Today’s post is a make-up one! I am always trying out new products and love improving my make-up skills where possible. Due to my experimentation with different products, I have become slightly obsessed with highlighter! I cannot believe that a few years ago I did not utilise what can only be described as one of the most powerful make up tools on the market. I have tried numerous different brands and I have to say my all time favourite has to be No.7’s Instant Radiance. The product itself only costs €12.95 too, so it’s an absolute bargain. I use the highlighter almost every day and I have it almost 6 months. Don’t forget No7 always have promotions running, so you may be able to get even better value for your money.
On an everyday basis I wouldn’t wear a lot of the product, however when I am going out I like to apply it properly. On a daily basis, a little dab of highlighter on the top of your cheekbones will brighten your whole face. When you are going somewhere which requires a full face of makeup, then I would recommend applying in a number of different locations as outlined below.
Tip: The whole idea of highlighter is to accentuate the area in which the light is supposed to hit, so when you are looking in the mirror, note the places the light is hitting. That is where your highlighter is supposed to go.
This weekend I had an event to attend, one which was quite difficult to assess in terms of what to wear. On one hand I didn’t want to be too over dressed but I certainly did not want to be under dressed. Anyone who knows me understands how much I love to play dress up and stick the war paint on! It would be a cardinal sin for me to turn down an opportunity to get dolled up! I wanted something different and strayed away from my usual dark colours and opted for muted, Winter pastels.
Top €6.99, Necklace €14.99, Shoes €24.99 all Newlook Pencil Skirt €18.00 River Island (on sale, WINNING!)
Aside from the statement necklace, I kept my jewellery quite simple. I just wore my watch (I always wear a watch!) my Pandora bracelet and a simple band ring I have from Links of London. I didn’t want to over do it and take away from the simplicity of the outfit.
Needless to say by the end of the day I was nearly the same colour as the skirt, thanks to the good old Irish weather, but nothing a few sneaky vodkas couldn’t fix!
The recent news of Blake Lively’s pregnancy got me thinking about that wonderful wardrobe of hers. The woman is the ultimate inspiration when it comes to dressing for your shape. Now I tend to be more of a Blair girl myself but there’s no no denying that whether she is dressed as Serena on the set of Gossip Girl or strolling down the red carpet, Ryan Renold’s other half, always looks stunning!
Steal her style
Red Maxi €45.72 Pale Pink Front Knot Dress €31.43 both ASOS
Black Leather sleeve Dress €45.00,Cream Wrap Blouse €40.00, Black Fedora €33.00 all River Island
Faux Fur Collar Pea Coat €113.00 Black Leather Skirt €44.50
Black Sandals €32.49, Contrast Trousers €28.59, Floor Length Dress €51.99 all Missguided