeous deep pink colour and the introduction to the cranberry shades. Remember, don't go in heavy handed, building up colour is best. You can always add but you can't take away.

Step 4: Venetian Red
This is definitely one of my favourite shades. It's the final step regarding crease colours. The brush I used comes in the ABH palette and works amazingly well with the shadows. You can go as light or dark as you want just repeat the same movement (like a windshield wiper) and BLEND BLEND BLEND!

Step 5: L'Oreal Infallible Shadow in "Iced Latte"
I'm now going to take one of my favourite shimmery shadow - using my finger (to increase the pigment) - I then apply it directly to my lid. As I have hooded, oily eye lids I keep the shadow right near my lash line so it doesn't transfer onto my matte crease. If you have larger, dryer eyelids you may not have this problem.

Step 6:
Take your favourite eyeliner and apply. Include a wing if you're feeling extra sassy! I then took a mixture of Venetian Red and Golden Ochre and blended it our on my lower lash line. 
Finally I took some mascara and applied to both my upper and lower eyelashes. 

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