Thursday, 20 November 2014

Current Highstreet faves

First off I'd like so say a massive sorry for the lack of posts and my image quality! It's winter, my camera's terrible and unfortunately I can't be blogging all the time (as much as I'd love to!) Over the past month or two I've been reaching for pretty much the same products when I'm wearing makeup (bar the lipstick, I can never wear one shade for two months straight- what can I say, I'm not loyal!) All the products I'll be sharing are available to purchase for around the £5 mark making them super affordable! 

The first thing I'll start off with is the NYC Smooth Skin Sunny Bronzer. A super hyped product that in my opinion deserves all the freaking hype it gets! I always thought that this wouldn't show up on my skin tone but I was completely wrong! The amount of pigment this bronzer has is perfect on my tan skintone. It can be built up or sheered down. It's a lovely matte finish and just all around brilliant! The colour leaves my skin looking gorgeously bronzed. 

Another product I've been loving is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I've actually been picking this up instead of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer! I prefer it on an everyday basis as it's a lot more liquidy (Is that a word even?) and has slightly less coverage. It's really easy to blend and might just be my all time favourite concealer?! 

I have a lip combination I've been loving! I'm not usually one to mix lipsticks but I thought I'd make use of the Revlon Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Over that has been sitting in my makeup collection for quite some time now! I never used it as it was way too light for my skin tone. I thought of mixing it with a dark colour in the form of Maybelline's Colour Drama Lip Pencil in Berry Much to create a gorgeous plummy pink colour. I think it makes my lips look a bit more plump and more Kylie Jenner-esque!

*inserts a random silly picture with the lip combo on as I forgot to take one*

The final product has actually made me like eyeshadows! *happy dance* I received the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bluffing  in a swap I did a couple of months back. I never actually managed to do a blog post on it! Oops! If anyone wants to see that post let me know! I was never an eyeshadow girl and don't think I ever will be. On an everyday basis I'm into a wash of colour. It needs to be quick and easy! This product does just that! It's a lovely shimmery champagne colour that is very easy to apply and blend. Guess what? It lasts all day!! My eyelids are very oily and this does a brilliant job at keeping the oil at bay especially when paired with the NARS Eyeshadow Primer! Would recommend it to all! The shade range isn't amazing but I really want the bronze shade they have.

What have you beauties been loving from the highstreet/drugstore recently? I'd love to check some more products out ;)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The best looks from fashion week - Guest Post

Hey guys! Today I have something a little different for you all. The lovely Jessica over at A So Called Beauty Blog has very kindly taken her time out to write a little post for my blog! Hope you enjoy!

I'm so happy to have the opportunity to write for Taslima on her wonderful blog for her readers here. I love sharing my Fashion Week favourites and today I'm going to share with you some of the best Fall Fashion Week looks we've seen this season. 

The Row
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's collection was phenomenal this season, but what brought it all together was their amazing choices in the hair and beauty department. Sleek, flowing locks matched their collection completely and made a huge impact.

Tommy Hilfiger 
Tommy brought something new to fashion week this season with a beautiful array of star tattoo's on the models to bring this dazzling collection to the next level. The make-up and hair was modern and sophisticated which gave the collection a young, carefree and chic style.

 Marc Jacobs
Marc's collection consisted of a mix of stylish uniforms and military wear with a fashionable twist. His choice of matching choppy black bobs for all his models, and NO make-up was a fun, creative way to present such an amazing collection.

 Michael Kors
Spring blossoms and nature was a key theme for Michael Kors' beautiful collection this season. He used a mixture of floral lace skirts, crop tops and lots of colour that truly embodied Spring. He paired this with flow, natural, wavy hair and a clean make-up palette which tied the whole them together so well.

  Diane Von Furstenburg
I don't think I'm the only one who LOVED Diane's collection this season. It was a perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated and truly made you wish spring was here now. To top it all off the models let their long hair drape over the clothes and had a beautifully matched make-up palette consisting of a smokey eye and clean foundation.

J. Crew
I adore how the designers at J. Crew make chic look so effortless. Each of the models had an 'I woke up like this' style with a messy bun to embrace this nonchalant, relaxed collection. I wanted everything from this collection and loved their choice of shoes and eyewear.

Tory Burch
Tory really played with colours and patterns this season, to bring an arty, 60's style collection to fashion week. Woven bags and beautiful jewellery paired with long over the shoulder hair put her collection at the forefront of spring fashion. It had a very French-girl aesthetic to it, which I loved, and the make-up was very light and simple.

Oscar de la Renta
Like Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta brought us a collection that channeled the true essence of nature during spring and really let his collection blossom (quite literally). His woman was young, organised and fashionable with hair neatly put in a bun and a soft red lip with an otherwise dewy make-up palette.

Dolce & Gabbana
If you read my blog then you'll know I go crazy for Dolce and Gabbana. They truly are, in my opinion, some of the best designers out there and literally every collection is a showstopper. In recent years their clothes have had a really ethereal, regal edginess and this season they even had matador style suits with high waisted shorts. This collection was very me and I loved their use of jewellery and neatly parted hair to bring it at fashion week.

Zac Posen
Zac's sophisticated collection starred a gamut of figure hugging silhouettes and some of the most gorgeous dresses you'll ever see. Sleek, slicked back hair and powerful red lips really made an impact.

 Vera Wang
This collection was hauntingly beautiful and Vera really made a mark at fashion week this season. Although it consisted of mainly black clothing, she made sure each piece showed some skin to add lightness to the overall look. That and a smokey eye with loose flowing hair (and a few braids) made her collection one of the best.

I hope you've enjoyed my Fashion Week post, I really enjoyed writing it. Thank you to taslima for letting my post here and thanks to all her lovely readers for having me. 

                Jessica Anna at A So Called Beauty Blog

Thanks Jessica! I loved the post and I'm sure you did too! Make sure you check out her blog!


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