Thursday, 26 February 2015

Lifestyle | My Sister's Wedding Day

It's not every day your sister/best-friend/fellow weirdo gets married, so when the day finally arrived I was a mixture of excited and incredibly nervous. We spent hours upon hours of planning and organisation, so on the day itself I didn't want her to have to do anything. Luckily, it couldn't have been anymore perfect, and I feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I didn't realise just how emotional I'd be to see Kirstin get married, so if you're planning a wedding or you're soon to be a bridesmaid - get the tissues packed in advance!

Make-up wise I went for Nars Sheer Glow foundation, Nars Orgasm blush, and the Nars Tasmania lipgloss - All Nars wasn't actually intentional but I'm loving every Nars product I own right now, and their super long lasting formulas, which I needed for this occasion!

Here are a few pictures I took on the day featuring the beautiful bride, the groom, a bridesmaid, my very smart looking boyfriend, and my little brother. Kirstin, if you're reading this (you better be), I had to add in that last picture muahaha!

Are you heading to a wedding soon? Got your outfit planned? I'd love to know, so feel free to pop your comments below! xx
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Monday, 23 February 2015

Fashion & Beauty | Spring Trend Report | Monochrome | Marsala | Metallics

After what feels like the longest winter ever, we finally have some evident trends in store and online! (Very thankful it's not all nautical as usual!). I've selected my favourite pieces from the three most prominent trends for this spring,hope you're as much of a fan of these as I am!

(Bottom Row) Simply Be Metallic Court Shoe (£28.00)
Urban Decay Moondust (£11.39 (20% off))

Are you buying into any of these trends this season? I'd love to know if you have any items to add so as always feel free to pop your comments and queries below! xx

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Beauty | Mac Limited Edition | Isabel And Ruben Toledo Collection | Oxblood Lipstick

I'm an absolute sucker for Mac Limited Edition collections. I tend to buy at least a few pieces from each collection to try out, so over the years I quickly realised they tend to be a hit or miss. The Alluring Aquatics collection will always be an absolute favourite of mine, but I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened a lipstick from the new Isabel and Ruben Toledo collection (which I was lucky to get a hold of before release). The collection itself designed by power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo is an eclectic mix of Isabel's penchant for colour, and Ruben's incredible illustrations.

All of the 6 lipsticks in the collection are matte - which I couldn't have been anymore happy about. Mac matte's are notoriously creamy, non-drying and long-lasting in formula. The packaging itself is beautiful, adorned with Ruben Toledo's classic illustrations - any Mac LE collectors dream!

This particular shade - Oxblood, is in no way a typical oxblood shade. It's a pigmented creamy muted nude pink which sits well on the lips and does not need a pencil underneath, unless you were after a slightly bolder lip. What I would say (as I would with any matte lipstick) is make sure your lips are soft and well exfoliated before applying this. Personally, I love this shade as it looks almost icy whilst still offering the depth a matte formula. I teamed it with a little Nars Orgasm blush, some Nars Deep Throat swept across the lids, Benefit - They're Real mascara and the L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil (Amazing! Worth every penny if you have curly or wavy hair) in my wild wild hair. 

The Mac Limited Edition Isabel And Rubel Toledo collection is available now in the US, and should be available from the UK Mac website from mid February (I will update with an exact date asap, Mac haven't yet released the UK date) - be quick, Mac are expecting the collection to sell out within 2 hours!

Do you have a favourite Mac LE collection? Are you planning on buying anything from this range, if so I'd love to know! As always feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below. I post on Instagram and Twitter daily so pop over to say hello there too! :) xx

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