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Thursday, 16 July 2015

My Prom Makeup Look

Prom is the perfect occasion to glam up your makeup look, plus giving you the chance to dress up and feel fabulous for an entire evening. Two weeks ago, I had my Year 13 Leavers Prom and it was such a lovely evening spent with my boyfriend and all my closest friends to celebrate finishing our A Levels. I had a rough idea of the type of makeup look I wanted to create, and the finished look ended up being exactly what I had hoped for. It consists of a champagne and gold eye with some smoky browns and a classic nude lip. Since I really loved the my prom makeup look, I thought I would recreate it for you to try out, as I think this look would be great to wear for a night out or special occasion.

For my base, I used the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Light Nude (which is a shade darker than I would usually go for however I did have a spray tan), and then concealed any blemishes and brightened under my eyes with the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair. I then set this with the Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder in Natural Fair to make sure my foundation wouldn't budge throughout the evening. To bronze and contour my face, I used Ted Baker Bronzing Pearls in the hollows of my cheeks and on my temples, and then highlighted and added a pop of colour to the tops of my cheeks with the Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow

For my eyes, I applied the Urban Decay Primer Potion to ensure my eyeshadow would be much more long-lasting. I then went on to use some of the eyeshadows from the Urban Decay Naked Palette in order to create the main eyeshadow look. Firstly, I used the shade Sin, a shimmery pink toned shade, all over the lid and then applied the shade Sidecar, a glittery light brown, on top and then softly blended the edges. I then applied the shade Half Baked, a shimmery gold, in the centre of the lid, before blending both shades Naked, a matte beige, and Smog, a smoky brown, into the crease. I then applied Darkhorse, a deep brown, to the outer corners. Next, I applied the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner to both eyes, creating a smooth line to define my eyes and glam up the look. To define my eyelashes, I applied the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, and I then lightly filled in my brows with a Rimmel Eye Pencil in Panama.

For my lips, I wanted to keep them relatively simple as I had a lot going on in terms of my eye makeup, and plus I love wearing a nude lip anyway. I lined and filled in my lips with the No7 Precision Lips Pencil in Nude and then went over this with Seventeen Supreme Shine Lipstick in Bella, which is a nude shade with a gorgeous shiny and moisturising formula.

Have you had your prom this year? What kind of makeup look did you create for your prom? Thanks for reading everyone, and let me know what you think in the comments if you wish to!


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

OOTD #1: The Sleeveless Jacket

As you are probably aware, sleeveless jackets, blazers, duster coats and anything else sleeveless you can get your hands on are currently very popular and on trend. I've had my eye on a few for a while as I've been browsing around shops but never really plucked up the courage to actually buy one, as I didn't have a clear idea on what I could wear one with. Not only that, being only 5ft in height meant a lot of them fell right below my knees, making me look like I was drowning in fabric (which was not a good look). However recently I found this one from New Look that I thought would be perfect for me. It is actually from the New Look teens section, so it is cut to a length that is more appropriate for my height and fits me a lot better. 

After looking at a few images online and seeing others out and about wearing sleeveless jackets, I realised that I did actually have items in my wardrobe that I could pair a sleeveless jacket with, so this made me more willing to go and buy one right away. The fact that mine is white means I can incorporate it into so many different looks, and it is also a great staple wardrobe piece to help dress up a more casual outfit. Today I decided to create a monochrome look with my sleeveless jacket, by pairing it with some Topshop white ripped jeans, a River Island black top and ASOS black loafers. I love wearing monochrome as it always looks so effortlessly chic and is a look that is always on trend. To accessorise, I wore my Pandora ring and River Island sunglasses, and these are great to finish off an outfit and make it look that little bit more sophisticated.

Sleeveless Jacket - New Look
Vest Top - River Island
Ripped Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - ASOS
Sunglasses - River Island
Ring - Pandora
Nails - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 'Papaya'

What do you think of sleeveless jackets? If you own one, what are you wearing yours with this season? Thank you for reading, lots of love!

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