Hello Beautiful People ❤
I hope you’re all having a great Thursday. It is technically Friday for me cue the not so subtle victory dance. It’s been a hectic few days so I am only getting to do my post on Boohoo’s media day now! The event was held in The Morisson Hotel on Tuesday the 31st. The hotel itself is lovely and the room for the event was done to perfection.
The Spring / Summer collection for 2015 looks set to be amazing. Plenty of different styles from relaxed boho options to more tailored dresses, trousers and blazers that are perfect for events. I’ve picked out some of my favourites from the day. Continue reading
Well it’s the dreaded January and unfortunately Christmas is now behind us. In order to help beat those January Blues, I have decided to do a little giveaway. It is also a thank you for all the support I have received since I started my blog six months ago!
So here it is ladies:
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Winner will be announced on Sunday the 11th of January, Good Luck Ladies 🙂
Until Next Time My Loves
I am always been told not to wear my MAC foundation each time I apply my make-up. Everyone always says it’s a waste for day to day use and that it should be kept for nights out and special occasions. I find that one bottle however does last as only a small amount is required. However these conversations did prompt me to think of the foundations I have previously used and evaluate what foundations have the best purpose and what are my favourites. I’ve also tested out a few cheaper options to try and decipher my Top 5 Foundations currently available.
Best For Staying Put : Estee Lauder Double Wear
This foundation literally does what it says on the tin. It really does not come off your face until you are removing it with cleanser, even then it takes a while to get off properly. Some may think it is a bit heavy, however girls I know swear by it. I used to wear it too but find it can be a tad heavy. It is however ideal if you want to apply makeup in the morning and not touch it until your going to bed. It really does stay put! For those of you who think it may be a bit thick then maybe try the new ‘light’ version. Both options are available from €37.00 in a number of different retailers including Boots and Debenhams.
Best for Light Everyday Wear : Catrice Nude Illusion
I was pleasantly surprised by the Nude Illusion offering by Catrice. It gives a nice over all coverage, but you don’t feel like you are wearing make-up. It is ideal for a day when your not doing a full face of make-up but just want to stick on a bit of foundation and mascara. I also really liked the colour as I did feel like I wasn’t wearing any make-up but obviously looked better than I do without it! It’s also such a bargain at €8.49 meaning that you don’t have to worry about wearing it every day.
Best for Nights Out : MAC Studio Fix
I love this foundation, it gives great coverage without being too heavy and I think it is perfect for a night out. It helps balance out your skin tone, particularly for pictures. The girls in MAC are also great for matching up the perfect colour for your skin. The foundation itself gives a nice, healthy and illuminating sheen without the dreaded shine. It also lasts ages as I find I genuinely don’t need much for each application. You can buy it from Brown Thomas or online from €31.50
Best for Brightening up Tired Skin: Rimmel Wake Me Up
I was initially skeptical when trying out this foundation. If I’m honest, I didn’t believe that a budget foundation could brighten and ‘wake up’ my consistently tired skin. I did however notice a difference, so I will hold my hands up and admit I was wrong for my skepticism! The skin (bags) around and under my eyes actually did look brighter and I found it did match my skin tone really well. It is also a complete bargain too at €10.99, available from a range of different retailers such as Boots and Penneys.
Best for a Dewy Complexion: Chanel Perfection Lumiere
I love the satin smooth feel of this foundation. It’s almost as if it melts onto your skin and it gives a lovely, dewy finish. I also noticed that it did last a long time as it is quite thick and creamy meaning you really don’t need to apply much. The illuminating aspect of this foundation was great and I didn’t even need much highlighter while wearing it. This foundation costs around €44.00 but as I said I found that it lasted me a significant amount of time, meaning it balanced out the price.
I am a big fan of pencil skirts and I think they are perfect for a night out. I tend to opt for a pencil skirt and top as opposed to a dress. I think it helps elongate my body and slims my hips. Pencil skirts are not only extremely stylish, they also streamline any body shape, giving a sexy silhouette. They are perfect for nights out but also for occasions. Just invest wisely in the colour! When choosing a pencil skirt, make sure the material is thick enough to cover underwear lines and the like but not too thick that it adds bulk. At the moment I am in love with the options currently available in River Island. The faux leather material is so flattering and the placement of the pockets will actually slim the hips and help create an hourglass shape. The band around the waistline will also emphasis your curves giving the illusion of an even smaller waist.
At €40.00 they are a complete steal and will go with everything. I already have a black and baby blue one but I can see myself investing in some more colours. The skirts themselves are very flattering and are so versatile.
White wrap blouse, €33.00 & black turtle neck top €25.00 both River Island
Metallic €59.95 Zara, €25.95 Black €32.49 Missguided, Nude €30.00 Boohoo
€17.00 River Island
Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂