Monthly Archives: October 2010

Girls Day Out OOTD

Hey everyone,
Just thought I’d share another OOTD post! I wore this the other day on a girls day out with two dear friends. We spend the day in the city of Arnhem; catching up over pots of tea with home-baked apple & cinnamon cake (nom nom), shopping and a delicious dinner out! You can’t beat lovely days like that :) 
OOTDgreydress Girls Day Out OOTD

♥ Grey knit sweater dress by De Bijenkorf (Dutch department-store)
♥ Black leggings by Witchery
♥ Black short leather boots by Cinderella

Got the sweater dress dress recently in a massive sale this department store has once a year. It was down from €70 to only €19! Couldn’t resist a nice bargain. I love the shoulder detail and that it’s super warm and comfy for winter! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend? xoxo

  
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Colour Pop with Red Eyeshadow

Today’s FOTD is inspired by a video I watched on YouTube the other day by one of my favourite makeup guru’s: Tanya Burr. She’s a professional makeup artist with a blog & YouTube channel.  She does lots of amazing tutorials and makeup looks.
In her video Tanya did a “Colour Pop” look on how to wear MAC Cranberry eyeshadow. I don’t own that particular eyeshadow but I do own MAC Coppering and a few other red/burgundy shades which are pretty similar. Red/Burgandy/Pink shades can be quite tricky to pull off but I feel that when you wear a neutral lid with a colour pop of red on the lower lashline plus good black eyeliner, it becomes very pretty and wearable.  
I hope you enjoy my FOTD:
FOTDcoppering Colour Pop with Red Eyeshadow

♥ Face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 180
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20
Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sunlight
MAC Springsheen blush

♥ Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Jest eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC Wedge eyeshadow (crease)
mix of MAC Coppering e/s & MAC play on plums – dark shade (lower lashline)
MAC Fluidline in blacktrack (upper lash line)
MAC Smolder kohl eyeliner (waterline)
MaxFactor Calorie 2000 Mascara

♥ Lips:
Clinique’s superbalm moisturising gloss in Currant

The popularity of red eyeshadow is definitely on the rise after it featured on many of the Autumn/Winter 2010 runways. Like these looks from the Cushnie et Ochs and Altuzarra A/W 2010 shows:
RedRunway2010 Colour Pop with Red Eyeshadow

Some quick tips regarding red eyeshadow:

♥ Red eyeshadow tends to intensify any redness in your eyes so if your eyes are tired, save it for another time.
♥ Go heavy with eyeliner and mascara. This is a must to avoid a bruised/swollen look.
♥ Pick the right red. This is key in making the look work. Pale skin can pull off brighter reds while darker skin tones look best in deeper reds like burgundy and maroon.
♥ Pair it with another color. Throwing in a darker color like black, charcoal, brown and plum can make the look more wearable. Alternatively, adding a dash of shimmer in the inner corners also helps.
♥ The dye used to make red eyeshadows can potentially trigger off a bad reaction on certain people. Therefore please use with precaution, especially if you have sensitive skin
You can see the video that inspired me here
Tanya’s Blog: http://www.tanyaburr.co.uk
Tanya’s (pixi2woo) YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/pixi2woo
  
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NOTD: Berry Ice Cream

Today’s Nail of the Day is Barry M – #308 “Berry Ice Cream”

Not sure why they picked that name because it doesn’t really seem like a ‘berry’ shade to me….
A lilac nail polish had been on my lust list for ages, so I finally picked up this little beauty up while in London. The polish was easy to apply (great brush & product consistency). Below is after applying 2-3 coats.
NOTDlilac NOTD: Berry Ice Cream
I think Barry M nail polishes are great quality, are a bargain at only £2.95 and they have a wide variety of colours available. You can buy them online here. Happy Friday darlings! xoxo
  
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"Leather" Jeans OOTD

I have been eyeing up the leather trend for a while now & I have been wanting to join the ‘cool crowd’ by getting some leather pants or leggings myself. However every time I went shopping and tried some on, they just looked kind of weird on and OTT on me :( I was starting to get worried that the leather pants look & me, just weren’t meant to be!

BUT when I was in London I spotted the perfect “leather” jeans at H&M. They are black skinny jeans but have a shiny leathery feeling/texture to them, which makes them a great soft start for me to get used to the leather pants look!  What do you think?

OOTD+LeatherJeans "Leather" Jeans OOTD

Pants:  SQIN &Denim H&M Jeans (low waist, slim leg – buy them online here) // Top: Simple white long sleeved fitted t-shirt from H&M // Vest: Grey Woolen Knit by United Colors of Benetton // Boots: Cinderella // Necklace: Tiffany & Co

Also I wanted to you let you all know that I now have a Facebook Fan Page & a Twitter account!  You can see the link to my Facebook Fan Page on the right side bar here on my blog. If you join by “liking it”, the page will give you feeds/notifications when I place new posts!

I want to start using my Facebook Fan Page and Twitter account (once I figure out how it all works, that is haha) to communicate with my readers, post photos, updates and other fun stuff.   So pretty pretty please follow my Fan Page & Twitter account?

  
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Happy Hump Day %

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So true…..
Exciting update: I am officially moving to London!
I have booked my one-way train ticket for the 9th of November. 
Only 2 weeks to go…new life – here I come :) 
  
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